The Carpet Of Leaves

London’s streets are often described as dirty and drab. But this road in the capital has been given a dramatic makeover following the spell of unseasonably hot weather and early autumnal leaf fall. On first glance, it could be any ordinary road on an October day, covered with thousands of fallen leaves. Except there’s something distinctly out-of-the-ordinary about this. The carpet of leaves comes complete with abrupt, geometric edges – made all the more striking by the patches of unaffected tarmac next to it. Motorists and pedestrians have been left baffled by the display. Could it be a street art project designed to brighten up the area?” w/ photos

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The Life Of A Cat

“Sooooo basically its eat, poop, play, get cuddled, sleep… In no particular order, that’s just what they do.” — spacegeek725

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Cops Chase Down Stolen Forklift

“An English man who stole a JCB forklift in July and tore through local roads and a cemetery causing thousands of dollars of damage was jailed for four and a half years. Police helicopter video showed Steven Regan’s rampage through the village of Church Warsop, near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. He was initially detected on CCTV driving the vehicle at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour which prosecutor Jon Fountain claimed was an excessive speed for that type of vehicle. Regan, in an alleged attempt to escape capture, went off-road and tore through fields, hedges and the local graveyard, causing an estimated 23,000 US dollars worth of damage.” — RussiaToday

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Top 18 Examples Of Long-Exposure Photography

“Streaks of light, trailing stars, smoothly swirling water, surreal color gradients and stretched wisps of cloud – all of these effects are possible using a long-duration shutter speed when taking a photograph. Long exposures are created by placing the camera on a tripod and leaving the camera’s shutter open for an extended period of time, which captures the stationary elements of the scene in sharp detail but blurs the elements that move… Here are the top 18 examples of long-exposure photography.” w/ photos

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World’s First Superbus

You might be waiting a while for one of these to pull up at the local bus stop. This is the world’s first super bus, crafted with state-of-the-art materials which seats 23 passengers and had a top speed of 155mph. Developed in Holland by an astronaut and a former Formula One aerodynamics expert, the midnight-blue, electric-powered vehicle costs $9.4million and was flown to the United Arab Emirates where it will be used by a sheikh. The hi-tech bus means he will be able to complete the 75-mile commute from Dubai to neighboring Abu Dhabi in under 30 minutes. Made of lightweight materials including aluminum, carbon fiber, fiberglass and polycarbonate, it is 49ft long, 8ft wide and 5ft 5in high. Passengers will be able to enjoy comfort equal to that of a luxury limousine or private jet. The super bus has eight gullwing-style doors on each side to allow for a swift exit.” w/ photos + video

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