YGB Films

YGB FILMS just released its brand new film "Gold in Hand", about YGB's new program a fiver-year "SHE" Scholarship for Higher Education. 

YGB funds nearly 100 teen students in Karnataka and West Bengal to continue their high school education and aim for college degree. Please watch and listen to these teen struggles of life and also how this program can uplift and truly create life time opportunities for these youths in India!! 


Edited by Caitlin Danenhauer, Music by DJ Drez, Film by Kayoko Mitsumatsu

Traveling back and forth to India nearly every year Kayoko Mitsumatsu chronicles the stories of empowerment and change that Yoga Gives Back effects. YGB films show how micro loans and the SHE program have helped women to come out of extreme poverty and dreams of higher education come true for their children.

For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. Take action to make a difference! Donate now.



Lexus Unveils Drivable “Origami Car” Made of Precision-Cut Cardboard

Luxury car giant Lexus is making headlines for creating a fully functional, drivable cardboard replica of its IS sedan. The ‘Origami Car’ was made by gluing slices of cardboard together on a steel and aluminum frame, with an electric motor powering it. The one-of-a-kind vehicle comes with fully fitted interiors, functioning doors, headlights, and wheels.

The striking cardboard car is meant to be a tribute to the thousands of skilled men and women – called takumi – who work on the Lexus production lines. These people apparently sharpen their craftsmanship and dexterity by practicing making an origami cat using only their non-dominant hand. “The Origami Car takes the spirit of this talent to a far higher level, while also embracing the spirit of Lexus’s Creating Amazing global brand campaign,” the firm said in a statement.

Steve Martin working at the Disneyland Print Shop

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 As a teen, Steve Martin not only worked at the Disneyland Magic Shop but had to pull double duty making wanted posters. Gloves were required to keep from staining your hands. Looks like he forgot and scratched an itch on his forehead!

Found on Imgur.

The Poison Garden

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Established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The garden contains over 100 deadly and hallucinogenic plants. ’I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill… I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.’ -The Duchess of Northumberland

Visit Alnwick Garden’s Poison Garden in Northumberland, UK.

For my lexophile friends [via Dennis Palumbo]

The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

 And the winners are:


 1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
 2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
 3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
 4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
 5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.
 6. Negligent, adj. Absent mindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
 7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
 8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
 9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
 10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
 11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
 12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
 13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
 14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
 15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
 16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Video Highlights of YGB Malibu Fundraiser

The sold-out event welcomed over 200 members of the Southern California yoga express gratitude to “Mother India” for the gift of yoga. “We are truly overjoyed by the tremendous turnout at this year’s event, and the incredible and positive comments from attendees, sponsors and event participants.”

A welcome cocktail reception with appetizer wraps donated by Kye’s, which allowed guests to mingle and bid on the various silent auction items was followed by a performance by the Odissi dancers and a delicious Indian fusion dinner for the evening prepared by super talented chef and YGB Ambassador Aparna Sherman of Organic Soup Kitchen of Santa Barbara. Desserts donated again this year by Copenhagen Pastry.
After dinner, the Namaste Award ceremony honoring Mallika Chopra took place, a short YGB FILM was presented, along with a live auction and raffle. Each event attendee received a generous gift bag from the event sponsors.

The Title Sponsor for the 2015 Malibu fundraiser was author Rina Tham, who has been supporting YGB’s Malibu Fundraiser since its inception. Rina wrote a book of inspiration for children worldwide, “Lucky Number 9: Journey of a Rubber Tapper’s Daughter,”and plans to donate this book to teen students of YGB programs in India.

This local Malibu fundraiser serves as the launch for YGB’s annual five-month, global fundraising campaign. From September 2015 through January 2016, more than 150 YGB events will take place in over 15 countries heightening awareness of the realities faced by the poor, especially women and children India.


Video by Gene Shibuya

Fabulous Unusual Photos [Via Cacciatore]

Waterspouts Over The Adriatic
In the Heat of the Moment!

Airplane’s View Of A Distant Storm

Light Show at the Grand Canyon

"UFO" Spotted In Seattle


Incredible Photos [Via Cacciatore]

 The Internal Mechanism of a Watch by Patek Philippe, Considered the Finest Watchmaker in the World
Sunset and Eclipse Happening at the Same Time

Algodones Sand Dunes Curvy Border Fence in Southern California

Perfect Cubes of Pyrite Formed by Mother Nature

 Melted Glass in a Fire Damaged Building

World's Deepest Swimming Pool - 113 Ft. Deep and Holding 600,000 Gallons

Path-Laying Machine

Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet — accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.