Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Aerial Views of Some Amazing Stadiums

These are aerial photos of stadiums from all around the world. It is absolutely amazing what man has built just to play some games. However, the photos are incredible and beautiful. The stadium's seating capacity is also amazing. Here are the best from the best.

Cape Town stadium, South Africa

Petco Park, San Diego, California

Penn State Beaver Stadium

Estadio Cicero Pompeu De Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

World Series Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh

Shea Stadium 1986

Duke Stadium 1943

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay

Mackay Stadium, Nevada

California Memorial Stadium

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass

Soccer Stadium, Port au Prince, Haiti

Memorial Stadium, Minnesota

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, Ohio

Neyland Stadium, Tennessee

Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

PITT Stadium, Pittsburgh

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Kenan Stadium, North Carolina

Estadio de Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Olympic Stadium (under construction), London, England

Artist Turns Insects into Fashionable Jewels

The “Living Jewels” created by Etsy artist aquakej are made from real colorful insects collected from all around the world.
Insect art is definitely not for everyone, but if the mere thought of bugs doesn’t make your skin crawl, you might actually consider wearing one of these unusual accessories. The Insects come from various insect farms that provide a healthy and eco-friendly living for people in developing countries, so you don’t have to feel guilty about wearing insect species into extinction.
Here’s what aquakej has to say about her rather creepy collection of insect jewelry:
Insect Art is made of real insects from around the world. They come to me dried out and all folded up. I re-hydrate them to make them flexible again, and then spread them out on a styrofoam board with sewing pins and little strips of paper. I do not put any pins through the bodies of my insects; I like them natural-looking and lifelike. This makes the insects a bit more difficult to handle, but the end result is worth it. Lastly, I choose an art background for the shadowbox frame and glue the insects onto that. The whole process takes several days, and each end result is unique.

Unique Matchstick Furniture Made in the USSR

Many people don realize it when they first walk into Roman Yerokhins apartment, but many of his beautiful pieces of furniture are decorated with some of the most unusual materials “ burnt matchsticks and broken tiles.
But as soon as they sit at the large monolithic table in his kitchen and notice its decorative patterns are actually made from thousands of burned matchsticks, their jaws instantly hit the floor and then the questions start. The first thing that pops into their heads is that his family used these common materials because they were poor, but that couldn be farther from the truth. In fact, Roman says his ancestors were wealthy jewelers before the communists came to power, and even during their regime, his parents made a decent living as graphic artists. The main reason they resorted to matchsticks as decorations is that any other materials were scarce, and having lived under a communist rule myself, I know just what he means. Communism put a roof over your head, provided you with a job and put some food on the table, but it did absolutely no toleration for exercising cultural and spiritual freedom.

Curious Squirrel...

It's nuts but I love you: One squirrel's bizarre obsession with a garden statue of a dog

A squirrel's fascination with a statue of a dog has brought hours of light entertainment to a Russian suburb.

The frisky rodent looked confused as to why the dog wasn't moving and cannot seem to get its head around the fact that it is an ornament and not real.

The picture was taken by a photographer in the garden of his house just outside of Moscow.

Obsession: A red squirrel in a Moscow garden became fascinated with a statue of a dog when it couldn't work out why it did not move like a real animal

Furry Love: The squirrel eventually became affectionate with the canine ornament and planted it with a kiss

The home-owner said: 'The squirrel became fascinated by the dog; it was climbing all over the statue and seemed to be trying to work out what it was'.

He added: 'At one point the squirrel looked directly into the statue's face as if it was expecting a reaction'.

The squirrel enjoyed jumping all over the dog and going on its hind legs to get a closer look.

What are you: The photographer who captured the images said the squirrel looked directly into the statue's face as if expecting a reaction

Fun times: The squirrel enjoyed jumping all over the dog and going on its hind legs to get a closer look

The furry animal even at one point appeared to kiss the statue, leaping from a set of stairs to latch on to dog and pucker up.

With similar looking coats of orange and brown hues, maybe the squirrel felt a deep sense of familiarity with the statue although it was more than five times its size.

Showing off its acrobatic manouevres, the friendly squirrel jumped on his new pal's head and peered into its mouth, looking perilously close as if it was going to fall off at one point.

Tiring work: Exhausted after lots of acrobatics the squirrel perched on top of the dog to crunch on its nut

The squirrel managed to check out the statue all with a nut in its mouth which he crunched into when he had exhausted his inspection and needed to take a break.

Red squirrels are common throughout Eurasia but its numbers have decreased greatly because of the introduction of the eastern grey squirrel from North America.

They have a life expectancy of 3 years when living in the wild if they survive their first winter.

10 Funny Jokes to Share...

1. Long back, a person who sacrificed his sleep, forgot his family,forgot his food, forgot laughter were called "Saints"

But now they are called..

"IT professionals"

2. An interesting line written at the back of a Biker's T Shirt:

If you are able to see this, Please tell me that my girlfriend has fallen off"

3. Most Relationships fail not because of the absence of love..

Love is always present.. Its just that,

One loves too much,


The other loves too many,

4. Employee: Boss, Now I have got married..! Please increase my salary..!

BOSS: Factory is not responsible for accidents occurring outside the company..!

5. Philosophy of life

At the beginning of married life, every gal treats her husband as GOD,

Later on somehow the alphabets got reversed..!

6. What is a Fear?

Fear is the Deep, Wrenching feeling in your stomach

When pages of your book still smell new and Just few hours left for your exams..!

7. Useful
Someone has rightly said, "A fool can ask More questions that a wise man cannot answer"

No Wonder why so many of us speechless when lecturers ask question..!

8. Girl: Do you have Cards with sentimental Love quotes?

Shopkeeper: Oh sure..@! How about this card, it says "To the only boy I ever loved.!"

Girl: That's good, Give me 12 of them..!

9. After reading the form filled by an applicant.. The employer said: " WE do have an opening for you..! " 
Applicant: What is it?

Interviewer: Its called the "door..!"

10. A Banner cum Sign Board In front of an IT company..

Drive Slowly, Don't kill our Employee..... Leave them to us

Some Giant Vegetables Across the World