RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.71
As Saudi airstrikes in Yemen lead to continuing fuel shortages across the country, many have taken to two wheels for transportation. "Let's ride a bike" was organized by young women as a group ride across the capital, much to the chagrin of the country's most conservative element. In fact, some find the idea so incredulous they insist pictures, like the one below, must be Photoshopped. Read more about this powerful movement!
WOMEN IN YEMEN RIDING BIKES (article)
Do you use the expression "it's like riding a bike" to refer to something that is impossible to forget once learned? Have you ever considered what it takes for your mind to master that art? In this amazing thought experiment, people have to unlearn how to ride a regular bicycle in order to ride this one. Who wouldn't want to take a stab at that?
BICYCLE THOUGHT EXPERIMENT (video)
Last weekend, nearly 45,000 volunteers set a new Guinness World Record for single-day reforestation, planting 647,250 saplings in more than 220 species all across Ecuador. Go trees!
TREE PLANTING WORLD RECORD (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.43
The remnants of a petrified forest protrude from the shores of Cardigan Bay off the British Coast, especially after a rough storm. Are these stumps, buried by peat thousands of years ago, Cantre'r Gwaelod, the Welsh Atlantis? The photos are fantastic.
Johnnyrandom's album "Bespoken" was crafted using sounds collected from various parts of a bicycle. How many of them do you recognize? Quite catchy tunes!
There are some amazing places to camp out there, most of which get their character and charm from the nearby trees. Some of the best in world are pictured below.
Have a great week!
PETRIFIED WELSH ATLANTIS (photo essay)
MUSIC FROM BICYCLE PARTS (music and video)
AMAZING CAMPING SPOTS (photo essay)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.34
Happy Sunday, and welcome to SS&Tvol34!
The Bicycle Factory project has designed and built a custom generator that charges a removable lantern while students ride, giving children in rural villages in Ghana the ability to light their homes at night. Learn what tree would be best to plant in your yard and check out 10 wacky bicycle inventions that wound up on the Kickstarter cutting room floor.