“Natural Beauty” Photo Series Features Women With Hairy Pits

“Natural Beauty” Photo Series Features Women With Hairy Pits -



London-based photographer, filmmaker, and artist Ben Hopper has caused quite a stir with his project, titled “Natural Beauty”. Challenging female beauty standards, the photo series aims to find out why women with body hair are labeled as unattractive. What’s your opinion on this issue? Leave a comment below!


Christian College Censors The Nudity In Fine Art Books From Their Library

Christian College Censors The Nudity In Fine Art Books From Their Library -


We think that anyone should be able to practice whatever religion they want, but we have to say that sometimes religious rules go a little far. That was definitely the case at this fundamentalist Baptist college, where they censored the nudity out of classical paintings. The results are a giant fail, but also effing hilarious.


35 Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing

35 Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing -




15 Artists Whose Hyperrealistic Pieces Will Blow Your Mind

15 Artists Whose Hyperrealistic Pieces Will Blow Your Mind

These are 15 artists who create hyperrealistic art pieces. They work on dolls, paintings, sculptures, murals, tattoos, and more. We take a look at all their techniques and learn what materials and methods they use to make each of their pieces so realistic and unique.

20 Times Modern Love Met Classic Comic Books…

20 Times Modern Love Met Classic Comic Books…




"The Fisherman"

"The Fisherman"

Sci-Fi Short Film "The Fisherman" presented by DUST

It's like the merging of Asian Moby Dick, The Old Man And The Sea and Predator.

Do It on a Bunny : Bianca Venerayan Tries To Paint While Riding A Sexy Saddle Vibe Rider

Do It on a Bunny : Bianca Venerayan Tries To Paint While Riding A Sexy Saddle Vibe Rider

A big fat hat tip to Drawman for this post


This sexy saddle vibe rider creates priceless erotic art!


How A Hyperrealistic Sculptor Makes Lifelike Replicas Of People

How A Hyperrealistic Sculptor Makes Lifelike Replicas Of People

Ruben Orozco Loza is an artist from Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a self-taught sculptor. He creates sculptures of celebrities and everyday people using modeling clay, silicone, resin, and more. His work is featured in many exhibitions throughout Mexico and are bought by art collectors. It can take him from between two to six months to make one a piece depending on the size.





From a fisherman who kept a $100-million pearl under his bed for 10 years to the guy who didn’t realize that the dirty blanket from his grandmother is worth millions, we bring you 10 stories in which people did not realize the worth of their discoveries.

1. A fisherman in the Philippines discovered a pearl weighing 34 kg with an estimated value of $100 million. Not knowing it’s worth, he kept the pearl under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm.

Image credit: Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao/Facebook

The fisherman had no idea that his discovery was worth millions. Motoring from Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island, the fisherman was on one of his daily trips to the sea when he was caught in a storm. The anchor of his boat got stuck on a giant clam. When he swam to free the anchor, he was surprised to find a large pearl inside the clam. The pearl is 30 cm wide (1ft), 67 cm long (2.2ft), and weighs 34 kg (75lb).

He brought the pearl home and kept it under his bed like a good luck charm for 10 years. Then, when he planned to move to a new place, he brought the pearl for safe-keeping to his aunt. At the time his aunt, Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao, worked as a tourism officer. She convinced him to let her put the pearl on display and certify its authenticity.

The pearl is estimated to be worth more than $100 million once certified. Also, if it gets certified, it would surpass the current record holder for the largest pearl, the Pearl of Lao Tzu. Valued at $93 million, it was also recovered from the waters of the Palawan Island and weighs 6.4kg. (12)

2. A man became a millionaire after he accidentally purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at a flea market. The copy was hidden behind the canvas of a painting for which he paid $4.

Image credit: The U.S. National Archives/Flickr

In 1989, a Philadelphia man purchased a painting at a flea market for $4. He bought it not for the painting but because he liked the frame. So, once he reached home, he took apart the frame and was bewildered to discover another document hidden behind the painting. It was an original, one of the first printings of the Declaration of Independence. The man then threw away the painting that was within the frame as he disliked it. He also threw away the frame because it appeared crooked. Thankfully, he kept the copy of the Declaration of Independence out of curiosity.

After two years, the owner showed it to a friend who urged him to look into it further. He then called Sotheby. Being hidden behind the painting in the frame, the document was in very good condition. Selby Kiffer, an Americana printing specialist at Sotheby’s, says, “The discovery of any first-printing copy of the Declaration, even a fragmentary one or a poor copy, would be exciting. But on this one, the condition is beyond reproach.”

On June 13, 1991, the printing was auctioned for $2,420,000. Donald J. Scheer of Atlanta, president of a fine arts investment firm called Visual Equities Inc., was the buyer. (12)

3. An art collector bought a photo from a junk lot of the legendary outlaw Billy the Kid for just $2. Later, the photo turned out to be worth $5 million.

Image credit: Kagin’s, Inc./Facebook

Randy Guijarro purchased a tintype photo of a group paying croquet in 2010. He paid $2 for it along with two other photographs. Little did he know that it was the only second photograph of the infamous Wild West outlaw, Billy the Kid, and his gang, the Regulators.

Image credit: Kagin’s, Inc./Facebook

It was a battle for Guijarro to prove the authenticity of his photo. A photo of Billy is like a Holy Grail for America. So, the concerned authorities were skeptic about the authenticity of Guijarro’s photo. When Jeff Aiello, a producer from National Geographic, heard about Guijarro’s plight, he contacted him and offered him help in return for a self-funded documentary that would depict Guijarro’s journey to verify his valuable find.

