Play Scrabble at 7 Scariest Places

October 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Lifestyle, Odd World

UNTIL now, the word “extreme” was simply a great score in Scrabble – now it’s a whole new way to play the word game that is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For as these daredevils show, Extreme Scrabble involves playing the game in the scariest places on – and above – Earth.

The name Scrabble comes from the Dutch word Schrabbelan, meaning to claw or to scrape, and over 150million sets have been produced in the game’s 60-year history. An estimated 30,000 games begin every hour, and there are over 400 Scrabble clubs around the world. The game is produced in over 29 languages, the latest of which is Welsh. Below are some extreme vanues to play the Scrabble, however it’s not for ordinary people.

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Dangerous game … two people risk life and limb to play Scrabble near alligators in Florida, USA

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Shark-ing score … two deep sea divers play scrabble on a sunken ship off the coast of the Bahamas surrounded by Caribbean Reef Sharks

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50 Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth

September 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Art and Design, Places and Nature

Looking at nature from different perspectives can create stunning compositions for your photographs. This couldn’t be more true than when we look at our planet from outer space and appreciate the reality of its beauty from such an incredible and rarely seen perspective.

The images in this compilation are from the Landsat 7 satellite and were created to introduce the general public to the Landsat Program.Various combinations of the eight Landsat 7 spectral bands were selected to create the vivid RGB composites that we have featured.

Bogda Mountains – The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains, is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes, and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level.

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Delta Region, Netherlands – Along the southern coast of the Netherlands, sediment-laden rivers have created a massive delta of islands and waterways in the gaps between coastal dunes. After unusually severe spring tides devastated this region in 1953, the Dutch built an elaborate system of dikes, canals, dams, bridges, and locks to hold back the North sea.

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Akpatok Island - Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Accessible only by air, Akpatok Island rises out of the water as sheer cliffs that soar 500 to 800 feet (150 to 243 m) above the sea surface. The island is an important sanctuary for cliff-nesting seabirds. Numerous ice floes around the island attract walrus and whales, making Akpatok a traditional hunting ground for native Inuit people.

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UNESCO Sattelite: Top 9 Beautiful Pictures

April 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Art and Design

Some of the most beautiful pics captured by UNESCO satellite. Fantastic coloring of the beautiful details from our planet Earth.

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Unbelievable natural phenomenon

March 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Places and Nature

Some of amazing natural events you probably haven’t heard before…

1.Denmark’s Black Sun

During spring in Denmark, at approximately one half an starling swarm in Unbelievable natural phenomenonhour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) gather from all corners to join in the incredible formations shown above. This phenomenon is called Black Sun (in Denmark), and can be witnessed in early spring throughout the marshlands of western Denmark, from March through to the middle of April. The starlings migrate from the south and spend the day in the meadows gathering food, sleeping in the reeds during the night. Read more

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