Seen and Heard — Higher Education Emails, Sushi Art and Bamboo Cities

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The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

This week we’re getting educated in all sorts of stuff. Here’s to higher intelligence, stress-free travel when you’re in the friendly skies and sushi art!

10 Travel Hacks for Holiday Trips

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I hate flying when it comes to traveling for the holidays, but really, who does? Lucky for you and I, ValetMag put together some really nifty travel hacks to make the most out of your next airline trip. From how to score a cheap flight to keeping your baggage light, they have 10 golden tips to help make the next air travel trip you take, just a little bit more enjoyable. Plus they even tell you how to score free WiFi at your hotel. Now that you have the trip taken care of, you’ll only have to worry about how you’re going to bring all of your holiday gifts back! —Mateo

Bamboo Cities of the Future

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Imagine buildings built from bamboo rather than concrete. Designers from a Beijing-based architecture firm were inspired to develop buildings made from the eco-friendly trees. Bamboo is a natural air purifier, generating up to 35% more oxygen than other trees. How soon we can see structures made from bamboo remains to be determined but this innovative framework is certainly a viable solution. —Vee

Desert Lizards that Drink Up

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The BBC recently reported on the Thorny Devil Lizards that live in the Chihuahuan Desert located between the US and Mexico. They make the most of the little rainfall around them by catching and carrying water on their bodies. With scales that cover the lizards’ entire bodies like a net, they sip through a scale stored with water like a straw by arching their backs while opening and closing their mouths. Cheers to that wetsuit! —Alexandra

Another Kind of Fish Sushi

If I had to describe the perfect storm of “things on the Internet that grab my attention,” it would probably be food + great photography + interesting tutorials. So here we are! Youtuber JunsKitchen (via DesignTaxi) managed to create hyperrealistic koi fish out of sushi ingredients like squid and shrimp, so that even though it’s probably too pretty to eat, you totally can. Check it out for yourself, and don’t forget to show some respect to the cat that watched the whole process without going in for a bite. —Lauren

Get Your Learn On

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I yearn for knowledge. Like, a reasonable amount though. There is no way I would enroll myself back in school, but I do miss picking up new information. I started using the email subscription service Highbrow and it is exactly what I need to get back into my scholarly ways. You can simply choose a topic that you would like to learn more about and every morning for 10 days you’ll receive a quick and easy email straight to your inbox that teaches you. The first 10 day lesson I’m doing is a brief history of architecture, after that? Who knows! Maybe I’ll learn about superfoods or maybe about the history of economic thought. The world is my oyster! —Chrissy

 
  • The knife skills in the Koi Fish sushi video are pretty amazing. Great find!