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Travel

The Crazy Swing At Casa Del Arbol in Ecuador

1101 The Crazy Swing At Casa Del Arbol in Ecuador
Located at La Casa Del Arbol or “The Treehouse” in Baños, Ecuador, this small house was built for the stunning view on the Tungurahua Volcano it offers. But the real attraction is the swing attached to one of the tree’s branches. It is far from your average swing, and it is surnamed the “Swing at the End of the World” for a good reason. Located off a giant cliff at over 8,350 feet above sea level and with absolutely no safety features, this swing promises a serious thrill to whoever is brave enough to ride it.

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Celebrities

Stars Strike a Pose for Oxfam’s Lift Lives for Good Campaign

Celebrities including singer Nicole Scherzinger and actor Simon Pegg have been snapped by top photographer Rankin for an Oxfam campaign. All in all, a dozen well-known faces have been captured in various poses to highlight the charity’s Lift Lives for Good campaign. The fundraising drive, launched at the start of the year, aims to shine a light on the work done by the charity to help poor people around the world. Paisley-born Rankin, known around the world for his portrait work, said: “This uplifting photo-shoot was great fun to do but it has a serious message: giving people the power to lift their lives can transform entire families and communities”.

1100 Stars Strike a Pose for Oxfams Lift Lives for Good Campaign
Undated handout photo issued by Oxfam of Nicole Scherzinger who took part in a photo shoot with top photographer Rankin for Oxfam’s Lift Lives for Good campaign. The fundraising drive, launched at the start of the year, aims to shine a light on the work done by the charity to help poor people around the world. (Photo by Rankin/PA Wire)

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Animals

Free Diving with Hammerhead Shark

247 Free Diving with Hammerhead Shark
“This is the terrifying moment a diver came head to head with a shark as it swims inches away snatching a bite for dinner. The close encounter, captured off Bimini Island in the Bahamas, shows the hammerhead approaching diver Eli Martinez who bravely stands his ground as the giant beast approaches. Eli, free diving outside of a protective cage, carefully handled the sea creature despite its menacing razor-sharp teeth – but admitted they are extremely shy and need a lot of work to allow divers close to them. After multiple trips and hours of diving nearby they finally got used to Eli in January this year – hammerheads regularly visit these waters during the winter season”. – Caters News. Photos: Eli Martinez with hammerhead shark. (Photo by J. P. Zegarra/Caters News)

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Sport

Afghan Female Boxers Fighting their Way to the 2016 Olympics

197 Afghan Female Boxers Fighting their Way to the 2016 Olympics
Afghan women boxers practice at the Kabul stadium boxing club. A few yellow lamps light up the cavernous, sparsely furnished room where Afghanistan’s young female boxers train, hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics. (Photo by Massoud Hossaini/AP Photo)

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Street Art

Female Street Artists set Guinness World Record for Largest Mural Painted by a Team

A female street art collective has set a new Guinness World Record to create the largest spray-painted mural by multiple artists. Over 100 international female street artists came together to create the continuous mural in south London’s Leake Street Tunnel, made famous by Banksy, on March 8, 2014. The record was broken as part of all-female street art event Femme Fierce, the largest of its kind in the UK, which aims to celebrate women street artists across the world.

196 Female Street Artists set Guinness World Record for Largest Mural Painted by a Team
Two naked ladies painted by Saki & Bitches. (Photo by Dez Mighty/Susan Mackey)

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Advertising

Artist Hikaru Cho Takes Part in the Amnesty International’s Global Campaign “My Body My Rights”

167 Artist Hikaru Cho Takes Part in the Amnesty Internationals Global Campaign “My Body My Rights”
Artist Hikaru Cho paints her model’s face as part of Amnesty International’s global campaign “My Body My Rights” on sexual and reproductive rights. (Photo by Jim Marks/PA Wire)

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Animals

Puppies Around Fire Pit For Warmth

160 Puppies Around Fire Pit For Warmth
Despite their thick fur, this group of dogs and puppies in China feel the cold. Luckily, in the winter, they’re allowed to huddle round a staff canteen stove in their home in Jiulongjiang Forest Park, Rucheng County. (Photos: HAP / Quirky / China News / REX)

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Design

The New Barbie: Meet the Doll with an Average Woman’s Proportions

156 The New Barbie: Meet the Doll with an Average Woman’s Proportions
Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm, launched a crowdfunding campaign to manufacture Barbie-inspired dolls with average measurements as an alternative to the Mattel original.

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Animals

Animal Architects Bowerbirds Design

150 Animal Architects Bowerbirds Design
Turkeys strut, peacocks preen, and bowerbirds design. Of all the strange things that male birds do to attract a mate, the bowerbird’s ritual is the only one that could make it into the MoMA. They use two distinct types of “architecture” and have a keen eye for color as well.

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Art

Tattoo Artist Digitally Tattoos Celebrities

148 Tattoo Artist Digitally Tattoos Celebrities
Some of us love tattoos and some of us hate them, but Seattle-based artist Cheyenne Randall has come up with an interesting way of making them more popular – by Photoshopping them onto the skins of famous people throughout history.

Have you ever wondered what an inked-up Johnny Cash or Audrey Hepburn might look like? Randall’s images features these and other greats baring all and showing off their digitally altered tattoos. While the tattoos might look overdone or strangely out of place on some, many of these characters look like they definitely could’ve (and should’ve) rocked some ink.

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World Non-stop

Brazilian Carnival 2014, Part 2

140 Brazilian Carnival 2014, Part 2
A reveller of the Mangueira samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, March 3, 2014. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)

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Photos

Stunning Portraits Of The Ukraine’s Maidan Protesters

139 Stunning Portraits Of The Ukraines Maidan Protesters
This man patrols the main front beside the access point to Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, an area where the barricades are weak. For months now, he has slept very little. He is a carpenter.

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World Non-stop

Brazilian Carnival 2014

127 Brazilian Carnival 2014
Women wearing body paint dance at the “Rua do Mercado” band Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 27. The women said they were topless to defend the right of women to be topless on Rio’s beaches, as they joined one of many parades before the official start of Carnival on February 28. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press)

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Animals

Florida’s Friendly Manatees Photographed By Alexander Mustard

126 Floridas Friendly Manatees Photographed By Alexander Mustard
Snorkellers approach an adult manatee at Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida. You might imagine that coming face to face with one of these enormous underwater mammals would cause some concern. However, the likelihood is that the rotund creature just wants you to scratch its belly while it floats around happily, as world-renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard discovered. (Photo by Alexander Mustard/Barcroft Media)

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Art

Epic Сats By Alexandr Zavala

124 Epic Сats By Alexandr Zavala
Painter Alexander Zavala residing in Gelendzhik, painted in the style of a historical series of paintings about animalism epic cats.

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