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Peacock Spider by Photographer Jurgen Otto

Peacock Spider by Photographer Jurgen Otto The common name of this species is Coastal Peacock spider. Until recently it was called Saitis specious, but it is very similar to other species of Maratus and therefore is now included in this genus. The orange coloured hairs are only visible during the display.

The Hennessey Venom GT – The World’s Fastest Production Car

The Hennessey Venom GT – The World’s Fastest Production Car Grabbing the title away from Bugatti for the fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h), beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s previous record of 269.86 mph.

2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley is introducing an upgraded version of the Continental GT Speed in both coupe and convertible form. A 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine pumping out 626 horsepower, from 0-60 in 4 seconds and will hit a top speed of 206 mp! More images jump more.

Adorable Sisters Recreate Oscar's Best Picture Nominees

Adorable Sisters Recreate Oscar's Best Picture NomineesThe Wolf of Wall Street
If you're one of the 67 percent of Americans who have yet to see any of the nine movies nominated for Oscar's best picture, you'll probably still enjoy this adorable series put on by two Chicago sisters. Their mother, Maggie Storino, enlisted the help of her two young daughters, Sophia (age 3) and Sadie (age 2), in recreating scenes from movies like American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street along with the seven other best picture contenders. This isn't the first time she's done this. The Oscar series has become part of a family tradition, which you can see on their Tumblr blog Don't Call Me Oscar.

Amazing Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity

Amazing Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity
Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled Balancing Rocks, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only "glue" that holds his structures together.

Incredible Geometric Sand Castles from Calvin Seibert

Incredible Geometric Sand Castles from Calvin Seibert
New York-based artist and sand castle genius Calvin Seibert, who we introduced to you last year, is back with more amazingly intricate geometric forms sculpted with sand. He starts with a vague notion of building something different each time, then follows his imagination and lets the sandy form emerge naturally. The results are fantastic shapes that look like they're from another world, featuring sprawling plains, industrial complexes, geometric blocks, sharp angles, honeycombed walls, or smooth curves.

Fire Rainbows: A Rare Cloud Phenomenon

Fire Rainbows: A Rare Cloud Phenomenon “Fire Rainbows” are neither fire, nor rainbows, but are so called because of their brilliant pastel colors and flame like appearance. Technically they are known as circumhorizontal arc - an ice halo formed by hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. The halo is so large that the arc appears parallel to the horizon, hence the name.Fire Rainbows: A Rare Cloud Phenomenon

Irohazaka Winding Road, Japan

Irohazaka Winding Road, Japan Irohazaka are a pair of winding roads connecting the lower elevation around central Nikko, in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, to the higher elevations of Oku-Nikko located in the northwestern part of Nikko. "i-ro-ha" are the first three characters of the 48 syllables of the formerly used Japanese alphabet (which is now known as "aiueo"), and "zaka" means "slope".

The Ancient Sea Wall at Batroun

The Ancient Sea Wall at Batroun, Lebanon Batroun is a coastal city in northern Lebanon lying 50 km north of Beirut and 30 km south of Tripoli. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with a history of human occupation going back to at least 5,000 years.

Crochet Skyrim Viking helmet by LumpyCat

Crochet Skyrim Viking helmet by LumpyCatCrochet Skyrim Viking helmet by etsy seller LumpyCat.

Lisa Moran Artworks

Lisa Moran Artworks  Lisa Moran, an artist in Ireland, sketches images or paints them on her hands so that she can create half-masks against her own face.

Dean's Blue Hole, World's Deepest Blue Hole

Dean's Blue Hole, World's Deepest Blue Hole Blue holes are so called for the dramatic contrast between the dark blue, deep waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the shallows around them. The intense blue color is created by high transparency of water and bright white carbonate sand.

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
The XFR-S Sportbrake packs Coventry's ubiquitous 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine boasting 542 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. From 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 186 miles per hour.

Samsung Gear Fit

Samsung Gear FitThe Samsung Gear Fit has a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED screen, a dust- and water-resistant wearable companion offers  a pedometer, exercise, and heart rate functionality as well as smartphone notifications (SMS, E-Mail, Calls) and has a battery life of up to 5 days.

