Incredible Bridge Designs Around the World

This is a guest post by John Hannen. You wouldn’t give crossing a bridge a second thought, it’s just something we do to get from one place to another, but it is a unique privilege that we have. High above the water or the ground, a beautiful view of the city sprawling out before you […]

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Japanese Rice Paddy Art

The village of Inakadate in Japan boasts an unusual art called rice paddy art or tambo āto in Japanese. Villagers use various types of rice as their color palletes to produce colorful images in their rice fields. The images are inspired by Japanese culture and folklore. It takes three months to finish every single image […]

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Rhyming van Gogh

People have been arguing on how to pronounce Vincent van Gogh’s surname for years (even when there’s really nothing to debate about). An amusing little verse composed by Joe Ecclesine titled “Van Gogh, Van Gogh, Van Gogh” is an apt illustration of this: It seems rather rough On Vincent Van Guff, When those in the […]

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The Most Protected Artifacts Across the Globe

This is a guest post by John Hannen. Covering everything from intricate collections of jewels to fine pieces of art, humanity has certainly gathered together a remarkable range of precious items over history. As these items have an immense value and high insurance costs attached to them though, you may find yourself pondering how these […]

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Gleanings From The Past #56

Living Forever I recently visited an Eastern sage and asked him, ‘Is it possible to live for ever?’ ‘Certainly,’ he replied, ‘You must undertake to do two things.’ ‘What are they?’ ‘Firstly, you must never again make any false statements.’ ‘That’s simple enough. What is the second thing I must do?’ ‘Every day you must […]

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, March 2018

Random Ramblings The Worst Possible Superpowers This is inspired by Masercot’s fun post with the same title. — The sporadic ability to run through walls. — The psychic power to break any of your own bone with just a thought. — The power to steal anyone’s superpower in a world where no one possesses any […]

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, January 2018

As if there’s not series on Learn Fun Facts, I decided to start another one. To tell you the truth, I’m still not sure what in the world should I should write here. So any suggestions are welcome. I suppose that I’ll just see how this series will develop. Random Ramblings What’s up with That? […]

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Quotable #33: Edgar Allan Poe’s Definition Of Art

“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul.’” — Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia, 1844

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