Imagine walking to your local park on a warm summer afternoon and settling down under a tree with a good book and a freshly picked juicy apple or peach - That is exactly what the brilliant minds behind Seattle's Beacon Food Forest Project are hoping to accomplish for all its residents, in the not too distant future.
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The next time you pass by a wheel of Parmesan cheese look at it with a little respect for while you may think of it as something to sprinkle over your pasta, for some Italians it is as precious as gold and even, used as collateral in exchange for small loans.
What began a few days ago as a peaceful attempt to save a tiny park in the middle of the heavily urbanized city of Istanbul, has turned into a nationwide anti-government protest that has many experts comparing the situation to the 2011 revolutions in Northern Africa and the Middle East.
With summer approaching, most of you are probably preoccupied with how you are going to entertain yourselves when school's out - Whether you laze around watching television, visit theme parks or go to the movies, be sure to take a moment to thank all the amazing men and women who came up with these ideas. Here are two whose brilliant creations are still providing you hours of sheer joy.
It's crazy and dangerous and has been officially banned since 2010. That however, did not stop thousands of people from amalgamating at Cooper Hill in Brockworth, Gloucester to cheer the cheese rolling enthusiasts running or rather tumbling down the 200-meter incline, in pursuit of an 8lbs wheel of Double Gloucester cheese.
To most of us Memorial Day weekend is just an opportunity to spend three-days lazing around the pool making plans for the upcoming summer vacation, or hitting the malls looking for bargains. Hence it is often easy to forget the real significance of this holiday - A day to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives whilst serving in our armed forces.
3-Printers are certainly the buzz today - They are being put to all kinds of uses, ranging from creating faux cars for movies to architectural models and if some advocates have their way, possibly even lunar structures. However, none of these ideas are as radical as the one proposed by Anjan Contractor, who believes that they will be the key to ending world hunger.
Postage stamps, the tiny adhesive labels which prove that adequate postage has been paid have also become a venue for story-telling via pictures. Over the years, they have tugged the hearts of nature lovers with pleas from endangered birds and even brought a smile on the fans of the Simpsons who helped make it the longest running television show ever! None however, have told the entire story literally, until now.
Ever wondered what life would be like if we did not have artists or musicians? There would be no art galleries to stroll into on slow summer days or concerts to look forward to, on hot summer nights. While we all have our favorites, there are some that have garnered universal appeal, probably because they were all pioneers in their respective art forms. Here are a handful that you have probably heard of, but may know very little about.