Friday, April 21, 2017

Wingsuit flyer dies

Friends and colleagues of a Canadian adventurer who died in China are flooding social media with glowing tributes, loving remembrances and some small measure of resignation at the inevitability of his demise.

The body of 28-year-old Graham Dickinson was found last Thursday on a cliff in the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in the central province of Hunan. The day before, he posted a picture of the mountain on his Facebook page, accompanied by a smiling emoji and the description "feeling like he is dreaming."

Dickinson was regarded as one of the best in the world at a sport called wingsuiting, in which athletes jump from high places and glide to the ground with the aid of aerodynamic body suits that make their wearers look a little like flying squirrels.

Dickinson's specialty was terrain flying, in which he swooped frighteningly close to mountain cliffs, buildings, trees and the ground — many of his flights are documented on video and easily found on the Internet.


Phantom 3 get kidnapped by two eagles

2 eagles attack Phantom 3 professional"
I was enjoying flying around with my phantom 3 professional.
Suddenly two eagles attack my drone.I tried to fly away but it was too late one of the eagles took the phantom away.And so this video was an amazing experience


Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Truly Shocking Events Caught On Camera! (Caught On Video)

Today we look at 5 Truly Shocking Events Caught On Camera! (Caught On Video) For more Terrifying/Shocking/Scary/Horrifying Videos Caught On Camera/Caught On Video/Captured On Tape/Surveillance/CCTV.

Viewer Discretion Is Advised.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Alain Robert - Extreme Urban Free Solo Climber - "The Real Spiderman"

“I am doing it for the thrill, for that feeling of danger and freedom.This is my way of expressing myself… We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such within ourselves. Know how to develop it… I do think that sometimes faith can move mountains”   Alain Robert


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ed Sheeran meets a little boy who lives on the streets

When JD’s mother and grandfather were killed by Ebola, and his father deserted him, he was left to fend for himself on the streets of Liberia. All he wants is to go to school. Your donations help us to give children like JD a future.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Couple Adopts Dying Neighbor’s 3 Kids, Comes Home, Finds House Different

Audrey, a single mother of three, had to go to the hospital to get some tests done. She asked her neighbor Tisha — a mother of five and a Las Vegas bingo cashier — if her three kids could spend the night at her house.
Tisha and her husband agreed to take the kids for the night, even though their home was cramped enough as it was.
Audrey’s test results came back. She was diagnosed with stage two esophageal and stomach cancer.
Knowing her time was running out, Audrey was desperate to make sure her kids would be taken care of. Though they weren’t even close friends, she took a chance and asked Tisha to be the legal guardian of her children.
Again, and incredibly, Tisha and Kevin agreed. The parents of five opened their hearts and home to raise Audrey’s kids… and help them cope with their mother’s imminent passing.
It wasn’t long after that Audrey passed away.
Who would have ever thought that Tisha’s little-known past had prepared her for taking on such a massive responsibility…
Watch the video below to see the jaw-dropping surprise for Tisha and her newly assembled family of 10, courtesy of the amazing FOX5 Surprise Squad.


World's First Head Transplant Recipient Wants A Better Life

Valery Spiridonov talks about why he wants to be the first ever recipient of the highly-controversial head transplant.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pieces of 'Atlantis': 16th century Dominican church revealed in drought (Drone footage)


A severe drought in Mexico has revealed a 400-year-old Dominican church that has remained almost completely intact despite spending decades submerged under water. Drone footage of the submerged church sitting in the Benito Juarez Dam in Jalapa del Marquez, Oaxaca, was captured on Monday.


The Rainbow Mountains of Ausangate, PERU

Southern Peru’s Cordillera Vilcanota is not only home to some of the most varied and magnificent landscapes in the Andes but also to the Sacred Mountain of Ausangate (6372m), revered by many as the mountain spirit on which life depends. Staying in the comfort of mountain eco-lodges, this spectacular trek reaches isolated shepherding communities, high altitude lakes and peaceful meadows where wild alpacas graze. High passes lead the way to the foot of Ausangate's glacier, a sight to behold. There’s time still to discover the Inca fortresses of the Sacred Valley and to visit the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.


