Do you remember an animated movie Up where two characters fly in a house? National Geographic proved that a flying house can be a reality. Engineers, scientists and balloon pilots used 300 weather balloons to launch a 16’ X 16’ house into the air. They set a new world record for the biggest balloon cluster flight. The house was floating for about an hour, going 10,000 feet high.
These are amazing vintage photographs of the USA that were taken at the beginning of the 20th century.
Meet Oberon Zel Ravenheart. The 68 year old has dedicated his life to studying the Dark Arts. He has opened the first recognized wizard academy just north of San Francisco, California, called the Grey School of Wizardry and is giving the world of Harry Potter a run for its money. The school teaches sixteen departments, such as spell casting, wand making, horse whispering, breast mastery, and alchemy.
In 1918 Frederic W. Goudy wrote The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering. In the work he suggested that words, which were made up of letters, made sounds and therefore had to be organic. Andreas Scheiger decided to prove his point by opening the letters to see what was inside. He had to have a great creativity to accomplish this project and the details are simply incredible.
Derek Diedricksen isn’t just a man with too much time on his hands, he is a man who has found a way to turn other people’s junk into something beautiful and meaningful. The Stoughton Massachusetts resident makes micro-shelters in his backyard. The tiny houses are made out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets. The largest is about 24 square feet and the smallest is 4 feet tall at its highest point. Each microhouse costs less than $200 to make and comes equipped with transparent roofing.
Google earth is a very effective tool if used right but this is one feature the Bahrain government would gladly do without. The government blocked Google Earth when it discovered that the oppressed Shiite majority where using the tool to view palaces and other estates that make up 95% of the country. The controversial images captured in an anonymously distributed PDF file caused uproar and fed the current mass revolt happening in the country.