Hot Air Balloons Dot The London Skyline For Charity

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On the morning of June 7th, 2015, 40 hot air balloons ascended into the sleepy skies of London, England as part of the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta. The regatta was organized by the city of London and marketing agency Exclusive Ballooning, and marked the first time in more than 20 years that a mass of hot air balloons floated above the great city.

In an event lasting just over an hour, the 100-feet tall balloons left from Shoreditch Park in Hackney and moved across the Thames between Tower Bridge, the Shard and Canary Wharf before concluding in Gravesend. The event–as part of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal–raised $120,146 (£78,884) for two disabilities-oriented charities, Mencap and Scope.

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Robert Bruno’s Home With A Snout

For most of us, a 23-year project sounds more like a punishment than it does an opportunity to explore your creativity. And yet for architect Robert Bruno, that’s exactly what his steel house is. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the former sculptor began making his home in 1973, adding layers bit by bit for nearly two and a half decades.

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Anne Frank Would Have Been 86 This Month. Celebrate Her Life With These Photos.

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Decades have passed since Anne Frank’s death, and the world could still take a page from her diary. 15-year-old Frank’s life ended at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, just a few weeks shy of the camp’s liberation. Frank’s remarkable spirit would be remembered by and shared with millions through her diary, which was returned to her father by his colleagues Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl and published soon after the end of World War II.

June 12th marked what would have been Anne Frank’s 86th birthday. With that in mind, we look back at her short, yet remarkable life through pictures and excerpts of the famed diary.

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Coca-Cola: Bad For Teeth, Good For Bumpers

A Polish man uses Coca-Cola to strip the rust off of a bumper.

Coca-Cola is notorious for being packed full of sugar, terrible for your teeth, etc. It has even been linked to increased risk for osteoporosis. But how corrosive is Coca-Cola really? A Polish YouTube user brings us this video, in which he uses a scrubber and a 2-liter bottle of Coke to clean incredible amounts of rust off of a steel bumper. Now imagine that bumper is your teeth.\

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