Canadian photographer Francois Bruenelle accomplished something I never thought possible (or really thought about at all, honestly). The photog from Québec found the most amazing, real-life dopplegangers and photographed them together. (A doppleganger is the “apparition or double of a living person.”) These photographs are quite shocking when you realize that none of the people pictured below knew each other or were related.
While not completely identical by any means, what Francois pulled off is pretty awesome. Check them out.
Dog shaming is a popular meme on the internet lately. The basic concept is that a dog shamer’s dog misbehaves, he/she adorns a sign on their beloved friend stating what the dog did, snaps a picture, and presumably Rover’s dog friends will see it and mock him at all the popular dog barbecues. Does it really work though? These honest dog shaming photos may have the answer.
Somehow I don’t think this weird form of medieval torture is getting through to our canine friends. If you love the pooches and are mystified that people actually do this, give this a share on Facebook!
Between 1999 and 2002, after the Yugoslav Wars, photographer George Georgiou was living and working in Kosovo and Serbia, photographing mainly the aftermath of the NATO conflict with Serbia. While there he visited three psychiatric institutions, taking these haunting photographs of the patients and their shocking living conditions. George had spent four years teaching a photography class to people with psychiatric disorders in London prior, so psychiatric institutions and patients were not alien to him. What he found in Kosovo and Serbia was a far cry form the contemporary practice in London.
George Georgiou had this to say about his experience there:
When I first visited the institutions they were hidden from the gaze of the general public and came as a shock to Serbs when they were exposed. Money, during the years of the Milosevic regime had drained away, leaving filthy conditions, contagious diseases, lack of medical care and rehabilitation and a failure to provide oversight due to an unmotivated low paid staff struggling with their own economic difficulties. The worst aspect was the total lack of care and stimulation and the high number of people who should never have been in these places. People with physical disabilities, (the boy with no legs was a victim of a car accident and orphaned), downs syndrome, a high proportion of Roma or children whose misfortune was to have been born in the institutions. By living in this environment of deprivation, with little stimulation or compassion they start to display repetitive rocking behaviour and self-injury. By 2002, on my final visits, money had been raised in a public campaign of awareness in Serbia and with the help of a number of NGO’s conditions had improved. For me, after the initial shock at the conditions and total lack of care, it became clear that the patients from all ethnic backgrounds were able to display more community, affection and care with each other, than the sad situation that their “sane” countrymen were displaying to each other on the outside.
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It has been discovered that the average American watches television about 5 hours a day. That’s a lot of programming being consumed and that number doesn’t even include how many hours of movies we see in theaters or in our own homes. Every day we are being entertained, but every day we are being lied to (but not in a harmful way). Most people would never catch how it’s being done. Special effects and CGI (computer generated imagery) is a useful tool in the entertainment industry. Over the years, the techniques have improved. Now, when most television shows or movies use CGI, the viewers can’t even tell what’s real and what’s not… HINT: Most of it’s not.
You should never trust anything you see in the movies or television shows. “Movie magic” has been around for decades, but now the magic is almost seeming… magical. Share these cool before and after photos by clicking below.
Honesty is the best policy. In fact, it’s more important now, than ever to be honest. Our interconnected world makes it so much easier to find the truth. As a result, it’s also a lot more painful when the truth finally does come out, especially on social media.
Take these 25 people for example. I can’t believe they thought no one would find out. Just wait until you get to #11, oh man.
The moral of the story: Don’t lie, and especially don’t lie on social media. You’ll get caught, and it will be hilarious. Show you appreciation for honesty by clicking below to share this story on Facebook.
People, you only had one job. It wasn’t tough. It was easy. We promise. So then why. Why did you do this to us? We’d fire you if we weren’t afraid of unleashing you on society. Because let’s face it, you probably don’t even realize what you’ve done. Check it out below.
(H/T: BuzzFeed) Well? What do you have to say for yourself? 😉 As punishment, share with your friends using the button below.
A group of brave YouTube pioneers decided to do an experiment that’d test the endurance of a favorite household appliance: the washing machine. They wanted to know just how far one of these puppies would go if you put it under some serious stress. The answer? Not that far. They put a small piece of metal, like what you’d find in a normal combustion engine, into the machine. Then, they started a cycle.
At first, it seemed like the machine could handle it.
But then, the wheels really came off of the whole operation when the machine tried to kick into a normal cycle. Check out the full carnage in the video:
It’s just …
(H/T BuzzFeed) The next time you do a load of laundry, make sure to check your pants and bed sheets for any wrenches, engine parts or random hunks of metal. We all know how common it is to be carrying around a smelted brick of iron ore. If you thought that losing some change in the washing machine was loud and annoying, having this happen would break you (and the washing machine).
Katerina Kamprani is no ordinary product designer. The Athens, Greece, based artist doesn’t take a traditional approach to design. Instead she does something completely different. Something very counter intuitive that you might not expect.
In her series called “The Uncomfortable” Kamprani takes on the challenge of redesigning everyday objects. However instead of making them sleeker or more functional, Kamprani does the opposite. She designs them to be completely useless. Yep, you read that correctly. Just take a look.
I feel like I might actually buy one of these just to see people’s reactions… Plus, who doesn’t like useless items filling up their closets? Don’t forget to share this post on Facebook by clicking below.
This season has been a disaster for the NFL. Sure, there are tons of good games, but there are also lots of scandals. They’ve been accused of ignoring claims of domestic violence, unfairly punishing players, and that isn’t even the worst of it. Over the weekend the NFL got into more trouble because of a time honored tradition, the touchdown celebration.
Husain Abdullah was penalized for this touchdown celebration, in which he bows down and prays, a common practice for his Muslim faith. Abdullah is a devout Muslim and even skipped the last NFL season so he could make the Islamic trip to Mecca. This is what the NFL penalizes.
I guess you have to draw the line somewhere, but this line seems a little…off. Apparently, this line was drawn when you aren’t doing a dance from a rap song or intentionally disrespecting your opponent.