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Every Holiday Caroline Eriksson Makes Something Crazy Out of Gingerbread

Artwork by Caroline Eriksson Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader! To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe…

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Why So Many People Make Their Password ‘Dragon’

Each year since 2011, the security firm SplashData has released a list of the most commonly used passwords, based on caches of leaked account credentials. The annual list, intended as a reminder of humanity’s poor password practices, always includes predictable entries like “abc123,” “123456,” and “letmein.” But one entry, finishing in the top 20 every year, has stood out since the beginning: "dragon." But why? Is it because of the popularity of the television adaption of Game of Thrones, which first premiered the same year as the popular passwords list?…

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Igor Loskutow Used a Chainsaw to Carve this Incredible Dragon Bench

Igor Loskutov is an amazing artist that not only carves intricate sculptures out of wood, but uses a chainsaw to do it! Born in Talin (then USSR and now Estonia) Igor has been focusing on chainsaw wood sculptures for over 15 years (2002). Currently based in Bad Dürrheim, Germany the artist has won a number of carving competitions and contests and has completed many commissioned works for clients. You can see his extensive gallery of completed artworks on his website as well as Facebook. Igor shared a gallery of photos…

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