Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

Disney x Star Wars = Star Wars Land?


On Christmas morning, Disney shared a behind-the-scenes update on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the massive 14-acre new Star Wars-themed land opening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year. But if you were too busy to sit through the entire show for your sneak peek, Disney has now shared the video online.

The video features brief commentary from some key figures responsible for bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life. “It will be jaw-dropping and incredibly emotional to walk into the land for the first time,” promises Carrie Beck, VP of Lucasfilm Story Group. “To actually be standing there amongst the buildings, amongst the ships, and have this feeling that it is all real. That it has been brought to life. And it is right there in front of you – it’s overwhelming.”

The behind-the-scenes video also features more details and updated footage from Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the two attractions that will be featured in Galaxy’s Edge. While we’ve known for a while now that Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will put guests in the cockpit of the fastest ship in the galaxy, the Rise of the Resistance ride has been a little more mysterious. The video finally sheds light on what park guests can expect from “the most epic attraction” Disney has ever built.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (Official Trailer).


With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald set to focus on the rivalry between Albus Dumbledore and the villainous magician the sequel is named after, we don’t really know what role Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist will end up playing in the J.K. Rowling penned release. However, this trailer changes that by making it clear he’ll actually be working as a proxy of sorts for his teacher.  There’s not a huge amount of Johnny Depp in the teaser (probably because a lot of fans have campaigned for him to be removed from the project after claims made by his ex-wife Amber Heard) but we do get a glimpse of his villain and a better idea of what he has planned for the Wizarding World.

Trey Ratcliff Photography


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Everybody sees the world in a different way, some people can find the beauty in anything and anywhere. With only having one good eye people must have thought that he had a disadvantage. Little did they know that his view of the world would be spectacular to follow.

I grew up blind in one eye and this might have changed the way I view the world. I don’t know. It’s hard to be objective about the way one’s brain was wired. My background is in computer science and math, so I bring an algorithm-like process to capturing the scene in such a way that it evokes memories in a palpable manner. Whatever that means. My promise to you: One New Photo Every Day. Probably.

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Park And Slide :300 Foot Long Slip-N-Slide


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Creating a 300-foot water slide down the middle of a public road sounds like a very American thing to do, but nope. Park and Slide is a crowdfunding project created by artist Luke Jerram that will turn Park Street in Bristol, England, into the coolest city in the world. That’s the goal at least; to shut down the street for a day, build the slide out of plastic sheeting and hay-bales, and open it up to the public—for free. The hills in this southwest England town are plentiful (they’ve been used for soapbox derbies before), so there should be no problem generating speed.

Stunning Underwater World of Alexander Safonovc


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These amazing photos of underwater world captured by Photographer from Voronezh Alexander Safonov. His photos are very calm but at the same time impress by their greatness.

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Cultured Beef: First Lab-Grown Burger Is Tasted


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The world faces critical food shortages in the near future as demand for meet is expected to increase by more than two-thirds, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Cultured Beef represents the crucial first step in finding a sustainable alternative to meat production. This technology has been pioneered by Dr. Mark Post of Maastricht University. The world’s first cultured beef burger was cooked and tasted in London as proof of concept that this revolution in food science is possible.

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest


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As the final submission date of the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest draws closer, the iconic publication have shared some of the most recent and most interesting entries. The photographs come from four categories – travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments, and include shots from all over the globe, from the Kalahari desert to metropolises like Tokyo.

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The 10 Most Expensive Foods In The World.


From food app dishpal comes an infographic detailing some of the most expensive foods in the world, among which are gold-lined, truffle-laced and wine soaked foods.  The most expensive dish is a $16,000 meat pie sold at the Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire. Filled with 6 lbs of Kobe beef, each slice will set you back $2,000.  What does that princely sum buy you? A meat pie marinated in two bottles of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, filled with truffles and Matsusake mushrooms, and edible 23-carat gold for garnish.  At New York’s Westin hotel at Times Square, chef Frank Tujague created a limited time $1,000 bagel stuffed with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with gold leaves (pictured above).  And from BrewDog in Scotland comes an $800 to $1,100 pint of Belgian ale that comes in a dead, squirrel carcass.  Other expensive foods on the graphic include a $12,000 pizza topped with lobster, caviar, eight different cheeses and hand-picked Australian river salt from Italy.  And there is a Samundari Khazana Seafood Curry at $3,000, ironically released to coincide with the film Slumdog Millionaire….

