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You’ll Never Guess What’s Hidden in Walls Across the World.

Some walls around the world contains a hidden message.

Aram Bartholl, a media artist from Berlin, has been leaving a special trail from Paris to London for the whole world to discover. Called ‘USB dead drops,’ these USBs have been installed in walls of stone or other public places, hidden in plain sight, waiting for a connection. This project has been ongoing for over 5 years, people in a multitude of countries have gotten on board and started installing them in their hometowns.

Full of unknown information, dead drops work by connecting to a computer – generally a laptop – and downloading the mystery files. What are the files? It’s hard to tell without finding them yourself.

Aram Bartholl, a rather unique Berlin conceptual artist whose works show how digital inventions change our everyday lives, installed the first five Dead Drops back in 2010, in New York City. If you’re more one for mystery, keep your eyes peeled in the streets of New York, the pavements of England and the bars of Indonesia, as these little information-bullets are hiding in the most unlikely spaces all throughout the world. Just imagine the amazing things that could be revealed!

Aram installed these offline file sharing network in public places around the world.

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Anyone is allowed to use a dead drop.

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Just plug in your laptop and drop your files.

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Every dead drop is empty when first installed. But it contains a readme.txt file about the project.

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The project begun 5 years ago, but it’s been reproduced around the globe.

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Look around you in public places, you might find one of these mysterious USBs.

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Here’s some known spots where you can find dead drops.

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There is a website you can visit to find the location of your nearest-known dead-drop – Aram’s database. Don’t forget to check out the instructions on how to setup a dead drop, in case you want to install one.

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This Girl Built Her Dad’s 550-sq-ft House on the Coast of Maine, Using Her Own Hands.

Oh my… it’s sooo lovely!

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Everyone of us has a dream and even though some aren't fortunate enough to follow the path towards it, they still carry with them the hope that someday they'll make that dream happen.

Bruce Porter is one of those dreamers yet what he only wants are simple things in life. His lifelong dream is to live in a tiny house on a remote island which led him to buying a small piece of land off the Maine Coast on Ragged Island. He spent the next 30 years hoping that someday he could build his dream home yet they remain nothing but dreams.

Meanwhile, his daughter Alex Scott Porter grew up and may have gotten the passion and inspiration from her father when she decided to be an architect. She made her dad's dream happen by helping him build his dream home, a beautiful tiny house which is only 550-square-foot that qualifies for the Tiny House Movement. The airy interiors and high ceilings of the house make it more spacious despite its size. The energy solutions are quite remarkable as well....

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Guy Discovered a Mysterious Door in the Floor of His New Apartment

Would you continue living in this apartment?

This guy immediately moved into an apartment in England without checking it first. He was happy to get a good deal on the rent, but didn’t realize the great value he got till he moved in and discovered something pretty amazing yet very creepy at the same time.

Redditor demc7 unexpectedly stumbled into a hauntingly awesome secret room below a mysterious trap door in the lobby of his new studio apartment. Armed with a camera in hand, he bravely investigated the unknown room below his new pad. (Don't forget to watch his video at the last page of this article.)

Turns out the landlord forgot to mention this one huge secret about the place. As demc7 explained:...

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Woman Took Her Beloved Dog On An Epic Adventure And It’s Heartbreaking

Beautiful story. This made me cry and smile.

Lauren Fern Watt had been through a lot with her 160-pound English Mastiff, Gizelle. That's why when her beloved dog was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer six months ago, she was totally crushed. Gizelle wasn't only her bestfriend, she was also her roommate and confidant. Who helped her through college, boyfriends and moving to the big and scary New York City.

Instead of spending all her time crying. Lauren decided to be strong and create a bucket-list adventure of everything they want to try before Gizelle died. From lazing on the beach to eating lots of premium ice cream.

It was my mission for us to indulge and explore life’s joys. We’d escape the city and search for waterfalls, cook lobster, and nap in the grass. We’d jump in the ocean without towels, just to enjoy the sun drying us, and never stress about details like sand in the car....

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