Restaurant owner Vijav Patil was grabbing a half glass of tea in the morning at a tea stall in Kolhapur, India, when he was arrested by police for drinking tea ‘in a suspicious manner’ under a law that allows preventative detention of someone suspected of being about to commit a crime. Thankfully, the judge had […]
We should have seen this coming: Boeing recently revealed that one of its retired fighter jets, the Lockheed Martin F-16, was turned into a drone and made its first unmanned flight at an altitude of 40,000ft (12.2km) and a speed of Mach 1.47 (1,119mph/1,800km/h) from a Florida base to the Gulf of Mexico last week. […]
A 45-year-old anthropologist who couldn’t cut it for NASA’s aviation program decided to raid his neighborhood hardware store and the Internet for parts to build his very own space suit from scratch. It looks pretty cool. We guess the next step is to actually test it in space, or at the very least, Hawaii. This […]
Will the world never cease to amaze us? In 2008, the Chinese village of Xuanping in Sichuan was completely destroyed by an 8.0-magnitude earthquake. At least that’s what everybody thought.
This exhibition is the ultimate juxtaposition of the old and the new. The Beyond Limits contemporary sculpture exhibition on display at England’s historic Chatsworth House features work from artists such as Marc Quinn, Tony Cragg and Bill Woodrow, Thomas Heatherwick, Allen Jones, and Mario Merz.
Europe’s largest ballooning event, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, just recently finished it’s 35th display. Over the course of four days, more than 150 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes floated across the sky over the city of Bristol. This stunning event is definitely something you need to see at least once during […]
A zoo in China’s People’s Park of Luohe has reportedly been attempting to pass off common species as exotic species. One such attempt involved a Tibetan mastiff masquerading as an African lion, but as you might guess, nobody was fooled. As a result of the lion scandal, the zoo is currently under fire from, well, everyone.
So this is what we learnt about the wild creatures of Australia today: wallabies will lead you astray, and kangaroos will save you. Case in point: a seven-year-old boy followed a wallaby into the bushes, then had a kangaroo eat a flower out of his hand before it fell asleep next to him. Which meant […]
Wow, what is this? Apparently a fierce competition takes place every year in July at Key West, Florida, with bearded blokes fighting to see who most resembles iconic novelist Ernest Hemingway. The always awesome Henry Hargreaves — whom you know we’ve been a fan of and keeping hot tabs on — documented this year’s contest with a series of portrait shots that show some of this year’s contestants. Must say that Papa Hemingway does have some pretty convincing doppelgangers out there.
Jon Burgerman, Sarah Ray, Muxxi, Famous When Dead, Emma McCann and a total of more then 240 artists from over 20 countries, Mail Me Art is back with round 3, this time at Framers Gallery in London. A percentage of the sales of all the original art work and the new Mail Me Art book […]
The West doesn’t look too kindly on China’s human rights record. But while homeowners across the US can have their property seized by any government official brandishing an ‘eminent decree’ order, the Chinese don’t seem so gung ho. At least in some cases. This means that rather than the bulldozers barreling in and flattening whatever […]
Apparently, buying $250 dollars worth of french fries and spreading them out on a large table is frowned upon in this Korean McDonalds. But seriously, who can blame the fast food joint for kicking these pesky kids out of the store after they pulled this stunt? Annoying, and just plain unhealthy.
Some people fight the bubonic plague. Some pen novels, inspired to greatness by Nobokov and Wilde. While others wake up and say, ‘Today, I shall build a skateboard large enough to invade Poland’. So, from the more-is-more school of radness, we bring you the World’s Largest Skateboard. It’s available to hire for your next event, […]
This is brilliant: when 7-year-old Dexter Walters scrawled a handwritten note to NASA saying he would like to be an astronaut and go on a Mars mission one day, NASA’s public outreach division wrote back with a charming response that concluded with, ‘keep reaching for the stars’. They also included a bunch of full-color stickers, […]