10 Amazing Homes Owners Refused To Sell

Some home owners sure can be stubborn when it comes to parting with their homes and holding out for a better offer may backfire on you if you are not careful!

1.  The Chinese man’s home that ended up at the bottom of a giant pit after he refused to sell it.

At first glance, this house looks like it might have been in the middle of a massive explosion, yet is somehow still standing. But the three-story building in Yichang, Hubei province is in the middle of a construction site of a high-tech industrial park and has fallen victim to China’s rapid urban development.

The lone house, surrounded by piles of dirt left by the ongoing construction, belongs to a man with the surname Yang, who has refused to move during a two-year battle with the local government.

In 2012, Mr. Yang was unable to agree a relocation compensation amount with the authorities, and the developer subsequently cut off his water and electricity. Both Mr. Yang and his family left the home briefly to move into rented accommodations while his daughter-in-law gave birth. Due to economic reasons, they have since moved back.

They are forced to collect water from a river more than a kilometer away. For light, they resort to using candles and lamps. (

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2.  The holdout farm in the middle of a Japanese airport.

At Narita airport in Japan, farmers refused to part with their land which happens to be situated in the middle of the airport! More astonishingly, they are in very close proximity to the runway and don’t mind experiencing the tremor each time a flight takes off or lands.

Since the airport’s opening, around 90 planes a day fly over their district – often at an altitude as low as 40 meters – as they take off or approach for landing. The noise often exceeds 100 decibels – a level equivalent to what one hears under an elevated railway.

It all started when some of the residents of Narita were angry that the Japanese government tried to use eminent domain to uproot them from their homes and farms. As a result, they fought hard legal battles that allowed them to keep their homes. The government eventually took enough land to build Narita Airport, but with just one runway, not the three originally planned, despite the years of bitter resistance.

The facility opened in 1978, two months after a last-ditch protest in which masked and helmeted leftists took over the almost-finished control tower and smashed its equipment. It was the longest and deadliest conflict in the country’s post World War II history, lasting 39 years and claiming the lives of 13 people. The final act in the conflict was played out in July 2005, when the airport authority announced that it had given up trying to persuade seven farmers holding small plots blocking the southern expansion to sell their land. (

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3.  The road that was built around a house after an elderly Chinese couple refused to move.

A lone apartment building stands in the middle of a newly built road after an elderly couple refused to relocate. Luo Baogen and his wife insisted on living in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China because they believe that the relocation compensation offered by the government was not enough.

Now the only building left standing, the five story block is a strange sight as cars drive around it while the couple remain living inside.To ensure the couple’s safety, adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbors have moved out, according to local media.

The road paved through the Xiazhangyang village leads to the Wenling railway station and was opened in 2012.

In the People’s Republic of China, during most of the Communist era, private ownership of property was abolished, making it easy for residents to be moved, but now the laws have been tightened up and it is illegal to demolish property by force without an agreement. (

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4.  The “Million Dollar Corner” bought to stop Macy’s from becoming the world’s largest store.

For decades it’s been hidden behind billboards or wrapped in a giant faux shopping bag. Many shoppers never even notice it. But old photos reveal a five-story building sticking out like a sore thumb in front of the world’s most iconic department store.

Although Macy’s leases ad space on it, the five-story building has never been owned by the store and is one of the most famous holdouts in New York real estate history.

It all started around 1900, when Macy’s, then located on West 14th Street, began picking up land in Herald Square for its huge new shopping mecca. Macy’s had a verbal agreement to buy a plot at the corner of 34th and Broadway. But an agent scored the plot instead.

The 5-story building on that corner had been purchased by Robert H. Smith for $375,000 – an incredible sum at the time. The idea had been to obstruct Macy’s from becoming the largest store in the world. It is largely supposed that Smith, who was a neighbor of the Macy’s store on 14th Street, was acting on behalf of Siegel-Cooper, which had built what they thought was the world’s largest store on Sixth Avenue in 1896.

