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The Wearable Tomato Dispenser – Every Runner’s Dream

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Kagome Co’s employee Shigenori Suzuki appears with the newly-developed “Wearable Tomato” device for runners during its unveiling event ahead of the weekend’s Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo February 19, 2015. The eight-kilo (17.6-pound) contraption fits on a runner like a rucksack. It can distribute a total of seven medium-sized tomatoes, one by one, at the click of a button and supplies the runner with much needed nutrients during a long jog or race. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)

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Salt Mine Therapy in Belarus

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Boys play basketball in the facilities of Belarus’ Republican Clinic of Speleotherapy within a salt mine, as part of their treatment, near the town of Soligorsk, south of Minsk, February 19, 2015. According to the state clinic, more than 7,000 children and adults seek medical treatment for respiratory illness each year in the subsurface chambers of its facilities, located 420 metres underground between layers of potassium and stone salts in an operational salt mine. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

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Mexico Modernizes Garbage Collection Service

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Garbage collectors, with their horse and cart, unload rubbish at the municipal dump in Nezahualcoyotl, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 18, 2015. Hundreds of horse or donkey-drawn carts will disappear from the streets of a municipality in the state of Mexico, located on the outskirts of Mexico City, and will be replaced by motorized vehicles, local authorities said. Nezahualcoyotl, commonly known as Neza, has started to retire 457 two-wheeled carts which have been collecting household rubbish for the past 45 years. They currently gather 300 of the 1,200 tonnes of rubbish produced in the area on a daily basis.The carts will be replaced by motorized vehicles – a motorcycle and trailer with capacity for half a tonne of rubbish – in the next two months. The vehicles will move along at 30 kilometres (18 miles) per hour. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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“Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together” Installation By British Artist Alex Chinneck

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Pedestrians and workers pass an upside down car art installation in a car park on the South Bank in London, February 19, 2015. British artist Alex Chinneck’s illusory piece, entitled “Pick yourself up and pull yourself together”, and on display in the working car park for a week, sees a Vauxhall car suspended upside down, appearing to be gripping onto a peeled back length of tarmac. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A Life Size Sculpture Of A Musician Pete Doherty By Artist Nick Reynolds

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The work “For Pete’s Sake”, a life size sculpture of a musician Pete Doherty crucified, hangs from the ceiling at St Marylebone Parish church in London, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

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Beautiful Scenes From Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

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A boy touches a lion dancer while performing at the opening of Ditan Temple Fair on the Lunar New Year’s Eve in Beijing, China Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

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Photos Show How Stunningly Cold This Winter Has Been Around The World

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Mary Mulloy of Strafford, Vt., works to dig her car out of the long term parking lot at the airport Monday, February 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Mullor was returning from Salt Lake City, Utah where temperatures were in the 70’s. (Photo by Jim Cole/AP Photo)

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Take A Look At The Construction Of The Royal’s Oasis-Class Ship

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A ship builder walks past a section of the Oasis Class 3 cruise ship at the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, February 17, 2015. The Oasis-class III vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

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Fire

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In this photo taken with a long exposure photo, a child spins a ball of fire during rituals in celebration of Mesni Zagovezni (Shrovetide) in the village of Lozen near the capital Sofia, Sunday, February 15, 2015. People in the region believe they can chase away evil spirits by performing fire rituals on Mesni Zagovezni. (Photo by Valentina Petrova/AP Photo)

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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 3

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A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

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If Disney Couples Starred in “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Nine of your favorite animated pairings are getting busy in the Red Room of Pain. No, really, this is happening. Enjoy!

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1. Ariel and Eric, The Little Mermaid.

“He stops and reaches for a washcloth as I pant against him, wanting… needing. My hands rest on his firm, muscular thighs. Squirting more soap onto the washcloth, he leans down and washes between my legs. I hold my breath.” — bathtub sex, Fifty Shades of Grey, p. 135

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Penguins Huddling to Keep Chicks Warm in Antarctic Winds

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“Emperor penguins gathered together to keep their chicks warm in these incredible pictures. Marine scientist Frederique Oliver snapped the protective parents in Antarctica as they huddled against the huge winds. The adorable birds have to battle temperatures on -20 degrees Celsius as well as winds of up to 40 knots on the ice. In the adorable pictures they can be seen cuddling their fluffy chicks and circling around to keep their babies safe. Frederique first travelled to the region for research aged 23 and has been managing to snap the birds ever since.

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Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Bulgaria

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Bulgarian Muslims Azim Liumankov and his bride Fikrie Bindzheva pose in front of their house during their wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains, February 15, 2015. The remote mountain village of Ribnovo in southwest Bulgaria has kept its traditional winter marriage ceremony alive despite decades of Communist persecution, followed by poverty that forced many men to seek work abroad. The wedding ritual was resurrected with vigour among the Pomaks – Slavs who converted to Islam under Ottoman rule. The highlight of the ceremony is the painting of the bride’s face, where in a private rite open only to female in-laws, her face is covered in thick, chalky white paint and decorated with colourful sequins. (Photo by Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)

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Maha Shivaratri Festival in Nepal

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Hindu holy man, or sadhu, applies paint to his forehead at his ashram on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu February 15, 2015. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. Celebrated by Hindu devotees all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

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Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste

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Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, is capable of suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency—values that I find in my natural subjects.

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