Masked Hero Hauls Bags, Babies Up and Down Tokyo Subway Stairs

In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers.

“Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out,” said Mr Tadahiro Kanemasu.

The slender 27-year-old has spent three months being a good Samaritan at the station on Tokyo’s western side. Like many in the city, it has neither elevators nor escalators and a long flight of dimly lit stairs.


Tadahiro Kanemasu, known as the Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger, looks for people to help at the station in Tokyo on Friday, Aug 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (REUTERS) Continue »

Largest Mural on an Inhabited Building in the World

Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l’oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings’ residents. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Continue »

A Nice Day for a Wet Wedding

Newly weds Cam Auge and Caylee Wasilenko share a kiss as they waterski in Bedwell Bay in North Vancouver, British Columbia, after exchanging vows on the dock at the Vancouver Waterski Club, on August 28, 2013. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Continue »

The World’s Largest Hot Sauce Collection

Vic Clinco owns what is thought to be the world’s largest hot sauce collection. His amazing 6,000 bottles collection from around the world includes a rare bottle of “Blair’s 16 Million Reserve”, the hottest sauce on the planet. The condiments line shelves, from floor to ceiling, in the dining room of his home in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as being crammed into cupboards and the fridge.

He has been collecting the jars for the past 17 years and is widely thought to hold the world record for a private collection. Mr Clinco, who works as a staff cook at the Four Seasons hotel, said his most expensive bottle is worth about $900 – a one of a kind – and the most he has ever paid for a bottle is $400. (Photos by Barcroft Media) Continue »

Kabutom RX-03 – A Large Beetle-shaped Robot

A large beetle-shaped robot “Kabutom RX-03”, made by Japanese engineer Hitoshi Takahashi, is demonstrated in Higashi Ibaraki province, Japan, on August 15, 2013. The robot is 11-meters in length and weighing 17-tonnes, can walk with its six legs and can also blow smoke from its nose. (Photos by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo) Continue »

2013 World Architecture Festival


The Halley VI centre designed by British architects Hugh Broughton in Antarctica which is a dismantlable research station created in the icy wastes for the British Antarctic Survey and has been shortlisted for a global architecture award. (World Architecture Festival 2013/PA Wire) Continue »

Painted Donkeys Arrive to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Twenty five life-size donkeys have been given pride of place in St Paul’s Cathedral as part of an interfaith exhibition. They’ve been painted by Egyptian and Western artists, to show solidarity for the people of Egypt. All 25 donkeys have been transported from Cairo for the Caravan exhibition. Each artist, whether Muslim or Christian, was asked to decorate the fibreglass donkey, created by noted Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman. The exhibition runs until 23 September, after which they will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, with all proceeds going to charities in Egypt. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Continue »

Burning Man 2013


Sam Ray visits the “Baby Head” art piece at Burning Man in Gerlach, Nevada. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal) Continue »

Photo of the Day: Two of Us

Two geese look out of step as they are surrounded by a massive flock of Red Winged Blackbirds. (John Fan/Solent News)

150th Anniversary of the Highland Main Line


Signalman Jimmy Summers changes points at Boat of Garten station on the Strathspey Steam Railway on August 27, 2013 in Aviemore, Scotland. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Highland Main Line built as a transportation link to the South for lairds and landowners living in northern Scotland. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) Continue »

Foo-Chan – Disappointed Cat

Disappointed Cat aka Foo-Chan is a three-year-old Chinchilla Golden has a heavy-set brow, causing him to appear depressed; his gloomy disposition has gone viral on a Japanese forum, where he’s been praised as “cute, but troubled” or “worried all the time”. Continue »

Various Celebs – “The Goddesses”

Various Celebs – “The Goddesses” – Interview Magazine Topless Photoshoot (September 2013)

Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Constance Jablonski, Andreea Diaconu, Alessandra Ambrosio, Cameron Russell, Behati Prinsloo, Toni Garrn, Doutzen Kroes, Karlina Caune & Jourdan Dunn. Continue »

World’s Biggest Tomato Fight at Tomatina Festival 2013

Revellers throw tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on August 28, 2013 in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 20,000 people threw 130 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world’s biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town. (Photos by David Ramos/Getty Images) Continue »

Designer Gregory Kloehn Turns a Dumpster into a Cozy Home in NYC

A California designer has turned a $2,000 dumpster into a fully functional home, complete with a bathroom, bed, kitchen and sun deck. Gregory Kloehn converted the dumpster in Brooklyn off of a hunch, and now he uses it whenever he stays in New York.

Kloehn added wheels to the bottom of the dumpster so it could be more easily transported and carved a custom door on the side for easy entry and exit. For drinking water, he installed a six-gallon water tank on the roof. The same water is funneled into the tiny toilet when he needs to use the bathroom. The water is also hooked up to an outdoor shower.

The red-and-black-colored interior is insulated with padding and features a small seating area. But sleeping appears uncomfortable. He appears to only barely fit inside when he lies down. The small kitchen takes up one corner of the dumpster and features a microwave and mini stove. Both run on electricity. Photos: AP Photo/John Minchillo. Continue »

Colossal Full Body Headphone

A music lover has created the world’s biggest headphones that you can sit inside. The 6ft-tall, 7ft-wide speakers cradle the listeners, who sit between the ears. Inventor Dallyn Rule, from Ontario, claims it is a breakthrough for people who want top quality without cutting yourself off. (JASON PAYNE / CATERS) Continue »