Chapultepec Avenue slices through Mexico City splitting part of the city in two. With 10 lanes of chaotic traffic, it’s hard to cross the street, hard to bike, and generally not a place where people want to spend time. (Video)
With a little help from genetically modified goats human skin can stop a bullet.
Ravioli like pieces of pretzel dough are deep fried for about 20 seconds.
A chef in Texas has created what he claims is the world’s first recipe for deep-fried beer. The beer is placed inside a pocket of salty, pretzel-like dough and then dunked in oil at 375 degrees for about 20 seconds, a short enough time for the confection to remain alcoholic. (Pics)
Defining moments in the life of animals
Animals bring a rare form of beauty to the world around us. Their lives exist like ours, with seemingly endless tedium followed by brief moments of something spectacular. The following are a series of photos that do a terrific job of capturing the spectacular moments. Some are downright breathtaking. (Pics)
Man’s best friend — so the saying goes, but a German study tells women that dogs make them more attractive to both sexes. (Pics)
A collection of unusual and creative giant objects from all over the world. (Pics)
“No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.” Bern Williams
A child’s first pet has become accepted knowledge in recent years that children with pets receive numerous benefits including increased kindness toward other children, increased self-esteem, even stronger physical and emotional development. (Pics)
Though we differ in the way we look and things we believe in, there’s something we all share: emotion. Human emotion is innate in all of us; it’s something we’re born with and something we die with. Happiness, sadness, love, hatred, worries, and indifference – these are things that constantly occur in our daily lives. (Pics)
20 Amazing Examples of Conformal Photography. How do they do this?
North Korean soldiers walk in an early morning mist with
their rifles and spades along the North Korean-Chinese border
News stories about North Korea have been quite frequent recently, with their test launch of a rocket over Japan, withdrawal from nuclear disarmament talks coupled with a threat to restart their nuclear program, reports that their nuclear attack capabilities may be larger than previously thought – and their recent arrest and indictment of two U.S. reporters on its border with China. Even with all this attention, photographs from North Korea are still restricted and hard to come by. One way around that has been for photographers to peer inside from across the border, a pastime that has also spurred a level of curious tourism in both neighboring South Korea and China. (Pics)
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s clothes were straight out of fantasy land …
The last day of Milan fashion week will be remembered for its sheer bonkersness. First up we had Spanish designer and all-round fantasist Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Her models wore upside-down umbrellas, birdcages and, erm, green bogies. (PICS)
Does a sexy walk tease more than just the watchers?
Trained sexologists can know the history of a woman’s vaginal orgasm just by observing the way she walks, according to a new study. The study, led by Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland in collaboration with colleagues in Belgium was carried out on 16 female Belgian university students. (Pics)