After 35 years and 100,000 toothpicks, Scott Weaver completed this amusing sculpture of San Francisco he calls “Rolling Through the Bay.” And while he doesn’t hold the record for the largest toothpick sculpture, his stands apart with numerous hidden ball-runs that snake around the sculpture. Amazingly, each run is a “tour” of a different part of the city.
Alexandra Forte (aka Vhils) is Portuguese street artist living in London. This is his art project called "Walls – Scratching the surface". He makes impressive portraits by Scratching the surface of old walls in Moscow, Rome, London, New York and Portugal.
Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms. Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative.
The World Beard & Moustache Championships. Portraits of contestants from the world's premiere competition in facial hair. Check people with most weird beards.
In fact a lot of people believe golden sands to be the only option when it comes to beaches. To prove otherwise, and to show off a few of the world’s most uniquely coloured stretches of sand, we present the following selection
Ivory carving is the carving of ivory, that is to say animal tooth or tusk, by using sharp cutting tools, either mechanically or manually. The ivory figure of Khufu, for the builder of the Great Pyramid, is considered a masterpiece.
The White Temple of Northern Thailand has become a national landmark and, as one of the most recognizable temples in the country, attracts an increasingly large number of visitors every year.
That Hawaii’s Mauna Kea or White Mountain is the world’s tallest peak, measuring 16,400 m (47,000 feet) from base to summit? And that underwater volcanoes account for 75% of annual magma output? Just like Mauna Kea’s height, with 10,000 m (33,500 feet) under sea level, underwater volcanoes and their eruptions often go unnoticed. And because the usual signs like rumbling and smoke are harder to detect, it is all the more spectacular when an underwater volcano visibly erupts. Follow us around the globe for some of the most stunning sights. (more…)
The Aral Sea is a saline endorheic basin in Central Asia; it lies between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda provinces) in the north and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, in the south. The name roughly translates as “Sea of Islands”, referring to more than 1,500 islands that once dotted its waters.
In a small village in Kent since 1967 there is a battle mustard pies. While the pie is no mustard, they made a special recipe. The team with the highest score. Battle of cakes was in the village of Coxhoe, near Meydstouna, Kent. The maximum number of points awarded for a direct hit in the face of the enemy. The idea of this charity event, first held in 1967, grew out of a comedy with Charlie Chaplin’s Behind the Screen.