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10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There’s no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don’t already know about them. For example: Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of [...]

Stunning Miniature Wonderland

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Stunning Miniature Wonderland Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. This is not “tilt-shift” effect; these are real, incredibly detailed and meticulously put-together models: whole cities, working airports, including the largest model railway / railroad in the world: Link Today’s pictures & links: Mind-Bending Cityscape (“City in the Sky” by unknown Japanese artist, via, click to [...]

Ben Wilson’s Chewing Gum Art

Ben Wilson finds wads of chewing gum discarded into the streets and sidewalks of London and paints them: Mr. Wilson, 47, one of Britain’s best-known outsider artists, has for the last six years or so immersed himself in a peculiar passion all his own: he paints tiny pictures on flattened blobs of discarded chewing gum on [...]

The Underground CAPTCHA Industry

Humans can solve them, computers cannot, or so we’ve been led to believe. Yes, I’m talking about CAPTCHAs, those annoying puzzles you see whenever you post something to Craigslist, or even try to leave a comment on this blog. Originally designed to block spam, Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart, or [...]

Why So Many Different Plugs?

I went to China and took an electrical adapter with eight different plug-ins, and still managed to stay at one hotel in which none of them fit. Why are there so many types of electrical plugs and sockets in the world? When household electric use began in the late 1800s, different areas of the world [...]

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 [...]