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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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La Puerta — Very clever stop-frame animation

La Puerta — Very clever stop-frame animation

A stop motion animation represented by Limow and created by Sam3 in Grottaglie, Roma, Barcelona and Murcia. Via Wooster Collective.

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Copenhagen Ice Bear

Copenhagen Ice Bear

The life-size polar bear, carved from ice by the Ice Bear Project in Copenhagen to showcase the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. Carved out of ice on December 5, it has been melting since then, revealing the bronze skeleton sculpture inside. The ice bear stands at the head of a(…)

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Stonehenge Panoramic

Stonehenge Panoramic

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Old Pompeii — Google Maps Street View

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Bread Shoes — or maybe they should be called loafers?

Bread Shoes — or maybe they should be called loafers?

You can buy your own pair of Praspaliauskas brothers bread shoes here.

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Ad banners on live flies at Frankfurt Book Fair…

Ad banners on live flies at Frankfurt Book Fair…

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Chloe Ruchon: ‘Barbie foot’ at DMY Berlin Design Festival 09

Chloe Ruchon: ‘Barbie foot’ at DMY Berlin Design Festival 09

images © designboom From Design Boom: ‘barbiefoot’ by french design chloe ruchon combines the iconic doll with table football. on one side it uses barbie’s pink, frilly world and on the other its uses the predominantly male world of table soccer, the one that is traditionally called ‘babyfoot’ in france. barbie became a symbol of(…)

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