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  • What would you get if Jackson Pollock played with water balloons? A beautiful mess! Enter Swiss artist Fabian Oefner . His artwork is literally explosive. Titled "Liquid Jewels," Oefner's photos were featured in Wired U.K., and they will astound your eyes and inspire you to throw an impromptu spin-art party.

    So how does he make this crazy magic? Oefner creates his amazing photos by popping balloons covered in acid-rainbow paint and then snapping pictures as the paint flies. It looks like a blast, but it's a very time-consuming process. Oefner said he got only five useable photos out of the 100 he took.

    And it turns out, his creative process even blew up in his face: "I remember one balloon burst directly into my face, while I was preparing the last layer of paint. ... I looked like a walking piece of art afterward."

    This isn't Oefner's first experiment with flying paint. His previous project, 'Black Hole,' used a spinning drill to fling different coats of paint in a spiral pattern into

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  • And the hottest trend of the summer is ... hot dog legs! Huh? You know, the "you wish you were here" photos your girlfriends post on Instagram showing off their shiny, bronzed legs on a beach, making you so darned jealous. How glamorous of you, girl. Until now!

    An anonymous Tumblr blog is burning up social media, proving those would-be sexy walking sticks look remarkably like 3-day-old gas station hot dogs. The blog posts photos of weenies posed like legs and asks you to decide "Are they hot-dogs or legs??" Is that Banana Boat Tanning Oil? Or are those Hebrew National beef franks? It turns out, it's hard to tell.

    Let's take a look.

    Hot dogs?


    Legs?


    Hmmm. It's difficult to decide. Until there's a definitive way to know the difference, we suggest a new Instagram filter: We call it "Oscar Mayer."

    BuzzFeed says "Hot Dog Legs is the best Tumblr of the Summer." What do you think? But more important, what's your favorite brand of hot dog? We say Nathan's Famous. Let us know on our Facebook page and

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  • Warning! Do not read the following if you're prone to intense bouts of the warm fuzzies.

    Superstar Beyoncé was interviewed by 11-year-old YouTube sensation Kid President, promoting World Humanitarian Day in what is quite possibly the most adorable celebrity interview in the history of interviews. He gets to do what most men dream about their entire lives - Plant a smooch on Beyoncé.

    Kid President, aka Robby Novak, is a pint-sized inspirational comedic speaker who has interviewed everyone from President Obama to Josh Groban. He partnered with actor Rainn Wilson's feel-good media company, Soul Pancake, to "chew on life's big questions," which has made him a social media darling.

    Robby suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, and he has broken his bones more than 70 times. But you'd never know it. His videos are filled almost entirely with his laughter and dancing.

    Kid Prez's "Pep Talk" video, which has over 28 million views on YouTube, features his Bill Cosby-esque

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  • Guys, add this to your morning routine: the theme from "Rocky" jamming in your ears as you apply deodorant under your arms. Think about it for a moment. Stallone plus smelling fresh. You could use it next time you need motivation to crush the morning commute or burn through some TPS reports.

    Is this the next big thing from America's most popular deodorant brands? Not yet, but it should be!

    And it was invented by someone probably not old enough to even wear deodorant. Eleven-year-old Quinn Sheeran attached the electronics from a musical birthday card to a stick of Old Spice so that it rocks the inspiring tune when the deodorant is opened.

    Quinn's cousin posted a photo of his invention to Reddit, where it was voted to the top of the r/Funny forum and the homepage, receiving overwhelmingly positive comments from users like DjQball: "Sweet mother of all that is good and holy, this is the best thing I've seen on youtube since 331Erock."

    In response to all the Reddit excitement, Quinn's

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  • No, it's not a hit song by the Police or a romantic film starring Kevin Costner. But it is a bright moment in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. A man literally found a message in a bottle in the debris of the devastating storm — almost 50 years after the missive was first tossed into the sea.

    In 1963, 12-year-old Dennis Komsa created an experiment: He wrote four questions on a piece of paper, put the note in a Mason jar, and threw it into the Atlantic in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. He was hoping someone would find it and mail it back to him, so he enclosed a nickel for postage and his return address.

    Then in November 2012, a week after Sandy wrecked the New Jersey coast, Norman Stanton found the bottle while cleaning up litter from the storm in his sister's yard — only two-tenths of a mile from the note's origin.

    The questions written on the note were: "Where was the jar found? When was it found? How was it found? And anything else which might help me."

    Fifty years at sea is a long

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