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Video Of The Week — Chinese Student Displays Insane Skill At World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships

By Meera Dolasia on March 7, 2016
Video Of The Week — Chinese Student Displays Insane Skill At World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships

There were many talented youngsters at the World Inter School Rope Skipping Championships held in Dubai in November 2015. However, none was as impressive as 11-year-old Cen Xiaolin, who skipped an astounding 108 times in 30 seconds. And that is just the count of his right leg jumping over the rope because that is what the judges use for the score. All in all, the young boy managed to skip 216 times during the short period.

Stunning Street Art Brightens Seoul's Dreary Monsoon Season

By Shariqua Ahmed on November 28, 2015
Stunning Street Art Brightens Seoul's Dreary Monsoon Season

Like most cities, the streets of Seoul in South Korea are usually bustling with activity. However, that changes in July when a short but intense monsoon season turns the vibrant city into a ghost town. This year, a team of artists tried to change that by transforming the typically gloomy and quiet streets into a beautiful explosion of color and life.

Stan Herd's Latest Crop Art Masterpiece Is Inspired By Van Gogh

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2015
Stan Herd's Latest Crop Art Masterpiece Is Inspired By Van Gogh

American artist Stan Herd is known for numerous things - Oil and watercolor paintings, incredible murals, and most of all, stunning crop art. In fact, the maestro is considered the pioneer of this method of artistic expression that involves the skillful arrangement of plants, soil, and rocks, to create massive masterpieces that are best viewed from a higher vantage point, like a hill or an airplane.

Theo Jansen's Whimsical Strandbeests Come To America

By Allegra Staples on October 4, 2015
Theo Jansen's Whimsical Strandbeests Come To America

Some sculptors like to create clay masterpieces; others prefer metal. Then there is Theo Jansen. This Dutch artist uses PVC tubes to build giant Strandbeests (beach animals in Dutch). Part work of art, part fantastical creature, the multi-legged insect-like creations are both awe-inspiring and terrifying!

Netherlands Is Home To The World's First Pop-Up Sandcastle Hotels

By Kim Bussing on September 28, 2015
Netherlands Is Home To The World's First Pop-Up Sandcastle Hotels

When one thinks of sandcastles the image that comes to mind is usually that of building a masterpiece not staying inside one. However, some lucky visitors to the Netherlands can experience both thanks to two new pop-up sand hotels in the cities of Oss and Sneek.

Japan's "Granny" Pop Sensation KBG84 Proves That Age Is Just A Number

By Meera Dolasia on September 9, 2015
Japan's "Granny" Pop Sensation KBG84 Proves That Age Is Just A Number

Girl bands - Music groups that feature women only have been around since the 1920's. However, none compares to Japan's latest pop sensation KBG84. That's because, with an average member age of 84, they are not just the country's hottest music band; they are also the oldest! But age has not hindered the "granny" group from releasing a hit single and performing to sold out shows in Tokyo and Osaka.

Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

By Meera Dolasia on August 24, 2015
Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

In the wee hours of June 15, the audience gathered at the Huily Island Harbour in Quanzhou, China, watched in awe as a giant balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium slowly made its way up. Attached to it was a 500-meter (1,640-feet) wire ladder. This of course was no ordinary ladder, but an art installation created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

By Kimberly Solis on June 30, 2015
The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

Any designer worth his/her salt can create a chic wedding gown using silk, satin or chiffon. But to craft one from a few rolls of toilet paper takes some talent. That, however, is exactly what the ten finalists of the 11th Annual "Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest" showcased on June 17, 2015.

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