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The Real UP House0

 

Anyone who has seen the Disney/Pixar film  UP  knows about Carl Fredricksen’s amazing flying house.  Using hundreds of balloons, the old guy manages to fly across the world and get into all sorts of amazing adventures.

But can it be done in reality?

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Home Improvement from Ivekt0

I don’t know exactly how to start this article. 

I suppose I’ll give you my perspective straight up:  There’s a crazy guy from Moldova (Not Russia!  He makes sure you know that!) who has a series of short videos on  YouTube  about various home maintenance and improvement.  The guy’s name is Ivekt, and his lessons are titled “Domestic Home Hint.”   Is he crazy?  Possibly.  But do I like this guy?  Hell, yeah I like this guy!

Why do I think he’s crazy?

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House in the Hill0

Those of you familiar with The Lord of the Rings  (films or novels) probably hold a special place in your hearts for Hobbiton, a small town in The Shire.  I know I do.  How can you not fall in love with a town that is so ecologically in tune with the world that it builds houses inside of hills instead of on top of them?

Take a look of this video from the movie set of Hobbiton (located in New Zealand):

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How NOT To Smash Your Thumb with a Hammer0

I’ve lost track as to how many times I’ve smashed my fingers with a hammer.  You’d think that after all of these years I’d learn.  I’m a bit slow, I suppose.  But not so slow that I would miss out on what I think is a great little tool: The ThumbSaver.

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Slapstick Safety Videos0

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Ah, the safety video.  How many hours have we all endured in front of a screen watching deadpan actors regurgitate details to keep us from being killed in the workplace?  Sure, we learn something from them now and then—but only if we can stay awake.

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Iceberg Ice Cubes0

Iceberg!!!!

Well, sort’a.  Once again Fred & Friends  serves up a little bit of twisted fun—this time in the form of the  Gin & Titonic ice cube mold.

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How NOT to Use a Blowtorch – and a Giveaway!49

 

Over the years I’ve become thoroughly convinced that it is in the DNA of many humans (me included) to do stupid things with dangerous objects.  I have not, however, done anything stupid with a blowtorch—yet.

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Zero Energy House1

Question: Where is Bird Island?

Answer: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A more important question: What the hell is this thing?

Answer: A zero energy house – on Bird Island.

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Strange House Pets0

Junior wants a puppy for Christmas? 

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OK.  But how ’bout something a little more original?

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Why Cranes are Dangerous0

It may have felt like you took your life into your own hands while battling the crowds in the stores yesterday,  but let’s just say, it probably wasn’t as dangerous as driving a crane. There’s a reason why only trained individuals should operate those things.

Some cranes are taller than city buildings and can wreak a path of destruction the likes of which can only equate to a localized natural disaster—like a tornado that picks one specific place to tear to shreds.

Take this accident, for example.  It occurs at the 47-second mark:

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