Guijarro set out to look for the building in the picture. Their first breakthrough came when Aiello’s wife discovered a diary that belonged to a woman who was in the picture. Her name was Sally Chisum. They found that the photo was taken at a wedding between gang member Charlie Bowdre and his bride Manuella. Next, facial recognition was carried out to make their point stronger.

The final breakthrough came when they were able to find the exact spot where the photo was taken. The building in the photo was still standing with another structure built around it. This acted as a final confirmation that it was indeed Billy in the photo.

Once the authenticity was confirmed, National Geographic expressed their interests in the documentary and it was aired in 2015 by the name “Billy the Kid: New Evidence” and narrated by Kevin Costner.

Now the photo is worth $5 million. (12)

4. While playing the auction-based art game, Masterpiece, a man saw a painting in the game that looked similar to one he had at home. He later discovered that particular painting which he was using to cover a hole in his wall for years was actually worth $1.25 million.

Image credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Masterpiece is a board game where players bid on actual paintings from around the world. Players bid against each other, negotiate amongst themselves, create a portfolio of their paintings, and then finally win the game. A 30-year-old man was playing this game when he realized that one of the paintings in the game bore a strong resemblance to a painting he had at home. Apparently, he was using the painting to cover a hole in his wall.

When he realized that the painting was called ”Magnolias on Gold Velvet Cloth” and was painted in the 19th-century by Martin Johnson Heade, he immediately contacted Kennedy Galleries in Manhattan. The gallery was able to authenticate the painting.

The owner of the painting, who wished to remain anonymous, later disclosed that he had bought the painting along with some furniture many years ago for next to nothing. He never realized the value of the painting and just kept it as he liked it. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston bought it from him for a staggering $1.25 million. (12)

5. A man bought five paintings for a mere $5 at a garage sale. One of them had a hidden sketch that turned out to be the sketch by the famous Andy Warhol. His signature was etched at the back, and it was valued at $2 million.

Image credit: BBC

While garage sales are mostly about old furniture, old clothes, and old gadgets, sometimes people really hit the jackpot. Andy Fields, a businessman from Tiverton, England, paid $5 at a Las Vegas garage sale to acquire five paintings. When Fields went to reframe one of the paintings, he found a sketch hidden behind it. The sketch belonged to 1930s singer Rudy Vallee famous for songs like “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” and “Lover Come Back To Me.”  But the interesting part was that this sketch was made by the famous, visual-movement activist, Andy Warhol. His signature was found on the back.

Apparently, the sketches belonged to the aunt of the man who organized the garage sale. The aunt used to watch over Warhol as a child. Maybe that’s how she came into possession of his sketch. Warhol must have done the painting when he was just nine or ten. This particular sketch holds significance as Warhol was known to have started doing pop art at the age of 23, but not prior to that.

A valuer valued the painting at $2 million. Fields is an art collector and has no plans to sell the sketch anytime soon. (12)

6. A ceramic Chinese bowl that a New York family picked up for $3 at a garage sale turned out to be a 1,000-year-old treasure worth $2.2 million.

A New York family picked up a Chinese bowl from a garage sale without realizing that it would make them millionaires. The 5-inch-diameter bowl, which is made out of ceramic with a saw-tooth pattern on the outside, turned out to be a 1,000-year-old treasure. The bowl was purchased in 2007, and the family kept it on their mantel until 2013.

It was sold in a Sotheby auction for $2.2 million to Giuseppe Eskenazi, a famous dealer of Oriental art. Experts say that the bowl belonged to the Northern Song Dynasty that ruled China between 960 and 1127. The only other bowl similar in design and size to this one has been a part of a collection in the British Museum for more than 60 years. (source)

7. A man bought a photograph on eBay for just $AU13 without realizing that it was an actual and rare 19th-century portrait of the infamous outlaw, Jesse James. The photograph turned out to be worth more than $AU2 million.

Justin Whiting purchased a tintype photograph from eBay for just $AU13. He actually noticed a similarity of the photograph to a Jesse James photo that he had seen earlier. Whiting said, “I noticed the picture for sale — it was $13. It was a bit blurry on the site, but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. I thought to myself: ‘Gee whizz, this could be a real photo!’ I’ve been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces.”

Once he received the photo, he contacted forensic experts to establish its authenticity. The experts told him that his eBay purchase could be worth at least $AU2.6 million. Jesse James was a famous outlaw and a notorious bank and train robber. Experts confirmed that the concerned photograph is a genuine portrait of the outlaw taken when he was just 14. (source)

8. A man was rummaging through a garage sale looking for a barber chair when he stumbled upon two deteriorated boxes of items for $45. He later found the boxes contained 65 glass-plate negatives from iconic photographer Ansel Adams that were worth $200 million.

Rick Norsigian was looking for an antique barber chair at a garage sale when he saw two deteriorated boxes laying there. He negotiated with the owner and bought the boxes that contained photo negatives for $45. He left them under his pool table for almost four years before he realized their worth. After enough research, he realized that the contents of the boxes might have belonged to Ansel Adams, the famous American landscape photographer and environmentalist. He then moved them into a bank vault for safekeeping.

Patrick Alt, a photography expert, helped confirm the authenticity of the negatives. Alt says, “It is my belief that he brought these negatives with him for teaching purposes and to show students how to not let their negatives be engulfed in a fire. I think this clearly explains the range of work in these negatives, from very early pictorialist boat pictures to images not as successful, to images of the highest level of his work during this time period.”

It could be a while before Norsigian will be able to reap the benefits of his discovery, but experts have stated the negatives could fetch at least $200 million. (source)

9. Back in 1938, a 12-year-old boy found a huge black rock that he brought home. His father used it as a doorstop for nine years without realizing that it was a 1,156-carat sapphire, world’s largest sapphire. Later, when the sapphire was cut, its value jumped to a whopping $1 million dollars.

