Michael Francis

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Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

An inflatable sex doll called Missy has been sent into the stratosphere

Four months after a Raspberry Pi-controlled teddy bear called Babbage fell from the stratosphere, beating Felix Baumgartner's supersonic skydiving …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

Caffeine compared: from coke and coffee to aspirin and chocolate

There’s a drug whose appeal shows no sign of slowing. It’s a stimulant for the central nervous system and it was an ingredient in 136 million bags exported around the world in 2012.<p>Those bags were coffee and the drug was caffeine - but there’s a lot more to it than just the one beverage. Tea, …

Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

Women gamers aged over 35 outnumber men

Gaming is no longer the preserve of lone teenagers hunched over consoles while locked in their bedrooms<p>Although online gaming is still extremely popular with men aged 15-24, women aged 35 and over regularly outnumber their male counterparts, according to a new report from casual gaming company Spil …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

Candy Crush cheats and tips for beating the hardest levels

Candy Crush Saga is one of the most played mobile games across the globe, and many find it fiendishly addictive, but some levels – like Candy Crush levels 65 and 97 – are notoriously difficult to complete. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.<p><b>Start at the bottom</b><p>Crushing candies on the …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

After spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've found the most beautiful castle in the world.<p>I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long …

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First metal 3D printed gun is capable of firing 50 shots

The world’s first metal 3D printed handgun capable of accurately firing 50 rounds without breaking has been printed in the US.<p>Solid Concepts, based in Austin, Texas, USA, replicated the parts of a classic Browning 1911 pistol - standard issue for the US armed forces until 1985 - using direct metal …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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