Malaysian artist Eddie Putera loves creating miniature dioramas, some so realistic that people could mistake them for computer-generated imagery by looking at the photos. The smaller ones take him about a week to complete, while others slightly longer, and now, he takes requests, mainly from customers looking to recreate their childhood memories. "The customer gave it to his grandfather as an anniversary gift and his grandfather shed tears looking at the diorama," said Putera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Built by Conrad Hotels and located in the Maldives, the Muraka underwater hotel is a sight to behold, literally. This submarine suite is anchored 16-feet below surface, and features all that you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Boasting a large bedroom, living room area, luxurious bathroom, and a second floor for viewing purposes. One caveat: it'll set you back a whopping $50,000 per night. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Timbuk2's Blink Pack is a rugged laptop backpack perfect for travel, business, or just everyday use, and it's being offered for just $48 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. This clamshell opening Weekender pack is made from water-resistant 420D Ripstop Nylon and features an internal organizer for pens, phones, etc., a padded laptop compartment (up to 15"), as well as a grab handle for easy lifting. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
Dream Cruises has just completed its 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship, so they decided to mark the occasion by building a large-scale replica out of LEGO. This "World Dream Ship" replica was built using over 2.5-million LEGO pieces, and it weighs over 2,800 kg, while measuring in at 8.44 m (27.7 ft) long, 1.33 m (4.36 ft) wide and 1.53 m (5 ft) tall. More than 1,000 cruise line guests and members of the public, along with the help of Greater China's first LEGO certified professional, Andy Hung, helped construct the model. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photographer Miles Herbert of Captive Light specializes in taking quirky photos, like these harvest mice in tulips, but they aren't optical illusions, believe it or not. "These harvest Mice were photographed in an indoor studio. We provide a service for photographers looking for high impact pictures of the animals, and using a purpose built studio means that we are not weather dependent. There is also an option to photograph animals outside if the client wishes, our other specialty is frogs," Miles told Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, Outside Van's Power Station looks like a normal Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but it's actually an off-grid mobile home. Featuring roof-mounted solar panels, battery packs, an e-bike charging station, paired with 3 long-life extreme capacity high-output AGM batteries, and a diesel-based heating system. Inside, you'll find a $20,000 laser-cut stainless steel shower, sleeping area, dining table, kitchentte, and plenty of storage space. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Fortnite in real-life.
Yes, Smokey the Bear was based on a real three-month-old American black bear cub who in the spring of 1950 was caught in the Capitan Gap fire, a wildfire that burned 17,000 acres in the Lincoln National Forest. Smokey had climbed a tree to escape the blaze, but his paws and hind legs had been burned. The image above shows a forest ranger playing with the real Smokey at a camp. Continue reading for more rarely seen color photos of the US during the 1950s.
Cabins and tents are nice, but if you want all the creature comforts while relaxing in nature, look no further than the bubble domes at the Finn Lough Resort in Northern Ireland. These transparent domes let you take in the surrounding trees, which are also used to provide privacy, while offering 360° of visibility. If you stay here during the winter months, the Northern Lights are a great spectacle to watch on a clear night. Continue reading for anther video, more pictures and information.
These are not scenes from an upcoming Star Wars film, just a lightsaber duel captured by photographer Dominic Chiu at the largest salt flat in the world. "Doing a set of Star Wars lightsaber pictures under billion of stars has always been my childhood dream, and I finally got a chance of recreating it during my latest trip to the largest salt flat on earth, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. It was definitely my best night ever in my life," Chiu told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
A Google Street View made its way down a road in Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture in the district of Kumage, but unlike other trips, a small dog decided to join in on the journey. What happens next? Well, as you can tell in the interactive map above, it followed for quite some time, with the vehicle's many cameras capturing the adventure. Continue reading for more pictures.