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Mona Lisa Made of 3,604 Cups of Coffee

Artist assistants stand next to 3,604 cups of coffee which have been made into a giant Mona Lisa in Sydney, Australia. The 3,604 cups of coffee were each filled with different amounts of milk to create the different shades. Continue »

Burnt Euro Notes Exhibition

Burnt Euro notes are displayed in the money museum of German Bundesbank in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP) Continue »

Mysterious Life

An employee arranges a plastinated dog specimen between two horse specimens at a workshop of Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Co. Ltd. in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. Founded by Sui Hongjin in 2004, Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Co. Ltd. produces, preserves and exhibits plastinated biotic specimens of human and animals. (Reuters) Continue »

Doraemon gets Museum in Japan

Doraemon charactors are displayed during a press preview on the rooftop playground of the Kawasaki City Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki on August 22, 2011. The museum exhibiting works of art produced by Fujiko F. Fujio, acclaimed author and manga artist, will open to the public on September 3. (AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA) Continue »

Origami Cave Puts a Stylish Spin on Emergency Shelter

Australian architecture firm LAVA exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition, which was held in Sydney earlier this month. The exhibition featured architects from around the globe including Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW Architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Cox, Koichi Takada Architects, Sou Fujimoto and Terunobu Fujimori. Each architect was asked to create a shelter that would not only protect people from the elements during an emergency situation, but would also provide a space that was secure and comfortable in the aftermath of a disaster.

Sydney architecture firm LAVA has recently exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition (image by LAVA) Continue »

Japan Robot to Attempt Hawaii Triathlon

After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge — Hawaii’s grueling Ironman Triathlon course. Fitted with three different bodies and three rechargeable batteries, the hand-sized “Evolta” from electronics firm Panasonic will swim, bicycle and run its way through one of the world’s toughest triathlon routes.

Panasonic’s “Evolta” swim robot, powered by the company’s Evolta rechargeable batteries, is demonstrated at a pool during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. The company said three types of Evolta robots, developed to swim, bike and run, will attempt to complete an ironman triathlon course in Hawaii on October 24, 2011. (Reuters) Continue »

Cup Noodles Park in Japan

A girl plays at “Cup Noodles Park”, an interactive attraction where children can experience the manufacturing process of cup noodles, at the Cup Noodles museum in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters) Continue »

Photo of the Day: Rolling with Giant Cabbage

Grower Derek Neumann arrives with his award winning giant cabbage at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England. (Reuters)

Ethnic Minorities Dance to Celebrate Traditional Games in Guiyang, China

The ethnic minority dancers perform as a policeman guarding during the large party of the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People’s Republic of China on September 15 in Guiyang, China. (Feng Li / Getty Images) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: The Largest Collection of Stuffed Dogs in the World

The largest collection of stuffed dogs in the world, was created by the last owner of the Bitov Castle, Baron George Haas, who commited suicide in 1945 before deportation to Austria, at Bitov Castle in Bitov, South Moravia. The Baron had thousands of animals and around 200 dogs, of which 51 were stuffed after their death and are part of the Guinness World Record collection. (Radek Mica/AFP/Getty Images) Click image to zoom.

Lightning Illuminates the Sky Over Las Vegas

Lightning flashes over the Las Vegas Strip during a thunderstorm early on September 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Gold-Painted Infiniti G37 In China Towed By Traffic Police for Illegal Parking

The “golden sports car” traveling at Xinjiekou in Nanjing. (chinaSMACK/NetEase) Continue »

Panda Girls Wearing Panda Shorts In Shanghai

What is performance art? It refers to artists using reality itself to create a performance. Recently, photographs of a group of seven “panda girls” wearing panda shorts with the “Mo Jie 2” (a MMORPG) panda have been circulating on various large websites and microblogs, with performance art once again melting into marketing. Continue »

Most Awesome Wall of Air Conditioners Appears in Fuzhou, China

The outer wall of the Fuzhou Dalijiacheng Building is densely covered with air conditioner compressor units, the entire building’s outer wall having over 500 air conditioning compressor units attached in total and still increasing, and has been called the most “Air Conditioner Wall” in Fuzhou history by city residents. Continue »

Corpse Hotel Reaps Grim Profits in Japan

An employee adjusts a coffin sold at the Lastel corpse hotel during a photo opportunity in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, September 10, 2011. (Yuriko Nakao / Reuters) Continue »