An Incredible Castle Made From Paper

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Artist Wataru Itou created this alluring sculpture from heavy sheets of paper.

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The name of the piece in Japanese is Umo no Ue no Oshiro, and loosely translates to, “A Caste on the Ocean”. Tokyobling.wordpress.com

Top 20 Minor Characters In The Harry Potter Series

NIGEL WESPURT
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Nigel, more famously just referred to as that anonymous ginger kid in the first film, who delivers a parcel to Ron, and the latter responds: “Oh, thank you Nigel& not now, Nigel, later, go on.” Nigel is obsessed with Harry Potter, perhaps too much so, and is later killed by a Death Eater during the Battle of Hogwarts.

SIR CADOGAN
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“What villains are these that trespass upon my private lands? Who dares challenge Sir Cadogan? Back, you scurvy braggarts, you rogues!” – Cadogan, in regard to the Battle of Hogwarts Cadogan is the knight whose portrait takes over at the entrance to Gryffindor Tower after the Fat Lady’s was destroyed by Sirius Black. He’s widely considered insane, or at the very least, eccentric.

PANSY PARKINSON
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Pansy Parkinson was a Slytherin who served on the controversial Inquisitorial Squad. She was the ‘queen bee’ of a group of girls, and dated Draco Malfoy. She was later condemned by her classmates for favoring turning Harry over to Voldemort.

THE WEIRD SISTERS
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The Weird Sisters were a popular band during the students’ time at Hogwarts, and who played at the Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire. The band’s most famous songs are ‘Do the Hippogriff,’ ‘Magic Works,’ and ‘This is the Night.’ The members were all male and described as ‘extremely hairy,’ adorned in ‘artfully torn’ black robes.

PADMA & PARVATI PATIL
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Padma and Parvati Patil were twin sisters who studied alongside Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, the former a Ravenclaw, and the latter a Gryffindor. Parvati was Harry’s date to the Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire and later joined Dumbledore’s Army. Both sisters are into Divination and often insensitive to other classmates, especially Luna Lovegood.

THE FAT LADY
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The Fat Lady guarded the entrance to Gryffindor Tower for the majority of the series, refusing anyone entry without the proper password, and typically scolded those who returned late or woke her up while she was sleeping.

GRAWP
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Grawp is Hagrid’s half-brother, a giant measuring 16-feet tall, ‘small for a giant,’ according to Hagrid. He can speak little English and grasps even less of proper manners. He rarely responds to Hagrid’s attempts at civilizing him, and instead likes tearing down trees in the Forbidden Forest.

MALFALDA HOPKIRK
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Malfalda Hopkirk worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office at the Ministry of Magic, and was best known for issuing notices to those who violated either the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy or the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery (such as when Dobby used the Hover Charm in The Chamber of Secret.) In Deathly Hallows, Hermoine takes possession of her using a Polyjuice potion to infiltrate the Ministry, bumbling around and ultimately learning that Malfalda was an assistant to Dolores Umbridge.

CORMAC MCLAGGEN
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“McLaggen makes Grawp look a gentleman.” -Hermoine One year above Harry, Cormac McLaggen was a Gryffindor from an influential wizarding family, who tried to court Hermoine. He became a member of Horace Slughorn’s ‘Slug Club,’ and Ron reffered to Cormac as the ‘King Slug.’ He was notoriously known for Gryffindor’s Quidditch team loss to Hufflepuff.

BlAISE ZABINI
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Blaise is good friends with Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson, his fellow Slytherins. His backstory is interesting, as his mother was famous and beautiful, who had been widowed seven times by the end of the series. Wealthy from these deaths, Blaise was part of the Slug Club and harbored a great distaste for Muggles and Muggle-borns. His name is also really cool.

MARGE DURSLEY
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Marjorie ‘Marge’ Dursley is Vernon’s sister, who is similarly neckless and unattractive. Harry has always had to refer to her as ‘Aunt,’ and takes solace in that she rarely visits Privet Dr. because she breeds bulldogs in the countryside. In a memory during The Order of the Phoenix, Harry remembers when one of her dogs chased him up a tree and she wouldn’t call it off. He gets his accidental revenge when he losers his temper in The Prisoner of Azkaban and inflates her up like a balloon.

OLYMPE MAXIME
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“I ‘ave nevair been more insulted in my life! ‘Alf-giant? Moi? I ‘ave–I ‘ave big bones!” -Madame Maxime Madame Maxime was the Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic at the time of The Goblet of Fire. She is known for her heavy French accent and traveling with her students in a big, power-blue carriage drawn by winged horses. Though technically a half-giantess, she tries to hide her heritage; when Hagrid takes her to the Yule Ball and reveals that he is also a half-giant, she is unimpressed.