Image credit: Greyloch/Flickr

Even a precious gemstone would appear to be a simple rock unless it is polished. So, it was evident that when 12-year-old Roy Spencer found a large black rock in 1938, he never realized that it could be something more than just a rock. The boy’s father was a miner, but he had never seen a sapphire of this color, so even he didn’t realize the value of the rock and used it as a doorstep for almost nine years!

Years later, the dad learned about the different colors in which sapphires come. He put it up for sale which caught the attention of Armenian-born jeweler Harry Kazanjian. Kazanjian paid $18,000 to the miner and bought the sapphire.

For two months, Kazanjian studied the sapphire to find out the best way to cut it. His hard work paid off, and the expertly carved 733-carat black star sapphire was worth $1 million in 1949. The sapphire was named “The Black Star of Queensland” and is now a majestic pendant framed by 35 diamonds. It is worth $80 million and is one of the most famous sapphires in the world. It received fame when it appeared on television worn by Cher, the American singer and actress. The sapphire is still owned by the Kazanjian family. (12)

10. A California man inherited a family heirloom from his great-grandmother. He thought it to be useless and left it in his closet for almost seven years before he discovered it to be a Navajo blanket from the 1800s worth $1.5 million.  Apparently, the man’s family considered the blanket to be “a dirty old thing.”

This is kind of a true rags-to-riches story. Loren Krytzer was broke and unemployed and surviving on disability checks when he became the bearer of $1.5 million. The money came from a family heirloom that has been sitting in his closet for seven years!

Krytzer inherited a blanket from his grandmother. When his grandmother died, Krytzer went to her home to get the books that she had promised him. He noticed that most of the things were already taken by his mother and sister. The only thing left at the house was a bag that contained two blankets – a Hudson’s Bay blanket and a Navajo blanket. Krytzer had once seen his grandmother lay out the blanket when her cat was having kittens. Krytzer’s sister took the Hudson’s Bay blanket and left the Navajo blanket calling it a “dirty old thing.” Krytzer picked it up and kept it in his closet and a reminder of his grandmother.

Krytzer lost his leg in an accident and was living on just $200 a month. A glimmer of hope came to his dark life in 2011 while watching Antiques Roadshow. He saw that a similar blanket to the one his grandmother had that was said to be worth a half a million dollars. All the auctioneers he went to turned him away. Only one, John Moran Auctioneers, agreed to have a look. They found that it is one of the finest and rarest Navajo chief’s blankets existing in the world. The blanket sold for $1.5 million at an auction. And to this day, this blanket is the most expensive item the company has ever sold at an auction. (source)

15 Hauntingly Beautiful One Shot Horror Gifs Created By Brian Coldrick

15 Hauntingly Beautiful One Shot Horror Gifs Created By Brian Coldrick


































18 Powerfully Resplendent Moments Of Accidental Renaissance

18 Powerfully Resplendent Moments Of Accidental Renaissance -





When it comes to making a film, most directors try to execute a vision that’s in their head. But sometimes, they also end up accidentally (or deliberately) copying a masterpiece of art, and it makes the film that much better.

These are pretty, effin’ cool.

Miramax Films

There Will be Blood (2007)


Study (Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea) by Hippolyte Flandrin, 1835

Warner Bros.

Dreams (1990)


Wheat Field With Crows by Vincent Van Gogh, 1890

20th Century Fox.

History of the World: Part I (1981)


The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th century

The Weinstein Company

Django Unchained (2012)


The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough, 1779

Focus Features

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)


To Prince Edward Island by Alex Colville, 1965

Columbia Pictures

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)


The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, 1486

United Artists

Pennies from Heaven (1981)


Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, 1942

Warner Bros.

Empire of the Sun (1987)


Freedom from Fear by Norman Rockwell, 1943

Sony Pictures Classics

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)


Young Corn by Grant Wood, 1931


Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)


Saturn Devouring His Son by Franciso Goya, 1823

Warner Bros.

Barry Lyndon (1975)


The Dance/The Happy Marriage VI: The Country Dance by William Hogarth, 1745


Melancholia (2011)


Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, 1851

Warner Bros.

The Exorcist (1973)


The Empire of Lights by René Magritte, 1954


Psycho (1960)


House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper, 1925


The Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)


Girl with a Pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer, 1665

Warner Bros.

Heat (1995)


Pacific by Alex Colville, 1967

New Line Cinema

The Cell (2000)


Dawn by Odd Nerdrum, 1989

New Line Cinema

About Schmidt (2002)


The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David, 1793

Focus Features

Lost in Translation (2003)


Jutta by John Kacere, 1973

How Museums Scan Works Of Art And 3D Print Reproductions

How Museums Scan Works Of Art And 3D Print Reproductions

The Victoria and Albert Museum reproduces a plaster print of a silver and glass flask which was purchased from the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851.



Here's a list of dope ass movie posters of 2018!

25. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The skewed perspective Spider-Man poster never gets old.

24. Mary, Queen of Scots

A really solid tagline, a beautiful (and eye-catching) golden color, and two very striking lead actors make this one a winner.

23. The Nun

In a glance, you get the whole movie. That is very hard to do, but The Nun poster pulls it off.

22. Glass

Even before we’ve seen this movie, there’s no question this poster is a keeper. The use of the broken glass motif is kind of obvious, but it really works in this context, particularly since three of the shards include James McAvoy to represent his shattered psyche.

21. Free Solo

The angle of the photograph is extraordinary, but the best part of this poster is the layout, with all the empty space at the bottom. That really amplifies the vertiginous vibes.

