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Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Gorgeous Underground Beach In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Underground Beach Puerto Vallarta
Hidden just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico are the Marieta Islands. Years of volcanic activity and government military testing resulted in the islands' concave appearance, and a water tunnel leads visitors to its tucked away beach.

The marine environment of hidden beach Marieta Island, Puerta Vallarta has developed over several years, sans any disturbance from humans or outside nature. As a result, the marine life here is intriguing and holds a huge potential for people who love just this kind of sport. Marieta Islands are one of the best sports for snorkeling and scuba diving owing to the virgin nature of the place, along with its diversity.
The water along the hidden beach Marieta Island, Puerto Vallarta is a crystal clear blue mass of pure bliss. Of the marine wildlife available to view in the place, Humpback whale, sea turtles and dolphins are just a few of the most magnificent examples.Travelers can also enjoy a powerboat trip to thehidden beach, Marieta Island, Puerto Vallarta taking in the scenery along the way.
The Hidden Beach
The hidden beach, Marieta Islands, Puerto Vallarta is an intriguing site in its own accord. The beach remains cut off from rest of the group of islands. And for those who stumble across the place, the surprises held are immense. The beach is considered to possess an abundance of reef fish, with about 103 different species moving around in the clear blue waters of the beach. The whales can also be viewed in their magnificent glory and for some lucky travelers; they may even get to experience the 'whale- music'- unique sound made by these huge creatures just as they dive deeper into the waters.
Marieta Islands
Following winter rains, Puerto Vallarta weather remains pleasant and inviting. The rains also make the water as clear as available on any beach n the world. Accommodation comes easy and in wide range for all kinds of travelers. While the hidden beach, Marieta Isalnds, Puerto Vallarta is still hidden mostly in literal sense, rest of Puerto, Vallarta is a reasonable commercial place receiving tourists from all over the world in large numbers

10 Strange Phobias That Really Exist

Biologically speaking, developing a phobia is as easy as experiencing a traumatic event and consistently relating that event to something (often arbitrary) that was present when the event transpired. So while it's possible for someone to develop an irrational fear of almost anything, one wonders how the afflicted parties of some of the following phobias manage to successfully function in their everyday lives.

Strange Phobias: Barophobia

Strange Phobias Gravity
Source: Edu Blogs
Barophobia, or the fear of gravity, can manifest itself in a few different ways. An individual plagued with this crippling phobia is frightened that the pull of gravity will eventually crush them, or alternatively, that gravity will cease to exist and they will simply float off the face of the Earth. Strangely, a valid type of treatment for this phobia is listed as "exposure therapy". We're not sure how such a therapy would appear, exactly, but we would imagine it would look a lot like pure existence.


Strange Phobias Laughing
Source: Baba Klix
Geliophobia is the fear of laughter, and can be experienced by hearing others laugh, or by one's own laughter. As with many phobias, symptoms vary in intensity – ranging from shortness of breath or rapid breathing to extreme anxiety, nausea, and uncontrollable shaking.


Strange Phobias Beautiful Women
Source: Imgur
Unlike Raj from the Big Bang Theory, who is thought to be suffering from gynephobia (the fear of all women) caligynephobia is the distinct fear of beautiful women; at least the ones the sufferer deems to be beautiful. Some have a constant fear, while others respond fearfully to more direct stimuli. We can't imagine how caligynephobiacs would fare at a Miss America pageant.

Courtney Mattison’s Intricate Porcelain Cor al Artwork

This past week, millions celebrated Earth Day 2014 by completing eco-friendly projects, planting trees and raising awareness for a number of green causes. We thought we'd add our take by featuring an artist whose love for Mother Nature has deeply impacted her work. San Francisco native Courtney Mattison has a passion for the world's oceans. An interest in marine biology and environmental science has greatly shaped her work, providing much of the inspiration and motivation to create handmade porcelain sculptures liker her three-part series titled Our Changing Seas.
Our Changing Seas III Coral Artwork
Source: Colossal
Bleached Coral Artwork
Source: Colossal
Porcelain, glazed stoneware, aluminum and plywood comprise the three exhibitions of Our Changing Seas. Mattison debuted the first, "A coral reef story," in Washington, D.C. in 2011, and followed with a 2014 exhibition in Saratoga Springs, New York. The third piece, aptly named "Our Changing Seas III," is meant to depict the destructive effects of coral reef bleaching, a whitening process that's caused by a combination of natural and man-made variations in the reef environment. Causes might include sea temperature variance, subaerial exposure or water dilution. Thankfully, their effects can often be reversed, at least up to a point.
Porcelain Coral Artwork by Courtney Mattison
Source: Colossal

