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Picture of day: little mathematician.

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Little mathematician.

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

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Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the world into "west" and "east" to show which countries or dynasties or empires were dominating different parts of the world. Big pic! 
The most fascinating thing is how large the Ming Dynasty army was compared to anything in their time.
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The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

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This is a map of the United States detailing the most “distinct” Thanksgiving recipes Googled by each state.

LEGO's Inspiring Message To Parents In the 1970's

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This is the note that was included with some LEGO doll house sets in the 70's, reminding parents that it's okay for girls to want to play with rocketships and boys to build dollhouses.  It's weird to think some parents actually needed to be reminded of that.
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Anatomy of shows

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“Anatomy of Shows” by a comic by Wrong Hands.

Evil Baby Glare-Off

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Manhattan, New York-based blogger Mommy Shorts had a contest to find the baby that looks most "Evil Baby". It's called the "Evil Baby Glare-Off,' and it pits the mugs of 32 finalists against each other to select the biggest baby badass. See all of the funny, 32 finalist shots here. The winners have already been selected; see the post about the winners here. The winners have already been selected; see the post about the winners here
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Ki Gompa

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"This picture was taken when I visited the Buddhist Monastery of Ki. Ki is a tiny village in the middle of the Himalayas, and next to it is Ki Gompa (Ki Monastery). I lived with the monks for about a week, and this picture reflects the peaceful, almost heavenly atmosphere that characterizes this place. The Monastery is almost 4,000 meters high, and I had to climb almost 500 meters more to get this panorama. This place is a touch of heaven. (Photo and caption by Natalia Luzuriaga)"

Gif: This Japanese Train Goes Over 300mph

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The Central Japan Railway Company is in the midst of an 8-day testing period for its maglev (magnetically levitated) train, which can travel at speeds up to 311mph. Japan's bullet trains currently run at about 200mph. The first trial run which included 100 passengers on board operated between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki in the Yamanashi Prefecture. The 42.8 km trip whizzed by as the train travelled at speeds of up to 500 kilometres per hour. If all goes as planned, the maglev trains will be operational 2027, providing a 40-minute trip between Nagoya and Tokyo (normally 80 minutes).
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Street art in the Park.

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Street art in the Park.

Bento Box Art by artist Micky Araben

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Bento Box Art by artist Micky Araben. More pics after more.
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Gif: Supercell near Booker, Texas

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Supercell near Booker, Texas

"Best in Show" ranks 87 dog breeds and compares those rankings to the actual popularity of the breeds in the US.

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"Best in Show" from David McCandless' fascinating new book Knowledge is Beautiful, ranks 87 dog breeds and compares those rankings to the actual popularity of the breeds in the US.
The ranking is based on a number of factors: trainability, life expectancy, lifetime cost (including the price of food and grooming), and suitability for children, among others.
The result: Border Collies, according to McCandless, are the finest dog breed in existence. Labs, Beagles, and Golden Retrievers, while not at the very top, are other popular dogs (at the top right of the chart) that he rates highly.
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When Panorama Photography Goes Wrong

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These Panorama Photography Accidents made me laugh, 2 legged horses, floating dogs, human centipede-esque babies, and stretched out limbs. More images after more.
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Bed

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A cool bed. Haha.

Sci-Fi Characters, Elizabethan Style

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Elizabethan Sci-Fi Character by Sacha Goldberger. More images after more.
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