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Unsuspecting Kitten Gets Caught in an Avalanche of Staticky Birthday Balloons That Stick to His Fur

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A tiny tabby kitten named Jeff got caught in an avalanche of balloons that his human Kara Osbak had planned as a surprise for her husband’s birthday. Unfortunately, the balloons were more attracted to the little feline than to the birthday boy.

It was my husbands birthday… I prepared a small avalanche of balloons to fall on on him when he opened the bedroom door in the morning.. It kinda worked.. But then our 8mo kitten got involved and it escalated quickly! A couple balloons started to stick to him, an soon my husband was helping him, he just chilled through it all.. For a first time meeting balloons… It was definitely the funniest reaction!

Jeff the Cat

and here's a gif of static balloon cat. - Imgur

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Speeches of British Politicians Running for Prime Minister Remixed Into a Rap About Income Inequality

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Take every penny from the hands of the many, And give everything to the few.

A recent video by Cassetteboy remixes speeches by British politicians David CameronEd Miliband, and Nick Clegg running in the upcoming election for Prime Minister into a rap about income inequality in the country. The song, titled “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” is meant to promote the upcoming documentary of the same name.

The Emperor’s New Clothes is a documentary by comedian and activist Russell Brand and director Michael Winterbottom. It focuses on the issue of income inequality in the United Kingdom. It will be released in theaters in the United Kingdom on April 21, 2015. Special screenings held that day will also feature a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The Emporer's New Clothes

image via The Emperor’s New Clothes

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I Create Lifelike Needle-Felted Animal Sculptures

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I specialize in creating lifelike animals through Needle felting. Needle felting is still a relatively unknown art form. It is done by stabbing into wool fibers with a very sharp, barbed needle over and over. The stabbing motion knots the fibers via the barbs on the needle and you can mold and sculpt the wool fibers into form.

I usually start out with a simple wire armature, the skeleton of the animal, and felt around the armature. I often sculpt claws out of fimo and add glass eyes of taxidermy quality. I work with tons of reference pictures.

I can only go this far with making animals look realistic. Working with wool limit my abilities, but I enjoy the challenge of portraying the essence of each animal and hope they come alive in my sculptures.

More info: Facebook | Etsy

Charming hedgehog couple

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Adorable little bird

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Spectacled Flying Fox

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I needle felted this bat sculpture for the owner of a bat sanctuary in Australia. It was super important to me to get her just right since she is going to help teach people about Flying foxes. It has a wire armature throughout her body and wings and can be posed as wanted.

Cute Fawns

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Mr. Jack Rabbit

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Red Panda

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Needle Felted Giant Anteater

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I take commissions from people and love it when I get an unusual request! It took me about 2 weeks to complete.

Turtle eating its salad

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Barn Owl

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This barn owl is life size and took me about 2 weeks to complete. I needle felted this guy over a wire armature and sculpted his beak and claws out of fimo. He has taxidermy glass eyes

Snail

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Barn owls are my favorite

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Needle Felted Grizzly Bear and Cups

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I was inspired by bear photography from Alaska, in particular by a photograph of this totally relaxed bear mama and her cups.

Adorable owl couple

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Frog sitting on a mushroom

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Peacock spider

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White bunny

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Playful kitten

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Moluccan Cockatoo

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I really wanted to show the personality of this awesome bird! Needle felted over a wire armature. Some of the head feathers have wire in them too to make them stand up and her beak is sculpted of fimo and hand painted.

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Movie-Inspired Cupcakes By DreamWorks Animator

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Past a certain point, food art becomes so beautiful that you become unsure if you’d actually eat and ruin something so beautiful. Fernanda Abarca, an incredibly talented animator for DreamWorks who also creates realistic cakes, cupcakes and sugar sculptures, passed that point ages ago. Her detailed edible sculptures and cake toppers bring characters from popular animated movies to life.

Given her work as an animator for beloved movies like Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon, it makes sense that her cake boutique, located in southern California, also primarily serves the entertainment industry.

Some of her cake toppers, especially the more complex sculptures, are made of fondant on a wire armature, but others are totally edible!

More info: fernandaabarcacakes.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram (h/t: geekxgirls, neatorama)

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Street Art for Children

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