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These Are the Best Spots to Celebrate Halloween. Pile in Your Car, It’s Time!

These Are the Best Spots to Celebrate Halloween. Pile in Your Car, It’s Time!

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Halloween is, of course, a nation-wide event. Every kid in every state will have a bundle of candy and a (probably Frozen-related) costume. Halloween celebrations are fairly standard in most cities...but there are a few awesome outliers. Some places embrace this frightful time of year like no other. Here are some towns that treat every Halloween like it's the end of the world. It's a graveyard smash.1.) Sleep Hollow, NY. wikipedia The setting of the Headless Horseman, one of the most iconic spooky tales of all time. Grab a lantern and tour the cemetery that drove poor Ichabod Crane mad.2.) Lake Placid, NY. villageoflakeplacid The town surrounding Lake Placid...
This Woman Is So Dedicated To Her Love, She Does This Every Day On Her Commute.

This Woman Is So Dedicated To Her Love, She Does This Every Day On Her Commute.

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Many women have been dreaming of their big day as a bride from the moment they learn to crawl. (It's practice for walking down the aisle, per my wife). So, it's no wonder the extent they'll go to make that dream a reality. I just never thought someone could be quite this dedicated to having their perfect wedding dress.  This woman spends every day working on her perfect dress... on her commute.On this woman's way to and from work everyday, she decided to create her very own wedding dress. Going completely free form (without a guide/pattern), she worked tirelessly to create the ultimate dress for her ultimate day. ImgurThe result was a dress that in her words is a “tube that flares out at the bottom a...
These 19 Creative Food Ads Will Make You Hungry. So Very Hungry.

These 19 Creative Food Ads Will Make You Hungry. So Very Hungry.

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Most of us think we're not influenced by advertising, especially food advertising. "I don't need an ad to tell me what and when to eat," you may think. There is, however, something to be said for the ascetics of convincing food advertising. Designers toil for months and sometimes years getting everything just right. They work so hard because they want you to become hungry the instant you see their ad. I dare you to look at these 19 beautiful food ads and not be hungry by the end.1.) McDonald's ad. The sandwich for experts.2.) True, and delicious.3.) I hate it when that happens.4.) What a hunk. ...
People in Other Countries Must Have Different Taste Buds. The Flavors? Whoa.

People in Other Countries Must Have Different Taste Buds. The Flavors? Whoa.

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People hate on America for having weird foods like the Double-Down Sandwich at KFC and wasabi-ginger Lays, but really? The flavors of our food are quite sensible compared to what goes on in other countries. There is some serious snack-voodoo going on around the world, but no one is talking about it. Their snack-food-scientists have created some crazy (and crazy delicious) monsters.1.) Steak Doritos. napajapan.2.) Bacon Coke. bitchslapmag3.) McDonald's Filet O'Shrimp. foreignpolicy4.) Chocodilla. buzzfed5.) Ham R...
I Thought This Guy’s Idea Was Completely Ridiculous. Then I Saw The Result And… WOW.

I Thought This Guy’s Idea Was Completely Ridiculous. Then I Saw The Result And… WOW.

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Using the Internet should teach you at least one thing: almost anything can be turned into a cool piece of furniture. For example, this talented craftsman recently began transforming old car engines into coffee tables. Having a hunk of engine in the middle of the living room floor may not sound like a good idea at first, but when you see the clean finished product, you'll understand why this guy does it.The engine looks like this when he begins to work with it. ajax_2232And this. ajax_2232It's dirty, oily and messy... ajax_2232But he is able to transform it into an epic table. ...
A Rich Woman Abandoned This Apartment In 1942. What They Just Found Inside Is Incredible.

A Rich Woman Abandoned This Apartment In 1942. What They Just Found Inside Is Incredible.

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Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, though, in case she wanted to return. However, she never went back to it after the war. Since 1942, the apartment has been sitting untouched, until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. What he found was a time capsule, full of treasures.The apartment was covered in dust, perfectly preserved.All of the furniture from the time period remained just how she left it. It looks as if she was just there yesterday.Although it seems strange, having taxidermy pieces in one's home was once a sign of...
This Fairly Normal House Is For Sale In The UK. But It’s What’s Out Back That Has Everyone Talking.

This Fairly Normal House Is For Sale In The UK. But It’s What’s Out Back That Has Everyone Talking.

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When people are looking to buy a house, most of them have mental checklists. They'll want granite countertops, an open floor plan and lots of counter space. Some people hate split-level houses. Some prefer carpet over hardwood floors and vice versa. Everyone has different tastes. No matter how picky a house hunter is, though, they would never know how to react to this house in Birmingham, UK. It has a feature that you'll either love or hate... but you'd never expect.This is a 4 bedroom house that is listed for sale on rightmove.co.uk. rightmove.co.ukIt is semi-detached and quite pretty on the inside. rightmove.co.ukThere is a living room with a fireplace. ...
What’s Hidden In These Photos Was Extremely Important. That’s Why This Is So Brilliant.

What’s Hidden In These Photos Was Extremely Important. That’s Why This Is So Brilliant.

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The photos below seem to be of a normal, suburban neighborhood, but they're actually hiding something so important: a military base. Burbank's Lockheed Air Terminal (which is now known as Bob Hope Airport) underwent a major makeover during World War II. In February 1942, a Japanese submarine was seen outside of San Francisco Bay. Then, when another was spotted in Santa Barbara, the US government decided to protect vital military installations along the Pacific Coast. For the Lockheed airport base, it was decided to camouflage the entire base to look like a suburban neighborhood. It was surprisingly effective.This seems like a normal rural neighborhood, right? AgemrepusIt's not. This is what the area looked like befo...
These Are the 8 Most Shockingly Disgusting Things That People Actually Eat. Especially #4… Just NO.

