Families in Afghanistan who don't have a son will sometimes dress a daughter up as a boy. Not to protect her from a woman's harsh life, though; she'll have to deal with that eventually. (via Metafilter)
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This long exposure of the aurora borealis will make you want to move to Norway. Except for the ...uh, I really can't think of any downside to going to Norway.
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The 9 Most Mind-blowing Disguises in the Animal Kingdom. You can't trust Mother Nature -or your lyin' eyes, either! Text NSFW.
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If you were a tree, which social networking platform would you use? The Talking Tree in Belgium is on Facebook, Twitter, and its own website.
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Knowledge as motivation. Utterly mundane jobs such as housework become almost enjoyable when you do your research.
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The new music video from OK Go is called "White Knuckles". The band performs as well as usual, but it's the dogs who are the real stars.
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6 Famous American Streets (And What Makes Them So Special). One thing they all have in common: fame makes the rent sky high.