The Human Tower Photography: A Modern Tower of Babel

April 8, 2013 by  
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The most important Human Tower Competition is called “Concurs de Castells” and it takes place in the city of Tarragona once every two years. Its XXIV edition took place during the 6th and 7th October 2012 with the participation of 32 teams from all around Catalonia and a live audience of more than 20,000 people. During the competition, the higher and difficult to build a tower is, the more points a team gets. Every human tower is usually between six and ten levels high. Teams are made of between 100 to 500 women and men. Young and light members form the top of the tower while heavier members form the base.

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Best News Photos of 2010 – From National Geographic

December 4, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Odd World, Places and Nature

Check out the best news photos that appeared on National Geographic website in 2010. We present these photos to you as measured by viewer interest—featuring a shocking sinkhole in Guatemala, fish with “hands,” volcanic lightning in Iceland, and a crocodile-elephant fight.

Sinkhole Pierces Guatemala

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Yes, it’s real. See multiple views of the 30-story-deep sinkhole in Guatemala that swallowed a three-story building in June.

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Fish With “Hands” Identified

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Nine fish that use handlike fins to walk, rather than swim, off Australia were identified as new species in May.

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Best of 10-Year Marine Census

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Top 10 Epically Failed Newspaper Headlines

November 16, 2010 by  
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This funny article will shamelessly expose absurdities that have been printed in newspapers throughout the U.S.  Do you want to have some fun yourself, join the fun and find more of those. Meanwhile, read our top 10 hilarious  newspaper headlines.

Hide and Seek

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Guess the Australian Army can be a little proud of itself here. They may be incompetent enough to lose an entire truck, but at least they gave it a remarkable paint job.

Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

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This store’s customers can take comfort in knowing just how much the company wants to help save them money.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Afghanistan of 2010 vs Afghanistan of 1994 – Photo Comparison

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, News, Places and Nature

Photo comparison of looks of a Afghanistan today in 2010 and back in 1994. Intriguing photography of scenery of a country where time has obviously stopped and little changes in 16 years time. These photos were taken by photographer Seamus Murphy in 1994 and 2010. Even though the Taliban era is over, Afghanistan still looks like back in the old times. Has time stopped in certain parts of the world? What can we do to help? Those are the serious questions that arise here.

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Take a look for yourself at this photo comparison between Afghanistan of 2010 and Afghanistan back in 1994. Amazing photos tell an amazing story of human life and drama.

Internally displaced families as a result of the fighting between Taliban and Massoud’s forces, Khwaja Bahauddin, Takhar province. November 2000.

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5 Weirdest Creatures Ever Found

July 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Odd World

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Weird creatures tend to show their faces on the planet Earth. Thanks to the Internet we are able to see a lot of freaky unexplainable photos of creatures we are tempted to call monsters. These are, as we see them, top 5 weirdest creatures ever found on the face of the Earth.

Piglet With Monkey’s Face

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The animal has a simian jaw, bulging forehead, small snout and eyes that are so close together that they appear almost attached. Its front legs are much shorter than its back legs, causing it top hop rather than walk on all fours like a normal piglet. The animal was one of five piglets recently born to a sow owned by a family in Fengzhang village, Xiping township.

“It’s hideous. No one will be willing to buy it, and it scares the family to even look at it,” owner Feng Changlin told the Oriental Today newspaper.

But the monkey-piglet has become something of a local tourist attraction, with people coming from across the area to photograph its remarkable features.  And not everyone in the family is disgusted by its appearance.

“Our son likes to play with it, and he stopped us from getting rid of it. He even feeds it milk,” said Mr Feng’s wife.

The piglet’s rare condition is thought to be caused by a form of holoprosencephaly, a brain development disorder that can cause cyclopia, the failure of eyes to properly separate.

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Seven legged baby goat in China

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A goat with seven legs has been born recently in Jiaoliuhe township, Taonan, Jilin Province in China. The owner of the goat, a woman surnamed Song, explained that it was a difficult birth but the goat is standing on four of it’s legs and is feeding.
“It was very difficult for the goat to deliver the kid, so I used my hand to pull out. It scared me!” the owner said.
“It is the first time I’ve seen anything like this in 13 years.”
Animal experts, a local biologist Li Chunsheng have said the chances of long term survival are slim.

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Monster Washed Ashore in Montauk

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11 Most Attractive Women of Football Players on FIFA World Cup

July 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Lifestyle

During the recent FIFA World Cup in Africa the whole world was able to see some great football, brilliant moves, nerve-breaking drama and lots of displays of passion for the game. In spite of all that, the spotlight of this sport competition was not only on the game of football itself but also on the people around the field. By people around the field, I mean beautiful women, the necessary ingredient of every good game of football.

In this spirit, we present you with those babes that steal away attention from their partners, football stars of FIFA cup. Instead of creating a perfect starting lineup of skillful football players we have created starting 11 Most Attractive Women of Football Players, a team that strikes with its beauty and magical attractiveness. Worth playing football for? Definitely!

Gianluca and Valentina Zambrotta

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Marcell Jansen and Denise Richards

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60 Most Failed Countries of the World: Postcards From Hell

During the last half-decade, the Fund for Peace has been putting together the Failed States Index, using a battery of indicators that determine how stable (or unstable) a country is. As a result, we have taken the top 60, or should we say worst 60 Failed Countries of the World.postcards from hell 00 in 60 Most Failed Countries of the World: Postcards From Hell

But as much as we admire the stats and numbers there is no better way but as the photos that demonstrate the degree of failure of a country. The best test is the simplest one, which is that you’ll only know a failed state when you see it.

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And these photographs captured by the all seeing eye of the camera are, as they seem, true postcards from hell. As an example, we’ll make a rough start with country No.1: Somalia.

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1. SOMALIA

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Somalia has topped the Failed States Index for the last three years — a testament not only to the depth of the country’s long-running political and humanitarian disaster, but also, to the international community’s inability to find an answer. After two decades of chaos, the country is today largely under the control of Islamist militant groups, the most notorious and powerful of which is al-Shabab. A second faction, Hizbul Islam, rivals the former in brutality — it recently executed two Somalis for the crime of watching the World Cup. Off the coast, pirates such as the men pictured here torment passing ships, often holding them hostage for a high price. In 2009, Somali pirates earned an estimated $89 million in ransom payments.

2. CHAD

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Chad’s troubles are often written off as spillover from the conflict taking place in next-door Darfur, Sudan. But this central African country has plenty of problems of its own. An indigenous conflict has displaced approximately 200,000, and life under the paranoid rule of Chadian President Idriss Déby is increasingly miserable. Déby has arrested opposition figures and redirected humanitarian funding to the military in recent years. Matters might soon get worse as the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country’s east, where the bulk of the refugees reside, begins to depart on July 15. Pictured here, local Chadians in the village of Dankouche struggle to share scarce resources such as firewood with a nearby Sudanese refugee camp.

3. SUDAN

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The next year will prove a decisive one for Sudan, perhaps more so than any other since the country’s independence in 1956. In January 2011, the people of South Sudan will vote in a referendum on whether they would prefer to remain an autonomous region — or secede as an independent state. All analysts predict it will be the latter, but they are equally certain that it won’t be so easy. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is likely to cling close to his control of the South, where much of the country’s oil riches lie. This is to say nothing of Darfur, where peacekeepers recently reported an uptick in v****nce with hundreds k***ed. In this scene, children crowd around a U.N. helicopter in the South Sudanese town of Akobo.

4. ZIMBABWE

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5. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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6. AFGHANISTAN

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7. IRAQ

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8. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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