The Stark-Dangled Skier: Man Left Upside Down and Pantless on Vail Ski Lift

I feel for this poor bloke. As an unskillful snow athelete myself, I’ve come pretty close to facing the same fate.In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado’s ritzy Vail ski resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning.The 48 year old skier and his young son (the horror!) boarded a high-speed chairlift. The lift’s fold-down seat was not properly lowered, and the man fell through the gap. His right ski got jammed, and he couldn’t dislodge his boot from its binding. An abrupt stop of the Skyline Express lift and voila – the now infamous dangle. He was left hanging there for about 15 minutes before they extracted him.

Thanks, The Smoking Gun!

January 22, 2017

Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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