Sunday, January 22, 2017

Disturbed Man Gets Past White House Security, Gives Press Conference


A man who was described as “visibly deranged” eluded the Secret Service on Saturday and gave a five-minute press conference at the White House. The man, who somehow obtained White House credentials in order to bypass security, unloaded a delusional and paranoid rant that left a room full of experienced reporters shaken. “We were all very, very scared,” Tracy Klugian, a reporter who witnessed the incident, said. “The things he was shouting made absolutely no sense, and he seemed to just get angrier and angrier.” After a stream-of-consciousness tirade in which he accused the reporters of being part of a far-reaching conspiracy to distort reality, the man abruptly walked off “before he could do any real harm,” a Secret Service spokesman said. Reporters who left the White House called the incident the scariest five minutes of their lives and said that they were grateful it did not escalate further. “We were all terrified that, at some point, he was going to ask us if we had any questions,” Harland Dorrinson, a reporter, said. “None of us wanted to say anything that would set him off.” Andy Borowitz

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The Best Signs From Women’s Marches Around The World


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Watercolor Birds by​ Angelina LG



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Felted Bird Sculptures



Captivated by color and fascinated with feathers, Australian artist Jill Ffrench handcrafts enchanting felted birds. In her splendid series of peacock pieces, Ffrench pays particular attention to the creatures’ tail feathers, which she adorns with beautifully balanced patterns and eye-catching designs. 

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Talking Gloves


Each pair of crafty gloves features two stitched designs: one on the left glove, and one on the right. In some pairs, these images are two identical halves of a whole that create a single, symmetrical figure—like a fox’s face or a sparkly heart. Other sets are composed of two dissimilar designs that produce silhouetted scenes, ranging from an out-of-this-world rocket ship to a cat eyeing a perched bird. All of Talking Gloves’ products are crafted from a high quality wool blend and felt, assuring that they are as toasty warm as they are aesthetically unique.

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The 7th Room Treehotel in Sweden lets visitors sleep in treetops.


Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights.
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Europe’s Deep Freeze of 1709


In the first months of 1709, Europe froze and stayed that way for months. People ice-skated on the canals of Venice, church bells broke when rung, and travelers could cross the Baltic Sea on horseback. This freakish winter ultimately claimed the lives of a vast number of Europeans and disrupted two major wars—but to this day, there is no conclusive theory for its cause.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside



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Colourful work by Charlie Hawks


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“Antisocial Network” , Alex Gross




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Women's March against Trump


Hundreds of thousands are massing for a "Women's March on Washington", part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump.

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Martin Rowson on the presidential inauguration

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Oil Paintings on Stones by Yana Khachikyan



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Are we there yet?

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Donald Trump inauguration

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president, in historic power transfer from President Obama.
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Playful Kitchenware for People Who Love Animals


From quacky colanders to mythical ladles to pensive cheese graters, it’s a cinch to accessorize your space with animal themed kitchen tools.

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Edible Embroidery



Created entirely from food, this collection of edible works of art is as appetizing as it is artistic.

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The Flowers I Gave To Her

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

“Love After All” by Ludo


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Take the stairs, Jason Fulford


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Speaking of That



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Strangeness

“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn’t they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a little while?
We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise?”
 — Don DeLillo

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