YouTube can be an entertainment, learning, money making, and even a tutorial platform. Cara Brookins, along with her four children, followed the latter to build "Inkwell Manor". In 2008, Brookins and her four children (then aged 7, 15, 11 and 2) left her abusive husband in search of a better life. So, they temporarily found a tiny home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, until a more permanent place could be established. Her initial plan was to buy a house, but they passed by a house ravaged by a tornado, and thought it would be a perfect project for the family. "Once I had bought all these supplies and they were all piled up, there was no way out. There wasn't enough money to pay anyone to put them together. There was no plan B. This was 2008, so YouTube was not then what it is now. There weren't really comprehensive videos or channels devoted to this sort of thing. But there's a lot of ways to frame a window or to put a foundation together. So, we would watch three or four videos for each stage of construction and then think, 'Which one of these is going to work the best for us?,'" recalls Brookins. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a see-through engine filmed in super slow motion.
Crown Prince of Dubai Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, known as Faz3 (Fazza) on Instagram, is not only know for his immense fortune, but amazing photos as well. He recently captured video footage and images of the Dubai skyline above the clouds, and that clip has already amassed over 1-million-views, captured from the top of a skyscraper. Thankfully, he did not attempt a Mission Impossible-inspired stunt, like Tom Cruise did in Ghost Protocol. Continue reading for more fascinating images gathered from around the web.
It's not uncommon to see popular items sell out within minutes, especially during the holidays, but you probably haven't seen a "Medium Leather Wrapped Stone" be snapped up like hotcakes, and at $85 a pop. Hours after going live on Nordstrom's website, the item sold out, and became one of the most popular topics on social media. Many tout it as just an expensive paperweight, while others claim it's actually a fashion statement. Continue reading for two up-close images of the rock.
Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer is James Veitch's book that shows exactly what happens when you decide to reply to a scam email, and keep the conversation going for as long as possible. In the example you see above, the scammer appears to offer James an interesting proposal: a 10% cut of any gold he distributes for this person. This all sounds fine and dandy at first, but like most scams, they always require some type of payment before starting the supposed "business", which in this case is a hefty amount of gold. To keep things interesting, James decides to use code names, and even a simple, yet self-explanatory chart. Continue reading to see just how far the conversation got before the scammer realized what was going on.
Just about the entire world knows about the complicated divorce situation between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie by now, but "Average Rob" on Instagram decided to lighten up the situation by digitally adding himself to one of their photographs. That's not all, this Instagram star has Photoshopped himself into dozens of celebrity photos, ranging from Eminem to Hillary Clinton. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission), launched November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms. They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On one of two moonwalks, they visited the Surveyor and removed some parts for return to Earth. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
When batteries are in use, people don't really wonder what they look like, which makes these "Fashion Batteries" a bit pointless, or so we think. Now if your using these batteries in a transparent device, it may be an entirely different story. Thanks to the internet, the demand for these types of oddities are ever increasing. Continue reading to see more things that probably shouldn't exist, but do.
There are some internet trolls that ask genuinely dumb questions to gain attention, while there are others who actually ponder things such as...having "plague" on their teeth. Now we can only hope that Verizon keeps Yahoo Answers after acquiring the internet giant for $5-billion, but if it were to ever shut down, internet users have amassed a massive collection of bizarre things people have actually asked on the site. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus Yahoo Answers.
Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Let's face it, when your room is pitch black, and you hear a phone notification, an ultra bright screen definitely isn't easy on the eyes. However, an urgent email or call is probably worth being temporarily blinded. That is just one of the many annoying, yet true, things we encounter in our everyday lives. continue reading to see a few more. Click here for a few bonus images.