21 Dogs Who Don’t Realize How Big They Are

These dogs don’t seem to realize just how big they are! But judging from their pictures, they bring their owners even BIGGER smiles! Can you imagine what it takes to feed these dogs though…WOW! 

1. This dog who just wants to tan.

This dog who just wants to tan.

2. Giant George, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

Giant George, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

3. This dog who wants a hug.

This dog who wants a hug.

4. This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

5. This dog trying to watch TV.

This dog trying to watch TV.

6. This dog who doesn’t like to go to the vet.

This dog who doesn't like to go to the vet.

7. This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

8. This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

9. This dog who you can’t hide treats from.

This dog who you can't hide treats from.

10. This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

11. This dog who likes chairs.

This dog who likes chairs.

12. This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

13. This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

14. This dog who just wants to be a kid.

This dog who just wants to be a kid.

15. This dog who doubles as a stool.

This dog who doubles as a stool.

16. This guy who’s convinced he’s a lap dog.

This guy who's convinced he's a lap dog.

17. This dog who just wants to cuddle.

This dog who just wants to cuddle.

18. This dog who’s basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

This dog who's basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

19. This dog who’s investigating something.

This dog who's investigating something.

20. This dog who’s dreaming of bacon and bones.

This dog who's dreaming of bacon and bones.

21. This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

 

35 Ridiculously Dumb People Who Will Make You Feel Like A Genius!

There’s always someone dumber than you think out there people…Watch out! 

1. Anyone who has apparently never attended a day of schooling in their lives:

Anyone who has apparently never attended a day of schooling in their lives:

2. Anyone who thinks you can use an iPad as a phone:

Anyone who thinks you can use an iPad as a phone:

3. Anyone who thinks this is an option:

Anyone who thinks this is an option:

4. Anyone who thinks we celebrate Milk Day in January:

Anyone who thinks we celebrate Milk Day in January:

5. Anyone who thinks that this caption somehow makes sense:

Anyone who thinks that this caption somehow makes sense:

6. Anyone who makes a mistake like this:

Anyone who makes a mistake like this:

7. Anyone who thinks they can fool people with Photoshop like this:

Anyone who thinks they can fool people with Photoshop like this:

8. Anyone that feels the need to pose this question:

Anyone that feels the need to pose this question:

9. Anyone who washes their car like this:

Anyone who washes their car like this:

10. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea/even an idea at all:

Anyone who thinks this is a good idea/even an idea at all:

11. Anyone that somehow thinks this is a question that needs to be asked:

Anyone that somehow thinks this is a question that needs to be asked:

12. Anyone that uses an umbrella like this:

Anyone that uses an umbrella like this:

13. Anyone who thinks this will help:

Anyone who thinks this will help:

14. Anyone who has no idea how time works:

Anyone who has no idea how time works:

15. Anyone who travels like this:

Anyone who travels like this:

Or like this:

Or like this:

16. Anyone who is this behind on abbreves:

Anyone who is this behind on abbreves:

17. Anyone who makes this tragic mistake:

Anyone who makes this tragic mistake:

18. Anyone who is unable to read their steering wheel:

Anyone who is unable to read their steering wheel:

19. Anyone who thinks this is a good way to get new phone numbers:

Anyone who thinks this is a good way to get new phone numbers:

20. Anyone who thinks a tattoo like this is a good idea:

Anyone who thinks a tattoo like this is a good idea:

21. Anyone who thinks this happened:

Anyone who thinks this happened:

22. Anyone who does this immediately after giving birth:

Anyone who does this immediately after giving birth:

23. Anyone who asks a question like this:

Anyone who asks a question like this:

24. Anyone who thinks a selfie tattoo is a good idea:

Anyone who thinks a selfie tattoo is a good idea:

25. Anyone who packs a lunch like this:

Anyone who packs a lunch like this:

26. Anyone who is unaware of how mirrors works:

Anyone who is unaware of how mirrors works:

27. Anyone who can mess up sitting in a chair so spectacularly:

Anyone who can mess up sitting in a chair so spectacularly:

28. Anyone who falls for this:

Anyone who falls for this:

29. Anyone who goes to Facebook for medical advice:

Anyone who goes to Facebook for medical advice:

30. Anyone who takes their food pics on Instagram like this:

Anyone who takes their food pics on Instagram like this:

31. Anyone who thinks that’s how “puberty” is spelled:

Anyone who thinks that's how "puberty" is spelled:

32. Anyone who apparently has never been in an elevator before:

Anyone who apparently has never been in an elevator before:

33. Anyone who has a problem like this:

Anyone who has a problem like this:

34. Anyone who thinks people can die from this:

Anyone who thinks people can die from this:

35. Anyone who proposes like this:

Anyone who proposes like this:

And the entire class of 2015:

And the entire class of 2015:

 

Via: buzzfeed.com

Dogs Are My Favorite People And Here Is Why

Dogs have a special way of comforting, protecting, and overall…bringing happiness to their loved ones. It’s no wonder that dogs are considered “man’s BEST friend” and are my favorite people!

