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What We Love This Week, Volume LI

Chinese New Year Fire

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Incredible Footage Of The Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Chicks

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A week ago today, people around the world welcomed the Chinese New Year–or this year, the Year of the Wooden Horse. From China to the Chinatowns of the world, families crammed into temples and fireworks painted the night skies, all to welcome a year of patience and cooperation. In Chinese astrology, the horse is associated with kindness, strength and companionship. For more shots of how many ushered in the new year, The Atlantic has a fantastic spread.

Chinese New Year Tree

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Wyoming’s Visually Striking Devils Tower

Devils Tower Wyoming

Extending a whopping 5,114 feet above sea level, Wyoming’s ever-popular “Devils Tower” actually receives its name from a misinterpretation. Many Native American tribes had geographical ties to the igneous intrusion, calling it everything from “Aloft on a rock” to the “Bear’s Lair”. It wasn’t until 1875 that Colonel Richard Irving Dodge’s interpreter incorrectly perceived one name as “Bad God’s Tower”, which he inevitably translated to “Devils Tower”.

The Diamond Heist That Baffled The World

Diamond Heist Antwerp Diamonds

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At some point or another, we’ve all watched “Ocean’s Eleven” and thought about how we might pull off the ultimate casino heist, or have marveled at the sheer genius of the minds of “The Italian Job”. But behind the glitz and glamour in innumerable Hollywood adaptations, there really are dastardly and daring thieves who have managed to pull off some of the most baffling and brilliant heists, and the Antwerp Diamond Heist is no exception. With meticulous planning and a plot that rivals the biggest blockbusters, a gang of thieves walked straight out of a vault with the largest diamond haul in history.

Diamond Heist The Centre

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7 Mind Boggling Musical Instruments You’ve Never Heard Of

Musical Instruments Majestic Bellowphone

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Musical Instruments: The Majestic Bellowphone

Musical Instruments Leonard Solomon

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Known as the Dr. Seuss of music, Leonard Solomon is the proud creator of the Majestic Bellowphone. While it looks like something that the Grinch might find underneath Whoville’s Christmas tree, don’t be fooled by its odd appearance. Handcrafted from the likes of train whistles, coat hangers, toasters, bike horns and bits of brass, the Bellowphone can hold a rather decent tune and has tackled everything from Mozart to Brahms.

It doesn’t stop there for the cabinetmaker-turned-musician. Solomon has been building his crowning glory, the Oomphalapompatronium, for the last 15 years as a ‘sweeter’ sister to the Bellowphone. Solomon’s symphony of strange sounds has been heard around the world and the mad musician shows no signs of slowing down. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, he also juggles occasionally while playing. Have a listen of the beautiful Bellowphone in action.

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