The picture of this elderly man reading a newspaper and not being bothered with flood, was taking in a Starbucks in Hong Kong. He was dubbed “Starbucks Uncle” and inspired an insane Photoshop battle.
Pig’s blood cake
This Taiwanese treat is composed of sticky rice and pig blood. It’s banned from the states by the USDA for sanitary reasons.
Elephants are a huge part of popular culture and show up as metaphors across all media. They form a part of religious beliefs and are often associated with wisdom or altruism. However, many people who live outside the normal range of elephants are unfamiliar with the many interesting facts about them. This list gives an overview of ten interesting areas about elephants. 10 Types of Elephant
Actor Lorenz Valentino, also known as Dino, has a unique approach to getting close to the stars, actors, singers and politicians he loves. Instead of elbowing through crowds or entering packed arenas to catch a distant glimpse of larger-than-life personalities, he cozies up to them personally through the magic of Photoshop, wearing a funny Dino costume.
Among the photographers who accompanied the brilliant Sophia Loren throughout her life, Alfred Eisenstaedt held a special place. For a long time, he worked for “Life“ magazine — the result of this was that the face of this wondrous movie star appeared on its cover seven times during the 1950s and 1960s. But in his private archives, the photographer still had plenty of unpublished photos. A lot of them were taken during private, everyday meetings with Loren. We picked out a few of these exclusive photos for you here. They let you see this Italian goddess from a different perspective — more natural, beyond the glamour.
Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. The San Francisco-based artist said he “wanted to create opportunities to educate, whether related to psychedelics or art.”
When we compare things, the best way to do so is to measure their attributes. Which is more expensive? Which is taller? Which takes longer? From a very young age, children naturally begin to ask these questions when they are given choices. Today, 95% of the world uses the metric system, but this was not always so. A colorful variety of measurements have been used in the past. Many of these are easily recognized, however, there are some which are old-fashioned, foreign, or downright bizarre. Here are just ten. 10 Barleycorn
Matthias Hangst, Germany. Professional; shortlisted in the Sport category. A member of the Mexico synchronised swimming team competes on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards)
Spending the night in a tent while on your travels probably is far from the most comfortable experience for many people. But there is at least one advantage to camping in the outdoors which you can’t get pretty much anywhere else: the mesmerising landscapes that you get to see right in front of your eyes, the fierce, incredible beauty of nature right out the door of your “mobile home”. Here are 21 photographs of some of the most unbelievable sunrises we’ve ever seen. We hope you one day get to take photos as awe-inspiring as these ones.
Sloan Peak, USA
Visitors visit the upside-down family size house in Taipei, Taiwan, 23 February 2016. The three story upside-down family size house attracts hundreds of visitor’s who are amused with the exhibit. According to the organizers, the total cost of the construction is around 600,000 US Dollars and took 2 months to complete.
Small bathrooms in our homes is a problem that many of us encounter. However, professional designers are often able to hand the problem of redeveloping tiny spaces with ease, proving that there’s no reason to give up searching for beautiful design solutions for awkward spaces in your home. To prove this to you, we selected ten superb examples showing how you can make even the tiniest bathroom appear much bigger.
Not a single story of alien contact has ever been verified, however, each year thousands of people claim to have been contacted or abducted by aliens. The reasons explaining the likelihood of such an event are interesting in themselves; however, it is marginally possible that you might one day find yourself ‘beamed up’ to communicate with curious extra terrestrials. You would suddenly become the ambassador for all humanity. This is a tremendously important position to be in and it is crucial you do the right things. You must make sure that you and humanity survive and learn as much as possible from these advanced beings. So what should you do when you meet them? Here are ten tips for hopefully ensuring a friendly relationship. 10 Don’t Hide Valuables
Israeli woman, Nora Lifschitz, 28, holds an injured Egyptian fruit bat at her home in Tel Aviv February 21, 2016. Lifschitz says that she began caring for injured fruit bats from her home two years ago and now has some 70 of the flying mammals which she plans to release back into nature once they are healthy.
The America We Lost: 77 Amazing Color Photographs Of People Living In 1950s You’ve Probably Never Seen
The United States in the 1950s experienced marked economic growth – with an increase in manufacturing and home construction amongst a post-World War II economic boom. Here’s a great collection of color photographs that will take you down memory lane and have you think about those happy golden days in the 1950s.
There is no need to put too many words on paper to write a crucial message. Elite advertising campaigns tend to provide a lot of value with just one simple phrase. This is what Manipula Art, a Brazilian creative production agency, does with its multi-disciplinary philosophy.
The first Recorded Possession Was By The Sumerians
Being a teacher and a mother of three children, talented Russian doll-maker Elena Kirilenko manages to find the time for creation these inimitable dolls which definitely look like real babies: tiny and sweet. Of course each of them is being created in a single copy and has its own face expression, temper, and emotions.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to complications from diabetes. Soon, she became depressed and withdrawn, secluding herself in the family home.
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Canadian artist Talws creates miniature dioramas in old vintage ring boxes. The canvas is quite limiting, but that’s doesn’t stop Talwst, who has transformed the tiny boxes into variety of scenes. Some reference pop-culture, other history, and some are just artist’s memories made manifest.
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It’s the little things which help to make our homes the cosy places we all love. But it’s actually not as much effort to get all the details right as it may at first seem — you just need to use your imagination. We’re convinced that these nine ideas for additions to your apartment will really brighten up your home life. What’s more, they’re all so easy to do on your own — no designer products involved. As for us, we’re planning to get started on some of them this weekend.
Isabella Giancarlo created an account called Eat Your Heart Out that posts photographs of breakup messages on delicious looking confectionary.
We start off with a badass demon from mythology. But not from the mythology you might think, that of the ancient Greeks or Romans or even Egyptians. No, this demon comes from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, who invented the Balrog (and a whole host of other imaginary creatures) for his epic fantasy book trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. When director Peter Jackson adapted the books to the screen he made sure to make the Balrog as visually scary as he possibly could. After all, this is the demon that killed Gandalf. Everyone loves Gandalf! Anyway, look at this guy- would you want to meet that in a dark alley? I think not.
A Lazarus species, or taxon, is one which is thought to be extinct, only to reappear. The coelecanth is possibly the most famous example, but this list looks at some of the more recent rediscoveries, to highlight that work is still going on and exciting discoveries are being made all the time. The list includes, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. It is far from being a definitive list, more a sample of what is out there. The species are listed in no particular order. 10 Mount Diablo Buckwheat Eriogonum truncatum
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