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Netizens On Twitter Are Sharing Their Favorite Public Statues And Its Absolutely Epic

#8 is too cool!

Aside from being awesome pieces of art and history, statues can be fun, too, as one of our previous posts have demonstrated. And now we’re seeing that all over again in a new craze over at Twitter.

It all began when Matt Pearce, who works as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, asked: “What are your favorite public statues?” Netizens, mostly from the United States, responded eagerly and shared photos of various sculptures which ranged from moving and thought-provoking, to funny and silly.

LA Times reporter Matt Pearce recently posed this interesting question on Twitter:

Source: Matt Pearce
#1. Ignatius J. Reilly in New Orleans

Source: Mike Faulk
#2. Now this one looks both scary and strange.

Source: Juan Pa
#3. What the hell?!

Source: Eric
#4. “This one in Montreal which has perplexed me for years.”

#5. The Angel of the Resurrection statue in Philly's 30th St Station. It commemorates the Pennsylvania Railroad employees who d*** in WWII.

#6. Ducklings in Boston public garden (which people dress up for holidays and other events).

Source: Bittersweet
#7. “Bliss Dance” a statue currently located in Las Vegas.

Source: Jason in WA
#8. "Expansion" in New York

Source: Art4Life
#9. “It looks like a dog standing on the Iron Throne. It's of Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth.”

Source: Aidan
#10. Charles La Trobe statue in Melbourne, Australia

#11. The iconic Abraham Lincoln memorial monument.

#12. Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential pet Falla.

Source: Mark Potts
#13. “African Renaissance Man outside Dakar, Senegal is awesome.”

Source: Dusty
#14. On the border of China and Mongolia there's two dinosaurs kissing

Source: Dustin
#15. Jim Henson and Kermit at the University of Maryland

#16. This deer looks like it just obtained human intelligence and is at a loss of what to do with it.

Source: THE JZA
#17. And, of course, no list of awesome statues will be ever complete without the Statue of Liberty!

Source: AM Raab

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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Genius Photographer Shares Ridiculously Easy Trick To Make Your Photos Dreamy

You can do it anytime, anywhere – without needing Photoshop or any app.

Good photography requires more than having an expensive camera. While owning the right tools can definitely help, the most important factor would always be the skills of the photographer.

Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.

Fortunately, we can always learn from experienced shutterbugs. Take wedding photographer Mathias Fast, for instance, who took the time to share a quick, easy hack on how to add reflections to your pictures – without having to use Photoshop or other photo-editing apps.

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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking

Read the captions and try not to cry.

Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.

A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.

Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her passing.

Gary shared:

“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”

Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.

He recalled:

“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.

“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”

Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.

Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!

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