Hot spot: In a town in the Outback of South Australia, people choose to live underground. The town of Coober Pedy is known for the mining of opal, but it is a very hot place to be. Many of the town's inhabitants find living underground to be a cooler alternative to the blazing sun on the surface, so they use old mines or dig new spots for underground houses. People can shop, visit a library, or stay at a hotel all underground. The treeless environment of the area has attracted moviemakers of such films as Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Red Planet, which were filmed there.
Lost and found: A Chinese family was overjoyed when their lost dog, Dou Dou, arrived on their doorstep after being missing for 26 days. The family had accidentally left Dou Dou behind at a petrol station when they were driving back to their home in Hangzhou after visiting relatives. The next day, they went back to the station, which is 60 kilometres from their home. With no sign of Dou Dou, the family could only hope that a kind person had rescued him. When the family pet reappeared, he was so skinny that they barely recognized him. But with loving care, they nursed him back to health.
Inside and out: A home in Novaya Razvodnaya, Russia, looks quite decidedly modern on the outside. But this house's exterior camouflages a surprising interior. On the outside, the five-bedroom home, with its two-car garage, swimming pool, and plate glass windows, appears to be a 21st-century structure. On the inside, however, visitors are greeted with dcor that seems to belong in a Baroque castle flowered carpets, chandeliers, gilded ceilings, ornate furniture, and wrought-iron railings. Any fan of the Baroque era will like this place.
Eyeful of art: Tal Peleg, an Israeli artist known as Scarlet Moon, loves to make eyes into works of art. She always enjoyed painting and drawing, and she studied makeup artistry and visual communications. With this education, she decided to use her talents to create mini art pieces in the space around her eyes. She succeeded and has completed many intricate works. Using makeup and tiny brushes, she'll turn her eyebrow into a cat's tail, showing the cat playing with a ball of yarn. Blue eye shadow might become a lake where ducks swim, or her eyelid might become the base of a princess's gown.