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These Bus Stops Left Over From The Soviet Union Are Wonderfully Bizarre

The Soviet Union. The USSR. The Iron Curtain. The Eastern Bloc. Lenin. Stalin. The Communist Party. The KGB. The Cold War. And awesomely designed bus stops? Apparently, and bizarrely and awesomely, that’s one of the legacies of the Soviet Union. Photographer Christopher Herwig’s excellent photo book Soviet Bus Stops documents the design of local bus stops across the former USSR, and they’re all so impressively weird and out of place that it doesn’t really make any sense. But it is so fun to see.


Watch The Making Of A Spinning Top That Can Spin Upside Down

Video: Watch as Matthias Wandel spins a block of wood on a lathe in order to make a Tippe top, a spinning top that can flip upside down and still spin. It’s a pretty fun toy, because when you think the top is about to fall over, it catches itself onto the surface and flips itself in a completely new direction and keeps on spinning.


This Candidate For US President Claims He's Travelled Through Time

If the current frontrunners in this year’s US presidential race just don’t appeal to you, perhaps you’d like to really think outside the box. Seattle lawyer Andrew Basiago is also running for president, as an independent. And he cites his extensive experience travelling through time as one of his strongest qualifications for office.


The World's Highest Waterfall Is So Majestic

Video: This drone footage of Angel Falls in Venezuela is breathtaking. Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall at 979m tall, and it is totally stunning to see the water makes its way down the side of the mountain and disappear into the mystery below.


A Collection Of The Weirdest Junk I've Found On Spotify

I have a tendency to fall down what I’ll call “internet research holes”. Recent romps include reading the entire Daenerys Targaryen character page on the Game of Thrones Wikia, the entire post history of a person who supposedly writes for Total Sorority Move and the collected web history of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marital problems. (I should note here that I do not watch Game of Thrones, read Total Sorority Move, or know Bey and Jay personally.) No matter the subject matter, the process is always the same: open up my computer, follow my heart and sit in bed for the next two hours fixating on whatever I find.


The Woman Who Discovered DNA's Double Helix May Get A Much-Deserved Biopic

Rosalind Franklin, the British scientist whose research enabled the discovery of DNA’s double helix, will be getting a biopic if spec script Exposure is made. Fingers crossed, because not only would a feature film bring Franklin some much-deserved recognition — her life would make for quite a dramatic movie.


This Deep Sea Jellyfish Looks Like It Came From Outer Space

Researchers working near the Mariana Trench have captured footage of a jellyfish that boggles the imagination.


This Lamp Is Designed To Work Like Its Circuit Diagram

If you fondly remember drawing circuit diagrams at school, this lamp will make you smile: Its designers created it to mimic the line-drawn circuit plans that make it work.


This Bad Indiegogo Campaign Won't Charge Your Phone Twice As Fast

Crowdfunding campaigns often get a bad rap for vaporware and scams, even though the vast majority come through in the end. That bad rep comes from projects that get creative with the truth and the laws of thermodynamics, such as this slightly glorified USB meter.


Someone Is Finally Trying To Stop This Underground Garbage Fire That Has Burned For Six Years

For six years, an underground garbage fire has been steadily burning outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, right next to a landfill filled with nuclear waste buried in the mid-’70s. So why hasn’t anyone managed to extinguish it yet?


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