Macy’s ignored the tactic and built around the building, which now carries Macy’s “shopping bag” sign (proclaiming Macy’s the “world’s largest store”) by lease arrangement. (Source 1 | Source 2)

5.  The couple whose utilities were cut off for refusing to sell.

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Couple’s home left on isolated ‘island’ after ground around it is dug up, Zaozhuang, Shandong Province, China – 14 Mar 2012
A couple’s home in Zaozhuang, northern China’s Shandong Province has been left on its own isolated ‘island’ after real estate developers dug out the ground around it. Niu Chuangen and his wife Zhang Zhongyun, both in their 60s, has been living on this island without water and electricity since 2009 when a local developer started to build high-rise residential buildings in the area. Niu said he didn’t sign the compensation contract as the offered amount was too little. So Niu and his wife stayed and not only was the earth around their home removed but they have been intimated by gangsters a number of time. They have also had to fend off various attempts to illegally demolish their house. Niu says he has spoken with the developer many times in an effort to negotiate an agreement but they refuse to offer him more than half the market price of the land his house sits on.

In 2012, Niu Chuangen and Zhang Zhongyun dared to stand in the way of a local property developer in Zaozhuang, in the Shandong province. As a result, the resolute couple, both in their 60s, have been left stranded on their tiny spot of land, while all around them the ground has been dug up and skyscrapers erected.

The distraught pair were regularly threatened by gangsters, and have had to fend for themselves over a number of attempts to illegally demolish their ramshackle home.

Their utilities were cut off in 2009 when a local developer started the construction of dozens of high-rise residential buildings in the area. (Source)

6.  The Washington townhouse homeowner who rejected a $2 million offer but eventually sold for $750,000.

At the dizzying height of the real estate boom, Austin Spriggs had the equivalent of a golden lottery ticket – a downtown Washington townhouse on precisely the red-hot block where developers hoped to build hundreds of swanky condominiums and offices.

Developers paraded in and out of his office, offering Spriggs millions for the building that had housed his small architecture firm since 1980. Each time, Spriggs told them no and held out for more money. Then, as offers dried up, he vowed to turn the place into a pizzeria that would feed newcomers to this once-forgotten strip along Massachusetts Avenue, east of the Washington Convention Center.

At a time when mountains of cash were being made in real estate, Spriggs’ resistance became the talk of Washington and beyond.

Four years later, the block-long crater that surrounded Spriggs’ building was occupied by glass, steel and brick towers. The pizzeria never opened. After his bank threatened foreclosure, Spriggs put the property up for sale for $1.5 million, nearly half of what one developer had once hoped to pay him. He eventually sold the house in 2011, for 750,000. (Source 1 | Source 2)

7.  The Chinese highway built around a farm.

Drivers on a highway built in 2014 found themselves on a road to nowhere when they hit an entire farm blocking the route.

Most of the residents accepted pay packages to move out and allow for construction on a Dongying, China road. But farmer Ye Tan, 72, and his wife Shen, 71, felt they were not offered enough, so they stayed put.

Not willing to miss the completion deadline, the local council simply built either side of it. Now, Mr. Tan’s barn and yard (home to a goat and a few chickens) straddles the highway in east China’s Shandong province, completely blocking any cars from getting past.

Small vehicles can make their way around on a narrow dirt track to the side. Trucks, however, will have to turn back and take a detour. Motorists have blasted the construction workers for failing to notify anyone about the obstacle, which does not show up on GPS. (

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8.  The four-lane highway that was built around two apartment blocks after residents refused to move.

In 2015, construction workers were forced to build a $15 million road around two apartment blocks in China after several families refused to move.

The embarrassing rebuke by the ten households forced developers to curve the major new route around the properties in the city of Yongjia, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.

Officials launched the multi-million dollar blueprint to much fanfare, saying the new 10-mile provincial road would provide a fast and efficient route between the city and 19 surrounding villages.

The homeowners say they are happy to move, but only if they are offered a fair price so they can afford a new property and be compensated for the inconvenience of leaving homes where they were perfectly happy. (

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9.  The nail house with a 360-degree road view.

If you can’t build through it, build around it – city planners seem to have taken this advice quite literally. Motorway builders encircled the homes of three Chinese families with a four-lane flyover after they refused to make way for the bulldozers.

Demolition teams in Guangzhou had planned to destroy the houses in order to connect the city’s road network to a recently opened tunnel under the Pearl River, but since the owners refused to sell, they had to make construction adjustments.

Some Internet users joked that authorities had given the holdouts homes “with a 360-degree road view.” (Source)

10.  The woman who refused to sell her home and had mall built around it.

In the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, there’s a huge shopping mall with a strange hole in the center of the building. Inside that gap sits a tiny house with an amazing story that some say inspired Pixar’s Up.

