Clark Little has made a career getting pounded by massive waves over and over and over again -- and it's absolutely awesome.
With only a pair of flippers, a camera, and a very strong waterproof case, Little dives straight into the same bone crushing waves that most people run away from.
The result? Flawless images of the ocean wrapping around itself in a perfectly hollowed tube.
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His techniques can seem a little unconventional -- ."
Little's , showcases pictures taken during his last four years of travel and from the islands of his home state, Hawaii. The glossy-book is 160 pages of the world's ocean, as seen from the eye of a wave.
At times, it is sandy, playful and sun kissed. At others, the photo is much less inviting, with ocean floors that growl with jagged reef or frothy wave lips that curl before an ominous night sky. Below, take in the world as Little sees it -- from the center of the impact zone.
Watch Little take an ocean pounding to get the perfect shot:
To learn more about the photographer or purchase his book, visit his website at .
When Michael and Nova Smith they did more than chew out the employees, they allegedly called 911.
The couple ordered two breakfast meals from a Mesa, Ariz., McDonalds, and when they noticed the missing potatoes, they got fried themselves and Nova went inside to confront managers.
“It’s a meal. Just like you should get fries with your hamburger, we should have got our hash browns with our breakfast sandwiches.” Nova Smith told ABC15 on Tuesday.
Smith said when McDonalds employees refused to give her the hash browns or refund her money she threw her food in their direction.
"And that was out of frustration which I probably shouldn't have done, but I did. Fighting over $2 of hash browns is ridiculous. It is ridiculous to have to fight that hard just to get customer service," she griped.
Michael Smith was just as miffed. He says he called 911, then walked behind the counter to confront the manager.
“I just was barely able to hold myself back,” he said, according to WCPO-TV. “And if not for the 911 call operator calling me back,
A store employee and another customer also called 911.
A manager at the McDonald's said the Smith's problems could have happened because the location had just opened and new employees may have made a mistake, according to the New York Daily News. The manager also said employees were when the Smiths became enraged.
and disorderly conduct for throwing food at employees, the Associated Press reported.
What might have begun as an innocent prank quickly escalated last week, when University of Oregon students looking for a snowball fight began relentlessly pelting a former professor's car, even after he asked them to stop.
Students and members of the UO football team had , the former professor was on his way to the campus art museum to donate some of his own works to the collection.
A video of the incident shows students surrounding Simmons's car and throwing snowballs and buckets of snow on his windshield. When he tries to step out of the car, he's hit with another bucket of snow.
The footage went viral over the weekend, attracting and drawing a response from the school's administration.
On Monday, UO President Michael Gottfredson saying some of the students involved had been identified and that the university was "determining appropriate disciplinary actions to be taken in accordance with the university’s established policies and protocols."
"In cases where those involved are student-athletes, additional disciplinary action is being carried out by the Athletics Department," he said.
Although the students face action from the school, Simmons says he will not press charges. He told The Daily Emerald: “I have confidence that the reaction of the university, given what has happened, will be proportional. It will consider these young people and their futures and will also, I hope, suggest to them that they need to rethink behavior like that.”
This wasn't the first time that Richard Glover, a man in his 50s, allegedly tried to steal gas from a gas station. His family told CBS he was burned in the past trying to steal gas and that they’ve been begging him to stop doing it.
But on Tuesday, he and went to a gas station in South Los Angeles, CBS reports in the video above. He paid for gas at a pump and then drove to the back of the gas station.
That's where his van exploded and he burned to death. Once firefighters put out the flames, authorities discovered two 55-gallon tanks inside the van, as well as a pump and an inch-wide water hose leading from the van to an underground tank.
The cause of the fire , KTLA reports. The streets around the gas station were closed for several hours.
Chances are that wherever you might be at the moment, it's probably cold with a chance of wintry wonderland. Some people like it, others hate it, but everyone is bound to love this video above from that is absolutely mesmerizing!
