Priced from $70,000 and measuring just 14-feet-long, the Off Grid caravan appears small on the outside, complete with an independent suspension system and 17" wheels with mud tires, but step inside, and you'll be able to kick back in a mini home of sorts. This solar-powered trailer boasts a kitchenette set, sleeping area, living room, dual 95 liter water tanks, a hot water system, and a full battery system. Click here to view the first image this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing a real-life LEGO Minifig character, or at least in creepy cosplay form.
Norway has its own share of bridges, but they plan on spending $25-billion to build the world's first "submerged floating bridge" that shortens travel times between Kristiansand and Trondheim from 21-hours down to less than 11-hours. It will consist of two 4,000-foot long concrete tubes - braced to each other with trusses and bedrock - one for each direction. Since they're underwater, inclement weather above the surface will not affect them, and depth is controlled by a series of pontoons floated on the surface of the fjord. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an interesting Hoover Dam water bottle experiment.
Don't need all the amenities of a luxury resort, and just want to relax with some fresh air? The Null Stern Hotel is a perfect getaway. Conceptualized by hoteliers Frank and Patrick Riklin, it's located in the Swiss town of Graubunden. You won't find any walls, a ceiling, bathroom, or any type of structure, just a double bed, a nightstand, as well as a lamp. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The James Bond AB 100 Spectre Yacht doesn't just have a cool name, it's powered by three gigantic MAN engines that generate 1,900-horsepower each, for a total output of 5,700-horsepower. All this results in a top speed of 62mph (54 knots), while guests relax in a full dining room table illuminated by large side window, and a lower level with three full bedrooms, bathrooms, along with a kitchen. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lightning strike vaporizing a wooden pole.
At 240-square-feet, the Alpha Tiny House not only has a jacuzzi tub and shower, but a loft sleeping area, kitchenette set, walk-out patio deck, wood flooring throughout, and even a slide-away 8 person dining table. Best of all, it's a trailer that can be towed anywhere, or at least places where there are water and electricity hookups. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Los Angeles continued to spread out, particularly with the development of the San Fernando Valley and the building of the freeways launched in the 1940s. When the local street car system went out of business, Los Angeles became a city built around the automobile, with all the social, health and political problems that this dependence produces. The famed urban sprawl of Los Angeles became a notable feature of the town, and the pace of the growth accelerated in the first decades of the 20th century. Keven McAlester created a perfectly synced short film showing that time period with today. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a man who sliding off a water slide and into a rocky cliff - David Salmon broke his arm and some ribs but is expected to be OK. He said he's "too dang old to be going down water slides."
Oregon Trail'R's TerraDrop Teardrop trailer may look compact when being towed, but this travel accessory is actually a tiny home on wheels. It's fully customizable, with all versions featuring additional headroom and storage space compared to their predecessors. You can opt for things such as a cabinetry package, digital stereo upgrades, propane stove, custom doors, or just heavy-duty knobby tires for going off-road. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Located at 1860 Santa Fe Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the building was designed by the architects Pero and Torres Armengol for the empresario Max Glucksmann, and opened as a theater called Teatro Gran Splendid in the early 1900s. The building features ceiling frescoes painted by the Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi and caryatids sculpted by Troiano Troiani. It was subsequently renovated and converted into a book and music shop under the direction of the architect Fernando Manzone; the cinema seating was removed and in its place book shelves were installed. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here to view a few bonus strange and funny library signs that will make you look twice
This is not an optical illusion, just a real statue of Guan Yu that stands 190-foot-tall and weighs in at a whopping 1320-tons. It sits alongside a Jingzhou city park in the Hubei province of China. The reason for building it? To attract tourists and locals of course. Visitors will also soon be able to walk up a staircase, up the 10m pedestal, and into an 8000 square-meter Guan Yu Museum. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
There are massive cruise ships, and then the ultra luxurious 108M Mega Yacht. Based on a standard 108 meter mono hull, this ship has large openings on either side that connect the interior with nature, complete with an elevated dining / viewing area. A garden next to the 20-meter lap pool allows ocean water to gently splash aboard, and 300-square-meters of solar panels, linked to lithium ion batteries, allow for slow-speed cruising without the need to gas. Continue reading for more pictures and information.