At 84 years old, Macefield saw the quirky, quiet neighborhood of Ballard becoming more and more gentrified. Old houses were being replaced with boutique shops and diners replaced with condos. When developers came knocking on her little two-story home’s door with plans to bulldoze it and the surroundings and build a shopping mall, she refused to sell, even after they offered her a million dollars.

The developers had no choice but to build around her, and as they did, she formed an unlikely friendship with the construction chief, Barry Martin. He found himself looking after Edith, picking up her medications, groceries, and even bonding with the stubborn woman. When he noticed that Edith didn’t seem to keep any weight on, it was he who drove her to the hospital and sat with her when it was discovered that she had pancreatic cancer.

When Edith passed away at 87, she had done something completely unexpected: she had willed her home to Barry.

Currently, the 1,550-square-foot house is now listed by local real estate agent Paul Thomas without an asking price. It has the potential to be used as a house, office, museum or as an addition to the Ballard Blocks retail complex surrounding it.

Whether or not the tiny house was the true inspiration for Up is debatable, but Edith Macefield’s story has left an inspiring legacy all on its own. She has become something of a folk hero, inspiring locals to get tattoos of the small house. Even a music festival has sprung up around her act of defiance. (Source)

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Actual 911 Calls That Are Ridiculously Funny

This short story lists a few of the funniest calls ever made to 911. We cannot 100% verify the accuracy of these, so they are for entertainment purposes only!

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Generic Father Figure Needed For Backyard BBQ

I wonder what kind of response he received from this Craigslist ad?  LMAO!

 

To interested individuals,

We will be throwing a backyard BBQ on June 17th to celebrate beer and each other. We range in age from 21-26, and while most of us know how to operate a grill, none of us are prepared to fill the role of “BBQ Dad” That being said, we are in need of a generic father figure from 4PM to about 8PM (though you may stay the full duration of the party). Duties include:

– Grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (whilst drinking beer)
– Bringing your own grill (though this is subject to change. We will provide all of the meat)
– Refer to all attendees as “Big Guy’, “Chief”, “Sport”, “Champ” etc. (whilst drinking beer)
– Talk about dad things, like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc. Funny anecdotes are highly encouraged. All whilst drinking beer.

Desired experience:

– A minimum of 18 years experience as a father
– A minimum of 10 years grilling experience
– An appreciation of a nice, cold beer on a hot summer day

We can’t pay you in money, BUT we can give you all the food and cold beer your heart desires. Grill for a few hours, then sit back and crack open a few cold ones with the boys.

THIS IS A REAL AD. Do not hesitate to call if you are interested. Preference will be given to applicants named Bill, Randy, or Dave.

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Pixar Inspired Pep Rally Turned High School Dance Team Into Internet Sensations

High school pep rallies don’t usually gain the attention of the NBA. They also don’t normally have sketches that reach millions of views on YouTube. But this Walden Grove High School dance team, who took storytelling to the next level with their Pixar-themed sketch, is anything but typical.

With special visits from “Monsters, Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Toy Story,” the viral video with more than 4 million views, tells a unique story and draws in artists with an appreciation for dance.

All the performers wear intricate costumes that look just like the classic animated characters, and many involved face paint or masks. The well-planned dance connects everyone’s favorite stories. While the dance featured some of Pixar’s best known protagonists, it also highlighted some lesser known individuals, such as mini green soldiers from “Toy Story.”

As a result of the shares, the team was again approached by NBA’s representative Phoenix Suns and invited to perform at a game between the team and the Chicago Bulls.

For dance experts, it’s probably not a surprise that  Walde Grove High School’s state-champion team captured the attention of millions. This routine is absolutely astonishing!

Check it out in the video below.

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Share their incredible talent today!

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If You Do These 6 Things, You’ll Never See another Spider in Your Home Again

When the summer comes, all the insects come with it. Some can scare the hell out of us. The potential of the commercial spider and bug repellents is limited, but they are full with dangerous chemicals. Instead of poisoning yourself with them, why don’t you try natural ways to get rid of the nasty spiders?

Cedar

You can keep spiders away from your closets, by placing cedar blocks in your cupboards and closets, as well as your garden. Additionally, you can purchase cedar hangers and forget about spiders, as well as moths, near your clothes!