 

I hope you’ll share this with friends and family who also LOVE DOGS…Thanks!

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Earthships – Are They The Home Of The Future?

 Earthships are the 21st century’s  100% sustainable homes that offer comforts like no other green building style you have ever seen! They are the modern way of living  cheap and in harmony with nature.  Here are 11 reasons why Earthships are so amazing:

 

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1. Grow your own food!

The Earthship is equipped with 2 greenhouses that can grow crops through the whole year! That means that no matter what the climate is, you can eat vegetables and fruits for free by growing them in your own house. If you need meat or eggs, you can also build a chicken coop into your Earthship. A fish pond is also a great option for the seafood lovers!

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2. Cheap energy!

You can use renewable sources like solar panels and wind turbines to provide all the power your home needs. That is, of course, if you’re not the senseless consumer modern society taught you to be.

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3. Sustainable water system.

Whenever it rains, the roof of the Earthship collects the water in a cistern, which then distributes it to sinks and showers. The used ‘gray water’ from the sinks and showers is then pumped into the greenhouse to water the plants. At this point water is cleaned by the plants and it’s ready for use again– that’s why it’s pumped back to the bathrooms for the toilets. After that the water from the toilet is pumped to the outdoor garden to give nutrients to non-edible plants.

4. A secure shelter for any weather.

Earthships are adapted to any kind of climate– no matter if it’s freezing cold or  hot like hell, Earthships sustain a constant temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit  (22 degrees Celsius). The secret is in the structure of the building– tires filled with dirt or ‘thermal mass’. Through this method, solar power is being absorbed and can also be released depending on the interior’s temperature. In order for the sun to heat up the thermal mass, the large front windows of the greenhouse should be facing south.

5. No bills = freedom.

Having all those basic necessities for free brings us to the next huge advantage– you’ve freed yourself from the modern form of slavery! You no longer need to work in order to survive– no more wasted valuable time! You can fully concentrate on the things you love doing and on improving yourself and the world around you. The only responsibility you’ll have will be to take care of your greenhouse and Earthship, which is totally worth it! Imagine the world we’d live in if everyone had that much free time to do the things they truly love to do instead of working jobs they don’t even like!

6. Build your own one!

This can be done surprisingly fast even by an amateur builder! A fine example of that is a married couple, who built  their own 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They both had no experience in construction and managed to build their green home using only printed schematics. No workers were hired nor were the costs for equipment high. If a couple in their forties can do it– anyone can, too.
Read: The first completely sustainable island is in Scotland

7. Cheap

Earthships are pretty cheap compared to universal houses. They vary from 7,000 to 70,000, depending on whether you want an average or a huge one. The price fits buyers from all social classes.

8. Sustainable and trendy.

Most people picture a primitive home that lacks the comforts the 21st century has to offer, when they hear sustainable or Eco-homes.  Take a look at these pictures and you decide if Earthships have anything to do with primitive or old-fashioned:

 

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The basic parts of the Earthship are recycled byproducts– that’s the reason why they are so cheap. As I mentioned above, tires filled with dirt make up the structure of the Earthship. Used tires are pretty easy to acquire and there are places where they’ll actually pay you to take them away! Another example are the walls– they are concreted plastic and glass bottles. I’m sure you can find these and a lot of the other materials needed pretty easily in every urban environment.

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10. Open-minded.

Earthships succeed in one thing for sure– encouraging people to think differently. They inspire us to build our human society in harmony with nature and not against it. What if we apply the sustainable model not only in our homes but in the world around us? What else can we make cheaper, more sustainable and Eco-friendly ?
Read: Sapiosexuality: Why Some of Us are Attracted Purely by Intelligence (backed by science, of course)

11. The Earthships crew

The supporters and activists of the Earthships carry the same values as the Earthship itself. There are widely spread movements around the world that build sustainable homes in different countries. If you don’t want to live alone or build one by yourself, you can always contact such organizations and be a part of spreading the change!

