The Worst Part Was The Chafing
Cyclists stopping for a break on the infamous Road of Death in Bolivia
Most drivers encounter unsafe driving conditions at one time or another. Hazards appear in many forms, for instance, bad weather, drunk drivers or human error can complicate an otherwise uneventful trip. On the other hand, sometimes the condition of the road can put your life in jeopardy. Here is a list dedicated to all the white-knuckled drivers who have to brave the dangerous roads and to all of the crazy people who navigate them for fun. (Pics)
Try living in the mountains to lose weight
Obese people should try living in the mountains if they want to lose weight, according to scientists. Fat is much easier to burn off where the air is thin, researchers said, a phenomenon that could lead to tents that mimic the atmosphere of countries like Tibet and Argentina.
Timelapse – Los Angeles Wildfire
When a brush fire started near a ranger station in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles on August 26, no one would have guessed that over a week later, smoke would still be spewing over the city. The Station Fire has claimed 148,000 acres in Angeles National Forest, as well as the lives of two firefighters, making it the largest fire in Los Angeles history (and to make matters worse, an arson investigation is now underway). The billowing mushroom-like clouds of smoke that puffed up over the city those first few days made for a stunning backdrop for local filmmakers who captured nature’s fury in a flurry of timelapse videos. Here are five of the most stunning. (Videos)
Great Wall of China
The most comprehensive and technologically advanced survey of China’s Great Wall has discovered the ancient monument is much longer than previously estimated, state media reported.
The United Arab Emirates keep building their Blade Runner-ish cities in the middle of the desert, with buildings like the Ras Al-Khaimah Gateway, a 2.9 million square feet hotel, conference and exhibition complex that looks like some kind of alien mothership from outer space.
The Treadwall is great for those who love the outdoors but have no mountains to climb. It’s also pretty nifty for those who hate the outdoors but want a good workout while pretending they are scaling K2. Perfect for bloggers to get away from the computer and get some exercise too. It looks kinda fun.