Surprising things used for painting
Ox gall and a baby's first cut hair are just two of the strange painting materials not many people would think of. But - beside some others - they are still used today, at least occasionally.
Creative fun with empty mason jars
Empty mason jars are usually stored in the basement or on the attic, because even when we can't find a use for them, simply throwing them away might make us feel bad. But with some spare time, a few tools and creativity, you can actually turn those old jars into something decorative or useful.
5 succulents that look amazing
Succulents are dear to many plant lovers' hearts, and even though the most common species can bring a lovely green spot into our living spaces, some others are just incredible.
Would you like to stay in a 130-m tall guitar?
While humans obviously can't predict disasters coming - at least, not without complex sensors and computer models -, not long before deadly disasters, some animals start behaving as if they knew what was about to come. But could animals really have some mystical intuitions or refined senses that can alert them?
Can animals really "sense" imminent earthquakes?
If your answer is yes, we have some good news for you! A more than 130 meters tall, guitar-shaped hotel is just about to be built in Florida.
Surprising things that affect how you perceive taste
There are quite a few factors that influence the way we perceive the taste of our meals and drinks, and some of them are rather surprising. Below are some of these factors, many of which you may not have heard of!
The symbolism of medieval beasts
Medieval artists in Europe frequently painted or carved legendary creatures for their artwork for many purposes, and understanding the basic symbolism of these creatures can attribute to a better understanding of medieval artworks.
The harder side of milk
Most of us drink milk on a daily basis, and though it's no surprise that this wonderful and nutrient-dense fluid can be a useful ingredient for making a huge variety of foods, it might be more of a surprise that it can also be turned into hard objects, such as billiard balls, pens or buttons...
The evolution of "modern" ebru painting
The ebru technique was originally used to create paintings, but nowadays there are certain artists who perform ebru painting as a form of spectacular live performance. Below you can learn about the origins of this fascinating technique, and also take a look at how it's used nowadays.