A Phone Booth in the Middle of Nowhere (14 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       10868

This lonely paid phone booth was once working. It spent decades in the middle of nowhere, being left in the desert for some unknown reasons. It had its own number: (760) 733-9969. Campers who happened to find this phone located 8 miles from the nearest paved road used to answer the incoming calls from everywhere or make calls themselves.

Don’t try to call its number today though, because the National Park Service decided to rip the lonely phone booth out, that was reportedly set up in the 1960s to provide phone service to miners and other people. An independent film appeared in 2000 devoted to this phone booth. But the year 2000 was also its end, as this was the year it was finally removed.

 

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Oddity of the Day: an Egg with a Surprise Inside (3 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       15983

It’s like a Kinder surprise… except the fact that a normal egg is not supposed to have a surprise in it!

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American Children in the Early 20th Century (64 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       22866

This is an interesting collection of photos of American children from the beginning of the 20th century. They don’t look like modern kids, do they?

 

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These funny animals (40 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       16155
These funny animals (40 pics)

These funny animals (40 pics)

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When Afghanistan Had Hopes for the Future (23 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       17837

British Defense Secretary Liam Fox called Afghanistan “a broken 13th-century country” when he visited it. His words drew fire on him. This happened not because he was wrong, but because he was way too blunt. Actually, Liam Fox wasn’t the first person to call Afghanistan a medieval country. There were people who labeled local inhabitants “barbarians with a 1200 A.D. mentality”. Many people really think that Afghanistan is an ungovernable land with chaos that would never make it out of the Middle Ages.

 

Still there were times when Afghanistan was a nice country where women could pursue careers in medicine, where people could go to the movies and work on the factories. This country used to produce many goods. It had a government that was able to undertake national infrastructure projects. People believed they had a future, but all their hopes were destroyed by 30 years of war.

 

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Great Aerial Photographs of Airport Runways (52 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       19870

We have here an excellent compilation of aerial pictures of different airport runways from every corner of the world.

Most of these photos are truly beautiful!

 

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Optical Illusions in Salvador Dali’s Paintings (17 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       84607

Dali’s works are truly awesome, you can spend a long time looking at them, because there is a lot to see in each painting, plenty of little and ingenious details that make his works unique.

I love it.


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Optical Illusions in Salvador Dali’s Paintings (17 pics)

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Fascinating High Speed Photographs (12 pics)

Posted in ANIMALS       23 Jul 2010       11308

This series of high speed photographs from Scott Linstead is amazing, each picture gives you the impression that the animals are frozen in time.

These shots required a lot of hard work, patience, knowledge and good photography skills.

 

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Shocking Bald Models on the Catwalk (14 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       14782

Fashion can be really weird sometimes. For example, Patrick Mohr thinks that his models don’t have to be sexual or good-looking. It is enough to just make them looking bald and add beard on their faces. This is what Mohr did for Berlin Fashion Week. It looks shocking.

 

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Basketball on the Wheels (22 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       4972

When Gustavo Villafane was 9 years old, he was hit by a train. The boy lost both his legs and one of his arms. Today he is one of the world’s best wheelchair basketball players. Now Gustavo and his Argentine teammates are preparing for the Paralympic Games that will be held in Venezuela this fall.

 

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Incredible Photographs Taken from the Sky (79 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       11844

I am so jealous of pilots and birds, as they can see such beauty every day, and I can’t. All these beautiful photographs were taken by George Steinmetz during his expeditions to different places around the world. He is well known for his exploration pictures of deserts, different cultures and mysteries. George has many awards for photography, and he is truly a genius photographer because he took these amazing and incredible pictures while piloting a motorized paraglider.

 

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The Magnificent Blue Holes of the Bahamas (23 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       12588

These submarine caves, also called vertical caves, located in the Bahamas are amazingly beautiful.

Too bad they are so dangerous to explore, because they would make perfect diving spots.

I would have loved to dive in these caves but I guess I’ll have to leave it to professional divers…

 

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Extreme Rock-boarding (22 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       23 Jul 2010       8674

Actually, some “nuts” started practicing rock-boarding long time ago, back in the 1990s. This sport is called the hardest one. It requires skis or snowboards that are used to ski a lope of rocks. It is very dangerous and extreme to downhill the rubble slope in a straight line, but there are many riders who love rock-boarding and can’t live without it anymore.

