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P ink Floyd's the Wall is one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since the studio album's release in 1979, the tour of 1980-81, and the subsequent movie of 1982, the Wall has become synonymous with, if not the very definition of, the term "concept album." Aurally explosive on record, astoundingly complex on stage, and visually explosive on the screen, the Wall traces the life of the fictional protagonist, Pink Floyd, from his boyhood days in post-World-War-II England to his self-imposed isolation as a world-renowned rock star, leading to a climax that is as cathartic as it is destructive. From the outset, Pink's life revolves around an abyss of loss and isolation.
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Ever wondered how to own your own private island ? With many of major cruise lines now owning their own white sandy beaches in the Caribbean here is a look into how we can own our own paradise too. Iglucruise is a award winning UK based cruise travel agency providing cruises from Southampton and great cruise deals to the Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises . © Copyright Iglucruise 2010+ Small (600px width) <p><a href="http://www.iglucruise.com/private-islands"><img src="http://www.iglucruise.com/images/private-islands-600px.jpg" border="0" alt="Private Islands /></a></p><p>Infographic by <a href="http://www.iglucruise.com></a>Iglucruise.com</a></p>
Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings. Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job) 28 Days Later and the best-selling Zombie Survival Guide , we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 of our dreams. “The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes, starts to get eerily close to something I could work with, if say 200 bludgeoned members of the undead army came over to eat their way into borrowing some sugar. “The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure.
A micronation is a tiny, self-proclaimed sovereign state. Though they claim sovereignty and are often not interfered with by larger government entities, they are not recognized as official independent states (which sets them apart from microstates like The Vatican or Singapore .) There are any number of reasons someone may start a micronation: as a joke, as a form of art, for protest purposes, as a political or legal experiment, or even to conduct criminal activity. Often times a strange legal quirk (or outright loophole) gives these micronations a unique legal status . Some of them are hilarious.
Located on the thin Curonian Spit that splits the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, lies one of the strangest natural phenomena on Earth. Known as the Dancing Forest by caretakers of Curonian Spit National Park and as the Drunken Forest, by locals, this unusual pine forest is made of trees of various shapes, most of them twisted in circles and spirals, along the ground. According to tourists, the Dancing Forest looks more like a site near Chernobyl, with 20-year-old pines tied into natural knots and loops, like lumpy contortionists. A few years ago, the park manager invited students from local universities to conduct studies, and get to the bottom of the mystery. Since then, several theories emerged, including one suggested by a psychic who said the forest is located on a spot where massive amounts of positive and negative energies collide.
New Site, New Philosophy March 6, 2013 Rock, Paper, Cynic has developed a lot over the years, and I'm so stoked that you guys have been such a huge part of it. I want to start involving you more in the comic and gearing the website to be able to do things that make the world a more exciting place to live. That's why I'm going to be rolling out some new ideas during 2013. Read full post
Wind turbines? Dontcha hate them! Horrible things going round-and-round. Roundandroundandroundandround. They make a lot of noise, and bits seem to keep on falling off them.
We Evil Mad Scientists like Halloween. A lot. You might have already seen our old-school Cylon Jack-o-lantern. Here is another halloween electronics project, hopefully in time for you to make your own: It’s a radio-controlled robotic Dalek that can move around and turn its head. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a pumpkin?
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When Jack Heathcote says his house is a bit of a dive, he couldn’t be prouder. That's because he has converted the cellar of his five-bedroom house into Britain’s biggest domestic aquarium. The 37-year-old, who lives in the Carlton district of Nottingham, has created a private underwater world in the basement of his five-bedroom home, filled with exotic species usually only seen in such far-flung corners of the world as the Amazon and Congo. The tropical haven, complete with viewing window, lies directly underneath the living room of Jack's red-brick Edwardian property. And at 12ft 6in x 12ft 8in x 7ft, it is the same size as the room above.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 8 March 2011 While most of us might wear our hearts on our sleeve, this little chap shows it off in just the right place. He is an Emperor penguin chick whose change of plumage into adulthood was brrrrrilliantly blessed by Mother Nature. The white heart-shaped patch on his chest is a natural formation due to the moulting of his feathers. Big-hearted: The baby Emperor penguin, frozen in time, with a unique heart-shaped plumage on his chest. It was pictured by award-winning photographer Sue Flood in the Antarctic