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An Animated Pictorial of 110+ Years of Damrak, Amsterdam as Seen Through a Store Window

In the very clever animated pictorial “Passing By“, the very talented, award winning illustration team Job, Joris & Marieke shows the styles of the past hundred years of the highly traveled Damrak in Amsterdam as seen through the window of the De Bijenkorf department store. This animation is part of …

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The Lead Designer of BARK Explains What Goes In to Creating the Perfect Dog Toy

Quartz visited the New York City offices of BARK to speak with the creative lead Mikkel Holm Jensen about what goes into designing toys for dogs. Jensen, an industrial designer who had previously worked at LEGO’s Future Lab likened making toys for children to making toys for canines. Designing toys, …

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A Man Tearfully Mourns His Dying, Hospital Ridden Anthropomorphic Smartphone

In a silly College Humor skit, comedian Mike Trapp is waiting in a hospital hallway when he’s called in by a doctor who tells him that his phone is dying and doesn’t have long to live. After exploring any and all options, Trapp and his anthropomorphic smartphone (Raphael Chestang) come …

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The Gorgeously Elaborate Process of Making Traditional Chinese Nanshan Noodles by Hand

In the Chinese village of Nanshan, a single family has passed down the recipe for hand-pulled noodles made from scratch for generations. The recipe for these noodles, known as Nanshan noodles or Suomian noodles, is only known by a few hundred people and require a gorgeously elaborate, meticulous and labor …

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Wet Neon, Street Artist Captures the Beauty of Neon Lights Reflected in Puddles at Night After the Rain

A post shared by LOCAL PREACHER (@thisset) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:34am PST In his photo series “Wet Neon“, Russian street artist Local Preacher has captured the beauty of neon lights as reflected at night in road puddles left behind after a rain. While this may be a common …

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Simon’s Cat Tries to Charm the Pretty Kitty He Loves With a Heart Shaped Balloon on Valentine’s Day

A lovestruck Simon’s Cat presented the pretty kitty whom he adores with a thoughtful gift of a heart-shaped balloon for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, his beloved didn’t understand the gift and began walking away, but came right back when Simon’s Cat demonstrated how to play with the balloon. The two cats …

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Ice And Snow Scenes Assignment Winner Henrik Spranz

Photo By Henrik Spranz Congratulations to Henrik Spranz for winning the recent Ice And Snow Scenes Assignment with the image, “Forest’s Soul #3.” See more of Spranz’s photography at spranz.org, and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The post Ice And Snow Scenes Assignment Winner Henrik Spranz appeared first …

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Photo Of The Day By Stephen Kapp

Photo By Stephen Kapp Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lake Louise” by Stephen Kapp. Location: Alberta, Canada. “There were a number of canoes in the water, but I waited for this pair to get across the center of my composition at the apex of the water’s reflection off the …

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A Restaurant in Madrid That’s the Oldest in the World Has Had the Same Fire Burning for 293 Years

Great Big Story visited with Luis Javier Sànchez Alvarez, the proud deputy manager of Restaurante Botín, a legendary eatery in Madrid, Spain that holds the honor of being the oldest restaurant in the world. More amazing, however, is that the very flame that’s being used currently to cook their delicious …

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Jessica Jones Learns About Her Past, Hunts a Killer and Gains a Sidekick in the Second Season Trailer

In a revealing trailer for the second season of the badass series Marvel’s Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg, the titular character, played by Krysten Ritter, acquiesces to learning more about her past while meeting new people, hunting a killer and gaining her very own sidekick. If all that wasn’t …