Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilling Artworks - The Art of Shaping Paper Strips into Decorative Designs

 Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
 The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling.
The craft has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the material. It is used to decorate wedding invitations, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes. 

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Biggest Sculpture Ever Made with Recycled Materials

Designed by the students of the Facultad de Arquitectura de Granada (Granda's Architectural College), the milk carton castle of Granada was built exclusively out of  tens of thousands of empty milk cartons, gathered by over 5,000 primary school children. The three schools that gathered the most number of milk cartons had the privilege to attend the unveiling ceremony and see the end result of their efforts.
The 29-meters-long, 14.07-meter wide and 7-meter-high milk carton castle was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest sculpture ever made with recycled materials.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Amazing Life of the Harvest Mouse

These pictures give a rare insight into the secret lives of tiny harvest mice (Micromys minutus). Photographers Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert spent one year photographing the adorable little creatures in a project that saw them released from captivity into the wild

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A harvest mouse seems to look directly into the camera while balancing on ears of wheat

Amazing Macro Photography for Insects

Leon Baas has developed his own style of brightly coloured macro photography over eight years. He has snapped ants, snails, water beetles, crickets and damselflies - all beautifully lit in his distinctive style.

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An ant tries to find its way to dry ground after the rain

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Glamorous Infinity Pools

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Rangali Island - Maldives

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Amazing Street Drawings

Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene. (Wikipedia)

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Baby Plays with Snakes

It's not everyday that you get to see a six-months-old girl playing with full frown pythons, but for Sidhi Siddharth Sinune this kind of snakes are everyday toys.
Because he cant afford to buy his young daughter any toys, Sidhi's farmer father, who tries to make ends meet as a snake catcher, admits he brings the dangerous reptiles home and lets her play with them. So while he and his wife are working in the fields, Sidhi spends her days in the lovely company of a creature that could kill her by constriction, or by swallowing her whole.
Sidhi's father says she develops an unusual bond with the snakes, and that the reptiles love to play with her just as much as she loves playing with them. They let her squeeze them and even bithe on their tails with her gums .
While I completely understand how costly childrens toys can be, couldn't this man carve or make something for his young daughter, instead of leaving her with a deadly python? 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

13-Year-Old Boy Make Friends with the Buffalos

To most South-Africans they are known as the Black Death, but to 13-year-old Luke Michaelides, two wild African Buffalos have become his best friends.
The African Buffalo is one of the big five African species credited with killing over 200 people every year, in South Africa alone. Some specimens grow up to 6 feet tall and 11 feet long, and can weigh up to 1,350 kg. They can easily rip apart a full grown man, let alone a 13-year-old, but that hasn't stop Luke from becoming friends with "Hop-a-long" and her offspring "Skip-a-long".

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Why People Stare at Cleavage or Boobs

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Unusual Mountain Hut

At a height of 4,003 meters on a rocky ridge of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic, triangular peak, is the Solvay hut, managed by the Swiss Alpine Club. It has room for only ten daredevils who will have to venture uphill through the must inhospitable terrain. The steep, icy paths and frozen breath and sweat will improve your appetite considerably
Solvay Hut

Top 10 Prehistoric Fish Alive

According to the fossil record, hagfish have existed for over 300 million years, which means they were already old when dinosaurs took over the world! Found in relatively deep waters, these animals are sometimes called slime eels, but they are not really eels, and actually, they may not even be fish at all according to some scientists.

They are very bizarre animals in all regards; they have a skull but lack a spine, and they have two brains. Almost blind, they feed at night on the carcasses of large animals (fish, cetaceans etc) which fall to the sea bottom. They also produce a slimey substance to damage the gills of predatory fish; as a result, they have virtually no natural enemies.
10 - Hagfish

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weird Guinness World Records

Dogs Longest Tongue
With a tongue measuring 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) long, a Pekingese called Puggy is revealed to have the longest tongue on a dog in the new Guinness World Records 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Typewriter Drawings and Portraits

British artist Keira Rathbone uses typewriters, instead of brushes and pencils, to create amazing portraits and drawings.
27-year-old Keira Rathbone, from London, first started experimenting with typewriter art, when she was in university. She baought an old typewriter, from a flee market, in the hope that she would soon use it to write something. By the middle of her first year at the university, she hadn’t come up with anything to put down on paper, so she decided to use it as a drawing tool. The first results were promising, and young Keira quickly realized she would be exploring this new art form much further.
Fast forward to present day and Keira Rathbone is an established artist with her very own niche, praised by the entire artworld. She now has an arsenal of 30 typewriters which she has used to create unique portraits of Barrack Obama, Kate Moss, Marylin Monroe, and others.
Keira Rathbone says she simply turns the roller to move the sheet of paper, and uses different characters to create the shapes she wants. It might sound easy enough, but creating detailed artworks from simple letters, numbers and punctuation is definitely not the easiest thing to do.

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Red Head Day in Holland

Thousands of redheads gathered in the Dutch city of Breda, for the fifth edition of the Red Head Festival. Participants were asked to come dressed in white, a color that really compliments their hair color, and were able to take part in all kinds of fun activities, workshops and even a fashion show.
The main criteria for attending the Red Hair Festival is that participants have natural red hair, but the event itself is not all about the hair, but the color read, in general. This unique event can be traced back to 2005, when Dutch painter Bart Rouwenhorst advertised for 15 red-haired models he wanted to paint. 150 people answered his ad and the painting session turned into an annual event for redheads. Last year , 4,000 redheads attended the Red Head Festival, and their number surpassed 5,000 in 2010.

