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The Deepest Places on Earth — Infographic

The Deepest Places on Earth

Most of the time we humans are thinking about going higher, and building bigger.  However, there is much that lies below our feet.  Today’s infographic shows some of the deepest places we know exist, or have explored, and even built to in the earth.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Infographics


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The Modern Cost of Iconic Landmarks — Infographic

The Modern Cost of Iconic Landmarks

If you had the money, how cool would it be to have your own Statue of Liberty, Leaning Tower of Pisa, or Big Ben?  While you would probably find more practical things to spend your money on, how much would it cost you to build an exact replica of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks yourself?  The folks at Home Advisor took a look at this, taking into account the cost of the materials used to build some of the landmarks, and then adjusting the build time to account for modern equipment, but charging modern labor!  The results might surprise you.  (All costs adjusted for inflation and set at 2015 prices.)  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Infographics


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Photo of the Day – 11/18/15 (“Rush Job”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Rush Job, 1941”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

December 1941. Washington, D.C. “Workmen at lunch hour on emergency office space construction job.” Photo by John Collier. 

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Daily Photo


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History of the Garage – Infographic

History of the Garage

It’s an integral part of most of our homes and something we take for granted.  Usually your garage is used to house your car, but oftentimes it’s another storage room, converted bedroom, or even rehearsal space for a band!  How did this space come to be, however?  Today’s infographic shows the evolution of the garage from converted free-standing horse carriage houses to an actual part of our homes.

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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Infographics


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