The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1242, Fact
    The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament



    The Spirit of Ecstasy, also called [Emily], [Silver Lady] or [Flying Lady,] was designed by English sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes and carries with her a story about a secret passion between John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu (second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu after 1905, a pioneer of the automobile movement, and editor of The Car Illustrated magazine) and his love and the model for the emblem, his secretary Eleanor Velasco Thornton. Photo: Worker Ronald Little displays a finished [Spirit of Ecstasy]. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)...

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    Surfer Braves Extreme Waves and Sharp Coral

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1664, Fact
    Surfer Braves Extreme Waves and Sharp Coral



    Photographer Mark Tipple captured the underwater pictures with his friend Mike as the surfer. But the rough waves of the coast of the Cook Islands slammed Mike into the sea bed during the shoot, causing him to slice his skin open and badly bruise his body. Photo: Mike diving beneath a shallow wave. (Photo by Mark Tipple/Caters News Agency)...

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    Moraine Lake Canada

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1237, Fact
    Moraine Lake Canada



    Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi). The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis....

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    World Zombie Day Part 2: London Zombie Walk

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1758, Fact
    World Zombie Day Part 2: London Zombie Walk



    World Zombie Day 2013: London zombie walk. (Photo by Paul Barber)...

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    Muslims Mark Eid al-Adha Holiday

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1350, Fact
    Muslims Mark Eid al-Adha Holiday



    A Pakistani feeds his goat wearing the words [Eid Mubarak] or [Eid Greeting], to be slaughtered on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or [Feast of Sacrifice], in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. (Photo by Anjum Naveed/AP Photo)...

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    Thousands of Caimans Thrive in Rio's Urban Sprawl

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1271, Fact
    Thousands of Caimans Thrive in Rio's Urban Sprawl



    In this October 14, 2013 photo, ecology professor Ricardo Freitas catches a broad-snouted caiman to examine, then release back into the water channel in the affluent Recreio dos Bandeirantes suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Caimans are like tanks, a very old species with a remarkable capacity for renovation that allows them to survive under extreme conditions where others couldn't, said Freitas, who runs the Instituto Jacare, or the Caiman Institute, which aims to protect the reptiles. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)...

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    Samizdat!

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1021, Fact
    Samizdat!



    Greetings, our dear visitors!

    Without mincing words we would like to present a feature: Self-Publishing, let's call it Samizdat. :-) Sure we aren't Flickr, StumbleUpon or add_whatever_you_like, we're really small in comparison with these giants but we have constant, very attentive and grateful audience. All we can offer you is a place on the main page and attention of all our visitors to your posts, the things that are hard to achieve on numerous social services. Who knows, maybe tiny and humble indie project like AvaxNews will be much more helpful in...

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    The Week in Pictures: October 5 – October 11 2013

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1993, Fact
    The Week in Pictures: October 5 – October 11 2013



    Makeup artists Kamila Wysocka and Alexis Jackson from Florida, point at another costumed person as they eat dinner in their zombie makeup at ComicCon in New York, on Oktober 10, 2013. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

    P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution. To see Hi-Res images – just TWICE click on any picture. In other words, click small picture – opens the BIG picture. Click BIG picture – opens VERY BIG picture (if available; this principle works anywhere on the site AvaxNews)...

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals October 5 – October 11 2013

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1585, Fact
    The Week in Pictures: Animals October 5 – October 11 2013



    Karis, a one month old lion cub being weighed at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, Thursday October 10, 2013. Weighing in at 5kg, the cub will stay with her mother, Teekay until she is 12 weeks old before they are returned to the pride. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)...

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    Twin Peaks Serves Up Sex Appeal

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2793, Fact
    Twin Peaks Serves Up Sex Appeal



    Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which dresses its waitresses in cleavage-emphasizing outfits, is looking to expand into the Milwaukee area. Its location in suburban Chicago gives a glimpse of what it offers. Photo: Twin Peaks restaurant waitress serves diners at the restaurant in Wheeling, Il. on October 3, 2013. (Photo by Paul Beaty/Journal Sentinel)...

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