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Should Polygamy Be Legal?

Photo: Shutterstock In the midst of the discussion over marriage equality these days, let us ask this question: Should three people be allowed to marry each other? After all, they’re all grown ups and what business does society have in regulating what they do in private? That’s the controversy [...]

The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2011

“THE BEST OF DRB: 2011″Link Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2011 Promoting “sense of wonder” and intense exploration of our world and beyond, shamelessly cynicism- and nihilism- free, “Dark Roasted Blend” is happy to serve our readers since 2006. As a sort of overview, but mostly trying to highlight the themes and articles of [...]

Archive: November 2011

The World’s Largest Ship Propellers Steel behemoths propelling huge ships Heavy Machinery in Trouble! (Wow Pics) The heavier they are, the harder they crash Surreal Art Update: Glass Garage Gallery Not afraid of “pretty”, but still pretty weird Luigi Colani Radical Designs Update These forms cry out “FUTURE!” in a way that cannot be ignored. Wild’n'Wooly Printer Concepts Printers cannot always be evil. Here [...]

Surrounded by Death on Snake Island

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, sits Ilha de Quimada Grande or, as it’s known colloquially in English, “Snake Island.” The island, roughly 110 acres of trees, is uninhabited. Travel [...]

Flip-Flop Monkey

Art students in São Paulo, Brazil, made a sculpture of a monkey out of 10,000 flip-flops. It was created for the recent Pixel Show, a major art and design fair. Link via Geekologie | Fair Website | Photo: Zeutch.com