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With A Few Inexpensive Items, You Can Give Your Room A Luxurious Upgrade

If you’re tired of your boring old headboard and you’re also low on cash, check this out.

With a few simple tools, you can revamp this old standby for a fraction of what you’d spend on a new one. This light-up headboard is gorgeous, and you can alter the project to make one that’s chic enough for adults or playful enough for kids! Check out the instructions below.

People are so creative, aren’t they? I never would’ve thought of that! Home decor can cost a pretty penny, but projects like this can help you cut corners without sacrificing beauty or quality.

10 ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows…That Aren’t Accurate At All

At one point or another, your mother probably told you to put a hat on in the winter, since heat escapes through your head.

You probably also believe that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, and that if you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it forever. By a certain point, these “facts” are drilled so far into our brains that we believe them without question.

But I have some bad news for you, folks. Most of these facts are actually fiction.

1. Mount Everest is not, in fact, the tallest mountain in the world.

If you include bases that are underwater, Mauna Kea rises 33,465 feet into the air (only 13,796 feet are above sea level). Everest is 29,029 feet tall.

2. Deoxygenated blood is not blue.

Some of your veins look blue through the skin, but they’re actually just really dark red. Once blood has circulated throughout your body, it’s less oxygenated, lending it a deeper hue.

3. Chameleons don’t change color to blend in with their surroundings.

It actually occurs when these critters experience physiological and emotional changes.

4. You don’t lose most of your body heat through your head.

Your body loses the same amount of heat per square inch from head to toe.

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5. Glass is not a slow-moving liquid.

Although some older window panes appear to be melting, that’s just how they were made. The manufacturing process in the 1800s was kind of shoddy, which explains those imperfections.

6. The Great Wall of China can’t be seen from space.

Despite its length, it can’t be seen with the naked eye from outer space, even in low orbit.

7. Mother birds won’t abandon their babies if you touch them.

Birds actually have terrible senses of smell, so there’s really no risk associated with imparting your scent. That being said, don’t go around grabbing baby birds.

8. Different parts of your tongue don’t detect different tastes.

With very rare exceptions, your tongue is an equal-opportunity taster.

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9. Humans don’t have just 5 senses.

The senses we all learned about in elementary school don’t account for things like nociception, which is the ability to feel pain.

10. Columbus didn’t think that the Earth was flat.

Ever since the ancient Greeks slayed the logic game, humans have known that the Earth was round. The idea that some intrepid explorer set off into the sunset believing that the world was flat makes for a great story, but it’s not based in fact. He was just your average genocidal narcissist.

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Well, thanks for nothing, teachers. It’s one thing to learn this stuff from our parents, but it’s another thing entirely when it’s relayed to us by educators. How many of these not-so-factual “facts” did you learn in school?

What One Man Found Abandoned In A Dumpster Is Surprisingly Awesome

It’s no secret that humans have a penchant for generating waste.

Fortunately, there are some people out there who make it their mission to keep that waste from piling too high. Take this man, for example. He works at a university, and because students have a thing for throwing out whatever they can’t fit in their cars when the academic year is through, he finds some bizarre treasures on campus when May rolls around.

Some of them are weird, some of them are a little unsavory, and some of them are seriously awesome. This find happens to be of the latter variety.

He found this long, golden box in a dumpster on campus.

He expected it to be empty, but when he picked it up, it felt way too heavy. Here’s what he found when he looked inside!

That’s right, folks.

He found a samurai sword.

I’m a little concerned about what a college student was doing with a samurai sword, but I digress.

There were a few more odds and ends in the box, too.

Pretty cool, right?

Do you know what any of this stuff is? I definitely don’t.

This is proof positive that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Again, I have no idea what a college student was doing with a samurai sword, which is especially alarming when you consider how much college kids drink. Anyway, at least it’s in safe hands now!

30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There’s more to us than Banksy.

1. The Masonic, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A vibrant and multi-coloured mural across the side of one of North Street’s pubs.

2. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cosmo Sarson. Visit his Facebook page here.

