How Many Friggin’ Balloons Would It Take To Lift Up Your House

“In short, ‘Up’ was a landmark film, both beautifully rendered and beautifully told. The film follows curmudgeon Carl Fredricksen, who attaches balloons filled with helium to his home until he and it are lifted away on an exotic adventure. As a company that deals with homes, Movoto Real Estate had to ask: How many balloons does it take to lift a house? Fortunately, great minds have already tackled the question. This, however, didn’t stop us from building on fellow balloon enthusiasts’ work and calculating how many balloons it would take to lift some of the world’s most famous structures–imaginary or not. Before we get to the fun, we’ll recap how others have attempted to tackle this question.” w/ photos

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Amish Mafia?

“Within the rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania, sects of Amish live out a seemingly modest existence, caring for their families and living lives of deep religious significance. But beneath the veil of their seemingly idyllic lifestyle lies something much more sinister – an Amish mafia, which serves as vigilante justice for the community and exposes infidelity, blackmail, and extortion plots. The provocative information has been revealed by Discovery Channel’s upcoming reality show, ‘Amish Mafia,’ which focuses around the organization’s leader and his three henchmen.” w/ photos

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Spending Time With Hanksy

“Hanksy is an NYC-based street artist whose work consists solely of pop culture puns and parodies. Heavy on the Tom Hanks. In this episode of Spending Time With, we follow Hanksy around Little Italy as he creates a wheatpaste about Jim Gaffigan and a stencil about Aziz Ansari & Iron Man.” — thekskill

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Claymation Chess

“Extremely great job! How could you synchronize the moves with the music? It’s amazing! Loved the Queen becoming a white shark and eating the Rook, amazing!” — Felipe

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Top 25 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals

“It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world. From the tiny flea to the great blue whale, each animal possesses a unique quality that makes it stand out from the rest. Even if you’re a zoology expert, you might be surprised by some of these 25 amazing facts about animals. Prepare to be astounded by the resilience, physical abilities, and sheer brilliance of these magnificent creatures.” w/ photos

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