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The Murderer and Cannibal Celebrity - Issei Sagawa

<i>The Murderer and Cannibal Celebrity - Issei Sagawa</i><p><b>In 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa was seen at a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. When he spotted some people watching him, he got scared and just left the suitcases. The contents of those suitcases was the dismembered body of a fellow student – a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.</b><p><b>The police tracked the suitcases to</b> …

The Largest Trees on Earth - California’s Disappearing Redwoods

<i>The Largest Trees on Earth - California’s Disappearing Redwoods</i><p><b>When gold was discovered in north-western California in 1850, thousands crowded the remote redwood region in search of riches and new lives. Failing in efforts to strike it rich in gold, these men turned toward harvesting the giant trees for booming development in San Francisco and other places on the West Coast. These trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. The size of the huge trees made them</b> …

Majestic LEGO City

<i>Majestic LEGO City</i><p><b>New Jersey based artist Mike Doyle spent over 600 hours making this extraordinary 200,000 piece LEGO city of Odan. The magnificent towering world is 5 feet high and six feet wide. Mike says the creation shows the peaceful contact of extraterrestrials with a race of highly spiritual humans.</b>

Unusual 3-D Sculptures Made with Sewing Buttons

<i>Unusual 3-D Sculptures Made with Sewing Buttons</i><p><b>Do you ever wonder what happens to all those lost buttons that pop off your shirts and coats? They very well may be inside these amazingly creative sculptures made entirely from buttons on fishing line. Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates incredible sculptures from thousands and thousands of sewing buttons. The artist carefully places these newly found tiny multi-colored art materials on a fishing line and builds magnificent artworks.</b>

Extremely Realistic Pencil Art

<i>Extremely Realistic Pencil Art</i><p><b>The following look like photos but they aren’t. All three of these pictures were drawn with a pencil. The attention to detail, hair, shading, features, everything perfectly proportioned. I think even Ray Bradbury would think he was looking at a picture of himself. The artist, Franco Clun from Italy, says “Unfortunately I did not study art, and everything I know I learned from experience and from reading some drawing manuals.”</b>

Stockholm’s Subway

<i>Stockholm’s Subway</i><p><b>The most beautifully designed subway tunnels in the world are found in Stockholm, Sweden. The grand architecture reminds its travelers that they are deep underground. Featuring painted cave walls and ceilings, the design is more like an art gallery than a subway.</b>

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<b>Sue Lillian Brown, better known as Betty Broadbent, was only 18 years old in 1927 when she joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as the youngest professional tattooed woman in the U.S.</b>

Creepy Mechanical Bugs

<i>Creepy Mechanical Bugs</i><p><b>Chicago-based jeweler, JM Gershenson-Gates, creates unique accessories from discarded watch parts, in a bid “to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass.” Each of these tiny masterpiece takes several hours to create, and because the design is too consistent to suffer any breaks, Jason has to complete every one of them in a single sitting. That means he sometimes spends up to 12 hours assembling watch springs,</b> …

Devil’s Bridge

<i>Devil’s Bridge</i><p><b>Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district</b> <b>in Germany. An incredible attraction of the park is the Rakotzbrücke, more popularly known as Devil’s Bridge.</b><p><b>The impressive arch bridge was built around 1860. During its construction, other peculiar rock formations were built on the lake and in the park. Devil’s Bridge is no longer open to the public to ensure its preservation. A unique feature of the bridge</b> …

Montaña Mágica Lodge

<i>Montaña Mágica Lodge</i><p><b>Deep in southern Chile lies the Montaña Mágica Lodge (Magic Mountain Lodge). An extraordinary hotel hidden in the center of a 300,000 acre private nature reserve. The small, 13 room hotel is built in the shape of a volcano that spews water instead of lava. The exterior is covered in rainforest moss and vines and its entrance is only accessible via a suspended, swinging rope bridge. The</b> <b>outdoor hot tubs are carved from the trunks of giant trees. The lodge is located in Los</b> …

The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

<i>The Hanging Coffins</i> <b>of Sagada</b><p><b>The people of Sagada in the Philippines follow a unique burial ritual. The elderly carve their own coffins out of hollowed logs. If they are too weak or ill, their families prepare their coffins instead. The dead are placed inside their coffins (sometimes breaking their bones in the process of fitting them in), and the coffins are brought to a cave for burial.</b><p><b>Instead of being placed into the ground, the coffins are hung either inside the caves or on the face of the</b> …

Separated and Reunited in Death

<i>Separated and Reunited in Death</i><p><b>These grave markers – pressed up against either side of an imposing wall, with a pair of clasped hands reaching over the wall’s top – date to a time in Dutch history when Catholic and Protestant graves were strictly segregated. A Catholic and a Protestant married couple, separated in death, arranged for this unique workaround in order to rejoin one another.</b><p><b>In 1842, a colonel in the Dutch cavalry, JWC van Gorkum, married a woman known as JCPH van Aefferden. The</b> …

Moving Through Color

• <b>Wisteria Tunnel, Tochigi, Japan - Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi is one of the best places to admire different varieties of wisteria.</b>• <b><br>Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century, and is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in the country.</b>• <b><br>Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine - This luscious green tunnel provides passage for a private train that provides wood to a local factory. The tunnel is also</b> …

Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan

<i>Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan</i><p><b>This stunning bamboo forest is located in the Arashiyama district on the west outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most amazing natural sites in the country. An interesting fact about Sagano Bamboo Forest is the sound that the wind makes while it blows through the bamboo. Amazingly enough, this sound has been voted on as one of the “one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan” by the Japanese government. Another interesting fact – the railing on the sides of</b> …

