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.
Our visitor Running Is Fun sent us these funny pictures with guys and girls from the Philippines who, according to the author, “don’t know how to smile”. Yeah, what they are doing is called – duckface! Apparently, they are following this “popular trend” too.
This trendy home was once a cement factory. The abandoned cement factory was discovered in 1973 and converted to this upscale home by architect Ricardo Bofill. The renovation took two years. The home contains various plants including cypresses, olive trees, palms, and eucalyptus. It serves as Bofillo’s apartment, exhibition space, model laboratory, archives, and architectural office. His renovation included exposing previously concealed structures, cleaning cement and demolishing some structures.
Awesome Korean comic depicting how the emergency room handles dying patients.
This beautiful device is called a sunshine recorder and true to its name, it records the amount of sunshine at a given location. The sunshine recorder uses either the sun itself as a time scale or a clock. The brilliance of the recorder lies in the fact that a glass sphere focuses the sun’s rays on a card inside the ball which in turn measures the sunshine.
Supatra Sasuphan is clearly having the last laugh. The 11-year-old has gone from being teased by her peers to being given a Guinness World Record for being the world’s hairiest girl. Often referred to as “monkey face” or “wolf girl”, the Thailand native suffers from Hypertrichosis, also known as Ambras Syndrome. She has thick strands of hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back and nothing can stop the hair growth, not even laser treatment. The older the wolf child gets, the thicker her hair becomes.
It’s hard to imagine what is going on with this doll that bears a likeness to the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin. It’s stripped naked with an extra pair of hands and a mysterious object positioned above the right hand shoulder. Think you know what that object is or what it’s for? We dare you to caption the picture with your best guess possible.