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Fun Yeah!

Quirky Post-it Note Art

1151 Quirky Post it Note Art
This bespectacled Spanish sketcher is to Post-It notes what Sara Lee is to meringue and gateaux: he makes them better.

Not only does he improve them aesthetically though, he imbues them with all sorts of personality, conjuring pop culture icons, cartoon characters and imaginary scenarios, whilst delivering humour and wryness by the bucketload.

Currently the world just knows him as ‘The Postit days”.

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Architecture

Exclusive Photos Of Facebook’s Sprawling New HQ, Designed Frank Gehry

1146 Exclusive Photos Of Facebooks Sprawling New HQ, Designed Frank Gehry
After Facebook assumed the former Sun Microsystems complex in Palo Alto in 2011, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg set out to find an architect capable of handling a grand design for its main main headquarters building. Zuckerberg chose world famous architect Frank Gehry for the job. At more than 435,000 square feet, spread across 22 acres, the new building dips and rises from 45 to 73 feet. It is built above a surface-level parking lot with a massive rooftop green space that resembles a park more than a small corporate outdoor garden.

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World Non-stop

St. Patrick’s Day 2014

1143 St. Patricks Day 2014
Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William smile during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England, Monday, March 17, 2014. The Duke of Cambridge attended the Parade as Colonel of the Regiment. The Duchess of Cambridge presented the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the Officers and Guardsmen of the Regiment. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)

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Nature

Inside Iceland’s Crystal Ice Cave

Shimmering clearest blue and stretching as far as the eye can see, this is one of Iceland’s famed crystal ice caves. The giant solid waves look frozen in time but they are slowly moving along as part of the Vatnajokull Glacier – which stretches across eight per cent of the island. The images were captured in February 2014 by British photographer Rob Lott.

1141 Inside Icelands Crystal Ice Cave
A view of Rob Lott standing in the crystal ice cave in the Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. (Photo by Rob Lott/Barcroft Media)

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Inspirations

The Zelda Project

1139 The Zelda Project
The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets utilizing art ranging from costuming to 3D CGI.

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Animals

A Cheetah Encounter in the Serengeti

“This is the heart-stopping moment a photographer came within inches of a young cheetah when it stuck its head through her sun roof. Australian Bobby-Jo Clow, 31, was on safari in Tanzania when the juvenile started heading towards her Landrover with his sibling. She snapped away as the young male dangled its paws in front of her face and smelt her hair before its mother called it away into the wilds of the Serengeti National Park. But not until Bobby-Jo, a full-time elephant keeper at a Tanzanian Zoo, had leaned forward enough to capture the perfect shot, causing the cheetah to hiss and bare its teeth”. – Caters News

1138 A Cheetah Encounter in the Serengeti
The cheetah approaches the windscreen. (Photo by Bobby-Jo Clow/Caters News)

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Travel

Chinese Villagers Zip Line

1136 Chinese Villagers Zip Line
This cable ropeway suspended between cliffs is the only access to Yushan village in Hubei Province, Chin, which has a population of just over 200 people. The ropeway was built in 1997; before that villagers faced a walk of several days to get to the next nearest village. The ropeway, which is powered by a diesel engine, is 1,000 metres long and 400 metres above the valley floor. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

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World Non-stop

“Lathmar Holi” – Festival of Colours

1134 “Lathmar Holi” – Festival of Colours
A Hindu devotee with his face daubed in colours reacts to the camera while taking part during “Lathmar Holi” at the village of Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 9, 2014. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then “beat” them with bamboo sticks called “lathis”. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

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Art

Giant Polar Bear Of London

1133 Giant Polar Bear Of London
Her name is Aurora, and she is the star of “Aurora’s Parade”, the London chapter of ceride – Greenpeace’s global day of action to protest against Arctic destruction. According to DesignBoom, this giant people-powered super-puppet weighs about 3 tons and needs 15 puppeteers and 30 volunteers to operate. Aurora, described as “part protest, part performance”, has fur that includes the names of each supporter in the movement. Greenpeace hopes she will bring the voice and spirit of the Arctic to the public.

