30 September 2013
This chopper is 10 meters long and two meters wide and is fitted with a 5.7 litre V8 engine. It was designed by Italian, Fabio Reggiani and it took a team of 8 people seven months to build. It has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
29 September 2013
27 September 2013
After long time Zarine Khan appeared in Saree in any public event. This time Zarin Khan was spotted in Wedding Lounge 2013. This beautiful Red Saree with matching Maroon Velvet Blouse with Sleeveless and Backless Designs is prepared by none other than “Archana Kochhar”.
Mother paralysed in a car crash is woken from a coma by her son who then chews her food and mouth feeds her.
|A son's love: Gao Qianbo, two, helpfully chews up mother Zhang Rongxiang's food and feeds it to her mouth to mouth.|
It is an achingly touching symbol of the love that binds a mother and son. A two-year-old boy chews the food of his disabled mother and feeds it to her mouth to mouth - months after she awoke from a coma to meet him for the first time. Zhang Rongxiang was pregnant with Gao Qinbao when a devastating car crash left her in a coma in Shuyang county in Jiangsu Province, China, three years ago. But moments after doctors told her husband, Gao Dejin, that she would never recover, they realised she was with child... and that the baby had miraculously survived the trauma.
26 September 2013
The Laxey Wheel (also known as Lady Isabella) is a large waterwheel built in the village of Laxey in the Isle of Man. Designed by Robert Casement, it has a 72-foot-6-inch (22.1 m) diameter, is 6 feet (1.83 m) wide and revolves at approximately three revolutions per minute. It was built in 1854 to pump water from the mineshafts and named "Lady Isabella" after the wife of Lieutenant Governor Charles Hope who was the island's governor at that time. The Laxey Wheel is the largest working waterwheel in the world. The wheel was used to pump water from the Glen Mooar part of the ‘Great Laxey Mines’ industrial complex.
|The Laxey Wheel — World's Largest Working Waterwheel. Photo — Link|
The 150th anniversary of the Lady Isabella was celebrated by the people of Laxey with a grand Fayre on Saturday 24 September 2004. It is currently maintained by Manx National Heritage as part of the Great Laxey Wheel & Mines Trail. The Wheel features today on the reverse side of the £20 notes issued by the Isle of Man Government.
Surgeons at a hospital will transplant a new nose grown on a patient’s forehead to his nasal spot in Fuzhou City, east China’s Fujian Province. The patient, nicknamed "Xiaolian," 22, suffered a severe nasal trauma in a serious car accident in August 2012.
Day of Peace - one of the major international festivals, which is held under the auspices of the UN and calls upon all States to give up weapons of warfare. Every year on September 21 held a variety of peacekeeping activities, creative people, of course, do not stay away from them. This year, one of the large-scale project was «The Fallen» by British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley. Nine thousand silhouettes on the beach of Arromanches in France - a reminder of the tragic D Day that initiated the D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II.
|Sand Artists Create D-Day Commemorative Piece with 9000 "Shadow" Drawings|
D-Day - American common designation for any military operation, the artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley [more commonly known as the art duo Sand In Your Eye] decided to remind people of the terrible events of June 6, 1944. Normandy operation is considered the largest amphibious operation in history, as it was attended by more than 3 million people who have crossed the English Channel from England to Normandy.
25 September 2013
The concept of "living pictures" become a part of our lives and is gaining the popularity. Photographer from the Netherlands Marinus creates a mesmerizing live images of nature. Water flows in its photographs, clouds float, traffic, and the stars are falling. Enjoy watching :)
24 September 2013
Oscar Ramos is a Chilean illustrator whose works are in general colorful and hilarious. The artist uses sometimes a trash style and most of his works are caricatures. The compositions are dynamic and the style detailed. If you want to see more works, visit his Behance and his portfolio
Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is especially effective and breathtaking in aerial shots. In fact, the illusion can even be seen on Google Maps.
|Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall, Photo — Link|
When viewed from other angles, the ocean is clearly just a spectacular spectrum of blues, greens, and white, visually simulating a sense of three-dimensionality that dives down like a streaming waterfall. Though it's made obvious that there isn't a roaring cascade, there's still something extremely magical about the idea of an underwater waterfall, especially since there is so much left unknown about our planet's oceans.
