Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is the home of the title character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Now, you have a chance to win a one-night stay at this creepy establishment. "Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great grandnephew, will answer your knock on the castle's imposing wooden doors. He will be your host for the night, and resident expert on Transylvanian lore. Enter the castle and explore the labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors, creepy nooks, and squeaky staircases while there is still light in the sky. You may traipse through all fifty-seven rooms, from lofty tower lookouts to deep dark crypts, and even enjoy an incomparable view of the Carpathians from the terrace as the sun makes its final descent. But once darkness comes, retreat inside. Unexpected guests have been known to come knocking in the moonlit hours," according to the AirBnB page. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a little girl who waved at a cargo ship and got more than she bargained for.
Six Flags New Orleans is essentially a massive 140-acre, abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the state in August 2005. Currently, this park is owned by the Industrial Development Board (IDB) of New Orleans. Despite various announced plans to redevelop the site, all attractions are still in extremely poor condition. Even though the site has 24-hour security, urban explorers have still made their way inside. Continue reading for five more cool facts. Click here for a few bonus images.
Aokigahara, best known as "Suicide Forest", is basically a 35-square-kilometer forest that is located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Even though camping is allowed in the area, people who bring a tent with them show hesitation, or are just undecided on their suicide attempt. If spotted by prevention patrol, the team speaks with the campers, who might have already been out there for days, encouraging them to leave the forest. Continue reading for five more strange things you might not have known.
Sleeping inside a cave is one thing, the Yunak Evleri Hotel lets guests choose from seven different cave houses carved directly into the side of a rocky hill for a total of 40 private rooms. All of them feature hand-crafted furnishings, antiques, an ensuite bathroom, and a private patio overlooking the Turkish Mesa to top things off. The main lobby is housed in a 19th-century Greek mansion, which also boasts a music room, business room, meeting rooms, and passage to the rooftop terrace for breakfast. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is a $1-billion skyscraper that aims to be the world's tallest when completed in 2020. Standing over 2,800-feet tall, it will emit a "beacon of light" from its peak at night, and at the very top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which offers 360° views of the city. The design also includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. "It is an absolute privilege to be entrusted by Santiago Calatrava and Emaar Properties to work on this project, and we have assembled a stellar team to bring this idea to life," said Adrian Jones, Aurecon's project director for The Tower. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of nine simple everyday life hacks.
Officially called the "Coiling Dragon Cliff", this glass skywalk, overlooking Tongtian Avenue at Tianmen Mountain in China, sits 4,600-feet above ground. As the name implies, looking straight down probably isn't for the faint of heart, but fortunately, this mountain has two other not so extreme glass bridges: one that is suspended 1,410-feet above ground, and the other at 590-feet. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
For $1.8-million, you could either buy a brand new LaFerrari Aperta (if you're lucky enough to receive an invitation), or the ultra luxurious Wajer 55 by Sinot Yacht Design. At 52-feet in length, this watercraft comes equipped with three IPS600 Volva Penta engines rated at 435 horsepower each, enabling it to cruise at 28 knots and hit a top speed of 38 knots. Weight is kept to a minimum, thanks to lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
You're not looking at an Endor still from a Star Wars movie, just the Montana Magica Lodge, located in the center of Chile's Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve. After crossing a swinging rope bridge, guests at the 13-room guest house get to experience water eruptions daily that sends water running down the volcano-like structure. Other activities available at the resort, include: wild-course mini-golf, where the holes form part of the natural terrain, hiking and South America's longest zip line. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the moon's surface shot by a Japan's SELENE mission.
Capable of withstanding temperatures between -50°F and 150°F, the Tiny Ski Lodge is a 240-square-foot living space that is much more than a wooden trailer. It's based on a 30-foot-long triple axle trailer and comes complete with a bathroom (composting toilet included), full sink / shower, a kitchenette, hobby room, as well as plenty of additional storage space. Climb upstairs, and you'll be greeted with a sleeping loft on one end and a lounge area that leads out to a small balcony on the other. Of course, it features a standard RV-style electrical hookup and structural insulated panels to ensure that everything stays toasty during the colder winter months. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the battle of "World War Nerf".
At $463,271 USD, the Morelo Empire Liner is more in line with the cost of a new home (or several) rather than a 5-star hotel, but if you took a luxurious suite, added some wheels, this motorhome would be the result. Featuring a full kitchenette, underfloor heating, master bedroom, and a bathroom with rain shower. Want to enjoy the stars on a clear evening while parked in the middle of nowhere? Simply look out the bedroom skylight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.