Friday, May 29, 2015

International borders

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Grandmaster Balloon Artist

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

This Disabled Cat Is an Instagram Hit (13 pics)

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Roo was born without front paws and was abandoned at an animal shelter by her first owner. These days she is loving life and has become quite a star online.

Hopeful Nurses Take A Massive Exam In China (4 pics)

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If you want to be a nurse in China you need to take part in this massive test. Just don't expect to ask your neighbor for some help.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cat With Missing Paws Is Now A Star On Instagram (13 pics)

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 This cat named Roo was born without two front paws and was dumped at an animal shelter by her first owner. She's had a tough time with life but she makes the most of it and she's become very popular on Instagram thanks to photos like these ones.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Disabled Dolls Take the Toy Industry by Storm (5 pics)

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This new range of dolls with disabilities comes as a result of a campaign by parents who have kids living with disabilities to have toys that better resemble their children. The dolls are already a hit.

For too long, kids with disabilities have had to improvise--altering their toys to look more like the person they see in the mirror.
A Facebook campaign using the hashtag #ToyLikeMe was created by parents who wanted to show the toy industry just who it was excluding.

Thousands of fans, pictures, and tweets later, their lobbying efforts have paid off. Makies, a toy company that specializes in customized, 3D-printed dolls, just launched the world's first line of dolls with disabilities.

The response has already been overwhelming, with parents and kids all over the world asking where they can buy the dolls, and if they can design one of their own.

Makies are create-your-own dolls that kids and their parents can design and order at mymakie.com, and each Makie doll is unique and personal, so we've always received quite a few special requests," Jen Bolton, the communications director at MakieLab, told the Daily Dot in an email.

"We love to make that stuff happen,” she added. "Toy Like Me presented us with a wonderful opportunity at a great time, so we put what we had been doing on hold and jumped in with both feet."
The company is continuing to expand its offerings, and Bolton says they’re "happy to chat with folks who are interested and take orders for the new range."

Never Before Seen Photos from Nirvana’s Iconic “Nevermind” Photo Shoot (15 pics)

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Kirk Weddle had an idea for replicating Nirvana’s album art work that originally featured the swimming baby that involved having the band members get wet for an underwater photoshoot. These behind-the-scenes shots show the band braving the freezing cold water in the early hours of the morning.

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