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R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn’t Doing Even More Extraordinary Things

John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world: At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar [...]

What Happened to the Star Dust?

In 1947, the British South American Airways plane Star Dust took off from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with eleven people aboard, destined for Santiago, Chile. But it never arrived. The passenger list certainly does its part to set the stage for conspiracy theories: A Palestinian returning to Chile from visiting a dying relative, two British businessmen, a [...]

Surreal Stop Motion Short-Luminaris

(YouTube Link) This strange little film is called Luminaris, and it was created by Juan Pablo Zaramella from Buenos Aires. If you’ve ever felt like you drift through your day, unsure of where you’re going until you get there, then you’ll probably relate to this short. You’ll also relate if you keep hand written notes in your [...]

Inception Park Buenos Aires Is A Trip

(YouTube Link) This fantastic visual effects video by Fernando Livschitz shows what it would be like if roller coasters weren’t stuck on tracks, and they were free to roam about a beautiful city like Buenos Aires. What a wild ride! –via Juxtapoz

The Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

This ain’t your neighborhood Barnes & Noble, that’s for sure! Flavorwire has the gallery of 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world. (The one above is the El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Take a look, before Amazon puts [...]

Puppet Puppy

(YouTube link) If you didn’t see the strings, you’d just think this was a skinny dog. This talented puppeteer was spotted on the streets of Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bonus: “Stormy Weather.” -via Arbroath

Large fireball wrecks Argentine town

The fireball hit the outskirts of Buenos Aires killing at least one person and damaging buildings. Nine people were also injured in the explosion, a f…

Wild Painted Wall Animation By BLU

(Video Link) This video is an oldie but goodie I thought i’d share with you, featuring some amazing animation painted directly on walls around Buenos Aires and Baden. Graffiti artist and animator BLU is responsible for the mess, which somehow seems to clean up behind itself as the animation runs down the street, leaving a whitewash [...]

The Late Movies: Blu

Blu is the pseudonym of a super-cool Italian street artist, who began his career using spray paint but eventually evolved to use house paint, which gives his pieces a more polished, less urban look. Blu’s pieces can be seen all over Europe, most notably in Italy. Below, you’ll find a handful of time-lapse videos of [...]

Back to the Future: Old Photos Edition

Three friends have emailed me links to this in the past 24 hours, each with a note that says something like “ZOMG! You like old photos, so you have to check this out!” I finally did, and they were right — it’s pretty awesome. It’s a project by photographer Irina Werning, who writes: I love old [...]