Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. Continue reading »
Thousands of tulips got under snow on the biggest tulip farm in Moldova. In the middle of April tens thousands tulips started blooming and next day an anomalous April snow fell out. So tulips turned into snowdrops. Weird landscapes appeared of bright flowers and snow. People say that there is no reason to worry – these tulips can stand low temperatures – but only if they don’t last long. Continue reading »
Thousands Ditch Snowsuits For Swimming Cozzies As They Hit The Slopes At ‘BoogelWoogel’ Russian Ski Festival
Thousands of skiers ditched their clothes for bikinis and trunks as they hit the slopes in Russia. The second annual alpine ski festival ‘BoogelWoogel’ is thought to have attracted 20,000 fans over the weekend. Continue reading »
Incredible Aerial Pics Show Thousands Of Burnt-Out Cars After Parking Lot Was Swallowed By Massive Fire
Aerial pictures show thousands of scrapped cars burnt to the ground in Haikou city in China. The massive flames wiped out the parking area in south China’s Hainan province on March 2. Firefighters were not able to get the fire under control until seven hours after it was started. Luckily, everyone escaped unharmed. Continue reading »
If living underground sounds like something you would enjoy, then Coober Pedy is the place for you. The underground town in the Australian desert has become home to 3,500 people who come from 45 different nationalities. People who live there seem to love it as the temperatures are maintained at 23-25 degrees C throughout the year. Continue reading »
Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to complications from diabetes. Soon, she became depressed and withdrawn, secluding herself in the family home. Continue reading »
Thousands Of Military Bunkers In Switzerland Have Been Transformed Into Hotels, Data Centers And Museums
A view shows the restaurant at the Hotel La Claustra in a former Swiss army bunker on the St. Gotthard mountain pass, Switzerland August 8, 2014. With the threat of foreign invasion a thing of the past, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been put to commercial use, from hotels to data centres, museums to cheese factories. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)
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It’s an annual event that attendees spend a year anticipating. And this weekend’s Twins Days, a festival celebrating twins in – where else? – Twinsburg, Ohio, was the biggest jamboree yet. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival had about 2,000 sets of twins turn out, from toddlers to adults. The Twins Days Festival, which began in 1975, is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world.
Star Wars fans Nathan and Scott Hasbrook, 24, pose during the 2015 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft) Continue reading »
Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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Migrating starlings fly in a formation near the southern Israeli town of Rahat February 2, 2015. The phenomenon, known as murmuration, is most common during the winter months. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)
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You know about Hellfest, right? The massive show was held this past weekend in Clisson, France, and featured a ton of epic performances from bands including Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Carcass, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Trivium, Watain and many more. See the pictures from what’s known as the “extreme music festival”. Continue reading »
Thousands of the birds have arrived to roost in the village near Gretna, Scotland, with the sheer weight of numbers causing disruption. Power supplies in the village have been affected by the number of birds perching on electricity cables. Starlings are among the most common of garden birds, and can be spotted in the Borders in “murmurations” throughout the Autumn period.
A murmuration of starlings above the the small village of Rigg, near Gretna, in the Scottish Borders, on November 25, 2013. The weight of the resting birds on power lines caused some power localised power outages in the village. Still one of the commonest of garden birds, its decline elsewhere puts it on the Red List of endangered species. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire) Continue reading »
In this October 14, 2013 photo, ecology professor Ricardo Freitas releases a broad-snouted caiman after examining it, at the Marapendi Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some 5,000 to 6,000 broad-snouted caimans live in fetid lagoon systems of western Rio de Janeiro, conservationists say, and there’s a chance that spectators and athletes at the 2016 Olympics could have an encounter with one, though experts hasten to add that the caimans, smaller and less aggressive than alligators or crocodiles, are not considered a threat to humans. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo) Continue reading »
U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt) is a 2011 installation by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine constructed from thousands of green matches that were inserted into a wall at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part art of “Evidence of Bricks” at the 2011 Time-Based Art Festival. Fontaine has made somewhat of a name for herself with her match installations and flaming geography, most recently completing a similar U.S.A. map at Queens Nails Gallery in San Francisco. Unlike the installation in Portland above, the Queens Nails artwork was actually set on fire, and while it may not have gone exactly as intended, the final post-flame artwork is impressive nonetheless. Photographs for PICA by Dan Kvitka. Continue reading »
“The RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdom. The Wash, on England’s east coast, supports over 300,000 birds, and Snettisham sometimes holds more than a third of them.
A few times every year, higher than average tides force thousands of waders, including Knot, Oystercatchers, Sanderlings, Pink-footed Geese, Black and Bar tailed Godwit and Plover, to take flight, and advance up the mud flats in search of food. Dan Kitwood, a photographer for Getty Images, photographed what is one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the UK on September 9, 2013”. – The Palm Beach Post
Pink-footed geese fly over the reserve at sunrise. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via The Palm Beach Post) Continue reading »
Approximately just 2% of the human population is born with red hair. And life can be tough for them, as they are constantly being called all kinds of names and are the brunt of many jokes. There are even claims that people with red hair are incapable of possessing a soul.
That is why many Ginganinjas head to Roodharigendag or Red Hair Day every year to meet up with like-minded, or like-haired, friends. So they can comfort each other. This past weekend saw 5 000 reheaded revellers take to the Dutch city of Breda. Activities include lectures, workshops and demonstrations aimed specifically at red-haired people. Continue reading »
The Lorne Pier to Pub is an annual, 1.2-km open water swimming race held in January at Lorne, a town located on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. It began in the 1970s, when members of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club dared each other to dive from the pier, swim through Louttit Bay and finish by body-surfing the waves onto the Lorne foreshore, before attending the Lorne Pub. Continue reading »
n what appeared to be a clear indication of the mounting discontent over Vladimir Putin’s 12-year reign, tens of thousands of Russians joined a massive wave of protests against the alleged rigging in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.
According to agency reports, Moscow saw the biggest show of solidarity by protesters. People descended on Sakharov Avenue in thousands braving harsh wintry conditions. The protesters converged on a broad avenue which is just a couple of miles away from Kremlin.
Demonstrators wearing masks take part in a protest against recent parliamentary election results in Stavropol. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A sand rail kicks up sand at Oldsmobile Hill at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area during the start of the Thanksgiving weekend in Glamis, Calif., Nov. 24. The holiday weekend brings tens of thousands of people out to ride the sand dunes with their buggies, sand rails and bikes. Photo received Nov. 27. (Gene Blevins / Reuters) Continue reading »
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