Monday , 2 March 2015

Category Archives: Interesting

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Badass People in History

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There are far more badass individuals in history for me to cover but here is a short list of a few, fill free to point out some of your favorites I missed in the comments.

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Parents Pose With Their Babies For The Last Time

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is an organization that trains photographers “to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant.“ It was founded by Cheryl Haggard and photographer Sandy Puc. The photos they’ve captured over the years have been honest and heartbreaking.

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Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Tiny Sweaters For Injured Penguins

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How long does it take to master a craft? How about 80 years? Because 109-year-old Australian Alfred Date has been knitting since the 1930s and his latest/most famous endeavor was making mini sweaters… for endangered penguins! Back in 2013, Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation asked for volunteers to make sweaters for the rare “little penguins.” Alfie, who has yet to learn to say no, pitched in.

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The Golden Land – Myanmar

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As photography has spread all over the world in recent years, so has the number of outstanding amateur images. It’s no surprise that Myanmar is one of the most photographed places, and the pictures of the Golden Land are published on magazines and online. Nat Geo Photographer David Lazar has also been to Myanmar and calls it his favorite place on earth to photograph. He mentions warm and welcoming people, who are generally very open to photographers, and extraordinary sceneries.

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Gorgeous Panoramic Maps Drawn Long Before Satellites Even Existed

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It’s hard for us Google Earth-dependent modern-day humans to conceive of, but there was once a time when we had to imagine what our towns and cities looked like from the sky. In fact, there were famous artists who specialised in creating these panoramic views of Earth, although today, it’s a lost art.

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Trips With Kenyan Fishermen

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Teo Gregas spent a month in a fishermen village in Kenya, Kipini. He became friends with some local fishermen and they went fishing a couple of times. You can see how the trips went through the pictures. The barracuda was cut up and the octopus began its massage therapy to soften its meat by repeatedly being thrown against the hard wood of the boat’s floor. A fire was ignited inside a big pot in the middle of the dhow and a barracuda-mango-octopus soup was bubbling in no time.

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‘Spot’ Is A Smaller (More Kickable) Version Of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog

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We haven’t seen much of Boston Dynamic’s four-legged self-balancing Big Dog robot since it was last spotted hurling cinder blocks in a lab. And that’s maybe because the company’s robotic geniuses have been hard at work building a smaller more agile version called Spot that weighs just 160 pounds so it can safely operate both indoors and out.

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Famous Photographers Pose Behind Their Iconic Images

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Unless you’re a photography buff, you probably have no idea what the people behind some of the most famous photos in the world actuall look like. US photographer Tim Mantoani, however, aims to fix all that with his epic “Behind Photographs” series.

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