A Blast From The Past: Episode 6

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A collection of interesting articles that you may have missed, pulled out from Amusing Planet’s nearly 8-year-old archives.

Cool Movie Illustrations by Josh Cooley

Josh Cooley is a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. For the past two years he has been working on a pet project called “Lil’ Inappropriate Golden Books” series featuring great art from classic R-rated movies. Part of the Lil’ Inappropriate Book line is Movies R Fun where he has compiled funny drawings of popular movie scenes with quotes as if they were from a page of a children’s book. […] Read more

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What's In Your Refrigerator?

For three years, photographer Mark Menjivar of San Antonio, Texas, USA, traveled across the country exploring food issues. The more time he spent speaking and listening to individual stories, the more he began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. The result is a photo series You Are What You Eat. […] Read more


Mysterious Venezuela's Catatumbo Lightning

You must have heard that lightening doesn’t strike the same place twice. Say that to the natives of Venezuela and they will ride you down to the mouth of river Catatumbo and let you watch the spectacular lightening show of your life. The Catatumbo Lightning is one of the coolest natural phenomenon on earth. It occurs strictly in an area located over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. Over this relatively small area powerful flashes of lightening more than 5 km in height strike at surprising frequency - during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. […] Read more

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Rooftops of Rich People of New York

A photo album by New York based photographer known only by his Flickr handle jwilly. […] Read more

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