White Vinegar

You probably already know that vinegar is one of most versatile items you can use in your home. Its smell keeps ants, mosquitoes, and spiders at bay. You can prepare a natural repellent spray, by mixing 1 part vinegar in two parts water, in a spray bottle, and spray all around the house and the yard.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Spiders hate peppermint as much as we love it! You should make a natural repellent, by mixing 8 drops of essential oil, with a bit of liquid dish soap, to help spread the oil molecules in the water in a spray bottle. If the solution does not smell minty enough, you can add 8 more drops of peppermint essential oil. Shake the bottle well, and then spray it all around the house.

Furthermore, you can mix vinegar and peppermint, and prepare another natural repellent.

Chestnuts (and other tree nuts)

Tree nuts like chestnuts, walnuts, and horse chestnuts are effective in repelling spiders as well. Their scent includes a chemical which spiders cannot tolerate. You should place several on the windowsills and you will quickly solve this issue!

Keep it clean!

Your home should be absolutely clean in order to prevent these unwanted guests. This means you’re your floors should be vacuumed and swept. We also advise a seasonal de-clutter, and you will be surprised how much space you actually have at home!

Furthermore, make sure you also clean the outside part of the house. If you have a lawn, it should be cleaned of leaves, sticks, and clippings. Additionally, you should investigate whether you have some gaps in the doors or window sills. If you live in an apartment, regularly clean the balcony and windows.

If you are one of those who are continually struggling to maintain their home spider-free, then, these tips will definitely be of great help!

Source: familylifegoals.com

 

Her Body’s A Temple

Her Body’s A Temple

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Patrick O’Malley hoisted his beer and said: “Here’s to spending the rest of me life between the legs of me wife!” – and he took home the top prize for the best toast of the night.

 

In bed later that night, he told his wife: “Mary, I won the prize for the best toast of the night.” She said, “Aye, Paddy, what was your toast?”

So he told her: “Here’s to spending the rest of me life sitting in church beside me wife.”

“Oh,” she said, “that is very nice, dear.”

 

The next day, Mary ran into one of Paddy’s drinking partners in the street. Mischievously, the man said: “Did you hear about your husband winning a prize in the pub the other night for a toast about you, Mary?”

She replied: “Aye – and I was a bit surprised. Till now, he’s only been down there twice. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come”.

 
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13 Best Amazon Reviews Of A Giant Gummy Bear

If you’re in the market for a five pound gummy bear, you might want to read these Amazon reviews first…

If you're in the market for a five pound gummy bear, you might want to read these Amazon reviews first...

1. Can and should be used as a method of self-defense.

Can and should be used as a method of self-defense.

2. This person clearly pissed off the reviewer above.

This person clearly pissed off the reviewer above.

3. The bigger ones taste better.

The bigger ones taste better.

4. This person is probably dead by now.

This person is probably dead by now.

5. Not quite sure why giant gummy bears would be necessary for “the Mayan Doomsday.”

Not quite sure why giant gummy bears would be necessary for "the Mayan Doomsday."

6. Giant gummy bears apparently cure depression.

Giant gummy bears apparently cure depression.

7. At least one person’s definition of a good time.

At least one person's definition of a good time.

8. Oh good lord, people.

Oh good lord, people.

9. See, this is confusing. This “Lord Dahak” gives the product a 5-star review…but doesn’t seem completely satisfied.

See, this is confusing. This "Lord Dahak" gives the product a 5-star review...but doesn't seem completely satisfied.

10. Also suitable for dogs.

Also suitable for dogs.

11. This unsatisfied customer has resolved to create his own gummy bear out of horse poop and cat butt. Inventive.

This unsatisfied customer has resolved to create his own gummy bear out of horse poop and cat butt. Inventive.

12. This is getting quite dark.

This is getting quite dark.

13. And creepy.

 
And creepy.

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Student Claims He Is Too Smart For First Grade, The Principal Has This Response

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A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. One day she asked Johnny what his problem was he replied, “I’m too smart for the first grade, my sister is in the third grade and I’m smarter than her too.” 

The teacher took him to the principal’s office and explained the situation to the principal. The principal told her that he would give Johnny a test, and if he failed to answer one question he would have to go back to the first grade and be quiet. The teacher and Johnny both agreed.

Principal: “What is 3 x 3?”

Johnny: “9.”

Principal: “6 x 6?”

Johnny: “36.”

And so it went on like this, the principal asked him every question a third grader should know. Finally after about an hour he told the teacher “I see no reason Johnny can’t go to the third grade, he answered all of my questions right.”

