The snowboarding possum and the room of clouds.

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Artist Berndnaut Smilde is a whiz with science and art. He creates man made clouds that exist for a brief period of time. It's temporary art. Lucky for us, he takes pictures too. See a much more satisfying larger image right over here.

YOU TWO ARE SO GROUNDED! I can't for a minute even begin to imagine what their parents are thinking right about now.  After all, they don't make 13th century Gothic castles anymore.

POLICE BLOTTER ITEM OF THE DAY: Take away quote: "Police say several other buggies fled the scene."

WELL HERE'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERYDAY: Love the sweater.

 

WAIT, WHAT? I'm not sure what this is all about but it makes me question him even more. Then there's this.

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER: The man who saved the Bagdad Zoo was the subject of a special remembrance yesterday on NPR. Now if you'll excuse me, thenanigans has to remove something from its eyes...

BRAVO! (MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE DAY)

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That spacious room above is not what it seems. This incredible example of macro-photography is actually the inside of a violin. This nearly blows my little mind. You really should click here to see the rest. Outstanding.

THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DOGHOUSE: Once upon a time a twelve year old wrote the world's greatest architecht and asked him to design a doghouse for his four-legged friend. This is what happened.

BUTT OUT: An interesting thing happened when Scotland banned smoking in all public places. This should not come as a surprise.

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN:

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THE MORE WE LEARN ABOUT THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE...the more my nose wrinkles at the thought. More importantly, there's this (hint: it's not going to make a difference in the price of gas here in America).

KONY 2012: This thing is redefining the idea of "going viral." The more I learn about the people behind this video, the more problems I have with the whole thing. Yes, this Kony guy is evil. But this whole enterprise is not helping the medical aid movement around the world.

DEVASTATING:

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THEN THERE'S THIS: In Iraq they are killing kids for being kids. Remind me why we committed so much of our financial resources and lost so many American military personnel to this place? Because I really have a hard time understanding the justification even today.

VACATION TIME: Apparently, the Swiss said no thanks to six weeks of it each year. PAID. What is wrong with those people?

WELCOME TO PORTLAND:

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