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Women propose to their men According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men […]

Going Places

Flying Baby

“I felt like the pictures could show the world that babies inhabit that is all their own. Some people like the cute ones, some people like the spooky ones. I do feel compelled to keep making them. It’s funny, I already feel nostalgic seeing how little he was in his first flights. … … I […]


Located in modern Turkey, Göbekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The discovery of this stunning 10,000 year old site in the 1990s sent shock waves through the archaeological world and beyond, with some researchers even claiming it was the site of the biblical Garden of Eden. The many examples of sculptures and […]

Road Map

Artist Nikki Rosato creates intricate portraits by cutting away at old maps, leaving only the roads and rivers behind like a network of blood vessels. Rosato uses a Stanley knife to hand cut away all of the landmasses between the roads and waterways and then uses the delicate paper left to create portraits — some in 2D and some sculptural […]

America’s Dumbest Criminals – Case Studies

1.  If You Can’t Beat ‘Em … Several years ago in Arkansas, a man robbed a pharmacy clerk at knife point. A few days later, the clerk picked the man out of a photo lineup and pressed charges against him. When the case went to trial, however, the man was nowhere to be found. He […]

French Parenting

The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren’t doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through […]