Rabbit Island.

Rabbit Island.

Ōkunoshima is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan between Hiroshima and Shikoku. During World War II the island used to be a top-secret military site manufacturing poison gas for chemical warfare. Today, it’s completely overrun with cute, fluffy bunnies who are the island’s main inhabitants. Between 1929 and 1945, Okunoshima Island … Continue reading

Birmingham Street Art.

Birmingham Street Art.

Birmingham street art by Goosensei All pictures provided by Street Art Birmingham The city – particularly around Digbeth – is attracting talented artists who use the urban landscape as their canvas. And the good thing about street art is, it changes from month to month. In December we spoke to street artist Rebecca Wright – … Continue reading

If you French Kiss, don’t read this.

If you French Kiss, don’t read this.

When you lock lips with that special person, you’re not only sharing your bubbling passions, but also your unique blend of oral bacteria. In a study that’s sure to stoke the flames of love, scientists discovered that lovebirds exchange some 80 million bacteria after swapping spit for 10 seconds. That sounds like a cavity waiting … Continue reading

Paper Birds.

Paper Birds.

by Christopher Jobson. Johan Scherft started making papercraft birds at the age of 14. His first birds were modeled after English artist Malcolm Topp and made using a colored pencil. Now 30 years later, the Dutch artist uses a computer to aid in initial blueprints and completes the rest of the painstaking process by hand. … Continue reading

“Born without Fingerprints”.

“Born without Fingerprints”.

The finger pads of a person with adermatoglyphia are entirely smooth. (Photo by Sprecher et. al.S) by Joseph Stromberg, Smithsonian.com In 2007, dermatologist Peter Itin was contacted by a Swiss woman with an unusual quandry: She was having trouble entering the U.S. because she had no fingerprints. Regulations require all non-residents to be fingerprinted when … Continue reading