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Zildjian: Family Business for 14 Generations

When you talk about cymbals, chances are you’re talking about Zildjian cymbals. But did you know that the company is four centuries old and still run as a family business? Nearly 400 years ago, in [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 51

It’s Thursday, it’s late and it’s time once again for the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. NOTE: It has nothing to do with when they were released. Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done blink-182 – [...]

11 Cool bridges from around the world

1. The Moses Bridge, Neverthlands Designed by architecture group RO & AD, The Moses Bridge is constructed out of Accoya wood, a hi-tech wood that is supposedly harder and more durable than some of the best tropical woods. It is treated with a nontoxic anti-fungal coating to maintain its split-the-water functionality. 2. Da Vinci Bridge, Norway A bridge [...]

Amazing Spud City Carved Out of Potatoes

You like po-tay-to, I like po-tah-to, let’s call the whole thing … awesome: Behold a cityscape carved out of 80 pounds of potatoes by artist Peter Root (really). From The Sun: Peter Root, 33, spent three [...]

Dietribes: Eggplant

• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has. From being considered “the mad apple” on the presumption it caused insanity, to having a complete overhaul as the aphrodisiatic “apple of love” in sixteenth century Spain to being used as a cosmetic for black dye that was sometimes used to polish teeth [...]

8,500-year-old remains found in Insanbul

The oldest human skeletons ever found in Turkey have been discovered in Istanbul’s Yenikapý area. The discovery of the two skeletons indicates that Is…

Sohei Nishino’s Diorama Maps

Japanese photographer, Sohei Nishino, walks around cities taking pictures and pasting and arranging the results to create layered icons of a city from his memory. He has mapped Istanbul, Hong Kong, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka and London. Last year, Nishino spent a month walking the streets of London . He took over 10,000 [...]

Meet Women Most Common Beautiful Face From Around The World

Describing someone as average-looking is rarely seen as a compliment. But most of us would be quite happy to look like a computer-generated depiction of the ‘average’ English woman, Welsh woman, or even the average Burmese. More than 100 women of 41 different nationalities and ethnicities were photographed in cities all over the world in an effort [...]

Gravity-Defying Tea and Disappearing Ice Cream

When you order a hot dog from a street vendor in the USA, the guy slaps the dog in a bun and hands it to you. And it’s delicious. And that’s it. In Thailand, anyone who orders a “pulled tea” from a street vendor has a better-than-average chance of being in for a show. Like [...]

Today is a Palindrome

January 2, 2010 is a palindrome, at least in countries that write the date in the mm/dd/yyyy form. Personally, I’ve been writing the date without initial zeros, like 12-3-9, but that’s just me. Who notices such things? Professor Aziz Inan of the University of Portland, who teaches electrical engineering but loves math puzzles. A native of [...]