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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CXLIX)

1. Steve McQueen and his wife, Neile Adams, firing pistols in the Palm Springs desert in 1963

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Found on Reddit.

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2. Empty Chinese Amusement Parks

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What happens when the crowds go home? That’s what Stefano Cerio has spent the last year investigating for his latest book, Chinese Fun. The Italian photographer has traveled to off-season amusement parks in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Hong Kong after the summer swarms have gone to see what remains.

Found on The Atlantic.

 

3. The Poison Garden

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Established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The garden contains over 100 deadly and hallucinogenic plants. ’I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill… I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.’ -The Duchess of Northumberland

Visit Alnwick Garden’s Poison Garden in Northumberland, UK.

 

4. This Parisian Holiday Apartment

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I found this image floating around Pinterest, and then I found the actual apartment listing. It’s called the Esmerelda!

 

5. Just a Bucolic Cabin On A Roof In Manhattan

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Meet the guy who built it:

Full article found on The Gothamist.

 

6. A “Double Decker” Bridge made out of Living Roots

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East Khasi Hills, India. More info about living root bridges found on Wikipedia.

 

7. This Double-Decker Bus Bag

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Found on ModCloth.

 

8. An Astronomic wristwatch named Midnight Planetarium

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Yours for the low price of $245,000.

 

 

9. A Ridiculous Nightmare Castle in Connecticut For Sale

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Asking price is $45 million and you can read all about it’s very sleazy history on Curbed.

 

10. Donut Pool

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Looks way more fun than regular pool.

It’s a design by Cléon Daniel sent to Design Boom as part their ‘DIY submissionsfeature. He also made a banana one.

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Found on Design Boom.

 

11. Steve Martin working at the Disneyland Print Shop

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As a teen, Steve Martin not only worked at the Disneyland Magic Shop but had to pull double duty making wanted posters. Gloves were required to keep from staining your hands. Looks like he forgot and scratched an itch on his forehead!

Found on Imgur.

 

12. The Packaging on this Gin Brand

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Found here.

 

13. Life in a Town where the Sun Don’t Shine (Population: 14)

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Just off the northernmost road in the United States there’s a village of fourteen hearty souls who live off the land, preparing for a frighteningly frigid winter and darkness that lasts all day.

Read more in the full article on Narratively.


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