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Children crossing a river using pulleys on their way to school in Italy circa 1959. 

This is what your bones look like when you move. 

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Cheese! The cone-headed katydid may look a little funky, but don’t underestimate this little guy’s strength! You can see this omnivorous insect, plus many more, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History at the O. Orkin Insect Zoo.


Cassiopeia A or Cas A for short is a supernova remnant located in our galaxy about 11,000 light years away.

So, “What’s a supernova remnant?” you may ask. All you ever needed to know about Cas A and other SNRs from our friends at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Pure awesome. 

Incredible Lego Paintings

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Damn Dirty Apes! Man transformed into an ape before your eyes in this short video. 

A picture of the milkyway galaxy. Processed by stacking multiple exposures into one picture.

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Is there a shark in Lake Ontario?! 

Two brothers have spotted what looks like a shark  while fishing off Wolfe Island in Kingston, Ont.

What do you think?!

Apollo 11, the first spaceflight to put men on the moon, launched 45 years ago today!


Happy birthday, Rubik’s Cube! The mind-bending toy, known to stump most who try it, turns 40 today. The original prototype above was initially designed to be a learning tool for Rubik’s architecture students, but the well-known colorful toy has reached curious challengers worldwide. Learn more about the Cube on the Bright Ideas blog from Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

Happy 40th Birthday Rubik’s Cube!