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Infographic: The Most Iconic Cars In Hollywood History

We all love movies and sometimes we may love the cars more than the movie itself. From the DeLorean…

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Infographic: The Most Iconic Cars In Hollywood History

We all love movies and sometimes we may love the cars more than the movie itself. From the DeLorean…

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Video: Design In A Nutshell: Six Major Design Movements From Gothic Revival To Postmodernism

Interested in learning about design styles through history such as gothic revival, modernism or…

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Video: Design In A Nutshell: Six Major Design Movements From Gothic Revival To Postmodernism

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The History Of Superman (Infographic)

Love Superman and a major fan? Do you know the everything about Superman? 8Ballcreated this…

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The History Of Superman (Infographic)

Love Superman and a major fan? Do you know the everything about Superman? 8Ballcreated this…

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Berlin Wall Gallery Under Threat From Land Developers

The murals painted on the “death strip” of the eastern Berlin Wall are under threat from the land…

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Berlin Wall Gallery Under Threat From Land Developers

The murals painted on the “death strip” of the eastern Berlin Wall are under threat from the land…

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mwfrost:

(via Galileo Galilei, Drawings of the Moon)
Can I opt to only trust empirical claims from scientists who can do this with pen and ink?

mwfrost:

(via Galileo Galilei, Drawings of the Moon)

Can I opt to only trust empirical claims from scientists who can do this with pen and ink?

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thedailyfeed:

Look! It’s the history of GIFs! But first, about how you’re saying it wrong: 

The issue of pronunciation - Before we get too existential about GIFs, we should probably learn how to pronounce their name. According to GIF lore, the programmers who created the GIF pronounced the acronym with a soft G, like a J. Yes, just like the peanut butter. However, according to Ficklin, the original GIF namers probably chose their counterintuitive pronunciation solely to “feed their contrarian nature. It’s a loner syndrome,” Ficklin said. He admits to having chosen the hard-G pronunciation for the same reason.

thedailyfeed:

Look! It’s the history of GIFs! But first, about how you’re saying it wrong: 

The issue of pronunciation - Before we get too existential about GIFs, we should probably learn how to pronounce their name. According to GIF lore, the programmers who created the GIF pronounced the acronym with a soft G, like a J. Yes, just like the peanut butter. However, according to Ficklin, the original GIF namers probably chose their counterintuitive pronunciation solely to “feed their contrarian nature. It’s a loner syndrome,” Ficklin said. He admits to having chosen the hard-G pronunciation for the same reason.

(via thedailyfeed)

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Malcolm Gladwell on entrepreneurship: history will remember Bill Gates, forget Steve Jobs
thisistheverge:

Malcolm Gladwell on entrepreneurship: history will remember Bill Gates, forget Steve Jobs
Gladwell throws down.
“These are not moral leaders, if they were moral leaders they wouldn’t be great businessmen.”

Malcolm Gladwell on entrepreneurship: history will remember Bill Gates, forget Steve Jobs

thisistheverge:

Malcolm Gladwell on entrepreneurship: history will remember Bill Gates, forget Steve Jobs

Gladwell throws down.

“These are not moral leaders, if they were moral leaders they wouldn’t be great businessmen.”
lifehappensonlyonce:

10 Irish Inventions You Never Knew Came From Irish Inventors

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10 Irish Inventions You Never Knew Came From Irish Inventors

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In Focus: Remembering Tiananmen Square 

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In Focus: Remembering Tiananmen Square 

Top: A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square, on on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way.

Center-left: Workmen try to drape the portrait of Mao Tse-tung in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square after it was pelted with paint, on May 23, 1989.

Center-right: Bodies of dead civilians lie among crushed bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on June 4, 1989.

Bottom: Three unidentified men flee as a Chinese man, background left, stands alone to block a line of approaching tanks, in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on June 5, 1989. The man in the background stood his ground and blocked the column of tanks when they came closer, an image captured on film by numerous other photographers and one that ultimately became a widely reproduced symbol of events there.

