Horsemanning – The New Planking


Move over, planking. Make way for the new trend – horsemanning, or fake beheading, a popular way of taking pictures in the 1920s. Horsemanning, an emerging posing meme begotten by planking, became viral this week, taking the Internet by storm. Horsemanning (misspelt as horsemaning) gets its name and theme from The Headless Horsemen, the evil character from “The Legend of ...

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God Is Love

God is Love.

Father John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy. My eyes and my mind both blinked. ...

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Levitating Girl Natsumi Hayashi


Meet Natsumi Hayashi, the photographer from Tokyo, Japan who has been dubbed ‘Tokyo’s Levitating Girl’ for her creative photos in which she appears to be levitating. Natsumi Hayashi Equipped with her Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Natsumi photographs herself levitating around Tokyo. The uniqueness of her photos is her natural expression and pose, making it seem like she is really ...

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10-Year-Old Model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau

Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau has been compared to Brigitte Bardot

Top fashion magazine French Vogue has stirred up a lot of controversy, condemnation and outrage by publishing provocative pictures of a 10-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau in its January issue co-edited by designer Tom Ford. The shots show Ms Blondeau in heavy make-up, revealing outfits and provocative poses. One image shows her reclining in a gold dress, the slashed v-neck ...

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Breast-Touching Festival

Breast-Touching Festival or Monai Jie

I just read about the breast-touching festival and I really find it so laughable that in our modern world, such superstitions still exist. The seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, known as the Hungry Ghost month, began on July 31 this year. During the Hungry Ghost month, many superstitious Chinese believe ghosts return to the human realm as the ...

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The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Ana Ivanovic (Serbia, tennis)

Maria Sharapova struggled in recent years with injuries and inconsistent play on the tennis court and has not won a grand slam title since 2008 with her worldwide ranking plummeted to a low of No. 126 in 2009. But this year Sharapova has rebounded with a vengeance, winning 80% of her matches. She is now ranked No. 5 in the ...

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Are You Telling Me To Exercise?

A pygmy goby

Everyone says exercise like walking, jogging, swimming or cycling is good for your health. The tiny reef fish known as pygmy goby swims all day and yet its lifespan is only about 59 days, making it the vertebrate animal with the shortest lifespan of any vertebrate animal. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 9-12 years. A tortoise doesn’t ...

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China’s 3D Artist Qi Xinghua

Chinese street artist Qi Xinghua's huge 3D painting 'Lions Gate Gorge'

Chinese 3D artist Qi Xinghua’s huge 3D painting, which is called ‘Lions Gate Gorge’, has set a new Guinness World Record as the world’s largest 3D painting. His breathtaking artwork, created in a square in front of a shopping mall in Guangzhou Baiyan Wanda Plaza in Guangzhou, China, measures a staggering 23m wide and 32m long on the ground, while ...

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The 10 Most Beautiful Actresses In Movie History

Audrey Hepburn  in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has been named one of the 10 most beautiful actresses in movie history globally, ranking sixth for her role in Wong Kar-wai’s movie 2046, and the only Asian listed on the chart. The most beautiful actresses according to the list are: 1. Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) 2. Olivia Newton-John (Grease) 3. Megan Fox ...

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Rachel Beckwith – What An Inspiration!

Rachel Beckwith

Nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith did not want presents for her June 12 birthday. All she wanted were donations to     the non-profit Charity Water. Her wish was to raise $300 for the charity that funds projects in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. On a website set up by Rachel and her mother before her birthday, she explained the inspiration ...

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