Tuesday, October 23

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One Step Inside This Incredible Mosque Will Leave Your Jaw On The Floor

One Step Inside This Incredible Mosque Will Leave Your Jaw On The Floor

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Did Anyone Else Know That We Have Real Medieval Castles In America? Like… RIGHT HERE.

Did Anyone Else Know That We Have Real Medieval Castles In America? Like… RIGHT HERE.

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Last time we checked, the closest we get to castles and jousting is driving to Medieval Times for a big turkey leg and some mead. After all, castles are straight from the history books and any remains of them are only found in Europe. Right? WRONG. These 13 fantastic "American" castles are all available for you to view here in the States. Don't believe me? Check'em out below. Bishop's Palace (Gresham Castle) Found in Galveston, Texas, this Victorian castle (also known as The Bishop's Palace) was built in 1892 by lawyer and railroad entrepreneur Colonel Walter Gresham and architect Nicholas Clayton. Bannerman Castle Bannerman Castle in Pollepel Island, New York was built in 1901 ...
23 Absolutely Useless Items That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head

23 Absolutely Useless Items That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head

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Listen. I know a thing or two when it comes to being useless. Whether I'm staring blankly at a football game while my dad tries to explain what the hell is going on, trying and failing to help my boyfriend build our IKEA furniture, or really missing the mark when it comes to doing anything on weekends that doesn't involve sweatpants and not brushing my hair, I'm a pro when it comes to uselessness. But the people behind these monstrosities are far more skilled than I am. You see, when it comes to all form and no function, these folks have it down to a science. Here are 23 of the most useless items ever created because who needs faith in their fellow man, anyway? 1. This sign that would've saved Shel Silverstein a lot of time...
Check Out The Coolest Office Designs From Around the World.

Check Out The Coolest Office Designs From Around the World.

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If you have an office job, odds are you work in a boring and dull cubicle. Sure, you try to spice it up by having pictures of your family, maybe a few action figures, who knows? One thing is for sure, none of our offices look quite like these ridiculously innovative spaces from across the globe. If you had the chance to work here, it couldn't possibly be boring. Worst case scenario, if you're having a bad day, you could just take a nap or play with some toys. Zynga OfficePictures OfficePictures OfficePictures Pallotta Teamworks Inhabitat ...
This Incredible Project Proves That It Takes A Village To Change The World

This Incredible Project Proves That It Takes A Village To Change The World

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"Leave only footprints." Those three words stand at the helm of an innovative recycling initiative that could very well change the developing world. When Robert Bezeau relocated from Canada to Panama, he realized that low-income areas don't just lack the resources that come to mind when we think of day-to-day struggles.They lack access to the resources necessary in the recycling process. The accumulation of plastic waste is one of the world's most pressing environmental issues, and less privileged nations across the globe have trouble dealing with all of that refuse. That's where the Plastic Bottle Village comes in. Located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, every building in this town is made out of -- you guessed it -- plastic bottles. ...
What They Did In These 20 Rundown Buildings Is Almost Unbelievable. But It’s Totally Brilliant.

What They Did In These 20 Rundown Buildings Is Almost Unbelievable. But It’s Totally Brilliant.

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"Upcycling" is a trend that is sweeping the globe. When you upcycle, you reuse in such a way as to create something that is even better than the original. These dilapidated buildings should have been scheduled for demolition, but thanks to some creative minds and this incredible trend, something better happened. Broken bricks and sagging roofs were transformed into something completely different. Whoever bought these buildings didn't just recycle what was there. They improved upon it... with awesome results. 1.) An underground bomb shelter was turned into an urban farm. Zero Carbon Foods built a farm in this London air raid shelter. 2.) A church was turned into a bookstore. ...
Here Are 30 Gorgeous Bridges That Are Making The World A Little More Magical.

Here Are 30 Gorgeous Bridges That Are Making The World A Little More Magical.

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There's something magical about bridges. They're often incredible feats of engineering and design. They're meant to connect people and places that would otherwise have to exist separately. Crossing a bridge is a singular experience. You're neither here nor there, but hanging in the middle. You could be suspended over a river, hang in a valley, or climb a huge mountain. Society also ties a lot of symbolism to bridges. They make us think about transition, connection, legends, and journeys. Here are 30 of our favorites, found all over the world. Some of them are small, some are huge. Some are pinnacles of cutting-edge engineering technology. Some are ancient, but have stood the test of time. Some are deceptively simple, and some are incredibly intricate. Take a look! 1.) Infinity...
It’s Hard To Believe What Used To Go On Inside These Walls. Now It’s Just Ruins.

It’s Hard To Believe What Used To Go On Inside These Walls. Now It’s Just Ruins.

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There is something about seeing an abandoned building that instantaneously affects so many people. It could be the thought that, at one point in time, the building they are looking at was once so filled with life. Maybe the building just looks creepy. Either way, the Internet has formed quite the fascination with abandoned architecture around the world, from hospitals to churches. Given that Detroit, Michigan, has faced such a dramatic population decline and urban decay over the years, it has an overwhelming number of abandoned buildings to explore. Even places of worship are now closed and stand empty. Calvary Presbyterian (1868-1991) Detroiturbex Calvary Presbyterian Detro...
Some Of These Unbelievable Treehouses Don’t Even Seem Possible. Especially #3… Whoa.

Some Of These Unbelievable Treehouses Don’t Even Seem Possible. Especially #3… Whoa.

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Lots of kids love playing in treehouses. Those incredible playrooms help spark the imaginations of children and give them their own magical domain to play in. As kids grow up, they soon forget about the wonders a treehouse can hold. That is, until those grown children see these treehouses. Your inner child will be so jealous; these creations are so awesome they don't even seem possible. 1.) A Three Story Treehouse (British Columbia, Canada) Imgur 2.) The Mirror Cube (Sweden) Imgur 3.) The Bird's Nest (Sweden) Imgur 4.) The HemLoft Treehouse (Whistler, Canada) ...

This City Was Designed Exclusively For The Rich. But Wait Til You See What’s There.

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Locals call it "The City of the Dead." It's known otherwise as the city of Beihai, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. The beautiful metropolis is earned its nickname for one reason: it's a ghost town. More than 100 beautiful villas are standing in Beihai, but they are completely empty. The result of the complete absence of families in these mansions? Complete and utter creepiness. The city was built for the new, rising class of wealthy people in China. Daily Mail These properties were bought quickly. Daily Mail However, six years later, the buildings still stand empty. Daily Mail ...