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Eisriesenwelt: The Largest Ice Cave in the World

The Eisriesenwelt is an enormous cave system south of Salzburg, Austria. It’s forty-two kilometers long, the first kilometer of which is covered in wondrous ice formations. The cave is open to visitors during the summer, so visit if you’re in the area. Check out more pictures at the link. Link -via American Digest | Official Website [...]

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Amadeus, Part 1

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was what some scholars[1] have called “the fillet of the Classical epoch…easily the most impressive composer of his time.” In fact, it could be argued that Mozart was not only the most impressive composer of his time, [...]

Pot Farm in Zoo Enclosure

It was the perfect place to grow marijuana: a section of the rhinoceros pen that only one zookeeper had access to. A zookeeper in Austria thought he would never be caught. Salzburg Hellbrunn Zoo director Sabine Grebner said today (Mon): “It’s horrible! We never thought such a thing was possible. We are here for families and [...]

The Wonder of Ice Caves

A selection of ice caves from around the world, from the largest in Germany to arguably the weirdest in California (well, it would be, wouldn’t it?).  One of the strange facts about some of these caves is that the ice does not melt in the summer, but it does in the winter.  Size, of course, is [...]

Krampus is Making a Christmas Comeback

This Christmas, forget Santa. There’s a mythical creature that’s making a big comeback: the Krampus. Popular in Alpine villages centuries ago, Krampus scared kids straight—his long red tongue upped the fear factor—and taught them that evil bows before good. He served Santa’s forerunner, kindly St. Nicholas, who had “the power to send Krampus back to hell,” [...]

The World’s Most Magnificent Pipe Organs

“QUANTUM SHOT” #596Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams “Pipe Dreams” with Magnificent Sound: Quite Simply, The Blockbusters of Their Time Some of the most epic and magnificent music masterpieces were created to be played on a large pipe organ – made even better if listened inside soaring gothic cathedrals with pretty much perfect acoustics. [...]