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The Flogsta Roar

In Flogsta, a neighborhood in Uppsala, Sweden, everyone opens their windows or goes out in the streets every night at 22:00 and starts screaming! Really. It’s a tradition in place since the 1970s. The area is dense with college students, and they say it is to blow off steam. Redditor TombSv linked to a video [...]

Swedish New Year Fireworks

Sanna Dullaway had some bad shrimp and suffered from a case of food poisoning on New Year’s Eve, but still managed to go out on his balcony in Nynäshamn, Sweden to shoot photographs of the fireworks. He used a DSLR camera and stitched the images together to make a beautiful panorama. Only a portion is [...]

Beautiful Buildings Made from Ice and Snow

They don’t last long, but they are works of art for a short time in winter. Flavorwire has a roundup of homes, hotels, igloos, castles, and art buildings made from ice and snow. Such structures are found in Romania, Russia, Sweden, China, Canada, and the U.S. Even in New Mexico! Shown here is The Celestial [...]

Link Latte 191

#191 – Week of November 7, 2012 Here’s who should’ve been elected – [The Hero!] Amazing List of Disney’s Historic Failures – [interesting] Spaceship House Built Outside Moscow – [pics, transl.] Stunning Surreal Art: Igor Morski – [wow art] Have fun exploding nuclear bombs & supervolcanoes – [cool site] SuperStratos: Impressive Huge Futuristic Plane – [scifi art] Super-Bizarre Flower Structures – [futurism [...]

Tomb found near Sweden’s ‘Stonehenge’

The 5,500-year-old tomb of a Stone Age chieftain has been unearthed at Sweden’s Ale’s Stenar monument. Ale’s Stones ( as they are known in English ) c…

The Missing Links: Ketchup Goes Kaboom

The Man That Cues the Laughter Wally Feresten has been holding up cue cards for cast members and nervous guest hosts on Saturday Night Live for 22 years. * Bullfighting: In Pictures No matter if you’re of the opinion that bullfighting is barbaric or a beautiful art form, these startling pictures will probably solidify that opinion. Be [...]

The Missing Links: Life at the Fair

LIFE at the Fair Check out these shots from their photo gallery of shots taken at a 1930s fair, a collection that includes this baffling shot of chimps in little cars. * Will Ferrell. In Sweden. Drinking Old Milwaukee. Makes perfect sense, right? * You Just Never Know: Do We Actually Live In A Giant Computer Simulation? You wouldn’t [...]

11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

1. “Nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.” Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, and father of the world’s most famous equation. For his work in theoreticel physics (“especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” according to the committee), Einstein received the 1921 Nobel [...]

How easy is it to confuse our moral compass ?

Cognitive scientist Lars Hall set out to determine just how easy it is to fool our moral principles. Hall and his team at Lund University in Sweden co…

11 Monarchs Who Went Insane

With election season in full swing, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and be glad that neither candidate makes out with corpses or thinks they have bones made of glass. Whether they were born with mental illness or slowly descended into lunacy as a result of leading tragic lives, these 11 rulers definitely [...]