Jessica Wong

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Intricately Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures Leap to Life

Rippling muscles, thick horns, and fur so realistic that you can almost feel the wind blowing through it—Guiseppe Rumerio sculpts lifelike animals with the most intrinsic anatomical details to bring his wooden creatures to life. Tucked away in Ortisei, a small town in Northern Italy, this gifted …

Art

George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing Clear and Tight Prose

Most everyone who knows the work of George Orwell knows his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” (published here), in which he rails …

The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Long Distance Relationships

Almost 600 people responded to our survey on far-flung love.<p>Around Valentine’s Day this year, we got the idea of asking <i>Atlas Obscura</i> readers about …

Relationships

Donald Trump Invited Folks To ‘Ask The Gays’ And Twitter Happily Obliged

Brace yourselves. Donald Trump said something stupid at a rally. I know. It’s hard to believe. But stay with me.<p>Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States of America (<i>and oh God I can’t believe I’m even typing that</i>), claimed he’s a better LGBT ally than …

Donald Trump

I Want to Push a Crappy Game Through Steam Greenlight; What Should I Do?

Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges

Fascinated by how brains and creativity work, we frequently share new research on the 99U twitter feed, showing how everything from drinking alcohol, …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

'Super Mario Maker' crushed my dreams of making video games

"Isn't this supposed to be fun?" I asked myself over and over again. I knew the answer was "yes," but I still wasn't having any. I'd been playing <i>Super Mario Maker</i>, a video game that lets you make your own <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> levels and play them on a <i>real</i> Nintendo console, and I was completely …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

28 Moments You Wished Aidy Bryant Was Your BFF

HBD, Lil' Baby Aidy!

Golden Globes

7 Surprising Things That Could Improve Your Productivity

Don't bitch about your colleagues, but do joke around in meetings.<p>Bloom told the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>:<p>In this extract from his book, Friedman writes:<p>People with close friends at work also tend to stick around at their company for longer too.<p>In an extract from his book, Corballis discusses a study …

How to Switch From iPhone to Android

Not feeling it with your iPhone? Here's a guide on how to switch to an Android device.<p>Sometimes things just don’t work out. You invest a lot of time and energy (and money) into the relationship, but you’re not getting what you need. Or you fight constantly about everything, even though you’ve …

Apps

Museum of Nature hosts Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

<i>WARNING: The gallery above contains graphic images of animal carcasses after death and dissection.</i><p>See what's under the skin of a giant squid, a …

Zoology

Intricate Animals Made from Scrap Metal and Old Auto Parts

When Edouard Martinet was 10, one of his teachers introduced his pupils to insects. Subliminally, the fascination sunk in to the young French boy. …

The 7 Worst Attempts By Criminals To Blame Someone (Or Something) Else

Some crooks confess when they're caught, but most have trouble admitting what they've done — and sometimes, they go so far as to assign …

Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Taste In Books?

Your reading habits say a lot about you.

Books

Ocean-Inspired Glass Vases and Sculptures Capture the Beauty of Cascading Waves

Santa Cruz, California-based husband and wife Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker are impressive glass artists individually, but the stunning pieces they produce as a duo blow us away with the breathtaking force of a tidal wave. Working mainly with hot glass, the pair create gorgeous, ocean-inspired …

Art

Knights in Shining Armor: 5 Men Who Defend Their Women

Is there anything sexier than a man coming to his <i>mujer</i>'s defense? A woman can fend for herself, but there are times when a girl just needs some backup. We're taking a look at some of our favorite knights in shining armor who have no problem defending their women:

Latin America

Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation

Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if …

Drawings in Space: Wooden Wireframe Sculptures of Everyday Objects by Janusz Grünspek | Colossal

<p>With little more than thin wooden dowels and a bit of glue, artist Janusz Grünspek creates scale replicas of everyday objects that from a distance …

Art

A Lonely Rain Cloud Giving Water Back to the Sea

Huw Alexander Ogilvie was flying over the Pacific Ocean in 2005 when he shot this peculiar photograph of a lone cloud dumping rain onto the world. …

If you buy this house, its female owner may marry you too

Relationships

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Cute

This Guy Makes Insanely Cool Sidewalk Art You Can Only See When It Rains

Good thing it's all in Seattle.

Geometric Animal Street Art By Dzia Brings Life To Abandoned Urban Areas

Dzia, a street artist from Belgium, started to paint murals just two and a half years ago, and he is already widely known for his incredibly detailed …

19 Completely Hilarious Fortune Cookie Messages

Even if you can’t stand the cookie itself for some reason, you still want to know what the message inside has to say about the future. Why? Well, …

10 Surprising Signs You're Sleep-Deprived

<i>By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com</i><p>You may boast that you're already asleep before your head even hits the pillow, but if you're conking out that quickly, here's your wake-up call: That's a clear sign of sleep deprivation. And that's just one of the warning signs that you need to get more …

5 New Anime To Watch This Spring

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Sculpture