Few of visited Blockbuster’s Bend, Oregon location, but many know that it’s the last remaining store in the world, and it even houses Russell Crowe film props that John Oliver donated. Now, even fewer people will have the chance to stay inside this historic site for night. That’s right, Deschutes County residents will be able to request to book a stay at the store, or to be more specific, for three individual, one-night reservations on September 18, 19 and 20. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (Wuppertal Suspension Railway), nicknamed The Flying Train, is basically a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. It’s the world’s oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars and was built between 1897 and 1903. The first track opened in 1901, and to this day, Schwebebahn is still in use as a normal means of local public transport, transporting 25 million passengers annually. Read more to see how it looked during its early years, thanks to AI.
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The Gundam Factory Yokohama has just completed its life-sized mecha this week, and some eager fans have managed to capture some early shots for your viewing enjoyment. Not just a sculpture, this 59-foot-tall robot boasts 24 degrees of freedom, allowing it to walk, which may not sound very cool, but considering that it weighs in at about 25 tons, this is quite the feat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
You could either buy a mega mansion for $17.8-million USD, or Pumpkin Island, a fully serviced private island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef located just a 30-minute boat ride off the coast of Queensland. You not only get a private beach, but also a bay filled with fresh oysters as well as a self-contained resort with renewable energy sources. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Former aerospace mechanic for the Royal Air Force and now a stay-at-home dad Steve Jones managed to transform hollowed-out jet engine shell from a Vickers VC10 into a functional camper trailer for his family in Lancashire, England. In all, he spent around 1,000-hours between January and mid-March to complete the build. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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You may have seen photos of a building with an actual highway passing through it, and for those who have always wanted to visit, just head on over to the Gate Tower Building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. This 16-floor office building has an Ikeda Route highway offramp that passes directly through the building. More specifically, it passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Apple Central World is now the second and largest retail location in Thailand, located in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s famous intersection. It also has the first-ever all-glass design, housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof spanning two levels via a spiral staircase that wraps around a timber core. Or, you can ride a stunning cylindrical elevator clad in mirror-polished stainless steel. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Paris-Plages is an annual event by the mayor that creates temporary artificial beaches each summer along the river Seine in the city center of Paris. Officially called “Cinéma sur l’Eau (translated as cinema on water)”, this free event will allow attendees to enjoy the 2018 film Le Grand Bain while riding in one of 38 electric boats available for the occasion. Plus, 150 deckchairs will also be available in case you don’t fancy being on the water. Read more to see the official poster and a previous occasion where people in Paris watched a movie on water.
Many want to travel, but are aware of the risks associated with getting on planes. What if you could stay in your very own floating hotel suite? Introducing Anthénea, which was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle. This solar-powered, autonomous pod was inspired by “Atlantis”, a deep-sea citadel and laboratory featured in the 1977 Bond classic The Spy Who Loved Me. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
S&S Technologies unveils their latest roller coaster, and it’s called AXIS. Their engineering team reimagined roller coaster dynamics by taking patented 4D rotating vehicle technology and turning it into a thrill ride that delivers deliberate, fluid movements to make it though as if you’re actually flying. Read more for a video and additional information.