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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 […]

Coach calmly knits during Olympics snowboarding competition

by Mark Anderson
When the stakes are high, this Finnish Olympic snowboarding coach stays cool with a little light, slope-side crafting.  As Yahoo Sports noted (via HuffPost), Antti Koskinen of Finland was spotted knitting this weekend at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. How pleasant! SEE ALSO: How to follow the Olympics on Twitter The coach is just low key knitting while his athlete is getting ready to go 😂😂 #pyeongchang2018 #olympics #snowboard pic.twitter.com/51fd8e7OfY — Grace Dafoe (@gracedafoe) February 10, 2018 The Finnish coach is KNITTING at the top of the slopestyle course. Someone please find out what this man is […]

Photographers take on the Hobby Lobby photoshoot challenge

by Mark Anderson
Image: Getty Images UPDATE: Feb. 7, 2017, 2:50 p.m. EST: This article has been updated to include comments from Kelsey Maggart, the creator of the Hobby Lobby challenge. People around the United States are taking on a new challenge: photographing models in Hobby Lobby.  They’re creating gorgeous portraits with some careful posing, a lot of editing, and the craft store’s stock of fake plants. shooting in hobby lobby is the new thing now am I right pic.twitter.com/vh3jIISFgf — Kelsey Maggart (@_KelseyMaggart) January 27, 2018 Kelsey Maggart started the trend in late January, when she took the “Ugly Location Challenge” to […]

So Your Favorite Thing Went Mainstream (And You Hate It)

by Mark Anderson
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The worst fans in the world have to be the “Gatekeepers” — the ones who insist you stay away from their hobby, lest you and the other peasants soil it. OK, Nazis are worse, but the Gatekeepers are next. These are the fans who insist everyone who just discovered their thing is “doing it wrong.” It’s like they can’t enjoy it unless they know other people don’t. Gamers might be the worst of all about this. See how they react when someone suggests Dark Souls should have an easy mode. You know, so everyone can enjoy it. Well, I’m not […]

Parkland Students to President Trump: Stay Far Away From Us

by Mark Anderson
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PARKLAND, FloridaTwo days after enduring a horrific school shooting, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and parents of the victims have one request for President Donald Trump: stay away. "In my opinion I do not want Trump here at all," Ameer Hussain, a 15-year-old freshman at the school told The Daily Beast. Trump is scheduled to be at his resort in Mar-a-Lago this weekend. And reports on Friday said that he would be paying a visit to Parkland, Floridathe site of the shooting that claimed 17 lives on Wednesday while wounding 15 othersto, in his words, "meet with some […]

Gunman Tried to Kill YouTube Stars While They Hid in Closet

by Mark Anderson
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Before driving 11 hours to break into a famous YouTube couples home, Christopher Giles made notes about one of the YouTubers, police say. I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children, he allegedly wrote. Giles, 23, is accused of breaking into the Austin, Texas, house of Free and Megan Turney on Jan. 26. Armed with a gun, Giles allegedly searched the house for the couple, who hid in a closet and called 911. Investigators claim Giles was there to kill, but Giles was the only one to wind up dead. Giles was an avid player of video games […]

This awesome sports league welcomes all genders, sexual orientations, and skill levels.

by Mark Anderson
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Growing up, dodgeball was one of Darius Soler’s biggest fears. A game where the kids who bullied him for being “big and gay and effeminate” could all target him with plummeting balls? Hard pass. One day, when Soler was dodging gym class, the teacher found him curled up in a bathroom stall, feet propped on the door to conceal his presence. The coach then forced him to go to gym and “everyone threw balls at me — it was all of them, versus me,” remembers Soler. Not surprisingly, as an adult, Soler thought his dodgeball days were far behind him […]

Jesus, Kid: This Fourth-Grader Really Knows His Way Around An Owl Pellet

by Mark Anderson
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While Michael Hampton might have seemed like a normal kid, the 9-year-old student at Huntington Elementary recently proved he was anything but. Michael got way too fucking into his science project yesterday, and let’s just say that everyone in his class got a little freaked out: This fourth-grader really knows his way around an owl pellet. Jesus, kid. Maybe just cool it, okay? Seriously, what the hell. Not even two minutes after his teacher passed them out, this little freak of nature had already ripped into his owl pellet, removed over half of an intact rodent skeleton, and placed the […]

Baker created life-sized cakes of twin daughters for first birthday

by Mark Anderson
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Mom Lara Mason spent more than 100 hours constructing the edible treats of little Lily and Lyla.  (SWNS) An amateur baker has created life-size versions of her twin daughters made entirely out of cake to celebrate their first birthday. Talented Lara Mason, 31, spent more than 100 hours constructing the edible treats of little Lily and Lyla. The customer service advisor said she wanted to make something extra special for the twin’s upcoming first birthday next week. So she spent three weeks crafting the masterpiece using 4 eggs, 2.2kg of flour and 4kg of buttercream. REDDITOR TURNS RED LOBSTER’S CHEDDAR […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Supreme Court’s outspoken justice

by Mark Anderson
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women’s Conference in Long Beach, California October 26, 2010  (Reuters) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just a member of the Supreme Court — she’s become a liberal icon and, even more improbably, a celebrity. Her likeness appears on T-shirts. A book about her, “Notorious RBG,” is a big seller. Kate McKinnon does an impression of her on “Saturday Night Live” (“You’ve been Ginsburned!”). In January, Ginsburg appeared before an adoring crowd at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “RBG,” a documentary about her life. The movie went over big, and […]

This stickball league is making people across cultures and generations feel like kings.

by Mark Anderson
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Pick a Sunday afternoon in the spring or summer, and on one stretch of road in the Bronx, you can be sure the sidewalks will be lined with men and women watching an exciting game of stickball. Those who turn their back to the action, perhaps to scoop some rice and beans or chicken wings out of a deep baking pan onto a paper plate, must stay alert for the thwack of a rubber ball — and be prepared to duck. Because here on Stickball Boulevard, the players do their hitting, running, and catching in the street with lightning-quick speed. […]