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You Won’t Believe The Story Behind This Submerged Cross in Venezuela

Travelers have always seen this cross above the waters but the shocking story revealed about what it truly is and where it’s from is magnificent.

What we often see on the surface is not even close to half of the whole. There is always something more when we dig in deeper and trace back the history the things we see. It is just amazing to find out the story behind things we find fascinating that in the end leaves us even more in awe.

Between 1985 to 2008, people traveling by boat in Táchira, Venezuela along the lake formed by the Uribante Reservoir would see a lone cross crookedly afloat that would spark one’s curiosity. The mildewed cross seemed to be attached to a foundation anchoring it.

In 2008, the cross seemed to become more uncovered and rose above the waters and revealed that it is settled on a gothic structure that still goes a long way underwater.

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Back then, the town of Potosi, which had approximately 1,200 residents and was 7.7 square miles, was intentionally flooded by the Venezuelan government in 1985 to build a hydroelectric dam. All the people were asked to evacuate the said town — their homes and the single Church in there were abandoned and submerged under the waters of the Uribante Reservoir.

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The structure was, however, not really rising above the water, instead the waters were receding due to the high temperature.

By 2010, the water of the lake for decades almost completely diminished and the towering church was nearly fully ascended. It all happened due to El Niño — severe droughts and water shortages in Venezuela have resulted in the effective draining of the reservoir, revealing it once again.

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For years that the steeple of the church remained above the surface of the water it has been a remarkable and powerful symbol for some. It stood proudly above the waters marking the town that once existed in the place.

The far and large stretch of the sunken land has once again resurfaced. The church that stood 85 feet, though some parts of it were worn away by the erosion and being underwater, has still has its facade intact.

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The town way back.

The town way back.

Potosi street

Potosi street

A photo of the church before the flood.

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Norway to Build World’s First Floating Underwater Tunnels

Norway has proposed a quicker way to get from Kristiansand to Trondheim, and it’s through 4000-ft concrete underwater tunnels!

If we can build sky-high super highways, who says we can't build underwater traffic tunnels too?

Norway has proposed a solution to the usual 21-hour drive from one end of the country across the nation's many fjords to the other (from Kristiansand to Trondheim via the E39), and it's in the form of submerged floating tunnels.

The proposed tunnel consists of 4,000-foot long concrete tubes that can hold two lanes of traffic. These tubes will be suspended under 100 feet of water, placing them far below the water affected by ships. They will also be held up by pontoons along the surface and connected with trusses. Each pontoon will be spaced wide enough for even the widest of ships to pass through. For added stability, they may also be bolted to the bedrock below.

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These Destination Toilets Elevate Crapping Into a Whole New Level

Crap like the King of the World!

By itself, taking a dump is one of the most satisfying activities in a person's life. Anyone who has had a nasty bout with diarrhea knows the exquisite feeling of release once emergency crap is dumped on the toilet bowl.

Now imagine taking a dump with a marvelous view of the mountains or the sea and what do you got? Destination crapping, that's what! These toilets will make you want to move your bowels stat.

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What awaits you at the top of the highest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada? A porcelain throne, that's what! After days of climbing up to 14,505 feet, sitting on this crapper will definitely make you feel like the king of the world....

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Dad Uses New GoPro For Las Vegas Getaway But Films Entire Vacation The Wrong Way

Now his face is famous on YouTube!

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It was a comical take on a man's entire Las Vegas holiday when he used the GoPro his son had given him to document his trip, with hilarious results.

Gadget newbie, Joseph P. Griffin became an instant YouTube star when his son, Evan posted his dad's Sin City vacation vlog using his brand new Go Pro from the wrong end. All because Evan forgot to instruct him how to use it.

And he filmed his entire trip from the other side of the lens!

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The elder Griffin, excited about his holiday, whipped out his new gadget at every opportunity. He shot monuments, the famous Las Vegas strip, and other Sin City tourist attractions....

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