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An Actual Blacksmith Explains Why You Should Strike While the Iron Is Hot

You have to strike while the iron is hot. You can’t have too many irons in the fire. It has a nice ring to it. Go at something hammer and tongs. These are all idioms that have origins in blacksmithing, so Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman decided to literally show us what all those idioms look like when performed in real life and explain how they are related to their meaning. Read More >>

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Barns Are Red Because of How Stars Explode

We all know that barns are usually red. But why? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than you might think, but basically it's because of nuclear fusion. Read More >>

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The Centre of the Earth Is 1,000°C Hotter Than We Thought

A new series of measurements have revealed that the Earth's core is actually 1,000°C hotter than we previously thought — meaning the centre of our planet is actually as hot as the surface of the Sun. Read More >>

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Man Makes Classic Slapstick Error of Confusing IRON With PHONE

This sounds like it belongs in a 1970s Two Ronnies sketch, but is apparently genuine. Polish man Thomas Paczkowski is said to have held an iron to his ear thinking it was a telephone, burning half his face. And look, he's produced a vague photo to prove it. Read More >>

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An Iron and Steel Mill Company Decided to Make a Calendar Filled with Naked Girls and Melted Metal

For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and anything else you would never associate with a beautiful woman on their naked skin. It's hilariously weird. Read More >>

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These Art Pieces Made By Ironing Are Incredible

I can hardly even iron my shirt without burning myself so I'm absolutely impressed with this ad showing artists ironing a sheet into famous art pieces. A few snaps of the fabric here, some presses there and all of a suddenly there's a girl with a pearl earring. Read More >>