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The World's 10 Wildest Water Slides
As summer temperatures rise, the best piece of equipment to beat the heat is your air conditioner. That is, unless you make your way to an even more noteworthy piece of cool-inducing engineering: the water slide. The primary purpose of a water slide is to keep up the gs—with twists, turns and drops—while delaying the inevitable pull of gravity to the bottom. Building a slide that does this—safely, at least—is no easy task. This summer, head on over to one of these 10 water slides and revel in one of humankind's most entertaining inventions.
Top 10 Largest Meteor Craters on Earth
A meteorite unexpectedly pierced through the atmosphere over the Urals Region in Russia on Friday morning and exploded about 12 to 15 miles above ground, creating a shockwave that damaged houses, shattered windows and injured more than 1,200 people. According to NASA, the celestial body, which measures 17 meters in diameter and 10,000 tons in weight, crossed the atmosphere at the supersonic speed of 44,000 miles per hour and released a force of 500 kilotons at the time of its explosion, 30 times that of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Scientists in Russia are still searching Chelyabinsk for leftover debris.
10 Amazing Recycled Houses
Our mothers always told us to recycle, but some people go way beyond the blue bin. That’s right: you can live in a house that is completely built of recycled and reclaimed materials. Environmentalists, artists, and even average Joes with some time on their hands have been known to build homes out of junk, discarded building materials, or even bottles and cans. Sure, sometimes they end up looking like crazed art projects, but sometimes they end up looking pretty darn nice.
Toxic Towns: 6 Cases of Polluted Places
Every once in a while, an environmental disaster makes big news, but the effects remain years after the headlines have faded. Here are six stories of what human activity did to mess up Mother Nature. These facilities release nine million pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment each year (the manufacturers say 2.5 million pounds) Residents have three times the national average amount of dioxin in their bodies, which the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry does not consider a health risk.
50 Absolutely Stylish Vintage and Retro Graphic Wallpapers
Here is a new addition to our wallpapers collection that is based on Retro and vintage wallpapers. These two fundamentals are becoming more and trendier and have been used in a variety of design contexts. So here we are presenting a memorable image of Retro and Vintage years that usually refers to the decades before our present day, up to the last century. Hope you’ll like this collection. Please feel free to share your opinion by dropping a line in the comment box. You are welcome if you want to share more beautiful and impressive Vintage and Retro Graphic Wallpapers that our readers/viewers may like.
Top 10 weird Presidential Facts
The inauguration of Andrew Johnson as Abraham Lincoln’s vice-president in 1865 was marred slightly by the fact that Johnson was incredibly drunk. He’d been downing whiskey in an effort to medicate himself for typhoid fever (that was his excuse, anyway) and was so far gone by the time he was sworn in that he slurred his oaths, and had to abandon his attempts to swear in new senators.
10 Biblical Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong
I love religious lists – especially those involving facts or debunkings. In memory of the very popular list on factlets people get wrong I have put this one together inspired by the same excellent source. Be sure to add your own factlets to the comments, and when you are done, check out the Top 10 Misconceptions About the Bible. This list also features a competition, so be sure to check out the bonus item.
16 Hot Sauces You Never Knew Existed
When you buy a bottle of hot sauce, you normally base your decision on one factor and one factor only: Will this make me cry like a little girl? Whether you lean “Mild” or “Someone Have 911 on Hold,” the heat is usually the defining characteristic of the condiment. There is another world of hot sauces out there, where heat alone does not define the bottle.
8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big
Though it may not be their primary purpose, our homes are our biggest investment and, when it’s time to sell, it’s smart to optimize the return on that investment. With the real estate market on a steady climb back to solid ground, more people are feeling comfortable enough to explore what options they have in the current market. If you’re flirting with the idea of listing your home, it’s important to make sure your home outshines the competition.
5 Inventions You Won't Believe Came From War
If there's one thing that everyone can agree on, it's that war is horrible. Nothing kills the mood faster than a bloody, painful death for a political agenda that you probably don't even fully understand. But you can't deny that armed conflicts gave us some pretty good things, such as major advances in everything from rockets to microwave ovens. Oh, and also there's this stuff.