Do you think this man decided to become famous by using this trick? Do not guess ... He just simply loader, and this for a living. This person can be found on the road or railway stations in India. It is less than $ 2, raise the heavy luggage on the roof of buses with the head, in this case a motorcycle, weighing not less than 150 kg! Just think, weighing 150 kg. On the head!
02 December 2013
The Kelpies tower a colossal 30 metres above the Forth & Clyde canal and form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland. Sculpted by Andy Scott, The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. Summer 2013 saw The Kelpies begin to take shape at The Helix. Rising out of the ground in a feat of remarkable engineering ingenuity, The Kelpies construction has been a stunning process to observe. From week to week progress has been amazing, and we have been tracking, capturing and sharing that progress with you on our social media networks and here on the Helix Website. Follow their progress as this stunning artwork settles into it's new home.
|The Kelpies, Head of two Horses in Forth & Clyde canal and form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland.|
14 October 2013
|This is what $438,885 look like in... 15 tons of FIVE CENT COINS|
This square outside parliament in Bern, Switzerland was covered in 15 tons of coins by activists, a total of $438,885 (400,000 francs). But this is not charity money, the initiative aims to have a minimum monthly disposal household income of CHF 2,500 (US$ 2,700) given by the government to every citizen living in Switzerland.
11 October 2013
10. Maeklong Market Railway — Thailand
The food market in Maeklong, Thailand is located on top of train tracks. Several times a day shopkeepers swiftly pack up their food stalls and pull back their canopies to let the trains pass. Once the trains have rumbled through, the crates of vegetables, fish, and eggs are placed back into position and shoppers return to the tracks, which serve as a path through the market. Via
26 September 2013
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.
12 September 2013
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
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.
10 August 2013
Unbelievable Underwater River in Mexico — The diver and photographer Anatoly Beloshchin captured in pictures amazing natural phenomenon - an underwater river. He found it a miracle on the bottom of the lake, located in the cave Cenote Angelita (east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico). What do you think, what is the secret of the river? A phenomenon that has found Anatoly Beloshchin - it is a beautiful optical illusion. The fact is that in the fresh water lake gradually enters salt water. Therefore, at a depth of 30 meters is an interesting chemical reaction - hydrogen sulphide. Thus, the mist that spreads along the bottom and creates the illusion of water flow - is hydrogen sulfide. 07 more images of Hidden Underwater River Flowing Under the Ocean in Mexico after the break...
Five Hours of Plane Landings in 30 Seconds at San Diego International Airport video art timelapse flight airplanes, hot just outside the San Diego Internation Airport on Black Friday this remarkable time-lapse captures every landing over a five hour period from 10:30am through 3pm. The video is of course a composite, photographer and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker shot the individual planes against a clear blue sky and then used a process called chroma key (ie. green screen) to make the sky transparent and layer the planes on top a separate video of clouds. Five Hours of Plane Landings in 30 Seconds at San Diego International Airport video art timelapse flight airplanes, 01 more image and video after the break...
24 July 2013
Mehmet Ali Gökçeoglu is a Turkish business man with plenty of cash and some very interesting tastes. He made the decision his fence looked to unwelcoming, boring, ugly, and ripped it out and had it replaced with a 165 foot long aquarium fence that encircles his entire yard. The aquarium is stocked with massive amounts of fish, a cleaning and filtration system, and provides a security wall that is beautiful, but probably not secure. The offset the reduction in security Mehmet installed cameras, added security features, and has the fence monitored around the clock. This is not Mehmet’s only venture into incredible aquariums. The wall is impressive, but the concept continues on into his home, which you can learn more about by visiting his Facebook page. 10 more images after the break...
22 June 2013
Times Square, New York, USA
It is not a secret that the McDonald’s fast food chain is the largest in the history of food service, and its burgers have the same taste everywhere. However, each restaurants of the chain has a unique design in most cases. Very often, designers should come up with some original solution for a new restaurant. Sometimes it is due to the public opinion and other times this is a requirement of the authorities. Well, there are many variations of restaurants; we offer you a selection of the most extraordinary restaurants in the world. 28 more after the break...
21 May 2013
The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Originally launched as the SS Corrimal, the massive 1,140-tonne steel beast was built in 1911 in the UK and registered in Sydney in 1912 as a steam collier which was later used to transport supplies to American troops stationed in the Pacific region during World War II. The ship went on to serve as a collier between Newcastle and Miller's terminal in Blackwattle Bay.
Eventually, in 1972, the SS Ayrfield was retired and sent to Homebush Bay which served as a ship-breaking yard. While many ships were taken apart, about four metallic bodies of vessels that are over 75 years old currently float in the bay, though none are enveloped by nature quite like the Ayrfield. The ship continues to attract visitors to its majestic presence, rich with mangrove trees. 05 more images after the break...
15 March 2013
08 March 2013
You can find this amazing rollercoaster at the Cosmo Land amusement park in Yokohama, Japan. The Vanish rollercoaster features a terrifying and exciting drop into an underwater tunnel. It looks as if the riders are plunging straight into a giant pool, with water splashing up around them as they dive in. This ride is definitely not for the faint of heart!
Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she’s not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside. 06 more images after the break...
20 February 2013
Looking more like something out of The Lorax than what you would find in Africa's Kalahari Desert, these fantastically decorated telephone poles are actually home to the aptly named Sociable Weaver bird.
The communist little soarers don't just build massive homes for their own kind—they even allow other species of birds to settle down in the nests, which could very well hold up to 100 birds at a time. According to the San Diego Zoo, the South African pygmy falcon Polihierax semitorquatus (otherwise known in layman's terms as good-for-nothing squatters) "relies completely on the sociable weavers' nest for its own home, often nesting side by side with the sociable weavers."11 more after the break...
11 February 2013
In the futuristic project Google Glass, dedicated to innovative augmented reality glasses co-founder Sergey Brin is regularly seen in public, wearing one of the neat working prototypes. In particular, he recently boasted these glasses in the subway. But not so simple the company, as it was known at the moment Google is interested in the opportunity to build its own airport. Yes its true they are interested in building the airport just to bring an innovation in the history of companies having their own airports. 03 more images after the break...
29 January 2013
American firm Choi + Shine Architects designed these conceptual electricity pylons shaped like human figures to march across the Icelandic landscape. Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the the statues are walking, climbing or crouching. The 30-metre tall statues would be supported on concrete footings and are an alteration of the steel frame used by existing pylons. Called Land of Giants, the project was originally submitted for a 2008 competition held by Icelandic transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects.The design was one of four winners at the recent 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Awards. 06 more images after the break...
Actually, Vijay has earned the nickname “Rubber Man” in his native country of India, for performing incredible flexibility stunts.
Vijay is able to wrap his legs over his head, wind his arms around his back, crawl his body through a tennis racket and even drink from a coke bottle held between his toes. The 27-year-old shop assistant says his passion for extreme flexibility tricks comes from watching Jackie Chan movies when he was a kid.
Vijay Sharma discovered his unusual talents when he began taking martial arts lessons, so he could follow in the footsteps of his idol. He started crawling into tight spaces, curling up in boxes, and before he knew it, he was earning the title of “Rubber Man” in the Limca Book of records. That’s India’s version of the Guinness Book of Records.
Te ambitious young man has made appearances on national TV shows and won the silver medal in a body flexibility tournament, and says he will stop at nothing to reach the international fame he deserves. Maybe he could learn a thing or two from Rubberboy
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