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Artist Creates Detailed Portrait Using Nothing but Pencil Dots

Kirstin Fawcett

The entire project reportedly took around 90 hours to finish.

Recording on Wire

Chris Higgins

Watch the forgotten history of WWII-era recording technology.

Underground Gases May Be Turning Siberian Soil Into a Trampoline

Anna Green

Alexander Sokolov and Dorothee Ehrich spotted 15 patches of strange, bouncy grass-covered soil on Belyy Island in Siberia.

Enjoy Art History in the Most Delicious Way Possible With These Lollipops

Rebecca OConnell

The Etsy shop sells handmade candies that look like famous paintings.

Powering Up a 20,000-Watt Lightbulb

Chris Higgins

This lightbulb's "filament" is eight garage door springs.

Spotify's Most Popular Workout Songs Might Actually Make You Want to Exercise

Caitlin Schneider

Not surprisingly, pop and hip-hop dominate.

10 Facts About Hot Dogs to Scarf Down

Rebekah Shoemake

Do you know the proper etiquette for eating a footlong?

Scientists Find 97 Never-Before-Seen Regions of the Brain

Kate Horowitz

The new diagram draws on multiple types of imaging to create the most comprehensive brain map yet.

This Weekend's Can't-Miss Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 23.

Watch Carousel Makers Discuss Their Unique Craft

Anna Green

Art Ritchie and Dan Jones have cornered the market on wooden carousels.

6 Pieces of Groundbreaking Art Born Out of the Russian Revolution

Shaunacy Ferro

"Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" opens in London next February.

'Buzz Pollinators' Vibrate Flowers Until They Release Pollen

Chris Higgins

If you can't find a bumblebee, a tuning fork works too.

The Delightful Toys of an 80-Year-Old Japanese Craftsman

Bess Lovejoy

These old-school spinning tops are designed to make you giggle.

Apple Debuts Patriotic Apple Watch Bands for the Olympics

Andrew LaSane

The nylon bands have been designed in the colors of 14 competing nations.

11 Illuminating Facts About Thomas Kinkade

Emily Becker

The "Painter of Light" was reported to be the most popular commercial artist in America.