World’s Biggest Quran

“Thirty years of war in Afghanistan seems to have done little damage to the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions, as an Afghan calligrapher has managed to prove. Mohammad Sabir Khedri’s five years of hard work finally paid off when he unveiled the world’s largest Qur’an in Kabul. The lavish book has 218 pages of cloth and paper and weighs five hundred kilograms. It cost the master calligrapher half a million dollars to create his masterpiece. Nine of his students helped Khedri combine the gold script with millions of tiny colorful dots and create the decorations around the giant pages.” — GN

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Skiers Rescue Boy Dangling From Ski Lift

A boy was dramatically rescued by strangers after sliding out of a chair lift on a ski slope and left dangling 25 feet in the air. He was spotted gripping on to his father’s hand below the chair and a crowd quickly gathered to try to catch him. The ski lift at the Hidden Valley Ski & Snowboard Area was suspended during the rescue in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Matt Roeser, 42, from Green Bay, was inside the chalet nearby at the family-run slope. He told MailOnline today: ‘The boy was lucky, rescuers got to him immediately. They figured the best way to save him was for him to let go of his father’s hand and they catch him. ‘He fell into the arms of those below and was not injured. The boy was pretty shaken but more embarrassed. He took a little while to recover but got back on the chair lift and skied the rest of the day.” w/ photos

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Crab Vs. Boobies

“Crab attacked by Boobies is forced to amputate its own limb due to injury. Luckily it has regenerative powers.” — gavin19

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Row Boat Salad Bowl

This extraordinary dish is sure to create a splash at your next dinner. The silver-plated bowl takes the familiar form of a rowboat, complete with ‘wooden’ planks engraved along its hull. The boats oars are a pair of serving tools, carved from sheesham, a variety or rosewood which is renowned for its intricate, marbled grain. Whether you’re serving salad, holding fruit, or simply putting it on display, this bowl is sure to make waves.” w/ photos

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