1. Graffiti Or Art?
At first glance you may actually think this photo has been cleverly edited. But on a closer look, you will see that it is a single room divided by two elements. This French hotel room is painted in white on one side and covered by graffiti on the other. This room is designed by graffiti artist Tilt for the Au Vieus Panier hotel in Marseille, France.
2. DIY While Drinking, Result…
This house fixing was done by artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck who work in public and quasi-public environments to repurpose architectural structures and remnants of no perceived market value into works of art. The “Inversion” project was completed in 2005 at Houston, Texas.
[source: Kevin Omara - Flickr]
3. I’m Not Convinced, It Needs More Blue
Anamorphosis according to the free encyclopaedia “is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image’. In 2011, artist Francois Abelanet exhibited anamorphosis work of Paris tress at the town hall leaving a lot of visitors delighted and amazed. Although we think it needs more blue!
4. I Know, You Told Me It’s All “Natural”
The Incredible Hound, Wendy! She was born with a genetic defect making her “double muscled” while her head, heart, lungs and legs are normal in size. Wendy weighs twice as much as she should with rounded muscle, sides like a baboon and not like any ordinary whippets she has a 24-pack stomach. She might look scary and has been referred to as “Arnold Schwarzenegger” sadly though Wendy has a shorter life expectancy than most breeds.
5. Please Tell Me It Looks Bent To You Too? I’m Only On My Second!
The 39GeorgeV amused a lot of Paris tourists in 2007. It masked the renovation of the Hausmannian building boggling the mind of passerby’s with it’s distorted life-size photograph of the original building painted on canvass and enhanced with bas-relief.
6. Yeah Great… But How Fast Does It Go?
At about 2.5 football fields in length and 45,500 tons in weight, this is a photo of the world’s largest digging machine built by Krupp. At an unbelievable height of 95 meters and 215 meters long, it has a digging speed of 10 meters per minute! Plus it can move more than 76,000 cubic meters of coal, rock and earth per day. It took 5 years to design and manufacture this “trencher” or “rotating shovel” at a cost of $100 million.
[source: Reading Shouts]
7. Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Where is the head of number 55? This photo was captured in a hockey world championship quarter final where Norway’s Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (right) and Finland’s Petteri Nokelainem (left) were in a brawl. Tollefsen or Number 55 decided to protect his head from the attack which explains this shot.
8. Seriously, How Did You Do It?
What you are looking at is hundreds of flamingos on foot on the Gulf of Mexico representing a bigger image of a single flamingo. Researchers are unable to explain this phenomenon, however occurrences like this though are not premeditated and do really exist. It’s just not known why… any ideas?
[source: National Geographic]
9. Can You See The Chewing Gum?
This is “The Writer”. An art work of Naples-born sculptor, Giancarlo Neri. The 30 feet (9 meter) sculpture is made of six tons of steel and 1000 pounds of wood and never fails to amaze anyone who sees it. It has been exhibited in Rome and on Hampstead Heath in London in 2005.We simply want to know if there is any chewing gum underneath it.
10. Simple But Extraordinary
Located on Gibbs Farm in New Zealand this unique piece of art is constructed out of welded and painted steel. It’s was created in 1994 by the world famous Neil Dawson.
[source: Gibbs Farm - New Zealand]
11. The Real Santa Has a Beard
No you don’t have colour blindness. This photo was taken in December 12, 2009 by photographer Andy Thomas using his Nikon D700. Though a lot of people believe that the image is fake, it is actually the real thing. The woman on the photo decided to attend the parade as a Black and White Santa.
12. Do A Naughty One… Please! Then I’ll Stop
Peanuts characters on the road! This visual illusion was part of the promotional campaign for the Universal Studios’ new ride, Flying Snoopy. What you see here is actually a forced perspective of Charlie Brown and company. The street art is said to encourage drivers to slow down and notice the surrounding environment.
13. Finally A Solution… Or Not Depending On Where You Stop
These are 3D drawings of Melbourne designer Axel Peemoeller. These remarkable creations can be read perfectly when standing in the right position. It is a way-finding-system developed for the Eureka Tower Car park, a 297.3 meter skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Although if you are looking at if from the wrong position it’s useless.
14. This Wasn’t In The Brochure. [Engine Noise] Can You Hear Me I Said…
Famous for its short landing strip, the Princess Juliana International Airport in Saint Martin has continually been a favourite for plane spotters or persons who observe, photograph and catalogue aircraft as a hobby. The airport is the second busiest in the Eastern Caribbean and though photos of large jets flying at 10-20 meters / 30-60 feet over people at the beach has been dismissed as fake, they are actually real. What’s more amazing is how popular the beach is even with all that engine noise.
