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Why Is This Little House In The Middle Of The Street In New York?

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American artist Mark Reigelman II has created little house covers for the manholes in New York City. When thinking about what type of installation to create, he started looking around the city and noticed the plastic orange steam tubes, that are placed over manholes to release steam.

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He set out to create an installation that would replace these tubes. His idea was to create a little house to sit on top of the manholes. He worked with local manufacturers, suppliers and craftspeople, including Master Carpenter Andrin Widmer, to build the little house.

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As the installation was not sanctioned or permitted, the installation duration varied from 30 seconds to 3 hours depending on location and time.

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Meet Smoothie, The World’s Most Photogenic Cat

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Type the words “smoothie” and “cat” into Google and you’re sure to find some pretty horrific results. But while a cat smoothie might not be to everybody’s tastes, we can all find something to like about this beautiful British Longhair named Smoothie.

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As you can see from these pictures, Smoothie knows how to pose for the camera. Then again, it’s pretty easy for her. After all, while most of us have a best angle, EVERY angle is Smoothie’s best angle! With 100K + followers and counting, Smoothie is the cat that Instagram was made for, so head on over to her popular page and join her legion of worshippers.

As it says on her site, “Sometimes you just need a Smoothie in your life”. We couldn’t agree more.

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Venezuelan Crisis Leaves Families With Empty Fridges

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A combination photo shows the contents of peoples fridges in Caracas, Venezuela April 2016. The combination of Venezuela’s sky-rocketing prices and chronic product shortages have left many struggling to put regular food on their tables and maintain a balanced diet. Amid a severe recession and dysfunctional state-run economy, poorer families say they are sometimes skipping meals and relying more on starch foods. According to one recent study, 87 percent of Venezuelans say their income is now insufficient to purchase their food needs. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Mirella Rivero (L) and her son Jose Rivero pose for a picture at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 15, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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All the food available in the house of Mirella Rivero and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 15, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Ricardo Mendez (2nd L) poses for a picture next to his relatives (L-R) Raymari Guerra, Natalia Gerra, Ricardo Mendez, Dayana Mendez, Antonela Mendez, Yolimar Vetancourt and Liz Torres, at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We’re a big family, and it’s constantly getting harder for us to eat” Mendez said.

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All the food available in the house of Ricardo Mendez and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Duglas Sanchez poses for a picture at his home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We are eating in a bad way, we can not eat a balanced way. If we had lunch, not dinner and if we had dinner, not breakfast”.

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All the food available in the house of Duglas Sanchez and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Yunni Perez (R) poses for a picture next to her relatives (L-R) Carlos Acosta, Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Oliveros, Luis Oliveros and Hector Acosta at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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All the food available in the house of Yunni Perez and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Victoria Mata (2nd R) poses for picture next to her relatives (L-R) Naibeth Pereira, Sebastian, Delis Pereira, Denis Pereira (R) and Wenderly (Front), at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 21, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We are eating less because you can’t find the foods and when they appear, the queues are hellish and we can’t buy them. Now we do not eat three meals, we are eating two meals a day. If we have them”, Mata said.

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All the food available in the house of Victoria Mata and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 21, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Lender Perez (2nd R), his wife Isamar Ramirez (2nd L) and their children Lismar (L) and Lucia, pose for a picture at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 14, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We have about 15 days eating bread with cheese or arepa with cheese. We are eating worse than before, because we can’t find food and those we can find we can’t afford”.

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All the food available in the house of Lender Perez and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 15, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Rosa Elaisa Landaez (Back) poses for a picture next to her relatives (L-R) Albert Perez, Abel Perez and Yeiderlin Gomez at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We are eating badly. For example, if we have corn flour, we eat arepas all day. If you have the money you can’t find the foods and if you find you them you do not have enough money”, Landaez said.

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All the food available in the house of Rosa Elaisa Landaez and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Francisca Landaeta (R) poses for a picture next to her relatives, (L-R) Luisa Gomez, Gabriel Castillo, Kerlin Garrido and Antony Arias, at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 14, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We eat today, but we do not know what we will eat tomorrow. We are bad, I never thought it would come to this”, Landaeta said.

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All the food available in the house of Francisca Landaeta and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 21, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Alida Gonzalez (2nd R) poses for a picture next to her relatives (L-R) Manuel Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Maira Hernandez and Nixon Urbano, at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 15, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“With the money we used to spend on breakfast, lunch and dinner, we can now buy only breakfast – and not a very good one”, Gonzalez said.

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All the food available in the house of Alida Gonzalez and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 15, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Mario Bedoya (L) and his wife Carmen Bedoya, pose for a picture at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 21, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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All the food available in the house of Mario Bedoya and his wife Carmen Bedoya, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 21, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Yaneidy Guzman poses for a picture next to her daughters, Esneidy Ramirez (R), (Front L-R) Steffany Perez and Fabiana Perez, at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“Now eating is a luxury, before we could earn some money and buy clothes or something, now everything goes on food” Guzman said.

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All the foods available in the house of Yaneidy Guzman and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Antonio Marquez (L) and his wife Maria de Marquez, pose for a picture at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“We are eating less, because we have been limiting ourselves. We used to keep the refrigerator full, but now is no longer so”, said Marquez.

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All the food available in the house of Antonio Marquez and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Romulo Bonalde (R) and his wife Maria de Bonalde pose for a picture at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“Before we were able to buy food for 15 days, now only we can cover our food needs for the day”, Bonalde said.

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All the food available in the house of Romulo Bonalde and his family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 23, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Antonia Torres poses for a picture at her home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

“I’m eating less and also I’m eating excess things that should not be eaten” Torres said.

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All the food available in the house of Antonia Torres and her family, is pictured at their home in Caracas, Venezuela April 22, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Explorer Matthias Haker Discovers Crumbling Churches, Overgrown Synagogues and Golden Chapels

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These illuminating images show the crumbling remains of some of the worlds places of worship. The shots include golden chapels, overgrown synagogues and eerily silent rooms that were once used for prayer. They were visited by Matthias Haker, a 31-year-old photographer from Potsdam, Germany. Adding to the general intrigue of his images, Matthias never discloses the location of a shot – not even the town, country or continent.

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