Category: Amazing

Awesome chicken hotel
March 25th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Tiffany is the Fancy Farmgirl and her work is truly impressive. Who said farming should be all dull and dreary work in the mud and dust wearing khaki? Not that I have anything against it, but Tiffany really does show another side of farming which I am sure will appeal to everyone

The Fancy Farmgirl is the owns 30 free range chickens. Now these chickens don’t live in your average coop, they live in the Awesomest Grand Chicken Hotel in my opinion. Tiffany decided that her chickens would enjoy life in luxury and put together the best life that they could wish for.

She started out with a shed that she bought from Home Depot and then she got stuck in to transforming it into what you see here.

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They only receive the best treatment

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Tiffany wanted to give the coop the feel of a rustic boutique hotel and succeeded!

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This must be the only shed or chicken coop in the world with chandeliers

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Tiffany says the chickens work for her and her family by providing them with eggs

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The chickens are outside most of the day and have been taught to get in and out of the shed in the mornings and evenings

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The biggest fluffiest hen of the lot: Narnia

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Anyone would love sitting here on a late afternoon reading as the chickens come back into the coop

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The original coop when they only had 3 chickens

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So I’ve been meaning to build a coop at our home… Let the creative juices flow!!!

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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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Elephant Orphanage in Kenya - Daphne Sheldrick
March 21st, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

There are stories out there that are both beautiful and sad and this is one of them. The video is 12:30 long, but believe me it is worth the watch.

It covers the amazing work that Daphne Sheldrick is doing in Kenya at her elephant orphanage. The takes orphaned baby elephants and nurse them back to health until they can be transferred back into the wild with other orphans.

As you watch this you will also start to understand how amazing these animals are. They are extraordinary and need to be protected from ruthless and evil people who would hunt them to extinction for profit.

The plight of the elephant and rhino throughout Africa is dire. We often feel helpless in our efforts to try and help them. A first step we can take however is spreading the word and getting the message in front of as many people as possible. This in turn gives it the best chance to be seen by those in power and will help to add pressure to them to fight for these animals.

PLEASE Share this post with friends and family!

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painting with a q-tip
March 20th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Every once in a while you stumble across someone who is just talented in ways that are difficult to describe. It really is painting with a twist

Jim Dingilian is an artist who works in a medium that I have not seen before. His tools: q-tips and smoke. Using them he creates some of the most amazing artworks with detail that just doesn’t seem to make sense.

Have a look at some of his amazing work below in pictures. You can also view Jim Dingilian’s artwork at

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almost believable science facts
March 19th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

I think there might be a bit of an argument about how factual most of these facts are. You can’t argue with them however as all of them do make sense… Well not a lot of sense… Okay so they don’t make much sense at all, but at least they are plausible in an exceptionally far-fetched way.

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mcdonalds stuff
March 19th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

McDonald’s has been in the crossfire of so many blog posts over the past two years and there is no letting up…

So we thought we should add a little bit of fuel to the fire. Why? Because it is fun playing with fire and matches.

It is just a kind of a “did you know?” lighter side of it look at the fast food giant.

Absolutely Fabulous

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The number one reasons I would work for them is that you get to wear these absolutely amazing and flattering outfits.

Them Nuggets

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Few things are as appetizing as those nuggets being made freshly.

It Is Kinda Freshly Made

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If they take a patty from frozen it is cooked 100% in just 30 seconds!

No Flipping Burgers!

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So your dad thinks that one day you will just be flipping burgers! The joke is on him as no burgers are flipped at McDonalds. They have a machine that resembles a huge George Foreman grill which does that 30 second patty cooking.

But You Won’t Starve

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However slamming fries in your face throughout your shift is not difficult at all.

And The Nuggest Help Out

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…and if you are lucky there would be some free nuggets in the mix as well.

Stocking Up

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…then when it comes to Staff Meal time, you will make sure that you get every possible part of your allowance in your stomach.

Why Should You Work The Late Shift?

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That is when all the weirdos come out. It makes a normally dull and lifeless shift SO much more interesting.

But You Would Need Self Control…

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because there would always be that one idiot that comes in asking for a “Big Mac with everything except the patties, cheese and with double ketchup”. So you want a bun with ketchup basically?

The Drive-Thru Challenge

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It would be your duty to actively ignore the customers who stop and the drive through and scream “Hallo” within half a second because you haven’t asked them for their order yet.

The Fillet-o-Fish

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You hope that no one orders the Fillet-o-Fish. They are always made to order. I mean really. Who goes to McDonalds and orders a fish dish? If you had any idea what goes into their meat dishes, you don’t want to know what goes into the fish…

I Mean Really? (Self Control Part 2

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Then there are those special people in rush hour traffic who get to the front and then start staring at the menu and wonder what they will order. Really? It’s McDonalds. Nothing changes ever and you always have exactly the same thing!

Fresh Fries Moaners

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Fresh fries are made constantly, but then there would be those idiots complaining about wanting fresh fries. Then as you start making them fresh fries they moan because you are taking time making fresh fries.

It’s All About The Money

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The main reason you work is because of the huge income you get from it.

Then Why Continue Working There?

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Because FREE Burgers

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useless facts
March 18th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

When you finish school you will probably think about most of what you learned: “When will I ever use that in real life?”

In way to many instances the answer would be a resounding “Never!”.

So why not enlighten yourself with a bunch of useless facts, which will be far more entertaining to know and regurgitate back to friends and family at a later stage.

Fact #1: Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland

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Fact #2: Ketchup was thought to have medicinal purposes

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Fact #3: Coconuts kill more people than sharks

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Fact #4: Norway has knighted a pengiun

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Fact #5: Oklahoma’s state vegetable is a watermelon

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Fact #6: A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus

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