October 10, 2019

Komodo Dragons Are Covered in a Suit of Armor Buried Within Their Scales

The Komodo dragon is one of the most fearsome animals to roam the planet. These giant monitor lizards can grow up to 10 feet long and an average adult in the wild weighs up to 150 pounds—though there have been reports of one toppling the scales at 366 pounds. In their native habitat, they have no predators and therefore dominate over the chain of Indonesian islands they call home.

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October 10, 2019

Artist Reimagines Famous Artwork from the Past as Exquisite Hyperrealistic Portraits

Artist Joongwon Jeong puts a hyperrealistic twist on iconic artwork and famous people from the past. He’s brought new life, for instance, to both Michelangelo’s God and Adam that appeared in the celebrated Sistine Chapel fresco. The two subjects, reimagined with Jeong’s masterful painting skills, look like they could be photographs. He showcases fine wrinkles and sunspots on the skin and hair that you could run your fingers through.

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October 9, 2019

Exploring the History and Highlights of London’s World-Renowned British Museum

For centuries, enthusiasts of art, archaeology, and everything in between have flocked to the British Museum. As the world’s oldest’s public national museum, the London-based institution has played a pivotal part in making human history accessible—a role it continues to fulfill with its impressive collection of over 8 million artifacts.

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October 9, 2019

Eco-Friendly Bars in Italy Are Using Pasta Straws to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

In an effort to cut down on ocean plastic, the European Union voted to ban single-use plastic items throughout the EU by 2021. This includes plastic straws, which take up around 4% of the world’s plastic pollution. However, this doesn’t mean you have to go without the drink-sipping tools. People around the world are using alternatives to plastic such as bamboo, glass, and, in Italy, they’re drinking from pasta straws!

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