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1956 Kitchen

Furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler recently purchased a home that has remained sealed since 1956. Its mid-century American interior was kept perfectly intact to boot. Whether it be the pastel pink counters or manuals still attached to the unused GE home appliances, every detail is straight out of a 1950s American family television show. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Geometric Tattoo

They look 3D and/or computer-generated, but these are just clever tattoos by Chaim Machlev that use intricate, crisscrossing lines. They flow from body part to body part with elegant, sweeping marks that look like twisted structures. Sometimes, these geometric lines and shapes mimic the appearance of lotus flowers or other organic forms. Even more surprising? He's only been a tattoo artist since 2012, so persistence and hard work really do pay off, even if it's not a talent you're gifted with at birth. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Frog Rides Beetle

Photo credit: Hendy Mp

Hendy Mp, a talented wildlife photographer from Indonesia, managed to capture one of the strangest scenes you'll probably see in the natural world... a tree frog going for a wild rodeo ride on the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. To be more specific, this tree frog is of the Reinwardt's Flying Frog variety, a threatened species that can glide down from trees with the skin between its fingers and toes. He says: "It was such an amazing moment, the frog just saw the beetle and decided to crawl on top. It looked like the frog was a cowboy riding a bull and it even put its right leg in the air. The frog was on the beetle for five minutes and the insect was just happily running around." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Paint Over Paint

Pouring paint over paint doesn't sound too exciting, but artist Holton Rower would like to prove otherwise. So, he gathered up his friends, took ordinary plywood, boxes, lots of acrylic paint, and started to create swirling, psychedelic art pieces that are half painting, half sculpture, and hypnotizing to say the least. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Alien Orbs

Astrobiologist Dr Milton Wainwright used balloons to collect samples of dust and particles 16 miles up in the Earth's atmosphere, and in one sample, he found a tiny metal ball that left impact crater in the device. He claims the metal orb, the same width as a human hair and made from titanium, may have been traveling fast as came from outer space. Wainwright says it was found to be oozing a strange material, which is biological and could in fact be a colony of tiny microorganisms. Continue reading for more information.

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Limb Lengthening Surgery

Limb-lengthening surgeries are becoming more popular, despite the complications. The surgery begins with a doctor breaking the patient's shin bones and inserting a telescopic rod into them. As the bones heal over time, the rod pulls the bones apart gradually - approximately 1mm per day - and as the bone is stretched, new bone, nerves, arteries, as well as skin, grow to fill in the gap. After about 3-months time, patients can expect to add 2-3 inches to their overall height. Continue reading for a video of someone who spent $85,000 in limb-lengthening procedures alone.

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Mysterious Beam of Light

An electrical power plant substation exploded in Escanaba, Michigan over a weekago, knocking out power and causing rolling blackouts for days in the area. Eyewitnesses recorded a beam of light either shooting out of the station or if even possible, something shooting a beam straight down. The explosion occurred at approximately 1:30am. Power immediately went out throughout the city and residents there were asked to keep non-electric furnaces on due to the cold weather or move to a local shelter. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Paper Bag Building

From afar, and in pictures, this just looks like a giant paper bag, but in reality, it's famed American architect Frank Frank Gehry's latest project. This building in Australia was officially opened Monday, built at a cost of $138-million, is part of the business school at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Australia's Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove has called this "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I've ever seen", and it will house over 1,600 students and staff. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Batman Turkey

Batman is a real city in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey and the capital of Batman Province. It lies on a plateau, 540 meters above sea level, near the confluence of the Batman River and the Tigris. This city even has a local airport and a military airbase, which was used for transit of aircraft and helicopters in some search and rescue operations of the Gulf War. However, in recent times, the mayor of Batman is trying to sue Warner Brothers for illegally using the city's name. Continue reading for more.

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Stilt Spirit

Remember The Dark Crystal? The 1982 American-British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz that revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem? Well, Melissa Irwin decided to create her own version of the landslider called "Stilt Spirit". Continue reading to see the actual Landstriders featured in the movie and for the Etsy page where you can get instructions on how to make your own Stilt Spirit suit.

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