Michael Ruskin

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From VERY packed public swimming pools to queues that stretch for miles: Astonishing photos reveal the daily crush in China

• <b>China covers 3.7 million square miles and is home to a vast 1.3 billion people, the world's largest population</b>• <b><br>Between the late 1970s and January of</b> …

Geography

Fascinating Photos Documenting Egypt's Greatest Ever Discovery

On November 4th 1922, English Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter made one of the greatest discoveries in Egypt's fascinating history. His …

Ancient History

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

The Inspiring Terracotta Army of Ancient China

The inspiring Terracotta Army is something to amazed by.For enthusiasts of ancient China a trip to view the life-sized terracotta army in Xian, is a …

Archaeology

Ricky Gervais’ celebrity impressions have to be seen to be believed

His attempt to do the most impersonations in 30 seconds is certainly interesting<p>There are a lot of celebrities out there with incredible impressions …

Comedy

Dragon Boat Racing in China: Pictures

Hong Kong

Capturing Hong Kong in the 'Blue Moment'

For just a few minutes a day, the sky cloaks the entire city in a glowing, azure tint.<p>Most photographers swear by the “golden hour”—the hour just after sunrise, or the one right before sunset<b>,</b> when the lighting is just right. But when Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze tried to …

Hong Kong

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

10+ Realistic Cartoon Character Versions You Wouldn’t Want To Meet In Real Life

Raise your hands if you remember the 3D Simpsons episode where Homer enters a Tron-like world that rapidly begins to collapse. While you may think …

Controversial Illustrations By Polish Artist Reveal The Darker Side Of Modern Society

Polish illustrator, artist, and co-owner of Morski Studio Graficzne Igor Morski creates surreal images imbued with hidden meaning. He graduated with …

20+ Hilariously Inappropriate Kids’ Drawings

When you go through training to become a teacher, often you're told to ask your students open ended, as opposed to yes or no, questions about their …

Photographer Mashes Photos Together For Hilarious Results (New Pics)

Have a closer look and you'll see that Stephen McMennamy's photos are not your usual Photoshop manipulations. Previously featured on Bored Panda, the …

Artist Colorizes Old Black & White Photos Making History Come To Life (20+ Pics)

When we think of the past, we often think of it in black and white. After all, most pictures that we've seen from the first half of the 20th Century …

"Lagoon tables that I made by merging resin with cut travertine marble": http://goo.gl/9VvrqX

How Much Do You Know About The Place Where The Pope Lives?

Vatican City: capitol of the Catholic Church, home to the pope, owner of impressive collections of art and history all contained within the borders …

Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid

Science and illusion channel Brusspup presents 10 amazing science tricks using liquid.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent …

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Art

How to make an Apple Music playlist in iTunes or on iOS

The Macworld staff is still on the fence about Apple Music. Some of us are really into the recommended playlists—which are sometimes eerily …

Apple Music

Meditation 101: A Short, Animated Beginner’s Guide

Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) created an immensely popular video animating Dr. Brené Brown’s insights on The Power of Empathy. Now, she returns with …

Meditation

Migrating from Rdio or Spotify to Apple Music now takes just one click

Maybe you’re like me, and you’re interested in trying Apple Music. Maybe, though, you feel locked in to Rdio or Spotify, because over the years you’ve set up an extensive library of favorites and playlists. Favorites and playlists you count on.<p>Well, good news! Migrating your whole life to Apple …

Apple Music

Nick Offerman Gives A Tour Of His Pizza Farm In Hilarious School Lunch PSA

"French fries are practically salads."

Nick Offerman

A Short Visual History of America, According to the Irreverent Comic Satirist R. Crumb

Today, countercultural cartoonist Robert Dennis Crumb, better known as R. Crumb, turns 70. As a founder of the “underground comix” movement in the …

9 Chilling Vampire Flicks That You'll Love Watching

If you're tired of predictable action movies, saccharine rom-coms and convoluted sci-fi films why not sit down and watch some fangtastic horror …

Horror

Anamorphic and Geometric Projections

Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who plays creating optical illusions. His recent exhibition “La Villette En Suites”, which takes place in Paris until …

Felice

Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6

"QUANTUM SHOT" #869 <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to</b> …

The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2014

"BEST OF DRB" in 2014<br>Link<b><br>Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2014</b><br>Promoting "sense of wonder" and intense exploration of our world and …

Art Deco