Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region bordering Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea. It’s known for its vast subarctic wilderness, ski resorts and natural phenomena including the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. If you plan on taking a trip in winter, Lapland is definitely a place to go.
It is always inspiring to see unusual and amazing cloud formations. This is one of those situations when a perfectly spherical cloud was captured in Fujisawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Some climate experts says that it is a “roll cloud that forms under wind created from a ‘mountain wave’ (or airstreams going over mountains) on a windy day.”
Joanna von Mruff’s dream to visit DPR has finally come true this September. The visited Pyongyang, DMZ, the Diamond Mountain and more. She says that it is not that bad everybody believes it to be there. She also explains that a lot of western tourists claim that it is “illegal” to take photos in North Korea almost everywhere when in really it is not like it.
Paleontologist Lida Xing discovered the first known dinosaur tail which has feathers while collecting samples in Myanmar last year. The tail was preserved in the piece of amber the size and shape of a dried apricot. Scientists believe that the tail is around 99 million years old and that it belonged to a juvenile coelurosaur.
Guys at MSN has made a list of the most overpaid actors of 2016. Here is how they did it: they “…looked at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2016, save animated films, movies where the actor appeared in an insignificant role, or movies that were released on fewer than 2,000 screens.We then deducted the estimated production budget from the global box office for each film according to Box Office Mojo to come up with a limited definition of each movie’s operating income. We took the total operating income from the star's three most recent significant films then divided by the star's estimated pay for those films to come up with a final return on investment number.”
You all have seen or heard about Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean and all his numerous crazy grimaces he’s capable of making. If you didn’t know, Atkinson has a 20-year-old daughter Lily. So, you would think she resembles her father… as the popular saying goes: the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But you’re in for a big surprise.
Icehotel 365 is situated in Jukkasjärvi, in Swedish Lapland. Due to the special cooling technology, which is solar-powered, the hotel doesn’t melt in the spring nor in the summer. The first ice structure was built back in 1989. Today Icehotel 365 doesn’t only have rooms or suites, inside you can also find an ice church, a cocktail lounge, and even a sauna. Indoor temperature is -5C all year round. The beds are made of ice but are covered with reindeer skins, and guest are given thermal sleeping bags. Icehotel 365 has a number of themed rooms called Art Suites. In each of them you can admire the stunning statues carved out of ice.
This is a new five-star restroom in the Bishan district of Chongqing, China. The facility is 150 square meters and has an elegant interior design as well as quality materials: like marble floors, granite imitation walls, lacquered wood doors and urinal separators, even chandeliers. A central heating system and 24-hour air-conditioning keep the place at a constant temperature of 26 degrees Celsius all the time. There is also a high-quality stereo system that plays soothing music. The five-star public restroom cost about 800,000 yuan ($115,785) to build.