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A High Definition Look Into the Rare Titan Arum Plant More Commonly Known as the ‘Corpse Flower’

In an informationally odiferous episode of the KQED series “Deep Look“, narrator Lauren Sommer takes a high definition look in the life cycle of the rare Titan Arum plant more commonly known as the “Corpse Flower”. It only blooms once a decade and the stench of it can be overwhelming. …

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Katana Air, A Completely Cable Free Amplifier That Uses Transmitters to Communicate With the Guitar

The Boss Katana-Air guitar amplifier is a modern marvel that requires neither cables nor outlets of any kind to play. Its petite size makes it portable and the standby mode makes it ready to go at a moment’s notice. The amp runs on batteries for 12 hours at a time …

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A Gorgeous Timelapse Capturing the Vivid Beauty of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada

German filmmaker Florian Nick traveled to North America to explore the vivid landscapes of Canada, where he traveled over 3,400 miles over the course of six weeks. Nine months and 55,000 photographs later, Nick created the gorgeous timelapse short film “ALIVE | Canada 4K“. With 54.000 single photos shot along …

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Puppeteer Barnaby Dixon Reveals the Newer Sleeker Version of His Beloved Original Dabchick Puppet

Barnaby Dixon, the highly creative puppeteer behind MANU the incredible performing warrior finger puppet and a rather playful Raptor puppet, has revealed the newest, latest version of his beloved puppet Dabchick. This new version sports a mechanized tail, a mechanized mouth and a much lighter weight. As he leans forward …

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Photo Of The Day By Rom Savage

Photo By Rom Savage Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Angel Falls” by Rom Savage. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in …

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Showcase: December 2017

Diamond Window By Alex Speijer “Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions. When the chunks of ice flow through the lagoon outlet and enter the sea, some are thrown back at the beach. Temperature and wave action make them melt in crazy ways. This can result in …

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The Windows of San Francisco, An Interactive Virtual Tour of Daily Life in the City by the Bay

Jon Murray has created “Windows of San Francisco” a wonderful interactive virtual tour of San Francisco featuring 100 different window views taken from different location throughout the city that are specifically mapped. Having lived in San Francisco for several years, Murray became familiar with the quirks, the oddities and the …

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The Chaotic History Behind Why There Are Only 28 Days in the Month of February (Plus Leap Year)

After Skool explains via an illuminating whiteboard illustration, the very chaotic and rather political reasons as to why February has only 28 days plus an additional day every four years. It all started with the Romans, who made many attempts to accommodate their beliefs into the flow of time. We …

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The Amazing Story of a Champion Horseback Rider Who Started Dressage After She Lost Her Legs

In 2012, a young Swedish woman named Felicia Grimmenhag was recovering from a losing both her legs in a particularly horrific car accident when a friend presented with an opportunity to ride horses as a manner of rehabilitation. This opportunity turned into a passion. Grimmenhag excelled. She became a champion …

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Beautiful Short Film About a Man Who Avoided Trouble by Taking Care of His Rooftop Pigeons

In the first episode of his “Passion Projects” series, filmmaker Andrew Leibman created “Rooftop Refuge“, a beautifully shot short documentary about aviculturist Dave Malone. Malone, a native of Brownsville, Brooklyn, proudly stayed out of trouble because he preferred going up to the rooftop to care for and fly his pigeons. …

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