Winter In The Land of the Rising Sun

If you’re one of those people who enjoys the beauty of winter scenery, you probably couldn’t find a better travel destination than Shirakawa-go, a small village nestled in the mountains of Japan that happens to be one of the snowiest places on Earth. From The Smithsonian:

The picturesque mountain village of Shirakawa-go — which literally […]

Creepiest Magic Show Evar

One of the things that impresses me about magicians, especially in this day and age, is how they are able to use the trappings of showbiz to make their own show a completely unique experience, even if the tricks and illusions are not new. This young woman gave an absolutely incredible performance on Asia’s Got […]

Saturday Open Thread

Northern lights in Oulu, Finland

Newborn At 24

Recent technological advances have led to some amazing childbirth stories, but none quite like the story of Emma Wren, a baby girl who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 25th. What makes her birth so unique? She is a lot older than she looks; prior to her birth last month, she was an […]

Sunday Open Thread

Johnny Cash shakes a hand during a concert at Folsom State Prison, 1968

Saturday Open Thread 

Operation Baby Lift… over 3,300 Vietnamese orphans were airlifted to the U.S. in 1975.

Thursday Open Thread 

Dinosaur being delivered to Boston Museum of Science in 1984. (Photo by Arthur Pollock) via Tumblr

Felines of Adventure

We all know the stereotypes about cats: they’re lazy homebodies who sit around the house all day waiting to be fed. There’s a fair amount of truth to that, at least among the housecats I know, but not all cats are the same, and a recent trend has been challenging that stereotype. Cat owners have […]

Guardians Inferno

Have fun IDing all the people in this video…

Zardu Hasselfräu!

The High Road to China

I promised to write something up about my two week sojourn to China so here goes. Let me start with bit of backstory. Last January I met a woman — “Jane”, a law professor from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. She was looking for a base of operations […]