Punkin Chunkin is hurling a pumpkin by mechanical means over great heights and distances in an attempt to hurl the pumpkin the farthest. It started in 1986 in Millsboro.
The World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' is even held every year on the first weekend after Halloween in Sussex County, Delaware. Competing teams construct and fire a variety of pumpkin-launching devices, including catapults, trebuchets, centrifugal machines, and pneumatic cannons.
People spend big money to construct all these mechanical firing devices just for this one day in a year.
Would you like to take part in it? ;)
This selection of animals is not a usual one where animals are cute and so. Here are the freaks of nature, the mutant animals:))
But some are still funny )
What do you think, what is this room for and all these people are doing there? The answer is inside the post.
I gathered a small collection of prisoners who were executed for the past 2 decades.
Some of them claimed they were innocent and who knows…
And many of them asked for forgiveness.
You need a good amount of money to buy a swimming pool, but if there is not enough money (or you want to save), there is a simple solution to this.
And that is exactly what the father of a family did...
Normally, the car salons have big doors or gates for vehicles to pass.
But in this showroom it wasn’t planned and the gates were quite narrow.
But a team of technicians with simple tools and the usage of physical force have solved this problem. Take a look.
Heinz Zak is known for his highline walking without a pole thousands of feet up and demonstrates the perfect act of balance.
He gives an impression that he knows no fear. Looking at some pictures makes your head dizzy.
Over thirty couples all over the world attended the event and compete on a 235.5 metre long obstacle course who is the fastest to carry his wife around the course.
This 32-meter high sculpture of Audi was created by designer Gerry Judah for the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009. The sculpture shows two Audis: one vintage and the modern one that fly up to the sky.
It is likely that the hotel Burj Al Arab has now a worthy opponent.
Mardan Palace is the most expensive hotel in Europe (the construction cost to its owners €1.4 billion) and it is situated in the popular Turkish resort town of Antalya.
The hotel has 560 rooms which cost from $ 475 up to $ 19, 000 (the most expensive rooms come along with private swimming pool, huge TV, concert grand piano and other stuff). And now take a look at the photos.
It's always a shame to see ruined cars, especially when it’s brand new ones. They will never be brought back to shape after that; the only thing left is the recycling. Inside the post you’ll see flooded cars from everywhere and the first set of pictures are Skoda cars flooded right after they were assembled in the plant.
And here you can watch burned cars and another post on the same topic with cars.
On the first picture you see a man who is holding his little daughter of two years old by a leg out of the window.
He wanted to commit suicide and at the same time kill his innocent daughter.
And if it were not courageous actions of a rescuer, who knows how it could have ended. Finally, the police arrested the father who later tested positive for drugs.
Great pictures of the rescue operation after the jump!
By looking at these pictures, it becomes clear that animals are often much more kind and caring than humans.
Huacachina is a small lost paradise located in the desert of the Ica region, in south-western Peru. There are only 115 inhabitants (1999).
The particularity of this village is that it has been built around a small natural lake in the desert called the "Oasis of America.”
The two main activities in addition to swimming are sandboarding and taking dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.
Going on vacations in an oasis is rather cool and frankly, I would be glad to spend one week or two over there this summer!
Meet Beth Ditto. She is only 28 and weighs 242 pounds. She is a feminist lesbian but also a quite popular singer.
She even has her own page in Wikipedia.
That's how long it took this man to make his super car in his own garage.
But still, 10 years, it takes a lot of patience.
The car is not bad at all.
It’s not necessary to make a description; one can easily get the idea behind those pics.
Take a look inside the post, it’s very simple, but it’s funny and pretty well made!
The construction of the Colorado River Bridge over Hoover Dam continues and the opening is planned in 2010.
It is a real mega construction, the total length of the bridge will be 579 meters and the height will be 256 meters above the Colorado River.
The bridge will give a magnificent view on the dam and will be open not only for motorists but for pedestrians too.
I’m not sure about the name of this river but it goes through very scenic areas.
And it is surrounded by real beauty and its water ... well, look for yourself.
That’s how one of the Dutch supermarkets looks. Its shelves are empty.
No, no, it has nothing to do with the crisis. Last weekend, there was an electric blackout when the store was closed and all the fridges were out. When the employees came at work on Monday, well, you can imagine that the product were fit for the trashcan.
More after the jump.
Art is eternal and there are no rules in creating art.
Even from dollar bills you can create something original and beautiful. Look at these masterpieces.
You are probably already used to the fact that the traditional selection of wallpapers is posted on Fridays.
But this time, I post it sooner as I have already gathered an excellent collection. For a full size - click on the image, it’s in case ;)