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Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

June 2015

Instagram's latest sensation: Rich 'Graffiti' artist Alec Monopoly- Technology News, Firstpost

Some people prove to the world that you don't need to be smart to make money. Instagram's latest sensation Alec Monopoly, supposedly American …

Income Tax

Graffiti: The Untold History of The City's Truest Art Form

Graffiti: The Untold History of The City’s Truest Art Form<p>January 26, 2015<p>Growing up in the ’90s, the only things I really cared about were music and …

Disabled Dog Learns to Run on His New, 3D-Printed Legs

Derby the dog, born with underdeveloped front legs that prevented him from running, was abandoned at a shelter and in danger of being put down, The …

Hipster Hongdae! Seoul's coolest neighborhood: graffiti walls, robot bar, Zombie cafe. | La Carmina Blog - Alternative Fashion, Travel, Subcultures

I survived a Korean robot attack! This photo captures the spirit of <b>Seoul’s hippest neighborhood, Hongdae</b> (pronounced “hong-day”). Many compare it to …

Pandemic Gallery’s Exhibit “Derailed” Showcases UK Street Artist Sweet Toof

The Pandemic Gallery in Brooklyn presented the opening of UK street artist Sweet Toof’s second NYC solo show <i>Derailed</i> this past weekend. If you happen …

Odeith’s Forced Perspective Graffiti. Graffiti artist Odeith creates absolutely stunning visual treats with his anamorphic/forced perspective works that fool the eye into seeing three dimensional,...

Graffiti artist Odeith creates absolutely stunning visual treats with his anamorphic/forced perspective works that fool the eye into seeing three …

Street Artists Turn An Old Scottish Castle Into A Psychedelic Graffiti Haven

Dear readers, riddle me this: What's the only thing cooler than a Scottish castle? A Scottish castle covered in psychedelic graffiti, of course.<p>Allow us to introduce the Kelburn Castle, a 13th century building located 35 miles outside Glasgow. As you may notice, it has quite the unusual facade. The …

The Top 10 NYC Street Art Graffiti Pieces of 2014

At the beginning of December, 5 Pointz was basically gone, but the streets of New York City are stilled filled with art. Graffiti complaints are up …

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the Nature of Those Floating Things That Sometimes Appear in the Eye

A TED-Ed lesson by Michael Mauser and animator Jane E. Davis explains the nature of those floating things, commonly called “floaters,” that sometimes …

The World's Most Famous Assault Rifle Is Getting Rebranded

The AK-47 is possibly the most recognizable weapon on earth, and it's getting a new logo and ad campaign.<p>​ After years of being among the most recognizable symbols of death and destruction the world over, the Soviet-made Kalashnikov assault rifles (the most famous of which is the AK-47) are being …

6 Forgotten Nursery Rhymes and Their Meanings

Recently, I found a beautiful 19th century children’s book called <i>Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes</i>. In it, illustrator Kate Greenaway had drawn …

Why Do Grown-Ups Have Wrinkles?

For most of the year, the trees of 40 fruits, of which there are currently 16 in the world, look like any other tree. But in spring, dozens of shades …

Stonefruit

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?

Hit your head really hard on something, and it’ll smart for a while. In worse cases, you might get a concussion, fracture your skull, or receive a …

Birds

Hello, Horrible Anglerfish

The anglerfish is one of the creepiest, nastiest fish I can think of. An animated anglerfish gave me nightmares in <i>Finding Nemo</i>, but the real creature …

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Seadevil Anglerfish

By now, you've probably seen the awesome footage of a Black Seadevil anglerfish captured by scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research …

Get to Know the Turkey Species You Don't Eat

Let’s talk turkey. Not the one that’ll be on your plate on Thursday—the <i>other</i> turkey. There are only two living species of turkey: <i>Meleagris gallopavo</i>, …

Scientists Create Gecko-Based Spider-Man Gloves

Many lizards such as geckos—not to mention thousands of insects—have the remarkable ability to climb up vertical surfaces with ease. The process has …

Creating a Foldable, Origami-Inspired Kayak

Sometimes, it’s not necessity that’s the mother of invention, but a small apartment. In 2008, architect Anton Willis moved from rural California to …

Misconceptions Bloopers - mental_floss on Youtube (Ep.6.5)

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

The LEGO Particle Accelerator

JK Brickworks created a "Large Brick Collider" (LBC), which can accelerate a LEGO soccer ball to nearly 8 miles per hour. What will minifig …

10 Creepy Santas Whose Laps We Want Nothing To Do With

Legions of Santas are currently perched in malls all over the country, waiting for your children to climb atop their laps and whisper to them their …

Maria Shriver

A friend sent this to me. Made me laugh. So true!

OK Go - Here It Goes Again

A bird feeding a cat and a dog.