Sometimes trees grow in unusual shapes, sometimes these shapes are surprisingly similar to us, humans. Folklore from different cultures often mention talking trees such as ents from Tolkien’s works that interact with humans. It is very possible that stories of anthropomorphic trees were inspired by real trees that are similar to humans by appearance.
A group of stuntmen and stuntwomen who, during the 1920s, repeatedly risked their lives in a quest for thrills and entertainment; and, at the end of the day, to earn a living. Photo: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives There’s always someone who will find a creative way to make money off new
Today we will present you the project that demanded a lot of dedicated work and creative power. We just hope that you will enjoy the following photographs. Personally, I find them stunning to say the least. Tim Tadder is a very talented photograph who proves that creativity can be taken to a totally another level.
When the terms “sex” “mating” or “copulation” are mentioned, those various images and thoughts that flash through our minds are often pleasant and exciting. Unfortunately, for one animal the word ‘pleasant’ is definitely not the case, and in fact the poor female experiences the most traumatic insemination known. The ill-fated victim is the common bedbug
It is safe to say that today we have some interesting news for you, our respected readers. I am sure that you have heard of many unlikely, or at least unusual, friendships between animals. Today we have the perfect example for you. The kitten we will be talking about, was adopted by an animal who
A high caste lady’s dainty ‘lily feet’ – as they really were – in China “When a Celestial takes into his hand a woman’s foot, particularly if it is quite small, the effect upon him is precisely the same as is provoked in a European by a young and firm bosom. All the Celestials whom
If you think that today’s cities are awesome, you might as well be right, but history can show us that there were truly astonishing cities back in the ancient times. Wouldn’t be great if we can get to know some of these ancient cities? Well, that is exactly what we are going to do. Brace
We occasionally say that a couple are so close that they seem ‘joined at the hip’ – metaphorically speaking, obviously. But imagine this were a reality. (In fact, think about how the term might have developed.) Imagine if a person came from an egg that started to separate into identical twins but got stuck (or,
The building’s forbidding Neo-Renaissance facade alone might be enough to stop some visitors, and once inside, creepy deserted corridors and a crumbling lecture theater beckon. That’s not the half of it though. Descend into the bowels of this place, and the horrors really begin. “The head of a calf joined with the leg of a
During the war as Uncle Albert from “Only fools and horses” said, driving alone was considered almost a crime. As Peter Maass said: “If we become less reliant on oil–which means becoming more conservation-minded and efficient, as well as developing renewable energy on a broader scale than is already underway–we will not feel a need
There’s certainly something scary on the subject of mummies, however simultaneously they’re extremely interesting as well. These conserved human (and animal) bodies have lasted for years, sometimes even millennium, providing a tantalizing view into how our ancestors must have looked and lived. As such, they have been looked for by archaeologists and displayed in museums
Over at NRDC Switchboard, Dana Gunders writes Dear Government: Food Waste is a Matter of Urgency. Please Take It Seriously. It’s a significant post about a subject that is often ignored: that well over 40% of food in North America is wasted. Worldwide, almost a third of all food is lost to poor harvesting, lousy
Racetrack Playa is a dried out lake bed located 3,608 ft above sea level in Death Valley National Park, California. The playa is known as after the “racetracks” left by stones that strangely skid across its surface. credit: Rebecca Jackrel The Racetrack is mainly covered with hexagonal saucers of dried mud, left after a