The Weirdest Baby Names in History

Silhouette of mother and baby against a sunset

Naming a newborn baby is every parent’s business – unless otherwise wholly unacceptable to the law or the society. Most parents usually go for the familiar, classic baby names, while some would christen their babies with the most trending names right now. And parents who want to be a little more adventurous? … Read more

Weirdest Things That Fall from the Sky

cumulus clouds in the blue sky

Rain, snow, and hail are some of the usual things that we expect to fall from the sky. But meat, spiders, and frozen iguanas? And even gold bars!  Nope, we’re not straying away from the topic here! These are some strange items that fell from the sky. The metaphorical “Raining cats and … Read more

Does Vinyl Plank Flooring Work in Colder Climates?

Does Vinyl Plank Flooring Work in Colder Climates

If you didn’t already know, there are flooring options that work better in different climates. Some flooring options are bed for some places than others are. For example, Vinyl Plank flooring works much better in colder climates than it does in warmer temperatures. Frequently, colder climate homes must make some sacrifices or … Read more

The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old airport of Athens Elliiniko International Airport was the first, and for all its 60 years of operation, primary airport of the Greek capital. Its construction begun in 1938 but was cut short due to World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Greece, Kalamaki airfield, as it was known then, … Read more

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Bankhead, Alberta A small coal mining town that existed near Banff in the early twentieth century, Bankhead came to be after the Anthracite mine closed down. Bankhead mine began supplying coal for the locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but closed after complaints of poor coal quality and constant labour strikes. Bankhead, … Read more

Ghost Town – Animas Forks, CO

Ghost Town – Animas Forks, CO

The town was founded in 1873 when prospectors built log cabins near their claims. Because three rivers meet nearby it was called Three Forks of the Animas, later simplified to Animas Forks by the U.S. Postal Service. At almost 11’200 feet, the town suffered from the elevation’s severe winters. Most of the … Read more

Ghost Town – Humberstone, Chile

Ghost Town – Humberstone, Chile

Humberstone is not anything you would imagine. The reason it was abandoned was something less sinister than a deadly extra terrestrial virus. For awhile it was a prosperous town of 3500 that thrived on nitrate mining for fertilizer. These people had a town complete with a hospital, a public swimming pool, and … Read more

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong Near the Che Kung temple, in Ho Chung village of Hong Kong there is an old industrial building. A factory at first, it was later converted to TV studios for Hong Kong’s ATV channel. The studios were abandoned during the 2000’s as the channel moved to … Read more

Hashima, the ghost island of Japan

Hashima, the ghost island of Japan

Hashima, also known as Gunkajima or Battleship Island due to its shape, is an abandoned island an hour away from the port of Nagasaki in Japan. Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 to use it as a base for an underwater coal mining facility. There, they built Japan’s first concrete building (9 … Read more

Secret abandoned military bunker in Greenland

Abandoned secret bunker in Greenland revealed

Inside an abandoned military bunker in Greenland In the northwest of Greenland, near one the northernmost towns in the world, there’s an abandoned secret Nike-Hercules missiles launch site at Thule Air Base. Flickr user ÐøÇ, visited the frozen underground facilities. The photographer writes: Rain and snow fall in from vents. The snow … Read more

The German abandoned bowling alley

The German abandoned bowling alley

The burnt-out shell of Süd-Bowling in Steglitz suggests happier times were had here before. It used to be one of the city’s most successful bowling alleys, with 16 lanes. Now the old Kegelbahn has none. It has been abandoned, ignored, burnt and shat upon so often nobody remembers what it was before … Read more

UK’s red telephone box graveyard

UK's red telephone box graveyard

UK’s Red Telephone Box Graveyard These red public telephone boxes once filled the streets of the UK. From the roads of Bermuda to Malta, these telephone boxes stood proudly on almost every street corners of in the UK. When these modernized and brightly colored telephone boxes were invented, they offered the citizens … Read more

Saddam Hussein’s abandoned palaces

Saddam Hussein's abandoned palaces

Saddam Hussein’s abandoned palaces During his nearly 24-year stay in power, Saddam Hussein built dozens of palaces (between 80 and 100 according to different accounts) across Iraq. Palaces were built -most of them after the end of the 1991 Gulf War- in every major city as an expression of his authority. These … Read more

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines “The Ruins” as the locals call it, is an abandoned mansion located in Talisay City in the Negros Occidental province of the Philippines. The mansion was the ancestral home of sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, built in the 1900’s in memory of his wife Maria … Read more

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

This abandoned Japanese strip club was discovered somewhere around Okayama prefecture by blogger and urban explorer abandonedkansai. Little are known about the place besides its name “Sightiseeing Theater”, an euphemism. The photographer describes his exploration: It seems like the entrance fee was 3000 Yen […] To the right was a side entrance … Read more