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Charlie the Dalmatian is Like a Real Life Heart Eyes Emoji

Charlie the Dalmatian sure is one loving dog. He's got a real life heart eyes emoji ... and more Instagram followers than most of us!

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What's For Sale Again?

Did you read the sign above as "strawberries for sale"? Read it again!

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Skeleton Typogram by Aaron Kuehn

American graphic artist Aaron Kuehn created this amazing Skeleton Typogram depicting all the bones in the human body typographically using only their names.

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There's a Car in this Picture

There's a car in this picture somewhere, or so redditor Tittzo claimed, "This black car looks like a mirror after being washed."

Do YOU see a car?

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Mummified Ice Age Wolf Pup Discovered in a Melting Permafrost

Gold miners working in Canada's Yukon territory in 2016 discovered two mummified ice-age mammals - a wolf pup and a caribou - that were kept amazingly intact by the permafrost. Carbon-dating placed the specimens at over 50,000 years old.

"They're spectacular, they're world-class, and we're definitely really excited about them," said Yukon government paleontologist Grant Zazula.
Ice age bones and fossils are often found in Yukon, but mummified carcasses are extremely rare, according to Zazula.
"To our knowledge this is the only mummified ice age wolf ever found in the world."

CBC has the story.

(Photo: Government of Yukon)

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Chasing Lights in the Himalayas: Showcasing the Beauty of Nepal

While they were filming a documentary about Mount Everest, cinematographer and director Robin Pogorzelski and drone operator Simon Bourrat shot a wonderful short film titled "Chasing Lights in the Himalayas" to showcase the beauty of Nepal ahd its people.

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Mice, A Small Story

In a dark subway tunnel, a group of three mice stumbled upon a golden pull-tab with mysterious powers that sent them on an epic journey ...

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High School Students Cosplayed as Their Favorite Pop Culture Icon for Their Student ID Photos

The students at North Farmington High School in Michigan have a neat tradition: they can dress up as their favorite pop culture character for their student ID photos.

Take a look at this year's photos | Last year's photos - they're all fantastic!

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TV Reporter Investigating Car Break-Ins in San Francisco Got Both Her Bait Car AND Camera Crew Car Broken Into

How bad is the car break-in epidemic in San Francisco? Let's put it this way: recently a TV crew reporting on car break-ins got both their bait car and camera crew vehicles broken into!

Remarkably, as Guerrero was conducting the interview, a car belonging to the Inside Edition crew was broken into, resulting in two broken windows and the theft of thousands of dollars' worth of equipment. That robbery was also caught on by surveillance cameras.
"We actually got hit twice in one day," Guerrero declared.

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Blower Eggs, Friend Pain and Other Weird Sailor Names from the 18th Century

Writer and historian Emily Brand was researching 18th century naval records when she came across some really weird sailor names.

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Marilyn Monroe's Famous "Flying Skirt" Scene Recreated with Banana

Banana artist (bananartist?) Stephan Brusche of isteef has recreated Marilyn Monroe's famous "Flying Skirt" scene from the 1954 film The Seven Year Itch with banana.

Like Marilyn said, "Isn't it delicious?"

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A Pod of Beluga Whales Adopted a Lost Young Narwhal

Using a drone, a team of whale researchers from the Group for Education and Research on Marine Mammals (GREMM) took aerial footage of a pod of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada.

They found that amongst the beluga whales was a juvenile narwhal that seem to have been adopted by the pod!

"It behaves like it was one of the boys," said Robert Michaud, the group's president and scientific director, to CBC.

(Photo: GREMM)

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The Most Decorated Boy Scout Ever

Meet Austin Koslow, the most decorated Boy Scout ever:

Koslow has not only earned every single one of the 137 merit badges the Boy Scouts has to offer, but also seven silver and one gold Eagle Palms — the maximum number of the awards attainable after becoming an Eagle Scout.

Margaret Goff of Japan Times has the story. (Photo: Margaret Goff)

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Van Gogh's Starry Night in Real Life by Ivana Jelic and Pavle Petrovic

Serbian duo Ivana Jelic and Pavle Petrovic created this real life version of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night for the 7th annual Amsterdam Light Festival.

This year's exhibition will feature 30 artwork with the theme "The Medium is the Message." Take a look at many more fantastic entries from past festival over at their website.

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Richard Scarry's Classic "What Do People Do All Day?" Updated for the 21st Century by Ruben Bolling

Richard Scarry's classic "What Do People Do All Day?" is filled with all sorts of jobs that people do - but cartoonist Ruben Bolling of Tom the Dancing Bug noticed that they need a bit of updating to catch up with the modern day.

So he took liberty in adding in a few modern jobs that fit modern American political and socioeconomic dystopia.

View the original piece over at Topic

View the original piece over at The Nib

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Using Potato Peel to Create Potato-in-Potato Packaging

After they noticed how much potato peels were wasted in the making of french fries, Milan-based designers Simone Carroni, Pietro Gaeli and Paolo Stefano Gentile decided to do something about it. So they created "Peel Saver," a 100% biodegradable packaging made from potato peels.

via Yanko Design

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Watch Child Prodigy Alma Deutscher Compose a Piano Sonata in Under a Minute with Four Notes Drawn Randomly From a Hat

Alma Deutscher began playing the piano at the age of two. By the age of six, Deutscher had composed her first piano sonata. And by the age of seven, her first operatic piece.

So she's good.

Just how good Deutscher is can be seen easily in this 2017 clip from 60 Minutes, where the child prodigy was given four random notes pulled from a hat. She created a piano sonata in under a minute.

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Using Giant Pool Noodles to Rid the Oceans of Plastic

In 2011, then 16-year-old Dutch boy named Boyan Slat came across more plastic than fish during a diving trip to Greece. This led to a high school science project and then to an invention that may help rid the ocean of floating plastic debris.