These Are the 8 Most Shockingly Disgusting Things That People Actually Eat. Especially #4… Just NO.

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One of the great joys of life has to be exploring other cultures and getting to know their culinary treats. But sometimes, you come across things so gross you just want to crawl up in a ball and weep. Around the world, people drink lizard wine, eat duck embryos, and tons of other weird items. Here are 8 of the strangest and most revolting food items around:1) Balut - This is a developed duck embryo boiled alive and eaten in its egg. Really common in Southeast Asia and often served with beer.2) Live Cobra - In the Vietnamese village of Le Mat near Hanoi, they will rip out a snake's still-beating heart and serve it to you in a bowl. (Pictured here is cobra wine)3) Cockroach Soup - I've...
Only People With Glasses Or Contacts Will Totally Understand This. It’s Brilliantly Accurate.

Only People With Glasses Or Contacts Will Totally Understand This. It’s Brilliantly Accurate.

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A cinemagraph is a special kind of digitally altered photograph that uses both stills and animation. In one frame, a motion will loop and the remainder of the photograph will stay still, creating a mind-boggling and beautiful effect. Artists Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg have created some of the most stunning cinemagraphs we have ever seen. Their most recent set shows you what New York City would look like through a pair of Armani glasses... and the effect is incredible.When out of frame (literally) the world is a blur. CinemagraphsBut, as soon as the focus movies in front of the glasses, the world becomes crisp. CinemagraphsIf you wear glasses, then you know ...
You’ll Never See Stereotypes The Same Way Again After You Read This.

You’ll Never See Stereotypes The Same Way Again After You Read This.

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Artist Joel Parés sees the world the way we do, but with a better sense of the underlying subtleties that run our lives. That's why he recently created the inspiring "Judging America" visual series to highlight the huge problem of stereotypes in America. When you see these 10 extremely powerful men and women, you'll understand exactly why Parés chose to focus on this problem. They showcase how even hearing the stories of another person leads you to think certain things that have no basis in reality. These images are incredibly powerful reminders of how we act and think.1.) Widowed Mother of 3 Kids2.) Stanford Graduate School Student3.) Iraqi Combat Vetera...
One Artist Can Make Women In NYC Completely Disappear. See How She Does It.

One Artist Can Make Women In NYC Completely Disappear. See How She Does It.

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Trina Merry is no ordinary artist. Her canvass is the human body. In her latest series, she's painstakingly painted several semi-nude models to blend in with iconic sections of New York City. The landmarks include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, and the lower Manhattan skyline.  It's not an easy task to get her models ready to be photographed. Merry must contend with the weather, a city in constant motion, gawking passers-by, and the police. Despite the law in New York City firmly be on the side of artists when it comes to public nudity. The result though it worth all the troubles. Just take a look. Blending into the Manhattan Bridge. APThe Gug...
So There’s An Igloo Village In The Mountains Of Europe. And It’s So Much Better Than You Think.

So There’s An Igloo Village In The Mountains Of Europe. And It’s So Much Better Than You Think.

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Iglu-Dorf, or Igloo Village, is a German company that owns and operates (you guessed it) igloo villages in parts of Europe in the mountains. You can rent a room in one of their igloos during the winter, experiencing nature from a delicate and beautiful environment. Every year, they use 3,000 tons of snow at six locations in the Alps and the Pyrenees to construct their villages. At first I thought this might be lame, but then I realized there would be hot tubs, ice bars and fur-covered beds. Awesome.At first, this may not look like much.Nothing to see here, just a few holes in the snow...But this is actually an Iglu-Dorf village, where people pay to stay in some of the coolest (HA) ig...
Hey, What’s That Outside Our Hotel Room Window? Is That A …OMG, NO WAY!

Hey, What’s That Outside Our Hotel Room Window? Is That A …OMG, NO WAY!

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Imagine this: You're on vacation, waking up to a cool breeze flowing through your bedroom window, as the sun slowly rises in the distance.  As you slowly open your eyes, you smell the aroma of freshly made coffee and breakfast.  The last thing you expect is for someone, or some thing, to be watching you. And yet, here at this hotel deep in the heart of Africa, that's exactly what you'd expect from the most loveable hotel guests you'll ever find.Found in Kenya, this hotel sits on the 140-acre animal sanctuary run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW)Built in the 1930's, and later purchased in 1974, it features amazing architecture and scenaryAnd of course t...
Art Come to Life! 3D Drawings Will Amaze You In The Coolest Ways.

Art Come to Life! 3D Drawings Will Amaze You In The Coolest Ways.

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Carmen HaradaYour glasses are lying on a piece of paper. You go to pick them up and---wait a minute! What looks like a three-dimensional object is actually just a flat plane. Due to a careful manipulation of perspective and shadow, as well as some serious drawing chops, you've been fooled into thinking a pencil sketch is an object leaping out from the page! Through use of perspective and, at times, cut paper to mimic an object's edge, these artists achieve a 3D effect that makes it look like the subject is leaping off the paper and out towards the viewer. But each of the pencil drawings you see here are, in fact, completely two-dimensional.  This technique isn't new; the effect of making an object look 3D on a 2D pla...
You Couldn’t Get Me Into This Haunted House For 5,000 Scooby Snacks. NO THANKS.

You Couldn’t Get Me Into This Haunted House For 5,000 Scooby Snacks. NO THANKS.

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These people showed up recently at the abandoned Landguard Fort and were creeped out beyond imagination. Strolling through the 17th century hallways, skulking through prison cells, and tramping the World War II renovations, what they saw has my skin crawling. I can't stop feeling like somethings just... around... the corner.Built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort, or Langer Fort as it was originally known, was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich, England. ImgurThe first fortifications from 1540 were a few earthworks and blockhouse, but it was James I of England who ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner. ...