We’re back with Brilliant or Insane’s Wednesday Web Round-Up: a weekly segment where we bring you the most brilliant — and the most insane — story, photo, and video circulating around the web.
Mega-Earth Discovered and It’s Mega-Awesome
Never fool yourself into believing that we humans will ever know all there is to know about this universe. Kepler-10c is proof of this. Termed “Mega-Earth,” it is more than twice the size and age of our humble planet and has seventeen times the mass.
The T-eye-niest Canvas Tal Peleg is an Israeli make-up artist who creates miniature masterpieces on the eyelids of his subjects. Utilizing eyeshadow and eyeliners in unprecedented ways, Peleg’s work brings to life some of your favorite stories, such as “The Sound of Music” and “The Little Mermaid.”
Orange is Back
Friday, June 6, Chapman is back with her orange jumpsuit-clad gang of convicts. Netflix’s runaway hit, “Orange is the New Black,” will premiere its second season, and the show’s massive fan-base can’t wait to get back behind bars at Litchfield Penitentiary.
Slender Man Two Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old classmate 19 times. They claim they did this for internet horror character Slenderman. This fictitious Slenderman is a bogeyman of sorts, “inspiring” his fans to do heinous acts. So, who’s to blame: Slenderman, or the girls holding the knife?
via The Chive
Have a fear of heights? If not, you certainly will after looking through Chive’s gallery of vertigo-inducing selfies. These nauseating portraits give a new meaning to the term “bird’s eye view,” as most of them are quite literally taken from points on top of the world.
Beer Bottles for Billie Jean The Denmark-native musical phenomenon Bottle Boys are making the viral rounds this week with their version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Using only bottles as instruments, they combine their own take on percussion and woodwind harmonies to create a cover unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
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