Watch These Cave Divers’ Epic Climb to Dark Star

Just reaching one of Dark Star’s seven known entrances is tough. The monstrous remote cave in Uzbekistan, one of the world’s deepest high-altitude cave systems, can’t be attained without rock-climbing skills and equipment.

An expedition team included an ensemble of world-class cavers and scientists ages 22 to 54, with Russians, Italians, Israelis, one German, and National Geographic writer Mark Synott. After meeting up with the team in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, his journey was far from over.

From there they traveled together a little over a hundred miles by bus, with hundreds of pounds of food and gear for three weeks in the field, across the arid plains. They took a popular tourist route that follows the ancient Silk Road to Samarqand. Then they turned off the beaten path, heading south toward the Afghan border to Boysun, where they loaded everything into a six-wheeled Soviet-era troop transport. As they lumbered into the Boysuntov (also known as Baysun-Tau) Range, the mountains gradually rose to 12,000 feet and then dropped off in a jagged line of spectacular cliffs. Once the route became too steep for the truck, the team hiked for two days with 15 donkeys to haul their supplies up to the base camp, perched on sloping terraces at the foot of the limestone escarpment. It took several days of rigging ropes to access the cave and haul up gear. In the article Synott remembers, "But finally I hoisted myself up a 450-foot rope to the cave’s main entrance (dubbed Izhevskaya, or R21). I began to see why cavers think of Dark Star as a living, breathing entity. Down at base camp, the temperature hovered around 100°F, but up here I was shocked to find myself bracing against a freezing wind blasting out of Dark Star’s mouth."


Inventing Graphics on Cave Walls | Origins: The Journey of Humankind

Deep inside the caves of El Castillo and La Pasiega, our early ancestors were experimenting with a language we take for granted today: graphic communication.

About Origins: The Journey of Humankind:
Hosted by Jason Silva, Origins: The Journey of Humankind rewinds all the way back to the beginning and traces the innovations that made us modern.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Turtle Recovers From Surgery After Eating Coins

A sea turtle in Thailand underwent hours of surgery after she was found to have been attempting to digest nearly a thousand coins flipped into her pool by tourists hoping for good luck.
Thanks for watching and sharing this news.



This is EPIC, Just the one swan, actually...

According to this bloke: During his morning commute home from Kingston Station, a lone swan decided it had other plans for his schedule.

Despite attempts to shoo it away, the bugger was receiving statutory protection from the Queen herself and took full advantage of this fact. 45 minutes of strutting, screaming and smirking later, the trains finally started moving again!

You had to admit, the swan was a plucky one :P


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Drones used in fight against plastic pollution on UK beaches

A new initiative is combining drones, tidal studies and navigation technology to try and work out where the millions of tonnes of plastic we dump in the sea ends up.

The Plastic Tides project is mapping the journeys taken by rubbish such as plastic bottles before they wash up on our beaches.

Sky's Technology Correspondent Tom Cheshire reports.



Binging with Babish: Jake's Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time

Scholars have attempted to crack the code to the perfect sandwich for millennia - in the end, it was Jake the Dog who finally achieved the zenith of 'wichcraft. Can Jake's glowing dream sandwich be realized outside the cartoon realm, or will it topple under the weight of its 12 separate components?


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Death Valley National Park

Enjoy this truly remarkable National Park that attracts millions of tourists. Take delight in a unique phenomenon, when Death Valley is transformed and when it comes to life, when thousands of plants color the intermountain basin. Enjoy the views of flowers in this mysterious place.

Take a virtual tour to the most popular places such as Badwater Salt Flats, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Zabriskie Point, Golden Canyon, Artist’s Palette, Devil’s Golf Course, Dante’s View and different scenic roads.

Discover the beauty and diverse life together with “Death Valley National Park” film in superb 4K quality, 4K HDR version is available for downloading.


VR in court & the app to conquer spider fear

We bring you yet another reason to pay attention to the rapidly expanding world of virtual reality technology this week as Alex Morgan finds out how VR could shape the future of criminal trials.

Also, would you use an app to try and get over a fear of spiders? Gemma Morris meets a group of brave under-12s from Westfields Junior School who've launched the ‘Fear Nothing’ app.

