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Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Art

This TV Meteorologist Has Absolutely Had It With The Flat-Earth Movement

Keith Carson has a simple challenge for those who think the Earth is flat.<p>Count meteorologist Keith Carson among those working in the scientific community who’ve had just about enough of the “flat-Earth” movement.<p>Carson, who works for NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ in Maine, spent nearly five minutes …

Flat Earth Society

A “Living” Chandelier Filled with Algae by Julian Melchiorri | Colossal

<p>London-based designer and engineer Julian Melchiorri has designed an elegant new lighting solution that is part chandelier and part living organism. …

The Crystalline Busts of Massimiliano Pelletti | Colossal

<p>Italian artist Massimiliano Pelletti works within a variety of materials including marble, bronze, and stone to carve elegant busts and human forms …

Art

Envisioning Chemistry: Stunning Footage of Chemical Reactions Filmed by WenTing Zhu | Colossal

<p>Chemical reactions can be described with words, formulas, and observed with the naked eye, but in the capable hands of filmmaker and photographer …

Liquid Gold Appears to Flow, Drip, and Drain Through Galleries by Vanderlei Lopes | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing body of sculptural works, Brazillian artist Vanderlei Lopes creates temporary interventions where his polished brass objects appear …

Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactivity to Create “Living” Architecture | Colossal

<p>Multidisciplinary artist and architect Philip Beesley weaves together such a broad array of technologies and systems in his artworks that they …

‘Cards Against Humanity’ Sends Checks To Their Lowest-Earning Customers And It’s Bringing Attention To Wealth Inequality

‘Cards Against Humanity’ has just proven itself to be, actually, one of the most ‘humane’ companies out there. In a truly Robin Hood-inspired move, …

Girlfriend Tweets Weird Things Her Boyfriend Says During His Sleep, And It Will Make You Die From Laughter

When your partner tells you you've been sleep talking, it's as scary as it is intriguing. Did you reveal any secrets? Maybe you came up with the …

50+ Times Nature Proved It’s Too Weird For Us To Handle

Believe it or not, a blue whale can make a fart bubble so big that a horse could fit inside it (although we're pretty sure that wouldn't be very nice …

New Stoneware Animals Fraught With Human Emotion by Beth Cavener | Colossal

<p>Beth Cavener (previously here and here) creates large animals that each appear to wrestle against their implied captivity. The works can be viewed …

Lead Singer Of Dixie Chicks Gets Bassnectar’s Bassdrop Tattoo, Thinks It’s Greek Symbol for “Strength”

You know that episode of How I Met Your Mother when Katy Perry guest starred, and the characters only knew her by the phrase “Oh, honey…” because she …

New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet | Colossal

<p>When looking at these perfectly assembled sculptures by French artist Edouard Martinet (previously) it’s difficult to believe the raw materials he …

Balloon Sculptures Depicting Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto | Colossal

<p>Masayoshi Matsumoto (previously here and here) doesn’t twist up your average balloon animal creations. Instead, the Japanese artist produces larger …

Blooming Metallic Birds and Other Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida | Colossal

<p>Artist Taiichiro Yoshida forms the delicate wings of birds and fluffy fur of mammals from a variety of sculpted metal flowers of bronze, copper, or …

Otherworldly ‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light by Photographer Kilian Schönberger | Colossal

<p>Photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like …

Ice Age

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Magnet Driven Fittings That Allow You To Make Invisible Connections in Materials Using a Drill

The Invis Mx2 by Lamello is a magical set of “contact free, magnet-driven fittings” that allow you to make invisible connections in wood and other …

Mysterious Wooden Characters Adorned with Leaves and Nails by Jaime Molina | Colossal

<p>Heads facing downward, eyes closed, the figures inhabiting the world of painter and sculptor Jaime Molina (previously) seem to be in a state of deep …

Alexander Semenov Photographs Astonishing Creatures from the Depths of the World’s Oceans | Colossal

<p>If you’re like me, the only possible reaction to these recent photographs by marine biologist Alexander Semenov is “What is that? What is that?! <i>WHAT</i> …

Charles Birnbaum, a New York City-based artist, creates abstract ceramic pieces that seem both alien and influenced from the stranger par…

Charles Birnbaum, a New York City-based artist, creates abstract ceramic pieces that seem both alien and influenced from the stranger part of nature. See more on HiFructose.com.

The Sculpted Wire Figures of Roberto Fanari | Colossal

<p>Working with varying weights of iron wire, Italian artist Roberto Fanari constructs life-size figurative sculptures of both people and animals, …

Hazy Black Watercolor Paintings of Children with Animals | Colossal

<p>Indonesia-based watercolor artist Elicia Edijanto (previously here and here) depicts loving relationships between wildlife and children set against …

Blooming Kinetic Sculptures Built with Wire by Casey Curran | Colossal

<p>Seattle-based artist Casey Curran constructs elaborate kinetic sculptures primarily of brass wire that twist, bloom, flip, or wiggle depending on …

WILD SWANS

<i>Second April</i><p>I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over.<p>And what did I see I had not seen before?<p>Only a question less or a question more;<p>Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying.<p>Tiresome heart, forever living and dying,<p>House without air, I leave you and lock your door.<p>Wild swans, come over the town, come over<p>The town again, trailing your legs and crying!<p>Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay<p>There is magic in world - come see it here. Posted by Lisa.

Giant Chocolate-Covered Rock Candy Geodes Months in the Making | Colossal

<p>Six months in the making, these enormous chocolate-covered rock candy geodes are the creation of culinary students Alex Yeatts and Abby Lee Wilcox, …

Turns Out, Moths Are Hella Cute Up Close

It's nearly impossible to look at them without saying "SQUEE!"

Cute Animals

The Secret of the Crazy-Tough Water Bear, Finally Revealed

The world knows no toughness like that of the water bear, which looks like a cannon wearing a pair of wrinkled khakis. This microscopic critter can …

Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren | Colossal

<p>Over the last year, Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been toiling away at these sculptural airships as part of a series titled …

Molten Copper Produces a Stunning Display in Super Slow Motion

The thought of using molten copper, heated to over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, conjures up thoughts of ancient torture devices, but in the hands of one …