at over four thousand square miles, the salar de uyuni salt flat in bolivia is the largest salt flat on the planet. the remnant of a 40 thousand year old lake, the salt flat is surrounded by mountains, which leaves no drainage outlet for rain water. with a variation in surface elevation of less than a metre, this water builds up over the two meter thick crust of slat to create the world’s largest mirror. but as the water evaporates, the salt is scraped away from the surface by locals and piled up into mounds, which further hastens the evaporation.  

photos by (click pic) art wolfeandrew waddington and karla gachet and ivan kashinsky. the salt flats were previously featured here



99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.