Tag Archive: Beauty

Exclusive Drone Video Shows A Frozen Niagara Falls





   From NBC News: ” The bitter cold temperatures have turned Niagara Falls into a beautiful series of frozen falls.”

Hottest Body Paintings




Here is the first example:






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    These works of art on the human canvas are lightyears beyond the usual painted-on bikinis and Wonder Woman costumes … Here’s one more example …





Inquisitive readers can see the other 66 amazing creations here . Enjoy .










Newport From The Air

Flying Over Newport, RI August 2014




    Take an aerial tour of Newport with Stu Sinclair aboard his trike .

Artist Swaps The Names Of Cities And Towns Around The World With 1,800 Cultural Slurs To Create ‘Map Of The Stereotypes’



'The Map of the Stereotypes': Slovak graphic design artist Martin Vargic has re-imagined the world according to cultural slurs, assumptions and stereotypes, with obvious choices like China becoming 'Factory', Australia 'Kangaroo' and Italy 'Pizza', as well more questionable ones, such as Spain as 'Pubes' and Canada 'Maple Syrup'<br>

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” Everything you need to know about the world is right here, according to graphic design artist Martin Vargic.
The Slovak student, who made a name for himself earlier this year with his ‘Map of the Internet’, has followed up that effort with ‘Map of the Stereotypes’, a detailed reworking of countries, cities and towns the world over to reflect the countless cultural generalizations and assumptions.”




Map Of Slurs America

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” Vargic took three months to configure the vintage-style base world map on Photoshop, with two additional months of research for the labels, for which there are said to be 1,800 in total.

‘ The majority of stereotypes are basically oversimplications, and though they are based on a real phenomenon, it is wrong to associate them with the entire country, nation, race or other group of people,’ Vargic told The MailOnline.

‘ When looking on the map, it needs to be understood that it shows the world from the point of view of a stereotypical westerner, making it a stereotype itself, the manifestation of the stereotype about the entire western world.”




 Epic detail: The map is said to feature over 1,800 stereotypes. Vargic renamed Mongolia 'Genghis Khahn' after the founder of the Mongol Empire, while China became 'Factory, India 'Holy Cow', Pakistan 'Al-Qaeda' and Afghanistan 'Terrorists'

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” Vargic renamed each country to a stereotype he believes best represents that nation.

  Some are obvious, such as called Russie ‘Communists’, Turkey ‘Kebab’, Australia ‘Kangaroo’, Italy ‘Pizza’ and China ‘Factory’.

  While others are much more questionable, with Canada becoming ‘Maple Syrup’ and Span ‘Pubes’.
Ireland became ‘Gingers’, Sweden ‘Metrosexuals’, Colombia ‘Cocaine’ and Korea ‘Bad Drivers’.”




    Regular readers will recall some of Mr Vargic’s previous works such as his beautiful map of the internet and the world as seen with the polar ice caps melted .

Copies of these maps along with many other fabulous creations can be purchased here and here



Read more of the “Map Of Stereotypes” here.









Sport Fishing Girls, Presented By Photographer Pat Ford



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” We know you’re out there, and we want to put you in our informative girls-only galleries. We hope you’ll discover something that you may not have known about a fish, a boat or a fishing destination. Send us your fishing photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com. Enjoy our latest edition presented by Pat Ford.

  Amanda reeled in a permit off Bimini. Permit are widely considered the most elusive and wary trophy among flats anglers, permit range throughout tropical waters of the western Atlantic. Other species occur elsewhere, notably in tropical Australia.”



We can’t resist offering one more sample and positing the age old question; How do we get a job like this ?







” Jessica fishes out of Key West, Florida. Key West is known a wide variety of fish, inshore species include permit, bonefish and tarpon. Offshore species can include anything from dolphin to billfish.”




See two dozen more photos at Sportfishing Magazine







All Of Art & Science Has Culminated In Kate Upton’s Zero-G Bikini Shoot



All of Art &amp; Science Has Culminated in Kate Upton's Zero-G Bikini Shoot



” Behold the pinnacle of human invention. Sports Illustrated had the fantastic idea to shoot supermodel Kate Upton into the sky and then film her while she floated around in a bikini. Now we all know what Kate Upton looks like at Zero-G in a swimsuit. The answer, unsurprisingly, is great.”


  Although Kate has been relegated to the back cover of Sports Illustrated’s Fiftieth Anniversary Swimsuit Edition , it took three young ladies to do it . However , the editors at SI are not stupid . They put  Kate , a bikini and zero-gravity together for a very interesting photo shoot and along with the stills came the requisite video of the momentous union .

  Below is the SI video itself and at the bottom is a video from 1OneMinuteNews that shows parts of the clip but most interestingly offers some background on the science involved in the making of the zero-g atmosphere aboard the “Vomit Comet” . 


The official SI video …




And the informative science of the “Vomit Comet” ...

i09 has more pictures and the rest of the story

Women Strip Off To Rock Climb Completely Naked In Stunning Landscapes Across U.S. And The World

Perilous: This woman expertly clings on to a rock completely naked with no climbing equipment. The professional climber was posing for a calendar, Stone Nudes, put together annually by Dean Fidelman



” It can be a dangerous sport at the best of times, so spare a thought for these professional climbers who posed completely naked in a variety of perilous positions for a calendar photoshoot. 

  These striking images show the women posing without any equipment in some of the most sensational landscapes across the United States and the world.

  Adventure photographer Dean Fidelman, from San Fernando Valley, California, travelled to Colorado, Spain, Argentina, Thailand and other exotic locations to complete the ‘Stone Nudes’ calendar.”

