WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO LIVE HERE?
Does this castle look familiar at all? You may have seen something that looks like it in Sleeping Beauty. Disney created the castle in Sleeping Beauty  based on this castle in germany. Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century castle that is located in Southwest Bavaria. It wAS ORIGINALLY BUILt As a PERSONAL REFUGE FOR THE RECLUSIVE KING AT THE TIME. WHEN HE DIED IN 1886, IT WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NOW, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE VISIT THE CASTLE EVERYDAY. 

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"Neuschwanstein Castle" by Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald

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Daredevils
IF you ever wanted to see what it was like to see lava up close take a look at this video. It amazes me how close they were able to get. 

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Hug Me
What would you do for a free coke? Would you Hug a vending machine? In Singapore, there is a machine that is programmed to release a coke with just a hug. 
This is a part of new marketing project called "open Happiness."  The goal is to make more people smile. 
It looks like it works! There are plans to put up more machines around Asia. 

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"Coke Machine With Video Screen" photographer unknown

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Tricking The Human Eye
With just a few shadows, you wouldn't believe how much you can be deceived. 
Check out this cool video.


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 "Lean on Me"

Patrick Dougherty is quite the artist. He makes sculptures out of tree saplings. It usually takes him and a group of volunteers about three weeks to gather up material from the environment and build these structures. Since everything is from the environment, the material usually breaks down after awhile and returns to the earth. 
Patrick has made over 200 of these Stickwork projects throughout his 25 year career. When he first began this line of work, he built his own home for his family in North Carolina using the resources from the land. His work is quite impressive. 

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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork project: "Lean on Me" Photo by Tommy O'Laughlin
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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork project: "Lean on Me" Photo by Tommy O'Laughlin
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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork project: "Lean on Me" Photo by Tommy O'Laughlin
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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork project: "Lean on Me" Photo by Tommy O'Laughlin
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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork project: "Lean on Me" Photo by Tommy O'Laughlin
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Puppies Enjoying Presents

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Outdoing the griswolds 
How much time do you think it took to create these light show?
 Pretty amazing!

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Make Something New For Your Home


What a creative idea. Renee Safarians created a light fixture using plastic spoons. She calls it "Building Blue Daisy."  This looks pretty simple to make. Give it a shot!


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"Building Blue Daisy" by Renee Safarians
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"Building Blue Daisy" by Renee Safarians
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"Building Blue Daisy" by Renee Safarians
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The Perfect Holiday Gift


I often see famous musicians play the keyboard standing up, but if you have ever tried this, I am sure you would agree with me that it is harder than it looks. 
It looks like this new instrument, the "Curvitar," by Yasin Bayraktar from Turkey, could be the perfect solution! 
The curved keyboard makes it much easier to play standing up. 
In the 1980's, keytars allowed musicians to move, but the Curivitar makes it visually pleasing. 
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"Curvitar" by Yasin Bayraktar
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"Curvitar" by Yasin Bayraktar
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Defying Gravity


Check out this really cool trick that you can make yourself with just a few simple items. I love any type of trick that involves a magnet. 
In 1992, the material used in pennies became more expensive; therefore, pennies began being made with copper plated steel which makes them magnetic. 
Give it a shot!
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