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Wine Expert Opens and Tastes a 159 Year Old Bottle of Port Bottled in 1863

Wine guru Konstantin Baum opened and tasted a 159 year old Burmester port wine that was bottled in 1863. Before doing so, however, Baum marveled over the incredible age of the wine and what was happening the year it was made. Think about what the wine must have seen over the years. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation...

The Fascinating Ancient Origins of the World Map

Video producer Jeremy Shuback looks at the ancient origins behind the first world maps, pondering how they were so accurate despite the lack of world travel at the time. How did they make accurate maps before the Age of Exploration? It traces maps from the beginning of human history to 1375 with the Catalan Atlas, showing the way the world...

The Importance of Re-Experiencing the Pain of Past Events In Order to Move Forward in Life

The ever-insightful School of Life gently explains why it’s important to re-experience the pain behind traumatic events of the past in order to move forward with a productive life.  To be liberated from the past, we need to mourn it and for this to occur, we need to get in touch with what it actually felt like; we need to sense, in a way we may...

The Origins Behind Common Western Last Names

Justin of Fire of Learning explains the origins and meanings behind common last names (or surnames) in the Western world. While our first names are of course more personal our last names also called surnames or family names perhaps carry more weight they connect us not only to our immediate family but to our ancestors and the lives they lived...

Graceful Raven Dances in Sync With Her Human

@birdandsealionshow Our bird in the night #chandelier #nightbird #sia #raven #birdsdancing #dogdancing #dance #mordred #birddance #corvid #123123drink #chandelierchallenge #animaltraining #havingfuntogether ? Chandelier – Sia A graceful raven named Mordred who lives at the Flamingoland Resort in Yorkshire, England, performed a coordinated...

An Amazingly Realistic Diorama of the Iconic Morning Glory Pool at Yellowstone National Park

Boylei Hobby Time created an amazingly detailed diorama of the iconic “Morning Glory Pool” at Yellowstone National Park. Boylei not only recreated the beautiful colors that gave the hot spring its name, but he also added a monster with glowing eyes at the bottom to address a myth from the Old West, miniature plants and foliage, and a group of old-timey...

A Beautiful Acoustic Fingerstyle Cover of ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song”

Danish guitarist Soren Boedker Madsen, who previously played an absolutely magnificent cover of the iconic Ennio Morricone instrumental theme “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, performed a beautiful acoustic fingerstyle guitar cover of “Killing Me Softly With His Song”. Recorded in Efterskolen for Scenekunst (School of Performing Arts), Malling,...

An Amusing Clay Sculpture Mashup That Combines The Incredible Hulk With Yoda

Adam of North of the Border Craftworks carved an amusing clay mashup that combined the muscled body of The Incredible Hulk with the face, hands, and feet of Yoda. It’s The Hulk, but it’s Yoda? Happy belated May the 4th, and I’m sorry. Adam painstakingly added and sculpted the clay, articulating the distinctive striations of the...

Icelandic Horses Help Respond to Work Emails So Iceland Visitors Can Disconnect and See the Sights

OutHorse Your Email is a very clever tourism campaign by Iceland that recruits their wonderfully unique horses to respond to work emails so visitors can relax, disconnect, and enjoy all the incredible sights that the country has to offer. Disconnect from work and let the horses of Iceland reply to your emails while you are on vacation. ...

Beatboxer Performs Each Part of a Beautiful Middle Eastern Song Using Only His Mouth and Throat

Multitalented beatboxer and vocalist MB14 (Mohamed Belkhir) performed each distinctive part of a beautiful Middle Eastern song using only his mouth and throat while appearing on the French television show En Aparté. (Translated) Outstanding beatbox demo by MB14. Here are some more examples of MB14’s incredible talent. ...

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