The Last Days of the London Eel
The Last Days of the London Eel: After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.
The Ants of Medyka
The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time.
In South Africa’s largest township, Soweto, expensively-dressed crews known as ‘skhothanes’ often wear mismatched shoes or three pairs of pants to show they have money to burn - and at one point, they did actually burn money, clothes and other expensive items at their legendary dance-offs and wild parties.
But this ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing:
Man vs Fish
The invasive, venomous lionfish is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize’s reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.
A little morning adrenaline boost, from yesterday’s epic photoessay by Eduardo Leal: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/argentina-wins-for-best-fans/ #worldcup
Argentina Wins (For Best Fans)
Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning. Photographer Eduardo Leal spent the last weeks following the Argentines’ journey through the tournament:
Mike Boyer celebrates being first to legally buy weed in Spokane, Wash. Apparently all the media attention got him fired, but at least he lived it up in the moment.
The Strangest Sport No One Knows
In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.