Unfortunately for Ken Block, coming too fast into a corner he crashed into a ditch on the second day of the WRC in Mexico. The video feature in car footage of how the crash happened, and follows with a quick interview with Ken. Hit the jump for fan footage of the Ford getting loaded onto the tow truck.
Aokigahara is a place at the foot of Mt. Fuji which is beautiful yet dense and is a place where a lot of people commit suicide. Hundreds of bodies have been found here and as an effort to stop people from committing suicides, there are sign posts that tell people to reconsider suicide. As Mt. Fuji is sacred, some probably feel blessed to be able to die here.
The nature of the place is very foreboding and you will hear nothing but the forest when you move in just a few kilometers from the border. It is believed that the unsettled souls come to this place to scream their frustrations into the winds. The foresters have a job of looking for bodies in this forest and they come across them often, either hanging from trees or eaten away by predators.
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Japan is bracing itself for bad times after many extremely rare, giant Oarfish have washed ashore and been caught in coastal fisherman’s nets.
Sightings of these fish started after the ‘quake in Chile and the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan. The recent tectonic shifting around the Pacific is raising concern that Japan is next.
The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and it’s tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and usually found at depths of 1, 000 ft. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body.
According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake, although we do have the option to believe that or the constant high-tech monitoring of the tectonic plates beneath the surface. Fingers crossed those fish are just Godzilla and not something worse.
The feud between Banksy and Robbo continues, although the so called feud, seems to be heading down a one way street with Robbo continuing to modify all of Banksy’s work in sight. As Banksy’s mainstream success has sky rocketed with the release of his debut film, his street cred seems to be going down the drain. Will Banksy answer back? Hit the jump to see more modifications to Banky’s work.