Street Art Masterpieces Around The World

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People pass a new mural depicting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II spray painted onto an external wall of a house in south-east London, Britain, 16 May 2016. The artwork is created by Banksy-style street painter “Catman”. (Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA) Continue reading »

Artists Builds Tiny Tree-Houses Around Common House Plants And It’s Awesome!

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Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is a Los Angeles-based prop maker for TV and movies. On the side, Voltz uses leftover bits of scrap wood, fabric, and other materials to construct tiny abodes around succulents and cactus plants, Slate reports. Continue reading »

Woman And Her Cat Have Been Sailing Around The World Together For Years

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For ten years, surfer and environmentalist Liz Clark has been exploring the Pacific Ocean via a 40-foot boat named Swell. She first set sail from her California home base in 2006 to pursue a lifelong dream of extended sea travel, and she has since voyaged around Mexico, Central America, Kiribati, and Polynesia, covering over 18,000 aquatic miles. Continue reading »

Blackout Tattoos Are A Bold New Trend Popping Up Around The World

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“Blackout” tattoos have recently gained attention online as an extreme way to cover up old tattoos. The technique requires an incredible amount of patience and dedication. The technique gained notice recently when artist Chester Lee of Oracle Tattoo shop in Singapore posted a photo of an intense black out piece featuring a delicate, scalloped edge. Continue reading »

Remarkable Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree

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Kazakh history is rife with stories of people throwing stones, making this glass tree-house, by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, the perfect weapon to combat stone proliferation. First designed in 2013, the dream was shattered when investors pulled out; now, however, with a glass and solar panel manufacturer expressing interest, A.Masow Architects, “Tree in the House” could soon become a reality. Continue reading »

A Photographer Traveled 15,000 Miles Around New Zealand To Take The Perfect Shots

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Johan Lolos is a professional photographer who is passionate about traveling. A few years ago, he left his home and started his long and exciting journey around the world. No matter where Johan was geographically, he always carried his camera with him because he was constantly surrounded by the beauty of our planet. Johan spent the last year in New Zealand, where he drove 15,500 miles to capture the stunning local landscapes on his camera. Continue reading »

It Was Way More Fun Flying Around The World 50 Years Ago

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Today, air travel is flooded with thousands of budget airlines, cheap deals and the smallest seats imaginable. For the vast majority of people who fly, it’s merely about getting from A to B without losing your sanity in the process. But 50 years ago, the world of aviation was actually the polar opposite. It wasn’t all about the lowest airfares and the cheapest route – there was a think called service as well. Continue reading »

People In Africa Are Now Putting Bee Hives Around Fields, And It’s Not For The Honey

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For farmers in African nations, otherwise lovable elephants can actually be extremely destructive. Between stomping on crops and helping themselves to a little lunch, the gentle giants can devastate entire fields. Continue reading »

Toilets Around the World, Part 2

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A domestic toilet is seen inside a house in Lalitpur, Nepal, October 8, 2015. Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations. The UN says that while there is sufficient fresh water on the planet for everyone, “bad economics and poor infrastructure” mean that every year millions of people – most of them children – die from diseases linked to poor sanitation, unhygienic living conditions and lack of clean water supplies. To mark World Toilet Day on November 19, Reuters photographers captured pictures of toilets in cities, towns and villages around the globe. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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Epic Photos Of The Natural Disasters Around The World

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A Qantas Boeing 737-800 plane flies through heavy rain as a storm moves towards the city of Sydney, Australia, November 6, 2015. Powerful storms swept across the city on Friday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issuing a warning for severe thunderstorms with large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds, local media reported. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
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This Artist Pictured His Own Journey Around The US With One Dollar Diary

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“In the time that I lived in NYC and travelled around the USA. I kept a daily dairy on one dollar bills. Below a few day’s off my life!”- Babo Schokker. Continue reading »

Experience The Beauty Of Autumn Around The World

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Fog hangs over trees in autumnal colors and the so-called Rakotzbruecke bridge of the Rhododendronpark Kromlau landscaped park in Kromlau, eastern Germany, on October 27, 2015. The park was created in the middle of the 19th century. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo/DPA) Continue reading »

15 Untranslatable Love Words From Around The World For Romantic Sweethearts Everywhere

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“Firgun,” Hebrew.

