11 This Globe For Blind People
In 1830 an engineer and craftsman by the name of Stephen Preston Ruggles took on a project for the print shop at Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts. He created a map of Boston with the streets, roads, bridges and squares marked with wooden divots. For centuries blind people had no formal way to learn geography, and this was one of the earliest archived attempts. In 1837 Samuel Gridley Howe, the school’s Founding Director along with Ruggles re-invented the method and created a method of embossing maps, releasing the Atlas of the United States Printed for Use of the Blind.
12 What's Under A Reporter's Back: "Our Job Is So Glamorous"
This journalist has a receiver for the In-Ear piece which allows her to hear the team and a transmitter that is used for her clip-on microphone, both meticulously fastened to her dress in a way viewers wouldn't notice anything.
13 Here's What An Albino Raccoon Looks Like
Raccoons are known for their bandit black and white look, which is what makes this albino creature an anomaly. Unlike their friends, albino raccoons lack any sort of camouflage which makes hiding from predators difficult and thus their lifespan shorter. Albinism is a congenital disease that causes either partial or complete loss of pigmentation in an animal.
14 An Agate Shell. Minerals Have Grown In The Voids Of The Shell And Eventually Replaced The Shell Too
Found mostly on West Coast beaches, they're not that rare and usually end up in home collections. But that doesn't diminish their beauty one bit!
15 What Thousands Of Years Look Like In One Photo (Dun Briste Sea Stack, Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo, Ireland)
Living 50 metres off the north Mayo coast at Downpatrick Head sits the 45 metre high flat topped sea stack Dún Briste (the Broken Fort). Interestingly, this is considered to be a relatively new sea stack as it was only separated of the mainland Ireland in 1393 when monster seas severed it from County Mayo in an overnight storm. The summit of the stack is approximately 50 metres long and 15 metres across the centre. This flattopped stack contains the remains of the buildings where people were living on the night of the great storm. In 1980 three scientists landed on the summit by helicopter and spent a couple of hours examining the remains of the buildings and plant life still surviving there. They discovered the remains of a building running across the centre of the headland with enough details left to say that both people and livestock lived together inside it.
16 Some 5-Pointed Starfish Can Be Squared Due To Birth Defects
Did you know that there are about 1,500 species of starfish that we know of? From the tropics to frigid polar waters, they are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface.
17 Giant Amethyst Geode
Geodes are hollow rocks that contain inward-facing crystals that are formed by numerous different processes, namely a slow flow of mineral material into pockets of air within rocks. One of the most renowned regions for amethyst mineralization and geode mining is the Artigas region of Uruguay. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, The largest amethyst geode weighs 13,000 kg (28,660 lb) and is 3 m (9 ft 10 in) long, 1.8 m (5 ft 10 in) wide and 2.2 m (7 ft 2 in) high. It is displayed in Shandong Tianyu Museum of Natural History (China) in Shandong, China.
18 Processed Image Of An Actual Virus Via Electron Microscope
This scary looking creature from the family of bacteriophages, or phages for short. Discovered independently by Frederick Twort in 1915 and Félix d’Herelle in 1917, phages were used to treat cholera by scientists who did not yet know how they worked. In 1940 was the first time phages were seen under an electron microscope and scientists realized how they work. This virus infects bacteria and cannot survive or reproduce without it. Once they invade a host cell they can consume the host's nutrients and reproduce.
19 'Baby Driver' Behind The Scenes: While Actors Are Busy Performing, The Real Driver Is On Top Of The Car
In Baby Driver, the red Subaru WRX becomes the star of the show as it weaves in and out of lanes, fits through imperceptible gaps between bumper-to-bumper traffic, jumps barriers, and skids around obstacles like a lucky drunk on ice. Edgar Wright, the writer and director of the movie, brought together a team of experts to coordinate incredibly complicated chases that he was determined to shoot on location in Atlanta. He estimates that 95 percent of the movie was shot in-camera, with CGI utilized for just a few touch-ups and quick shots.
20 Microbes Left Behind From The Handprint Of An 8-Year-Old Boy After Playing Outside
But before you freak out and lock yourself inside, remember that most germs won't harm you. Your immune system protects you against infectious agents. And growing up in 'natural' environments help kids develop a balanced immune response.