Culture

Culture

In El Alto, Bolivia, tradition runs deep. There are 36 separate indigenous cultures living in the city, making up over half of the population. Until recently, however, these native peoples were not represented very strongly in the political sphere. That"s fortunately changed since the election of indigenous president Evo Morales. Many initiatives have been put in place to rebuild...

Witnessing one of Kurt Wenner's large-scale public pieces requires altering your perception a little bit or a lot. Wenner's huge optical illusion murals create a dizzying sensation of standing at the edge of a cliff and looking down onto strange and fantastical landscapes. Using carefully manipulated perspective and scale shifts, Wenner creates the illusion of objects at different depths...

Spanish street artist Pejac recently visited Istanbul and, of course, left behind some new pieces in the Uskudar district on the Asian side of the city. Collectively, the three pieces are called "Lock, Poster and Shutters." Lock The three new pieces were placed closely together. They are each surreal interpretations of windows. Their realistic style makes them appear, at first glance,...

Looking at these crazy pictures, you"d think aliens had landed on the North Pole to create "ice circles," but obviously that isn"t the case. These incredibly huge spirals were created by artist Jim Denevan and his crew who in 2010 created a large scale artwork on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. In a quest to...

Looks can be deceiving... so make sure to never underestimate someone"s creativity. Take this box for example. It seems like it"s just a normal chest, albeit a cool one, right? What it really is will leave your jaw on the floor. You won"t see this one coming. I didn"t. It starts out as a normal box, just looking all boxy. Then whoa....

Leisha, the creator of popular DIY blog Homemade Toast, recently posted this awesome and handy guide on how to make a completely leak-proof water blob for the whole family to enjoy in the warm summer months. What you"ll need to make your very own water blob is an iron, painter"s plastic, parchment paper and a tiny bit of duct...

Remember playing with Lego as a kid and wishing you could live in a house made of the stuff? Well, these people decided not to let their dreams day and upgraded their houses with these amazing Lego appliances and furniture. When you think about it, all you really need is the time and bricks to build them! If...

We know you love tiny homes. You can pretty much take them anywhere, they"re eco-friendly, and they typically won"t break the bank. But what happens when you still want to save space, but can"t fit everything you need into a tiny house? That"s where these narrow buildings come in. They might have a few hundred more square feet than...

There"s a new attraction at the Liuzhou Zoo in China"s Guangxi Province. It"s not a weird, wild animal, or a near-extinct mammal. No, it"s a common white rabbit...with an uncommon way of getting around.The cotton-tailed bunny suffers a disability in his hind legs that forces him to hop around solely on his front feet. Initially, he was brought to...

The baobab tree, otherwise known as an adansonia, is a large species of tree that is native to parts of Africa and the surrounding areas. The Sunland Baobab is one of the most famous baobab trees (and there is something awesome hiding inside of it). It"s located in South Africa in the Limpopo Province and is known for being...