The Magnus

“An old train travels through landscapes, to get to an ancient city.” — Meradi Omar

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Hide N’ Peek Damselfly

This little damselfly thought it was cleverly hiding behind a blade of grass at a British lake, but didn’t realize its big bug eyes gave away its disguise. The tiny insect concealed its two-inch body and transparent wings by clinging onto the grass with its black legs. But instead of being incognito, photographer Tony Flashman captured the common blue damselfly’s piercing eyes with his camera at Fordwich Lakes, near Kent. Mr Flashman crawled around the lake’s meadows at 5am to try and photograph the flies before they become too active at sunrise. And the Kent-born photographer said: ‘This little fly thought it was being clever by hiding behind the grass in a game of hide and seek but he didn’t do a very good job.” w/ photos

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Top 13 Super Sustainable Structures

“It’s 100% natural, thrives in diverse climates, grows up to a whopping 39 inches per day and is super-strong; why isn’t bamboo already used more often as a building material? While bamboo structures have long been common in Asia and the South Pacific, they’re only just gaining prominence in the rest of the world. From schools to disaster shelters, these 13 bamboo buildings prove just how strong, durable, eco-friendly and visually pleasing this perennial evergreen grass can be.” w/ photos

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Year Zero

“Probably one of the most impressive opening titles that I’ve seen, there’s a lot of subtleties and this is so intense with this music, absolutely brilliant.” — Francois Mathey

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Pocket Digital Luggage Scale

This luggage scale has an easy-to-read display to help eliminate the chance of fees for overweight bags at check-in. Fitting easily in a suitcase or pants pocket, its durable rubber-coated steel-alloy hook clutches a suitcase handle and the backlit 2 3/4″ LCD on the top of the unit shows the weight using large 5/8″ high numbers. The scale registers up to 99.8 lbs. (accurate to one-tenth of a pound) and displays readings in pounds or kilograms. Automatically turns off after 60 seconds.” w/ photos

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