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This Guy Walked From China to Germany and Took Selfies Everyday For a Year!

This man sure loves to walk… and take selfies!

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Have you ever thought of doing something radical and drastic? If you have, did you do it?

Maybe we’ve all thought of doing something extreme, like swimming with great white sharks or climbing Mt. Everest. We wondered if we could do it, but we never really gathered enough guts (and maybe bucks) to do it.

Well, Christoph Rehage is different. He set an extreme goal for himself, and that is to walk from Beijing, China to Germany. That’s definitely a unique way to travel across two continents.

Rehage, before embarking on his year-long journey.

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He began his expedition on November 2007 and finished on November 2008. He took selfies during his trip to document his journey. He compiled these photos and created a time-lapse video of his transformation from being clean-cut and beardless to a rugged and bearded version of himself. Also, you might want to take note of the distance that he traveled – roughly 4500 kilometers. Mind you, he walked.

“I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful,” Rehage wrote in the description of his video on Vimeo.

“All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things,” Rehage added.

Watch the documentation of Rehage’s amazing journey:


Although he was not able to finish his original goal of walking to Germany, what is important is that he decided to take action and commit to his goals. This proves, once again, how focus and determination can help us achieve something once we set our minds to it.

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A Panda-Themed Hotel? Shut Up and Take My Money!

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I love themed hotels! It’s a nicer alternative to staying at generic hotel rooms. I’ve stayed at rooms with themes that go from Star Wars to Roman baths. I’ve thought I’ve seen everything when it comes to themed rooms…and then I see this on the internet. A PANDA HOTEL. There’s panda stuff everywhere – on beds, tables, and chairs. Hotel staff gets to wear panda costumes and walk around looking so hug-worthy.

I scrolled through the pictures and man, it’s just cuteness overload! Check out these pics of The Haoduo Panda Hotel in China’s Sichuan province.

An employee takes his panda mask off and poses for pictures. Behind him, pandas on the Titanic.

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Everyone likes their coffee differently. But did you know that these drinks existed?

'Nothing perks you up like a cup of coffee.'

Imagine the long line of customers or the crowded coffee shops everywhere, all for the love of coffee. People just can't get enough of it--young and old ones, male or female, students, workers and many others. Some don't have any vice except being guilty of having too much coffee in just a day.

Coffee contains caffeine which is the most commonly used mood-altering drug. Americans drink coffee on a daily basis, and that figure is thought to be increasing every year. According to WebMD, caffeine can make pain relievers 40% more effective in treating headaches. Coffee consumption has also long been associated with decreased risks of cognitive impairments like dementia, commonly known as Alzheimer's disease. While coffee has its good effects, it's still safer to drink it in moderation.

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This Tiny, Lifeless Island in the South Pacific is Home of the World’s Rarest Insect

No, this isn’t a make-believe place. It’s real.

The Ball's Pyramid is a unique land structure found in the The South Pacific, near the Australian east coast. It resembles a castle that has come out of the depths of the ocean in all its glory and magnificence.

What is more interesting is that this structure is actually a remnant of an ancient volcano that emerged from the ocean about 8 million years ago.

A British naval officer, Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, discovered it in 1788. It is extremely narrow, 1,844 feet high, and it sits alone in the vast ocean.

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