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“Tokyo Compression”: These Images Of Japanese Commuters Are Not For The Claustrophobic

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Michael Wolf’s series of photographs entitled ‘Tokyo Compression’ shows the everyday rush-hour commute of the poor souls who have to endure Tokyo’s packed subway cars. What’s most interesting is how well they tolerate the less-than appealing situation with no aggression and in total silence. Continue »

Finger Monsters: Make A “Monster Mash” Of Your Fingers

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“Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open up the door and here’s all the… finger monsters!” Finger Monsters are one of our best selling products of all time. If you had them as a kid, you probably still have one stuck on a pencil on your desk at work. These 2″ tall fiends are perfect for low (and we mean really low) budget puppet shows. Each one has a different excited facial expression ranging from a panic-induced menace to a menacing panic, so the possibilities are endless. Set of eight (one of each style). Continue »

Teens In Britain Are Taking Driving Lessons In BMW Supercars

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The BMW i8 is a far cry from what most driving schools use to teach their students. But Bill Plant London isn’t most schools, and they’re letting their students get behind the wheel of a BMW i8 for £198 ($260) a lesson. Continue »

Photographer Captures Women Reaching The Highest Point Of Physical Pleasure

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Albert Pocej has been a professional photographer for 10 years and he explored female sexuality through an interesting experiment. He found 15 models to pose for him and let him photograph them as they had real orgasms, and these photos of the result of all their hard work. Continue »

Mind-Blowing 3D Graffiti And Paintings By Italian Street Artist Peeta

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Italian artist Manuel Di Rita, aka Peeta, using various gradients and shadows, obtains an amazing effect that makes the paintings look like they hover off the surface. Continue »

Superb Giant Monkey-King-Shaped Transformer Statue Displayed In Chinese City Of Qingdao

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A huge Monkey King-shaped transformer monument has risen in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. The transformer stands more than 10 meters (33ft) high and is made of discarded auto parts. This is what I call creativity. Awesome piece of art. Continue »

Hello, Is It Me You’re Cooking For? Creative Ceramics By Lenny Mud

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A ceramicist with an obvious sense of humour, Lenny the cat’s owner creates all manner of things such as mugs, bowls, and pots. As well as some of my favourite items from the shop featured below. Continue »

Royal Society Photo Contest Winners Capture Breathtaking Details Of Our Rapidly Changing World

From a swirling dance of mating mayflies to a lone clownfish swimming amongst a field of bone-white sea anemones, the top photos chosen for the Royal Society Publishing’s second annual nature photography contest showcase small but significant moments in a rapidly-changing world. While these images might not seem earth-shattering, their subtle subjects inspire new ways of looking at the natural world.

Special commendation. “Butterflies and caiman” by Mark Cowan.
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Colourful butterflies gather on the head of this caiman to collect salt – an important mineral for their survival. This photo was taken while on a scientific expedition to the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity. The expedition was led by researchers from the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan and included participants from Peru and Australia. A number of minerals are a scarce resource throughout Amazonia and so this behaviour allows these invertebrates access to salt, much like the clay licks that are used by a variety of vertebrates. This particular phenomenon where butterflies and bees congregate on the heads and around the eyes of caimans and turtles has been documented before but what is unique here is the simultaneous number of butterfly species and the way in which each species is associated with its own kind. Continue »

Woman Builds A Tiny Bedroom Under The Stairs For Her Chihuahua

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When building a house, you plan where your living room, kitchen, bathroom, kids room, and so on is going to be. But what about a room for your dog? Well, this woman used the space under the stairs and transformed it to cute and elegant room for her Chihuahua pet named Pancho. Continue »

This Russian Fixed His Car Bump On A Most Genius Way Ever, By Painting

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Well all go through that, we have a nice car that we love and then it happens… the dreaded accident! Your shiny metallic pet got it’s ugly bump and you are desperate. It’s exactly what happened to this Russian driver that was traveling through Altai region of Russia and a large truck bumped into his doors. However what happened next is what happens when you are a creative person. Continue »

Life-Sized, 3D Hobby ‘Planes’ Resembling Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Take To The Sky

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Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

Model plane builder Otto Dieffenbach III makes his remote control plane resembling Donald Trump release fake money as it flies over the beach next to a similar plane resembling Hillary Clinton in Carlsbad, California. Continue »

UK Weather Photographer Of The Year 2016

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Sprite Lightning by Ben Cherry. “Taken while trying to photograph the milkyway and a pulsing lightning storm for off the coast of Costa Rica on the Pacific side. Midway through the 30 second exposure this shaft of light launched up into the atmosphere, this is called a sprite strike. It was the only one I saw and it was a very special experience”. (Photo by Ben Cherry/Weather Photographer of the Year 2016) Continue »

A Man Studied Photography In Prison. These Are The Photos He Took When He Got Out.

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Photo © by Donato Di Camillo

It was 2014 when New Yorker Donato Di Camillo could finally roam the city he knew and loved, camera in tow, documenting the unfamiliar faces and eccentric individuals that passed him by. This pastime, however, had long been kept from him. Di Camillo first became interested in photography eight years prior, while serving time in prison for a federal crime. Locked behind bars, Di Camillo obsessively pored over the glossy pages of National Geographic, Time, and Smithsonian magazines, enchanted by the images of the outside world beyond his reach. Continue »

Assisted Living Facility Creates Mock Town To Help Residents With Alzheimer’s

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Check this out: after a user on Reddit posted a photo of an assisted living facility “designed to look like a golf course community,” the internet ate it up. Continue »

A Match Made In Heaven: This Chinese Couple Have Lived In A Cave For 54 Years

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A loving couple in southwest China who have lived in a cave for 54 years have been called “a match made in heaven” by residents in the area, a mainland newspaper reports. Li Suying, now 77, married a then village cadre Liang Zifu, who is now 81, in Nanchong prefecture, Sichuan province 57 years ago. The couple moved into the natural cave three years into their marriage and have never left. Continue »