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Floating Snowflake Hotel in Norway that Offers the Perfect View of the Northern Lights

If you want to get the best view of Aurora Borealis, it is best to be as far away from light pollution as possible.

127 Floating Snowflake Hotel in Norway that Offers the Perfect View of the Northern Lights

Known as the Krystall hotel, the unusual property is being developed by company Dutch Docklands, which specialises in floating structures and will be the first floating hotel in Europe. The floating Krystall hotel will be based in the fjords near Tromso, in Norway, which sits within the Arctic Circle – the perfect spot for watching the Northern Lights.

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Most “Toxic” Superheroes

126 Most “Toxic” Superheroes
#1: Superman. According to McAfee, 16.50% of Web searches for Superman led to sites with viruses and other malicious software. Pictured here: The Superman costume that was worn by Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie” on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP Photo)

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Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

120 Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

Donna Dotan has a self-described obsession with symmetry. Her prowess with architectural photography is well applied in her personal project, “Reflections from Above”, where she captures striking images of New York City reflected in the glass of skyscrapers. She describes the project as a treasure hunt, and says that she is looking for an all-glass skyscraper to add more reflections to her series.

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Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition

119 Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition
Sand sculptor Zhang Weikang of China works on the Chinese section of a large sand sculpture at the site of Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition – Culture City of East Asia 2014 on July 16, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. Producer and sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen invited artists from around the world including South Korea and China, to recreate the World Heritage and historical buildings in China, Japan and South Korea. The exhibition will be open from July 19 to November 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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“Been on More Roofs than Santa Claus”

Llion and Dachshund – Friends Forever

116 Llion and Dachshund   Friends Forever

A 500-pound lion and an 11-pound dog have formed an unlikely friendship, proving that cats and dogs really can get along. Bonedigger the lion and Milo the dachshund live together at Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla., along with three other dogs. The puppies were introduced to Bonedigger in 2008 when he was just a 4-week-old cub.

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Amazing Creature Colonies

114 Amazing Creature Colonies
A huge herd of of hippopotamus crowd into a pool at the end of the dry season in Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Africa. (Photo by Mark Boulton/Ardea/Caters News)

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Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014

110 Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014
First prize. Taken over Bali Barat National Park, Denpasar, Bali. Made with a GoPro Hero 2 camera. (Photo by Capungaero)

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Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

17 Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

The Plants like flower grow up in the wild. Spring 2014 near Paveh, Kermanshah, Iran. In photographs by Adnan Mirani.

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The Joys of the Water Slide

14 The Joys of the Water Slide

Krista Long began snapping pics of people sliding down a water slide after many visits to the local water park with her tween daughters. “I set up my lawn chair to watch the entertainment as bodies shot one by one out the blue tube, suspended ever so briefly before crashing into the pool below,” Long told ABC News. “I started bringing my camera set to the highest shutter speed, hoping to freeze that moment in time just an instant before the plunge.” The result is an action-packed series of photos on Long’s Flickr page that show emotions ranging, she says, “from pure joy to fear, in anticipation of the inevitable splash-down!”

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Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey

13 Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey
The National parks department hosts the 30th annual “All-Women Lifeguard Tournament” in Sandy Hook NJ. July 30, 2014. (Photo by Anthony Causi)

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Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

12 Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014
First Place Winner: “The Independence day”. While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain. Photo location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA. (Photo and caption by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Cute & Whimsical Game of Thrones Mason Jar Labels

11 Cute & Whimsical Game of Thrones Mason Jar Labels

These are Game of Thrones-themed Mason Jar Soup Labels by Jenni of Etsy shop ArcadiaArtistry. She’s selling 7 different designs: Targaryen Hot & Sour Soup, Lannister Lentil Soup, Stark Winter Melon Soup, and more. The jars and soups themselves are not included, but who needs jars and soups when you’ve got cute little Game of Thrones-themed labels? Exactly. But I guess those other things would come in handy too.

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Litographs Tattoos: Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books

1303 Litographs Tattoos: Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books

A beautiful collection of (temporary) literary tattoos, and a chance to join the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain. The project titled “Litographs”, had their tattoos designed in the form of texts taken from 15 classic books such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Ulysses, and Les Misérables.

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Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

1302 Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

Just because street art is a relatively modern development doesn’t mean that it should only feature modern artistic styles. NeSpoon, a street artist in Poland, creates beautiful pieces of street art that imitate intricate traditional lacework.

Nespoon doesn’t limit herself to just spray paint and stencils, either (as fantastic as they are). For some pieces, she has filled sidewalk cracks with cement that she then decorated with her elegant designs. For others, she has created webs of actual crocheted lace doilies in public spaces. Her art is proof that almost any sort of artistic medium can be brought into public spaces through street art.

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