Category: LISTS

Mar 17, 2015

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 18 stunning green auroras as seen from Earth and outer space (aboard the International Space Station). For those unfamiliar, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. It signifies the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c.…

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Mar 10, 2015

This Canadian Hot Spring has a Hair Freezing Contest Every Winter

This Canadian Hot Spring has a Hair Freezing Contest Every Winter

Every February the Takhini Hot Pools in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada host a Hair Freezing Contest. Visitors dunk their hair in the hot water (usually 40° Celsius/104° Fahrenheit) and then let it freeze in the chilly air above (temperatures in Feb. can easily dip below -30° Celsius/-22° Fahrenheit). Contestants are free to mold and style…

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Mar 5, 2015

18 Delicious Looking Meals That Are Actually Cakes

18 Delicious Looking Meals That Are Actually Cakes

For the last 10 years, Debbie Does Cakes has been creating custom sculpted cakes for customers in the San Francisco Bay area. By Debbie’s account, “a sculpted cake is a cake carved by hand to resemble anything other than cake”. Debbie does not design traditional cakes of any kind, focusing strictly on one of…

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Mar 4, 2015

The Internet is Having a Field Day with the Bird Riding Weasel

The Internet is Having a Field Day with the Bird Riding Weasel

Earlier this week, Martin Le-May’s photo of a weasel riding a woodpecker went viral. The photo has been seen millions of times around the world since. Whenever an image like this—that is so unusual and hard to believe—spreads, the reaction images and photoshops are not far behind. BuzzFeed put together a great compilation of…

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Mar 4, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The finalists of the 12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest have just been announced. Selected from over 26,500 entries, these photos were submitted by photographers from 93 different countries. Smithsonian’s photo editors selected ten finalists per category—Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile—and it is up to you to determine the Readers’ Choice…

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Feb 25, 2015

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

The world looks different when seen from above. During spaceflight, astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface; this is known as the “Overview Effect“. This experience inspired Benjamin Grant to launch Daily Overview, an online project that attempts to, “fully…

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Feb 23, 2015

17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

17 Miniature Chairs Made from Champagne Corks

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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