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    THE TOP TEN THINGS ABOUT THE NEW ARTFIDO

    So, you may have noticed. We’ve got a new dog. And we’ve learnt some new tricks. We spent almost all of 2014 fine-tuning artFido.com to make it even easier to buy and sell art online. And we’re pretty proud of the results. Fido has never looked so good. And the site, well it’s running like...
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    Amazing Rare Python Has a Pumpkin Patch Growing on Its Skin

    As Halloween gets nearer, everyone is thinking about pumpkin pies. But have you ever seen anything as beautiful as these rare piebald ball pythons with their unusual markings that appear like jack o’lanterns right on their skin? Redditor rsantos11 posted an image of a really beautiful albino piebald ball python known as a pumpkin pied...
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    Video Captures the Moment Colorblind People See Color for the First Time

    It’s estimated that nearly 300 million people across the globe are affected by colorblindness. Valspar Paint, in partnership with EnChroma, is helping individuals experience color for the first time through their campaign #ColorForAll. In the touching short documentary Color for the Colorblind, Valspar Paint provides individuals with EnChroma’s colorblindness-correcting eyeglasses, letting them finally experience the joys...
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    More Incredible Miniature Paintings by Lorraine Loots

    Lorraine Loots, an expert at creating tiny art “for ants,” is back with a new series of mind-bogglingly small (and beautiful) paintings of animals, space, and her favorite books.  We previously highlighted her amazing miniatures HERE, as part of her ‘miniature painting every day for a year’ project. She plans to create 100 mini paintings...
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    50 Essential Life Hacks Every Human Should Know

    Given the amount of shares and comments our previous two life hacks posts have generated (you can read them HERE and HERE), it is clear that artFido-eans love making life easier for themselves. And why not! As such, we’ve compiled another list of life hacks that every human should know… let us know if you...
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    Artist Creates Titillating Illustrations Using Just a Few Lines (NSFW)

    An anonymous French artist going by the name petitesluxures has got Instagram all a flutter with his or her subtly naughty drawings. Using only a few lines, these illustrations play on the fine border between minimalist and erotic illustration, as well as portray sexuality with softness and poetry. They’re a bit naughty so are probably...
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    25% of People Have a 4th Cone and Can See Colors as They Really Are

    Given the sudden interest in the color of dresses and vision (see HERE to find out if that dress was white and gold or blue and black!), we thought we’d share with you some fascinating findings that Prof. Diana Derval made recently. The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our...
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    The Most Adorable Images To Celebrate Hedgehog Day

    Here's an interesting hedgehog fact for you: hedgehog spikes are actually hair stiffened by keratin! Better be easy on that new keratin shampoo that you bought.  Even if you didn't know that, we're sure you won't be surprised by this fact: hedgehogs are absolutely adorable! To prove our point, and in celebration of Hedgehog Appreciation...
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    Anonymous Artist Turns Famous Museum Paintings Into Hilarious Memes

    Visiting an art museum can be a pretty interesting experience, with the opportunity to see many famous paintings painted over different centuries all available in the one place. The anonymous account ARTMEMEKING has made the experience even more fun, adding a good amount of humor to the table by turning famous artworks from around the...
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    New Laser Engraved Rolling Pins Imprint Elaborate Designs on Baked Goods

    When we last wrote about Zuzia Kozerska of Valek Rolling Pins (previously), she practically set the interwebs on fire with lasers, more specifically her laser engraved rolling pins that imprint different patterns in cookie dough. Kozerska has been hard at work creating increasingly more complex designs as well as special mini pins just for kids. You...
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    A Bad Lip Reading of the Royal Wedding

    If you’re like us, you’re probably sick to death of the Royal Wedding. Be that as it may, the Bad Lip Reading team has outdone themselves with their bad lip reading of the day when Harry married Meghan. If you do nothing else today, you MUST watch this. Enjoy :)
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    The Terrible Effects of Deforestation Exposed in Disturbing Print Ads

    Now this is one way to convey an important message. Creative director Ganesh Prasad Acharya and copywriter Kaushik Katty Roy have just created a series of shocking concept print ads for Sanctuary India that show how habitat destruction affects wildlife. The ads depict various animals perched on tree trunks, with their heads cut off and dripping blood. The ads feature...
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    Surfing at Night With Illuminated Waves at Wavegarden

    Wavegarden, pioneers in man-made wave technology, recently conducted a series of tests at their headquarters in Northern Spain in order to check how its technology can improve different aspects of the surfing experience. The first of such tests focused on surfing at nighttime, using a state-of-the-art lighting system and featuring the talents of former European...