The Ghostly Remains Of Homs, Syria

Homs Syria 2014

Torn apart over three years by military confrontations between the Syrian military and opposition, the Homs we see today is a shell of its rich past. If Homs is rightly considered the “Capital of the Revolution,” this photo presents a harrowing assessment of the revolution’s status.

Meet Grant Meyers, A Sound Artist In The Porn Industry

Believe it or not, there is a ton of intelligent life within the porn industry. Case in point: Grant Meyers, who makes a living by crafting the perfect sounds to complement adult films. Considering sound to be his paint, Meyers creates rich aural works with some rather unlikely objects. Says Meyers, “Erotica is about feeling and projecting yourself into a scene…but the true activity is on the aural level. Pixels aren’t real. Sound is real. Vibrations are the contact you make with another person.”

5 Extreme Protests You Won’t Believe

Extreme Protests Kent State

Source: Slate

In a way, every major event in history can be reduced to a tale of power struggle and protest. Successful protests have struck down reprehensible policies like Apartheid, and brought attention to previously unknown issues like the many missing indigenous women in Canada. The extreme protests featured here cover a wide array of issues in different ways. From disturbing public art displays to physical backlashes, these protests shocked the world for a number of reasons. And once you learn about them, you’ll find them difficult to forget.

Kent State, Ohio

Urban Outfitters Kent State

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5 Of The Worst Ways To Die

Worst Ways To Die Valar Morghulis

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All men must die, but some deaths are significantly better than others. Carbon monoxide poisoning sounds pretty pleasant, and freezing to death is allegedly kind of peaceful. Even walking the plank could be a badass way to go, but this list isn’t about nice ways to die. From slow, to strange, to unbelievably embarrassing, here are some of the worst ways to die.

Worst Ways To Die: Execution by Elephant

Worst Ways To Die Execution by Elephant

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In South and Southeast Asia, elephants were trained to crush, dismember and torture prisoners, especially mutinous soldiers, in public arenas. Because elephants are such intelligent animals, they were able to take directions well. An Asian elephant could kill a victim immediately if that was the desired outcome, but he/she could also draw it out if they were feeling particularly vindictive. Often it would take hours for a victim to die.

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