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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

We already looked at libraries in all the major continents, but there were so many great ones in the United States that the article featuring libraries in North America had to leave many beautiful buildings out. Now’s the time to share some of the stunning libraries that might not make it in the top 10 [...]

11 Wonderful Libraries in Africa

We’ve brought you beautiful European, South American, North American and Asian libraries, so now it’s time for the most amazing libraries in Africa. 1. Library of Alexandria The most famous library in Africa is the Library of Alexandria — the modern tribute to the famed library of antiquity. Located on the shore in Alexandria near where the ancient library [...]

The 5 Worst Fathers In the Animal Kingdom

These dads won’t be getting any Father’s Day cards this Sunday. 1. Lions Image courtesy of James Hopkirk’s Flickr stream You may already know that a male lion that recently became head of his pride will usually kill all the cubs sired by the previous leader. But while that makes lions terrible step-dads, it doesn’t make them terrible [...]

See the Resemblance? Surprising Family Ties in the Animal Kingdom

Generally speaking, you can look at a creature and tell if it is closely related to another animal. Wolves and dogs look alike and so do kangaroos and wallabies. But you can’t always judge a critter by its cover. Here are a few animal kingdom family ties that might just surprise you. Seals and Bears Image courtesy [...]

Chips, Crisps, Croustilles: A Global Tour of Unusual Potato Chip Flavors

There’s a whole world of chip flavors out there that most of us have never even imagined. Here are some of the most interesting. Australia: Some of the most popular flavors of late sound quite tasty, or at least intriguing, including lime and pepper, sweet chili sauce & sour cream, honey soy chicken, kangaroo, emu and Caesar [...]

The 9 Worst Moms in the Animal Kingdom

No matter how many mistakes your mother may have made, there’s no way she’s in the same class as these animal mothers. 1. Harp Seals Mothers of these precious little ones are highly dedicated for the first twelve days. In fact, they do not eat at all during that period. Unfortunately, once the feeding is over, that’s [...]

Adorable Legend Of Zelda GIF

This cute animated GIF comes to you courtesy of Daniel Bressette, who clearly has love for The Legend Of Zelda and glowing pieces of meat. Entitled Let’s Eat, it’s a celebration of the fact that winter is over, except for those who have made Hyrule their home. Link  –via Rampaged Reality

From 1903: The Earliest Known Film Footage of a Football Game

(Video Link) This video, courtesy of the Library of Congress, shows scenes from a game between Princeton and Yale. Skip to 2:00 to see the action. The halftime show is scandalous. A woman “accidentally” reveals her ankle. -via Kottke

12 Creative Campaign Slogans to Inspire the 2012 Candidates

Christine Lusey runs Retro Campaigns, the internet’s premier source for historical campaign t-shirts and memorabilia. We asked if she could compile some memorable slogans from past elections. She did not disappoint. These days it seems like every campaign slogan is just a series of political buzzwords: Hope! Change! Values! Newt! But it wasn’t always this way. [...]

How to Sing the Most Overtones in a Minute

Turns out, we all did it wrong in kindergarten. This is how you sing the most overtones in a minute, courtesy of ethnomusicologist and throat singer Tran Quang Hai. What technique! Hit play or go to Link [...]