This artist's impression shows the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures they inhabit; these alignments are over billions of light-years and are the largest known in the Universe. Image credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser.
Contrary to what you may think, dinky decks and cramped patios make tight spaces seem even smaller. Marquette crafted his arbor from cedar posts set atop concrete pads. Drawing inspiration from a lone cedar tree that grew in his backyard, the resourceful designer got posts from area tree-trimming companies to build the 12- by 12-foot structure that covers his entire patio space.
Photograph by Nancie Battaglia, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images From "Visions of Earth," National Geographic, April 2012 United States—On Fourth lake in new york's adirondacks, a crush of 1,902 canoes and kayaks attempts to break a "largest raft" world record. Rules dictate that the mega structure float freely for at least 30 seconds, held together only by hands.