21 September 2013
This is one of the most adorable animal friendships that we’ve seen in a long time. Bubbles the African elephant and Bella the black Labrador, both residents at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, have become the best of friends, and can often be seen playing in the water together. Pictures have been published of them playing fetch in the water – Bubbles throws the ball with her trunk while Bella jumps off of Bella’s head or back and swims to retrieve the ball.
Bubbles was rescued in Africa after her parents were both found killed by poachers during a 20-year slaughter of elephants in Africa for their ivory. She was one of few elephants adopted – the rest were released or killed because facilities for them could not be found. When Bubbles first arrived, she weighed only 340 lbs and stood 42 inches tall. Now, she is over 9 ft tall and weighs about 4 tons. Bella was left at the park by the contractor who built bubbles her swimming pool. Luckily, they’ve found each other! What other heartwarming animal friendships have you heard of?
The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are situated near Rathen, not far from Pirna southeast of the city of Dresden and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. They are also part of a climbing and hiking area that extends over the borders into the Czech Republic and Bohemian Switzerland.
The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone. The rock formations and vistas have inspired several well-known artists, among them Caspar David Friedrich (i.e. "Felsenschlucht" ). The spa town of Rathen is the main base for visiting the Bastei; the town can be reached from Dresden by paddle steamer on the river Elbe.
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The artist Simon Hennessey lives and works in Birmingham (England). Basically, giperrealistichnye draws portraits of people. Often depicts people with glasses, in the reflections of which you can see the famous sights. The paintings by Simon Hennessey are so lifelike they have been mistaken for photography. They include the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Tower Bridge. Over the last five years he has painted the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Guggeneheim museum in New York, the New York City skyline, the seaside at Skegness and Hyde Park.
|Realistic Paintings Reflected in Sunglasses by Simon Hennessey|
Situated in Tsavo West, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is located 200km north-west of Mombasa in a 28000 acre protected area called the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to over 50 mammals and 300 bird species, providing a safe haven for future species. Sarova Salt Lick offers 96 unique stilted rooms overlooking several waterholes. Most of the guestrooms at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge have a beautiful view across the many waterholes that attract an abundance of wildlife.
|Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge — Tsavo West National Park, Kenya Photo — Link|
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has 48 double rooms, 33 twin rooms and 15 triples. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and have private bathrooms with showers. All beds have mosquito nets and each room is equipped with an electric fan. The restaurant serves delicious local and international cuisine, offering either buffet selection or table d'hote, when appropriate. Special catering requests and dietary requirements will be accommodated, provided that sufficient notice is given. Sarova Salt Lick completes the African safari experience with bush breakfasts, barbeques, 'Out of Africa' dinners and sundowner cocktails.
19 September 2013
Our previous post Heights of Stupidity I again suggest you to look at these incidence that how the human stupidity and curiosity is killing the common sense and instinct for self-preservation.
And if you close the mouth?
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After the 10 Magnificent Frozen Waterfalls Around the World I think many of you, my dear friends, agree that the waterfalls – one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. Crystal streams of water that fall crashing from a height, shot and playing in the sun – a truly fascinating sight, especially against the backdrop of the beautiful cliffs and meadows.
So … In today’s collection you will see the 15 most beautiful and famous waterfalls in the world, and learn some interesting facts about them.
01 Angel Falls, Venezuela
|Angel Falls — Venezuela, Photo — Link|
The first on our list is a waterfall Angel – the highest in the world. His height – 979 meters, which is 15 times greater than the height of the famous Niagara Falls. The waterfall is in Venezuela, in Canaima National Park, and every year thousands of tourists come into the country specifically to see this wonder of nature with his own eyes, and BASE jumpers are risky even jump with it. The waterfall is named after American aviator Jimmie Angel, who, while flying over Venezuela, observed from a height of this waterfall and discovered it around the world.