And Dave Jewitt is in the hot seat for this week's video games review with Torment: Tides of Numenera, 1-2-Switch & Sniper Elite 4.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Roberta Mancino's Wingsuit Flight Over An Active Volcano

Flying a wingsuit over an active volcano has long been a dream for Roberta Mancino. After years of training, she embarked on a mission to Chile's Villarrica stratovolcano to fly through the sulfur-infused smoke that pours from its crater.

Villarrica proved to be the place where this dream came true. Watch as Roberta jumps from a helicopter at 15,000ft and flies her wingsuit through the volcanic smoke and turbulence above one of South America's highest active volcanoes.

Filmer: Sebastian Alvarez

Shot 100% on the HERO4

This video features drone footage of Marum from "GoPro: Descent Into the Lava of Marum in 4K"


Beautiful San'in, Japan

Route Romantique San’in stretches from Tottori Prefecture and Shimane Prefecture to Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. This region, which faces the Sea of Japan with the Chugoku Mountains in the background, possesses abundant nature and the oldest history in Japan. Culture and life infused with romantic myths still continue to survive to this day in this region. You will find an authentic Japan here that has been in existence since ancient times.

Film directed by Yuki Eikawa
Music by Wolves Unite Japan, Inc.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Adventure of Life in 4K

All around the world GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale rescue mission, GoPros have documented every moment. See how GoPro’s new line of our most advanced cameras ever allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

Shot 100% on the new GoPro HERO4 camera from http://GoPro.com.

The HERO4 features ultra high resolution quality of 4K at 30 frames per second + high frames rates at 1080p120. Incredible low light capabilities, including our new nightlapse setting. 2X the high fidelity sound. Faster processing. Protune settings that unlock manual control of many of your GoPro’s features, and so much more. Learn more and be inspired by the most advanced GoPro cameras yet: http://GoPro.com

It’s your life. BE A HERO.

MUSIC
"Run Boy Run" performed by Woodkid
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

FEATURED CHARACTERS

TOMORROWLAND (Boom, Belgium)
Erin Edenholm
Joanna Piotrowska
Steve Aoki
Krewella - Jahan Yousaf and Jasmine Yousaf
Dimitri Vegas
Like Mike

LAVA LAKE (Ambrym Island, Vanuatu)
Geoff Mackley
Brad Ambrose

ICEBERG CLIMB (Ilulissat, Greenland)
Klemen Premrl
Aljaz Anderle
Thierry Dubois

WILD MUSTANGS (Wells, Nevada)
Clay Nannini

JAPAN STREETS (Tokyo, Japan)
Akira Nakai
Shinichi Moroboshi
Nanami Tsukamoto

ORCA RESCUE (Whangarei, New Zealand)
Dr. Ingrid Visser
Terry Hardie
Dian and her two baby orca







Amtrak Train Slams Passengers With Snow - Rhinecliff (New york)

Rhinecliff, New York - Wednesday morning (15th March 2017) Amtrak train sent a wave of snow onto passengers standing on the platform.

The unassuming passengers, stood on the platform as the train arrived. Passengers Nick Colvin and Craig Oleszewski captured the incident on their camera. Oleszewski said it was Amtrak train 236 which was scheduled to arrive at 9:07 AM.

May be the train was moving faster than usual plus fresh snow from Stella resulted in a more spectacular arrival than expected.



Watch the moment Sky crew survives bomb explosion

This is the moment a Sky News crew narrowly avoids a suicide bomb blast as they run from sniper fire on the front line of the Iraqi offensive against Islamic State in Mosul.

Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay is at the front of the offensive along with cameraman Nathan Hale, Iraq producer Haider Kata and security adviser Mike Mawhinney.

On Wednesday, they were forced to shelter inside a vehicle as a huge explosion rocked the nearby area and then run across open ground covered by IS snipers when their position came under heavy fire.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8 Horrifying Videos Caught on GoPro

GoPro is an American manufacturer of action cameras, often used in extreme-action videography, such as sports, stunts, riding, surfing, skydiving, etc. They can also be used for just general first-person video shots. Being so widely used around the world, there are going to be some crazy moments caught on video; so I have collected 8 of the best I could find.


Wingsuit Pilot Jeb Corliss on His Crash and Recovery

Professional BASE jumper, Jeb Corliss, suffered a life threatening crash while proximity flying during a routine BASE jump. This is the story of his long road to recovery, his first jump back and the valuable life lesson learned along the way.



