odditiesoflife:

This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now

It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk measures 27 feet across and, between the base and the highest peak, there are an estimated two billion needles.

Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first.

It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width). After stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this mind-blowing portrait of “The President” captured in a single photo for the first time.

NASA’s astronomy picture of the day Taken in Chile.

Sons of Beatles

Sons of Beatles

World’s Tallest Waterslide being constructed

Pics emerge on web along with video this week of the waterslide being constructed. This colon cleansing 140ft ‘Meg-a-Blaster’ extreme ride will see thrill seekers plumit at speeds of 60mph

Fitting that it’s at Schitterbahn! at Kansas City Waterpark.

Opens Spring 2014 for anyone brave enough.

Spiderwoman [Cosplay] 

The tallest statue in the world. Ushiku Daibutsu.

Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

Autumn in the Scottish Highlands

With the sad news of yet another cyclist killed in London (6th in 2 weeks!), this amazing ‘invisible’ helmet invention could be the answer to helping save cyclists lives…

Invisible Cycle Helmet

Titanic vs Allure of the Seas Cruise Ship

Seriously Cool 3D Street Art

Seriously Cool 3D Street Art

Lofoten, Norway 

Ready to ride the border between Norway and Sweden