Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Death-Defying Aerial Stunts of 1920s Barnstormers

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 technology. Airplanes proved to be wonderful for transportation and for waging war, but barnstormers saw their entertainment value, too. Performers walked around outside their planes, jumped from plane to plane, and came up with new stunts to please crowds. But wing-walking is one place you don’t learn from your mistakes, because you often don’t survive them. So many of these performers died that federal safety restrictions were put into place, and the shows all but died out.
                                                                                Photo: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives
                                                                        Photo: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives

Helicopter Crashes - Original HD footage


Its Christmas time! All the cities in the world are being decorated in the mood of Christmas! The main decoration, of course is the Christmas tree. Here are some Christmas trees from all around the world. Get in the Christmas mood!
Warsaw, Poland
USA, Pittsburgh, PA
Brussels, Belgium

Chuck Norris


The yawning is really contagious ! Its hard to resist, even through pictures! You don’t trust me? Well, try and resist not to yawn while looking at this pictures collection of cute animals yawning:

The fastest airplane in the world

The name of this bird Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird.Equipped with air-breathing engine. 
Maximum speed was registered in 1976, which amounted to 1,905.81 knots (3,529.6 km / h), which is equal to 58.83 miles per minute. Even missiles surface-to-air is not to catch up with the Lockheed Blackbird, he had only accelerate. Below you will find more information about it, its history and records, which remain to this day.
Lockheed SR 71 was in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998. Of the 32 aircraft built, 12 were lost in accidents not related to enemy action. From 1976 he held the world record as the fastest plane.
Built aircraft were painted dark blue, almost black, to increase the emission of internal heat and act as camouflage against the night sky. Dark color led to the aircraft call sign - "Blackbird".


The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.
This all sounds stimulating, I know, but have a little faith. As with all types of art, something that seems simple in explanation is made beautiful and complicated in the hands of right artists. Check out a few of these “Skull Nickels“, a very surface view of just what carvers do with these “Hobo Nickels“.

Clever Ads Show That Science Can be Fun

This movie poster trend is getting tiresome

Thursday, December 13, 2012

James Bond Theme Vocal Cover

Extreme graffiti artists

Is it worth to express their art in such a dangerous way? Judge for yourself.

Terrifying, Massive Waves Hit South Korea

Wow. A typhoon by the name of Sanba has been whipping up gigantic walls of water just south of Seoul.
In this photo released by Yeosu City and distributed via Yonhap News Agency, high waves caused by Typhoon Sanba crash on beach in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Invisible statues

Imagine walking through a forest and seeing just a glimpse of these invisible figures!
They’re the creative work of artist Rob Mulholland, who makes these sculptures out of mirrored Perspex (or acrylic glass).

The Life Of A Bench

In his series entitled ‘Bench‘, photographer Eugene Kotenko shot the activities that took place around a specific bench outside of his apartment over a period of four years. Documented in the Ukraine, the bench was located beside a government housing building.
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Strange But True

1. Crocodile can not bite his own tongue.
2. Snail can sleep for three years.
3. All polar bears are left-handed.
4. The average American eats an average of 18 bite of pizza.
5. Cats discharged over 100 different sounds, while dogs only about 10.
6. In China there are more people who speak English than in the United States!
7. Elephants are the only animals that can not jump.
8. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
9. Our eyes are always the same size from the date of birth, but our nose and ears grow our lifetime.
10. On average, right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed.
11. Starfish do not have brains.
12. Poisonous ant always falls on its right side.
13. Steamer Queen Elizabeth 2 is moved only 50 centimeters for every 3 liters of diesel the spent!
14. Wendy is a fictional name for the book of Peter Pan.
15. The strongest muscle of our body is the tongue.
16. For every American come two credit cards on average.
17. Woman winking almost twice as often as men.
18. The more likely it will kill the champagne cork than by a poisonous spider!
19. In Kentucky, 50% of people who marry for the first time are teenagers.
20. Einstein could not speak fluently when he was 9 years old. His parents thought he was retarded.
21. Average person laughs about 15 times a day!
22. Studies have shown that mosquitoes prefer to attack people who have just eaten a banana!
23. Penguins are able to jump 1.5 m in height.
24. The average person is a half-inch higher in the morning when he wakes up.
25. Sneezing boat of your mouth at a speed of 650 km / h!
26. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
27. Neanderthal brain was bigger than yours!
28. In 1980. , only one country has been without telephone lines – Bhutan!
29. Each person has a unique tongue prints and finger prints
30. Woman’s heart beating faster than the heart of man.
31. Your sense of smell is 20 times weaker than the dog’s.
32. Only 55% of Americans know that the Sun is a star.
33. Chicken populations in the world is roughly equal to the population of people.
34. Every time he sit down to compose, Beethoven poured on the head of a glass of cold water..
35. In 75% of American households, women care about paying the bills.
36. Some types of toothpastes containing antifreeze.
37. 70% of Americans go to college so that they could make more money in life.
38. Most of lipsticks contain fish oil.
39. Mosquitoes have teeth.
40. The most famous of Western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley
41. Most cows give more milk when listening to music.
42. solarsystem is 4.5 billion years old
43. Coca Cola was initially conceived to be used in medicine.
44. Skin of an adult man is heavy to 2.7 kg, almost twice as brain.
45. The most expensive plane in the world B-2 Stealth, costing nearly $ 2 billion.
46. Average eighteen seen 26,000 murders on TV.
47. Largest Santa Claus was as high as 22.17 meters.
48. Man has an average of 100 000 hairs on his head.
49. Black and white zebra stripes are comparable with human fingerprints.
50. It is impossible to sneeze and watch at the same time.
51. A crocodile can not stick its tongue out.
52. Butterflies smell with their feet.
53  In South Africa there is a type of earthworms that can be 6.7 meters long.
54. Elephants are the only animals that can not be jumped.
55. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

