Apart from the crazy weather changes and the US elections, there’s other stuff in the world that are well, weird. Case in point: these ten bizarre ice creations that surprisingly is useful and ingenious. While we have no proof that they do actually exist, we can only marvel at the designs and wonder why they were even invented.
Should you ever find yourself in the presence of one of these artworks, do snap a selfie of you with the said creation and send it our way.
10. Soda bottles
Coca-Cola bottles to be specific. One of the biggest brands came up with a clever way to serve ice-cold Coke to its customers. This amazing idea is available only in Colombia though. Silicon molds are used to form the filtered water into Coke bottles. When the bottle melts, the soda drinker is left with an elastic grip that can be worn as a bracelet.
Okay, we all know that saunas mean being in a really stifling hot, steamy room, and other sweaty people. The ice saunas in Finland are constructed using large blocks of ice. They are available during the winter months and can provide a good sweat, too. The heat isn’t as intense as the ones we’re used to though.
8. Musical Instruments
Sculptor and musician Tim Linhart has organized a band that uses ice instruments. Now, before you judge the products to be inferior to their “real” counterparts, you’d be surprised to hear that they actually provide a nice melody.
It’s literally chilling out with your friends. Ice bars are slowly gaining traction in several countries. From the bar to the furnishings and the ice cold drinks of course, you’ll have fun clubbing with your squad.
6. Aircraft carriers
World War II was the melting pot of several wartime innovations that can be stuff for urban legends. One of the most bizarre inventions ever made back then was an aircraft carrier made of ice and sawdust. Named after British inventor Geoffrey Pyke, the Pykrete could have been one of the greatest war babies if ice just didn’t melt.
The original ice hotel was found in Sweden. Made of snow and ice, artists arrive every winter to sculpt the hotel that has to keep a consistent -6 degrees Celsius. Cold weather gear is necessary if you don’t want to die of hypothermia.
4. Music records
Vinyl is making a comeback again these days, with bands producing them once again. Swedish band Shout Out Loud managed to convince their label and several journalists and fans to give their ice record a try. They sent out kits to a select group, which contains a silicon mold, a bottle of distilled water and after at least six hours in the freezer, the record was ready to play. The theme of the record was fading love, just like the record that melted after a few hours.
Pulled straight out of a fairy tale, ice castles are designed every winter to the delight of the young and young at heart. Sadly, these pretty architectural wonders don’t last long just like the others.
Assassins would surely have a heyday when ice bullets become a regular thing. Often part of action flicks, there are a lot of people who believe it can be done. TV show Mythbusters were able to determine that the slugs would be brittle and crumble even before they reach their targets.
1. Fukushima Ice Wall
Considered the most ambitious of all ice creations, the Fukushima Ice Wall is more than just an accessory or a pretty thing to look at. It was put up in order to ensure that the leaking radiation from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant did not leak and contaminate the groundwater and the ocean. The ice wall was just activated last month and is still unclear if it will actually serve its purpose.
Meet the ‘Real-Life Rapunzel’ From Russia Who Has Been Growing Her Hair For 13 Years!
She’ll continue to grow her hair until it reaches her feet.
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!”
Dashik Gubanova Freckle has probably been told this line a hundred of times already. But this Russian woman isn’t trapped in some creepy tower, isolated, and unknown to the rest of the world. In fact, she has become quite popular since she posted her pictures, which consequently gained her hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
For more than 13 years, she refused to cut her gorgeous locks, which now reach the lower half of her shins. Freckle has been dubbed as the “real-life Rapunzel” by over 104,000 people who follow her on Instagram since she started documenting and sharing updates about her exceptionally long, brown mane.
20 Of The Most Creative Billboards Ever
Whoever made these ads deserve some raise!
With a little creativity, something as common and ordinary as a billboard can be a striking work of art. Well sure, we wouldn’t exactly categorize them up there with fine art masterpieces but this compilation of billboards below are, well, absolutely more than clever.
We couldn’t help but admire the wit and humor of the people who created these awesome ads. They’ve pushed the boundaries of traditional marketing and frankly, I think they need a well-deserved raise.
Scroll down and see for yourself:
Watch How These Passengers In China Seem Not To Mind Riding A Flooded Bus
Here’s a badass bus filled with equally-badass passengers.
Taking public transportation is usually the most economical way of traveling around but yes - let’s face it - it does have its share of inconveniences.
For example, it is sometimes unavoidable to share a bus with some annoying passengers such as those who speak too loudly on the phone. Or those plane passengers who place their feet on the back of your seat.
This group of bus passengers in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province in China, had to go through an unusual hassle that perhaps many of us have never experienced while riding a public vechile.
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