A Horse Following Storm

A Horse Following Storm Nasar, an Arabian horse, stands in the office of doctor Stephanie Arndt at her home on February 19, 2014 in Holt, Germany. Fearing for the horse’s safety, Mrs. Arndt brought the horse into her house during the Xaver heavy storm back in December, and the horse now wanders through the house daily, inspecting details and looking for snacks.

Amazing France's Annual Lemon Festival

Amazing France's Annual Lemon FestivalImagine how wonderful it must smell! Menton, France's annual Lemon Festival (or Fete du Citron) is now underway where giant sculptures are created with thousands of oranges and lemons, carefully fixed one by one by hand onto wire frames. It's the 81st edition of the festival and it brings together thousands of spectators who come to admire the giant statues and figurines all adorned with citrus fruit. Every year, it takes thousands of hours to create these amazing sculptures, with the brightly colored fruits placed one at a time. This exhibition required more than 300 professionals and 145 tons of citrus fruit.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 TabletSony Claimed Xperia Z2 Tablet is the "world's slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet". It is 10.1-inch, at only 6.4 mm and less than 440 grams. It includes a 2.3 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2MP front camer.

The Colorful Island of Burano, Italy

The Colorful Island of Burano, ItalyBurano is an island in the Northern Venetian Lagoon, just 40 minutes away from Venice by boat. Burano is an old fishing village, and the fishing traditions of Burano date back to Roman time. The island is famous for the art of lace making and its bright multicolored houses.

North Korea Appears Like a Black Hole in a Sea

North Korea Appears Like a Black Hole in a SeaNorth Korea appears like a black hole in a sea of light in this remarkable NASA satellite image taken of the isolated communist state.
Taken at night on January 30 from the International Space Station (ISS) this picture shows North Korea almost completely devoid of lights. In stark contrast to the south of the image South Korea is shown bathed in light as is China to the north both clearly visible bustling with energy.

Cool Colorful Interventions at Ice Hotel

Cool Colorful Interventions at Ice HotelJapanese artist toshihiko shibuya is best known for his colorful interventions within snow and ice filled landscapes. for his latest project, ‘the ice pallet‘, he has transformed an interior guest room at the the ice hills hotel, in sweden hills of tobetsu, japan into a vibrantly tinted winter wonderland.

The Mini Museum

The Mini MuseumThe Mini Museum is a Kickstarter project by Hanz Fex, a desktop museum with a fossil of a palm tree from Antarctica, wrap from a mummy, coal from the Titanic, dinosaur bones, and even a piece of the Apollo 11 command module.

Giant Hedgehog Installed in a London Park To Make New David Attenborough TV Series

Giant Hedgehog Installed in a London Park To Make New David Attenborough TV SeriesA Giant sculpture of a hedgehog was recently installed in London’s Clapham Common to mark the launch of the new David Attenborough TV series 'Natural Curiosities'. Standing at 7ft tall, 12ft long and 8ft wide. The huge structure took a team of artists two months to build at a workshop - where a team of sculptors crafted him from 2,000 soft wood spikes and fur made of willow and coconut fibers.

Toilet Bowl Waterfall in Foshan, China

Toilet Bowl Waterfall in Foshan, ChinaFoshan, a city in central Guangdong province in China, has one of the strangest public art - a fountain built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks and urinals covering a wall 100 meters long and almost 5 meters high. The fountain/waterfall was originally designed for the 2009 Foshan Pottery and Porcelain Festival, a porcelain product tradeshow, before being installed as a permanent piece of public art. It is just one of the many impressive ceramic sculptures residing in Shiwan Park.

Innovative Portable Printers

Innovative Portable Printers  Collection of innovative mobile and portable printers for printing on the go from all over the world.

Cool Waterproof Speaker Designs

Cool Waterproof Speaker Designs

 Cool waterproof speaker designs from all over the world.

Gif: Bunny swarm

Gif: Bunny swarm.Bunny swarm. Filmed on the Japanese island of Ōkunoshima.

