Month: September 2013

New “lost” Van Gogh painting found after spending decades inside the attic of Norwegian collector’s home

A lost Van Gogh painting has been found after spending decades inside the attic of a Norwegian collector, who was told in the early 1900’s that it was a fake. The Vincent Van Gogh painting is the first full-size canvas discovered since 1928. “Sunset at Montmajour” depicts a "dry landscape of oak trees, bushes, and sky, painted with Van Gogh’s familiar thick brush strokes". Investigators were able to identify the exact day it was painted because Van Gogh described it in a letter to his brother, Theo. The painting was created on July 4, 1888 and described by Van Gogh as being done “on a stony heath where small twisted oaks grow.” The painting was listed among Theo van Gogh’s collection as number 180, and that

Video captures massive mudslide and huge boulder narrowly missing passing car

The video below was shot via a dashboard camera during Tropical Storm Kong-Rey near Keelung, Taiwan. In the video you will see a heavy mudslide rain down from the roadside mountain followed by a gigantic boulder that comes to rest mere feet from a car trapped by the debris. The boulder weighs hundreds of tons and would have been catastrophic to the automobile if the massive mudslide had not shoved the car to the opposite side of the roadway. The incident occurred in northern Taiwan, on Beining Road, which leads from the Zhongzheng District of Keelung City to New Taipei City's Ruifang District. A nearby tropical storm caused heavy rains in Taiwan which likely loosened the soil on the mountainside seen in the video. Several large