Posts Tagged ‘Weird’

Meet Venus, A Cat With Two Faces

June 30th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Since we last wrote about her, Venus the Chimera Cat, a well-established internet cat celebrity, has been hard at work being cute and awesome. In an internet ruled over by cats, she stands among the greatest and most famous cats due to her mystifying two-faced features, which are probably due to a genetic trait called chimerism.

It’s easy to see why she’s famous, but she’s not all looks. Her owner says that she’s a sweety, and doesn’t even scratch her furniture. The owner invites anyone who doubts the veracity of her photos to view the videos on Venus’ Facebook page as well!

More info: Facebook | Instagram (h/t)

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Meet Venus, A Cat With Two Faces originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.

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Extreme Body Art Enthusiast Takes Facial Piercing To Another Level

June 30th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

Joel Miggler, aka Bodymoded Punky, is a 23-year-old extreme body artist from Küssaberg, Germany with great passion for bizarre body modifications that might shock even our most jaded readers who’ve seen it all.

Joel’s arguably most noticeable body mods are the two giant holes in his cheeks, which he can stick his tongue out of or blow smoke through. These 36mm-wide flesh tunnels are among Joel’s exotic collection of 27 piercings, 6 tattoos, several implants, branded buttocks and even a split tongue. Although Joel claims his tunnels don’t affect his daily life, he must take smaller bites when eating.

The artist and alternative model has already spent over £4,000 ($6,800) altering his body since he first started ten years ago at the age of 13.

H/T: Huffpost

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Extreme Body Art Enthusiast Takes Facial Piercing To Another Level originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.

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Artist Fills Bottles With Smoke And Brushes It Away To Create Beautiful Art

June 20th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay.

The idea of using discarded glass bottles to house scenes of suburban decay was intentional and perfectly fitting; “When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories,” writes the artist.

Source: mckenziefineart.com | packergallery.com (h/t: twistedsifter)

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Artist Fills Bottles With Smoke And Brushes It Away To Create Beautiful Art originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 20, 2014.

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This Couple Created Their Prom Outfits From Duct Tape

June 18th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Duct tape is probably one of the least sexy and fashionable materials out there, but try and tell that to this dashing and creative couple! Ryan Danko and Gabrielle Farina, two highschoolers in Michigan who are headed to their prom together, spent 59 hours and used 12 rolls of duct tape to create beautiful outfits for themselves that look like they’re right out of the roaring 1920s!

The two are finalists in Stuck In Prom, a competition being hosted by Duct Tape that challenges prom-bound highschoolers to create fashionable and flamboyant prom outfits using their colorful tape products (and next to nothing else). The first place winners will win $10,000 in scholarships each and $5,000 for their school, with smaller prizes for second, third, runner-up and category winners.

Source: duckbrand.com | livingstondaily.com (h/t: huffpost)

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This Couple Created Their Prom Outfits From Duct Tape originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 18, 2014.

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These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable

June 13th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

Humans are not the only ones who suffer from hair loss. Whether caused by disease or old age, this condition can affect our animal friends, too.

Hair loss from the head or body is technically called alopecia. It can have many different causes, such as natural processes (seasonality or aging), biological dysfunctions (vitamin or mineral imbalance), genetic mutations, diseases or parasitic infestations. Some dogs, cats, rats and guinea pigs were even bred to be hairless by humans.

Luckily, the animals and birds from our list below don’t seem to mind their hair, fur or feather loss. What do you think – are they still just as cute without their fur or feathers?

