The Best Photos From The First Half Of B&W Child 2018 Photo Competition

Portrait: 1st PLACE: “Zephyr” by Lee Jeffries, UK
The Best Photos From The First Half Of B&W Child 2018 Photo Competition

B&W Child Photo Competition is the biggest international photo competition that showcases the very best of black and white child photography from around the globe every year. Ever since 2014, we are giving emerging child photographers priceless exposure and a chance to be discovered. Continue reading »

1936 Stout Scarab: The World’s First Minivan?

1936 Stout Scarab: The World's First Minivan?

The 1936 Stout Scarab came about in the early 1930s when William B. Stout, head of the Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan, dreamed of rear-engine/rear-wheel drive. “When we finally ‘unhitch Old Dobbin’ from the automobile,” he wrote in Scientific American, “the driver will have infinitely better vision from all angles. The automobile will be lighter and more efficient and yet safer, the ride will be easier, and the body will be more roomy without sacrificing maneuverability.” Continue reading »

The First Class On Air France In 1957, By Eugene Louis Kammerman

The First Class On Air France In 1957, By Eugene Louis Kammerman

Born July 17, 1920, in Philadelphia, USA, Eugene Louis Kammerman, the son of a pharmacist and a passionate of photography, arrived with the American GI’s on the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Continue reading »

The First Russian Color Photos, 1910s

The First Russian Color Photos, 1910s

What we know about Peter Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866-1937): graduated from the Moscow conservatory in 1888…. He was a professional pianist and often performed. Was interested in local history, meteorology and photography, could make color autochromes on the glass. 150 color sheet glasses of Peter Vedenisov made between 1909 and 1914 have been preserved till today. Continue reading »

Rare And Amazing Photographs From The First Australasian Antarctic Expedition Between 1911-14

Rare And Amazing Photographs From The First Australasian Antarctic Expedition Between 1911-14
Cavern carved by the sea in an ice wall near Commonwealth Bay, circa 1912

In 1911 a group of scientists and adventurers left Hobart under the leadership of Dr Douglas Mawson. They were bound for Macquarie Island and the then unknown parts of Antarctica. Continue reading »

Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool

Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool

Virtual reality filmmaker Jonny Simpson-Lee is an award-winning and published underwater portrait photographer. He is a graduate of The Photography Institute and regularly works alongside swim schools holding underwater baby photo shoots. Continue reading »

“Under”: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant To Open In Norway

"Under": Europe's First Underwater Restaurant To Open In Norway

At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. With its immediate proximity with the forces of nature, the restaurant, which will also function as a research center for marine life, is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and to Lindesnes – to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip. Continue reading »

“Storm Of Steel”: Stuning Design Of Body Armor In The First World War, 1914-1918

"Storm Of Steel": Stuning Design Of Body Armor In The First World War, 1914-1918

During the First World War, the size and scale of some of the weaponry produced devastating wounds and losses on soldiers. In order to provide some protection to the men in the front lines, armies explored the possibility of providing them with different types of armor. Continue reading »

Futuristic Prototype Of The First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

Futuristic Prototype Of The First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

First Soviet night vision goggles appeared in early 1940s during first days of Russia joining World War 2. And those are the first prototypes of those, some were car mount some were portable. Continue reading »

World’s Largest Plane Fires Up Its Six Engines For The First Time

World's Largest Plane Fires Up Its Six Engines For The First Time

The world’s biggest plane is a step closer to its first flight.

Named Stratolaunch, the colossal aircraft successfully fired all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines – each weighing 8,940lbs (4,000kg) – for the first time this week. Continue reading »

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Publishes First Round Of Beautiful Entries

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is now accepting submissions. We’re looking for spectacular pictures that tell the story of animals, lands, and environments around the world. The deadline to enter is November 17 at 12 p.m. EST.

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Publishes First Round Of Beautiful Entries
This is Cheia (DN1A) road that takes you to Transylvania. Yes, THAT Transylvania, the birthplace of the legendary Count Dracula (Vlad Tepes). The legend says that this shot imagines what he might have seen on his nocturnalflights! Nevertheless, it’sa breathtaking view with a magnificent road. (Photo and caption by Calin Stan/National Geographic NaturePhotographer of the Year contest) Continue reading »

Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot

Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot

Fashion model Donyale Luna, the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, modeling to a captive public audience, in a shopping mall in Sydney Australia. Donyale, who also appeared in several movies produced by Andy Warhol, died in 1979 at the age of 33 from a heroin overdose.

It’s slow progress since Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. Especially since most inveterate fashion-watchers don’t even know Luna’s name. Continue reading »

The One Backpack – First Customizable Backpack With Replaceable Shell

The One Backpack - First Customizable Backpack With Replaceable Shell

The ONE Brand announces the backpack with the innovative product design and functionality. The main item, that differs The ONE backpack from others – is that it consists of two parts: the leather backpack & customizable outer Shell. Creators intend to provide people an opportunity to express themselves in their own special and creative way according to everyday changing style, mood and preferences. Continue reading »

Hilarious Entries For The First Ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017

Hilarious Entries For The First Ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017
Connie Fore

The search is on to find the world’s funniest pet – from a nose-diving sausage dog to a pony trying its best blue steel.