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Animals

Chinese Cats Saved From The Cooking Pot

1132 Chinese Cats Saved From The Cooking Pot
A truck filled with 500 cats thought to be destined for restaurants was intercepted on Wednesday in Xuzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. Officer Sun Hai said he and a colleague pulled the vehicle over during a routine traffic check. The officer commented, “The driver said it was a full load of rabbit, but after we instructed him to uncover the load we were shocked to find a full load of living cats.”

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Animals

Python Meets A Crocodile See What Happened Next

1108 Python Meets A Crocodile See What Happened Next
What happens in the wild is sometimes hard to imagine. Sometimes other animals can be others prey. In this case, here is a python and a crocodile who come across each other in Australia. This is a bit graphic, so beware.

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Animals

Hippo Saves Gnu from Crocodile

This is the amazing moment a heroic hippo saved a gnu from certain death. After being bitten by a crocodile, the large antelope is seen being dragged slowly under the water. But in a miraculous turn of events, a nearby hippo is seen making its way across the water to help the animal in its hour of need.

After chasing the giant crocodile away, the unlikely hero is then seen guarding the creature and even nudges the gnu to the edge of the river in effort to move it out of harm’s way. The jaw dropping moment stunned onlookers, including Israeli photographer, Vadim Onishchenko, 34, who managed to capture the rare moment on camera. Captured whilst on safari in Masai Mara in Kenya, the exhausted antelope later managed to escape to safety.

1107 Hippo Saves Gnu from Crocodile
The gnu struggling to get to the bank of the river is dragged back by the crocodile. (Photo by Vadim Onishchenko/Caters News)

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Travel

“The Door to Hell”

1106 “The Door to Hell”
“These are the astonishing images of the very aptly named door to hell, a fiery crater thats baffled scientist and has been flaming away for more than 40 years. The crater is 230-feet wide and situated near Derweze village in Turkmenistan. It was named the Door to Hell by locals, referring to the endless flames and boiling mud that can be found inside. Originally a level surface, the site was identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area that was believed to house a substantial oil field. A camp and drilling rig were set up nearby, and, after the Soviets were pleased with amount of gas resources that were believed to be at the site, it was agreed that gas from the field would start being stored”. – Caters News. (Photos by William Keeping/Caters News)

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Photos

Women’s Day – Mothers and Daughters

“On March 8th activists celebrate International Women’s Day, which dates back to the early 20th century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. In the run-up to the event, Reuters photographers in countries around the globe took a series of portraits of women and their daughters. They asked each mother what her profession was, at what age she had finished education, and what she wanted her daughter to become when she grew up. They also asked each daughter at what age she would finish education and what she wanted to do in the future. The series of images offers an insight into the lives of women and girls around the world”. – Reuters

1105 Womens Day – Mothers and Daughters
Alicia Chiquin, 43, and her daughter Fidelina Ja, 18, pose for a photograph at their home in Pambach, Guatemala February 20, 2014. Alicia has no education and has always worked the land. Her daughter Fidelina also has no education and when she grows up she says she will continue to work at home and on the land. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

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Animals

British Dog Lover Spends £30,000 On Her Nine Pets

“Like most Brits, Emmie Stevens is dog mad. But the 25-year-old has taken it to the next level, spending £30,000 on her nine pets. Emmie’s dogs enjoy regular manicures and fur dyes and have their own walk in wardrobe to store their £15,000 clothing collection.

Rather than wear out prized pooch Bambi with tiresome walks, Emmie pushes her in one of three baby buggies – but only when there’s no room in her handbag. She admits loving her “fluffies” more than her boyfriend Barry Stears, 31,and says previous relationships have failed because men are jealous of the love she gives to her dogs”. – Daily Record

1104 British Dog Lover Spends £30,000 On Her Nine Pets
Bailey the Staffordshire bull terrier, holding a red rose. (Photo by Helen Yates/Barcroft Media)

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