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23 years ago today, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army violently cleared Beijing’s Tiananmen Square of protesters, ending a six-week demonstration that had called for democracy and widespread political reform. The protests began in April of 1989, gaining support as initial government reactions included concessions. Martial law was declared on May 20, troops were mobilized, and from the night of June 3 through the early morning of June 4, the PLA pushed into Tiananmen Square, crushing some protesters and firing on many others.

The exact number killed may never be known, but estimates range from several hundred to several thousand. Today, China’s censors are blocking Internet access to the terms “six four,” “23,” “candle,” and “never forget,” broadening extensive efforts to silence talk about the 23rd anniversary of China’s bloody June 4 crackdown. Here is that story, in images and words. Please share it widely.

PopSpots Tracks Down Places Where Pop Culture Events Took Place
laughingsquid:

PopSpots Tracks Down Places Where Pop Culture Events Took Place

PopSpots Tracks Down Places Where Pop Culture Events Took Place

laughingsquid:

PopSpots Tracks Down Places Where Pop Culture Events Took Place

globalpost:

An ancient unknown language engraved on a clay tablet was unearthed by archaeologists working in Turkey.
The tablet, dating back more than 2500 years, is believed to be from the ancient Assyrian city of Tushan.

globalpost:

An ancient unknown language engraved on a clay tablet was unearthed by archaeologists working in Turkey.

The tablet, dating back more than 2500 years, is believed to be from the ancient Assyrian city of Tushan.

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npr:

Who Killed Mens’ Hats? Think Of A Three Letter Word Beginning With “I”
A hundred years ago — and that’s when this picture was taken, in 1912 — men didn’t leave home without a hat. Boys wore caps. This is a socialist political rally in Union Square in Manhattan. There may be a bare head or two in this crowd, but I think those heads are women.
So what happened? Why did guys stop wearing headgear in mid-century America?
The turning point, most people say, was John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Before Kennedy, all presidents wore top hats on their first day at work. Kennedy brought one, but hardly ever put it on. Fashionistas say Kennedy, one of our most charismatic presidents, made hats un-happen. And, chronologically speaking, after JFK, guys everywhere, even balding ones like astronaut John Glenn, went topless. -Robert Krulwich
(Photo credit: The Library of Congress/via flickr)

npr:

Who Killed Mens’ Hats? Think Of A Three Letter Word Beginning With “I”

A hundred years ago — and that’s when this picture was taken, in 1912 — men didn’t leave home without a hat. Boys wore caps. This is a socialist political rally in Union Square in Manhattan. There may be a bare head or two in this crowd, but I think those heads are women.

So what happened? Why did guys stop wearing headgear in mid-century America?

The turning point, most people say, was John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Before Kennedy, all presidents wore top hats on their first day at work. Kennedy brought one, but hardly ever put it on. Fashionistas say Kennedy, one of our most charismatic presidents, made hats un-happen. And, chronologically speaking, after JFK, guys everywhere, even balding ones like astronaut John Glenn, went topless. -

(Photo credit: The Library of Congress/via flickr)

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secrt Art of Dr. Seuss, orignally published in 1995, collects 65 of Geisel’s whimsical paintings, sculptures, and rough sketches of weird and wonderful beings in otherworldly settings, created for his own pleasure and never exhibited in public. Though Geisel’s most enduring legacy remains his timeless children’s literature, this volume sheds new light on his contribution to contemporary art — a realm he approached with the same blend of idiosyncratic talent and uncompromising dedication that made him a cultural icon in his “other life.”

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Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures

The joy of the Internet, friends.
Earlier today the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the California Institute of Technology unveiled a new online repository of 2,000 high-resolution scans from their collected manuscripts of Albert Einstein. Among them, the scribble above — one of three existing examples in Einstein’s own handwriting.
Read more. [Image: Einstein Archives Online]

Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures

theatlantic:

Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures

The joy of the Internet, friends.

Earlier today the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the California Institute of Technology unveiled a new online repository of 2,000 high-resolution scans from their collected manuscripts of Albert Einstein. Among them, the scribble above — one of three existing examples in Einstein’s own handwriting.

Read more. [Image: Einstein Archives Online]