20. You Were Never Really Here

This impressionistic poster merges You Were Never Really Here’s surreal side and its violent streak into one image, with some muted colors, blurred lights and also, y’know, Joaquin Phoenix brandishing a big ol’ hammer.

19. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

This elaborate title treatment cleverly suggests the bringing together of a bunch of disparate characters on different paths. How could there ever be a better visual representation of a Western anthology film?

18. Cold Pursuit

If this poster doesn’t make you want to see this movie, we can’t be friends.

17. A Star Is Born

The black-and-white photograph nods at the story’s timeless roots, and it helps make the gold logo pop off the page. The placement of the two stars’ names is interesting too; suggesting Cooper and Gaga are both being born (or perhaps reborn) in this new version of the old Hollywood melodrama.

16. The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford keeps waffling about whether this is his last movie or not, but if it is, this is an ideal farewell. With his hand on his hat it looks like he’s tipping his fedora to the audience for a final bow. Plus, the whole poster is a callback to the Jeremiah Johnson poster, which gives it major bonus style points.

15. The First Purge


14. Searching

The color and lighting suggest an ominous intense thriller, and of course, the spelling out of the title is a very smart and unique touch.

13. Bohemian Rhapsody

A pop-culture hero as big as Freddie Mercury demands a movie poster that makes him look like a mythic figure. This one does exactly that — plus that purple color draws you in from across a crowded movie theater.

12. The Lion King

The first poster for Disney’s Lion King feels instantly iconic, which is precisely what the remake of one of the most beloved movies of all time demands.

11. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I still wish this was the Jurassic Park movie we actually got this year, instead of Fallen Kingdom. Maybe the next sequel can have an all-dinosaur cast.

10. First Man

Having the Moon double as the shield of Neil Armstrong’s helmet was a truly inspired design choice.

9. Slice

The little details on this one are outstanding. The tagline — “Dead. In 30 Minutes or Less.” — is one of the best of the year, and don’t miss the x’d out boxes at the bottom. Instead of your usual toppings, these pizzas come with options like “Hell,” “Ghosts,” and “Witches.”

8. Suspiria

Suspiria had several excellent posters, but this one is our pick thanks to its combination of beauty and horror; it best reflects the content of the actual film. Plus the logo, designed by Dan Perri (who previously worked on the logo for a little film called Star Wars) is nothing to sneeze at.

7. Skate Kitchen

The image of these dynamic young women in mid-flight on their boards is awesome, as is the use of an oversized banana as their skate ramp. I will leave it to you to decide precisely what that symbolism is meant to represent.

6. The Meg

Say what you want about the movie itself, but no big Hollywood movie of 2018 had more awesome posters than The Meg. This is just one of three or four very worthy contenders for this list. In the end, we couldn’t say no to the giant shark mouth juxtaposed with the “OPENING WIDE” tagline.

5. A Simple Favor

The Simple Favor poster may not be the most effective in terms of hinting at its film’s plot, but anytime I saw this poster in a theater, my eye was immediately drawn to Kendrick and Lively, and the geometric pattern behind them is really striking. Somehow, this one feels both modern and timeless all at once.

4. The Front Runner

The illustration cleverly conveys the premise of this film about Gary Hart’s doomed Presidential campaign, and the whole overall aesthetic recalls the classic illustrated movie posters of the New Hollywood era — an era whose tone and style The Front Runner is very much trying to adopt for itself.

3. First Reformed

I suppose some might find this pick controversial, if only because the fire cutting through the middle of this poster doesn’t appear in any way in First Reformed. But it alludes to the wider environmental themes of the film, and the way it divides Ethan Hawke’s face suggests his character’s fragile nature in the midst of a personal crisis of faith.

2. Burning

The key image is taken from a scene in the film, but out of context, it makes this Burning poster feel almost mythic.

1. BlacKkKlansman

This BlacKkKlansman piece has everything you could ever want from a movie poster: It instantly grabs your attention, it conveys exactly what the movie is about, it has an ingenious tagline, and separate from the film it’s advertising, it’s just an amazing work of art. It’s clearly the best movie poster of 2018.








Sadly yesterday, Stan "The Man" Lee passed away at age 95.

The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — 'nuff said.

Stan Lee[1] (born Stanley Martin Lieber /ˈlbər/, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic-book writer, editor, producer, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics,[2] and later its publisher[3] and chairman,[4] leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the HulkDoctor Strange, the Fantastic FourDaredevilBlack Panther, the X-Men, and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-ManIron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.

Following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films as well as movies based on Marvel characters such as Venom,[5] Daredevil, and Deadpool.[6]Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s.

Lee was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.   - From Wikipedia

Thanks for all the great stories, Stan. Without which, my childhood and my imagination would have been pretty boring. RIP








17 Pics of Graffiti That Are Way Above Average

17 Pics of Graffiti That Are Way Above Average




10 Creepy Items That Are Really Expensive

10 Creepy Items That Are Really Expensive


Most of us are probably already aware that some people out there spend thousands of dollars for the craziest things. But these items take the cake—with lots of money spent on things that are allegedly haunted, cursed, or linked to crazy deaths or happenings. Some are just incredibly creepy looking.

It’s unclear why some people pay this much money for things that others would gladly get rid of, but their stories are surely interesting to read. These 10 incredibly scary items are worth far more than any sane person would spend on them.

The Cursed Artwork Painted With Blood

Photo credit: dreadcentral.com

The existence of the oil painting officially known as The Anguished Man was first revealed in a story from Northern England. Sean Robinson claimed that his grandmother had kept this painting in her attic for 25 years and had reported a ton of paranormal phenomena occurring in her home.[1]

She saw a dark figure of a man and heard weird noises, including crying. She also reported that the man committed suicide and used his own blood in the painting alongside the oils.

