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Tribune Tower

Prior to the building of the Tribune Tower, correspondents for the Chicago Tribune brought back rocks and bricks from a variety of historically important sites throughout the world at the request of Colonel McCormick. Many of these reliefs have been incorporated into the lowest levels of the building and are labeled with their location of […]

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A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park

So cool. More of this kind of urban planning, plz. It’s only suitable, then, that she’s returned to give the island a skate park that’s equally strange. "Otro," as this piece of grindable sculpture is called, is a bevy of craters and wormholes that glows at night, thanks to a type of phosphorescent concrete that […]

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Arlo Guthrie Cant Help Falling In Love With Me

The feeling is mutual, Arlo. Arlo Guthrie/I Cant Help Falling In Love With You – YouTube.

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of Harry Potter

Riding the metro underground can be boring as dirt. Pretend all you want that youre tiny and zipping around a giant humans circulatory system, a la Fantastic Voyage – eventually the blah concrete surroundings, lights whizzing past in a sleep or nausea-inducing monotony, and hermetic A/C hum forces many riders to reach for a book […]

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New words, hip hip! Multilingualism, hooray! Multilingual puns! *faints from nerdiness* Macaronic refers to text spoken or written using a mixture of languages, sometimes including bilingual puns, particularly when the languages are used in the same context (as opposed to different segments of a text being in different languages). The term is also sometimes used […]

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Little Free Libraries

I’m in a condo, so sadly this isn’t too feasible right now. Definitely something to think about in the future, though.  What a wonderful idea. When a new library “registers” with the Free Little Library organization, it gets an official number and is added to a Google map where patrons can search for nearby libraries, see […]

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Translucent Ants

  This isn’t science so much as taking advantage of a lesser species for our own amusement, but amusing it is, so whaddareyagonnado? Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids | Colossal.

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Letters of Note

This blog of famous people’s letters is fascinating. I particularly liked the one-two punch of Einstein’s views on God and Steinbeck’s struggles over story. http://www.lettersofnote.com/

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Molded Concrete Planters

Pretty results from mundane materials. http://radmegan.blogspot.ca/2012/04/molded-concrete-planters.html

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Photo Transfers on Wood

These are unusual, neat, crafty, and – judging by the writer’s intelligence level – so easy that even an airhead can make them. Thumbs up. http://content.photojojo.com/diy/diy-photo-transfers-on-wood/

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