Look, These Landscapes Are Out Of This World!

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They may look like scenes from a science fiction film, but these panoramas are in fact from our present-day planet. Thanks to plenty of salt minerals and heavy elements in the soil, the Dallol volcano in Ethiopia produces brilliantly colored pools of water at the top of its caldera. And, as if to add greater effect to the already stunning sights, the volcano stands apart from the salt plains around it like an island. This hot spot was created through phreatomagmatic eruptions caused by magma interacting with water, and was further altered due to the presence of salt water. Photos by Francisco Pandolfo / Caters News. Continue »

Chinese Village Builds Giant Golden Statue Of Mao Zedong

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Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, was a controversial figure. His Marxist–Leninist theories, military strategies and communist ideas, especially his “Great Leap Forward” campaign, where he attempted to rapidly transform China’s economy from an agrarian economy to an industrial one, led to widespread famine resulting in the death of an estimated 45 million people. Through starvation, forced labor and executions, Mao killed a total of 70 million Chinese during his 27-years tenure as the Chairman of Communist Party of China. Continue »

You Can Stay At This Converted Oil Rig In Malaysia And Go Diving

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Located in the waters off Sipadan in Malaysia, is an old oil rig that is now a dive platform and resort named ‘Seaventures‘. The surrounding area is one of the diving industry’s renowned top dive destinations, and is commonly ranked as being one of the world’s best. Seaventures takes advantage of this position and allows guests to dive directly from the rig. Continue »

Adorable ‘Little Monks’ In Chongqing Go Viral Online

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A group of photos depicting two little boys dressed as monks in a temple in Chongqing, southwest China, have become a hit online, chinanews.com reports. These photos were taken by a netizen when he and his friend took their sons to the Two Buddha Temple in Hechuan, Chongqing for a trip together. (CNS/Zhong Xin) Continue »

An African-Inspired Treehouse Has Sprouted Up In London

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Virgin Holidays have built a South African inspired treehouse on London’s Southbank, to promote travel to South Africa. The temporary treehouse installation (only there for one week) was inspired by the Lion Sands Game Reserve accommodation in South Africa. The treehouse is positioned 35-feet above the ground. The best part about this treehouse is that you can win an overnight stay in it. Continue »

Carnival Of Venice 2016

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Masked revellers take pictures during the Venice Carnival, Italy January 29, 2016. People attended the Venice Carnival, celebrated Saturday under heightened security following the sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and the ongoing terror threat in Europe. Authorities have increased surveillance throughout the city, including the number of officers on patrol, both under-cover and in uniform. (Photos by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) Continue »

Snow, Science And Solitude: Living On The Edge Of The World

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Snow covers Broggerdalen mountain near Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway October 11, 2015. A Norwegian chain of islands just 1,200 km (750 miles) from the North Pole is trying to promote new technologies, tourism and scientific research in a shift from high-polluting coal mining that has been a backbone of the remote economy for decades. Norway suspended most coal mining on the Svalbard archipelago last year because of the high costs, and is looking for alternative jobs for about 2,200 inhabitants on islands where polar bears roam. Part of the answer may be to boost science: in Ny-Alesund, the world’s most northerly permanent non-military settlement, scientists from 11 nations including Norway, Germany, France, Britain, India and South Korea study issues such as climate change. The presence of Norway, a NATO member, also gives the alliance a strategic foothold in the far north, of increasing importance after neighbouring Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014. (Photo by Anna Filipova/Reuters)
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McDonald’s Introduces Chocolate-Covered French Fries To Japan

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Photo: Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku

McDonald’s is attempting to reverse its sagging fortunes in Japan with the launch this week of a new menu item: french fries smothered in chocolate sauce. Continue »

Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Extraordinary images of the cruise ship by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski from his book Concordia, published by White Press. The German photographer swam out to where the ship – which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives – is moored. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, was jailed for 16 years over the accident. Continue »

World’s Largest Railway Model Is Now On Google “Mini” Street View

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Google’s Street View, that lets you explore the world through the virtual eyes of street level cameras, has now shrunk itself to the size of a thumb, so that you can experience the world’s largest miniature model railway as if it has been blown to real size. Continue »

Old Fire Truck Turned Into Spacious Hotel Room

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Planning on exploring the Scottish countryside? Well why not sleep in an Unique stay like this renovated Fire Truck! Located on the Inshriach House Estate in Aviemore, Scotland, the Beer Moth Hotel is a unique accommodation meant for two people. Continue »

No Pants Subway Ride 2016

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The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event which was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. Continue »

“Days of Night – Nights of Day”: Photographer’s Vision Of The Northernmost City In The World

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Elena Chernyshova’s vision of Norilsk, Russia, the northernmost city in the world, is a series of surprises by which she extracts otherworldly beauty from ugly realities. Norilsk ranks as the seventh most polluted city on earth, and its origins are dark: It was built in the 1920s and ’30s on the backs and bones of gulag prisoners. Now it is a company town that mines and smelts the world’s biggest haul of nickel and palladium, 24/7.
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Forget Harry Potter And Platform 9¾ – This Train Station In Japan Only Has One Passenger

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The Kami-Shirataki train station is located in Japan’s north island of Hokkaido, three years ago due to its remote location and ending of freight trains, the Japan Railway decided to close it down. Continue »

Canal Saint-Martin In Paris Reveals Its Secrets

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Paris authorities began draining the Canal Saint-Martin, a popular waterway that attracts tourists and revelers in the French capital’s trendy northeastern 10th arrondissement, for the first time in 14 years, Paris, January 5, 2016. (Photo by Christophe Geyres/SIPA Press/Newscom)
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