After his grandmother died, Sean got the painting. It stayed in his basement until strange things started to happen—the same weird noises and crying that his grandmother had experienced. She had warned him that the painting was evil, but Sean and his family weren’t prepared for this much.

Although the painting couldn’t be brought into your own home, you once could buy it for a whopping £1,500. Supposedly, it is no longer for sale.

Doll Haunted By A 20-Year-Old Woman’s Soul

Photo credit: ebay.com

This creepy doll was found on eBay of all places. The seller claimed that it’s haunted by the spirit of a 20-year-old woman called Diana. The doll goes by the same name. Although the vendor claims that the experiences are mainly for entertainment and aren’t guaranteed to work for everyone the same way, it’s still very creepy and quite expensive, too.

According to the seller, the doll is constantly causing multiple weird phenomena, such as neighbors seeing “phantom children” and swings moving on their own. Supposedly, Diana is a huge fan of different feminine accessories and products.[2]

Although this is anecdotal evidence at best, you’d still have to be extremely brave to buy this—or any creepy porcelain doll for that matter. At $1,250, the temptation may not be that high.

1:1 Annabelle Replica

Photo credit: ebay.com

Here’s another one from eBay. Although this incredibly good—and expensive—replica is said to have no paranormal qualities, this prop is based on The Conjuring and Annabelle movies, which were inspired by real stories from Ed and Lorraine Warren. They were real-life demonologists who dealt with the actual Annabelle doll.

Although the real one looks different from this prop or the one in the movies, it’s undeniable that this one looks much creepier. It still has that scary, mysterious vibe that you just don’t want in your home. Given how the real doll was said to appear in different places in the house and to be one of the most haunted objects ever to exist, we’d probably pass on this doll. The almost $2,500 price tag is an extra reason for that.[3]

The Psycho Pot

Photo credit: cultofweird.com

A pot?

Yes, a pot—an old, metal one that belonged to a man named Ed Gein. He was a famous serial killer in the 1950s who reportedly murdered people, skinned their cut-up body parts, and turned them into clothing items and furniture. The pot in question is what he used to hold those parts of his victims.

Ed Gein’s story was used as the basis of plenty of Hollywood horror classics, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. Although Gein became a great example of a psychopathic serial killer in the eyes of film directors, the little pot here isn’t a movie replica or prop.

It’s the real thing, bought by Zak Bagans from Ghost Adventures.[4] He thinks it would be nice to display in his home and gladly spent $2,800 to buy it from a woman who used it as a flower pot. Whether he regrets his allegedly haunted purchase remains to be seen.

The Black Orlov Diamond

Photo credit: naturallycolored.com

One of the most expensive items on our list, the Black Orlov diamond fetched an insane $352,000 last time it was auctioned in 2006. The estimated price is constantly rising. Today, it could be worth approximately $1 million. Although its curse has apparently been broken, its dark history is not to be forgotten.[5]

Originally from India, the Black Orlov diamond is rumored to have been one of the eyes of a statue of Brahma, a Hindu creator god. Stolen from its original place, the diamond was directly linked to three mysterious, unexplained suicides of its past owners.

The diamond was recut in the 1950s, which supposedly broke its curse. Actress Felicity Huffman even wore the diamond at the Oscars in 2006. Still, the story of the Black Orlov diamond gives us goose bumps.

Dr. Kevorkian’s Van

Photo credit: freep.com

Also owned by Zak Bagans, this van once belonged to the infamous Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Nicknamed the “Death Bus” by some, the rusty 1968 Volkswagen van looks incredibly creepy and was the place where the doctor performed some of his approximately 130 assisted suicides.

Bagans really is the kind of person who would buy something like this.[6] After the purchase, he displayed it in his paranormal-themed museum alongside other creepy items. He definitely isn’t afraid to spend money on eerie things.

The van doesn’t even start anymore, but Bagans is happy with his purchase. He managed to get it for $32,500.

The Crying Boy Painting

Photo credit: exemplore.com

Made by an Italian artist, The Crying Boy painting is a mass-produced artwork with a curse to its name and shared stories that quickly gained popularity. The painting was linked to tales of injury, the sound of children’s cries in houses with no kids, and lots of houses burning down. The painting was always the only thing left untouched in the fire.

Although these stories are surrounded by plenty of skepticism, the painting has been observed to have a substance that prevents it from burning to some extent. The legacy of the painting is undeniable. With a price tag that can be over $5,000 for an original painting (not one of the prints), we want The Crying Boy even less than before.[7]

Michael Jackson’s Chair

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As its name suggests, this chair was indeed owned by Michael Jackson. Furthermore, it’s from his death room and was originally used by his doctor when monitoring Jackson while he was on propofol. The drug, which led to MJ’s tragic death, is typically administered as an anesthetic.

Zak Bagans bought the chair and claims that it still has some of Michael’s makeup stains.[8] Although it’s unclear whether the chair has produced anything paranormal so far, it’s not the nicest furniture to own given its story. But Bagans is greatly interested in collecting potentially paranormal items and considers MJ’s chair a good deal at around $15,000.

The Basano Vase

Photo credit: Wikia

At first glance, the Basano vase is merely an old Italian vase. But as you’ve probably noticed with the other items, just because something is seemingly simple doesn’t mean it can’t be horrifying.

Originally made from carved silver, the vase is rumored to have been a wedding gift for a 15th-century Italian bride. In the end, the well-meaning present turned into something much scarier. On the night before her wedding (some sources say the next morning), the bride was found dying (or dead) with the vase in her hands.

