Main photo: © Irwansyah, Indonesia, 1st place, Indonesia National Award. Click on any photo to enlarge. © Chen Li, China, Winner, Open Travel © Cheung Lai San, Hong Kong, 1st place, Hong Kong National Award © Holger Schmidtke, Germany, 1st place, Germany National Award © Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Winner, Open Architecture © Gert van den […]Read more "Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards"
Save the Children UK put together this shocking “Second a Day” video to raise awareness for the Syrian Children Refugee Crisis project and to demonstrate how war can turn any child’s life upside-down. YouTube description: A young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video. Could this ever happen in the […]Read more "The Horror of War Could Happen to Any Child"
Below info via Wikipedia’s “Climate of Antarctica”: Condition 1 Windspeed over 55 knots (100 km/h) Visibility less than 30 metres (98 ft) Wind chill below −73 °C (−99 °F) Description: Dangerous conditions; outside travel is not permitted. Condition 2 Windspeed of 48 to 55 knots (90 to 100 km/h) Visibility 400 to 30 metres (1/4 […]Read more "“Condition 1” – The Worst Weather Ranking in Antarctica"
Taiwanese photographer Will Ho came across this stretch of beach in the Maldives Islands that was covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton. When agitated (by crashing waves, for example), these minuscule organisms glow like fireflies. Related: The Glowing Waves of California. |Via|Read more "An Ocean of Stars: Glowing Plankton Lights up a Maldives Beach"
Video created by the Omega Point Project. |Via|Read more "Thought-Provoking Speech by the Late Alan Watts: What is Wrong with Our Culture"
The video below is a playlist, starting with the commercial. The second video is a behind the scenes documentary, the third is the first test drive, the fourth a world record drive attempt, and the fifth is of the truck melting. The truck was created by Canadian Tire to promote its MotoMaster Eliminator Ultra battery and […]Read more "The Canadian Tire Ice Truck and How It Was Made"
The Salina Turda salt mines in Turda, Transylvania, Romania, have been transformed into the world’s first salt mining history museum. The mines were excavated in the 17th century to provide Romania with the essential resource. Fast forward to today, and they are a popular tourist attraction, with a regulated temperature of 11-12 degrees Celsius and […]Read more "Salt Mines in Transylvania Converted Into Subterranean Museum"
The Abbey of San Fruttuoso (translates to St. Fruitful) is located in the small Italian village of Camogli. This is also where the Italian Christ of the Abyss statue is located.Read more "Abbazia di San Fruttuoso"