34 year-old Liz Clark, a former bartender and a self-proclaimed “she-pirate,” quit her job in San Diego, California in 2006 and has been sailing around the world since. She was offered a Cal 40 sailboat with only one condition: she had to document all her adventures. Naturally, “Captain Lizzy” took this opportunity. In 2013 she welcomed aboard a 6-month old kitten that she rescued. Now the two of them are inseparable and share a life full of adventures.
UK-based designer Thomas Thwaites decided to become a goat. He built himself a goat suit with the help of researchers and the financial support of biomedical research group Wellcome Trust. He crossed the Alps in it and documented it all in his upcoming book: "GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human." It will be on sale on May 17.
World Press Freedom Index has been published just recently by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which shows a ranking of 180 countries where freedom of the press is at its best. Countries are ranked based on the freedom allowed for journalists with scores ranging from 0 to 100. 0 is the best score and 100 is the worst.
Venezuela has probably met the most difficult period in its modern history. A lot of poor people have almost nothing to eat. Supermarkets' shelves are full with different types of sodas which no one buys, while essential products like milk are no where to be found. "Living in a severe recession and a dysfunctional state-run economy, poorer families say they sometimes skip meals and rely more on starch foods"[Reuters].
Wasteland Weekend is an annual Mad Max themed festival, held during four days in the Mojave dessert, California. Even though it is not a cosplay or LARP event, everyone is asked to come fully equipped in both post-apocalyptic gear and attitude... The festival kicked off in 2010 and is now considered to be the largest post apocalyptic festival in the world.