2. What she didn’t expect was for the photo to go viral, be shared tens of thousands of times, and completely change her life.
“The photo was of me with my son, breastfeeding, just holding him completely bare, both of us,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I had rolls in places I never had in my life, I had dark circles under my eyes, I was raw, and I didn’t photoshop any part of the photo to make me look different than I actually did right then.”
Redditor NicoleMary27 shared these incredibly unique photos that are the works of her friend Zoey. Zoey has an affinity for making things out of cardboard, inserting herself into amazing worlds she creates before her photographer boyfriend, David, snaps the pictures. Together they go by the name Dosshaus. Below are 8 pictures of her cardboard creations and each piece’s title name.
How awesome is that? I bet she could make a killer fort! You can find more of Zoey’s work on her DeviantArt page, her Tumblr or the couple’s own website. Source: Reddit Share this cardboard world with your friends below.
Most icebergs’ hefty bodies are submerged under water, but occasionally they roll over, according to ScienceNews. Compared to the comprehensively white Antarctic, from a distance on their fast bouncy boat, the iceberg just looked like a piece of rock, Cornell wrote in an email to BuzzFeed.
As we got closer, it became clear that it was a pure jade iceberg. We had a naturalist onboard the zodiac boat with us, and he explained what we were seeing and why it was so exciting. To us, everything we came across was exciting (penguins! icebergs!), but this certainly stood out as a rare sight — something I had never seen before in real life, or even subsequently in photos.
The ice giants break off from glaciers or massive ice sheets and meander along with ocean currents, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center. So the flip occurs after the iceberg detaches from its parent, or when its ice melts unevenly and it keels over, oceanographer Louise Biddle told ScienceNews.
In a video he made about the shoot, Cornell said capturing images amid blindingly reflective surfaces is the biggest obstacle, especially because the mandatory sunglasses make it hard to review your work as you do on dry land. Of all of his projects, he never imagined a natural photo he took of ice in water would be so widely covered, he wrote on his company’s site.
4. Here’s another view of the spectacularly aquamarine ice, which steadily becomes coated with the flotsam of environmental elements.
Some of the most stunning pieces of art are the ones that look almost, but not quite, real. They make us stop and look again. And again. Robert Jahns is a photographer whose work is surreal, but has a strange, dream-like quality. It would be impossible for most of his photos to exist in this plane of existence. However, there is an edge to each image, making us wonder…. “Could it be?” The German art director’s Instagram account (Nois7) and Flickr are full of his incredible photos. After you take one look, you’ll feel like you’re floating through a dream.
(H/T Bored Panda) Visit Robert Jahns’s website to see more of his incredible work. You can also buy a book full of his photography. For every book that is sold, the artist pledges to donate $10 to charity:water. His generous spirit is almost as inspiring as his incredible work. Share these surreal images with others… see if they have the same reactions to the photos as you do.
Pranking others is not, by any means, a new practice. As long as the modern man has been on this earth, there have been people playing pranks on each other (probably, anyway). Here are 20 of the most famous historical hoaxes that have been pulled throughout history. Some are pretty obvious (now) that they were fake. Others? Well, we wouldn’t be surprised if people were still fooled to this day.
1.) 9/11 Tourist Guy: An image of a tourist standing on an observation deck on one of the twin towers in NYC went viral after 9/11. It showed a plane in the background, about to hit one of the towers. It never happened because a 767 crashed into the building, not a 757 (which is what’s shown). Plus, there is no motion blur on the moving plane. Not only that, but the observation deck doesn’t open until 9:30am and a plane hit one of the buildings at 9:03am.
This is the original image of the plane that was photoshopped into the tourist’s picture.
2.) Manbeef: In 2001, a website claimed to be selling human meat for “sophisticated human meat consumer.” It caused enough of a stir that the Food & Drug Administration investigated. However, it was found that no evidence of human meat was every being sold.
