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If Countries Were People

GERMANY

In the global arena, every country has its image, but how would they look as people?

That was the question that Russian artist Anastasia Bulgakova thought about for a year before starting her latest project. “I draw personifications of different countries,” she wrote. “All of them will be militant and warrior-like, with dirt and blood. Not because of some political persuasion, but simply because that what I always draw in any case, and the idea of warrior-countries gives a lot of creative freedom.”

From an American that’s a bit naive and idealistic to a silent Japanese guy with a suspicious smile, you’d easily recognise these ‘people’ if you met them in the street.

Below some of them, and more here.

USA

FRANCE

RUSSIA

ENGLAND

JAPAN

ISRAEL

Obviously and without a doubt here’s my favourite, “The King of ice.”

CANADA

Everyone sees him as too friendly, but no one realises that the NEVER LOST A WAR. Even war of 1812, when Mr.America tried to take his land, Mr. Canada burned down Mr. America’s house and took HIS land. When they stopped fighting, Mr.Canada gave back all the land he gained and called it a draw, even though he won.

To sum up: most countries will kill you and only Canada will play hockey with you instead.

Canada is AMAZING!!

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Europa by GODDESS Monica Naranjo

Y sueño en la basura que envuelve tu figura, y me refugio en el alcohol. 

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#雪だるま

Downtown Tokyo saw its heaviest snowfall for years last Monday, causing travel chaos throughout the city.

Cars were stranded and abandoned on roads, trains stopped running and people were left stuck at the airport as 250 international flights were cancelled.

What to do in the face of such a situation? Make snowmen, of course.

But wait, before you grab a carrot, some pebbles and a couple of sticks for arms, remember, this is JAPAN! 

Tokyo is dotted with snow sculptures that will put a smile on your face, and put old carrot nose in your backyard to shame.  

They are being shared on Twitter via the trending hashtag #雪だるま

It appears the Japanese attitude to snow sculptures is much more developed than basic European and North American stuff, but it shouldn’t be a surprise anyway. After all, when it comes to fun and creativity Asians are unmatched perfectionists.

Asians > the rest!

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Firework Jellyfish

During a recent sea expedition, researchers spotted a rare jellyfish off the Socorro Island, Mexico. The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is extremely rare and is one of a dozen to have been ever seen.

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus recently captured rare images of a jellyfish that looks like exploding fireworks when it’s illuminated.

The Halitrephes maasi jelly was spotted at a depth of 4,000 feet (1,200m) at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.

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Murmuration

Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true, perfect coincidences that vividly illustrate the beauty and wonder of the world around us.

One such episode occurred over the Costa Brava, in Northeastern Spain, when a mass of starlings began to gather into a shape-shifting cloud, known as a murmuration.

This phenomenon is a true spectacle, with hundreds, sometimes thousands or more birds moving and twisting in what appears to be a coordinated, single organism that can quickly morph into some startling shapes.

Photographer Daniel Biber from Germany was there when the starlings began to swirl and twist, most likely the result of a predator such as a falcon or hawk being in the vicinity.

It was almost supernatural that in response to the predator, the cloud of starlings ended up twisting and turning themselves into giant shapes forming a single bird, as if to say to their tormentor, “we are bigger than you.”

The photos have earned Mr. Biber a prize in an international photography competition, but he didn’t realise that he had captured such unique shots until later on.

Anyone else see a killer whale and a penguin?

These are cool, cute, majestic, elegant, interesting and intriguing at the same time.

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Secret, the sledding dog wonder

This highly talented athlete’s name might be Secret, but it’s no secret that she’s got many, many skills.

Unless you’re Sofia Richie or some shit, you probably don’t have as many Instagram followers as this furry legend.

Secret is a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd whose human has taught her to do all sorts of extremely difficult tasks and talents like moppaint a beautiful abstract, bust out flawless movesput away laundry, etc…

But the thing that has made Secret really get some well deserved attention is the clip of her pulling a sled up a hill in Sioux City, Iowa before making that hill her bitch by sliding down it with perfect ease.

Any sledding expert will obviously tell you that Secret’s technique is like no other and she remains so calm while taking on that hill. This is a REAL stable genius

Secret has 300,000 followers on Instagram and that may seem like a crazy amount to you, but a douche like Logan Paul has over 16 million followers, and Secret is a zillion times more talented, entertaining and useful. Make sense: this world doesn’t!

We genuinely don’t deserve dogs. They’re too good for us.

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Endangered

African Elephant

For most of us, endangered animals are a far-away mystery. British photographer Tim Flach, however, has spent the last 2 years braving their habitats and documenting their fragile existences.

The resulting body of work, Endangered, provides us with an intimate and rare view into the beautiful lives of Earth’s most threatened creatures, and reminds us of everything we should be afraid to lose.

From species we’re all familiar with (hippopotamus, snow leopard, cheetah, pandas) to exotic beasts we’d only imagine in fantasy films (saiga, Philippine eagle, olm salamander), Flach presents a wide spectrum of biodiversity with Endangered, and sheds light on the unique challenges each animal faces in order to survive.

Some have had their numbers cut down by habitat destruction. Others endure more gruesome ordeals, such as hunting, poaching, and being sold into the black market.

Below few of the wonderful living creatures that soon could be gone.

Iberian Lynx

Sea Angels

Hyacinth Macaw

Kaiser’s Newt

Philippine Eagle

Polar Bear

Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey

Saiga

White Bellied Pangolin

Red Panda

Military Macaw

European Honey Bee

Northern White Rhinoceros

Fireflies

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey

Scimitar Oryx’s

Shoebill

Amazing, how all these majestic and beautiful species were here long before us and how little time it took us to change the world to it’s worse. Truly heart breaking!

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