If you are one of those fortunate people who knows more than one language, you’ll know that some words are just untranslatable. But help is at hand from illustrator Emma Block (working with Vashi.com), who shows us the meaning of these “untranslatable” words with her truly beautiful drawings. Continue reading »

Politicians Past And Present From Around The World Are Given A Man Bun

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Vladimir Putin

These photos of political figures sporting man bun hairstyles have been put together by the talented creative community at DesignCrowd. This selection of current World leaders includes US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, North-Korea Leader Kim Jong-un and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading »

Artist Leaves Funny Signs Around City For People To Find

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Artist Michael Pederson leaves clever little works of art around the city that seem to carry on a conversation with whomever happens to find them. From mock gallery placards to solemn proclamations his works of art are little bites of humor that will brighten your day. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Photos of the Deadly Storms Around the World

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Talk about being in the eye of the storm! These stunning snaps show breath-taking storms from an extraordinary up-close perspective. Taken by daredevil storm chaser Dennis Oswald, from Neuss, Germany, the amazing pictures capture spectacular storms from around the globe. Having chased storms for nearly 15 years, experienced Dennis gets right in the action to get these incredible shots. Here: scenic mothership supercell just north of Howard, Kansas. (Photo by Dennis Oswald/Caters News)
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Amazing Images Reveal How the Exclusion Zone Around Fukushima Has Been Abandoned to Become an Overgrown Wilderness

A stunning new photo project offers unprecedented insight into the wild and desolate exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant – where tonnes of contaminated soil lie untouched and overgrown forest is engulfing hundreds of abandoned vehicles and homes.

The 12.5-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear plant now resembles post-apocalyptic scenes from The Walking Dead after it was instantly abandoned following the 2011 nuclear disaster.

People deserted the area after warnings of dangerous levels of radioactivity, leaving cars, classrooms and libraries to be swallowed by the overgrown wilderness in stark scenes reminiscent of those seen in the show, in which entire towns have been left in stasis after zombies overran the earth.

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Dozens of vehicles lie abandoned and covered in overgrown bushes along what was once a stretch of road near the power plant. ( © Arkadiusz Podniesinski / REX / Shutterstock) Continue reading »

Silhouettes Around the World

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A group of hikers are seen silhouetted against the moon in Tijuana, Mexico, August 27, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Duenes/Reuters)
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War and Peace: Street Art Around the World

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John Nation, a guide from Bristol Street Art Tours shows a piece of street art as part of the ongoing Upfest 2015 festival being held in Bedminster on July 27, 2015 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Quiet at the Back: Classrooms Around the World

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Teacher Archana Shori poses for a picture with 7th-grade level students inside their classroom at Rukmini Devi Public school in New Delhi, India, September 7, 2015. Nearly three years after Taliban gunmen shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist last week urged world leaders gathered in New York to help millions more children go to school. World Teachers’ Day falls on 5 October, a Unesco initiative highlighting the work of educators struggling to teach children amid intimidation in Pakistan, conflict in Syria or poverty in Vietnam. Even so, there have been some improvements: the number of children not attending primary school has plummeted to an estimated 57 million worldwide in 2015, the U.N. says, down from 100 million 15 years ago. Reuters photographers have documented learning around the world, from well-resourced schools to pupils crammed into corridors in the Philippines, on boats in Brazil or in crowded classrooms in Burundi. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
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Letters A, O, B Go Missing Around London To Encourage Blood Donation

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Letters are going missing across London to highlight the need for more new blood donors. Continue reading »

Hundreds Streak Around London Zoo To Support Tigers

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Photo: AP Photo / Alastair Grant

Around 200 people have streaked through London Zoo to help raise money to protect tigers. Continue reading »

Minions Taking Over Famous Places All Around The World

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Recently a giant inflatable minion broke free in Dublin and caused major traffic delays. Following the news, DesignCrowd.com thought they would ask their global community of designers to imagine if giant minions really took over. Continue reading »

Satirical Illustrations Of Police Officers Around The World

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Illustrations by Gunduz Agayev depict police officers in the countries where human rights are abused, such as Russia, Great Britain, China, Turkey, Iran, Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, India, etc. Most of the illustrations are sarcastic and critical, while some of them visualize “good police” characters. Continue reading »