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Elephant-Poop Coffee Goes for $50 a Cup

If the infamous civet-poop coffee is too mainstream for your caffeine-intake needs, good news is here from the hills of Thailand, where a small herd of elephants are in full-time production of Black Ivory Coffee, the latest in weird gourmet food and drink. From Newser: Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the [...]

9 Things You Can Do Underwater

If you can do it on land, someone will find a way to do it underwater. And then they’ll find a way to get others to do it, too! 1. Listen to Music The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and US-1 Radio 104.1FM presents an annual Underwater Music Festival just off Big Pine Key in Florida. The [...]

10 Unusual Restaurants Found Around the World

When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entry vestibule. Actually, it wasn’t technically free. It was more like the regular kids, like me, knew that [...]

Gas Powered Everything

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Gas Powered Everything Granted, this is the ad for Nissan (no, we’re not getting paid for it’s inclusion) – but we thought, it was wonderfully, creatively made and inspired by neat steampunk (gaspunk?) sensibilities, worthy of good look on DRB: Link For a look at Nuclear Powered Everything, see our recent article! Today’s [...]

Sharks Chasing Food inside a School of Fish

(Video Link) Vimeo user Mark Hannant shot this amazing scene in the Maldives. Five small sharks are chasing after their dinner inside an enormous school of fish. The fish school amorphously forms a hole around wherever the sharks move — all while a heron on the shore tries to take advantage of the opportunity. via The Presurfer

5 Interesting Study Abroad Destinations

Study abroad has become a staple of the college experience, with England, Italy, Spain, France and Australia being some of the most popular destinations for U.S. students. But what if you want to study off the beaten path? Pick one of these cities, and you’re sure to get a less-than-typical study abroad experience. 1. McMurdo Station, [...]

Facebook Employee Dave Proposes to Google Girlfriend

Facebook Employee Proposes to Google GirlfriendHow does the Senior Platform Manager at Facebook Dave Morin propose to his Google girlfriend Brittany Bohnet? Simple, by spelling out “B. Will you marry me?” in coconuts on a a sandy beach in the Maldives and flying over it in a private charter plane while she gets to pilot [...]

There Once Was An Island

Whether or not you believe that humans are causing the Earth to warm, it’s indisputable that sea levels are rising, and experts agree that at the end of this century they will be between three and six feet higher than they are today, and it may already be too late to do anything to stop [...]

Underwater cabinet Meeting in Maldives

Maldives government highlights the impact of climate change by meeting underwater The government of the Maldives has held its first underwater cabinet meeting to attract international attention to the dangers of global warming. President Mohamed Nasheed, dressed in full scuba gear, conducted the 30-minute meeting at a depth of 20 feet off the coast just north of [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mikhail Prokhorov

It looks like Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has reached a deal to buy the floundering New Jersey Nets. What’s Prokhorov’s story, though? We did some digging, and here are five things you probably don’t know about the man who could become the NBA’s next owner. 1. He Got His Start in the Jeans Business Buying an 80% [...]