Saturday, August 9, 2008

The severe storms cleared into the North Sea early on Thursday morning, although there remains a risk of isolated thundery showers developing on Thursday.

The storms formed across France during the afternoon and steadily headed north, crossing the English Channel. They hit the south coast, dropping torrential rain, during the early evening.

Lightning strikes over blocks of flats in London, during a summer storm which lit up the sky in the early hours of the morning.

Max, a Galapagos tortoise, opens wide for a bite of a watermelon during feeding time at Oklahoma City Zoo.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A bar inside the trunk of a Baobab tree has tourists flocking from far and wide just to drink a cold brew in the amazing tavern. It was fashioned inside a massive 72 foot (22 meters) high tree in a garden in Limpopo, South Africa, for thirsty locals.
Grown in the grounds of Sunland Farm, the tree trunk is so wide it takes 40 adults with outstretched arms to encircle its 155 foot (48 meters) circumference. The trunk is hollow, but its walls are still up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) thick.

The tree has its own cellar, with natural ventilation to keep the beer cold.

Carbon-dating has determined the ancient tree to be about 6,000 years old. “This tree is likely to be older than the Giza Pyramids of Egypt.” said Heather van Heerden, owner of Sunland Farm.

“It is phenomenal to have such a magnificent tree in your back garden. It is possibly the biggest living thing on earth.” she adds.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Zimbabwe, Africa, you will find the
magnificent Victoria Falls, at a height of 128m.
The location is known as the 'Devil's Swimming Pool'. During the months of
September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the
falls without falling over.
These falls are becoming well known amongst the 'radical tourist' industry,
when more and more people search for the ultimate experience.
Would you dare?