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Gravity-Defying Sculptures

Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible.

Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic. Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that?

From incredible feats of balance on a grand scale, to just plain head-scratching sorcery, below few of them.

The Force Of Nature By Lorenzo Quinn

Wursa By Daniel Firman

Wire Fairies By Robin Wight

Trans Ī Re By Fredrik Raddum

Coffee Kiss By Johnson Tsang

Monte-Meubles, L’Ultime Déménagement By Leandro Erlich

Les Voyageurs By Bruno Catalano

Art should inspire imagination & challenge perception. Just amazing!

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Prelude to An Announced Death

Think of “Rooftoppers” as superheroes that don’t help other people.

If you’ve ever typed in “crazy motherfucker stunt on top of high rise” into YouTube, you may have seen Chinese “rooftopper” Wu Yongning do some incredibly dangerous, unharnessed tricks atop skyscrapers in the Orient.

It’s hard to know exactly how to feel when a guy who makes a living with death-defying stunt dies.

You don’t suffer minor contusions when you plummet from floors in the high double digits. Yet everybody comes together to act collective shocked when drops occur.

This kid was too young to die but misfortunes happen, specially playing from great heights. May he rest in peace.

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Tune Of The Day

Brother by Leah Dou 

Take me far away…

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HAINAN Airlines New Haute Couture Uniforms Puts Other Airlines To Shame

Chinese airline Hainan has just elevated their dress code to new heights by providing their crew members with stylish haute couture uniforms that seem to be taken straight out of a fashion magazine cover.

Hainan Airlines have collaborated with designer Laurence Xu who introduced the new attire at the Paris Couture Week. Inspired by the ‘Cheongsam’, a traditional Chinese dress, the uniform features a blend between the modern Western-style fashion trends and traditional Chinese art elements like cloud drawings, waves and even the Chinese mythical bird – the Roc.

Men’s version of the uniform is a bit less extravagant and Western-looking, but beautifully done nonetheless. My only criticism is that this ad needs more Chinese on it. Every culture has HOT, don’t deny yours.

Regardless, one word: CHIC!

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China Built the World’s Cutest Panda-Shaped Solar Farm

Renewable energy just got an injection of cuteness thanks to the Panda Power Plant, a new solar farm installed in the Shanxi province of China. The adorable, panda-shaped farm will have an aggregate capacity of 100 MW when completely finished.

The initiative by Panda Green Energy, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, is part of a push to educate China’s young people about sustainable energy. Accordingly, an activity centre at the solar farm will educate local schoolchildren about solar energy and its benefit. Since starting construction in November 2016, the project has progressed rapidly because unlike here Montreal, the Chinese KNOW how to get shit done efficiently and in a record time.

The first phase is now complete, with one 50 MW panda being connected to the grid.

This first Panda Power Plant is just the beginning. Panda Green Energy revealed that it intends to build more solar farms over the next 5 years as part of their Panda 100 program. The goal is to construct along the Belt and Road areas that are part of President Xi Jinping’s economic development strategy.


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Oriental Lion

Taking 20 people more than 3 years, a single tree trunk has been carved into a giant lion titled Oriental Lion. Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao led the team in carving out the enormous redwood trunk, which is now located in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province.

The artists worked on the monumental sculpture in Myanmar before it travelled a little over 3,000 miles in December 2015 to China. Measuring in at 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the giant lion is the world’s largest redwood sculpture according to Guinness World Records.

The use of the lion in public sculpture is a clear choice given the animal’s significance in Chinese culture. As a symbol of power, they are often used at the gates of palaces, temples, and tombs to ward off evil spirits.

One word: EPIC!

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Pics Of Surgeon Caught Asleep On The Floor After Epic 28-Hour Shift Went Viral

Being a doctor is not only a hard job but an exhausting one too. 

Surgeon Luo Heng performed 5 operations over a total of 28 hours. He did two emergency surgery’s overnight and then 3 more the following morning.

After his extremely long shift, Heng was captured sleeping on the hospital floor. The pic was posted on a Chinese social media site Weibo and ever since people have been praising him for his dedication to work.

Doctors are heroes. Period!

However, as much as I praise the devotion and dedication, I wouldn’t feel safe if a doctor with sleep deprivation do my surgery… 28 hours of doing something that requires your upmost concentration is devastating… And people who introduced laws permitting that should be sued.

Who would like to be the last patient of surgeon who didn’t sleep last 24 hours?

Anyhow, Doctor Heng doesn’t deserve a nap on a floor.

He deserves a hot shower, a good feed and a good long sleep in a comfortable bed like the hero he is.

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