Since then, the vase has been linked to many deaths and has been through countless owners. It’s now widely believed to be cursed. In the late 1980s, the vase was sold for 4 million lire, about $2,500 at the time. But it would be worth much more now.[9]

The Hands Resist Him

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The incredibly creepy painting, The Hands Resist Him, was made by Bill Stoneham in 1974. Although it’s the cheapest item on the list at $1,025, we felt that it had to be included.

The story of the painting started when a young girl constantly told her father that the children in the picture were fighting. The dad set up a motion-sensitive camera to show her that everything was okay, but he noticed instead that the boy was crawling out of the painting.

This artwork has been linked to reports of uneasiness, illness, and lots of paranormal phenomena, including hot air blasting from the painting and even three deaths. Some have claimed that just looking at the original eBay listing caused some paranormal happenings in their homes.[10]






Why This Watch Costs Over $450,000

Why This Watch Costs Over $450,000

Mr. Pascal Raffy is the current owner of BOVET, a legacy watchmaking company based in Switzerland. BOVET is famous for creating intricate and complex timepieces. We got to take a closer look at the Récital 22 Grand Récital which comes in red gold and platinum, each hovering around the $500K price range. What makes this watch worth nearly half a million dollars?

Woman Uses Moose Poop To Make Works Of Art

Woman Uses Moose Poop To Make Works Of Art
Who needs to buy clay when you have moose poop.



The Hardest Pillow

12 Classic Paintings Meme'd Cuz That's What The Artists Would've Wanted

12 Classic Paintings Meme'd Cuz That's What The Artists Would've Wanted

Turning something into a meme is honestly the highest form of flattery, so don't be offended, old-timey artists who spent hours and hours painting these beautiful masterpieces.


How bout Fruit Roll-ups?

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How did people shit in the olden days?

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The worst flavored milkshake.

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Damn u make this?

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He was pioneer of finger-gunnin'.

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My finger's technically in the nose hole. Not 'touching' anything.

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Maury would approve.

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Some compelling reasons.

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For the last time, Martha.

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They'll have you convinced that it's a worthwhile thing to attempt at home.

Hilarious Examples Of Toilet Graffiti

Hilarious Examples Of Toilet Graffiti




Recently Digitized Journals Grant Visitors Access To Leonardo Da Vinci’s Detailed Engineering Schematics And Musings

Recently Digitized Journals Grant Visitors Access To Leonardo Da Vinci’s Detailed Engineering Schematics And Musings

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London recently published scans of two of the Leonardo da Vinci notebooks so website visitors can digitally zoom and flip through the drawings and musings of the Italian Renaissance painter, architect, inventor, and sculptor. Jumbled together in the delicate journals are thoughts on both science and art—detailed charts and speculations contained on the same pages as observational sketches of hats or horse hooves.

Da Vinci is believed to have started recording his thoughts in notebooks during the 1480s while he was a military and naval engineer for the Duke of Milan. The writing included in the notebooks was produced in 16th-century Italian “mirror-writing,” which one reads right to left. Scholars have debated the reasoning behind this style, believing it was either a way to code his thoughts, or simply make writing easier as a left-handed artist. “Writing masters at the time would have made demonstrations of mirror-writing, and his letter-shapes are in fact quite ordinary: he used the kind of script that his father, a legal notary, would have used,” an article on the V&A’s website explains. “It is possible to decipher Leonardo’s curious mirror-writing, once the eye has become accustomed to the style.”

The collective title for the five notebooks in the V&A’s collection is the Forster Codices. This digitized set contains his earliest (1487-90, Milan) and latest (1505, Florence) notebooks in the museum’s collection. The name for the journals comes from John Forster who bequeathed the valuable works to the museum in 1876. The V&A plans to digitize the three other notebooks found in the two volumes Codex Forster II and III, for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death in 2019. You can learn more about the series of notebooks in the collection on the V&A’s website.

Codex Forster II (page 10 verso), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. Forster MS.141. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Codex Forster II (page 123 verso), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. MSL/1876/Forster/141/II. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Codex Forster III (page 23 recto), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. MSL/1876/Forster/141/III. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Codex Forster II (page 75 recto), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. Forster MS.141. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Codex Forster II (page 91 verso), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. MSL/1876/Forster/141/II. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Codex Forster III (page 9 recto), Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. Forster MS.141. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London





The Three Volumes of Codex Forster, Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. MSL/1876/Forster/141. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London





Why Professional Wrestling Is Both A Sport And An Art Form

Why Professional Wrestling Is Both A Sport And An Art Form

Now, next time your friends complain about how professional wrestling isn't "real," you can explain to them that they're missing the point in a huge way.

10 Ancient Artifacts Historians Can't Explain

10 Ancient Artifacts Historians Can't Explain

The origins and uses of these artifacts are unknown to this day. Do you have any theories about any of these?

The 10 Best Starry Night Mashups On The Web

The 10 Best Starry Night Mashups On The Web -

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, and is widely regarded as among Van Gogh’s finest works. The Starry Night is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture and as such, has been the source for mashups, remixes, and reinterpretations in a wide range of mediums and formats.


Starry Night x Stranger Things Mashup

Artist Unknown


Starry Night x Joker Mashup

Artwork by Vartan Garnikyan


3. Starry Night x Calvin & Hobbes Mashup


4. Starry Night (Ebru) Painted on Dark Water

Artwork by Garip Ay


5. Starry Night Embroidery

Artwork by Lauren Spark


6. Starry Night x Great Wave Mashup


7. Starry Night x Star Wars Mashup

Artwork by Ddjvigo


8. Starry Night x ‘Clip’ Art

Artwork by Witenry


9. Starry Night x Thrift Store Painting Mashup

Artwork by Dave Pollot


10. Starry Night x Charlie Brown & Snoopy Mashup


What Van Gogh Saw That One Starry Night

Artwork by Alex Ruiz

Obligatory Doctor Who Clip!

