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Are You Worldly Enough To Ace This Geography Quiz?

Sure, you can point your own country and a few others out on a map, but just how far can you go? How well do you actually know the world you live in? Lucky you, we've got a quiz that will tell you just how much of a geography genius you actually are -- or aren't.<p>Thought this quiz was too easy? Then …

Andrew Garfield Performs the Spider-Man Theme Song with Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’

On a recent episode of <i>The Tonight Show</i>, Andrew Garfield who stars as Spider-Man (Peter Parker) in <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>, performed the Spider-Man …

The Tonight Show

Look Up, A Poetic Short Film About the Anti-Social Aspect of Social Media

<i>“We’re a generation of idiots, smartphones, and dumb people.”</i><p>“Look Up” is a short film by Gary Turk exploring the real silence involved in the use of …

Social Media

This Pianist With No Hands Is An Inspiration To Us All

Whatever insurmountable obstacles you might face, this video is proof you can achieve anything you truly set your mind to.<p>Originally posted back on …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

12 Decorating Do's and Don'ts From Top Designers

No rules — but timeless, unforgettable advice. Twelve designers share their favorite words of wisdom.<p><b>Don't: Use White Decor If You Have Kids or Pets</b>"If you have pets or children, white rugs and upholstery are just not in the cards. People love the way they look but never realize that you have to …

Home Decorating

The man who turned his beard into the alphabet

New York-based designer Michael Allen likes messing around with his facial hair, so he decided to create a whole typeface out of it. Alphabeard, took Allen two years to complete, mainly because he had to wait at least three weeks between each shave for the hair to grow back.<p>"I could sometimes get …

Photo Manipulations by Ronny Engelmann

Experimental Photography and Photo Manipulations.<p>German photographer Ronny Engelmann loves to play and experiment with his digital slr camera. If you …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Fashionable Landscapes: An Aerial View

Advertising and editorial photographer Joseph Ford,who is based in the UK, started his combination series of fashion still-life and landscape images …

Don’t Look at these Photos if you’re Scared of Heights

Mustang Wanted is a daredevil athlete from Kiev, Ukraine. On his website he releases heart-stopping photos and videos of himself climbing and hanging …

Blizzident, Custom 3D-Printed Full Mouth Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth in 6 Seconds

Blizzident is a custom toothbrush that cleans every tooth in your mouth at the same time, reducing brushing time to six seconds. The toothbrush is …

Cleaning

"The Thinker" (1930) by Hiromu Kira (j)

Blind Man Tommy Edison Has Questions For Sighted People

Blind since birth, Tommy Edison has answered many questions (like “Do Blind People Believe in Ghosts?,” and “Can Blind People Draw?“) about what it’s …

Cosmology

The Phoenix Project Is Sci-Fi Architecture For Futurists

Eco-friendly Trekkies should prepare to drool.<p>Image Courtesy of Filip Kurzewski<p>Architect Filip Kurzewski has blown our minds in the past with his hyper-futuristic designs, such as his project <i>Three Ships.</i> That concept imagined artificially intelligent boat vessels in a manner that felt part Carnival …

Creamy Brie & Mushroom Pork Chops

<b>Creamy Brie & Mushroom Pork Chops</b> <i><br>Recipe by Our Best Bites</i><p>Ingredients:<p>6 lean pork loin chops, trimmed of excess fat (about 1 1/2 pounds)<br>1/2 teaspoon …

Yotam Ottolenghi's Portobello Mushrooms with Pearled Barley and Preserved Lemon

<i>This week's guest editors are England's beloved chefs and cookbook authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. All week, they'll be sharing recipes from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, as well as answering our questions and giving away copies of their book to a few lucky readers.</i><p>These mushrooms are cooked …

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 16, 2013 87<p>With garlic brown butter breadcrumbs. Yes. That was just way …

Swiss Chard + Walnut Stuffed Tomatoes with Pancetta Breadcrumbs

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Make the most of this in-between season.</i><p>I love the transition that occurs in this in-between-ness of early fall, when my taste and cravings oscillate between warm and …

Ramen Crust Pizza Recipe

recipEvery recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p><b>Read more: Pizza Lab: How to Make Ramen Crust Pizza</b><p>Ingredients2 packages instant ramen noodles, noodles only3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive …

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Beautiful High-Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil

When it comes to high-speed liquid photography, you’d be hard-pressed to find more than one or two people the world over who can match illustrator …

Strawberry, Burrata and Basil Salad: I Like How She - Turntable Kitchen

She’s babbling now. I hear her in the mornings through the baby monitor going “baba baba gagaga dadadada.” I glance at Matt, trying to decide which …

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