Shot on Vann Lake in Condon, Mont., it captures ice skating on water frozen so perfect and clear that it almost looks like glass. Click play to let the snowy serenity of the scene sink in and warm your heart this holiday season.
In a few short weeks, Colorado pot shops will begin selling recreational marijuana to adults. Of course, there will be restrictions, and a new website launched by Denver city government aims to educate pot smokers on the do's and don'ts of legal weed in Mile High City.
The , specifies the parameters for smoking recreational marijuana within Denver city limits with statements like "it is illegal to consume marijuana in public," "it is illegal to take marijuana out of the state," and "you must be 21 or older to have or use retail marijuana."
The website offers additional rules and information for residents, visitors, marijuana dispensaries, parents, business owners and home marijuana growers, featuring answers to the commonly asked questions about the groundbreaking new marijuana laws in the state.
Laws which continue to evolve. Denver City Council is still deciding on many details still -- this past Monday, lawmakers voted on how many plants can be grown for personal use in a home as well as on rules for . If and when changes in the law take shape, the website will continually be updated with the latest information.
Colorado's first retail marijuana shops are expected to open on January 1, but despite , as few as five or ten may begin operating come the start of the new year. For those shops that do get through the lengthy approval process by the first of the year, business will likely begin booming.
"The whole world is watching us right now and the whole world is going to have their eyes on us in January,” , owner of 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, to The Huffington Post. Fox expects to be one of the shops that opens on day one, pending final approvals from city inspectors, and anticipates upwards of 70 percent of her business coming from tourists.
“I’m thrilled, I’m excited, I’m elated, I can’t wait! It’s an amazing, amazing time," Fox said. "I just pinch myself. I can’t tell you how many times I cried tears of joy. Our cannabis laws our insane, but marijuana prohibition has finally ended in Colorado."
As if chamois don't have enough threats -- hunting, poaching and habitat loss -- they also face the impending doom of avalanches.
French spectators recently caught this dramatic scene of of France, The Telegraph reported. As a snowslide barrels down the mountain, the herd looks as confused and spooked as ever. The group splits, with five members safely running to freedom while the others run back into the avalanche. But just when all hope is lost, they appear as little black ants out of the churning white mass and just barely reconnect with the herd.
Chamois live in alpine and sub-alpine meadows .
The European population tallies around 400,000 individuals and the species as a whole is considered to be of "Least Concern" by the, but a few subspecies are declining in Europe. Threats generally vary by subpopulation and depend on region, but include skin disease, a lack of genetic variability and human expansion. Chamois are hunted recreationally and socially, but are also hunted economically their for skin, which is used for "shammy" leather, and their back hair is used for Tyrolean hats. The IUCN says that their hunting is largely sustainable.
If you’ve been trying to get noticed in the office, chances are you’ve been following the conventional wisdom: speaking up in meetings, taking on greater responsibility, setting “clear goals” and achieving “early wins.” But if you haven’t made spectacular progress, it’s probably because the business world is overcrowded with people who are doing exactly the same thing.
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The logical route is to differentiate yourself. You can do that by ignoring the advice in the management books and going straight to the latest evidence-based findings from academic researchers.
Social scientists all over the world are making discoveries relevant to managers and employees, and no one is tapping into them. (I write about this research every day in Harvard Business Review’s .)
Take the issue of status. You need it if you want to get ahead. So what should you do to get more of it? In , people who were observed choosing large coffees, pizzas, and smoothies were rated by others as having higher status. They scored an average of 4.98 on a 1-to-7 scale, versus 3.03 for people who chose the small size. Technically, the study doesn’t apply to managers: The researchers were studying obesity among underprivileged populations, and they found that extra-large food servings can serve as markers of social status. So for policy makers, the research suggests that there might be benefits to altering people’s perceptions about portion size. But this advice jives with the idea of wearing the clothes for the job you want, not the job you have. To take it one step further, surround yourself with the trappings of the salary and lifestyle you want, not the one you have.
