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Air Traffic Over Europe

Prepare to be hypnotised by this data visualisation of a summer day's air traffic over Europe. Hats off to NATS - the producer of the vid' and the main air navigation service provider in the UK. ...

camel wrestling
Turkish Festivals Where Combat Takes Centre Stage

I could talk Turkey for hours. From the sheer size of Istanbul, her stunning setting straddling the Bosphorus, to the majesty of her mosques and the lure of her bustling bazaars. From the eerie silence of the World War I battlegrounds at Gallipoli, to the...

beer mates
Where’s My Beer House?

After watching the video below (cheers Crackers), I've decided to trade in my mates. Not once have I come home from a trip down the coast to find they've plumbed up all the taps in my home to beer kegs. Not once! It's just poor form...

parkour
The History of Parkour

It's a little known fact that the word Parkour comes from the French and translated literally means, "lover's escape". The term was first coined back in 1927 after an episode in Paris' 7th Arrondissement - not far from the Hôtel des Invalides and a mere clove's...

red bull rampage
Munz and the Red Bull Rampage

I remember my first taste of Red Bull. It was the mid-nineties, I was hanging out in a bean-bag bar on Khao San Road in Bangkok watching a dodgy copy of Beverly Hills Cop III, with a bunch of happy Brits and a hippy Dane...

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Pirates

The day is hellish. It's as muggy as Hades with a hulking swell and a vertical driving rain that's kept everyone off deck. I'm told - perhaps presumptuously - that we'll probably be barging the bilge through the thwacker before any respite from the starboard for neigh...

baby jumping
Baby Jumping Festival

Type the term, "baby jumping" into youtube and you'll get a pleasant, inevitable mix of toddlers bouncing in harnesses or toppling into swimming pools. It's all pretty tame stuff until you get to an entry about half way down the first page where things take a...

gurus in the ganges
Gurus in the Ganges – A Skateboarding Fillum

I love to watch good skateboarding but it seems like such a hard sport, not just to master but to attain any sort of level of above-averageness. Now you might be asking yourself, "what the freak do you know about skateboarding fat-boy?", before making some wicked...

tilt shift time lapse photography
Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Photography

There's something incredibly gratifying in watching tilt-shift, time-lapse photography. Appreciating the time-lapse aspect is easy for anyone with a - cough, cough - patience problem. And maybe the tilt-shift appeals to the child in me - it's like you're a giant and your toy box has...