Shipping containers may just be the new hip way to live. If you’re homeless, maybe. No, supposedly it’s a new trend seen in Europe and a few areas on the United States coasts. These metal containers can be made into apartments or a part of single-family homes. Some homes range from 640 to 3,520 square feet and provide energy-efficient appliances. So just go down to your local shipping yard and grab one. You’ll be able to say, “Ah, home sweet container”!
Looks like Barbie is outdoorsy! Well at least the Barbie fishing rod is. A little girl in North Carolina was fishing with the pink rod when she handed it over to her grandfather while she went to the bathroom and all the sudden there was something tugging on the rod. Her grandfather then reeled in the state record channel catfish! It weighted 21 pounds, 1 ounce and was pulled in on a 6-pound test line. It was also 32 inches long, 2 inches longer than the rod. Barbie is one strong gal, go Barbie!
The thought of giving birth sends chills up my spine. I’m scared to death of it, but since I would like biological children, I guess one day I’ll have to face it. One mother in California did it all on her own, in her front yard no less. 36-year-old Jessica Higgins had just pulled up in her driveway with her 2-year-old son sleeping in the back seat when the baby decided it was time to breathe in some oxygen. She called for an ambulance, but when police got there, she was already cradling the newborn in her arms. Her husband arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord. Baby and mom are doing fine and in the hospital. Now hopefully her husband can clean up the mess in the front lawn.
A worker at a Burger King in Ohio apparently thought the kitchen sink was the best way to get clean. He was recorded taking a soapy bath in the restaurant’s utility sink. Needless to say, the man no longer works for the fast-food restaurant. I guess he just wanted it his way.
A time-lapse version of the entire solar eclipse event, as seen from a camera in China. Video courtesy the Exploratorium.