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Amazing Videos of New Years 2019 Fireworks Around the World

Cities around the world love to ring in the new year with unbelievable public fireworks displays for everyone to enjoy. Below you will find some of our personal favorites from London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai. Enjoy and happy new year to you all! LONDON NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/01/new-years-2019-fireworks-around-the-world/

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80 Years Later

Image via simple613 on reddit In this poignant image recently shared on reddit, we see the famous Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1938 and 2018. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is today considered not only as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace. While these two images represent the strongest examples of change, you can see in this image the various symbols and events that have appeared on these gates…

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Theres an Annual Light Festival in Prague and It Looks Amazing

© Marek Madensky For the last 5 years, the SIGNAL Festival of Lights has been largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, drawing over 2 millions attendees to Prague since its inception. This year’s festival, which ran from October 11-14 featured over 20 installations; most of which were site-specific, light and 3D projection mapping projects, often combined with audio. They were installed in the downtown neighborhoods of Karlin, Centrum and Vinohrady. The size and scale of the installations are hard to convey online. It’s a true sensory overload, a shared…

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17 Halloween Costumes That Will Make Your Day

Every year we love to highlight amazing, funny, and clever Halloween costumes we came across online (see 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). The most popular costumes posted online always make their way to Reddit so we tend to start there first. If you want more information on each costume highlighted below, be sure to follow the link to the original post! We hope you all had a spooky and fun-filled Halloween! 1. This Giant DSLR Camera That Actually Works! Costume via sirmakoto on reddit 2. The Blue…

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Every Year Japanese Art Students Get Together and Make Giant Animals Out of Straw

Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have travelled to Niigata City, Japan to create huge sculptures made from straw (featured previously) for the Wara Art Festival. The giant straw sculptures are built atop large wooden frames which serve as the base for the woven straw artworks. The festival also features kite flying, a miniature market and other events. It’s a huge hit with kids and parents as people get to interact with the sculptures, taking photos and playing in the open fields. Below you will find…

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