Thursday, 8 December 2016

English For Beginners

Sometimes there are no words to express what's most important. The only thing you have to do, is learn those words.

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The Evolution Of Disney Animation (1937-2016)

The evolution of Disney animation since 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937) to 'Zootopia' (2016).

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(thanks Cora)

We Couldn't Live Without 'Zero' - But We Once Had To

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Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics. Nothing as in zero, of course. This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy and provided more delight than any other digit.

For one thing, it allows us to forecast the future. But to comprehend why and to understand zero's power, you first have to understand its birth and its battles, because zero's path to greatness was a rocky one.

Elusive Snow Leopard Of The Himalayas

There are thought to be as few as 3500 snow leopards left in the wild. Using state of the art motion detecting remove cameras the Planet Earth II team were able to gain access into this elusive big cats world.

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(thanks Cora)

15 Insane Homes From Around The World

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A colection of photographs of some of the most insane looking homes from around the World. Some of the homes are in strange places, some of them are shaped like various things and they are all bizarre for one reason or another. An article by Estate Agent Jobs.

The Remarkable Story Of St Kilda’s Residents

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The remote archipelago of St Kilda, off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, is truly an isolated place. It is the most remote part of the British Isles. The wind is so strong here that trees refuse to grow.

In this hostile climate, a small community had clung to their most basic existence, surviving largely by eating sea birds and their eggs. This extraordinary group of men, women and children lived in a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. After thousands of years of isolation, the entire population of the island evacuated to the mainland to escape the failing harvests, the lack of communication and the lack of medical care.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Two Dachshunds Playing Golf

Crusoe the Dachshund and his little brother Oakley go golfing at the Gatineau Golf Club. Crusoe scored a 72, while it seems like his brother probably fudged his score.

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Two Chefs?

(via Bad Newspaper)

10 Mind-Blowing Theories About The Universe

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The universe is a vast and mysterious place. For centuries, people have looked out into space and tried to explain why we're here and where we came from. While it may take even more centuries before any of those questions are answered, it doesn't mean scientists don't have any theories.

Notice that these are just theories, so at times, some theories may not align with each other, or even contradict each other.


A CGI Animated short film. In beginning of the 20th century, two climbers carry a statue of the Virgin to the top of a mountain.

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(thanks Cora)

Is It Going To Rain?

You walk out the door but you're not sure whether you are going to need your umbrella.
Visit 'Is It Going To Rain?' to find out. Type in your location and you'll now.

10 DIY Cleaning Hacks For Your Bathroom

Is your bathroom looking a little worse for wear? Are you haunted by the costs of industrial cleaners and their impact on your nails? Because Soakology has put together 10 DIY bathroom cleaning hacks to help you spruce up your bathroom with quick and easy solutions that'll leave your bathroom gleaming.

(thanks Helen)

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Coming Home For Christmas

Throughout their 70 years, Heathrow Airport have specialised in reconnecting people with their loved ones, especially at this time of year, because coming home for Christmas is the best gift of all. Among the millions of seasonal passengers, there are some extra-special arrivals that have made it home in time for the big day.

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(thanks Cora)

Dutch Treats: The Many Coffee Candies Of The Netherlands

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Observers of exports in European carbohydrate exotica will have noticed that the stroopwafel is now a specialty food staple. From Starbucks counters to Delta tray tables, from a cafe in Portland to a bakery in Brooklyn, that griddled disc of flour and syrup the Dutch have fashioned is within the masses' reach.

Not that the stroopwafel has jumped the shark. It remains an ideal match for coffee, as Sprudge reported years ago. But if you're looking to expand your repertoire, you should take note of these four quintessential Dutch delights, all of which are coffee-flavored.

Microwave Memories

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Do you remember when microwave ovens became standard fixtures in American homes of the 1970s? If you do, you may also recall how cookbooks of the era were filled with recipes for dishes that really had no business being cooked in a microwave oven. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.

The Lighthouse

A lighthouse keeper's surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory. Made up of over 14,000 photographs, The Lighthouse is a black and white stop motion short crafted by filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years.

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(thanks Cora)

Family Photos From Around the World - Past And Present

During the holiday season, it's only natural to fall back into the comfortable traditions your family has been doing for decades. To celebrate families, tinyprints asked photographers around the world to recreate some of their favorite family photos and to reflect on what it meant to them.

There are photos of parents from when they were just dating or baby nephews who tower over their parents. Click and drag the slider on each photo to see the past and present photo.

(thanks Sarah)

10 Of The Biggest Natural Disasters In Earth's History

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The Butterfly Effect principle simply states that, given enough time, whatever event, no matter how small, can and will have tremendous reverberations into the future. And when talking about past disasters we always have to keep in mind that, even though devastating, they are part of what brought us here in the first place.

We may try to speculate on how things would have turned out if any particular disaster from our past didn't happen, but the variables are so small and infinitely numerous, that we may never know the right answer. Take a look at 10 natural disasters from our past, and maybe later imagine how the world would have looked like without them.