The teacher asked if she could ask him some questions. The principal and Johnny agree.

Teacher: “What does a cow have 4 of that I only have 2 of?”

Johnny: “Legs”

Teacher: “What do you have in your pants that I don’t have?”

The principal gasps but before he can stop him from answering Johnny says, “Pockets.”

Teacher: “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”

Johnny: “Pants.”

Teacher: “What starts with F and ends with K and means a lot of excitement?”

Johnny: “Firetruck.”

The principal breaths a big sigh of relief and says “Put Johnny in the fifth grade, I got the last 4 questions wrong myself.”

 

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18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook in a Mug

Here’s 18 very simple microwave snacks that you can cook right in a mug. They’re absolutely perfect for a quick and tasty treat you crave! 

1. Coffee Cup Quiche

Coffee Cup Quiche

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Get the recipe from The Saint Louis Post.

2. Instant Blueberry Muffins

Instant Blueberry Muffins

Get the recipe from Spark Recipes.

3. French Toast In A Cup

French Toast In A Cup

No-hassle brunch for one. Find the recipe for french toast here.

4. “Baked” Oatmeal In A Mug

"Baked" Oatmeal In A Mug

Find the recipe for “Baked” Oatmeal on Food and Whine.

5. Cinnamon Roll In A Cup

Cinnamon Roll In A Cup

Find the recipe here.

6. Coffee Cup Coffeecake

Coffee Cup Coffeecake

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Find the recipe for coffee cake here.

7. Banana Bread In A Mug

Banana Bread In A Mug

Use up overripe bananas with this recipe from Pass the Sushi.

8. Mac and Cheese In A Cup

Mac and Cheese In A Cup

DIY Easy Mac here.

9. Meatloaf In A Mug

Meatloaf In A Mug

Yes, you can even make meatloaf. Find the recipe here.

10. Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

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Find the recipe for chilaquiles in a mug here.

11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Peanut butter pie mousse, hot fudge, and whipped cream all in one cozy mug. Find the recipe here.

12. Nutella Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake

O-M-G. Get the recipe from Live, Love, Pasta.

13. Cheesecake In A Mug

Cheesecake In A Mug

Find the recipe here.

14. Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake

Chocolate Fudge S'mores Mug Cake

Find the recipe for s’mores in a mug here.

15. Cookie In A Mug

Cookie In A Mug

Top your hot cookie with ice cream and hot fudge and then serve. Get the recipe from No.2 Pencil.

16. Strawberry Mug Pie

Strawberry Mug Pie

Make this strawberry pie in a mug in the microwave or get fancy and use the oven. Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.

17. Chocolate and Caramel Mug Cake

Chocolate and Caramel Mug Cake

You can make this cake in just two minutes with the recipe from Babble.

18. Sticky Date Pudding In A Mug

Sticky Date Pudding In A Mug

Find the recipe here.

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Do You Have Psychic Powers?

Many people might have psychic powers but may not recognise the signs of of their ability.  Check out the following tell tale signs to see if you possess psychic powers yourself.

 

Sign #1: You’ve Always Been Drawn To The Paranormal

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Ever since you were little, you’ve kind of liked the things that go bump in the night. Maybe you liked staying up to watch the scary movies on TV when everyone else would rather be safe under the covers. Or maybe you feel a certain connection to the places and stories that other people think are just a bit too spooky.  It might be something telling you to explore that side of life a little more.

Sign #2: You’ve Always Seen Strange Things

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Maybe you’ve written them off as childish imaginings, but it’s perfectly possible that you’ve experienced something other.  Children are traditionally thought of as more receptive to paranormal events, and so you might have even thought seeing or sensing a spirit was totally normal!

Sign #3: You Hear Noises In The Next Room — When No One Else Is Home

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Just like seeing a snippet of a shadow is believed by some to indicate the presence of a spirit, hearing a strange noise like shuffling, murmuring, or motion in a place you know no one should be is also thought to be a sign that you’re picking up on the paranormal.

Sign #4: You Have Vivid Dreams — And Nightmares

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The dream and spirit worlds are thought to be linked, and so it makes sense that if you’re sensitive to spirits while awake, then you’d be sensitive while sleeping, too.  You may be able to remember your dreams quite clearly, sometimes for years, and experience sensations like touch and smell in your dreams.  And that includes frightening nightmares, too!  You might also be able to determine meanings and messages from your dreams, which some believe are the spirits communicating directly with you.

