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8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration

8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration
Amusement parks walk the fine line between fun-ish and semi-creepy. Maybe it’s the combination of sketchy rides, circus folk, questionable attractions, and way too many screaming kids, but there’s something a little unsettling about them. Add an ill-advised theme into the mix, and you’ve got a real summer-time winner. Although for most of the 20th century amusement parks were a staple of American culture, the shine is definitely off the bumper car. But be warned urban explorer! The Prehistoric Forest, Irish Hills, Michigan Imagine Jurassic Park, but instead of real, blood-thirsty-Jeep-munching dinos you get dilapidated, stationary dinosaur statues situated around a mediocre community pool. Opened in 1963, the park had a smoking volcano, waterfall, water slide, and 100 fiber glass dinosaurs sprinkled across the eight acre property. [All Dinosaur Images: RoadsideArchitecture via Debra Jane Seltzer] [youtube] Six Flags, New Orleans Image: Liquorhead /Flickr Related:  Show Emma

Derinkuyu, or: the allure of the underground city My friend Robert and I finished reading Alan Weisman's The World Without Us almost simultaneously – and we both noted one specific passage. Before we get to that, however, the premise of Weisman's book – though it does, more often than not, drift away from this otherwise fascinating central narrative – is: what would happen to the Earth if humans disappeared overnight? What would humans leave behind – and how long would those remnants last? [Images: Derinkuyu, the great underground city of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. Manhattan will be gone, Los Angeles gone, Cape Canaveral flooded and covered with seaweed, London dissolving into post-Britannic muck, the Great Wall of China merely an undetectable line of minerals blowing across an abandoned landscape – but there, beneath the porous surface of Turkey, carved directly into tuff, there will still be underground cities. Some tunnels lead from building to building.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life.

Napoleon complex British propaganda of the time promoted the idea that Napoleon was short. In reality, his height was above average for the period. Napoleon complex, or "short man syndrome", is a pejorative slang term describing a type of psychological phenomenon which is said to exist in people, usually men, of short stature.[1] It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behaviour, and carries the implication that such behaviour is compensatory for the subjects' stature. The term is also used more generally to describe people who are driven by a perceived handicap to overcompensate in other aspects of their lives. Other names for the term include Napoleon syndrome[2] and Short Man syndrome.[3] Research[edit] In 2007, research by the University of Central Lancashire suggested that the Napoleon complex (described in terms of the theory that shorter men are more aggressive to dominate those who are taller than they are) may be a myth. In evolutionary theory[edit] In game theory[edit]

Grow Your Own Garden Chair With Chair Farm © Studio Aisslinger Living Walls? Sooo Over: The hottest new trend is living furniture. Unveiled last month at the Milan Furniture Fair, German designer Werner Aisslinger's Chair Farm is a "steel corset" that trains plants into chairs. From Studio Aisslinger's website: The chair is no longer produced in the classical sense of the word. A fast-growing vine is trained to grow around the steel frame, and once it is completed, the frame is removed. Aisslinger sees his chair as the first step towards a utopian future of "product plantations" -- where furniture is grown on a massive scale. Wikipedia/Public Domain Aisslinger's idea is not so revolutionary -- above is banker and naturalist John Krubsack, who could be considered the grow-your-own-chair pioneer. Then there are Peter Cook and Becky Northey, who have coined their tree-shaping technique with the awkward word "Pooktre."

How To Drive A Stick Shift Properly SExpand for how much I enjoy that movie the content is horrible haha I thought modern syncro-mesh means no need to double-clutch? Don't need to, but double-clutching makes it easier on the synchros when you downshift. I've driven a few cars that have seen some heavy track use from drivers that don't double-clutch, and there's an audible crunch if you downshift them without double-clutching. Also, I didn't get to reply to your last post about driving position. The risk zone is 2-3 inches from steering wheel, so I doubt you would be in danger. >wheel close enough that when you extend your arm straight out with >your shoulders squarely against the seat, you should be able to rest >your wrist on the top of the wheel. Yep, that's exactly what I do.

The 15 Funniest Autocorrects Of The Month (PICTURES) If you've spent more than 15 minutes on the Internet, you're probably familiar with Damn You, Autocorrect, the site that curates the funniest texting FAILs uploaded to the web. And you wouldn't believe how many there really are. With all the unintentionally inappropriate messages being sent and screen-captured everyday, we've rounded up the 15 funniest autocorrects of the month. See all the texting mishaps March had to offer below and vote for your favorite. Warning, some NSFW language. Loading Slideshow May's Funniest Autocorrects 1 of 16 Hide Thumbnails 0 Points Related on HuffPost:

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