Drive three hours south of Sydney to New South Wales’ Jervis Bay and tucked away on preserved land you’ll find Paperbark Camp. Founded in 1998 by Irena and Jeremy Hutching, the eco-friendly glamping upscale camping lodge touts everything from white-sand beaches with secret coves to pre-breakfast kangaroo spotting. Canoeing and torch-lit night hikes through eucalyptus forest are also on the docket. At the site’s epicenter is The Gunyah, a high-stilted house built of iron and timber, which houses a restaurant and reception, but if you’re not into socializing or adventure you’re more than welcome to kick back with a drink and relax in one of the 12 solar-powered treehouse-inspired canvas tents. Just don’t go expecting 3AM room service. It is camping after all. Starting at just $325, check out the site found here for more information.
Here is a pretty amazing video, especially since this guy is out seeing every inch of the world, the rest of us are trapped in our sweet cubicles staring at the same crack in the wall for the past hour. The name of the video is called Around the world in 80 seconds. Directed by Romain Pergeaux & Alex Profit. A project done in only 3 weeks. This route is a tribute to the famous Jules Verne’s book “Le tour du monde en 80 jours”. The tour included stops in London – Cairo – Mumbay – Hong Kong – Tokyo – San Francisco – New York – London.
Here is a really moving video using Charlie Chaplin’s Speech from The Dictator, which surprisingly makes a lot more sense now then it did back in 1940 when the movie was made. It was made by an organization called Peop1e, a group with, a passion, a vision, a dream. You can visit their website here for more information.
13. Nuclear Holocaust
“One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.” It was true back in the late 1950s, and it’s just as true now. The world could end at any moment thanks to the countless nukes out there, just lying around. According to a 2010 Ploughshares Fund report, 22,000 active nuclear warheads are scattered around the globe. And that number doesn’t include smaller—and therefore more susceptible to theft—nuclear weapons like atomic artillery shells and bunker busters. In truth, we’re still exactly where we’ve been for the past 70 years: one international argument away from the end of the world.
12. Black Holes
Stars collapse on an almost daily basis. When a massive star collapses, it produces an immense gravitational pull along the way, drawing everything in its path—including light—toward its core, like a giant vacuum cleaner from which there’s no escape. While black holes sit at the center of most galaxies, including our own, the real danger comes from a discovery made in the year 2000. “We now have conclusive evidence,” physicist Michael Kaku told ABC News, “that there are wandering black holes—nomads, renegades—and right next to us in our own galaxy.” How long until one of these nomads bumps into the Earth? No one is sure, and it’s a big universe, but everyone agrees that it’s going to happen sooner or later.
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On the left is San Diego, located in the United States. On the right is the densely populated border town of Tijuana, located in Mexico.
National Geographic continues its analysis of the human race by looking at some of the numbers that characterize us as a population and by taking a shot at the face of the most “typical” person on the planet. I swear I am not typical, I am the most unique person to ever exist on planet Earth, yea right.
Watching the official movie trailer for the new movie, “The Art of Flight” literally gave me chills the whole entire time. The movie follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they plan out new unthinkable adventures to places never seen or rode before. The trailer is packed with amazing scenery, huge gnarley jumps including launching off of the back of a flipping snow mobile mid air (2:45), grinding power lines and racing avalanches, this footage is pretty much straight out of a video game its ridiculous. Not only does the cinematic experience look phenomenal, but the sheer thrill and danger of the snowboarding looks like it will have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through the film. The movie is set to release in September 2011 so when summer is winding down, and we are gearing up to shred the winter of 2012, we will be blessed to be able to watch this gnar gnar shred flick.
Youtuber Damewse continues his one-man media makeover for the space agency with another beautifully edited video. The first one if you remember was called The Frontier Is Everywhere, seen here, and this is one is just as good if not better. The best part about the video is at the very end when it shows a graph depicting the world’s military spending vs space exploration spending, as you could guess the military spending is about 500 times as much. This video has some amazing footage, and even better commentary to make your brain think a little bit today.
Did you know that Ireland is not a part of Great Britain? It isn’t. Well, Northern Ireland is but Ireland is not—though it is part of the United Kingdom. Oh, you didn’t know there were two Irelands? Then you need to watch this entertaining video which explains all that and much, much more. Trust us it is a lot more entertaining than one would think.
Disappointed with NASA’s lack of ability to “share their hopes and dreams in a way the public can relate to”, Youtuber Damewse made a video to help give the space agency’s hurting media department a bump in the right direction. If you wanted to be an astronaut when you were younger and you’re not one, get ready to be disappointed with your career choices.