Monday, December 06, 2010
As if it is not challenging enough to crochet a coral reef, the Institute for Figuring has developed a crochet version of a bleached coral reef (right).
The miniature reef is complete with what appear to be a variety of species of bleached and dead corals. I believe that's a recently deceased Acropora in the centre.
Their art installations also include a "toxic reef" made of a mixture of plastic and yarn. The jellyfish is impressive.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Apparently, the carbon footprint is not one of the FIFA's criteria for selecting a World Cup host.
The desert nation of Qatar, where temperatures in the 50s Celsius are not unusual during the day, will be building and upgrading twelve, large air-conditioned soccer stadiums for the 2022 Cup.
I can't wait 'til the 2026 World Cup at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Posted by Simon Donner at 4:06 PM