When Google Street View Gets Weird.


Google streetview is well known, it’s an easy tool to explore unknown area’s etc.. But there are also some weird and accidental captures by Google’s Streetview car. Check out some bizarre Google Streetview findings.

The Living Calendar.


The Living Concept 2009 was created specially for project newave.com.ua. What separates this calendar from your traditional fair is the ability to show weeks, months, holidays, and time all at a glance. A large hand shows a current day (and month too), thus doing a complete turn during 365 days. A little hand shows the current day of week (and current hour) and accordingly does a complete turn for 7 days. It seems totally overwhelming to try and read everything together but that’s only half the story. You can buy one of these mechanical calendars mid December for, wait for it. . . $94,950.

And You Thought Going Green Would Be Easy.


It’s just logic that people use things.  Some things are consumed, while others are thrown away.  The more people, the more stuff.  Eventually everything gets to a heinous point, and this planet has reached that point for sure.  These photos from locations all over the globe are proof of that.

Wincanton recycling plant in Billingham ,Teeside, checks all the old fridges and washing machines before they are recycled.

 

Indian local boy wade through the pollution and floating debris left after the immersion of hundreds of idols of Hindu goddess Durga into the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India Monday 02 October 2006. The Hindu Festival of Durga Puja, celebrates the killing of a demon king by the goddess ended today with colorful celebrations all over the country. Every autumn, Bengalis all over the world celebrate her festival which not only represents the victory of good over evil, but is also a celebration of female power.

 

Chinese migrant workers sort through industrial and household waste at a recycling center in Beijing, China, 22 January 2008. In an attempt to clean up the nation’s air, soil and water China is attempting to improve recycling of household waste as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and industrial pollution. Environmental degradation has been labeled by government officials a leading obstacle to continued economic growth. China is considering adopting a new environment tax that will force companies to pay in accordance with how much pollution they discharge, reports state media.

An Indian boy searches for coins in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi on April 4, 2008. The national capital is a major culprit in the pollution of the Yamuna, accounting for about 79 per cent of the total waste water that is poured into the river by the major towns along its banks. Despite the Indian government spending millions on trying to clean up the river, most of it going to waste-treatment stations, pollution levels continue to rise.

A file picture dated 11 July 2007 shows a man collecting dead fish in Guanqiao Lake in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, which died due to the polluted lake water and the sizzling weather in the city. On 22 April 2008, Earth Day is celebrated in many countries to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the earth’s environment.

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers remove algae from a beach near the Olympic Sailing Centre in the city of Qingdao on July 5, 2008. Olympic sailors are not normally afraid of the water, but athletes and coaches say the pollution at the Olympic sailing course in Qingdao makes them very wary of getting wet. The bright green algae that has choked parts of the Olympic course has drawn an unwelcome spotlight on China’s environmental record and prompted an ongoing cleanup effort by more than 10,000 people, backed by boats, bulldozers and the military.

View of a graffiti of a woman reading a book in the walls surrounding the Mapocho river in Santiago on August 21, 2008. The Mapocho river, at present gravely polluted, is being cleansed through an innovative project which includes a 28,5 km long underground tunnel where the sewage will be re-directed.

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A polluted creek covered with trash in Manila, Philippines on 01 March 2009. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported in 2008 that the Philippines hosts 50 major polluted rivers, with a majority of pollutants coming from domestic waste.

Thousands of scrapped taxis are abandoned at a yard in the center of Chongqing city on March 4, 2009. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country’s long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars.

Indian scavengers look for coins and other valuable items from among the offerings of devotees in the Ganges at Varanasi on April 5, 2009. More than 400 million people live along the Ganges River. An estimated 2,000,000 persons ritually bathe daily in the river, which is considered holy by Hindus. In the Hindu religion it is said to flow from the lotus feet of Vishnu (for Vaisnava devotees) or the hair of Shiva (for Saivites). While the Ganges may be considered holy, there are some problems associated with the ecology. It is filled with chemical wastes, sewage and even the remains of human and animal corpses which carry major health risks by either direct bathing in the water (e.g.: Bilharziasis infection), or by drinking (the Fecal-oral route).

