Tree Chainsaw Giant Octopus
Photo credit: JMS Wood Sculpture
It started as a piece from a redwood tree from Redwood Burl, but after lots of painstaking work, it became this stunning giant octopus, thanks to chainsaw artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky. He’s a self-taught artist who started JMS Wood Sculpture back in 1998, and has since been featured on numerous television shows, including the Discovery Channel, as well as carving competitions worldwide. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Honest Common Email Phrases

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Since the holidays are here, people may not be as responsive to your emails as they normally are, and that’s when you may see some of these common phrases. To kick things off, we have “just checking in,” which may sound harmless, but after numerous messages without receiving a response, you might actually mean “I’m going to keep sending you emails about this until you respond.” Read more to see a compilation of brutally honest meanings of common email phrases by 9GAG.

Black Diamond Apple
At first glance, these apples may appear to be just a Photoshop trick, but they’re real and called “Black Diamond”. They are mainly grown in the mountains of Tibet, and a breed of Hua Niu apples (Chinese Red Delicious) that get their unique dark purple color from the geographical conditions of Nyingchi, in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Since the temperature fluctuations between day and night are significant, the fruits get a lot of sunlight and ultraviolet light which causes their skin to change from the deep red to dark purple. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Slightly Infuriating

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Sometimes, you just come across things that are slightly out of place, and the longer you look at them, the more infuriating things get. For example, this person just so happened to sit behind a passenger who apparently didn’t know that their headphones were worn over his folded ear, or just wanted a slightly muffled sound. Continue reading to see more slightly infuriating things captured by internet users. Click here for a few bonus images.

Rare Walt Disney Signature

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Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer, but many fans have never seen his signature. Well, know you’re in for a treat, as the one above features a drawing of the world famous Mickey Mouse. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. With Ub Iwerks, Walt developed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928, his first highly popular success; he also provided the voice for his creation in the early years. Continue reading for more fascinating celebrity signatures. Click here for a few bonus images.

ICON 3D-Printed Home

ICON has developed a method to 3D print single-story 650-square-foot homes using cement in a mere 12-24 hours. Currently a 100-home community will be fabricated for residents in El Salvador next year. The Vulcan printer can print an entire home for $10,000, but eventually, the company plans to bring the cost down to just $4,000. “It’s much cheaper than the typical American home. It’s capable of printing a home that’s 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet. In contrast, the average New York apartment is about 866 square feet,” said co-founder Jason Ballard. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

Jim Carrey Painting

Jim Carrey is a comedian, actor, and apparently, a great painter / sculptor as well. “There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not covered in paint or something from doing sculptures. It’s all about that for me now – being completely involved, heart, mind, and soul. Sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s performance, and sometimes it’s just talking to someone,” said Carrey in a recent interview with W magazine. Continue reading to see more famous celebrities who paint and / or draw as a hobby.

Swarovski Lamborghini Huracan

Owned by Daria Radionova, a 25-year-old Moldovan fashion designer residing in the UK, this Lamborghini Huracan is the first to be covered in a whopping 1.3-million Swarovski crystals. Does it look familiar to other vehicles you’ve seen in the past? Well, there’s a reason for that, as she also owned a bling-covered Mercedes CLS and Bentley Continental GT by the crystal experts at Vinceri. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

Pics or It Didn't Happen

When 12 police officers got stuck inside a stalled elevator last April at their academy in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, they just had to suck it up and call their friends at the Kansas City Fire Department to help them out. Personnel soon arrived on the scene and freed the cops, but not before one of the crew members, Tony Pisciotta, decided to snap an Instagram-worthy shot. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, pictures.

iPhone Christmas Gift

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Well, Christmas day is finally here, and while some people got exactly what they wanted, others received their gifts in unexpected ways, like this person. “My husband always got colored pencils for his birthday and Christmas growing up and he hates them cause he’s colorblind. He’s wanted an iPhone forever so today I bought him one and this is how I wrapped it,” said Reddit user “jabberingginger”. Continue reading for more funny examples of Christmas gift trolling. Click here for a few bonus images.