Manchester Museum staff in England say a 4,000-year-old statue of a man named Neb-Senu, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it. This object was originally an offering to the god Osiris and has been in the museum for 80-years. Up until a few weeks ago, the statue had appeared to be stationary. Curator Campbell Price said: "I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key." Continue reading for the surveillance footage.
Photographer John Plashal spotted a Michael Jackson-like cloud moonwalking through a lightning storm over Goochland County, central Virginia, on Tuesday. He says: "The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there. It's pretty wild. I didn't know what I had until this morning, to be honest with you, when my phone started blowing up." The image was originally submitted to CBS 6. Continue reading for another shot.
At first glance, this giant wooden egg floating on a river appears to be an art installation of some sort, but it's actually designer Stephen Turner's home. The living space was constructed using boat building techniques, meaning that a small storm should be no issue. It's equipped with everything from a kitchen area, shower to a hammock bed and desk. To keep things green, it harvests electricity via solar panels. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to eat mango in a whole new way.
The Ferrari Testa D'Oro Colani is unlike any that you've seen before, but underneath its spaceship looks is a mean twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine. Basically, the vehicle was created by German industrial designer Luigi Colani in 1989 to overtake the land speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's powered by a Ferrari Testarossa-sourced twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine that produced 739hp and 600lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The orchid mantis, also known as the hymenopus coronatus, is characterized by brilliant coloring and a structure finely adapted for camouflage, mimicking parts of the orchid flower. The four walking legs resemble flower petals, the toothed front pair being used as in other mantises for grasping prey. First stage nymphs mimic bugs of the family Reduviidae, which have a powerful bite and are foul tasting. The mantis can change its colour between pink and brown, according to the color of the background. Continue reading for more.
Another day, another person who becomes internet famous, and this time, it's pro arm-wrestler Jeff Dabe. His massive hands and arms have caused others to nickname him "Popeye" and / or "Wreck-It Ralph." According to official measurements, his forearms are 49cm in circumference and his palms look like they could crush a watermelon. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Summer officially begins in just a few days (for some of us), and what better way to kick things off than by looking at an actual hotel made from a decommissioned Boeing 727. This one-of-a-kind suite at the Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica is set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane that transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines. Each piece was transported individually from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50-feet above the beach. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.
It looks like a snake, probably moves similar to one, but is actually the Dynastor darius darius, a harmless caterpillar with mind-twisting camouflage. When the larvae transform into butterflies or moths, this creature - native to Trinidad - mimics the head of a Gaboon pit viper to successfully fool even the toughest of its predators. The transformation takes approximately 13 days, a time in which this mimicry is its only line of defense. To make it even more believable, the chrysalis hangs on the underside of forest leaves at a carefully selected angle. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Touted as the world's largest running motorcycle, the Gunbus 410 measures in at a massive 11.6-feet long and 4.9-feet high. It's been equipped with a 38-inch wheel up front, and a giant 42-inch wheel in the rear. The Gunbus tips the scales at 1433-pounds, and powered by a 6.7L twin-cylinder engine that generates 350-horsepower as well as 523 lb-ft of torque. One caveat: it costs $350,000. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Abandoned villages are nothing new, but over time, nature slowly reclaims them. This fishing village on Gouqi Island in China is one of them, and Tang Yuhong, a photographer based in Nanning, shows us just how mystical they can be. Gouqi Island belongs to Shengsi, an archipelago at the mouth of China's Yangtze River, that consists of 400 islands. It'll only be a matter of time before it becomes popular with photographers. Continue reading for more pictures.