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The Gorgeous Contours Of Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon Arizona

Don’t let “127 Hours” scare you; slot canyons can be pure beauty. Case in point: Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. At first blush, its Navajo name, Tsé bighánlílíní or “the place where water runs through rocks” doesn’t make sense given the barren backdrop. But upon looking at its geological history and discovering that the canyon was primarily formed due to flash flooding-induced erosion, the Navajo name makes worlds more sense than its contemporary English one.

The Buzz On Sam Droege’s Macro Bee Photography

There are literally thousands of different bee species flying around out there, and it is biologist Sam Droege’s job to identify and document them, as head of the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program. Located in Maryland, the program collects and carefully archives every detail of each species, including those so tiny that they can’t be discerned by the naked eye. Luckily, Droege is an extremely talented photographer, and is able to capture these fuzzy subjects in a manner that brings out their inner beauty. This initiative has been helping researchers and students identify bee species since 2010.

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Why Are There So Many Superhero Movies?

Though Superman, Spiderman and other white, spandex-clad heroes seem to be a timeless aspect of the American cultural canon, the truth is that they are a relatively recently phenomenon. What explains their rise–and, it would seem, markedly increased influence and intrigue in modern-day popular cinema? The people at the Idea Channel offer their take.

77 Amazing Facts That Will Make You The Most Interesting Person In The Room

Love learning about the weird history, fascinating science, and crazy coincidences that make up our collective human experience? Then you came to the right place with these seventy-seven bizarre, fascinating, and simply amazing facts:

Thank you to Mental Floss, Wikipedia, and Fact Slides for the ideas and information for this post.

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