3.) The Cottingley Fairies: In the 1920s, photos were seen of two girls, France Griffith and Elise Wright, posing with what appeared to be fairies. They were convincing for the time. It wasn’t until James Randi compared the fairies to illustrations in a book called Princess Mary’s Gift Book that people began to question the legitimacy of the photos.
4.) The Loch Ness Monster: In the 1930s, people claimed to see a large animal in the lake after a road was built along the northern shore. Big game hunters and amateurs alike searched for the Loch Ness monster. Colonel Robert Wilson brought in the famous photograph of the monster breaching the water in the lake, but in 1994 it was revealed to be fake. A man named Christian Spurling admitted of being a part of the hoax.
5.) Balloon Boy: On October 15th, 2009, 6 year-old Falcon Heene was allegedly launched in a giant silver weather balloon and floated for miles. The balloon floated for 12 miles before it landed… without anyone in it, because Falcon had been hiding in his room the entire time, fooling the media.
6.) Bonsai Kitten: The infamous Bonsai Cat website was launched in 2000. This website was dedicated to shaping kittens in plastic containers, due to their “soft bones.” The site caused so much controversy that it caught the attention of the FBI. No evidence of animal cruelty was ever found.
7.) Hitler’s Silly Dance: On June 21, 1940, Hitler had accepted the surrender of France. In the footage seen here, Hitler takes a step back. However, the reel was modified by John Grierson to make Hitler appear as if he was dancing.
8.) The Rolling Stones of Pahranagat, Nevada: On the 26th of October 1867, Dan De Quille published an article on the Territorial Enterprise. He claimed that in the desert of Pahranagat, Nevada, there were perfectly round stones with mysterious properties. If you took them apart, they’d mysteriously roll back together. He later grew tired of his own hoax and the attention he got from it and attempted to debunk it himself.
9.) The Patagonian Giant: In 1766, a ship named the Dolphin circumnavigated the globe. The crew spread the rumors that they encountered 9ft giants of the Patagonian Tribe. The story began to go in print on May 9, 1766. John Byron debunked the rumor, saying he did encounter said tribe but the tallest member was only about 6’6”.
10.) King Tut’s Curse: In November 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen. 2 months later, the sponsor of the expedition died of a bacterial infection caused by a mosquito bite. The media ran with the news, saying there was a curse causing people associated with the tomb’s opening to die. However, only 6 out of 22 people on the expedition died, making the curse an invention of the media.
11.) The Wingding’s Prophecy: In 1992, Microsoft released Windows 3.1. If you wrote “NYC” in the Wingdings font, you’d see what appeared to be an anti-Semitic messages. After 9/11, the controversy was reintroduced because if you were type “Q33NY” (rumored to be the flight number of one of the planes) in Wingdings it would display the message below. However, the flight numbers were actually 11 and 175.
12.) The Hitler Diaries: On 04/22/1983, a German magazine named Stern claimed that Hitler’s diaries were recovered from a plane crash. The article said that the plane was from Operation Seraglio, which was a project that was transporting important documents to Southern Germany. Less than two weeks after the publishing of the article, forensics discovered that the diaries were forged.
13.) The Central Park Zoo Escape: November 9th, 1874, The Herald published an article stating that all the animals in Central Park Zoo had escaped into the streets. Police were dispatched and people armed themselves. No charges were ever brought against the paper that sparked this chaos.
14.) Arm the Homeless: In the December of 1993, there was a press release in the Columbus, Ohio, announcing the charity of providing training and weapons for the homeless. The charity was called “Arm the Homeless Coalition.” It caused controversy in the media immediately. It turns out the “press release” belonged to Paul Badger, an Ohio State University graduate student.
15.) I Buy Strays: In the December of 2007, a websited called I Buy Strays was launched. They claimed to buy and sell animals to companies who used animals for experiments. The website posted Craigslist ads to garner attention. It was quickly debunked as a hoax.
16.) The Left Handed Whopper: In a 1998 issue of USA Today, Burger King released a full page advertisement to announce a new kind of Whopper targeted toward left-handed consumers. The described the burger had it’s condiments rotated 180 degrees to redistribute the weight of the sandwich. … unfortunately this was just an April Fool’s joke that was taken too seriously.
