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The Challenges of Designing Enduring Symbols That Warn Against Dangerous Situations

In a really insightful video by Vox and accompanying article by 99% Invisible, video producer Christophe Haubursin, 99% Invisible creator and host Roman Mars and digital director Kurt Kohlstedt also of 99% Invisible, explain the scientific, philosophical and design challenges of creating enduring, understandable symbols that warn against danger and …

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A Rescued Chimp Outfitted With a Camera Provides a Rare View Amongst the Treetops of Her Home

In a clip from the three part PBS series “Animals With Cameras“, a rescued chimpanzee named Kimbang was outfitted with a camera and sent along to climb some trees so that her caretaker could assess her diet and ensure she was making the right choices before being set out into …

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Classic Renaissance Style Sculptures Reimagined With Surprising Humorous Modern Twists

A post shared by Gerard Mas (@gerard_mas) on Feb 7, 2017 at 9:20am PST Spanish artist Gerard Mas has created a gorgeous series of busts that are sculpted in the Renaissance style but reimagined with some very humorous, surprising and modern twists. These additions include sporting tan lines, blowing a …

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A Tiny Squirrel on Tiny Waterskis Gets Pulled by a Remote Controlled Toy Boat Around a Tiny Lagoon

A post shared by Twiggys Lagoon (@twiggyslagoon) on Mar 2, 2016 at 9:47am PST A tiny squirrel named Twiggy is quite the party animal. She and her human travel arounds the world in order to showcase her incredible talent of waterskiing. Making appearances at such events Toronto Boat Show, The …

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A British Lab That Creates Lightning Indoors In Order to Predict Failures on the Electrical Grid

Wired UK went inside the High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Manchester to witness first hand the incredible lightning that they create indoors via Tesla coils to test electrical equipment and predict failures within the electrical grid. The lab works to predict failures on the electrical grid and protect …

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Rokblok, A Small Wireless Record Player That Plays Music When Placed on Top of a Record

Pink Donut has created the RokBlok, a small wireless record player that instantly plays music when you place it on top of a vinyl record. The RokBlok is currently out of stock, but the next batch being made is available to reserve from the RokBlok website. Rock out to your …

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Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Last Light” by Douglas Croft. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “As sunset approached, we stopped at Olmstead Point looking west toward Yosemite Valley,” explains Croft. “The sun dipped below the clouds and above the horizon and created an amazing light …

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Photographer Shares His Experience of Capturing Aerial Images of Africa From a ‘Flying Lawn Chair’

In a fascinating Ted talk, George Steinmetz, photographer for National Geographic and climate change/global food supply documentarian, spoke about his amazing experience of capturing absolutely gorgeous aerial shots of various parts of Africa from a motorized paraglider aka a “flying lawn chair“. Steinmetz explained how his flying lawn chair worked, …

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The Mermen at Burning Man 1996

The Mermen playing at sunset just before the burn at Burning Man 1996. Legendary art car artist Tom Kennedy (who we lost in 2009) can be seen driving by at the beginning in Max the Daredevil FinMobile. La Contessa vs. The Whale at Burning Man 2003 HELCO at Burning Man …

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The Heartwarming History of Sriracha Chili Sauce and the Humble Wishes of the Man Who Created It

In a heartwarming episode of Today I Found Out, host Simon Whistler explained the origins and history of the legendary Sriracha chili sauce by Huy Fong Foods, the origins of the iconic rooster on the bottle, the number of knockoffs being made by big companies due to a lack of …