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A Shipwreck Seen from Space

Aug 31 2011

This half-sunken sea-liner is named the World Discoverer. It met its fate on April 30th, 2000, when it hit an uncharted reef in the Solomon Islands. Now it has become a popular tourist attraction and is visible from space on Google Maps.

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Heather Jansch Driftwood Sculpture

Interesting Art Made Out of Driftwood

Aug 30 2011

Very refreshing to see art being made from new materials and experimenting with new techniques. "I liked the country, painting and constructing things from what lay around." - says Heather Jansch, the creator of these interesting sculptures.

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Joseph Stalins Favourite Country Home

Joseph Stalin's Favorite Country House

Aug 29 2011

This is one of five country houses in Abkhazia that Stalin visited approximately 5-6 times a year. Built into it were secret passageways to the sea, railway stations, and a direct communication line to his government staff (which consisted of 800 people). A very beautiful dacha!

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Pencil Carving Graphite

Amazing Pencil Art

Aug 27 2011

Dalton Ghetti is a 49-year old carpenter from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he has been carving the most incredible miniature sculptures for over 25 years without the aid of a magnifying glass. For a canvas, he uses the lead found inside of standard manual pencils. Unbelievable.

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Wadi Rum Desert Lodge

Wadi Rum Desert Lodge Concept

Aug 25 2011

Carved right into the desert cliffs of the Wadi Rum in Jordan, this luxury eco-lodge is designed to take full advantage of the natural landscape in order to fully appreciate the surrounding desert. Oppenheim Architecture, a Florida based firm, are the designers of this amazing concept.

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Bolivia Road of Death

Road of Death - Yungas, Bolivia

Aug 24 2011

With a terrifying estimate of 200-300 deaths every year, this road in Bolivia is said to be the most dangerous in the world. This 61 kilometer (38 mile) stretch of road is one of only two roads that connects the towns of La Paz and Coroico. There are many crosses along the road, marking the spots where vehicles have fallen.

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Most Expensive Rifle In the World

Aug 23 2011

Manufactured in VO Vapen of Sweden, this extremely highly detailed rifle is now the worlds most expensive. With only 5 units ever to be made (this being the first), and has a price tag of $820,000 USD which makes it the world's most expensive hunting rifle.

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U 010 Submarine Yacht

Underwater Yacht - The U-010

Aug 22 2011

So you may be wondering about now what is the difference between a submarine and a "underwater yacht", well for one you aren't stuffed into small hull with 20 other sailors. This luxurious yacht has an interior even an evil villain from James Bond would die for.

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Louisville Slugger Largest Bat

Louisville Slugger: Largest Bat in the World

Aug 21 2011

Probably one of the most recognizable brands of baseball bats in the world. This huge bat casually rests against a building, in front of the corporate headquarters of the Louisville Slugger. Lots of memorable bats like the one used by Babe Ruth (the one he used during his 60-home-run season) can be seen inside of the museum.

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Condom France Funny

18 Most Epic City Names in the World

Aug 20 2011

Who ever made these city names deserves a medal or something, these are epic. Check out some of these funny city names from all around the world.

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Insane Storm

Surreal Storm Over a Highway

Aug 19 2011

Checkout this amazing storm captured in great, high quality photos. Make sure to click the images to view bigger versions. Location unknown.

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Draugen Shell Platform

Sweden’s Draugen Oil Platform

Aug 18 2011

Draugen is an oil field in the Norwegian Sea at a sea depth of 250 meters. The field has been developed with a concrete fixed facility and integrated topside. Stabilized oil is stored in tanks at the base of the facility. Two pipelines are used to transport the oil from the facility to a floating loading buoy.

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