• 15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman

    15 Banknotes that Show Queen Elizabeth Age from a Child to an Elderly Woman

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Born 21 April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and second longest-reigning British Monarch. Being the Queen of a number of commonwealth countries, republics, territories and realms comes with an interesting set of privileges, one of which includes appearing on various legal tender and currency. In the gallery below, we see Queen Elizabeth…

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  • The Winners of the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

    The Winners of the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Selected from more than 18,000 entries, a photograph of a dramatic storm cloud, taken by Marko Korošec of Sezana, Slovenia, has been chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Korošec has won an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska’s Inside Passage for two aboard the National Geographic Sea…

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  • Waves of Cut Glass by Ben Young

    Waves of Cut Glass by Ben Young

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    31-year-old Ben Young makes intricate wave sculptures from numerous layers of cut glass. Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and now residing in Sydney, Australia, the self-taught artist has been making glass sculptures now for over a decade. Each of Young’s sculptures are hand drawn, hand cut and hand crafted, layer on layer to…

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  • Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

    Adding Superheroes and Crime Fighters to Neighborhood Watch Signs

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    If you live in downtown Toronto, Canada there’s a chance you’ve come across Andrew Lamb‘s handiwork. Since 2012 the artist has been wheat-pasting images of superheroes and crime fighters onto Neighbourhood Watch signs in Toronto. The 30-year-old artist and fabricator, who makes his living creating puppets, estimates he has put up about 70 such…

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  • One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language

    One of the More Interesting Sentences in the English Language

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability transcendentalizes intercommunication’s incomprehensibleness. Here we see a twenty-word sentence where each successive word increases in length by a single letter until we arrive at incomprehensibleness. A literary gem! If you enjoyed this post,…

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  • This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

    This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast. This particular specimen, which was offered by Arizona Skies Meteorites has been sold,…

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  • Insanely Detailed Sleeve Tattoos by Niki Norberg

    Insanely Detailed Sleeve Tattoos by Niki Norberg

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Niki Norberg is an award-winning from Gothenburg, Sweden. A professional tattoo artist since 2001, Niki currently works out of Gothenburg’s Wicked Tattoo. The artist is known for his realistic and highly detailed portraits and he has amassed a huge following online. On Instagram the artist has over 256,000 followers along with another 171,000 on…

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  • This Guy is Taking Balloon Art to the Next Level

    This Guy is Taking Balloon Art to the Next Level

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Jason Secoda (Airheads Entertainment) is an artist and entertainer that uses balloons as his medium. Based in Philadelphia, the artist has been making balloon art for over 15 years. On his Facebook page, he describes his philosophy: “My philosophy on balloon art tries to shatter the ideas that balloon art is cheesy and that…

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Aug 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: This was Taken from Space Yesterday

Picture of the Day: This was Taken from Space Yesterday

Photograph by Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid on Twitter) “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora” Those were the words of astronaut Reid Wiseman who is currently aboard the International Space Station. He posted the photo above to Twitter last night at 6:04 pm ET (19…

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Aug 20, 2014

Motorcyclist Crashes at High Speed, Lands Perfect Front Flip onto Roof of Moving Car

Motorcyclist Crashes at High Speed, Lands Perfect Front Flip onto Roof of Moving Car

This is the craziest dash cam footage I’ve ever seen. A motorcyclist tries to make a dangerous pass on a highway and crashes into the trunk of another car. Miraculously, the motorcyclist somehow executes a perfect front flip onto the roof of the car, even sticking the landing. Absolute insanity.

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Aug 20, 2014

Coach Gives Heartfelt Speech After Team Gets Eliminated from Little League World Series

Coach Gives Heartfelt Speech After Team Gets Eliminated from Little League World Series

Rhode Island Little League coach Dave Belisle delivers a moving speech to his players after their heartbreaking loss to Illinois in the 2014 Little League World Series.

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Aug 20, 2014

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

Photographer and urban explorer Ivan Kuznetsov shows us the world from a vantage point many of us will never experience first hand. Based in Moscow, the Russian photographer is a well-known ‘rooftopper’, which means he scales tall buildings and structures (often illegally) to take dizzying aerial photos of the world below. While ‘extreme’ rooftopping…

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Aug 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Creative Mom Turns Lemons Into Lemonade

Picture of the Day: Creative Mom Turns Lemons Into Lemonade

Photographer Unknown via National Art Society on Facebook “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” A creative mom makes the best of a bad situation when her child drew all over the wall. Although they may not learn their lesson if they see their scribbles turn into something so beautiful! In fact, it…

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Aug 19, 2014

How Jellyfish Stings Work in Microscopic Slow Motion

How Jellyfish Stings Work in Microscopic Slow Motion

Destin of SmarterEveryDay meets with toxinologist Dr. Seymour to investigate how jellyfish stings work using microscopic, slow motion video footage.

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Aug 19, 2014

Ornate Ink Illustrations by Alex Konahin

Ornate Ink Illustrations by Alex Konahin

Latvian artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (featured previously) uses dip pens with India ink to create wonderfully intricate and ornate drawings. Most of his artworks are done on A2/A3 paper. If you’re interested in prints, you can find some available through his Big Cartel storefront. To see more, check out Alex at the online…

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