It is sad, but true that Mexicans now feel they need a bullet proof car to drive the streets. They feel it is a necessity and not a luxury. These cars sell for an average price of $80,000 dollars. What type of car gets armored? It is a wide variety including small SUVs, pickups, Hondas, and others. Business is booming and it is estimated that if you purchased a car today you wouldn’t get it until February.
Can you imagine pencil drawings being three-dimensional pieces of art? Works by 17-year-old artist Fredo from Chile are surely awesome and mind-blowing. It feels that in a moment the drawn objects would jump off the page. This feeling is so strong, and all the drawings are highly detailed and look real. It usually takes Fredo from 30 minutes to a month to finish each piece.
Beware, some works are creepy.
When former Russian President Vladimir Putin is not swimming in a very cold river, resting in the branches of a tree, hunting or doing any of all the other manly things he usually does, well, he apparently is just the animal lover.
Yep, Putin is not just pictured in macho poses, you can also see him in ‘cute’ photos with animals…
The Sudd, is a vast swamp in southern Sudan, formed by the White Nile.
Its size is highly variable, averaging over 30,000 square kilometers. During the wet season it may extend to over 130,000 km².
The sunlight and water contribute to the proliferation of plants that have no roots and float on the surface, forming a sort of a live carpet. Eventually plants become larger, thicker which with time creates a dense floating plant life of the swamp. Apparently, it is so strong that it can hold the weight of large animals.
This luxurious Russian mansion is located in a small village near Moscow. It is owned by Vladimir Bryntsalov who owns one of the major pharmaceutical companies in Moscow. It is very stately and obviously worth a lot of money. It also seems that the more money they have, the more tasteless they are…
For a crocodile, it’s easy to attack an elephant when they have such long trunks.
Apparently, the mother was protecting her baby from a crocodile.
It feels like it is a common practice for crocodiles to attack baby elephants.
The Batillus class supertankers are the largest vessels by gross tonnage ever built. There were 4 of them, each at 555,000 metric tons DWT, constructed by France in the 1970s. A gross tonnage of Batillus is 275,276 tons. Still, if considering fully-loaded displacement, the Batillus ships don’t hold the world’s record. They are edged out by the Seawise Giant ship that serves as an oil tanker. Still, the Batillus class ships are records for tankers (with the depth of 36 meters and full load draft of 28.5 meters), and, inside this post, you can see how these largest ships were built.
These are a unique combination of an artist’s sketch and a photograph. Some of the sketches blend in with the photograph and others humorously complement them. In either case they are very amusing and interesting. The artist Ben Heine is simply a genius.
Don't forget to check out the first part:
Amazing World of Drawings and Photos (12 pics)