How To Brilliantly Transform Junk You’d Normally Throw Away Into Genius Ideas. Awesome!

You probably know the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Have you ever put that into action? (Dumpster diving for a lost wallet doesn’t count.) These 27 awesome craft ideas use “junk” that’s been recycled. These old juice cartons, clothespins or furniture could have been thrown in a dumpster… but instead, some pretty brilliant people online found ways to re-use their old trash. Recycling isn’t so difficult when you have clever ideas like this.

1.) Old hubcaps shouldn’t go to a junk yard.

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2.) Pop tab? More like pop FAB.

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3.) Just make sure to clean the tires.

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4.) Old cans can make great bird feeders.

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5.) Don’t pitch that old suitcase!

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6.) For those wine drinkers out there…

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7.) Wine: good for drinking and for decor.

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8.) If you happen to have an excessive amount of teapots (or just one).

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9.) This idea is GRATE.

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10.) This picnic table is smooth.

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11.) Don’t let that rubber be burned or become trash.

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12.) Old lightbulbs make adorable penguin ornaments.

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13.) Even if you can’t fit into your old jeans, your pens and tools can.

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14.) All healed up? Time to use your crutches for something else.

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15.) What a nice flower bed! (GET IT?)

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16.) A new coat of paint and now it’s a kitchen set for your little girl.

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17.) Old jeans can be transformed into anything.

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18.) A cheap and easy wind chime.

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19.) Have lots of books you’ll never read?

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20.) The best kids project ever.

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21.) An awesome use for unused pipes.

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22.) Making clothespins adorable.

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23.) You won’t recognize this water jug.

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24.) When you want to get rid of that old coffee table…

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25.) Hate gardening but love wine?

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26.) Yet another home for tires that isn’t a landfill.

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27.) If you don’t need that door anymore…

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(H/T Dump A Day) Instead of letting landfills overflow with your junk, try to think of creative ways to recycle it. Apparently, you can re-use almost anything.  These ideas are absolutely genius, share them with others!

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Here Are 24 Designs That Take Everyday Things To The Next Level. Bedroom Waterslide… YES.

Every day objects can be made so much better with just a little bit of creativity and design, and that’s what Well Played on Twitter is all about. Finding the funny and creative works of designers from all over the world. Check out these 24 examples of really creative people doing what they do best:

1) What a cool lightsaber umbrella. Keeping you away from the Dark Side on wet evening strolls with its light.

2) Who ever designed this bathroom is clearly not afraid of heights.

3) Nor this one…

4) As a Star Wars fan I’d love to have this fridge.

5) Mmm…donuts. A fun way to decorate an escalator.

6) Guess I can’t argue with that logic, alcohol is clearly the answer in this Wheel of Fortune t-shirt.

7) Best. Mug. Ever!

8) Well played plumber…well played.

9) This aquarium bed is simply amazing.

10) I wonder if he has any clue.

11) This toilet seat is quite musical.

12) That’s the only song it will play…well and “Feed Me”.

13) These flowery urinals are at a garden center.

14) Everyone loves Shark Week.

15) Baker Street station in the London Underground has some unique Sherlock Holmes themed wall art.

16) I don’t even know how you’d play a game on this pool table…but I want to!

17) This used to be a coffin, now it’s a shelf.

18) Really cool TARDIS bookshelf.

19) Someone likes Zombie flicks.

20) Fun Star Wars toilet stickers make sure that men aim better.

21) Freaky looking earbuds.

22) This is the best way to go down a floor ever!

23) Whoa…no, clearly THIS IS!

24) That’s a funny way to fence around a construction site.

H/T: Well Played on Twitter Share these cool and unique designs of every day objects with your friends below.

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What This Pilot Did After A Hungry Bear Ripped His Plane To Pieces Is Pure Genius. And Frightening.

If there is one thing Alaska has it’s bear tales by the thousands, and these pictures alone are worth a thousand words. Imagine coming back to your plane after a fishing trip in the Alaskan wilderness, just to find out it has been torn to shreds by a hungry bear trying to get to a cooler left inside the plane. What would you do? How would you get back home? What one pilot in that situation did is just genius.

During a private fly-in fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and passengers left a cooler and fish bait in the plane while they went off fishing.

This is what was waiting for them once they got back, a destroyed plane.

While they were gone a bear had smelled the food and torn through the side of the plane to get to the cooler.

The bear even slashed the tires…what a jerk.

What the pilot did next was ingenious. He used his radio to contact another pilot to bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and some sheet plastic.

Using the duct tape he patched the plane together and flew it home like nothing had happened.

