Archive for July 26, 2011

Château d’Yquem 1811 – sold for £75,000

The precious bottle of 1811 Château d’Yquem today became the world’s most valuable bottle of white wine, after it was sold for £75,000. The rare vintage set a new Guinness World Record, after The Antique Wine Company sold the bottle to the wine connoisseur and private collector Christian Vanneque.


“Wall of Death” – India

Racing along just feet from spectators and the floor on a rickety wooden ‘bowl’, daredevil performers defy the laws of gravity on motorbikes and in cars in Srinagar, Kashmir.

The dangerous stunts catapult the drivers into stardom at regular fairs in the northern region of India.

Using centrifugal force – or counter-centripetal to physicists – the cars and motorbikes are able to circle a 30ft vertical wall at high speed.

Traditionally the ‘cylinder’ in which the vehicles perform is made from wood, allowing for cheap repair but also making the feat that more dangerous due to the rickety nature of the track.


XBOX 360 Kinect Star Wars Edition

Microsoft introduces the XBOX 360 Kinect Star Wars Edition. The console and controller have been styled after the two iconic R2-D2 and C-3PO robots. The console comes with the Kinect system, Kinect Star Wars game and a 320 GB harddrive. Priced at 450 USD, the console will release on December 31st, 2011 on Amazon.

 


Alila Villas Uluwatu – Bali

Singapore hotelier Alila is well-known for stunning resorts that blend lap-of-luxury amenities with landscape-minded architecture. The company has three sets of luxury villas in Bali, including Alila Villas Uluwatu, an exceptional getaway perched on a plateau that overlooks the ocean. Guests are taken care of by a dedicated butler and can relax in a clifftop pool and bar. The 84-villa resort was designed by Singapore’s WOHA, which created open floor plans with flat lava rocks and bamboo ceilings, and made sure that every room — including the bed and bath — have views of the serene setting.

-Full Gallery inside->


Crystal Caves – Mexico

Discovered by two miners looking for lead, these amazing crystal-lined caves could be mistaken for Superman’s ethereal Arctic lair.

These stunning white beams of gypsum have been growing at a snail’s pace for hundreds of thousands of years in caves below Naica in Mexico.

Ten years after the amazing discovery, scientists are petitioning the Mexican government to claim for Unesco World Heritage status to protect the unique formations for future generations.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 50 other followers