Private Moons amidst the Blue Planet.

PRIVATE MOON IN NEW ZEALAND:

Leonid Tishkov is a Russian physician turned artist. You can see more of his work at his blog.

PETITION OF THE DAY: Yes, we probably already posted this once before. But it's such a brilliant idea that we are coming back around with the repost just in case you missed it the first time. Because we should all know who has bought and paid for our Congressional representatives.

THIS IS HELPFUL: As always, our homies over here make a great deal of sense. 

OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD: For the love of your waistband (not to mention good taste), just stop this already.

ARCHITECTURE IS ART:

This lovely piece of architecture is the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen. Stunning. You need to see more.

FIRST WORLD PRODUCT: Oh sure, it's easy to get caught up in the elegant design and the simple beauty of this little gadget accessory. But seriously? We're more than a little uncomfortable with the entire premise of this thing.  And yes, we admit, it was the price point that cheesed us off.

ONLY IN AMERICA: There are so many things about this story that get our dander up. The only thing missing is some oligarch gleefully rubbing his mustache while bathing in champagne. (Editor's note: that's a total stretch. We've told thenanigans' staff a million times not to exaggerate.)

SNOW HOARDERS: Russia's got them. This is what happens when climate change threatens the world's biggest sports get together.

GRACE AND RESPECT IN THE FACE OF NEITHER:

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African American doctors attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member. This is a remarkable image.

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE ARTICLE ABOUT POTATOES...Make it this one. For reals. This is pretty engaging. Also, a tad bit worrisome?

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE: Kudos.

LUCK HAPPENS: Also, karma.

ALIENS ON EARTH EVIDENCE OF THE DAY:

Actually, embryonic bats. From here.