Chewing gum art
( Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters )
Artist Ben Wilson paints on a piece of discarded chewing gum on the Millennium Bridge in London. Wilson has painted miniature works of art on discarded chewing gum in various parts of London and Europe over the past seven years in an effort to “turn something some people would find disgusting into something artistic and beautiful,” he said. He chooses gum splatters with unusual shapes “to allow art to happen in a random way.”
HE MUST HAVE GREAT EYESIGHT OR SOME THICK BIFOCALS TO FIND ALL THAT GUM!
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A couch shaped from sand is seen on the bank of the Thames River in London. NOW THAT’S THE COUCH I NEED IN MY LIFE!
World’s shortest man
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Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who claims to be the world’s shortest man standing at a height of 22 inches, speaks to the media at Tribhuvan International Airport. DO THEY GET GIFTS/MONEY FOR BEING IN THE GUNINESS BOOK?
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Musicians dressed for carnival perform at the Luzern-Carnival in Switzerland. The history of Lucerne’s carnival can be traced back over more than 600 years and is best known for its individually hand-crafted masks and costumes paraded in the town’s streets and squares by thousands of revellers during the three-day festival. WHO LET THE DOGS…err..SHEEP…err DEVIL LOOKING THINGS OUT?!
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Revellers participate in a flour fight during “O Entroido” festival in Spain’s northwestern village of Laza. THEY WILL BE OUT THERE SCOOPING THAT FLOUR OFF THE GROUND NEXT WEEK – WHO HAS FOOD TO WASTE?
Robots riding camels
( Stephanie McGehee/Reuters )
Camels ridden by mechanical robots race to the finish during a six kilometer race at the 12th International Camel Race in Kebd. According to organizers, camel jockeys were replaced by mechanical robots since 2005 due to international pressure because camel owners were found to be involved in human trafficking, buying children from countries like Pakistan and India for their smaller frame and lighter weight to ride on the camels. Since the ban on human jockeys, owners have continued to race their camels, controlling the whip with their remotes as they follow the race trackside in their jeeps. A total of about 500 participants took part in the five day tournament to compete for 65 Toyota Land Cruisers in addition to cash prizes. LOL..I THOUGHT THOSE WERE MONKEYS ON THEIR BACK…!
( Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters )
A client whose face is covered with gold leaves is seen at the Viet My beauty salon in Hanoi. Despite tough economic conditions, including soaring inflation, people in Vietnam seem to be spending heavily as usual on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. Viet My is one of a small number of salons in Vietnam that provides 24k gold leaf face mask therapy, said to help make skin whiter. A single facial costs 1.8 million Vietnam dong ($86.41). WHITIER FACES?? WELL WHAT ABOUT THE NECK, EYES AND OTHER BODY PARTS??? MONEY TO BURN.
Drive-through funeral parlor
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Jeff Allen works at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral parlor in Compton, L.A. The funeral parlor has been in business since 1974, and is thought to be the only drive-through funeral home in southern Calif. The parlor offers a convenient alternative to older people who find it hard to walk, those who want to make a quick stop during the lunch hour, and the families of well-known deceased people who expect many visitors. LOL..NOW THAT’S THE BEST IDEA I’VE HEARD COMING OUT OF L.A. – THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE USA!