A Chinese woman and her child walk along a street during a sandstorm in Lanzhou, north China’s Gansu province on April 23, 2009. Air pollution in China’s cities remains very serious, state media quoted a minister as saying, amid an ongoing battle to clean up the skies in the world’s largest coal-consuming nation.

Kosovo albanians work at an open coal mine near the town of Obilic on April 24, 2009. Air pollution in Pristina has passed all legal norms of environmental pollution regulations. While in the world’s developed countries air pollution is permitted to pass its limits only 18 times during a year, Pristina reaches this limit within three months. Experts at the Institute for Public Health warn that this pollution factor is decreasing people’s life expectancy.

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A worker washing dead fish remains at a Meat and Bone Meal factory in Dhaka. MBM is animal feed manufactured from abattoir waste and animal carcasses. Following the BSE (Mad Cow Disease) crisis, meat and bone meal been illegal as animal feed in Europe since January 1st, 2001. This is not the case in Bangladesh where the practice is still widespread.

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009.

A cow grazing amidst the piles of rubbish in Dhaka. With over 8000 slums, thousands of people work everyday in the polluted environment of Bangladesh’s capital. The city is known to have the 2nd most polluted water supply in the world, contaminated by industrial waste and human excrement. The local authorities in Dhaka do not consider waste disposal a priority and as a result, rubbish accumulates in large piles around the city before it is finally removed.

Nissan To Produce ‘Fastest Crossover On The Planet’.


Japanese car brand Nissan announced Friday that it will start limited production of its ambitious Juke R model.  Combining the design of the Juke SUV with the power of a GT-R, the Juke-R is claimed to be the fastest crossover on the planet. Its 3.8-liter engine boasts 545 hp, enabling top speeds of 257km/h (152mph).  The limited edition uses the chassis, suspension and wheels of the Nissan GT-R 2012. The new version of the Juke-R exceeds the power of the prototype that was presented in Malaga, Spain in October 2011.  Thanks to its bump in power, the Nissan Juke R favorably compares to the likes of the Porsche Carrera Turbo S (530hp) and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (571hp).  To promote the Juke R, Nissan has released an internet video titled “Desert Nemesis,” in which the model races some of the fastest supercars in the world.  The Juke R will be built on demand, and Nissan is still keeping its retail price a secret. The first models will be delivered towards the end of the summer.

Pixels by Patrick Jean.


Unique content is relatively hard to find now a days in films.  Be it short films, feature length, or independent, ideas just tend to be regurgitated every so often.  But the film Pixels by Patrick Jean is something that just struck me as wildly original.  Witness the invasion of New York City by all manner of digital creatures below.

The Worlds Largest Rope Swing.


Moab, Utah became a playground for Devin Graham when he let loose on the world’s largest rope swing. An absolutely epic video.  Take a look at the actual video above, and the making of below.

The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Boom.


More than half of clients who specified a Rolls-Royce Ghost in 2011 turned to bespoke personalization.  The service, which includes anything from the application of unique paint colours, coach lines and tread plates to whole vehicle designs featuring champagne sets, humidors and picnic cabinets, helped drive Rolls-Royce to record sales last year.  In total, 56% of Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase models sold around the world featured bespoke design in 2011.  The move to highly personalized Rolls-Royce Ghost models follows an increase in sales of bespoke Phantom family cars last year.

More than eight in every ten Rolls-Royce Phantom models passed through the hands of the team’s designers and skilled craftspeople, before being delivered to a client.  In August 2011 Rolls-Royce announced an expansion of its bespoke operation to meet growing demand, doubling the number of bespoke experts working at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood by the end of the year.  The company is also about to expand its manufacturing facility, partly due to the increase in demand for bespoke cars. Work will begin next month.

The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo.


