Instructions On How To Prevent the Spread Of Influenza From 1918

Poster of Red Cross nurse with a gauze mask over her nose and mouth, published by the Illustrated Current News (New Haven, Connecticut) in October 1918, the height of the influenza pandemic. (Image: US National Library of Medicine) Continue reading »

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop


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Nara, Japan boasts the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue and the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is enshrined at, Todaiji Temple, but tourists may be equally enamored by the famous free-roaming deer that reside in the nearby Nara Park. At least 1,500 deer roam around the park, and have become the symbolic animal of the surrounding area (sometimes even regarded as messengers of Shinto deities). Continue reading »

This Graffiti-Covered Abandoned Highway In Pennsylvania Looks Like A Scene From A Horror Movie


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There’s something eerily beautiful about abandoned places – they look surprisingly calm yet still manage to make you feel as if someone’s watching you. Perhaps this feeling is what attracts urban explorers to the abandoned stretch of Route 61 in Pennsylvania. That, and the fact that the road is almost completely covered in graffiti, making it look like a colorful river flowing through the Pennsylvanian forests. Continue reading »

This Dog Recreated Madonna’s Iconic Photos, And It’s Brilliant

Vincent Flouret, a French fashion photographer from Paris, has been working on a project recently that is very close to his heart; it features his beloved dog Max recreating Madonna’s iconic photos. The attention to detail is unbelievable! Continue reading »

Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer Statue Lit With Flags Of Countries Affected By Coronavirus


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Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up with flags and messages of hope on Wednesday in solidarity with countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The statue, which overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, was lit up with the flags of countries that have reported cases of the virus. Continue reading »

Japanese Action Figure Photographer Imagines Horror Icon “Cancelling” Friday The 13th

As exhibitions, conferences, sporting and cultural event cancelations and postponements continue on a daily basis due to the growing threat of COVID-19, it has almost become commonplace to see announcements and press conferences in Japanese media delivering yet another piece of disappointing news for those who were looking forward to attending. Continue reading »

To Warn On Ecological Disaster, French Artist Prefers To Have The Message Carried By Disney Characters

In his drawings, French illustrator Baptiste Drausin, aka The Baptman delivers an updated version of the famous films, bringing environmental issues to the fore. We can see Mary Poppins drowned in a cloud of pollution, the Little Mermaid strangled by plastic waste or even Bambi in a completely decimated forest… Tinged with sadness, these illustrations break the fate of these iconic characters to raise awareness of the urgency to act for the planet. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of Soviet People Took Posing With Their First TV Sets

Between the WWII and Perestroika periods Soviet people often treated a TV set like something to be proud of. They even made photos with a new home appliance. Continue reading »

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands: Vintage Handwashing Propaganda Posters Between The 1920s And 1940s

Dutch diligence: this poster from the Netherlands says, “Paper is good but hand washing is better.” Judgy sandwich etiquette, but good advice.

Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs. Continue reading »

Water In Venice Canals Goes Crystal Clear After Coronavirus Lockdown


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Where pessimists see a half-empty glass, optimists come along to show that it’s actually half-full. Same goes for the ongoing chaos of the coronavirus—while some are hoarding away toilet paper like there’s no tomorrow, there are people who see positive outcomes even in a situation as dire as this. One of these positive outcomes is that pollution has dropped down dramatically following the lockdown of Italy. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Photos Of Empty Budapest During The Coronavirus Quarantine

“According to the official data, right now, Hungary has 58 confirmed coronavirus cases and 122 people in quarantine. This week, like in many other European countries, many public spaces and services were closed down, with only pharmacies and groceries working past 3 p.m. Continue reading »

Ghost Town: Scary Pictures Of Empty Streets Of New York City During The Pandemic Outbrake


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Aerial photos show the near-deserted streets of New York City as De Blasio shuts all bars, restaurants, cinemas and theaters. Continue reading »

UK Artist Unveils COVID-19 Glass Sculpture, One Million Times The Size Of The Virus

Acclaimed artist Luke Jerram (previously) has unveiled a glass sculpture of COVID-19 in tribute to all the hardworking medical staff and scientists. Continue reading »

On The Front Line: Chinese Artists Pay Tribute To Medics In The Fight With Coronavirus Outbrake

Chinese artists created a sort of amazing illustrations to pay tribute to medical staff fighting the coronavirus. A lot of them are dedicated to Dr. Li Wenliang, the Wuhan ophthalmologist who warned of the coronavirus outbreak and who died from its effects in early February. Continue reading »

Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

California, 1918. The 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 50 million people around the world and has been called “the mother of all pandemics”.

Between 1918 and 1919, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. Continue reading »