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Preparing for Superstorm – Hurricane Sandy

A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba on Thursday. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) Continue »

Zombie Walk Berlin

Zombie enthusiasts set out on a “Zombie Walk” in the city center on October 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Approximately 150 zombies, who had organized themselves through Facebook, walked and limped across Alexanderplatz, growled and moaned at passersby and performed jerking dances. In photographs by Sean Gallup / Getty Images. Continue »

Weird Halloween with Pixers!

Why not to change a bit your private space and convert it it into a spooky place where everything could happen? Here is a collection of scary and funny wall decals and posters for HALLOWEEN, easy to install, cheap and great for everyone who don’t care about conventions. Continue »

Longcroft – Luxury Cat Hotel

An exclusive luxury all-suite hotel property featuring five-star service and fine gourmet dining has just opened in north of London. What makes this property uniquely exclusive is that prospective hotel guests are required to possess whiskers, claws and speak only the language of Meow and Mew. Indeed, the new Longcroft Hotel is for cats only. Continue »

Hooray for Jia Jia

“Jia Jia” is one of two new Giant Pandas from China who will be residing at the River Safari Singapore, part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s new attraction opening in 2013. They are part of the organization’s continuous efforts to boost tourism and generate public awareness of the world’s struggle in preserving endangered species. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) Continue »

Photo of the Day: No Fear!

A dog looks out from an open window as its owner takes pictures near the seawall in Scituate, Massachusetts. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

The City that Builts into the Rock

Setenil de las Bodegas is a small town in the province of Cádiz, Spain. Named after its once flourishing wineries – bodegas – Setenil de las Bodegas (which means Setenil of the Wine Cellars) is unique among the pueblos blancos, white villages, of Andalucia and particularly famous for its dwellings built into the rock overhangs. The town extends along the course of the Rio Trejo with some houses being built into the rock walls of the gorge itself, created by enlarging natural caves or overhangs and adding an external wall. Continue »

Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge consists of over 112,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, at 3,100 acres and the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp. On the territory of teh National State Reserve you can see trees like bald cypress, pine, maple, and many others, and animals like black bear, lynx, otter and weasel. Continue »

Cheap Chinese Tablet

After Apple introduced the first iPad, and tablet computers began to appear on the system Android, the Chinese immediately rushed to rivet similar devices and sell them at ridiculous prices. Of course, many do not trust the basement hack, but in vain, by the way. For example, the tablet Pontiac G6 cost only $ 15 will run smoothly, I’m sure. Continue »

Homemade Car Festival

24th Festival of roller carriages passed, or rather rolled in Medellin, on October 7, 2012. Best “drivers” of the festival are in the collection. (AFP/Raul Arboleda) Continue »

Exact Copy of the 100 Yuan Banknote

One Chinese student, who asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, he decided to show off their artistic talents. Using pencils and colored pencils, he painted a replica of 100 yuan banknote, as untrained person can not be identified. Continue »

Inflatable Trampoline Bridge Proposal by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Paris based Atelier Zündel Cristea have introduced this proposal for an inflatable bridge complete with three giant trampolines for pedestrians to enjoy. There are plenty of bridges al over in Paris, across the River Seine that carry cars, trains, cyclists, and pedestrians from the Left Bank to the Right. This time, AZC s came up with an original idea that would involve pedestrians. The atelier designed the bridge as its entry for a competition organized by Archtriumph, a website whose sole purpose is to organize competitions. It would be constructed from giant PVC rings inflated with more than 130,000 cubic feet of air. Continue »

A Lot of Penguins

From the sky, it looks as though it is a river clogged with pollution or perhaps a field of exotic flowers. It’s not until you get closer that the true nature of this living carpet is revealed. Continue »

Photo of the Day: Spooky Sight

Brainshire School students in Halloween costumes during their “Halloween Day” in Manila. (Reuters)

Photo of the Day: First Steps

An 11-week-old giant panda cub takes baby steps during a morning veterinary examination at the zoo. (Ken Bohn / Reuters)