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Photo of the Day: Check It Out, Bro

170 Photo of the Day: Check It Out, Bro

A black crow takes off as another looks on a 1932 lead statue named “Air” by French artist Aristide Maillol 1861-1944 in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)

Florida Mailboxes

The Florida Keys are famous for their diving, but they are less well known for another quirky attraction: the mailboxes residents use to decorate their driveways. From a fiberglass manatee in lipstick to a small white church, Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay documented this unusual aspect of local culture as he drove along the Ocean Highway that connects the islands.

169 Florida Mailboxes
A mailbox in the shape of a fire truck is seen along the highway US-1 in the Lower Keys near Marathon in Florida, July 11, 2014. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

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Comic Book Illustrations by Gaikuo-Captain

168  Comic Book Illustrations by Gaikuo Captain

Gaikuo-Captain is a young Chinese student of chemical engineering, and a talented illustrator. His passion for the comic was demonstrated by a series of works that combine drawings with photographs, so that he himself is “immersed” in a fantasy to interact with characters from comic books and manga. His pieces are successful in social networks, particularly in Weibo, Chinese social network where Gaikuo publishes. You can see all his work on his zcool profile.

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Some Crazy Ways Couples Got Married

166 Some Crazy Ways Couples Got Married
Bride Erin Finnegan and bridegroom Noah Fulmor, both of New York, are helped by Zero Gravity Corporation co-founder Richard Garriott (R), and Bryan Rapoza as they seal their wedding with a kiss, while floating upside down, during the first weightless wedding aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 727, while flying over the Gulf of Mexico after taking off from Titusville, Florida, June 20, 2009. Finnegan and Fulmor floated into matrimony on Saturday thousands of feet (metres) above the Gulf of Mexico in what organizers said was the world’s first weightless wedding held in zero gravity conditions. To recreate the weightless experience without going into space, the plane executed parabolic flight maneuvers, climbing sharply and descending several times during the one-hour flight. (Photo by Phelan Ebenhack/Reuters)

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Being Elmo on Times Square

160 Being Elmo on Times Square
Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, carries the head of the Sesame Street character Elmo while he walks through Times Square, New York July 30, 2014. Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on TV’s “Sesame Street”, but the recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show’s producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to Big Bird, Ernie and the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said on July 29, 2014 it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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Bore Tide Surfing in Alaska

159 Bore Tide Surfing in Alaska
A general view of Cook Inlet before the Bore Tide at Turnagain Arm on July 12, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaskas most famous Bore Tide, occurs in a spot on the outside of Anchorage in the lower arm of the Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm, where wave heights can reach 6-10 feet tall, move at 10-15 mph and the water temperature stays around 40 degrees farenheit. This years Supermoon substantially increased the size of the normal wave and made it a destination for surfers. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Gone Fishing – Chinese Style

These pictures shows a two-tonne whale shark being driven through a town in China strapped to a fisherman’s truck. It is a wonder Cai Chengzhu can see where he is going as the giant 4.5m creature’s tail blocks his view of the road, and its head hangs off the back. No doubt surprised by his mega catch, the fishing captain tied the fish down with a sturdy rope and headed for market – apparently unaware it was an endangered and protected animal. Not believing what they were seeing, amused bystanders in Yangzhi county, Fujian province, took photos of the incredible sight and posted them on Sina Weibo, the closest Chinese equivalent to Twitter.

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A fisherman transports a dead whale shark after it was caught in fishermen’s net, in Yangzhi county, Fujian province August 1, 2014. According to local media, the whale shark is five-metre-long and weighs over 2 tonnes. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

157 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

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code:deck – Playing Cards for Developers

150 code:deck   Playing Cards for Developers

If you are a programmer, QA or student in IT that loves playing card games then code:deck is for you! code:deck is a standard playing card deck sporting a stylish modern design. Each individual card features a code excerpt describing it in one of many programming languages. We tried to compile a wide selection of programming languages – from generally acknowledged staples and utility languages in software development to newer alternatives and weird curiosities!

Are you bored while playing by the bland designs of other decks? Do you want to rack some more style points on your next Team Building? Need a gift for a friend employed in IT and out of ideas? Stop wasting time and grab your code:deck today!

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Terrible Rough Drafts from Your Favorite Movies

Spider-Man:
149 Terrible Rough Drafts from Your Favorite Movies

Paul Laudiero’s likes to imagine what the rough drafts looked like to some of the scripts from your favorite movies. We’re glad these aren’t real.

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Everyone Needs a Coffee Alarm Clock

140 Everyone Needs a Coffee Alarm Clock

British industrial designer Josh Renouf has recently invented something that should have been invented years ago. He’s created an alarm clock that also makes coffee. He’s obviously a genius.

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Compelling Portraits of People Who Abandoned Civilization for Life in the Wilderness

139 Compelling Portraits of People Who Abandoned Civilization for Life in the Wilderness

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, most people can only dream about escaping to the quiet isolation of the rural countryside. French photographer Antoine Bruy, however, turned that dream into a reality when he hitchhiked across Europe from 2010 to 2013, wandering through remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind. Along the way, he met several individuals who had willingly abandoned life in the city and retreated deep into the wilderness, sacrificing modern comforts for greater autonomy and freedom.

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Military Kit Through the Ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

138 Military Kit Through the Ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging.

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Naughty Dog Artists The-Last-Of-Us-ified a Bunch of Locations. Amazing.

130 Naughty Dog Artists The Last Of Us ified a Bunch of Locations. Amazing.

If you’ve played The Last of Us, then you’ll know that the game’s world is covered in that post-apocalyptic art design that bluntly reminds you civilization has ended and nature (and death!) has taken over.

Now, Naughty Dog artists (according to Reddit) have “re-created” real world locations in The Last of Us’ art style and it’s both depressing and impressive at the same time. Tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower, and more have been redesigned to showcase overgrown greenery and eerily reminds you what these places would look like if ever the zombie (or infected) apocalypse takes over.

So, sit back and go check out each “before” and “after” image in the gallery below.

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Mind-Blowing Before and After Pictures of Makeup Makeovers

128 Mind Blowing Before and After Pictures of Makeup Makeovers

These are stunning before-and-after Instagram photos posted by Melissa Murphy, a talented makeup artist who has worked with models, actors, actresses and even adult film stars.

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