This awesomely large and intricate wooden sculpture is the work of Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui. Carved on a 40-foot-long tree trunk over the course of 4 years, this monumental work of art was recently recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest continuous wooden sculpture.
Zheng Chunhui’s sculpture is based on a famous Chinese painting called Along the River During the Qingming Festival. The Qingming Festival is, “a historical holiday reserved to celebrate past ancestors that falls on the 104th day after the winter solstice.
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*goes searching for jaw*
A bizarre new bug resembling the major 90s toy craze Troll Dolls has baffled scientists. Teams from the University of Harvard and museums around the world trekked for three weeks to explore the untouched rainforest of southeast Suriname. They managed to catalogue 60 new animal species - but one little critter has proved too tricky to record. The 7mm wide, six-legged bug has been whittled down to possibly fitting into four nymph families: Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Lophopidae, and Tropiduchidae.
Picture: Caters (via Pictures of the day: 18 November 2013 - Telegraph)
Mark Twain, circa 1900 (via 36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real)
One of our three Christmases is now officially white.
‘Me and the Devil’ by Gil Scott-Heron is my new jam.
In Forks, WA the “Twilight” themed visitors center has this map showing where Twilight fans have traveled from. Holy crap. I’m not even mad, that’s amazing.