The Knitted Hotel?

Designer Kate Jenkins has completely decorated one single room with her knitted creations, from the fried breakfast to a tube of toothpaste. The 40-year-old spent a month and used 11lb of yarn to fill the en suite room at the Pelirocco in Brighton. With the help of two assistants, she created a knitted vase of flowers, curtains and a bedspread made of 100 different colors. The telephone, lampshade, teapot and cup are covered in crochet, while there are prints of knitted artwork and the wallpaper is made from photographs of knitting. Only the bathroom has not been touched because of the risk of condensation. The room is now officially open and is already booked until Sunday.” w/ photos

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Midnight Sun

“A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011. For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.” — Scienti

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Solving A Rubik’s Cube While Skydiving

“Speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube while freefalling from 14,107 feet, sitting in a rubber boat. This is the first attempt and worked really well – I solved the cube in about 31,5 seconds. I started right after exit and was finished at about 8,200 feet. At 7,545 feet, I accidentally slipped out of the boat. The skydive was videotaped by five cameras (two on-board, three outside the boat). Have fun watching!” — Kleiner

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Junk Food Can Make Young Men Infertile

Junk food, particularly products containing trans fats, can make healthy young men infertile by damaging their sperm, a joint American and Spanish study showed. Fertility doctors from Harvard University and the University of Murcia, southeastern Spain, analyzed sperm from hundreds of men aged between 18 and 22 and found those who ate a high proportion of junk food had poorer quality sperm than those with a nutritious diet. All the men were assessed to ensure they were in optimum shape and had no other problems that may affect their reproductive system, The Sun reported. The sperm of men with poor diets was found to be less likely to survive the journey to fertilize an egg, even if the men were a healthy weight and exercised.” w/ photos

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