The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizeable population of glowworms that live in the caves. Glowworms or Arachnocampa luminosa are tiny, bioluminescent creatures that produce a blue-green light and are found exclusively in New Zealand.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves were first explored in 1887 by local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau accompanied by an English surveyor Fred Mace. Local Maori people knew of the Caves existence, but the subterranean caverns had never been extensively explored until Fred and Tane went to investigate. They built a raft of flax stems and with candles in hand, floated into the cave where the stream goes underground.
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This is one of the greatest video compilations of all time.
A collection of the most hilarious, creative, and impressive videos of people opening cans or bottles.
Some techniques are more effective than others.
Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily webcomic I Am Boey, and the autobiographical graphic novel When I Was A Kid.
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Using only a black marker, Boey draws intricate and detailed artworks on the exterior of various coffee cups. Since 2009 he has posted his progress in a frequently updated album on Flickr entitled Coffee Cups. To date there are over 363-photos showing the final results along with process shots and various angles to appreciate the 360 degree nature of some of the pieces.
Star Wars Weekends is an annual special event at Disney’s Hollywood Studio theme park. It runs Friday-Sunday throughout June and brings Star Wars fans to celebrate the epic space-fantasy Star Wars Saga and the new animated television series The Clone Wars.
To promote Star Wars Weekends 2010, Disney’s in-house ads studio Yellow Shoes Creative Group has designed a ads campaign featuring Yoda, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, General Grievous, and Chewbacca. All the characters are in funny situations, for instant, Darth Maul has a rainbow and clouds painted on his face, and Yoda is trimming a Mickey Mouse hedge with his lightsaber. You will like it. Enjoy!
One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons and much more. Some of the inventions are built out of passion, some with an eye toward profit, (some certainly safer than others), and a few have already led to sales for the inventors. Gathered here are recent photos of this DIY movement across China
NASA’s Advanced Food Technology Project is responsible for providing space flight crews with a food system that is safe, nutritious, and acceptable to the crew, while balancing appropriate vehicle mass, volume, waste, and food preparation time for exploration missions. For the past 50 years, the methods involved in the preservation process have evolved from pilots eating seed and crackers to allowing for gourmet diets like freeze dried shrimp and meats to be eaten.
John Glenn was America's first man to eat anything in the near weightlessness of Earth orbit. Before that, Yuri Gagarin, the first man on space, experimented by eating three 160 g toothpaste-type tubes serving puréed meat and chocolate sauce for lunch. Glen found the task of eating fairly easy, but found the menu to be limited. Many Mercury astronauts had to endure bite-sized cubes, freeze dried powders, and semiliquids stuffed in aluminum tubes. The astronauts found it unappetizing, experienced difficulties in rehydrating the freeze-dried foods, and did not like having to squeeze tubes. Moreover, freeze-dried foods produced crumbs which could foul instruments.