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Flight Simulator Experience

A flight simulator is a device that artificially re-creates aircraft flight and the environment in which it flies, for pilot training, design, or other purposes. It includes replicating the equations that govern how aircraft fly, how they react to applications of flight controls, the effects of other aircraft systems, and how the aircraft reacts to external factors such as air density, turbulence, wind shear, cloud, precipitation, etc. Flight simulation is used for a variety of reasons, including flight training (mainly of pilots), the design and development of the aircraft itself, and research into aircraft characteristics and control handling qualities

full-motion simulators offer the ultimate flight simulation experience. They are worth around €12-million (Euros) each, and are certified by the aviation authorities to Level-D standard - the highest level there is. They are so realistic that they can be used by airlines for 'Zero Flight Time' training, meaning that airline pilots can complete all of their training on the simulator

Price List of our Flight Simulator Experiences - Flight Simulators in Amsterdam/ Paris/ Istanbul/ Lyon
A civil Full Flight Simulator at a pitch angle

Stewart platform
A Stewart platform is a type of parallel robot that incorporates six prismatic actuators, commonly hydraulic jacks. These actuators are mounted in pairs to the mechanism's base, crossing over to three mounting points on a top plate. Devices placed on the top plate can be moved in the six degrees of freedom in which it is possible for a freely-suspended body to move. These are the three linear movements x, y, z (lateral, longitudinal and vertical), and the three rotations pitch, roll, yaw. The term "six-axis" platform is also used.

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Inside REAL Qantas 747 flight simulator HD

15 Amazing Colorized Images of Historical Photos

15 Amazing Colorized Images of Historical Photos


Two Survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th Anniversary Reunion

The 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg took place in July 1913.

Attended by over 44,700 Union and 8600 Confederate veterans, the event brought together former enemies as united Americans.
Photograph: Harris Ewing Collection/US Library of Congress.
Colorized by Paul Edwards(Source | Photo)


Elvis Presley meets President Nixon

Elvis Presley and U.S. President Richard Nixon meeting at the Oval Office on December 21, 1970.
Elvis requested, and got, a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge.     (Source | Via | Photo)


Albert Einstein with Dave Rothman in Long Island

Albert Einstein and David Rothman, a small business owner and an amateur musician.
 Nassau Point, Long Island, 1939.                Colorized by Paul Edwards(Source | Photo)

The Beauty Of SALT

The beauty of SALT: Incredible images reveal the dazzling colours created by algae in an abandoned mine by the 'Rotten Sea'
  • Crimean photographer Sergey Anashkevych has captured some amazing images of salt flats in Crimea
  • The lake of Sivash, also known as the Rotten Sea, was once host to a Soviet Union salt mine
  • But when the mine was abandoned the shallow water and wooden structures remained behind
  • Today continued evaporation of the area produces stunning views as the water leaves behind tons of salt

Photographer Sergey Anashkevych was travelling across Crimea by train when he spotted a remarkable sight.
Alongside the train in one location were vast expanses of coloured salt flats stretching into the distance in a place known as Sivash, or the Rotten Sea.
With camera in hand the Crimean returned to the location after his journey and managed to capture the remarkable photos you can see here.
Sparkling red water contrasts with the clear blue sky at a derelict salt field in Crimea, where the wooden structures of an old mine remain. Photographer Sergey Anashkevych, 36, decided to explore the multi-coloured landscape after seeing it from a train
Sparkling red water contrasts with the clear blue sky at a derelict salt field in Crimea, where the wooden structures of an old mine remain. Photographer Sergey Anashkevych, 36, decided to explore the multi-coloured landscape after seeing it from a train

Salt is one of the biggest export products from Crimea, while chemical industry accounts for 20.6% of industrial output in the region.

When the island was part of the Soviet Union, this particular region was mined for brine, which forms when ground water reacts with rock salt.
Now the salt flats are abandoned, but what is left are an incredible series of lakes brimming with the remnants of a once-extensive industry.

The Rotten Sea is so-called because of the smell produced there. The lake of Sivash is very shallow, with an average depth of 1.6 to 3.2 feet (0.5 to one metres).
At the base of the lake, though, is a layering of silt up to 16.4 feet (five metres) thick, giving the waters a salinity of up to 87 per cent. In the summer the waters heat up and evaporate, producing the smell.
It is estimated that there are 200 million tonnes of salts at the location.
The entire area is 990 square miles (2,560 square kilometres), although this particular mine makes up only a small section of that.
In the absence of humans the water continues to produce salt mushrooms and flowers around old wooden pillars as it evaporates in the heat
In the absence of humans the water continues to produce salt mushrooms and flowers around old wooden pillars as it evaporates in the heat

Lake Sivash is found in Crimea and is also known as the Rotten Sea due to the foul smell produced by the layers of silt under the water
Lake Sivash is found in Crimea and is also known as the Rotten Sea due to the foul smell produced by the layers of silt under the water

Friday, April 18, 2014


Eden Project - United Kingdom

[2]Lotus Temple - Delhi, India

The Conch Shell House - Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Creative Kids Photography

Some Photographers Who Rule Creative Kids Photography

By Brian VooFiled in Inspiration
Stock Photos from PIXTA High Quality images from $5
Having kids is one of the many life-changing experiences in a person's life, and for many new parents, it triggers the video-taking, photo-snapping instinct in their body and lo and behold you arelooking at pictures of bums, "accidents" and baby drool all over your Facebook wall. And then, you get these photographers who take awesome and creative photos of their kids that you actually wouldn't mind to look at, over and over again.

