Imagine how much coordination goes into Christopher Nolan’s movies. People are saying that Interstellar is the most expansive Nolan film yet. Go ahead and take a look at the full cast and crew on IMDB: It’s hundreds and hundreds of people who Nolan oversees and organizes.
Now realize this: Christopher Nolan doesn’t have an e-mail address.
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How’d you like to play with elephants for free? DreamJobbing.com is allowing one lucky wildlife lover to get the dream-come-true chance to spend two weeks assisting with conservation work for endangered Asian Elephants in Thailand. The volunteer will visit elephant camps throughout the country and care for the critters hands-on while working on developing ethical businesses that do elephant tourism. Housing and travel expenses will be paid for — all you’ll have to do is show up! In the past hundred years or so, Thailand’s elephant population dwindled from about 100,000 to 3,000-4,000, so you’ll be doing crucial work to keep the species afloat. Conveniently enough, you’ll get to explore a beautiful, fascinating country while doing so! DreamJobbing is taking applications for the next month. Can I come along as a stowaway? [Image via Shutterstock]
Artist Thomas Stevenson launched art project/pop-up campground Bivouac NY to allow city dwellers to spend the night in tents on secret New York City rooftops. The experience may not offer much in the way of forests or meadows, but there is a great big starry sky to gaze at when night falls and a pretty sweet view of city high-rises. No phones are allowed on the campsite and there are no showers or electricity, which creates more of a true “roughing it” experience. Stevenson, who serves as a camp counselor at the events, told Yahoo! Travelthat the two principles of the project for are “disconnecting from the world at large and people convening together” — basically, exactly what you’d gain from a weekend in the woods. “You have a camping experience and go back to work the next day. It’s very convenient and has a lot of depth to it.” Magical things happen when people share a space and simply spend time together, and that, at least to me, has always been the allure of camping that cancels out the many downsides of being in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception.
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The American Museum of Natural History in New York has been allowing kids to attend their Night At The Museum sleepover program for years, and they’ve finally extended an invitation to adults for a night. Yes, please!
On Friday, August 1, grownups can enjoy a night of booze, music, good food and behind-the-scenes tours before retiring to sleeping bags underneath the giant suspended whale in the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception with music by the 12th Night Jazz trio and will be served a three-course dinner. Attendees can also roam the empty Museum halls and even go on a flashlight tour. One of the museum’s curators will be on hand to offer a special presentation of The Power of Poison exhibition, and there will be a midnight showing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil de Grasse Tyson, in the planetarium. Keep reading »
Floating in a calm ocean is super relaxing. And getting a massage is blissful. But what if you could do both at the SAME TIME?? Now you can, thanks to the One & Only Resort on Australia’s Hayman Island. The resort opens in July, and One & Only’s spa is offering a pretty drool-worthy incentive to book some time there: “Ocean Dreaming Massages,” AKA massages performed on the freakin’ ocean. Here’s the description from the spa website: Keep reading »
Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »