Top 10 Nostradamus Predictions Michel de Nostredame (aka Nostradamus) was a 16th-century French "seer." We don't have many seers these days. Nostradamus studied astrology and various "occult" sciences and used those to predict the future. He's best known for The Prophecies, a collection of French quatrains published in 1555. So are these prophecies worthy predictions of the future or merely vague observations retrofitted to match past events? Casa no Gerês by Correia Ragazzi Architectos Correia Ragazzi Architectos designed the ‘Casa no Gerês’, a seemingly floating weekend retreat above the Cavado River in Portugal. The plot of 4.060 squaremeters is located in a protected natural area and has for conditions a concrete construction and the preservation of all trees. The constructive capacity was given by the existing ruin. The project placement on the plot was essential given that the surroundings were the main reference for the construction. For the clients, the exceptional outlook one enjoys should be an element of the house; for the architects it should be an evident inside space value, but also, the opposite concern was relevant – the house could only act as a significant element on the landscape. Its final location on site, at right angles to the slop, seeks for a better relation with the plot and the platform where it ‘lays’, avoiding all trees and damage to the outside area.
Scorpions The greatest delight for the Scorpions fans, of which there are several million throughout the world, is the fact that there is no end in sight for the Farewell World Tour, even though this has been continuing for three years now. Scorpions still are Germany’s internationally most popular rock band ever in the history of music, and of the 38 countries where farewell shows are planned, only 23 have been covered to date. On top of this, the band has found the time and energy to bring to life a very special event: their first MTV Unplugged show. Asteroid Watch Recent News February 5, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. › Read more January 27, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. › Read more January 22, 2015There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of the Rosetta mission's comet. › Read more › More news
La Muna What's not to love about 'La Muna', a complete renovation and minor addition of one of the first homes built in the exclusive enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen Colorado. Oppenheim Architects used reclaimed regional wood, stone and steel to make a minimal impact on the natural resources and merge the home effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings of forest, stream and mountain. Solar collectors provide needed energy for power and hot water, while extremely large operable panels of insulated glass blur the boundaries between inside and out. We wouldn't mind spending some cozy days of this years late winter here. All images © Laziz Hamani and Robert Reck
Tony Jaa Japanom Yeerum (Thai: จาพนม ยีรัมย์), formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram) or Panom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Phanom Yiram; [pʰanom jiːram]; born February 5, 1976 in Surin province, Isaan, Thailand). Better known in the West as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Panom (Thai: จา พนม; RTGS: Cha Phanom), is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, choreographer, stuntman, director, and has spent time as a Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, Ong Bak 3 and The Protector 2. Early life Tony Jaa was raised in a rural area in Surin province. His hometown is 400 km far from Bangkok. As he grew up he watched films by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Vince Lam and Jet Li at temple fairs, which was his inspiration to learn martial arts.
Amazing Historical Photos Colorized Make the Past Seem Not So Distant Amazing Historical Photos Colorized Make the Past Seem Not So Distant Posted on November 13, 2013 / Sunny Skyz We were lucky to find these amazing historical photographs colorized by various users/artists on reddit. There is an entire page dedicated to this topic, which can be seen here: r/ColorizedHistory/. IMI Desert Eagle The Desert Eagle is a large-framed gas-operated semi-automatic pistol designed by Magnum Research in the United States together with IMI in Israel. Over the past 25 years, MRI has been responsible for the design and development of the Desert Eagle pistol. The design was refined and the actual pistols were manufactured by Israel Military Industries until 1995, when MRI shifted the manufacturing contract to Saco Defense in Saco, Maine. In 1998, MRI moved manufacturing back to IMI, which later reorganized under the name Israel Weapon Industries. Both Saco and IMI/IWI were strictly contractors: all of the intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks, are the property of Magnum Research.
Yes These Places Are Real, And We Must Find Them Yes, These Places Are Real. And We Must Find Them Posted on November 17, 2013 / Sunny Skyz These pictures make me want to get out and start travelling way more than I do now. The Earth is one beautiful masterpiece... Trolltunga, Norway The Expendables 3 - Expendables Wiki The Expendables 3 is an upcoming action film directed by Patrick Hughes and is a sequel to the 2012 film, The Expendables 2 and it is the third and final installment of the trilogy. In March 2012, Couture stated that a third installment of The Expendables could enter production in late 2012, following the release of The Expendables 2. In April 2012, Steven Seagal said that he had been offered a role in a third film. Producer Avi Lerner also stated that the producers were intending to bring back the series' current stars, attempting to have Rourke reprise his role, had already approached Clint Eastwood about a role, and had plans to pursue Harrison Ford and to approach Wesley Snipes following his release from prison. Stallone said: "We are thinking about different concepts – the third one is the hardest. The second is the natural progression. The third, that’s when the air gets rare.