Imagine the joy of coming home every day and being overwhelmed by these little bundles of cuteness and happiness.
Penguins are definitely among the funniest animals on the planet. Here you see some Emperor penguins coming to a rope across their path. They are completely baffled and stop in shock for a couple of seconds before attempting to cross over it.
According to Elizabeth Preston‘s (editor, blogger, cephalopod enthusiast) paper, here is how we as humans see things differently than other animals. On the left is a simulation of what the animal sees and on the right is how we see the same thing.
Famous landmarks like Stonehenge, The Giza Pyramids or The Taj Mahal look surprisingly different than you might have expected if you just zoom out a bit, but most people just know them from the classic pictures that are allover the Internet. But the Great Pyramids of Giza, are actually adjacent to a sprawling city, the magnificent Niagara Falls are surrounded by hotels and casinos and the exotic and glorious Taj Mahal has a neighbouring dump as a landscape. Mount Rushmore is still pretty badass though.
Facial symmetry is considered to be a trait that few people have and something that makes them more beautiful. Of course, if the symmetry is natural, that may be true (for some, at least). But let’s see what happened when fashion photographer Alex John Beck decided to photograph regular people and then make symmetrical versions of each person’s face, by using first the left and then the right side.
Beck took a portrait of each person and then divided it into the left and right side of the face. Then he mirrored each to create symmetrical portraits from each side.
“The President” is a giant sequoia. It stands 247 ft (75 m) tall, measures 45,000 cubic ft (1275 cubic m) in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The President is so huge it’s never been captured in a single image until a team from National Geographic embarked on this great quest in 2012.