Case of the Fridays

Beekeeper creates coat of living bees

Beekeeper creates coat of living bees

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 Chinese beekeeper She Ping, 34, used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 drones, weighing over almost 100 lbs.

“I first did this at 22, just for fun and out of curiosity. Later on, I would put on the bees just for the sake of making people believe I sell actual real honey,” he told the Chongqing Evening Post.

“The last time I did this, I put on a total of 15 beehives on my body, but today I’m breaking my own record [with 28].”

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All aboard the ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

All aboard the ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

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Participants in the 13th annual International “No Pants Subway Ride” were out in force Sunday in more than 60 cities across the globe. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the idea behind “No Pants” is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge each other’s similar state of undress.

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In case you missed it: Photos from No Pants Subway Ride 2013

In case you missed it: Photos from No Pants Subway Ride 2013

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A Case of the Fridays: On Jan. 13, fans around the world of the “No Pants Subway Ride” took to the subways, shedding their pants and showing off an array of underwear for the 12th annual event. From the frayed to boxers and briefs and leopard-print knickers, here’s a look at snapshots from the day.

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10 animated gifs from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

10 animated gifs

If the Olympics reinforced anything, it’s our addiction to the animated gif — everyone from journalists to pop culture enthusiasts created them to add a little drama and pizazz in reporting the Games this year. Elspeth Reeve from The Atlantic provided a gif guide to “how the U.S. Team crushed the Russians,” meanwhile Buzzfeed highlighted the “most absurd moments of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” and Mashable presented “the most painful moments of the Olympics” via gifs.

Here’s a gif rundown from the Neiman Journalism Lab, a Storify of Olympics gifs, and a gif need to know guide for journalists from Ann Friedman.

We claim to be no pros, but here we add our own to the Olympics animated gif mix from the hurdles to weightlifting and even a First Lady Michelle Obama reaction, using photos and the power of layers and animation in Photoshop.
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