People walk past an activist during an Animal Naturalis demonstration to promote vegetarianism in central Barcelona.

A monkey drinks soda from a can during the annual "monkey buffet" in front of an ancient temple in Lopburi province, some 150 kms north of Bangkok on November 27, 2011.

Kangaroos are seen during round one of the Australian PGA golf tournament in Coolum on November 24, 2011.

An Indian pedestrian walks past the newly constructed upside down architectural clubhouse 'Caracella Club' which stands in part of a recent development at Indirapuram some 30kms south-east of New Delhi on November 29, 2011.

Fans dress up and enjoy themselves as they watch the Rugby Sevens World Series matches on Queensland's Gold Coast on November 25, 2011.

The Patrouille Acrobatique de France team leave a smoke trail in the shape of a heart behind the minaret of a mosque as they perform on November 14, 2011 at the Dubai Airshow.

Guinness Book of World Records holder John Cassidy performs a balloon act for U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in this official White House handout photo taken October 11, 2011

A Bull Frog hops around on the field as Carlos Costly #13 of Honduras brings the ball up in the rain against the USA at Sun Life Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy football during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, on August 18, 2011.

A woman dives from a platform into a giant air bed at a park in Palmerston North September 29, 2011, as part of a festival organised for the Rugby World Cup.


"Biggest Loser" crowned John Rhode its Season 12 champion during Tuesday night's live finale. The 40-year-old special education teacher and football coach from Mesa, Arizona began the competition at 445 pounds and weighed-in at 225 pounds during the finale, giving him a 220-pound weight-loss. With the highest percentage of weight-loss on-campus this season, John bested former NFL player Antone Davis and tattoo artist Ramon Medeiros on the scales and claimed the $250,000 grand prize. "I made the most of every moment on the ranch because I knew (my wife) was at home struggling like a single parent, and with our two boys -- and our youngest is autistic," John revealed.

John Rhode. He started the competition at 445 lbs. and lost a total of 225 lbs.

Antone Davis. He started the competition at 447 lbs. and lost a total of 202 lbs.

Ramon Medeiros. He started the competition at 355 lbs. and lost a total of 154 lbs.

Jennifer Rumple. She started the competition at 330 lbs. and lost a total of 145 lbs.

Sunny Sinclair started the competition at 277 lbs. and lost a total of 106 lbs.

Becky Comet started the competition at 238 lbs. and lost a total of 88 lbs.

Vinny Hickerson started the competition at 426 lbs. and lost a total of 184 lbs.

Patrick Ferrari started the competition at 387 lbs. and lost a total of 151 lbs.

Mike Danley started the competition at 309 lbs. and lost a total of 86 lbs.

John Forger started the competition at 328 lbs. and lost a total of 97 lbs.


A gallery of playful moon photos, taken by amateur astronomer-turned-photographer Laurent Lavender.


Stare at these pictures for long enough and you might just spot some clever creatures playing an impressive game of hide and seek. These amazing animals are true masters of disguise blending effortlessly into their environment as a means of survival in the natural world. From frogs to fish and bugs to birds this collection of images shows the animal kingdom's outstanding ability to blend into the background.



Examples of homes and offices that have integrated slides as a means of getting from one floor to a lower one. Stairs are so last year.


Skinny homes are built for any number of reasons. It could be space constrictions, tax or code restrictions, the creative muse, or even for the vengeful-minded to grind an axe with a family member.

What does it mean to say a house is skinny? You know you’re in one if you can stand in the center of the room and touch opposing walls. Alas, many New Yorkers can identify, and the following homes are all in cities where space is at a premium.  

Seattle, Washington
Price: $1,850,000
Millport, Scotland
Price: approx. $42,660

New York, New York
Price: $4,300,000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Price: $399,000
Boston, Massachusetts
Price: $345,000 in 2001

Chicago, Illinois
Price: $4,395,000
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