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A restaurant in northeast China's Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, has taken its hot pot game to a new level. As temperatures dropped below minus 20 degrees Celsius, the owner of a hot pot restaurant invited customers to brave the freezing cold and enjoy a feast inside a venue where tables and chairs are made from ice cubes.
A research team from Nanotechnology Institute of Sapienza University, Roma’s has used genetically-modified bacteria to create microscopic pieces of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa. The scientists used this tactic to direct the movements of the bacteria to “drawing” portrait. One day, they could move large amounts of bacteria by focusing light.
A photographer has re-imagined his own pictures by blending them with pencil sketches to create imaginary scenes. Ben Heine brings real-life images to life by replacing parts of them with detailed drawings. The seemingly effortless snapshots all feature his own hand to represent the connection between the viewer, the artist and the artwork.
A jam-packed weekend of facial fuzz fun: Beards and moustaches took center stage at the fourth British Beard and Moustache Championships held in Blackpool, England on August 18. These moustaches were sported with eccentric costumes, hats and garments. Which one do you vote for? The wacky star-shaped, hipster-styled, or the slick well-groomed?
Jackie Huang, a full-time freelance paper artist from Los Angeles, made these collections of Disney paper sculptures. Many of her Disney paper sculptures were created for Wonder Ground Gallery in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Photos from Jackie Huang @JackieHuangStudios
This museum dedicated to Dachshunds is cuteness overload A museum located in the Bavarian city of Passau, in Germany has become the first in the world for sausage dog fans all over the world to make their pilgrimage. The museum’s exhibits cover nearly all information about the breed: the dachshund as a cultural icon, the dachshund’s history with the hunt, the dachshund and beer, and even the dachshund asa muse.
Chinese entomologist releases gigantic stick insects to the wild Fifteen larvae of gigantic stick insects bred by the Insect Museum of West China were released to the wild in Dayaoshan National Nature Reserve, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region late last month, to help restore the wild stocks of the species.
Smoked and crispy – the latest item on the menu of a New York restaurant looks exactly like a roast ham. But appearances can deceive. Even though it's red from the inside like a rare steak, it's in fact, a watermelon. Can you handle this smoky and juicy meat alternative that is savory and sweet at the same time?
Raghbir Singh Sanghera has managed to grow a 51-inch (129.54cm) cucumber, which is expected to keep getting bigger. Mr Sanghera grew the cucumber in his greenhouse in Derby. The Sikh priest feeds it with water and fertiliser and sits next to it praying for three hours a day. He also recites the traditional Sikh prayer, the Mool Mantar, every morning next to the vegetable which he believes has aided its growth.
Two statues of Chinese ancient poets Su Shi(1037-1101) and Huang Tingjian(1045-1105) in Yibin City of southwest China's Sichuan Province went viral last month as they were captured being submerged making it look as if they were “reciting poems” in floodwater. However, on Saturday the flood hit the city again, sending the two statues toppling.