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Amazing Multi-Colored Tree Produces 40 Kinds of Fruits

This University of Syracuse professor decided to save rare fruit-bearing trees by combining them into one tree that bears 40 fruit!

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Have you ever wished you could grow a plant that produces multiple fruits? While this is entirely possible, Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken has taken it up a notch by growing a tree that can produce up to 40 kinds of fruits. He calls it the Tree of 40 Fruits.

One tree, multiple fruits. Sam Van Aken has created a natural work of art!

He started off by experimenting and hybridizing the rare varieties of fruit he had saved from an orchard in New York. He did this by grafting parts of the many kinds of fruit trees onto a single tree. These grafted branches then grew to become part of the main tree, while still producing their original fruit. Alongside this, the trees would also bloom numerous multicolored flowers in the spring.

Van Aken’s trees are a sight to behold in the springtime when the different flowers have blossomed!

“First and foremost I see the tree as an artwork,” Sam Van Aken said, “I want the tree to interrupt and transform the everyday. When the tree unexpectedly blossoms in different colors, or you see these different types of fruit hanging from its branches, it not only changes the way you look at it, but it changes the way you perceive [things] in general.”

Each branch was grafted from a fruit-bearing plant, thus creating a multitude of fruits and flowers in one tree.

As of now, Sam Van Aken has grown 16 of these hybrid trees that are dispersed all throughout the United States in museums, community centers, and private art collections.

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Tree grafting is an ingenious yet doable means of creating your own hybrid trees, and it’s not that hard to do! You can follow in Sam Van Aken’s footsteps and create your very own hybrid tree!

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To Capture The Perfect Shot, This Clever Photographer Had To Do The Belly Flop

Now that’s dedication, man! LOL!

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Contrary to common opinion, it takes more than using a fancy camera to produce a great photograph.

For the most part, it takes a lot of talent and effort to come up with catchy and memorable shots. Actually, there are even some instances when a photographer literally has to step outside his or her comfort zone and do something insane just to get that effective photo. Case in point, this photographer from Japan personally had to do some belly flops just to create the needed effect for his photo. Known on Twitter by his handle snowfairy88, this clever photographer chose to jump in a pool to achieve a splashing background effect for his model.

The result, as you can guess, is both impressive and hilarious. Personally, I can’t help but admire the dedication.

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Attention, Parents! Does Your Child Have Digital Addiction Already?

Could your child be suffering from digital addiction already?

Mika Castro

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Parents, have you ever encountered your child throwing a tantrum when you ask them to surrender their gadgets? Do they isolate themselves all day playing Minecraft or other games? Are they showing irrational behavior without their tablets, smartphones, and iPads? Then it's bad news - your kid must be suffering from digital addiction already.

Does this look familiar, parents?

Does this look familiar, parents?

How gadgets, games and social media turn us into digital addicts

Just like conventional drugs such as heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine, tablets and screens affect the brain and cause addiction. Especially for kids who are still at the stages of brain development, too much exposure to digital stimulation make them dependent on it. According to psychotherapist and drug expert Dr. Kadaras, digital stimulation affects the same areas of the brain that addictive drugs target. The area affected is the brain's frontal cortex, which is also responsible for cognitive abilities and behavior like impulse control. This area begins to shrink, and what happens are a slew of conditions such as ADHD, aggression, anxiety, depression and psychosis.

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Kanye West Creates Top Secret Art Exhibit Inspired By His ‘Famous’ Music Video

Musician Kanye West likes shocking the public — and this time he has turned the controversial image in his video into an art installation.

Faye Williams

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Musician Kanye West is known for producing provocative works. Aside from writing controversial-yet-catchy lyrics for his songs, he's a trendsetter who comes up with memorable videos.

West certainly shocked a lot of people his song, "Famous." Its shock value came from the lines referring to pop star Taylor Swift.

Kanye interrupts Taylor's acceptance speech in 2009.

Kanye interrupts Taylor's acceptance speech in 2009.

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