10 Incredible Crowds
The world is not overcrowded. But these beaches, trains, bridges and pools sure as hell are. Posted by Rob Beschizza.
San Lorenzo's fans (Above) use their hands to block the sun during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Estudiantes in Buenos Aires December 1, 2013. Photo: Marcos Brindicci
People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, March 18, 2014. People believe that by stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses. Picture taken March 18, 2014.
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December 29, 2013. Tens of thousands attended a mass celebrating the traditional family unit in Madrid, nine days after the government proposed to change the abortion law making it more difficult for women to terminate a pregnancy. Photo: Susana Vera
Hindu devotees gather to worship the Sun god Surya on the banks of the Ganges river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in the eastern Indian city of Patna November 9, 2013. Womenfolk fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival. Photo: REUTERS
An aerial view of Cairo's traffic and houses is pictured through the window of an airplane September 11, 2013. Egypt's population has reached 85 million with the Cairo governorate coming in with the highest number at 8.9 million people, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Residents crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a hot weather spell in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province July 4, 2010. China is experiencing temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Farhenheit) in at least 13 provinces and regions, according to the National Meteorological Center on Sunday. Picture taken July 4, 2010. Photo: REUTERS
Lloyds of London staff hold their annual Remembrance Day service at the Lloyds Building in the City of London November 11, 2011. Photo: Olivia Harris
People play on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province July 28, 2007. The local temperature hit 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, according to local media. Picture taken July 28, 2007. Photo: China
People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province May 31, 2010. According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta. In 2007 as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains. Photo: Crack Palinggi
Sunbathers and roofed wicker beach chairs are seen along the beach on the bay of Travemuende, a popular holiday resort at the Baltic sea near the northern German city of Luebeck, August 5, 2007. Photo: Morris Mac Matzen
David Robinson used the data from the 28,657 people who self-selected to take the Stack Overflow survey to investigate the relationship between programmer pay and the conventions of using either tabs or spaces to mark indents, and found a persistent, significant correlation between using spaces and bringing home higher pay.
It’s the end of an era, sort of: Fraunhofer IIS, the developers of the MP3 audio compression format, announced that they are ceasing their licensing program. In a blog post, spokesman Matthias Rose says that it’s had a good 20-year run and is obsolete. But it’s also true that the decoding patents expired last year, […]
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Despite the upfront cost, electric toothbrushes are much better at removing plaque than those freebies from the dentist’s office. For those who struggle to fill the American Dental Association’s recommended two minutes of brushing time, or anyone with limited dexterity, a sonic toothbrush can give your oral care routine a boost.To keep your chops healthy […]
Learning a new language will give your resume an upgrade, sure, but it will also provide a huge cognitive boost for mental tasks outside of translation and conversation. Bilingual brains have been shown to be better at handling multiple concurrent tasks, and gaining fluency in a new tongue is an amazing way to improve memory, […]
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