30 Images of “The Great Empty”: Ghost towns and deserted cities

New York | A major transit hub, the Oculus, in a city no longer on the move.

These images are haunted and haunting, like stills from movies about plagues and the apocalypse, but in some ways they are hopeful. They also remind us that beauty requires human interaction. Their present emptiness, a public health necessity, can conjure up dystopia, not progress, but, promisingly, it also suggests that, by heeding the experts and …

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27 Celebrities and their historical lookalikes

Whether we’re actually all clones or merely descended from former politicians, philosophers or even criminals, some conspiracy theorists will have us believe that we all have a historical doppelganger. While ordinary folk have literally a needle in a haystack chance of tracking down theirs, eagle-eyed historians and researchers have found some shocking resemblances from another …

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Making 10 wonders of the world — in ghostly color

From the 1840s right up until the 1940s, we look at 100 years of some of the earth’s finest examples of design, architecture and construction – taken at the every dawn of photographic technology. Using modern digital technology, as the layers of colour build up, the effect is disorientatingly real and the decades and centuries …

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22 Otherworldly places that actually exist on earth

Spanning continents across all four corners, forget astronaut school and instead explore these strange new worlds that actually exist here on earth. It’s hard to believe that these alien environments exist right here on our doorstep. 1.) Abraham Lake, Canada 2.) Bromo Volcano – East Java, Indonesia 3.) Dallol, Ethiopia 4.) Dos Ojos – Tulum, …

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10 Disney princesses get digital makeovers beside IRL doubles

It’s the dream of every young girl to wake up one morning as fully fledged Disney princess – be she Jasmine, Ariel, Belle or Tiana. You get the idea. Now we can fuel our imagination with thanks to Finish graphic designer and illustrator, Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen, who has magically and painstakingly transformed 10 Disney …

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20 Most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1.) Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Noted for its more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls. 2.) Yosemite National Park, California The US National Park spans eastern portions …

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Brothers re-create old snaps to gift epic calendar to their mother

An increasingly popular trend today is for families or siblings to re-create old family mugshots to create equal parts hilarious and sentimental gifts for their parents at Christmas time. These three brothers did just that, and the results have to up there with the best we’ve seen. We take our hats off, gents. IMG SRC: …

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12 Fantastic Photoshop efforts of adorable baby elephant learning to swim

No, we’re not laughing at the expense of this hairy little baby elephant learning a crucial life skill with human supervision that will serve him well in time, but we couldn’t help but be amused by the folks over at Reddit’s ensuing Photoshop battle. The little guy did not like it at all, but laughter …

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Male orangutan adopts tiger cubs

In what could be the cutest thing we’ve ever seen, this male orangutan at the Myrtle Beach Society in South Carolina was not afraid to show his softer side when he adopted three little tiger cubs. He observed the facility’s caretakers bottle-feed the big kittys before talking on the paternal role himself.

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10 Dogs dressed up for crazily cute Christmas cards

British photographer, Peter Thorpe, has been dressing up his adorable pups as festive characters for their very own personalized canine Christmas cards for years. He started with his terrier, Paddy, as Rudolph, before creatively taking on Christmas tree fairies, Babe the pig, a turkey roast and even Ebeneezer Scrooge. 1.) Ba Humbug IMAGE: CHRISTMAS DOGS …

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