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The Painted Faces of Valeriya Kutsan

Some of her designs are simple, as this one is, and some of them are complex. But all of Valeriya Kutsan’s facepaint designs in her series “Weird Beauty” are stunning.  Link -via Flavorwire | Photo: Alexander Khokhlov

Top brain surgeon claims afterlife exists

A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon had a change of heart after he had his own near-death experience. Dr Eben Alexander had previously dismissed the idea …

The Legend of King Arthur

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. What do you think -was King Arthur a real person, or is he purely the stuff of legend? Either way, he makes for a good story. TABLE TALK In England, the most popular tales of chivalry are the Welsh legends of King Arthur and [...]

12 Athletes Injured During Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums often lead to ejections, suspensions, and fines. But these 12 athletes went the extra mile and actually physically hurt themselves, too. DAVID POKRESS/MCT/Landov 1. Amar’e Stoudemire When New York Knicks’ big man Amar’e Stoudemire punched a glass case housing a fire extinguisher after a Game 2 playoff loss against the Miami Heat, he needed 15 stitches [...]

The First Objects Created in the Universe?

Image: NASA/JPL These faint objects above, imaged in infrared by NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, may just be the very first objects created in the universe. explains: "These objects would have been tremendously bright," [...]

Sea Butterfly

It’s hard to believe but that otherworldly creature above, photographed by Alexander Semenov, lives in our ocean rather than on the pages of a sci-fi novel. The sea angel above was found in the White Sea, northwest [...]

Is Your Name to Blame for All Your Problems?

Name tag image via Shutterstock As Juliet bemoans the grudge her family has against Romeo’s based on their names, she says, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Apparently, there’s a lot more in a name than Juliet thought—especially if your name is Mandy or [...]

Sound pulled from 125-year-old recordings

Scientists have been able to retrieve sound from recordings made in Alexander Graham Bell’s lab. Bell had made the recordings to safeguard against hav…

11 Things That Happened on Other Cool Dates

11/22/11 is the 791st anniversary of Frederick II being crowned Holy Roman Emperor, the 293rd anniversary of Blackbeard’s beheading, the 254th anniversary of the Austrian defeat of Prussia in the Seven Years’ War’s Battle of Breslau, the 48th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and what would have been novelist George Eliot’s 192nd birthday. [...]

Batman and Captain Kirk Together

<p><center><iframe class=”embeddedvideo” src=”;hl=en_US” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”500″ height=”405″></iframe><br /> (<a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”″>Video Link</a>)</center></p> <p>William Shatner and Adam West, two giants of their time, came together to star in an unsold 1968 television pilot based on the life of Alexander the Great. Alas, it was simply too awesome to proceed. Too many minds would have been blown. <a rel=”nofollow” [...]