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Bicycle Taxidermy

If you’re a bicyclist, these are probably either really cool or really disturbing at first glance. Regan Appleton doesn’t mow down bicyclists and collect their handlebars as trophies. He memorializes treasured bikes by mounting their handlebars on taxidermy plaques along with engraved epitaphs. Link -via Inhabitat

Pain of a Pepper

Poor pepper. Hopefully he will, at the very least, be made into something delicious like a stuffed pepper or tasty ketchup – made with a charred red bell pepper reduction, foodies you know what’s up. I have to be real with you guys though, with my first glance at this photo I wanted to laugh menacingly, [...]

Hellish Heels

René van den Berg’s new shoe design, dubbed Scary Beautiful, reverses the position of the foot–at least as you would expect at first glance. As you can see from the video at the link, they’re really hard to walk in. Link | Designer’s Website

On the Ocean

Patrick Bérubé’s Incidence is a subtle work of art. At first glance, it’s a toy lying on a wooden floor. But upon closer inspection, you can see that he’s used the shape of the slats to create the image of a container ship traveling through the sea. This composition is on display at Gallerie SAS [...]

Monkeys Grooming Other Animals

We’ve all seen pictures of monkeys grooming each other. At first glance, it appears that it’s a tradeoff -you groom me, I’ll groom you. But monkeys will groom cats, pigs, deer, all kinds of fur! It may be a habit, or maybe the monkeys are looking for delicious parasite snacks. See a collection of different [...]

Human Body Sponge Sculptures

At first glance, these sponge sculptures by Etienne Gros might make you blush, screaming things like “Not Safe For Work!” or “Kids, Look Away!” But they’re sponges, people, not naked bodies, so don’t start posting angry comments just yet. And if you don’t think the naked body is a work of art, how about these [...]

Ron Arand Bike

At first glance, Ron Arand’s designer bike looks like a typical unusable art piece. However, the bike is actually completely rideable and up for auction by the Elton John AIDs Foundation. 18 strips of steel are attached together to form flower-like wheels that roll with tension. Guests at the W Hotel in Leicester Square, London [...]

6 Real Life Super Humans

The movie theaters are full of superhero films in recent years, but are there really any actual super humans out there? Here are six examples of real life people with “super” human qualities. Still no flying of X ray visions, but some of these are kind of cool. In 1999 a baby boy was born [...]

Puppy Playing Bowser

At first glance, it looks a little mean, but the dog can’t be all that upset if his tail is wagging that much, can he? Link

Sonic the Hedgehog Tattoo

Yes, really! The post isn’t mislabeled. This is tattoo of a protein named after the Sega video game character. The man with this image writes: I got the tattoo because I am a cell biology student and love the ridiculous naming of proteins done by the geneticists which discover it. I figured, for my first tattoo, [...]