Σάββατο, 30 Απριλίου 2011

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

Turks & Caicos – Photograph by IPWNNOOBS

Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world.
The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor [Source: Wikipedia]. These once mighty vessels, both sunken and beached, are a haunting reminder that nothing lasts forever. These beautiful ships used to rule the seas they traveled. Now they serve as a window into our past.

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Tulip fields

The stunning tulip fields that look like they have been created with a giant pack of crayons... and they're a tourist attraction too

Kaleidoscope: Tens of thousands of tourists have flocked to catch a glimpse of these spectacular quilted farmlands before they are cut and sold to florists and supermarkets around the worldA vast patchwork of kaleidoscopic colour, Holland's tulip fields are clearly nothing to be sneezed at.
From the air it looks as though a giant toddler armed with a box of super-sized crayons has been let loose on the Dutch countryside... if the lines weren't quite so perfect.
The vibrant blues, reds, pinks and yellows sprawl as far as the eye can see in Lisse, western Netherlands, where farmers hope to make huge profits selling them to florists and supermarkets around the world.
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Παρασκευή, 29 Απριλίου 2011

Υγιεινή Διατροφή

Αν θες να τρέφεσαι υγιεινά και να τρως φαγητά που θα σε βοηθήσουν να χάσεις και λίπος, τα παρακάτω 5 τρόφιμα αποτελούν εξαιρετικές επιλογές για την διατροφή σου...

 Κρέας ελευθέρας βοσκής

Ξέρω ότι οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι πιστεύουν ότι το κόκκινο κρέας είναι ανθυγιεινό, αλλά αυτό είναι

Evolution Pictures

Different kinds of evolution.

Evolution Pictures (16 pics)

Πέμπτη, 28 Απριλίου 2011

Storms, Tornadoes Devastate the South

Powerful storms swept through the South and Midwest regions of the United States over the past several days, bringing with them heavy rainfall, flooding, hailstorms, lightning, and hundreds of devastating tornadoes. As of this morning, the death toll from the storm system has nearly reached 200 -- at least 128 of those in hard-hit Alabama. Neighborhoods have been flattened, thousands are without power across the region, and efforts to aid the trapped or injured continue in regions where many roads have become impassable. As residents work to recover what they can, they are preparing for yet another storm system predicted to pass through starting Saturday. Gathered here are images from the storm-damaged south and central U.S. over the past several days. [34 photos]

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Το τεστ χρησιμοποιεί εικόνες (δημιουργήματα της ψυχιάτρου Akiyoshi Kitaoka) για να εξετάσει το επίπεδο του στρες ενός ατόμου.
Δοκιμάστε το και εσείς: Αν το στρες σας βρίσκεται σε χαμηλά επίπεδα  θα βλέπετε τις εικόνες να κινούνται με χαμηλούς ρυθμούς. Αν τις βλέπετε να χορεύουν μπροστά σας, μάλλον χρειάζεστε

Οι γελοιογραφίες της επικαιρότητας!

Eίναι απλά απίστευτες...

Δύσκολο να το πιστέψεις

Φέτος έχουμε την εμπειρία τεσσάρων ασυνήθιστων ημερομηνιών. 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 και αυτό δεν είναι όλο ...
Πάρτε τα δύο τελευταία ψηφία του έτους κατά το οποίο γεννηθήκατε -
Τώρα προσθέστε την ηλικία που θα έχετε φέτος, και το αποτέλεσμα θα

Τετάρτη, 27 Απριλίου 2011

Ο κόσμος του 2000 όπως τον φαντάζονταν το 1910

Δείτε μια άποψη του γάλλου καλλιτέχνη Villemard από το 1910, για το πως θα ήταν ο.. κόσμος το 2000. Απ’ότι φαίνεται οι προβλέψεις του δεν ήταν και τόσο εύστοχες, παρόλα αυτά όμως έχουν ενδιαφέρον…

Ακρόπολη, 27 Απριλίου 1941. Ποιος θυμάται τον Κουκίδη;

Ηταν σαν σήμερα πριν από εβδομήντα χρόνια, όταν η Βέρμαχτ έμπαινε στην Αθήνα. Ηταν Κυριακή του Θωμά, η μέρα που ενέπνευσε και τη «Συννεφιασμένη Κυριακή», το μέγα τραγούδι του Τσιτσάνη.

Κυρίως όμως, ήταν η μέρα που ο εύζωνας φρουρός της Ακρόπολης, ο Κωνσταντίνος Κουκίδης, δεν άντεξε την ντροπή της παράδοσης

Τετάρτη, 20 Απριλίου 2011

Cuba looks back - and forward

Cuba this week concluded two events, one looking back, and one - ostensibly - looking forward. The 50-year anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion was observed with parades and speeches. Victory in the three-day war against a covert US operation to overthrow Fidel Castro, the then-new leader of revolutionary Cuba, is celebrated every year. But 50 years on, a stagnant economy and calls for political reform from a younger generation were an undercurrent during the first party congress in 14 years. What real change will come, and when, remains to be seen. Collected here are some archival images, scenes from the congress and political process, and daily life on the island. -- Lane Turner (31 photos total

People walk in front of a mural with the image of revolutionary leader Che Guevara in San Jose de las Lajas, on the outskirts of Havana September 22, 2010. (Enrique De La Osa/Reuters) #

