Sunday, January 16, 2011

Frozen In Time

* 'OMG, them waves done froz!'...

*Did you run into this 'flash-frozen wave!' hoax too?
Here's the scoop:

Those pictures actually originate from Tony (an Antarctic scientist)'s photo gallery. His 'Dome C' collection clearly calls these ice formations 'bergs', not 'flash-frozen waves'.

Why anyone started that rumor... who knows?

But here's a link to the rest of his pics.

Because they're still cool to look at. :-)

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just A Bit Batty

Its actually feeding time for rescued baby bats.

Over 100 ailing baby fruit bats were found scratching for survival on a Gold Coast forest floor in Australia. The bats left their perches to feed and were then unable to fly back up.

So the 'pups' are being bottle fed and will be kept hanging on clothes lines until they are ready to fly again in about four weeks.

Those little guys look very cute, but
it'll be a bit before they're 'off-line'...

Meanwhile - watch some fishing bats

{2 min}

...versus some 'fishing cats'.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Walk the Wicked Way

And ponder this perilous pathway.

Filming all the way, this guy hiked the most hair-raising section of the disintegrating El Camino del Rey gorge trail.


El Caminito del Rey (The King's little pathway) is pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge near Málaga, Spain.

It was built in 1901 for workers at the hydroelectric dam at Chorro Falls, and was one meter (39 inches) wide, complete with a handrail. Now its obviously in a highly deteriorated state, with all those large gaps bridged only by narrow beams. They did install a safety-wire alongside the path, but several people still fell off in recent years, so the local government closed it about 10 years ago.
But apparently they don't patrol it.
Can't blame them - who'd volunteer?
I mean, besides ^ that guy ^.
btw, this inspired me to look up 'scary' words:
frightening, terrifying, alarming, bloodcurdling, chilling, creepy, eerie, hairy, horrendous, horrifying, intimidating, shocking, spine-chilling, spooky, unnerving, perilous, risky, treacherous, uncertain, unhealthy, unsound, wicked... I think they all apply here.

A late entry for TT's 'stairs' day. Happy New Year!
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