Fantasmagorie First Cartoon

The Oldest Hand-Drawn 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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Awesome Photos From Russia - Wooden Suit

Awesome Photos From Russia With Love Part Q

On March 28, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I haven’t popped up one of these compilations for ages; sorry if you’ve been hanging around waiting. I’ll make this a jumbo edition to make amends. For anyone who hasn’t visited an “Awesome...

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Blagoveshchensk Ice Swimming Blaga 3

Ice Bathing On The Border Of China And Russia

On March 27, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Blagoveschensk is a small Russian city on the border of China and home to the only ice bathing bath house on the Russian/Chinese border. Meaning “the city of good news,” Blagoveschensk has around a quarter of...

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Amazing Tree Roots 11

Tree Roots Being Tree Roots Like A Boss

On March 27, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Hands up, who loves tree roots? Obviously, all the hands in the world are up. Sometimes roots are above the soil, sometimes they’re below it. Sometimes, they are poking up above water, maybe they’re...

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Purinto Kurabu 14

Japanese Photo Booth Magic: Purinto Kurabu

On March 27, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Selfies. Ahhhh… everyone hates them, but no one seems to be able to resist taking them. It’s a strange new phenomena, and, although there is a lot of hate bubbling up about them, they...

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Troglobite - Sinocallipus

Troglobites: 6 Strange Cave Dwellers

On March 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Troglobites are animals that, millions of years back, found themselves trapped in a cave. From then on they slowly evolved to thrive in their new, dark, dank, depressing environments. These creatures of perpetual...

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Leprosy in art - 1800s

Leprosy In Art: An Uncomfortable Display

On March 19, 2016 by Tim Newman
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Leprosy is an infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. Although there was, and is, an incredible amount of stigma attached to the disease, it is not particularly contagious (95% of people are naturally immune) and...

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Peder Balke - Stetind i take

Peder Balke: A Forgotten Norwegian Master

On March 19, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Peder Balke (1804-1887) painted the bleakest most impressive parts of one of Europe’s bleakest and most impressive countries. Famous in Norway for his romantic visions, he has largely been ignored outside of his home country....

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Virginia Hall Photo

Virginia Hall: The Limping WWII Spy

On March 5, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Virginia Hall was one impressive American human. She worked as a spy during World War II, with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). I reckon, in a straight race, Virginia Hall would count...

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Zika Virus Reggae Public Health Reggae Video

Jamaican Zika Virus Public Health Video – Reggae Style

On March 5, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I don’t like to make a habit out of mocking public health videos, but sometimes it can’t be helped. As many of you will have heard on the news, the Zika virus, named...

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