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Jan 28, 2015

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft…

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Jan 27, 2015

Extreme Close-Ups of Everyday Things

Extreme Close-Ups of Everyday Things

In a photo and video project entitled Amazing Worlds Within Our World, artist Pyanek used macro photography to show everyday things in astonishing detail. To capture each item Pyanek used a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss X5) with the kit lens reversed, HeliconFocus for focus stacking, Abode Lightroom and Exposure 5 for editing. The multi-talented artist…

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Jan 27, 2015

The Art of Stone Balancing

The Art of Stone Balancing

Artist and photographer Michael Grab (featured previously) first ventured into stone balancing in the summer of 2008 while exploring the beautiful landscape of Boulder Creek, Colorado. Ever since, it has become a source of meditative practice and creative passion and Grab has become quite prolific in the art form. As Grab explains on his…

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Jan 22, 2015

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

The Library of Congress has a fascinating series of vintage movie theatre “etiquette” posters from 1912. At the time, films were silent as movies with sound didn’t become prevalent until the late 1920s. Sadly, a September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent…

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Jan 21, 2015

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Photograph via @MetroUK on Twitter On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through a Monet painting from 1874, valued at nearly $12 million. While Shannon was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison, the painstaking process of restoring the prized artwork took an arduous 18…

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Jan 20, 2015

These 18 Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs Will Warm Your Heart

These 18 Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs Will Warm Your Heart

Before N After Adoption is a subreddit dedicated to sharing before and after photos of adopted animals. The heartwarming images show abandoned animals in their new and loving homes and it’s just wonderful to see. The subreddit was created after a series of posts on reddit went viral (here and here) and people have…

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Jan 20, 2015

Creative Dad Illustrates All of the Funny Things His Daughter Says

Creative Dad Illustrates All of the Funny Things His Daughter Says

Martin Buckner is an artist and graphic designer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. He’s also the father to an adorable daughter named Harper Grace. Like so many young children, Harper is known to say some pretty funny, random and insightful things. There’s really nothing more fascinating than a child’s mind and how they perceive…

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