The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo has been named as the number one Luxury Hotel in the World in the Traveler’s Choice 2012 Awards by TripAdvisor.  The awards are based on reviews and opinions provided by travelers and were introduced 10 years ago.  The categories for 2012 have been expanded to include top-25 lists for 30 countries and regions, as well as an international competition for the best properties to visit.  3,943 hotels were recognized by TripAdvisor, with the other categories including awards for best service, best bargain, best relaxation and spa and trendiest hotel.

The judging was a result of more than 60 million comments from visitors, taking into account the quality of service, price and standard of guest rooms.  The Shangri-La, close to Tokyo Station in the heart of the metropolis, took the top spot in the category for the 25 top luxury hotels in the world.  The Hotel Imperial Vienna took the second place on the list and the Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena in Soto del Barco in Spain in third.  La Casa del Rector, in Almagro, Spain, was rated fourth-best luxury hotel in the world, with The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California rounding out the top five places.

The Batman Live Batmobile.


For those who have no idea what the hell ‘Batman Live’ is, its an all new theater production of Batman, that features a new story with all his classic villians.  Will be worth your $200 for a ticket?  Only time will tell, but what I heard yesterday is that the Dark Knight will be cruising the boards in a very plush ride.  Indeed the Batmobile of Broadway (or more accurately of ‘Manchester’, from July onwards) is designed by the very man who designed the McLaren F1 road car and the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, on top of a number of F1 racing cars, Professor Gordon Murray. The same man that independently designed the Rocket, an ultra-lightweight, open cockpit roadster powered by a 1-litre motorcycle engine, which has an appearance similar to that of a 60’s era Grand Prix car.

Batman Live will tour arenas for the first time ever across the UK and Europe, beginning in summer 2011, and arriving in North America in August 2012. Opening in Manchester on 19 July 2011 and visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast.

The World Wide Watch.


Sure, it’s a middle class problem but ever get annoyed by having to change the time on your watch when you enter a new country?  It might not be an issue that afflicts those of us who don’t go travelling that often but this ingenious watch is still perfect for those who wish that they did.  The “All Around the World” watch boasts eight hour hands, which resemble landmarks in major cities. For example, if you’re in New York then you’d use the Statue of Liberty as your hour marker. Minutes are always marked by a pigeon. You know, because they’re a given in every city.

Here’s the full list of cities and landmarks:

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Salt Lake Temple, Utah

Sears Tower, Chicago

Statue of Liberty, New York

Big Ben, London

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Istambul’s minarets

Red Square, Moscow

There are only 100 watches and each costs £150. You can find out more info, including where to buy here.

15 Photos Of Places To See Before You Die.


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One of my favorite shows “An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List” documents Karl Pilkington on his journey around the world to do things that random people have voted on as their pre-mortem wishes.  The concept of going around the world to have different experiences is a fascination shared by billions of people, and coincidentally most of them have cameras.  I came across an immensely beautiful collection of photos from people visiting gorgeous places from all over the world, and after watching an episode of “An Idiot Abroad”, I just felt the need to share.  Check the method below.

Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway

Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece

Plitvice Lakes – Croatia

Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China

Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora

Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The Gardens at Marqueyssac

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Verdon, Provence, France

Norway Alesund Birdseye of City

Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands

Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan

Seychelles Beach

Alentejo, Portugal

The Most Diamonds EVER Stuffed Into A Ring.


The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House of Kiev, Ukraine has entered the record books by setting 2,525 diamonds in one ring.  The “Tsarevna Swan” ring was presented and measured in Kiev on July 21, 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed.  The diamonds range from 0.001-0.05 carats with a total weight of 10.48 carats. All of the diamonds are of G color and range from VVS2 to VS1 in clarity.  The diamonds were supplied by Shrenuj Group, a diamond and diamond jewelry manufacturer based in Mumbai, India.  The design and development of the ring took 530 hours and fabrication took 3,625 hours. Lobortas has set the price of the ring at $1.3 million.

30 Of The Greatest Images Captured In 2011.


Below are some of the best photos of 2011 from around the globe.  Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. Some images contain dead bodies, graphic content and tragic events. The staff at the blog all consider these images an important part of human history.

