It goes without saying that there were a lot of USSR residents who longed to escape to live in a democracy, but few of them were so determined as to jump off a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean and swim their way to freedom. Read about this amazing escape and more in this great Cracked article.
If you wanted to know how powerful the 8.9 earthquake in Japan was, just look at what it did to this road.
The girl above is known as Lady Pink, her artwork is featured as one of ten great graffiti artists on Web Urbanist. Check them all out and you won’t be disappointed.
“Nemesis required. 6-month project with possibility to extend
I’ve been trying to think of ways to spice up my life. I’m 35 years old, happily married with two kids and I have a good job in insurance. But somethings missing…I need a challenge, something to get the adrenaline pumping again. An addiction would be nice, but, in short, I need a nemesis. I’m willing to pay $1000 up front for you services as an arch enemy over the next six months. Nothing crazy. Steal my parking space, knock my coffee over, trip me when Im running to catch the Trolley or a cab and occasionally whisper in my ear, “Ahha, we meet again”…Just keep me on my toes. Complacency will be the death of me…Evil sinister laugh preferred…British accent preferred. Thirst for Evil Required.”
Read more here. *Note: The link is now broken, as the ad was flagged.
Some of them have been shown here before, but most of these are new.
I think my favorite is the “futuristic resort” (left) in Taiwan. They supposedly are haunted by those who died in their creation, making them one of the
few that really lives up to the “ghost town” name.
The one on the right is one of the more famous modern distaster zones -Chernobyl. Those living here had to leave pretty much all their possessions behind after the “accident.”
The Daily Mail has a story about a regular house cat who has become best friends with bear at a zoo in Berlin. It’s seriously f-ing adorable. They had to put the bear, Maeuschen -or “little mouse,” away while they renovated his living space and his buddy, Muschi -German for “pussy,” wailed outside of his cage without him. Keepers put the kitty back in the bear cage and they cuddled and were happy again. I’m going to go cry and vomit while filled with this cuteness. Excuse me.