Archive for August, 2010
Many an architect has dreamed up visionary plans for city centers, but few have actually seen their designs come to fruition in a real live urban setting. And while many such unbuilt concepts are technically viable, others are wacky, fanciful or downright bizarre. These 13 retro urban design ideas for the future, from perfectly symmetrical egalitarian communities to the egotistical demands of a deranged dictator, will probably never become reality – and in many cases, we’re better off that way. (more…)
These costumed heroes may look like they have jumped out of a comic book or Hollywood blockbuster, but they are all ordinary people who don’t have one special ability between them – just a super human need to help fix our broken society. Captured by American photographer Peter Tangen, these normal, but anonymous, people make up his ambitious Real Life Super Hero Project. The photos give a revealing insight into a small but growing niche in unusual altruistic behaviour .
A deer is fed a bottle of beer at a resort in Weihai, northern China’s Shandong province. According to Zhang Xiangxi, who works as a waitress at the resort’s restaurant, she discovered the deer’s unusual tastes last November when she was cleaning up after some customers. She says: “I saw a bottle of beer was still half full so I playfully passed it to the deer. Unexpectedly it bit the bottle and raised its head and drank all the beer in one shot.” Since then, says Zhang, whenever there is any leftover beer she takes it to feed to the deer. She comments: “It has a growing addiction to beer. To begin with it was half a bottle but now it is several big bottles in a row. Her daily feed is around two bottles of beer.” Zhang adds: “I don’t know what her maximum appetite for beers is though we once tried giving her four bottles of beer and she drank them all”.
People, you and I both know that there are VERY FEW ani-pals PROSHER than the plump, sleeping dormouse. Obvy, South Wales gets this, because they just built special Dormouse Bridges over a highly-trafficked road! [head tilt]
So now, for your viewing pleasure, some unsquashed-on-the-road Dormice:
Yes, it’s Black Fawn, international jet-setting supermodel! Maker of trends, breaker of hearts, always on the go! Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Milan! It’s just another day in the fabulous life of… Black Fawn!
Black Fawn! She’s ready for action!