Tag: rare

Jan 14, 2015

Extremely Close-Up Footage of Lava Spilling Into Water

Extremely Close-Up Footage of Lava Spilling Into Water

In this amazing footage, Kawika Singson uses his GoPro (hopefully on a very long pole) to get up close and personal with lava spilling into the ocean water. The video was captured off the coast of Hawaii.

Read More »

Jan 8, 2015

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Watch the biggest sports memorabilia valuation in Antiques Roadshow history. The collection includes some of the first baseball cards ever printed, along with personal letters from members of the Boston Red Stockings from the 1870s.

Read More »

Dec 17, 2014

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

Photograph by National Park Service For the second year in a row, a rare phenomenon called a ‘temperature inversion’ filled the Grand Canyon with clouds. The weather occurrence is said to only happen roughly once every 10 years, yet it has happened twice in the span of a year; first occurring on 29 November…

Read More »

Dec 11, 2014

60 Rare Cars Worth Millions Found in French Countryside, Untouched for 50 Years

60 Rare Cars Worth Millions Found in French Countryside, Untouched for 50 Years

© Artcurial Pictured above is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder and a 1956 Maserati A6G 2000. The Ferrari is expected to fetch between $11.7 and $14.8 million while the Maserati A6G 2000 is expected to fetch north of a million. There are some 58 more cars going up for auction on…

Read More »

Nov 25, 2014

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has…

Read More »

Nov 24, 2014

Rare Footage of a Live Anglerfish 2000 ft Underwater

Rare Footage of a Live Anglerfish 2000 ft Underwater

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it…

Read More »

Nov 13, 2014

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

Read More »