Do you often complain about some stuff on Twitter or Facebook? Maybe some things irritate you or the way they function. Well, stop complaining and look how African bloggers work. Actually, one African blogger from Monrovia, Liberia - Alfred Sirleaf. He writes his « daily news » on a big blackboard. He employs people to report him news around the city and country. He uses symbols like military helmets for the illiterate people. There is also a place for ads and there are people who’re willing to pay for them to put their ad. The price varies from $5-15 depending upon the section on the blackboard. Alfred Sirleaf is planning to open such spots in different parts of the city to pass information for those who are unable to go on the Internet, to have a TV or even to buy newspapers.
Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers 18,989 square km (7,332 sq mi). All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species): elephants, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, giraffes, 17 species of antelope, lions, leopards, and crocodiles and many other species. Tourism is very developed here. But before going there, the tourists are always asked to sign a document that they went there willingly and if they are eaten, the park administration DOES NOT bear any responsibility.
Faced with this awesome waterfall, most of us would be happy to stand at the side and enjoy the view. For one man, however, that wasn't enough. Pedro Olivia risked his life by jumping into his kayak, paddling straight over the edge - and dropping an astonishing 127 feet off the Salto Belo falls in central Brazil. He fell head first for 2.95 seconds before hitting the churning waters below at 70mph. Pedro successfully broke the previous waterfall record! Crazy but brave man ;)
I don’t even know if this pictures should be commented. Briefly, a guy got very drunk, was walking around the hotel in his boxer shorts and then went to swim and..hop, he started to feel bad because of alcohol. Well, one should drink less it is a fact.
The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the second tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat. The hotel cost $650 million to build. Burj Al Arab characterizes itself as the world's only "7-star" property. Despite its size, the Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-story floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 square meters (1,819 sq ft), the largest covers 780 square meters (8,396 sq ft). It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The cost of staying in a suite begins at $1,000 per night; the Royal Suite is the most expensive, at $28,000 per night.
Funny picture selection about how people accidently or on purpose were taken on photos and spoiled it ) It’s really hilarious. Such pictures are very popular on the web. I gathered the best of them. If you like it, I’ll do the second part tomorrow.
Miniature Wonderland (German: Miniatur-Wunderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany and the largest of its kind in the world. As of January 2008, the railway consists of 11,000 metres (36,089 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into five sections: Southern Germany, Hamburg and the coast, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland. Of the 4,000 square metres (43,056 sq ft) of floor space, the model takes 1,500 m2 (16,146 sq ft).
By 2014 the exhibit is due to double the number of sections to ten; the next section covering an airport, is due to open in 2009. The exhibit includes 900 trains made up of 12,000 carriages; 300,000 lights, 200,000 trees and 200,000 human figures.
All this can be seen in minor details. And judging by many photographs from there it is even hard to say that this is only a miniature, it looks very plausible.
I never understood people who did such things to themselves. But everyone sees things differently. Maybe they try to express themselves this way or just want to be noticed. In my opinion, it’s not pretty at all and can be harmful. More pictures after the jump.
The owner of this apartment is one old man. He gathered trash on the streets and brought it to his apartment with hope to find something interesting. I’ve never seen such thing before. You can get sick only by looking at the photos.
Last Friday, March 20 the spring equinox occurred, in other words the spring has come. People around the world welcomed the spring sunshine. You will see a collection of photos of the first signs of spring after the jump ))
Who said people couldn’t fly? These guys called 'Human Red Arrows' prove the opposite. By using special costumes they jump of high altitudes and hover in the sky like birds. How it happens you will see after the jump.
In general, they treat the baby orang-utans. They are so cute, take a look at these photos, you'll love them too. Most importantly, they receive excellent care in there. I think it's a very good idea ))
The eruptions of an undersea volcano occurred today off the coast of Tonga. Scientists were able to approach very close to the volcano and make great shots. It was a risky venture but it definitely worth it.
The four Spanish students from the IES La Bisbal school of Catalonia have sent a camera to the stratosphere at a distance of 20 miles above the earth to take beautiful photos you’ll see after the jump. It may seem very simple: a $77 digital camera Nikon Coolpix, a $60 latex balloon filled with helium, a few calculations and hop, you have great photos without using super expensive NASA equipment. In truth, it was more complicated than that. But the idea is good and moreover, it was successful. In bottom of the page, you will find links to flickr and the site (in Catalan) of these students for more details.