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How I Escaped North Korea' | Defector Hyeonseo Lee

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was “the best on the planet.” It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope — and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.


Most Crazy Girl Ever Viki Odintcova

The Cayan tower in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s tallest twisted tower. It is the building that is twisted in the middle. Recently a Viki Odintsova took some risks on the tower for Instagram photos.

Decisions, decisions. Take a cool photo but risk death. Try to get a photo to post on Instagram but maybe fall 73 stories or 300 meters with no one to save you. Aim for fame but perhaps end up splattered on the sidewalk. Apparently Russian model Viktoria Odintcova thought the risk was worth it when she climbed to the top of the Cayan Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates without getting permission for the following photo shoot:


Plastics from our clothes is polluting oceans

If you've been following our Ocean Rescue campaign, you'll know that we've been highlighting the impact of plastics on marine life, from bottles to microbeads.

But what you might not know is that even your clothes can have an impact on pollution in the sea.

Sky's Rebecca Williams explains how.


Giant Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II Discovered in Egyptian Slum

The statue is made of quartzite and could be up to 3,000 years old. The statue was discovered in mud near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, which is why archaeologists believe the statue is a likeness of the famous ruler. A limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, the grandson of Ramses II, was also found at the site.



Monday, March 6, 2017

16 Unbelievably Beautiful Abandoned Places



Have you ever explored an abandoned place? We have gathered a list of 16 unbelievable abandoned places you will be sure to visit!

16 Most beautiful Abandoned Places

10 - Not something from a Sci Fi movie…
This was actually the HQ for the Communist Party in Bulgaria. It looks like a giant flying saucer, and was created by the communist regime as a meeting place. It was active from 1981 to 1991, and then fell into disrepair when the fall of the Soviet Union took place. Apparently they are looking into restoring it.

9 - Old places have soul…
And this exquisite abandoned railway station oozes soul. Its location is the former Russian territory known as Abkhazia. It was deserted in the 90’s, more than likely due to blockades imposed by Russia. This type of architecture is known as Stalinist Gothic or Socialist Classicism.

8 - Only memories left behind...
This is the Gouqi Island, which forms part of a group of nearly 400 islands called the Shengsi Islands in China. At one stage it was a super busy fishing village, but with the developments of secondary and tertiary industries, many of these little fishing villages didn’t last too much longer, and people left seeking work elsewhere.




7 - Hauntingly Beautiful…
Sadly, the stories of what went on inside the Beelitz -Heilstaten hospital are not as hauntingly beautiful as some of the architecture seen in this building. This hospital once had Hitler recovering there for a bit. It saw thousands of TB patients heading through the doors, had murders take place inside, accidental deaths and I’m sure many other atrocities.
The Sanatorium is in Brandenburg in Germany, and sees many people breaking in just to capture some of the beauty that the actual building hosts.

6 - A romantic tale…
There doesn’t seem to be an exact story as to how the Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium came into being, but it’s a breathtaking sight. The cars are surrounded by plants and branches and vines are growing through the vehicles. Reporters say the cars were left in haste, but the romanticized story attached to them is that the cars belonged to US Soldiers, who left them behind when the war finished and they returned home.

5 - Going back in time…
This makes me feel like I am right there at this blade mill in France. Not much is given about this exact blade mill, but the sharpening of blades, scythes, sickles, knives and swords took place there. Apparently many grinders died very young due to grinders disease, which is a lung disease more than likely from inhaling the dust when the grinding took place.

4 - No trespassing allowed…
It’s all because of one brave girl that we have access to these beautiful images of an abandoned rocket factory in Russia. We only know her as Lana, and she broke into the factory, situated just outside Moscow. As you can imagine, Russian authorities weren’t happy at all, and even posted threatening letters on her website. So a big thank you Lana, for showing us what it looks like on the inside!

3 - A personal journey…
This 27-meter-deep well is found in Sintra and is known as the Initiation Well. It’s meant to be lead one on a journey of self-discovery and rebirth. You’re either going into the darkness or coming out into the light. Also could be deemed as death and birth.
It was owned by a well-known freemason, who used the wells (there are 2 of them) for ceremonial purposes. They were never used to draw water, and every part of the wells is symbolic in some way.

