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Nail Art

Photo credit: David Foster Art

Artist David Foster is unlike any other because he specializes in pointillism portraits. They appear to be either tiny dots marked with a pen or just random nails up close, but from far, a beautiful portrait is revealed. All of this means hammering thousands of nails into a chosen canvas by hand. Each and every nail serves as a single dot to create incredibly realistic portraits of anything from a majestic elephant to Marilyn Monroe, above. Continue reading for more.

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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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Alien Face

Photo credit: Anelia Loubser

When captured at the perfectly wrong time, even human faces can be distorted to look other-worldly. However, South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser noticed that all you needed to do was flip a face upside-down to get that effect. Her latest photo series, "Alienation", shows just that and lets you see faces from a whole new perspective. Continue reading to see more examples.

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Hong Kong 1950s

Photo credit: Fan Ho Photography

Award-winning Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s in old Hong Kong, and his photographs of the exotic land, can be published in his new book "Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir". Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949, he's documenting these special everyday moments. There were some superstitious people along the way too, as Fan recalls: "With a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back." Continue reading for more.

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Flying Secrets

Planning a vacation sometime soon, or just love flying? Here are some interesting facts you should probably know. It's true, the headphones you get during flights are never new as old ones are just cleaned and then repackaged for the next trip. Or, that mobile electronics really won't bring down a place, as some airlines even allow you to use them during takeoff. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of something you'd never expect a tiny dog to do.

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Tattoo Spellcheck

Unless you plan on getting laser surgery immediately to remove a misspelled tattoo, we highly recommend you ask whoever is performing the procedure to run whatever phrase you're getting inked through spell / grammar check. This person probably wasn't smiling for long after figuring out just what went wrong. Continue reading for more bizarre, yet real, examples that will make you look twice.

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Monster Jellyfish

The lion's mane jellyfish (above) is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans. Divers may also find them in to the south-western part of the Baltic Sea (where it cannot breed due to the low salinity). Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading for more.

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SWAT Team Gamer

How did Jordan Mathewson end up being detained by a SWAT team during a live streaming event? Well, a prank caller had told police he was a gunman who shot two colleagues and took hostages in the latest case of a worrying trend known as 'swatting'. Next things you know, dozens of armed officers surrounded his office in Littleton, Colorado, and screamed at him to hit the deck. Continue reading for a post-debacle interview video and more information.

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Poweradd USB Charger

Poweradd's 50W 6-Port USB Desktop Charger is currently being offered for only $21.99 with coupon code: 9EA35GZN, this weekend only, originally priced at $65.99. Takes too long to finish charging something? This desktop charger, with a total max output of 10A, ensures that all gadgets are charged as quickly as possible. Product page - make sure you enter coupon code: 9EA35GZN during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Maximizes output power upto 50W / 10amps among 6 ports, charges your multiple devices at fully speed: 2 x 2.4A, 2 x 2.1A, 2 x 1A.

  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel and widely compatible with most 5V USB-charged devices like iPads, iPhones, Samsung tabs, smartphones, external batteries and so on.

  • Ergonomic, compact and portable design, much more space-saving and well-organized while charging your devices.

  • Fire-resistant and hardened plastic outer shell for durability, build-in premium circuitry and microchip ensure device safety.


[via Amazon]

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Classic Art Modern Technology

Photo credit: Kim Dong Kyu

What happens when you combine classic paintings with modern technology? These 5 mashups by artist Kim Dong Kyu of Korea. There's the "Girl With a Pearl Earring (and iPhone)", "Relax[-ing with Some Music]", "Balcony [Shots for Instagram]", and a couple more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pilot attempting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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