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Drones, AK-47s and grenades: Afghan war rugs

Afghan weavers have been incorporating contemporary images of war into their rugs since 1979, when Soviet forces occupied major areas of the country. Following 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, helicopters, hand grenades, and even predator drones have begun to feature in the intricate designs. …

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When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

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Winter solstice celebrations at Stonehenge, in pictures - Telegraph

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41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast

Gallery41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast<p>Hanukkah is hands-down the best holiday ever. Think about it. It combines the best elements of the other greatest holidays—family and overeating—but without the downsides of, say, a panic-inducing turkey that cooks, like <i>forever</i> (looking at you, …

10 Pieces of Bad Wedding Advice

Just like your most-fashionable friend will occasionally have a, "What was she thinking?" style day, your trusted bridal-publication can miss the mark when it comes to advice from time to time, too. While we pride ourselves on offering great tips for brides-to-be, when we gathered up our best …

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

Hilarious Mashup Reimagines Sloths on Famous Album Covers

Do sloths make everything better? Matt Tucker, the Picture Editor at Buzzfeed UK, thinks so. He's the mastermind behind this hilarious series of sloths that replace humans on iconic album covers. With a mix of classic and contemporary favorites, these adorable creatures are transformed into …

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The real reason Ferguson is boarding up its storefronts

In early November, as rumors spread that the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson was about to be released, Ferguson began to board itself up. Nearly all stores on the small area of West Florissant Avenue that has been the hub of protest activity are boarded, save for Ferguson Burger …

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A Disease We Thought Was History Is Making An Alarming Comeback

We worry about dying in a plane crash, not a car accident — even though the latter has a far greater risk. So it goes with diseases, where Americans tend to fear distant new threats, like Ebola, and ignore the bogeymen so much likelier to get us: heart disease, diabetes, the flu.<p>Those with the …

'Computer Man' Video Shows '80s Digital Effects And Rap Techniques At Their Finest

As far as rapping about computers over digital backgrounds go, the 1980s were dark, terrifying times.<p>These days technology is able to blend human beings with a digital backgrounds pretty seamlessly. But back in the '80s, humans floated above "cyberspace" back drops like they were abandoned souls …

A Colorado Restaurant Accidentally Served Hard Liquor To Six Children

The children, ages two to eight, were supposed to receive a sweet blue drink called a "Shark Nibble," which the Montoya family had ordered off the kids' menu.<p>But instead they were served the "Shark Bite," which is a cocktail loaded with rum, vodka, and curaçao.<p>Whoops.<p>The mix-up might have occurred …

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50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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