Meet iriss and abyss- two «eye-catching» sisters from Russia

Humans are quick to judge based on appearances. But differences are what make us unique! Take, for instance, these eye-catching twin kitties from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Iriss and Abyss are two gorgeously eye-catching cats who live with their owner Pavel Kasianov in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Thirty-one-year-old Kasianov discovered an advertisement for the kitties while he was cruising the computer online.

“I was blown away by their appearance and the fact that they’re twin sisters,” he said in an interview with Bancroft Animals.

The moment Kasianov laid his eyes on the twins’ beautiful set of peepers, he knew he had to give them a home.

Iriss and Abyss have a rare genetic condition called heterochromia which affects the levels of melanin in both of their eyes. Because melanin controls coloring in human and animals, the different levels in each cat’s eyeballs result in a stunningly “eye-catching” effect.

“It’s not a defect, it’s just a genetic lottery,” Kasianov said. “Because their parents are domestic cats. Their father is a black and white cat, and the mother is a white cat.”

Heterochromia can be associated with conditions like blindness and deafness, but fluffy twins Iriss and Abyss are 100% fine.

“They hear and see perfectly well,” their owner explained. He also jokes that they have no trouble hearing a can of food being opened from across the house.

Although Iriss and Abyss give the impression of importance and regality, “My cats are not spoilt,” Kasianov told the Daily Mail UK. He does admit that you do have to curry their favor before they warm up to you, however.

On a typical day, the twins spend their time adventuring around their home and making sure everything is to their liking.

“They wake up as I wake up, have breakfast and then investigate the house.”

“They investigate birds behind the window, each other and stuff like phone chargers, chewing gum, or any other small things left around the house.

Although the twins may look alike, Kasianov assures us they have very different personalities. In an interview with Barcroft Animals, he says Iriss is very easygoing, while Abyss is a much more stubborn and “will communicate with you only when she wants.”

Although these cats may not look like the others, it’s their differences that make them special.

Just ask their Instagram followers— 176,000 people can’t be wrong!

Hear their story below!

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15 photos that prove huskies are too majestic for this world

There’s no question that Siberian Huskies are one of the most gorgeous dog breeds on the planet. Their thick coat comes in beautiful colors, and they often have bright blue or multi-colored eyes. Not only is this wolf-like dog absolutely stunning, but they are intelligent, affectionate, and friendly dogs.

First bred and raised as sled dogs, Huskies are becoming more and more popular as pets due to their striking features.

It’s easy to fall in love with a Siberian Husky at first sight, but it’s important for dog owners to realize that they are a very high energy breed that isn’t particularly easy to train. They are, however, great with other dogs and children.

These 15 photos are proof that Siberian Huskies are arguably the most regal breed on Earth.

It’s hard to find a more breathtakingly beautiful dog out there.

1. Some have red fur while others have black.

2. Their eyes feel like they’re staring into your soul.

3. They can’t help but look like they belong to a royal family.

4. They are always up for a snuggle session.

5. Huskies are always up for adventure.

6. Their sweet, gentle side is the absolute best.

7. The moment you lay eyes on a Husky Puppy, all power is surrendered to them.

8. Huskies have a silly, goofy side too.

9. This unique breed just gets sweeter as they age.

10. If they’re in the snow, they’re in their happy place.

11. A Husky will always be the perfect road trip partner.

12. Seriously, though. These dogs are undeniably stunning.

13. Like most dogs, Huskies are caring, loving, and extremely loyal.

14. Intriguing. Majestic. Incredible. Huskies are fascinating canines.

15. And, of course, one more puppy picture for good measure.

 

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Someone imagined how pop stars would look today if they were still alive, and some are spot onsomeone imagined how pop stars would look today if they were still alive, and some are spot on

You’ve probably heard of the 27 club, a tragic list of iconic people who passed away at that age, often due to the hedonistic and high-risk lifestyles they pursued.

Many of our most brilliant and talented people sadly follow a similar pattern, they shine incredibly bright before departing way too soon. Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin are high-profile examples of this, and there are sadly many more. But what if they were still with us? How would these icons, eternally preserved in youth, look today?

Sachs Media Group partnered with photo restoration and manipulation company Phojoe to create a gallery of these fallen legends gracefully aged, in a tribute to what could have been. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Bob Marley


#2 John Lennon


#3 Janis Joplin


#4 Elvis Presley


#5 Jimi Hendrix


#6 Bobby Darin


#7 Kurt Cobain


#8 Keith Moon


#9 Karen Carpenter


#10 Dennis Wilson

#11 Jim Morrison

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These service dogs went on a field trip to Disneyland and my heart can’t handle the photos

Alright, I have something to show you guys, but I need you to STAY CALM. Are you sitting? You should sit down. And, as hard as it may be, no screaming!!!

Okay, are you ready? Are you sure? Here we go!

SQUUUEEE!!!!!!!!!


DOUBLE SQUUUUUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


Earlier this week, the Canine Companions for Independence sent four of their service dogs on a field trip to Disneyland and California Adventure.


