For those who don't know, Edith Macefield was basically a real estate holdout who received worldwide attention in 2006 when she turned down an offer of $1-million to sell her house to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Instead, the five-story project was built surrounding her 108-year-old farmhouse, where she died at age 86 in 2008. After her passing, Macefield willed her house to the new building's construction superintendent, Barry Martin, in gratitude for his friendship and caretaker role. Continue reading for more examples of homeowners who refused to move.
You know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry, and that's the motto that Bruce Beach lives by. He's created an underground nuclear bunker in the quiet Canadian village of Horning's Mills, 100 km north of Toronto. Called "The Ark Two," the bunker spans 10,000-square-feet and consists of 42 old school buses covered in concrete and buried under 14 feet under the ground. It was designed to accommodate 500 people for months and comes equipped with food supplies, a private well, full plumbing, redundant fuel generators, a dentist's chair, and even a daycare. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Ever come across an image of something that just puzzles you? Simply post it on Reddit, and you'll have your answer in minutes. Bored Panda rounded up several strange images that were quickly solved by internet users, starting with the bizarre jellyfish-like creature above. Simply put, it's part of a siphonophore, which superficially resemble jellyfish, with one example being the venomous Portuguese man o' war. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Boris 'Boriska' Kipriyanovich, a 21-year-old from Volgograd, Russia, claims to have lived on Mars in a previous life. Unfortunately, a nuclear war destroyed the atmosphere and was then reborn on Earth in 1996. He remembers visiting Earth during ancient Egyptian times, and said: "I remember that time, when I was 14 or 15 years old. The Martians were waging wars all the time so I would often have to participate in air raids with a friend of mine. We could travel in time and space flying in round spaceships, but we would observe life on Earth on triangular aircraft. Martian spaceships are very complicated. They are layered, and they can fly all across the Universe." Continue reading for the full interview and more information.
SFX and makeup artist Justyna Sosnowska, also known as "Sosenka", is a big fan of cosplay, and has the skills to transform herself into several famous characters, like Dragon Ball Z's Majin Buu, without computer-generated imagery. While she holds a Landscape Architecture degree, her interest in SFX makeup began in 2014, and took off from there. "I fell in love with what I do. From various technical methods of mapping the images of the characters to strengthening certain personality traits such as patience, precision, succession in pursuit of the goal," said Sosenka. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
There's nothing wrong with a pink Tesla Model S, but when you add a giant Batman logo, headlight eyelashes, and wings out back, things get a little strange. However, it all makes sense when you see the Google Chrome logo on the wheels, as this vehicle was driven by none other than Google's own Sergey Brin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This sounds like the plot for an upcoming science fiction film, only that it's not. The Stardust Ranch is real, and has hit the market for $5 million (USD). It's located in Arizona's scenic Rainbow Valley, and includes a 3,436 square-foot house, but owner John Edmonds claims that over the past 20-years, he's een abducted multiple times by grey aliens. Continue reading for the Ghost Hunters episode and more information.
No, this isn't an illusion or fantasy location from a story, but rather a real boiling river discovered by geoscientist Andres Ruzo. This mysterious, four-mile long river, located deep in the heart of the Amazon, is so hot that it can brew tea. At its widest, it's 82-feet, and around 20-feet deep, with some parts even boiling over. "Dipping my hand into the river would give me third-degree burns in less than half a second. Falling in could easily kill me. The river boils because of fault-fed hot springs. As we have hot blood running through our veins and arteries, so, too, the Earth has hot water running through its cracks and faults," said Ruzo. 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 about the atmospheric river that's about to hit the West Coast.
Auto enthusiast wanted to create the ultimate muscle car mashup, and it all started with a 1967 Ford Mustang body. He took the chassis and then mounted it onto a salvage title Corvette C5 drivetrain, which was purchased for $6,000. The body was essentially grafted to a custom tube frame, while retaining the original configuration of the C5 and keeping the LS1 power plant intact. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Many comic book fans are familiar with the 1960s Lincoln Futura-based Batmobile, with its black paint scheme, bright red accents and faux jet engine in the back. An incredible replica went on sale for $250,000 recently, but this 1987 Ford Mustang-based version most certainly won't even cost you half that. At $5,000, it features flared arches, chrome wheels, huge fins over the rear wheel arches, and three exhaust pipes protruding from the decklid. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior, exterior as well as additional information.