Halloween falls every year on 31st October, which was a Tuesday this year. It is widely thought that Halloween traditions came from Celtic harvest festivals of Samhain, although some people support the view that Halloween began independently as a Christian festival.
Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout describes their12 metres in height artwork ‘Domestikator’ as ‘a large scale artwork that serves as a totem, a temple and a beacon’. According to them, it symbolizes ‘the power of humanity over the world’.
Titled Flesh Love, Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it’s a way for people to express “how close and in love they are”.
Diwali celebrates the Hindu belief that good will always triumph over evil. The date of the festival is calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar and is usually in October or November.
The recipe for a record-breaking guacamoleis simple - 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them. That is what avocado growers in Jalisco mobilized last month to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping 3 tonnes of delicious dip made from “green gold.”
Greek governments have been battling over sole ownership of the “Greek yogurt” product for decades, with a new big battle inside the EU rapidly rising. This time it is the Czech Republic which is under the sights of the Greek Agriculture Ministry.
Kjeragbolten is a boulder wedged in a mountain crevasse by the edge of the Kjerag mountain in Lysefjord, near Stavanger, Norway. The boulder itself is a five-cubic-meter large block of stone suspended above 984-meter deep abyss.
Eisa is a dance performed during the O-bon holidays as a way to remember, pay respect, and to send off ancestors. Youth associations from each Aza (neighborhood, region) parade through the communities while dancing the Eisa.
Victoria Xipolitakis, 31, better known as Vicky Xipolitakis, was filmed walking around the New York subway dressed in the unusual outfit. She said she wanted to give back to others and decided to hand money to commuters in the city.
Kanto Matsuri (Pole of Lanterns Festival from 3rd - 6th August) in Akita City is another one of the three great summer festivals of northern Japan. The highlight of this event are the twelve-meter-long bamboo poles holding 40 to 50 candle-lit paper lanterns and weighing to 50 kilograms carried by individuals who do fancy steps as they balance the lanterns on their foreheads, shoulders, chins and hips.
Alex Bellini is a 38-year-old public speaker from Italy who now lives in Oxford, UK, with his wife and two daughters. He wants to drop a specially designed survival capsule onto an iceberg in Greenland and live inside it for up to 12 months, or until the iceberg flips.
Residents of the Canadian New Brunswick seniors’ home have been informed they will each be limited to two rolls of toilet paper a week. The Manoir Notre-Dame in Moncton, said in a written notice the move is necessary because of an increase in overall costs.
Conroy’s Old Bar describes itself as the world’s first self-catering pub, and is nestled in the tiny, rural village of Aglish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It has everything you’d expect from an authentic Irish pub, but with no other guests, no landlord, and no charge for drinks – you bring your own.
Whatever else the modern world may be, this is certainly an interesting place for the artist who no longer has to limit their creativity to the canvas but can take their brush to the human body, painting images that both accentuate and disguise the natural.
Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. They take ages to break down while their toxic chemical load is released into creeks, rivers and the ocean.