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This Mindblowing Photo of a World Map In a Water Drop Is Real

You may think that this image recently posted on Reddit is a 3D rendering or some Photoshop trickery, but it's a real photo. A reflection of a world map through a water drop.

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The Cheapest Ways to Save the World

Ask a bunch of the world’s best economists—including four Nobel laureates—how to make the world a better place, and they don’t just blurt out an answer. They take their time, weigh up impact-per-dollar...

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Where the World’s Tweets Come From, Visualised

If you’ve ever wondered where all the world’s tweets come from, wonder no more. This visualisation, put together by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, shows the origins of the entire globe’s...

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The World’s 19 Weirdest Hangover Remedies

When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences. Don’t worry—a...

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Inside the Thinnest Home In the World (Spoiler: It’s Actually Quite Cool)

Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it’s finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside. At its wider point, the house is...

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It’s Amazing That the Same View of the Same Ocean and the Same Sky Can Look...

Here’s a wonderfully colourful photo project by photographer Robert Weingarten which shows how psychedelic our world can get. Weingarten took a photo at 6:30 in the morning of the same view of Santa...

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What The Most Popular Web Browser Is From Each Country in the World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish colour is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari, respectively. And though I personally believe all...

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What Travelling to Every Country in the World Looks Like in 4 Minutes

This is insane. Well only insane because I’m insanely jealous of amazing world crusader Graham Hughes. Hughes travelled to all 201 countries in the world plus 15 assorted territories without even...

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Make Way For the Olympics: The Paramilitary Clearance of Rio’s Slums

They come bearing satellite TV. Brazil’s Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais, or BOPE, is an elite force of military police who often specialise in urban operations in Rio’s slums—or favelas. As...

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The World’s 19 Weirdest Hangover Remedies

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The World’s Most (and Least) Populous Places Revealed in a Single Map

We’ve seen a lot of world population maps, but this might just be prettiest one yet. Simple black lines trace the population by latitude, so that a few cities, labeled in yellow, tower like the...

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