Category Archives: Interesting Things

Penguin Always Comes Home To The Man Who Saved His Life

A Magellanic penguin named Jingjing lives in Patagonia, but since 2011 he's got a seasonal home in Brazil. Four years ago, retired bricklayer João Pereira de Souza was walking along the beach when he found a penguin covered in oil and struggling to survive. He brought the penguin home, cleaned him up and gave him…
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Teapot Dome Service Station

History of Teapot Dome Service Station The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 as an architectural reminder of a government scandal that took place during the Harding administration. It was handcrafted by Jack Ainsworth in 1922. He built it inspired by the Harding Administration Teapot Dome Scandal. The store next to the Teapot was…
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World Reclamation Art Project Gas Station

In Syracuse, New York, what was formerly the Nottingham Citgo #53, a fifty-year-old abandoned gas station, has been converted into a work of art, titled WRAP, or the World Reclamation Art Project, by Syracuse University graduate art student Jennifer Marsh. United by this common cause, World Reclamation Art Project contributors range from professional artists to…
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Erik Johansson – Amazing optical illusions

Erik Johansson does not shoot the moments, he photographs the ideas! The Swedish photographer Erik Johansson, makes ​​from ordinary scenery amazing optical illusions. With the help of “Photoshop” he creates interesting crazy photos. Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal…
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The Bunda Cliffs – The End Of The Earth

The Bunda Cliffs literally feel like the end of the earth, though they are really just the end of Australia. The Bunda cliffs are part of a larger scarp of the Eucla Basin that spreads from the western part of South Australia across to the south eastern corner of Western Australia. As a geographical feature,…
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Incredible Home Catwalks Make for Purr-fectly Happy Felines

Catwalks and tunnels, custom built to the tune of about $35,000 keep a homeowner’s 18 cats on cloud nine In 1988, when home builder Peter Cohen moved into his house in Goleta, California, two roaming outdoor cats came with the property. Shortly after he moved in, one was killed by a car and the other…
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“Angel of the Gap” Don Ritchie

Donald Taylor "Don" Ritchie has spent five decades looking out the window of their small home near the Australian cliff Gap. This cliff offers a beautiful view, but it is not only beautiful landscape attracted this man. Don Ritchie's window-watching had a far greater purpose. Since 1964 he has saved at least 160 lives, although…
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Steampunk Animal Sculptures Made Of Scrap Metal

Hasan Novrozi, a talented sculptor, has created a wonderful collection of steampunk animals sculptures Despite being painstakingly assembled from thousands of metal tools, automotive components, and other pieces of scrap metal, these steampunk sculptures are full of life and emotions. The talented sculptor was trained in Iran and has since expanded his skills with plenty…
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Gambia’s Parliament Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia's parliament has passed a bill banning female genital mutilation Gambia's parliament has passed a bill banning female genital mutilation and setting strict penalties for offenders, a month after the president condemned the practice which is carried out on many women in the West African country. A person who engages in female circumcision could face…
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Google Cardboard Saves Baby’s Life

A toy-like Google Cardboard contraption that sells for less than $20 online has helped save the life of a baby Google Cardboard looks like a set of big square goggles. Stick your iPhone inside and with the right app, you can see images in three-dimensional virtual reality. Doctors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami used…
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Saudi Arabia : Women in Politics

At least 18 women elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia's first poll open to female voters and candidates.  The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's largest city to a small village near Islam's holiest site. Saturday's municipal poll, which was hailed by many as historic, saw a…
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Russia Completely Ban GMO In All Food Production

Following news of Scotland and Germany opting to ban genetically modified foods, news has surfaced of the Russian Government completely banning the use of GMO ingredients in any and all food production. ”As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions.”  Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich stated…
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Artist makes 3D painting using 500,000 toothpicks

Chinese Toothpicks Artist 38-year-old Liu Xuedong discovered his artistic side quite late in life, during a serious mid-life crisis. He wasn’t happy with his job as a security guard in China’s Jilin Province, but instead of whining about it, he taught himself how to create art with toothpicks. Inspired by hundreds of how-to videos online,…
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Bathing Suit Cleans Polluted Water as You Swim

Thanks to this cool new two-piece bathing suit, cleaning up the world’s oceans might actually become the ‘in’ thing to do during the hot summer months! The 3D-printed Sponge Bathing Suit The 3D-printed Sponge Bathing Suit bikini is made of flexible, carbon-based filler materials that function like a sponge, absorbing all sorts of pollutants from…
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Oslo becomes the world’s first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

Oslo became first in the world to withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies.  Oslo city leaders have announced that the capital will divest its L8 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies, becoming the first capital city in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels. The Norwegian capital is leading by…
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