Archive for July 18, 2011

Defective Detective

Students Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis created Defective Detective for the Cartoon Brew’s 2nd Student Animation Festival 

Matt Whitehurst cycles on Water

Boy, 16, cycles across 75ft deep lake in gravity-defying stunt… but won’t explain how he did it

A schoolboy has been snapped crossing Lake Buttermere – on a bike.

But 16-year-old Matt Whitehurst refuses to reveal how he made it across the 75ft-deep lake.

He carried out the miraculous stunt in the heart of the Lake District to raise money for victims of the 2009 floods in the area.


Bee-bearding contest in China

A 42-year-old beekeper in China has won a bee-bearding competition in Shaoyang, Hunan province. Wang Dalin attracted 26.86kg of bees on to his body in 60 minutes to win

Backyard boat building – The Naida

Iain Tolhurst started collecting timber from the woods behind his house after the great storm of 1987. Then he began building a boat… 24 years later, and after 22,000 hours of work, the timber ketch was launched on the Thames

Most people surveyed the wreckage caused by the great storm of October 1987 and phoned their insurance company. Not Iain Tolhurst. He looked out on the fallen trees and realised it might be time to gather some cheap timber and get cracking on the boat he’d dreamed of building, single-handed, since he was a boy.

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The Grand Central Hotel – Barcelona

Discover  this beautiful hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ​​with an outdoor pool on the roof with  an impressive view of all the monuments of the city. The Grand Central Hotel offers 147 rooms and two bars poolside bars

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One Day on Earth – Motion Picture Trailer



ONE DAY ON EARTH creates a picture of humanity by recording a 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. We explore a greater diversity of perspectives than ever seen before on screen. We follow characters and events that evolve throughout the day, interspersed with expansive global montages that explore the progression of life from birth, to death, to birth again. In the end, despite unprecedented challenges and tragedies throughout the world, we are reminded that every day we are alive there is hope and a choice to see a better future together



The largest ever marijuana plantation

Mexican soldiers discovered the largest marijuana plantation in the country’s history, hidden under black cloth in the middle of the desert.

The 300-acre plantation is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities and workers had even installed toilet facilities, the Defence Department said.

The towering pot plants sheltered under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego