The Bridge To Nowhere?

Nervous drivers (and their equally nervous passengers) beware! You should really prepare yourselves for the sight of Storseisundet Bridge in Norway. The road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county doesn’t look as if it actually connects as you drive towards it. In fact it looks very much as if you are in for an icy bath as you plummet off its 73ft height. However, you will be relieved to hear that this is simply something of an optical illusion. The bridge is built in such a way that from a certain angle, as you approach, it looks as it is more diving board than bridge. Known locally as the drunk bridge it forms part of the Atlanterhavsveien or Atlantic Ocean Road in English and attracts many a curious visitor.” w/ photos

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Animated Wooden Sculpture

“Fantastic. Great movement achieved with such simple means. Very clever use of chains which are part of the story and the mechanics. Makes me think of the capture of King Kong.” — rlouma

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Driver’s Miraculous Escape

A Chinese driver escaped with barely a scratch after hundreds of steel bars crashed through the windscreen of his car. Yang Junsheng, 24, ducked as the bars shot towards him and incredibly they all missed him. He was left in shock – but with only a few scratches to his left cheek, following the accident in Taizhou, Zhejianag Province. Yang admitted that the accident happened as he was trying to drive away from a police officer as the car was unregistered. He smashed into a pick-up truck carrying a load of steel bars which were sent flying through his windscreen. “My mind was very clear at that second, and I immediately dived down onto the passenger seat,” Yang said. “I heard an explosion and when the car stopped I couldn’t move because the car was full of metal bars. They were everywhere.” He went to hospital for a check up but doctors said he had no injuries at all, apart from his scratches.” w/ photo

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Phantom Water

“One of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen! Magical video really! Mother nature is the most beautiful thing on the planet!” — miguel rijo

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Top 10 Big Brands That Stopped Being Cool

“Let’s face it: America’s fickle. We change our minds about products as fast as we can tweet about them, so what’s cool today may not be as alluring tomorrow. This makes life hard for marketing directors since brands can lose favor with the public if they don’t predict trends correctly. Even the biggest brands are in danger of losing their cultural icon status if they don’t keep up with the times. Here are 10 big brands, recent and old alike, that simply stopped being cool.” w/ photos

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