Below are the finalists we’ve selected for the Mental Health Break Of The Year, please review them and then vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page.
1) Jerk Cat:
The latest entry for the dogs vs cats debate:
Nicolaus Wegner spent the summer of 2013 photographing the storms over the northern Great Plains:
Dancing through a century of cinema:
Full list of movies here.
4) Cattle Concert:
5) Pail Pal:
A dog and his bucket:
A reader flagged it:
A reddit commenter said it best: “Everything else pails in comparison.”
A hypnotic lesson in physics:
7) Fire Dancing:
Playing with fire never looked so beautiful:
8) Fetch Fails:
Well ok, New York isn’t always shitty:
Though, for the record, that’s Brooklyn.
10) Headis Competition:
Just some Germans playing head-pong:
Classic paintings come to life to haunting effect:
AC/DC finally gets the cello duet we all deserve:
All your favorite vocal hooks from the ’90s:
A mesmerizing look inside everyday objects:
Verschleif from Laurin Döpfner on Vimeo.
With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.
Watch Debussy come to life:
(Hat tip: 3QD)
Eat your heart out, dog park:
Hope you have as much fun with your weekend as this elephant can with plastic:
Hailing a high-five:
A master remix of aspiring YouTube stars:
The classic battle of dog vs hose gets the classical treatment:
One of the coolest time-lapse techniques ever:
A stunning timelapse of the Sun, combined from over 17,000 images:
Browse our Mental Health Break archive here. Last year’s winner is here. Polls will close on Wednesday, December 31, at midnight. Winners will be announced soon after. Be sure to also vote for the rest of our 2014 awards below:
- Beard Of The Year
- Chart Of The Year
- Cool Ad Of The Year
- Face Of The Year
- Hathos Alert Of The Year
- 2014 Malkin Award
- Map Of The Year
- Poseur Alert Of The Year
- Window View Of The Year
- 2014 Yglesias Award
Please note: due to there not being enough nominees this year, we will not be issuing a 2014 Hewitt Award, Moore Award, or Dick Morris Award. Learn more about all our awards here.