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What We Love This Week, Volume LIX

Pet Portraits Tongues

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Elke Vogelsang’s Lovely Dog Portrait Photography

Pet Portraits Rose

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And you thought that humans were the prime subjects for portrait photography. To German photographer Elke Vogelsang, it’s floppy ears, bubblegum pink tongues and goofy gaits that inspire her. Says Vogelsang, “My favorite artist is nature, which I try to imitate while adding my own personal view of life, the universe and everything in between”. No worries about model awkwardness, self-consciousness or egos here; it’s pure canine charisma. Read more at Bored Panda.

Pet Portraits Egg

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The Most Amazing Discoveries Made While On Drugs

Drug Discoveries DNA

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1. DNA

Drug Discoveries Francis Crick

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It’s a well-known fact that the discoverer of DNA’s double-helix structure was under the influence of a little hallucinogenic drug called LSD. The Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the genetics research, Francis Crick, admitted to fellow scientists that he enjoyed dabbling in LSD to strengthen his mind and used it during his discovery of DNA. On a personal level, Crick was enlightened by Aldous Huxley’s accounts of experiments with LSD and other drugs, and was even a founding member of a group dedicated to the legalization of cannabis in the 60s.

2. PCR

Drug Discoveries Banks Mullis

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Three (Mostly) Successful Pranks Pulled On World Leaders

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“Yes, Prime Minister. I do have Prince Albert in a can.” Source: Alarabiya

We don’t usually associate the grim, remorseless world of temporal power with fun and games. The kind of stone-faced power broker who tends to rise through political systems isn’t one who comes immediately to mind when we think about zany hijinks. Which might be the exact reason why pranks pulled on them are that much more fun to watch. Here are three wacky stunts that involved world leaders.

Yes, Ban Ki Moon’s Refrigerator Is Running. Thank You for Asking.

Ban Ki Moon

“Yes, Ban Ki Moon’s Refrigerator Is Running. Thank You for Asking. .” Source: Streamworks International

The term “wacky stunt” has “drive-time DJ” written all over it. Given the limitations of their medium, it isn’t surprising that radio personalities eschew the visual gag and go straight for the prank call as the ultimate expression of humor.

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