Dracula simia, called also “Monkey Orchid” or “The Monkey-Like Dracula,” is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula. The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey’s face. x

Dracula simia, called also “Monkey Orchid” or “The Monkey-Like Dracula,” is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula. The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey’s face. x

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Flexible Wooden Bookshelf Warps to Wrap All Book Sizes

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Natsumi Hayashi

 ”A sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, “jumps” into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don’t feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared. “One day, when I was jumping at a famous sightseeing spot in western Tokyo, workers at a souvenir shop were frightened by how I was jumping. They were whispering things like ‘Is the girl mentally ill’ and ‘Do we need to call the police?’ “So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, ‘I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party’s slide show.’ Their faces turned bright red, and they said things like ‘Oh dear!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ and even ‘Keep jumping!’ 

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In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.

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Boston as seen from the cockpit of a 777 two days after the blizzard this past weekend.

Boston as seen from the cockpit of a 777 two days after the blizzard this past weekend.

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Abandoned Island in the Middle of NYC

Located in between Queens and the Bronx, in 1885 the island was used to build a hospital complex to quarantine and treat people suffering from smallpox and typhoid fever. In the 1950’s it was turned into a rehab center. The entire island has been abandoned since 1963…More

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Village on stilts in Tongkil Samales Islands, Philippines.Banguingui (formerly Tongkil) is a municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 15,933 people in 2,591 households.The original name of the municipality was Tongkil, and was renamed Banguingui on January 29, 1999 by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 71 of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in honor of the dominant Banguingui tribe of the municipality. It was inaugurated only on January 29, 2006.

Village on stilts in Tongkil Samales Islands, Philippines.

Banguingui (formerly Tongkil) is a municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 15,933 people in 2,591 households.

The original name of the municipality was Tongkil, and was renamed Banguingui on January 29, 1999 by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 71 of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in honor of the dominant Banguingui tribe of the municipality. It was inaugurated only on January 29, 2006.

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Penny, Transplant Recipient, Holding Her Heart in Her Hands

Penny, whose happiness radiates through the surgical mask, holds her old heart in her hands after transplant surgery. (Credit: Imgur/Kelsey)

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