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30 Impressive Examples Of Infrastructure That Will Make You Appreciate Engineers Anew

Until flying cars are invented and give us total freedom of movement, we’re stuck using more conventional methods of getting around, such as roads, railways, and rivers. However, if merely hearing the word “infrastructure” makes you yawn, today we have something that will make you realize that it’s actually an art form of its own.

There’s a whole subreddit entirely dedicated to the most stunning examples of infrastructure out there, and the images shared there are absolutely breathtaking. From ingenious Dutch aqueducts  to bridges hanging hundreds of meters above deep ravines, check out a collection of engineering masterpieces in the gallery below!

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50 Real-Life Photos That Look Like Screenshots Of A Video Game Or A Movie Set

From Blade Runner to GTA V, part of what makes blockbuster movies and video games so immersive is the incredible visuals. Even though it’s made up, the scenery looks so real, so palpable, it’s as if you’re almost there. Sometimes, however, you are. If only for a moment.

Our world is so diverse that there are places where you can actually feel like you’re in a different galaxy or even a 3D render. The surroundings, the lights, and a few random coincidences can make it look almost identical to your favorite productions.

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30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World

Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!

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45 Epic Stair Design Fails That May Result In Some Serious Injuries (New Pics)

I think it’s only fair to agree on one simple thing. If an indoor space, or an outdoor one, for that matter, has a stairway, however long or short, it should serve its function. First, it should bring us up and down at least one level and second, it should be safe. That’s the bare minimum, right?

But it turns out, some stair designers out there have had their minds spun by invisible hamsters on a wheel. Right below, it becomes very clear why. You see, if the stairs cost you a potentially immeasurable amount of broken legs, you’d be better off without them.

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This Online Group Is Collecting Photos Of The Best Rooms And They Have Something For Every Taste (93 Pics)

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to redecorate or are a sucker for good interior design, you’re going to love this subreddit. Hell, you’ll probably enjoy it even if you’re just bored and randomly scrolling through the Internet.

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30 Weirdest McDonald’s Restaurants From All Around The World

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of McDonald’s? Hamburgers? French fries? How about airplanes, flying saucers and boats? It turns out that some McDonald’s restaurants are known for more than just their food.

A few days ago, Twitter user katrinkanova shared a photo of a McDonald’s restaurant in Freeport that looks like a funeral home on the outside and a retirement home on the inside. This prompted other people to share other weird Mickey D’s they’ve been to and you’ll be surprised how many unique restaurants of this chain are out there.

Check out the weirdest McDonald’s restaurants from all around the world in the gallery below!

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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Owners Let Their Norwegian Forest Cat Roam Freely Outside, And He Looks Majestic (32 Pics)

In March 2018, Camilla from Norway fell head over heels in love with an 8-week-old kitten she saw online. It was a Norwegian Forest cat looking for his forever home. In the photo that captivated Camilla, the little rascal was simply irresistible, tilting his head and staring at the woman from the screen with the biggest, most innocent eyes she had ever seen.

“I was completely sold,” Camilla told Bored Panda. “A few moments later, [there was no question about it]. Me and my boyfriend Sondre were going to become cat owners. In May, we brought home the sweetest little ball of fur. He made us so happy.”

They named the little guy Pepper and created an Instagram account to document his kitten days.

Pepper, The Norwegian Forest cat just loves snow

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About half a year later, the couple decided to get Pepper some company. “We could see he was bored while we were working on the weekdays. Both of us had always wanted a Bengal, and we hoped it would be a purrfect match. In October 2018, a tiny blue-eyed Bengal girl joined our family. She was 6-months-old and we named her Chili because of her spiciness, the combo with Pepper, and we both enjoy the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

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Eventually, Camilla and Sondre got a third cat. The couple drove 11 hours across the country to pick up a 14-week-old Maine Coon, and then their pack was complete.

They call her Limo. “(Almost) daily, we’re asked why our third kitty has a name unlike the two others,” Camilla said. “The fact is, she doesn’t! She is actually named after a hot chili pepper called Lemon Drop, Limo for short.”

