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If Bands Had Stuck With Their Original Names

If Bands Had Stuck With Their Original Names

The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)

As humans, we rarely get something right the first time. Thankfully, many of us manage to make better decisions that are seemingly simple but have a huge impact. For good measure, take a look at the names several bands whom we know and love, and compare them with what they had originally intended to call themselves. Their music would probably be the same, but we doubt we would have the same love for Johnny and the Moondogs, The New Yardbirds, or Smile.

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Ludicrous Vintage Ads Tell You All the (Wrong) Benefits of Smoking

Ludicrous Vintage Ads Tell You All the (Wrong) Benefits of Smoking

Smoking is bad today, but when it was at its height, it was even worse. For a long time, we did not understand the health hazards of smoking and it was advertised as something cool, awesome, beneficial and even healthy! Even when the bad effects of smoking were better understood, it took quite a while before the claims of health could be fully removed from advertising. Hell, they even got a US President to endorse cigarettes!

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Macrophotography by Wil Mijer

Macrophotography by Wil Mijer

Based in the Netherlands, photographer Wil Mijer loves to take a closer look at butterflies and frogs for a very eye catching set of macrophotographs. The photographer however rues the fact that many species and habitats of butterflies have disappeared from the Netherlands and she has to go to Belgium or Germany to capture the bulk of these photographs.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari has just introduced the 458 Speciale. An exterior designed in collaboration with Pinninfarina, the Speciale will have a boosted performance and “Active Aerodynamics” that are set to be a standard across Ferrari’s future lineup. Power comes from a naturally aspirated V8 ever with an output of 605hp that takes the car from a standing start to 62mph in just three seconds.

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Watch Unwanted Sneakers Get Tortured, Burnt and Destroyed [video]

Watch Unwanted Sneakers Get Tortured, Burnt and Destroyed [video]

Andrew Henry, designer and director and New Zealand based sneaker brand Yours received a shipment of sneakers that he did not like in the least. Since he couldn’t put them to good use, Henry decided to destroy those sneakers in several creative ways. They get tortured and destroyed with usual means like fire, chainsaw, darts, fireworks, and even unusual means like eggs and a pig head. It was all captured on a high speed camera to create this video.

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Unbalanced Hotel Looks Like a Picture Frame Fell on a Cliff

Unbalanced Hotel Looks Like a Picture Frame Fell on a Cliff

Photoframe shaped “Unbalanced Hotel” is envisioned to be built at the edge of a cliff to capture the picturesque scene near Lima, Peru. Designed by Spanish firm OOIIO the building will sink into the ground on one of its corners, giving the appearance of a lopsided frame and an unbalanced structure. It will include 125 rooms, restaurants, conference rooms, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces.

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