Where most folks may see a commonplace gas station or crumbling building, New Jersey painter Doug Madill sees a work of art. We’re in love with his Impressionist vision of one of America’s most underrated places.
NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Program released this aerial photo of a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. Located on the Larsen C ice shelf, the curious iceberg is likely one mile or so across. From the BBC News: “Such objects are not unknown, however, and even have a name – tabular icebergs.”
There is a German settlement in the jungles of Peru called Pozuzo that was established in 1859 by around 150 German/Austrian settlers. They were completely cut off from both their Homeland and the rest of Peru for 120 years. They were able to do this by being completely self sufficient. This is how Pozuzo looks like today.
There’s an 1,800 year-old Roman version of present day Swiss Army Knife, complete with folding spoon, fork, spatula, pick, spike and knife. It was made mostly from silver, so it has held up pretty well. The spike might have helped in extracting the meat from snails, and the spatula in poking sauce out of narrow-necked bottles: the pick could have served as a tooth-pick.