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June 12th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Some people just have that touch when they get creative. They see something in front of them and can turn it into something amazing. Here are 7 examples of what can be done.

1. The coolest bench ever!

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If you had this in your garden EVERYONE would be jealous of you. I would never be able to pull this off and it does truly look amazing.

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dog swing
June 2nd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Animals are just amazing and some of the things that dogs come up with especially just blows my mind. This dog goes to the swing set and has his own game.

This dog decided that he would make the most of the run-down swing set and turn it into his own play-thing. About halfway through the clip he starts and it just makes me smile watching it.

 

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The amazing Sawyer Fredericks
May 22nd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

This is an amazing voice. Sawyer Fredericks won the latest edition of The Voice and it VERY easy to understand why. In his final performance he sings a classic from Neil Young “Old Man”.

If you are like me you have probably never heard the name before. After you listen to him singing you are not likely to forget it.

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May 19th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

I am all for weird… but the right kind of weird. Some of these islands are however a little on the creepy side, while others certainly can compete in the Weird World Championships.

Throughout history there have been life-changing events that often resulted in these islands turning out the way they did. They don’t often hit the news, but as you work through them you’ll have to agree that they are some of the strangest and most bizarre places you have seen yet.

1. La Isla de las Muñecas

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Right off the bat this one probably wins the prize for being the creepiest of the lot. A guy who went insane hid on the island for years and kept covering it in dolls to keep the demons away (so he believe). Translated the name of the island is “Island of the Dolls”. It is however not a place for you to bring your kids for playtime…

2. Ōkunoshima Island

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It is a fluffy bunny attack! The island was used for chemical weapon testing by the Japanese army. These rabbits were all brought to the island to monitor the results of the testing. Chemically altered rabbits… I see a TMNT spin-off in the making.

3. Deer Island

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Don’t let the name fool you. It is not where Santa goes to recruit his reindeer. The island is shrouded in mystery and is where the infamous Yale’s Skull and Bones come together. Here they conduct all of their creepy rituals and do their plotting…

4. Great Blue Hole

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It is actually the reverse of an island and a very popular diving spot. It is just off the coast of Belize. Personally I can’t understand why anyone would want to go on a diving trip into a dark never-ending abyss.

5. The Isola La Gaiola

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It is not a favorite among the locals in Naples. All of the owners of this island have ended up either dead (drowned or murdered) or destitute. So next time you are in the market for your own private island, it might make sense to steer clear of this one.

 

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April 16th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

There are street performers and then there are street performers. This guy falls into the genius side of it. There have been many nights (after a couple of drinks of course) where we have all thought we could move like this, but I am venturing a guess that it didn’t look EXACTLY like this.

The man has ridiculous skills and it must have taken countless hours perfecting his art.

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when an orange peel meets a balloon
April 14th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The science they teach you in school sucks compared to ridiculous things like this. Not exactly sure how someone figured this one out, but it is very cool.

You know when you peel an orange your fingers are probably a bit sticky and a little greasy and they smell all nice like citrus. Well that stuff is heavy on limonene, which is an essential oil. It is a little wonder of nature which is great for your skin as it hydrates it and makes you smell like you have been rolling around in oranges.

When you put it on a balloon it is however not as friendly… Have a look at the little clip below. Weird stuff. Now I just wonder: how bored must the scientist have been to have thought “today I will sit with various fruit, squeeze them over balloons and see what happens”.

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March 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

A remarkable story about a boy named Luke Ruehlman started making the rounds recently because of a fairly bizarre claim that he used to be a lady named Pam.

That sounds ridiculous I know. However he is not the only one…

Luke’s mother thought that it was just the overactive imagination of her son. Based on the detail that Luke was able to provide about Pam his mother was able to do some research and find this Pam! She was a 30-year old African American woman who died in exactly the way that her son described.

You don’t need to believe in reincarnation to get chills from that. The coincidence is however a bit eerie.

Our story will however look at a boy named Ryan Hammons. At the age of 4 he started having nightmares for no apparent reason and he found it difficult to explain it. A couple of months later he started telling his mother more about it.

The short version of it was that he was alive during the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Usually when a child makes up a story it is very easy to see right through it. This was however not the case as his mother, Cyndi Hammons told TODAY: “His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could have made it up”.

It covered everything from expensive and lavish vacations to having five different wives.

As Cyndi looked through a book about Hollywood her son Ryan pointed at a man in a photo and said that he was that man in a past life. Cyndi was really shocked about this and thought the only thing to do is for her son to see a child psychiatrist to dig deeper into these bizarre claims.

More and more details started to surface about what Ryan remembered and there were about 55 different accurate accounts about Marty Martyn that he could remember. By the way, Marty passed away in 1964.

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His mother then started researching old Hollywoood to find out more about Marty Martyn and the claims from he son was proven right every time. Marty was a Hollywood agent and also played a couple of smaller roles in movies at the time. He even had the age at which Marty died correct at 61 years old, not 59 as it is wrongly stated on his death certificate.

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The story of Ryan, who is now 10 years old, is featured in a book by Dr. Jim Tucker called Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.

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March 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Every industry has their own “tools of the trade”. A couple of these that supermarkets employ however will shock you as studies have found that people often buy 50% more than they intended when visiting the shops.

Here a couple of the “supermarket confessions” we have been able to pull together that sheds some light on how they are able to get us to buy so much.

1. Pairing of high margin products

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You might think they were looking out for your convenience, but that’s not it. They make a little on the chips and a lot on the salsa. They go together nicely and often people would take both.

2. Putting the freshly made goods at the front of the store

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As you walk into a store you would be hit with all of the wonderful smells and everywhere you look you will see things you want to eat. The result is that you would often end up buying more food than you need.

3. The strategic hanging of signs

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They are very intentionally placed by shop keepers where they want us to look

4. The popular items are placed in the middle of the aisle

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To get to the product you actually want you would need to walk past all of the less popular products. The chances of you actually dropping some of these products into your trolley rises exponentially as a result. Normally you wouldn’t have looked at them twice.

5. I swear it was here last week…

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People are creatures of habit. After a while we would have our set pattern that we take through a store to get everything we need. The result is that the effectiveness of the sale of some of the less popular products would drop after a while. For this reasons products in stores are swapped around on a regular basis.

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happy old people dancing
March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Dancing is good for your soul and keeps you young. As we grow older we should embrace it, much like these old people did. Very often you will see old people who have worked hard all their lives only to be forgotten and left to their own devices.

The guys from Meadowbrook Senior Living facility decided to make a music video of their residents. There is so much joy and happiness left in them and they thoroughly enjoyed making this video as can be seen from the smiles on their faces.

It will be one of the best ways you can spend 2 minutes of your time today. The other thing you could do is to give your grandmother or grandfather a call and let them know you are thinking of them!

Share it with your friends and let all our grandparents know how much they mean to us.

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March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The world is filled with amazing things. Some we know about, many we don’t. From time to time you would stumble across a number of truly amazing photos and they are just to good not to share.

Some of these are just weird, some are pretty, some are amazing. All of them are unique and some of the less circulated photos on the internet.

Share these strange and wonderful pictures with your friends…

1. The island where everyone wears a gas-mask… because poisonous gasses leak up out of the ground

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2. Women in Iran during the Shah’s White Revolution

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3. A butterfly with the number 89 on its wings

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4. A paper USB key. And its real.

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5. An Asian version of Pringles… no more chips crumbles

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6. Sensible safety feature

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