Mount Rushmore And London Eye Cleaner Shares Experiences From Amazing Job

Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new – from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China.

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A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency) Continue »

You’ll Be Surprised To Find Out What These Berlin Artists Use To Create T-Shirt And Bags Designs

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Berlin team of artists called Raubdruckerin, which means “Pirate Printer,” doesn’t lack creativity. They use manhole covers, grids, vents and other public utilities to make designs on t-shirts and bags. They have an online shop where you can buy their creations. Continue »

Artist From Montreal Makes Impressive Street Paintings When No One Sees

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Street artist Peter Gibson, who goes by the nickname Roadsworth, creates cool art on the roads and sidewalks. It all started in 2001 when he anonymously created street art to point out the lack of bike lanes in Montreal. He was arrested in 2004 for vandalism but now he’s gone legit. Continue »

That’s The Kind Of House You Don’t Get To See Everyday

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This unique house in Clinton, Maryland will definitely surprise you with its exterior appearance. It looks like an ordinary brick house from the front, but once you’ve walked around the house you’ll notice its unusual and unique style right away. The house was literally built into the ground. Some like its outside look, others just hate it, but everyone can agree that it is quite nice and cozy inside. Continue »

This New Zealand Street Is So Steep It Makes The Houses Look Like They’re Sinking

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There are plenty of picture-perfect spots in New Zealand, but none quite as Instagram-worthy as Baldwin Street in Dunedin, also known as the steepest street in the world. The street is only 350 meters long, but for every 2.86 horizontal meters, there is a rise of one meter. In other words, though the street itself is less than a quarter mile long, for every ~9 horizontal feet you walk, you’re climbing about three feet. Photos of the street are mind bending, especially when you look at the houses that are built right into the hill. Continue »

We Can’t Stop Looking At These Drawings By Artists Reimagining Their Art As Famous Cartoons

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There’s a new challenge among artists who use Instagram called the #stylechallenge. It has nothing to do with personal style or the way they dress, and everything to do with their artistic precision. The idea behind the hashtag is for artists to draw the same figure multiple times — once in their own artistic style, and then a number of times in the styles of some of the most popular animated shows on television today. Continue »

Extraordinary Design Shelter That Looks Like A ‘Flintstones House’, And No One Wants To Buy It

There is a peculiar house in Hillsborough, California, which the locals call the “Flintstones House” due to its kooky looks. The house was originally listed at $4.2 million. It has been on the market for a year now but still has not attracted any buyers, even after two price cuts. Let’s peep inside the house and see what might be driving the buyers away.

Even from far away, it’s easy to The Flintstones House isn’t a normal property.

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It’s made from concrete that’s been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976. Continue »

Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Head Wreaths With A Modern Twist

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Photographer Ula Kóska in collaboration with makeup artist Beata Bojda has made an incredible Slavic themed photo-shoot that features Polish (and Slavic) folklore elements. In Polish folk culture they used to wear wreaths and bunches of flowers that were a part of both religious and secular ceremonies such as marriage, funeral, festivals or Easter. They used a Handcraft paper handicraft if you are wonder, as this has been well known & traditional method of creating such wreaths in Poland. In their project they used techniques coming from Polish “Opoczno” area, although this technique it is also an integral part of Malopolska and sub-Carpathian tradition. Continue »

This Ingenious Car From 1923 Turned Into A Boat

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It looks like any old car… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

In 1921, John A. Cowan patented a car roof that slips off and turns into a lightweight flat-bottomed boat. Continue »

Exercise Your Demons: Funny And Delightful Illustrations By Randyotter

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“Hello from Aaron Jay aka Randyotter! I am not sure where this will show up so forgive me if it goes somewhere ridiculous. I would love people to come check out my work and hopefully leave me some comments or feedback and of course sales would be great! Let me know what you all think people. Here is my Facebook Fan page.” Continue »

Utterly Magical Hand Carved Skulls That Will Light Up Your Room

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These delicate skull designs are at once both eerie and beautiful. Created by artist Mikhail Bozhok, each piece is carved by hand and features the most incredible details. The Belarus based artist spends hours crafting each meticulous design. Drawing inspiration from lace, crochet textures, architecture, and antique prints, Mikhail breathes new life into dusty bones with his magical skills. Each skull is hand carved and given its own unique identity. Mikhail takes pride in making each skull utterly breathtaking in it’s own special way. Some skulls are even illuminated from the inside. Continue »

An Ongoing Portrait Series Of Off-Season Santas

Toronto photographer Mary Beth Koeth was curious about what Santa got up to during the rest of the year. After Christmas is over and the jolly fat man has performed all his expected duties, the guy has a whole year to do other things!

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Santa Joe is a large and lovely Irish Catholic from the Bronx and also the New York City Bloomingdales Santa. Several years back, Santa Joe and his wife bought a condo in Oriole Gardens Retirement Community in Margate, FL. Eighty of the units in the community are filled with his family/friends from back in the Bronx. He said, “We all grew up with each other and want to grow old together.” (Photo and caption by Mary Beth Koeth) Continue »

UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre from 17 September.

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“Flash Point”. Brad Goldpaint (USA) The Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across the sky in the early hours of 13 August, 2015, appearing to cascade from Mount Shasta in California, USA. The composite image features roughly 65 meteors captured by the photographer between 12:30am and 4:30am. (Photo by Brad Goldpaint/Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016/National Maritime Museum) Continue »

Massive 4,000lb Arthas Statue Erected In Taiwan For Blizzard’s 25th Anniversary

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As of this year, Blizzard has been making games for around for 25 years and to celebrate the occasion they’re placing a giant Arthas statue on the Calligraphy Greenway in Taichung, Taiwan. Arthas is one of the most iconic characters in the Blizzard universe, and what better way to honor that than with a statue! The statue is 14 feet tall and weighs 4,000 pounds. Continue »

Beautiful Pop Culture Illustrations By Alice X. Zhang

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Alice X. Zhang graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design. Her chief influences are literature, cinema, and television. Likewise, the subjects of her wildly colorful digital paintings are often movie characters. Zhang is currently based in New York. Continue »