Rabbit

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This cute bunny was born in 2009 and he instantly became an Internet sensation for being bald. Fortunately, after three months he grew his first coat and turned out to be as normal as his fluffy siblings. (Source: teddytassen.se)

Bear

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Dolores the bear is among other female bears that were affected by sudden hair loss at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany. Some experts believe this was caused by a genetic defect, though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other afflictions. (Source: Daily Mail)

Hedgehog

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Meet Betty, the cute bald hedgehog-ette from Foxy Lodge rescue center, UK. She is a healthy and absolutely fine critter apart from being bald, the cause of which is unknown. (Source: greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk)

Parrot

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Oscar was a 35-year-old Moluccan cockatoo female that suffered from a condition affecting birds – Beacon Feather. She would pluck her own feathers because they would irritate her so much. (Source: Daily Mail)

Raccoon

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These mammals sometimes might develop a parasitic infestation (mange or fungal infection) that cause their hair to fall out. This is quite a common phenomenon in wildlife. (Image credits: broccoli)

Squirrel

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Bald squirrels are not that uncommon; their hair loss is usually related to an illness caused by mites. (Source: Daily Mail)

Penguin

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This bald baby penguin was born without feathers and was rejected by his parents at an aquarium in China’s Liaoning Province. Workers at the aquarium decided that the baby penguin’s lack of feathers and weak condition was due to difficulties digesting food and absorbing nutrition. Thanks to his keepers, the bird managed to grow a feathery coat and was successfully re-introduced to its family. (Source: Daily Mail)

Rat

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Image credits: CSBeck

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Image credits: Maxim Loskutov

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Hairless rats are produced by breeding different combinations of genes. On the other hand, hairless lab rats provide researchers with valuable data on compromised immune systems and genetic kidney diseases. (Image credits: CSBeck)

Chimpanzee

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Chimpanzees, like other monkeys, apes and humans, sometimes suffer from alopecia – an illness that can make them lose hair from all over the body. These poor creatures attract many visitors to zoos. (Image credits: RedEyedRex)

Dog

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These are Peruvian hairless dogs. Machu Picchu (the 4-months-old pup in the picture above) was offered to as a pet to U.S. President Barack Obama. He promised his daughters a new pet for the White House, but the dog had to be hypoallergenic because one of them is allergic to most dog breeds. Peruvian hairless dogs are said to be perfect for sensitive people due to their lack of hair. (Image credits: Karel Navarro)

Wombat

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Meet Karmann – an orphaned baby wombat from Australia. Wombats are supposed to stay in their mother’s pouch until they are seven months old. However, poor Karmann was rescued from the pouch of her dying mother at 3 months old, so she is hairless.  She is being cared for at a wildlife shelter in Melbourne. (Source: Daily Mail)

Baboon

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The bald baboon female was spotted in Zimbabwe’s countryside. The animal might have lost its hair due to alopecia. However, this hairless baboon was spotted in the wild, so the cause of its baldness is unknown. (Source: Daily Mail)

Guinea Pig

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Image credits: Alina Gerika

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The Skinny Pig is a hairless breed of guinea pig. Judging by their pink skin, there’s no need to explain why guinea pigs are called “pigs.”
(Image credits: margaretshairlesspigs.webs.com)

Kangaroo

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This tiny creature is Sabrina, a female kangaroo who was abandoned by her mother at the Serengeti-Park in Germany. These animals do not develop hair until they emerge from the mother’s pouch. The hairless Sabrina always had to be carried close to a warm body or wrapped up in a blanket to keep her warm. (Source: Daily Mail)

Hamster

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Hairless Syrian hamsters lack fur due to a genetic disorder. Hairless hamster pups are only born to parents with the hairless gene, so they aren’t supposed to breed. (Image credits: The Thicket Rabbitry)

These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 13, 2014.

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These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable

June 13th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

Humans are not the only ones who suffer from hair loss. Whether caused by disease or old age, this condition can affect our animal friends, too.

Hair loss from the head or body is technically called alopecia. It can have many different causes, such as natural processes (seasonality or aging), biological dysfunctions (vitamin or mineral imbalance), genetic mutations, diseases or parasitic infestations. Some dogs, cats, rats and guinea pigs were even bred to be hairless by humans.

Luckily, the animals and birds from our list below don’t seem to mind their hair, fur or feather loss. What do you think – are they still just as cute without their fur or feathers?

