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The Late Movies: 11 Close Encounters with Sharks

Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries. To celebrate everyone’s favorite shark extravaganza, we’ve rounded up 11 videos of close encounters with sharks. Enjoy! Warning: These videos often include yells of profanity. If you’re [...]

Mysterious bird deaths baffle hotel workers

A Myrtle Beach hotel was the scene of another bird death mystery as 30-40 of them fell dead from the sky. Workers at the Ocean Forest Resort Hotel rep…

Gigantic Transformers Sculptures

Anchalee Saengtai, a female artist from Thailand, is using recycled automobile and truck parts to create very big and impressive Transformers sculptures. Ripley’s has already unveiled a Bumblebee statue at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas, while Saengtai’s Optimus Prime holds court at Ripley’s Odditorium in San Francisco. Throughout the summer, her Transformer sculptures will [...]

Phonehenge – Remarkable Replica Of Stonehenge

Phonehenge is one of the fabulously done Stonehenge replicas, in the rock-and-roll themed amusement park called the Freestyle Music Park (formerly called as the Hard Rock Park) near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is playfully entitled Phonehenge and surrounds a large performance space in the British Invasion section of the park. The park built on [...]

A Celebration of Elephants

Every September 22nd, we celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day! To show our appreciation, here’s a look at some of the amazing things elephants do. 1. Play Soccer and Darts (Image credit: Reuters/Sukree Sukplang) An annual festival in Surin Province, Thailand celebrates elephants and all that they do. Highlights of the event include a soccer match, battles recreations, and an [...]

The 15 Best Miniature Golf Courses

I have always been terrible at miniature golf because I have a bad habit of hitting way too hard. When I was really young, I even smacked my dad in the forehead with a club as he bent over behind me to tell me to swing softer. Despite my absolute lack of putting skill, I [...]

Big Cats Pose for Perfect Pics

Can you get a lion to pose for a portrait? Yes… well maybe not you, but the folks at Big Cat Studio can! Deadly big cats look more like domestic pets in a stunning new book of feline photographs. Carefully pieced together over a year ‘Big Cat Studio’ lets readers get up close to ocelots, leopards, [...]


Like The Last Supper or the Abbey Road album cover, Stonehenge is such an iconic image that people the world over recognize it, even if it’s made of bamboo or old refrigerators. Web Urbanist has collected 20 Stonehenge recreations from all over. Some try to faithfully resemble the original in England, others are art pieces [...]