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Photo of the Day: Happy Independence Day

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Different ways of wearing the U.S. flag are seen in this combination picture of images taken in New York on July 2 and July 3, 2015, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The U.S. celebrates its Independence Day on July 4. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Man Noticed This Abandoned Hangar But Whats Inside Caught Him By Surprise

Urban explorer and photographer Ralph Mirebs found something very rare; a find unlike anything we’ve seen before. While venturing around Kazakhstan, Ralph came across an enormous abandoned building. At first, the building looked similar to a large airport hangar but much larger. After breaking into it, he realized that this was a very special building with some of the most historical items in the world. In fact, two of the most historical items in the world! Scroll down to see these spectacular images for yourself.

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The abandoned hangar is located at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Cosmodrome is miles away and still in operation today. Because the NASA Space Program was recently shut down, this is the only area that astronauts can make their way up to the International Space Station via Russian Soyuz space shuttles. This hangar in particular is from a previous time when the Russians and the Americans were competing in a race for space exploration.

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A Japanese Artist Created Astonishing 3-Dimensional Sculpture Of The Sirene

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Japanese artist Takashi Tsukada created this fantastic sculpture of the Sirene (about 53cm of height) inspired by the artworks of Terada Katsuya, famous Japanese illustrator and CG artist.

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Adorable Cat Loves Standing on Two Legs Like a Human

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Meet George (aka George2Legs), an adorable cat who seems to think that two legs are better than four. He’s often seen standing like a human, trying to make himself taller by being on his hind quarters. Besides looking ridiculously cute as he stands like this, it actually gives him a better view of the nearby action, be it just over a counter or outside a window.

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Artist Paints Stunningly Realistic Portraits on His Hand and Stamps Them on Paper

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Artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. The California-based teacher merges art and the body by painting eye-catching depictions of people on his palms. Incredibly, this textured and creased surface doesn’t deter him from adding intricate details and dramatic shading that gives the paintings a three-dimensional feel.

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An Artist Created A Needle-Felt Realistic Sculptures Inspired By Real Animals

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Needle felt artist Cindy Thompson makes sculptures of different animals including dogs — and we have two of her dog breed creations to give away.

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Create Your Own Jurassic Park

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Even if you’re not particularly green-fingered, there are plenty of plants that don’t need a lot of care and attention. The likes of cacti and succulents and air plants are perfect for the forgetful plant lovers out there, and the unique products from DingaDing Terrariums are perfect to house them in.

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Iconic Images Painted With Coffee by Maria A. Aristidou

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Artist and illustrator Maria A. Aristidou has an interesting new project. She has ditched the paints and now uses a more unusual medium, coffee! Maria said that she did her first coffee illustration by accident, but liked the results so much that she chose to create more. She enjoys making coffee paintings of some of her favorite people, characters and animals. To create this effect, she uses water paper and up to five different coffee blends, depending on the subject. Let’s check it out!

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Never Too Old: Ball Pit Party For Grownups!

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A year ago swiss social media phenomenon @Zukkihund had posted an infographic which stated that the fun factor of visiting IKEA drops dramatically when you turn 9 and you are no longer allowed to enter the ballpit in the Småland play area for children. When @Zukkihund publicly asked if IKEA could throw a ball pit party for grownups, the feedback was – wonder why – overwhelming. And IKEA was in.

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Ballantine’s Presents Benjamin Von Wong’s Underwater River

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In late May, Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and ‘hyper-real’ photographer Benjamin Von Wong journeyed to Tulum, Mexico with a team of 35 (including a champion free diver!) to participate in a unique, experimental underwater photographic project. Floating thirty metres (30m / 100ft) down in the ancient ‘Angelita’ Cenote ‘sinkhole’, is a cloud-like layer of hydrogen sulfide which separates salt and fresh water, creating a unique visual phenomenon – flowing ‘underwater river’.

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Astonishing Giant Sculptures Made From Scrap Wood By Thomas Dambo

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Thomas Dambo is an artist and designer who specializes in making art pieces, sculptures, furniture and anything you / I can imagine out of trash, also known as recycled materials. He also gives a lot of speeches about upcycling and arranges workshops for schools, companies etc. teaching people to build stuff from trash.

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Photo of the Day: The Snowman

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A snowman is seen at the El Colorado ski centre at Los Andes Mountain range, near Santiago, Chile, July 1, 2015. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

An Adorable Guide To The Dogs Of The World By Geographic Origin By Artist Lili Chin

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Artist Lili Chin of Doggie Drawings has created an adorable series of illustrations called Dogs Of The World. The vibrant guide features over 200 dogs that are all separated by their place of origin.

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“Men & Cats” Photoseries By David Williams

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Talented Photographer David Williams began his Men & Cats project back in 2009, in order to break the “crazy cat lady” stereotype.

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Stunning Detailed Portraits of Bathing People By Alyssa Monks

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Alyssa Monks is a New Jersey-based artist who’s most famous for her stunning hyper realistic paintings. Although they seem like photographs, these are actually very detailed portraits of bathing people. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces,“ Monks said of her techniques.

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