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These 20-Year-Olds Started A Free Mobile Laundry Service for the Homeless

Homelessness is extremely difficult, to say the least. Besides having to battle the elements every day and constantly wondering where your next meal will come from, the homeless tend to have a very difficult time maintaining personal hygiene. So earlier this summer, two young men from Brisbane, Australia came up with an ingenious idea to help improve hygiene for the homeless: a free mobile laundry service. 20-year olds Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi, the founders of Orange Sky Laundry, had three goals in

This Artist Makes Elaborate Tree Sculptures Using A Single Strand of Wire (Photos)

Clive Maddison is an author and artist based in Brixham, England. Clive wasn’t a big fan of school growing up, but he always enjoyed hands on activities like metalwork and woodwork. After graduating college, he spent 12 years working as an electrician for a large company before leaving to become an independent contractor. Becoming self-employed also gave Clive a chance to pursue his two biggest passions: writing and art. Clive creates amazingly intricate models of different trees by twisting a single strand of wire. No

Some of Earth’s Most Loving Animal Families (Photo Album)

Here at The Higher Learning, we try our best to make sure you almost always leave our site with a new piece of knowledge or a fresh perspective on an issue. But there are some things in this world that words are simply unable to capture- things like love, family, friendship… Sometimes trying too hard to describe and comprehend these things can detract from their natural wonder and awe, so today I just want you to enjoy these pictures for their own sake.   (via

The World’s First Flying Car Is Set to Debut This Month- Check It Out! (Video)

The dream of being able to fly over traffic may be coming true very soon. They call it the AeroMobil. It’s set to be debuted at the Pioneers Festival in Austria on October 29th, but you can check out the prototype handling the highways and then taking to the air in this promotional video released by the company a few months ago: Designed by a firm in Slovakia, this futuristic flying car is capable of flying up to 430 miles on a

This 5-Year-Old Autistic Girl Paints Incredible Masterpieces Reminiscent of Monet

Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by an impaired ability to communicate and engage in social interaction. But on numerous occasions, it has been shown that people with autism are often gifted with incredible talents. These people are often called autistic savants. Iris Grace, a 5-year-old from the UK, is a perfect example. Along with her speech therapy, her parents decided to introduce her to painting. It proved to be a great decision. Her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains: “We have been

An Amateur Metal Detector Just Discovered 22,000 Ancient Roman Coins In Britain

Laurence Egerton is a 51-year-old semi-retired builder from East Devon in Great Britain who enjoys doing some metal detecting in his free time. But after his most recent find, it’s likely that Egerton will be going into full retirement. Back in November, he stumbled upon two ancient Roman coins while out metal detecting. After digging a bit deeper, he hit pay-dirt: a stash of 22,000 coins, dating back more than 1,700 years. “They just spilled out all over the field. It was

The Coolest Places On Earth: The White Temple- Thailand (Pictures)

At the northern tip of Thailand, in the Chiang Rai province, lies one of the most beautiful and elaborate pieces of architecture and sculpture in the world. Wat Rong Khun, better known to the western world as the White Temple, is a modern buddhist temple built in 1997 by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai visual artist born and raised in Chiang Rai. In May of this year, an earthquake struck the region, nearly destroying the temple. Kositpipat initially said we would demolish the temple,

Using Only Strips of Paper, This Lady Makes Spellbinding Masterpieces (Pictures)

Yulia Brodskaya is an exceptionally creative illustrator and artist who has totally revolutionized the way paper is used in art. Born in Moscow in 1983, Yulia moved to the UK in 2004 to continue her art education at the University of Hertfordshire. After finishing with her schooling in 2006, Yulia started off her professional career working mainly as an illustrator and graphic designer. But it didn’t take long for her to give up computers in order to pursue her true passion: paper art. “Paper always held

Meet “Cassius”, The Largest Crocodile In Captivity In The World (Photos)

84-year old George Craig is referred to by many as “the-real Crocodile Dundee”. Craig had 17 years of experience hunting and capturing crocodiles in Papua New Guinea before saving Cassius. According to GrindTV… “In 1987, a year after “Crocodile Dundee” hit theaters, George Craig saved Cassius from being hunted down and killed by locals in Northern Territory, Australia, where the saltwater crocodile was terrorizing the population. The huge crocodile, missing his front left leg and tip of his tail due to vicious

So Apparently Wood Pile Art Is A Thing. And It’s Pretty Amazing (Pictures)

When you think about wood and art, you might think of carving, whittling or some other form of wood sculpting or carpentry. What you probably wouldn’t think of is the cutting, splitting and stacking of lumber itself. Luckily for us, there are some super creative people in this world who see art where others see nothing. And though it may seem like a pretty dull medium for art, lumber can have all sorts of different colors and textures that can be

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