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Brothers Recreate Childhood Photos

Photo credit: Bonebowl / Reddit

What more could a mother ask for than seeing her children grow up, and that's exactly what these three brothers - and their dad who was willing to play along - wanted to show her with these funny photo recreations. They basically dug through old family albums, found their most memorable moments, and recreate them to the best of their ability, props, clothing, etc. included. Reddit user "bonebowl" says all of these photos eventually became a 2015 calendar. Continue reading to see them all.

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Kids Think Animals

Kids really have no idea what they're doing, so when placed around house pets, they follow their lead, and in this case, drinking spilled milk from the floor. On a related note, did you know that cats and milk usually don't mix well. Similar to humans, cats often develop lactose intolerance over time because they're born with lots of lactase (enzyme needed to digest lactose), but it diminishes with age. That's why it's best to stop feeding your cat milk after it is fully weaned. Continue reading for more kids who think they're animals.

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Insects After Rain

Ondrej Pakan, from Myjava, Slovakia, specializes in capturing macro photos of insects covered in tiny water droplets after rainstorms. He says: "I get soaked waiting for the rain to finish, but it all seems worth it when you get really great shots of the insects with drops on them." One of his most notable photographs include a blue damselfly (above) covered in water droplets staring at the camera. Continue reading for more.

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Extreme Close Up

Artist Pyanekd has unveiled his latest photo and video project, called "Amazing Worlds Within Our World", which uses special macro photography lenses to show everyday things in detail like you've never seen before. Pyanek used a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss X5) with the kit lens reversed, HeliconFocus for focus stacking, Abode Lightroom and Exposure 5 for some light editing. There's also a slightly creepy music video embedded above for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Prynt Instant Camera Case

Prynt, the world's first instant camera case for smartphones, let you snap a photo or choose one from your favorite social network, and print it out in 30-seconds. Thanks to its modular design, Prynt is compatible several different types of phones, including the iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C / 6 and Galaxy S4 / S5. Simply swap out the dock depending on what phone you're trying to use. In the future, they will have docks for other phones so the printer will never need to be upgraded. Continue reading for the intro video and Kickstarter page.

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Beautiful Greece Street

Have you ever encountered a street, road, tunnel, or pathway so beautiful that it defied words? If not, these images are about to boggle your mind, as all of them exist right here on Earth, including this majestic shot of Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece (above). On a somewhat related note, did you know that as Molivo under the Ottoman Empire, the city was a kaza of the sanjak of Metelin in the vilayet of Rhodes? After the defeat of the Ottomans in the First Balkan War (1913), Greece liberated Lesvos in 1914. Continue reading for more majestic streets and roads.

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Bug Photography

Photo credit: Vadim Trunov

Insects, mushrooms, and lizards aren't synonymous with beauty, but in the hands of Vadim Trunov, a self-taught nature photographer based in Voronezh, Russia, something magical happens. He creates these warm and beautiful moments by strategically placing objects, like berries, directly in front of his unwitting subjects. While some places look to be straight from a fairy tale, all of these shots were taken near his home. Continue reading for more.

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Philippe Ream

Philippe Ramette of Auxerre, France, is a conceptual artist known best for his series of gravity-defying images. He partnered with his photographer, Marc Domage, to come up with an ingenious solution to make the impossible poses you see, possible, and without the use of Photoshop. Simply put, there's a a support hidden inside his clothing and securely anchored into whatever they were shooting on. Continue reading for more interesting images that look digitally-altered, but aren't.

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Faces in Everyday Objects

Have you ever looked up in the sky and saw a cloud that looked just like a familiar face or object? There's a scientific term for that, and it's called pareidolia, which refers to a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. Continue reading for more interesting examples spotted in everyday objects.

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Hide-and-Seek Dog

Hide-and-seek is basically a game in which a number of players conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one player chosen (designated as being "it") closing their eyes and counting to a predetermined number while the other players hide. After reaching the number, the player who is "it" attempts to locate all concealed players. These dogs clearly have no idea how this game works. Continue reading to see more.

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