Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The hall of the main library in Prague is dominated by a giant tower of books - a monument made out of old novels from the library by Slovak artist Matej Kren. It rises more than 5m in the air. In the bottom, there is a mirror, creating the effect of a deep, deep well of wisdom. A sight that is hidden for most tourists, but very, very impressive.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wang Fang, 27, of Chongqing city in China, was born with her feet facing the wrong way, but has learned to live with her condition without problems and recently refused a disability pension.Doctors and her family feared she would not be able to walk properly when she was born, but agreed that she can now outrun anyone she knows.Wang has a five year-old son with normal feet. She is normal except for the fact that she had to put her shoes on backwards.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A video of a dog in a small village in China has the web buzzing about his devotion. When 68-year-old Lao Pan died earlier this month, the only surviving member of his family was a small yellow dog that he left behind. His little companion has refused to leave his burial site since his owner's death. When villagers noticed the dog lingering around the grave, they began bringing him food and water since he had not eaten in a week. Some villagers even tried to coax the dog away and back to the village, but he always finds his way back to the grave site. Now villagers are planning to build the dog a kennel near the site where his owner is buried. Social media is loving this dog. People have been tweeting that this story is "heartbreaking," and saying that it made their heart smile and cry simultaneously.
Check out this video of an octopus literally crawling out of the water and dragging itself across dry land in pursuit of a meal. A family with a camera and captured the whole thing on video. Scientifically explained, apparently walking on land in the octopus kingdom is not as unique as you might think. Octopuses in captivity actually escape their watery enclosures with alarming frequency. While on the move, they have been discovered on carpets, along bookshelves, in a teapot, and inside the aquarium tanks of other fish. However, it's quite unusual to capture video of a walking octopus in action.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This puppy, named Big Splash and he is 11 months old, weighs 180 pounds and is currently the world’s most expensive dog. The Tibetan Mastiff was sold recently in Chinese city of Qingdao for the insane price of 1.5 million dollars. Totally INSANE!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This lady was never born, she has not lived for even a single day, and will also never grow old, or die because...
She is... ...a Painting of 'Tica' by Dru Blair
This is a painting completed in February 2005. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil. The main colors are blocked in at the beginning, but refinement is withheld until the very end.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Actress and former miss world Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, the first daughter for her and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan. The delivery took place at the Seven Hills Hospital in Marol, Mumbai. A proud grandfather, Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday morning, "T 561 - I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !! Twitter has been the speculation ground for the Bachchan baby since long. There have been speculations on the exact date of delivery and the gender of the baby. The hospital has been under tight security for the past three days in expectation of the youngest member of the Bachchan family. Aishwarya was admitted to the hospital Monday night, according to her spokesperson. Aishwarya, 38, developed labour pains around 4 a.m on November 16 and was taken to the labour room where the delivery took place after nearly six hours. Hospital sources said the delivery was normal and came a few minutes before 10 a.m.