Kate Snow
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100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The…

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This Cute Panda-Ant Is Actually A “Cow Killer” Wasp

Cute panda ant. The panda-ant may look cute, but its sting is painful! Technically not an ant but a wasp, its colors and patters are aposematic, warning other predators to stay away. Only the female is wingless, and despite sometimes…

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This Store Sells T-Shirts With Hilarious Incorrect Quotes!

Hilarious incorrect quotes. It’s safe to say that almost everyone has a t-shirt or two with their favorite band, tv show or a movie. So, if you ever feel like wearing a t-shirt with a logo of your favorite band…

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Facts About The Titanic That’s Not True

False facts about the Titanic. The sinking of the Titanic was a disaster on a monumental scale, ending with the deaths of 1,500 passengers in the frigid Atlantic Ocean. It’s been elevated to one of those moments in history that…

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Punishments In The Russian Army

These hilarious pictures show what happens to you in the Russian army when you make a mistake. Forgot your rifle? Maybe carrying around a huge wooden rifle will help you remember next time! However, while these photos show the lighter…

Vietnamese People Have the Same Last Name
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Why 40% of Vietnamese People Have the Same Last Name

Vietnamese people with the same last name. The existence of last names in Vietnam dates to 111 BC, the beginning of a lengthy thousand-year occupation of the country by the Han Dynasty in China. Before this time, nobody really knows…

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Spiders Can Hear You ‘Walking And Talking’

Spiders can hear you ‘walking and talking’. If you’re already scared of spiders, you’re not going to like this next part. A new study published Thursday in Current Biology found that spiders — specifically a species of jumping spider — can hear sounds…

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How Many Megapixels Is the Human Eye? The Answer Is Complicated

The human eye. According to scientist and photographer Dr. Roger Clark, the resolution of the human eye is 576 megapixels. That’s huge when you compare it to the 12 megapixels of an iPhone 7’s camera. But what does this mean,…

Pain Relievers In Ancient Times
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Top Ten Pain Relievers In Ancient Times

Pain relievers in ancient times. Many believe that patients before the early 20th century had to endure dental repairs, tooth extractions, or general surgery in agony, largely unrelieved except by slugs of whiskey or wine. Archaeology suggests that such was not the…

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Korean Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Paintings

Korean artist creates incredibly realistic paintings. Young-Sung Kim is a talented Korean artist; his paintings have been featured in numerous galleries all around the world. The incredible amount of details make his paintings look more like photographs. Kim has been…

The untold truth of Area 51
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The Untold Truth Of Area 51

Area 51 is most commonly thought of as the place where the government keeps UFOs and alien secrets, but no one outside the highest levels of government knows the truths that hide in the top secret base. Only one document…

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Perfectly Timed Cat Photos Taken At The Right Moment

Perfectly timed cat photos. These hilarious perfectly timed photos capture our evil cat companions at the perfect moment. They always love our attention every time, from cats creating the shape of heart with their tails to flying cat, these perfectly timed…

A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Was Found!
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A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot Was Found!

A 5000 year old toy chariot was found! The ancient settlement of Sogmatar, which thrived 5,000 years ago, back to the Bronze age, might seem like a world detached from our own. By legend, this is the place where Moses…

New Zealand Library Books Kept Vanishing And Then Reappearing
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A New Zealand Library Books Kept Vanishing And Then Reappearing

Library books kept vanishing and then reappearing. The Auckland Central Library in New Zealand’s largest city has a long history of providing for the city’s homeless population. After a local charity told administrators that the library served as a kind…

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Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Color!

Imaginary ecosystems bursting with color.  Artist Yellena James creates kaleidoscopic artworks that resemble colorful ecosystems, filled with imaginary flora and fauna. With an aim to illustrate places that are ‘hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic’, Yellena’s most recent universes explore delicate organic…

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The Green Children Of Woolpit

The green children of Woolpit. One day, out of the woods, two children walked into the English town of Woolpit. This was back in the 1200s, so children mysteriously appearing wasn’t as odd back then—due to, you know, parents having…

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What Life Actually Was Like For A Real Pirate

What life actually was like for a real pirate. In between bouts of pirate-talk and rocking out to Alestorm (or Lazy Town, whichever you prefer), you may have wondered what life would’ve been like if you actually were a pirate….

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How Fire Ants Form Towers More Than 30 Ants High

How fire ants form towers more than 30 ants high. Fire ants may not be cute or cuddly, but they have some pretty cool tricks. They can form rafts to survive floods, and researchers have now figured out how they form towers…

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Scientists Warn That We Are Entering A Digital Dark Age

We are entering a digital dark age You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may last forever, or might even come back to haunt you, depending on what you have out there. But, in reality,…

Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod
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Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod Proves a Big Hit

The Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod You may be all happy and carefree today celebrating public holidays, but don’t forget about the end of days. Luckily, there’s a way around it – a survival pod built by a Chinese inventor who claims…

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Single Guy Recreates His Twin Sister’s Baby Photos Using A Cat

Single guy recreates his twin sister’s baby photos using a cat. Gordy Yates never got anything for his twin sister for their birthday, but on their 28th, he decided to do something special – he recreated some of his sister’s…

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How Freshwater Cultured Pearls Began

Freshwater cultured pearls. Pearls are produced by mollusks, mussels or oysters belonging to the Unionidae family. Saltwater pearls are produced by oysters in the ocean, while freshwater pearls come from mussels growing in lakes, rivers or ponds other than the…

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The Deadly Alaskan Bermuda Triangle

You’ve probably heard legends about planes and ships mysteriously disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle. But those legends don’t come close to the serious disappearances that have plagued Alaska for decades. There’s a region of wilderness known by names like ‘Alaska’s…

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Hand-Cut Paper To Create Sculptures Of Birds, Bees And Other Creatures

Sculptures by Lisa Lloyd. I’ve had quite an exciting career over the last 18 years.  I’ve worked as an animator, directed music videos and I’ve also owned and was the creative director of an animation company in London. All these…

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Botticelli’s Masterpiece Of ‘The Birth of Venus’

Sandro Botticelli, an early master of the Italian Renaissance, is celebrated for his contributions to the major art motion. He is well known for his larger-than-life mythological scene of  The Birth of Venus, even though his work features secular portraits…

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How Pandas Got Their Patches – Science And Mythology

Panda patches. Giant pandas’ patches are among the most striking of any mammal: black ears and eye spots set against a white face, with dark limbs and shoulders abutting a white neck and torso. Science Scientists have proposed dozens of…

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Man In Colorful Parrot Costume Helps To Sell Houses Online

Colorful parrot. If you’re looking for a way to to make your property stand out on a real-estate website, dressing up as a colorful parrot and posing for photos seems to work wonders. At least it worked for the owner…

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Pieces That Are All the Same Solid Color By Pure Hell Puzzles

Looking for a real challenge in your life? Try Pure Hell, a maddening puzzle made up of extra tiny pieces that are all the same solid color, created by the sadistic minds at Beverly Japan. Pure Hell puzzles come in 1,000…

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Daughter Found Box With 30,000 Never-Before-Seen Negatives

Never-seen-before negatives. Some artists don’t live long enough to experience the recognition they get. Masha Ivashintsova was one of them. This Russian artist and theater critic had been heavily engaged in the Leningrad (now, Saint Petersburg) poetic and photography underground…

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It’s The Addicted Rats That Ate 450 Kilograms Of Marijuana!

Addicted rats. When police inspectors in Pilar, Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, were recently questioned about the disappearance of 540 kg of marijuana from the evidence room, they explained that addicted rats ate it all! Commissioner Emilio Portero relieved his partner…