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9/11 in 2010 - Remembrance and Rebuilding

Last Saturday, September 11th, people all over the United States and the world took time to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania nine years ago. Progress on the rebuilding of Ground Zero in lower Manhattan is now becoming more evident as One World Trade Center topped 36 stories recently, on its way to 1,776 feet by 2012. The building, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is now growing at a rate of one floor per week, after years of political, security and financing issues plagued the $11 billion multi-building project. A push is underway in both New York and Pennsylvania to complete memorial projects before next year's 10th anniversary. Collected here are photos from this weekend's memorials and of the rebuilding progress so far

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The Tribute in Light rises behind the construction cranes on One World Trade Center, among the lower New York skyline, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. In an annual tradition, the two bright blue beams of light rise from lower Manhattan in memory of the fallen twin towers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chewing Gum Sculptures of Mauricio Savini

Italian artist Maurizio Savini has spent the last ten years creating amazing sculptures out of thousands of pieces of bright pink chewing gum.
Chewing gum may not be the most common media of the art world, but to 39-year-old Maurizio Savini it’s the most versatile material available. It’s easy to manipulate when warm, and can be cut with a knife, just like clay. Regardless of what many may think, chewing gum sculpting is an established art form, recognized all over the world, and Savini’s artworks are eagerly awaited by critics and connoisseurs, alike.
Disgusting as it may seem to some people, Maurizio Savini uses thousands of chewed up pieces of bubble gum for each of his sculptures. He molds them into the desired shapes and when the whole thing is done, he fixes the sculpture with formaldehyde and antibiotics. The amazingly detailed chewing gum sculptures of Maurizio Savini have sold fro up to $60,000 each.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Record: Fisherman Catches 1,000 Different Species of Fish

A 47 -year-old Steve Wozniak, a lure fisherman from California, has traveled the world over, in his quest to catch as many different species of fish as possible. So far he managed to catch 1,000 species, from a colorful Threadfin Butterflyfish to a 410 kilogram shark.
Believe it or not, Steve Wozniak has spent the last 10 years, and $75,000 traveling to 63 different countries in the search for new species of fish to put on his list. He flew over 1 million air miles, and spent over 20,000 hours holding his trusty rod and hoping for a bite. But all his efforts paid out when he finally caught his 1,000th fish species, a Norwegian coalfish, and set a new world record.

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Indian Sculptures

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Taj Mahal

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Worlds Smallest Teenager with Worlds Biggest Biceps

Pint-sized Khagendra Thapa Magar is within reach of becoming the world's shortest man - as long as he doesn't suddenly have a growth spurt in the next two weeks.

At 22 inches, he is currently the shortest teenager on the planet.

But as soon as he turns 18 on October 14, he will be eligible to take on the title of the world's shortest adult male.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Biggest Chocolate Bar

When one thinks of the world centres in the art of chocolate-making the countries that spring to mind are Belgium and Switzerland. But the biggest chocolate bar made to this date was in Armenia.. Armenia?

Yes, the tiny country sandwiched between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia has just produced the world's biggest chocolate bar.

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Worlds Craziest Stunts

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Colorful Birds

This beautiful birds shows the beauty of world and nature. Please enjoy.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Google Logo Drawn by Kids

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Monkey Theatre Show in Bangkok Thailand

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A female monkey lip-synchs to a song at a monkey show in Bangkok, Thailand

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spectacular Clouds Pictures

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Loch Tree Clouds Reflections (by idg)

Two headed Twins

Any thing is possible when it comes to God. There is an amazing twins with two heads, 3 lungs, 2 heart  but only have one body which their body are conjoined together since birth. This is the amazing two headed twins.

Fun Time 2 - A Glimpse of Life

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Mix Events in Pictures

When amateur rock climbers Jan Burian and Hana Kuglerova began to plan their wedding they knew exactly what they wanted. It's not every bride who wears huge boots beneath her wedding dress but that's what Hana donned along with her delicate pink gown. Meanwhile, her husband-to-be swapped his usual climbing gear in favour of a smart black suit and pink bow tie. And rather than conduct the ceremony in a church the couple swapped vows while perched on a tall, sandstone rock in Mseno in the Czech Republic. While the official conducting the service stayed on firmer ground, the bride, groom and bridesmaid nimbly leapt from one rock to another

Chicken Wire Sculptures

Artist Ivan Lovatt makes sculptures of famous faces made by chicken wires. Each sculpture take more than a month to create by painstakingly twisting and pinning the wire into shape. To date, Ivan has built up quite a collection of famous faces from musicians to entertainers and explorers.

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John Lennon

Seven Wonders of the World (New)

 The Official New 7 Wonders of the World have been elected by more than 100 million votes to represent global heritage throughout history. The contest was organized by the New7Wonders Foundation the brainchild of Swiss filmmaker and museum curator Bernard Weber in order to “protect humankind’s heritage across the globe.” The foundation says the poll attracted almost a hundred million votes.

The list of the new Seven Wonders of the World was announced on 7th July, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal. Each of these sites has something to recommend it, whether it is the sheer size of it, as is the case with the Great Wall and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, or it is the grandeur, such as with the Taj Mahal. Other sites are revered for their historical significance while others are astounding for a combination of factors.

 1. Chichen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza