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The secrets of a diary written on castle floorboards

<b>A hidden diary written by a carpenter on the floorboards of a French Alpine chateau provides a rare insight into the private lives of villagers in the late 19th Century, writes Hugh Schofield.</b><p>When the new owners of the chateau of Picomtal decided to renovate the parquet in some of their upstairs …

Family Business

Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting …

Nature Photography

Photographer Time-Travels and Adds Herself With a Digital Camera and a Smartphone in Some of the Most Iconic Photos

Flóra Borsi is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically …

Married Couple Discover Themselves in Photo Shot 11 Years Before They Met

A married couple in China recently discovered that they had unknowingly been captured in the same photo as teenagers, 11 years before they met and …

China

This U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Photographed the Northern Lights Up Close

Want to see what the Northern Lights look like up close? Ross Franquemont can show you. A U-2 spy plane pilot by day and a photographer by night, …

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Conspiracies

Winter Olympics: Daredevil squirrel avoids Daniela Ulbing's snowboard

Daredevil squirrel avoids deadly encounter with Daniela Ulbing's snowboard at Olympics<p>Nicole Poell | USA TODAY<p>Best photos from Day 15 of the Winter Olympics<p>The highlights you don't want to miss from Day 15 in Pyeongchang.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>A reckless South Korean squirrel with a death wish avoided an …

Winter Olympics

These unique watches are made from the remains of ’60s-era Ford Mustangs

REC is a Danish watch company created by avid car enthusiasts whose motto is “Recover, Recycle, Reclaim.” To that end, their company makes beautiful …

Watches

See the Secret Underground Chamber Where Michelangelo Drew on the Walls

For about two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid out in a secret chamber beneath the Medici Chapels in Florence’s Basilica di San Lorenzo, seeking …

Italy

Incredible images showing end of World War I in colour published for the first time

Breathtaking photos showing the agony and ecstasy of the end of the First World War have been brought to life in colour for the first time.<p>Jubilant …

Remembrance Day

Photos of People Matching Paintings in Museums

Photographer Stefan Draschan visited museums across Europe and spent hours looking for curious coincidences in which other visitors matched the …

Art

3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Optical Illusions

Master drone pilot captures video while flying around, inside, and under a moving train

<i>Absolutely, positively never try this yourself. By all accounts, this flight was highly illegal and DPReview in no way condones this activity.</i><p>If …

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled “Flight of the Year” that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He …

FAA

What Kodak Said About Digital Photography in 1975

In 1975, a 24-year-old engineer named Steven Sasson invented digital photography while working at Eastman Kodak by creating the world’s first digital …

This hallucinogenic honey is so prized that hunters scale cliffs and confront swarms of bees to get it

It's a long way up.<p>The journey to harvest hallucinogenic honey produced by Himalayan giant honey bees is far from easy. In eastern Nepal, select members of the Kulung people scale bamboo rope ladders up 300-foot cliffs to get it. They ward off swarms of the bees with smoke from burning grass, which …

Annual Tomato Food Fight in Spain: Pictures

United Kingdom

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Lightning Strikes Feet Away from Man While His Camera is Rolling

A man in Norway has captured what it’s like to have a lightning bolt strike just feet away. Watch the 1.5-minute video above to see the terrifying …

NASA captured photos and video of the ISS 'photobombing' today's solar eclipse

Plenty of people were pointing their cameras up at the solar eclipse today, but leave it to NASA to capture a little something extra. From his …

Boeing Dreamliner Crew Draws Enormous Outline Of Their Plane In The Sky

It was not so much skywriting as it was skydoodling.<p>To pass the time during a routine test flight, a team of Boeing pilots used their own flightpath to draw a giant outline of the very plane they were flying — a 787-8 Dreamliner. The picture they sketched stretched over 22 U.S. states and took 18 …

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

You can’t get enough macaroni and cheese, but you are getting sick of Easy Mac. Upgrade instead of giving up your go-to food. Replace that cup of powdery pasta covered in gooey cheese sauce with freshly made noodles drowning in cheese.<p>This recipe is adapted from one at <i>thekitchn.com.</i><p><b>Read more:</b> The …

Woman Buys Old Camera In Thrift Store, Develops Its Film, And Discovers Mt. St. Helens Eruption Photos

Old cameras are a special kind of cool, a fact that Portland, Oregon photographer Kati Dimoff knows well. In fact, she makes a point to search for …

This video of Boeing's new planes has nothing to do with photography but we're posting it anyway because it's cool

Boeing's new and very shiny 737 MAX 9 is a pretty cool plane. And so is the equally new and equally shiny 787-10. And in Boeing's latest promotional …

The bike at 200: World's craziest rides, then and now

Scientists Demonstrate Ability to Decode Images of Human Faces by Scanning Monkeys' Brains

A group of researchers published a study this week in which they showed off an ability to reconstruct a photo of a human face just from recording the …

Watch a Beautiful Lego Porsche 911 Crash and Explode Into a Million Little Pieces

Everybody flipped out last year when Lego Technic released a gorgeous Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But who would’ve guessed that an even more beautiful …

Watch a Mortified Demolition Crew Accidentally Tear Down the Wrong Building

Working in demolition is tough. The pay sucks. You’re constantly hauling garbage around. Every job is dangerous. And sometimes—<i>sometimes</i>—you …

Demolition

Watch This Idiot Dive Into 1,000 Mousetraps in Super Slow-Motion (Video)

Because YouTube<p>So this is what internet has come to.<p>The Slow Mo guys — Gav and Dan — recently spent four hours setting up 1,000 mousetraps on a …