Beautiful Carnival in Rio de Janeiro Photos

Carnival-in-Rio-de-JaneiroCarnival Season for 2011 is nearing its end. All over the world, celebrations are held as a final party before the fasting of Lent, as a way to usher out the winter and welcome spring. Across Europe and the Americas, parades and festivals have been taking place for nearly a month, culminating in the largest, most famous party of all: the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The festivals in Rio continue until today, March 8th. Gathered below are images from the past several weeks of carnivals around the globe.

What are Astronauts Going to Do After Space Shuttle Missions are Canceled

Astronauts-Photography-by-Hunter-Freeman-You are probably informed about the upcoming cancellation of the Space Shuttle program by the United States. The cancellation of this program is explained by the lack of funds which are needed to support this not so cheap way of exploring the universe.
After the Space Shuttle missions are canceled, there will be a number of astronomers and astronauts who are going to sit jobless and bore themselves since they cannot fly into space anymore.
But photographer Hunter Freeman has already found some good propositions about what could all those astronauts do if they loose their jobs.
He created some entertaining collection of photos of astronauts doing their new jobs like searching for lost jewerly on beaches, cleaning buildings, washing extreme dirty clothes or just watching a television and eating pop-corns.

Weird Jewelry Created From Hair

Weird-Hair-JewelryWe can agree that modern art can be sometimes weird, and the following examples or art are definitely weird. If you’re into jewelry and that sort of things, you might want to check this piece of jewelry. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t into jewelry and after seeing these pictures, I more certain than ever that jewelry just isn’t for me.

Creative Costumes for Kids: The Entertaining Way to Spend Some Time With the Kids

Creative-Costumes-for-KidsPlaying and spending some time with your kids is one of the most important duties which should not be omitted in any circumstances. Kids need their parents' attention and they need parents to be raised and educated by them. In the time when you can find the most craziest and some of the most unbelievable types of toys in shops, it is hard to choose the right way to entertain your kids...

Entertaining and Unusual Family House Built in Tokyo

Family-House-in-TokyoI have been always impressed with the simplicity of traditional Japanese houses. They are so simple and yet so elegant. Someone in Japan has got an idea to combine the simplicity of traditional Japanese homes with the modern design and here you can see what we have got as a result of that....

Man Builds Underground Nuclear Bunker

Underground-nuclear-bunkerMike Thomas is on the lookout for a nuclear war obsessed soul willing to buy his underground bunker. Built in the 1980’s the secretive foxhole was to protect Mike’s family from harm’s way in the eventuality of a nuke war between Russia and the West. With the war clouds lifted Mike finds little use in the shelter and has decided to put it on sale but for those who still expect terrorist nuclear attack here are some interesting specs...

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep

Sleep is absolutely essential for every human being. Despite scientists still not figuring out the process entirely, we still know a lot about this daily activity. Every mammal, bird and most reptiles, amphibians and fish require sleep to function. Here are 16 things you probably never knew about sleep.

The War Against Counterfeit Money

More than $750 billion in U.S. currency is in circulation: around $60 million of it is fake. As scanners and printers become more powerful, the Department of Treasury must try to out-tech the bad guys with increasingly sophisticated money. Meanwhile, most of us just spend our Lincolns on foot longs and never know the difference. Our latest infographic explains the state of counterfeiting and what we’re doing about it today.

Inside Redwood Log House

Redwood-Log-HouseThis Giant Tree House is a 1900 year old Redwood tree that once stood over 247 feet high and 14 feet in diameter.One log house owned by Ripley’s measures 33 feet in length and the 11,000 feet of lumber it contains, are enough to construct a five bedroom house...