From time to time the municipality of Rome cleans the famous Trevi Fountain and gathers coins thrown by tourists “for luck.” This procedure is performed under the supervision of Carabinieri who count all coins. According to the special order, each coin becomes community property once it has touched the bottom of the fountain. Tourist donations bring Rome hundreds of thousands of euros annually. These funds used to go to the charity. But during the time of crisis, Rome has decided to spend them on the needs of the city.
Goldfield used to be the biggest city in the state of Nevada with 30,000 citizens in 1904. It was a mining boomtown, but the gold mines started to run out by 1920s. And the fire of 1923 destroyed most of Goldfield’s wooden buildings. Nowadays this semi-ghost town is still populated with about 400 people. Most of the buildings are empty, including the abandoned High School of Goldfield.
Japanese toilet manufacturer decided to create an unusual bike powered by… poop. Crazy as it sounds, this motorcycle actually runs. It has even performed 870-mile countrywide tour across Japan.
The human waste stored in the driver’s seat is turned into biofuel. Hopefully this TOTO’s three-wheeled chopper won’t explode on-the-go. Meanwhile, you can watch videos after the jump to see it in action.
Kids do the darndest things, but sometimes it seems that they are trying to get revenge on their parents by destroying everything in sight. See the latest kid created messes.
While he’s only six months old, Arthur Hammond is already making a name for himself by posing in iconic movie scenes thanks to his mother Emily Cleaver. His blog is receiving 50,000 hits per month because of such movie recreations as American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, Rambo and The Blair Witch Project. His fame is now to the point where he is taking requests, something that he will surely appreciate once he can walk and talk.
Rambo: First Blood
The idea to build the first commercial spaceport in the world appeared in 1990s. The perfect location was found in southern New Mexico. The construction of the runway began in 2008. Today this runway is 10,000 feet (3,000 m) long. While the construction of hangars and terminals continues, we can peer inside the future purpose-built commercial spaceport thanks to photos and artist renderings.