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The Man Who Tried To Live As A Goat

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Thomas Thwaites, a 34-year-old researcher from London, has spent the past year creating prosthetics that allow him to roam around on all fours like goat.

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Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

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We rarely see polar bears outside of a snowy Arctic environment, but these bears are no strangers to having fun in the summer! In a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these white giants are seen frolicking in a field of fireweed. The photos were taken in Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba. Fast explains his fascination with polar bears in this interview excerpt.

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1950s Airstream Trailer Restored as Modern Mobile Home with Cozy Wood Interior

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An iconic Airstream trailer doesn’t have to be completely vintage to still retain its charm, and the transformation of a 1954 Flying Cloud trailer proves it. Timeless Travel Trailers restored this unit into a modern, mobile getaway by updating its decor and mechanics while maintaining its shiny, hand-polished exterior. In its former life, the Airstream was used as a hunting and fishing lodge near Goose Lake, Oregon. With the gorgeous renovation, it’s now ready for any cross-country adventure.

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Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

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Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses.

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Intimate Portraits of Animal Shelter Volunteers Reveal a Heartwarming Bond

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Photographer Jesse Freidin has spent the past year capturing the bond that’s shared between shelter volunteers and the animals they care for. “No one talks about the logistical aspects of pet adoption, or how it takes a huge toll on people doing this work,” Freidin told The Huffington Post. “These volunteers show up for free and carry the brunt of the work. They’re the ones who allow the animals to go through the system and they’re responsible for getting the animals adopted.” Rather than simply photographing these hardworking individuals for his Finding Shelter project, the artist also wanted to find out why they dedicate their time to such a cause.

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Loving Dad Builds Custom “Star Wars” Rocking Horse for Daughter’s 1st Birthday

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Craftsman Tez Gelmir built his daughter an incredibly detailed rocking horse that’s fit for an intergalactic princess. “I have built my son lots of projects, but with my daughter’s first birthday coming up I felt it was her turn to get some project love and what better way than with her own Speeder Bike?!” Gelmir wrote on Instructables. This unique venture was inspired by the 74-Z Speeder Bike that’s known for its appearance in the 1983 movie ‘Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’.

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Portuguese-born Designer Created A Minimal Air Poster Stamps

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According to designer Tiago Pinto: “I’ve always been interested in stamps, minimalistic graphics and airlines branding. So, one day I tried to put it all together and that’s how this little project came about. The question I asked myself was dead simple ‘what if each airline had his own stamp, as a ticket for letters, sort to say…’ ”

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Trompe L’Oeil Ceramics That Imitate The Natural Appearance Of Decaying Wood

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Going Hand In Hand, 8.5″ x 26″ x 15.5″, 2015, (Ceramic, acrylic)

Ceramicist Christopher David White accurately captures the decay of wood through ceramics, portraying the distinct character of the natural material from the fine wood grain to the light ash coloration at the pieces’ edges. By utilizing a trompe l’oeil technique, White forces the viewer to take a closer look at his work while also investigating the truth hidden in the hyperrealistic sculptures.

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Photo of the Day: In the Ruins of Tianjin

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A drone operated by paramilitary police flies over the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

This New Tool Lets You Paint With The Sun

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Wait for a sunny day, take a pencil and a wooden board and get creative! Refine the result with a lens and in a few minutes you will have a unique drawing made with the sun.

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Heartbreaking Pics Of Aging Dogs Show Them Grow From Puppyhood To Old Age

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Photographer Amanda Jones has been photographing dogs for twenty years. The Massachusetts resident was inspired to put together this collection of dog portraits, Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now, by her dachshund, Lily, who passed away during the making of the book. The book features before and after photos of numerous breeds along with comments from their owners.

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Mirrored Ziggurat Connects The Earth And Sky In Sydney

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A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion.

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Solar-powered Sustainer Homes Give You The Freedom To Live Anywhere

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Wish you had the freedom to live anywhere without ever paying another cent in utilities? If so, Netherlands-based Sustainer Homes has developed the perfect home for you. The Dutch company recently unveiled a solar-powered shipping container house prototype that’s not only portable, but also fully furnished and can be taken completely off-grid.

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Solar-powered Ecocapsule Lets You Live Off-the-grid Anywhere In The World

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If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream just got one step closer to reality.

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Spanish Artists Creates Attractive Urban Installations From Salvaged Tires

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Tires in a city don’t seem out of place; but artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa have put the familiar objects in an entirely new context with their latest collaboration, Pneumàtic. Cut, salvaged tires are placed in both linear and circular arrangements along the ground, against brick walls, and in line with concrete stairs.

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