Rabbit

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This cute bunny was born in 2009 and he instantly became an Internet sensation for being bald. Fortunately, after three months he grew his first coat and turned out to be as normal as his fluffy siblings. (Source: teddytassen.se)

Bear

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Dolores the bear is among other female bears that were affected by sudden hair loss at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany. Some experts believe this was caused by a genetic defect, though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other afflictions. (Source: Daily Mail)

Hedgehog

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Meet Betty, the cute bald hedgehog-ette from Foxy Lodge rescue center, UK. She is a healthy and absolutely fine critter apart from being bald, the cause of which is unknown. (Source: greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk)

Parrot

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Oscar was a 35-year-old Moluccan cockatoo female that suffered from a condition affecting birds – Beak and Feather Disease. She would pluck her own feathers because they would irritate her so much. (Source: Daily Mail)

Raccoon

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These mammals sometimes might develop a parasitic infestation (mange or fungal infection) that cause their hair to fall out. This is quite a common phenomenon in wildlife. (Image credits: broccoli)

Squirrel

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Image credits: murph le

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Bald squirrels are not that uncommon; their hair loss is usually related to an illness caused by mites. (Source: Daily Mail)

Guinea Pig

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Image credits: Alina Gerika

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The Skinny Pig is a hairless breed of guinea pig. Judging by their pink skin, there’s no need to explain why guinea pigs are called “pigs.”
(Image credits: margaretshairlesspigs.webs.com)

Penguin

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This bald baby penguin was born without feathers and was rejected by his parents at an aquarium in China’s Liaoning Province. Workers at the aquarium decided that the baby penguin’s lack of feathers and weak condition was due to difficulties digesting food and absorbing nutrition. Thanks to his keepers, the bird managed to grow a feathery coat and was successfully re-introduced to its family. (Source: Daily Mail)

Rat

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Image credits: CSBeck

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Image credits: Maxim Loskutov

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Hairless rats are produced by breeding different combinations of genes. On the other hand, hairless lab rats provide researchers with valuable data on compromised immune systems and genetic kidney diseases. (Image credits: CSBeck)

Chimpanzee

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Chimpanzees, like other monkeys, apes and humans, sometimes suffer from alopecia – an illness that can make them lose hair from all over the body. These poor creatures attract many visitors to zoos. (Image credits: RedEyedRex)

Dog

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Image credits: sweet mustache

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These are Peruvian hairless dogs. Machu Picchu (the 4-months-old pup in the picture above) was offered to as a pet to U.S. President Barack Obama. He promised his daughters a new pet for the White House, but the dog had to be hypoallergenic because one of them is allergic to most dog breeds. Peruvian hairless dogs are said to be perfect for sensitive people due to their lack of hair. (Image credits: Karel Navarro)

Wombat

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Meet Karmann – an orphaned baby wombat from Australia. Wombats are supposed to stay in their mother’s pouch until they are seven months old. However, poor Karmann was rescued from the pouch of her dying mother at 3 months old, so she is hairless.  She is being cared for at a wildlife shelter in Melbourne. (Source: Daily Mail)

Baboon

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The bald baboon female was spotted in Zimbabwe’s countryside. The animal might have lost its hair due to alopecia. However, this hairless baboon was spotted in the wild, so the cause of its baldness is unknown. (Source: Daily Mail)

Kangaroo

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This tiny creature is Sabrina, a female kangaroo who was abandoned by her mother at the Serengeti-Park in Germany. These animals do not develop hair until they emerge from the mother’s pouch. The hairless Sabrina always had to be carried close to a warm body or wrapped up in a blanket to keep her warm. (Source: Daily Mail)

Hamster

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Hairless Syrian hamsters lack fur due to a genetic disorder. Hairless hamster pups are only born to parents with the hairless gene, so they aren’t supposed to breed. (Image credits: The Thicket Rabbitry)

These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 13, 2014.

