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Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show The Dangers Of Constructing The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is an iconic office building known as “the Most Famous Skyscraper in the World.” Built during the Depression between 1930 and 1931, the Empire State Building became the world’s tallest office building until 1967. The design of the building changed 16 times during planning and construction, but 3,000 workers completed the building’s construction in record time: one year and 45 days, including Sundays and holidays. The Empire State’s construction work and its workers were a magnet for press and magazine photographers, which is how many iconic images of the construction work were created, like these.

Sep, 13. 1930. Carl Russell waves to his co-workers on the structural work of the 88th floor of the new Empire State Building. Continue »

Street Artist Okuda Transforms An Abandoned House Into An Universal Chapel


The Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel (previously here, here and here) has unveiled a new creation in Arkansas, transforming an abandoned house into an universal chapel, celebrating mankind, nature and all its creatures. An explosive artwork made of colorful and geometric shapes, that Okuda San Miguel created as part as The Unexpected Art Festival. Continue »

Playboy Model Sara Jean Underwood Dresses Up As Your Favorite Star Wars Characters


Be prepared to be turned on in the weirdest, and best, nod to Star Wars that I’ve seen in quite some time. Playboy put together a fake audition tape for the classic franchise from one of the most beautiful women on the planet: Sara Jean Underwood. It’s definitely supposed to be a little tongue-in-cheek. Check out the video below along with professional photos of the characters she posed as. Continue »

These Hilarious Cats Look Like Furry Catbuses Come To Life


One cat-loving Japanese Twitter user, however, stands out for her interesting locale, with an account that’s filled with pictures of felines roaming around deserts in the Middle East. With dozens of legs, these kitties might not have the full set of hundred paws to certifiably fit the classification of a centipede, but they certainly look like the multi-legged invertebrates with their elongated bodies exploring the vast sandy environment. Continue »

Hyperrealistic Depictions Of A Fictional Mouse-Butterfly Species By Lisa Ericson


Lisa Ericson‘s logo is just as enchanting as her hyperrealistic paintings, a tiny mouse with butterfly wings floating between her first and last name. Ericson works as a multi-hyphenate, utilizing her visual talents as an artist, illustrator, and designer to craft meaningful images for both her client and personal practice. In her recent series Ericson skillfully depicts her invented species of mouse-butterfly while they explore environments filled with detailed mushrooms, forgotten tin jars, and forest brush while sometimes clutching found objects such as acorns and raspberries. Continue »

World’s Largest Slug is Bigger, Slimier, and Way Cooler Than You’d Imagine


Behold the super-slimy awesomeness that is the Black Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria), the world’s largest species of sea slug, weighing up to 30 lbs and measuring over 3 feet long. Black Sea Hares come to shore to lay their eggs and are apparently even slimier to the touch than they look. Continue »

This Is Truly Heavenly Weather As Pictures Taken From An Airplane Cockpit Reveal What Pilots See From Above


An incredible view of thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds near a beautiful sky line. It looks like at cruising altitude the weather really hots up, with the flight deck revealing some amazing scenes. Thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds, lightening streaks across the sky like cracks in a windscreen, the northern lights sweep uninterrupted across the sky and the galaxy stretches on forever. The pictures were captured by senior first officer Christiaan van Heijst, a 33-year-old from the Netherlands, and his friend Daan Krans. Continue »

Dark Humor Stories That’ll Make You Think


Love. There’s nothing in this world more amazing. But as these “gleefully dark and whimsical” comics remind us, there’s also nothing more painful. The artist behind them is Gypsie Raleigh, an artist, author, poet and playwright from Portland, Oregon. Continue »

Comics In The Kitchen: Humorous Illustrations By Massimo Fenati


Massimo Fenati is an Italian designer and illustrator, living for years in London. He was born and raised in Genoa but went to the UK in 1995 to work on 3D design projects. He later worked for international tv networks such as BBC, Sky and Channel 4 designing their graphics, he published very famous comic books both in the UK and Italy and in other countries, he works on editorial illustration and on comics for kids. As a proud Italian he’s also very interested in food, and he mixed up this passion with his job by realizing a series of comics on food, cooking and differences on Italian and British food culture. Continue »

The Looking Back On Sony World Photography Awards


“Bear Apartment Six” is a composite made up of 16 photographs of three sun bear cubs at Free the Bears Fund’s enclosure number six in Cambodia photographed over 90 consecutive minutes in June 2016. Each bear was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade when they were only a few months old. (Photo by Alexandra Cearns/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue »

How Beautiful Our World Would Look From Above If You Were A Bird


The Arlit uranium mine is located in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation, as well as the French nuclear weapons programme, are both dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine – more than 3,400 tonnes per year. (Photo by Benjamin Grant/Penguin Random House) Continue »

Wildlife And Stars In Stunning Photographs By Mark Andrew Thomas

Photo by Mark Andrew Thomas

Brush fires in Everglades National Park, Florida make for a dramatic Milky Way in this panorama. A photographer set out to inspire awe in nature’s wonders through the tropical wetlands of Florida. Continue »

Cosplay Cats Are Taking Over The Internet


You’ve probably heard of cosplay, where fans of comics, TV shows, and movies dress up like their favorite characters. Some of the costumes are incredibly detailed and impressive. But have you ever heard of cosplay for cats? Thanks to two cooperative cats and a creative costume designer, these awesome photos are beginning to take over the internet. Nathan Smith, a plumbing-technician by day, costume designer by night, lives in Washington state with his two cats, Nak and Freyu. Smith took Nak to a Renaissance fair (in costume, of course), about five years ago, and ever since he’s been creating costumes just for his cats. Continue »

PaddyWagon: An Inflatable Irish Pub You Can Open Anywhere


You know what your backyard needs? An Irish pub. The PaddyWagon can make it happen with an inflatable pub that can can accommodate up to 80 people. To sweeten the deal, they can also supply drinks, food (including traditional Irish dishes sandwiches, pies and pastries) and even entertainment—ranging from traditional Irish session bands all the way to modern DJs. Continue »

Laze About The House Like A Piece Of Tempura With The Fried Prawn Wearable Sleeping Bag!


The creative folks from Felissimo’s humorous YOU+MORE! brand have dazzled us with a range of unusual creature bags and cute animal accessories to brighten up the home, but now they’re turning their attention to the world of food, with a brand new item that’s set to have everyone laughing around the country. Continue »