Category Archives: Stories Behind the Photographs

11 of the World’s Deadliest Plants

Be careful what you touch, and what you eat. Some vegetation can snuff out your life as surely as a venomous snake. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of poisonous plants in the world, and some of them are deadly. Here are 11 of the world's deadliest plants. We run down the chemicals, toxins, and…
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Plant that you never need to water – Pikaplant Jar

Amsterdam-based design label Pikaplant has long been on a mission to deliver the abundant benefits of plants to those without a green thumb. They previously designed a steel shelf topped with a glass resevoir for low-maintenence plant keeping. Now, their new project—’pikaplant jar’—mimics nature to create a stand-alone plant that you never need to water.…
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9 Real-Life Fairy Tale Gardens

Gardens often play a major role in stories both real and imagined. Queen Marie-Antoinette strolled the famed gardens at Versailles, which have captured the imaginations of tourists and locals alike for centuries. Flower patches like Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Secret Garden" or the gardens in D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" seem real but live only in…
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10 Strangest Beaches In The World

Everyone loves a trip to the beach. The warmth of the Sun on your skin, the fresh air blowing off the sea, the soft sand between your toes, the glowing waves, the chunks of ice, and the hot springs are what make a holiday special. You probably weren’t expecting to read some of the items…
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Artist Preserves The Beauty Of Nature In Pressed Glass Pendants

Beautiful Pendants by Stanislava Korobkova Love nature? Can’t get enough of it? Then good news, because Russian jewelry designer Stanislava Korobkova has created these beautiful vintage-style pendants that each contain its own little piece of mother nature. The Dublin-based designer uses tiny leaves and flowers that she finds in the Irish wilderness. She presses them flat…
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Happy Birthday Mr. Nikola Tesla!

On this day, 10th of July, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, today region of Croatia, Nikola Tesla was born.  His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Nikola Tesla symbolizes a unifying…
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Hyperrealistic Drawings by Emanuele Dascanio

Born just outside of Milan, Italy in 1983 (Garbagnate Milanese to be exact) artist Emanuele Dascanio has garnered critical acclaim, winning countless awards and competitions with his hyperrealistic drawings and paintings. After graduating from the Lucio Fontana Art School of Arese in 2003, he enrolled at the Academy of Brera, but dropped out after only…
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POUNCE – Photo Book of Jumping Kittens

The last time we saw photographer Seth Casteel, he was capturing the whimsical portraits of underwater babies and underwater canines. Not only did his work go viral, the resulting photo books solidified him as a New York Times' bestselling author. Now Casteel is back at it again. In his latest photo book, "Pounce," he's moved…
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List of 10 Most Expensive Paintings

The 10 Most Expensive Paintings in History When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night, it smashed the record for a painting sold at auction. But even so it is still far from the most expensive painting of all time. It manages only fourth…
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The HemLoft – Hidden Treehouse

Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter Joel Allen built a unique egg-shaped tree house, The HemLoft. It is located in the woods near Whistler, British Columbia. The exact location of the house is a secret though, because Allen built it on Crown lands – government property – without permission. Allen had to hand-carry all…
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Dad Turns Daughter’s Room Into Fairytale Treehouse

Dad of the Year Spends 18 Months Turning Daughter’s Room Into Her Dream World Every girl wants a fairy tree in her bedroom, so 2016 super-dad candidate. He spent 350 hours over 18 months to build this magical 4,250 USD project. The concrete and rebar tree is so strong, that it can support up to…
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Pile Of Dirt and $9000 Produced This Dream House

Steve's Areen Dream House in Thailand Steve Areen had just $9,000 burning a hole in his bank account, so his friend, Hajjar Gibran, gave him his own spot of land on his family's mango grove with the challenge of creating his own home out of cheap materials. Steve Areen had just $9,000 and a pile…
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Lets Talk About Cheese!

Everything is better with cheese, right? If you live life with this as your motto, let us assure you, you are not alone. After years and years stuffing things with it and melting it on top of our favorite dishes, we thought it was time to learn more about the history of one of our…
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Top 10 World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

On the morning of August 27th 1883 the small Indonesian island of Krakatoa virtually destroyed itself in a series of cataclysmic explosions the likes of which have never been witnessed in human history before or since. Not only was the explosion the loudest sound ever recorded, it released 4 times more energy than the most…
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Top 20 Most Iconic Buildings of The World

A picturesque landscape is the one with lush green ground, snow clad mountains,blooming flowers and fresh water serene rivers. While all these are bestowed by nature, man’s contribution to the landscape is structures. From the Skyscrapers of New York adoring the Manhattan skyline to the Artificial Palm islands of Dubai, humans have equally contributed in…
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Iconic ‘Tree of Life’ in Kalaloch Is a Monument to Resilience

Located on an eroded, partially caved in cliff on Kalaloch beach, within Olympic National Park in Washington, the Tree of Life is stubbornly hanging on to the eroding soil with just a few of its roots. Some call it magical, others immortal, I just think it’s resilient. The roots in the middle are exposed and…
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