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, […]
A year ago, the largest building in the world was Dubai’s International Airport terminal 3. As of July 1, China’s New Century Global Center steals the title at 1.2 million square feet and 18 stories. This colossal building is in the mega-city of Chengdu, and it contains 14 IMAX screens, restaurants, hotels, plenty of shopping, […]
German cleaning equipment manufacturer, Karcher, volunteered its time and resources to clean Mt. Rushmore free of charge. The crew’s goal was to pressure wash lichens off of the presidents’ faces, but didn’t really expect to see a noticeable difference in appearance.
Mark and Adam Simpson are two brothers with one goal: make people happy. To accomplish this goal, they’ve organized a contest to find a fund an idea that will make people happy. Their intentions are completely pure, so it’s not an advertising ploy or a government initiative; even the winner’s name won’t get published. The […]
Reddit has a subreddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), where anyone can start a post to describe who they are, what they do, and answer questions posed by anyone next in the comment box. John Malkovich just went on AMA with a post titled ‘I am actor / director John Malkovich – AMA!’ to do one of these.
George Orwell’s 110th birthday recently passed on the day of June 25, and Dutch artists Front404 installed party hats on top of surveillance cameras in the city of Utrecht in a nod to the Big Brother state he wrote about in his seminal novel 1984. As they explained, ‘By making these inconspicuous cameras that we […]