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Breathtaking Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini

<b>Felice Varini</b> is a Swiss artist who was nominated for the 2000/2001 Marcel Duchamp Prize. He is widely known for his geometric perspective-localized …

Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood

Repeat after us: <i>shou sugi ban.</i> Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

Home Improvement

Think You Know Ugly? Think Again

We’ve all had that moment while perusing a flea market or junk store when you stumble across an item and have to yelp, “Good lord, that is ugly!” So …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

Essential Oils

Chernobyl's deadly Elephant's Foot

This is a photo of the Chernobyl "Elephant's Foot", a solid mass made of a little melted nuclear fuel mixed with lots and lots of concrete, sand, and …

Bullshit jobs: why we're not all working 4h days

David Graeber, who wrote last year's incredible Debt: The First 5,000 Years, has an extraordinary essay up called "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit …

Dyed chicks go for less than a dime

These chicks, dyed in the egg before hatching, were sold as pets for 4 pesos (8 U.S. cents) at a market in Manila, The Philippines. WikiHow offers …

GIF of Yu Darvish’s consistent delivery

One of the most formidable tools in a pro baseball pitcher’s arsenal is the consistency of pitching motion when throwing different kinds of pitches. …

How astronaut Chris Hadfield showed Berlin's ongoing struggle for unification

The Berlin Wall may be physically disappearing – David Hasselhoff went there to campaign for its preservation last month – but some things last …

Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Are a Puzzling Attempt at Aesthetics

With the rapid and lucrative growth in the smartphone industry, we're always told that the world is in our hands. But the infrastructure of that …