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This Machine Prints Free Short Stories for You to Read While You Wait

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This awesome little kiosk/machine was recently spotted at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. The idea is simple, first select your desired reading time (one, three or five minutes) and voila! A random short story will be printed for your enjoyment.

The photo above was recently posted to reddit where it was quickly identified as a Short Story Dispenser© by Short Édition, which has a library of stories from over 6,800 authors.

The short story machines also appear in other airports and stations as well as University campuses, malls and retail chains. For more information visit the official website.

[via reddit]

 

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Photograph by Short Édition

 

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Temps Hit 119 °F (48 °C) in Phoenix Yesterday and this Deli Nailed It

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Photograph by bmo1234 on reddit

 

Temperatures hit a staggering 119 °F (48 °C) in Phoenix yesterday, forcing flights to be cancelled and sending people inside to escape the heat. Meteorologists in Phoenix said Tuesday’s temp has only been matched or surpassed four other times with a record high of 122 degrees reached on June 26, 1990.

The heatwave didn’t stop store owners from getting creative though. Reddit user bmo1234 spotted this daily special sign out front of Tommy Pastrami’s New York Delicatessen on East Washington street.

Fellow reddit user kokriderz added: “this is when my Costco membership pays for itself. I can easy spend 30 mins in their walk in veggie section.”
 
[via bmo1234 on reddit]

 

 

Suspended Deconstructions by Damián Ortega

 

Damián Ortega was born in Mexico City in 1967. The artist began his career as a political cartoonist and has since shifted his focus to sculpture and installation work, winning countless awards and honours and exhibiting his art across the globe.

Ortega currently lives and works in both Mexico City and Berlin and his ongoing series of deconstructing and suspending products and scenes has continued to delight and intrigue his audience.

For inquiries you can learn more at Kurimanzutto and Gladstone Gallery.

[via Ignant]

 

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A Team of Florists Have Been Leaving Giant Bouquets Around New York and It’s Amazing

 

Over the last few months, floral designer Lewis Miller and his team have been ‘flower-bombing’ New York City, arranging incredible giant bouquets in the most unexpected places.

The team have been using empty trash receptacles for what they call ‘flower flashes’, spreading whimsy and delight in the process. How could you pass one of these amazing bouquets and not be impressed? The size alone is enough to give pause.

In an interview with Vogue, Miller adds:

 

“I am in the business of fantasy and flowers, and it’s my job to transform key moments in my clients’ lives into joyful, everlasting memories. I wanted to recreate a similar feeling for the everyday city-dwellers and tourists of New York City.”

 

Miller says they always recycle flowers from events whenever possible and plan to continue ‘flower flashing’ across New York (and beyond) and going even ‘bigger’. Lastly, Miller adds that the ‘LMDxNYC’ they tag at every location is chalk spray paint and washes away in the rain.

Check out the most recent flower flashes below and follow Lewis Miller Design on Instagram for updates.

[via Vogue]

 

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1. Upper East Side

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2. 14th Street & Eighth Avenue

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3. The High Line

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4. Village East Cinema

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5. Bowery & East Houston

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6. Bond Street & Bowery

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Crazy Compilation of Low Altitude Flying [Cockpit POV]

 

 

In these videos by Linkerius, we get some wild footage of low altitude flying from the cockpit’s POV. According to the videos, these low level flights are referred to as Nap-of-the-earth (NOE), a type of very low-altitude course used by military aircraft to avoid enemy detection and attack in a high-threat environment.

Some people in the comments think the footage had been sped up but Linkerius claims the only thing that has been edited in the videos is the original audio and that the speed hasn’t been edited at all.

 

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