Category: STORIES

April 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

This Sealed Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered Since 1972

This Sealed Bottle Garden Hasn't Been Watered Since 1972

Photograph by BNPS via Daily Mail The Daily Mail has a fascinating feature on David Latimer and his soon to be 54-year-old bottle garden that he started on Easter Sunday back in 1960. Using a ten gallon carboy, Latimer poured in some compost, a quarter pint of water and carefully lowered in a spiderwort…

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April 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

Published last year (23 April 2013), Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work took an in-depth look at the daily routines of 161 of history’s most inspiring minds. Data visualization artist RJ Andrews of Info We Trust created an amazing infographic of 16 of the 161 creative masterminds featured in Currey’s book. The routines…

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March 31, 2014 at 11:40 am

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

The Curious World of Chicken Beauty Pageants

During his pursuit of a different story in Malaysia, award-winning photographer Ernest Goh chanced upon Ayan Seramas. Prized for their build, size, behaviour and showmanship, Ayan Seramas are a breed of ornamental chickens raised for their beauty and entered into Chicken Beauty Pageants. Judged on their stance, temperament and quality of their wing, comb…

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March 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The contest, which is…

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March 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

After losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to New York and started a blog called Humans of New York (HONY) in the summer of 2010. As Stanton recalls: “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it…

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March 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm

A Close Encounter With A Curious Cheetah

A Close Encounter With A Curious Cheetah

Australian wedding and wildlife photographer Bobby-Jo Clow had the experience of a lifetime while on safari at Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. A young male cheetah decided to check out their vehicle, getting closer than you can possibly imagine. She tells Africa Geographic that her and her group came across a mother cheetah and…

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March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

5 Epic Moments in Game Show History

5 Epic Moments in Game Show History

After last night’s unbelievable Wheel of Fortune guess, I was inspired to compile a list of some of the most amazing moments in game show history. From improbable comebacks to million dollar answers; these are five of the greatest moments you’ll ever see in television game show history. Roger Craig’s Double Daily…

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March 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Winners Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Winners Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today by the World Photography Organisation (WPO). Selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world, all three competitions were judged on a single shot and prizes ranged from the latest Sony digital imaging equipment…

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March 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. If you can’t…

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March 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

This is the World’s First ‘All White’ Blue Marlin Ever Caught on Film

This is the World's First 'All White' Blue Marlin Ever Caught on Film

Photograph via Maverick Yachts and Sportfishing Charters Bob and Karen Weaver got the fish charter of a lifetime when they caught (and released!), what the IGFA and TBF are saying is the first ever ‘all white’ blue marlin ever caught on film. The rare fish was caught off the coast of Los SueƱos, Costa…

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