Flip-flops caused chemical burns

This is what a pair of cheap, Chinese flip-flops did to someone’s feet.

A young woman bought a pair of flip-flops from a Wall-mart store for $2.44 and after wearing them for a while, she sensed a tingling sensation in fer feet so she stopped wearing them. Soon her skin started turning red and, as you can see from the photos, it didn’t stop there.

She took up the mater with Wall-mart but they told her to take it up with the Chinese producer, but eventually stopped selling the product due to multiple complaints.

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One of a kind wooden car

Vasily Lazarenko wanted to create something extraordinary when he first started tinkering with car parts and many think he succeeded.

In his home town of Chernovtsny, Ukraine, Vasily took a year and a half to put together a unique vehicle out of a convertable and a luxurious saloon and then covered it all in oak. He says he will consider selling it if the buyer offers him enough to get his next wacky project going.

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Golden foods and drinks

I think that gold plating our food is proof that humans will do anything to stand out and show how luxurious their lifestyles are. You wouldn’t catch me dead eating or drinking any of these things, but maybe they’ll appeal to you.

This is the most expensive ice-cream in the world, costing a whopping $1000

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The Turbo-Beetle

Size really doesn’t matter people, this little bug is the perfect example.

Ron Patrick decided that conventional tuning wasn’t going to cut it for his 2000 VW Beetle so he decided to mount a $270.000 , 26,000rpm, 1.350 horse power Navy surplus helicopter jet turbine in the trunk of his ride. The Standford PhD and car designer says when the turbine kicks in, “it’s like the finger of God is pushing the car” but he only uses it until the car reaches 140mph, because he estimates that at about 160mph, the car would be airborne.

Patrick doesn’t use his little beast in races, because he feels he’s too mature to race with 16 year old fans of The Fast and The Furious. I’m not, let me have that baby and I’ll own the streets!

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Dramatic weight loss

This girl wanted to be a ballerina a little too much.

This girl’s case should be proof enough that nothing is more important than a person’s health. She wanted to be a ballerina but she was to heavy for the job, so she decided to starve herself to death in order to fulfill her dream. Unfortunately she went “a little” to far as she managed to go from 72 kg to 32 kg in just one year. She now has several medical conditions and her body can’t yet process firm food. It’s not yet certain if she’ll ever be a normal person again.

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Pierre Cardin’s bubble house

Some people just can’t stand living in a normal house and Pierre Cardin is one of them.

As the story goes, Pierre Cardin was looking to buy a nice house on the Cote d’Azur, but was horrified by all the unoriginal designs that he had seen and that didn’t match his avant-garde fashion designs . That one day he stumbled upon a construction site, where an architect by the name of Antti Lovag was building a bubble-house for some industrialist who happened to have died. Cardin was thrilled to acquire the almost finished residence that finally satisfied his exigent taste.

Not everyone liked Lovag‘s creation when it was finished in 1990, many went as far as to call it Crazy-house, but now it has become a historic monument.

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The Rubberboy

Daniel Browning Smith is the most famous contortionist alive and you can see why.

Better known as the Rubberboy, Smith can do some amazing things with his flexible body. Unlike other contortionists, he can bend in all directions, he can bend back so much that his head touches the seat of his pants and so much forward that he can literally kiss his own ass. He can also dislocate both his arms and legs, and can also turn his torso 180 degrees.

Because he can do all these things he is considered the most flexible man alive.

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Gothic Wedding

I can’t say I’m very big on Goth culture in general, it’s all very pessimistic, at least that’s the way I see it, but there are some places where it fits right in. A wedding isn’t one of them.

But that didn’t seem to matter to these two lovebirds. The 49 year old groom and the 45 year old bride decided they wanted a funeral-style wedding, so they dressed for the occasion, arrived in coffins carried by a funeral wagon and even wore make-up to make themselves look like real live…dead people.

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It’s all in the head

And I don’t mean mentally!

I wouldn’t have believed if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, that’s for sure! It’s not only that the bike must be heavy as hell, but what about the balance, one wrong move and he could easily snap his neck. Don’t even get me started on him climbing that bus ladder with the bike on top of his head. If this guy isn’t in the Guinness Book of Records by now…well…somebody should tell them about him.

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House of the future

This is what our homes might look in the not so distant future.

This futuristic house concept comes from New Zealand and it is said to cost around $1.9 million.

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Used tire art

Some people can any type of junk and make something beautiful out of it.

Such is the case here, where some artists had the brilliant idea of using used car tires to create wonderful works of art. I’m really impressed with that black armor, but the others don’t look half bad either. This should be a lesson to all of us, just because something looks used doesn’t make it useless.

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2 heads are better than 1?

I don’t think so, at least not in these bizarre cases…

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Life in Cambodia

These are the things that make me feel grateful for the life I live every day.

This pictures have been taken in Cambodia and this is pretty much what people must resort to in order to survive – searching through trash all day long. Just imagine having to live there, let alone having to raise your beloved children in that kind of an environment. This is just as bad as the sea of garbage, only it’s happening dry land.

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The Nautilus House

The Nautilus House is one of the most beautiful achievements of Senosiain Arquitectos, a famous home designing company. Although it might seem very unusual, this shell shaped house is said to be quite comfortable, making you feel like a caterpilar (in a good way) in this very…spiral environment.

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The baobab tree-bar

If you think that being a bar is the only fascinating thing about this tree, you’re dead wrong!

This amazing tree is located in Limpopo, South Africa and it was transformed into a bar to keep the thirsty locals happy. But now more than 7000 tourists visit this place every year. The bar is inside a 155feet circumference baobab tree, with its own cellar and natural ventilation system. It takes about 40 people with their arms stretched to grasp the whole thing and the owner says one time he threw a party and managed to fit 54 people inside, although he doesn’t think he’ll ever do that again.

But the most impressing thing about this baobab is that, according to scientists, it’s about 6.000 years old, older than most of the pyramids in Egypt. It actually makes this tree-bar the oldest living organism on the planet! That’s just fascinating!

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