Pepper immediately took on a parental role; protecting her and showing her around the house.

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“Pepper is the calm and wise one, like an old soul. He’s a little stubborn (like his mom), but he has a heart of gold,” Camilla explained.

“Chili is the spicy one, a typical Bengal; very talkative, active, and smart. At home, she goes by the name FOMO – she really has the fear of missing out, following us around wherever we go. She’s always in the mood for a good play. Oh, and food. She’s always hungry.”

Limo, on the other hand, is super sweet and curious. “She greets us every day by ‘cleaning’ the windows in our hallway. She’s also very talkative, like her sister. She always appreciates a good belly rub and often drowns her toys in the water bottle. She’s also a good climber, both outside, in the woods, and in our house.”

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As you’ve probably already seen, Camilla and Sondre enjoy bringing their cats into the wild. “Both we and the cats love to spend time outside, in winter and summer,” the woman said. “We started walking them in a harness and with leashes from an early age so that they would be comfortable with exploring new places as grownups.”

The area surrounding the family’s home is perfect for adventures. They live by the end of a quiet street and their closest neighbor is actually a big forest. “Most of our photos are actually shot just 10-20 meters (33-66 ft) from our house.”

Last summer, Camilla and Sondre made a big decision, allowing the kitties to roam freely outside. “This is a very common practice in Norway, and the cats have lots of kitty-friends to play with in the neighborhood. Luckily, they spend more time in the forest than exploring the streets.” But the couple take additional safety measures as well. Just to keep peace of mind, they attached GPS trackers on their cats.

“The cats love freedom, and we can clearly see how happy they are after our decision.”

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Here’s how cute Pepper looked when he was a kitten

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Now he just looks majestic

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Pepper also has two ‘siblings’: A Bengal cat named Chilli

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And  Limo, a Maine Coon

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They all enjoy each other’s company and love to spend time outdoors

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People Share ‘Accidental Wes Anderson’ Photos Of Real-Life Locations That Belong In His Movies

There’s an interesting photo hunt going on online, which gets even more interesting if you’re a fan of the visual style seen in the iconic movies by director Wes Anderson.

I’m talking about the subreddit called ‘Accidental Wes Anderson,’ in which users upload the pics taken all around the world of buildings, sceneries or even people who seem to belong in the next Wes Anderson flick. And surprisingly, there are quite a few spots from North Korea to Ukraine, that compete for the attention of the famous director.

Maybe there’s a spot like this someplace near you? Then don’t hesitate to share your photos in the comments!

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#1 Moomin House In Naantali, Finland

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#2 Stadt-Bad Gotha In Gotha, Germany

 

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#3 Hotel Belvédère Near The Rhône Glacier, Switzerland

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#4 Swimming Pool In Hamburg, Germany

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#5 Dan Sully Photography: Singapore

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#6 A Chimney Sweep From Tallinn, Estonia

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#7 Grand Hotel Misurina, Italy

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#8 Good Records In Dallas, U.S.

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#9 Conservatory Of The George Eastman House In Rochester, U.S.

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#10 Door In Kiev, Ukraine

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#11 Metro Train In Brussels, Belgium

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#12 Malina Swimming Pool In Bratislava, Slovakia

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#13 Conference Room In North Korea

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#14 Train In Flåm, Norway

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#15 “Ebb Tide” At Gold Crest Resort Motel By Tyler Haughey

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#16 Spadina Road, Toronto

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#17 Berlin, Germany

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#18 Estoi, Portugal

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#19 “Chateau” By Jeremy Kohm In Ottawa, Canada

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#20 The Exchange District In Winnipeg, Manitoba

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#21 Hotel Saratoga In Havana, Cuba

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#22 Cinema

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#23 Home Office Of An Mcm House In Portland, Oregon

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#24 Hotel Principe Di Savoia In Milan, Italy

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#25 Mongolia

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#26 Choi Hung Estates In Hong Kong

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#27 Room In The Ostel Hotel In East Berlin, Germany

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#28 Jane Hotel In New York, U.S.

