Category: Various

The rise and fall of the Inca empire

It was the western hemisphere’s largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more....

Kanchō

Kanchō is a prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting victim’s anus, often while exclaiming “Kan-CHO!” It is common prank among children in East...

Download a 30-module virtual synthesizer

VCV Rack is a powerful new piece of open-source software that gives you control of over 30 modules. Launched at Illinois’ Knobcon 2017 tech convention over the weekend, VCV Rack boasts modules from the...

Seattle Spheres

After seven years of planning and construction, Amazon’s mini rainforest spheres are finally opening in Seattle. “The Spheres,” as they’re known, hold 40,000 plants from 30 different countries around the world. They were designed as places...

Ecstasy pill sculptures

Award-winning sculptor Daniel David is selling giant stone sculptures of ecstasy pills, some commanding prices of up to £1,000 (1140€). The Norwich-based artist creates the sculptures out of white Portland stone or pink Locharbriggs...

8 hearty meatless main dishes

Looking for a diet that’s good not only for you but also for the planet? If so, go easy on your meat consumption. Producing meat—particularly beef—uses substantially more energy and causes more greenhouse gas...

Two new Technics turntables are coming

Panasonic has formally introduced the newest additions to its Technics turntable line at CES: the SP-10R and the SL-1000R. The original SP10 was launched in 1969 and was the first direct drive turntable. Panasonic...

The cute aardwolf

Aardwolf comes from the same family as the hyena, which explains why they look so similar, but unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites, much like an aardvark (the word “aard”...

DIY Christmas scents

Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes and your taste buds, but if you forget about your nose, you’re skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to...