The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! The video above is a sampling from that list. Welcome to the most awesome blog post you’re going to see all year. Yep, it’s the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you’ll want to spend a lot of time on in the coming year (below you’ll find a few highlights from recent years in case you missed out). I have one major rule: a site can only appear on this list once, so there are never any duplicates.
Rare Historic Photos May 062014 Like some of you, I’m also a rabid history buff, specializing in collecting the most interesting rare historic photos. I only curate the rare ones that have a significant impact on the history of the world. Find out below some of the most fascinating rare historical photos ever captured on camera. Amazing Planet ‹ Previous PhotoNext Photo › Strokkur Geyser, Iceland Send as postcard | Request for quotes ‹ Prev1…1617181920…40Next › 13 World Mysteries Without Explanation Chinese mosaic lines These strange lines are found at coordinates: 40°27’28.56″N, 93°23’34.42″E. There isn’t much information available on these strange, yet beautiful mosaic lines carved in the desert of the Gansu Sheng province in China. Some records indicate they were created in 2004, but nothing seems official. Of note, these lines are somewhat near the Mogao Caves, which is a World Heritage Site.
9 Hilariously Random Websites To Help You Procrastinate The Internet is a wonderful place, but sometimes it just spawns the weirdest creations.Case in point — these 9 websites. Some are genuinely hilarious for no good reason. Others are just so strange you’ll wonder why they were ever created. Regardless, you’re bound to have a laugh or two…while you procrastinate. Sanger.dk 40 Photos From The Past The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...]
Coca-Cola influences China’s obesity policy, BMJ report says The Coca-Cola Company has shaped China’s policies towards its growing obesity crisis, encouraging a focus on exercise rather than diet and thereby safeguarding its drinks sales, an academic investigation has alleged. Susan Greenhalgh, a Harvard academic and China scholar, says Coca-Cola has exerted its influence since 1999 through a Chinese offshoot of an institute founded in the US by the then Coca-Cola vice-president Alex Malaspina with substantial company funding. The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has been heavily criticised in the US and Europe for promoting exercise and downplaying the need for people to cut down on excessive sugary drinks. China has a serious and growing obesity problem: 42.3% of Chinese adults were overweight or obese in 2011, up from 20.5% in 1991. Its 1.4 billion people constitute Coca-Cola’s third-largest market by volume. ILSI-China, says Greenhalgh, has influence in government circles.
20 Animals You Won't Believe Actually Exist. One of Them Will Haunt You Forever. Posted Apr 24, by Val Liarikos The Red-Lipped Batfish walks around the bottom of the ocean floor walking on its fins. Yes, these things can walk. The Peacock Mantis Shrimp can deliver a punch that is just as powerful as a gunshot. 10 Websites Guaranteed To Press Your Buttons [Weird & Wonderful Web] We humans are naturally curious creatures. We see something, almost anything, and we want to reach out and grab it, touch it, feel it, and interact with it. Which is all good as long as the thing we’re reaching for isn’t going to bite us or trigger a nuclear holocaust.