Incidentally, the Discovery Channel’s ‘MythBusters’ did a whole episode on duct tape not that long ago where they patched a plane together using nothing but duct tape… and it worked wonders for them, too. So I guess the lesson here is never leave the house without some duct tape, or a #2 Phillips screwdriver…and a good pocket knife. Oh and some WD-40.

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You Can Learn So Much About Someone Just By Looking Into Their Eyes. This Is Mesmerizing.

Scientists once did a study where the only feature of a person’s face you could see were their eyes. The goal was to see if the person viewing the eyes could guess the emotion. Sure enough, the results were staggering and people accurately guessed far more often than not. Perhaps this lends credence to the saying about being the window to our soul. You be the judge.

1. Amazement – Check out the exact moment Harold Whittles, born deaf, hears for the first time after being fitted with a hearing aid.

2. Courage – Left for dead after her Taliban father sold her into marriage, and even returned her to her husband after severe abuse and the removal of her nose and ears.

3. Madness – A Shell Shocked soldier in a trench during the Battle of Courcelette in mid-September 1916.

4. Panic – A crushing loss in a 1986 soccer match in England resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others.

5. Envy – Sophia Loren has a envious eye on Jayne Mansfield at a 20th Century Fox party thrown in Sophia Loren’s honor April 12th, 1957.

6. Hatred – Goebbels smiled at him until he learned that Eisenstaedt was Jewish – a moment Eisenstaedt captured in this photo.

7. Defeat – Red Army soldier marches a German soldier into captivity after the Battle of Stalingrad.

8. Shame – After WWII, French women who “consorted” with German soliders weren’t put to death, but shunned instead.

9. Suffering – Nguyen Thi Ly, 9, suffers from Agent Orange disabilities. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange herbicide over Vietnam.

10. Peace – The soldier in the photo is unknown but he is with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defense duty at Phuc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam.

11. Awe – Children here love puppet shows, even in 1963 Paris. I wonder if Miss Piggy is there?

12. Deception – An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansei Air Base for their Kamikaze (Divine Wind) mission in Okinawa.

13. Fatigue – Check out this emaciated American war prisoner as he lies on a cot after his liberation from German prison camp by Allied forces.

14. Fear – A 15 year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured by the US 9th Army in Rechtenbach, Germany, on April 3, 1945.

15. Joy – She was liberated from imprisonment in 1945.

16. Innocence – This photo is real. The blue eyes and dark skin probably represents Ocular Albinism or Juvenile uveitis. Both conditions cause the pigment of the iris to be less dense.

17. Caution – Sharbat Gula was orphaned during the Soviet Union’s bombing of Afghanistan and sent to the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan in 1984.

18. Acceptance – All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred, with this man being the last one before being buried in the mass grave.

19. Lost Innocence – He’s an 8 year old Syrian rebel. Seriously.

20. Relief – Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.

21. Despair – This woman was starving to death on the streets of the Warsaw ghetto.

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Each of these photos perfectly expresses the foremost thought in the person’s mind. From fear to amazement, the connection you make with these long dead figures is just as clear as anything I’ve experienced in my real life.

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You Won’t Believe What McDonald’s Is Serving Around The World. I Had No Idea They Were This Creative.

If you’re looking for some fine dining while traveling abroad, you might want to stop by a McDonalds. The American fast food staple kicks things up a notch with some surprisingly creative dining options overseas. Take your tastebuds on a tour of exotic burgers, breakfasts and desserts…#10 makes me want to buy a plane ticket right now.

1. The Black and White burger in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is a nod to the famous yin and yang symbols.

It is also reportedly meant as a metaphor for those individuals who are well connected in both government and organized crime, “eating from both sides.”

2. The Croque McDo is the chain’s take on the French classic croque monsieur ham and cheese sandwich.

3. Japanese McDonalds feature this prawn-patty sandwich.

4. Also in Japan, the Cheese Fondue Chicken Burger.

5. In Germany you can chow down on the Das Nürnburger featuring three bratwurst sausages and mustard.

6. India’s McCurry Pan comes with an edible bread bowl stuffed with savory chicken and veggies.

7. The France Burger fancies up the classic bun with baked ciabatta bread and tops the patty off with emmental cheese.

8. In the Philippines you can grab some McSphagetti, which comes with a side of McNuggets.

9. Italians finish off their fast food dining with a sweet kiwi dessert called Le Frescallegre.

10. Asian McDonalds feature this delicious combo of chocolate and orange in their fried pie selection.

11. Sticky rice fans can enjoy the McRice burger in the Philippines with either chicken or beef patties.

12. The Greek Mac flattens out the traditional BigMac with some pita bread in lieu of buns.

13. Turkey residents can find the McTurco, another pita bread sandwich.

14. The McCurrywurst in Germany includes sliced sausage coverd in tangy tomato sauce and curry powder.

15. Back in Japan again, the Carbonara Burger.

16. The McPumpkin Omlette Sandwich in Hungary will fill you up with egg, hashbrowns and veggies sandwiched between pumpkin seed buns.

17. Japan’s Cheese Katsu Burger is a pork patty stuffed with cheese.

18. Or you could go with the simple McPork while in Japan.

19. India’s McAloo Tikki is a vegetarian twist on the standard burger.

20. For the meat eating Indian fast food fans, the Maharaja Mac is basically a spicy chicken version of the Big Mac. (Sorry, no beef fans, none of that here.)

21. More Japan goodies: bacon potato pie.

22. Australians can start the day off with this deluxe breakfast roll featuring egg, hash brown, bacon and spicy tomato.

23. If the new Happy Meal mascot freaks your kid out, maybe move to Australia or New Zealand for a Happy Hippo Meal featuring Pasta Zoo.

24. Cheers! You can grab a beer with your burger in Europe.

25. In Poland, the Kanapka Drwala features pork rinds, a quarter-pounder patty, bacon, deep-fried cheese, sauce and lettuce.

26. North Americans can take a drive up to Canada for some McLobster Rolls.

27. McMolletes in Mexico are English muffins topped with refried beans, cheese and pico de gallo.

28. You can grab a cup of gazpacho in Spain.

29. Norwegian menus feature these salmon filet wraps.

30. In Malaysia you can pick up the Prosperity Burger with either chicken or beef patties.

(via: DailyMail) Yep, I’m definitely ready for a trip around the world right about now. Share with your friends to see if they want to book a ticket to these tasty treats.

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10 Inspiring Cancer-Survivor Transformations

1. Erin Bodechon, 2 years since beating acute promyelocytic leukmia.

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“Surviving this has made me a more positive person, I feel so lucky to be alive. After cancer every day you are here is a gift and I don’t want to waste a moment of my life since I was given a second chance.”

2. Katrina Kieltyka, 3 years since beating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

“I heard someone say the other day, ‘The bigger my hair gets, the more fun I’m having,’ and I thought it was spot on. As attached as I am to my hair now, though, I’ll always remember how great a bald head feels in the summer and how liberating not having to worry about styling my hair was. Sometimes I even think about shaving my head again!”

3. Connor Moltzan, 4 years since beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Thanks to cancer I’m inspired by my FOMO… fear of missing out!”

4. Elizabeth Engle, 8 years since beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

“I truly see each day as a blessing, I don’t sweat the small stuff and I’m thankful I have to shave my legs.”

5. Joanne Chack, 4 years since beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“I learned that Faith, Family and Friends — in that order — is how I will proceed going forward. I care so deeply about the ones I love and the people that come into my life and who were there for me. I thank God for his blessings and for putting my faith in humanity by seeing me through every step of the way. I am humbled and grateful to be alive and take NOTHING for granted.”

6. Kathleen Emmets, 7 months since beating colon cancer.

“I learned to create a life worth fighting for.”

7. Guy Gondron, 3 years since beating squamous cell carcinoma (head and neck cancer).

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“Life after cancer is weird. Life is still a struggle, but the volume gets turned down on a lot of things. The hardest thing is that it sometimes feels like people are afraid they’ll catch it from you, like it’s contagious.”

8. Linda Mei, 12 years since beating breast cancer.

“Pink became my new favorite color and I rock it.”

9. Lindsay Goldstein, 1.5 years since beating ovarian cancer.

“After cancer, I’ve learned to look at the silver linings of every part of my life. Focusing on the good has made my second chance at life so much more positive!”

10. Erin Chack, 5 years since beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“I’m thankful for bad hair days because they’re still hair days.”

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This May Look Like A Funhouse But You’ll Never Believe What It Actually Is.

Most people think that hospitals are cold, sterile and stiff places. (Especially if you hate needles.) Not many people like going to hospitals because it usually only means bad news and there is no way to remedy that. … or so we thought.

A hospital in Japan came up with a brilliant idea that helps patients feel more comfortable. The staff started to make the decor more vibrant in order to put patient at ease and help alleviate the tension most people feel while visiting the doctors.

This Isn’t Your Average Waiting Room.

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Sweet Music Collection.

Art On The Ceiling.

The Elephant Scan.