Planet Tobler

Planet Tobler


An alien wildlife mockumentary set on a distant planet, 'Planet Tobler’ narrated by, Christopher Lloyd( ‘Back To The Future’, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’, ‘Adam’s Family’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’).

Planet Tobler heavily references BBC’s Planet Earth series, presented by David Attenborough. It’s made in admiration of wildlife documentaries like Planet Earth but also takes a cheeky interpretation of the natural world where naughty bits and quirky misfits engulf this foreign land. Sound Designer and Founder of Echolab, Gavin Little helped produce this film with me, and I can’t thank him enough for it!

Planet Tobler from Aran Quinn on Vimeo.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List From 1490 Is As Amazing As You Would Expect

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List From 1490 Is As Amazing As You Would Expect


I hate to-do lists, especially when they’re from my wife. I mean, yes, there’s a lot of stuff that needs doing and a helpful reminder from time to time is welcome (I guess), but still… The sight of that giant list of tasks that I need to complete just sucks the joy out of life. None of it is exciting or monumentally important, you know?

Not like the kinds of things you’d find on a genius’ to-do list. Someone such as Leonardo Da Vinci, perhaps? Here was a guy with a larger-than-life imagination and more talent in his little finger than our entire office, so consequently, his to-do lists were just as fucking epic as his inventions. I know this isn’t the usual kind of thing we put on the site, but he sheer ambition of his goals just puts a little inspiration into my step.


Da Vinci was known for his notebooks. He was always carrying them around and would draw anything he saw as useful and jot down notes of things he wanted to know and/or discover. According to one journal entry, he believed that it was “useful to constantly observe, note and consider.”

In one of those notebooks, dating back to the 1490’s, was an epic to-do list of things he wanted to accomplish in the next few weeks to month. Translated by a journalist for NPR, these are things that popped into his brain and he just decided that they needed to be accomplished asap.

You can just see how fucking smart and insanely ambitious this man was. Makes me want to go draw something too.


Just some quick math; no big deal.


Study some religious architecture. That’s just a normal Tuesday for Leo.



Why does he need to know the measurements? Because he’s merely curious. No other reason needed.


Next up; master geometry.


Later lists, dating around 1510, demonstrate that he did get his lesson in proportions and was drawing detailed and accurate anatomical sketches.


Wanted to know a little bit about engineering. Then he went on to invent a helicopter and some flying machines.



He wanted to learn all about skating. I wish he painted a self portrait of himself on renaissance-era skates.


No big. Just draw all of Milan.


Just a question about major armaments on the walls of the city. Always thinking, that guy.


Medieval Weapon Info


Again, a simple engineering question that led him to invent his own ways of doing things that were far better.


He wanted to know how big the sun was. Thought he knew a guy.


Again, more math. But why not? If back in that time, when they didn’t know a tenth of what we know now, one man just wanted to learn it all, why can’t we?

Just fucking go out and ask your questions and get your answers. It starts with one basic question, and it can lead to something world changing. But you’ll never know, if you don’t ask.

How Two Guys Stole $500 Million Of Art In 81 Minutes

How Two Guys Stole $500 Million Of Art In 81 Minutes

If any of you know some juicy tips about where that art is... send me an email ;)

29 Movie Inspired Tattoos That Will Make You Want Popcorn

29 Movie Inspired Tattoos That Will Make You Want Popcorn -




20 Examples Of Urban Design We Need To Have In Every City

20 Examples Of Urban Design We Need To Have In Every City

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urban and 68% of people are expected to live in cities by 2050, according to the UN. No wonder it’s getting more and more important for urban design to be innovative and convenient. The environment that surrounds us in the streets every day has the ability to influence our mood, our behavior, and even our way of thinking.

1. A glowing bike path

This bike path, located in Poland, is a great solution for those who love taking an evening ride. It’s made of light-emitting materials that glow in the dark. Its glow makes it much safer than a regular bike path and definitely more entertaining!

2. Unusual flowerbeds


A flower designer from New York, Lewis Miller, has a knack for incorporating flowers into unexpected environments. For example, this cat sculpture became an avant-garde flowerbed that could cheer up any passer-by or elevate any event.

3. A park made of recycled materials


This small park situated in Shanghai is called “Urban Bloom.” This space is a dream for nature lovers, as it’s constructed entirely of recycled materials. Trash can be really beautiful if we use our imagination, right?

4. Multi-purpose urban furniture

This is a project masterminded by Spanish designers. It’s a greenhouse, a bench, and a working office — all in one. Just imagine a compact place right in the center of a city, where people can work, enjoy a green oasis, and even charge their mobile phones with renewable energy.

5. Modified social benches



A Danish designer, Jeppe Hein, has reinvented public benches turning them into works of art. When you first look at it you might not even understand right away that it’s a real bench. However, the artist’s intention is for the visitors to become conscious of the act of sitting, laying down, or reclining on the benches.

6. Mirror labyrinths


This is an installation by the same designer, Jeppe Hein. It’s meant to help a visitor interact more with the surrounding environment. A city, a park, and people — all meet in the mirrors.

7. A food-producing dome


The future of urban design is all about sustainability. For example, this dome houses a bioreactor that can produce a huge amount of micro-algae that contain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Looks like this might be the first step in the solution to the world’s biggest problems.

