Ghost Town - Hashima Island, Japan

The island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. It had 5,259 inhabitants and was made by the Mitsubishi Company. It was once the most crowded city in the world with 5,259 inhabitants, and then it got abandoned. Now the only life it has are small animals and some visitors.

The black and white photos add a sense of despair to the abandoned cityscape, I think the beautiful photographs in this gallery warrant a second look.



























































Banksy Shop Til You Drop Black Friday

A new stencil that appears to be the work of famed street artist Banksy has been spotted in London, England. The work takes the phrase “shop till you drop” literally, depicting a shopper plunging from a high rise building.



India Talent Show - Warriors of Goja




The 'Warriors Of Goja' blew away the audience of the Indian talent show Adhurs by chewing glass, breaking boards on each other's bodies, and smashing clay pots on their abs with axes, among other feats.

The group of Sikh men put on a stunning performance, showing remarkable endurance as they withstood beatings from wooden sticks and being run over by a car.

According to International Business Times, the Warriors of Goja won 300,000 rupees, or about $5,800 USD. However, they did not make it to the show's finals.



Midnight Rider: The World’s Biggest and Heaviest Limousine

The 25-ton, 70 foot long Midnight Rider is the world's heaviest limousine, according the the Guinness Book of World Records. Technically a "Tractor-Trailer Limousine," it was built between 1997 and 2004.

The owners of “The Midnight Rider” built it in order to recreate the possibility of relaxed, long-distance, luxury travel that used to be available via railroad. It has been classified as a one of a kind “Tractor-Trailer Limousine” with its 1870’s Presidential Pullman Car d├ęcor. It’s 70 feet long, 14 feet tall and holds up to 40 passengers. There are 3 separate lounges, a full-sized bar, and of course a bathroom.






























Pepper Spraying Cop Becomes Internet Meme

Last week, news broke out that U.C. Davis campus police pepper-sprayed non-violent students protesting on campus as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The videos shot of the scene showed a policeman, Lt. John Pike, walking up to the protesters, pulling out his pepper spray and then dousing them at close range. As expected, over the weekend, the incident went viral.

The Internet found a way to shame Lt. Pike for his actions. An accompanying Tumblr blog called Pepper Spraying Cop has now sprung up and that notorious photo is being photoshopped into everything from Edward Hopper paintings to Pink Floyd album covers to Star Wars stills.