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by Maria Popova What a “honeycomb sandwich” has to do with space travel and reconnaissance systems. The intersection of science and design has many beautiful manifestations, from data visualization to nerd tattoos . But hardly does it get more delightful than in these gorgeous vintage science and technology ads from magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, bringing the modernist aesthetic to the atomic and space ages. See more on Flickr .
Göreme City in the Cappadocia Valley, Turkey Okay, so we’re probably opening ourselves up to debate with a statement like “World’s Most Unusual City” . Clearly, subjectivity plays a big role when making such a comment. But, in our opinion, the eye-catching town of Göreme certainly deserves the title (how can one disagree with a captivating panorama like that?!). Located in the Nevşehir Province in the heart of the Cappadocia Valley , with a population of approximately 2,500 people, the extraordinary town literally weaves itself around pointy fairy chimneys, ancient caves, eroded rock formations and colourful volcanic canyons. It looks like something straight out of a children’s fantasy story!
Raoul Duke is the fictional character and antihero [ 1 ] based on Hunter S. Thompson in his autobiographical novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas . The book was originally written under the name Raoul Duke.
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a work of literary journalism by Tom Wolfe , published in 1968. Using techniques from the genre of hysterical realism and pioneering new journalism , the "nonfiction novel" tells the story of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters . The book follows the Pranksters across the country driving in a psychedelic painted school bus dubbed " Further " (called "Furthur" in the book due to an initial misspelling on the bus' placard), reaching what they considered to be personal and collective revelations through the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs .