Congolese soldier and guard

A Congolese soldier and guard for Virunga National Park looks down into a lava lake boiling in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo August 30, 2010. Congo's army and park rangers are conducting joint operations to secure large swathes of Virunga Park, which has for more than a decade been home to various armed groups relying on poaching and banditry to survive while using the park's wild terrain to hide during Congo's civil conflict.

In a bad year for movies, this handful really stunk up theaters


With the end of summer upon us and (fingers crossed) beginning of Oscar season, we take a look back at the 10 movies from 2010 that we'd like to drive from our memory banks. Read on for who we're telling to be gone -- and whether their particular strain of evil is likely to haunt us in the future.

London saw the opening of the Jellyfish Theatre, a remarkable new performance venue made entirely from donated, free and recycled materials. Reused shipping pallets, recycled nails, old school furniture, and donated wood scraps have been used to construct this organic 120-seat temporary auditorium, which is located a mere 10 minutes' walk from the Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames. While some see the Jellyfish Theatre as "junkitecture" others see the handmade, recycled theatre as a work of art -- read on for a look at London's newest performance space and tell us your take in the comments!


1. Violet Sea Snails

The Violet sea snail is one weird gastropod. Its lovely lavender shell is paper-thin and fairly fragile – not really a problem because it spends its entire life floating on the surface of tropical oceans. It manages this by whipping up a froth of bubbles with its foot, then sealing the bubbles in mucus to form a foamy raft.

Garbage Giveaway Ads

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Dublin City Council's 'Second Hand Trash' Anti-Litter Ad Campaign

Unique tree hotel covered in mirrored glass was recently opened in Sweden.    
Designed to be accessed by a rope bridge, the Mirrorcube suite comes with a double bed, small bathroom, and a terrace on the roof.    
To prevent birds from colliding with the treehouse, the glass was laminated with infrared film that only birds can see

Whether you approve of tattoos or not, some of the world's sexiest men and women — from Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox to Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt — sport ink. This made us wonder — where in the world do most of the tattooed bods in America live? To figure out which U.S. cities were the most tattoo-friendly, we perused chat forums and looked up every state in several public directories, including Yellow Pages, Google listings, Tattoo Yellow Pages and AAA Tattoo Directory, to find those with the most listed tattoo and permanent makeup shops. Then we looked up which cities in those states had the most shops listed per capita with populations based on latest U.S. Census numbers. We also took into consideration the city's demographics and whether or not it hosted tattoo conventions, remembering that not all tattoo parlors were listed in the directories. Here are the cities that love ink the most:

No. 1: Miami Beach, Fla.

Funny Mike Tyson Moments

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Back in the day Tyson was one of the best fighters the world had ever seen, and then he lost his mind and everything else with it. We all know Mike Tyson says some of the most ridiculous things you have ever heard, and here are some great videos of some of his craziest moments.

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Here is a collection of some of the eccentric laws in the world. We can laugh, we can gasp, we can only wonder…

1. Think before you chew

You have embarked on a climb in the toughest, most challenging spot of land; mountains. You want to live the nature, experience the raw feeling but it is inevitable that a time will come when you wish for a hot cup of cocoa, a crackling fire, the comfort of a roof four walls, and no wind. And like a dream come true, with the blink of an eye, you witness a hut, the very place that could supply the wants of humanity. Yet, it is after considerable effort that you will be allowed to feel humane….

10. Solvay Hut


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