These small prayer nuts are able to capture, in a nutshell, biblical scenes with amazing precision

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 26 March 2015

Some collectors are going nuts over these intricately carved prayer nuts depicting biblical stories. Once owned by wealthy Europeans, they were designed to be worn on a rosary or a belt. They could also double up as pomanders when fragrant substances are left within them.

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World’s greatest uncle wears a princess dress with his niece so she doesn’t feel left out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Four-year-old Izzy wanted to wear a princess gown to watch Cinderella but felt nervous to wear it in public. So her uncle Nagy did what any loving uncle would do-he got his own princess dress! Nagy’s ‘princess dress’ is actually a prom dress, loaned from a friend. But that didn’t matter-look at the grin on little Izzy’s face. Nagy is sure gonna be her number one uncle from now on!

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Photographer captures an incredible shot during last week’s solar eclipse

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Last week’s solar eclipse saw some amazing photos, but one very lucky photographer had the opportunity of a lifetime… and ran with it. UK photographer Amy Shore was standing in her backyard garden in the morning of the eclipse in Leicestershire when she snapped away at the incredible view.

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Rooney is so ashamed he broke his owner’s glasses, he can’t look her in the eye

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

There’s something dog owners never tell you before you go and grab a puppy for keeps. It’s that most of them (unless you’re Cesar Milan) will rip, shred, tear, break, soil, chew, and even swallow some of your most prized possessions. Rooney is one of those dogs.

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All this slow loris wants to do is pole dance (and he’s pretty good at it)

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

Dogs can fetch. Birds can mimic their owners. And slow lorises… well, in some cases, they pole dance. This adorable slow loris is fully trained and belongs to Irina Goncharova, a Russian Instagram personality.

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This couple intends to get married 38 times in 12 countries over 6 continents

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 25 March 2015

By the time you read this, American couple Cheetah Platt (30) and Rhiann Woodyard (32) have already exchanged their wedding vows multiple times in Colombia, Spain, Ireland, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, India and Thailand. They intend to get married a total of 38 times, in 12 countries, over 6 continents.

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Silverback gorilla gives playmate the middle finger when a toy is thrown at his head

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 25 March 2015

He may only be a Silverback but this gorilla sure knows how to tell a playmate when he’s had enough. Yep, he uses the good ol’ middle finger.

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This man returned to his hometown with high levels of radiation to look after its abandoned animals

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 25 March 2015

The disastrous meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant occurred with the devastating Japanese tsunami in 2011. While the approximately 15,800 residents of Tomioka, a town located in the Futaba District, fled from their homes, one man decided to return instead so he can take care of the animals that were abandoned. Some of the pets were still tied up by their previous owners.

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This is how you make a cake that looks like a ’24 carrot’ gold bar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Putting your money where your mouth is, literally. Paige Russell of the website Instructables has come up with a recipe that’s rich in flavor: a 24 carrot gold cake.

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Steampunk artists collaborate to make a motorcycle and rider entirely out of vintage watch parts

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By dan tanenbaum in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

What do you get when you combine two great steampunk artists and a bunch of old watch parts? Some pretty interesting sculptures! Two great steampunk artists – Sue Beatrice and Justin Gershenson-Gates – joined Dan Tanenbaum in a Watch Parts Motorcycles collaboration.

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Mind-blowing sculptures are made from nothing but household dust

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By Noola Banks in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

British artist Paul Hazelton uses the most unlikely material to create his incredibly intricate and beautiful works of art: household dust. Hazelton collects settled dust from not only his own house, but also the houses of his friends (he has also, supposedly, been sent dust by fans of his work) to make highly detailed, freestanding sculptures that explore themes and ideas such as money, value, history, myths and, of course, mortality.

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This man owns as many as 150 beds from the Qing and Ming dynasties

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 25 March 2015

In China, one Chongqing resident by the name of Lin Zeliu, age 44, has spent about 3 million yuan (US$479,350) over the past 25 years on his collection of 150 antique beds. They were made and slept on in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1636 – 1912) dynasties.

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Beautiful stainless steel bottles help the environment while keeping your style in check

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Did you know you can look good while caring for the environment? 24Bottles is a fresh designer bottle company out of Italy keeping us hydrated and looking cool.

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Turn into a fox, a bat, or other forest critters, with these cute sleeping masks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Become your spirit animal whenever you go to bed with these cute animal sleeping masks. Created by Nordic store ‘Ooloom’, the masks feature the snoozing faces of forest critters like bats, owls, foxes, and wolves. And yes, there’s even a cat. According to ‘Ooloom’, the faces of the sleeping masks – or what they like […]

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Film characters are scaled down to tiny miniatures by this very talented artist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Don’t feel bad if you think you’re looking at photos of stars. These miniatures are so life like you’d be fooled quite easily. Chinese artist Xiang Zhang knows just how to fool us with his talent.

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