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10 Animals Named After Famous People

When I started writing this I wasn’t sure whether there would be enough examples of organisms named after famous people to fill an article.

Awesome Photos From Russia With Love – Part K

Welcome back to section ‘K’ of the Awesome Photos From Russia With Love series. Above is what the people of Murmansk are calling “the lowest rainbow in the world”.

Chinese Hell Money

Hell Money is fake currency that is burnt at funerals, particularly in China. This faux cash has been burned as an offering since at least the late 19th century, but quite possibly from much earlier.

Squirrel Vs Dog

It doesn’t matter what species you are, if something comes between you and your offspring the gloves are off.

Liu Xue’s Uncomfortable Anthropomorphic Sculptures

Liu Xue is a wonderful Chinese sculptor who creates objects that make weaker willed people squirm. The following trinkets are from his We Are The World series.

History Of Life: The Carboniferous

Welcome to part five of my slow waltz through the epochs of life on earth. Today we tackle the Carboniferous age.

PHOTOS: China Scraps Millions Of High-Emission Vehicles

China has a bit of a problem with pollution. Don’t we all. But China’s is worse than most. Beijing has recorded air pollution readings of over 20 times the limit considered healthy by the World Health Organisation and vehicle emissions make up almost a third of that.

Awesome Photos From Russia With Love – Part J

1965 – Novosibirsk – Aircraft Flying Under Bridge It’s been a while since the last installment of awesome photos from Russia With Love.

Bagger 293: The Heaviest Land Vehicle In The World

At 14,200 tonnes, Bagger 293 is the heaviest land vehicle in the world. It was built in 1995 and superseded its sibling Bagger 288 to claim the title.

Russia’s Prohibition Era: The Tsar’s 11 Year Alcohol Ban

When you hear the term “prohibition” you instantly assume it refers to the American ban on alcohol between 1920 and 1933.

Rashad Alakbarov Paints With Shadows

Rashad Alakbarov hails from Azerbaijan, a country which I know embarrassingly little about. His installations at first glance just look like dangling piles of whatever, but when the light hits them just right, well that’s a different story.

REVIEW: Palinopsia – Murmurs From The Well Nothing More

  When I’m asked to review an album it always fills me with nervy dread. What if they suck? I hate slagging off bands that are obviously working to create something they love.

Time: What Is It? And Why Do I Never Have Any?

Big old unanswerable questions, I know. But sometimes amongst the inanity of general life, I get slapped in the chops by a sense of duty to have a butchers at things that might have meaning to us humans, or totally not, it doesn’t matter; some questions aren’t meant to be answered – they wouldn’t be questions otherwise.

Sean Yoro Paints Lady’s Faces From His Surfboard

Sean Yoro AKA Hula was born and raised in Hawaii, but now he lives in New York. He paints lovely things on hard to reach places from the comfort of his surfboard.

The History Of Life: The Devonian

Welcome to the fourth instalment of this brief foray into the birth and progression of life on earth.

Moab Intrepid Potash Ponds, Utah

Intrepid Potash, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado, is America’s largest producer of potassium chloride, also known as muriate of potash.

Do Antioxidant Supplements Really Prevent Cancer?

As we all known, people who work for food companies like to flog their wares in any way that they can.

Rabbit Runs OVER Avalanche Because It Is Hardcore

Apparently some people like snowboarding away from an avalanche for kicks. That’s what humans like to do, we seek thrills.

Tremoctopus: The Magnificently Bizarre Blanket Octopus

Tremoctopus, otherwise known as the blanket octopus, is one of nature’s oddest creations. It really does have some bizarre traits.

The Real War Pigs: Hogs Saving Human Bacon

Image VIA The term “war pigs” might not mean much to most people. But in ancient times, when there was an awful lot of war going on (unlike today of course) combatants would use whatever means necessary to get an edge.