An enormous breakdancing Jesus on the side of one of Bristol’s arts and music hubs.

3. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: DALeast.
Artist: Masai.

A multi-artist work on the sides of this old cinema.

4. Gloucester Road

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Artist: Burning Candy Crew. See more of the collective’s work here.

Signature colour-work from this east London collective in Bristol.

5. North Street, Southville, from Upfest 2013

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Artist: Inkie.
Artist: Tom Lane.
Artist: Ged Palmer.

A piece in a maritime-tobacco-tin style: Bristolian perfection covering an entire wall.

6. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Pixel Pancho. Visit his Facebook page here.

Industrial and robotic craziness from a Turin-based street artist.

7. West Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Andy Council. Visit his Flickr page here.

A stunning galloping horse made up of south Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

8. The Farm, St Werburghs

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Artist: Xenz. Visit his Twitter page here.

Bucolic brilliance in the glorious beer garden of this pub.

9. M32, Bristol

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

The Zase vs Dekor Turtle race is in a residential area, visible from the M32 near Ikea.

10. Souk Kitchen, Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: Andrew Burns Colwill.

The mysterious Bristol crocodile and friend get an outing against a deliciously delicate backdrop.

11. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: Jody Thomas. Visit his Twitter page here.

Multiple pieces of stunningly lifelike large-scale art inside this building.

12. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: El Mac.

There’s incredible detail in this monumental piece by Los Angeles artist El Mac.

13. Little Bishop Street, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

Local vibrancy captured at the heart of one of Bristol’s greatest communities.

14. The Kings Arms, Black Boy Hill

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

Terrific detail and sunny styling in one of Whiteladies Road’s most popular pubs.

15. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Nick Walker. Visit his Facebook page here.

“Vandal” is a piece that towers over Nelson Street and pours down on to the pavement below.

16. Hill Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Jon5

An incredible use of a small space to make a big piece come to life.

17. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Mariusz Waras.

A huge-scale industrial mural depicting Bristol’s mechanical past, from the M-City project.

18. Stokes Croft

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Artists: 3-DOM and VOYDER.

A striking collaborative work created high on a building on Stokes Croft.

19. The Old Bookshop, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Sokar Uno. Visit his Facebook page here.

Check out the beautiful use of colour and shade on the side of this Bedminster cocktail bar and venue.

20. Duke of York, St Werburghs

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Artist: Alex Mack. Visit her Facebook page here.

A “Grand Old Duke of York”-inspired mural by Alex Mack, created after she won the owner of this pub’s competition to design a piece.

21. Full Moon, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheba. Find him on Twitter here.

A gorgeous astrological mural covering the entirety of this backpacker hostel.

22. Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: My Dog Sighs. Visit his Facebook page here.

This warehouse door is characteristic of the artist, who often depicts eyes.

23. Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Phlegm.

A collaborative work between two artists with different illustrative styles on two sides of a house.

24. Lakota, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheo.
Artist: Minto.

A stunning mix of two artists’ styles wrap around this iconic Stokes Croft building.

25. Thekla, The Grove, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Inkie. Visit his Facebook page here.

A brand new work from a Bristol street-art original on the rejuvenated floating nightclub Thekla.

26. Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Fois.

There are big, contrasting colours on this multi-sectioned piece set back from the kerb on this historic and ever-changing street.

27. Portland Heights, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

An almost shop-window-style mural on the side of this modern building, off Dean Street in St Pauls.

28. Stokes Croft

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A stunning street mural of light and colour reflecting the atmosphere of its location, a short walk from the Bear Pit roundabout.

29. Mina Road, St Werburghs

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Artist: Stinkfish.

Bringing Bogota to Bristol, this blazing wall of colour faces out from a residential street.

30. Aldi car park, Southville

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Artist: Herakut. Visit their Facebook page here.

A full-scale mural on a sizeable Victorian building, full of detail and melancholy.

Big thanks to Upfest for their suggestions.

Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

These Guys Doing Crazy Tricks On A Pole Must Have Magnetic Superpowers

Damien Walters says he’s “the man to follow for outstanding human awesomeness”…and after watching the below video, we’re inclined to believe him.

