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Jun 2, 2012

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

Photograph by Ross Aldershoff Completed in 2007 by Merkx + Girod Architecten, the Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht in the Netherlands is an incredible church conversion that was originally consecrated in 1294. Located between Maastricht’s two major squares (the Markt and the Vrijthof), the bookstore is run by a large Dutch chain in…

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May 31, 2012

The 35 Cutest Baby Elephants You Will See Today

The 35 Cutest Baby Elephants You Will See Today

I was having a mediocre day until a photo of a baby elephant immediately lifted my spirits (#2 below, saw it on Reddit). I thought, if one simple baby elephant picture could spontaneously lift my spirits, a whole gallery may very well increase the happiness index the world over (quite facetious, yes). Sure when…

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May 30, 2012

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Photograph via UrinalCakes on Reddit Located approximately 6 km (3.73 miles) from the outskirts of the city of Dunhuang in Western China, lies Crescent Lake, an incredible oasis in the Gobi desert. Known as Yueyaquan in Chinese, the crescent-shaped lake is a major tourist attraction where one of the world’s great shrines to…

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May 28, 2012

The Historic SpaceX Mission

The Historic SpaceX Mission

Photograph by yatpay on Reddit On May 25th, 2012, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) made history when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle in history to successfully attach to the International Space Station. Previously only four governments – the United States, Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency – had achieved this…

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May 25, 2012

An Amazing Gallery of Camel Hair Art

An Amazing Gallery of Camel Hair Art

Throughout India, Pakistan and the Middle East you will find camels. These domesticated even-toe ungulates are not only hard workers, but they also provide milk and meat. These animals are celebrated in a variety of festivals including the world famous Bikaner Camel Festival in Rajasthan, India and camel beauty pageants in Abu Dhabi and…

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May 24, 2012

25 Alpacas with the Most Amazing Hair Ever

25 Alpacas with the Most Amazing Hair Ever

Alpacas are a domesticated species of South American camelid, bearing a striking resemblance to llamas only much smaller. They have been bred specifically for their ‘fiber’ which is used for similar knitted and woven products that wool is used for. This wonderful ‘fiber’ comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru,…

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May 24, 2012

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

15 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World

A crater lake is a lake that forms in a volcanic crater or caldera, such as a maar; less commonly and with lower association to the term a lake may form in an impact crater caused by a meteorite, or in an artificial explosion caused by humans. Sometimes lakes which form inside calderas are…

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