Sunday, February 18

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I’ve Seen Millions Of Images Online… But NEVER Any Like These. They’ll Blow Your Mind.

I’ve Seen Millions Of Images Online… But NEVER Any Like These. They’ll Blow Your Mind.

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3D TVs and movies really seem to be a thing these days, but wouldn't it be cool if you could get the same effect without using those chunky 3D glasses? These animated pictures below demonstrate how just by adding two white lines through a flat imagine, you get that 3D effect we all love so much. Here are 12 samples of this cool 3D effect in action, using only a couple of vertical white lines and some background defocus. Disney's 'Brave'. Jensen Ackles in 'Supernatural'. Freddy Krueger really comes to life. David Tennant as the 10th Doctor in 'Doctor Who'. Aww, it's almost like I can reach ou...
Most People Think That This World Famous Photo Is Faked. But Guess What…

Most People Think That This World Famous Photo Is Faked. But Guess What…

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The world famous blue pond in Japan receives tourists from around the world. Though you've likely never been here, we're betting you've seen it before...and just can't figure out where. Take a closer look for yourself and see if you can remember: It's the Blue Pond background from the Apple's OSX! The pond is actually a reservoir created by a dam built to protect from mudflows that might occur from the active volcano Mt. Tokachi. It contains high amounts of aluminum hydroxide to reflect blue light. Although the color of the water changes depending on time of day and weather, its beauty certainly lives up to its image. Now I know what I'm looking at every morning when I go to check my email. So cool! Read more: http://viralnova.com/apple-lion/
Here Are 10 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Pentagon. Wow.

Here Are 10 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Pentagon. Wow.

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The Pentagon is one of the most famous buildings in the world. You don't get a status like that without having some interesting facts that most people don't know about. Here are 10 of the best ones we could find. #8 is pretty crazy, I can't believe how people get from floor to floor in the building. 1.) It wasn't supposed to be for the DoD. Imgur President Franklin D. Roosevelt never intended the Pentagon to be the home of the Department of Defense. In the 1930's he commissioned another building for the War and Navy departments, but they quickly outgrew that space. That's when FDR ordered a new building that could accommodate 40,000 employees and 10,000 cars. The old War Department building is now the State D...
These 44 Facts About Your Favorite Fast Food Joints Will Surprise You. #12 Changes Everything!

These 44 Facts About Your Favorite Fast Food Joints Will Surprise You. #12 Changes Everything!

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Regularly eating at fast food restaurants is fairly normal for most people around the world. They're a staple of modern society. Even if you don't frequent them yourself, most likely you have some restaurants in your home town. No matter how familiar you are with the fast food industry, you probably still don't know these 44 nuggets of trivia collected by BuzzFeed. The next time you order a Big Mac, you'll be way more informed about the meat and the company in general. 1. McDonald’s hamburgers don’t rot. The low moisture of the burgers leaves the meat dehydrated, basically turning it into jerky. 2. McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets come in four shapes and they have names: the boot, the ball, the bone, and the bell. ...
This May Look Like A Normal Painting… Until You Take A Step Back. Then, Whoa.

This May Look Like A Normal Painting… Until You Take A Step Back. Then, Whoa.

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Hasan Kale is a Turkish micro painter, and you'll have a hard time believing that his work is real. Instead of painting on canvas, Kale brings his micro art talents to everyday objects like peanuts, or grains of rice. He covers these objects in amazing tiny art. When I say tiny, I really mean almost microscopic. Seriously. You'd need to really squint to see most of the pictures in real life. Or even better, use a magnifying glass. Just check them out.  Hasan Kale Hasan Kale Hasan Kale Hasan Kale Ha...
These Classic Books Were Reused To Make Incredible Art. You Can’t Do This With A Kindle.

These Classic Books Were Reused To Make Incredible Art. You Can’t Do This With A Kindle.

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Mike Stilkey is a Los Angeles based artist who has a way with words... and an unusual one, at that. Instead of writing novels, he paints on them. Using the covers of discarded books as a canvas, Stilkey creates beautiful works that bring new life to old art. Not only do they look cool, they don’t require any reading. Check them out! 1. The artist in action. Mike Stilkey 2. A woman in a red scarf. Mike Stilkey 3. The band of your dreams. I think I saw them play in Bushwick a few years ago. Mike Stilkey 4. A fishing bear and a giant, horse-holding man. ...
The Terrifying True Origins Of Favorite Childhood Stories. YIKES.

The Terrifying True Origins Of Favorite Childhood Stories. YIKES.

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As it turns out, children's stories aren't all puppies and sunshine (no matter what you thought growing up). As it turns out, most of the famous nursery rhymes and fairy tales have a really dark origin.  1. Cinderella: Mutilation and Murder Wikimedia Commons/Alexander Zick "So, if I agree to feed you, you'll totally blind my step-sisters, right?" There are many different versions of the Cinderella story from all over the world, the earliest known variant being the Greco-Egyptian tale of Rhodopis. Most people today, though, know the story of Cinderella through Disney's 1950 animated version. This version is based almost exactly on the 1697 version of Cendrillon by French author Charles Perrault, with some...
Think Your Car Is A Work Of Art? Wait Until You See These.

Think Your Car Is A Work Of Art? Wait Until You See These.

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Owning a car is an important part of most people's lives. You (probably) will pay thousands of dollars for it, it's incredibly useful and they're just fun to drive. Some people go above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their car and making it look super slick. Then, there are those people go a little overboard with the idea of customizing their car. These are the people who go even more overboard than the overboard people. They've actually made their cars into works of art and let me tell you, they're incredible. They're also a little insane: 1.) Looks like something a villain would drive. ArtCarCentral 2.) ICEBERG! ArtCarAgency 3.) I don't thi...
He Got Shot In The Head To Make A Point. And A Very Good One At That.

He Got Shot In The Head To Make A Point. And A Very Good One At That.

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Have you ever looked, really looked, at advertisements you pass on your daily commute? Many probably focus on the inherent needs, wants and desires of consumers, but there is a shocking trend you might not have noticed. New York-based artist Jon Burgerman, did though. By just posing next to some ads in the subway (and then editing the photos), he  made people realize how violence is romanticized in our culture... and it's everywhere. You might not realize it... Jon Burgerman But this violence is everywhere. Jon Burgerman Weapons of every kind are used in advertising. Jon Burgerman ...
Rare Photos From The Front Lines And At Home During World War II Are Stunning.

Rare Photos From The Front Lines And At Home During World War II Are Stunning.

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World War II, the last great war, changed the world. In fact, the effects of it can still be felt around the world today. Many of the official photos from the war have made their way into countless history textbooks. Most Americans are raised on these photos of bravery and heroism.  However, there are still thousands of rare and color photos from both sides of the war that aren't as common to see. Here is just a small sample of those photographs. Photos from all sides of the war are mixed together here. Some are of German soldiers, some American soldiers, some Japanese soldiers, and some of the home front.  Together they paint a united picture of war that is devastating and heartbreaking no matter what side of the conflict you're on.  ...