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How vinyl records are made

Brooklyn Phono is a vinyl record pressing plant in NY with 5 printing presses that make 3,000 vinyl per day. INSIDER is giving you a behind the scenes look at how Brooklyn Phono creates and refurbishes...

Rise of the machines

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future is a book by American futurist Martin Ford. The book discusses the impact accelerating change and artificial intelligence will have on the labor market. His thesis is that there will...

Alice Elizabeth Doherty

Alice Elizabeth Doherty was one of the most fantastic American freaks of all time, the only known person born in the United States with the exceedingly rare condition hypertrichosis lanuginosa or “dog-faced” hypertrichosis. Nevertheless...

Legend of the Spider-Man

In 1999, Alain Robert has attempted to climb another high rise office block using only his hands and feet. But halfway up Robert was overcome by both the heat and exhaustion and had to call...

The story of Technoviking

The 4-minute video shot by experimental video artist Matthias Fritsch at the Fuckparade on 8 July 2000 begins with the title “Kneecam No. 1”. The camera is on a group of dancing people with a...

Jack Nicholson: the art of anger

Born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey, Jack Nicholson is one of the most prominent American motion-picture actors of his generation. Nicholson’s career has contained some of the seminal film in Hollywood...

Sam ate a slug, became paralyzed and died

In 2010, 19-year-old Sam, an avid rugby player, was drinking with Jimmy Galvin and several more of his Australian “mates” when a slug began crawling across Galvin’s concrete patio at his home in Sydney....

Spoon carving

Windsor chairmaker Peter Galbert blows off steam by picking up a carving knife and whittling spoons. See how he creates his elegantly simple designs from start to finish. [Via: FineWoodworking]