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Real Life Mad Max Built Motorcycle From Car that Broke Down in the Desert

Photo: Daniel Denis/2CV Magazine When Emile Leray’s Citroën 2CV car broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert, he couldn’t build an arc reactor to fit into his flying suit of armor, so [...]

Stunning Time Lapse of Earth Seen from Space Station

Do you have five minutes to see what Earth really looks like? You need to watch the time lapse video below. It shows spectacular low-Earth-orbit views of our planet — the northern (and southern) lights are patches of swirling electric-green fog, our cities look like patches of fire, and thunderstorms flicker and twinkle [...]

The Mountain

(vimeo link) Filmmaker Terje Sorgjerd (previously at Neatorama) set up cameras on El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, from April 4th to 11th, 2011. The object was to take a time-lapse video of the Milky Way. However, a sand storm blew in from the Sahara desert. Sorgjerd assumed his project had been ruined, but was [...]

The Eye of the Sahara

You’ll be forgiven if you first read that as “The Eye of Sauron.” Astronauts were the first to notice this 50-kilometer wide geological formation in Mauritania, in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Read about it and other wonders of nature in the post 13 Most Incredible Geological Wonders on Earth at Environmental Graffiti. Link

Lost Persian Army Discovered Almost 2,500 Years Later

A massive army of Persian King Cambyses II was said to be swallowed up by the desert in the year 525 B.C. The army, containing a whopping 50,000 soldiers, made it to a desert oasis and then was never heard from again –until now. “A wind arose from the south, strong and deadly, bringing with it [...]

10 Mammals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

Even to wildlife devotees, the riches of the animal kingdom are a constant surprise. The world is still full of fabulous and peculiar creatures with fascinating habits and, often, extraordinary exotic names. Here are ten that most people have never heard of, in no particular order. 10 Aardwolf Proteles cristatus An African mammal that looks like a slender yellow-grey [...]