Archive for July, 2016

27 Ladybug Photos

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CoolDigitlPhotography presents 27 photos of everyone’s favorite little bug. Check them out HERE.

Casting Bells [video]

22 Outlawed Baby Names

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According to Mental_floss –

Here in the U.S., we give parents a lot of leeway when it comes to naming their children. New Jersey only bans names that include obscenity, numerals, or symbols, so the Campbells were totally in the clear when naming their children Adolf Hitler and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation. And no one could stop Penn Jillette from naming his daughter Moxie Crimefighter. Other parts of the world aren’t as liberal when it comes to baby naming. Here are 22 examples of baby names that, for one reason or another, were deemed unfit for a birth certificate.

See all 22 banned names HERE.

Crashing Into The Sun Is Really Hard [video]

Wikimedia’s Extraordinary Picture Of The Year Results

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Over the last several months, a world of Wikimedia volunteer users selected from the year’s “featured” pictures to determine this year’s picture of the year—the tenth since the competition started in 2006.

View the top 12 pics HERE.

500 Elephants Are Being Moved To A New Home

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BuzzFeed reports –

The African elephants are being tranquilized by dart from helicopters at Liwonde National Park, which is home to 800 threatened elephants — Malawi’s largest population of the animals. The tranquilized elephants are then loaded by crane onto trucks before being hauled 185 miles away to to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, according to organizers of the $1.6 million project.

Continue reading HERE.

Norway [video]

Prague’s 600 Year Old Astronomical Clock

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According to Wikipedia –

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.

Continue reading HERE.

Grand Teton [video]

Giant God Of War Statue Unveiled In China

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From BoredPanda –

You’d expect a God of War statue to look pretty epic. But there’s epic and then there’s EPIC, and this enormous statue of Guan Yu, a famous general in Chinese history who was later deified, is most definitely EPIC. The statue has just been unveiled in Guan Yu Park in Jingzhou, China. It’s 58 metres (190ft) tall and weighs over 1,320 tonnes, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze.

Continue reading HERE.

 

NoPhone Will Help With Your Smart Phone Addiction

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If you can’t keep your hands off of your smart phone, NoPhone may help ween you from your addiction. NoPhone is a slim slab of plastic that has no electronics inside, it is a slab of plastic, nothing more. It is available for $12 from Amazon.

Taking His Tortoise For A Walk [video]

 


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