Hat tip to High Existance for inspiring us and providing the images.

 

Source: iheartintelligence

Kids Who Went To School In The ‘80s And ‘90s Will Understand

If you went to school in the 80’s or 90’s these things will definitely take you back in time.  Get ready for a trip down memory lane.

 

These were our text messages.

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You know you tried to write with all the colors at once…and broke your pen.

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Scholastic orders carefully placed so you could get books and the free poster.

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Good luck trying to quietly sharpen your pencil.

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You pretty much ruled the land if you had the 64-count box of crayons WITH the sharpener, no less.

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The card catalog — the original Google search.

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Put on that badge of honor!

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Come on. We all did it.

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These gym mats that were about as cushy as concrete. Have fun, kids!

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Not only did you write on the board, you also got to clean the erasers.

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The smell of the library cards and checking out who had the book before you.

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Scratch-and-sniff stickers for when you were tired of smelling your markers.

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Writing dirty words on your calculator.

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Ah, the overhead projector and the pain of trying to write on the transparency without smudging the marker.

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Push up pencils that worked until you lost a piece and were just screwed.

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Bet I can beat you with these! Time me…let’s go.

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Markers with stamps. What an ingenious idea!

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Scoot, scoot…

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via: twentytwowords

 

 

 

19 Everyday Sights In Australian Backyards

Just another day in the ‘burbs of an Australian backyard! Spiders eating birds. Pythons eating wallabies…YIKES! 

1. This nonchalant appearance.

This nonchalant appearance.

2. This fella just hanging around.

This fella just hanging around.

3. This spider snacking on a snake.

This spider snacking on a snake.

4. This Hungry Hornet.

This Hungry Hornet.

5. This Compost Bin Invader.

This Compost Bin Invader.

6. This Guinea Pig Cage Invader, now too fat to back out.

This Guinea Pig Cage Invader, now too fat to back out.

7. This Morning Caller.

This Morning Caller.

8. This Hungry Late Night Visitor.

This Hungry Late Night Visitor.

9. This Midnight Snacker.

This Midnight Snacker.

10. This Beer Snake.

This Beer Snake.

11. These Three Metre Snake Skins Just Lying Around.

These Three Metre Snake Skins Just Lying Around.

12. So Ummm, Where Is It Now?

So Ummm, Where Is It Now?

13. This Guardian Of The Garage Door.

This Guardian Of The Garage Door.

14. This Spider vs Dragonfly Battle.

This Spider vs Dragonfly Battle.

15. These Epic Battlers.

These Epic Battlers.

16. This Angry Chap.

This Angry Chap.

17. This Christmas Beetle.

This Christmas Beetle.

18. This Dazzling Visitor.

This Dazzling Visitor.

19. This JOYOUS Scene!

This JOYOUS Scene!

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22 Hilarious Divorce Cakes That Are Even Better Than Wedding Cakes

With these funny cakes…you can have your divorce and eat it too!

1. A steampunk wedding means a steampunk divorce.

A steampunk wedding means a steampunk divorce.

2. This intricate design is basically an edible settlement agreement.

This intricate design is basically an edible settlement agreement.

3. Though not edible, this one was made from actual divorce papers.

Though not edible, this one was made from actual divorce papers.

Pretty crafty.

4. Rats, anyone?

Rats, anyone?

5. The heart is a lonely island.

The heart is a lonely island.

6. Well that’s one way of making amends.

Well that's one way of making amends.

7. Draw!

Draw!

8. Melancholy, but very intricate.

Melancholy, but very intricate.

9. Bury the ring, once and for all.

Bury the ring, once and for all.

Just be careful not to swallow it.

10. Has anybody seen Ken?

Has anybody seen Ken?

11. One ring to rule them all.

One ring to rule them all.

12. Clear. Concise. Confirmed.

Clear. Concise. Confirmed.

13. Is that how the saying goes?

Is that how the saying goes?

15. She doesn’t look very sorry about it.

She doesn't look very sorry about it.

16. That is one large pan.

That is one large pan.

17. This one focuses on the positive aspects of being single.

This one focuses on the positive aspects of being single.

18. Freedom isn’t free.

Freedom isn't free.

(Neither is Divorce.)

19. Cake first, then tattoo.

Cake first, then tattoo.

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20. Aww, this one is actually kind of cute!

Aww, this one is actually kind of cute!

~Who’s a grumpy little divorce cake?~

21. Enough said.

Enough said.