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#29 The Utter Inn Located In Västerås, Sweden

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#30 Lobby Bar Of The Graduate Hotel In Mississippi, U.S.

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#31 Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station, Pennsylvania

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#32 Locker Room

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#33 Beauty Salon Waiting Area In North Korea

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#34 Grand Hotel De L’europe, Bad Gastein, Austria

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#35 Ballet Class

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#36 Burabai Lake, Kazakhstan

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#37 Metro Entrance In Budapest, Hungary

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#38 Hippie

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#39 Hamble-Warsash Ferry Shelter In Hampshire, UK

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#40 Stenbock Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

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#41 Lighthouse In Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

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#42 Empty Pool

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#43 Conference Room In The Former Palast Der Republik In Berlin, Germany

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#44 Employee Enters Room At Mount Kumgang Resort In North Korea

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#45 Ribersborgs Open-Air Bath In Malmö, Sweden

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#46 The View Out Of Train Heading Into Austria

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#47 Prada Marfa In Valentine, Texas, U.S.

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#48 Florida, U.S.

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#49 Hotel Polonia In Warsaw, Poland

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#50 Office Of Coccinelle

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30 Country Flags Reimagined As Anime Characters For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. To celebrate this upcoming event, a handful of Japanese artists decided to team up and reimagine some of the participating countries as badass warriors.

The artists took inspiration from each countries’ flags and history while giving all of them a unique twist. From Japan itself to South Africa, check out the countries reimagined as anime warriors in the gallery below!

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#1 Philippines

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#2 Mexico

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#3 UK

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#4 Vietnam

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#5 South Korea

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#6 Japan

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#7 China

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#8 South Africa

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#9 Sweden

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#10 Malaysia

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#11 Italy

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#12 Finland

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#13 Canada

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#14 Belgium

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#15 Spain

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#16 France

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#17 Switzerland

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#18 Germany

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#19 Argentina

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#20 Norway

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#21 Singapore

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#22 Thailand

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#23 Brazil

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#24 India

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#25 Indonesia

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#26 Netherlands

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#27 Venesuela

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#28 Denmark

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#29 Russia

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#30 USA

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This Self-Sustaining Hotel In Norway’s Arctic Circle Claims It Will Be The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Hotel

Snøhetta is without a doubt one of the most well-known architecture and interior design offices in Norway, if not the whole world. This time the architects, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, have designed the first energy positive hotel in Norway, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier, just above the Arctic circle.

They named the hotel ‘Svart’, meaning Black in Norwegian – inspired by the dark glaciers of Svartisen. “This will be the world’s most environmentally friendly hotel,” says architect Zenul Khan, one of the architects of Snøhetta. The hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85% compared to a modern hotel and on top of that, produces its own energy – a must in the precious arctic environment. “It was important for us to design a sustainable building that will leave a minimal environmental footprint on this beautiful Northern nature,” says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, one of the Founding Partners at Snøhetta.

The design of Svart is unique too – thanks to it’s unique, circular form, the hotel will offer panoramic 360-degree views of the surrounding fjord and glacier. The architects say they took inspiration from traditional Norwegian fishing equipment and fishermen’s houses. The construction of the hotel started in 2017 and is planned to be finished in 2021.

Check out the cool renderings in the gallery below!

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The architects at Snøhetta have designed the first energy positive hotel in Norway, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier

They named the hotel ‘Svart’, meaning Black in Norwegian – inspired by the dark glaciers of Svartisen

The architects say they took inspiration from traditional Norwegian fishing equipment and fishermen’s houses

Thanks to it’s unique, circular form, the hotel will offer panoramic 360-degree views of the surrounding fjord and glacier

“This will be the world’s most environmentally friendly hotel,” says architect Zenul Khan

A look inside the glacier

Imagine seeing this view outside your hotel window!

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