Maps That Will Change the Way You See the World Where Google Street View is available. The supercontinent of Pangaea with modern day borders. The pink represents countries that the British have invaded. Goddammit, Brittan! Countries that don't use metric. Most common surnames by country. Countries that offer maternity leave. McDonalds Around the World Time Zones in Antarctica. Antarctica without ice. What side of the street do you drive on? Alcohol consumption. Most popular alcoholic drink by country. Flags of the world. Population density. Most cases of bribery. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean. Earthquakes. Highest paid public employees. The rivers of America. Trade. Number of researchers. How old someone is when they lose their virginity. Plant life. Coffee consumption. Writing systems of the world. A Gall–Peters projection map. Rivers that empty into the Mississippi River. The world divided into seven regions, each containing a population of one billion. Water risk.
Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr
The Top 50 Pictures of the Day for 2011 - StumbleUpon Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. 10 incredible microscopic GIFs | Science! Every day, life is going about its business, but we can only see a fraction of the organisms around us with the naked eye. Bacteria, protists, and tiny multicellular creatures live in a world that is completely alien to us and only visible through the microscope. Thanks to the wonder of science, we can dive into this world and see how these wee beasties get along. Here are 10 of the coolest in GIF form. Click the gallery to see each one of the pics and then check out the full explanations of each animations below, without your browser being weighed down by all those hefty GIFs! White blood cell chases a bacterium Your body has numerous immune defenses that keep invaders in check, much of it mediated by multiple varieties of white blood cells. A rotifer having a snack A rotifer, commonly known as a wheel animal, is a tiny 0.1-0.5mm multicellular creature found in most freshwater sources. Stylonychia creeps and crawls Cultured kidney cells Neutrophils on the attack E. coli reproducing
Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb, Port Austin, Michigan: Photos & Trip Report (2009) And thanks to Nila Repard here is a photo from the very same island, taken by her great grandmother in 1934. And here is another photo, taken in the winter. 10th of April 2010 Probably Related Millions of historic photos Cry What is the drunkest photo ever taken of you? Eyjafjallajökull Travel Status Back home since 55 days Currently in: Switzerland Oh dear, do you realise how old your browser is? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of The Word ‘EPIC’ Until You Seen These 20 Pictures October 4, 2011 | 31 Comments » | Topics: Awesome, Pics Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories
10 mind-boggling high-speed camera GIFs | Science! Some of the most interesting things you’ll ever see are happening far too fast for you to properly appreciate. Slowing down even the simplest occurrence can reveal incredible complexity. With modern high-speed photography we can get a glimpse of such things. So here are 10 things that happen very fast slowed down for closer observation in GIF form. Click the gallery to see each one of the pics and then check out the full explanations of each animations below, without your browser being weighed down by all those hefty GIFs! Gelatin bounce Foods made predominantly of gelatin have a very specific consistency. Welding up close Creating a connection between two pieces of metal isn’t simply a matter of melting the material itself, but often involves depositing an additional metal to strengthen the connection. Cymbal crash Cymbals are among the oldest known musical instruments, and they look especially cool in slow motion. Tank firing Striking a match This GIF shows a safety match being struck.
Amazing Underwater River : Cenote Angelita in Mexico Underwater River in Mexico If you are a professional diver you should visit Cenote Angelita Mexico. These amazing pictures were taken by Anatoly Beloshchin in the cave Cenote Angelita, Mexico. Here’s his description: “We are 30 meters deep, fresh water, then 60 meters deep – salty water and under me I see a river, island and fallen leaves… Actually, the river, which you can see, is a layer of hydrogen sulphide.” 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon Thailand Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on their June 1985 issue. Beyond just that one photo, McCurry has shot over a million images spanning 35 years. Looking through his large body of work, we get to experience fantastic faraway places we can only dream about visiting. Afghanistan Sri Lanka Yemen Tibet Cambodia India Burma Eastman Kodak let McCurry shoot the last ever produced roll of Kodachrome transparency film. Steve McCurry More Incredible Photos:Capturing a Country's CultureBreathtaking Visions of EarthTragic Portraits of America's Endangered SpeciesIncredible Wildlife Shots by Rob Kroenert
Ethereal Macro Photos of Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications. They’re not though. You can enjoy many more of Osokin’s impressive photographs (16 pages worth, at the moment) over on his LensArt.ru website. Andrew Osokin Photography [LensArt via The Curious Brain via Colossal] Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Osokin and used with permission
Without borders... The 100 most beautiful places in the world The 100 most beautiful places in the world (click a screenshot to enlarge it) - 1 - The inca city of Machu Picchu country : Peru place : near Cuzco - 2 - The Iguazu waterfalls country : Argentina - Brazil place : borders between the two countries - 3 - The Tadj Mahall country : India place : Agra, south-west of Delhi - 4 - The pyramids and the sphinx country : Egypt place : Giseh, south-west of Cairo - 5 - The great canyon of Colorado country : United States of America place : south-west of the country, Arizona state - 6 - Migrating animals in the Serengeti park country : Tanzania place : north of the country, east of Victoria lake - 7 - The Nabatean city of Petra country : Jordania place : south-west of the country, near Israel - 8 - The big wall of China country : China place : north-east of the country, along Inner Mongolia - 9 - The Victoria waterfalls country : Zimbabwe - Zambia place : border between the two countries - 26 - Bali island country : Indonesia place : east of Java island