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Serval - not exactly your regular house cat, but often kept as pets.
These beautiful bubble gardens recently popped up in the streets of Paris to offer passersby a bit of respite from their concrete environs. Designer Amaury Gallon created each bubble sanctuary with a unique environmental inspiration. One hosts a jungle, while another garden features hundreds of amazing orchids woven into the metal structure that frames these transparent igloo-shaped rooms.
source: sustainable design
Garden in a Sack
We made a garden in a burlap coffee sack to demonstrate a simple way to gardenwhen you don’t have much space (the link is to engineeringforchange.org's sack garden how-to guide). These garden sacks are popping up in impoverished urban neighborhoods in Kenya and other developing countries. They also work in small yards or on apartment balconies.
Gardens at Hatley Castle
The province in western Canada, in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island in the town Kolvud (Colwood), located Hatley Park National Historic Site
Natural Born Killers - Mickey & Mallory Knox take vows……’
One of the strangest meal-times in the animal kingdom has been caught on film by a BBC crew.
The team recorded footage of a female worm-like amphibian, called a caecilian, allowing her young to peel off and eat her skin.
Scientists have only recently discovered this bizarre parental behaviour.
The female caecilian’s skin becomes thicker and more nutrient-rich when she bears offspring.
And the young have specialised teeth for tearing and removing it.
The footage was recorded for the BBC One series Life In Cold Blood.
The crew was able to catch this behaviour on camera by building a set which resembled the shallow, humid underground chambers that the creatures live in.
It took several attempts to capture the footage; the caecilian babies would only eat their mother’s skin for about 10 minutes, once every three days, and often at night.
Life In Cold Blood is on BBC One on Monday, 11 February at 2100 GMT and is repeated on BBC One on Sunday, 17 February at 1800 GMT.
A participant dressed as Krampus walks the streets in search of delinquent children during Krampusnacht on November 30, 2013 in Neustift im Stubaital, Austria. Sixteen Krampus groups including over 200 Krampuses participated in the first annual Neustift event. Krampus, in Tyrol also called Tuifl, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not.(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)