Saturday, August 31, 2013

World's largest toilet seat collection

Barney Smith is a retired plumber who has been collecting toilet seats for more than 40 years.  His collection is housed in his garage in San Antonio, Texas.  He has added his artistic touch to the 1,100 seat collection and he is happy to show the collection for free.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The winners !!

 The winners in a summer attire contest in Washington DC in 1923

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Slum makeover

With both the World Cup and the Olympics coming to Rio De Janeiro in the near future they hope to improve the city's image with creative applications of paint. One in five people in Rio live in the slums.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Honda "Hands"

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Troll's Tongue

Located in Norway over Lake Ringedalsvatnet the Trolltunga juts out over a 2300 foot drop.  I would have a very difficult time dangling my feet over the edge as this person is doing.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Simon Stalenhag

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chief Leatherlips

The Chief Leatherlips Monument is located in Dublin, Ohio.  The Wyandot chief was known as a good friend of both Indians and white settlers.  Boston artist Ralph Helmick created the sculpture using native limestone slabs.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Competition break dancing

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Elvis died on August 16, 1977.  Pictured is a copy of a prescription written the previous day.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Yasgur's farm

A pivotal moment in rock and roll history took place on a dairy farm near Bethel, New York on this day in 1969. The three day event attracted 400,000 people while the organizers had expected 50,000.  Perhaps it is would be a good time to watch the film documenting the event.  Read more about the event here.

How do you invest in Helium futures???

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stormy weather

Lightning over Goerlitz, Germany

Monday, August 12, 2013

Deep woods van

Joongwon Charles Jeong

Joongwon Charles Jeong is a South Korean hyperrealistic painter.  Click here to see more of his work.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer green in the Midwest


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Two for one shot

Marina Scarr waited three hours in Florida to capture this image of two red headed woodpeckers.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hot mass of humanity

The temperature was more than 100 F as locals and tourists took to the Daying County Saltwater swimming pools in China's Sichuan province.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Just another pretty face

Igor Siwanowicz has an amazing array of photos to his credit.  This is a female Blepharopsis Mendica.  View more of his images here.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hot work

Laboring in 102 degree heat and 230 feet in the air these workers are performing maintenance on power lines near Mingquang City in eastern China's Anhui Province.