CLOSE
boingboing
boingboing

Creepy String Animals

boingboing
boingboing

Check out these spooky animals made from string and glue. 

*

Four new kinds of frogs were discovered with transparent skin. Some even have green bones. 

*

People of the past ate some pretty weird stuff, and often mixed savory and sweet when they really shouldn't have. Some brave souls recently tried out a few recipes from the '40s to the '70s. 

*

Instagram developed a new app that let's you make your own timelapses. The results are somewhat stomach-turning. 

If you love cool impossible-to-read clocks, this is for you.

*

An artist uses smoke and a bottle to create amazing art pieces. 

*

Summer's not over yet! Check out some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

*

Over its thirty-seven years in operation, Voyager 2 has snapped some incredible pictures. 

*

Why have boring regular toast when you can have adorable bear-shaped toast?

*

Here's a bunch of people who agreed to be tasered—for the sake of art!

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
iStock
iStock

Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

*

10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

*

An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

*

Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

*

The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

*

Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

*

The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

*

10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
iStock
iStock

The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

*

Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

*

How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

*

Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

*

How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

*

The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

*

12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios