French Artists Ella & Pitr Create the World’s Largest Outdoor Rooftop Mural for the NuArt Festival in Norway

Lilith and Olaf

Large-scale artists Ella & Pitr, whose work we’ve previously posted, have created “Lilith and Olaf“, the world’s largest outdoor rooftop mural as part of the NuArt Festival that will be taking place at the beginning of September. The mural, which occupies over 22,000 square feet (21,000 square meters) of the Block Berge Bygg Construction building in in Stavanger, Norway, depicts a giant sleeping woman with a much smaller King Olaf I dangling from her fingers.

The finished mural is now visible from planes flying into and out of Sola airport. Control tower staff, pilots and aircraft crew at Sola have already been informed and have begun altering their routes to give passengers the best possible sight of Rogaland’s new international landmark. The mural will be officially ‘opened’ by the Mayor of Klepp, Ane Mari Braut Nese, on Friday 4 September at 16:00. …his ambitious world-record attempt marks the beginning of a three-year creative partnership between Nuart and construction company Block Berge Bygg, which will see the two organisations produce arts-based projects in Stavanger and the surrounding Rogaland region. The partnership is the first of it’s kind between a not-for-profit arts organisation and private sector company in Norway, and one which it’s hoped will encourage others in the county to follow suit.

Lilith and Olaf

Lilith and Olaf

Lilith and Olaf

Olaf

images via Ella & Pitr

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Two Fishermen End Up Rescuing A Couple of Swimming Kittens Instead of Catching Fish

While out fishing on the Black Warrior River one day, two men from Alabama Adventures watched with amused disbelief as a tiny little orange kitten swam towards their boat. Once the kitten was safely onboard, the men were startled to see another orange kitten making his way over to them in the exact same way.

This ain’t real. …Never in my life have I ever seen anything quite like this. …is this not the craziest thing y’all ever seen. We’re out here trying to fish and there’s this damn cat swimming out here because some jackass put him out there. …Well there’s a first time for everything, isn’t there?”

Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants Becomes the First Russian Air Guitar World Champion

For the first time in the 20-year history of the competition, a Russian man named Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants became the first person from his country to win the Annual Air Guitar World Championships, which were held in Oulu, Northern Finland. Coming in second was Matt “Airistotle” Burns from the United States and Michael “Operation Rock a Pussy” Lovely, also from the U.S. came in third.

The competition was extremely tight and it came down to a thrilling 3rd-round Air Off between Your Daddy and Matt ”Airistotle” Burns from the United States. The purpose of the Air Guitar World Championships is to promote world peace. According to the ideology of the Air Guitar, wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played the Air Guitar.

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Australian Man Nervously Rides His Bicycle Through a Mob of Kangaroos on High Alert

While riding through Hawkstowe Park in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, a slightly terrified bicyclist named Ben Vizina captured his encounter with an alert, but surprisingly unbothered, mob of kangaroos, who peacefully hopped away in his wake.

We uploaded this cool video showing the safety of cyclist Ben who is safe and unharmed. Kangaroos are nice animals who don’t gather like hordes and attack people, they coexist with people and never attack them. This video is proof.

via Sidney Morning Herald, Atlas Obscura

‘All Things Must Pass’, An Upcoming Film Documenting the Momentous Rise and Heartbreaking Fall of Tower Records

All Things Must Pass, an upcoming film by actor/director Colin Hanks, documents the momentous global rise of the legendary music store from its Sacramento, California roots in 1960 to its heartbreakingly inevitable downfall in 1996.

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But thats not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

All Things Must Pass makes its debut in theaters on October 16, 2015.

All Things Must Pass

Tower Records

Its a Global Thing

No Music No Life

images via All Things Must Pass

Three-Year-Old Girl Completely Covers Her Younger Brother in Peanut Butter

In a video from 2004, Gina Gardner Brown captures her three-year-old daughter Emily completely covering her younger brother Ethan in peanut butter on top of a table. Although she questions the children about the event, the exact motivation for the peanut butter coating remains a mystery, but Ethan certainly seems to have enjoyed it.

via Tastefully Offensive