Man’s Car Hits Million-Mile Mark

“Joe LoCicero’s 1990 Honda Accord slipped into a parking spot in front of City Hall with its engine purring, much as it did two decades ago after it rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio. LoCicero, a resident of the town of Norway, was honored with a surprise parade and given a 2012 Accord after racking up more than 1 million miles on his trusted older model, nicknamed ‘True Blue’ for its light-blue exterior. LoCicero, 53, is the first person documented by the car manufacturer to have driven a Honda to the million-mile mark, according to a company spokeswoman. “If you listen carefully, she’s getting old,” LoCicero said, ‘but it’s been an amazing ride.’ Known as ‘Million Mile Joe’ through a recent advertising and Web campaign, LoCicero is a master auto technician who travels throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont inspecting vehicles for warranty claims and lease terms. Honda and Darling Auto Group sponsored the parade down Main Street, which featured marching bands and varsity cheerleaders. ‘Joe is a testament to what you can do if you maintain your car,” said Ron Russell, Darling’s director of operations in Bangor. ‘Thankfully, not many people do it, or we’d be out of business.” w/ photo

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AT-ST Costume

“AT-ST outfit created by young designer Tom Judge. Made of cardboard and crafted from smaller paper craft templates available on the internet.”

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Tent In The Sky?

This tent looks as though it has been pitched in the sky in a photograph that plays tricks on the eyes. Student Bjarke Bitsch pitched his tent so high up Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in the French Alps – that snow and clouds blended together in this shot. The 24-year-old from Aarhus in Denmark took the stunning photo during a three day-expedition to climb the peak in Chamonix, France. The image was captured near the summit, at a spot called Aiguille du Gouter, which has an altitude of 12,800 feet.” w/ photos

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Balloon Music

“I expected to hear a balloon pop at 3:05. Damn, was I disappointed.” — zheng123

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Dog Tank Costume

“The costume is made from cardboard and paper clips (for the tracks). The dog is well rewarded with treats. I have since fixed a part of the back of the tank that was hitting his leg. The gun handle trigger controls the lights and sound.” — darkbluedrew

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Ugly-Faced Pumpkins

With Halloween fast approaching, these amazing pumpkin carvings are enough to frighten off even the toughest of people. American Ray Villafane has taken his ‘pumpkin heads’ to a whole new level as these extraordinary pictures demonstrate. Taking just two hours to carve, slice and gouge, Ray uses everything from spoons to scalpels to create his pumpkin masterpieces. Based in the sunny state of Phoenix, Ray’s pumpkins have become something of an internet sensation, and have led to appearances on primetime American networks such as CBS and ESPN. Using his background in high art and his work in designing models for D.C and Marvel comics, Ray has sculpted intricate faces out of the common pumpkin that make your hair stand on end. His carvings take in a wide variety of gothic gargoyles in keeping with the devilish theme of the annual holiday.” w/ photos

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