Κυριακή, 17 Απριλίου 2011

The Berlin Wall, 20 years gone

Smoke from fireworks surrounds the Brandenburg Gate quadriga in Berlin at the end of the official ceremony to mark the anniversary of the reunificiation of Germany, on November 9, 2009. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty years ago, on the night of November 9, 1989, following weeks of pro-democracy protests, East German authorities suddenly opened
their border to West Germany. After 28 years as prisoners of their own country, euphoric East Germans streamed to checkpoints and rushed past bewildered guards, many falling tearfully into the arms of West Germans welcoming them on the other side. Thousands of Germans and world leaders gathered in Berlin yesterday to celebrate the "Mauerfall" - the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and German reunification - and to remember the approximately 100-200 who died attempting to cross the border over the years. Collected here are photographs both historic and recent, from the fall of the Berlin Wall. Be sure to pause on photos 12 - 15, and click them to see a fade effect from before to after. (38 photos total)

Πέμπτη, 14 Απριλίου 2011

Ένα επίκαιρο κείμενο από το 59 π.Χ.

troktiko    Ένα επίκαιρο κείμενο από το 59 π.Χ.
Ο Μάρκος Τύλλιος Κικέρωνας, γνωστός και απλά ως Κικέρων, ήταν ρήτορας και πολιτικός που έζησε στα τέλη της Ρωμαϊκής … Δημοκρατίας(106 π.Χ.-43 π.Χ.). Θεωρείται ευρέως ως ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους ρήτορες και συγγραφείς στη λατινική γλώσσα. Το 79 π.Χ. έφυγε από τη Ρώμη και επισκέφθηκε για δύο χρόνια την Αθήνα, τη Μικρά Ασία και τη Ρόδο, αποκτώντας εμπειρία, όσον αφορά στην ελληνική

Japan's crisis: one month later

Japan is just in the beginning of the long term recovery effort from the earthquake that struck off northeastern Japan on March 11. The crisis alert level from the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has now been raised to the highest level of impact, the same as the Chernobyl Russia incident 25 years ago. Searchers continue to look for the dead, displaced Japanese live in shelters, protests continue over use of nuclear power, Japan's economic engine may be disrupted, the massive cleanup of debris is just underway, aftershocks are feared and many continue to mourn those who were lost. The photos collected here are from one month to the day of the quake and beyond. -- Lloyd Young (36 photos total)

Τρίτη, 12 Απριλίου 2011

Historical Painting with Wikipedia Links & Mouse Over Tagging

Famous People Painting - Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante

Historical Painting with Wikipedia Links & Mouse Over Tagging

Chinese Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, 2006, oil on canvas

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Σάββατο, 9 Απριλίου 2011

The Aral Sea

Aral Sea, Russia
The Aral Sea was once one of the largest seas of the continent. It was fed up by two powerful rivers that were later turned away by the decision of Soviet authorities. They started using water of those rivers for agriculture and just look how it dramatically changed the look of the sea, which is now a mere puddle. 

Japan Earthquake: One Month Later

This morning, nearly a month after the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, a 7.1-magnitude aftershock hit the same region, setting off tsunami advisories and rattling the nerves of a still-recovering populace. Four weeks later, the tsunami's devastation remains pronounced, with radiation fears and legal issues interfering with the clean-up. Efforts to recover bodies have intensified lately, as those affected adjust to their new reality, continuing to mourn and recover what they can -- some returning to work or school. Collected here are recent images from the quake-stricken area, as Japan copes with the ongoing effects of last month's multiple disasters. [41 photos]

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Τετάρτη, 6 Απριλίου 2011

The Libyan Refugee Crisis

01. A Bangladeshi evacuee bathes at an UNHCR refugee camp near the border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing violence in Libya March 7, 2011. Tempers were beginning to fray at the litter-strewn refugee camp, despite the steady arrival of what appeared to be adequate supplies of food and water, mainly from Tunisian charity and aid organisations. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
The Libyan Refugee CrisisWhile the world focuses on Japan for the time being, the fight in Libya between pro and anti-Gaddafi supporters continues. Gaddafi seems to be gaining the upper-hand by using heavy military equipment against the poorly equipped rebels. Caught in the cross fire are the foreign workers trying to get out. Those with rich enough governments have been airlifted to safety. Those with the wrong passport have been fleeing to refugee camps in Tunisia, hoping to go back home as soon as possible and making the most of it.

Δευτέρα, 4 Απριλίου 2011

From the Archive: American Cities Pre-1950

American Cities
Four young members of the Madison Square Boy's Club rowing a boat in a rooftop pool, Manhattan skyscrapers in the background, Feb. 1950. (Courtesy of the National Archives)

Ο Ισοκράτης......

Κυριακή, 3 Απριλίου 2011

Πρωταπριλιά – Η ημέρα του ψέματος και της φάρσας

Η πρώτη Απριλίου, είναι μια ανεπίσημη γιορτή, που γιορτάζεται σε πολλές χώρες του κόσμου. Την ημέρα αυτή καλούμαστε, λόγω εθίμου, να πούμε αθώα ψεματάκια ή να κάνουμε ανώδυνες φάρσες.

Παρασκευή, 1 Απριλίου 2011

Multicolored Martian Landscape? Nope. Fly Geyser in the Nevada Desert

Fly Geyser Timed ExposureMother Nature didn’t create this bizarre geothermal wonder located in the Nevada desert, but neither did aliens. The vividly multicolored Fly Geyser phenomena is the result of an accident by man. Since the 1960s, the volcano-shaped Fly Geyser has continuously spewed hot water, as if morphing the land and environment into its own ecosystem and desert habitat.