Monday, 5 December 2016

The Girl And The Cloud

Last Christmas, Anna's Dad gave her the perfect surprise - her very own snow cloud. Anna and her little cloud went everywhere together. However, she soon learned that sometimes, the perfect surprise isn't the one you get... it's the one you give.



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(thanks Cora)

10 Weird Fortune-Telling Methods From History

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Humans have always sought to unlock the mysteries of the future. Since the dawn of time, we have looked for signs and symbols in the world around us that might tell us our fortunes or help us avoid trouble. Here are 10 of the strangest items used for fortune-telling throughout history.

Why Do Men's Bikes Have A Horizontal Crossbar And Women's Usually Don't?

It would seem that having a slanted crossbar like on women's bikes would make much more sense for men's bikes, decreasing the chance of racking the guy if he slips off the pedals or the like. However, there is actually a really good reason to have a horizontal crossbar on a bike.



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Joshs' Story

Have you ever wondered if you could end up homeless? Josh hit rock bottom losing his family and career and this is the story of the struggle to regain his life. This movie is presented by SGCH, a not-for-profit organisation that offers housing and opportunities to people like Josh.



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(thanks Stefan)

How Tyres Work


Cars rely on four small contact patches on their tyres to provide traction through turns, accelerating and braking. People push their cars to the limit, driving in extreme conditions and the tyres need to be able to grip through whatever is thrown at them.

The inportance of having the right type of tyre for your usage is paramount to getting the most out of your vehicle.

Home Cleaning Hacks


A handy infographic, designed by Master Cleaners offering ten awesome cleaning hacks to help you clean your home faster. Learn about how to easily clean your chopping boards, how to clean your kitchen sponges, how to dust easily and quickly and more by viewing this infographic.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

I Fell In Love With A Painting

It's difficult to make a move when you are a still life painting.



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(thanks Cora)

Why We Have Gingerbread Houses

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Gingerbread houses are a deep-rooted part of our holiday tradition. They make an appearance everywhere in December, from your household all the way to The White House. And we have the Germans to thanks for it, but more specifically the Brothers Grimm.

What Happened In My Birth Year?


Do you know what happened in the year you were born? Just type in the year you were born and 'What Happened In My Birth Year?' offers a look into the past and the history surrounding you.

Precipitation

In this video, six chemical reactions are shown at a microscopic level, producing gooey, vividly colored globs of precipitation that are unique and strangely captivating.



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When The Cat Is Not Away

A house becomes the theater of a game between a cat and a mysterious character.



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(thanks Cora)

10 Things You Didn't Know About Lying

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A lie is a statement that the stating party believes to be false and that is made with the intention to deceive. You're surrounded by lies, but most of what you think you know about them is probably - you guessed it - a lie.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Crossing A River In Somaliland

Heavy rain washed out the road between Berbera and Hargeisa.



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(thanks Cora)

The 'Ancient Lights' Windows Of England

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In many old brick buildings around London, you'll find signs saying 'Ancient Lights' marked beneath individual windows. The phenomenon is not unique to London. 'Ancient Lights' signs can be found in Dorset, in Kent and in many places across England. What are they?

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The 11,000 Domino Colosseum

A massive 11,000 domino stones colosseum took 4 days to build, but less than 10 seconds to topple.



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Unsellable 196-Foot Picnic Basket Marked Down To $5 Million

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According to some, the future of architecture is wood, but in Newark, Ohio, the future has already arrived - in the form of big, dumb picnic basket that's also an office building no one will buy.

First put on the market 18 months ago for $7.5 million, the former headquarters of struggling basketmaker Longaberger is now available for a mere $5 million, Despite the steal of a price, the iconic building seems unsellable.

Black Panther Women: The Unsung Activists Who Fed And Fought For Their Community


Much of the reverence - and controversy - around the Black Panther Party centers on its early male leaders, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver when the Party launched in Oakland, California, in 1966. But behind the scenes, thousands of Black Panther volunteers ran social programs that fed poor children breakfast, gave away bags of groceries to hungry families, transported sick and disabled people, provided free health care, offered legal aid and drug counseling, and more.

The hard work of women was the lifeblood of these so-called survival programs. One woman doing such work was Judy Juanita - a playwright, novelist and poet. Collectors Weekly spoke with Juanita about the hard volunteer work that went into making a newspaper and the social programs.

(thanks Lisa)