The Map Of The Hospital.

Woo, This Is A Bit Racy.

Trendy Art Pieces.

This Little Piggy Went To The Hospital.

Red Themed Room.

Red Themed Waiting Room.

That’s a hospital I’d like to be sick in! If I had to be sick…obviously I’d rather not be sick. But that looks like a pretty awesome option if I just so happen to get sick.

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These Photos Nearly Made My Brain Explode In My Head. One Look And You’ll See What I Mean.

Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson has one of the craziest photography portfolios we’ve ever seen.

Erik is completely self-taught in retouching his own photographs to make impossible and extraordinary images. He says his inspiration came from both growing up with a grandmother who painted and having a penchant for escaping into the other worlds of video games, so he naturally blended the two into a technique using computers to generate images that couldn’t be captured by a camera.

Check out some of his mind blowing creations below:

Cut & Fold – Cut along the dotted line.

Drifting Away – A safe place, drifting away.

Electric guitar.

Expecting winter – Where seasons meet.

Snow cover.

Big laundry day.

Work at sea.

Breaking up – Breaking up, drifting apart.

Groundbreaking – Let’s go on a field trip.

Lazy dog.

Set them free – Do the right thing, set them free!

Arms break, vases don’t.

Roadworker’s coffee break.

Penrose LEGO.

Fishy island.

Revolving theory.

Common sense crossing.

Face vs. Fist.

Go your own road.

Aqua Custodia.

A painting too real.

End of Line – The very last stop, the end of line.

Iron man.

If that didn’t blow your mind, nothing will.

Source: Erik Johansson Photography / Join Erik On Facebook

Share Erik’s incredible work with others. He’s ridiculously talented.

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This Creepy Mansion Sold For An Insane Amount Of Money. It’s Unbelievable.

Even when Louisville, Kentucky, was full of impressive houses, the Ouerbacker Mansion stood out from the others. The Romanesque mansion was home to coffee mogul Samuel Ouerbacker and caught the eyes of all who passed by with its beauty. Nearly a hundred years later, the mansion still attracts looks from people, but instead of instilling awe in passers-by it’s making people scream “Ah!”

That’s not to say the mansion is no longer beautiful. It still is, but in the scariest way possible.

It seems impossible for this mansion not to be haunted, which may be why it sold for an insane amount of money…

The mansion was purchased $1.

Yep. That might be because it’s so horrifying. Who would want to spend good money on ghosts?

Restoring a home in this kind of disrepair will cost thousands.

If not millions.

So even though it sold so cheaply, it’s doubtful there will be any major repairs anytime soon.

Yeah, good luck with that.

The city of Louisville has already dumped thousands into the mansion just to keep it stabilized.

It certainly has potential though.

Just look at it.

If you don’t care that your house looks super haunted.

Ouerbacker Mansion back in its heyday.

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Most mansions cost a few million dollars, not just one dollar. Not only did the new owners gain a historic mansion, they probably bought a few evil spirits, as well.

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I’ll Never Trust My Eyes Again. This TOTALLY Fooled Me And You Gotta See Why.

There are a variety of styles and mediums that artists can gravitate towards as they are developing professionally. It took artist Doug Bloodworth a few years to settle on what he loved most. In 1974, Doug earned a degree in Commercial Arts. Then, he tested out several areas of the art world over the years, from drawing caricatures to billboards. He touched countless mediums, discovering different techniques. Now, he focuses on creating art that people can really connect with.

His images combine parts of pop culture and almost everyone’s childhood.

Think back to being a kid… what were your favorite snacks? What about as an adult?

There is something inherent in Doug’s work that everyone can relate to.

You don’t even have to be a comic book fan to like them.

Doug can create custom set-ups, for whatever speaks to his client the most.

Each of these images are meant to draw out an emotion.

The nostalgic imagery really hits home.

Regardless of what emotions he inspires, this artist knows how to get in touch with you personally.

He enjoys evoking the viewer’s nostalgic feelings.

And what he uses in each piece is perfectly planned, from the comfort foods to the plates they are on.

There’s one final thing you need to know about Doug’s work.

These images are all photo realistic oil paintings.

These aren’t photographs. They are photorealistic paintings. You can see the influence of printed paper comics in Doug’s work, which is what makes the comic books in each piece absolutely pop. To see even more of his art, check out his Facebook page. His work is currently being displayed all over the world. Source: Doug Bloodworth Because of how people react to his work, Doug is becoming one of the premiere photo realistic painters of his time. Even though his pieces seem simple, each of them are almost magnetic in quality. Share his incredible paintings with others by clicking below.

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