Taser Photoshoot: People Willingly Being Hit With A Stun Gun By Their Loved Ones

August 26th, 2014 by Tom | No Comments | Filed in Design

South Carolina wedding photographer Patrick Hall came up with one of the craziest photoshoot ideas we’ve ever seen – he decided to capture the reactions of people the second they are hit with a Taser stun gun. To make the photoshoot even more fun, each person was tazed by their friend or significant other,which “created an interesting dynamic in itself”.

“The person getting tazed was almost always nervous and jittery with either a sense of fear or anxiety. The participants doing the tazing had a different demeanor altogether. Most of them were excited to cause pain to their friend and only showed remorse immediately after executing the shock,” says Patrick.

People screamed, laughed and cursed. Others remained surprisingly quiet – there were four guys and girls who “did not react at all and seemed to be completely unphased by the 300,000 volts of electricity”. Below are some of the funniest and most painful faces from the photoshoot.

More info: PatrickHall Photography (h/t: fstoppers laughingsquid)

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26 Dogs Hugging Their Humans

August 26th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

To celebrate International Dog Day, we collected this list of 24 adorable dog hug photos to remind us all of just how wonderful our four-legged companions are.

Whether it’s search & rescue, security work, or plain old friendship, their inexhaustible loyalty and friendship are worth more than gold. So please consider taking this opportunity to donate to or adopt from your local dog shelter or rescue center. And if you’ve already got a furry friend, give them a big hug and submit your pic below!

(h/t: Stylish Eve)

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Image credits: Kyle Mackillop

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Source: imgur

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Image credits: unknown

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Image credits: Steve Garner

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Source: imgur

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Image credits: Caters News

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Image credits: Ronin Otter

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Image credits: Gavril Galev

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Image credits: Nseika

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Image credits: Daniel Mihailescu

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Image credits: Christian Müller

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Image credits: Tatyana

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Image credits: Sherry

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Image credits: Cao Terapia | Donie Terry

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Image credits: Mariana Alves

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Image credits: Sabrina Paige

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Image credits: Ricardo Bonilla

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Image credits:  Lubos ZakovicKatherine Sutherland

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Source: reddit

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Image credits: Ashleigh Potter

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P.S. We always try our best to credit each and every photographer, but sometimes it’s impossible to track some of them. Please contact us if you know the missing authors.

26 Dogs Hugging Their Humans originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 26, 2014.

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20 Creative Gift Ideas For Your Dog

August 26th, 2014 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

Today (August 26th) is International Dog Day, so it’s a great opportunity for dog owners to get their dog friends a gift to show them that they’re loved. Of course, you could get them a bone or a ball, but some of these cool dog inventions will make life easier or more fun for the both of you.

Unfortunately, not all of them are available for purchase online, but there are links available to their creators all the same. Take a look!

Rogz Grinz Ball

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Available at: Amazon

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Available at: Amazon

The Dogbrella

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Available at: Amazon

Dog Peek

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Image credits: houzz.com

Dog Food Drawer

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Image credits: freshome.com

Doggie Fountain

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Image credits: doggiefountain.com

Indoor Dog House

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Pet and Person Rocking Chair

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Image credits: Paul Kweton

Dog Necktie Collar

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Image credits: furkidscloset

Luxury Dog Bed

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Image credits: CEDELpetnstyle

Amazing Two In One Idea: Fish Tank And Dog House

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Image credits: imgur.com

Library Sofa Dog Bed

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Image credits: fancy.com

Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy

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Image credits: muttropolis.com

Dog Pool

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Image credits: oscarthebulldog.wordpress.com

Bedside Table/Dog House

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Image credits: madshome

Kitchen Dog Bowls

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Image credits: artisankitchensinc.com

Petchatz – Interactive Pet-Cam Lets You Video Chat With Your Pet When You Are Away

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Image credits: petchatz.com

Pet Trailers

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Image credits: Judson Beaumont

Dog House Sofa

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Image credits: Seungji Munei

Auto Zip Line

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Dog House/Fort

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20 Creative Gift Ideas For Your Dog originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 26, 2014.

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23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

August 26th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again. We’ve begun to see more and more of this type of art so we thought it’s about time to look at some of the best examples.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique. Get ready to be amazed!

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Created by Lisa Mallinson (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by William Kentridge (left) István Orosz (right)

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Created by István Orosz

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Image credits: Lori Fossum

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Created by Myrna Hoffman

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Created by Vera Bugatti

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Image credits: Rex Young

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Created by William Kentridge

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by István Orosz

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Created by Awtar Singh Virdi

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23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 26, 2014.

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15 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers

August 25th, 2014 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful plants with an ugly path when you can create a creative stone garden path that looks like a work of art? We collected this list to show you what a well-done pebble garden path can look like.

River stones and pebbles worked really well for the projects in these pictures, but just about any stone can work as long as you can think of a cool design with it and turn it into a stable path.

