Annual Melon Day, Turkmenistan: The Facts

On August 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I decided to write about Turkmenistan’s Melon Day after a friend brought it to my attention. It sounded like something I should know more about. At the same time, I found the idea...

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The Mammoth Tusk Hunters Of Siberia

On July 12, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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In a lot of people’s brains, “mammoths” are stored in the same slot as “dinosaurs.” In reality, mammoths appeared on earth around 5 million years ago, a solid 60 million years after the last of the dinosaurs wheezed their final...

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Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef’s Beautiful African Landscapes

On June 19, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) is one of Africa’s most renowned landscape artists. He is considered by many to be one of the best old South African masters. Here are some of his best bits: MORE...

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Intense & Gory Workplace Safety Posters From Russia

On June 12, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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In modern Western society, many people believe that “health and safety” has gone “mad.” It certainly does seem that way sometimes. It’s easy to forget just how important H&S truly is. Nowadays, we rarely...

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ULTRA RELIGION: An Attempt To Design A New Religion

On May 29, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Today, I decided to design a new religion. That’s a bit of a task. So I’m using this article as a kind of sketch pad. I’m going to outline some of my reasons for starting...

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Taoism’s Tao Te Ching (Laozi): Free Full Text

On May 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I’m not one for poring over religious texts; that’s really not my bag. However, I was writing an article about Taoism the other day and liked their vibe. Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism,...

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Evidence Of Evolution In Action: 3 Examples Of Speciation

On May 8, 2016 by Tim Newman
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In the modern world, there can’t be many scientific theories that face as much public criticism as evolution. Despite strands of evidence from multiple disciplines coalescing to sing the same tune of monkey to man,...

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The Oldest Tune: Hurrian Hymn No. 6

On May 7, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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When it comes to ancient art, there’s nothing quite like the emotion that stirs in you as you stare at an ancient painting on a cave wall. The idea that a human was sat in...

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The Doges Of Venice, A Selection Of Portraits

On May 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Ever heard of the doges of Venice? No, me neither. Well, they were kind of like dukes but more powerful; they were in charge of the watery city from 697 to 1797. All in all, there...

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The Oldest Cartoon On Earth: Fantasmagorie

On April 3, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Fantasmagorie is considered by many to be the first had-drawn cartoon ever made. It was created in 1908 by French cartoonist Émile Cohl.  Cohl, who was part of the now forgotten Incoherents movement, drew...

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