“Kristina Kovalevskaya is the first woman in New York to undergo Dr. Chynn’s eye jewelry operation. The 26-year old, who is originally from Russia, now sports a shiny platinum heart in the corner of her right eye.” — incrediblefeatures
“A local man is kicking off his shoes for 365 days to raise money and awareness for people who don’t have them. ‘The day it started was the day before it snowed, it was December 4th.’ You could say Richard Hudgins’ journey didn’t exactly start off on the right foot. ‘Just that first hour and a half, I was like no way I cant do this, there’s no way,’ said Hudgins. But then someone anonymously donated $5 to his cause and he was determined to go through with it. Now he’s 47 days into his barefoot adventure. ‘I’m really waiting for my feet to build up the tolerance, it hurts,’ said Hudgins.” — Richard H.
“Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryant Junior doesn’t look a day over 40. He’s a bodybuilder with a perfectly ripped body that puts younger men to shame. Especially when they get to know about his real age – 70 years and still going strong. Very strong. ‘They ask me when I’m going to retire. I say never. I say more people die retired than they do when they are working. I’ve been doing this for 27 years.’ Sonny says. He started working out at age 44, when he was in a bad marriage. Initially, he just went to the gym to relieve stress; he knew nothing about working out or lifting weights. But he never gave up and just 11 months later, Sonny’s instructor asked him if he wanted to take part in a bodybuilding contest.” w/ photos
“My friend Dan survives on nothing but pizza. It’s said that variety is the spice of life, but for Dan, a 38-year-old woodworker based in Maryland, oregano is the only spice involved, because it’s the only thing that he will put on top of his pizza. The next time people tell you to eat your vegetables, you can tell them to fuck off and enlighten them with the story of this guy… Check out this interview with the legend himself.” w/ photos
“Hovering over an abyss, this daredevil proves the most extreme slacklining spots are not always up a mountain. And with a drop of more than 200ft, this reservoir drain more than delivers the necessary fear factor. Extreme sportsman Flaviu Cernescu crossed the pitch-black hole eight times in one day. He even took took his unicycle out for a spin around the rim of the drain which is located at the edge of Lake Iovanu in Romania.” — BarcroftTV
“The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The crystals were dug up in 2001 in an area called Jack Hills in Western Australia; researchers believed they were about 4.4 billion years old, but they couldn’t prove it at the time.” w/ photos
“A prehistoric forest, an eerie landscape including the trunks of hundreds of oaks that died more than 4,500 years ago, has been revealed by the ferocious storms which stripped thousands of tons of sand from beaches in Cardigan Bay. The forest of Borth once stretched for miles on boggy land between Borth and Ynyslas, before climate change and rising sea levels buried it under layers of peat, sand and saltwater… The skeletal trees are said to have given rise to the local legend of a lost kingdom, Cantre’r Gwaelod, drowned beneath the waves. The trees stopped growing between 4,500 and 6,000 years ago, as the water level rose and a thick blanket of peat formed.” w/ photos