Watch as wood erodes to high-voltage electricity. Funny how those waves resemble the lines found within the human circulatory system.
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Beverages. Refreshments. Libations. Regardless of what you call them, drinks are an essential part of human life and can vary greatly in terms of look, taste, and type. Here’s a look at some of the world’s craziest drinks, most expensive, and most unbelievable drinks:
Craziest Drinks: Oldest Drink
Before bread, there was beer. The favored drink of millions was mentioned in the written history of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and dates back to the 5th millennium BC. It is believed that beer was discovered by chance, when people stumbled across grain that had naturally fermented. What we know about the history of beer today is a combination of early records and careful speculation.
It would take an incredibly talented–and majorly right-brained–individual to even come close to recreating Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” with normal art materials; let alone bananas, bread crusts and rice. But where you and I see food, artist-architect Hong Li sees a color palette. A shredded carrot? To Li, it might as well be the fur of a carrot and parsnip tiger. A sliced cucumber? Why, it’s part of the verdant hills in a country landscape, of course. To see all of Li’s alternative takes on hors d’ouevres, check out Hype Notice.
No, the staccato crunches you hear aren’t computer-generated; rather, they come from parts of insects being crunched within a projector. The artist’s goal? To translate specific movements into abstract sound.
Located in Argentina’s famed Patagonia region, El Parque Paleontologico Valle de los Gigantes offers its viewers incredible glimpses into its dinosaur-filled past. Amid its flora are twelve life-size and scientifically accurate replicas of its former dinosaur denizens.
One bitter night in November 1930, an exhausted Canadian fur trapper named Joe Labelle sought refuge from the cold and inadvertently stumbled across one of history’s most remarkable mysteries. The once-industrious Inuit village on the shores of Lake Anjikuni that Labelle had seen throughout his travels had vanished without a trace.
Trudging through the fresh snow, Labelle cautiously approached the silent village in search of shelter. Still steaming, grey streaks emanated from a charred pot of stew and eerily wove themselves through the night sky. Clearly, Labelle mused, someone had to be around. Searching further, Labelle checked the huts and found clothing and food (two things you certainly wouldn’t leave behind if abandoning a village), both in large enough amounts to last the Inuits through winter. And yet, Labelle didn’t come across a single soul or sled dog; and what’s more, no footprints lay in the snow.