Sign #5: Electronics Seem To Malfunction Around You

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Many believe that the energy put out by spirits or by those with increased spiritual energy has the ability to interfere with electronic devices, causing them to glitch and shut off, seemingly at random — just like you see in horror movies!  If it seems like everyone’s phones lose service around you, or if you’ve had to call IT support one too many times, it might not be your devices.  It might be you.

Sign #6: You Have Strong Reactions To Old Places

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Walking into a place with a lot of history, you might find yourself getting a sudden, strong feeling that doesn’t seem to make sense — at least, not in this world.  The same thing might happen when you handle an old object that has its share of stories.  It’s believed that psychic energies can attach themselves to places and things, and if you’re sensitive enough, you might pick up on them.

Sign #7: You’ve Experienced Strange Things After The Death Of A Loved One

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Everyone is shaken after a death, but maybe you’ve noticed other things happening, out-of-the-ordinary things that also seem to remind you of the deceased.  Some people believe that this may be evidence of the departed’s spirit sticking around just a bit longer, usually to let the surviving family members know that everything’s OK!

Common signs include white feathers and floating lights.

Sign #8: You See Things Out Of The Corner Of Your Eye

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It’s not uncommon to think you see a dark shape — maybe a human-shaped one — dart past the corner of your vision.  There are many theories as to why these “visions” appear, but some believe that these shadows are actually spirits, especially if you find you see them in the same places.

Sign #9: Someone In Your Family Has Had Similar Experiences

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It’s believed that psychic abilities, like the ability to roll your tongue or being double-jointed, are hereditary.  So you may have heard your relatives mention, even in passing, a spooky experience they couldn’t explain.  Or maybe when you were kids, you had a cousin who insisted that their house was haunted.

Sign #10: You Have A Strong Connection To Animals

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Because psychic powers deal with the kind of communication that doesn’t involve words, so many times, they’re believed to be able to communicate with animals, too.  Maybe you’ve always felt a connection to a certain type of animal, or had a strong bond with a particular animal at some point in your life.  You feel a bond that requires no words.

So, do any of these characteristics sound familiar? If so, then some might say you have a propensity toward the spooky and unknown, and you might be able to communicate with things beyond most people’s grasp.

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Condom Slogan Jokes

These condom slogan jokes are right on the money!  😉

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AT&T Condum:      Reach out and touch someone.

Campbell’s Condom:      Mmm, mmm, good.

Nike Condom:      Just do it.

Toyota Condom:      Oh, what a feeling! Who can ask for anything more?

Diet Pepsi Condom:     You got the right one, baby.

GE Condom:     We bring good things to life!

Pringles Condom:     Once you pop, you can’t stop.

Mentos Condom:      The freshmaker.

Doublemint Condom:      Double your pleasure, double your fun!

Secret Condom:      Strong enough for a man, but pH balanced for a woman.

Ford Condom:      The best never rest. Have you Driven a Ford Lately?

Chevy Condom:      Like a Rock.

Jeep-Eagle Condom:      There’s Only One Jeep (sold in singles only)

The Saturn Condom:      A *Different* Kind of Condom Dial Condoms: Aren’t you glad you use it? Don’t you wish everybody did?

NY Lotto Condom: ‘     Cause, hey — you never know.

Avis Condom:      Trying harder than ever.

Energizer Condom:      Keeps going and going …

KFC Condom:     Finger-Licking Good.

Coca Cola Condom:      Always the Real Thing.

Diet Coke Condom:      Just for the taste of it

Lays Condom:      Betcha can’t have just one.

MCI Condoms:      For friends and family

Taco Bell Condom:      Get some before you go south of the border.

The Sears Latex Condom:     One coat is good for the entire winter.

Starburst Condom:     Gets Your Juices Flowin’

Bud-Light Condom:      Where’s the Love Man!

7-UP Condom:      The UN-Condom

Iomega Condom:      For All Your Stuff

Microsoft Condom:      Wherever you want to go today. We are universally compatible.

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Maine Coon Cats So Fluffy And Adorable You Can’t Resist

Maine coon cats are known to be one of the largest domestic breed of cats.  I think they are also one of the most beautiful breeds in the cat kingdom. 

