Posted On Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:34:34 AM
Art of camouflage
Liu Bolin has become so advanced at camouflage art he is able to blend seamlessly in front of a pile of coal or even a forest landscape, reports the Daily Mail. The Chinese artist spent three months to complete his impressive Dragon Series in Beijing’s Behei Park.
It is not the first time, as he spends hours positioning himself in front of backdrops with a team of two assistants to paint the camouflage on his clothes. Touring across the globe for five years now, Mr Lee will open a new exhibit at the Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York this year.
A climber from Glasgow, who fell 1,000 ft down a mountain, not just survived but was found by his rescuers standing up reading a map. The 35-year-old lost his footing at a summit in the Highlands and plummeted down the near-vertical eastern slope, reports the BBC.
“He must have literally glanced off the outcrops as he fell,” Lt Tim Barker, from the helicopter rescue crew, said. He added the climber was shaking from “extreme emotional shock”. He appeared unscathed aside from some superficial cuts and bruises and a minor chest injury.
Buster the Jack Russell had to have life-saving surgery after greedily devouring reams of festive ribbon causing his stomach to swell. Vets pulled out ‘ribbon after ribbon, like a magic trick’ after owners Martin and Carolyn Price, from Yetminster, Dorset, noticed his stomach had ballooned to more than twice its normal size, says metro.co.uk.
Medics originally thought the dog had an enormous tapeworm in its stomach, but it later turned out to be a bad case of tinsel-itis. Buster’s owner said, “It’s something a puppy would do, not a full grown dog.”