In this amazing behind-the-scenes progress video, we see a giant tree trunk carving underway somewhere in China. Unfortunately I was unable to find much supplemental information. The post was first seen on reddit but the comment section did not have any further info. If you know more about this project please let us know in the comments!
Be sure to check out some previous posts we’ve done on amazing tree trunk carvings!
– This is the World’s Longest Wood Carving. It was Made from a Single Tree Trunk
– Incredible Wooden Lion Carved from a Single Tree (11 photos)
Using modern-day technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame, is remastering rare World War I footage from the Imperial War Museum archives, that looks as if it was shot last week rather than 100+ years ago.
“We are not making the usual film you’d expect on the First World War – we’re making a film which shows this incredible footage in which the faces of these men just jump out at you. It’s the human beings who were actually there, who were thrust into this extraordinary situation that defined their lives in many cases.”
Jackson is combining the remastered footage with BBC interviews with veterans recorded over the decades since the end of the war, providing a unique new perspective on the 20th century’s most shocking conflict.
The film will be screened in cinemas and schools across the UK, and broadcast on BBC One; further details of theatrical distribution will be announced later this year at 1418NOW.org.uk
Reddit user davidwallaceto recently shared this adorable clip. Just another feather in the cap of the world’s most wholesome animal!
After a solid victory, CFL head coach Mike Sherman of the Montreal Alouettes attempts to remove his headset and fails in spectacular fashion. It appears the lanyard was the initial culprit, causing the headset to get tangled and setting off a calamity of errors.
There’s definitely a lesson somewhere in all of this but I’m too busy chuckling to figure it out.
On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons.
According to an article in National Geographic:
This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,” says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper out of it because it collapses under its own weight if it’s more than 90 meters tall.” And at the very edge of the Helheim Glacier, the wall of ice is about 70 meters (about 230 feet) tall. So pieces break off as a natural part of the glacier mass balance cycle that would happen with or without climate change.
Back in 2002, a bizarre sting operation by the Phoenix Police lured people with outstanding warrants (mainly DUIs) with a free DVD player. When they came to collect, they were asked to register (so police could confirm their identity).
They were then led to a backroom to collect their prize but were instead arrested and sent to jail.
The TMC DUMONT is a concept art bike built and designed by Tarso Marques who describes it as a ‘hubless motorcycle with an airplane engine’.
Before we go any further with details and superlatives let’s see this thing in actual motion in the embedded video below..
TMC DUMONT is equipped with a 300 hp Rolls-Royce Continental V6 engine from a 1960s aircraft and fully leaked 36 inch wheels. I have no idea if it can actually turn and riders should be cautious as that back wheel is frighteningly close! It’s impractical, it’s ambitious, and I think it’s awesome to see a crazy concept brought to life and actually ridden.
TMC DUMONT won ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Daytona Bike Week, the preeminent bike show for crazy concepts. The name DUMONT is a tribute to Alberto Santos-Dumont who is a national hero in Brazil and a renowned pioneer in aviation. He’s one of few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both ‘lighter-than-air’ and ‘heavier-than-air’ aircraft. Below you can see the behind-the-scenes build process along with additional photos of the DUMONT in action.
For the Bruges Triennial, New York-based architecture and design firm STUDIOKCA constructed a 38 ft tall breaching humpback whale made from over 10,000 pounds of plastic ocean waste.
The project is an effort an effort to address how cities from across the globe are contributing to the estimated 150 million tons of plastic waste that has piled up in our oceans. STUDIOKCA teamed up with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund to organize several beach clean-ups to collect the plastic waste used for the installation.
To learn more about the Bruges Triennial click here. To learn more about Skyscraper (The Bruges Whale), click here.
All photographs by Matthias Desmet
Paris Wandering is an experimental short film by Benjamin Bardou that uses a technique called ‘pointcloud’ to create a dreamlike sequence through the streets of Paris.
The short film features music from artists Ningen and Pilotpriest and really compliments the visuals. To see more from the budding filmmaker and matte painter, check him out at the links below!