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20 Bizarre Foods From Around the World — Infographic

Bizarre World Eats

Some people are adventurous eaters — or they claim to be, but have they tried any of these delicacies from around the world?  From oysters that really aren’t, unique (to say the least) fish preparations, eggs cooked in pee, and just plain bugs, TasteAtlas put together this list of foods that rank up there as some of the most unusual, bizarre, and sometimes plain gross (to a non-local) foods from around the world.[VIA]

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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Infographics

 

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Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World — Infographic

Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors — Infographic

Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors

Throughout time, we have always been making art and then looking for colors to create art that was more and more realistic.  There have been unique combinations of chemicals and materials in the past that have created some interesting colors, not to mention some that when you think about what they’re made of can be downright creepy or dangerous.  Check out some of these historical colors, many of which are no longer made for a variety of reasons.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/15/17 (“Beach Police”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Beach Police, 1922”

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

“June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.” National Photo Co. 

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Unusual Drive-Throughs — Infographic

Unusual Drive-Throughs

We are an on the go society, and for many most of the day (for better or worse) is spent in the car or at least in a hurry to get somewhere else.  Often it’s convenient to stay in your vehicle and get whatever goods or services you need right from the driver’s seat.  What was once a convenience only of fast food restaurants and banks is now branching out into other venues.  Check out some of the more unusual places you can drive through to get what you need.  Sadly, one of the famous drive-through trees, the Pioneer Cabin Tree, was lost earlier this year in a storm.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Beauty Tips from History — Infographic

Beauty Tips from History

Throughout history, humans have always wanted to look and feel good and attractive to others.  Sometimes, however, the ways in which we go about this can be a little odd — at least through 2017 eyes.  Check out some of these tips and tricks from throughout history.  I wonder how future humans would feel about some of the interesting things we do today in the name of beauty.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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50 Awesome Facts About Languages — Infographic

50 Awesome Facts About Languages

We all speak at least one, and some of us know dozens — even if you’re not aware of it!  Language, and communication in general, is a key to learning, living, and working in the world.  Today’s infographic gives several fun facts you may not have considered about the languages we know and speak.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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