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Banksy Opens Dismaland, the UK’s Most Disappointing New Visitor Attraction

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Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…

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Building-Sized Street Art Portraits by Natalia Rak

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Natalia Rak is an artist and painter from Poland. Born in 1986, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. A longtime painter, you can find many of her oil on canvas artworks on her deviantART profile.

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Incredible Street Art Murals By David ‘Meggs’ Hooke

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David “MEGGS” Hooke is an Australian fine and street artist whose progressive work blends text and symbolism alongside color, design, and illustration. He created the mural at the end of his five-week residency at the Inner State Gallery as an homage to the city that welcomed and inspired him.

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The Incredible Murals of Argentine Street Artist Martin Ron

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If you’re looking for a place to visit that has a growing and impressive street art scene, you may want to consider Argentina. According to the Huffington Post, “while it’s illegal to paint on the side of a building in the public right of way without an owners’ permission, artists can do pretty much as they please with an owner’s OK,” which is a lot less complicated than it is here in the United States and many other places around the world. One Argentine artist who has taken advantage of this is Martin Ron.

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Rare “Fire Rainbow” Appears In Sky Over South Carolina

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Image credits: Jackie Hill

Residents of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, were surprised by what they saw in the sky this past Sunday. A so-called “fire rainbow,” a twisted and colorful cloud, appeared in the sky and lingered for about an hour. The technical term for these phenomena is circumhorizontal arcs, and they occur in high-level cirrus clouds which are made up of tiny ice crystals.

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“Unusual Looking” Puppy Adopted By Family Who Didn’t Care About Her Scars

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Image credits: Jackie MacMillan/HSSV

Disfigured animals usually have a harder time getting adopted from shelters, but this dog got “lucky.” Lisa the 10-week-old puppy was brought to the Humane Society Of Silicon Valley with scars all over her face and inflamed eyelids that required surgery. The shelter staff weren’t sure they could find a home for the pup, until Christine Doblar and her family walked in.

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An Artist Makes Beautiful Geometric Animal Heads From Wood

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According to an artist Tomasz Ciurka: “Want to have animal’s head on the wall but don’t have a gun? I have a solution! I make them from pine wood with my own hands. All of them are created by connecting geometric polygons. It takes me about 3 hours to complete one pet.”

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Photo of the Day: Breakfast In Bed

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A picture made available on 18 August 2015, shows people having breakfast in beds in an effort to set a new Guinness World Record in Beijing, China, 16 August 2015.

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A Room With A View

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Guests have breakfast as another guest climbs to gather at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. Tourists taking on an arduous climb up the steep cliff face of Peru’s Sacred Valley are being rewarded for their efforts by being able to spend the night in transparent mountaintop sleeping pods at the “Skylodge Adventure Suites”. To reach the pods, visitors need to climb 400 metres of via ferrata (a steel cable and rungs) up the valley side or hike an intrepid trail through zip lines. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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Real Ants In Support Of Campaign To Protect The Amazon Rain Forest

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Ants carry a leaf with a slogan reading “Merkel, Help!”, a reference of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the zoo in Cologne, Germany August 18, 2015. Some of the zoo’s 500,000 leaf-cutting ants carry laser-cut leaves with slogans during a campaign to protect the Amazon rain forest, organised by the German branch of World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) and Cologne Zoo. Picture taken through the glass of the display case. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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The Man Who Tried To Live As A Goat

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Thomas Thwaites, a 34-year-old researcher from London, has spent the past year creating prosthetics that allow him to roam around on all fours like goat.

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Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

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We rarely see polar bears outside of a snowy Arctic environment, but these bears are no strangers to having fun in the summer! In a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these white giants are seen frolicking in a field of fireweed. The photos were taken in Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba. Fast explains his fascination with polar bears in this interview excerpt.

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1950s Airstream Trailer Restored as Modern Mobile Home with Cozy Wood Interior

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An iconic Airstream trailer doesn’t have to be completely vintage to still retain its charm, and the transformation of a 1954 Flying Cloud trailer proves it. Timeless Travel Trailers restored this unit into a modern, mobile getaway by updating its decor and mechanics while maintaining its shiny, hand-polished exterior. In its former life, the Airstream was used as a hunting and fishing lodge near Goose Lake, Oregon. With the gorgeous renovation, it’s now ready for any cross-country adventure.

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Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

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Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses.

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Intimate Portraits of Animal Shelter Volunteers Reveal a Heartwarming Bond

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Photographer Jesse Freidin has spent the past year capturing the bond that’s shared between shelter volunteers and the animals they care for. “No one talks about the logistical aspects of pet adoption, or how it takes a huge toll on people doing this work,” Freidin told The Huffington Post. “These volunteers show up for free and carry the brunt of the work. They’re the ones who allow the animals to go through the system and they’re responsible for getting the animals adopted.” Rather than simply photographing these hardworking individuals for his Finding Shelter project, the artist also wanted to find out why they dedicate their time to such a cause.

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