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Reruns Batted In: 9 Hit Ways To Recycle Baseball Bats

Ahh, the sounds of summer! The roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat and… another bat cracks. It seems baseball bats are breaking more often than Jose Bautista hits home runs these days, and it would be a shame if all that splintered Ash and Maple goes to waste. These 9 examples of recycled baseball bats show there’s life in the old Slugger yet!
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Geography & Travel History & Trivia Nature & Ecosystems

Grimsvotn: Iceland’s Most Active Volcano Wakes With a Roar

Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, is up to its old tricks but unlike the ashy eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, air traffic is not expected to be affected. This will make it easier for photographers to travel to Iceland, where they can add to their already considerable portfolio of spectacular scenic images of one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring geological events.
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Art & Design Nature & Ecosystems

Paper, Naturally: 48 Gorgeous Works of Paper Art

From organic-looking installations that seem to have sprung from the forest or the sea to incredibly intricate scenes that can take months to complete, these stunning works of nature-themed paper art from 14 artists defy the disposable, ephemeral qualities of the material. Master paper artists slice, fold, bend and glue paper of all colors and […]
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Geography & Travel

15 of the World’s Most Scenic Swimming Pools

Summer’s sweltering heat is just weeks away, and if you’re already daydreaming about stunningly scenic swimming pools in exotic locales, there’s no inspiration like these 15 cool pools around the world. From the world’s largest man-made pool in Chile to cliffside infinity pools overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, these swimming spots are among the world’s most […]
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Art & Design

Land of Giants: Towering Icelandic Super-Sculptures

Soaring into the sky, electric pylons are an intrusive element in our modern landscapes, seeming to stand as a reminder that much of the infrastructure associated with technology is not meant to be pretty. But why can’t these ubiquitous towers be both practical and aesthetically pleasing? In Iceland, the “Landsnet High-Voltage Transmission Line Tower Design […]
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Food & Health

12 Seemingly Vegan & Vegetarian Foods That Really Aren’t

It’s a lard-filled, bug-juice-coated jungle out there. Potato chips, peanuts, birthday cake, beer and more can be packed with unexpected animal products like fish gelatin, beef fat, bird feathers and insect innards. Just because a product sounds like it should be vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean it’s safe! These 12 examples of surprisingly non-vegetarian foods […]
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Art & Design Home & Garden

Drink it In: 14 Buildings Made from Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are somewhat of a scourge, with 2.4 million tons of PET plastic discarded every year – how can we prevent many of these bottles from littering the earth? Maybe more of us should be building plastic bottle houses, which are cheap to construct and surprisingly durable. These 14 plastic bottle building projects give […]
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History & Trivia Science & Research

Lost Civilizations: 12 Societies that Vanished in Mystery

Why would a flourishing civilization, advanced for its time, suddenly cease to exist, its inhabitants gone and its architecture abandoned? Conspiracy theorists offer all manner of offbeat explanations including alien abduction, but in the case of these 12 societies, the causes were likely more mundane: natural disasters, climate  change, invasions and economic irrelevance. Still, we […]
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