The first ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards is capturing the hilarious escapades of animals at home. After founding The Comedy Wildlife Awards in 2015, wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and African landscape photographer Tom Sullam decided to create a new competition just for the escapades of animals at home. Continue reading »

Meet Oreo, The World’s First Cat Nurse

Meet Oreo, The World's First Cat Nurse

Oreo is a cat nurse, and everybody loves her. Meet Oreo, the stray cat who somehow found her way into a nursing home – and decided to work there. Continue reading »

The First Dinosaur Tail Discovered Is Preserved In Amber, 99 Million Years Old And Covered In Feathers

The First Dinosaur Tail Discovered Is Preserved In Amber, 99 Million Years Old And Covered In Feathers

A dinosaur tail with beautifully preserved feathers still attached to the bone has been found preserved in amber, and it’s one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen. It’s not the first time feathers have been found trapped in amber, but it is the first time that researchers have been able to definitively link them to a dinosaur. The discovery will provide invaluable insight into how dinosaurs’ feathers looked and evolved – something we’ve never been able to learn from fossils. Continue reading »

Kurdish Dandies Start Iraq’s First Fashion Club

Kurdish Dandies Start Iraq’s First Fashion Club

It’s not just about bringing fashion to Iraq. For these Kurdish peacocks it’s also about promoting a positive image of their homeland to the world. In early February 2016, a group of young men gathered in the ancient citadel at the heart of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. It was deep into the second winter of the Kurds’ war against the Islamic State and the region was mired in economic crisis. As a result, restoration work on the ancient UNESCO-listed site — said to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world — had ground to a halt, leaving the citadel with the air of an abandoned film set. Continue reading »

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

Incredible photos capture freak snowfall in the Sahara Desert, believed to be first time it has fallen on the unforgiving red dunes in almost 40 years. The largest hot desert on the planet, spanning 3,600,000 sq. mi. and many North Africa countries, is not the first place many would associate with a snow during the festive period, with the rare occurrence leaving the man who captured the event stunned. Continue reading »

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush
Photo by Sylvie Robert/Barcroft Media

Tippi, aged 6 busy with two meerkats in Namibia, 1996. Incredible pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time. The magical images chronicle the life of Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, who was brought up with wild animals, just like Rudyard Kipling’s hero did in The Jungle Book. The images – in the relaunched book – “Tippi: My Book of Africa” – show the young girl making friends with an elephant, who she calls her brother, and a leopard, her best friend. Living with her French parents, wildlife photographers Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, the three of them travelled extensively through Africa on a unique and incredible trip. Continue reading »

This Cat Is A First-Rate First Mate

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Paul J. Thompson is a small-craft marine architect and computer programmer in New Zealand. He spends his summers aboard La Chica, the boat he built himself, and dreams of sailing it around the world someday. Thompson is also deaf. But he’s got an assistant to alert him to maritime sounds: Strauss von Skattebol of Rebelpaws, a young polydactyl Maine coon cat who accompanies him on every journey. Skatty alerts Thompson to boats, visitors, and his ringing phone. Continue reading »

Philippe Echaroux Created The World’s First Street Art In The Amazonian Rainforest

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Philippe Echaroux created this Street Art 2.0, a way of doing street art that replaces bomb sprays by technology. He just realized the world’s first art form of this kind deep down the rainforest with the Surui Tribe. The Artist wants to illustrate that when we cut down a tree, it’s like taking down a man. Continue reading »

A Look Back At The First Tucker Torpedo Prototype From 1946

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The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. Over time, they have become highly sought-after; ​In 2012, one sold for $2.65 million at auction. Continue reading »

A Bear’s First Photo Shoot: Adorable Cub Ayra Strikes Comical Poses As She Balances On Two Legs

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Photo by Alex Cearns / Houndstooth Studios

With her mouth agape and bright, wondrous eyes, it’s impossible not to look at this baby bear and smile. The tiny female cub was photographed when she was just four months old, weighing little more than a newborn baby at 9.9lbs. Shots show her striking various comical poses, from confidently balancing on her back legs to seemingly smiling as she sits on a weighing scale. The striking images were captured by Australian wildlife photographer Alex Cearns during a visit to the Free The Bears rescue centre in Cambodia. Continue reading »

Jason deCaires Taylor Is Building The First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum In The Atlantic Ocean

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Situated in clear blue waters off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain. The unique, permanent installation is being constructed at around 12m deep and accessible to both snorkelers, divers and observers through glass bottom boats. Continue reading »

First Ever Jewelry Collection For Bearded Men

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Krato Milano is a stylish brand that offers one-of-a-kind exclusive items to individuals who want not only to stand out of the crowd, but also to be ahead of the crowd. Krato’s first collection is dedicated to beardsmen who express their individuality in eccentric, yet sophisticated ways. Beard is a visual display of dignity, style, and uniqueness which makes for a perfect canvas of self-expression. Krato Beard Jewelry collection consists of iconic shapes like skull, anchor, and classic crystals that could be mixed and matched to create most unique adornment look. Continue reading »