What's the difference between butter and margarine? YouTube link (via TYWKIWDBI) The Presurfer
image credit It's hardly breaking news that the right look is all-important in Hollywood. But sometimes, with enough screen intensity and charisma, foreign actors don't even need to be able to speak fluent English to land and even excel in their breakthrough American movie roles.
image credit The diamond hoax of 1872 was a swindle in which a pair of prospectors sold a false American diamond deposit to prominent businessmen in San Francisco and New York.
image credit: Wheeler Cowperthwaite The use of toilets is just simple - any description isn't even needed.
Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they're made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the 'sweetness triangle.' YouTube link (thanks Elaine) The Presurfer
image credit: Sally Did you know that Will Smith only agreed to star in the show because he was in serious debt to the IRS?
image credit At the turn of the 19th century in the U.S. and Europe, it became wildly popular for ladies to wear feathers and whole taxidermied birds on their hats.
Film created by the Melnitsa Animation Studio from St. Petersburg, Russia. The story of a single, middle aged lady who works as a lavatory attendant.
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image credit We all use currency on a daily basis. Every country has its own unique currency which reflects their culture, history and events over time.
image credit It would be easy to assume that each of these devastating storms represent different types of extreme weather.
Video by the Brotherhood Workshop that shows you The Hobbit in LEGO in 72 seconds. That's about 33,000 seconds shorter than Peter Jackson's movie.
image credit Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emote more meaning than just color.
image credit Mada'in Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver did a Supreme Court Reenactment with dogs. YouTube link The Presurfer
image credit: Eneas De Troya We are all fascinated by superheroes, be it their awesome powers or the fact that they save the world over and over again.
Daily diets vary considerably around the world. This chart shows what the world eats. Select different countries to see how consumption patterns have changed in the last fifty years.
image credit With strong features cast in burnished gold, pharaoh Tutankhamun's burial mask projects an image of majestic beauty and royal power.
Pumpkins. What respectable porcupine could resist this Halloween feast? Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, sure can't.
image credit SimCity is an open-ended city-building computer and console video game series originally designed by developer Will Wright.