How Immigration Has Changed In One Single Map

August 20, 2014

Top Nation Of Origin By State

In the early 20th century, Europeans left their respective homes to participate in the industrial-driven growth sweeping across the United States. As this map suggests, today the majority of immigrants in the United States originally hailed from Mexico. And while the vitriol and prejudice is as unsurprising as it is unfortunate, a little education on US immigration policy and how it pertains to Mexico wouldn’t be so bad for you.

4 Of The Most Evil Science Experiments Ever Performed

August 20, 2014

Scientists are heroes. At their best, scientists represent the best in humanity—intelligence, curiosity, and skeptical rigor. This perceived goodwill licenses scientists to do things in society that ordinary people wouldn’t be allowed to get away with. If a random person burst into your house with a bubbling test tube and shouted “Quick! Drink this!” you’d call the police. Put that person in a white lab coat, though, and you’ll only delay long enough to thank him for coming in the nick of time.

Scientists are human, however, and it turns out that human beings who’ve been given that level of trust almost always prove themselves the last people in the world who should be trusted to look after a goldfish. Here are 4 of the most appallingly evil experiments ever carried out in the name of science. Note that many of the experiments were of limited or non-existent value. It turns out that freaks who like to torture human beings are generally bad at designing double-blind trials.

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Seven Women Who Have Absolutely Mastered Makeup

August 20, 2014
Mouthful Makeup Popeye

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Some women wear makeup to appear more mature, sexy or chic. Others wear it to look like…Popeye. Or Nemo. Or, you know, a Powerpuff Girl. These potions, creams and salves are often used to enhance what already exists, but these women prove that makeup can also be used for more lighthearted, entirely creative purposes. Maybe nix the eyeshadow genie for the job interview, though.

Genie Mouth

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Mouthful Makeup Fish

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A Dwarf Documents His Life And Interactions With Others In New York City

August 19, 2014

Jonathan Novick gives us a rare insight into dwarfism–and not the kind of “rare insights” that appear nightly on TLC–in this short-length documentary, “Don’t Look Down on Me”. Novick has been living in the city for a little over a year now, and while the experience has been good in general, some of the encounters he’s had have been incredibly frustrating. With the help of a button cam, he shows us how.

The Macabre Sculptures Within The Bone Church

August 19, 2014

If you happen to venture into the Czech Republic’s small suburb of Sedlec, you may stumble upon the Cemetery Church of All Saints. The structure itself looks fairly unassuming, but the outer walls contain some creepy indications of the ghastly findings you are about to encounter inside – actually, less so inside than underneath.

Tucked beneath the small Roman Catholic chapel is the Sedlec Ossuary, which is essentially an enormous mausoleum estimated to hold the remains of between 40,000 and 70,000 dead people. Charming, yes? The vast majority of the deceased met their demise in the 14th and 15th centuries after obviously unsuccessful encounters with the black plague and the Hussite wars. Just the thought of dealing with that many corpses is shudder-worthy on its own, but there’s more … many of the inhabitants’ remains have been used to build giant bone sculptures within the ossuary’s underground walls. Is this pragmatism at its finest?

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Understand Why Iraq Is So Messed Up In One Straightforward Chart

August 14, 2014

How Iraq Was Formed

The country suffers from a lack of identity and good, transparent government, but it was really colonial powers who sowed the seeds for the disaster that is modern-day Iraq.