17.) The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest: On April Fool’s day of 1957, a British News show called Panorama aired a segment about a successful harvest of spaghetti in southern Switzerland. They later released a broadcast announcing the spaghetti harvest piece was a joke.
18.) The Cardiff Giant: In 1869, a gigantic 10 foot man had been allegedly uncovered by workers that were digging a well. The giant was actually an invention of George Hull, after he had an argument with a Reverend who demanded the bible be taken literally. He referred to the Bible quote Genesis 6:4, which says “there were giants in the earth in those days.” George was an atheist, so he created the hoax to poke fun at believers.
19.) Theodore Roosevelt rides a moose: Theodore Roosevelt, although a tough man, never rode a moose like in the picture seen here. The image was created as an advertisement for an upcoming election to represent Teddy for being apart of the “Bull Moose Party,” since he had left the Republican party in 1912.
20.) Snowball the monster cat: This picture of Snowball was uploaded by an unknown prankster, with a caption claiming that the cat was owned by Rodger Degagne of Ottawa, Canada. It also said that Snowball was 87lbs and his mother was found near a nuclear lab. Unfortunately, Snowball (known as “Jumper” in real life) is not that large and this was just some clever Photoshopping.
(H/T FullPunch) It’s a little disheartening that there isn’t a giant, 87lb domesticated cat out there somewhere. I don’t know about you, but I was fooled by a majority of these hoaxes (at least for a little bit). Help debunk these hoaxes by sharing the truth with others.
Mackenzie Clare was only 10 years-old when a reckless driver slammed into her family’s car, injuring her spinal cord and leaving the sweet redheaded child paralyzed. She wanted to grow up to be a model, but she had to put that dream on hold because of her wheelchair. Recently, she was on a date with her boyfriend in Leesburg, Virginia, when she caught someone’s eye. Photographer Kerri Lane spotted Mackenzie from across the room and thought she’d be perfect for a photo shoot. She didn’t even notice that the girl was paralyzed at first. When she did, she realized Mackenzie was perfect.
Mackenzie was asked to star in a mermaid photo shoot.
Kerri was shocked when she realized the teen was paralyzed, but she knew it would just make these photos even more powerful.
The photographer’s son Shawn spent hours designing Mackenzie’s mermaid tail. It included floating boards inside that would help hold her up.
Being asked to be in a shoot was an emotional moment for Mackenzie, especially since she thought her dreams of modeling were over.
She felt beautiful and complete.
Kerri wanted to give something back to the young girl, who had so much taken away from her.
She got to emulate Ariel from the Little Mermaid…
And also Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Now, Mackenzie is realizing her dreams aren’t dead after all.
This magical experience gave her wisdom and bravery.
She is thinking about pursuing a modeling career from her wheelchair. She never realized it was possible before.
(H/T Daily Mail) Defeating her fear was a huge step towards achieving her dreams. Life isn’t fair and Mackenzie was dealt a hand that very few people would have been able to handle. But now? She knows that she can still achieve her dreams. We could all learn a lesson from her experience. There is always a way to find joy in life, no matter what is happening.
5. “The average American woman weighs 25% more than the models selling the clothes,” Nimoy wrote. “There is a huge industry built up around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal.”
“Pills, diets, surgery, workout programs,” he added. “The message is, âYou don’t look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.'”
7. Nimoy was bothered by the knowledge that many women felt at least some shame for their figures, author Natalie Angier, who wrote The Full Body Project‘s introduction, told Mashable.
“It really disturbed him that women who considered themselves overweight had this terrible feeling about themselves,” she said. “He wanted to show the world that there’s beauty to be found in different body types.”
11. “I admire the way he presented the women as standing there looking the viewer full in the face,” she said. “Saying look at me — I’m entitled to stand here and present myself to the world. I don’t have to be ashamed and cower in the corner.”