A woman holds a wounded relative at a mosque that was turned into a hospital by anti-government protesters during clashes with security forces in Sanaa, the capitol of Yemen, Oct. 15, 2011. At least 12 antigovernment protesters were killed by forces loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh near the Foreign Ministry and at least four civilians were killed in a battle near the airport, opposition officials said. (The New York Times)

PATTANI, THAILAND - AUGUST 12: Thai Muslim women pray during a special evening prayer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Pattani Central Mosque on August 12, 2011 in Pattani, southern Thailand. The long evening prayer comes after Iftar, the breaking of the day-long fast from sunrise to sunset. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama is seen silhouetted inside Marine One helicopter during his arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 in Washington. Obama made an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the free practice for the F1 Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The F1 race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stage fell just before country duo Sugarland were scheduled to perform, killing at least four people and injuring as many as 40 more. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)

Billy Stinson (L) comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The cottage, built in 1903, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Roanoke Soundin Nags Head. Stinson has owned the home, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, since 1963. "We were pretending, just for a moment, that the cottage was still behind us and we were just sitting there watching the sunset," said Erin afterward. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SoHo residents Amy Eagle (R) and Rich Thompson take an early morning walk just before high tide along the World Financial Center Esplanade as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Manhattan August 28, 2011 in New York City. Hurricane Irene made a second landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey early Sunday morning, battering the northeast with high winds and rain. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

People run from gunfire followed by rocket attacks near the U.S Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Sept. 13, 2011. Insurgents launched a complex assault against the embassy and NATO complex on Tuesday, pelting the heavily guarded compounds with rockets in an attack that raised new questions about the security of Afghanistanâs capital and the Westerners working there. (Kuni Takahashi/The New York Times)

A child waves a flag of the State of Israel during part of a march with Jewish settlers in Itamar on the West Bank, Sept. 20, 2011. At least 200 settlers protested against Palestinian plans to seek United Nations endorsement of their statehood on Tuesday, many marching on a main road linking Nablus and Ramallah. (Rina Castelnuovo/The New York Times)

A man suspected of smuggling marijuana across the U.S. border from Mexico is detained by U.S. Border patrols agents in Douglas, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2011. The area, which used to be one of the major crossing points in Arizona, illustrates the cat-and-mouse nature of stopping crossers, the permeability of the much-ballyhooed border fence and the fact that, no matter the dire rhetoric often heard in political circles, crossings at this stretch of border are nowhere near what they once was. (Joshua Lott/The New York Times)

Blackpool, England - September 01: A visitor tries out the new glass Skywalk at the top of the refurbished Blackpool Tower on September 1, 2011 in Blackpool, England. After a 20million GBP refurbishment the iconic seaside Blackpool Tower opened today to the general public. The observation deck at the top of the tower becomes the Blackpool Tower Eye and features a skywalk made of glass overlooking the sea and the promenade. The opening is part of Blackpool's 250million GBP regeneration project. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Lightning flashes during a thunderstorm early on September 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday.

Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the attacks at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial before the 10th anniversary ceremony at the site, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)

A P-51 Mustang airplane crashes into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 in Reno Nevada. The World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged Friday into the edge of the grandstands during the popular air race creating a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris. (AP Photo/Ward Howes)

University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school's quad in Davis, Calif on November 18, 2011. Pike, the riot-clad police officer who pepper sprayed a row of peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university last week, is a retired U.S. Marine sergeant twice honored for his police work on campus. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Wayne Tilcock)

Current British long jump champion J.J. Jegede is silhouetted as he performs an exhibition jump over three Mini cars backdropped by Tower Bridge in London, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The event took place Wednesday to mark the launch of the Mini London 2012 edition models, of which 2,012 will be produced ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In this handout image provided by NASA, The Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, carrying Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Ron Garan, and Alexander Samokutyaev, lands in a remote area on September 16, 2001 outside of the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Garan and Russian cosmonauts Borisenko and Samokuttayevare returning from more than five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 27 and 28 crews. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Sirte, Libya - October 14: National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters take part in a street battle in the center of the city on October 14, 2011 in Sirte, Libya. NTC fighters say this is the final assault on Muammar Gaddafi's home town as they capture the main hospital, university and the Ouagadougou Conference Center. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Libyan rebel fighters fire their machine guns toward loyalist positions down town Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. Libyan revolutionary forces fought building by building Wednesday against the final pocket of resistance in Moammar Gadhafi's hometown - the last major city in Libya to have been under the control of forces loyal to the fugitive leader. (AP Photo/Manu Brado)

