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.
At first, this may appear to be a Wild West movie set, but it's actually "Western Village", a now closed theme park in Nikko, a city about 70 miles north of the capital Tokyo. Abandoned since 2007, and unfortunately demolished, the buildings seemingly belong in Westworld, a horror film where robots have taken over a theme park. It originally opened in the 1970s, and as recent as 1995, the owners added a new $25-million expansion section, which included a giant Mount Rushmore replica. That's not all, the developers even imported a church from California, piece by piece. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.
Researchers are claiming that 2,000-meters beneath the Bermuda Triangle lies one, possibly two, huge crystal pyramids that could explain the disappearance of several planes and ships. "There is always a mystique about pyramid structures. The "fact" that this is built of crystal provides it with a further coating of mystery and power, which implies it it generates magical healing and paranormal forces. As with most claims we need to dig deeper and find out if such a building exists, and if it does how does it correlate with the disappearances inside the Bermuda Triangle," said researcher Nigel Watson to MailOnline. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser personal tank, priced at $19,999.95, has been a popular item online for quite some time now, but people apparently can't get enough of it. Designed with versatility in mind, the Donk can transport cargo or a crew of five internally or on the roof, and can be piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch, thanks to special one-way steel mesh armor windows and a control stick that pivots up and down to allow piloting from the standing or seated positions. The interior is fully carpeted and cozy, with accent lighting and room for up to five people. A 400 watt premium sound system with PA is mounted to project sound both into the cabin and outward from behind the windows. Check it out here now. Continue reading for more funny reviews and information.
You can get a tin of real uranium ore for a mere $39.95 shipped, but wait until you read the reviews. "The ore sample material is Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). Counts Per Minute (CPM) activity rate listed on the label is determined using a GCA-07W Digital Geiger Counter that has an NRC certification. Activity level includes all radiation types: alpha, beta and gamma," according to ImageSI. Get some here now. Continue reading for more reviews and information.
Santiago Sanchez, a 69-year-old man from western El Salvador, has been digging a massive hole / tunnel ever since allegedly receiving a vision from God about 18 years ago. Each day, at around 3am, he climbs down and starts carving away at the rough surface, and when the day is done, 90-pounds of rock and debris needs to be transported away. "What I am doing is a spiritual revelation from God. Nobody knows what God is going to demand from you. Only I am allowed to go to the end, because I am God's tunnel digger. Nobody else is allowed to go there," said Sanchez to a local TV station. Continue reading for three more bizarre, yet true, stories you've probably never heard about.
At $456-million, Le Palais Bulles, also known as "Bubble Palace", is Europe's most expensive home. It was created by architect Antti Lovag in 1970, and encompasses an area of 1200 square meters in the South of France. Featuring 10-suites, a massive living room that can be occupied by up to 350-persons, 2 kitchens, a 500-seat outdoor auditorium, a 8500-square-meter garden with pools, a workshop and more. Click here for more pictures of the Bubble Palace. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.
We know that movies and television utilize green screens, but what about magazine photos? Let's just say that things aren't much different, and the techniques used are probably much simpler than you initially thought. For example, this model looks to be standing in front of beautiful mountains, but in reality, the entire background was projected onto a white wall in a house. Continue reading for more interesting examples of magazine photo magic.
The M3 Amphibious Rig is basically a self-propelled amphibious bridging vehicle that is used for the projection of tanks and other vehicles across water obstacles. It's self-deployable by road, operating as a 4x4 wheeled vehicle with a maximum road speed of 80 km/h. When driven into the water for amphibious operation, it deploys two large aluminum pontoons, and is propelled and steered by 2 fully traversable pump jets at speeds of up to 14 km/h. Multiple rigs may be joined by long connectors called "ramps", 4 of which are carried on each vehicle, to form a bridge across a water obstacle. 8 M3 Rigs will bridge a 100m water gap this way, and can be traversed by vehicles up to and including the heaviest 60+ ton main battle tank like the Leopard 2A6 and Challenger 2. Continue reading for three more weird vehicles that actually exist.
Jeff Bloch has created the world's first upside down Camaro, and it's not just a sculpture or museum piece. Simply put, he took a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, flipped it, and then fused the vehicle with a Ford Festiva to produce the wacky racecar. "This car is a 1999 Camaro convertible. We actually skinned the Camaro body right off the chassis, and then recreated it upside down on a steel framework and hung it over a 1999 Ford Festiva that I bought for 200 bucks. I bought the Camaro for just 900 bucks - it had a rotten top and a mildew interior. The little Festiva runs great! People ask me why I wanted to build something like the upside down Camaro racer. I just like to build things that no one has ever built before, and I like to be very entertaining in the process," said Bloch. 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 some awesome digital magic tricks.