WhereCoolThingsHappen http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com Your Daily Feed Of Where Cool Things Happen Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Would You Recognize a Loved One Dressed Like the Homeless? http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/would-you-recognize-a-loved-one-dressed-like-the-homeless/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/would-you-recognize-a-loved-one-dressed-like-the-homeless/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15552 New York City Rescue Mission partnered with agency Silver + Partner for a hidden-camera stunt that filmed people as they walked past loved ones dressed to look homeless. Later, the passersby were shown video footage of themselves walking past their relatives without a second glance.

Via: adweek

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You’ll never guess these Macro Photographs http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/youll-never-guess-these-macro-photographs/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/youll-never-guess-these-macro-photographs/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:56 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15531 We bet you’ll “never” guess these Macro Photographs. We will give you a hint.. these are gorgeous shots of everyday creatures some with exotic colors. Scroll down the list to see what it is..

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Do you know what it is?These macro photographs show the Beautiful Details of Tiny Insect Wings, like butterfly’s and Moth’s. Taken by photographer Linden Gledhill, and revealing the complex pasterns that can be found on these creatures.

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Stunning Rare Blue Liquid from Indonesian Volcano http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/stunning-rare-blue-liquid-from-indonesian-volcano/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/stunning-rare-blue-liquid-from-indonesian-volcano/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:23 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15515 This is a spectacular natural phenomenon where rare blue liquid and flames stream down Kawah Ijen, an Indonesian Volcano. Ignited sulfuric high temperature gas produce an electric blue flares, sometimes reaching five meters high. Some of the burning gas condenses into liquid sulfur and creates a mysterious, blue glowing liquid.. it’s stunning..

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Footage of the rare Blue Liquid

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Image & video credits: Olivier Grunewald

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When big cities turn off their lights http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/when-big-cities-turn-off-their-lights/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/when-big-cities-turn-off-their-lights/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:45:42 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15497 Photographer Thierry Cohen created an amazing photo series where he shows the world’s major cities without any light polution.

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Paris

02-Rio-De-Janerio-Brazil-934x

Rio de Janerio

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San Francisco

04-New-York-City-NY-934x

New York

05-Los-Angeles-California-934x

Los Angeles

06-Sao-Paulo-Brazil-934x

Sao Paulo

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Shanghai

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Tokyo

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Los Angeles

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Shanghai

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Hong Kong

Check out his website : thierrycohen.com

Via : Distractify

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The world’s first 3D-milled Ice cubes http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/the-world-3d-milled-ice-cubes/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/the-world-3d-milled-ice-cubes/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:13:31 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15485 Japanse liquor company Suntory teamed up with advertising agency TBWA\Hakuhodo to create the world’s first 3D-milled ice cubes called ” 3d on the Rocks”. The tiny, intricate sculptures are cool, this time both literally and figuratively.

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3D on the Rocks website and TBWA\Hakuhodo website

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Banksy’s new mural about a modern lovestory http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/banksys-new-mural-about-a-modern-lovestory/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/banksys-new-mural-about-a-modern-lovestory/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:58:53 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15479 You must have seen it all the time; Couples who are spending their “quality time” together but are totally distracted by what’s happening on their phones.
With this new mural streetartist Banksy mocks these smartphone distracted lovers in such a nice way.

 

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Photo credit: Sa//y

Via: Mymodernmet

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Top 15 of Smithsonian Magazine’s photo Competition http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/top-15-of-smithsonian-magazines-photo-competition/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/top-15-of-smithsonian-magazines-photo-competition/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:30:19 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15410 The annual photo contest of Smithsonian Magazine is great way for photographers to get some mega exposure.
This year 50,000 snapshots from 132 different countries were submitted in the categories The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile.

Check out our top 15!

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(Dina Bova/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Michael Frank/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Mark Kaplan/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Vincent Cheng/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Vincent Cheng/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Caine Delacy/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Vo Anh Kiet/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Matthew Zheng/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Karen Lunney/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(John Matzick/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Ken Lee/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Aung Pyae Soe/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Simon Morris/Smithsonian Magazine)

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(Andrzej Bochenski/Smithsonian Magazine)

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Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/stunning-portraits-with-real-animals/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/stunning-portraits-with-real-animals/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:42:12 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15453 These stunning portraits were all taken with REAL animals, so no photoshopping here. It’s the  Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova who created these stunning images!

Because these are real animals this photoshoot wasn’t without danger, but these shots were made possible with the help of professional animal trainers. The bear, held by many as a symbol of primal strength and instinct, contrasts especially well with the elegant princess it has embraced.

Scroll down to the bottom to see some behind-the-scenes photos showing how the animals are posed by their trainers.

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Behind-the-scene

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Image Credits: Katerina Plotnikova  | via BoredPanda  |  Facebook | Instagram

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10 Spectacular Aerial Photos Captured by a Pilot http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/10-spectacular-aerial-photos-captured-by-a-pilot/ http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/10-spectacular-aerial-photos-captured-by-a-pilot/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:09:27 +0000 http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/?p=15436 Licensed Pilot and Photographer Alex McLean, captured some spectacular aerial photographs “just by sticking his camera out of the window”. The images are revealing the beauty of our world and it puts man-made civilization against nature, animals against industry, and humans against the forces that, from above, are clearly mightier than we’ll ever be..

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Ocean City Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland

 

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Bathers in an Orlando wave pool

 

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Floating daisy docks in Chicago

 

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Cars parked at a Nascar event in Richmond, Virginia

 

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Surfers behind breaking waves at Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii

 

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Colorful shipping containers in Portsmouth, Virginia

 

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Loaded coal train cars in Norfolk, Virginia

 

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Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy

 

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Commercial logging site in Olympia, Washington

 

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Interchanging flyovers in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Image Credits: Alex MacLean  | via Huffington Post

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