While newspapers are filled with news about the pirates of Somalia, there is a war for power that is lasting between the loyal and hardline Islamists. Thousands of innocent people die in this fight. Since the beginning of the insurgency in December 2006, nearly 17,000 civilians lost their lives.
Do you remember the guy who could do anything with his hand? Well, this the guy in this post is Daniel Browning Smith the Rubberboy, billed as the "worlds most flexible man". Look what he can do with his body!
Helena Christensen is a Danish fashion model, former Victoria's Secret Angel, and beauty queen. Christensen is considered to be one of the more prominent models of the 1990s, having appeared on many magazine covers and in fashion campaigns. If this name still doesn’t ring a bell, she appeared topless in the in the music video for Chris Isaak's song "Wicked Game" and was featured in the MTV’s "Sexiest Video of All-Time".
We continue to acquaint you with the work of super-talented Alex Andreev. If you remember we had a post recently with his works. Metronomicon is another series of his masterpieces. I’m still very impressed. You should see this.
The coconut crab is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper limit of how big terrestrial animals with exoskeletons can become. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers to eat the contents. Reports about the size of the coconut crab vary, but most references give a body length of up to 40 cm (16 in), a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb), and a leg span of more than 0.91 m (3.0 ft), with males generally being larger than females. Inside the post, you will see the pictures that will let you evaluate the size of these giants.
The incredible XSR48 is a luxury powerboat of £1.2m that was inspired for both its performance and styling from the cars of Formula 1 and the best supercars that exist. With a total of no less than 1600hp from its two bi-turbo 11.3L diesel engines, XSR48 can accelerate from 75 up to 90 knots. It is described as “one of the world’s most technologically-advanced and safest high speed craft”. Ultra-modern boat is equipped with everything that you need only the owner - including the entertainment system with four 12-inch LCD-displays, microwave oven and freezer. The British company XSMG Marine plans to produce only 100 of these boats a year.
When we see men dressed in suits on the beach, we may wonder what they are doing here? It sure looks strange to practicing wakeboarding dressed in suits, but at the same time, they know how to do it. Bravo!
Another incredible accident happened the day before yesterday in Tallinn. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The BMW driver wanted to turn left at tram track intersection and ... didn’t see the tram coming or didn’t hear it or simply, he thought he would have time to pass. In any case, all is well and it seems that the person who is inside the car with his notebook and cell phone is the driver.
Some people collect rocks, some scatters them but Bill Dan from San Francisco does something extraordinary with them. For 15 years, since 1994, he’s been making sculptures from balancing stones. Bill makes these incredible sculptures without the aid of glue, Photoshop or any other means of montage.
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling is an annual event held in England. Traditionally, only local villagers participated in it. Now the event became international. The tradition is at least 200 years old. A round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the top of the hill, and contenders run down the hill and try to catch it. But as the cheese is rolled one second before they start to race, it gains speed up to 70mph (112 km/h). A large number of participants are injured every year.
I want to show you how Indonesian miners who extract sulfur are working at the Ijen volcano in East Java. They have to work in inhuman conditions and it is extremely dangerous to health. But what else can they do, there’s no other work in the region...
A crazy idea became a reality. One Chinese invented the bicycle with the wheels in the shape of pentagon and triangle. It is more difficult to ride it than a regular bicycle, it takes more efforts. On the other hand, it allows you to burn more calories)))
Two groups of African penguins were released into the ocean. They were contaminated in an oil spill near the coast of Namibia on April 8. After they were treated, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds released them into the wild. The first group of 84 penguins was released on May 21, and the second one of 38 birds – five days later. But I had the impression that they weren’t so willing to go there by themselves ))