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No More Floods! This Thirsty Concrete Absorbs 4,000 Litres of Water A Minute

Topmix Permeable concrete is designed to absorb up to 880 gallons of water in around a minute.

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If you live in an area where strong rains and storms are common, then you obviously know how extremely inconvenient it is when you have to walk outside in the rain. The outfit you painstakingly prepared gets wet and ruined, and what’s more annoying is the splash of rain puddles on your jeans or trousers. In some urban areas, strong rains also mean floods, which makes the daily commute even more hellish.

But worry no more, for this latest development in concrete technology might hold the key to solving all our rain-related woes, for it is able to suck up gallons of water in around a minute.

Topmix Permeable concrete is designed to absorb up to 880 gallons of water in around a minute.

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Designed by the company Tarmac, Topmix Permeable concrete is designed to absorb water rather than letting it sit on top of the concrete layer. The rainwater seeping into the concrete will then be passed into ground underneath it. Not only can this help reduce surface water flooding and accidents due to puddles during rains, it can also help decrease surface temperatures during warmer days.

The system is able to absorb the water through a drainage system underneath the Topmix Permeable layer.

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This brilliant technology is extremely useful in preventing floods and accidents due to rain puddles.

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Brilliant as it is, this type of concrete also has a flaw. During winter, the water it has absorbed and transferred to the ground underneath may freeze, which then leads to possible cracks and damages in the surface. Nevertheless, this brilliant invention is extremely helpful during the rainy season.

Watch how Topmix Permeable concrete works in the video below:

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Retiree Makes A Dog Train To Take Rescued Dogs On Fun Trips

This guy decided to spend his retirement years as a train conductor for rescued dogs.

Mini Malabanan

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An 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas decided to spend his golden years as a train conductor for rescued dogs.

Eugene Bostick and his brother Corky live on a street dead-end where they run a horse barn. Many locals come by and leave their unwanted dogs there.

Not wanting to leave the poor abandoned dogs starving, Eugene decided to adopt them.

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Funny Video Shows Pizza-Lovin’ Rat Carrying A Big Slice

Matt Little shared a short video of a pizza-loving rat in New York – and it immediately went viral.

Mark Andrew

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Pizza’s always been my comfort food. I love stuffing my mouth with it. One time, me and my wife shared a little piece with our then 2-year-old son. Suffice it to say that our little boy got hooked right away. He fell in love with it and now automatically replies “pizza” when anyone asks him about his favorite food.

Although sure, we do our best to feed him healthy foods but once in a while, I gladly take home a box so we three can indulge in the awesomeness that is the pizza.

Well it looks like we humans are not alone with our flatbread fascination. As the video below shows us, even rodents dig them too!

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The Real Reason Why Your Dog Follows You Around

Here’s the truth: your beloved dog loves you.

Rej Salvador

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A dog is a man's best friend. If you raised your dog since he was a puppy, there is a tremendous tendency for you to become inseparable. When you get home from work, your dog always runs to you in a very excited manner and tries to get your attention. The question is, why does your beloved pooch follow you around all the time?

Your Dog Becomes Sad When You Leave Him

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We do not need a study to prove this. It is the nature of dogs to seem sad when their human companion leaves the house. It is also their tendency to wait around until their beloved owner gets home. Dogs feel uncomfortable when they are alone and they like being with their loving master. Awwww.

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