World’s Strangest

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The Story of the Three Bears

(YouTube link) This is why dumpsters should have a lid that stays closed when not in use. Mama Bear stayed by the dumpster all night. Rescue came in the morning in the form of a truck of brave rescuers and a ladder. This happened in Ruidoso, New Mexico. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

Turning a Dumpster into a Functional Home

(Video Link) 41-year old Gregory Kloehn lives in a dumpster. But it’s not that bad! This artist in Berkeley, California, has modified his dumpster with running water, electrical power, a stove, an oven, and a toilet. Kloehn’s home will be on display at San Francisco’s Fringe Festival through September 18. Link -via Doobybrain | Festival Website

Man Rescued Baby from Dumpster, Found Out He’s Actually the Father!

Either this is the strangest coincidence ever, or there’s more to the story. In a nutshell (or dumpster bin): 1. Man was walking when someone told him that there’s a newborn crying in the dumpster. 2. Man rescued baby. 3. Man found out later that HE was the father of said baby (he didn’t know his girlfriend [...]

Dumpster Swimming

WebUrbanist recently ran a fantastic piece on upcycled dumpsters and their wide array of uses. My personal favorite are these mini-swimming pools, which give a whole new meaning to the words “dumpster diving.” Funny enough, this isn’t the only place you may have read about turning dumpsters into pools, the New York Times has also [...]

How Many Ways Can You Reuse a Dumpster?

Photo: Tomas Valenzuela Artist and environmental activist Oliver Bishop-Young’s project “Skip Conversions” tried to find creative and often amusing ways of recycling unwanted products. One example was a dumpster, which he turned into a swimming pool, a skateboard ramp, a living room, a garden, and a campsite. More pictures at the link. Link via Urlesque | Artist’s [...]