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Subliminal Messaging in Advertising

We see logos for some of the most iconic brands in the world each day.

Little do many people understand, those logos are sending some rather powerful subliminal messages our way.

All these subliminal messages have one different trait in common — they in some way point to the principal mission statement or product of the firm they represent.

While these subliminal messages may be hidden in the business’s emblem, once you see them it’s not difficult to comprehend why they were picked.

FedEx

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This company wants you to know that your packages will be delivered as quickly and reliably as possible from one location to another.

If you look carefully between the E and X (EX) you will notice that the white space left behind forms an arrow.

10 Cleaning Hacks for Your Home That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

10 Cleaning Hacks

So many of us want a clean home but we hate all of the time we need to put into cleaning. From scrubbing the oven to fighting an uphill battle against dust, we can literally spend hours out of each week just trying to keep our house clean.

If you really hate cleaning, but love a clean home, there are a few very effective and simple hacks that will streamline the house chores process.

If nothing else, these cleaning hacks will give you an impressive knowledge base to impress your family and friends with — some of them are just really cool along with being super easy to perform.

#10 Remove Grease Stains From Walls And Clothing

Remove Grease Stains with chalk

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If you accidentally touch a wall in your home with greasy fingers or you stain your favorite shirt, there is a simple chalk trick that can remove those stains with ease. Cover the stain with white chalk and wait at least three to four minutes. Damp a cloth and gently wipe away the stain. The chalk absorbed the stain but removed from the surface. Throw your clothing in the washer immediately afterwards to get them super cleaning and smelling less like grease.

10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Money

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A wise man once said, “Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.” This might not be the most airtight logic ever committed to paper, but there’s something to it: not everyone values money in quite the same way, but everyone recognizes that money is easier to have than to need (although, unfortunately, not all that easy to get sometimes.) But how much do you really know about money?

Here’s a little list of 10 things that you might not have known about what money really is, and how it came to be.

#10 The inventor of the ATM dreamed the idea up in the bathtub

ATM inventor bathtub(source: bathtubs.persiamag.com)

John Sheppard-Baron must have been having a particularly good bath one evening in 1967. An idle thought as he soaked about chocolate bar vending machines – namely, that they exist and function properly – led him to thinking that it shouldn’t be all that difficult to modify that technology to dispense money. By the time he got out of the bath, he’d begun to formulate the design of the first ATM.

#9 Paper money is made of cotton – not paper

Paper money is made of cotton

(source: texascooppower.com)

We call it “paper” money, but anyone who’s ever felt a dollar bill can tell that it’s not the sort of paper that you’d find in a book. In fact, the paper that money is printed on is a mixture of cotton and linen. This makes it both more durable than standard paper, and far harder to counterfeit, since the specific formula used to make the paper is a highly classified piece of information.

#8 The Federal Reserve is a private entity and not a branch of government

Federal Reserve is a private entity

(source: energyfuse.org)

The Federal Reserve’s function is enormously complex, so we won’t try to go into any real detail about it here. We’ll just say that it’s worth knowing, at least, that the Fed, which essentially sets U.S. monetary policy, is a virtually independent entity, and is, in the words of Dennis Kucinich, “no more Federal than Federal Express.”

#7 The average lifespan of a U.S. bill is around eight years

lifespan of a U.S. bill is around eight years

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Regardless of the fact that they’re printed on paper that’s really cloth, dollar bills take a lot of wear and tear. So much so, in fact, that that brand new, crisp bill with the sharp edges and the recessed printing that you just got out of the ATM will, in all likelihood, be so worn out in eight years that it’s recalled and shredded. On the plus side, you can buy a bunch of old money pressed into a brick, like the picture above. They’ll even sell you a five-pound bag of shredded money.

#6 Replacing the dollar bill with a dollar coin could save the U.S. big bucks

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For whatever reason, it seems like Americans are just never going to fully warm to the idea of a dollar coin, at least not as a replacement for the traditional $1 bill. The government has tried to introduce a dollar coin for regular, day-to-day usage several times, now, and it’s never stuck. Which is kind of a shame, since doing away with the $1 bill in favor of the dollar coin could save us upwards of $5 billion over the next thirty years.

