2016 Roundup: 8 Things You Probably Missed

On December 31, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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As with all previous years, there were some seismic goings on in 2016. This year’s happenings, however, seemed slightly more seismic than others. Brexit, Trump, the migrant crisis, rising global temperatures, and the demise...

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Lazer Horse’s Predictions for 2017

On December 30, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Last year, I published an article charting my Predictions for 2016. I am not a psychic, obviously – that’s not a real thing; neither am I an expert in geopolitics, as many of you may have...

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Bouvet Island: The Most Remote Island On Earth

On December 15, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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 The views are stunning, the weather is dodgy and the nightlife is rubbish. But, if you want to be isolated, Bouvet Island is your best bet. Bouvet Island is a Norwegian territory as far...

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Chinese Government Bans Weird Buildings

On December 12, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Over recent years, architects working on China’s skyline have been allowed to let their imaginations run wild. As you will see from the images below, the sky is the limit – nothing is...

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Black Death Art: Paintings Inspired By The Plague

On December 10, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The Black Death peaked in Europe around 1348. It killed indiscriminately, it killed swiftly, and it killed en masse. Returning in waves, by the time it had ended, it had killed more than one-third of...

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Raja Ravi Varma: A Royal Indian Master

On December 1, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) is one of the most celebrated Indian artists. He won the hearts and minds of the Indian people, past an present. Varma became popular for two important reasons. Firstly,...

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Barge Haulers On The Volga: The Life Of A Burlak

On November 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The painting above is Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870-1873) by Russian artist Ilya Repin. In Russia, it is iconic and has slipped into popular culture; it is at once a memory of harsher times and...

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China’s Tianzi Mountain: Legends, Cable Cars & McDonald’s

On November 13, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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China is huge, covering more than 9.5 million km2. Thanks to its epic size, it’s no surprise that there are some amazing bits of geography to be found – Tianzi mountain is one...

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The History Of UK Gambling

On November 11, 2016 by Muelo
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Gambling, in its many forms, is as quintessentially British as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or forming an orderly queue. In fact, of all the world’s countries, it could be argued that we’ve...

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Old Anatomy Drawings: Guts And Glory

On October 29, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Us humans have long had a fascination with our own insides. After all, we’re able to do a wide range of things that a bag of blood and squishy bits shouldn’t really be capable of....

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