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Style

Nina Agdal – “Carl’s Jr.” Bikini Photoshoot

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Promotional stills from the new Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s ad featuring Nina Agdal. (February 2013)

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World Non-stop

Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

“The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spanish: Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is held each February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands, and attracts people from all over the world. It is considered the second-most popular and internationally-known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Partially for this reason, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The festivities on the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife start on the Friday before Carnival with an opening parade, which reaches its height during the night when thousands of people in fancy dresses dance until the early hours of the next day. The party continues night after night until Ash Wednesday. That day, people of Santa Cruz de Tenerife celebrate the “entierro de la sardina” (burial of the sardine), and with this event the carnival is officially over. However, the party starts up again the following weekend, known as the weekend of the piñata.

The festival has two parts: the official Carnival, and the Carnival on the street. The official carnival has more than a hundred groups, including murgas, comparsas, rondallas and other musical groups. The street carnival is more loosely organized, and comprises the people celebrating on the streets. Thousands of people come each day to the streets to participate, most of whom wear a disguise in accordance with Carnival tradition”. – Wikipedia

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Nominee Amanda Perdomo (L) prepares at backstage for her performance before she was elected as Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival on February 26, 2014 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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Nature

Chinese Pollution Affecting Japan and South Korea

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Buildings in the western Japanese city of Osaka, some 2,250 kilometers (1,400 miles) southeast of Beijing, are shrouded in dense smog Wednesday, February 26, 2014 a day after parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. The readings of particulate matter known as PM2.5, a key measure of pollution reached 104 micrograms per cubic meter in Osaka in the morning. The World Health Organization considers 25 micrograms a safe level. (Photo by AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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World Non-stop

Beijing Pants Run

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This picture taken on February 23, 2014 shows participants wearing dresses running half-naked in the annual 3.5 km Undie Run held in the Olympic Forest Park smog-covered Beijing. Some 200 participants took part in this event, many of them with gas masks, as dangerous smog blighted swathes of northern China in recent days. (Photo by AFP Photo/STR)

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Animals

Freediving with Great White Sharks

“Meet the woman dispelling the myths about one of the worlds most feared ocean predators by swimming without protection with great white sharks. Petite beauty Ocean Ramsey travels the globe swimming with many species of sharks hoping to prove they are nothing like their Jaws film reputation.

In these incredible photographs friend Juan Oliphant caught on camera the moment a massive 17-foot Great White let Ocean tail ride through the deep. Shark conservationist Ocean, who is also a scuba instructor, model and freediver, swam with the massive fish in waters off Baja Mexico”. – Caters News

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Ocean Ramsey freediving with a shark. (Photo by Juan Oliphant/Caters News)

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Art

Dogs Of Word Cup Brazil 2014

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Russia – Siberian Husky

The more representative dogs from every country photographed wearing the uniform of their football national team for Life on White.

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Street Art

The 20th Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

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The lips of singer Katy Perry, made by Lake Worth Christian School students. (Photo by Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post)

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Animals

Cat Breeders Discover New Breed of Felines That Look Like Werewolves

1261 Cat Breeders Discover New Breed of Felines That Look Like Werewolves
Tennessee-based breeders have created a new breed of cat with a touch of the supernatural. The ‘Lykoi’ has the looks of a werewolf, but apparently behaves more like a dog. Due to a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, the Lykoi has no hair around its eyes, nose, ears and muzzle, giving it a werewolfish appearance. The name ‘Lykoi’ loosely translates as ‘wolf cat’ in Greek. The breeders say these cats weren’t created by them but they are a natural mutation.

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Product Design

Ukraine’s Baguette Bag

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Do you like French bread? We certainly do! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re great for making sandwiches or tasty canapé-type appetizers like bruschettas. But have you ever felt that the long distinctive shape of French bread sometimes makes it hard to carry around? Well, if you have, we’ve found the perfect item to solve that problem. It’s a bag made specifically for French bread, and it’s called the Baguette Bag from Ukraine! The Baguette Bag, created by Ukranian designer Victoria Panyukova.

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Style

Amish Girl Quits Religion For Modelling!

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23 year old Kate Stoltz moved to New York to pursue a life outside the Amish community. Here are her before and after pics.

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Illustrations

This Tokyo Illustrator Is a Wizard at Speed Sketches

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These doodles of everyday situations are works by Hama-House and although simple, are actually pretty skilled too.

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Fun Yeah!

How To Survive Cold Winter Using Only A Single Sweater

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This year’s ferocious winter has brought some record low temperatures across much of Japan. How do you survive in such coldness? Mr. Sebuyama, a blogger at Japanese humor site Omocoro, came up with an ingenious idea on how to keep yourself warm in a very cheap way without having to spend a single yen on electricity. All you need is one sweater and nothing else! (Oh wait, you might need a bit of courage if you want to do this in public, though).

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Travel

Otherworldly Pictures Of Northern Iceland

Last July, travel photographer Jesper Anhede spent a week shooting photos in Northern Iceland, one of 10 international trips he made from his home in Hjo, Sweden in 2013.

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Anhede found these wild horses in what’s known as the horse valley in northern Iceland. (Photo: Jesper Anhede / Business Insider)

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Packaging

How The World’s Armies Are Fed In The Field

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Germany

The German ration pack contains several sachets of grapefruit and exotic juice powder to add to water, and Italian biscotti, but also more familiar treats such as liver-sausage spread and rye bread, goulash with potatoes, and for breakfast sour cherry and apricot jams.

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Sport

A Bunch Of Lunatics Are Surfing On Lake Superior In The Dead Of Winter

Minnesota is probably the last place you would think of surfing, but a group of diehard surfers is making it happen on Lake Superior in the freezing winter, when the waves are biggest. Photographer and Minnesota-native John Haynes captured the chilly scene last year and shared some photos here.

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Most surfers go out to Lake Superior to surf, two and half hours from Minneapolis. (Photo: John Haynes / Business Insider)

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