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When pair of incredibly creepy life-sized and somewhat lifelike victorian dolls suddenly appeared around the city of London — riding on buses, waiting at tube stations and even doing a bit of window shopping, they gave commuters a bit of a surprise. It turns out that the the dolls are currently being used to promote the upcoming 2016 launch of Thorpe Park, the “world’s first psychological theme park” created by renowned illusionist Derren Brown.

Two life-size Victorian style dolls sent London commuters into a surreal spin during rush hour this morning as the creepy pair popped up at commuter hotspots across the capital. The sightings which led to numerous confused commuter posts on social media were later revealed to be an elaborate stunt by THORPE PARK Resort to promote the world’s first psychological theme park attraction created by Derren Brown arriving in spring 2016.


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The Yorkdale Centre in Toronto, Canada is currently running a clever holiday campaign in which a very modern Santa Claus (played by Paul Mason) models beautiful ensembles from designers such as John Varvatos, Hugo Boss, Harry Rosen, Salvatore Ferragamo, Montcler, Burberry and Holt Renfrew. Fashion Santa will be available for photos through December 23 and with every selfie using the #YorkdaleFashionSanta hashtag, the Centre will donate to a charitable cause.

While you can’t add him to your Christmas list this season, he is always up for a selfie! Come visit him this holiday season inside of the shopping centre between Harry Rosen and Hudson’s Bay. For every selfie posted to social media using the hashtag #YorkdaleFashionSanta we will donate $1 to Sick Kids Foundation (up to $10,000).

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images via Yorkdale Centre

via Mathew Ingram

Originally published at laughingsquid.com on December 9, 2015.


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Shanghai, China-based artist Eddie Liu has created Eld Heroes, a brilliant illustration that imagines what a group of iconic DC superheroes might look like as senior citizens. The Flash, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all look like they have aged quite well.

image via Eddie Liu

via Bored Panda

Originally published at laughingsquid.com on December 2, 2015.

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