Black Mamba, one of the most lethal snakes in the world, knocks on the door of a house ion South Africa
The darkest building in the world Asif Khan has unveiled a pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, described as the "darkest building on earth". The British architect spray-painted the 10-metre-high temporary structure with Vantablack VBx2, a substance that absorbs over 99 per cent of light. Vantablack VBx2, is a sprayable version of Vantablack pigment, which British artist Anish Kapoor controversially acquired exclusive rights for in 2016. Rods tipped with tiny white lights protrude from the "super-black" parabolic curves of all four sides of the pavilion, giving the impression of stars suspended against the darkness of space. Speaking to Dezeen, Khan – who describes himself as a "closet astronaut" – said he "wanted to create the impression of a window cut into space". "It's a preoccupation of mine, trying to create experiences to better understand where we are now as humans, placing ourselves in the big picture," said Khan.
Pig Saved From Slaughterhouse Becomes Artist A painting pig saved from the slaughterhouse is set to become the world's first animal to host her very own art exhibition. The porky painter, called Pigcasso, became famous for her abstract art - which sells for up to £3000 - after being rescued from squalid conditions at a pig farm in South Africa when she was just four-weeks-old. The piggy prodigy is about to hit the headlines again as she becomes the first animal to host her own exhibition today (Friday, January 19). The pink pop-up display, called OINK, opens in Cape Town today, before moving to London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. It will feature colourful artwork, all created by the 450lb pig, with proceeds going to Farm Sanctuary SA - a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.
WORLD’S TALLEST SWING! *Over 280 feet* Doing the tallest swing in the world whist on tour with Nitro Circus!
Even my girlfriend Alex Prout did it with me after a little bit of encouragement. Would you do this? The tallest swing measures 88 m (288 ft 8 in) from the seat to the top of the cross bar and was constructed by B!g Rush (South Africa) in Durban, South Africa, on 14 May 2011. The swing was installed in the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where it was attached to the roof. Participants could swing from a platform across the football ground. For safety reasons the swings seat was 9 metres above the ground.
Doctor pulls a snake out of a patient’s mouth In the town of Levashi in the Republic of Dagestan, southwestern Russia, a woman was sleeping in the garden of her house, and she suddenly felt pain and suffocation, so the ambulance took her to a hospital from the nearby city; Doctors administered anesthesia to the woman and inserted a tube and scope through the woman's mouth, down her throat, esophagus, and stomach. Then something resembling a snake's tail appeared, and the doctor continued to throw it away, and when everyone confirmed it was a snake, the doctor holding it jumped back, screaming in horror, and quickly placed the snake in a container in the room. of operations.
A robotic snake climbs a ladder ImPACT Tough Robotics · Challenge Presented at the 5th Field Opening Association. The realization of the ladder lift by snake type robot is the world's first. - Kyoto University Mechatronics Laboratory (Matsuno Laboratory)
Snake duel September 10, 2018 / Mount Coolum, Queensland, Australia I, Max Jackson, a Snake Catcher on the Sunshine Coast got called to a woman’s house who was hearing sliding and banging last night. Sure enough when I jumped into the roof cavity I found two male Carpet Pythons (each about 2-2.5m) combating! This is typical behavior during the breeding season, but not always seen. I ended up relocating both snakes out of her roof to some nearby habitat where they could continue the battle.