A teacher shows a preserved dolphin to students during a class about mammals at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta May 16, 2013. Ancol Smart House has about 20 animals preserved as means to “educate visitors about their life in the wild.” 15m visited the park in 2012, according to PR Officer Aldhita Prayudi Ancol. [Photo: [...]
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli tinkers with a hand-made robot at his house in Beijing, May 15, 2013. Tao, 37, spent ¥150,000 ($24,400) to build it out of recycled scrap metal and electric wires found at second-hand markets. The robot, which took a year to complete, is 7ft tall and weighs about a quarter of a [...]
The world record for most number of people simultaneously hula-hooping was recently broken at Thammasat University stadium, near Bangkok. The Thai crowd broke the previous record, held by Taiwan, with a new record of 4483 people hula-hooping for 7 minutes. The event was organized by the public health ministry to promote exercise and good health. [...]
Unicorns from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the second night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, February 21, 2012. Photo: Nacho Doce with Reuters.
REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco A man is seen wrapped with pythons, some which include the Albino Burmese Python, as part of a show celebrating the coming Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar. Spectators look on in Malabon city, north of Manila.
I spied this cozy crocheted cruiser on Balboa Street just outside Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco. Bundle up, winter's coming!
An amazing sculpture spotted at London Film and Comic Con by Rizwane Baig. I’ll just hang out while you reconsider your lunch. (via Blastr)
Capture the magic of a Child or Puppy or Charles Carreon.
Click here to play this episode. In this episode of Gweek our special guest is Ready Player One author Ernest Cline. He breaks the news that the print editions of his novel contain an easter egg. The first person to solve the easter egg puzzles will win a fully restored DeLorean car! (see Ernie’s announcement [...]
At a beauty salon in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, an employee performs a “medical-cosmetic” massage on a client using African snails. The salon is the only one in the region using the “snails method”, which owner Alyona Zlotnikova claims can speed skin regeneration and eliminate wrinkles. Photo: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushinclaimed.
A farmer carries cucumbers to sell in the markets of Allahabad, India. Photo: Jitendra Prakash with Reuters.
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Hey, guys, I figured out where all of Minnesota’s winter snow went. It’s in Cordova, Alaska. Since Nov. 1, storms have dropped 176 inches of snow and more than 44 inches of rain on the town, about 150 miles southwest of Anchorage. Temperatures warmed overnight, and residents awoke to standing water because of stopped-up drains. [...]
This is a page from Lifecycles, a short pamphlet by Manvir Singh. The mini-book collects illustrated accounts of reproductive cycles—how various flora and fauna create replacements for themselves and how those replacements grow into adults. It’s a great, short read that would be perfect for a grade-school aged kid to explore. (There is a [...]
Henry Kaiser—filmmaker, musician, Antarctic research diver and BoingBoing guest blogger—took a series of infrared portraits of scientists and staff at the McMurdo Research Station. I really like the way these infrared photos feel like they capture the cold environment better than a normal photo would. Another bonus: I keep having to remind myself that, no, [...]