May 25th, 2013

Don't be fooled by the preview image, this gorgeous time lapse video of the Danang International Fireworks Competition 2013 is worth seeing for more than just the fireworks:

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Wet folding

March 21st, 2011

Another day, another post on origami. Dinh Truong Giang uses a technique called wet folding to produce paper sculptures of animals and people.

My favourites are his animals: foxes, gorillas and owls – even more so when they're miniatures.

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Going underground

January 4th, 2011

Conquering an infinite cave. The term "infinite" isn't strictly applicable, of course, but it'll do. Amazing, awe-inspiring pictures.

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Goniurosaurus catbaensis

September 27th, 2009

Is it just me, or does this newly-discovered variety of leopard gecko look like something that should be starring in a low-budget horror movie?

You know the sort of film: in the opening scene, some luckless bastard with very few lines stumbles on their lair and before he can react he finds himself buried under a swarm of carnivorous1 reptiles.

Next thing you know, they've acquired a taste for human blood and a wave of them is sweeping down on the nearest town…

  1. According to Wikipedia, although leopard geckos primarily subsist on a diet of insects, they can and will eat mice if they can manage to bring them down.

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