Paris is my favorite city in the world (so original, right?), and before today I didn’t think there was anything that could make it better. But after seeing this conceptual photo of a giant trampoline bridge across the Seine, well, I stand corrected. Dreamed up by architects at Atelier Zündel Cristea, the idea took third place in the “Bridge In Paris” design competition, so unfortunately we won’t be able to bounce over it anytime soon, but maybe someday. Check out another ridiculously awesome photo after the jump! Keep reading »
Claustrophobes, hoarders, and people who enjoy stretching their arms without ramming their knuckles into the wall, meet the house of your nightmares. This is the Keret House in Warsaw, Poland; situated between two buildings, it’s only 4-feet across at its widest point, and a panic attack-inducing 28-inches at its narrowest. The terrifying marvel of engineering came to be after Polish architect Jakub Szczesny walked by what he calls an “appealing cushion of air” between two buildings and decided it would be the perfect spot for a home. The building process was plagued by logistical nightmares, but now that’s it’s finally finished, Szczesny says he’s ready to celebrate: “I’m going to get drunk for the first time in my life.” After looking at this photo, I think I’m going to join him.
What about you guys? Does the Keret House freak you out? Would you rather spend the night here or in a spacious haunted mansion? [NYT]
I thought I was a picky eater, with all my no mayo, no onions, dressing on the side stipulations, but this woman, recently featured on “Good Morning America,” makes me look like a dream to cook for.
Maria Lopez is a 54-year-old woman who eats like a toddler. She will only eat three foods: dairy products, white bread and potatoes. And sometimes bacon. I mean, who can resist bacon? (Vegetarians and vegans excluded.) She eats no fruits or veggies. She’d just as soon eat produce as she would eat your shoe. Her words, not mine. Keep reading »
It happened in Florida. A toddler sucked on a used condom on a playground and may have gonorrhea, or even HIV, because of it. I’m not even going to make a Florida joke right now because this story is so thoroughly disturbing.
Teisha Sanders has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Urban League, which runs her three-year-old daughter’s Head Start daycare program. Sanders claims that her daughter found a used condom on the daycare’s playground and sucked on it.
“I lift up my head and I saw her put something in her mouth and I was like, ‘get that out of your mouth!’ And someone said see what she had in her mouth and that’s when I found out she had a condom in her mouth,” explained Sanders. Keep reading »
Do you love beer but find it annoying that you have to drink so much of it to build up a nice solid buzz? Meet Armageddon beer, a Scottish concoction that’s 65% alcohol by volume and, according to the company co-founder, “delivers a supersonic-charged explosion and delivers the drinker to Drunksville.” In order to create a beer that’s so high in alcohol, the brewers used a unique freeze fermentation process that results in a beer that’s malty and hoppy, with a “viscous quality.” Still interested? The brew won’t be sold in the United States (most of the beers here are less than 10% alcohol), but you can get yourself a bottle on the Brewmeister website for $65. “Consume this like a fine whiskey,” the company reminds drinkers, and we must agree. Don’t forget that there’s a fine line between Drunksville and Alcohol Poisoning Town. [Oddity Central]
Once upon a time, a man in northern China named Jian Feng married the girl of his dreams, and soon his beautiful wife gave birth to a baby girl. And that’s where this fairytale ends, because Feng took one look at his newborn daughter and declared that she was extraordinarily ugly. Since Feng believed that his ridiculously good-looking DNA could never have contributed to a less-than-lovely child, he accused his wife of cheating on him. Now here’s where the story goes from depressing to crazy: Feng’s wife hadn’t cheated on him, but she had concealed another soap opera-worthy secret. Apparently before she met her would-be husband, she had undergone $100,000 worth of plastic surgery to alter her appearance. Feng was so enraged with this turn of events that he filed for divorce and sued her for the equivalent of $120,000 for convincing him to marry her under false pretenses. And here’s where the story goes from crazy back to depressing: Feng won the case.
Aaaaannd I need a drink. [Planet Ivy via Neatorama]