#5 There’s flu virus on your cash – and cocaine

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Money’s dirty. Some money’s really dirty, depending on how it’s been earned and/or “secured,” but all money is at least a little dirty. Like, don’t put it in your mouth, and wash your hands after handling it, dirty. Most money that’s been in use for any length of time has trace amounts of cocaine on it, and the flu virus can survive on a bill for over two weeks. So, unless you’ve got a wallet full of fresh, crisp, uncirculated bills, your money’s dirty.

#4 Before bills, ancient people used guano (bat poop) and blood as currency

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When you think about it, money – currency – is just a means of not having to carry around whatever we’ve got to barter with all the time (and to ensure that what we’ve got to barter with retains its value.) It took a while for the standard currency system to emerge, however, and before we started using small things like shells and stones to represent values, prehistoric man tried some wacky things. Including blood and bat – erm – droppings.

#3 “Big banks” are official U.S. government policy

Big banks

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The cry of “Break up the banks!” gained a lot of traction in the weeks and months following the Collapse of 2008, and it’s still a talking point among a lot of people. It’s a philosophy whose ultimate meaning and benefits might never come to fruition, or even get seriously debated, however, considering that the existence of too-big-to-fail banks is official, sanctioned government policy.

#2 More Monopoly money is printed each year than real money

Monopoly money

(source: npr.org)

It’s crazy enough, in a way, to consider that the U.S. government prints a hair under $1 billion in new currency each year ($974 million, to be exact), but it’s a lot crazier to consider that Parker Brothers prints $30 billion in Monopoly money each year. People are still buying and playing a hell of a lot of Monopoly, apparently.

#1 There are more credit cards in the U.S. than there are people

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At last count, approximately 175 million people in the U.S. had at least one credit card. Which doesn’t seem so unreasonable – you might have one, or more, in your wallet right now. But then you consider that the average cardholder has five of the little plastic rectangles, and a little back-of-the-envelope calculation tells you that that means there are a lot more credit cards in America than there are citizens. Which probably means something. We’re just not sure what.

Extreme Close-Ups of the Human Eye

Extreme Close-Ups of the Human Eye

Looking at things really close up is awesome! Suren Manvelyan, an Armenian Physics teacher, made these incredible ocular portraits.

“It is quite natural when you shoot macro shots of insects and plants, but to try to make a picture of the eye? I did not expect these results”, Suren said.

P.S.: Whoever told you “your eyes are beautiful” simply never looked at them close enough.

Now, check out Extreme Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

33 Worst Photoshop Mistakes Ever

Photoshop Fails

The biggest lapse artists do when making something distinct is making everything look perfect – especially with Photoshop. Now, let’s look at the best examples of Photoshop mistakes ever.

1. Whitney: When 2 Hands Are Just Not Enough

(NW magazine)

2. Good Guitarist Have 5 fingers, Best Ones Have 6

3. Oi: Cutting Costs Where Possible

(www.oi.com.br)

4. S. Kelby: Reflections are Different in Digital Photography

“..make your photos look like the pros’!”

5. Your Pussy Is On Fire

This could also be a flash synchronization problem, however not fixing it is just another form of photoshop mistakes.

6. Domino’s Box: American Idol With Six Fingers

And you thought you could win the American Idol with 5 fingers?  (via slice)

7. Don McKay: Oh, Here’s My Leg, Finally!

(original)

8. A Magazine: They’re Really Big…

(original)

9. Lost: Similar Clouds

It’s not designer’s fault there were so many characters in the show. (original)

10. Victoria’s Secret: Invisible HandBag

I wonder what other secrets does she have?

11. Metro vs Sun

One guy is missing. Guess who?

12. Silvio Berlusconi: Twins

13. Microsoft: However, They Left The Asian Guy

Polish version of Microsoft had a black guy photoshoped out, but they still left his black hand.

14. Mega Magazine: Nice Fingers

(original)

15. Formoza: A Girl With Wooden Hands

They probably have only this girl’s photo, and put different things in her hands whenever they need a poster.