Las Vegas - September 15: during the Las Vegas Indy 300 part of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships presented by Honda on September 15, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Athens, Greece - October 19: Demonstrators clashes with police during a protest against plans for new austerity measures Octiber 19, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Greece's largest labor unions have called for a 48-hour strike, while the Socialist government is beginning to push through legislation for cost cutting reforms. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

In this handout provided by Maritime New Zealand, fuel pumping between the stranded cargo vessel Rena and oil tanker Awanuia continues on October 20, 2011 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Salvage crews continue to pump oil off the ship in an effort to remove as much as possible before bad weather predicted for the evening threatens to break the vessel and release more oil into the sea. Over 300 tonnes of oil has leaked from Rena since it hit the reef on October 5. (Photo by Maritime New Zealand via Getty Images)

A protester's face is cleaned after he was pepper-sprayed by police at the "Occupy Denver" camp on October 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Following a march by protesters, police tried to tear down some newly-erected tents at the encampment and and a melee ensued. Police detained about a half dozen people and pepper-sprayed others before calling for reinforcements. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

An aerial view of Honda vehicles at the flooded Honda factory in the Rojuna Industrial district on November 14, 2011 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. While the city of Ayutthaya is recovering from the floods the factories have remained underwater over the last month. Thailand has experienced it's worst flooding in over 50 years and is now into it's third month having affected over 25 of Thailand's 64 provinces. Over 500 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Rescue workers evacuate a woman after a fire engulfed Amri hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on December 9, 2011. More than 60 people were killed when a fire engulfed a hospital, with many victims believed to be patients who died of smoke inhalation. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

This file picture taken on December 6, 2011 shows 12-year-old Afghan girl Tarana Akbari (C) wearing a bright green robe as she stands among bodies and injured people shortly after a bomb exploded outside a riverside shrine in Kabul during the celebrations of the Shiite holy day of Ashura. After a suicide bomber ripped apart the lives of Tarana's family and scores of others, the image of her standing horrified in the blood-stained outfit came for many to symbolise Afghanistan's violent present and its uncertain future. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Security forces fired tear gas and clashed Monday with several thousand protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in the third straight day of violence that has killed dozens of people and has turned into the most sustained challenge yet to the rule of Egypt's military. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

A plane flies over the northern New Jersey sky with the full moon in the background, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Mandalay Express.


Skateboarding (like Hip Hop) is something that started out in one area, and spread all over the globe with relative speed.  In the short documentary film The Mandalay Express, a handful of talented skaters take their skills all over Vietnam, Cambodia, and an array of different foreign countries.  Check the method below, and wait for 1:19 thought the video to see one of the skaters almost take out a Vietnamese woman by accident.

The Urban Stylings Of Tasso.


The urban art of the German graffitist Tasso is all incredibly detailed and life like.  I wish I had more to write about his background, but I don’t speak German, and my translator is at work elsewhere.  BUT, if your interested in more of his work you can take a look right here.

What This World Holds.


Amazing artwork can be found all over the world.  And in this collection… beautiful artwork is found, all over… the.. world. (I’m sorry for the way I punctuated that, but I couldn’t find any other way to say it without sounding super cheesey.) Fernando Vicente is responsible for these amazing works of art inspired by the shapes he found in the Atlas.  Check the method.

The Nooka Zon Watch.


Wrath on all imitators… straight up.  Behold a real Nooka wristwatch. Here we’ve got 100% real, accept no substitutes, brand name you can trust, love and devotion produced Nooka watch. It’s a “luxury” digital watch called “ZON.” It’s a world time watch with graph display and number display for time.  People know Nooka; they know Nooka is made up of the kind of people that stand for quality.  The real Nooka is about to release the ZON: 24 time zones, real metal mesh straps, and pixels that pass through the display like sands through the hourglass; (these are the minutes of our lives.) It has a Chronograph, alarm, 37.5 x 45 x 9.2 mm / 22mm wide band, water resistant to 5ATM, and a scrumtrilescent mirrored face.