The Igloo Village Kakslauttanen
Way up in the most northern part of Scandinavia, beyond the Arctic Circle, there is place called Lapland.
Lapland is empty, barren, and spreads over Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden.
When winter comes around, the Igloo Village Kakslauttanen found in Lapland, comes to life and tourists travel from all over the globe to spend the night eating at a snow restaurant and sleeping in igloos.
These luxury glass igloos are created so that you can watch the Northern Lights while you are laying down in bed...how awesome is that?
"Igloo de verre" Photo by Romain Cloff
"Glass Igloo" Photo by Ivan Pechorin
Stop Hitting That Snooze Button
Scientists at the University of Toronto recently completed a sleep study that involved a little more than 700 people.
They discovered that the older we get, the more likely we are to become early risers.
This might be a big bummer if you're the kind of person that likes to sleep in past noon. However, the up side is that people who wake up early are generally happier.
So, maybe we all get happier with age...that's a fun idea!
"Late" By Photo Extremist
Now This is How You Make a Cool Firework Video
Julian Tay created this cool video of fireworks backwards.
I always think its funny when people are recording firework shows, simply because it is incredibly unlikely anybody will find the video that interesting.
It is usually the kind of thing that is only fun to watch live...with your own eyes.
Julian, however, pulled off this cool video, and I've been proven wrong.
Ancient New Years: 11 Days of Celebration
4,000 years ago in Babylon, an ancient city 55 miles south of Bagdad, it is believed that people began to celebrate the New Year.
The festivities began shortly after the first day of spring, when the new moon appeared in the sky.
The ancient people celebrated for 11 days, each day had its own purpose and significance.
It makes a lot more sense to have the new year start in spring, when the year seems to start over and the earth comes back to life.
It wasn't until Julius Caesar came along in the year 46 BC and changed the calendar, that January 1st became the official New Year.
"New Beginnings" Photo by Casey Kelley
Clever Remake of a Colgate Ad
Laurent Ledoux and Cyrill Ramakers are two artists from Belgium that recreated this advertisement using Photoshop.
It totally gives me the heebie jeebies!
"Reproduction of a Colgate ad" by Laurent Ledoux and Cyrill Ramakers