The freerunner, stuntman, and gymnast can do some pretty incredible things on solid ground, but when he and a friend of his take to the sky…more specifically, a Chinese pole, truly amazing things happen.

While they may look superhuman, trust me, they’re just ridiculously talented at what they do.

Can’t. Stop. Watching.

I wish my abs could help me do this.

If you’re not impressed, you need to get your eyes checked!

Be sure to follow Walters on YouTube here.

These Tiny Babies Get Hilariously Jealous Of One Another When This Happens

Sibling rivalries start early. Just ask these two hilarious kiddos!

When the brother gets fed, watch out for what his baby sister does. Oh, and when she gets fed? Look at what her brother does. Basically, what I’m trying to tell you is that these two are a little confused about the fact that their mom only has so many hands and can’t feed them both at once.

They’d better get it together, because they have a few long, long years ahead if they don’t.

15 Spectacular Places You Must Swim Before You Die

Come on in, the water’s fine.

1. Busuanga Island, Philippines

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Breathtaking beaches and crystal clear water to splash in.

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2. Capri, Italy

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Explore a magnificent blue grotto, or bask on the sand.

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3. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

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Little lagoons of natural wonder speckled down the Cuillin mountains.

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4. Santorini, Greece

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Take a dip in the big blue sea, with the sun on your back.

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5. Gozo Island, Malta

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Swim through the famous Azure Window, or stay in the shallows.

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6. Kauai, Hawaii

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Swim past the coconut trees, or watch the sun go down over the waves.

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7. Kerala, India

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Seek shade under a fishing boat, and cool your heels in the surf.

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8. The Algarve, Portugal

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Golden sand, clear water and striking surroundings.

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9. Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, North Western Australia

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A natural spa pool in the middle of a National Park. Dreamy.

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Swimming hole in gorge

10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Paradise for swimmers, and for everyone else too.

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Overwater bungalows in Pacific

11. Hahei Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

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Fresh white sand, rolling surf, and a sea breeze. Perfection.

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12. Pamukkale Springs, Hierapolis, Turkey

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Soak your tired bones in stunning natural hot springs.

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13. Lokrum Island, Croatia

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Swim off the rocks on this serene island, or wallow in the lagoon.

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14. Taormina, Sicily

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Explore black sand beaches, or feel smooth pebbles beneath your feet in the waves.

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15. Estany Primer, Andorra

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A jaw-dropping glacial lake, in the Andorran Pyrenees.

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When This Sheep Wants Back Scratches, All She Has To Do Is Ask!

The simple things in life make all the difference. That’s a sentiment we’re sure this adorable sheep can get behind. She loves nothing more than getting scratched, so when she needs a little love, she asks visitors at the petting zoo to offer it up.

Watch what she does when they stop scratching!

Could you say no to that face? I certainly couldn’t.

He Started Shaking Sand Onto A Table, And By The End, He’d Created Something Incredible

In Hindu culture, rangoli is an art form that’s centered around the creation of ornate designs made out of colorful sand. Created to honor deities, they are meticulous and beautiful. The most fascinating thing about them, however, is how they’re made.

Watch what happens when this artist starts shaking sand onto his work space.

Seeing creators in action is always such a humbling experience. If you want to learn more about rangoli, check out this blog!

He Spent Hours Cutting Up This Paper — What He Made With It Will Blow Your Mind

Singapore Airlines is known as one of the premiere services in the sky. With constant attention to detail and an incredible product, their customers are loyal to say the least, whether they’re flying economy, business, first, or even suites class.

It should be no wonder that when it comes to creating promotional materials, they pull out all the stops.

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No Detail Is Too Small

At Singapore Airlines, no detail is too small.#NoDetailTooSmall #FlySQ #SingaporeAir

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Creating not only an incredibly detailed mockup, but a working one, is something we didn’t know was possible. If Singapore Airlines is willing to invest this much time in their art, just imagine how much time they put into creating the most amazing flying experience ever!