16 September 2013
Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of a single image is spaced out and only cohesively visible from a fixed viewpoint, proving to be a hidden treasure for those with keen eyes.
The pair of street artists present incredibly realistic renditions of human figures across their spaced public canvas. Despite being out in the open for anyone to take notice of their work, it's quite easy to miss if you're not paying attention to your surroundings. In a way, their art is a reminder to keep your eyes open and take in your environment. There's a lot of world to appreciate and Zebrating adds another rewarding element to the public landscape. Be sure to check out a video of the creative duo applying one of their anamorphic pieces to a railing, below.
The Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church, is located in the Mokattam mountain in southeastern Cairo, Egypt, in an area that is known as ‘garbage city’ because of the large population of garbage collectors or Zabbaleen that live there. The Zabbaleen are descendants of farmers who started migrating from Upper Egypt to Cairo in the 1940s. Fleeing poor harvests and poverty they came to the city looking for work and set-up makeshift settlements around the city. Initially, they stuck to their tradition of raising pigs, goats, chickens and other animals, but eventually found collecting and sorting of waste produced by the city residents more profitable. The Zabbaleen would sort through household garbage, salvaging and selling things of value, while the organic waste provided an excellent source of food for their animals. In fact, this arrangement worked so well, that successive waves of migrants came from Upper Egypt to live and work in the newly founded garbage villages of Cairo.
For years, the makeshift settlements of the Zabbaleen were moved around the city trying to avoid the municipal authorities. Finally, a large group of Zabbaleen settled under the cliffs of the Mokattam or Moquattam quarries at the eastern edge of the city, which has now grown from a population of 8,000 in the early 1980s, into the largest garbage collector community in Cairo, with approximately 30,000 Zabbaleen inhabitants. Egypt is a Muslim-majority country, but the Zabbaleen are Coptic Christians, at least, 90 percent of them are. Christian communities are rare to find in Egypt, so the Zabbaleen prefer to stay in Mokattam within their own religious community even though many of them could afford houses elsewhere.
If industry insiders are to be believed, Tamanna Bhatia's loss may end up being Shruti Hassan's gain. Shruti, who sang a song in the Puneeth Rajkumar-starrer Prithvi, has reportedly been offered the lead role in the upcoming Telugu action-drama film Aagadu.
13 September 2013
For a nearly hundred-year-old Harley, this genuine original looks like it’s brand spanking new. The 1922 Harley-Davidson JD Motorcycle was rebuilt, bolt-by-bolt, from tire to engine to handlebar using all original parts. It is on its way to the St. John’s auction by RM Auctions on July 27th, where its next owner will secure it for an expected price of around $35,000.
For a collector’s item, this 1922 Harley-Davidson JD is about as rare as they come in this condition. However, it wasn’t rebuilt just to collect dust in a museum, it starts up immediately and can cruise to 60 or 70 mph just like it did in 1922. It reflects the long, storied history of what might be the most popular motorcycle brand in America. Its rider will bring a one-of-a-kind motorcycle wherever he or she chooses to go, and that is the allure that will be sold this month at the St. John’s auction.
12 September 2013
With a sheer drop of 415ft - higher than the Statue of Liberty - and travelling at speeds of 90mph, a new record-breaking ride will not be for the faint-hearted. A New Jersey company is planning to build the 41-story drop ride, making it the world’s tallest.
|Six Flags Great Adventure says Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom will hoist riders 415 feet in the air and drop them back to the ground at 90 mph.|
The stomach-churning attraction will be attached to what is itself the world’s tallest roller coaster, Kingda Ka in Jackson, New Jersey.
11 September 2013
This is what we call dedication to a cause. In an isolated region of the Caucasus a Georgian monk is spending his days in prayer and silence atop a 40-metre pillar of limestone.
The Katskhi Pillar was used by stylites (Christian ascetics who lived atop pillars and eschewed worldly temptation) until the 15th century when the practice was stopped following the Ottoman invasion of Georgia.
10 September 2013
The Story Of Issa, A Boy Making Arms For Syrian Rebels, Will Break Your Heart.This is Issa. He is a 10-year-old Syrian boy.
|STRINGER / Reuters|
He lives in the war ravaged city of Aleppo.
