Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. Stephen Bax investigates this cryptic work.
To many Parisians, the Cathedral of Notre Dame has embodied the heart of the French capital for more than 800 years. Here’s a look back at the cathedral’s history. via
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While working on a job site near a forest, a construction worker dressed up in a realistic-looking bear costume to scare the living heck out of one of his co-workers.
As anyone who has dealt with the public knows, working in customer service is one of the most emotional draining and miserable jobs there are. Joren Cull knows this too well, so he made this cartoon PSA to show viewers what not to do while shopping.
Aspiring filmmaker and editor Vugar Efendi created this fascinating side-by-side supercut that reveals how cinematic recreations of iconic moments from history compare with the real thing.
“Moments in history, whether bigger or more intimate, are often recreated in film. This produces something that is transcending, powerful and nevertheless, haunting.”
America’s Funniest Home Videos rounded up their cutest clips of parents discovering their mischievous kids giving themselves awful haircuts.