Canadian artist Heather Benning has turned an abandoned farm house she found in 2005 in Manitoba, Canada, into a life-sized dollhouse. Miss Benning, 32, discovered the tumble-down home in 2005 during an artist in residence program for the community of Redvers, Saskatchewan. While driving to the nearest city of Brandon, Manitoba, to get art supplies [...]
Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, owns 80 enormous warehouses or fulfillment centers around the globe to serve the 30 million customers that use buy stuff through the portal. These warehouses are massive, with a singe building taking up 1.2 million-square-feet and containing miles of conveyor belts. The logistics of running a single warehouse with [...]
Tucked deep within Chestnut Ridge Park, New York, is a small waterfall called the Eternal Flame Falls. The waterfall is so called because of a simple phenomenon – a natural gas leak just underneath the falls that just happens to be burning. The flame is not really “eternal” in the sense that it goes out [...]
Last September, kids all over the world were invited to enter their pictures in the Children’s Eyes on Earth photo contest to help raise awareness of environmental issues while giving budding artists a chance to share their visions with the world. The contest which was limited to photographers 17 and younger, asked entrants to portray [...]
Machines of the Isle of Nantes or Les Machines de l’Île de Nantes are a set of gigantic mechanical animals designed by Francois Delarozière and Pierre Orefice as an artistic, touristic and cultural project based in Nantes, France. The project is a combination of the ‘invented worlds’ of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo [...]
Lake Nakuru is one of the three inter-linked lakes in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. These lakes are home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. An absolutely incredible feature of Lake Nakuru is the large gatherings of long-legged, long-necked greater and lesser flamingos. The [...]
Polish architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world’s narrowest house, just 122 centimetres across. The house is squeezed into an alleyway formed between a pre-World War II house and a modern apartment at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in the centre of Warsaw. The project is called the Keret house – [...]
The Tarragona Human Tower Competition is an annual sporting event carried out by the best teams in the country and it is held every two years in Tarragona, a city in Spain’s Catalonia region about 50 miles southwest of Barcelona. Nearly 6000 spectators gathered at an old bull ring in Tarragona on the first weekend [...]
Google has just launched a new site that offers visitors a glimpse into the massive data centers that power Google. The site features photographs from inside some of the eight data centers that Google Inc. runs in the U.S., Finland and Belgium. Google is also building data centers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Chile. [...]
London-based still life advertising photographer Andy Rudak has recently embarked on a more personal project, creating a series of cityscapes made entirely from cardboard. With the help of set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, Andy recreated surreal views of cities like London, New York, Mumbai, Paris and Tokyo in the studio. His “Cardboard Cities” took nearly [...]
This series of photos from the 1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. The photos are part of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, a series of pictures from northwest California from the 1880s through the 1920s by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson. When [...]
The Bagger 288, also known as the Excavator 288, is the largest digging machine in the world. It was built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch [...]
At a country where the death rate is 1.6 million per year, death is a booming market in Japan, and one Yokohama businessman named Hisayoshi Teramura is trying to tap into it by offering a hotel exclusively for the dead. Mr Teramura who already has a business of graves and funeral homes opened up this [...]
The Heart Attack Grill is an outrageously unhealthy, hospital-themed, American fast food hamburger restaurant in Dallas, Texas, that serves high-calorie items with deliberately provocative names. This over-the-top eating establishment, whose tag line is “Taste worth Dying For,” has become internationally recognized for embracing and promoting an unhealthy diet of incredibly large hamburgers and greasy fries. [...]
More than 800 people rode inflatable sex dolls down Vuoksa river rapids, 90 km from St Petersburg, at the ninth annual Bubble Baba Challenge 2011 – a bizarre but popular Russian race event. Anyone over 16, and of either sex, is allowed to take part in the competition. All they are required to do is [...]
A sudden explosion in jellyfish population in different parts of the world has caused nuclear reactors to be shutdown in Japan, Scotland and Israel. Nuclear power plants draw water from nearby seas or rivers to cool down their reactors, but if the filters which keep out marine animals and seaweed are clogged, the station shuts [...]
An Indian man from Mizoram, in northeastern part of the country, has the largest family in the world with a head count of 181 which include 39 wives, 94 children and 14 daughter-in-laws and 33 grandchildren. 67 year old Ziona Chana and his family live in a 100-room, four-storey house set amidst the hills of [...]
Sushi – the popular Japanese dish of vinegared rice and fish is served, like any other dishes, on plates. Occasionally, these sushi dinners are also served on the naked body of a woman – a traditional Japanese practice called Nyotaimori or body sushi. When sushi is served on a male model it is called Nantaimori. [...]
Some of the entrants in this year’s chronicle of the fastest, the tallest, the hairiest and the downright weirdest. Awesome Guinness World Records 2012.
The 11-year-old Supatra Sasuphan from Thailand suffers from Hypertrichosis, also known as Ambras Syndrome. There’s nothing to be done to stop the hair growth, not even laser treatment.
I will need a plenty of time to clean this out.
Akshat Saxena, who is a one year old boy from Uttar Pradesh in northern India, has broken the Guinness world record by being born with seven fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot for a total of 34 fingers and toes. The extra digits have since been surgically removed and two of [...]
Check out these youngsters riding some ferocious wooly beasts! This is sure to be the next new extreme sport.