Since 1969, Colonel Gaddafi has had a firm grip on the leadership throne in Libya. He is one of the longest serving rulers in history although he is more famous for his flamboyant and unusual sense of style that makes him stand out like a sore thumb in a room full of politicians in suits.
Don't forget to scroll down to see his female bodyguards.
We already posted beautiful photos taken by Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock which appeared on his Twitter account. It seems that other astronauts follow his example. Here’s another set of pictures made this time by astronaut Paolo Nespoli while he was aboard the space station. The photo was taken approximately 1,000 km northeast of the Solomon Islands.
Meet Natsumi Hayashi from Tokyo who simply loves to levitate. She always brings her camera with her and creates these photos of her floating. It is not that easy to do as in order for her to look like floating and not like a jump, the facial expressions should be controlled as well as hair or body flailing shouldn’t be noticeable. I can say, that she reached her goal.
These are some of the coolest gadgets that you have ever seen. Some of them we posted in other similar entries, but here are lots of new stuff you may like. Make you wonder who thinks up these kinds of things. They will make everyone’s life easier and more convenient. They are really groovy gadgets.
Could you survive on 49 cents a day? If you lived in China and earned 49 cents per day, you’d have no alternative but to stretch those cents as far as they could go. Photographer Stefen Chow started a project called “The Poverty Line – China” which shows what the Chinese living below the poverty line can afford with the daily wage. One picture - one day.
Ten years ago Army Private Mitch Hunter performed a heroic act with bitter sweet results. He saved a woman’s life during a car accident by pushing a live wire off the woman. Sadly, the ending wasn’t a happy one for him. Hunter was left severely disfigured and the formerly handsome young man now lives with a severely scarred face, a prosthetic nose and leg. Hunter’s story is about to be re-written and the brave soldier just might get his happy ending after all. He has received approval for a face transplant by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Talk about turning an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan – Curtis Killorn is single handedly reviving dead trees in Colorado by painting them in bright beautiful colors. The result, as these beautiful pictures show, is magnificent. I absolutely love this original and very creative art work and thank the artist for generously sharing his pictures and link with me.
This Malaysian bicycle rider named Azizulhasni Awang suffered an unusual injury after he was involved in a high speed crash. It was only after the race that it was noticed that he had a large wooden splinter from the track had gone completely through his left calf. Awang placed third in the race. The splinter was about 7.9 inches (20cm) long.
Picture of the Day is our new daily topic. It can be just a random pic, not necessarily funny or it can be a very inspiring and expressive photograph on any subject; or it may have nothing in particular but just a pic that we happen to like. And we want to know what you think about it. Tell us what’s on your mind in the comments. Go inside the post to vote.
The Bible advocates tolerance and love but clearly the kids of Westboro Baptist Church did not get that memo – or at least their parents didn’t. Helmed by anti-homosexual propagandist Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for its extreme protest activities against homosexuality so it comes as no surprise that the children of the church are following in their parents’ footsteps.
Welcome to the world’s largest family. The Chinese fathers name is Ziona Chan and he has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. Altogether there are 181 members of this family. The family lives in a four story, 100-room house that is located in the hills of the Baktwang village where Chan’s wives sleep in large communal dormitories.