 

Their Mysterious Origins

The breed originated in the US no doubt, but the truth of the Maine Coon’s origin remains a mystery to date. A few myths circled around, fantastic stories spread, like those that Maine Coon is an offspring of raccoon mixing with domestic cat. They’re also said to have been brought by the Vikings during their exploits, or that Marie Antoinette shipped them to America as part of an escape plan. The most probable of the origin stories is that a longhair cat, an ancestor to Maine Coon, was shipped to America by a certain captain Coon, who used her predatory skills to kill some mice on board.

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The Gentle Giant

Despite their daunting size, Maine Coon is the cuddliest little thing ever! It’ll easily become your or your child’s best friend! Sometimes a little wary of strangers at first, but once you get to know each other better, trust me, they’re the most playful cats there are! Hence the nickname The Gentle Giant.

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Water Fetish

If there’s one thing that the vast majority of cats are repelled by, it’s water. Not so with Maine Coon; not only does she appreciate an occasional dip, but also seems to manically enjoy water activities. Just look at her face prior to hitting the tub! And yeah, her water-resistant coat is also good for swimming.

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A Hunter of Some Repute

Being all cute and cuddly, Maine Coon is also an exquisite mouser. Truly, their hunting skill is a stuff of legends.

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The Fluffiest Cat There Is!

Indeed, Maine Coon’s long hair and bushy tail make her one of the fluffiest creatures that ever walked on four. Their big, well tufted paws are built to withstand the harsh New England climates.

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Who’s A Big Boy!

Maine Coon, being one of the largest domesticated cat breed, can weigh on average anywhere between 10 and 25 pounds, though some have been known to exceed that weight.  They can also grow up to 40 inches in length!

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They Eat Big

If you own this cat, then you know the drill; Maine Coon is a heavy eater. You’ll pay often visits to pet shops in order to indulge their voracious appetite.

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They’ve Got The Brains

In  addition to their playful nature, Maine Coon are among the most intelligent cats out there. These little creatures can actually be trained for tricks. They also answer back your attention, and are known for performing some ludicrous antics on people.

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The First Laureate

Winding our clocks back to 1895 New York, let’s visit the first American cat show.  Guess who was the winner there?

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The purrfect companion.

Beside being such amazing creatures, they’re also skilled hunters and always in the mood for some cuddling. If, after seeing how amazing they look, you’re considering to get one, keep in mind one thing that their owners mostly complain about – they eat A LOT and their hair can be a troublesome task to deal with. Also, as any cat breed, they can sometimes be complete jerks and destroy half of your stuff while throwing a tantrum.

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Men Misunderstand So Many things Women Say

It is NO wonder men misunderstand women as they are very complicated individuals!

 

1.  I don’t want to talk about it

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She wants you to go away because she is still building up evidence against you.

2.  Nothing

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It is something. It is definitely something and you had better figure it out real quick.

3.  I’m not upset

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She’s upset

4.  Do I look fat in this?

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A better translation would be “Do you think I’m ugly?” and the answer is categorically “no”.

5.  Do you have to do this now?

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Also not a question. It means stop doing what you’re doing and prepare for further orders.

6.  Go ahead

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Do not misconstrue this as permission. In fact, it’s more of a dare. Actually, its always a dare. Don’t do it.

7.  What are you doing?

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This is actually not a question. It’s a statement akin to “You’re doing it wrong.”

8.  No

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It means “no”.

9.  We can go anywhere you want

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In most cases this means “You had better choose my favourite restaurant”.

10. Yes

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In most cases this also means no. There are exceptions but they are very hard to distinguish.

11. Thanks a lot

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It’s a very small distinction but this is actually the opposite of “thanks”. Under no circumstances should you say “you’re welcome”. Typically that would land you back at #15 (Whatever).

12. It would be nice if…

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Everything following the “if” is meant to be interpreted as an unconditional order.

13. Thanks

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It means thanks. Say “you’re welcome”.

14. Fine

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This means the argument is over and you lost.

15. Whatever

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This is like “fine” except significantly worse. In fact, many times it will follow #18 (Are you listening?).

16. It’s okay

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It’s never okay. This only means that she needs some time to figure out your punishment.

17. 5 minutes

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This depends on context. If she is getting dressed then it is most likely somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes. If you are watching TV then it is closer to 0 minutes. As in “why are you watching TV right now when you should be doing something productive?”

18. Are you listening?

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You are not listening. There is no way to recover from this.

19. *Loud sigh*

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You might not think so, but this is actually a word and it can roughly be translated as “I can’t believe I have to stand here and put up with your stupidity”.

