Meet Colby. Colby was adopted by my friend Renee at about seven months of age. She came up from the south, parentage unknown. Renee was curious, and so sent off a DNA sample to the folks at Wisdom Panel® to see what they had to say about her heritage. […]
Over the past few months, Atlas Obscura has been at the receiving end of many a search query about mermaids. Day after day, it is one of the most enduringly popular search terms on our site. What do these mermaid-curious visitors most want to discover? It's simple: "are mermaids real" No question mark. Show More Summary
https://vimeo.com/171334044 While it may sound disturbing at first, hair actually has a number of properties which make it perfect for use in yarn: it has a high tensile strength, is thermally insulating, flexible, lightweight, and oil-absorbent. Show More Summary
A proposed soda tax is officially on the ballet this November for the city of San Francisco. Proponents of the tax hope they can make up for lost ground after a similar measure failed two years ago, but the soda industry isn’t goingShow More Summary
Designer Rafael Martin conceived aDream as a multi-functional furniture system that fits two mattresses on each side, a light, a drawer and a powder socket, all packed into small units that can be scattered throughout airport terminals. Show More Summary
These two wanted their big wedding to feel truly intimate, so in lieu of traditional escort cards they wrote a personalize note to each and every one of their 300 guests. “Although we didn’t get a chance to speak to EVERY individual person, the notes allowed us to share a favorite memory and thank each […]
Purple and coral and yellow, oh my! Anna and Dan’s Australian wedding is full of all of our favorite vibrant colors and tons of style. After a particularly beautiful ceremony at Heide Museum of Modern Art surrounded by colorful paper...Show More Summary
Lauren and Tyler’s weekend wedding retreat at The Wellspring Spa combined cozy outdoor vibes with total elegance! After a rainy outdoor ceremony surrounded by the Washington forest, Lauren and Tyler’s reception combined boho style and an whimsical campground atmosphere with a teepee, food truck, and tons of dancing. Show More Summary
An advanced autopilot system is being credited with saving the life of a student pilot who blacked out during an F-16 training flight. The incident occurred on May 5 when the person at the helm lost consciousness due to a maneuver that...Show More Summary
A big part of Donald Trump's pitch to black voters involves slamming Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' track record with black communities. He's made comments like, "Hillary Clinton is a bigot," "It is the Democratic party that is the party of slavery," "... Show More Summary
The Toyota commercial with the “Prius Four” outlasting the police has always been silly, especially when the cops agree that “to catch a Prius, you’ve got to be a Prius.” No, you won’t catch many people—like the people two Prius drivers tried to pull over in California, they may think the cop car is fake. Read more...
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm... The post 5 Types of Music That Boost Your Productivity appeared first on Lifehack.
As news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's pending divorce continues to reverberate through the internet, we've picked up on something of a coincidence: This Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the hit fish-out-of-water romantic comedy...Show More Summary
The chain could hit it big with America’s marijuana boom What’s America going to be like when recreational marijuana use is legalized across the country and we’re all feeling groovy? Apparently, we’ll be eating a lot more Jack in the Box. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. While politicians often rely on rumors and scandals to make opposing candidates look bad, to disparage Donald Trump all Hillary Clinton's campaign has to do is use the Republican presidential nominee's own words against him. Show More Summary
GIF via David Silva For those of us bored in the drought of no rally left after Rally China was cancelled from this year’s World Rally Championship schedule, Volkswagen has a peace offering. Their Polo WRC car was spotted testing in Portugal, and my stars, it’s loud and fast. Read more...
Images are from the brochure collection of the author Few cars are as strongly identified with the 1980s as is the stainless steel-skinned sports car from the De Lorean Motor Company. This Giugiaro-styled two-seater had a turbulent, short production run, and yet, its popularity remains high as ever, 35 years on, to the point that […]
GIF via Innawoods Operating Waifu Given the right conditions, you can absolutely drift a tank. Jason recently drove one and did some donuts. This cold-weather test of American and Norwegian tanks got sideways enough that someone set it to Initial D-style Eurobeat. Read more...
This Japanese pharmacy has created a unique concept that wants to improve the health and daily lives of fast food lovers.
The most important fast food restaurant in America is a radical burger joint in Watts A lunchtime on a Saturday in early June, in the south Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, the temperature tipped up over the 90-degree mark. Locol, a fast food restaurant at the corner of 103rd and Anzac Avenue, was full of customers. Show More Summary