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Luna The Leaping Cow

A 15-year-old girl denied a horse from her parents has turned to a cow to fulfil her riding dreams. Teenager Regina Mayer, from southern Germany, is able to ride her cow, Luna. She has even trained her bovine pet to soar over a beer-crate hurdle like a regular show jumper. Why, you may well ask, when most cow-owners are surely content to let the creatures chew and lactate and sit down to indicate the imminent arrival of rain? Well, Regina's parents wouldn't let her have a horse.

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05 Jun 2014 10:38:00
Last Meals By Henry Hargreaves

New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves became interested in the Last Meal tradition, which inmates waiting on death row have the right to request. He decided to re-create certain serial killers’ last meals in his photography series.
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30 Jul 2015 09:15:00
A Nepalese devotee bows in front of a cow during the 'Gai Puja', also known as the Cow Worship Day, as part of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, 11 November 2015. The Tihar festival is the second most important event for Nepalese Hindus. During the celebrations people worship cows, considered the incarnation of Lord Laxmi, the god of wealth. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

A Nepalese devotee bows in front of a cow during the 'Gai Puja', also known as the Cow Worship Day, as part of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, 11 November 2015. The Tihar festival is the second most important event for Nepalese Hindus. During the celebrations people worship cows, considered the incarnation of Lord Laxmi, the god of wealth. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA)
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14 Nov 2015 08:05:00
XOD class racing

Racing in the XOD class during day six of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on August 11, 2011 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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11 Aug 2011 14:24:00
A staff member holds “The Henry Graves Supercomplication” handmade watch by Patek Philippe which was completed in 1932 at Sotheby's auction house in London October 21, 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

What makes a watch the most valuable in the world? It’s supercomplicated – literally. In 1925 banker Henry Graves Jr. (considered the greatest watch collector of the 20th century) commissioned Patek Philippe to create a unique gold pocket watch. When Graves finally received it – eight years later – it was the most complex timepiece ever created by human hands... (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)
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21 Oct 2014 13:23:00
Wonderful Food Maps By Henry Hargreaves And Caitlin Levin

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and artist Caitlin Levin have been working together for about decade. Their shared love for “food, photography, travel, and art” has found an outlet in a series of maps that they have illustrated with food.
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14 Aug 2014 10:21:00
A cow, which escaped from a truck, attacks a farmer trying to catch it in Liangdun village of Nangang township, Anhui province December 15, 2013. The 700 kilogram (1,543 lb) cow attacked several farmers before being shot dead by policemen, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

A cow, which escaped from a truck, attacks a farmer trying to catch it in Liangdun village of Nangang township, Anhui province December 15, 2013. The 700 kilogram (1,543 lb) cow attacked several farmers before being shot dead by policemen, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
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24 Dec 2013 09:23:00
Visitors to Salisbury Cathedral stop to look at Sean Henry's sculpture Standing Man

Visitors to Salisbury Cathedral stop to look at Sean Henry's sculpture Standing Man (2007) currently being exhibited in the Cloisters on August 2, 2011 in Salisbury, United Kingdom. The exhibition, “Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous”, features over 20 contemporary sculptures of dramatically different scales occupying vacant plinths and open spaces on both the inside and exterior of the iconic 13th century building. This exhibition brings to the Cathedral the biggest single group of polychrome sculpture since the Reformation and runs until the end of October. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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03 Aug 2011 11:28:00