 

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Hilarious Dog Haircuts (49 pics)

Posted in ANIMALS       23 Jul 2010       57482

Since many dogs have long fur, their owners feel ok about giving their pets a haircut. Sadly, some of these dogs just cannot say, “Hey, please, noooooo!” before they start looking so funny or get the worst haircut ever.

 

Hilarious Dog Haircuts (49 pics)

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The Giant and his Tiny Wife (7 pics)

Posted in BLOGS       22 Jul 2010       4651

This is the russian giant boxer Nikolai Valuev and his tiny wife...

The Giant and his Tiny Wife (7 pics)

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Incredible Photomontages (3 pics)

Posted in BLOGS       22 Jul 2010       1572

This image is some photo collage from Tsunehisa Kumura's Photomontages, which was published in 1979. How something like this is possible without Photoshop ?¿

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Daily picdump (122 pics)

Posted in DAILY       22 Jul 2010       44064
Daily picdump (122 pics)

Daily picdump (122 pics)

Daily picdump (122 pics)

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Unbelievable Sea Story (4 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       41645

Can you guess what happened to this yacht? I will just say that nobody was hurt here, but to understand what was going on you need to see the second photograph. This story took place near the shore of South Africa.

 

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One Must Sweat to Be Beautiful (7 pics)

Posted in CELEBS       22 Jul 2010       29423

British TV presenter Clare Nasir went to the park to start training after she gave birth to her child. It is hard to bring yourself into a shape. Not every woman would be so comfortable to put on a bathing suit right after the childbirth, let alone to go workout in a park where everyone can see you.

 

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Cool Google Earth Satellite Photos (38 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       28441

The Google Earth satellite photos in this post are quite unusual. In the cities, the buildings look like they are leaning and in the country there is everything from crop circles to human figures. There are even people who put the strangest things on their roofs. They are unusual photos to say the least.

 

Cool Google Earth Satellite Photos (38 pics)

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How Tagging Discretely (6 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       13054

Nice trick if you don’t wanna be caught while tagging.No harm, no foul..

 

How Tagging Discretely (6 pics)

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Genius Master of Photography (27 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       23919

Yousuf Karsh is one of the most genius masters of 20th century photography. Looking at his works, you get the feeling that the human story is told in these amazing pictures. You can see extraordinary and unique portraits of outstanding people of the last century after the jump.

 

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Genius Master of Photography (27 pics)

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Avatar and Aliens Are Pretty Much the Same Movie (1 pic)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       17756

When lots of people tend to say that Avatar is nothing more than another Pocahontas, someone saw in the last Cameron’s movie lots of similarities with ‘Alien’.

Indeed, it seems those two movies have a lot in common, so let’s see in what they are the same.

 

Warning: those of you who haven’t seen these two blockbusters (if it’s possible…) should skip this post as it reveals some important aspects of the movies.

 

Avatar and Aliens Are Pretty Much the Same Movie (1 pic)

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Amazing Design Ideas (123 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       41661

Human genius creates out of ordinary things some extraordinary ones. A selection of creative thoughts, ideas and finds of different designers.

 

When Ordinary Things Get Creative (45 pics)

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Amazing Design Ideas (123 pics)

Amazing Design Ideas (123 pics)

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The Days before Pearl Harbor (40 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       10393

Many of the photos were all taken in the days before Pearl Harbor, during the great depression. It was a more innocent time when nearly half of all Americans still lived in small towns or on farms. Mothers still made all of their children’s clothes and color film wasn’t invented until the late 1930s. A very interesting glance at the history. 

 

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Oil Spill in China: Man Nearly Drowned (7 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       11751

Oil spill is now observed in China. A pipeline that was transporting oil in the port city of Dalian explosed. The oil workers tried to fix an underwater pump, when one of them began to drown in the oil slick. Good, his co-workers rescued him…

Now Chinese workers understand what birds and other animals felt in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Oil Spill in China: Man Nearly Drowned (7 pics)

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These funny animals (47 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       60435
These funny animals (47 pics)

These funny animals (47 pics)

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Restroom Restaurants in China (10 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       22 Jul 2010       9428

The photos in this post are of a restaurant in China that has sundaes that look like feces, bathtubs for tables, and toilets for seating. We’re not exactly sure what the fascination is all about but it appears that they do a brisk business. They are actually known as toilet restaurants.

Restroom Restaurants in China (10 pics)

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