09 September 2013
One boy’s heartwarming friendship with a baby sparrow
|Lovebirds: Vadim Veligurov, 12, and Abi, a wild sparrow have formed a special bond (Picture: Reuters )|
A 12-year-old boy has struck up an unusual friendship with a wild bird — Vadim Veligurov and Abi the sparrow have been inseparable since he nursed the baby bird back to health.
Justo Gallego Martinez, an 86-year-old farmer from Spain, has spent the last 50 years of his life single-handedly building a large cathedral in a suburb of Madrid, without any architectural knowledge or construction experience.
Considering the sheer size of Justo Gallego’s junk cathedral, almost 40 meters (131 feet) tall, with its large dome and spires towering over nearby apartment buildings, it’s almost impossible to believe it’s the work of a single man. But it just goes to show how far people can stretch their limits in the name of a higher purpose. In Gallego’s case, it was his faith and love of God. His mother was very pious and he grew up with a deep Christian faith and an overwhelming desire to dedicate himself to the Creator. After working as a farmer and as a bullfighter, Don Justo, as everyone calls him, joined a Trappist monastery, where he spent eight years as a monk. He was forced to leave the monastery in 1961, after he contracted tuberculosis, but promised himself that if he survived the illness he would dedicate his life to building a a chapel in the name of the Lady of The Pillar (the Blessed Virgin Marry), who he prayed to during the ordeal. His prayers were answered and he stayed true to his vow, laying the first brick of what would become a unique cathedral, almost 50 years ago.
Photo — Javier Martin Espartosa
Most people thought Don Justo was crazy to take on such an epic challenge, but he never paid any attention to their insults, instead focusing all his efforts on his project. He never had any formal plans for his cathedral, nor did he have the necessary construction materials, but he put his faith in God and knew it would all work out in the end. Martinez has spent every morning for the last half century gathering all kinds of discarded everyday objects as well as building materials leftover by nearby construction companies from their own jobs, and fitting them in his grand design. The columns of his junk cathedral were molded using empty oil drums, and the cover of one cupola is made out of cut up food tubes. Don Justo says his cathedral is partly modeled on St. Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican, but also features elements from the White House, various medieval castles and Madrid churches.
Joseph Michael Liu Kai-Tsu Roqueni, a young engineer from Montreal, is planning to raise money for charity by running 19,000 kilometers, from Canada to Argentina, within 18 months, barefoot.
|Photo: Running to the End of the World/Facebook|
The self-described “Chexican” – because of his Chinese, Mexican and Canadian heritage – had been training for his epic barefoot run across the Americas for a year before he finally kicked off his official trek on July 2. Joseph left from his hometown of Montreal and will cross 14 countries all the way down to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, known as the southernmost city in the world. His feet will cover 19,000 kilometers (11,806 miles), a distance about 7,000 kilometers greater than the Earth’s diameter. The 32-year-old engineer is not the first person in the world to run such a great distance, but he is the first who plans on doing it without proper running shoes. Roqueni has always tried to do things differently, and the biggest motivation for running to the end of the world barefoot was that “no one else had done it”. It’s also the cheaper alternative, because he won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on dozens of pairs, and he’ll be able to move faster without the extra baggage slowing him down.
07 September 2013
Since the 1980s, the small coastal plain, some 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Almeria, has developed the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, covering 26,000 hectares. Several tons of greenhouse vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchinis are produced here annually. More than half of the Europe’s demand for fresh fruits and vegetables are grown under the plastic shades, fuelling the province of Almeria's economy by $1.5 billion in annual revenue.
But 35 years ago, this region in the southeast of Spain was dry and arid, and desert-like, receiving an average of 200 mm of rainfall a year. In fact, Spaghetti western films were once shot here, because the land was so dry and barren. But with imported soil and fully hydroponic systems that drip-feed chemical fertilizers into grow-bags, over the last 35 years, the area has been intensively used for agriculture.
