Milliau Viaduct, highest vehicle bridge in the world

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You might think there’s nothing special about this bridge, and Milliau Viaduct is indeed one of the more common-looking bridges, but the mere fact that it’s slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower makes it special.

Opened to traffic in December of 2004, Milliau Viaduct holds the current record for the world’s tallest vehicular bridge in the world, standing at an amazing 343 meters in its highest point, which makes it only 38 meters shorter than the Empire State Building. The bridge is set in Milliau, France is a part of the A75-A71 autorute from Paris to Beziers and it most likely lose its position as highest bridge deck in the world, when Chenab Bridge is completed in 209, in India, so we thought we’d mention it until then.

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Girl parks her car in swimming pool

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Well that’s not the first I’d consider to park my red Mazda Miata ,but who are we to judge right?

Young Kim Taylor thought she had pulled the emergency brake after she parked her Mazda Miata convertible, but the car must have been thirsty, because it started to roll downhill and only stopped at the bottom of the neighbors swimming pool. The accident took place on June 30th and a team of specialists was needed to pull the car out of the pool, we couldn’t find out if it still runs, after its bath.

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The Zombie Boy

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Rick is not a living dead, not yet anyway, but he is trying to make himself look like a zombie and so far he’s doing a great job.

A big fan of horror movies, especially George A. Romero’s Living Dead movies, Rick has become a big fan of zombies and ultimately decided he wanted to become one. As a kid he liked The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and he wanted to be a turtle and live in the sewers, but, with age, he became more mature and decided to become a zombie instead.

So far he has invested over 4000 Canadian dollars into over 24 hours of tattoos and piercings and  says his about halfway to realizing his dream. In the meantime he’s become somewhat of an Internet celebrity due to his unique appearance.

Check out an interview with Rick the Zombie Boy over on Bizarre, if you want to know more about him.

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Madness in Pamplona

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As you probably know, the Saint Fermin Festival held every year in Pamplona, is one of the most popular in all of Spain and even the world. People from all over the globe come here to get chase by enraged bulls let loose on the streets of the city. Tradition says the bulls have to be guided to the bull-fighting ring as soon as they are released from their pens, by young men wearing red scarfs. The course is about 850 meters long, the streets are very narrow and the participants have to run in front of the bulls to lure them and if they’re not fast enough they can get stomped on pretty bad.

People that enter the festivities every year say it’s an incredible feeling, with the adrenalin in their bodies reaching incredible levels, but as you can see in the photos there are some that definitely won’t be going to Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Festival in the following years.

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Monster Cab

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How would you like a ride in this bad-boy? Cool idea if I may say so, good for business, those New-York cabs all look the same, so any modification to make one stand out is a welcome one. Wonder if it’s really still a working cab, I’d like to take it for a ride.

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Horse training vehicle

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This 4 tonnes vehicle was created by Roush Technologies and it specializes in racehorse and camel training.

It might look look just a big can, but this is a piece of high-tech machinery able to monitor racing animals at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. The nameless vehicle has some kind of enclosure in front of it, resembling a horse starting stall, in which animals can walk and gallop while being monitored by veterinarians and racing experts. It has a centered seat for the driver and two more for a racing specialist and a veterinary expert. Onboard technologies include heart, oxygen, breathing and fitness monitoring to make sure they are in top shape for official races.

Personally I think it’s a stupid, worthless vehicle, but I guess there’s some serious money in races…

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The giant polystyrene robot

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This polystyrene robot also comes with an army of smaller minions that prevent curious onlookers from getting too close and tipping-over the Styrobot.

Michael Salter, a professor at the University of Oregon spends most of his time cutting up old polystyrene packaging and molding it into wonderful creations. For example this 22-feet tall robot that is touring art galleries all over the world, along with its army of robot minions, in its quest to win over the hearts of art lovers.

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The Circle Bicycle

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Here’s an idea of what to do when you have some broken bikes on your hand and you don’t want to get rid of them. This ingenious invention is made out of nine salvaged bicycles assembled in a carousel formation. The Circle Bike was created at USCB, it’s modular, it can be taken apart and reassembled and it is normally left in public places so different bike enthusiasts can take it for a ride.