Creative Wooden Sculptures Act as Symbols of Compassion

Creative Wooden Sculptures Act as Symbols of Compassion
In his personal sculpture garden, Australian artist Bruno Torfs crafts wooden figures that live in the forest. Embracing fantasy, his life-sized works feature delightfully unusual characters. We see things like a bearded wizard carrying an armful of tiny creatures and a young princess riding a unicorn.

Adorable photos of a Protective Bulldog with His Foster Kittens

Adorable photos of a Protective Bulldog with His Foster KittensAbout a week ago Michelle Parden (or Redditor RorschachBulldogs) showed some incredibly sweet photos of her bulldog Hammie being incredibly protective to a group of foster kittens. Born from a local stray cat, the kittens all ended up being adopted to loving homes, but for the limited time when Parden had them all in her house, she was able to capture Hammie the bulldog, acting lovingly like their mother hen.

Minas Tirith of Lord of the Rings made from 420,000 Matchsticks

Minas Tirith of Lord of the Rings made from 420,000 Matchsticks
Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses techniques acquired through experience with the material of choice to assemble the intricate structure.

Creative ‘Woodskin cases for Vintage Cameras

Creative ‘Woodskin cases for Vintage CamerasGiving a new sense of life to vintage cameras, ‘woodskin’ are customized casesthat are applied to the exterior of the analogue devices. the project uses wood due to its material warmth and touch, which combined with the existing metal and glass elements provides an interesting offset. the skin is cut and moulded according to the individual piece, with each resulting in a unique texture, grain and color application.

Astronaut iPhone Stand

Astronaut iPhone Stand Creative stand designed to look like an Astronaut will hold your iPhone or other smartphone and use it to explore your desk and prepare for his next trip into space.

Fixie Pizza Cutter Slices with its Rotating Bicycle Wheels

Fixie Pizza Cutter Slices with its Rotating Bicycle WheelsBringing together two universally loved pastimes — riding bikes and eating pizza – doiy has designed a handheld slicer in the shape of a bicycle, with its two wheels functioning as the blades.

Brick Sculptures By Brad Spencer

Brick Sculptures By Brad Spencer About brick sculpting, this is what Brad Spencer has to say: Brad Spencer is one of the very few artist in the world who creates sculptures from bricks. A BFA in Painting and Drawing from UNCG and an MFA in Sculpture, Brad has been a working sculptor since 1984. During his undergraduate work in painting, he took sculpture as an elective course, through which he discovered his calling.

Awesome Sculptures in Honeycombs

Awesome Sculptures in Honeycombs
Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with custom-designed apiary feeder boards and hive blankets, where she introduces the figurines and allows the bees to transform them with their hexagonal cells of wax.

Wonder Lake Superior Iced Caves

Wonder Lake Superior Iced CavesWhile this year's bitter winter has created its share of problems, Mother Nature has provided a beautiful and rare treat for those living in the upper Midwest. For the first time in five years, people can visit the mainland sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by walking on a frozen Lake Superior. 

500,000 Sugar Cubes Installation by Sculptors

500,000 Sugar Cubes Installation by Sculptors
This sweet installation, Sugar Metropolis, is a traveling project developed by professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube constructions. Within designated space, the artists set up mountains of sugar cubes and invite visitors to collectively create fictional cities from the piles.

Rabbit Island in Japan

Rabbit Island in Japan
Ōkunoshima, located in the Inland Sea of Japan between Hiroshima and Shikoku, was the top-secret site for manufacturing chemical warfare. When the factories were closed down, a number of exotic wild rabbits were seen freely roaming the island. They were assumed to have been the test subjects for the chemical weapons, which the military failed to eradicate when the factory was demolished.

A $35,000 Renovation Turned This Suburban Home Into a Cat Palace

Via gizmodoA $35,000 Renovation Turned This Suburban Home Into a Cat PalaceLocated in Goleta, California, this 90′s home received a $35,000 upgrade by Trillium Enterprises. Custom tunnels, walkways, ledges to his home so that they could have fun adventures without going outside. The owner also installed a special spiral step and climbing pole next to an aquarium in his office. He even installed a special ventilation system to keep the air clean. More images jump more.

