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20 of the Most Awesome Birdhouse Designs Ever

You’ll probably want one for yourself.

If you are a bird enthusiast and if you’re into DIYs, these amazing ideas may help you create cute and fascinating birdhouses. Most of them resemble colorful dollhouses while others are like exquisite ornaments. From afar, some look like real cottages due to their intricate designs.

With some basic tools, old items, and imagination, you can give your beloved birds a beautiful and cozy shelter. Building such tiny, lovely houses is also a perfect way to spend your lazy, weekend afternoons alone or with your loved ones.

Look at these 20 incredible designs:

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Birds need nesting cavities to build nests and lay eggs. They also need a shelter to protect themselves from harsh weather and predators.

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The first man-made birdhouses were built around the 15-th – 16th century. Europeans initially used baskets and clay pottery while North Americans made use of birch bark. In Turkey, birdhouses were made of bricks, stone, tiles, wood, and mortar.

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Birds nest in tree cavities, but since many trees had been cut due to agriculture and urbanization, they had fewer suitable nesting sites. As a solution to the predicament, people built birdhouses. However, in some parts of Europe, these were intended to help capture birds and their eggs.

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Times have changed, and people are getting more creative. Who said birdhouses should only look like drab boxes with roofs and small, circular openings?

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Which of them did you like most? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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How To Charge Your Phone Using A Mud Oven

Learn from the Malawi people how to charge your phone with a mud oven in just 6 steps

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Charging your delicate Apple and Samsung products in a mud oven may be the last possibility you are thinking right now. In fact, you may ask, is that really even doable? Won't it just bake the phone and render it useless? Where do you even plug it in?

Well, let these questions be answered by the innovative residents of a village in Malawi, Africa; where they use their mud ovens or claypots not just for cooking, but for charging electrical devices too!

Unlike our lifestyle where everything is plug and play and we have electric supply all around us, only 10% of Malawi has access to electricity. That is why with the help of foreign organizations such as the British and Irish Aid, our African brothers and sisters are finding innovative and practical ways to improve their living condition.

Well if you're already too curious how this mud oven charger works, watch the video below:

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This Luxury Underground Bunker Promises To Withstand Nuclear Explosion

It’s like a classy hotel but located underground. And is extremely secure!

If you’re a frequent site visitor, you know how much impressed we were with Colin Furze’s underground bunker. Besides, who wouldn’t be? It’s filled with cool features such as a party area, a flat screen TV, a few game consoles, a drum kit, and even some sweet superhero style weapons. It’s definitely the ultimate man cave!

It turns out, however, that the bunker is nowhere near the level of this one.

Available to interested buyers for $17.5 million, this is surely the classiest bunker you will ever see.

Up for grabs for $17.5 million is this fully-secure luxury underground bunker.

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Russian Self-Defense Techniques Using Selfie Stick as Weapon

Here’s something we can learn from the Russians…monopod fighting!

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Ah, the ubiquitous selfie stick.

Its all over the place. Everywhere you go, there are people holding these slim metal-and-plastic extension poles in the pursuit of the perfect selfie. But what other use can the selfie stick have apart from helping to propagate digital copies of our narcissistic selves?

...and scratching our backs, that is.

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Enter the pragmatic Russians who have taken advantage of these sturdy "eye-pokers" and started using them as a self-defense device....

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