I’m not sure how I’ve missed this. My least favourite pop musicians playing an awful cover of one of the songs that inspired me to play music in the first place.
For the last couple of months, I’ve been taking pictures of real birds interacting with toy dinosaurs.
Hi there, thanks for showing up. On your behalf, I’ve selected a bunch of photos depicting Russia at its finest; and also at its most confusing and frightening. This edition features bears (obviously), vulgar wallpaper (of course) and police arresting a giant squirrel, you know… the usual.
In short, euthanasia refers to the intentional ending of life in order to end suffering. The topic is highly controversial and its checkered legal status across the world reflects the differences in opinion.
Fantasmagorie is considered by many to be the first had-drawn cartoon ever made. It was created in 1908 by French cartoonist Émile Cohl.
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.
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.
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.
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 are here.
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.
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 nowadays it is entirely curable.
Peder Balke (1804-1887) painted the bleakest most impressive parts of one of Europe’s bleakest and most impressive countries.
Virginia Hall was one impressive American human. She worked as a spy during World War II, with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE).
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 after the Zika forest in Uganda, is currently sweeping through Brazil, parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
Having had a beard attached to my face, more often than not, for the past 17 years or so, I have found this latest beard craze quite fascinating.
I’m not really one for blowing smoke up corporate company’s butt pipes, but credit where credit’s due.
The war in Syria has been hurtling on for years. The origins of the conflict are complicated and involve multiple players.
Across the Western world, from the mid-1500s up until the early 20th century, the appropriate clothing for a little boy was significantly different to today’s mainstream choices.
Here are a few pages from a book written in 1854 by a chap called Germain de Lagny. According to the Russian website where I got these pictures, de Lagny was visiting Russia in the 1850s and drew some lovely pictures which he later published.
Sometimes people have a go at Lazer Horse’s choices of subject matter. They claim the topics are a bit too left of field, perhaps a little random; a touch skewiff, if you will.