15 gorgeous gadget gifts for geeks who care about design

This tech ranges from cute to beautiful, but each one has a little special something that makes it a gorgeous gadget with an especially clever design and a great pick for the 2012 gift-buying season.

Slingbox 500
Watch TV anywhere. I know, it sounds like a beautiful dream, but this is no joke. Enjoy your favorite movies and shows in full HD at 1080p on your PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone or TV with this sleek little gadget. The compact design is ready to travel with you, keeping you up-to-date on all of the latest and greatest TV happenings.
iHome iP4 Boombox

Harkening back to the days of yore, the iP4 gives nostalgia a makeover. Just hook up your iPhone or iPod and, voila! You have an instant dance party on your hands. It comes in black, blue and bright pink (if you’re feeling a little extra sassy).
Ferrari Earphones
As the winter draws near, there’s lots of holiday music going around. Whether you want to tune in or not, these stylish earphones are sure to get attention wherever you go. We think this is a pretty great way to share your passion for the brand without, you know, buying a Ferrari.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wake Up Call

The Wake Up Call: political graffiti in times of crisis 

The Wake Up Call (English subtitles) from Kostas Kallergis on Vimeo.
 "The Wake Up Call" is a short documentary on the political street art that has emerged in Athens during the course of the economic crisis. The documentary follows four street artists in their attempt to leave an imprint on the urban landscape of Athens. 

Politics, satire and colours are merged together to create an outdoor manifestation of ideas, far from the dominant ideology. By documenting the work of the four artivists, "The Wake Up Call" reveals an attempt to force a political awakening on crisis-stricken Greece through street art. MaPet is a dentist in the morning. In his free time he cuts stencils with his dental wheel and at night he paints his own propaganda on the city's walls. Absent has set up a makeshift printing press and carves his political satire on a piece of engraving. 

Since 2010, his handmade posters, printed on greaseproof paper, haven't gone unnoticed. Pol, another stencil user, despises the bourgeois pretentiousness. His motto - "A clean wall hides a dirty consciousness". He criticises the role of the mainstream media and calls for an uprising with a great project in downtown Athens. Last but not least, Bleeps, one of the most well known Greek street artists, creates for the documentary his latest work, a representation of "The Toll" that Greek people are paying as a result of the economic crisis. Throughout last decade, the graffiti scene in Athens has become one of the most dynamic in Europe. Graffiti now decorates entire neighbourhoods in central Athens, including Exarchia, Kerameikos and Gazi to name but a few. 
Over the last few years especially, the city's street art has been adopted as a tool to balance a stream of one-sided information and to make up for a lack of critical mainstream media. At the same time, the emergence of the far-right on the Greek political scene has triggered even more criticism on what was is considered the freest part of Athens - its streets.
"The Wake Up Call" is a 'social diary on public display', as Bleeps calls it, temporarily posted on Athenian walls. 

The Wake Up Call

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Alexis Grigoropoulos CHILDREN OF THE RIOTS

Lion Stealing Camera

Nice capture.

5 facts about @

@ All the familiar icon was not known in this country before the computer age. Usually when borrowing the name from another language is not new is invented, but simply copied. But sometimes the original name can be unpronounceable, indecent or relevant rules of the language. Apparently, this is what happened with the @ symbol – its official name of “commercial floor” Russian ear seems completely pointless. So why “dog”?
1. In the 1990′s, when the @ first tried to translate into Russian, there were a lot of options equal – “krakozyabrami”, “hook”, “frog”, “ear”, and others. True, they are now almost disappeared, and “dog” has spread around the Runet remained, because any language tends to have only one universal word for anything there. Other names are marginal, although there may be a lot. For example, in English, the @ symbol is called not only the words commercial at, but mercantile symbol, commercial symbol, scroll, arobase, each, about, etc.
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