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Incredible 'Tree Of 40 Fruit' Lives Up To Its Name

By Allegra Staples on August 23, 2014
Incredible 'Tree Of 40 Fruit' Lives Up To Its Name

Award-winning artist and professor Sam Van Aken has managed to accomplish what very few people are able to do - combine art and science together in a project that is as visually stunning, as it is biologically amazing. He has created trees that grow not one or two, but more than 40 types of stone fruit that include numerous kinds of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries. What's even more amazing is that many of the fruits are ancient, hard-to-find, varieties.

Pssst . . . Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes & Queen Victoria Wish To Speak To You!

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2014
Pssst . . . Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes & Queen Victoria Wish To Speak To You!

Let's be honest, historical statues can get a little boring. After all, how many times can one admire the intricate carving or read the plaque etched below? It is therefore no wonder that most people just whiz past them, as they go about their daily lives. But what if they had a story to tell? Would passersby spend two minutes of their precious time to listen?

World's Largest Sand Sculpting Festival Pays Tribute To Disneyland Paris

By Richard Pavek on July 19, 2014
World's Largest Sand Sculpting Festival Pays Tribute To Disneyland Paris

Though sand sculpting festivals are fairly common, few are as majestic as the one organized by Belgium's Royal Sand Carvers Society. An annual tradition since 1997, the festival which received the 2010 Guinness World Record for the largest such event, incorporates over 150 sand masterpieces created by 30 of the world's best carvers.

South Africa's 'Pavement Bookworm' Wants Everyone To Read

By Meera Dolasia on July 17, 2014
South Africa's 'Pavement Bookworm' Wants Everyone To Read

Most homeless resort to panhandling to make ends meet. However an enterprising young South African man has come up with an interesting alternative - he spends his days spreading the joy of reading and selling books written by his favorite authors. Meet Philani Dladla aka 'Pavement Bookworm'.

Artist Uses Dribbling Skills to Paint Soccer Stars

By Kavi Dolasia on June 29, 2014
Artist Uses Dribbling Skills to Paint Soccer Stars

Shanghai-based Hong Yi or 'Red' as she likes to call herself is known for her unusual and imaginative portraits. Her previous masterpieces include a sketch of Chinese film director Yimou Zhang created with 790 pairs of black, white and grey socks and one of basketball superstar Yao Ming painted with - you guessed it - a basketball! Popular Hollywood actor Jackie Chen was portrayed with chopsticks, while British singer/songwriter Adele's portrait was created with melted candles.

Video Of The Week - Rock Band OK Go's New Music Video Is A Feast For The Eyes

By Meera Dolasia on June 21, 2014
Video Of The Week - Rock Band OK Go's New Music Video Is A Feast For The Eyes

Los Angeles-based alternative rock group OK Go, is one of the few music bands that is more famous for the music videos they put together than their actual songs. They first captured the attention of fans in 2006 with a video of their single 'Here It Goes Again', in which they sang the song whilst dancing on fast-moving treadmills.

France's Iconic Eiffel Tower Celebrates 125 Years

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2014
France's Iconic Eiffel Tower Celebrates 125 Years

When Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 Exposition Universelle held to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution, he had never envisioned it to last more than 20 years. But the tower, which turned 125 on Monday, March 31st, has not only outlived all expectations, but also, become the most enduring symbol of France, one that is visited by almost 7 million visitors a year.

New York Artists Spend Ten Days 'Performing' On A Giant Hamster Wheel

By Meera Dolasia on March 12, 2014
New York Artists Spend Ten Days 'Performing' On A Giant Hamster Wheel

While television viewers have been inundated with reality shows about the everyday lives of ordinary people, none have been performed atop a giant hamster wheel. That is what two New York artists recently did, not just for an hour or two, but for a ten-day period starting from February 28th to March 9th, 2014.

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