Scientifically speaking, neon lighting consists of brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs that contain rarefied neon or other gases. These types of lights are normally placed in a sealed glass tube with a metal electrode at each end, filled with one of a number of gases at low pressure. A high potential of several thousand volts applied to the electrodes ionizes the gas in the tube, causing it to emit colored light. When they fail, disaster may ensue, like the gas station above. Continue reading for more bizarre neon lighting FAILS now. Click here for a few bonus images.
Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov specializes in capturing squirrels in peculiar situations, including shooting photos of each other. You might think some of these images have been digitally altered, but the truth is that Trunov left some food for them in a clearing so he could see how they reacted, and sometimes, nuts were strategically placed inside objects to capture the perfect poses. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
Sometimes, less is more, but when you really want to get away from it all, and don't mind a lack of privacy, this pyramid bedroom in the forest should do the trick. Simply put, it's stylish, yet basic, place to rest your head for the night, with absolutely no luxurious amenities, besides a steel frame and plenty of windows to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
These conical homes appear to be from a fairytale, but they can be found in the Japanese mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture. They were designed by Issei Suma and consist of five tents that were built for two retired ladies. Inside, you'll find modern amenities such as a seashell-shaped pool, full kitchen, as well as plenty of space for their caretaker and cook to roam around. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Kinetic Sand is basically a three-dimensional building toy made of 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane (a type of silicone oil) that mimics the physical properties of wet sand. This material was originally designed for sculpting, but is now commonly sold as indoor play sand. Appearance wise, it resembles light brown sugar, and can be molded. Even though it sticks to itself, the sand won't adhere most other materials or surfaces, and doesn't dry out to boot. Continue reading for more oddly satisfying things.
Ever wonder what a Neanderthal would look like in modern wear? If so, then head on over to The Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, as a Neanderthal mannequin in a suit is currently on display to remind visitors of connections between modern and ancient humans. One thing you may not know is that Neanderthals had a lower surface-to-volume ratio, with shorter legs and a bigger body in conformance with Bergmann's rule, as an energy-loss reduction adaptation to life in a high-latitude (i.e. seasonally cold) climate. Continue reading for more cool pictures from around the web.
So, you requested that your package be left under the doormat, but didn't realize it was as tall as a 50-inch television, and come home to this sight. This may not be the worst delivery experience you've heard or seen, but sometimes, it may help to add a little disclaimer, like "if can be hidden" to any special instructions. Continue reading to see more funny and strange delivery FAILS.
Set to hit Burning Man 2016 is this virtual reality art experience housed inside a decommissioned Boeing 747. Officially called the "747 project," the aircraft will serve as a venue for showcases, as well as an incubator for music, art, live performances, experiences, and inspirational talks, complete with Google Cardboard integration. The Boeing 747's top has been chopped off to create an outdoor deck for sweeping views of La Playa. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
Down N' Out, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, have debuted three Pokemon-themed burgers. Starting this week, Pokemon fanatics will be served either a Pikachu, Charmander or Bulbasaur burger when they order a Pokeburger from the restaurant. "The burgers' flavors have been designed to match each Pokemon's look and personality. Charmander is a bit spicy and has orange lava cheese. Pikachu we wanted to be a bit silly. It's a classic burger with a twist. The restaurant has stuffed it with Tiger Fries, french fries covered in cheese, onions and a Thousand Island-style spread," said Ben Kagan, creative director for Hashtag Burgers, to CNBC. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, in England, took his wife, Annie, and his daughters, Elizabeth and Francis, to Burgh Marsh on May 23, 1964. Since Templeton was an amateur photographer, he wanted to take capture a photo of Elizabeth's new dress with a Kodak SLR. One of the resulting photographs depicted a strangely dressed person in the background. He insists that no one was in the background that day when he snapped the photo. The photo was then sent to the Carlisle Police who hired photographic experts to study it. Finally, Kodak got a hold of the camera and photo negative to look for any defects. They found nothing wrong, and even offered a reward, which went unclaimed, of free film for a year to anyone that could adequately solve the mystery. Continue reading for more bizarre photographs that can't be explained.