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Prisoner Digs Hole in Wall, Gets Stuck While Trying to Escape

What we’ve got here is failure to lose weight. That was something that Rafael Valadão should have done before boring a hole through the wall of a prison in Ceres, Brazil. That or dig a bigger hole. Rafael Valadão, the well-built tattooed convict, tried to follow one of his smaller fellow prisoners who had already made a [...]

Archaeologists: Hadrian’s Wall Was an Economic Boon to Ancient Britons

Hadrian’s Wall is a 73-mile set of fortifications built across northern Roman Britain to protect it from raiding Picts. It was very costly to the Empire. But according to a 2008 article in the Telegraph, local Celts found it a highly profitable venture: Mr MacLeod, senior investigator for English Heritage’s aerial survey and investigating team, said: [...]

A Journey Around the World in Dominoes

(YouTube link) This domino event visits every corner of the world, recreating flags, landmarks, and icons of different nations. It looks like a pretty impressiv but standard topple you see at world-class domino events, until you get to about 90 seconds in, and see the huge wall of dominoes slowly falling. You have to think about [...]

The Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh, the second longest wall on earth, can be found in the state of Rajasthan in western India. The 36-kilometer wall was built beginning with the rule of Rana Kumbha in the year 1443. Read about the history of the wall and see more gorgeous pictures at Kuriositas. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Benjamin Vander Steen)

Robot Heads Made From Salvaged Junk

Artist and robot lover Tal Avitzur doesn’t believe in throwing away leftover metal junk- because he’d rather make cool robot heads out of it all! He calls these wall mounted robot heads Talbotics, and they would look really cool adorning the wall of a scifi themed trophy room. Link  –via JazJaz

Other Ways to Look at the Great Wall of China

Everyone has seen pictures of China’s Great Wall before, but most of those images come from a handful of viewpoints just outside of Beijing, where all the tourists tend to visit. Given that the wall stretches for over 5,500 miles, there’s quite a bit more that you almost never see. While the tourist areas are well-maintained [...]

Awesome Maleficent Wall Mount

This is one of the coolest wall mount sculptures I’ve ever seen, and the artist has really captured the spirit of Disney villain Maleficent in her fiery dragon form. It was created by Dan Reeder of Paper Mache blog, and yes that means this amazing piece is made out of paper! Add some LED lights for a [...]

Vacuum-Powered Spider-Man

[YouTube Clip] No need to get bitten by a radioactive spider, anymore! All you have to do to become like Spider-Man is strap on this vacuum cleaner (side [...]

Why Guinness Bubbles Sink

Science has answered the question that has beguiled beer drinkers for ages: why the bubbles in Guinness sink. "If you imagine your pint is full of bubbles, then the bubbles will start to [...]

How to Brag About Your Zombie Hunting Prowess

Since the zombie apocalypse hasn’t quite happened yet, artist Andrew Martin of Monster Caesar Studios went ahead and fabricated this lovely zombie head wall mounted trophy to hang on your wall in the meanwhile. Of course, if when the undead start walking the streets you really ought to take it down, not only because it’s [...]