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Living on the Edge

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In these three settlements, “living on the edge” gets a literal meaning.

Ronda (Malaga, Spain) is a popular tourist attraction, because of El Tajo, a 100-meter deep gorge separating the old town form the new one. El Tajo is spanned by three bridges, each built in a different historical age: Roman, Moorish and 18th Century.

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Bonifacio (Corsica, France) is a beautiful port town set in the south-most point of Corsica, on white limestone cliffs eaten away by the wind and waves they had to endure. A naval haven throughout the century, Bonifacio is now a small marina, for expensive yachts from around the world.

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Castellfolit de la Roca (Catalonia, Spain) is one of the smallest towns in Spain, set atop of a 50 meters-high basalt formation stretching out for a kilometer. The edge is a result of the erosion of two rivers that flow right near the town.

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How to shave without a razor

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Are razors this expensive these days, that some people have to resort to this kind of practices to remove their facial hair? It’s terrible, if waxing your face wasn’t enough, now young teenagers must burn their faces to get the smooth, clean face they desire so much. Please, if somebody knows this dude, buy him a razor…I’m buying.

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The great stingray migration

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Taken by an amateur photographer in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, these photos show the great migration of the Cow-nose Stingrays from the Yucatan Peninsula to western Florida. They travel in compact packs of up to 10,000 individuals, following the counter-clockwise current to their summer feeding grounds.

These bovine-looking stingrays have a poisonous stinger, similar to the one that killed animal-lover Steve Irwin, but this doesn’t make them less pleasant to look at, especially during their migration.

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The man with the goldfish earrings

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You may stumble across this merry old man if you walk around Tokyo, especially in the Harajuku district.

Ojisan used to be a postman but he always wanted to be an actor and be in the center of attention. As an opportunity to become a professional entertainer never emerged, he decided to claim the spotlight after he retired. These days he walks around dressed as you can see in the photos, wearing goldfish in plastic bottles as earrings and oversized funny hats and tourists just can’t help but take photos of Ojisan, as memorabilia.

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The ruins of Mesa Verde

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Dating back to as early as 1150 ., the ruins of Mesa Verde are one of the oldest in America.

They are set in the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USA and are all that is left of the ancient Pueblo people, also known as the Anasazi. Around 600 houses dug in the cliffs of Colorado can be found through the park, most of them very small, but some are absolutely huge, able to house more than 250 people. The Anasazi came to these places around 550 A.D., but only started digging their dwellings into the canyon cliffs around 1150.

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World’s most expensive home-cinema

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This baby costs $6 million but it’s the ultimate home theater experience.

Jeremy Kipnis is a music producer that also invented this incredible home-cinema system. I’m sure you think $6 million is too much for something like this but if you’re really passionate about something, money is definitely no object..especially if you have lots of it.

The Kipnis home cinema is made up of a Sony SRX-S110 Professional Video Projector with a 4,096-by-2,160 resolution, the Stewart Snowmatte 1.0 Gain Laboratory-Grade Motion Picture screen (18×10 foot) , Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player, Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player with SATA Drive (72 HDTV Hours Total) and Mark Levinson N° 51 DVD/CD Media Player, HLD-X0 Hi-Vision HDTV MUSE Laserdisc Player,VC HMDH-5U D-VHS recorder. Throw in a PlayStation 3 consoles for hardcore gamers and you have the world’s most “badass” home cinema.

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Oldest woman fisherman you’ve ever seen

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This lady can hold her own against any experienced male fisherman though.

And she’s got the photographs to prove it, not some bogus fishing tales that guys like to use to show off to fellow fishermen. This old lady is Janet Larsen and she is addicted to fishing, as you can see. All these photos have been taken over the years in Alaska, where Janet loves to go fishing. Not bad for her age is it, I for one can’t brag about my fishing skills, so for me she’s a pro.

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