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A collection of interesting and noteworthy articles that you may have missed, pulled out from Amusing Planet’s nearly 8-year old archives.

7 Incredible Submerged Forests

Submerged forest is a term used to describe the remains of trees (especially tree stumps) which have been submerged by rising sea level. These forests have been usually buried in mud, peat or sand for several thousand years before being uncovered by sea level change and erosion. Here are 7 incredibly scenic submerged forests from around the world. […] Read more

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Fake Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich

In one of the courtyards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, is a swimming pool framed by a limestone deck. When seen from the deck, the pool appears to be filled with deep, shimmering water. In fact, however, a layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter. […] Read more

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Bruno Catalano’s Half Sculptured Travelers

The following images look like an optical illusion or a Photoshop trickery. But closer inspection reveals that the upper half isn’t mysteriously floating in air but cleverly connected to the bottom half of the statue. These unusual Travelers statues were designed by French sculptor Bruno Catalano. […] Read more

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Ultra Realistic Human Sculptures by Marc Sijan

Milwaukee-based artist Marc Sijan's Superrealistic sculptures are "homages to humanity's fascination with its own forms -- a fascination which has compelled artists throughout the millennia to mirror life in virtually every medium." Sijan's figures are incredibly lifelike, sensuous and graceful. In fact, they are so lifelike, they seem always on the verge of movement, a mere instant away from action. [...] Read more

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Rock Stars And Their Parents

Rock stars have fame, reams of money, and fans willing to do wild, unmentionable things just to breathe the same air — but behind every rock star’s inimitable lifestyles and weird hairstyles is a human being. As the LIFE magazine illustrated in 1971, just like most of us rock stars too are mere mortals, they came from humble backgrounds, with moms and dads who bragged and worried about them every day. […] Read more

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