Google Zeitgeist 2013

Google sums up the year 2013 in a minute and a half. Bit short but there are some truly remarkable moments in this short clip. Be inspired!

Seven Natural Wonders

Myself, with friends Clare and Nicola at the Grand Canyon in 2009

I stumbled upon this website today about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Worth a little look as it showcases some incredible information and useful factoids if you’d like to see some of te wonders for yourself. These include inside tips about where to go and stay, as well as photographic tips about where it has been recommended to go in order to get the best shot.

Also, I’d never heard of Paricutin before reading this and it turns out it’s natural wonder number 3 on the list!

There are also several other lists which offer more wonders per continent.

As of right now (3/1/13) I have seen only one of these world wonders with my own eyes, but with a bit of luck after my trip to within the Arctic Circle in three weeks time, I will have added the Aurora Borealis to my list.

Next stop, Rio 🙂


The Lion King Don’t Take No Sh*t!

I stayed at the MGM Grand in Vegas back in 2009 and saw these cute ickle lions for myself. I thought it odd that folk (trained or not) would get in with them and pretend like they are kindred spirits and not WILD INSTINCTIVE animals. This guy sure found out the hard way. If you take a deep breath you can smell him poop his pants when the daddy lion decides he’s had enough and wants to regain control of his kingdom. The lions are kept in a glass enclosure within the hotel for the gamblers to come and see between losing all their money and encouraging addiction to blackjack. I believe they are a pride of lions that are rotated to and from the hotel on a daily basis so that they are not kept in a small enclosure for any length of time. They seemed pretty content to me when I was there and the tank was quite large, but I guess this one lion decided he’d had enough and wanted some fresh meat. He took a gamble (boom boom!) and lunged for the stupid guy that thought it was ok to get in a tank with a lion…A LION! Domesticated or not, I wouldn’t chance it. I like the way the lady lion comes to the guys aid and is all “Calm down Daddy lion, stop attacking the lowly human! He brings us fresh meat and provides us with chips for the craps table!” He ain’t having any of it though, and after strutting away all high and mighty, decides to come back for some more. Thats’s where the video ends, we can only hope man learnt his lesson = not to mess with The Lion King!

Video here.

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