22. Have you ever seen poop made out of icing?

Have you ever seen poop made out of icing?

Well….at least we think it’s icing.

 

Via: buzzfeed.com

15 Of The Creepiest Notes A Child Has Ever Written

These are definitely some of the creepiest notes…I think I may have nightmares tonight!


1. The warning note:

The warning note:

2. The love note:

The love note:

3. The “how are you doing” note:

The "how are you doing" note:

4. The lingering note:

The lingering note:

5. The undead note:

The undead note:

6. The note about St. Patrick’s Day:

The note about St. Patrick's Day:

7. The dream note:

The dream note:

8. The note for Catherine’s mom:

The note for Catherine's mom:

9. The note about a father:

The note about a father:

10. The snowflake note:

The snowflake note:

11. The decapitating note:

The decapitating note:

12. The note about passwords:

The note about passwords:

13. The note about Satan:

The note about Satan:

14. The other note about Satan:

The other note about Satan:

15. The note slipped under the door:

The note slipped under the door:

So what’s YOUR reaction to these notes? 

Irony (36 Examples) Captured In One Picture

Here you will find 36 examples of irony at its finest all captured in one funny picture at a time!

 

1. The Republican. Where the news hits home

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2. Certificate of Dog Obedience Training

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3. TNT: sure we can

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4. Freedom

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5. Fasteners

Source: upopin.com

6. Anti-Chewing Spray

Image credits: unknown

Source: imgur

7. Canadian Cake

Image credits: joker4u22

8. FOCUS

Source: imgur

9. Invisible Spray

Image credits: unknown

10. Unbreakable

Source: laughroulette.com

11. Wind Seeker

Source: imgur

 

12. Safety begins with you

Source: collegehumor.com

13. Nothing is written in stone

Source: imgur

14. YOUR The Best Teacher Ever

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15. Accepting resumes

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16. Never Eat Alone

Source: imgur

17. Non-stick Fry Pan

Source: imgur

18. Helmet Laws Suck

Source: imgur

19. Stops Rust

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20. This Car

Source: imgur

21. Stop Struggling

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22. No Accidents

Source: imgur

23. Please… Put paper in trash can!

Source: imgur

24. This Crocodile Eating Crocs

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25. American Freedom

Source: imgur

26. Gorilla Super Glue

Source: imgur

27. Think Safety First!

Source: imgur

28. Teeth Are Not For Biting

Image credits: blight231

29. Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems

Source: imgur

30. This Fire Extinguisher

Source: thumbpress.com

31. Healthy Hands START HERE

Source: pleated-jeans.com

32. This Clif Bar

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33. Page 2 of 2: Please Consider The Environment  – do you really need to print this email?

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34. City widens plastic bag ban

Source: imgur

35. Watkins roofing

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36. Dog Training For Dummies

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Source: boredpanda

Good Luck Sleeping Tonight (21 Pics)

Good Luck Sleeping Tonight!

These scary photos are bound to ruin a good night’s sleep for anyone. Here’s a whole lot of NOPE!! 

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Source: pleated-jeans.com

17 Easy Breakfasts You Can Make In A Muffin Tin

You might not want to skip breakfast any more with these super easy muffin tin recipes.  The French Toast Cups look so delicious, I think I will try them first.

 

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1. French Toast Cups

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With a whiskey cream cheese glaze. Get the recipe.

2. Egg, Cheese & Veggie Muffins

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Just about any leftover veggies you have on hand work — this version uses bell peppers and frozen peas. Get the recipe.

3. Baked Pancake Muffins

 

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So cute, it’s almost upsetting. Get the recipe.

4. Blueberry, Yogurt & Oatmeal Muffins

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Get the recipe.

5. Very Berry Muffins

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 Berry good, berry fine. Get the recipe.

6. Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

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Get the recipe.

7. Mini German Pancakes

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“Mini” just means you should eat more of them. Get the recipe.

8. Funfetti Breakfast Muffins

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Funfetti for breakfast? I’ll take it. Get the recipe.

9. Quinoa Omelette Bites

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Packed with protein. Get the recipe.

10. Granola Cups with Yogurt & Fresh Berries

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Via mommiecooks.com

Edible bowls are so underrated. Get the recipe.

11. DIY Freezer-Friendly Oatmeal Cups

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Double the batch, freeze half, then just reheat and eat on busy mornings. Get the recipe.

12. Peanut Butter Cereal Cups

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Via tablespoon.com

Get the recipe.

13. Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

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Have you ever seen a finer stack in this life? You have not. Get the recipe.

14. Hash Brown Nests with Bacon and Avocado

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A nest I could/would call home. Get the recipe.

15. Muffin Tin Huevos Rancheros

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Get the recipe.

16. Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

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Way better than McMuffins. Get the recipe.

17. Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins

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Breakfasts are (always) better when they’re wrapped in bacon. Get the recipe.

 

Source: buzzfeed

Little Girl’s Dream Comes True at Disneyland

This little girl’s dream of having her daddy back with her was made possible with a little “magic” and the help of Snow White at Disneyland.  So AWESOME!

 

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Source: themetapicture.com

Student Captures People’s Faces When Told They Are Beautiful

An 18 year old student from Chicago, named Shea Glover, conducted an independent project which evidently turned into a social experiment regarding beauty.

She invited a bunch of people, some of whom she knew, some total strangers, and asked them to pose in front of her camera. As they were standing there, Glover would tell them the purpose of her project:

“I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful,” she said…

The impact of her words had a very emotional effect on her subjects.  Check out the pictures and the video below to see the effect of what one kind word can do for you.

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Watch the full video below and see their reactions for yourself:

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Source: youtube

Via: aplus

Kids Say It Best

This is for all of the haters out there that for some reason have an issue with mothers nursing their newborn babies in public. If you were a mother and had a screaming, crying newborn I guarantee you would be trying to find anyway you could to sooth your baby. Mothers have been doing this in the past by feeding their baby wherever they are at the time. Unfortunately, there have been some serious haters out there that are trying to shame these mother and this 6 year old has the best response for them.  Sometimes….kids really do say it best!

 

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And here is the best answer ever:

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Source: littlechurchmouse

9 Houses Built Solely Out of Spite

WOW!  Absolutely incredible what lengths some people will go to just to spite someone!

 

The man who bought a house in front of an anti-gay church and painted with LGBT flag Colors

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is known for its extreme ideologies against the gay community, and its members pull out all the stops to spread their hateful views. Aaron Jackson, founder of Planting Peace, a non-profit which advocates equal rights for the LGBT community, decided to fight the Westboro Baptist Church on their own turf by buying a house across from the group’s headquarters and painting it in the color of LGBT Flag.

The project, which the nonprofit is calling the “Equality House,” is the first battle in a new campaign Planting Peace plans to wage against the group. (Source)

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The company who built the world’s shallowest shop to protest expropriation

The Sam Kee Building, located at 8 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is noteworthy for being the shallowest commercial building in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Sam Kee Company — one of the wealthiest firms in Chinatown — purchased a standard-sized lot. The basement extends beneath the sidewalk and originally housed public baths while the ground floor was used for offices and shops. The top story was used for living quarters.

In 1912, however, the city widened Pender Street and expropriated 24 feet (7.3 m) of the above-ground portion of the property — effectively (or so it was first believed) making conventional commercial use of the remaining frontage impractical, if not impossible. In 1913, the architects Brown and Gillam designed this narrow, steel-framed building’s ground-floor depth (from storefront to rear of building) to measure 4’11” (1.50 m), with a second-floor depth (from overhanging bay window to rear) of 6′ (1.83 m).

The building is considered the shallowest commercial building in the world, but in recent years its status has been challenged by the “Skinny Building” in Pittsburgh. (Source)

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The man who built an ugly house to protest his adopted daughter being taken away

The building on the corner of South Kent and Riverview roads in Gaylordsville is definitely unusual. It consists of a five-tiered cake-like building with walls that locals say are made of old bottles.

The story about how this pink-hued edifice came to be is even stranger. Residents claim the house was built as a protest by long-time resident Jan Pol against state authorities.

In 1961, authorities took away Pol’s custody of his teenage foster daughter’s baby. The allegation was that Pol fathered the baby, which he rejected as an ugly rumor. According to a book published by him, he built the house as a monument to injustice.

The baby’s name was Catherine, and a sign bearing that name once hung on the second tier. Rumor has it her cradle is still in the top-most part to this day. (Source 1 | Source 2)

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The once tallest building in Buenos Aires that was built in revenge for a broken heart

“Kavanagh building” by Marcos Prack – Flickr: kavanagh. | The only place from where you can get a good view of the Basilica is the alley named Corina Kavanagh Street. (Photo Source)

In the 1930s, Irish heiress Corina Kavanagh spent her entire inheritance on a skyscraper in a Buenos Aires, now known as the Kavanagh Building. Construction began in late 1934, and by 1936 the Kavanagh Building was complete. The construction pace was not the only record broken by the Kavanagh Building — it was the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world at the time and remained the tallest building in Latin America for many years.