8. Self-cleaning roads

It’s well-known that South Korea is one of the leading countries of the world in innovation. However, this is something that might surprise many of us: water sprayers incorporated into roads. They don’t just clean the surface of the roads but also regulate their temperature in order to prevent them from cracking.

9. Smart Wi-Fi stations

This is one of the numerous Wi-Fi stations in Paris where visitors can charge their devices, work on a laptop, or search for some information on a large screen. There’s a beautiful flowerbed on the top of the structure too.

10. A waterfall skyscraper


As more and more skyscrapers show up on the skylines of different cities around the globe, it’s getting harder for architects to come up with something unique and this building stands out quite well. It’s a skyscraper and a waterfall in one.

11. Creative traffic lights


What do you think about when you wait to cross the road? Maybe about love? These traffic lights definitely remind us about what really matters in life.

12. A sonic playground


This is a playground that will be admired by many young musicians. It’s an interactive sonic space that allows its visitors to play with sounds. The volume and the type of sound depends on where you stand.

13. Extraordinary sculptures

Isn’t it cool to see an everyday object in a completely unusual environment? Like these huge domino tiles popping out of the ground, for example? This definitely makes people stop for a second and remember that life is a big game.

14. A street library


People nowadays spend more and more time watching videos instead of reading books. But street libraries, like this one, are meant to encourage people to dedicate some time to a good book. It’s definitely something that every city should adopt, isn’t it?

15. A glowing waste labyrinth


This labyrinth popped up in Buenos Aires and it was made with over 15,000 plastic bottles. It’s a new way to create an entertaining object in public space and at the same time draw attention to the world’s most crucial problem — an amount of waste generated by humans every day.

16. Spectacular fountains


The Vortex Fountain is located in the UK. As you watch it, you might get hypnotized by the flow of its waters, as this astonishing and impressive fountain seems to rise from the ground.

17. Windows turned into balconies


An Argentinian designer decided that modern buildings need to allow people to see more of the sky. These windows can be transformed into mini-balconies, where a person can lay down and enjoy a starry night or a sunny, cloudless day.

18. Cool trash bins


How do you show people that garbage should be put into a trash can, not thrown on the street? Maybe build them in the shape of trash. We’d love to see much cooler trash cans like these.

19. An urban tree house


This building incorporates 150 different trees, making it a giant treehouse in a busy city. Its residents can enjoy the urban buzz and the calmness of nature. They probably feel like they wake up in the middle of a forest with birds chirping and clean air.

20. 3-D printed benches made from recycled material



20 Random Acts of Brilliant Vandalism

20 Random Acts of Brilliant Vandalism -


Google's Artificial Intelligence Robot Can Find Waldo In Seconds

Artificial Intelligence Robot Can Find Waldo In SecondsHere is a thought....!?  What if instead of finding Waldo, Googlebot was asked to find YOU in a crowd, at a concert, with say 60k people attending?  How long do you think it would take to find YOU?  I bet it wouldn't take long and I would bet once it finds you, it can track you as well.  I wonder what else this AI can do?

IT WILL COST YOU ONLY $17 TO Be A Tattoo Artist For A Night

IT WILL COST YOU ONLY $17 TO Be A Tattoo Artist For A Night

Forever Ink Bar in Brooklyn, NY is a tattoo bar that offers tattoo art classes. You can tattoo stencils or freestyle designs onto melons for only $17. We visited FIB to see what the workshop is all about.



Folding paper and drawing on it might not be a new concept, however, artist Ben Avlis managed to breathe a new life into it by creating stunning transforming art pieces.

Avlis creates an unexpected and eye-catching metamorphosis by folding his work in such a way, that the audience sees one figure when the paper is folded, and an expansion of it once the canvas is stretched out.

The Curious World Of Coffin-Building Clubs

The Curious World Of Coffin-Building Clubs

They are enjoying life by facing death.

What It Takes To Become The World's Best Whistler

What It Takes To Become The World's Best Whistler

Ien decided to compete in an international whistling competition along with people from different countries, backgrounds, and experience levels. He expected to learn about the art of competitive whistling, but learned about humanity instead.

How NASA Is Using Ancient Art To Find Alien Life

How NASA Is Using Ancient Art To Find Alien Life

The Starshade Space Probe is part of the New Worlds mission in which NASA is going to launch a huge shade to block out the light from stars so that we could possibly see Earth-like rocky planets.

In order to get the star shade into space, they're employing the ancient art of origami to incredible effect.

Do You Like Anime Or Movies? Then You Will Love These Anime Versions of Your Favorite Movies

Do You Like Anime Or Movies? Then You Will Love These Anime Versions of Your Favorite Movies

Artist Dmitry Grozov, aka Ahriman, is particularly talented at making some of the best all time movies looking amazingly anime. Movies from some of the all time greatest franchises get his distinct anime makeover with some amazing results. If you love his work, after you check out some of our faves, go check out the rest at Dmitry’s Instagram, VK and ArtStation pages.

























Kareem Waris Olamilekan is a young Nigerian artist inspired by the artists Michelangelo and Arinze Stanley Egbengwu. He names a work called “Daily Bread” as his favourite piece. The heart-wrenching picture shows a hungry young boy gratefully eating his food, whilst sweat and tears stream down his face.

What's The Average Age A Director Debuts?

What's The Average Age A Director Debuts?

The bottom line, though, I think, is that we shouldn't feel the pressure of our age no matter where we are in our careers. Some are late bloomers, some embrace directing early on. The most important thing is to know why you are doing it. And if you have a good enough reason you'll do it, no matter how old or how young you are.

Enjoy This Activity Book For Adults - 16 Fun Activities!

Enjoy This Activity Book For Adults - 16 Fun Activities!