There are very few moments more humbling than when you gaze up at the night sky and see the massive world around us, which nevertheless represents just a tiny fraction of the Universe we live in. At least in theory. If you’re a city dweller, heightened light pollution means that if you bother to look up at all, you’ll see maybe a handful of stars. You really need to be in a dark, cloudless area with a wide sky to enjoy the cosmic spectacle to its fullest. But fear not, fellow stargazer, for such places still exist.
As the most populous city in Canada’skyline grows, so too will your love for it. Don’t believe us? Check out this video.
In 2008, ex fighter pilot Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy became the world’s first jet-powered man when he launched his first official flight above the Alps in his native Switzerland. Since then, he’s gone on to fly across the English channel, the straight of Gibraltar, and over the Grand Canyon in Arizona. In the video below, Rossy flies over Dubai with another jet-powered man, Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán, for the first time:
Nearly 20 years have passed since the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The city has since been abandoned, and yet it retains a shell of a place that once was: where memories were forged, where families lived, and where life was possible. It also presents a stark reminder of how quickly all of that can be taken away.
As photographer Danny Cooke said, “there was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.”
We often talk about the holidays being a time to be generous, but sometimes that self-directed generosity (re: purchasing a large, cream-covered “coffee” monstrosity sprinkled with seasonal coloring) only amounts to bloating, general discomfort and a late-night WebMD search on diabetes symptoms. The people at Buzzfeed have cut through the whipped cream to let you know just what you’re ingesting when you take the first sip of your favorite holiday drink. Viewer discretion is advised.