But even more astonishing, is the reason why it was built to begin with. As the story goes, Corina’s engagement to the son of an aristocratic Anchorena family had been called off because she wasn’t considered of high enough social standing. Kavanagh bought the land between the Anchorena family’s palace and their family church and had the building constructed specifically to make sure their view of the church was completely obstructed.

Even today, the only place to get a good view of the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament is the alley that runs between the Plaza Hotel and the Kavanagh Building Tower, aptly named Corina Kavanagh Street. (Source 1 | Source 2 | Source 3)

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The pie shaped house supposedly built after a bitter divorce

In 2013, a tiny pie-shaped house built out of spite was sold in Seattle.

Originally constructed in 1925, the history of the 830-square-foot home is one cloaked in myth and mystery. One legend claims the home was the result of a divorce settlement when a judge awarded the husband the house and the wife the front yard. Rumor has it the woman built the sliver of a home in the front yard out of spite for her husband. Over time, the story was proved to be just that — a story. Another, more widely shared legend is one even the home’s former owner believes.

The story alleges the home went up after the next-door neighbor, who wanted to buy the pie-shaped corner lot, made a low-ball offer to the property owner. The property owner was so mad at the offer he built the house to get back at his neighbor, who eventually ended up moving. (Source)

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The man who built a house to block the windows from apartments built next to his land

The Richardson Spite House in New York City was built in 1882. It was four stories tall, 104 feet (31.7 m) wide, and only five feet (1.5 m) deep. Joseph Richardson, the owner of the plot, built it after the owner of an adjacent plot, Hyman Sarner, unsuccessfully tried to purchase the land. Sarner considered the plot useless by itself and offered only $1000; Richardson demanded $5000. The deal fell through. Sarner then proceeded with the construction of his apartment house and arranged for windows overlooking Lexington Avenue.

When the building was finished, Richardson noted the windows and decided to take revenge. He had an apartment building constructed on his land. It was a functional (albeit impractical) apartment building with eight suites, each consisting of three rooms and a bath.

Richardson, despite his wealth, was tight with his money and moved into one of the tiny apartments with his wife. He rented out the other apartments for $500 a year.

The Spite House was demolished in 1915. (Source)

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The millionaire who painted a $22m home with stripes as revenge on a neighborhood council’s decision

Take a walk to the exclusive Kensington neighborhood of London and one house will catch your eye. The controversial £15m ($22m) home has been causing quite a stir. It was allegedly painted in bright red and white stripes by Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring — a wealthy, Swiss-based property developer protesting a council planning decision and has infuriated neighbors.

Residents surrounding her stripy townhouse in a cobbled cul-de-sac say they are “horrendously unhappy” with the new exterior of the three-story terraced home and likened it to a “beachside hut.”

The homeowner’s application to demolish the building and rebuild it with a two-story basement was turned down by the Kensington and Chelsea council. The stripes followed soon after the council’s decision, prompting neighbors to speculate that the paint job was intended to make a point. (Source)

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The man who built a mansion just to overshadow his brother’s house

Originally located in Phippsburg, Maine, this mansion was built by Thomas McCobb in 1806. Dubbed the “Mansion In The Wilderness,” it was the finest house in the region. After a long time away at sea, McCobb returned home to find that his stepbrother Mark had inherited the family home.

McCobb moved on — to a plot of land right across the street from his stepbrother and built an even more luxurious mansion than the old family estate. The resulting structure was an elegant Federal-style home topped with an octagonal cupola.

Dubbed “Spite House,” it remained on a knoll, overshadowing the older house until it was discovered by Donald Dodge of Philadelphia. He bought the house and moved it to a new location in Rockport, Maine, where he added two wings to the estate. (Source)

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The rich man who bought a house next door to his ex-wife and erected a giant middle finger sculpture

Alan Markovitz combined anger management with artistic expression when he moved next door to his ex-wife in a house located on Orchard Lake, Michigan and subsequently installed a statue of a middle finger in his front yard. It is pointed towards his new neighbor and illuminated by a spotlight at night.

Markovitz reportedly spent $7,000 on the 12-foot-high garden “ornament” but claims it is a “coincidence” that he ended up in a house next door to his ex-wife, who is believed to have moved into the property when they divorced. (Source)

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