16. Dust Jeans: He Took My Hand!

(original)

17. Glenn Feron Retouching

Not a mistake, but you can learn a lot from this guy. (original)

18. Jennifer Lopez Child With An Arm Transplant

19. M.Carlo Resort: Girl With No Thumb or Just 2 Left Hands

(Advertising Agency: David&Goliath, USA | original)

20. Fashionable in 2006: Long Curls & Broken Neck

(original)

21. Levis: Quality of Reflection Got Out Of Style

22. Unwigged & Unplugged: Midget On My Back

Looks like their midget drummer tried to get into the shot by lifting himself up onto the guys back – sadly, he was too late. (original)

23. PhotohouseUSA: Daddy’s Hand

Daddy is gone, but we always carry his hand wherever we go.

24. Parle Moi D’Amour: Migrating Mole

Michel Leeb also noticed it. (original)

25. Paris-Match: So, Whose Leg is This?

If this is a midget – he must be really small one, because according to Reuters Sarkozy is 5′ 5″ (1.65m) tall.

26. Lexar: 8Gb

I’d check this one before buying.

27. Halens: Something Between Her Legs

Sometimes bad photoshopping is better than no photoshopping. (original was here)

28. Unknown Magazine: Leg Problems

29. Rigged Outfitters: Magic T-Shirt

(Original was here)

30. Body by Milk: Hand

(original)

31. Frightening Iran Missiles

Someone in Iran thought 4 missiles would be 33% more scary than three…(original)

32. You Are Hot, But What’s With The Wall?

(Thanks Alex)

33. AzoogleAds: Get This Big Check Just Like I Did!

When She Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Her Friends Decided To Do This…

Gerdi McKenna

One of Gerdi McKenna’s friend wrote an email seeking a photoshoot session for all her friends as she was diagnosed with breast cancer. To show support and love to their friend Gerdi, they have decided to also shave their heads!

“If I only think what Gerdi is going through, then this is NOTHING”, one of her friends commented. One friend learned that hair is just a small part of you and the biggest gift that one can have is being healthy.

In solidarity with Gerdi, her friends decided to follow suite and shave their heads as well!

When Gerdi saw her friends, she was overwhelmed.

Here she is with 11 of her loving friends in a photoshoot by Albert Bredenhann:

12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Terrifying Monsters By Damon Hellandbrand

zodiac monsters Damon Hellandbrand

A talented artist based in the U.S., Damon Hellandbrand, created a series of pictures portraying symbols of the zodiac sign as twisted, hypnagogic creatures. He uses different digital illustration software, but some of his work are created using pencils or watercolors, basically any medium he’s in the mood for.

Aries

I have a fondness for anything fantasy related or anything that doesn’t exist in reality,” Damon Hellandbrand told Bored Panda, “and mythology certainly has that in spades

Taurus

I think also because those were some of the first stories I remember as a child in school that they just stuck with me

Gemini

I basically took what I knew the signs represented in terms of their name (i.e. Cancer = Crab, Leo = Lion, Pisces = Fish etc). and proceeded to illustrate them as human/animal hybrids

Cancer

I did this by doing a black and white pencil drawing on paper and then scanning the illustration into a drawing/painting program called Corel Painter to color and paint

Leo

I didn’t do as much research on these symbols as I should have and I’ve gotten a lot of responses as such, so needless to say I’ll be making a few new pieces to redeem myself

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

Meet Wally, The Bunny With The Biggest Wing-Like Ears

Angora Bunny With The Biggest Ears

An English Angora rabbit named Wally lives in Massachusetts and was born in July 2014 has ears that look like angel wings. His owner, Molly, recently became famous on Instagram for the cuteness, and crazy hairtcut.

English Angora rabbits are favored as pets because of their puppy-like or teddy bear looks.

30 Cats Who Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep-Fu

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A person who owns a cat knows that they have the ability to sleep when and how they want. The following pictures will exhibit how funny and eerie their sleep positions be. These are cute and amusing photos!

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30 Cats And Dogs Losing Stuck in Human Furniture

cats and dogs stuck in furniture

We love having our furry companions in our homes. And our pets are considerate that they try to concoct with human furniture. However, it does not always go as what they originally plan on doing which, when they’re stuck, their owners are there to take their priceless fails. Let’s see these cute photos of pets having challenges with human furniture.

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