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“The ocean is a big place. And if you’re going to steal a bunch of electricity from it, you’ll need a big generator. A brand spankin’ new Oyster 800 wave energy generator was just completed in Scotland, and this massive 85-foot-long beast will soon be cranking out hundreds of kilowatts of power from non-stop wave action.” w/ photo + video
“Another massive winter swell hit Sydney’s coast over the last week generating monster sized waves putting on an impressive display of power and beauty along the coastline. People spend hours and hours perched atop the cliffs at Bronte (pronounced Bron-tee) marvelling at the sheer power of the waves crashing to shore whilst observing surfers taking on the big swells. What do people think about as they look out onto the huge swells rolling in and crashing up against the shore? Always wondered… and how therapeutic it is for so many people. As it was a southerly swell generated by a huge low pressure system off Tasmania only a couple of Sydney’s city beaches are rideable for the surfers – Bronte, my favourite beach and local, being one of them. This is PURE BRONTE…” — Marcus O’Brien
“Celebrities. We love them. We hate them. We can’t stop watching them. And while everyone loves a rags-to-riches success story, it’s even better the second time around. Here are ten celebrities who did.” w/ photos
“Chinese farmer Wang Dalin will certainly ‘bee’ happy after winning this incredible competition. The 42-year-old beekeeper was competing in a daring ‘bee bearding’ contest in Shaoyang, Hunan Province of China, against 20-year-old farmer Lv Kongjiang. The pair competed by standing on a scale wearing only a pair of shorts. They then used queen bees to attract other bees onto their bodies. Mr Dalin was crowned the winner after attracting 26.86kg of bees onto his body in 60 minutes, according to local newspaper reports.” w/ photos
“Lagerfeld pays homage to Coco Chanel in Fashion Week show, recreating Paris’ famous Place Vendome.”
“A schoolboy has been snapped crossing Lake Buttermere – on a bike. But 16-year-old Matt Whitehurst refuses to reveal how he made it across the 75ft-deep lake. He carried out the miraculous stunt in the heart of the Lake District to raise money for victims of the 2009 floods in the area. Matt, from Papcastle, Cumbria, is adamant that the feat was not faked, though he won’t let on the secret of his achievement. ‘I can’t and won’t say how I did it, but plenty of people saw me and they’ll confirm it wasn’t a camera trick,’ he said. ‘The photos are real.” w/ photos