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'Mummers' making a comeback

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every December in St. John's, Newfoundland, people parade the streets wearing creepy masks, fake horse heads and their underwear on the outside.<p>The spectacle is all part of the Mummers Festival, which celebrates a once-banned, centuries-old tradition in the province called …

Canada

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

World Records

Views of Home: Earth Shines in Apollo Mission Photos

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Apollo Missions

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, …

Universe

NHL Rule Changes That Would Make Hockey Great Again

We came up with a set of rules the NHL should adopt for next season. It's time to make hockey great again.<p>Rules. Without them, hockey would be a collection of humans with knives attached to their feet aimlessly and recklessly slamming a frozen piece of rubber at one another. As entertaining as that …

McDonald's

When the pilot passes out, this is how you land a massive 737 aircraft

New Jersey stereotypes. More stereotype maps

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Animals in the News

It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a sloth hanging around in Panama, reindeer herders in far northern Russia, an orangutan taking a wheelbarrow ride in Indonesia, a wild horse roundup in …

Puget Sound

32 Maps Which Will Change How You See Europe

Regarding the last one: What the hell, Spain?

The secret to being a great football coach has nothing to do with football

With the new college football season upon us, fans across the country are hoping their team could be the one crowned national champion on January 11 2016 in Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Of course, who is ultimately successful will depend a lot on the talents of their …

College Football

Beautiful Swirling Stone Walls

Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl aren't just stonemasons. They're refined artists who can create vibrant images by arranging smooth stones into walls. …

Design

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 – 250 – …

This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are …

Lauren Davis

Ruin

eles-eyes: I got all blobby with this weekend’s...

Ridiculously Funny Fashion Trends From The 1970's

In their heyday, this collection of weird, wonderful and eccentric outfits from the 1970's were the height of fashion.Everybody under the sun was …

20 Most Hilariously Cheap-Looking Monsters From Vintage B-Movies

B-movies from the mid-20th century are known for their low budgets and dodgy special effects, but the creatures collected here take the cake in the …

Magic Transistor

New Christoph Neimann Illustrations Incorporating Ordinary Objects That Complete the Intended Image

Artist Christoph Neimann (previously) has added new work into his Sunday Sketching project which incorporates ordinary objects such as socks, …

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Language Learning

Expert-Approved Golf Tips

We reached out to two of the best golf coaches in the country and asked them to reveal the single best tip for every golf shot you’ll face on your next 18.<p>Follow their advice and prepare for the round of your life.<p><b>Find the Fairway</b><br>If “slice” is your middle name, here’s your fix: When you step up to …

Maps That Explain Nothing

One reason it’s so important to learn world geography, national geography, and map reading is that you will be able to spot the many times that …

Data Visualization