What We Loved This Week, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5

A hovering yacht shaped like a pyramid, vintage maps turned into art, the stunning finalists of two prestigious photo contests, and the surprisingly quotable last words of executed criminals.

Schwinge Tetra Super Yacht

The superyacht can carry six passengers and four crewmembers within its carbon-fibre and stainless steel superstructure. Image Source: inhabitat

The Pyramid-Shaped Yacht That Hovers Above The Ocean

Schwinge Tetra Super Yacht 2

At low speeds, the three hulls on the underside of the craft convey it through the water. When the need for speed arises, the foils kick in to lift the craft up and whisk it away. Image Source: inhabitat

There are few things more likely to turn heads than a luxury yacht, but how to stand out against all the other seafaring behemoths? If this is a problem you currently face, firstly, congratulations, and secondly, take a look at this incredible concept from British designer Jonathan Schwinge. The Tetrahedron Superyacht is lifted above the water thanks to its Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship propulsion, enabling it to travel far faster than the average craft, all while looking truly spectacular.

Schwinge Tetra Super Yacht 3

The three sides of the yacht fold down to create deck areas, while horizontal panels slide out for shade. Image Source: inhabitat

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Photo Of The Day: How American Troops Were Reminded To Take Their Medicine

Atabrine Death Warning

A public health message urging people to take atabrine to fight malaria in Papau New Guinea during World War II. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Few, if any, killers in the history of humankind have been as deadly as malaria. Whether it was Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, or Genghis Kahn, many of history’s most powerful leaders — not to mention large chunks of their empires — fell to the disease. It’s been killing humans since at least 450 AD clear through to 2015, when it struck 214 million and killed 438,000. Some even claim that one out of every two human beings who ever lived died of malaria.

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You’ll Never Believe A Six Year Old Took These Photos

With just an analog camera, six-year-old Hawkeye Huey has spent the past two years capturing images of the American West with his father, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey. Somewhere along the way, his unique perspective has garnered him 200,000 Instagram followers (don’t worry, he doesn’t actually have an Instagram account — his dad uploads Hawkeye’s developed photos for him).

Hawkeye (quite possibly the perfect name for this boy) began showing interest in the medium at a very young age, and his father helped nurture it — no doubt teaching him elements of composition, as well as how to operate a complex camera that uses actual film, a rarity on sites like Instagram where users rely on filters to add interest and depth.

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Then And Now: This City’s Growth From Desert To Metropolis Makes Las Vegas Look Quaint

Dubai Before And After

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai’s main thoroughfare, in 1990. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

You’re probably aware that Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world (as this dizzying Burj Khalifa video demonstrates) and that its urban planning is a marvel of modern civic engineering. Even still, you’re probably not aware just how much this one-of-a-kind metropolis has grown in recent decades.

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