Just look at that smile! That’s what pure joy looks like people!


From left to right, I’d like to introduce you to Checkov, Aryssa, Essie, and Ortega.


CCI is a non-profit that trains and provides the very best doggos to those in need of assistance, free of charge.

They train service dogs (who assist those with physical disabilities), hearing dogs (to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing), companions (to assist people «with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities») and facility dogs (who visit health and education settings).

This isn’t the first time CCI puppers have visited Disney, and we sure hope it won’t be the last. Look! Doggos meeting doggos!!

ASDFJKLLESK;FLE!!!!!!


«Hi, hello, Disney? Yes, I’d like to speak to you about recasting Mickey and Minnie.»


OMG, a sneak peek of Frozen 2?! I’ll take 100 tickets, please.


BRB, need to get this photo framed ASAP!


Truly the happiest place on Earth.

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20+ rarely seen photos show the harsh reality of Russia in the 90’s, and some photos might shock you

During the 1990’s Russia went through an enormous economic, social and political transition following the dissolution of the USSR. These events marked the end of an era and brought people into the new world of uncertainty. Visual artist Lise Sarfati, who was living in Russia throughout this decade, gave us a rare opportunity to delve into the lives of these people.

Sarfati grew up in Nice, France, graduated in from Sorbonne in 1979 with a thesis on Russian photography. From 1989 to 1998 she lived in Russia, taking photographs in Moscow, Norilsk, and Vorkuta. Lise managed to skillfully capture the raw and unpolished reality of the Russian youth. Her images are full of visual drama, crumbling buildings, disturbing poverty and abandoned factories straight out of a horror movie set. Subjects vary from little children smoking cigarettes to young transsexuals and teenage runaways interned in ‘re-education’ camps.

43 of Lise’s photographs were featured in her first book, Acta Est. Her work is a powerful historical record of post- Soviet Russia, showing the kind of life we never see in history books. It’s a unique visual perspective of human existence living through a huge social upheaval and shift of political regime, the likes of which has rarely been recorded so vividly. Scroll down to see Lise’s gritty and hard-hitting images for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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These hilarious photos of animals only look like they’re going to become our overlords

1. This seemingly giant seagull that towers over tiny humans.


2. This dog that appears to have the ability to float through the air in a large bubble.


3. This fire-breathing dog.


4. This half dog/half man that was probably tailgating a postal truck.


5. This dog/person spotted on public transportation.


6. And this dog/human that’s just kicking back.


7. This adorably buff cat/human hybrid.


8. This person who REALLY looks like they have an alpaca head.


9. This iPhone-loving eagle.


10. This fish that is probably really good at the breast stroke.


11. And this dog/human who is trying to reel that fish in.


12. This colorfully-dressed woman with — NBD — a horse’s head.


13. This horse that looks like it is giving birth out of its mouth. Yikes!


14. This loooooooong horse.


15. And this ostrich that needs to be cast in a shampoo commercial.

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25 celebrities you probably didn’t know have siblings

As much as they drive us nuts, we can’t imagine our lives without them. Happy Siblings Day! When it comes to both romantic or brotherly love, celebrities often stick together. Because of that, a lot of the time we see our beloved singer or actor hanging out with another famous somebody. However, no one’s closer than family, and they know it as well. Rasplove has collected a list of celebrity siblings who tend to keep away from their brothers and sisters’ spotlight, celebrating the joyous occasion.

For example, did you know that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have a sister named Elizabeth? Or that Brad Pitt has a brother, Doug? Unlike their closest relatives, you probably wouldn’t even recognize them if you passed them on the street. Continue scrolling to check out the images and upvote the most surprising ones!

#1 Penelope Cruz With Her Sister Monica

#2 Emma Watson With Her Brother Alex

#3 Chris Hemsworth With His Brothers Liam And Luke

#4 Elijah Wood With His Younger Sister Hannah

#5 Maissie Williams With Her Brother

#6 Nicole Kidman With Her Sister Antonia

#7 Eddie Redmayne With His Younger Brother Tom

#8 Brad Pitt With His Brother Doug

#9 Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) With Her Sister Natali Germanotta

#10 Scarlett Johansson With Her Twin Brother Hunter

#11 Lupita Nyong’o With Her Brother Peter

#12 Ashton Kutcher With His Twin Brother Michael

#13 Zack Efron With His Brother Dylan

#14 Zooey Deschanel With Her Sister Emily

#15 Daisy Ridley With Her Sisters Kika And Poppy

#16 Angelina Jolie With Her Brother James Haven

#17 Jesse And Hallie Eisenberg

#18 Jake Gyllenhaal With His Sister Maggie

#19 Jessica Alba With Her Brother Joshua

#20 Dakota Fanning With Her Sister Elle Fanning

#21 Cameron Diaz With Her Sister Chimene

#22 Rami Malek And His Twin Brother Sami

#23 John Cusack With His Sister Joan

#24 Brothers Ralph And Joseph Fiennes

#25 Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen With Their Younger Sister Elizabeth

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Mom makes fun of her model brother by having her toddler recreate his poses, and result is hilariously adorable

The modelling world is notoriously competitive, but New York-based model Aristotle Polites is facing some unexpected competition…from his own baby nephew! As you can see from the 18-month-old toddler’s adorably hilarious pictures, he’s been busy recreating his uncle’s poses with the help of his mom (and Aristotle’s older sister) Katina Behm, and we don’t know about you but we think they’re even better than the originals!