MRS. NORRIS
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Owned by Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch, Mrs. Norris is a cat well-known by students for catching those who are misbehaving or going where they should not be. Her abilities are so honed that she often–at least seemingly–catches Harry when he’s under his Invisibility Cloak.

IRMA PINCE
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“A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it is within my power to make them.” – Irma’s note in a library book Irma Pince is the highly possessive and protective librarian at Hogwarts, often intimidating its pupils, who thought of her as unpleasant, to say the least. As the librarian, she wouldn’t allow students to do anything that was remotely suspicious or may cause any kind of damage to the books in the library’s collection.

HANNAH ABBOT
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Hannah was a Hufflepuff in Harry’s year. She was a big fan of Cedric Diggory and later became a Prefect for Hufflepuff, as well as a member of Dumbledore’s Army, though she was gone for a year after her mother was murdered by Voldemort. In her later years, she married Neville Longbottom and became the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, above which they lived. Also, she makes awesome facial expressions in the movie.

POMONA SPROUT
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Pomona Sprout was a Professor of Herbology and Head of Hufflepuff House at Hogwarts. In The Chamber of Secrets, she saved lives by brewing the Mandrake Restorative Draught; helped oust Snape after Dumbledore’s death; threw dangerous plants onto invading Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts; and generally never stopped winning.

LEE JORDAN
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Lee Jordan was a Gryffindor student who was best friends with Fred and George Weasley and partook in many pranks with them, but most famously was a Quidditch commentator whose narration of games often went too far.

THE BLOODY BARON
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Originally the Baron was a Slytherin, who, after Hogwarts, fell in love with Helena Ravenclaw, who did not love him back. Rowena Ravenclaw, her mother and one of Hogwarts’s founders, sent him to search for her in Albania. However, upon finding Helena, she refused to return and he, a ‘hot-tempered man,’ hastily killed her. Realizing what he’d done, he took his own life and to this day is covered in her blood (thus, his name). He then took to haunting Slytherin House.

ERNIE MACMILLAN
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“… [I]n case youre getting ideas, I might tell you that you can trace my family back through nine generations of witches and warlocks and my bloods as pure as anyones…” – Ernie, yelling at Harry Potter A pure-blood wizard, Ernie was a Hufflepuff who was good friends with Hannah Abbot and initially believed Harry was the Heir of Slytherin after his friend Justin Finch-Fletchley was petrified in Year Two. Eventually, he came around and apologized to Harry, becoming a member of Dumbledore’s Army in his fifth year and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts. He was also sorta obsessed with Hermoine from afar (who isn’t, though?).

GRIPHOOK
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Griphook was the managing goblin at Gringotts Bank, whose looks are deceiving. He appears conniving and unsympathetic, but when the Ministry of Magic declares wizards superior to goblins he refuses to acknowledge anyone his master and goes on the lam. Ultimately he helps Harry and the gang search for Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup.

25 Ways To Tell You’re A Kid Of The ‘90s

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Here’s a list of what you absolutely must remember to consider yourself a ’90s kid.

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Minor Characters We Fell In Love With

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Sometimes a character doesn’t need a lot of screen time to make an impression and get us to fall in love with them.

Wedge Antilles

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A minor character in all three of the original Star Wars movies, Wedge has been featured as a major player in the expanded universe of the series, including most notably the Rouge Squadron books and video games.

Elmo

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For years Elmo was a minor character on Sesame Street, appearing the background of scenes that called for large numbers of ‘monsters’. However, after Kevin Clash took over the role popularity of Elmo skyrocketed, to the point of becoming the most popular regularly occurring character on the show.

Harley Quinn

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Originally a one off hench person for The Joker on the animated series, her popularity led to her becoming a recurring character and eventually transitioning to the comics, becoming the first animated series character to transition to the comic books in DC history.

Boba Fett

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George Lucas didn’t anticipate how popular this bounty hunter character with next to no lines would be, otherwise we doubt he would have been killed in Return of the Jedi.

The Worm Guys

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Originally just a one off joke in the first Men in Black movie, they gained a lot of popularity after the first film and were written into the plots of Men in Black II and III, as well as the animated series, in more substantial roles.

Leonard Rodriguez

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One of Community’s greatest assets is the expansive number of background characters that populate the show. Perhaps none greater than Leonard, the grumpy, bitter old man who proves to be both a foil and occasional ally of the main characters, while delivering some of the show’s funniest lines.

