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18 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 9)

18 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 9)
As we've demonstrated many times before in our most popular feature on Cracked, the forces of the universe love the sound of people shouting "Fake!" at their computer screens, and photographers love to capture the proof. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. And now ... #18. Church of the Flying Spaghetti MonsterAnother normal day at Innsmouth Beach. It looks like three surfers are about to be devoured by a Lovecraftian sea monster or a horde of giant octopi. Actually, that's just what a wave looks like when it's full of sunlight and enough seaweed to choke a sperm whale, and it's not all that uncommon. #17. Geekologie What looks like a screen cap from a CGI-heavy Super Bowl commercial is actually a real, not-manipulated photograph. here, reeling in a 300-pound marlin. #16. #15. #14. Bleacher Report #13. #12. #11. #10. Related:  2

The 5 Most Badass Man vs. Nature Showdowns Ever Photographed It's easy to forget how ludicrously terrifying the natural world can be, and how very small we are in the face of it. When confronted with the grand, humbling, massive and occasionally deadly power of our planet, what can one measly little human being do? Run? #5. Greek Sky In Venezuela, just above the mouth of the Catatumbo River, a lightning storm has been raging for at least two centuries. And it's freaking populated! Thousands and thousands of people swung by the Earth's only eternal storm, plunked down their packs and said, "Welp: Looks like as good a place as any to settle down and raise some kids." Thechemicalengineer He didn't just buy property in the Lightning District; he moved out into the water, constructed a tiny hovel in the middle of that giant bathtub with God's old toaster perched permanently above it and then built himself a metal roof. George Kourounis, Stormchaser #4. Well, some of us do, anyway. BBCHilarious! Daily Mail Oh. Jesus, dude. #3. PhotoVolcanica - Automatic online photo retouching | Free online face retouch How to Easily Watch Netflix and Hulu From Anywhere in the World Ever wanted to access an online web service, only to find it’s only available to those people living in the United States? Read on to find out how you can get around this restriction by changing one simple setting in Windows. Changing Your DNS Settings Press the Win + R keyboard combination, then type ncpa.cpl into the run box and hit enter. Then right-click on your current network adapter and choose properties from the context menu. When the properties dialog opens, scroll down and choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the properties button. Then change your DNS Settings to the following IP’s: Preferred DNS: DNS: Click OK, and then browse away. When you are done browsing the restricted sites, you should change your DNS settings back to what they were before you changed them. The DNS Server IPs come from the fantastic folk over at Tunlr.

Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City By Associated Press Published: 13:31 GMT, 24 April 2012 | Updated: 19:55 GMT, 24 April 2012 Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet. The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings. Always moving: Workers dig in Delancy Street on New York's Lower East Side in this photo dated July 29, 1908. A bridge too far? Genesis of a icon: In this June 5, 1908 photo, the Manhattan Bridge is less than a shell, seen from Washington Street. The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, in New York, is seen from the Campbell apartment in this 1937 photo. 'We all knew that we had fantastic photograph collections that no one would even guess that we had,' he said.

The 5 Stages of Revenge Fantasies Every Man Has Had Being a man is about a lot of things: It's about morality, it's about strength of will, it's about maintaining honor in the face of adversity. But mostly it's about involuntary, delusional, immature power fantasies launching at the slightest provocation. They say that "A rich interior world is a joy to own," but if you're anything like me, your interior world is less "joy" than it is a constant, unceasing Tony Jaa movie that unfolds in response to every minor annoyance. If you've ever asked a man what he was thinking and thought you detected a little something false in his answer, I'd like to try to give you the real one right now. But first, there are a few things you should understand about the interior of some men's minds. #5. Getty It's not like every man is spending every minute of every day looking for an imminent terrorist attack or carefully plotting the deaths of his enemies. Getty"Oh, I uh ... You should say something. Shit. #4. And that's when the brain starts to panic. #3.

6 Terrifying Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth You know what's scarier than death? Birth. For those of you about to have your first child, or who are considering it, you should know that there are some things about childbirth they're not telling you. Disgusting, horrifying things. Our goal here isn't to talk you out of having kids (it'd suck to be the website that convinced mankind to go extinct). Webster's defines the placenta as: "the organ in most mammals, formed in the lining of the uterus by the union of the uterine mucous membrane with the membranes of the fetus, that provides for the nourishment of the fetus and the elimination of its waste products." Urban Dictionary would describe it (if there was such and entry) as, "The lumpy, blood-soaked terror that comes out after the baby and will visit you in your nightmares for years to come." This is a blobfish. The upside of witnessing the birth of a placenta is that the image it burns into your soul will make you thankful for the six sex-free weeks you have ahead of you.

25 Most Beautiful Animals Photography on StumbleUpon I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon. Dogshaming Creative Dad Takes Crazy Photos Of Daughters If you are tired of posed, stiff and cheesy family portraits, then take a look at these incredibly creative pictures taken by Jason Lee. Jason who is a wedding photographer started taking photos of his two little daughters back in 2006 when his mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The girls were constantly sick, with colds and coughs so he couldn’t always bring them to visit their grandmother. Jason wanted her to be able to see her granddaughters without catching their kid germs so he started a blog where his mom could see what was going on in their lives. Most of the ideas come from his daughters – eight-year-old Kristin and five-year-old Kayla. Jason says that they are never-ending source of ideas. Website: | flickr

6 Disasters Caused by Poorly Designed User Interfaces Until humans learn how to command machines with their minds (or vice versa), we're always going to need some sort of menu, control panel or whatever to interact with our machines and tell them to do our jobs for us. And these controls had better be really freaking clear, and simple, and easy to use. A speedometer doesn't do any good if, say, it's mounted inside the glove box and requires you to do calculus to read it. Yet in the real world, you run into interfaces that are almost that bad. The consequences range from minor workplace annoyances, like charging a custumer for a Happy Meal instead of a Big Mac because the buttons are right next to each other, to huge disasters like ... #6. Via Wikipedia Toward the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988, the United States and Iran had a bit of an undeclared war on the side, presumably just to make Iraq jealous. Via Wikipedia The Dumb Problem: Actually, it was equipped with exactly that sort of thing -- the problem was that it sucked. Well, the U.S.

The 5 Current Genetic Experiments Most Likely to Destroy Humanity If there's one thing scientists have a knack for (other than avoiding sexual contact with other human beings), it's turning seemingly innocent things into horrifying specters of terror. Atoms were just innocent old building blocks of matter up until they were used to level two Japanese cities. Apparently bored with the military weapons as an outlet for their evil, scientists are upping their pant-soiling quotient by genetically engineering monsters out of our livestock and pets. So, strap on some night-vision goggles, go buy up all the ammunitions at your nearest Wal-Mart and prepare yourself for: Good lord, what is it?

Toys with Fragile Feelings (6 total) London-based multimedia artist Nigel Grimmer makes toys come alive in this creepy cool series titled Be Careful of Things Left Behind. It's an ominous title that works perfectly with his creative scenes. "This is a series of work I created in Tokyo in 2005," he says. "The images were constructed using toys and models from around the city. 'Be Careful of Things Left Behind' was a sentence spoken to me by an ATM machine. They were the only words I heard in English during a day I spent wandering around on my own." Nigel Grimmer

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