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Ballerina Wears Knife Shoes to Perform En Pointe

Ballerinas are often associated with beauty, grace, and elegant human forms. In his video En Puntas (‘On Points’), however, artist Javier Perez has managed to preserve all of these elements while also portraying the dark intensity, dedication and even violence that this graceful art form can represent. En Puntas features ballerina Amelie Segarra dancing the en pointe ballet technique (in which the performer typically dances on the points of their toes) on the tips of huge, menacing kitchen knives in an empty, darkened theater.

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Hilarious and Sexist Dating Tips From 1938

Here’s a dating guide that might seem ridiculously outdated at first – given that the Parade Magazine published it back in 1938 – but don’t be too quick to judge! Sure, some of the advice might sound a bit sexist at times, but most of them could actually be regarded as universally acknowledged guidelines of good behavior.

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Photos of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

Photographer Jill Peters presents a unique phenomenon of “burneshas” – Albanian women, who swear themselves, or are sworn into virginity by their families and assume the roles of men for the rest of their lives. What used to be a commonplace tradition back in the 15th century, is still around in the some rural areas in Northern Albania.

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Man Proposes to Girlfriend by Writing a Children’s Book

Now here’s a proposal that a girl couldn’t say “no” to: redditor ppaul9 wrote a book about how he fell for his girlfriend, included the scene where he proposes, and acted it out as his love was reading it! The romantic guy had his story illustrated and printed out, and hid the book at a local library – along with a photographer, who later captured the whole scene.

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Poll Reveals The USA’s Drunkest, Hottest and Silliest-Sounding States

Remember the amusing polls, when Europeans were asked to name which countries they though were the drunkest, hottest and silliest-sounding, etc? Seeing how successful the project turned out to be, Business Insider and SurveyMonkey’s Audience decided to carry out a similar poll in the US. They interviewed 1603 respondents, asking them questions that everyone jokes about around a dinner table, but that haven’t been officially published yet.

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