Scruffy

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Originally a background character who held a multitude of jobs, he eventually became a more prominent character after landing a permanent position at the janitor for Planet Express on Futurama

Buzz McNab

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Psych’s go to backup cop, Buzz McNab became a fan favorite after recurring in a few Season 1 episodes, and continues to be brought back each season, as his sweet but dim supporting police work has become a part of the show’s larger universe.

857 Empty School Desks

Source: Buzzfeed via Matt Stopera.

The desks represent the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every day.

The art installation was made by not-for-profit organization, College Board, to call upon presidential candidates to make education a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaigns.

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Things Your Pets Do While You’re Away

Source: Buzzfeed.com via Jack Shepherd

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All Of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Direct-To-DVD “Hits” From Buzzfeed.com

Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar.
Now he makes bad movies to be sold at 7-Eleven.

Posted by Brian Feldman on Buzzfeed. All credit goes to him.

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“The president is on his way to give a speech. While he is traveling there a man shows up with a camera. A reporter tries to ask a member of the secret service a question. When the president enters he is shot by the man with the camera.”

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“A self help author [Christian Slater] is hunted by thugs [including Cuba Gooding, Jr.] who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.”

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“Special Activities Division Paramilitary operative David Wolfe (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders to remain of [sic] the field, and returns to the US as an army of one fighting for American security and integrity.”

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“An elite group of soldiers led by Mack (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), are sent by a CIA agent named Elissa Cardell (Valerie Cruz) to rescue a scientist named Wesley (Ron Perlman), who is working on an archeological dig site and is Cardell’s father, in the Middle Eastern desert. When they enter the dig site, which is a large underground laboratory, they encounter a priest who has strange boils all over his body. The team’s medic, Doc (Taryn Manning) sedates the priest. Click (Brandon Fobbs) uses the dig sites terminal to activate the elevator and notices something codenamed the Gehenna Project and asks Cardell if she knows what it is but she denies knowing about it. Mack orders Nickels (Zack Ward) to stay and watch the priest while the rest of the team takes the elevator deeper into the dig site.”

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“The film begins with Joshua (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his boss Vincent (Miguel Ferrer) driving to a hospital. Both seem to be shot and in pain. Joshua thinks back to his childhood, when his father was shot in front of his eyes. The film then flashes back and shows Joshua and his partner, Mickey (Johnny Messner) visiting people who owe Vincent money. They visit a crazy druggie who tells them that a small time drug dealer named Frankie Tahoe wants to kill Vincent.”

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“In the not too distant future where corporations control nearly every aspect of human life, a man named Luke (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is involved in a car accident that claims the life of his wife and their unborn child. Luke has severe brain damage, but Hope Corporation agrees to implant a chip into his brain to save his life. He discovers that this chip also constantly sends advertisements until either the person obtains the product, or they go insane.”

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“The movie opens outside a rundown suburban house. Inside, a woman is seen viciously murdered and partially dissected in the bath tub. As the killer, Keech (Neal McDonough), washes his hands, a baby starts to cry. Keech approaches the baby. Despite the savagery of his attack on the woman he is surprisingly gentle with the baby, comforting him and saying, “she can’t hurt you anymore”. The movie jumps forward 11 years to April 17, 2011. Investigative reporter Lewis Hicks (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is struggling with a failing marriage with his wife Gina (Danielle Nicolet); a dubious relationship with short time girlfriend, District Attorney Felecia Carson (Veronica Berry) and a slumping career. When Hicks pays a surprise visit to Felecia she becomes upset when she sees he is still wearing his wedding band. She tells him she is ending the relationship due to his unwillingness to make a commitment.”

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“Allan Campbell (Cole Hauser), a man who has had a very bad day, goes to a bar to drown his sorrows. He drunkenly befriends a mysterious man who calls himself Jonas (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), revealing to him a list of five people he wishes were dead. But as the bodies start piling up, and with a detective (Jonathan LaPaglia) hot on his trail, Allan, no longer believing the events to be a practical joke, must set out to end the murders before it is too late.”

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“After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief’s associates come after him in retaliation.”

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“Mike Dixon (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an agent working linewatch for the United States Border Patrol on the US/Mexico Border in New Mexico. He’s well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and loved by his wife Angela (Sharon Leal) and 5-year-old daughter Emily (Deja Warrior). Mike and his partner Luis DeSanto (Omar Paz Trujillo) discover a van full of dead illegal immigrants, and they go in search of the “coyote” who was leading them across before he left them for dead.”

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“A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.”

What happened Cuba?