Category: STORIES

Dec 6, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

THE ROLLER COASTER SUBMERGED BY SANDY Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available The following is from Stephen Wilkes, who has offered limited edition prints of this photo as part of the Art for Sandy Relief Project in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds from print sales go towards six…

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Dec 4, 2012

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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Dec 1, 2012

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon needs somewhere to put all of those products. The solution? Giant warehouses. Eighty to be exact. Strategically located near key shipping hubs around the world. The warehouses themselves are massive, with some over 1.2 million square feet in size (111,484 sq m). And at the heart of…

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Nov 23, 2012

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

72-year-old grandfather Liu Xianping has gone viral, modelling clothes for his granddaughter’s clothing line Yuekou. The online fashion store was started by Liu’s granddaughter Ms. LV and four other graduates from her college. According to Offbeat China, Ms. LV says it all started one day when her grandpa came to help with unpacking: “he…

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Nov 22, 2012

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

Photograph by China Daily (via National Post) In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern province of Zheijang, a highway has been built around a residential building that refuses to relocate. Luo Baogen, unsatisfied with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According…

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Nov 17, 2012

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Photograph by Sarah (Pandora-no-hako on Flickr) In 1968, American toymaker Mattel released a series of 1:64 scale die cast cars called Hot Wheels. The first series of cars released (16 in total) were ‘customized’ versions of well known models like the the Camaro, Corvette and Mustang. However, later that year, Hot Wheels designer Ira…

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Nov 15, 2012

The Least Likely to be Adopted

The Least Likely to be Adopted

LaNola Stone is a New York City-based professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. In an effort to help out her local animal shelter, Stone used her photography skills to try and find the animals ‘longest in residence’ a new home. Stone remarks: “The concept was to make ‘fashionesque images’ of the longest in residence…

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