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Chimney Rock in Nebraska,

Chimney Rock in NebraskaThe Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks in Morrill County in western Nebraska in the United States. A remnant of the erosion of the bluffs at the edge of the North Platte Valley. Chimney Rock shot to popularity during the middle of the 19th century when emigrants traveling along the Oregon, California and Mormon Trail spotted it on their journeys across Nebraska. Approximately 350,000 settlers passed by Chimney Rock, and hundreds of them mentioned it in their journal entries.

Elephant Sculpture Created by Folding a Single Piece of Paper

Elephant Sculpture Created by Folding a Single Piece of Paper Switzerland-based origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a life-sized elephant from just one sheet of paper measuring 15 by 15 meters. The project was financed through Internet-crowdfunding site Indiegogo where he raised over $26,000 from 631 funders. A webcam was installed that allowed people to watch the massive elephant take shape. The elephant, which stands more than 3 meters tall, took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to create. Mabona had originally expected the attempt to take three to four people. The work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland.

Free Diving with Hammerhead Shark

Free Diving with Hammerhead Shark  A terrifying moment a diver came head to head with a shark as it swims inches away snatching a bite for dinner. The close encounter, captured off Bimini Island in the Bahamas, shows the hammerhead approaching diver Eli Martinez who bravely stands his ground as the giant beast approaches.

World first Artwork to Use Google Glass

World first Artwork to Use Google Glass
There's a lot of interesting facts about this art piece by David Datuna. Called Portrait of America, it's a 12-foot American flag sculpture made up of about 2,000 eyeglass lenses as well as 400 or so famous portraits that either magnify or shrink underneath them. These embedded images include historical and contemporary figures who've helped shape America into what it is today. You have George Washington, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson. "It's about people who really created this country. It's about people who wanted to change this country, build this country," Datuna said. "I want to show the American culture, the American journey." But, of course, that's not the most interesting part. Slip on a pair of Google Glasses on hand and watch how this piece turns into, what the artist calls, a "living organism."

Super Mario Bros. on Four Computer Monitors

Super Mario Bros. on Four Computer MonitorsHere is a full-screen version of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 on several computer monitors, and World 1-2, complete with the exposed Warp Zone. These images come from Twitter user Morikuma_Works, who works as an engineer in Japan.

Incredible Angry Birds Sand Sculpture

Incredible Angry Birds Sand Sculpture
Until April 27, visit the Frankston Waterfront in Victoria, Australia to see spectacular sand sculptures like this one. A team of talented international and Australian sculptors have brought to life story book characters from Penguin Books in an event titledStory Land. That's a total of 3,500 tons of sand carved into amazing works of art!

Beautiful Mitchell Falls in Australia

Beautiful Mitchell Falls in Australia Mitchell Falls is a beautiful four-tiered waterfall located in the remote north of the Kimberley Region in Western Australia, about 2,140 kilometers northeast of Perth. It is located within Mitchell River National Park and is one of the park’s main attractions.

Amazing Photos Baby Dressed Up Like Popular TV Show Characters

Amazing Photos Baby Dressed Up Like Popular TV Show Characters
California-based photographer Karen Abad recently went to Indiana to visit friends and, because it was so cold outside and everyone just wanted to hunker down in the warm indoors, they decided to get creative. Using her friend's baby, Olivia, as the inspiration for the playful little series, Abad and Olivia's mom, Cristina, developed crafty backgrounds to reflect many popular television shows.

Half-Life 2 Headcrab Hat

Half-Life 2 Headcrab HatThe Half-Life 2 Headcrab Hat from thinkgeek for $30. The hat has an adjustable baseball cap-style closure at the back and is made of polyester.

Neil Young’s Pono Player High Fidelity MP3 Player

Neil Young’s Pono Player High Fidelity MP3 PlayerNeil young announces new music player, will be launching on Kickstarter on the 15th of March, the device is called the Pono Player. You'll be able to pre-order one on Kickstarter for $400. It is designed to provide the "highest audio fidelity possible." which gives listeners the ability to "experience music the way the artists intended."  The music player has 128GB of memory and can "store from about 100 to 500 high-resolution digital-music albums,".

Stamp Yo Face!

Stamp Yo Face!A custom stamp of your face. Turn your face or a loved one's into a marvelous custom stamp creation.

The City of White Marbles

The City of White Marbles  Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan and the country’s largest city. Ashgabat is a relatively young city having grown out of a village of the same name established by the Russians in 1881, which itself grew on the ruins of the Silk Road city of the 2nd century BC, Konjikala.

