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The Century Old Color Photographs of Prokudin-Gorsky


In 1909 a remarkable project was initiated by Russian photographer Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky.

Fungtopus? The Incredible Fungus that Looks Like an Octopus


This is Clathrus archeri.  Looking every inch the result of a GM experiment gone wrong, it resembles a strange cross between a toadstool and an octopus.

A Drone through Africa


This short film was three years in the making and was created by Cape Town based Cinematographer and Photographer Naudewashere.

Nine to Five Ned


I think this may have happened to me more than once.  Ned is just a normal guy with one of those jobs that does not involve much imagination.

Breakdance in Lederhosen


Some things simply make the eyebrows rise in an almost Vulcanesque involuntariness.  Mr Spock would possibly have a few ironic words to say here but for simple joie de vivre there isn’t much that could beat this.

Fly Geyser – Not Quite of this World


They look as if they were taken on another planet, or at least on the set of a new and very expensive science fiction movie.

Watch this Beautifully Choreographed Dance to Adele’s All I Ask


There are times when you just have to sit back and watch as things come together.  This is one of them.

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Madrid, You Will after You Watch This


Truth be told I have always felt sorry for Madrid – what with Valencia and Barcelona also in Spain it is almost like being a woman with two younger, more beautiful sisters always around to remind you… My own personal opinion aside, we have featured a number of hyperlapse and timelapse videos by Kirill Neiezhmakov on Kuriositas in the past – and for one very good reason: his work is always superlative.

Water Hunters


In 2034 there is a global water shortage and things are getting a little Darwinian to say the least.  People are constantly thirsty and many go to extremes to ensure their survival.

Leviathan's Blood: Modern Fantasy Writing at its Best


Australia doesn’t have a reputation for producing fine novelists which is nonsense really. Even if you place just two in the frame, Peter Carey (author of the sublime Oscar and Lucinda) and Markus Zusak (who wrote The Book Thief, the last novel to reduce me to tears) then there is ample proof that the country punches above its weight when it comes to literary masters.

Fishing with Cormorants


It is partnership between man and animal which has lasted over a millennia. A fisherman needs to catch enough fish to sell and feed himself and his family.

Leh Palace: Abandoned Bastion of the Himalayas


In the early years of the seventeenth century the Lion King of Ladakh, Sengge Namgyal ordered the construction of a great palace.  Situated atop the Himalayan city of Leh, now in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, it was the home of his dynastic descendants until their overthrow and exile in 1834.  Once the world’s highest building, Leh Palace has been abandoned since then.  Yet it remains a majestic presence in this area of India often referred to as Little Tibet.

If You Want It


Si tu le veux translates as if you want it – and this remarkable short piece directed and edited by Grégoire Thiry and starring Nathan Cohen shows that you should not let things get in your way either particularly when it comes to self-expression.

Dear Mr Shakespeare


If you haven’t heard of Phoebe Boswell now is perhaps time to take note of this remarkable visual artist.

Five small Steps for Big Change


It is rare these days, when so much information is thrust under our noses, that a simple statistic can stagger.

Shirley Colllins: Pretty Polly


There have been any number of cases, over the centuries, of women donning male attire to join the armed forces.

The Shattered Remains of Afghanistan’s Versailles


The ferocity of Afghan resistance to foreign rule has been recorded down the centuries, from Alexander the Great to our own modern times.  Yet it is not only outsiders who have been the focus of the ire of the Afghan people.

Houses of the Hobbit Diaspora


If you think that Hobbits are fictional, do not be fooled a second longer.  Middle-earth once existed, as did all of its various species.  Yet the hobbits found themselves obliged to leave their original home of The Shire.

Unusual Chinese Dishes That are Worth Trying


Chinese food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines in the UK and the US. This popularity is fairly easy to explain.

Wigan has the Plan


Brexit, Brexit, Brexit.  You are probably sick of the word let alone when it's repeated three times like some sort of magical incantation.


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