Guinness World Records Celebrates 60 Years!

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Jiff, a Pomeranian from Los Angeles, has earned his place in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book. Guinness World Records announced that Jiff has set world records for the fastest running on two back legs and on two front legs. Jiff can run 10 meters on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds, and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. (Photo by Kevin Scott Ramos/AP Photo/SIPA Press)
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Some Iconic Pictures of Global Unrest from the Last Years

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Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings 20+ Years Later

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With the help of Photoshop, Telmo Pieper, a Dutch muralist, digitally recreates his old drawings into realistic versions of his childhood imagination. The Kiddie Arts series features some of the weirdest-looking animals – a shoe-shaped whale, a snail with world’s smallest shell, and an alien looking fly – a great collection of typical boy-ish drawings. Continue reading »

Overweight Woman Spends 11 Years Photographing Her Body


A photographer’s exploration of her own insecurities, ideals of beauty and love and intimacy in the form of a series of self-portraits taken over 11 years eventually inspired her to lose 110lb.

The photographs Jen Davis began taking of herself in 2002 have been gathered in a new book, 11 Years, which shows her journey in the form of deeply intimate self-portraits. The images will also go on show at the ClampArt gallery in New York City from Thursday.

It was after her series had received critical acclaim and had been showcased around the world in 2011 that Davis realized that her body had not really changed over the years – and neither had she. Continue reading »

Dad Spends 7 Years on Incredibly Detailed Maze!


Some people have hobbies. Other people are obsessive. But when the two cross paths, this is what you get. Japanese twitter user @Kya7y recently unearthed an incredibly detailed maze that her father created almost 30 years ago. When pressed for details, the father explained that he spent 7 years creating the map on A1 size paper, which is about 33 x 23 inches. Continue reading »

Japanese Designer New Years Cards 2014

Every year around this time we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards. Here is the 2014 edition, which should also serve as a reminder that this year is the year of the horse. Happy New Year!


1. A cute illustrated card from Nagoya-based graphic design firm creun, inc. Continue reading »

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes “Up” Inspired Anniversary Photos


This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband’s side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to Lauren, the two “have never taken their rings off, remain the best of friends, and have just one picture from their wedding day” because “their photographer stood them up!” Continue reading »

Snow in Egypt for the First Time in 100 Years


The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday, 13th 2013 – with local news reports claiming it was Egypt’s capital’s first snowfall in 112 years. Continue reading »

Italian Restauranteur Spends 40 years Hand-building His Own Amusement Park

An Italian has created his very own theme park – built in his spare time over 40 years in the woods near his restaurant. The restauranteur, known only as Bruno, has hand-built the amusement park filled with swings, seesaws, a ferris wheel and even a roller coaster, in Montello, northern Italy.

Bruno started in 1969 shortly after setting up grill restaurant Ai Pioppi in northern Italy. He was looking for hooks to join chairs together in his restaurant when a local welder suggest he do the work himself. Since then, as well as building his restaurant to seat 500 people, he has also built increasingly bigger rides as part of his nearby hand-made amusement park.

The amusement park now attracts hundreds of fun-loving visitors, including Oriol Ferrer Mesia, who took pictures and video of his recent visit. Continue reading »

The Time Machine: Halloween Through the Years


Two skeletons dressed for a wedding sit in a garden of the Horn family house in Isernhagen, Germany, on October 28, 2013. The Horn family has been decorating their house for Halloween for more than ten years. (CHRISTIAN DITTRICH/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Wearing the Same Tank Top and Shirt for 40 Years

American Teacher Dale Irby has become an Internet sensation after school photos of him wearing the same tank top and shirt for 40 years went viral. Dale Irby, 63, accidentally wore the same brown v-necked tank top and big-collared disco shirt for two consecutive school photos from 1973. When he realised what he had done, wife Cathy dared him to repeat it for the third-year running. The PE teacher kept up the joke and for the past 40 years staff and pupils have eagerly awaited his arrival at school for the annual photo. (Dallas Morning News / SWNS.com)

Construction to Sinking to Legend: 100 Years of the Titanic

Emmy-Lou Hussin, 5, looks at the enormous marionette, Little Girl Giant, in Stanley Park, Liverpool. It was created by the Royal De Luxe for a show, Sea Odyssey, which is a love story based around the sinking of the Titanic. (Peter Byrne/PA)

‘Ballgowns: British Glamour’ Celebrates 60 Years of Couture and British Red Carpet Fashion

Here: Atsuko Kudo gown worn by Georgia Frost with dresses by Hardy Amies and Worth of London. Lent by the designer. Carlos Jimenez, © V&A, 2011. Continue reading »

La Candelaria in Spain: Penitents Dress like Members of Ku Klux Klan… for the Past 500 Years

The Spanish celebration of La Candelaria kicks off as penitents remember the anniversary of the day when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth. The feast kicks off every year during holy week and is part of the East tradition in Spain. Towns and cities across host large processions as penitents are seen in their hooded clothes. Religious statutes are carried through the streets on the shoulders of participates as people make their way, celebrating Easter.

Many in the United States might be concerned that hooded attire represents the sinister group known as the Ku Klux Klan. However, this tradition has taken place in Spain for approximately 500 years.

Penitents of “La Candelaria” brotherhood walk to their church during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo) Continue reading »

Remembering George Harrison 10 Years after His Death

Ten years ago today, George Harrison died at age 58. To mark the occasion, MSNBC collected a few classic images of the legendary musician.

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Photo of the Day: Amar Bharti, the Man that Raised His Arm 30 Years Ago and Never Lowered It

Until the early seventies, Amar Bharti was a senior shipping clerk in New Delhi. He had the comfortable trappings of the relatively well off Indian middle class. Married, with three children already grown, Amar Bharti made a decision. He handed in his notice at the office. He tied up all the loose ends of his life. He paid off the higher purchase agreements on his furniture and gave his car to his eldest son. Then he left his house. He left his wife and his children for ever. He walked away from everything he had spent his life building with nothing to his name but a bowl, two pieces of orange cloth and a metal trident.

Amar Bharti had decided to devote the rest of his life to Shiva. In time his beard grew long and his hair became matted into thick dreadlocks. Despite the harshness of his existence Amar Bharti felt that his spiritual quest was still weighed down by earthly comforts and pleasure. Three years after leaving his whole life behind, Amar Bharti made a second decision. He decided to raise his arm vertically in the air as if he was a small child begging to answer a call of nature. Once his arm was raised it was never to come down again. That was in 1973.

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco

Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. Continue reading »

Biggest Japan earthquake and tsunami in 100 years

Buildings on fire dot a vast wall of mud littered with boats and debris moving fast across farmland in northern Japan. Houses, cars and a train can be seen in the path of the tsunami. Continue reading »

Ten Great Years

The greatest band of all times is now on this limited edition giclée print by Max Dalton.