Strange Buildings

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America has its share of strange or unusual buildings. The one above is the Binocular building.
It is located on Main Street in Venice , CA , and is home to the Chiat/Day/Mojo Advertising Agency.
It was built in 1991.

Let's peek through the binoculars and see what others we can find.

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Something alien has made its home on Signal Mountain in Tennessee .
Truckers and travelers encounter the out of this world sight as they wind their way up US 27.
A large saucer structure, propped up on four legs and standing a story off the ground, offers all the conveniences of modern living to its starry eyed owners.

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This building is home to the Bondurant Pharmacy.
It was built in 1975 and is located in Lexington , KY.

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You scream, I scream, we all! scream for ! ice cream!
Anyone wanting an ice cream cone in Perry , MI shouldn't have a bit of trouble finding this building.

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Margate City , NJ (close to Atlantic City ) is home to Lucy the elephant.
Lucy is the world's largest elephant and the only one to be designated a National Historic Landmark.
James V. Lafferty built Lucy in 1881. She stands 6 stories high and weighs 90 tons!
She served as a hotel and then a tavern.
Today visitors can tour Lucy's innards and visit her gift s! ! hop.

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We all know North Carolina is famous for the manufacturing of fine furniture
This building is located in High Point , NC and was built in the 1920's.
It now serves as offices for the High Point Jaycees.
By the way, the sock hanging out of the drawer is six feet long

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Anyone for a picnic?
This huge basket building in Licking County , OH , is home to the offices of Longaberger Basket Company.

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The building in Point Pleasant, WV, is not so unusual but, the owners wanted windows and trees. What to do?
Just paint them on.

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The Duck House.
It was built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Mauer and his wife, Jeuel in hopes of promoting the sale of their Peking ducks.
The duck farm is long gone and land developers wanted to build homes on the site. So the Duck House was moved to Suffolk County , NY .

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Frank Redford built his wigwam gas station/restaurant and the Wigwam Village Motel in the 1930's in Horse Cave , KY.
He later built five more Wigwam Villages across the country but the one in Horse Cave is the only o ne remaining.

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Shoe magnate Mahlon Haines built the Shoe House in Hallam, PA in 1948
He lent it free of charge to honeymooners.
The current owners now conduct tours of its three surprisingly lovely bedrooms, and operate ! a home-made-ice-cre! am parlor.

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Originally intended to lure visitors to a proposed housing development called Neptune Gardens , this replica of the Santa Maria has been "docked" in its current location since 1928.
It has served as office space, an apartment and a gift shop.
For the past two decades, it has been a book and curio shop.

More Sidewalk Chalk Illusions

As you requested, I bring you more of the amazing Sidewalk Art. Also be sure to check 3D Painted Rooms, 3D Sidewalk Drawings and 3D Sidewalk Drawing no.2! Most of these wonderfull drawings were done by artist called Julian Beever.

Surreal Art

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as anexpression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader AndrĂ© Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement.

6 Coolest Locks Ever ……..

Liquor Lock

Keep “unwanted customers” from running your bar dry. Just enter a three-pin combination, then turn the top clockwise until the lock expands and is tight. Re-enter the combination and turn counter-clockwise to release. Keep the kids and help from helping themselves.

USB Cap Lock

Flash drivesare very useful devices. They are great for storing music, files, and documents. At times, the data you put onto your flash drive can be sensitive or just plain embarrassing. Do you often have ultra-confidential information with you, stored on a USB memory drive? Then Thanko is here for you…
Thanko has a new USB Lock flash drive cap that can turn any flash drive or USB device into a highly secure flash drive. The Thanko cap has a three-digit lock very similar to a bike chain lock that you can set yourself. You can also use the cap on any other USB plug to prevent people from using your stuff without permission.

Word Password Combination Lock

These Wordlocks are the first combination locks that allow you to set your combination using words rather than numbers.
If you can’t remember a number sequence, these are for you. With a variety of products from padlocks (great for lockers, toolboxes, etc.), bike locks and TSA recognized luggage locks, you’ll never need to remember a number combination again.

Refrigerator Lock Up Keeps Out Freeloaders

That one friend who always checks out what you have to eat or drink as soon as they show up can be pretty damn annoying. This fake Refrigerator Lock Up should look real enough to keep them out while you have easy access (the two shackles are actually magnets).

Impossible Lock – Puzzle and Security in one Brass Package

This Impossible Lock comes with both a key and a little implement with which you’re supposed to work out a very difficult puzzle. Put this doozy on the chocolate stash in the cupboard and you’ll probably lose weight faster than you can say hacksaw blade.

Offensive bicycle lock

This bike lock deters the opportunist thief by making the abuser’s experience as unpleasant as possible without having a detrimental effect on the user.
Maybe you can not protect your bike, but we should be more offensive to thieves. This lock is a good idea. When cut, colored liquid inside the entire length of the lock explodes forth unto the thief!
SmartLock is a cable lock that has cores of compressed air and liquid running through its body. If cut, the liquids spray out over the perpetrator, his tools, the bike and the scene of the crime. A bike that has been stolen will be covered in coloured dye (the dye renders the bike undesirable and therefore unsellable) as well as transluscent Smartwater – an invisible forensic property marking liquid.
Maybe they will be scared, but there is another possibility, that is they will crush your bike rather than steal it.

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