Brussels Airport. PAINTINGS BY FLEMISH MASTERS [via Nina Reznick]

As a rule, nothing is more impersonal and cold than an airport. They all look alike! 

Here, with this kind of initiative, sure that travelers will remember their visit to Brussels. In a waiting room at Brussels airport, master paintings were hung on the wall. In itself, this is already an original initiative. 

But that's not all. Thanks to a millimeter video-projection system, a little cupid manages to escape from a painting by Rubens ( La FĂȘte de Venus ). A feat that is both funny, impressive and full of fantasy.


Geography Lesson A - C [via Nina Reznick]


More than half of the coastline of the entire

United States is in Alaska.

The Amazon rain forest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen supply

The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert; the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ' Big Village'.

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest

Polish population in the world.

Bringing the ‘magic behind the turntables’: Incoming MBE hosts Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel share music picks


Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel are MBE’s new co-hosts. “We want to make sure that our magic translates through KCRW because this is a new adventure for us. We want to make sure that our humor comes across well, and also the magic behind the turntables in what we do,” says Valadez.Photo by Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW.
KCRW’s flagship morning music program, Morning Becomes Eclectic, is about to get two new hosts: Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez. It’s a first for MBE, which has been around for more than 40 years and has become an integral part of LA’s music scene. 
As a DJ, Carmel aims to bring her go-with-the-flow vibe to MBE, and plans to create a smooth listening experience for KCRW audiences.
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