The Palm Islands

October 25, 2009

The Palm Islands, also referred to as The Palm Dubai and The Palms, are the three largest man-made islands in the world, which are being built on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its concept was announced in May 2002 and the three resort islands are expected to maintain Dubai’s position as a premium tourist destination. The Palm Islands is also the self-declared ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.

Each of the islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira) are being built in the shape of a date palm tree and consist of a trunk, a crown with fronds, and are surrounded by a crescent island that acts as a breakwater. The islands will support luxury hotels, freehold residential villas, unique water homes, shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various diving sites.

Palm Islands

Palm Islands

Palm Islands

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World Beard and Moustache Championships

October 25, 2009

The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. A different country will host the event as decided by The World Beard & Moustache Association (WBMA).

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

To promote good relationships between members of moustache and beard clubs throughout the world and to foster networks in the interests of friendship, conviviality and fun.

World Beard and Moustache Championships

To encourage and celebrate standards of excellence in the growth, design and presentation of facial hair.

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

To raise the profile of beard and moustache clubs in order to attract new members and to bring to the general public a topic of interest and fun (put a smile on people’s faces).To cover the costs of hosting the championships and to raise money for selected charity organizations, such as The Rockinghorse Appeal and TacheBack.

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

World Beard and Moustache Championships

Some really weird and strange looking beards and mustaches.

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

October 25, 2009

We’ve all seen chainsaw-carved sculptures before, but Mr. Boni’s masterpieces are simply amazing. No point in pointing out Randall D. Boni is a world-renowned wildlife sculpture artist. Just have a look at his work and you’ll see why.

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni

Incredible Wood Carvings by Randall D. Boni