 

20. It’s up to you

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If you think this means you have freedom to choose then you are very, very mistaken. A much better translation would be “It’s up to you…to select the right choice which I know but I am not going to tell you because you should know.” Making the wrong choice will usually result in an “It’s okay (see #16).

21. We need to talk

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Girls Night Out

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GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Two women friends had gone for a “girls night out.” They both were very faithful, loving wives… however, they had gotten a bit over enthusiastic on Margaritas at the Rio.

Incredibly drunk and walking home, they needed to pee, so they stopped in a cemetery. One had nothing to wipe with so she decided to take off her panties and use them. Her friend, however, was wearing expensive panties and didn’t want to ruin them… luckily she had squatted next to a grave that had a fresh wreath with a ribbon on it… so she proceeded to wipe with that.

After the girls completed their “business” they continued toward home.

The following day, one of the husbands was concerned that his normally sweet and innocent wife was still in bed and hung over. He phoned the other husband, and said “These girls nights out have got to stop! I’m starting to suspect the worst! My wife came home with no panties!”

“That’s nothing!” said the other husband, “mine came back with a card stuck to her butt that read:

“FROM ALL OF US AT THE FIRE STATION… WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!”

 

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House Looks Normal From Outside But Step Inside And OMG Purple

This house looks totally normal from the outside but once you step inside the purple is so overwhelming.  I like the colour purple but this is just too much.

Looking at it from the outside, you’d never know what hides behind the walls. Sure, this four-bedroom home in Middlesex, U.K. is beautiful, but unassuming.

People from all over the world were shocked when the home was put up for sale, and pictures of the interior were released. Purple EVERYWHERE!

In Europe, since the time of the Tyrian purple worn by Roman Emperors, purple has been the color most associated with royalty. It is still used by the British Royal Family and other royalty in Europe as a ceremonial color on special occasions.

In Europe and America, purple is the color most associated with vanity, extravagance, and individualism. Among the seven major sins, it represents vanity. It is a color which is used to attract attention. The carpet going up the bathtub walls is a humorous touch…

In parapsychology, people with purple auras are said to have a love of ritual and ceremony.

Garish or gorgeous? You decide. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

The estate agent said the interior has a “family-inspired design” that was maintained at the highest standard.

A potential buyer was reportedly lined up to buy the property, but no word as to who lives there now.

On the outside, the only hints of purple appear in the bundles of decorative lilac flowers.

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Fears Only Tall People Understand

We all know that short people might have some challenges because of their height but tall people experience more than a few every day fears as well because of their height too.

1. Wrong Clothes

Finding shoes and clothes to fit you is such a chore when you’re tall. It can be expensive to buy. Also it’s time consuming to find things that will fit you and not be too short or hurt your feet.tall-people02

2. Bending down

Holding a conversation basically means you have to look down on someone. Literally. Bending down or craning your neck to be at eye level is not fun.tall-people043. How Tall Are You

You might as well have a name tag with your height on it. People never ask your name, just your height.tall-people064. Desks

The most dreaded enemy of all tall people is the classroom desk. It’s basically a cramping prison for tall people.tall-people08

5. The Weather Joke

Being asked the dreaded weather question, “How’s the weather up there?” I’m sure every tall person has heard this question enough times to take up a career in meteorology. It’s not funny anymore.tall-people10

6. Small Door

Walking into a room and the doorway is too low. Knocking yourself out in a doorway can be pretty embarrassing. Also having to bend every time you pass through that doorway.tall-people01

7. Airplane Seats

Without enough legroom, cramping is inevitable for every airplane ride. You may have to spend more money and upgrade to first class.tall-people03

8. Basketball Skills

People will assume that you are awesome at basketball. Just because you are the same height as Shaq doesn’t mean you can dunk like he can. A lot of tall people can barely make a layup.tall-people05

9. Finding A Mattress

Finding a bed that will fit your height is next to impossible. Normal mattress stores do not carry extra long mattresses, so online is one of the only options is you don’t want your feet hanging over the edge.tall-people07

10. Being in the way.

Nobody wants to sit behind a tall person at the movies or other events. Sure, you can see perfectly well, but you might get complaints from the less vertically gifted people who are behind you.tall-people09

11. Hugs

Hugging can be difficult too, especially when your partner is sooo much taller or shorter than yourself. You don’t always line up the best.
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