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Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

You never realize just how large dolphins are till one of them body-slams you.<p>Andrew Hill, an Australian paddleboarder, came face-to-face (er, …

Surfing

Amazing Timelapse Featuring 130 Years of National Geographic Magazine Covers in Under Two Minutes

National Geographic released the first copy of their iconic magazine in 1888. To kick off their 130th birthday celebrations in 2018, they created an …

Time-lapse Photography

From Hogwarts to Game of Thrones: The Floor Plans of Famous Fictional Libraries

Early readers of the Harry Potter books were enchanted all over again when they saw the Hogwarts library up on the big screen. Those scenes were …

Game of Thrones

Super Heroes in Legos: Pictures

Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Ethiopia's Danakil Depression

In the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, lies a vast, tortured, desert plain called the Danakil Depression. Danakil lies about 410 ft (125 m) below sea level, and is one of the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth— temperatures average 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.5 Celsius) but have been …

Sea Level

LEGOLAND Japan Breaks Record With Cherry Blossom Tree Made From 880,000 LEGO Bricks

A 14-foot-tall sakura tree has sprung up in LEGOLAND Japan just in time for cherry blossom season. As SoraNews 24 reports, the 7348-pound structure …

Cherry blossoms reach their peak in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a Washington tradition that isn't subject to partisan bickering or a lobbyist's best efforts to influence.<p>The blooming of the US capital's cherry blossoms reached its peak on April 5, two days later than the average peak bloom date.<p>Peak bloom is defined as the day when 70% of the …

Cherry Blossom

Oval: The Tube station serving up food for thought

<b>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.</b><p>These aphorisms do not come from the inedible innards of a fortune cookie, but are instead the food for thought …

London Bridge

Tracking Cape Parrots through Hogsback's beautiful forests

The Amathole Mountains are home to two precious species: the Cape parrot and yellowwood trees. Both are endangered, and the endemic birds need these …

Cape Town

Large Dog Tries to Fit Into a Small Bed Belonging to His Dachshund Sibling Who Stole His Regular Spot

A hopeful golden retriever did his very best to fit into a teeny tiny bed that seemingly belonged to his sneaky dachshund sibling who decided that …

The Millennium Falcon is "secretly" hidden next to a golf course

Few pastimes conjure the level of spirit and fervor as Star Wars and golf, although, admittedly, the Venn Diagram of shared relations between the two is relatively small. Nevertheless, for fans of both, this story out of the United Kingdom is a dream come true.<p>Scenes for the upcoming movie <i>The Last</i> …

Golf

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we’re starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest …

The PR stunt that foreshadowed Assassin’s Creed Origins’ eagle vision

Conspiracy theory? You decide.<p>One fateful day in 2015, the <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> <i>Syndicate</i> PR team made a move that would change my life.<p>They strapped a camera to a bald eagle and set it loose in London to capture “eagle vision.”<p>Tamoor Hussain of GameSpot is, to my knowledge, the only person to have …

Five Gorillapod Hacks for Filmmakers

Filmmaking and photography are often about being as resourceful as one can and using creative problem-solving to get whatever shot you're interested …

Hacking

Two Helpful Shortcuts to Make Photoshop's Clone Stamp Tool More Useful

The Clone Stamp is the bread and butter tool for a lot of photographers, and rightfully so: it's a tremendously flexible and powerful feature that's …

Why is This Road in Mexico 'Breathing'?

The deadly earthquake that struck the region likely produced this bizarre phenomenon.<p>As Mexico reels from the destruction of a recent earthquake, a strange phenomenon has surfaced on its streets.<p>Video shows a patch of asphalt rising and buckling as if a large animal were taking big, heaving breaths …

Your last-last-last-minute cheat sheet on Monday's Eclipse of the Century

<b>(CNN) —</b> In case you haven't been paying attention (and NO ONE would judge you if you weren't), there is a teensy weensy little boring astronomical event happening on Monday known as the Eclipse of the CENTURY!!<p>It's called such because it's the first total solar eclipse to be visible to the US …

John F. Nash

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

The world's top 10 road trips

<b>(CNN) —</b> It doesn't matter whether you're sitting amid the high whine of an old Mini Cooper or feeling the swirl of acceleration from the bucket seat of a Bentley Bentayga V12, the open road is one of life's great levelers.<p>Fresh air, great scenery and a wide open road are the Holy Trinity of freedom …

Coastlines

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Running

What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate

Sometimes security cameras can take some strange footage, and Texan Al Brooks was in for a treat when he reviewed video from outside his home. As a bird flies by the camera, it looks to almost be floating while pausing for a moment to take in the scenery.<p>This isn't the work of a video effects …

What does cricket sound like in Afrikaans?

Coming up to the South Africa Tests in England, we present a quick glossary

Language

You've seen these clichéd brochure photos a million times – but do you know the locations?

Here Are 15 Great Games For Under $5 In The Steam Summer Sale

The Steam Summer Sale is well underway at this point, running from the 22nd of June until the 5th of July.<p>There are tons and tons of games on sale on Steam right now, and given just how vast that service’s catalog is at this point, it never hurts to have some advice.<p>Here are 15 of the cheapest …

Tomb Raider

Einstein's 'Impossible' Experiment Finally Performed

The Hubble telescope just weighed a star using a technique the famed physicist described but said humanity would have “no hope” of using.<p>Leave it to the Hubble Space Telescope to prove Albert Einstein wrong. Or at least, unnecessarily pessimistic.<p>Recently, Hubble spied a dead star about 18 …

Secrets of the National Trust: 10 hidden gems you didn't know about

The Secret Codes Behind Every Airbus Plane Name

Although it may seem like the letters and numbers assigned to aircraft are completely arbitrary, there is actually a fine-tuned system behind the …

Airbus

Discover the Past in Ireland's Ancient East

Drive through 5,000 years of history to discover Ireland’s rich and storied past.<p>Ireland’s east is a treasure house—sometimes literally so—of ancient sites. It’s a huge area, physically and temporally, taking in 17 counties and more than 5,000 years of history. So, in the words of the traditional …

Ireland

9 Amazing Underwater-Themed Restaurants

Plenty of restaurants sport great decor, but it's not every day you can say you ate with the fishes. Watching sea creatures glide past your meal can …

Native Americans