If you’ve seen a creative stone path, or have one of your own, share it with us below!

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Image credits: Judy White

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Image credits: pebbleandcomosaics.com

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Image credits: Chuck Domitrovich

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Image credits: Francesca Gallo

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Image credits: Scott Weber

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Image credits: Sarah Garner

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Image credits: Jeffrey Bale

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Image credits: Jeffrey Bale

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Image credits: Jeffrey Bale

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15 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 25, 2014.

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This Teddy-Bear Toast Stamp Will Make Your Breakfast Un-bearably Cute

August 25th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Everyone knows Japan as a global leader in the robotics and technology market, but there’s another market they seem to have cornered as well – cute food. This teddy-bear toast stamp will make your toast cuter than it has ever looked (has your toast ever even looked cute!?).

The discovery of this adorable toast stamp comes on the heel of Maa Tamagosan’s too-cute-to-eat teddy cookies. Japanese food seems to be getting cuter by the day.

More info: hands.net (h/t: lustik)

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This Teddy-Bear Toast Stamp Will Make Your Breakfast Un-bearably Cute originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 25, 2014.

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Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art

August 25th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

The recoloring of old black-and-white photos is an excellent way for modern audiences to re-visit, understand and associate with history. Jane Long, a photographer based in Australia, has taken a collection of old glass-plate images by Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte (or Axinte, depending on who you ask) and updating them by adding color and a bit of Photoshop magic.

Acsinte, who died in 1984, was a Romanian war photographer during WWI who also took photos professionally and personally after the war. In 2013, what was left of his damaged vintage glass-plate photos was digitized by the Costica Acsinte Archive to preserve it, and it is this collection that Long drew on to create her wonderful photo series.
For more retouched old photographs, check out our posts here and here.

More info: photomerchant.net | janelong.com.au | Facebook (h/t: petapixel)

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Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 25, 2014.

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Stunning Dragon Paintings Based On A Single Brushstroke

August 25th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

The serpentine dragon is a staple element of the mythology of many different cultures in Asia, so it’s not surprising that its powerful, writhing form has captured the imagination of many artists there. Some talented artists have even mastered the art of ‘Hitofude Ryuu’, or of creating beautiful, multi-colored dragon bodies in a single brushstroke.

Each dragon takes more than one stroke, obviously – the head, whiskers, and other details come separately. But the fact that the body is done in one graceful and hypnotizing stroke is still amazing. The artists in these videos are from a small Japanese studio called Kousyuuya, but there are many artists in the region who have mastered this graceful and difficult art.

More info: kousyuuya.com (h/t: colossal, iromegane.com)

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Stunning Dragon Paintings Based On A Single Brushstroke originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 25, 2014.

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Big Bears Teaching Their Teddies How To Bear

August 24th, 2014 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

Momma bears are a fairly devoted bunch, and because bears are so incredibly cute, the moments they enjoy in the spring when raising their young cubs can be truly precious. That’s why we collected this list of 20 photos of adorable bear parenting moments.

During their hibernation, momma bears of various species lose as much as half of their body weight while their nursing cubs grow rapidly off of their milk. Some momma bears go so far as to consume their cubs’ waste – to keep the den clean and to recycle their lost nutrients. Once the bears end their hibernations, it’s time for the cubs to learn by example. Their mothers show them how to survive and the cubs do their best to keep up. After all, in 2-3 years, their mother will begin chasing them off to begin their own independent lives.

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Image credits: Marco Mattiusi

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Image credits: Edwin Kats

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Image credits: Tin Man

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Image credits: Anton Belovodchenko

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Image credits: Gary Pollock

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Image credits: Marina Cano

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Image credits: Anton Belovodchenko

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Image credits: Peter Stahl

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Image credits: Marina Cano

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Image credits: Anton Belovodchenko

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Image credits: Nikolai Zinoviev

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Image credits: Danilo Ernesto Melzi

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Image credits: Marina Cano

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Image credits: Sergei Gladyshev

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Image credits: Nikolai Zinoviev

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Image credits: Graham Erik Mandre

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Image credits: Sergei Gladyshev

Big Bears Teaching Their Teddies How To Bear originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 24, 2014.

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Artist Draws Terrifying Monsters On Sticky Notes

August 22nd, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Danish artist John Kenn Mortensen (who goes by Don Kenn on Tumblr and other sites) taps into the terror of our childhood nightmares with brilliant and terrifying monster drawings that he does on sticky notes.

The round and fuzzy forms of Mortensen’s illustrations make them seem like they could come from an innocuous children’s book, but the characters in his pictures are undeniably dark and terrifying.

If you like his work, be sure to check out his sticky-note monster book!

More info: Tumblr | BlogspotTwitter | Facebook (h/t: kdcoco)

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Artist Draws Terrifying Monsters On Sticky Notes originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 22, 2014.

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