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June, 2016

 

An Island Frozen in Time, and Awash in Fudge

An Island Frozen in Time, and Awash in Fudge When you get off the ferry at Mackinac Island (pronounced MACK-ih-naw), your nose will treat you to a rather odd mixture of the two. But don’t let that stop you. You’ll find plenty of other things to distract you on this majestic island near Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that is both lost in time and located far enough off the beaten track that Google Maps still needs to be badgered to give you directions. One thing you will not be distracted by:Read More


Panama Canal Conducts Trial Transit Through The Expanded Cocoli Locks

Panama Canal Conducts Trial Transit Through The Expanded Cocoli Locks Today, the Panama Canal conducted another successful trial transit in the Expanded Canal. The transiting vessel, a U.S.-built crane ship named the Oceanus, was maneuvered through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks by Panama Canal Pilots Fernando Jaén and Ricardo Varela. The Inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal will take place on Sunday, June 26 with the first commercial transit of the COSCO Shipping Panama. Once inaugurated the Expanded Canal will double the waterway’s cargo capacity, enhancing the Canal’s efficiency, reliability andRead More


The naked rambler spotted enjoying a Sunday morning stroll

The naked rambler spotted enjoying a Sunday morning stroll A rambler strides across picturesque moorland on a Sunday morning stroll – completely naked. Wearing just a pair of boots and a rucksack, the brazen walker was spotted enjoying the fresh air and freedom in the hills above Bolton . Former headteacher Chris Hoddle saw him on Winter Hill and took a photograph – from behind! Temperatures in Bolton on the day reached a sunny 19C, and Chris said the rambler clearly wasn’t afraid to take full advantage of the heatRead More


Photo of Wildlife Reserve Worker Weeping Next to Poached Rhino Shows the Impact of Our Greed

Photo of Wildlife Reserve Worker Weeping Next to Poached Rhino Shows the Impact of Our Greed Few animal species are more revered and admired than the rhinoceros. These gentle giants are renowned for their grace, their dignity, and their ability to form close emotional bonds with one another. However, the tragic news is that because of human greed, they may not continue to exist on our planet for much longer. A harmful myth that these animals’ horns contain medicinal properties has been responsible for the progressive decline of the speciesRead More


Wedding Planners Reveal the 10 Worst Things Brides Have Ever Done

Wedding Planners Reveal the 10 Worst Things Brides Have Ever Done Let’s be real, weddings rarely happen without any mishaps or surprises. The combination of excitement and stress, plus tons of friends and family, just leads to some pretty crazy days. A recent AskReddit thread asked the wedding planners of Reddit to reveal the worst thing a bride or groom ever did, and their stories will make your wedding seem like heaven on earth. AnaphylacticHippo says that once an ex-fiancée came to a reception uninvited, grabbed the wedding cake, and threw it at the newlyweds. Oh,Read More