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Photos: Body paint artist goes all out

Photos: Body paint artist goes all out
(Can you spot the hidden person?) 'WORKING ART: Bodypainting meets Art' is a photo-series emerging from a collaboration between body artist Jörg Düsterwald and photographer Tschiponnique Skupin. Various professions are artistically presented by body painted models with real businesses and authentic locations used in the creative process. In this scene model Karenina poses as gym equipment alongside fitness trainer Tobias and fitness models Constantine and Marcel at Kingdom of Sports in Hamelin. Where: Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany When: 20 Jun 2015 Credit: Tschiponnique Skupin/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'
Ted Nugent
Rocker Ted Nugent has risked angering animal rights campaigners by branding the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe "a lie."

Photos: Ikea holds massive ball-pit party for adults

Photos: Ikea holds massive ball-pit party for adults
A year ago swiss social media phenomenon @Zukkihund had posted an infographic which stated that the fun factor of visiting IKEA drops dramatically when you turn 9 and you are no longer allowed to enter the ballpit in the Småland play area. When @Zukkihund asked if IKEA could throw a ball pit party for grownups, the feedback was - wonder why - overwhelming. And IKEA was in. The swedish company always aims to communicate with a twinkle in the eye - and this idea promised a lot of fun! On Saturday, 27th of June, IKEA opened the gates. A pool of 10x5 meter. Filled with more than 100'000 balls! Bölleli is Swiss german for balls - so this was a Bölleliparty! Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Spreitenbach, Switzerland When: 23 Jul 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Photos: New stunning pics of Earth from International Space Station

Photos: New stunning pics of Earth from International Space Station
Subtropical Storm #Ana churns off the East coast of USA. #Wx from @Space_Station. #YearInSpace (Photo & Caption: Capt. Scott Kelley / NASA)

'What Pet Should I Get?' Previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book released

'What Pet Should I Get?' Previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book released
Courtesy Dr. Seuss Enterprises

The day you’ve awaited is finally here, those who hold childhood memories dear. Readers young and old, come take a look, at Dr. Seuss’ new picture book. But how can it be? Didn’t he pass away? Well, his long-lost gem is published this day.

Photos: Even dogs are taking selfies these days...

Photos: Even dogs are taking selfies these days...
You’d be lucky to get through the day without seeing a selfie somewhere; the craze is so popular that even animals are getting in on the act! Okay, these husky dogs aren’t actually taking pictures of themselves but the results of this fun photo shoot are pretty impressive! The idea of creative couple Chanel and Stevo, aka ‘We Are How Far From Home’, these “selfie” shots were taken during a recent stay in Alta, Norway. Having left their jobs to “embark on a little creative exploration” the adventurous pair from South Africa spent five weeks with the dogs whilst at a Husky training and sledding lodge: “They had over 70 dogs which we helped look after – feeding, grooming and walking them…each one of the dogs had their own unique personality and we wanted to capture their portrait in a unique way that showed this off. “So after getting to know the dogs (which took some time) we began to allow the dogs to jump on us and hug us. “At that point, we took some photos. Most of them did not work, but some came out exactly how we wanted them too!” For more of our dog and travel photography visit @HowFarFromHome & @PixelPaws on Instagram Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Alta, Norway When: 24 Jul 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

'I don't agree with it': Sharon Osbourne opposes legal pot

'I don't agree with it': Sharon Osbourne opposes legal pot
FILE - Sharon Osbourne pulls a weird face at the 2014 MTV EMA Awards. (WENN.com photo)
Sharon Osbourne is against legalizing marijuana because she fears it will be a disaster for society in the long term.

'Once in a blue moon' coming up Friday

When someone says "Once in a Blue Moon," you know what they mean:  Rare, seldom, even absurd.

This year it means "the end of July."

Photos: Meet 'Fuzzberta' who is taking the internet by storm

Photos: Meet 'Fuzzberta' who is taking the internet by storm
Animals are taking over the internet! This time it’s the turn of Fuzzberta, a two-year-old Teddy guinea pig who lives with her humans in Pacifica, California. Adopted in 2014 by Monica (having been accepted into the house by fussy big sister MiniGuineaPig), Fuzzberta, a former show piggy, is described by her owner as “incredibly photogenic”, which is how her instagram account came about: “In the beginning it was just silly cell phone shots of her looking cute, then tiny props started working their way into it, and after a while I switched to my actual camera. “As a graphic designer I started looking at @fuzzberta as a creative challenge…. I'd always enjoyed photography projects like My Milk Toof and Wenngenn in Wonderland where they create tiny handmade analogue worlds within the confines of a photograph, so I started experimenting with that, especially with the #fuzzstorybook posts. “But my take on it is usually super simple and reductivist… it mainly boils down to how I can get an idea across using only one or two props; It also turns out I'm really good at making tiny hats!” So, just how does Fuzzberta’s human get her to pose for her pictures? The answer is simple: “She’ll let you do anything as long as you feed her a steady supply of carrots!” Featuring: Fuzzberta Where: Pacifica, California, United States When: 20 Jul 2015 Credit: @fuzzberta **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Oregon Folklife Network to receive $30K NEA grant

Oregon Folklife Network to receive $30K NEA grant

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $30,000 award to the Oregon Folklife Network to continue its ongoing statewide Folklife Survey which began in 2013. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

A Fair deal: Lane County Fair opens Wednesday

A Fair deal: Lane County Fair opens Wednesday
File photo from the 2012 Lane County Fair

The Lane County Fair starts Wednesday. Whether you go for a day or every day, there are ways to stretch your dollars at the fair.

Photos: Project Pabst takes over Portland's South Waterfront

Photos: Project Pabst takes over Portland's South Waterfront
Weezer plays for a hopped up crowd at the Project Pabst Festival on Sunday, July 19.

Back for a second year, the Project Pabst Festival brought together bands, brews and best buds for a weekend of fun in Portland's South Waterfront.