Cool Office inside XchangE autonomous EV Car

Cool Office inside XchangE autonomous EV Car Unveiled ahead of the 2014 geneva motor show, rinspeed presents the ‘XchangE’, an automotive study to demonstrate how cars will be used as transportation in the not so distant future. the swiss company has conceived an all-electric autonomous touring sedan based on the exterior styling of the tesla model S, engineered by 4erc and built at esoro.

Albino Alligators

Albino Alligators  The two one-year-old albino alligators are the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species and will presented to the public in a vivarium at the Tropical aquarium in Paris.

7 Magnificent Forts on the French Coast

7 Magnificent Forts on the French Coast Fort Louvois With extensive coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, France has always been prone to attacks from seafaring enemies. To defend the enormous French coast from a variety of enemies that ranged from Barbary pirates to the Holy Roman Empire, the British, Prussia and Spain, French rulers over many centuries have built countless fortresses along the coast. Today these abandoned war buildings stand witness to the violent military history of France and colonial supremacy that the country achieved under rulers such as Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte.

iCup, an Apple Logo-Shaped Mug

iCup, an Apple Logo-Shaped Mug
The iCup is an Apple Logo-Shaped Mug designed by Tomislav Zvonari. The iCup features the iconic Apple logo along with a matching stirring spoon and saucer. The iCup can be easily pluged in your Macbook via USB to heat up the plate, keeping your mug and its contents warm while you toil away on your computer.

Desert Breath:Land Art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam

Desert Breath:Land Art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam
In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands Desert Breath, a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer and architect), and Stella Constantindies (architect).

The Winner of Prestigious World Press Photo of the Year 2013

The Winner of Prestigious World Press Photo of the Year 2013 American photographer John Stanmyer was just announced as the winner of the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year 2013 award for a stunning image that shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city (in the Horn of Africa or 13 miles northwest of the Somalia border), holding cellphones in the air. Are they taking a selfie or capturing the bright white moon? Not quite. The migrants are raising their phones to try and capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia so that they can call their relatives who live abroad.

The Cliffs of Scala dei Turchi

The Cliffs of Scala dei Turchi he Scala dei Turchi (Italian for “Stairs of the Turks”) is a brilliantly white limestone cliff, sculpted like a staircase, on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. The Scala is formed by marl, a sedimentary rock with a characteristic white color. The bluff lies between two sandy beaches, and can be easily reached through a limestone rock where the wind and rain through the centuries have worn away at its extensive steps.

Rooftoppers on Second Tallest Building in Shanghai

Rooftoppers on Second Tallest Building in ShanghaiRussian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to gain access to China's Shanghai Tower earlier this month, ascend the 650-meter-high structure, and take some incredible photos from their unique viewpoints.

Amazing Miniature Art on Faces

Amazing Miniature Art on FacesUsing miniature figures and makeup, murcia-based photographer juan sánchez castillo creates small landscapes and scenes directly onto the face of a model.

iPhone 5/5S Case Made from Real Chocolate

iPhone 5/5S Case Made from Real ChocolateThey are made by two Portland-based companies. Chocolate maker Woodblock Chocolate teamed up Apple accessory maker Grove to create a delicious if not slightly impractical iPhone 5 case out of solid chocolate. The case was precision milled out of a dark chocolate then hand sanded for a sleek finish.

Flappy Bird, the MMO

Flappy Bird, the MMO!A new variation on the Flappy Bird is FlapMMo, a massively multiplayer version of Flappy Bird with hundreds of other people - against other live players.  You can play the game here(jump is space key).

The Cutest Best Friends In The Entire World

The Cutest Best Friends In The Entire World Roo and Penny are the cutest best friends in the entire world. Roo is the two-legged chihuahua was rescued by the Duluth Animal Hospital when he was just seven weeks old, while Penny is the fluffy chicken who was similarly saved by the hospital when she was just nine weeks old.

Gif: headbangers ball

Gif: headbangers ballHaha!