Adrian Sommeling

Adrian Sommeling is a skilled photographer and photo manipulator. He puts kids in creative situations which defy logic, the laws of physics and sometimes, nature itself. His photos are very vibrant and you can see the emotion shine through in the faces of his children.
Adrian Sommeling Photography
Adrian Sommeling Photography
Adrian Sommeling Photography

The Bamboo Taxi In Phillipines.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Lion & His Cubs

Heartwarming footage of the moment a papa lion meets its baby cubs for the first time

  • The heart-warming first encounter shows six-month-old cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia as they attempt to play with their father, Zawadi Mungu

  • 'At first he was surprised but as time passed he grew more patient,' said senior zoo keeper Laura Weiner

  • Lions may be one of the world's deadliest predators - but this male quickly assumed the role of caring father when meeting his cubs for the first time.

The heart-warming first encounter shows six-month-old cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia full of youthful intrigue as they bound towards their dad hoping he wanted to play.

Despite appearing withdrawn at first, 500lb Zawadi Mungu quickly got used to his young triplets bouncing around him with their mother Neka nearby in their Predators of the Serengeti habitat in Oregon Zoo, USA.

And aware of his new role he was quick to ensure they knew who was boss - giving them a gentle roar if they overstepped the mark or a light pat with his paw to calm them down.
Senior keeper for the zoo's Africa section Laura Weiner said: 'We were confident that Zawadi would be tolerant of his cubs right away and we're glad we were right because the cubs rushed him as soon as they saw him.
'At first he was surprised but as time passed he grew more patient.'
'Within minutes he had female lions swarming him. I think all the attention must have been overwhelming because he quickly jumped onto a boulder to escape for a bit.'

When the papa lion first encounters one of his cubs, he roars to show her who's boss
When the papa lion first encounters one of his cubs, he roars to show her who's boss
Hey Dad do you think I could fit my whole head in your mouth?
Hey Dad do you think I could fit my whole head in your mouth?
One day, little cub, you will be able to roar like me

Fascinating Origins Of Six Friendly Gestures

Friendly Gestures: The High Five

The high five's origin is an extraordinarily contentious issue, given its association with camaraderie and celebration. The low five had long been used between black Americans and became popular during the Jazz Age as a response to "slap me some skin." However, the cultural phenomenon known as the "high five" was not actually in print until 1980!
Friendly Gestures Glenn Burke
Source: Policy Mic
The most popular story of the high five's genesis is attributed to flash-in-the-pan rookie sensation Glenn Burke, who was photographed instigating the action to another player in 1977. Nevertheless, the 1978 Louisville Cardinals basketball team also claimed credit, saying that they were frequent low fivers but in a moment of spontaneous inspiration a trendsetting player held his hand up for a high five instead. By 1980, everybody from Magic Johnson to people who hadn't played sports since high school were claiming credit for the ubiquitous palm slap. In reality, they're really just fighting for the title of "high five," since the gesture is likely to have naturally evolved from the low fives of the Jazz Age.


Friendly Gestures Ancient Bowing
Source: King's Academy
Bowing is about as ancient as human civilization, and in every different culture the movement is capable of great nuance in terms of angle and duration. Our best guess is that the bow as we know it today began as a show of servility by a slave to his master, kneeling with the neck exposed as if allowing decapitation at the master's will. Religious ceremonies across the world also incorporate deep bowing as a show of deference, particularly to divine symbols and holy men. On the street, the deference became common respect as a greetings and shows of gratitude. Today, the old show of suicidal submission has taken a less severe tone in the form of an everyday polite nod, but the many levels of action and meaning continue to this day.
Friendly Gestures Bowing Degrees
Source: Breakaway

The Incredible Discoveries Of Indiana Bones

At some point, most of us have dreamed of riding across the Sahara Desert and stumbling across an ancient tomb filled with national treasures and glittering gems. If you haven't, then you've probably never seen an Indiana Jones movie. Paul Koudounaris, the self-proclaimed 'Indiana Bones', certainly takes that explorer's vision to heart. 

When he's not digging up the dirt on charnel houses, the Los Angeles-based art historian and photographer is tracking down the remains of saints scattered around the world.

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