We know very well that cinema is just a carefully crafted play of illusions. Often movies and TV shows of genres such as fantasy and science fiction demand a substantial sacrifice of realism and logic from viewers, all for the sake of enjoyment. And that suspense of belief cannot be achieved without top-tier visuals that give us mythological creatures, computer-generated monsters, and futuristic scenarios. Continue reading »
The Queen Of The Night, A Very Special Kind Of Orchid Cactus, Blooms Again At The St. Petersburg Botanical Garden
You have to stay up late to enjoy the opening of this extraordinary cactus, which is shaped like a majestic waterlily. If you are an early riser and usually early to bed – this plant is not for you! The queen of the night cactus flowers between dusk and dawn – for us she is the highlight of the party season.
A “Queen of the Night” cactus is in bloom at the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, Russia. It is a night-flowering cactus that blooms with a great sense of drama. It blooms once a year for several hours only. The plant puts all of its reproductive energy into a single brief fling. It’s quite an extraordinary performance. Continue reading »
Awesome special effects from God of Egypt movie! The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation. Continue reading »
A 12-year-old boy from Austria has formed a unique bond with a group of marmots.
Matteo Walch struck up the remarkable friendship with the alpine marmots when he was first introduced to the animals by his nature-loving family when he was just four years old. Matteo and his mum Michaela, a schoolteacher from Innsbruck, Austria, return to visit the colony of marmots in Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps for two weeks every year. Continue reading »
The US Army’s experimental “barefoot boot” was designed to leave the imprint of native feet by Special Forces patrol members. Continue reading »
This unicorn hood will warm your head on any adventure, but don’t worry, it’s not made from actual unicorns. In olden times, before the extinction of the unicorn, these hoods were worn by every seasoned adventurer in every land, from Camelot to Narnia. It showed prowess and most who wore it gained the ability to wield magic. Continue reading »
Here are a few scenes in movies and TV shows before and after the special effects were applied. It looks like today all of the biggest TV series and films use visual effects left and right. Continue reading »
Don’t let the minimal exterior fool you, this house has a stunning rustic interior and is ready to welcome you in the most elegant way. Floors are wooden throughout with glorious matching beams overhead. Custom wooden staircases complete the cowboy feel of this house. Downstairs is open plan and spacious, leaving you with a feel of the great outdoors. Continue reading »
Nowadays special effects are mostly done with computers. But back in 1977 look how “Star Wars” was being filmed, they didn’t have the kind of technology we have now. Continue reading »
Victoria’s Way is located near Roundwood, Ireland and was designed for practicing Eastern meditation techniques. Passers-by may find this strange, as the park is populated with huge, black granite sculptures that look like horrifying monsters.
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Wei Guirong drives his granddaughters from kindergarten on his home-made three-wheeled vehicle in Luorong county, Liuzhou city of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on May 19. (Photo: CFP)
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These beautiful photos capture the tender moments between two young boys who share a unique bond with animals. Elena Shumilova, from Andreapol, Russia, began taking pictures of her sons Yaroslav and Vanya in early 2012 when she received her first professional camera. The pair were immediately accepted by the animals from a young age and their incredible bond continues to strengthen as they get older.
Elena, was able to capture images her boys playing with such animals as rabbits, dogs, cats and ducks as they become totally immersed in their communication with their furry friends. As Yaroslav, aged five, and Vanya, two, grow up Elana plans to continue documenting their animal adventures through photography. Continue reading »
Only 10 days remained till the end of this Kickstarter, and I’m glad to say, that RBMG makers achieved an unbelievable result – over 600 backers ordered their Rubber Band Machine Guns. And now they proud to announce something new – the machine gun gift package. It includes the Rubber Band Machine Gun with fast charger; both are colored in camouflage, and packed into the special military style wooden box. Now you can fire your enemy, being hidden from his alert eye. Continue reading »
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