Unique Guitars from Japan

Unique Guitars from Japan
Japanese artist Yoshihiko Satoh transforms musical instruments into cool and unusual sculptures. His most famous creations are electric guitars that have twelve necks.

Unbelievable Pictures

Unbelievable Pictures

World's Largest Yellow Diamond

The world's largest pear-shaped yellow diamond, a 110.03 carats diamond has been graded Fancy Vivid Yellow, the highest color grading for a yellow diamond. The diamond was sold in auction at Sotheby's Geneva on November 15 and fetched a price of 11.28 million Swiss francs (INR 62 crores), a world record.
World's Largest Yellow Diamond

The Lava Lake of Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia


Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for being the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only five in the world.

Erta Ale means smoking mountain in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as the gateway to hell. In 2009 it was mapped by a team from the BBC using three dimensional laser techniques. As the lakes have searingly hot temperatures, laser scanning, which can map any surface at a distance, was used.

The Lava Lake of Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia

New Chinese Train

New Chinese Train

Beautiful Artistic Work

Beautiful Artistic Work

Most Expensive New Year's Parties

Most Expensive New Year's Parties
New Year's Eve is one of the most anticipated party nights of the year, and it can also be one of the most expensive. While a cheap bottle of champagne and a few party hats won't set you back more than a few bucks, there are plenty of places that charge thousands of dollars for a ticket to an out-of-this-world affair. From restaurants to concerts, we've rounded up some of the most extravagant places to kick off 2012.

World Most Beautiful Restaurant Dishes

San Francisco: Coi
World Most Beautiful Restaurant Dishes
At Coi, visionary chef Daniel Patterson (an F&W Best New Chef 1997) idolizes produce in dishes like this upside-down tomatoes tart, in which quickly charred, peeled cherry tomatoes sit on a bed of pesto and are topped with a tomato puree (made in a whipped-cream dispenser) and a crispy olive tart shell.

Tiny Bottle Artwork

Tiny Bottle Artwork

Windows 1.0 to 8

1985  Windows 1.0
1985  Windows 1.0
The First Version of Microsoft Windows, Windows 1.0, with simple applications and the concept of multitasking on PC

Fruit Corso Festival of Netherlands

Fruit Corso Festival of Netherlands

Kristina Pimenova, A 4 Year Old Model

Kristina Pimenova, A 4 Year Old Model

Christmas around the World

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Dec. 25, 2011. Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message.
Christmas around the World

World Most Amazing Roads

World Most Amazing Roads

Top 10 Amazing Little Heroes

1 Nathan Thomson
Nathan Thomson

The nine-year-old boy who saved his mother when an armed intruder tried to stab her to death. The boy was stabbed in the face as he fought to save his mum from a knife maniac. Nathan Thomson jumped on Hugh Clark's back as the drunken thug tried to kill his mother Ena. Clark turned on the little boy and lashed out with the blade, scarring him for life. But Nathan helped save Ena, who was knifed eight times but survived. The attack happened after the drunk offshore worker broke into the Rosyth's home in Fife.

Salman Khan Childhood Pictures

Salman Khan Childhood Pictures

World's 10 Most Extra Ordinary People

1. Kim Ung-Yong: Attended University at age 4, Ph.D at age 15; world's highest IQ
Kim Ung-Yong: Attended University at age 4, Ph.D at age 15; world's highest IQ
This Korean super-genius was born in 1962 and might just be the smartest guy alive today (he’s recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest IQ of anyone on the planet). By the age of four he was already able to read in Japanese, Korean, German, and English. At his fifth birthday, he solved complicated differential and integral calculus problems. Later, on Japanese television, he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German, English, Japanese, and Korean. Kim was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ; the book estimated the boy’s score at over 210.

Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang University from the age of 3 until he was 6. At the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA. He finished his university studies, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics at Colorado State University before he was 15. In 1974, during his university studies, he began his research work at NASA and continued this work until his return to Korea in 1978 where he decided to switch from physics to civil engineering and eventually received a doctorate in that field. Kim was offered the chance to study at the most prestigious universities in Korea , but instead chose to attend a provincial university. As of 2007 he also serves as adjunct faculty at Chungbuk National University.

Christmas Paintings

Christmas Paintings

World Amazing Pictures 2

World Amazing Pictures

The Cloud Buildings in Seoul

The Cloud Buildings in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea’s ‘The Cloud’ buildings are immediately offensive — The buildings are called ‘The Cloud’ and they are being built in Soul, South Korea by Netherlands-based architectural firm MVRDV. The two 850+ foot towers are connected in the middle by an explosive looking “cloud”.

In response to the obvious and immediate backlash due to its uncanny resemblance of the worst terrorist attack ever, that killed thousands of innocent people, MVRDV has released an apology on their site for anyone they may have offended and says that “the design inspiration of The Cloud is visualized in the first image on our website, a cloud covering the centre of the Skyscraper.” The disturbing buildings are scheduled to be completed by 2015.

Inside the White House

Inside the White House
President Obama and first lady Michelle wear 3-D glasses while watching the Super Bowl with family, friends, staff members and members of Congress in the family theater of the White House, February 1, 2009.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The assault killed 2,390 Americans and drew the U.S. into World War II.
70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in which over 2,400 members of the United States military were killed. Picture taken December 7, 1941.

400000 Black Balls Save Los Angeles Reservoir

400000 Black Balls Save Los Angeles Reservoir
 The Department of Water and Power workers in Los Angeles, as well as local officials and community activists opened a white tub from where they poured 400,000 black colored balls into the water. So, the question is: was this an artwork, some kind of statement or attempt to pollute the water? The answer on all fronts is no – absolutely and categorically no. In fact, it is an action intended to protect the quality of L.A. drinking water and preventing it from becoming a health hazard. The water needs to be protected and in the shade because of its composition of bromate and chlorine – if exposed to large amounts of sunlight, it could cause a chemical reaction and in high levels can cause cancer. Last year, abnormally high levels of bromide were signaled, but specialists claimed that danger levels were low because people had to drink the water for a lifetime - even so, the chances of contracting cancer were minimal.

Great Quotes by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works. His great intelligence and originality have made the word “Einstein” synonymous with genius.
Great Quotes by Albert Einstein

Natural Hamilton Pool in Texas

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago.

The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71. Since the 1960s, Hamilton Pool has been a favorite summer swimming spot for Austin visitors and residents. Hamilton Pool Preserve consists of 232 acres of protected natural habitat featuring a jade green pool into which a 50-foot (15 m) waterfall flows.

The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone that rest by the water's edge; large stalagtites grow from the ceiling high above.
Natural Hamilton Pool in Texas

Amazing Sculptures From Chains

Amazing Sculptures From Chains

Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zealand Oil Spill

The Rena is a container ship owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc. The oil spill occurred off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand due to grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. The spill has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster.

The ship was carrying 1,368 containers, eight of which contained hazardous materials, as well as 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of marine diesel oil. Initially the ship listed 11 degrees to port, with the front stuck on the reef. By Sunday, 9 October 2011, a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) oil slick threatened wildlife and the area's rich fishing waters.
Country's Worst Environmental Disaster - New Zeala

Whale Bones Discovered in Desert

Paleontologists in Chile have made a surprising discovery in the desert. Scientists uncovered what appears to be a massive graveyard of whale bones in Copiapo, about a kilometer away from the ocean. More than 80 whales, including 25 complete skeletons, were found in one of the driest deserts in the world.

