Category: STORIES

Oct 10, 2012

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings served no other…

Read More »

Oct 7, 2012

Rescued Ducks Swim For Their First Time Ever

Rescued Ducks Swim For Their First Time Ever

Photograph by The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary A hoarder in the United States was recently reported for having over 160 ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens living on her property in appalling conditions. While the hoarder’s initial intentions were good, her neglect and mental health issues created an unsuitable and unsanitary environment for these animals.…

Read More »

Oct 5, 2012

Man Plants Guitar Shaped Forest in Memory of His Wife

Man Plants Guitar Shaped Forest in Memory of His Wife

Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina’s ‘Pampas’ is a guitar shaped forest made up of over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees. At over a kilometer in length (2/3 of a mile) the guitar shaped forest is quite visible for passing planes and satellites above. While it’s sheer size and scale is impressive…

Read More »

Sep 25, 2012

Fish Creates Beautiful Sand Art in the Name of Love

Fish Creates Beautiful Sand Art in the Name of Love

Yoji Ookata is a scuba diver and self-taught underwater photographer. After diving and shooting recreationally for 18 years, Yoji took the ‘plunge’, quit his day job and has been working as a freelance underwater photographer ever since. On a recent dive in the waters of Amami Oshima (Kagoshima Prefecture), Yoji noticed strange circular patterns…

Read More »

Sep 19, 2012

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

10 Animals that Lived Longer than the Oldest Known Human

Photograph via Wikipedia That’s Jeanne Calment, a French citizen who has the longest confirmed human lifespan in history at 122 years and 164 days. She was born on February 21, 1875 and passed on August 4, 1997 [Source]. She’s lived through both world wars, seen humankind land on the moon and witnessed the…

Read More »

Sep 14, 2012

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

On a day marred by tragedy, an uplifting story of the human spirit emerged on the shores of Manhattan. Along with the coast guard, a group of everyday citizens worked together to accomplish the largest sea evacuation in history. Half a million people were transported in a stretch of nine hours. It was…

Read More »

Sep 10, 2012

15 Photo Manipulations Before the Digital Age

15 Photo Manipulations Before the Digital Age

While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major exhibition devoted to the…

Read More »