Artists Poke Fun At Our Narcissistic Society With ‘MacBook Selfie Stick’

Selfie sticks–possibly one of the most annoying inventions in human history gets its parody in the form of this brilliant satirical device called the ‘MacBook Selfie Stick’.

For those who are already wondering about how to get their hands on this gadget, it’s fortunately not for sale. The outrageous contraption is part of an art project initiated by trio Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle.

As if snapping regular selfies weren’t bad enough, the group took to the streets of New York City with the behemoth of a rod and photographed themselves putting the stick to good use–much to the amusement of bewildered passers-by.

View snippets from their antics below and see more humorous photos here.

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Watch: Extreme Diet Of A Food Photographer Who’s Also A Competitive Powerlifter

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If you could travel the world, photograph mouth-watering plates of delectable delights and chow down these tasty morsels as part of your job, what more could you ask for?

Nothing, says Bon Appétit Magazine’s food photographer Alex Lau.

Not only does Lau hold his dream job, but the photographer is also a competitive powerlifter, so he doesn’t worry all too much about his exorbitant food intake.

The magazine charted the number of calories Lau consumed over seven days, totaling it to 33,880. To put things into perspective, that’s approximately double the recommended intake for an average active adult.

Check it out in the magazine’s video below.

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Not Everyone Loves Japan’s Fox Village With Its Cute, Furry Residents

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It isn’t uncommon to find animal-themed cafés in Japan that house cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles or owls.

Responses to such establishments have been mixed–while some might find these places attractive for their cute creatures, others have voiced out that such confinement and treatment is unhealthy for the animals.

Though not a food and beverage establishment, the Miyagi Zao Fox Village located near Shiroishi is another animal attraction in Japan that recently surfaced in the news.

There are six different breeds of foxes that reside here. Visitors have to pay an entry fee to enter the vicinity, where the animals are said to roam around within a fenced area.

Similar to the reactions related to Japan’s animal-themed cafés, feedback on visits to the park has not all been positive.

Even though the foxes are adorable to look at, comforting to cuddle and possibly a “heaven for fox lovers”, some tourists have commented on the “devastating” experience, describing the confinement area as a “low-maintained zoo”.

Trip Advisor contributor MarcHomies described the cage as being no bigger than one soccer field filled with “around 200 or more foxes”. User Eviltrav on the other hand commented that the foxes looked “extremely well fed and extremely healthy from where [he] stood”–assumedly the elevated platform in the middle of the enclosure where tourists stand to feed the animals.

You can view photos of this fox village below.

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Eight Ways Dating May Look Different By 2040

The dating world, just like the internet and its various tools, has changed tremendously over the years. In fact, according to Business Insider, we may soon see people developing relationships with robots in the near future.

The business website also foresees the end of awkward silences, couples going on dates across the world, and humans developing the ability to see emotions in others.

Check out how dating will look different by 2040, in the following visual by Business Insider.

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The 10 Biggest Pet Peeves Of Graphic Designers

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Design blog DesignMantic has created the following visual that illustrates the 10 biggest pet peeves of graphic designers.

According to it, graphic designers are unable to tolerate finicky clients, a slow MacBook, Comic Sans, and an incomplete brief—just to name a few.

Do you agree with the visual?

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Infographic: 40 Of The Coolest Tech Company Benefits

Did you know that Airbnb offers travel bonuses to its employees, while the people over at Valve enjoy free massages every Friday?

In the following infographic by Unum, it highlights 40 of the coolest benefits offered by various tech companies.

Some other awesome benefits include discount skiing at Yahoo, four months paid parental leave at Facebook, and unlimited Apple products at Pinterest.

Check out the infographic to learn more:

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Oscars 2016 Best Picture Nominees Brilliantly Illustrated With LEGO Bricks

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In celebration of this year’s Oscar nominees for the Best Picture category, YouTube channel Toscano Bricks painstakingly recreates their compelling trailers in LEGO, illustrating some of the most memorable moments in the films that captured hearts around the world.

Piecing together the scenes brick by brick, the video features a smooth animation that syncs beautifully with the selected dialogues, paying a delightful tribute to amazing films such as The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight that are the hot favorites to win this year.

Watch the video below.

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Minimalist Graphics Show The Differences Between Paris And London Fashion Week

With London Fasion Week just over, fashion website Stylight takes a closer look at the differences between Fashion Week in Paris and London.

Inspired by the ‘Paris VS New York’ series by Vahram Muratyan, the graphics are minimalist, showing the stark contrast between Fashion Week in both cities. Paris is often known to be more classical, whereas London is seen to be edgier.

Scroll down to view more differences between Fashion Weeks in London and Paris.

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Internet Photoshops Bored-Looking ‘Flash’, Revives Him In Entertaining Memes

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Whilst filming on set for CW Television Network’s The Flash, actor Grant Gustin was photographed catching a break decked out in his character’s costume as per the first image below.

Unlike the heroic stance or action packed scenes that superheroes are often portrayed in, this comparably mundane visual lacked a punch.

Redditors on thread r/photoshopbattles decided to spruce him up via a reimagined movie poster, as computer software, participating in a rodeo and more.

View the original picture and the edited images below.

You might also want to check out: the ridiculous memes that ensued from these images of Kanye West asleep, Taylor Swift posing victoriously at The Grammys and man who was caught snoozing at work; the amusing movie posters that this man created from random people’s photos; Snickers’ terribly edited print ad that pokes fun at Photoshop fails.

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A Cleverly Designed Hooded Scarf That Comes With Adorable Cat Ears

To celebrate the arrival of spring, you might want to put away your heavy fleece scarves and thick beanies in favor of this cute cat-themed hood and scarf combo that will not only keep you warm but is also irresistibly adorable.

Sewn in soft, fluffy polyester, the hood features cat ears that you can tuck neatly away from sight when the situation calls for a more strict dress code, and deep pockets at the two ends of the scarf to fold your hands into to keep them nice and toasty.

Check out some images of the one-piece hood and scarf and purchase one for yourself here.

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