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The Cyanometer of Ljubljana

At some point in life, almost every child on Earth asks, “Why is the sky blue?” Today we know the answer—the sky appears blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter the other wavelengths, or colors. But it took a long time for scientists to figure that out.

The Museum of Failures

Every successful product launch is usually preceded by a string of failures, but we only remember the winners and ignore the failures and pretend they never happened. A new museum is set to open in Sweden that hopes to make this right.
The “Museum of Failures” is the brainchild of Dr. Samuel West, an organizational psychologist, who has spent the last seven years studying failure and success and what people say about both.

Kissimmee’s Monument of States

Back in 1941, after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a retired physician and president of a local tourist club, Charles W. Bressler-Pettis, devised an idea to erect a unique monument in Kissimmee, Florida, that he hoped would inspire American solidarity in response to the attack.

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Barcelona, You Will After You Watch This

Bareclona is one of my favorite cities and it is easy to see why after watching this fantastic hyperlapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov.  If you are new to the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region this will probably make you want to visit Barcelona in the very near future.