Do you know what the cilinder on your laptop power cable is for? Or the blue part of an eraser? The hole in a spaghetti spoon?
12 million men, women, and children arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1954 to start a new life in the USA, often dressed in their finest clothes.
The mysterious death of a journalist who was investigating a government conspiracy. Two people with the same name who were murdered just days apart in the same city.
image credit Great infographic from The Oatmeal. It all started with dancing goats... The Presurfer
Komatsu's latest dump truck doesn't have a cab for a human operator to sit in. YouTube link The Presurfer
A determined French soldier during World War One marches towards the front lines when he faces the enemy in an unexpected way.
In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld began inviting his comedy buddies for some coffee and pairing each guest with a car that had qualities that were, in Seinfeld's eyes, similar to his guests.
Patience is a clock which uses a human face to represent the passage of time. The eyes work in the same way as an analog clock's hands, with the right eye indicating hours and the left eye indicating minutes.
image credit There are roughly 200 varieties of natural gemstone known in the world today. Alongside the world's precious gems (diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald) are numerous semi-precious stones, some of which are so incredibly rare that their value outstrips many of the world's most valuable precious gems.
image credit Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The story has been perceived to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called 'Más a Tierra,' now part of Chile.
image credit When did the surveillance state emerge? Maybe it was CCTV. Or the drones. The photos where you looked bad at a party and never wanted to be tagged on Facebook.
Take a look at the movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown.
A teaser video of how Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to get humans on Mars. YouTube link The Presurfer
image credit Not all languages are born equal. Some are significantly harder to learn than others. Here are the top ten hardest major languages to learn, from the 'very difficult' to the 'so difficult they'll make your head explode.' The Presurfer
Very strange song by Japanese comedian and singer-songwriter Pico Taro. YouTube link The Presurfer
image credit A pizza saver is a device used to prevent the top of a food container, such as a pizza box or cake box, from collapsing in at the center and touching the food inside.
image credit Hortus Deliciarum is a medieval manuscript compiled by abbess Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace.
image credit In the 50 years since the original crew of the USS Enterprise set out on its mission, Star Trek has inspired generations of scientists, astronauts, civil rights leaders, engineers, and presidents.
A Volkswagen ad about its trailer assist feature. A man tries to back a horse trailer into a spot at the stable.
Set in the desert of Dubai, the urban spaces of Hongkong or the stunning landscapes of Hawaii, Airtime is a drone film which chronicles a mix of travel experiences filmed across 12 countries over 7 months.