2 - Ghost Town…
Or rather Ghost Subway… this is stunning, the City Hall Subway Station in New York, and was supposed to the showpiece when it came to subway stations. However, a mere 41 years after opening – it was actually closed down. For some reason, traffic at that station saw a rapid decline, and then with the onset of the Great Depression and then WW2, the station wasn’t used at all… so it was shut down. It received landmark status in 1979, and there plans in the pipeline a few years ago to bring it back to life.

1 - History created…
This breathtaking Crystal Mill is from 1892, and is actually a decompressor station. Constructed in 1893, it was used as a power plant. This Mill is said to be one of the most photographed sites in Colorado in the US, and has a place on the National Register of Historic Places.







The Iron Nun - The 86 Year Old Sister Madonna Buder

She's known as the "Iron Nun" and Sister Madonna Buder doesn't give up easily. She's been running IRONMAN triathlons for more than 30 years and says: "The only failure is not to try."

At 82, she became the oldest person ever to finish the grueling IRONMAN Triathlon and even helped launch new age groups in the sport, but Sister Madonna Buder says it's not about setting records or getting accolades. Her real mission is to encourage others to discover and develop their God-given gifts for the benefit of all. She how "the Iron Nun" is leading by example.
Unlimited Youth!!
Maximal Potential!!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Banksy's art in West Bank hotel with world's 'worst view'

The 'Walled Off' hotel has windows which face onto a view of the wall, which cuts through the occupied West Bank.

In 2005, Banksy said he considers the separation wall illegal and wanted to use his art to highlight the impact the barrier has on the lives of Palestinians.



The hotel, several of whose rooms look onto an Israeli security watchtower, is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The highlight is room number three, known as "Banksy's Room," where guests sleep in a king-size bed underneath Banksy's artwork showing a Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight.

The hotel also features a presidential suite and a museum with the artist's politically-charged work. It has the markings of a gentleman's club from the English colonial period. The entrance to one small niche accommodates a life-size figure of Arthur James Balfour signing his 1917 letter that came to be known as the Balfour declaration, and was the basis for the international push for the creation of Israel.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Awake Craniotomy with singing and talking

I'm a professional opera, concert and choral singer that was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The neurosurgeon's (prof. dr. Pierre Robe) advice was to do an awake craniotomy so that I could sing during the surgery (on June13th 2014) in order to avoid deficits after the procedure. The music neuro team of the UMC in Utrecht was also involved in order to assist the surgery. There is no blood or exposed flesh in the video.
I sing two (first and last) couplets of Schubert's lied “Gute Nacht”: the minor - major transition in order to see if I can still recognise the key change.
All is fine until min. 2:40 when things start to get very interesting…
It’s been more than a year since and I’m doing fine, continuing my professional singing career.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cobalt mining for phones: How you could be holding a product of child labour

The Chinese mining company Hauyou has refused to apologise after Sky News found that it was sourcing cobalt mined by children as young as four. We've also discovered that Apple has told Huayou to suspend all sourcing from mines until they can be checked to be free of child labour. Here's our Technology correspondent Tom Cheshire.



"The glamorous shop displays and marketing of state of the art technologies are a stark contrast to the children carrying bags of rocks, and miners in narrow manmade tunnels risking permanent lung damage," Amnesty researcher Mark Dummett said.

"Millions of people enjoy the benefits of new technologies but rarely ask how they are made. It is high time the big brands took some responsibility for the mining of the raw materials that make their lucrative products."


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Introducing Handle

Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. ​​​Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles​ found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. Wheels are efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs Handle can have the best of both worlds.

Source : Boston Dynamics – Introducing Handle


10 UNBELIEVABLE LUCK EXPERIENCES CAUGHT ON CAMERA

How many times have you experienced true luck? Do you consider yourself a lucky devil? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll see if you have good karma or if luck hates you and wants to see you suffer... Mmm, well... We've seen almost every video in Youtube and we can assure you that luck is real; moreover, some people are not simply survivors… they are ironmen (or women)! So, please meet the luckiest people in the world.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found

Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone.

Over 21 days, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds, including three in the habitable zone, where liquid water might be found.

