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To The Man Who Won't Sleep With Me - Chastity

It was a habit that started when the two of us would cram into my extra-long twin bed back in college.<p>We were high school sweethearts. Even my …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The Shire of Montana

While the film version of the Shire sits in New Zealand, a real accessible version of the home of the Hobbits can be found in Montana. However, if …

Pictures of the Week 4.4.14

Awful Movie Reviews

<b>Awful Movie Reviews</b> takes quotes from one-star Amazon reviews of a film and puts them on the movie’s poster, to replace the generic review quotes …

Inspired Stop Motion Animation Shot Using Laser-Cut Wood Pieces

Created by Netherland-based director and animator Andre Maat, this incredible little stop-motion animated film, dubbed WOODOO, was created with the …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Treehouses

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

21 portraits of children that force you to confront inequality

“As a child, that’s your little space within the house,” said James Mollison, a Kenyan-born, England-raised, Venice-based photographer whose 2011 …

Kentucky

Surprising Science Experiment Backs 5-Second Rule For Dropped Food

If you’ve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, here’s a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often …

Weta's VFX Breakdown for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

17 Practical Uses for Lego in Your Everyday Life

Most people typically think of Lego as toys, however these multi-colored building blocks are so much more than just playthings.<p>The Danish company has …

This Origami Microscope Costs Just $3, But It Can Diagnose Malaria

The Foldscope is constructed out of greeting card paper, a watch battery, and a dirt cheap lens. But don’t be fooled, you can use it to detect more than 20 diseases.<p>Many of the world’s most fatal and gruesome infectious diseases can be detected with a simple microscope. Doctors, though, often skip …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

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Creative Music Video Inspired by Double Exposure Photography

From NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo, whose work we’ve featured a couple of times before here on PetaPixel, comes a new visual journey in …

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. There, seemingly suspended in the …

Maria von Trapp, 'Sound of Music' Sibling, Dead at 99

Last surviving member of Austrian family band that inspired the beloved musical<p>Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the family music group …

Flute

Watch husband and wife duo Heterotic's new video

Following last year’s <i>Love & Devotion</i> album, Planet Mu boss Mike Paradinas and his wife Lara Rix-Martin are set to release their sophomore album – …

Watch Arcade Fire Perform 'Afterlife' on 'Jimmy Fallon'

Win Butler gets intimate with 'Tonight Show' crowd<p>Earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon loaded up a week's worth of musical guests and surprises in one …

T-Pain Covers "Royals" — & It Is Everything

Hey, guys, remember auto-tune? If you're anything like us, your college days were filled with almost exclusively electronic voices. And, no one …

Watch: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett's Her Score, Behind the Scenes

Next Sunday, Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett have a shot at the Best Original Score Oscar for the music they created for Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>. Here's a new behind-the-scenes video shot during the creation of the score, which finds Arcade Fire and Pallett working alongside clips from the film.

Arcade Fire