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The Sexiest Bus Ad You’ll See Today

With an ad like that, who doesn’t want to ride the bus? Danish public transportation agency Midttrafik commissioned this spot by agency M2Film to make riding the bus sexy and exciting again. Hit play or [...]

The Mississippi River: The Backbone of America

The Mississippi River has been providing water, transportation, and blues songs to us for hundreds of years. The river was essential in building trade, agriculture, and settlements in the United States. And it continues to be crucial in ways we rarely think about. In combination with the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi, it’s [...]

Roman Artifacts Found in Fifth Century A.D. Japanese Tomb

Even with the limited transportation technologies of the time, the passage of trade over the world carried glass beads from the Roman Empire to the Fifth Century A.D. Utsukushi burial mound in Nagaoka, Japan: It found that the light yellow beads were made with natron, a chemical used to melt glass by craftsmen in the empire, [...]

Horse Gas Masks

During World War I soldiers relied on horses for transportation on the battlefield. The introduction of chemical warfare at this time meant horses had to be just as protected as their human counterparts so they were fitted with gas masks over their muzzles to prevent them from inhaling poison gases such as chlorine and phosgene. Link [...]