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A drink for the devil: 8 facts about the history of coffee

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, behind only petroleum, and has become a mainstay of the modern diet. Believed to have …

Coffee

Lighthouse

1961: The President comes to London

London

The Best Underwater Photos Of 2018 Were Just Announced, And They’ll Take Your Breath Away

The ocean is as beautiful as it is scary. The 2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year (UPY) contest have just announced its winners, and they have …

Photography

VHS Distributor Logos

I promise that this isn't turning into a blog about VHS tapes. Not completely, at least. I’ve posted about VHS tapes a few times already here, here, …

Los Angeles

If 7 Famous Historical Ruins Were Restored Back To Their Ancient Glory

In a world that moves forwards quickly and relentlessly, we’re so lucky to still have the ruins of ancient civilizations to remind us of our past. …

Railway Logos

When I moved to Austin for college in 1998, I got my first new computer. I was a studio art major and with newly found access to the university's …

Record Label Logos

This was a beast of a post to put together. In my other logo posts, I was dealing with hundreds of brands. With record labels, it's in the thousands. …

15+ Of The Best Entries For The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018

The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards are fast becoming one of our favorite annual events, combining two of the things we hold so dear here at Bored …

Remarkable old Tube maps show how London Underground network has changed over the past 100 years

These remarkable old Tube maps reveal just how much the London Underground network has evolved over the past 100 years.<p>The historic diagrams provide …

30 Awesome British Slang Terms

by Chris Haigh British slang is a niche of its own, evolving and transforming and adapting from city to city and from year to year, just as the …

50 Pulp Cover Treatments of Classic Works of Literature

Last month at CrimeReads, Rebecca Romney looked at a few classic detective novels that had, at one time or another, gotten makeovers as sexy …

c. 1930: Hand-tinted flowers

In pictures: Woodland wildlife photography competition

Related Internet links<p>Visit Woods: Woodland photography competition<br>• Broadleaf forest videos, news and facts<br>• Red fox videos, news and facts<br>• Deer videos, news and facts<br>• Stag beetles videos, news and facts

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | National Geographic

Nash Point sunset

Easter Sunday: A history of dying-and-rising gods

Today millions are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, yet there were many gods before him with similar stories.<br>Read More

Sunset at Stanage edge

The Medieval Origins of Easter Traditions

Have you ever wondered just what a rabbit has to do with the resurrection of Jesus? Or what the word “Easter” really means? And, for that matter, …

12 Otherworldly Landscapes From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Beautifully surreal images.<p>The photographer James Monnington went to considerable lengths—and depths—to capture the free diver Julien Borde …

Photography

Famous Artworks Remixed To Be All About Cats

Do you find art history to be a little stale? Check out this new and improved cat-centric version. We think you'll find it much more lively.<p>Behold:</i> …

2017 Photomicrography Competition

Dr. Robert D. Goldman<p><i>Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology</i><br>Northwestern University School of Medicine<p>Robert D. …

Northwestern University

The winners of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018

<b>A panoramic photograph of British World War Two military vehicles deep inside a shipwreck sees German photographer Tobias Friedrich named as Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018.</b><p>Friedrich's photograph, taken off the coast of Ras Mohammed in Egypt, triumphed over 5,000 underwater pictures …

The Most Beautiful and Famous Trees on Earth | Green Landscapes

<i>“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food,<br>warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to<br>those who wield an</i> …

National Parks

The Real History of Valentine's Day

When you think of Valentine’s Day you probably think of flowers, chocolates, and notes sealed with a kiss—not whipping women with dead animals or …

53 incredible vintage photos of the London Underground

While complaining about the tube is where many Londoners find common ground, we don’t know what we’d do without it.<p>This year, the London Underground …

8 Incredibly Advanced Ancient Man-Made Structures

While it may seem that the scope of modern construction with its ‘pillars’ of concrete and glass has taken the progressive path, the vast ambit of …

Caught on camera: 21 of history's rarest moments

The oldest surviving camera photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. Since then photographers have …

Wildly Strange Caterpillars Captured With Macro Photography

This macro photography by scientist and photographer Igor Siwanowicz captures the strange textures of caterpillars by getting as close as …