An unusual collection of photographs from the archives of crime news of the New York Daily News newspaper made in the style of “then and now”. Added description, references to the scene and in some places the original photo to make it clearer.
1. March 19, 1942. In the photo Edna Egbert mother soldier who went to the front, and from which there was not a single news since then. Deciding that his son was killed, she was mad with grief and went to the cornice of the building to jump off. But to do this was not easy, and she was left standing outside in silence looking at the gathering crowd of onlookers. After some time, the police pulled the bottom of the network, and the two officers got out of the windows of neighboring apartments to persuade her to go back inside. When a persuasion failed, they tried to just push it down. Instead of falling, Edna began to shout and fight back.
06 September 2013
The Chinese language is a fascinating and expansive beast — The general rule is that if you recognize around 200 characters, that will allow you to understand around 40% of what you see – from menus, to street signs, through to newspapers and television commercials. That’s enough for most tourists to travel around the country quite easily. If you want to get lost in a chunky novel, you’re going to need to be familiar with around 1000 different characters. And finally, if you’re planning on being an astrophysicist in China, you’re going to have to broaden your range to around 20,000 characters.
No easy task let us assure you. The great thing about the Chinese literature is that to get a basic grasp of the principles you really only need to understand 8 specific characters. From there you can continue to build on that. Entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh was well aware of how non-Chinese readers struggled with the complexities and sheer breadth of the language itself , along with designer Norma Bar she created a fun and concise set of illustrations to help get you started. She’s aptly called the methodology ‘Chineasy‘ and it truly has the potential to be genuine game-changer.
The PS10 Solar Power Plant is the world's first commercial concentrating solar power tower operating near Seville, in Andalusia, Spain. The 11 megawatt (MW) solar power tower produces electricity with 624 large movable mirrors called heliostats. It took four years to build and so far cost €35 million (US$46 million). PS10 produces about 23,400 megawatt-hours (MW·h) per year, for which it receives €271 (US$360) per MW·h under its power purchase agreement, equating to a revenue of €6.3 million per year.
The mirrors were delivered by Abengoa, the solar receiver was designed and built by Tecnical-Tecnicas Reunidas, a Spanish engineering company; and the Solar Tower was designed and built by ALTAC, another Spanish engineering and construction company. Each of the mirrors has a surface measuring 120 m² (1,292 square feet) that concentrates the sun's rays to the top of a 115 meter (377 ft) high, 40-story tower where a solar receiver and a steam turbine are located. The turbine drives a generator, producing electricity. The PS10 is located 20 km west of Seville (which receives at least nine hours of sunshine 320 days per year, with 15 hours per day in mid summer). The solar receiver at the top of the tower produces saturated steam at 275 °C. The energy conversion efficiency is approximately 17%.
Using nothing more than locally gathered twigs and saplings, artist Patrick Dougherty creates monumental stick sculptures that resemble everything from huge palaces and castles to (seemingly) habitable nests and cocoons. Over a career that spans more than three decades, Dougherty has made over 200 of these site-specific sculptures that, with the help of volunteers, each take at least three weeks to make.
Back in 2010, he told The New York Times what goes through his mind, “It’s a problem-solving event, and problems arise every day. You have to be flexible. I like working with sticks, but it’s really an excuse to have these experiences. One is to be bad and play out some kind of stick thing in a public place, like pulling your pants down, and another is this huge outpouring from people who don’t know you and walk up to you and say, ‘What is this?’ ”
05 September 2013
If you’ve ever been to an IKEA store, or rather if you’ve ever found yourself trapped in the maze that is one of their stores, you’ll be familiar with the Swedish names they give their products. Generally speaking, these names denote the type of function that product will perform, so ‘DISKA’ translation “to wash dishes” is the name of a dishwashing brush. Seems logical enough doesn’t it? It’s a very succinct and efficient way of making sure consumers know the product does what it says on the label.
Except when it comes to the following 14 examples. Here their names make no sense at all – maybe the right words were already taken? Maybe it was 5.30pm on a Friday and the person in charge of selecting thousands of functional names had simply had enough. Either way, they make for entertaining viewing. 14 products after the break...