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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Stannard Rock Light: The Loneliest Place in The World

quote [ The life of a light housekeeper is always lonely, but for sixty years those who served the Stannard Rock Light in Lake Superior, it was extraordinarily so. Known as ?the loneliest place in the world?, the Stannard Rock Light is located in the northern half of Lake Superior, off Keweenaw Peninsula. The nearest land, Manitou Island, is situated about 40 km to the northwest, making it the most distant lighthouse in the United States, and probably the entire world. ]

And no one's in the lighthouse
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

A New Room Has Been Discovered in the Winchester Mystery House

quote [ The labyrinthine home was constructed over a period of 38 years by Sarah Winchester, the wealthy widow of William Wirt Winchester, of Winchester rifle fame. After the premature deaths of her daughter and husband, a shaken Mrs. Winchester reportedly consulted a medium, who informed her that the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles were haunting her family. ]

Maybe it wasn't ghosts. Maybe it was froggers.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Good]
[by snowfox@8:44amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 5 January 2020

The Abandoned Cryolite Mining Town of Ivittuut

quote [ Near the southern tip of Greenland, lies the old mining town of Ivittuut, now a collection of ramshackle houses and sheds and scattered pieces of old machinery. Ivittuut was once the world?s largest source of cryolite, an extremely rare mineral that was historically used in the extraction of aluminium from bauxite ore. Although cryolite has been found at other places on earth, Ivittuut was the only place where this mineral was extracted commercially. ]

I may be white like cryolite
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 4 January 2020

What Are Those Grids of Glass in the Sidewalk ? And Why Are They Purple?

quote [ They are called vault lights and they've been used to illuminate a lot of iconic architecture projects. ]

No purple where I live... we need more purple
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Faroutride: Travel far. Get out. Ride everyday.

quote [ Hello! We?re Isabelle and Antoine ? In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We?ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we?re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same! ]

Crazy amount of van life resources for completing a build here. Their little 360 tour is quite nifty. :D
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by steele@8:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Villa Girasole: The House That Rotates

quote [ In the hills of northern Italy near Verona stands an L-shaped house called Villa Girasole, which means ?sunflower? in Italian. And just like the flower after which it was named, Villa Girasole rotates on a large turntable following the sun across the sky. It?s owner and architect, Angelo Invernizzi, designed it so that his house can soak in as much sunlight as possible to ?maximize the health properties of the sun?. ]

Let the world rotate until it takes you home
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 16 December 2019

This Maine Fish House Is an Icon. But of What, Exactly?

quote [ An Instagram-famous landmark, a neighborly dispute, and the future of a fishing village. ]

Dirt and fish and trees and houses
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 7 December 2019

The Photographer Who X-Rayed Chernobyl

quote [ How to make the invisible visible. ]

Of what the x-ray pictures show
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:32amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 6 December 2019

A man arrested in Russia is accused of building a fake border with Finland 15 miles from the real one and charging migrants $11,000 to cross it

quote [ The man is accused of building fake border posts in the Vyborg region, Interfax said, and taking the men on an extended route along a series of roads. ]

Something something modern problems, something something modern solutions.
[SFW] [travel] [+6 Funny]
[by XregnaR@4:27pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 2 December 2019

Japan - outside the box

quote [ During tours, children can just leave all their backpacks in the waiting room of the railway station. They don?t need to worry about their things being stolen. ]

Cultural differences in everyday life
[SFW] [travel]
[by yunnaf@10:23pmGMT] [10 comments]

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