Often one wonders how somebody could have sustained a peculiar injury. Now I know how. These acts are not merely stupid but rather imbecilic. One could even conclude that they possess a death wish. Will any of these cretins survive to old age or will Lady Luck play an inordinate role in their lives?
Main pictures: If they pull this off, they’re engineering geniuses
Perhaps I am a sucker for photographs but only if they display pathos, skill, unalloyed beauty or a social message. All of these photos meet one of the criteria. Hence, I must admit mea culpa.
Main picture: Amsterdam at night
Generically these are known as Animals Crossings as any fabricated structure, which facilitates the movements of animals across an impeding obstacle such as roads, or railway line could serve as a crossing.
However, as the most spectacular crossings are bridges, the focus will be on bridges.
Main picture: A Green Wildlife Bridge over an Autobahn in Germany
Imagine being caught in turbulent seas like this. Their scythe like waves are intent on annihilating all in its path. Yet somehow the ships both large and small, survive them. I guess that I was not born to be a seaman.
Some people are different especially when they do not want contact with other people. In that case, they will go to extreme lengths to obtain seclusion. Others want their house to be unique. Whatever their reasons, all of these houses reflect the iconoclastic nature of these individuals.
Main picture: Did the finance bank factor in an elevated rate of melting based upon the latest outlook of global warming?
Every five years the parade of ships ‘Sail Amsterdam’ takes place. In August thousands of vessels, from small sailboats to large replicas of caravels, arrive together at the IJ bay north of the city and then pass to the capital of the Netherlands. In 2015 involving 8,000 vessels!
Each country has its own unique sense of humour and signs. Even without being informed to which country they belong, it is usually quite obvious which country it is. Being Australia, they will always relate to animals, drinking and females. These will not disappoint in any of these categories.
Our world is wondrous yet weird, surprising yet monotonous, always ready to amaze. This gallery of photographs reinforces my view that one can never stop being enchanted with the wonders of the world until one’s dying days.
Main picture: A village in Yemen
I daresay that some TV watchers have not yet viewed at least a few episodes of the award winning show “The Big Bang Theory.” If not, they would not have had to wince, cringe or shake their heads in horror at the lead character, Sheldon Cooper, a complex mosaic of child prodigy with a genius level IQ, highly idiosyncratic behaviour, lack of humility, empathy or tolerance of weaknesses in lesser mortals.
Coupled with a tenuous understanding of humour, he also exhibits extreme difficulty in recognising irony and sarcasm in other people.
If not, I hereby usher in a whole host of similar infuriating geniuses except that they actual operate in the real world.
Main picture: Technically correct, but why be condescending?
As the maxim states, “Different strokes for different folks.” That is great as far as it goes but these antics are downright dangerous, death defying even. Either they cannot foresee the consequences of their actions or they have a death wish. Whatever it is, does not make a difference, as either way, they will not survive to old age.
Or maybe I am a wussie and too risk averse.
Main picture: Would you allow somebody to angle grind using your back as a work bench?