Monthly Archives: August 2011

Big Splash, a Red Tibetan Mastiff, Most Expensive Dog

This Red Tibetan Mastiff breed named Big Splash is now considered to be the most expensive pet dog in the world. The 11-month-old dog was purchased by a coal baron from the north of China for a whopping $1.5 million. Big Splash or Hong Dong in Chinese is a perfect specimen according to it’s breeder, Lu Liang.

Red Tibetan Mastiff - Big Splash, Most Expensive Dog

Red Tibetan Mastiff – Big Splash, Most Expensive Dog. Image via

Along jewelries and cars, Red Tibetan mastiff has become a status symbol in China as a way for the rich to show off their wealth. This dog breed is an ancient descendant of animals kept by nomadic Chinese tribes. They can weigh up to 182 pounds. The heaviest was 286 pounds.

View of Niagara Falls Without Water

The year was 1969, Niagara Falls was de-watered to enable engineers to inspect the the erosion level and come up with a plan to reduce the erosion to the falls cause by the flow of 60,000 gallons of water per second. The project lasted five months – from June to November. The diverted water was sent to the Horseshoe Falls and to the Robert Moses generating plant’s upriver intakes.

Front-view of When Niagara Falls De-watered, 1969

Front-view of When Niagara Falls De-watered, 1969. Image via

Side-view of When Niagara Falls De-watered, 1969

Side-view of When Niagara Falls De-watered, 1969. Image via

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls with normal flow of water. Image via

Ping-Pong Ball Apartment in Brooklyn, New York

If there’s a hotel made of key cards, there’s also an apartment made of ping-pong balls – 25,000 ping-pong balls in all. This 90 square feet place is in Brooklyn, New York and owned by Daniel Arsham.

Ping-Pong Ball Apartment

Ping-Pong Ball Apartment. Image via

The rest of the place is a study in simplicity. Arsham’s got a bed with some built-in shelves and a dresser, where he keeps a few clothes. To enter the loft, he climbs a ladder through the office’s employee bathroom.

The apartment — which Snarkitecture designed — was built in two months for less than $100 a square foot. That’s about $50 cheaper than your average loft. Impressive. Then again, by the looks of it, all they really had to do was shop at the local sporting goods store.

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Gigantic Mermaid Sculpture on the Alster Lake

This gigantic mermaid sculpture on the Alster lake in Hamburg, Germany is the creation of Oliver Voss, the advertising executive and head of the advertising academy Miami Ad School. This 4 meter high art has caught the attention of both locals and tourists.

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Gigantic Mermaid Sculpture on the Alster Lake

A man Relaxing with the Gigantic Mermaid Sculpture on the Alster Lake. Image via

Gigantic Mermaid Sculpture on the Lake

A man in a canoe paddles around the gigantic mermaid sculpture on the lake. Image via
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Man Unknowingly Proposes To Girlfriend On Live TV

“You’ll never know what can happen when you’re doing live shots here in Kansas City” said the reporter, who wasn’t aware what’s happening on here back. That was after her camera caught a young man proposing to his girlfriend, unknowingly, on live TV. Lucky for him, she said “Yes”.

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Unknowingly On Live TV

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Unknowingly On Live TV.

Check out the two videos below.

Lithuania Mayor Arturas Zoukas, Fights Illegally Parked Car by Crushing with Tank

If you park your car illegally, make sure you are not doing it in Vilnius, Lithuania. That’s because Mayor Arturas Zoukas is plans to fight illegally parked car by crushing it with tank.

Lithuania Mayor Arturas Zoukas, fight Illegally Parked Car with Tank

Lithuania Mayor Arturas Zoukas, fight Illegally Parked Car with Tank.

See video below how the poor car was run over by the tank. Good thing the whole event was stage, or else, the owner would have been crushed too.

Methuselah, a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, the World’s Oldest Living Organism

Methuselah is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine tree growing high in the White Mountains in eastern California, USA. This tree in believed to be the oldest living organism in the world. In 2011, it’s age is 4,842 year old. It was sampled in 1957 by Edmund Schulman and Tom Harlan when it was 4,789 years old. It was estimated that it germinated in 2832 BC. Methuselah got it’s name from a Biblical figure who was mentioned in the bible to have lived until the age of 969 years.

Methuselah grove - the Oldest Living Organism

Methuselah grove – the Oldest Living Organism in the world. Image via

Watch the video below about the Methuselah grove.

Entire Scenic, South Dakota Town For Sale For $799,000

Considering buying a property? Why not go for a bigger one, a whole town maybe. If you have $799,000 you can have one of your own. That’s because the entire Scenic, South Dakota town is for sale for $799,000. The deal will include a dance hall, a saloon, the Agate Museum, a gas station & general store, a jail and a other buildings, all in a 46 acres in total – 12 acres in town and 34 acres around it.

Gas Station and General Store at Scenic, South Dakota

The Gas Station and General Store at Scenic, South Dakota. Image via

Here’s a video of the entire town.

Interested? Head over to this site for more information.

Convicted Murderer Frederick Barrett Caught 32 Years After Prison Escape

A convicted murderer named Frederick Barrett was caught last month, 32 years after he managed to escape from prison. He escape on August 17, 1979 from the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a power outage that night. U.S. Marshals Service officers who were dressed as U.S. Forest Service firefighters arrested him at his cabin in Montrose County, Colorado. They identified him by the tattoo of a cross and dot on his right hand.

Convicted Murderer Frederick Barrett Caught 32 Years After Prison Escape

“It’s really, really difficult to track somebody who’s been out 30 years,” Davenport told Reuters. “The trail was cold.”
But using public records and databases, investigators found evidence Barrett had traveled to Hawaii, California, Tennessee and Maryland since his escape and eventually appeared to settle in Colorado.

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Vampire Woman Maria Jose Cristerna, Gets Horn Implant

Maria Jose Cristerna a.k.a the Vampire Woman is not yet contented with her extreme body modifications, she got a horn implant to complete her transformation. Her modifications includes specially shaped vampire ‘fang’ teeth, fake eye colours, massive earrings and titanium ‘horns’ implants – not counting tattoos that covered 100% of her body.

Vampire Woman Maria Jose Cristerna

“Vampire Woman” Maria Jose Cristerna. Image via