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A Tattoo So Good You Dont Even Notice It

Tattoo by Eric Catalano A hyperrealistic tattoo by artist Eric Catalano has gone viral after appearing on social media. Catalano, who runs the Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio in Hecker, Illinois did the tattoo for free and has since been overwhelmed with requests from amputees and cancer survivors for hyperrealistic tattoos. Catalano says he does these kinds of tattoos for free every now and then but the recent viral image has completely spiralled out of control. In response, he set up a Go Fund Me page with the following story: So…

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A Spellbinding Ocean Exploration With an Underwater Wheelchair

In this dreamlike sequence, artist and activist Sue Austin explores a coral reef in the world’s first underwater wheelchair. Austin lost her mobility after an extended illness in the mid-90s. Through ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Sue aims to use the surprising juxtaposition of an NHS wheelchair in an underwater environment to transform preconceptions, create positive empowering images and inspire people. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wheelchair-scuba-diving-sue-austin/

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Artist Gives Kids Temporary Tats to Try to Make Hospital Life More Fun

For the last few years, New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd has been dropping by the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland to give kids temporary tattoos to try to lift their spirits and make hospital life more fun. Lloyd uses an airbrush gun and non-toxic ink to apply the temporary tats. He and his team have done hundreds over the years and the ink can be washed off in the shower. To see more artwork by Lloyd check out his Facebook page. Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork…

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Causes of Death: Google vs Media vs Reality

Click image to see larger version In a recent post on reddit, a group of students at UCSD published a series of fascinating charts comparing the actual causes of death in the United States versus what people searched on Google and what was discussed most in mainstream media. Using data from the CDC (199-2016), Google Trends search volume (2004-2016), The Guardian’s article database and The New York Times’ article database; authors Owen Shen, Hasan Al-Jamaly, Maximillian Siemers, and Nicole Stone created the charts seen below. The updated work was inspired…

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