Lake Natron in northern Tanzania looks normal at first, but when animals get too close, they become calcified. That's right, the dead animals you see above were all victims of the shallow lake's lethal combination of high temperatures and salinity. The lake's average temperature is 80° Fahrenheit, but it can spike as high as about 140°. The only animal species that can survive below its surface is a fish called alkaline tilapia, and only along the edges where the water is less salty. Bacteria have also adapted to the deadly waters. Other species are able to survive as long as they do not completely submerge. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a gamer who beats Super Smash Bros. 64 with a DDR dance pad.
Photographer Stephen Wilkes captures breathtaking locations and views from a fixed camera angle, showing fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. After 24-hours of photographing and over 1500 images taken, he selects the best moments of the day and night before seamlessly blending them into a single photograph, "visualizing our conscious journey with time." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a drone being kidnapped by two eagles in mid-air.
These look like normal steps at first, but when combined, it's actually a 230-foot sea-organ in Croatia, which harnesses the energy of the winds and waters of the Adriatic sea to create hypnotizing, yet harmonized notes. The device was made by the architect Nikola Basic as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on April 15, 2005. In addition, white marble steps leading down to the water were built later. Concealed under these steps, which both protect and invite, is a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity that turns the site into a large musical instrument, played by the wind and the sea. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Here's another look at the surreal Cave of the Crystals, a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300-meters below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave's largest crystal found to date is 12-meters in length, 4-meters in diameter and 55-tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot, with air temperatures reaching up to 58°C with 90% - 99% percent humidity. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue reading for more pictures, a full documentary and additional information.
John Pangilinan, a tuner from Southern California, unveils the hybrid Hyundai Tucscon Adventuremobile. Straight away, you'll notice the roof-mounted Treeline Tamarack tent that sleeps two, solar panels and even a Goal Zero generator ensure that your mobile devices remain charged. Under the hood, there's an AEM intake, Magnaflow exhaust kit, a custom brake kit and 1.5-inch suspension lift, and RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels wrapped in Toyo Open Country A/T II tires. There are LED fog lights and a BASF Army Green paint job to make sure you're able to tackle any terrain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
While it may be hard to believe, Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle is based on Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Fussen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The effect of the Neuschwanstein ensemble is highly stylistic, both externally and internally. The king's influence is apparent throughout, and he took a keen personal interest in the design and decoration. Continue reading for more real-life Disney locations.
In the Pokemon games, the Gym is where players go to train their Pocket Monsters, and the Pokemon Expo Gym is where you can shop and interact with Pokemon. Now, there's a real-life Pokemon Expo Gym in Osaka, Japan, which is similar to Pokemon Center stores in that it offers a whole host of things to buy, along with real exhibits in which you can interact and talk with monsters. Interactive areas include: Charzard's Battle Colosuem, Zoroark's Somewhat Sinister Dojo, Machamp's First Aid Center, Pokemon Battle Bowling, and more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a nightmare fuel father and daughter costume duo.
Priced from $90-million, Silveryacht's SilverFast is the perfect superyacht for a Bond villain. This luxurious 252-foot vessel has its very own helipad, a glass jacuzzi and is currently the world's largest and fastest aluminum motor yacht. It can achieve speeds in excess of 27 knots (31 mph) with cruising speeds of 20-22 knots (23 - 25 mph). Plus, there are a total of eight cabins that can accommodate 18 guests comfortably, complete with a massive indoor/outdoor dining area, a full spa (sauna, steam rom, gym, massage room included) as well as a beauty salon. Continue reading for two more videos, additional pictures and information.
Think of the Sealander as a floating home that goes anywhere, as it can easily be towed to a destination using a regular car. That's right, it functions as both camper and boat, thanks to a low-emission electric outboard motor, and a fully-equipped interior, complete with a cooking / washing combo module, cooler, heater, as well as seating that converts into a bed, all packed inside a watertight package that's sure to draw a crowd at boat docks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining how expensive it really is to own a Bugatti Veyron SS.
The 41,000-square-mile Atacama Desert in Chile may be the world's driest, but it is also known as the flowering desert. This climatic phenomenon consists of the blossoming of a wide variety of flowers between the months of September and November in years when rainfall is unusually high. Normally the region receives less than 0.47-inches of rain per year. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.