When Fear Meets The Line

July 29, 2013

When most think of how to get from A to B, grabbing a one-inch-thick cable, making a loose bridge and crossing it isn’t what normally comes to mind first. That is, of course, unless you’re like the men traversing Welsh terrains in this video. Unlike Nik Wallenda’s stunts, slack liners don’t have the benefit of a sturdy, unwavering rope while crossing.

The Magnificence Of Big Sur

July 29, 2013

Big Sur Photograph

Besides its spectacular views, the “Big South” offers astounding heights. Ascending nearly a mile above sea level, Big Sur’s Cone Peak is also the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states.

One Amazing Abandoned Air-Raid Shelter

July 28, 2013
Abandoned Air Raid Shelter Light Art

Source: Flickr

Found in England, the air-raid shelter seen above is the result of Victorian design and 1930s governmental officials; the incredible lighting you see, though, comes from one photographer’s long exposure image capturing.

The Luscious Expanse Of Bath, England

July 27, 2013

Bath England

While oral tradition suggests Bath to be much older, the present-day resort town was “first” discovered by the Romans around 60 AD under the name Aquae Sulis. The area’s spa heritage continued on for several centuries and by 1987, it was deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Nature By Numbers

July 25, 2013

What do pine cones, artichokes and pineapple fruit sprouts have in common? All feature the Fibonacci sequence. Brush up on your math with the spellbinding video above.

A Woman, Mutilated

July 24, 2013
Afghan Woman Mutilated By Taliban

Source: CNN

When most think of the possible punishments for running away, the worst many of us can imagine is receiving the silent treatment from the person or people abandoned. But for one unfortunate Afghani woman, that punishment entailed nothing short of having her ears and nose lopped off by the Taliban. Thanks to an American humanitarian group, Aesha (the woman featured) can mask her wounds with a prosthetic nose, but the oppressive mark the Taliban has left on many women will be hard for many others to overcome.