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Top Shots from the Tour de France: Pictures

Road Cycling

Paul McCartney’s Extraordinary Carpool Karaoke Tour of Liverpool With James Corden

A *huge* surprise makes this one of the all-time Carpool greats.<p>James Corden describes it as “quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so …

Lavender Fields of Southern France in Pictures

Recreation

10 Strange And Forgotten Pastimes Of Decades Past

With all of the seemingly endless options for amusement we have today, it’s easy to forget that this hasn’t been the case for very long. Before the …

Discover the eerie network of tunnels beneath Indianapolis

Any visitor exploring the bustling streets of Indiana’s capital Indianapolis would hardly guess that a network of abandoned subterranean tunnels lie underneath. Below the famous City Market is an incredible 20,000 sq ft expanse of brick-arched passageways, that once served as a means to store and …

The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn

Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.<p>Taller grass means a healthier lawn. It shades the soil surface, keeps the soil from …

20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive

Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.<p>With minimal materials and effort, you can build this beautiful …

14 Epic Libraries Around the World

Calling all bookworms.<p>A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10 miles from his Egyptian hometown in search of a private library rumored to have a copy of Nizar Qabbani’s <i>Arabian Love Poems</i>. Disregarding Washington D.C.'s late-night club-goers jaywalking outside the taxi, he …

24 Grocery Stores That Are Straight-Up Living In The Future

Um, my grocery store needs ALL of these things.

67 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Backyard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>Everyone wants a beautiful backyard, but hiring a landscape designer can get expensive. These …

Elephant Holds Up Traffic To Steal Sugar Cane From Passing Trucks

An elephant in Thailand held up traffic while stealing sugar cane from several trucks on a local roadway.<p>This weekend, drivers in Thailand were …

Sugar Cane

WWF is saving black rhinos by moving them

© Pip Mortlock<p>A total of <b>87</b> <b>calves</b>, like this one, have been born on project sites which now span some 850 square miles. Nine of those calves were used …

Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.

Elephants are afraid of bees. Let that sink in for a second. The largest animal on land is so terrified of a tiny insect that it will flap its ears, stir up dust and make noises when it hears the buzz of a beehive.<p>Of course a bee’s stinger can’t penetrate the thick hide of an elephant. But when …

Images show the shocking scale of flooding in Paris

French authorities have been put on standby as the rain-swollen Seine River continues to engulf surrounding walkways.<p>The Seine’s overflowing waters …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

Elephant Birth Caught on Camera at Chester Zoo

A rare Asian Elephant has been born at Chester Zoo, and the whole delivery - as well as the first moments between the baby and the herd - were caught …

Wildlife

Louve Projections for Abu Dhabi

7 Spectacular Adventures Along France's Western Coast

Think France is just champagne, croissants, and the Eiffel Tower? Think again.<p>A road trip up the Atlantic coast, from Biarritz to Brittany, reveals France’s wild western edge, where water-sport opportunities abound and there are far fewer tourists than in the Mediterranean. Even if you’re not a …

Bones of 30,000 Plague Victims Decorate This Church

Travel<p>Visit, if you dare.<p>The Gothic church standing in Sedlec near the quaint Czech Republic city of Kutná Hora looks pretty ordinary from the outside, but head into the basement to discover something chilling: Bones of thousands of humans were bleached then ornately carved, and now artfully cover …

See the World's First Floating Wind Farm

By creating wind turbines that float, engineers have new possibilities for where they can generate power.<p>Scotland is known for picturesque highlands and tartan-wearing highlanders, but now the country boasts the world's first floating wind farm. The large turbines are floating in the North Sea, 15 …

These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning

The all-female Black Mambas guard South Africa’s most precious wildlife with their lives.<p>It's 6:40 a.m. when I step into a white jeep inside Balule Private Game Reserve, a protected wildlife area spanning nearly 100,000 acres on the western border of South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National …

The Longest Hole – Guy Takes 82 Days and 20,093 Shots to Complete The Longest Ever Golf Hole

Adam Rolston, a retired rugby player from Northern Ireland, recently completed the longest hole of golf in history, a feat that saw him hitting a …

Golf

This Temple Is Covered in Thousands of Colorful Statues

Travel<p>The Meenakshi Amman Temple in South India is one of the largest sacred sites for Hindus.<p>In the center of the ancient city of Madurai lies one of the largest temple complexes in India. Peeking out from the 20-foot wall surrounding the site, the famous temple is a beacon for the 15,000 devotees …

Ancient History

Incredible Ottoman-Era Bird Palaces That Show How Much Turkish People Loved Birds

Back in the times of the Ottoman Empire, people would build elaborate miniature palaces for the birds. Found in the territory of today’s Turkey, the …

Birds

The Computer That Ran for School President

In 1975, the Pro-Apathy Party had an IBM 360 at the top of its ticket.<p>In the spring of 1975, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a computer ran for …

Pizza Acrobatics Is the Sport You Have Been Waiting For

Like the Harlem Globetrotters—but with dough.<p>Every year in Las Vegas, pizza acrobats from across the globe convene to compete in the star-studded …

Walk above the trees in Denmark as plans unveiled for an incredible spiral treetop walkway

How can you fully experience the beauty of a forest while protecting it? One solution the Danish architecture firm EFFEKT has come up with is to give people the chance to walk above the treetops.<p>The new attraction called the Treetop Experience will sit above the protected Gisselfeld Klosters Skove …

How to Clean the Eiffel Tower

Go behind the scenes of the iconic monument.<p>Maintaining the Eiffel Tower's signature sparkle requires monumental effort. The soaring iron lattice gets a complete makeover with a fresh coat of paint approximately every seven years—certainly no small feat. At 984 feet, the tower earned the title of …

Why spicy grasshoppers have overtaken hotdog sales at one baseball stadium

Mariners fans at Seattle’s Safeco Field can’t get enough of the stadium’s new Mexican dish – grilled grasshoppers. They’re currently serving 15,000 of the little morsels a week.<p>The demand for grasshoppers, otherwise known as chapulines, has been so high that Poquitos restaurant, the outlet selling …

Some Guy Left a Pineapple at an Art Museum and Everyone Thought It Was a Masterpiece

What is art? The question has befuddled philosopher and artist alike for centuries. Plato said art was the imitation of nature, but Plato never saw a …