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9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

The world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

The Wizard of Oz, Reimagined by Beloved Illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger

As a lover of vintage children’s books, especially ones that have elicited exquisite illustrated reimaginings over the years, I was thrilled to come upon an extraordinary 1996 edition of <b>The Wizard of Oz</b> (<i>public library</i>), illustrated by <b>Lisbeth Zwerger</b> — one of the most remarkable, original, and …

2014 Sony World Photography Awards’ Shortlist Photos Unveiled

The shortlist photos for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have finally been unveiled. This year, the award competition received a …

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person

Several years back, the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) created a series of distinctive animated shorts where heavy-hitter intellectuals presented …

So Bad So Good on Twitter: "Monty Python 2013 http://t.co/G7nVywR9js"

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Pro Infirmis «Because who is perfect?»

Russian Photographer’s Photos Reveal the Unique Beauty of Snowflakes

Alexey Kljatov is a photographer with a difference – he takes incredibly breathtaking shots of snowflakes with equipment that he developed at home, …

Star

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Power Rangers

Now you know! Inside R2D2 and C3PO, 1982 http://t.co/tOdGZ12H78

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Epic Dance Battle Between an Excited Kid and a Detroit Pistons Usher During a Basketball Game

An epic dance battle broke out between an excited kid and Shannon Sailes (aka “The Dancing Usher“) during a Detroit Pistons basketball game against …

If You’ve Never Watched Robert De Niro’s Sonny Corleone Audition Now Is The Time

Oxford Dictionaries Dubs "Selfie" as 2013's Word of the Year

It was the word heard 'round the world—the Oxford Dictionaries has officially dubbed "selfie" 2013’s Word of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus's …

Monty Python to reunite

From the Mirror:"A spokesman for the Pythons remained tight-lipped on what form the reunion would take, and whether they would perform live, in a TV …

Jingle Hoops

Mysteries of vernacular: Robot - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

In 1920, Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote a play about human-like machines, thereby inventing the term robot from the Central European word for forced …

Epic A Cappella Daft Punk Video Decisively Proves that Creativity Trumps Budget

Most of you have seen this video, of that we have no doubt. In the 5 days since it debuted it has acquired over <i>9 million views</i>, and so we’re not …

Meet 'Puddles' The Sad 7ft Clown With A Golden Voice

Many people have a genuine fear of clowns, or at the very least find them slightly creepy (Can you blame them when this guy is wandering around).<p>A …

QUIZ: Which Of These Identical Twins Smokes or Has Been Smoking Longer?

A team of doctors and researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have gathered an interesting new take on tobacco and cigarettes …

Asphalt Snowboarding

Matthew says: "Liam Morgan uses snowboarding techniques while skateboarding down some of the long, steep, twisting roads in the coastal canyons of …

Sex on synaesthesia

What is sex like for synaesthetes? Synaesthesia is a fascinatingly strange neurological condition in which two ore more senses are linked so that …

Swedish cinemas rate films on their Bechdel Test score

Four Swedish movie theaters have started publishing gender scores for the movies they exhibit, based on the films' ability to pass the Bechdel Test …

Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone" (1983)

Thanks to the World's Best Ever for posting this video of The Violent Femmes performing "Gone Daddy Gone" from 1983.

Kate Moss: her first photoshoot

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The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer

For Wes Anderson's latest movie. Now, that man really knows how to put together an ensemble cast. [via Kottke]