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The Library: A World History by James WP Campbell and Will Pryce – review

It's clear within a few pages of <i>The Library: A World History</i> (Venice's Biblioteca Marciana pictured generously and then, hugging the preface, a portrait of the magnificent George Peabody in Baltimore) that there will be no place in this survey of libraries for the one I grew up visiting. A shame. …

Walking With History in Matera, Italy

By on2013/12/02<br>This article may contain referral links. Read our Disclosure.<p>Updated 05.01.2017<p><i>This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing</i> …

The Truth About Krampus, Al Ridenour Looks at the History of Europe’s Demonic Christmas Krampus

photo by Alexander Koch<p>Al Ridenour looks at the history of the demonic European Christmastime character Krampus in the Atlas Obscura article, “The …

Europe

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).<p>Happy birthday, you quote machine, you!<p>All photos by Napoleon Sarony, via Oscar Wilde In America.

Здравствуйте! Flipboard Launches Russian Edition

Inside Flipboard / October 3, 2013<p>Flipboard is expanding its global reach with an edition for Russian speakers. Anyone who has their device language …

Benjamin Von Wong on His Inspirational Journey ‘From 9-5 to Being Alive’

It’s hump day and so far we’ve featured a little bit of humor, a little bit of history, and some phenomenal aerial photography. Now that we’re …

Giant Submarine Crashes Through Streets of Milan

Milan was hit with an incredible spectacle on October 1st that confused pedestrians and locals into thinking that a submarine had crashed up onto the streets through the ground. The mind-boggling display, like something out of an action-adventure or sci-fi flick, turned into an investigation scene …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Awesome Split Personality Portraits Through Clever Styling (Not Photoshop)

For a recent assignment, Sydney-based photographer Toby Dixon created these two awesome split personality portraits not with fancy Photoshop but with the help of two talented friends. Monique Moynihan, who was in charge of styling and Budi, who handled make-up, transformed a man and a woman each …

Amazingly Realistic Sugar Sculptures in the Female Form

Created by artist Joseph Marr, this series of <i>Laura</i> sculptures are lifelike human forms sculpted completely out of preserved sugar. Each piece features the same nude female, Laura Weyel, standing with a delicate rope that wraps around her shoulders and cascades to the floor. Glistening with light, …

Sculpture

Pakistan church bomb: Christians mourn 85 killed in Peshawar suicide attack

With its Mughalesque features, gleaming white dome and minaret-like towers, the All Saints' church in Peshawar has been a symbol of interfaith harmony ever since it was built in 1883.<p>As in a mosque, worshippers remove their shoes before entering the historic building, where biblical quotations are …

Associated Press News

Report: Army set to implement partial tattoo ban

New U.S. Army recruits will not be permitted to sport tattoos below their elbows and knees or above their necklines, according to a new report from a military publication.<p>The ban, part of broader new rules on grooming and appearance for soldiers, has been approved by Secretary of the Army John …

Nine Themed Hotel Suites That Put Regular Rooms to Shame (Photos)

Let's Pretend!<p>Barbie, speakeasies, even gas stations—whatever your fancy, there’s probably a hotel room themed after it.<p>09.18.13 3:45 PM ET

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

6 Reasons to Visit Cody, Wyoming

Jackson Hole often is the first option that comes to mind for tourists seeking a gateway into Yellowstone National Park—and for good reason. Jackson …

Archaeologists Suspect Vampire Burial; An Undead Primer

Discovery of a suspected vampire burial site is not a first for archaeologists.<p><b>When archaeologists opened an ancient grave at a highway construction site near Gliwice, Poland, they came across a scene from a horror movie: a suspected vampire burial.</b><p>Interred in the ground were skeletal remains of …

That horned sea monster? It's 'definitely a shark skeleton'

Horned sea monster? Dragon? A long, smelly carcass that washed up on the Spanish coast may never be conclusively identified — but experts say it sure looks like the remains of a thresher shark.<p>The latest in a string of "sea serpent" stories has sparked an online buzz in the past few days, thanks to …

Zoology

J.C. Penney removes billboard of tea kettle said to resemble Hitler

The kerfuffle over a tea kettle bearing a potential resemblance to Adolf Hitler has reached a boiling point, as J.C. Penney has removed a billboard advertising the product and taken it off its website.<p>A California billboard depicting the Michael Graves-designed kettle for sale at the store was …

Culver City

UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files

Britain's Ministry of Defense finished up its release of almost 60 years' worth of UFO sighting reports on Friday with a bang: a 4,300-page cache of documents that describe strange sights over Stonehenge and Parliament, and lay out the reason why the ministry shut down its UFO desk three and a half …

Paranormal

Death Valley Covered in Fried Eggs

Death Valley National park has issued a statement on its Facebook page, asking visitors to please, <i>please</i> stop throwing eggs all over the damn place.<p>The trouble began when a park employee posted a video of herself cooking an egg in a skillet using only the power of the sun in Death Valley’s …

Boy Finds Mummy In Grandmother’s Attic [Allegedly]

The “boy finds mummy in attic” case out of Germany has us thinking twice about those summer trips to grandma’s house.<p>According to the BBC, …

Jedi census phenomenon

This article is about the census phenomenon. For Jediism the religion, see Jediism.<p>The <b>Jedi census phenomenon</b> is a grassroots movement that was …

16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova

Anna Nemtsova talks to Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, who’s developed a worldwide following for her doll-like appearance.<p>Ukranian model Valerie …

Herd of Fluorescent Green Bunnies Born