• Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

    Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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  • Artists Recreate the Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship with Water and Light

    Artists Recreate the Flying Dutchman Ghost Ship with Water and Light

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Romanian Art collective Visual Skin recreated the legendary Flying Dutchman ghost ship for the Amsterdam Light Festival which ended in January. The mythical ship originates from 17-century nautical folklore and the Flying Dutchman is said to never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. Anchored in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Centre for…

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  • Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

    Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Photograph via WITN How wild is this? A viewer sent this picture to WITN of a perfect ice imprint of the front of a Jeep Cherokee. The ice remained after the car had driven away from the visitor’s parking lot at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. The flawless ice mould of…

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  • These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

    These Two Brothers Have Exchanged the Same Birthday Card Since 1987

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    For the last 27 years these two brothers have sent each other the same birthday card, filling whatever space they can find for some brotherly love. Sometimes they are early, often they are late and sometimes they completely miss a year! But the tradition continues along with the passing back and forth of a…

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  • CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

    CT Scan Reveals Buddha Statue is Actually a Tomb for a Mummified Monk

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    A CT scan has recently revealed that a Buddha statue is actually a tomb, containing the mummified remains of what scholars believe is the body of Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived in the 1100’s. The statue is currently on display at Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands (exhibit info here). The exhibit marks…

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  • Bucharest Bookstore Opens in Beautifully Restored 19th Century Building

    Bucharest Bookstore Opens in Beautifully Restored 19th Century Building

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Carturesti Carusel (“Carousel of Light”) is a breathtaking new bookstore that opened earlier this month in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. Designed by Square One, the bookstore is located inside a beautifully restored 19th century building. The 1,000 sq. m (10,760 sq. ft) retail space is situated on six floors and features over 10,000…

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  • 17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

    17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    The winners of the annual Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest were recently announced and this year’s pool of entries outdid themselves once again. The rules of the contest are simple: Use any or all of the materials (except glass) from no more than two (2) champagne bottles. Glue is the only permitted adhesive.…

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  • When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

    When Hospitals Need to Remove a Ring They Use This

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    In emergency situations where a ring needs to be removed immediately because it is too swollen, crushed or burned, hospitals use ring cutter tools like this, which are similar to can openers. Reddit user konvictkarl recently shared these photos to show the tool used at the hospital he works at. There are also electric-powered…

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Mar 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Architect

Picture of the Day: The Architect

Artwork by ERIK JOHANSSON Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Prints “The Architect” is the latest photo manipulation by artist and photographer Erik Johansson (featured previously). According to comments by Erik on his official Faecbook page, the image was created over the course of two months and involves numerous individual elements photographed…

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Mar 2, 2015

805 Million Names – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

805 Million Names – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

On 14 February 2015, Paris Saint-German played against Caen at Parc des Princes. For most players this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimović this was his most important game to date. Underneath his sweater he had 50 new names tattooed (temporary, not permanent). Names of people he’d never met,…

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Mar 2, 2015

Someone Made a Death Metal Remix of Mary Poppins and… Well Here It Is

Someone Made a Death Metal Remix of Mary Poppins and… Well Here It Is

The way the audio was synced to the original video makes this pretty awesome. “Mary Poppins Sings Death Metal” was arranged, played and recorded by Andy Rehfeldt with lead vocals by Sera Hatchett and Thomas Hinds. You can see the original version (for reference) embedded below :)

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Mar 2, 2015

Amazing POV Shows Rider Tear Through Downhill Street Course in Taxco, Mexico

Amazing POV Shows Rider Tear Through Downhill Street Course in Taxco, Mexico

Ride through the streets of Taxco, Mexico in this exhilarating first-person POV of Rémy Métailler as he pushes his downhill mountain bike to the limits through this amazingly designed street course.

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Mar 2, 2015

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

[Huckleberry Fine Art] Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By age twelve, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and began to do his first paintings and renderings of imagined buildings. After an…

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Feb 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Space

Picture of the Day: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Space

Photograph by Terry Virts International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy played science officer Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series that served as an inspiration to generations of…

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Feb 28, 2015

The Amazing Barry’s Yoga Magic Trick

The Amazing Barry’s Yoga Magic Trick

Watch magician ‘The Amazing Barry’ perform his yoga magic trick on television.

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