Consider of the Wharton School: Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that’s painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head.
How long before these ideas go mainstream? I don’t know, but I’d work on getting noticed before that happens.
French fries are nothing to joke about -- even in France. Just ask the French man who pulled an ax on an unsuspecting McDonald's drive-thru attendant after he was .
The near Paris around 2 a.m. Sunday. The late-night diner bashed in the drive-thru window with the weapon, Le Parisien reports.
He then , according to local reports.
It's not the first time a McDonald's customer has apparently become enraged over a subpar order. Last year, two Tennessee men returned to a McDonald's after throwing back some beers and hurled bricks at the establishment. At the time, the men admitted to police that they were upset because .
A is expected to return to his Colorado school today after getting suspended for kissing a classmate on the hand, according to KRDO.
has said the girl he pecked likes him back, but officials at the elementary school in Canon City consider his behavior to be sexual harassment, ABC's Denver affiliate channel 7 reported.
The romantic overture came as the first graders were in the middle of a reading lesson and Yelton smooched the lass's hand, according to his recollection.
The gesture was not seen as a sweet expression of affection by officials at Lincoln School of Science and Technology. Yelton was summoned to the principal's office and his mother was called in for a meeting too.
The lad has with the school's disciplinary board, the Gazette reported, which played a role in determining the current punishment.
He previously kissed the same girl on the cheek and on another time was reprimanded for rough housing.
Eventually, they decided to teach him a lesson by kicking him out of school for a couple of days.
The boy's mother considers the , according to Fox Nation.
"She was fine with it. They are boyfriend and girlfriend," said Yelton's mom Jennifer Saunders, KROO. "Now my son is asking questions… what is sex mommy? That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a six year old."
Loo, john, latrine, oval office, outhouse, W.C., throne room -- whatever you call it, it's a place we all have to visit sometime, no matter where we are in the world. But while the experience is universal, the way we label the space varies greatly. Check out these unique signs, just one more example of the importance of good design.
Mr. Forthright is back, and just in the nick of time, with an important Christmas lesson: how to break the news to your kids that Santa isn't real. It's way easier (and more devastating) than you think.
One day after word broke that a coloring book of is on the market, it's time to make way for the Herman Cain comic book.
get their hands on a copy for $3.99.
"Herman Cain stands as an example of American ingenuity and perseverance," Bluewater Productions said in a press release obtained by the . "The son of menial labor workers, he pulled himself up the ladder of success - from fast-food worker to pizza mogul, Presidential candidate and beyond, Cain’s story is one of seizing opportunities, but also of embracing mistakes and moving forward."
Among the politicians featured in past comic books: former .
It appears to take on a life of its own, but it also inspires a new hashtag on Instagram. German shorthaired pointer owner posted several images of her dogs with the hashtag #peanutbutterseries and hundreds of other soon joined in.
“I was watching the boys eating peanut butter one day and burst out laughing at the faces they were making,” she said. “I grabbed my camera and started shooting. The photos ended up being so funny I wanted to see other dogs in action!”
Here's one thing to do with all the abandoned buildings in Detroit: turn them into urban ski slopes.
a movie by Poor Boyz Productions and Red Bull Media House, features skiers taking on the terrain in Alaska, Canada, Switzerland, France and, naturally, Detroit. Karl Fostvedt skis in an abandoned church, factory and school in and around the Motor City.
Though the crew seems to be less than knowledgable about Detroit, where residents are reasonably going to be a little suspicious when you turn their city into a snowy playground, they definitely have the skiing down. You've never seen winter sports quite like this:
This should be obvious, but please don't try this at home.
There are many traditions associated with the holiday season, but really only a single major one that happens to come with a romantic twist: mistletoe!
So what happens when an enterprising young man decides to visit the UC Santa Barbara with a fishing pole and some mistletoe 'bait' at the end of the line? Yeah, you can probably already guess where this video posted by is going... but go ahead and click play anyway to see the 'Christmas Cupid' pranks play out.