What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World
Jul16

What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World

More and more people are behind bars. According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, over 10.35 million individuals are being held in penal institutions throughout the world, either as pre-trial detainees/remand prisoners or having been convicted and sentenced. In comparison to the year 2000, the total number of women serving time has increased about 50% while the male prison population has grown by about 18%. But prison...

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35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences
Jun25

35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences

We all love an underdog don’t we? Someone who won’t be bullied, who will stand up for themselves and their rights in the face of all powerful corporations and governments, they give us all hope that we little guys do have the power after all. Often referred to as ‘nail houses’ or ‘holdouts’, cases such as these have become high profile media sensations, particularly in China where the brave...

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25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer
May28

25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer

Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones on this list. If you don’t want to end up looking foolish, a good designer is worth the money! If you have any design fails you’d like to add to this list, please add them! (H/T) 01. The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil source 02....

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Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art
Feb18

Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art

Nestled at the base of a hill, overlooking the Savannah, lies Tiébélé—an African village in Burkina Faso. First settled in the 15th Century, the 1.2-hectare commune is home to the Kassena people, their chief, and royal court—together making up one of oldest ethnic groups in Burkina Faso. In 2009, photographer Rita Willaert and travel blogger Olga Stavrakis were lucky enough to be some of the few people ever allowed to visit the...

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A Thermometer Just Broke At -62°C (-80°F) In The World’s Coldest Village, And The Photos Are Breathtaking
Jan16

A Thermometer Just Broke At -62°C (-80°F) In The World’s Coldest Village, And The Photos Are Breathtaking

Welcome to Oymyakon, a village where students are expected to attend class till temperatures reach minus -52°C (-62°F). The remote Siberian village is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world, and it has just plummeted into a -62°C (-80°F) winter, making our daily complaints about the weather sound rather silly. We already introduced you this place when a photographer Amos Chapple traveled there to...

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It’s So Cold In North America That Niagara Falls Is Frozen, And It Looks Like Something From Narnia
Jan03

It’s So Cold In North America That Niagara Falls Is Frozen, And It Looks Like Something From Narnia

Niagara falls are a spectacular place to visit at any time of year, however in winter, especially seriously cold winters like North America is currently experiencing, they are truly a breathtaking sight. While the bitter temperatures have caused chaos in some areas and affected the New Year’s plans of millions, one upside to the big chill is the raw beauty of nature. Many areas of the falls have frozen, forming huge, elaborately...

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Lufthansa Hired Photographer Who Shot Windows XP Wallpaper To Take 3 New Wallpapers, And He Delivered Once Again
Nov22

Lufthansa Hired Photographer Who Shot Windows XP Wallpaper To Take 3 New Wallpapers, And He Delivered Once Again

According to some estimates, about 1 billion people have seen Windows XP’s iconic wallpaper “Bliss,” making it the most viewed photograph in the world. Now, 21 years after he made the shot, Charles O’Rear aims to produce “the next generation of wallpapers,” and they look just as blissful. “I am turning seventy-six and realize how much the Microsoft Bliss photograph has meant to my life,” O’Rear said. “As the photographer of the most...

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30+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time
Nov17

30+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time

Have you ever wondered how the area you live in now looked like 30 or 50 years ago? If so, re.photos website, recently established by a group of people fascinated with then-and-now photography, has a database full of pictures that might help you out. This database allows anyone, who shares the love for before and after pictures, to contribute their photographs and compare how a street, an area, or a famous landmark looks like now and...

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World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It
Nov17

World’s First Floating City To Emerge In The Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How The Life Will Look On It

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin testing in its waters. “If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up...

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For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible
Sep26

For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible

If you’re fascinated with the middle ages, you don’t need a time machine to visit the period. Guedelon Castle in Burgundy, France is a unique project where volunteers and researchers are constructing an authentic 13th century castle, using only techniques and materials that were available at the time. Michel Guyot and Maryline Martin started Guedelon Castle project in 1997, and it has been nearing its inevitable completion ever since....

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