   The story continues and should the reader be so inclined , the original , uncensored photos may be seen at the photographer’s website where you can also buy the calendar and his book .









The Other Side Of Brazil


Surveillance Cams Catch Acts Of Kindness




   We are pleased to present a collection of video clicks captured from street surveillance cameras that highlight something other than the unseemly side of life . This video will warm your heart as you witness numerous acts of kindness and gestures of help from the streets of Brazil .









50 Stunning Photos That Made Us Appreciate Space In 2013



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” The visible Universe in one photo “

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… Then You Zoom Out And.. Whoa


Simon walks over layers of fresh snow in special shoes to create his mind-boggling art.



” It’s possible you’ve never heard of Simon Beck, but after today, you won’t be able to forget him or his wintry works of art. Simon is an artist and is most well-known for making incredibly delicate and detailed art in the snow, just by walking over a fresh snowfall. He literally walks miles in the snow to create these pieces. And the part that blows our minds? He could spend hours upon hours creating one design, just to have it be covered by snowfall or blown away by the next day. But he still makes them.

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Today’s Sunset Photo



Unforgettable Photographs Capture a New Perspective On The world’s Most Magnificent Scenes From Bryce Canyon To Big Ben




Dancing lights: The unique majesty of Aurora Borealis as photographed in the early morning hours in the arctic circle. Also known as the Northern Lights, these fascinating light shows are at their peak when sunspots occur with the most frequency

" Dancing lights: The unique majesty of Aurora Borealis as photographed in the early morning hours in the arctic circle. Also known as the Northern Lights, these fascinating light shows are at their peak when sunspots occur with the most frequency "

Inspiring: Like the striking view of London, this shot taken from the Empire State Building of the mega city of New York sums up humanity's ability to take on almost supernatural feats 
" Inspiring: Like the striking view of London, this shot taken from the Empire State Building of the mega city of New York sums up humanity's ability to take on almost supernatural feats"

” A new pictorial volume from the world travel experts at Lonely Planet puts a new and unique perspective on some of Earth’s most inspiring scenes.

Looking up from the bottom of Utah’s majestic, rust colored Bryce Canyon National Park shows the park, for those who’ve been there, as its never been seen before.

Among striking shots of an ocean feeding frenzy and Aurora Borealis is a panoramic view of London and Big Ben at dusk that proves human landscapes can be just as breathtaking as those from mother nature.

The title of the book, Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World, does not disappoint.

This sampling of the book’s 200 or so scenes that depict precisely what makes Earth a living masterpiece is sure to leave you wanting more . “

See more at the Daily Mail

Some Of The Best Shots You’ll Ever See



















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17 Beautifully Sweet Watermelon Carvings






” There are a lot of watermelon roses out there, but these fruit flowers covered in rind vines present a whole new level of intricate beauty to the craft. Photograph courtesy of Andre Pan. “




Care for another ?







” Why use floral bouquets to spruce up your dining room when you can instead add a little flair with food scraps such as watermelon rinds and pineapple crowns? Let this photo by Greg McComsey serve as inspiration for your next dinner centerpiece.”




See the rest of these beautiful creations here










Amazing Things In The World




” Amazing Ice Sculptures in China! “




Victoria Secret Model Stirs Controversy As She Steps Out In Gun Themed Dress




Celebrity Sightings In New York City - April 19, 2013



” Super Model Karolina Kurkova stirred controversy last week as she was photographed in New York City wearing a ‘gun’ dress. Apparently some uptight individuals found the dress to be insensitive with the current atmosphere surrounding guns.”









” “Not everyone believes this country is moving in the right direction.  Staring down a future of increased tax burdens and shifting cultural values, you can keep chasing the old dream, or you can literally live on a beachfront property in a tropical setting with your own staff for $2,000 a month.”  That’s the offer of Orange County Real Estate Company, BuyBelize.com, according to President, Bill Bannon.

“We’re seeing increased demand for our premium properties in Belize.  When people come out and see first hand that they can afford a lifestyle they never thought possible in the U.S., the word starts to spread.”

Perhaps the strongest motivator for the new stream of Belizean converts is the favorable tax climate. BuyBelize.com reports, “A key consideration for a direct investment or development opportunity in Belize is the country’s tax climate. Belize has long been regarded as one of the T-7 Tax Havens and it is for this very reason that it is such an attractive option for investors. With the US in economic downturn many investors are looking to internationalize their finances and their portfolios for both tax and asset protection reasons. Belize offers a legitimate path to investors seeking to cover both of these bases.” “

A Stroll Down Collins Avenue During the 2013 Miami International Boat Show


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Top 9 Examples Of Mind-Blowing Bird’s Eye View Photography

Bird's Eye View Photography



” Bird’s Eye View photography is a type of photography that captures the subject from an elevated location. Perspective, angle, and composition are vital component in this type of photography. Bird’s Eye View photography adds interest to a shot or simply offers significant information about the subject.

Compiled below are the Top 9 Examples of Mind-blowing Bird’s Eye View Photography captured by various photographers. The main source of these pictures is http://www.flickr.com along with artists’ individual websites. We have done every care to research upon copyright issues. If you are the owner of these pictures please get in touch with us through our ‘Contact Us’ page.”

Around the World in Photos Pt.7 [20 Pics]


World's highest tennis court

World’s highest Tennis court: Andre Agassi and Roger Federer playing atop of Burj Al Arab helipad.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Mountain biking on Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.

If you like these , be sure to check out the others at I Like To Waste My Time 

France From Above

Aerial France [36 Pics]


Since our Halloween Body Paint post was such a hit we thought we would offer a companion piece for the upcoming weekend . Enjoy .






OK , one more sample … Now go view the rest .