The video features interviews with Sean Carey, manager of the Spitzer Science Center, Caltech/IPAC; Nikole Lewis, James Webb Space Telescope project scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute; and Michaƫl Gillon, principal investigator, TRAPPIST, University of Liege, Belgium.

The system has been revealed through observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) telescope, as well as other ground-based observatories. The system was named for the TRAPPIST telescope.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at Caltech/IPAC.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Face transplant recipient overwhelmed by result

A man who had a face transplant after shooting himself in the head has revealed the incredible results.

The first thing Andy Sandness wrote was ‘far exceeded my expectations’ after seeing the results of the surgery which saw him given the nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, jaw, chin and teeth of the donor. Gamer dies while taking part in 24-hour live-streaming marathon

He was just 21, when, overcome by depression, he survived an attempt to kill himself which almost destroyed his face.

As soon as he pulled the trigger he knew he had made a terrible mistake, and described pleading to paramedics to keep him alive as he was rushed to hospitals in Wyoming.

He was later transferred to the Mayo Clinic where he met plastic surgeon, Dr. Samir Martini.

Despite numerous surgeries, doctors could not repair his face. He had no nose or jaw and only two teeth.

After returning home he would lie about what happened, and barely had a social life.

‘You never fully accept it,’ he said. ‘You eventually say, `OK, is there something else we can do?”‘

He continued to make trips to the mayo clinic over five years but then received a phone call in 2012 that would change his life.

He was told the centre was about to launch a face transplant program and that he would be an ideal candidate.

Just over three years later, and after going rigorous psychiatric assessments, his name was added to the waiting list.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Okinawa,Miyako Island, Aerial Shoot

Miyako-jima has a long history with a distinct culture influenced from many different places in Asia, as it is also only 400 km east of Taipei, Taiwan. The Miyako language, one of several Ryukyu languages, is still spoken in the island and there are many unique festivals and rituals that happen annually.

The climate of Miyako-jima is considered subtropical like all of Okinawa with an average temperature of 22 degrees centigrade. Miyako-jima is one of Okinawa Prefecture's main islands because it is flat like a low plateau and much of the arable land is used for one of Okinawa’s main crops, sugarcane fields

Miyakojima is well-known for its beauty drawing many visitors to the Island each year to visit the white sandy beaches, emerald green and cobalt blue sea, wonderful nature, and top rate SCUBA diving spots at the islands many coral reefs.


Transportation to / from Miyako-jima Island

The only airport to service the Miyako Islands is Miyako Airport (MMY). It is a great little airport with daily flights from various airlines and airports in Japan.

The Port of Hirara is located on the northwest coast of Miyako Island. Surrounded by Ikema Island and Cape Nishihenna to the north, Irabu Island to the west, and large barrier reef to the southwest, the Port of Hirara is a good harbor with some of the best natural conditions on Miyako Island....



The Amazing Monaco

Monaco's exceptional location, between mountain and sea, its gardens, its athletic and cultural events...all qualities which make it the ideal destination for a romantic vacation or an unforgettable conference.

Although not always recognized and sometimes misunderstood, Monaco's economy is in fact very dynamic and oriented towards the future. An independant state in the heart of Europe, the Principality offers investors and businessmen an exceptional and secure lifestyle while simultaneously offering them all of the advantages of an attractive fiscal system.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lose Yourself in the Exquisite Beauty of the Alaskan Wilderness

American conservationist Bob Marshall believed that the enjoyment of nature is essential to human happiness. He began rousing other natural resource activists and outdoor enthusiasts in 1930, when his piece, “The Problem of the Wilderness,” was published in Scientific Monthly. Committed to protecting the nation’s wildlands, Marshall gathered these spirited individuals and founded The Wilderness Society in 1935. Still active today, the organization fights to preserve “that extremely minor fraction of outdoor America which yet remains free from mechanical sights and sounds and smell.”

With Bob Marshall’s poetic words as your guide, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness with this stunning short film by filmmaker Tom Welsh.