It all started when Behm couldn’t get her son, Augie, to wear his plaid button-up shirt. «The image of him with the shirt undone and his bare chest exposed made me laugh because he looked like he belonged on the cover of a romance novel,» she told The Huffington Post. «I took a picture and then realised I bet my brother Aris has a picture just like this on his Instagram page which is filled with modelling photos.» Low and behold, there was indeed a similar picture in her brother’s portfolio, so after creating a side-by-side image of Augie and Aristotle, she sent it to her family and asked them who wore it better. “My brother and I get along great,” she said. “We’ve always had a great younger brother/older sister relationship, lots of poking fun!”

Since then they’ve been recreating many of Augie’s uncle’s most dashing poses, and they’ve even created a joint Instagram account called @babyandthebody that’s already amassed over 23k followers. Scroll down for some of our favorites, and don’t forget to vote for the best!

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20+ genius pun costumes that will make you look twice to understand

Everyone can cosplay, but just a handful can cosplay well. Those who steal comic cons and other shows are the ones who make their own costumes, but even they usually only ‘borrow’ the appearance of a character. A few, however, create their own personalities, and this time Rasplove has decided to focus on the ones that used humor — more specifically, puns — to come up with new, original ideas for their cosplay.

From Jon Snow White to Taco Belle, some of these pun-tastic costumes are clever pop culture mashups while others could be considered as witty wordplay. But don’t be sad if you take a while to figure out what an outfit represents, you’ll get there eventually. Scroll down to check out the amusing list, vote for your favorite, and share your thoughts in the comments!

#1 Meet My Sister’s Coworker, Jon Snow White!

#2 GandAlf

#3 My Costume Came In 2nd Place «Zombee»

#4 Black Pink Panther

#5 French Kiss

#6 I Dressed As Amazon Prime And Won My Office Halloween Costume Contest

#7 Taco Belle

#8 The Blue Screen Of Death

#9 Sailor Mercury

#10 The Atoms Family

#11 I Decided To Get A Little Creative This Year. I Present Edgar Allan Ho

#12 My Friend Went As The Internet Explorer For Halloween

#13 Halo Kitty

#14 She Said I Should Dress-Up Like Homer

#15 Just A Pair Of Nun Chucks

#16 Took A While For Anyone To Figure Out What I Was In My Costume. I Was A C A While For Anyone To Figure Out What I Was In My Costume. I Was A Chick Mhick Magnet


#17 Ice Ice Baby

#18 Dress Up Like «Dominoes» They Said

#19 I’m Black Friday The 13th

#20 Iron Man, Of Starch Enterprises

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26 Before-And-After Photos Showing How Rescue Cats Benefit From A Loving Home

Raising a pet will always have its challenges, but ultimately it’s a rewarding endeavor. To watch a puppy or kitten grow up into a well-trained, loving adult pet not only gives you a feeling of pride, but knowing that they’re happy is gratifying in itself.

The 26 before and after pictures below are a true testament to the effects a loving home has on a cat. Whether they were adopted as kittens or rescued from horrible situations, these kitties grew into happy, healthy adults!

#1 There’s absolutely nothing better than growing up together!

#2 They may be older, but they still do love being tucked in just as much as ever!

#3 Once you’ve found the very best spot, it’s hard to give it up!

#4 They might not look much alike, but these sisters stick together!

#5 There’s nothing better than your own bed… apparently even after you’ve outgrown it.

#6 This cool cat has always loved just hanging out!

#7 Her lifelong dream of becoming a famous photographer never went away!

#8 He certainly grew into that sofa quite nicely!

#10 Sometimes they never stop giving you sass, no matter how much love you lavish on them.

#11 Somebody has loved that couch for a very long time!

#12 He keeps getting older and older, but the sink stays the same size…

#13 Awww! How cute!

#14 This kitty’s creative spirit just keeps on growing!

#15 These siblings never did grow apart!

#16 Why look at cats on the internet when she’s been right there the entire time?

#17 There are some things you just never outgrow!

#18 Pancake had a terrible accident as a kitten, but she grew up into a beautiful cat!

#19 Who ever said you have to put away the childish things when you grow up?

#20 Why get a brand new toy when you’ve got a favorite toy?

#21 Somebody takes up just a little more room than they used to!

#22 This rescue kitten certainly did grow into quite the adorable cat!

#23 Three never needs to be a crowd!

#24 One year certainly made a huge difference for Walter the cat!


#25 This little guy was abandoned in a gutter when he was two weeks old. He looks a lot better these days!

#26 This preciousfur-baby was so much happier after being adopted!

What do you think?