Gone are the days when airplanes are just merely a means of transportation. Now, a lot of powered fixed-wing aircraft will not only take you from one place to another but they can allow you to fly in style.
Emirates shared a picture of their “Bling” 777 – which most took as a reference to the Boeing 777 aircraft – encrusted with diamonds and the internet has gone all wild. The Dubai based Arline carrier is known to have one of the best hospitality and entertainment in the industry. And it is also known to do extraordinary stuff – just look at this blinged-out aircraft.
Emirates Airline posted the photo on Twitter, and captioned it:
“Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777.”
In the image, the aircraft will be seen parking in a terminal as it glistened from all its sparkles. The perfect shade of the sky also added to the dreamy effect of the whole picture.
As expected, many were excited to see the plane in real life. Some may even be lucky enough to fly in it.
However, many were also left wondering whether the picture of the “diamond studded” aircraft was indeed the latest plane of Emirates. While a lot of people were excited to book their next flight in the “Bling” 777, many speculated that the image was fake.
As it turns out, it really wasn’t real. The photo is simply an artwork by Pakistani crystal artist Sara Shakeel. The former dentist was on her way to Milan from Pakistan and decided to give an Emirates plane an “upgrade” by editing a photo of it and adding some crystals, diamonds, and sparkling specks of dust to it.
Emirates liked Shakeel’s work so much that they posted it on social media, probably not realizing that many would fall for it.
With Dubai’s penchant for everything glamorous and glittering, this plane would have fit right in.
China Opens World’s First Underground Hotel Inside Abandoned Quarry
The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland can be found 288 feet below the ground!
You can file this one under "Only in China." The world's first underground hotel has just been unveiled. Interestingly, the structure that is being called an "earthscraper" was built inside an abandoned quarry.
The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland can be found in the in the Songjiang district in China. It is also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel since it is built vertically along the precipice of a water-filled quarry 288 feet (88 meters) below the ground. There are 336 rooms, most of which allows a full view of the lake.
The so-called "earthscraper" has everything you look for in a luxury hotel.
Explore The First-Ever Hello Kitty Grand Café In California
Sanrio was founded all the way back in 1962 and then a few years later, it introduced Hello Kitty to the world. Now the Japanese company has recently opened its first-ever Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irving, California.
The cafe features "dual experiential spaces," according to a press release. So if you're Hello Kitty fan, then this is the perfect place for you.
13,000-Year-Old Man-Made Beer in World’s Oldest Brewery Proves Ancient Alcohol Consumption
How well do you know your beer? Read on and learn more.
Beer, one of the oldest and widely consumed drink, is the unofficial go-to drink in any culture. But, did you know that this popular drink is not as modern as it may seem? In fact, judging from recent reports, it seems that beer has ancient history, way older than we originally believed.
According to reports, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel, there lies a brewery believed to be the world's oldest. Also included in this discovery is a residue of 13,000-year-old beer, while from studies of burial sites for semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers.
Bedrock mortars at Raqefet cave in the Carmel Mountains, northern Israel.