A Ship With a Great Story

A Ship With a Great Story  Kayakers found a ghost ship on the Ohio River. Even though the ship was 110 years-old, it was structurally sound enough to explore. Nature had completely taken over the ship. The vessel started out as a sight-seeing boat in New York City. Then, it was repurposed to fight in both World Wars. In the 1980s, the ship was decommissioned and taken to a tributary near the owner’s land. It has rested there ever since and now the boat still sits there silently in Ohio, full of history and memories.

Insects by Igor Siwanowicz

Insects by Igor Siwanowicz  Amazing insects captured by Igor Siwanowicz.

A Canyon Where Gigantic Pines Grow

A Canyon Where Gigantic Pines Grow  Photo credit Ponderosa Pines are almost everywhere at Bryce Canyon. Take any one of the numerous hiking trails throughout the National Park and you will almost inevitably encounter these trees. However, the most spectacular sights can be had at Ponderosa Canyon, so named because of the huge Ponderosa Pines that rise from the canyon floor. At higher elevations, the Ponderosa Pines give way to Blue Spruce, Douglas-fir and White Fir, which often confuses visitors not expecting to find themselves surrounded by a forest of Spruce and Fir in a canyon named after the Ponderosa Pine.

Frog on a Crocodile’s Nose

Frog on a Crocodile’s Nose  Brave or crazy frog is travelling on a crocodile’s nose.

50-Foot Snowman

50-Foot Snowman  Greg Novak, a farmer from Gilman, Minnesota, spent hundreds of hours building a gigantic snowman. He calls the towering 50-foot structure ‘Granddaddy’. While some neighbors have seriously questioned Greg’s sanity, he hopes that the snowman will shake onlookers out of their winter blues. Its arms are a 61-foot grain elevator.

Gregg's Fried Eggs Shaper

Gregg's Fried Eggs ShaperGregg's Fried Eggs Shaper is designed by Avihai Shurin, available in Monkey Business for $15.
"just pour the eggs into the circles - the egg-yolk stays in the ring and the white flows out to fill the rest of the silicon cast."

Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama

Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama  Shirakawa and Gokayama are two Japanese villages located in Gifu Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, respectively, known for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, many of which are more than 250 years old. Gasshō-zukuri means “prayer-hands construction” and is a style characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof resembling two hands joined in prayer.

LED Golf Balls For Awesome Nighttime Playing

LED Golf Balls For Awesome Nighttime PlayingThese LED Golf Balls allow the player to start earlier and play later. The battery will last 40 hours, which is a lot of 8 minute cycles. It’s $30.

Snows and Bike

Snows and Bike

Creative Animal Sculptures Created with Welded Flatware

Creative Animal Sculptures Created with Welded Flatware
Artist Gary Hovey uses his forks, knives, and spoons much differently than the rest of us. The Ohio-based artist builds intricate sculptures by cutting, welding, and shaping the stainless steel materials together into animal forms.

Gif: flowing

Gif: flowing

NASA Photos from Space

NASA Photos from Space  Breathtaking images captured in space by real astronauts will remind you of Alfonso Cuaron’s thrilling movie Gravity.

Praying Mantis Rides A Snail

Praying Mantis Rides A Snail  This praying mantis is totally bossing a trek through the Borneo jungle on the back of a snail.

Backyard Office Shed

Backyard Office Shed  Beautiful wooden shed with modern interior designed by Platform 5 architects can be used as home office, extra guest bedroom, storage space, art studio, or a fun playhouse.

Koenigsegg Agera One:1

Koenigsegg Agera One:1Koenigsegg is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. While Koenigsegg claims top speed was not a factor when creating the One:1, it says that it has a simulated top speed of around 440 kilometers per hour (273 miles per hour), which would make it the world's fastest production vehicle. Powered by twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 produces 1,360 hp, 737 lb-ft of torque, features include an almost completely carbon fiber construction and a top-mounted wing. Only six will be built.

Amazing Lightie to Solve Worldwide Darkness

Amazing Lightie to Solve Worldwide DarknessMicsouth african designer and social entrepreneur michael suttnerhas developed ‘the lightie’, atest-tube shapedlight bulbthat is both cost-effective and sustainable.the solar powered device is aimed at bringing a safe method of illumination to impoverished communities that still use dangerous paraffin sources. crafted to screw on and fit flush through the mouth of a standard soda bottle, the commonly available flasks are turned into energy efficient, waterproof lanterns.

