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The World’s Oldest Pants: 3000+ Years Old and They Haven’t Changed Much… at Least For Hippies

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Long before gowns, robes, tunics, and togas were the common dress in the Roman Empire, nomadic herders in western China were pulling on pants. This pair of trousers excavated from a Yanghai graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin are between 3,300 and 3,000 years old, making them the oldest example of this form of apparel known to exist… and they look a lot like hippie pants. [Read more...]

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Funny Optical Illusions Part 2

Friday 01.18.2013 , Posted by

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Our last optical illusions post was liked by many of our readers, so we have posted another one with images of strange scenarios caught at just the right moment or in just the right place. Featured here are some images by a wide selection of creative photographers that utilize nature, animals, plants and even time itself. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #268> Super Duper Man: Alternative Heroes

Monday 09.10.2012 , Posted by

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Facebook is Public! Zuckerberg rings the opening bell

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

At 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening NASDAQ bell from Facebook’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. With slightly geeky smiles, Zuckerberg held his cool as he was flanked by his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who was beaming with smiles and high fiving everyone around after the bell was rung. [Read more...]

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Nuclear Anxiety: Visualized in Real Time

Thursday 04.14.2011 , Posted by

With the situation in Japan just barely under control at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, anxiety around the world about nuclear power is at elevated levels and the public continues to express their concern. This world map visualization displays the location of nuclear power plants on the globe while automatically updating with the latest “nuclear” mentioning Tweets from a number of different languages. The graphic was created by Art is Open Source, a digitally minded network dedicated to spreading artistic, creative and critical practices.

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Twitter’s Top 10 Trending Topics for 2010

Sunday 12.19.2010 , Posted by

As the year 2010 draws to a close, we look back over a time filled with both profound world events and shallow pop attractions. To find out what hit the top of people’s most-talked-about list this year we turn to the pulse of the electronic world: twitter. Here are the Top 10 Most Trending Topics on Twitter in 2010.

10: Pulpo Paul
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