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The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

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Lockpick School In A Box

If you ever wanted to feel like a badass spy and pick locks to reveal the dirty secrets, or gold, but you don’t know where to start, why not try the …

Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as its own colorful optical illusion. Using a 3D gradient, 1010 makes his framed work look as though it's a portal to …

Art

Malaysians are now currency experts?

Today, the Ringgit breached RM4.00 for a dollar.<p>When I logged in to my Facebook and Twitter accounts, 9 out of 10 posts that appeared on my timeline …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

5 Tips to Maintain Eye Contact

Maintaining eye contact sounds so simple right? Wrong. Like a solid handshake, utilising eye contact as a communication cool takes skill and finesse …

Self-help

Here are all of the wild projects Google is working on

The tech giant announced in a press release that it had created a new public holding company called Alphabet, which is now the parent company of all of its businesses.<p>The new Google, which consists of search, ads, maps, apps, Android, Chrome and YouTube, is a subsidiary under Alphabet. Google …

Google Fiber

Goddess Kali showcased on the Empire State

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Mao Zedong

How to Steal a Democracy

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy.<p>How can this be …

Freedom of Information

Exit, Stage Left

Political life in America never ceases to astonish. Take last week’s pronouncements from the Republican Presidential field. Please. Mike Huckabee predicted that President Obama’s seven-nation agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the …

Comedy

The science behind optical illusions: Video reveals how easy it is to fool our brains using simple tricks

Our eyes tend to skim over information and our brains often jump to conclusions.<p>This is because we take in so much visual information, that our …

Kylie Jenner

Fox News won the GOP debate

In any political debate, the question invariably becomes: who won?<p>On Thursday night, for the first GOP debate, the answer was undeniably Fox …

Simone Weil on True Genius and the Crushing Illusion of Inferiority

“When one hungers for bread one does not receive stones.”<p><i>“Many of the tenets of sainthood are also to be cultivated in the committed writer,”</i> Melissa Pritchard observed in her beautiful meditation on art as a form of active prayer. But for French philosopher, political activist, and mystic <b>Simone</b> …

Leaking state secrets in Germany and why it's relevant to Malaysia

<b>If Clare Rewcastle Brown was leaking or selling her country’s secrets, she’d be in prison by now. If she was attempting to take down the Prime</b> …

Jon Stewart Proves Ridiculous Interviews Over The Years Were Real

Is this real life? Unfortunately, yeah.<p><b>The Daily Show</b><p>Daily Show Full Episodes, More Daily Show Videos, Comedy Central Full Episodes<p>Clear your schedule. You're going to need a lot more than one moment of zen after this.<p>Jon Stewart says that a big question "The Daily Show" gets asked is, "Are the …

Comedy Central

Malaysia PM Najib Razak attacked with hashtags

<b>Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may have been officially cleared of wrongdoing in a financial scandal, but many Malaysians remain unconvinced.</b><p>On Tuesday the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said funds deposited into Mr Najib's personal accounts were donations, not from the 1MDB …

Social Media

This 1 Trick Can Help You Stay Focused

Here’s a question for you: Do you control your day or do you simply react to it? Or to put it another way—how often do you feel like all you did was …

Few people have walked on Earth's newest island

Just 28 miles northwest of Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, is a brand new island.<p>Earth's newest island was formed after the nearby Hunga Tonga volcano …

This Is What Your Dreams Really Mean

Your psyche is trying to talk to you -- listen to it.<p>Have you ever woken up from a dream that had you really scratching your head, wondering what the heck it really means?<p>The famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung analyzed 20,000 dreams over the course of his lifetime and theorized …

Beer

How to hide your booze everywhere you go

No matter where you go, you can still get your buzz on.<p>Going out drinking can be tricky and expensive. Between summer concerts and sporting events …

Marilyn Monroe's Life in Photos

Marilyn Monroe on the patio outside of her home, 1953.<br>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>When Marilyn Monroe died from …

Neil Armstrong’s Heartbeat and the Sound of Venus in a Beautiful Cover of Lennon’s “Oh My Love”

A cosmic serenade to the human heart’s capacity for uncontainable emotion.<p>Music, Carl Sagan asserted as he sent the Golden Record into space, is “a creditable attempt to convey human emotions” — a sentiment at the heart of an uncommonly enchanting project by Berlin-based artist and space-lover …

Archives

Apocalyptic footage shows giant Minion rolling over cars, sending people fleeing in terror

It's been a few days since the world was rocked by images of a giant, inflatable Minion causing traffic chaos in Dublin, and now we have something …

Obama has some important debate advice for Donald Trump

Barack Obama has been in office for eight long, hard years, and he's ready for some laughs. So, naturally, he is hoping Donald Trump takes over the …

Donald Trump

35-foot-high waterfall is basically Earth's version of a slip 'n slide

Earth's waterfalls are nature's water parks.<p>Devin Supertramp and his team of adventurous cronies recently traveled to Lynn Canyon Park in British …

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable

I have a magic pill to sell you. It will help you make more money, be happier, look thinner, and have better relationships. It’s a revolutionary new pharmaceutical product called Late-No-More. Just one dose every day will allow you to show up on time, greatly enhancing your life and the lives of …