Two Elderly Dudes Escaped A Nursing Home And Went To A Heavy Metal Concert
Feb24

Two Elderly Dudes Escaped A Nursing Home And Went To A Heavy Metal Concert

When one thinks of a man in the late decade of life, he might imagine an old man in front of the TV, walking with the house slippers, holding a cane, or maybe sitting on the front porch surrounded by nephews. Yet, I believe no one has imagined a man on a heavy metal concert.  Hordes of headbangers amassed in Germany for the world’s largest heavy metal festival — among them, two elderly men who apparently left their retirement home to...

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Japanese Sleeper Trains Interiors Are A Peaceful Oasis
Feb21

Japanese Sleeper Trains Interiors Are A Peaceful Oasis

The 1960s saw great improvement in Japan’s economy, including the railways. The first modern high-speed rail line opened in 1964 and many limited express trains and overnight trains started to cross the nation. After the popularity of Japanese sleeper trains peaked in the 70s, however, the country’s expanding network of bullet trains, domestic air routes, and cheaper night buses have nearly wiped out this way of travel. (H/T) Image...

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This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000
Feb19

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S. Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects. What makes the DublDom homes so special is the premise of the architects’ concept: keep building costs low by using materials like metal, barn board, and...

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A French Engineer Invents Shelters For The Homeless That Retain Heat During Winter
Feb19

A French Engineer Invents Shelters For The Homeless That Retain Heat During Winter

Kindness is beautiful. As we feel the winter chill in the air, we can be thankful for the heat and comfort in our home. However, not everybody in our world is so lucky. As the winter rages outside, there are currently people living without shelter. Homelessness is a real issue, and while we can be sympathetic, sympathy alone isn’t going to keep someone warm. More info: www.iglou.fr, Iglou Source A French engineer has come with an...

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Lacoste Replaced Iconic Crocodile Logo With 10 Endangered Species To Raise Awareness
Feb16

Lacoste Replaced Iconic Crocodile Logo With 10 Endangered Species To Raise Awareness

Lacoste, a world-famous French clothing brand, replaced its iconic crocodile logo with endangered animal images to spread awareness about these species and dangers that they are in. In a collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Lacoste presented ten new designs of their iconic polo-shirts. Each of the ten featured animals are on the brink of extinction. The number of polos produced for each series...

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Nap Desks Are the Only Thing Your Office Space Needs
Feb16

Nap Desks Are the Only Thing Your Office Space Needs

Tossing and turning the night before a big day at the office is pretty much inevitable when all you desperately need to do is sleep. But what if you didn’t have to worry about how many hours were left until your alarm went off because you could just nap at work anyway? Swivel chairs don’t exactly scream “comfort”—but the 1.6 S.M. of Life Desk absolutely does. Greek designer Nancy Leivaditou of Studio NL came up...

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Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors
Feb07

Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

Researchers from Michigan State University developed completely transparent solar panels, which can have numerous applications in architecture, and other fields like mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Researchers have tried to create such a device before as well, but the final results were never satisfying. The team focused on the see-through factor, so they developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, or TLSC,...

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Scientists Now Believe That The Universe Itself Is Conscious
Feb06

Scientists Now Believe That The Universe Itself Is Conscious

A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling “panpsychism.” Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness, which could change everything. For quite some time, scientists have been working to understand the universe, where it came from, and why we are here. However, they have often come up short until now. The scientist responsible for such a notion is Gregory Matloff, and his...

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Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Magical Free Little Library For The Neighborhood
Jan09

Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Magical Free Little Library For The Neighborhood

Even though we live in a connected world, with access to so much knowledge at the click of a button, there’s still something magical, and important, about books. The ability to immerse yourself in literary fiction and read slowly and deeply, as opposed to the temptation to skim and scroll, is rich in rewards and helps to foster important skills like critical thinking and empathy, two things that are becoming more obviously missing in...

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In 2022 Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Open, And Here Are The Visualizations
Dec31

In 2022 Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Open, And Here Are The Visualizations

Hayao Miyazaki’s fans will probably be thrilled to hear that the magical world of the famous Japanese animator is finally coming to life. Hayao Miyazaki is the mastermind behind one of the most famous animation houses in the world – Studio Ghibli. You’ve probably seen at least some of the studio’s masterpieces, such as the Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away’ or ‘My Neighbour Totoro.’ The theme park is set to open to the public in 2022. It...

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