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Chicken Pool

To some birds playing billiards comes naturally:


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Ha ha

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Interesting tree illusion

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Gnarly Wood

(image credit: Elle)


Slightly Extreme

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Actually, his kind of swimming is quite safe. Read the article about it here


Cool Shot of the Day
(in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)

One-Day Old Magpie

(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Jiri Anderle -
This one-day-old magpie in Moscow, Russia, thinks that I'm her parent.

Cashew Nuts

(image credit: National Geographic)

Photo by Ashok Verma -
This is a shot of freshly picked cashew nuts--some still attached to the fruit that provides nourishment for their growth.


Mixed fresh links for today:

2 New Continents of... Garbage Appear on Earth - [unreal]
Living Jewels: Beetle Tech - [cool site]
10 Disasters that can end it all any minute - [fascinating]
Iran's wind-towers: ancient air-conditioners - [interesting]
Magical Light Photos, and how it's done - [photography]
Most frightening ancient weapons - [history]
Wonderful Tensegrity Structures - [cool art]
Ducks on an escalator - [fun video]
Effortless! Some mornings are better than others - [cool video]


Giraffe Baby!

Read the article here. Newborn giraffe Margaret at Chester Zoo, UK is considered to be unusually small for her species.

(images credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Also see Newborn Hedgehogs, Baby Kangaroo & Baby Squirrel


Spaced Latte

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2008 New York "Dances of Vice" Festival

2008 New York Dances of Vice Festival will be taking place on February 8th and 9th. The festival is featuring the cello rock ensemble Rasputina as the headlining act in the exciting context of a gothic/Neo-Victorian costumed ball. The event will attract enthusiasts of the vintage lifestyle, steampunk, gothic, glamour and neo-Victorian communities.

Additional festival highlights include live victorian fencing demonstrations, puppet operettas, an art gallery, musical saws, and much more.
Dances of Vice is otherwise a monthly 1920-30s dance and cabaret night in New York City.

Some of the Victorian/Steampunk costumes can be viewed at Cosplay (some nsfw):

(images credit: cosplay.com)


Weird & Wonderful Things in Laos

Check out great Laos travel photos by David Hartstone:

(images credit: David Hartstone)

IR photography highlights the 13th century structure in Ponsavan, Northeastern Laos.



Last week in Canada was truly freezing (minus 50C windchill). This week is much better, though.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pictures of the people bathing at the edge of a waterfall were taken at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It is quite safe to chill out in the shallow rock pools right by the edge. Quite a breath taking experience indeed. Great collection of pictures. Thanks.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The baby magpie with its mouth open and the odd cashews photos are made into online jigsaw puzzles that you can play on the National Geographic site (pages 3 and 4):


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