GIFs have become the internet’s prime currency. Once you comb through the innumerable viral videos and run the flash mob circuit, you might just discover Romain Laurent’s bizarre GIFs tucked away behind the couch.
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The chaotic scene in Ukraine changes on the hour, but thankfully its history does not. Ukraine straddles the border between Europe and Russia, and its geography finds itself deeply embedded and deterministic of cultural identity. The east is predominantly “pro-Russia”, with the west trying to forge closer bonds with the European Union. The Kremlin is deeply invested in maintaining a pro-Russia, Yanukovych presidency, which largely explains its current occupation of Crimea (re: it wants to quell dissent and rebellion while it is still manageable). For more information and photos, check out our spread.
Proving that you don’t need a Stradivarius or a Stratocaster to make a rich sound, composer Johnnyrandom makes great use of everyday objects in his musical compositions. Watch as he reinvents the bicycle and prepare to be amazed.
Convening the best aspects of photo and video into one pith and movement-filled entity, the GIF is the Internet’s wunderkind. While arguments have arisen about its pronunciation, everyone can agree that they do a fine job of entertaining and informing an audience whose mobile lifestyles demand that content be quick, to the point and easy to absorb. Enjoy these thirty fantastic GIFs that explain the world around us:
How The Human Face Forms In The Womb
Formed both by intramembranous and endochondral ossification, it’s in a woman’s first trimester that the fetus’ skull is most susceptible to developing skull deformities.
The History Of US States And Territories In Maps
An elementary school student’s dream come true: all of the information on the competing interests within the United States–minus the stuffy history books.
How The Easter Island Moai Statues Might Have Been Transported
The Polynesian statues have boggled minds for centuries–both in terms of size and the technical prowess of those responsible for moving them. One possible explanation for how they may have been transported may be seen above.
Mardi Gras, the French term for “Fat Tuesday”, marks the final day that food lovers may indulge in their fatty snacks of choice before the ritual fasting known as Lent. While Mardi Gras technically had its start in religion, the vibe of current-day Mardi Gras celebrations is anything but holy.
Mardi Gras has made a name for itself as a time to engage in all sorts of questionable (at best) behavior before swapping the debauchery for more pious—and less liver damaging—activities over the six weeks of Lent. In the United States in particular, Mardi Gras has become synonymous with drinking and promiscuity. Not everyone joins the party, though. At its core, Mardi Gras is still a time-honored, religious-based family celebration, with highlights including festive and colorful parades, and of course one last chance to partake in consuming the decadent foods we love.