IMG_3547 by maria_jjj

photo by maria_jjj

japanese confectionery


Whenever I see these instances of White males berating Muslims, they ALWAYS target women. Always. Just a couple days ago in the US a white male was hurling slurs at two women who were sitting down, minding their own business eating ice cream. As soon as another man confronted him, he fled. How about showing some real courage if you feel the need to express such terrible outrage, and say it to a Muslim man of similar stature. These “tough” guys are a bunch of wimps. Nothing but women beaters. #Hate it!


Untitled by Setsuko
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A type of celebratory “kamaboko” (steamed fish sausage).


Japanese Kokeshi Brooch by hine
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Traditions in Romania by Dan Mirica on

Nat Geo editor’s note:

‘’‘It was difficult to choose just one photo from your series. I loved her soft expression as she had the giant bear claws against her face. It’s definitely not the face you’d expect to see in a costume like that. I think you cropped the image well and the exposure is right on.’


Have a break !! | Located : THE HOUSE OF A DIPLOMAT, Yamate … | Flickr

photo by Teruhide Tomori

Have a break !!

Located : THE HOUSE OF A DIPLOMAT, Yamate town, Naka district, Yokohama

japanese soda pop


The Brain Scoop:
Why did King Tut have a flat head?

Ah, body modification: a tale as old as time. Artificial head binding has been practiced all around the world and for thousands of years. In the case of high status figures in Ancient Egypt, often this tradition was carried out in secrecy in order to perpetuate conceptions that such royalty were godly figures. We sat down with Dr. Robert Martin, curator of human evolution at the Field, to talk more about this custom.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Martin’s work, you can read his blog.. here!


The beginning of September means it’s time for the awesome Zundert Flower Parade or Corso Zundert (previously featured here), when the streets of Zundert, Netherlands host a spectacular parade of huge, colorful floats made of vibrant dahlias.

“Founded in 1936, the annual Corso Zundert parade is a celebration of the Netherlands’ most iconic exports: flowers. The event is held every year in the small town of Zundert where 20 teams of volunteers from different hamlets compete for the best designed parade float. More than being covered almost completely in vibrant dahlia flowers, the float designs often incorporate moving elements and are accompanied by marching bands and other performers along the parade route.”

Check out the work of John DG Photography to view more photos of this year’s 20 different float or watch the entire parade in this video:

Photos by Malou Evers, Erwin Martens, and Werner Pellis respectively, via Corso Zundert.

[via Colossal]