Old Hara Tree. image credits: Thomas Ramsauer
Isn’t it amazing that trees live thousands years?! Some amazing trees were born before ancient civilizations and continue to grow.Continue Reading
Humanity has always been wondering of what the world would look like in the future. Let’s have a look what kind of predictions people in the past made about 2000 and how close they were. I can admit some would be good to become true.Continue Reading
Let’s have a look what happens when creative passersby insert themselves into the scene…Continue Reading
When we think of an office what comes to our mind is a boring work space with no colors, full of computers and packs of papers scattered everywhere but…… there are some people in our world that can really heave a heaven like working environment.
Fortunately some companies dare to make the difference. In fact overdo the difference and create an enviable working environment were everyone would like to work everyday for the rest of his life!!!
Sit back and prepare yourself for some of the world’s most innovative office spaces.Continue Reading
In the past women used to have many babies which was not because they loved the ‘visiting stork’ a lot. The truth is, women back in the day probably never heard of the best oral contraceptive method ever – saying “No”, repeatedly – until the man understood that he was not going to get any fun inside the sheets unless he uses protection. Simple!
They did however; try some ridiculous, often painful ways of avoiding pregnancy. A quick look at some of them, and I’m sure you’d be thankful that all you have to do is put on latex.
And just so you know, I don’t recommend you try out any of these…Continue Reading
Who said we can’t have summer and winter at the same time?
If you are in Germany in winter time and dream about having a coctail in a tropical beach you only have to drive about 60 km southeast of Berlin to reach something never before seen in northeast Germany: tropical paradise.Continue Reading
For decades now, there have been numerous theories behind the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, which has captured the human imagination with unexplained disappearances of ships, planes, and people. But there is not only the Bermuda Triangle that causes terror and fear . There are 11 other places on Earth that everyone would like to avoid on their next vacation .
11. Superstition Mountains (Apache Junction, Arizona),
image credit: Robert Quinn
The Superstition Mountains are a mountain range located east of Phoenix, Arizona. Already it’s off to a great start with the name.According to legend, sometime in the 1800s a man named Jacob Waltz discovered a huge goldmine within the mountains that has since been dubbed the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine (because Waltz was German, and eh, close enough). He kept the location a secret until his deathbed, upon which he may or may not (depending on which version of the story you’re reading) have told a single person the secret. Regardless, the mine has never been found, in spite of many expeditions. Some say the spirits of people who’ve lost their lives in search of the gold still haunt the mountains.One reportedly Native American legend goes that the treasures of the mountains are guarded by creatures called Tuar-Tums (“Little People”) that live below the mountains in caves and tunnels. Some Apaches believe that the entrance to hell is located in the mountains. Now-a-day, some people have claimed to be shot at while walking in the park. Is it the ghost of the old “Lost Dutchman Gold Mine” hidden somewhere amongst its range? Or a crazy gold rusher trying to detour others off with his bullets?Continue Reading
25. Atacama Desert, Chile, Peru
The Atacama Desert, situated on the central-west coast of South America, is considered the driest place in the world. In Chile, the desert receives just 0.004 inches of rain per year, though snowmelt from the nearby Andes Mountains fills lakes and rivers that support wildlife. Its temperatures can be pretty extreme too ranging from well below freezing at night to extremely hot during the day. Amazingly, more than a million people live in the Atacama. Many live near and work at copper mines in the desert, while others live along the coast or work at research stations like the Paranal Observatory, where astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to peer deep into space on the more than 300 clear nights a year here.Continue Reading
In a remote Miao village in the Guizhou province of southwest China, a small community of villagers refused houses that the government offered them, and decided to continue living in caves in the mountains of Anshun. The Miao ethnic minority group has lived here for centuries and has developed a quasi-tribal society and built roofless houses, schools and a basketball court inside the 230-meter-long, 115-meter-wide and 50-meter-high cave. The inhabitants use the water falling from the rock and grow wheat in the hills near the quarry.Continue Reading