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October 22, 2014

The Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. At times in America I think the nuclear bombs of WWII have become abstract… [more]

The Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb The Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb

Woodblock Prints of Classic Video Game Scenes

Illustrator Jed Henry and woodblock printmaker David Bull have combined to make these awesome realistic… [more]

Woodblock Prints of Classic Video Game Scenes Woodblock Prints of Classic Video Game Scenes

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The Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. At times in America I think the nuclear bombs of WWII have become abstract concepts, and we don’t teach the misery or horror they caused. Pictures like this should really be mandatory material in teaching WWII.

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Woodblock Prints of Classic Video Game Scenes

Illustrator Jed Henry and woodblock printmaker David Bull have combined to make these awesome realistic video game scenes in the style of Ukiyo-e which Jed explains as: Ukiyo-e is a Japanese word. Ukiyo was the pop culture movement in old Japan. The Ukiyo crowd were the trendsetters of their day. Actors, artists, entertainers. And ‘e’ […]

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8 Quotes and Insights

Wisdom comes with age and experience. Sometimes the elderly will pass down a snippet or two for the young to mull over. It can be helpful but also incredibly frustrating trying to wrap your mind around a bite of knowledge that comes from another life view. If you can identify with the words they can […]

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Movement and Momentum (7 Pics)

It’s hard to stop something with a lot of momentum. Unless you’re an immovable object, but there’s no such thing when you scale things up to planet-size. If you can’t stop Neptune’s orbit, how can you stop a soccer ball from sailing into the goal?

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Cars Disappear Under Snow (7 Pics)

The snow fell nonstop here and buried all the cars, streets, sidewalks and people under smooth white layers. They’re in for quite a dig the next day. Maybe all cars should come standard with a rotating flamethrower.

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Norwegian Heavy Metal (9 Pics)

Norway has been known for its dark metal music for some time. The founders of black metal hail from the unforgiving Norwegian lands where demons roam the hills. The tortured souls escaped the only way they could. Through banging drums and heavy riffs they fly to the next dimensions.

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The Frozen Black Sea (6 Pics)

The Black Sea is frozen over with sheets of ice and frost. The icicles become so dense they start to form caves. The ships must wait until it melts or slowly chip away at the blockage. Or they could try to walk upon the ice.

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Artwork Cut from Paper (7 Pics)

These incredible paper pictures were cut by artist Bovey Lee from Hong Kong. Cutting art into rice paper has been a tradition in Chinese crafts. The cuts are made with 11 different sizes of knife.

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Giant Tasmanian Crayfish (3 Pics)

This is the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world, the Tasmanian giant crayfish. Right now they’re an endangered species due to overfishing and changing habitats. They have been found weighing up to 11 pounds.

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Dress Made from Spider Silk (6 Pics)

This eye-catching garment was made entirely with spider silk. The threads were from spiders in Madagascar. They were collected by hand. I’ve had nightmares that went a lot like that, but instead of collecting them I was screaming in pure terror.