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The Glass Beach

Nothing more than a garbage dump between 1950 and 1967, California’s Glass Beach is now quite the tourist attraction.

The Glass Beach used to be full of garbage, glass, broken china, rusted junk, all reduced by an ocasional fire or two. Fortunately the people realized the error of their ways and decided to clean up the beach and let nature turn it into the beauty it is today.

The elements did their job, transforming the glass shards into shiny, colorful jewels that you could spend hours collecting. The state bought this beautiful piece of the world in 2003, and now the Glass Beach is a part of MacKerricher State Park.

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via Los Angeles Times

photos by Christopher Reynolds

World’s Dirtiest Job

Mike Rowe should give this dirty job a try.

I watch Dirty Jobs as often as I can, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything worse than what this poor guy has to do. At least no without some protective gear. I’m sure the smells of extreme poverty and starvation are a lot worse than the smell of sewers, but i still can’t figure out how he can clean that place up without puking…

These are the photos that make us appreciate our jobs, no matter how lousy we think they are. You think you got it bad, take a look at this guy:

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Ugliest Car Ever?

We’ve had a lot of home-made vehicles featured on OddityCentral, but none as ugly as this one.

Not taking sides or anything, but I’m pretty sure my 70-something grandmother could have done a better job than these guys. I mean, why would you build something like that? You need a cheap ride, get a used piece of junk, don’t waste your time building the ugliest car ever.

I haven’t seen nearly enough cars to dub this the ugliest car in the world, but I’m sure it has a fair chance.

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The School Bus-Truck

Is it a school bus or a school truck? Actually it’s both.

The financial crysis is taking its toil on the educational system as well. Schools can’t even afford school busses anymore, so they improvise. The school bus-truck isn’t the ugliest vehicle I have ever seen and I’m sure it gets the job done, but it is damn funny looking.

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Bad-ass Bridal Carriage

This has got to be the perfect alternative to the fairytale horse-pulled bridal carriage.

A while ago we posted some photos of the motorcycle hearse, a bikers’ favorite last ride. Now it’s time for something a little less morbid, the motorcycle bridal carriage.

Dan Dismile, a man passionate about motorcycles, cars and weddings decided to mix them all together and create the ultimate wedding ride. After a year of hard work he came up with a “Cinderella meets Harley“coach that appeals to bikers and people looking for something out of the ordinary.

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via Bridal Carriage

Mini Moscow

If you don’t have the time to visit all of Moscow’s atractions you can see them all in miniature.

Following France’s miniature model, Russians have created a miniature model of their beautiful capital, ever since 1986. During an annual workshop, every structure in the model is wiped of dust and workers replace old buildings with the newly built, so the model is always up-to-date.

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One Dangerous Poney Ride

Note to self: Never take part in a poney race on thin ice. It’s just not the smartest thing to do.

The worst aspect of this predicament is those poneys got a very cold bath they certainly didn’t need on such a cold day. I’m sure it was a pretty funny experience for their human owners, since no one was harmed, but I’d say this qualifies as animal cruelty.

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Keep REALLY Still!

One thing I’d definitely wouldn’t do, whatever anyone would pay me. But if this Chinese chick agreed to do it, at least I hope it’s worth it.

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Old Russian Army Vehicles for Sale

Russia sure had a lot of obsolete army gear that needed to be put to good use.

So they turned most of the old army vehicles into utility vehicles and started using them for all kinds of stuff, agriculture, constructions, or special situations like heavy snowfalls. Apparently they have to many of these old metal beasts and they’re putting them on sale. I’d buy one if they were cheap, just to rive it around town.

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World’s Smallest Car

It might not be exactly up-to standards design-wise, but the Peel P50 is the perfect car on a crowded street.

Only 50 cars were prodused and sold between 1963 and 1964, but only 20 are still around today. The original price was 200 pounds, but today you can’t buy one of these micro-cars with less than 35,000 to 50,000 pounds.

The three-wheeled car has only one door on the left side, one windscreen wiper and one headlight. At 134 cm in length and 99 cm in width, the Peel P50 mini-car was designed to accomodate one adult and a shopping bag.

You might not be able to ride in a micro-machine like the P50, but you will be able to observe one up close, at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, in London.

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It Came from the Toilet Bowl

Kind of like “They Came from Outter Space’, only this isn’t a movie and IT is a snake.

I remember was a kid I was always a little reluctant to sit on the toilet, thinking that God knows what kind of creature may crawl up the pipes and into my…you know. Needless to say, after seeing these photos, the fears are back, and the relaxing experience of sitting on the crapper will never be the same.

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The First Lebanese Super-Car

Lebanese designer David Frem long announced he will create a super-car better than a Ferrari, but it was just bull.

While the Frem F1 might not be the ugliest car in the world, it’s definitely not a looker either.  The car’s design could have been better, especially in the front, but the F1 suffers a lot in the interior department. No real styling at all, just foam and cardboard, and I’d say Ferrari does interiors a little better than that.

In terms of performance Ferm‘s puppy better keep its head down in front of a Ferrari beast. It’s powered by 2.0 Wolkswagen engine, connected to an Audi gear-box, that pushes the car to a maximum speed of 124mph.

Lebannon may have its first super-car, but instead of testing it against a Ferrari they might want to try an easier opponent, like the Marussia, Russia’s first super-car.

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Bad Panda

Panda Bear takes revenge on human kind by attacking a guy that ventured into his territory at the Zoo.

You can’t really hold it against this fluffy creature. After all mankind almost wiped out the Pandas, although, like many other animals, they did absolutely nothing threatening. I don’t understand how someone can hurt one of the cutest creatures on Earth, for whatever sum of money, but that’s just me.

If you ask me, it’s that idiot’s fault for invading the animal’s territory, otherwise Panda‘s are really harmless beings. Maybe he wanted to put his head in the bear’s mouth, like the croc master.

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The Number 23 (Chinese Version)

Remember Jim Carey writing all kinds of mambo-jambo all over the walls of his house, in The Number 23? If you do, this is going to look familiar.

Sure, unless you know Chinese, those symbols make absolutely no sense, but I’m pretty sure this is, or was the house of a very disturbed individual, with a lot of stuff on his mind. Either that or paper is really expensive in China.

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via POP.PCPOP.COM

Famous LEGO Paintings

LEGO bricks have become the most popular tools when people want to recreate something famous, in a totally different way.

This is not te first time someone used LEGO bricks to make something extraordinary. Some built LEGO famous buildings, others made the LEGO Beijing Olympics and recently Legoland California recreated Obama’s Inauguration from LEGO.

The LEGO famous paintings are the work of former Italian bank worker Marco Pece. He posts his LEGO masterpieces on Flickr, under the pseudonym Udronotto, and his creations have become hits on the internet. Visist his profile on Flickr to see more of his original LEGO artwork, it trully is amazing.

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