Incredibox let's you take control of a group of human beatbox and it's awesome. Created by So Far So Good their site was launched in 2009 and soon won them a FWA, attracting 9 million visitors in 2012 there's a good chance you have already seen it, if not check it out here.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
This is Lofoten an archipelagos in the country of Nordland, Norway.
Photo: Petr Šmerkl, Wikipedia.
Even though it lies within the arctic circle temperatures are very mild even in winter, due to the Gulf stream.
It's sea is teaming with life containing the world's largest deep water coral reef.
The sky's are also filled with life with a high density of Sea Eagles and Cormorants and millions of others.
Otters are common and you can find moose on the largest islands.
Photo: Øystein Bjørke
It's not all great, the sun never sets from 25 May to 17 July and the sun doesn't even rise from 9 December to 4 January.
It's stunningly beautiful though.
Posted by Alexander Caton at 16:39
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Bamboo flowering is an impressive sight but it doesn't happen often, in fact many bamboo can take from 65 years all the way to 130 years to flower and then they all flower at the same time regardless of geographic locations or climatic conditions, then it all dies and we still don't know why this is.
Photo: Mogens Engelund
There are two main theories about why this happens. Firstly, the predator satiation hypothesis, the idea is that by flooding the area with fruit even if large amounts are eaten there will still be seeds left, by having a flowering cycle longer than the lifespan of the rodents, bamboos can control animal populations by causing starvation during the period between flowering events. The death of the adult is due to lack of resources, as it would be better for the parents to pour all there resources in to creating a larger seed crop than to keep energy for their own regrowth.
Photo: Stéfan Le Dû
The second theory is the fire cycle hypothesis, this hypothesis thinks that the dead bamboo create a large fuel load, a fine target for lightning strikes, increasing the chance of wildfire, hopefully clearing the way for new bamboo.
Photo: Casey Yee
But both theories have been disputed, the predator satiation theory does not account for the flowering cycle being 10 times longer than the life of the rodents. The fire cycle theory is considered to be wrong by some scientists because of a lack of precedent for anything using something unpredictable like lightning to increase its chance of survival.
Source: Flowering Bamboo
Posted by Alexander Caton at 15:07
Friday, 6 July 2012
It's not photoshop these are all real
The locals of Broken Hill woke up to this amazing site
There are 15 sets of ‘pine’ trees and flowers
They have been recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, but made to be 66 times bigger
Surreal isn't it?
It's all part of Lego's Festival of play celebrating 50 years of Lego in Australia
Posted by Alexander Caton at 02:09
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Dimitri Tsykalov makes these Awesome carved skulls out of fruit and vegtables
Luckly nobody ever told him not to play with his food
I can't think of a better use for cabbage
This one sort of reminds me of a soldier's hat
Anyone else want water melon now?
You can find a few more of his skulls and work here.
Posted by Alexander Caton at 11:40