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Art Lebedev

12 Unconventional Radiators

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In the immortal words of Outkast, "What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!" And what's cooler than being ice cold? These hot—and totally rad—ideas for making your radiator stand out this winter.

1. Radiasaurus Rex

The dinosaur above, designed by Art Lebedev studios, keeps rooms at cozy mid-Cretaceous temperatures. (Via Geekologie.)

2. Art Radiator

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It's your cat's favorite painting!

3. Eiffel Tower Radiator

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How do you say, "Don't lean on this while wearing polyester" in French?

4. Animal-Shaped Radiator

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I hereby trademark the term "taxithermy."

5. DIY Sheep Radiator

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Here's an animal radiator ewe can make yourself.

6. Colorblock Radiator

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It's not often you wish you could wear a household appliance.

7. LEGO Radiator

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No LEGOs were harmed in the making of this radiator.

8. Cordivari Radiators

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The Lamborghini of radiators.

9. HOT Radiator

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Nelly said it best: "Hot in. So hot in herre!"

10. Fireplace Radiator

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This is what the kids call "meta."

11. Dice Radiator

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Watch out. This guy's on a hot streak.

12. Milano Radiator

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Your turn. What's your caption for this one?

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The Mules That Help Fight California's Wildfires
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Forget dalmatians—in remote parts of Northern California, mules are the fire department's four-legged helpers of choice.

When a blaze roars to life in a residential area, firefighters can use trucks to transport the tools needed to battle it. But in the California wilderness, where vehicles—and sometimes thanks to environmental restrictions, helicopters—can’t venture, mules bear the burden. According to Business Insider, the donkey-horse hybrids can carry 120 pounds of supplies apiece while walking 4 mph up rugged terrain. Llamas are also capable of making the trek, but mules are preferred for their resilience and intelligence.

You can see them at work in the video below.

These animals do extraordinary work for the country, but they’re not the only mules assisting the U.S. government. The Havasupai village of Supai is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and the mail is delivered there each day by parcel-toting mules.

[h/t Business Insider]

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