Category Archives: Interesting Things

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

It's August and you're hot. The kids are hot, too, and the familiar whine of "I'm bored!" is coming from the living room. But you're not taking them anywhere outside when the heat index is 100 degrees. So what can you do that's free, air-conditioned and fun? We have some solutions for you. 1. The…
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Artist Preserves The Beauty Of Nature In Pressed Glass Pendants

Beautiful Pendants by Stanislava Korobkova Love nature? Can’t get enough of it? Then good news, because Russian jewelry designer Stanislava Korobkova has created these beautiful vintage-style pendants that each contain its own little piece of mother nature. The Dublin-based designer uses tiny leaves and flowers that she finds in the Irish wilderness. She presses them flat…
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7 Most Expensive Flowers in the World

It was the rare ghost orchid that held the fascination of flora fanatic John Laroche, whose story of plant poaching and subsequent arrest were the topic of Susan Orlean’s famous book, "The Orchid Thief." While Laroche may be one of the better known contemporary plant collectors, the practice dates back to at least the 15th…
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25 Hidden iPhone Features

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, these tricks aren’t really hidden at all. Well, in this piece we’re going to tell you about 25 hidden features that are really, truly hidden. As in, you could look through your iPhone from now until the…
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The Weirdest Differences Between Men and Women Bodies

Of all the things that are different between men and women, it's the weird biological differences that are arguably the most fascinating. Unlike social or psychological differences, which can be influenced by outside forces, male and female differences based only in biology (with a hat tip to evolution) highlight the traits that make male and…
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Happy Birthday Mr. Nikola Tesla!

On this day, 10th of July, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, today region of Croatia, Nikola Tesla was born.  His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Nikola Tesla symbolizes a unifying…
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Hyperrealistic Drawings by Emanuele Dascanio

Born just outside of Milan, Italy in 1983 (Garbagnate Milanese to be exact) artist Emanuele Dascanio has garnered critical acclaim, winning countless awards and competitions with his hyperrealistic drawings and paintings. After graduating from the Lucio Fontana Art School of Arese in 2003, he enrolled at the Academy of Brera, but dropped out after only…
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POUNCE – Photo Book of Jumping Kittens

The last time we saw photographer Seth Casteel, he was capturing the whimsical portraits of underwater babies and underwater canines. Not only did his work go viral, the resulting photo books solidified him as a New York Times' bestselling author. Now Casteel is back at it again. In his latest photo book, "Pounce," he's moved…
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Guinness World Record: Watermelon Plant Yields 131 Fruit

Taking the world “superfruit” to a whole new level, a Chinese watermelon plant just broke a Guinness World Record by sprouting 131 enormous fruit. Each melon weighed an average of 10 kilograms, or 22 pounds, and the whole lot took only 90 days to mature after planting. Not only is the feat super-impressive, but the…
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Tesla solar roofing will be cheaper than normal roofing?

When Tesla, the Silicon Valley automaker and energy storage firm founded by billionaire Mars colonization enthusiast Elon Musk, unveiled its gorgeous solar roofing system back in October, it was assumed that said shingles would be significantly spendier than conventional roofing — you know, roofing that isn’t capable of transforming free and abundant sunshine into a…
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List of 10 Most Expensive Paintings

The 10 Most Expensive Paintings in History When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night, it smashed the record for a painting sold at auction. But even so it is still far from the most expensive painting of all time. It manages only fourth…
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The HemLoft – Hidden Treehouse

Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter Joel Allen built a unique egg-shaped tree house, The HemLoft. It is located in the woods near Whistler, British Columbia. The exact location of the house is a secret though, because Allen built it on Crown lands – government property – without permission. Allen had to hand-carry all…
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Most Innovative Bridges Being Built Right Now

These bridges all have something in common: bold and forward-thinking design! In a century that is seeing skyscrapers pushing vertical limits and 3-D printing transforming both design and engineering, it’s easy to look past the innovative bridges being built across the globe. Although their function—getting passengers from one point to another—may be mundane, the structures…
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Top 11 Chocolate Myths and Facts

The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods,” and it does seem that the fruit of the tree and its delicious derivatives are indeed fit for the deities. Both the Mayans and Aztecs believed the cacao bean had magical and divine attributes, appropriate for service in even the most…
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Dog Meat Is Finally Banned From Yulin Festival In China

A huge victory for animal lovers around the world – dog meat has just been temporarily banned from the infamous Yulin Festival in China that has already taken the lives of thousands and thousands of innocent canines. The ban will come into effect on June 15 – that’s one week before the start of the…
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The Full Moon Madness – Lunar Effect

Have you ever heard that people go crazy during a full Moon? What’s going on to cause all this lunacy? Or maybe, just maybe, it’s all a myth and nothing special ever happens during full moons. If I went crazy, like real actual cluster-cuss crazy, you might call me a lunatic. Or you might say…
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