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Incredible Wooden Lion Carved from a Single Tree (11 photos)

by Woody Smith
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Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao has carved this incredible wooden lion from a single tree trunk. The artist led a team of 20 assistants on a three-year journey to complete the sculpture, which was made in Myanmar and was transported to its permanent home at the Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, China. According to Woodworking ideas, the lion was carved from a rosewood tree and measures 14.5m (47.5 ft) long, 5m (16.4 ft) high and 4m (13.1 ft) wide. If those measurements are true it would make the lion the longest wood carving in the world, which is currently held […]

The Greatest Girl Youll Ever Date Will Do These 15 Things

by Mark Anderson
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God & Man 1. She’ll believe in you. If you have dreams, she’ll not only encourage you to follow them, she’ll believe that one day you’ll make it all happen. The greatest girl you’ll ever date will never doubt you. 2. She’ll support you. She’ll do whatever she can to be there for the moments that matter to you. Whether it’s your passion, your hobby, or something you’ve worked really hard for, she’ll make sure to show up and cheer you on the entire time. 3. She’ll check up on you. She worries about you. Not in an overbearing way, […]

Who is to blame for Chinese rooftopper’s dramatic death?

by Mark Anderson
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(CNN)A video circulating on Chinese social media shows a young man preforming chin ups while hanging from the side of a 62-story building in the city of Changsha — no safety harness, no ropes, nothing. Wu Yongjing, whose nickname on Chinese social media was “the Extreme,” is a casualty of the international daredevil trend known as “rooftopping,” which has taken off across China where a ready prevalence of newly built skyscrapers has combined with a boom in social media apps. In response to Wu’s death on November 8, an editorial in state media China Daily called for greater supervision of […]

This pretty alternative to Legos is a great gift for kids and adults alike

by Mark Anderson
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They're soooo pretty.Image: Arckits Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Millennial’s answer to Legos is here and it’s just as beautiful as you’d expect. Like Legos, Arckits are a set of small components that click together to create miniature structures. You can follow the blueprints in the kit or create your own constructions from your imagination. Unlike Legos, though, the finished creation is pretty enough to leave out on your counter when you’re done.  SEE ALSO: Gift ideas for kids: STEM toys that are fun and teach coding […]

I love my girlfriend, but I want to have a threesome | Dear Mariella

by Mark Anderson
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A man in a happy relationship says hes repressing his promiscuous side. Mariella Frostrup says he may be with the wrong woman The dilemma Im in a sweet, monogamous relationship with my girlfriend. Were in our early 40s. Shes beautiful and we have a happy sex life. But Im also fascinated by her friend, who leads a libertine lifestyle. I keep thinking about threesomes and other kinky games. I love my girlfriend, but I find other women attractive, too. Im loyal and Id never cheat, but my promiscuous imagination is hard to repress it comes out in pillow talk and […]

Bungie promises changes to Destiny 2 amid fan outrage

by Mark Anderson
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After weeks of fan outrage, Bungie, the maker of Destiny 2, has promised to be more transparent with its players. It also provided details about future updates that will address concerns fans have been ranting about online. Destiny 2 players haven’t always been upset. The game launched in September to high fanfare and rave reviews. But it didn’t take long for the most dedicated players to blast through all of the content Bungie had created. And once they did, they were disappointed about what else the game had in store for them. The expectation for a game like Destiny 2 is that […]

Horse lovers roast Roy Moore’s poor riding skills

by Mark Anderson
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BTW BoJack Horseman production designer Lisa Hanawalt has a deep admiration for horses. When season 2 of the Netflix series debuted in 2015, she told the Daily Dot that her fixation blossomed after taking riding lessons as a kid: “I was one of those crazy horse girls. I’m at my most earnest when I’m talking about horses. I just think they’re really special.” So I stopped dead in my scroll when I came across her tweet about Roy Moore riding a horse named Sassy to vote in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate election. It wasn’t the first time Moore’s done this, but it […]

Tributes paid to club death teenagers

by Mark Anderson
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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Aaron Reilly (left) and Joshua Brock and were found unconscious at the Pryzm nightclub in Plymouth Tributes have been paid to two 19-year-old men who died after apparently taking drugs at a nightclub. Aaron Reilly and Joshua Brock were found unconscious at Pryzm in Plymouth in the early hours of Saturday, The teenagers, who police said thought they were taking ecstasy, died later in hospital. The club was evacuated and an 18-year-old man was arrested by Devon and Cornwall Police. He has been released under investigation, the force said. More on this story, and […]

Opt-out organ donation plan for England

by Mark Anderson
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Image copyright NHS Blood and Transplant In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of “presumed consent”. Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to a donor register. A consultation on the new system, which would see opting out of organ donation replacing opting in, starts on Tuesday. Wales has already adopted an approach of presumed consent. Scotland plans to introduce a similar scheme. Northern Ireland has also expressed an interest in doing likewise. About 6,500 people in […]

21 great self-care tips in response to Kumail Nanjiani’s thought-provoking tweet.

by Mark Anderson
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Kumail Nanjiani started an important conversation about self-care with a recent tweet. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW. 2017 has been a long, exhausting year — which makes a recent tweet from actor Kumail Nanjiani and its responses so, so necessary right now. The “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Sick” star asked his Twitter followers how they “find the balance between being engaged and mentally healthy,” which is a major challenge for a lot of us who’ve spent the past year or so being more politically active and involved with the world around us than ever before. How do […]

High school teacher and coach exposed himself in store’s parking lot, police say

by Mark Anderson
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Allen Reeves Blankenship allegedly exposed himself to a woman in a store’s parking lot in Lawrenceville, Ga. A high school teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor count of public indecency.   Allen Reeves Blankenship, 24, a science teacher and linebacker coach at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County, Ga., was arrested Tuesday evening after a woman told police he had allegedly exposed himself in the parking lot of a Hobby Lobby arts and crafts store, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. There was no indication that Blankernship knew the woman, authorities said. He was released from jail shortly after midnight, according […]