In the wake of the tragic passing of comedic genius, Robin Williams, it’s probably an apt time to look back at what an equally brilliant yet troubled figure, Philip Seymour Hoffman, had to say about Life, Death, and Happiness in this excellent animated short by Patrick Smith, produced for the PBS series Blank on Blank.
Parents of beautiful stillborn child share devastating photos to help break the silence around fetal death
Ok, this is a real tearjerker. A Californian couple recently experienced a tragic loss when their baby girl – Monroe Faith Staley – was stillborn. Emily and Richard Staley had a suspicion something was wrong when the normally active baby stopped moving in the womb some eight months into the pregnancy. An ultrasound confirmed the awful news and the baby was delivered via C-section the following day.
Yes, this really DID happen, in America (Boston to be precise), as only it could. Danvers police were called out to an unusual rescue today after a terrified Woodchuck had ended up wedged rather unceremoniously between the imposing bars of a local grate. Surreal? Yes.
Well, I guess you could call this titillating. Photographer Lucy Hilmer has kept up a tradition for 40 years of taking a self-portrait on her birthday wearing nothing other than her ‘white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks’. Not quite a birthday suit, but close enough. Her first Birthday Suit self-portrait was taken in Death Valley, California, in 1974.
From the ‘you can’t script it’ category comes this somewhat bizarre story about a pending legal entanglement between a clever monkey, a photographer, and Wikipedia. It all started back in 2011 when nature photographer David Slater had his equipment, erm, borrowed by a rather forthright primate who proceeded to take hundreds of selfies, including the ubiqitious one above which has since been adopted by Wikipedia in its Wikimedia Commons collection.
This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]
This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all. Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth! These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size, which, […]
There’s a new craze sweeping China’s Yangshan, an area known as much for its fruit as it is for its lingerie: panty-wearing peaches. That’s right, it’s rows and rows of peaches in panties, designed to make the luscious peaches look that much more appealing to prospective buyers. And it seems to be working. As for […]
Count It Joy Photography may well be ‘a portrait studio and on-location photographer based in Huntsville, AL’. But as of today, it’s also the creator of a viral shoot going nuts on the web. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Snuggles’ Doggie Newborn Pictures, a photo shoot that happened when, having wrapped a baby shoot for another couple, one of them remarked how nice it would be to do their own baby shoot. But there no baby in sight!
This video has been doing the rounds lately on YouTube and it’s not hard to see why: deceptively titled, Lucy the Beagle gets into a 325 degree oven to retrieve some chicken nuggets, it’s not quite as easy as that. You see, first she has to move some furniture around to enable the great nugget heist. Then she has to nab the nuggets and wrangle them to the safety of the floor.
How do you amass 1.5 million Instagram followers in the snap of a finger? Simple: follow the lead of 17-year-old Kiwi, Martin, who has created a massive online buzz for his regular uploads of him dressed as various female celebrities and film characters. His characterization is flawless, as is his burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit.
Ok, so the song was a hit back in 1992 (off the seminal album, Mack Daddy) but this version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back STILL sounds fresh today as performed by the, wait for it, Seattle Symphony. Yes, that’s right, Sir Mix-A-Lot is mixing it up. A lot. Check out the front row dancers in this performance who are hamming it up and butt slapping their way through the entire song. Priceless.
Yup, this would take some Dutch courage alright. Check out this astounding footage taken deep in the jungles of the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand of a tourist calmly halting the angry charge of a rampant elephant with a gentle wave of his hand. Yup, his hand.
Watch what happened when 1,000 people simultaneously ate one of the hottest chili peppers in the world
Oh boy, this one will really set your mouth alight! Copenhagen’s Chili Klaus organised an event on June 5th at which 1,000 people ate the notorious Ghost Chili (bhut jolokia), at around 1,000,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, one of THE hottest chili peppers known to man.
Now, this has to hurt! Dancer Sara Mapelli wears what she calls a ‘bee-blouse’ made up of 12,000 honey bees for this exotic dance performance. She uses a special pheromone oil equivalent to the scent of 100 queen bees to attract her ‘bee-blouse’, which she wears for up to two hours at a time.