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This Drop Of Water On Your Plate Is Actually A Tasty Cake

June 13th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

Japanese cuisine never ceases to amaze, and this cake is no exception. Although it looks like a giant drop of water, it is actually a form of rise cake, or Shingen Moshi. This cake is called Mizu because it has a water base. The water comes from the Japanese Alps and the cake has a very delicate texture.

The cake is made with agar, a common analog to gelatin in Asian cuisine, which makes the cake melt in your mouth. It looks like it might pop if you poke it with a needle, but it can actually be eaten with a spoon!  You better be quick eating it, however, because it melts away like ice and dissolves into sweet water after 30 minutes.

(Via: Sploid)

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This Drop Of Water On Your Plate Is Actually A Tasty Cake originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 13, 2014.

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This Drop Of Water On Your Plate Is Actually A Tasty Cake

June 13th, 2014 by Julija | No Comments | Filed in Design

Japanese cuisine never ceases to amaze, and this cake is no exception. Although it looks like a giant drop of water, it is actually a form of rise cake, or Shingen Moshi. This cake is called Mizu because it has a water base. The water comes from the Japanese Alps and the cake has a very delicate texture.

The cake is made with agar, a common analog to gelatin in Asian cuisine, which makes the cake melt in your mouth. It looks like it might pop if you poke it with a needle, but it can actually be eaten with a spoon!  You better be quick eating it, however, because it melts away like ice and dissolves into sweet water after 30 minutes.

(Via: Sploid)

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This Drop Of Water On Your Plate Is Actually A Tasty Cake originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 13, 2014.

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Photoshop Wizard Turns His Wildest Dreams Into Crazy Photo Manipulations

June 11th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Tons of photographers use Photoshop to insert new elements into their photographs, but not all of them can create the crazy and mind-bending images that Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale does.

De Pasquale creates wild new impossible realities by combining multiple images or by creating new effects on Photoshop. Some of his images are simply silly, while others offer morbid commentary on the impermanence and weakness of his own body.

His images may seem like magic, but he does indeed reveal his secrets – in his behind-the-scenes video, he shows us how he used Photoshop to create one of these images.

More info: Behance | Pinterest | Facebook (h/t: illusion)

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Photoshop Wizard Turns His Wildest Dreams Into Crazy Photo Manipulations originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 11, 2014.

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Man Lives In A Boeing 727 In The Middle Of The Woods

June 9th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Bruce Campbell is an inventive engineer who bought a retired Boeing 727 aircraft fuselage and upcycled it into an unusual and innovative home. The huge 3-engine commercial airliner is propped up on concrete pillars in a suburban wooded area outside of Portland, Oregon, and has its own driveway.

The aircraft features a makeshift shower, but he is still working to install a working lavatory and to restore some of the plane’s original interior elements, like seating and lights. Campbell lives in this plane 6 months every year, and spends the other part of the year in Japan, where he is also looking to buy and similarly re-use a retired Boeing 747 fuselage. The 10 acres where he’s building his Oregon home cost $23,000 when he bought them in his 20s, and the plane set him back $220,000.

Source: airplanehome.com (h/t: huffpost)

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Retirement into an aerospace class castle should be every jetliner’s constructive fate. They should never be mindlessly scrapped” – said Bruce Campbell, the aircraft’s owner (and resident).

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Shredding a beautiful and scintillating jetliner is a tragedy in waste, and a profound failure of human imagination

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Jetliners are masterful works of aerospace science, and their superlative engineering grace is unmatched by any other structures people can live within

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They’re incredibly strong, durable, and long lived. And they easily withstand any earthquake or storm. Their interior is easy to keep immaculately clean because they are sealed pressure canisters

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You need to acquire two things: An airliner, and suitable land to host it

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Then you need to transport your airliner to your land. That’s the most daunting challenge

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Man Lives In A Boeing 727 In The Middle Of The Woods originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 9, 2014.

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