15. Excuse Me Mr. Scientist… Is That Good Or Bad?
Is Gotham City in need of Batman? Then why is the Bat-Signal in Norway? This photo may look like the Klieg lights that you see in any Batman series when the Gotham City Police Department is in serious trouble. The light however was photographed in northern Norway and is believed to be the result of an embarrassing failed test launch of a jinxed new Russian missile.
16. I’m Watching The Game, Yes The Surround Sound Is Awesome
This was a shot taken around 1998-1999 of the former Osaka Stadium in Japan. The stadium used to be the home of the Nankai Hawks baseball team before it was sold. After the event the stadium was abandoned and eventually purchased by a property development company that made use of the space as new home showroom. At present, the former stadium and showroom is now a shopping centre.
17. Call Yourself A Bodybuilder… Did Someone Say Chicken Legs?
Meet Aditya “Romeo” Dev, the world’s smallest bodybuilder. He trains at Leo Health Club in Phagwara, India under the owner, Ranjit Pal (also known as “Mr. Punjab”). Stop laughing it’s rude.
18. Somebody Help Him! That’s A Big Drop, Right?
What exactly is forced perspective? This is a technique that employs an optical illusion also called virtual illusion that makes an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. Forced perspective has been widely used in various movies since movies began.
19. Why Water Rates Are So Expensive
The enormous lake hole was constructed between 1953 and 1957, making it over 50 years old. The hole is part of the Monticello Dam in Napa County, California, which supplies mostly the North Bay area of San Francisco.
20. Insane Or Amazing?
Freddy Nock, the daring stuntman photographed here is devoid of any security harness and balancing poles while scaling the two inch thick cable to the top of the 9000 foot Zugspitze mountain in southern Bavaria and he is not complaining. Mr. Nock or Daredevil Freddy was aiming for a slot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
21. OMG! It Was Trying To Kill Me
This imprint that was left on a woman’s window was near perfect, it was very clear and an obvious mark left by an owl. According to the experts from the Royal Society of Protection of Birds the silhouette was left by the bird’s “powder down” – is a specialized type of down found only in a few groups of birds.
22. You Obviously Train With Wendy The Grey Hound, Right?
No! This isn’t an optical illusion this photo is of Great Dane, Giant George, with his owner . The gentle giant holds the world record for the tallest living dog with a weight of 245 pounds and standing at 43 inches tall Giant George sleeps on a queen size bed, consumes 110 pounds of food every month, has to bend over to drink water out of the kitchen sink and sits on a chair like a man.
23. Bet You Can’t Make It Rain Too
Anything is possible when you believe! Artist Berndnaut Smilde has proven that art and science can make brilliant art work. His work which shows a cloud inside a room is actually from a fog machine under regulated humidity and temperature.
[source: Google Images]
24. That’s Better Now I Can Actually Find The Book I Want
The architecture of the Kansas City library car park is truly a sight to behold. The facade has giant books arranged in the usual way they are displayed on a bookshelf. The “Community Bookshelf” runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s car park and exhibits giant books like Romeo and Juliet, Charlotte’s Web, A Tale of two Cities and lord of the Rings.
25. One Man, One Plan, Many Trees = NO EXPLANATION!
Over 400 crooked pine trees with trunks bent to the north remains a mystery in the north-west of Poland. Visitors are stunned upon seeing the strangely curved trees. Historically, the trees were believed to have been bent out of shape on purpose as part of the manufacturing process long abandoned at the beginning of the Second World War. To this day, the trees remain the same and the mystery unsolved.
Gretna Green in Scotland quite famous for couples who are eloping. However on this calm late afternoon, the local starlings took over the lime light. The Scottish border village sky was amassed by over a million of starlings who were actually in search for a place to spend the night but was photographed here as making an insulting gesture.
27. I Bet There’s An App For That
Rainbow at night! The global rainbow is in reality a light installation by Yvette Mattern. It consists of seven parallel laser beams signifying a rainbow. The global rainbow is intended “to encompass geographical and social diversity in its reach and symbolise hope”. We think it just looks cool and want the app to make our iPhone do it.
28. Real Men Wear Pink. Proof.
This untouched photo of a soldier in Afghanistan proved that even a battle warrior can be dressed in a feminine colour. US Army Specialist Zachary Boyd said he had no time to put on his full uniform or boots when Taliban militants launched an ambush while they were asleep. The soldier’s parents just laughed off the news upon seeing it on the internet and confirmed that their son was indeed a ‘boxer guy’.