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Amazing old house Halycon Hall - a DIY dream - image

This image is of Halcyon Hall part of the Bennett College school for girls It was built in the early 1890s as a resort Shortly after the turn of the century it had been transformed into the Bennett School, a finishing school for young ladies The main building was named Halcyon Hall, a title inspired by the building's former one Sometime in the '50s or '60s, the school expanded from a two-year institution to a four-year college After this time, several dorms, a large science wing,

Chinese foot binding - not nice for your toes

Zhou Guizhen, who is 86-years-old, shows one of her bound feet where the bones in the four small toes were broken and forced underneath the foot over a period of time, at her home in Liuyi village in China's southern Yunnan Province, February 2007 Villages in China where women with bound feet survive are increasingly rare but the millennium-old practice nevertheless took almost four decades to eradicate after it was initially banned in 1911 From [url=http://newsyahoocom/photo/070317/

Huge crocodile killed in Australia - image

A 65m 2133 feet crocodile had to be killed by locals in a remote Northern Territory Aborigine community because it was killing their cattle Jeida Francis, 23, said the croc was caught in Manangoora, an outstation 56km east of Borroloola "It was massive There were three huge ones out there One of them is still out there at the moment It is pretty well fed," he said of the dead saltie "It took two LandCruisers to pull it out They have one croc that is still out there He sh

Dead blue whale washed ashore in Claifornia - image

The body of a majestic blue whale, a 70-foot female, was found on the Northern California coast with two gashes on her back - one that was eight feet long She was spotted on the shore near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County hours after an ocean survey vessel reported hitting a whale a few miles away, said Joe Cordaro, a wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's marine fisheries service Students from California State University, Humboldt, examined the wha

Container ship sinking after collision - pictures

Two vessels collided Saturday morning off the Mumbai coast in western India The Panamanian-flagged JNPT MSC Chitra vessel collided with a vessel from St Kitts and Nevis Thirty-three crew members were evacuated without incident or injuries However, because the Panamanian vessel became grounded, the incident caused an oil spill There are more than 150 containers on the vessel and it was listing at more than 45 degrees Fuel was also leaking from the ship The oil spill could be seen for m

Canned Atlantic Herring still has a bite?

The Atlantic herring in this can might be dead but it still has some big teeth Help identifying the contents came from [url=http://wwwredditcom/r/pics/comments/cz8w8/can_anyone_translate_whats_in_the_can_it_still/]Reddit[/url] Update: Further research has found that it might be part of a Salmon [url=http://diggcom/world_news/Beware_Canned_Atlantic_Herring_in_Russia_PICTURES]Digg[/url] Further images are found [url=http://englishrussiacom/indexphp/2007/03/20/atlantic-herring-is-g

Worlds smallest monkey - picture

This is not a gremlin it is the world's smallest monkey, the pygmy marmoset Callithrix pygmaea With an adult body length of only 14 to 16 centimetres, and weighing as little as 120 grams, the endangered pygmy marmoset is one of the smallest primates discovered They are normally found in the rainforest canopies of South America, however this chap was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen by police This marmoset will now recover at a primate rescue a

Best motorcycle ever?

Looks like a home made Bat Pod It must have trouble turning corners with those wheels

Whale takes out yacht - the revolt begins?

A yachtswoman in South Africa says her trip off the country's picturesque southwestern coast was wrecked by an unexpected whack from a whale Paloma Werner said Wednesday the whale breached just metres from their boat in Cape Town's waters on Sunday It whacked the yacht, snapping the mast in two Werner says neither she nor her companion were hurt, and she saw the whale swimming around minutes after the collision She says she feels lucky that the mast took the brunt of the blow Th

America under threat? Zavikon Islands and the worlds shortest international bridge

This is the border between Canada and the USA and Zavikon Islands The Island on the left is supposedly in Canada and the one on the right in the USA I find this lack of a secure entry point into the USA to be disturbing Whats to stop some terrorists from running over the bridge and infiltrating the US Its the perfect spot for a container truck full of WMD to pass unnoticed into America Not to mention illegal immigrants heading south to work in the fields or Hollywood The West wil

A case of really bad timing or a grave situation?

Hearse gets towed just as funeral procession leaves the church I wonder how it ended up :-

Families start to resemble each other over time - picture

Have you ever noticed how families have the same features Its obvious that genetics play a large part, but even the pets start to resemble the humans after a while I think this family has been together too long

Worlds ugliest cat - picture

What more is there to add Its the worlds ugliest cat

A photo of an impossible shape

I bet this shape only looks impossible from one single position, where the camera is If you changed positions, you would see what it really looks like

Dilbert on the love of evil companies - BP

Scott Adams talks about the investing in BP and why you should invest in the companies you hate the most Most of all is this great cartoon http://onlinewsjcom/article/SB10001424052748704025304575285000265955016html
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