Giant Russian car

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Zalipie, The Painted Village

 Zalipie, The Painted Village

Zalipie is a village in southeastern Poland, 68 km east of the regional capital Kraków, known for its wonderfully painted houses.
The tradition of decorating both the exterior and the interior of houses originated at the end of the 19th century when old-fashioned furnaces were replaced with new furnaces with chimneys. Early furnaces had little more than a hole in the ceiling for smoke to escape, which being inadequate led to blackening of the walls by soot.

Russian Military Rolls into Ukraine

Russian Military Rolls into Ukraine

 Armed Russian navy servicemen have surrounded a Ukrainian border guard base in Balaclava, in the Crimea region February 28, 2014.

“Refineries” and “Gas Stations” Photo Series

“Refineries” and “Gas Stations” Photo Series
Amazing photo series by talented artist David LaChapelle.

Snake eats crocodile

The incident at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa, was captured on camera by local residents on Sunday. The 10-ft snake, thought to be a python, coiled itself around the crocodile and the two struggled in the water. Corlis told the BBC, "It was amazing! We saw the snake fighting with the crocodile - it would roll the crocodile around to get a better grip, and coil its body around the crocodile's legs to hold it tight.

apple introduces CarPlay, an integrated iOS infotainment system for iPhone

apple introduces CarPlay, an integrated iOS infotainment system for iPhoneDuring the 2014 geneva motor showapple announced that leading auto manufacturers will roll out ‘CarPlay’, a fully integrated iOS infotainment system for using iPhone in the car.

Amazing Oscar Nominees Pose with Younger Versions of Themselves

Amazing Oscar Nominees Pose with Younger Versions of ThemselvesAre you excited yet? Hollywood's biggest award show is finally here and to help you get you pumped for tonight's Oscars, People.com has sent 10 of this year's Oscar nominees back in time to hang out with the younger versions of themselves.

Stuff Being Thrown At My Head

Stuff Being Thrown At My Head
Stuff Being Thrown At My Head
Photography series "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head." by Latvian photographer Kaija Straumanis. In each image, Straumanis is in the process of being hit in the face by some object, whether it is a dodgeball, a book, or even a jack-o'-lantern. More images after more.

Instant Badminton Court

Instant Badminton CourtThis is the freestanding badminton set, instead of having to string up support cables and try to straighten out perpetually crooked poles, this kit comes with a set of plastic net supports that attach to its weighted carrying case. And when the regulation-width 11.5-foot wide net is attached, the tension keeps the poles propped up at the proper height. The $100 kit also includes four rackets and a couple of shuttlecocks, and it all packs away into the carrying case. This idea looks good.

Vinyl Clock By Pavel Sidorenko

Vinyl Clock By Pavel Sidorenko  Pavel Sidorenko is an award winning Estonian designer who was born in 1980 in Tallinn and studied product design at Estonian Academy of Arts and Graduated in 2006. Not only does he incorporate pragmatic necessity, but also transmits an emotional qualities within the everyday environment. His fantastic collection of Re Vinyl designs are a result of upcycling a product fashioned from old vinyl records.

Diomede Islands

Diomede Islands The Diomede Islands are a pair of rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia. Though the two islands are only 3.8 km apart and clearly in a single group, they are separated by the International Date line which also marks the international border between Russia and the United States.

Army Girls

Army Girls  Army girls from around the world.

Amazing Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires

Amazing Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires
Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of plugs throughout any room.

Usaba Dalem Ritual

Usaba Dalem Ritual  A unique tradition in Timbrah village is held every Sasih Kaulu by offering roasted pig at Pura Dalem. Each family usually offer 1 pig, but this kind offering is not an obligation.

Amazing Fashionable Paper Dresses created by 4-Year-Old Girl

Amazing Fashionable Paper Dresses created by 4-Year-Old Girl The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She began wrapping herself in scarves and sheets to produce unique styles and, eventually, Angie suggested that they design dresses out of paper.

Will It Beard

Will It Beard

'Will It Beard' by Photographer Stacy Thiot. More images after more.

Meoto Iwa, the Wedded Rocks

Meoto Iwa, the Wedded Rocks Meoto Iwa, also called the “husband and wife rocks” or “wedded rocks”, are a pair of small rocky stacks in the sea right in front of the Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine in Futami Bay, Japan. According to Shinto beliefs, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami – the spirits, and therefore, celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman.