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QI - Quite Interesting
06/23/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The Greek word for ostrich - strouthokamelos (στρουθοκάμηλος) - means "sparrow-camel". (Photo by Sven-Kåre Evenseth.)
The Greek word for ostrich strouthokamelos στρουθοκάμηλος means sparrowcamel Pho
Dominique Wain
Iain Robertson
Willem Hurkmans
QI - Quite Interesting
QI - Quite Interesting
06/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
In the 1990s, Swedish defense officials accused Russia of sending submarines into their territorial waters. The noises they detected were just herring farts. (Photo by Jacob Bøtter.)
In the 1990s Swedish defense officials accused Russia of sending submarines into
Órla Nic Cionnaith
Anders Eliasson
Vesa Lairi
QI - Quite Interesting
QI - Quite Interesting
06/23/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
One of the Milky Way's spiral arms is named Norma. (Photo: NASA/JPL/Caltech/R. Hurt.)
One of the Milky Way's spiral arms is named Norma Photo: NASAJPLCaltechR Hurt
Matthew Wilson
Samantha Cunningham
OldMan Winterbeard
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/22/2017 at 11:33. Facebook
In 1866, Spencer M. Clark, Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau of the USA, had the audacity to print his own face on the newly issued five cent note. Later that year, Congress passed an amendment prohibiting the depiction of any living person on U.S. currency. (Image: National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution)
In 1866 Spencer M Clark Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau of
Bethwyn Cooper
Darrell Foster Kirsop
Dave Dixon
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/22/2017 at 08:24. Facebook
The oldest known prosthesis is a 3000 year old, beautifully crafted wooden toe which belonged to a priest’s daughter, found in a Theban tomb near Luxor in Egypt. (University of Basel, LHTT. Image: Matjaž Kačičnik)
The oldest known prosthesis is a 3000 year old beautifully crafted wooden
Serin Jameson
Ivan Tariot
Josh Ross
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/21/2017 at 15:38. Facebook
This magnificent map of The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands imagined as a Lion called the Leo Belgicus was drawn in 1583 by the cartographer Michaël Eytzinger.
This magnificent map of The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands imagined
Eva Rijsdijk
Marian Akkerboom
Ben Smolders
QI - Quite Interesting
QI - Quite Interesting
06/21/2017 at 10:45. Facebook
The Kazarma or Arkadiko Bridge in Greece is possibly the oldest bridge still in use today. It was built during the bronze age. (Image: Kristie Gianopulos)
The Kazarma or Arkadiko Bridge in Greece is possibly the oldest bridge
Diane Cranson
Houston McCarty
John Racivcm
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/21/2017 at 06:54. Facebook
Word of the day: APRICATE – to bask in the sun. (Image: Roland Turner)
Word of the day: APRICATE – to bask in the sun Image: Roland Turner
Eric Sheng
Elizabeth Bolland
Trina Bomm
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/20/2017 at 10:48. Facebook
Sand dunes on Mars… (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)
Sand dunes on Mars… Image: NASAJPLCaltechUniversity of Arizona
Jemma Harvey
Claire Connely
Jack Velasco
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/19/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
This stunning video by Robert Candrák shows the stars reflecting off the MAGIC telescope through the night.
Adrian Wade
Andy Silver
Lydia Goodliffe
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
These cups were designed so that mustachioed men could drink tea without wetting their mustaches. (Photo: CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange.)
These cups were designed so that mustachioed men could drink tea without
Peter A. Ó Laoghaire
Marianne Symes
Huibert Teekens
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QI - Quite Interesting
06/19/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
From the right angle, this Belgian chapel is almost completely translucent. (Photos by Forgemind ArchiMedia.)
From the right angle this Belgian chapel is almost completely translucent Photos
Josh Wi
Max Stafford
Campbell Calverley
QI - Quite Interesting
QI - Quite Interesting
06/19/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
The aurora on Canada’s new $2 coins glows in the dark. (Photo: Royal Canadian Mint.)
The aurora on Canada’s new 2 coins glows in the dark Photo: Royal Canadian Mint
Barbara Becks
Rob Dockrey
Max Stafford
To celebrate world tessellation day, here are some tessellating bricks (Image: Andrew Martin)
To celebrate world tessellation day here are some tessellating bricks Image: Andrew Martin
Tessa Ruth Pettitt
Daniel Pursglove
Rana Vijay
What a beautifully mesmerising perpetual motion cinemagraph of a wave created by Armand Dijcks (@armanddijcks) and Ray Collins (@RayCollinsPhoto)
Megan O'Malley
Kristine Hertel
Heed Jacobsen
One of the most magnificent book depositories in the world, the Long Room at Trinity College Library, Dublin. It was built between 1712 and 1732 but they raised the roof in 1860 to fit more books in. Gorgeous photo by @thibaud_poirier
One of the most magnificent book depositories in the world the Long
Andrew Mac Mahon
ElsieMay Henson
Robert Mcmahon
This is the aptly named devil’s head orchid, newly discovered in Colombia. There’s just a single patch of about 30 plants known to exist. (Image: Marta Kolanowska)
This is the aptly named devils head orchid newly discovered in Colombia
Marianne Maz Hawes
Julie Holliday
Joanna Treasure
An average cumulus cloud weighs the same as 100 elephants. A big storm cloud weighs as much as 200,000 elephants.
(Image: Dimitris Vetsikas)
An average cumulus cloud weighs the same as 100 elephants A big
Bjørn Kadelke
Aidan Bent
Theresa Perry
Only 45% of the London Underground is underground. (Image: Hahifuheho)
Only 45 of the London Underground is underground Image: Hahifuheho
Petter Grok Senften
Lloyd Park
Ash Harbin
A group of otters is called a romp (Image: Neil McIntosh).
A group of otters is called a romp Image: Neil McIntosh
Mark Hartnett
Jeanne Métais Wentworth
Steve O'Sullivan