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World's Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools

Be it for location, design or size, these pools are more than just enclosed bodies of water intended for swimming - as put in a definition. These extraordinary pools give a whole new meaning to swimming. In some cases you would have to be super rich to dip yourself in the luxurious waters, but a few of them are set in amazing sceneries, open to the public, and quite inexpensive. 1. The Icebergs. Sydney. The ocean's waves often break over the side of the Icebergs swimming pool located in the corner of the famed Bondi Beach. 2. Unlike with Icebergs, you would have to be a millionaire to immerse yourself in the waters of the Neptune Pool. The Neptune pool. 3. This twisting swimming pool projects eight feet over the sidewalk, at the edge of the 10th floor of the Joule Hotel in Dallas. The Joule Hotel in Dallas. 4. The calm, emerald-green swimming pool is floating above the Ayung River valley in Bali's lush foothills. 5. 6. This is the world's largest swimming pool. San Alfonso del Mar. 7. Related:  Incredible

“The Art of Clean Up”: El arte de ordenar por Ursus Werhli, vía bumbumbum “The Art of Clean Up” es un libro del artista alemán Ursus Werhli, aquí recopila distintos objetos y situaciones completamente organizadas. 12 Enjoyable Names for Relatively Common Things Fancy yourself a logophile ... and didn't have to look up "logophile"? See if you know these 12 words for common things. 1. The plastic table-like item found in pizza boxes is called a box tent and was patented in 1983. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Getty Images 9. 10. 11. 12. What are some of your favorite extra ordinary/extraordinary words? For 12-12-12, we’ll be posting twenty-four '12 lists' throughout the day.

Most Beautiful Villages Around The World photo Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin Village on the bank of the Niger river, Mali. Photo by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand Hidden mountain village in Southern China. Mist over countryside in Southwest England. Hobbiton village – “Lord of the Rings” movie location in New Zealand. Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. Mountain Village, Iran. Beautiful African sea side village. Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria with 946 inhabitants. Gásadalur village, Faroe Islands. Village located in Himalayas, Tibet. Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands.

The Best Broccoli of Your Life You know you’ve done something right with broccoli when the person you made it for describes it to someone else the next day as “better than biting into a steak.” Those were Craig’s words and they were a marked change from the first words he uttered about the broccoli, before he bit in: “You made broccoli for dinner? Broccoli and sweet potatoes?” Then he did bite in and his eyes lit up. “Oh my God,” he said. So what did I do to the broccoli to make it taste so good? I can’t take any credit. I’m going to have a hard time this week not posting all of the recipes from her new book, Back To Basics. Specifically, she loves roasting vegetables at a high temperature until they caramelize. Normally, broccoli gets squishy when you cook it. Seriously, this recipe is so easy I can recite it without looking at the book. You preheat the oven to 425. Take 4 to 5 pounds of broccoli (I just got two large bunches), cut into florets (but relatively big ones.) Now, it’s easy. Related Posts: Roasted Fennel

The best places to see the Northern Lights Northern Lights holiday ideas and practical tips A short break holiday to northern Scandinavia, Iceland or western Greenland to view nature's celestial spectacle the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) is an increasingly popular choice for travellers. Sightings can never be guaranteed, but you can bolster your chances by knowing when and where to go, and winter 2013-14 promises some of the best Northern Lights viewing for many years as the sun moves into a Solar Maximum phase in which sunspot activity is at its height. With so many great destinations and amazing excursions on offer, Northern Lights holidays are fast becoming an essential part of the travel calendar. What are the Northern Lights? The displays are caused by solar winds - streams of particles charged by the sun - hitting the earth's atmosphere. Where are the Northern Lights? Northern Lights in Norway Snowmobile ride to view the Northern Lights, Camp Tamok, Lyngen 24 Hours in Tromso Northern Lights in Sweden Practical tips:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Tyson concludes by saying: “If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” He has also added some more thoughts in the comments section below, saying: Thanks for this ongoing interest in my book suggestions. H/T goes to Galley Cat

Watch a Mosquito Bite From the Inside of a Mouse I used to picture mosquitoes liked winged hypodermic needles, jabbing their rigid, needle-like mouthparts into flesh and slurping blood. But it turns out this view was wrong: Their snouts are surprisingly mobile and flexible, and can bend almost 90 degrees once inside the body to search for blood. As you can see in the video below, which I stumbled across on Ed Yong's blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, the mouthparts contain multiple parts that diverge once entering flesh. The video was made with a microscope inserted into the skin of an anaesthetized mouse, which was then fed upon by malaria-infected mosquitoes, Yong writes.

Demystifying the Creative Process “I’m not creative.” “I wish I could be more creative, but I don’t have it in me.” “Why are some people creative and others aren’t?” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard those statements or questions… The truth is almost everyone has creative potential. A large part of the problem is that there is an air of mystery and mysticism around the creative process. So, let’s take a few minutes and demystify the creative process. The Four Steps of Creativity We’ve known for a long time that the creative process can be broken down into four distinct processes, most of which can be fostered and augmented. PreparationIncubationIlluminationImplementation I’ll spend some time on each step. Preparation This is the first phase of what most call work. The reason I say most call this phase “work” is because these processes may or may not be inherently enjoyable. Incubation This is the phase that most people mess up the most with distractions and the hustle and bustle of daily lives. Illumination

The 27 Incredible Once In A Lifetime Shots | Marine Chic Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2013 in Gallery | 47 comments Today we collect photos that we can see only one in lifetime and that if we had a luck to see it. These are the photos which we must save and enjoy in them all the time, because they are moment of an amazing history. List of the 30 incredible once in a lifetime shots is something that we will love and enjoy every day. Old Software Downloads for Windows, Mac, Linux and Abandonware Games

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