Little Kangaroo Gets Told Off By Mother

This cheeky young kangaroo won’t be misbehaving again after what looked like a stern telling off from his long-suffering mum. In one picture she grabs the joey by the shoulders in what looks like an attempt to shake some sense into him. In another she towers over the little chap to show him who’s boss – no wonder he’s feeling so jumpy. Rumors that he had been ‘roo-d to his ma could not be verified. The intimate scenes between mum and baby were caught on camera by John Eastcott and Yva Momatiuk. The couple struck it lucky with the fantastic shots while visiting the Yuraygir National Park in New South Wales, Australia. In the animal kingdom mums use different methods of rearing their young depending on the occasion.” w/ photo

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Talented Toothpick Artist

It has taken nine months and more than 35,000 toothpicks – but Stan Munro has once again proved he is a real stickler for detail with the unveiling of his latest masterpiece. The model-making maestro has recreated Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia out of nothing but tiny pieces of wood and PVA glue. And the stunning construction is entirely faithful to Antoni Gaudi’s original design – with the Basilica’s nativity facade and highly detailed spires all visible. Stan, from Syracuse, New York State, created the structure – scaled as all his other models are at 1:164 – in sections before piecing them together. He said: ‘This is my 100th model, and probably my best. It has taken me nine months to complete, but I enjoyed every last minute.” w/ photos

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Back To The Future (Alternate Ending)

“I didn’t know Doc Brown’s deLorean time machine can go thru worm holes and travel to different galaxies too. He really made some major adjustments to his time machine when he was in the future, LOL!” — simwrangler

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100,000-Year-Old Paint Mixing Kits Found

“One hundred thousand years ago, a small group of ancient humans entered Blombos Cave in South Africa to spend a day or two mixing paint. They ground up red and yellow rocks lugged from afar and combined the powder with marrow, charcoal and water, using bones and their fingers to blend the ingredients in large shells. Their task completed, the Stone Age artisans emerged with a fresh supply of pigment for decorating bodies, clothes or surfaces. Some time later, sand blew in and covered their discarded gear, which lay undisturbed until recently.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Misunderstood Creatures

“Many animals unfortunately suffer from a rather negative image in human culture, regarded by us as frightening, disgusting or just plain lowly. Nature, however, has no ‘vermin’ or ‘pests’ – all things have their place in the natural order of things, and in most cases, the benefits of an organism far outweigh its (accidental) inconveniences. Even animals many of us find ‘ugly’ are only demonstrating the perfect body shape for their particular ecological niche. Open up your mind a little, and you just might find some beauty in something that once made your skin crawl.” w/ photos

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