More than 2 million years ago, scores of whales congregating off the Pacific Coast of South America mysteriously met their end. Today, the whales have emerged again atop a desert hill a kilometer from the surf, where researchers have begun to unearth one of the world's best-preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales.
Whale Bones Discovered in Desert

Puerto Princesa Underground River

The 8.2 km-long (5 mile) Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 4, 1999, for its ecological value, and features a limestone formation containing an underground river that is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the world.
Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Girl with Two Heads

Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel were born on 7 March 1990, Carver County, Minnesota, United States and they are dicephalic conjoined twins. Brittany is the left twin, and Abigail is the right twin. They have two spines which join at the pelvis. They have two stomachs, three lungs, and two arms. (A third, underdeveloped and useless arm between their heads was removed in infancy.)

Most of Abigail and Brittany's shared organs lie below the waist line. The detail is presented below:
2 heads
2 arms -- originally 3, but the short malformed central arm was removed
2 spinal cords and backbones which merge at the pelvis - surgery corrected scoliosis 3½ lungs -- surgery expanded their chest cavity
2 breasts
2 hearts in a shared circulatory system -- medicine taken by either affects both
1 liver
2 stomachs
3 kidneys
2 gallbladders
1 bladder 1 ribcage
1 large intestine
1 female reproductive system.

The Girl with Two Heads

Christmas - Birth Day Celebration of Jesus Christ

Christmas - Birth Day Celebration of Jesus Christ

Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The date is not known to be the actual birthday of Jesus, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed Jesus had been conceived, the date of the winter solstice on the ancient Roman calendar, or one of various ancient winter festivals. Christmas is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and in Christianity marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.

India's Most Expensive Train

India's Most Expensive Train
It is considered to be the ultimate ride on rails.The Royale Indian Rail Tours offers one of the most luxurious train journeys across India 's most beautiful locales. The Maharajas' Express is one of the six luxury trains in India that promises to offer the best in travel, traditional food and hospitality.

White Desert of Brazil

White Desert of Brazil

Python Ate a Deer

Python Ate a Deer
The National Park of South Florida, was killed a huge python, whose length is 5 meters. A veterinarian who spent opening reptiles, found that the snake had dinner recently man-sized deer.

Vietnamese Man Sleeps With His Dead Wife

Vietnamese Man Sleeps With His Dead Wife
57-year-old Vietnamese Le Van sleeps with his dead wife, now 7 years old. She died in 2003, but the husband's love was so strong that he was sleeping on the grave of about 20 months. And then went and dug up the body, wrapped in paper, sealed with clay.

10 Dramatic Mountain Ranges of the World

There are amazing mountain ranges in the world, many of which you may never have heard of. These ranges are relatively young, therefore their peaks are sharp and dramatic. Take a look and see if you can learn something new about some of the world's dramatic mountain ranges.

1. Teton Range, USA
Teton Range, USA
The Teton Range is part of the Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The highest summit in the Tetons is Grand Teton at 13,770 feet (4,198 m). There are four other peaks over 11,000 feet. The three central peaks pictured here were named 'Les Grande Tetons' or 'The Large Breasts' by lonely French trappers in the 1700's. The Tetons are the youngest part of the Rocky Mountains, therefore they retain their sharp features. Part of the reason for the fame of the Teton Range is that the mountains rise up dramatically 5,000 to 7,000 feet from the Snake River and the flat plain in front of them, with no foothills to moderate the change in elevation. Most of the Teton Range lies within the Grand Teton National Park.

Finger and Palm Print Paintings by Zhang Baohua

Finger and Palm Print Paintings by Zhang Baohua
In 1989 Chinese artist Zhang Baohua invented a new style of painting which requires the artist to use his finger and palm prints to create unique works of art. It’s hard to believe such masterpieces can be created without any tools, but Zhang Baohuang manages to do it by using just his fingers and palm prints. His unique painting style is characterized by a concise, lively style and a sense of reality, and is considered a combination of traditional Chinese painting and the structural features of Western painting. Most of his works depict animals, especially dogs. Zhang’s works have been featured in art galleries all around the world, and he is known as “China’s world famous palm painting artist.