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.
Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? If so, your inner child will love this blast from the past.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Finance in Japan revealed new designs for the Japanese yen banknotes.
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.
As the winter months roll in and we spend more time indoors, our home environment plays a crucial part in...
Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death.
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.
Artist Ben Young began his career as a boatbuilder not knowing that it would eventually inform his work as a...
You’ve probably come across double-exposure photography, but have you ever seen overlapping images in an oil painting?
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!
If you didn’t think the ancient Greeks had a sense of humor, this clever drinking cup might convince you.
Have you ever wondered what animals do when they think no one is looking?