• The 55 Most Useful Life Hacks Ever

    The 55 Most Useful Life Hacks Ever

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    A definitive list of life hacks that will actually simplify and improve your everyday life. This selection of 55 life hacks were hand-picked from our two previous posts: 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World and 40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World. It also includes updated tips from the popular subreddit r/lifehacks.…

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  • A Steampunk Pegasus Made from Scrap Metal

    A Steampunk Pegasus Made from Scrap Metal

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Artist Hasan Novrozi welded this incredible pegasus sculpture from various pieces of scrap metal. The pegasus is a creature from Greek mythology, a winged stallion sired by Poseidon in his role horse-god and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. Novrozi’s amazing sculpture reminds us of other sculptors who reuse discarded metal in creative ways such…

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  • Abandoned Magpie Roams Free but Always Returns to Family that Rescued Her

    Abandoned Magpie Roams Free but Always Returns to Family that Rescued Her

    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    It was a cold and windy day when Cameron Bloom’s son Noah spotted her, a 3-week old Magpie that had fallen out of her nest and been abandoned by her mother. “She barely had any feathers … and she was close to dying,” Bloom recalls. The Sydney-based family took her to their local vet…

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  • Art Students in Japan Made a Giant Cat Head and it’s Glorious

    Art Students in Japan Made a Giant Cat Head and it’s Glorious

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    A group of students at the Japan School of Wool Art have created a startlingly realistic, gigantic wool felt cat head that can be worn as a mask. The project was led by the students’ art teacher, Housetu Sato. The head will be on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from April 18-23,…

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  • 15 Striking Photographs That Are Actually Paintings

    15 Striking Photographs That Are Actually Paintings

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Patrick Kramer is an American hyper-realist painter based in Springville, Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a major in art, Kramer has been painting professionally ever since. Each painting can take Patrick anywhere from 50 – 300 hours. In an interview with Wallhop, Kramer says his process usually begins with…

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  • This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils

    This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    With a steady hand and eye for detail, artist Salavat Fidai carves miniature artworks onto the tips of lead pencils. Fidai, who hails from Ufa, Russia is also a painter and illustrator and works not only in miniature but larger scale paintings as well. The rising artist has amassed a big following on Instagram…

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  • Yamaha Design Teams Swap Roles, Build Crazy Versions of Each Other’s Products

    Yamaha Design Teams Swap Roles, Build Crazy Versions of Each Other’s Products

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Yamaha is a multinational conglomerate that makes a broad range of products, from pianos to motorcycles. In a project entitled AH A MAY (Yamaha backwards), design teams from the musical instrument and motor vehicle divisions swapped roles, designing products for each other. Four actual prototypes were built and presented as a joint exhibit at…

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  • So Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un Impersonators Met in LA Recently…

    So Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un Impersonators Met in LA Recently…

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown recently met up with preeminent Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard in Los Angeles as the two painted the town red, much to the bewilderment of onlookers. Brown first made worldwide news in 2011 when he was kicked off stage at the Republican Leadership Conference on live television. Brown also…

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Apr 27, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Dancing Transmission Tower

Picture of the Day: The Dancing Transmission Tower

Photograph by Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Seen here is a public art installation entitled Zauberlehrling (sorcerer’s apprentice). It is a 35 meter (115 ft) tall metal sculpture that looks like a dancing transmission tower, grooving out in a field as the sun sets. The artwork was created for the outdoor art exhibit…

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Apr 27, 2015

Cloud 9 Fiji, the Floating Bar in the Middle of the Ocean

Cloud 9 Fiji, the Floating Bar in the Middle of the Ocean

Cloud 9 is a floating paradise located close to the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu. Situated in the turquoise waters of Vanua Malolo on Ro Ro Reef, Cloud 9 is a 40-45min boat ride from Port Denarau, and a 10 minute speed boat ride from Musket Cove Resort, Lomani Resort and Plantation Resort.…

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Apr 27, 2015

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

“Skyglow” is a term used to describe the brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution. In the video above, timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic combine timelapse astrophotography—filmed at some of the darkest skies in North America&mdas;and splice the footage with night timelapses of major…

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Apr 27, 2015

Amazing Drone Videos from Around the World

Amazing Drone Videos from Around the World

This breathtaking compilation of drone videos from around the world shows how beautiful our planet truly is. For those curious the audio track is a remix of Rather Be by Clean Bandit.

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Apr 27, 2015

Climber at Everest Base Camp Captures Avalanche Triggered by Saturday’s Deadly Earthquake

Climber at Everest Base Camp Captures Avalanche Triggered by Saturday’s Deadly Earthquake

A climber captures the harrowing moment an avalanche strikes Everest Base Camp after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday. According to the BBC, at least 3,617 people are known to have died as deadly aftershocks continue. On Everest at least 18 people have been killed by avalanches as helicopters continue to rescue…

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Apr 24, 2015

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Kermit the Frog Discovered

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Kermit the Frog Discovered

Photograph by Brian Kubicki Wildlife researcher Brian Kubicki of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center has discovered a new species of glass frog that looks strikingly similar to the famous muppet, Kermit the Frog. In a recently published paper, Kubicki details the new species, officially known as Hyalinobatrachium dianae. It is the first glass…

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Apr 24, 2015

10 Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest opened on April 7 and there have already been a slew of amazing entries. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Our friends at National Geographic were kind enough to let us share a gallery of notable submissions already received…

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