Over 1.8 million people join Facebook group where everyone pretends they are ants

Strange but true, “A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony” seems to be one of the most popular (and unusual) Facebook groups ever created. It’s basically 1.8 million people pretending they are ants, posting photos and videos about being ants. They live to worship their fictional queen and find her food, such as crumbles, candy and ice cream, writing comments like “LIFT,” “MUNCH” and “LINK”. It is not strange that being stuck at home for weeks on end makes people do crazy and unusual…

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The watercolours paintings that documented Earth

A new website is digitising millions of watercolours, to make instantly available a wealth of incredible historic images. Watercolour World is the brainchild of former diplomat Fred Hohler, who embarked on a tour of Britain’s public collections and realised quite how much there was to do on watercolour alone: Norwich Castle Museum held about 4,500 paintings by a single artist and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew had somewhere between 200,000-300,000 watercolours in its drawers. The value of this project is that it views these historic paintings as documents, not…

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