Hobbiton ~ Behind the Scenes ~ The Hobbit

Hobbiton returns! So very cool to see the place come back alive, and more permanent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWGFi6P-5Rk The Hobbit Production Video 5 "Behind the Scenes in HD - YouTube. Welcome Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, LOTR, New Zealand.

Beautiful photo that looks like Rennaissance art

I did a double or triple take at this photo...actually I still can't see it as a photo; it looks like a Renaissance painting to my eyes. I cannot track down who captured it, but I found the image on multiple "photos that look like paintings" webpages like this one at...

Faith is often about geography

If you were born in Israel, you'd probably be Jewish. If you were born in Saudi Arabia, you'd probably be Muslim. If you were born in India, you'd probably be Hindu. But because you were born in North American, you're Christian... Your faith is not inspired by some...

Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian

Via Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian [3,759 × 1,557] - Imgur.

Claiming that someone else’s marriage is against your religion is like…

Brilliant quote from the twitterverse... Claiming that someone else's marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a donut because you're on a diet. Twitter / @DavidRobert: Claiming that someone else ....

Tornado Alley, U.S.A.

Below are just a few of the spectacular images taken over the course of only a month in the notorious Tornado Alley, U.S.A. To see more Tornado Alley photos, view the album from WJLA. Source: GALLERY: Extreme weather in Tornado Alley | WJLA

Obamacare infographic explains a lot

The Obamacare infographic below attempts to explain the history of healthcare and health insurance in America, and how Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) fits into that history. Created by an insurance and wealth management company out of Ohio called the Hummel...

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

Another sensible tip from Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer—this time about auto insurance. If you're trying to select a car model with the lowest insurance rates, go with models with the smaller engine (4 cylinders over 6 cylinders) and seek out 4-door sedans. You...

More of violinist Bryson Andres…Because he’s AWESOME!

I just love this guy and his performances. Totally takes me away. Talented: Street Electric Violinist! - Bryson Andres "SECRETS" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrKHAsnkF8A Buy directly from Bryson Andres Bryson Andres covers We Are Young...

It’s OK to stare at the sun — when this happens!

If you look at the upper right portion of this image of the sun, you can see the International Space Station (ISS) in silhouette. NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery was docked to the ISS when this image was taken on March 1, 2010. BTW, it's NEVER okay to stare directly at...

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.