15 Ridiculous Pieces Of Art That Sold For Millions Of Dollars

February 27, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Concetto spaziale, attese by Lucio Fontana

We’re having a go at being cultured today. Lovers of modern arts are a special breed of people. They are able to see things other people can’t.

For instance, the colour blue is just blue to many of us. But to modern art lovers, it is a blue that evokes the artist’s emotions of longing and sadness, you get my drift.

We have a hard time wrapping our heads around the fact that some of these ridiculous modern arts were sold for millions of dollars, the most recent being of a blue painting with a white line in the middle – that went for $43.8 million dollars!

Don’t just take my word for it! The following are 15 examples of paintings that would be considered junk if they were sold at an ordinary garage sale, but because of their extravagant history, descriptions and estimated value, were sold for millions to the highest bidder:


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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

February 22, 2018 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

How do mathematicians know that they’ve correctly solved a complex math equation when other equally skilled mathematicians cannot?

Here’s an analogy. Let’s say you’re trying to find the solution to a very difficult maze. Everyone might be stuck trying to find their way out, but you’re the first to find the solution. How do we know your solution is correct? You showed us the path – it’s easy to verify that the path is correct, even though finding it is hard.

It’s the same in math – finding a solution is hard, verifying it’s correct is easy.

Another example is Sudoku – it’s hard to solve, but checking whether a solution is correct is easy.

It’s true that more difficult math problems might be more difficult to validate, but it’s still easier to validate the correctness of a solution (typically a proof) than to find it in the first place.




A Man’s Body Was Photoshopped To Show Different Beauty Standards Around The World

February 21, 2018 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

male beauty standards from around the world

What does the ideal male body look like across the world? 

UK-based Internet medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned graphic designers from 19 countries around the world to Photoshop a man to “make him more attractive” to people in their country. The project was inspired by Esther Honig’s 2014 Photoshop series, in which graphic designers retouched a woman’s body based on their country’s beauty standards.



The Gombe Chimpanzee War of 1974-78 Shattered Jane Goodall’s Illusions About Their Benevolence And Thinking They Were ‘Nicer’ Than Humans

February 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Between 1974 and 1978, a tribal war raged in Tanzania. After the death of a local leader, two rival factions were formed which engaged in classic guerrilla warfare. In the end, the northern group systematically eliminated the southern group, killing nearly all of them–even the children–and kidnapping the survivors.

But the unique factor in this war was that all of the participants were Chimpanzees.

Until the 1960’s, there had been little effort to study the great apes in the wild. That changed when Dr Louis Leakey, a prominent paleontologist in Africa, decided that one way to learn more about the possible social structures of early humans ancestors was to study our closest living relatives. So he assigned three students to the task: one was sent to Borneo to study Orang-utans, another was sent to Rwanda to study Gorillas, and a third, Jane Goodall, was sent to Gombe Forest in Tanzania to study Chimpanzees.


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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

February 19, 2018 | 22 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times



18 People Describe The Unwritten Laws Of Their Country

February 12, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

1. Mainland China: Do not buy traditional Chinese silk clothes and from a shop also sells wreath. (no matter how beautiful they are) Those clothes are for dead people, and that shop is a shroud shop. You have no idea how horrifying to see a foreigner wearing them and walking down the street.

2. Vietnam – commit to crossing the road. I know it looks scary due to the endless scooter stampede but if you just cross at a steady pace, they’ll avoid you. Do not try to dodge or make sudden movements, you will get your ass hit and there will be no sympathy.

3. In Malaysia, it is absolutely normal for someone to ask you what race you are. It’s not meant to be offensive, just general curiousity.

4. Finland: Do not go too near anyone. Our personal space is huge.

5. When going to a friend’s house and the family offers you have dinner with them, it is impolite to say no. Also, they would insist that you stay over in case you’ve had too much a lambanog and will give you the next best mattress they have. Before you leave, accept the leftover they give should you be hungry on your way back home.

Filipino hospitality at its essence.

6. In America, if you rent a bike, you should be aware that even if the bike lane is painted onto the street in a rainbow pattern with flashing neon lights, nobody gives a shit. You are not safe in the bike lane.



A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

February 5, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

This is an intact human nervous system that was dissected by 2 medical students in 1925. It took them over 1500 hours. There are only 4 of these in the world


This is what $20 million under a mattress looks like 


Capsule Hotel In Japan


Lichtenberg figures – scars from being struck by lightning


Gal Gadot at 18


How to open a new book


This ad for the New Dodge Demon is simply the letter from the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) telling them it’s too fast to be allowed


New NASA photos from Mars only seem to bring the planet that much closer to home


A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

January 31, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |


What’s it like to get chemotherapy?

I have to admit, chemo is a real snoozefest. Literally! Let me explain. For my particular cancer, I would go into the treatment center every three weeks to receive a dose of two different types of medicine. When I arrived each time, I was led into a large room with big comfy reclining chairs with about 15 or 20 other patients who were receiving treatment. They would take my blood first to make sure all my white blood cell counts are stable. Once I got the all-clear, the nurse would put an IV in my arm (still my least favorite part of my whole cancer experience) and that would administer a hefty cocktail of pre-meds to ease my body into the hard stuff. This is a mixture of Benadryl, Ativan, and steroids to get you nice and loopy. Bye, bye, brain! Having Benadryl pumped directly into your veins is like playing a game of trying to remain coherent, which I would undoubtedly lose. But it’s a good thing because each of my chemo meds had to drip into my veins for two hours. That’s four hours of chemo fun that I would just as soon sleep through, thank you very much. All total, I was usually there for six hours but practically unconscious for about four of that.


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