Relationships have lots of milestones: the first time you say “I love you”, the day you move in together, the first time you go grocery shopping together, and so on. But one of the most important and least discussed milestones is the first time you fart in a bed… Luckily, Weng Chen is here to help. She is a cartoonist behind the Messycow blog as well as a recovering bed farter. Continue reading »
This informative guide has been created by illustrators and book authors Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar. We sincerely hope this will help you to achieve your life-long dream to become a cat. Continue reading »
UK TV channel Dave launched an online campaign titled “What the bloody hell is a … ?” During it, the channel shared pictures of various animals along with some of their defining characteristics. And yes, the descriptions aren’t completely legit. Well, actually, they’re almost pure fiction. But they’re so ridiculous, they’re kinda genius. Continue scrolling and you’ll see what we mean. Continue reading »
Featured below is a useful guide that will show how different countries approach and solve problems. Created by Jérôme Vadon who apparently loves when people fight with each other in comments about who lives in the best country. Continue reading »
For centuries, lovers have found inspiration and advice in the ancient text of the Kama Sutra. Now, Simon Rich – ‘one of the funniest writers in America’ (The Daily Beast) – and Farley Katz have unearthed a valuable new document – a guide to the positions most common after marriage. Continue reading »
According to Birute Bikelyte: “This year for the first time in my life I was traveling to other continents in long-haul flights. After unpacking plastic bags with pillows, blankets, headphones, eating tasteless food, drinking 100% pure artificial orange juice, pretending to be reading a book, watching 3 movies, finally, I felt my eyes closing.
But sleeping in the plane was not that simple.” Continue reading »
Chaz Hutton illustrates a humorous guide to cocktails for millennials. Continue reading »
There are so many dog breeds, it’s incredibly easy to mistake one pooch for another. Luckily, St. Louis-based artist Grace Gogarty has created a comprehensive comic series that will help you identify most doggos. Continue reading »
The Mormon Church’s law of chastity prohibits masturbation and premarital sex. The Church even frowns on dressing in a non-chaste manner and homosexuality is considered a major-league sin. Portland-based photographer Neil Dacosta satirized the Mormons’ politicized stance on same-sex relations by coming up with The Book of Mormon Missionary Positions. Continue reading »
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 reading »
This colourful series of ten historic computers, created in close collaboration between INK and Docubyte, documents the beginning of our computing history. Continue reading »
“Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about. Your entire life and everything in it is a result of your belief system coupled with your thoughts. The feelings and emotions you have cement this in your mind, and the illusion of all of this combined is what you see as your reality on a moment-to-moment and day-to-day basis.” – Stephen Richards, Your Wishes Fulfilled: Volume 1: Theory. Continue reading »
Back in 1931 Austrian-British physician Stefan Jellinek wrote a book called ‘Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern’ in which he demonstrated through a series of illustrations how easy it can be to accidentally electrocute and potentially kill yourself. Continue reading »
Our ancestors could spot natural predators from far by their silhouettes. Are we equally aware of the predators in the present-day? Drones are remote-controlled planes that can be used for anything from surveillance and deadly force, to rescue operations and scientific research. Most drones are used today by military powers for remote-controlled surveillance and attack, and their numbers are growing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicted in 2012 that within 20 years there could be as many as 30.000 drones flying over U.S. Soil alone. As robotic birds will become commonplace in the near future, we should be prepared to identify them. This survival guide is an attempt to familiarise ourselves and future generations, with a changing technological environment.
This document contains the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future. Each indicating nationality and whether they are used for surveillance only or for deadly force. All drones are drawn in scale for size indication. From the smallest consumer drones measuring less than 1 meter, up to the Global Hawk measuring 39,9 meter in length.
To most of us, hand-feeding crocodiles might sound like a one-way ticket to a watery grave. But for Jose Eduardo Chaves Salas, 32, coming within inches of the fearsome creatures’ razor-sharp teeth is all in a day’s work. He runs Jose’s Crocodile River Tour on the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica, where tourists can watch him feed crocs up to 17 feet long.
“At first it’s very scary to be next to these huge creatures in their natural habitat, but with time and practice you lose the nerves and get used to it”, Jose said. The croc whisperers are based in the town of Tarcoles, in Central Pacific Costa Rica, around an hour’s drive from the capital of San José where Jose was born. Despite their terrifying reputation, the Costa Rican is keen to dispel the idea that crocodiles are aggressive and out-of-control. “They are not violent or dangerous if you are knowledgeable about them and know how to work with them”, Jose said.
A tour guide dangles a piece of meat above the open jaws of a crocodile on the banks of the Tarcoles river in Tarcoles, Costa Rica. (Barcroft Media) Continue reading »
Hit by a meteorite, wiped out by a pandemic, fried in a nuclear holocaust or frozen in another Ice Age: Civilization could end in a hundred ways. Yet the relentless onslaught of disaster prophecies leaves you overwhelmed, exhausted and unsure who to believe. You’ve got Apocalypse Fatigue, but don’t give up. The climate is the hottest it’s been for 1,000 years, and this century will see temperatures rise five times more than they have already, bringing hurricanes, floods, famine and wildfire. So start preparing: build a bunker, secure your energy supply, stockpile food. When mankind throws itself into the abyss, you need to be ready to climb back out. Continue reading »
Shopikon was inspired by the belief that an essential part of a city’s character is defined by its unique, local stores. Shopikon is an independent guide. All shops have been hand-picked by our editors, and did not pay to be featured. With an eye for a well curated selection of items, quality products, and distinct philosophies, these restless explorers have hit the streets in all kinds of weather to find the cream of the shop crop. Also, iPhone app.
1. The “Walking Dead” makeup team fits actor Kevin Galbraith with a bald cap and accentuate his high cheekbones to make them look sunken. Continue reading »
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