Macao: As You've Never Seen

Macao is located approximately 60 km southwest of Hong Kong and is four times smaller than the Manhattan area of New York City. But don't let it's size fool you, it is host to over 20 ancient monuments known as "The Historic Centre of Macao," inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005! Last November, the Beautiful Destinations team had the pleasure of visiting Macao with our friends Macao Tourism. We spent our days exploring the Ruins of St Paul's, Coloane old Village, Mount Fortress, Taipa Old Village and took in all the excitement of the famous Macao Grand Prix! Here is a little of what to expect within this culturally diverse destination!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Majestic Suilven & Canisp, Highland, Scotland from the air by drone

The approach to Suilven is a long but spectacular walk past the shores of beautifully crumpled lochs, but also through many a treacherous semiswamp of waterlogged peat. It’s hard going at times, but the terrain feels every bit as primeval as the rock beneath it. The watchful shapes of Stac Pollaidh and Cul Mor kept a close eye on us as we walked, sentinels of their realm. Suilven itself remained hidden behind hillocks and folds in the landscape for much of the way, appearing only teasingly. There is something luxurious about the abundance of light in midsummer, such a contrast with the meticulous military-style planning and execution the harshly short days of winter demand.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Above Philippines - The Most Beautiful Places From Above

Join this incredible journey and watch the most beautiful places of Philippines from above. I travelled this amazing country for 6 weeks, carrying always my drone to capture the natural wonders from above.

Places included:
Rice terraces of Banaue & Batad
Lagoons and Beaches of El Nido
Puerto Princesa
Chocolate Hills of Bohol
Beaches of Cebu
Area of the vulcano Mayon
Donsol

Sound: Tony Anderson - Dreamlife
By: Marcin Zabinski Filmmaking


Sunday, February 5, 2017

109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile


Meet Richard Overton, America's oldest veteran. Born on May 11, 1906, he has celebrated 110 birthdays (109 at the time of filming) and counting. The supercentenarian has lived through the Great Depression, served in World War II, and witnessed the rise of the Internet. From the Ford Model T to self-driving cars, more technological and scientific progress have occurred in Overton's lifetime than perhaps any other century in history.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today

Made from clay, straw, and wood, the windmills stand up to 65 feet in height with grinding stones in a room below for pressing grain into flour. And while there are about thirty similar mills around the area, in 2002 the windmills of Nashtifan were registered as a national heritage site by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Department, unique in that they are one of the few still operational.



WATCH: Fire Tornado Captured in Rare Video

It’s a fire. It’s a tornado. It’s a firenado! Fire tornadoes, also known as fire whirls, fire devils, or even firenados, are a common occurrence, but because they typically only last for a few minutes, they’re rarely captured on video. This footage of a 3,000-foot-high fire tornado was captured in Western Australia by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

He Builds Space Robots for a Living | Best Job Ever

As a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Kobie Boykins has the awesome privilege of building stuff, only to blast it millions of miles away into space at thousands of miles an hour. He goes into work every day with the enviable job of revealing the remarkable mysteries of our universe, and as part of that mission, he's had a hand in building all of the rovers that have landed on Mars: Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity. #bestjobever


What Caused This Iconic Giant Sequoia Tree to Topple?

A giant sequoia tree that was barely holding onto life fell down recently during a winter storm. The iconic "Pioneer Cabin" tree was 150 feet tall and was a popular tourist attraction to visitors of Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California because of the tunnel that earlier landowners had carved in its base. At one point, visitors could even drive cars through the tunnel. Unfortunately, the tunnel weakened the tree and may have led it to eventually topple over in the storm.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Langur monkeys grieve over fake monkey

The BBC's new "Spy in the Wild" documentary series is based on introducing animatronic creatures equipped with spy cameras into animal communities to explore animal behavior and emotions up close. A preview for the first episode shows how the idea went from fascinating to heart-wrenching in mere moments among a group of Langur monkeys in India.

The spy camera is hidden in the eye of a very realistic-looking baby Langur. Even its face moves. The other monkeys seem to accept it as a member of the group, but one monkey gets a little too curious and ends up accidentally dropping the "baby." It lays motionless on the ground and the group goes into full-on grieving mode for what they think is a dead young one.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

With Vapor, This 11-Year-Old Treats Illnesses

The Ashaninka people of Peru use vapor from boiled herbs in their healing rituals. This ceremony is performed by Mircyla Prado Pintallo; at 11 years old she’s learning the art of the vaporadora. Once the patient inhales the vapor, Mircyla will read the leaves to determine whether the healing has succeeded and possibly prescribe other herbs to help the patient regain good health.


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