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Jim'llpaintit

Your Weirdest Thoughts As Art

Jim'llpaintit
Jim'llpaintit

It’s Like He’s In My Head

Jim takes the insane mental images straight out of your brain (or the brains of the people that email and explain them to him) and paints them.

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Digging Beneath the Vatican

Life has a great gallery of images showing a series of excavations once conducted under the Vatican.

This article quotes one from an issue of the magazine from 1950: "Deep in the earth below the great basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome the clink of pickaxes and the scrape of shovels in the hands of workmen have been echoing dimly for 10 years."

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The Science of Superpowers

Scientific advancement is starting to make superhero powers a reality for humans. Is that a good thing?

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Finding Forrest Fenn’s Fortune

Forrest Fenn has (supposedly) hidden a treasure that you’re encouraged to seek out. The Daily Beast has published a two-part series to help you find the windfall. They are here and here.

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TVland, USA

This map plots out the settings of 113 different TV series. The article also includes a link to some awesome TV floor plans.

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The Free Money ATM

This cash machine doesn’t have a bank fee. In fact, you don’t even have to have a bank account to get some money out of it. All the money it dispenses is free. But there is one small, selfless catch.

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
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True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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