Slat dropped out of college and founded The Ocean Cleanup, which champions the use of a floating tube that passively collects plastic:

Actively going after plastic with vessels and nets would be costly, labor intensive, harmful for sea life and would take very long. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area twice the size of Texas, and although the density of plastic is higher than outside the patch, the plastic is still very dispersed (10-100kg / km2). This is why cleaning up the patch has been deemed impossible.
To catch the plastic, we need to act like plastic. We will use the ocean's currents to carry our approximately 60, 1-2 km systems throughout the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, moving in the same manner and patterns that the plastic follows in the accumulation zone, although slightly faster. The difference in speed is what makes concentrating the plastic possible.
The systems will move faster than the plastic, due to the influence of wind and waves on the system; these forces do not affect the plastic as much as the system, because the plastic floats primarily just below the surface. Thanks to the systems’ faster pace, the cleanup system will be able to catch up with the plastic, like a Pac-Man, and concentrate it in its U-shape. A support vessel will empty the systems every 6-8 weeks.

After 5 years of research, The Ocean Cleanup has just launched its first system from San Francisco Bay.

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Swedish Copper "Plate Money" Weighed as Much as 43 Pounds!

When you think of a coin, you'd probably think of a small round metal disc, with small denomination as face value.

But back in 17th century Sweden, coins called "platmynt" could actually be slabs of metal up to several inches thick, weighing as much as 43 pounds.

As you can imagine, lugging around heavy money wasn't convenient, so the platmynt actually led to the invention of the world's first banknote:

Illustrations of the era depict citizens with sacks of copper plates over their back or pulling a load of plates to the bank on a sled. This inconvenience was the catalyst for the creation of the world’s first bank notes. In the 1660’s, a bank was formed where plates could be deposited in return for a paper certificate of value. This paper money was an instrument which could be exchanged in commerce and the value repaid to the bearer in copper at the bank. This led to the creation of the world’s first central bank, Sveriges Riksbank (The National Bank of Sweden).

Read more over at Past and Present - via TYWKIWDBI

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The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure

Surely you've seen Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century.

But do you know the meaning behind all Bosch's fantastic and gruesome figures in the painting?

Put on your headphones and head on over to this online interactive documentary. Either join the audiovisual tour of The Garden of Earthly Delights, as narrated by Redmond O'Hanlon, or freely explore and click the various icons to read and hear the story behind a particular part of the painting.

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When You Go to the Toilet and They Say "Don't fall In" ...

Which one to use?

This vertigo-inducing trompe l'oeil bathroom is located in the Chicago Magic Lounge. Photo via JoeBatters

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This 1705 Beard Token Proved that the Owner Had Paid the Beard Tax Imposed by Peter the Great

Peter the Great probably wasn't big into Movember.

The Emperor of Russia instituted a beard tax in 1698 - anyone who wanted to keep a beard had to pay a tax. Those who refused to pay were forcibly shaven.

To prove that they've paid the Beard Tax, bearded men would carry around a "Beard Token" - a coin which bore the inscription "money taken" on one side and "the beard is a superfluous burden" on the other side.

Recently, Russian archaeologists have found a haul of ancient coins containing the rare beard token in a 17th century ruin in the city of Pskov.

Via Lost at E Minor

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Mustard Pizza

Move over, pineapple! There's a new controversial pizza ingredient that's stormin' the Internet.

Instead of the traditional tomato sauce, Lion and Tigers and Squares pizzeria in New York City uses mustard - yes, yellow mustard - in their pizza.

What do you think? Would you like to try the mustard pizza?

Via Nerdist

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Sit Anywhere You Like with This Astride Bionix LEX Exoskeleton

Wearable exoskeleton is the stuff of science fiction. Usually, they imbue the wearer with super strength and endurance - perfect for fighting and other soldierly stuff.

But what if all you want to do is sit down?

Enter LEX by Astride Bionix. It's a next-gen wearable tech that'll let you sit anywhere you want!

via The Awesomer

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Art History as Sandwiches

How can you make art history even more interesting? Present them as sandwiches, of course!

This one above is The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Take a look at the Twitter tag #KunstGeschichteAlsBrotbelag for more.

Balloon Girl by Banksy

Light, earth and blue by Mark Rothko

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Gorgeous Photos of Vintage Motorcycles by Paul Clifton

Photographer Paul Clifton of Goldaming, United Kingdom, took a series of gorgeous photos of Pre-War motorcycles you can peruse over at Behance. Fantastic!

I particularly love this 1915 Indian Big Twin motorcycle.

via Inspiration Grid

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Underwater Photography of Christy Lee Rogers

This is simply marvelous: as the Sun set, Hawaiian artist Christy Lee Rogers submerged her models in water and photographed them using the last rays of light.

The billowing cloth in the water made the heavenly photos in the series titled "Muses," look like Baroque paintings.

Photos: Christy Lee Rogers - via Ignant

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Dinosaur or Baby Great Blue Heron?

According to the origin of birds scientific hypothesis, birds are modern-day dinosaurs - and this photo by JJJFrank shows how a baby Great Blue Heron looks just like an Archaeopetryx.

via Geyser of Awesome

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Volvo's New Concept Car is Basically a Bedroom on Wheels

This sure beats flying a red eye!

The 360c is Volvo's new concept car that basically combines a bedroom with a self-driving electric car. The idea is to offer an alternative to a short-hop flight to a neighboring city for that morning business meeting. Instead, you can sleep on your way to your destination in a moving bed!

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The Most Beautiful Starbucks in the World

You'd be forgiven if you thought that the photos here are of a high end boutique store.

It's actually Starbucks' first location in Italy (opening inside the historic Poste building in Piazza Cordusio in Milan).

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