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NASA Has Compiled A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home

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Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study. NASA researchers set out to find the best ways to clean the air in space stations. Their Clean Air study found the plants below are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation. Continue »

1940s Guide Shows How To Kiss Correctly

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LIFE magazine published this guide for actors in 1942, but it may still come in handy today. According to these romantic pictures from the magazine, there are some vital basic steps to follow to achieve the perfect clinch. First, the how-to guide recommends that kissers should not stand too far apart – pointing out that actors doing this on stage look ‘juvenile if they are so stand-offish’. Continue »

Ukraine In 1982: Soviet Odessa In Amazing Photographs By Ian Berry

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In 1982 the famous British photographer Ian Berry visited the Ukrainian SSR as a photojournalist. During that trip he made a series of photos of the people’s life in the Soviet city of Odessa. We looked at the Ian’s pictures and picked up the most interesting ones to show you in this post. Continue »

This New Electric Bike Was Designed With A Portable Battery

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Noordung, a company based out of Slovenia, specializes in creating unique, handmade, urban electric bikes. Their first series, Noordung Angel Edition, will only consist of 15 of the bikes making them an exclusive bicycle made for the true cycling enthusiasts. Continue »

11 Illustrations That Show Just How Much The Internet Has Changed Our Live

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Image courtesy of Laughing Colours

None of us should ever succumb to panic — real life is definitely still out there despite the huge role that the Internet plays in modern life. Gadgets and technology play a part in our lives, but it really is just a part. Nevertheless, it’s funny to think about the hundreds of little ways these things have changed our behavior. Continue »

The Obama Wedding Photos Will Remind You Of Better Times

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Though their 24th wedding anniversary was a month ago, we defy anyone to look at these wedding photos of the Obamas and not feel a little twinge. Barack and Michelle married at Trinity United Church in Chicago on October 3, 1992. Continue »

Hilarious Photos Of Jumping Cats By Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

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Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek documents the aerobatic prowess of Elli, Flitzie, Nevio and Fiffy. Continue »

Haunting And Beautiful Portraits Of Native American Peoples From The Early 20th Century

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Edward S.Curtis is an American hero who created one of the most enduring and iconic visual records in the history of the photographic medium, a record that has informed our vision of who we are and where we came from. The images he created during his extraordinary, thirty-year odyssey have touched viewers throughout the world. Today he is believed to be the world’s most widely collected and exhibited fine art photographer. Continue »

Photoshoot Imagines The Little Mermaid’s Wedding In Real Life

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Most Disney movies end with a picture-perfect wedding: The beautiful bride and groom kissing passionately in front of their friendly animal sidekicks while a honey-voiced narrator announces their happiness — ever after. As we Disney fans grow up, though, we’re convinced these fairytale finales don’t exist in real life. Well, we’ve just been proven wrong. In this The Little Mermaid-inspired fantasy shoot for online bridal marketplace Your Cloud Parade, models Traci Hines and Leo Camacho dressed up as the lovebirds from the Disney classic, Continue »

This Cat Is A First-Rate First Mate

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Paul J. Thompson is a small-craft marine architect and computer programmer in New Zealand. He spends his summers aboard La Chica, the boat he built himself, and dreams of sailing it around the world someday. Thompson is also deaf. But he’s got an assistant to alert him to maritime sounds: Strauss von Skattebol of Rebelpaws, a young polydactyl Maine coon cat who accompanies him on every journey. Skatty alerts Thompson to boats, visitors, and his ringing phone. Continue »

Ivan Khafizov Captures The Beauty Of Russian Hand-Carved Wooden Window Frames

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Russian photographer Ivan Khafizov has travelled to 140 villages across Mother Russia to document amazing hand-carved wooden window frames, known as nalichniki. For his nalichniki.com project, Ivan visited 20 Russian regions, photographing window-cover crafts to create his “Virtual Museum of Traditional Window Covers”. Continue »

American Radiator Building – The Most Beautiful Skyscraper Of Art Deco Era

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The American Radiator Building (since renamed to the American Standard Building) is a landmark skyscraper located at 40 West 40th Street, in midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was conceived by the architects John Howells and Raymond Hood, and built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. Continue »

Artist Travels To Scenic Locations Only To Paint The Pattern Of His Own Shirt

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Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert offer a hilarious take on classic outdoor painting. In their collaboration, Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in the Summer, I do paint”), Schubert photographs in der Beek at various locations famously captured by artists like Cézanne and Monet. However, rather than focusing on the scenic landscape around him, in der Beek is seen painting the pattern of his shirt. Continue »

Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 11, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) Continue »

These Men’s Underwear Create A New Level In Bad Taste!

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Here are the 3D Animals Boxers, a collection of men’s underwear that are once again pushing the limits of bad taste. These boxers proudly display a printed photo of a wolf or an eagle, to which your junk will bring the needed volume for a stunning 3D effect. The images speak for themselves :) Continue »