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The frigid weather that plagued Eastern Europe much of last week spread westward over the weekend, grounding flights, snarling traffic, and causing hundreds of deaths. While the subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls have brought hardship, residents of some areas were able to take advantage of the conditions for skating, sledding, kite surfing, and other winter pastimes. Meteorologists warn that more blizzards may be hitting the region, and state officials, shelters, and aid organizations are preparing to help even more people in need. Gathered here are images of frozen Europe from the past several days. [ 40 photos ] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A boy sits in front of an ice covered car in Versoix, near Geneva, Switzerland, on February 5, 2012.
Nowadays, Sharpie markers come in more than basic black––they’re available in every color of the rainbow, and in just about every size and shape. They’re great for everyday labeling and organizing, but did you know that they could also be used to decorate everything from guitars to fingernails? WD teamed with Sharpie to find the most unique creations from talented artists across the globe.
Ahhh libraries… There’s nothing like the musty smell of old books and a librarian so ancient she looks as though she’s been around since mastodons roamed the earth. Well before you toss that old, dingy public library card, take a gander at these beautiful works of art. It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but we’d have to agree that you can definitely judge a library by its façade. Here is some hardcore library porn for all you book worms out there – feast your eyes on these architectural gems.
Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Anyone who has ever been to the beach has probably tried to sculpt a simple sand structure of some sort. Well leave it to the pros, because we have some great sand sculpture pictures listed below. Cool stuff on other blogs:
Norwegian design studio Skrekkøgle — the one that printed a photo with a cremated dog — has a creative project called “Big Money” in which they made a giant 20:1 replica of a 50 cent Euro coin. They then placed the coin next to large objects and photographed them together, making the objects look like tiny toy replicas. Finally, here’s a photo showing how big the coin actually is: If you want your own giant coin, they’re accepting orders through their online shop . Big Money Project (via Reddit )