Indonesia’s Real Walking Dead

<i>Indonesia’s Real Walking Dead</i><p><b>The world is a strange place. Most of us have seen the television show The Walking Dead on AMC. In Indonesia, they have something similar but real…not quite as gory but definitely creepy and worthy of a horror film all on its own.</b><p><b>The Toradja people do practice something akin to the rising of the dead. It seems that the people believe that death is a long process, sometimes taking years as the deceased gradually work their way toward Puya (the afterlife). Very</b> …

Amazing Castles from Around the World

<i>Amazing Castles from Around the World</i>

Intimate Look at the Possessions of Asylum Patients, 1910-1960

<b>Intimate Look at the Possessions of Asylum Patients, 1910-1960</b><p><b>Jon Krispin’s amazingly heart-felt photography project, Willard Suitcases, is the visual documentation of the personal possessions of inmates at the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Willard, New York from the contents of their suitcases. The results of his project reveal an intensely intimate look at the patients who were admitted into the asylum, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Each patient was allowed to bring only one</b> …

Amazingly Beautiful Monasteries

• <b>Hanging Monastery - Perched precariously halfway up a cliff some 75 meters (246 feet) above the ground, this Monastery is one of the most remarkable sights in China. Consisting of a complex of 40 rooms linked together by mid-air corridors and walkways, it appears to be glued to the side of a sheer precipice. The Monastery was built in the 5th century and has there for 1500 years.</b>• <b><br>Yumbulagang - According to legend, Yumbulagang was the first building in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan</b> …

Six Beautifully Formed Natural Bridges

<b>Six Beautifully Formed Natural Bridges</b><p><b>A natural bridge, also called a natural arch, is formed by erosion that occurs in massive, horizontally bedded sandstone or limestone. Some bridges, such as the Natural Bridge near Lexington, Virginia (picture 2) are formed by the collapse of a cavern’s roof that may leave remnant portions as bridges. Others may be produced by entrenched rivers eroding through meander necks to form cutoffs. Still others are produced by exfoliation and may be enlarged by</b> …

18th Century Midwife Teaching Model

<i>18th Century Midwife Teaching Model</i><p><b>Angélique-Marguerite du Coudray was a famous 18th century midwife and designed this medical model to teach midwife trainees about delivering babies. Louis XV learned of her expertise and asked her to set up courses throughout France. From 1759-1779, she traveled the country with her mannequin and published her Abridged Art of Chid Delivery.</b>

Private Study Rooms of Famous People

• <b>Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered to gether as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. Many of Bradbury’s works have been adapted into comic books, television shows and films.</b>• <b><br>Alfonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist,</b> …

The Strange History of an Illicit Drug

<b>The Strange History of an Illicit Drug</b><p><b>Ambar: a potent mixture of methamphetamine and phenorbarbital, shown here in a mean-spirited 1964 advertisement that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 1, No. 5385).</b><p><b>The purpose of the drug was to control one’s appetite and “offset” emotional reactions to dieting. Apparently the woman’s appearance in the advertisement was “deplorable” enough that her image was intended to inspire a generation of women to take methamphetamine to</b> …

Seven Surprising Modern Staircases

<i>Seven Surprising Modern Staircases</i><p><b>Staircases can really make a house incredible. Although they are a necessity for moving among levels, they certainly don’t have to be boring. Each of the above featured staircases have an incredibly unique design, appearing to have personalities of their own. Some are practical, such as the bookshelf stairs, others improbable, like the black stairs that appear to be floating up to the next floor.</b>

Brno Ossuary

<b>Brno Ossuary</b><p><b>The Brno Ossuary is the second largest ossuary in Europe.</b> <b>The town of Brno, located in the Czech Republic, was settled in the year of 1243. The discovery of the bodies occured quite recently and definitely by accident.</b><p><b>Before completing renovations in the small town, it is standard practice to complete a preliminary archeological dig. When the digging began in 2001, it turned up some 50,000 skeletons that were stuffed under the square into a medieval charnel. Once piled in neat rows,</b> …

Elaborately Jeweled Skeletons

<b>Elaborately Jeweled Skeletons</b><p><b>In 1578, a series of underground burial sites were discovered in Rome that contained the remains of thousands of individuals assumed to be early Christian martyrs. However, most of their identities were unknown. The bones were disinterred and sent to churches around Europe to replace holy relics that had been destroyed during the Reformation.</b><p><b>The receiving churches spent years covering the revered skeletal remains with elaborate costumes encrusted with gold and</b> …

Stunning Metal Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts

<b>Stunning Metal Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts</b><p><b>In this series, artist and sculptor Susan Beatrice has designed amazing sculptures made from old watch parts. Many of them are contained within the case of a pocket watch. The artist started a jewelry company using earth-friendly items called All Natural Arts and is based out of Glassboro, New Jersey in the United States. You can find more of her stunning work at her website.</b>

30 Minute Crispy Salmon with Creamy Basil Noodles

30 Minute Crispy Salmon with Creamy Basil Noodles.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> April 9, 2012 95<p>I feel it’s safe to say that I am in a Cadbury egg coma.<p>A deep …

How To Make Soft & Chewy Caramel Candies

<i>12/20/12 Update: The more feedback I've gotten from you and the more batches I've made myself this holiday season, I believe that a higher temp for</i> …

Our 5-Ingredient Jam Bars Are Totally Our Jam

Need an easy and super delicious summer treat? Try our Five Ingredient Jam Bars! Ready in about 30 minutes, these bars are buttery, sweet, and tart with the flavors of summer. We suggest using peach, cherry, and blueberry jams to keep these treats seasonal and delicious. You might say they are …

Root Beer Float Popsicles

A root beer float is an indulgent treat to have on a hot day. The classic root beer float is made by pouring ice cold root beer over a glass that is …