Dali’s cookbook called “Les Diners de Gala” was published once in 1973. It has 136 recipes over 12 chapters where the 10th of which is dedicated to aphrodisiacs, and has really odd illustrations and collages created especially for the publication. However, only around 400 copies of this cookbook known to survive, most of which sell for hundreds of dollars. Fortunately, this rare book will be available for the first time in 43 years as a new reprint.
China plans to relocate 250 million people to country’s megacities. To do this, they need solid infrastructure. So, they invested billions in huge infrastructure projects. Some of them have been already completed, others are underway. Here are some of the giant and expensive Chinese building projects.
These amazing photos that were taken from an airplane cockpit show us what pilots see from above. And the view is simply breathtaking. A pilot from the Netherlands Christiaan van Heijst and his friend Daan Krans run a website called Amazing Aviation where they post flight-deck images. The images below were captured above Toronto, India and China.
Plastic or polymer banknotes were first developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1988. Advantages of such banknotes are quite obvious: they last significantly longer than paper notes, have lesser environmental impact, a reduced cost of production and replacement and incorporate many security features not available to paper banknotes, including the use of metameric inks. The United Kingdom, Chile, Nicaragua, Republic of Maldives and some other countries have introduced plastic banknotes into circulation too. Here are the best looking plastic banknotes out there.
China has the population of over 1.381 billion which is constantly growing. Plus, as of 2015 the country has dropped their “one child policy.” Today, Chinese couples are allowed to have 2 children per household. The government hopes that it will help to balance the country’s demographics. In the meantime, their population will continue to grow even faster now. And as you will see in these pictures, China is already very crowded…