1. The Green Line
The Green Line demarcation zone, Lebanon by A.Abbas, 1982, during the Lebanese Civil War from 1975 to 1990
Wikipedia: It separated the mainly Muslim factions in West Beirut from the predominantly Christian East Beirut controlled by the Lebanese Front. The appellation refers to the coloration of the foliage that grew because the space was uninhabited. Many of the buildings along the Green Line were severely damaged or destroyed during the war. Since the end of hostilities, however, many of the buildings have been rebuilt within the framework of the urban renewal project of Solidere in Beirut Central District.
Found on Kateoplis.
2. A 1970s Racist Version of Monopoly
The game, a sideways adaptation of Monopoly, allows players to choose white or black identities.”Black” players start the game with $10,000; “white” players with $1,000,000. Rules for each of the game’s four housing zones—in “Estate Zone,” players playing as black could buy “only when they have one million dollars in assets”—are calibrated to make it hard for the “black” players to climb out of their initial cash deficits. “The goal of the game is to achieve economic equality…yet the game is strategically designed to make a black win impossible.”
Read the full article on Slate’s The Vault.
3. An Artist who sent daily letters to The Ocean for 13 Years
In 2003, Pittsburg-based artist John Peña sent a letter addressed to the Pacific Ocean. He has continued doing this daily act for the past 13 years, amassing over 3,000 letters that have been returned to him with the US Postal Service stamp saying “no such place exists.”
Found on Design Faves.
4. The first French expedition to the Antarctic, 1903–1905
Found on Brain Pickings
5. This Fishing Hotel
The King Pacific Lodge is fly-in luxury wilderness lodge and resort floating in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Find the resort website here.
6. This Quirky Lake Castle asking $89K
On the shores of Lake Chelan, Washington. There are no roads leading here. You’ve got two options, really. You can boat there or you can swim there.
7. When Big Numbers Roamed the Hills of Los Angeles
In 1916, the Heinz Company poured its iconic number over other hillsides in California, notably overlooking the main rail line through South San Francisco. On a slope in the Baldwin Hills, where Moynier Lane curved among oil wells, and on another prominent slope near Culver City, “57” in giant concrete numbers reminded both motorists and Pacific Electric passengers to stock up on Heinz’s 57 varieties of condiments.
Article found on KCNET
8. These Surrealist Paintings
Discover the beautiful work of Mercedes Bellido.
9. Frida Flower Face Prints
Made completely of natural foliage, available from $20 by Sister Golden
10. Fairy Treehouses
Created by LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Volt, the tiny tree houses are built into various house plants and bonsai trees. Volt has created about 25 of these little sculptures and will be exhibiting them starting April 23 at Virgil Normal in LA.
Found on So Bad So Good
11. An Epic Bibendum Carnival Float
Found on the Mel Birnkrant Collection.
12. Winking Glue
Found on Dangerous Minds.
13. Secret photos reveal where Donald Trump grows his hair
The original habitat used to grow Donald Trump’s hair has been located in Tromsø, Norway, one of the northernmost cities in the world.
Found on Bored Panda