Category: STORIES

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sep 5, 2012

San Francisco Earthquake Photos Blended Into Present Day

San Francisco Earthquake Photos Blended Into Present Day

On April 18, 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California. Fires across the city broke out, ravaging the city for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and 80% of San Francisco was destroyed. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst…

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Aug 23, 2012

The Day Niagara Falls Went Dry

The Day Niagara Falls Went Dry

In 1965 a local newspaper editorial was published discussing the destruction of the American Falls (one of three waterfalls that together make up the Niagara Falls). It was believed that the destruction was being caused by previous rock debris that had gone over the falls and that the continued erosion would eventually lead…

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