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Monday, 7 October 2019

The Remote Part

quote [ Two years ago, a tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean got its first airport?perhaps the world?s most obscure airport. It was expensive, but can St. Helena thrive? ]

Lonely airports in the rain
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:15amGMT] [1 comment]

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

quote [ Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway into its presentcrisis. ]

We need to create the Uber for subways with on the demand subway train pick up and drop offs.
[SFW] [travel]
[by satanspenis666@2:32amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

From the USSR with love: A sailor?s 50-year-old message in a bottle makes it to Alaska

quote [ Tyler Ivanoff, 36, of Shishmaref, Alaska, was out picking berries and gathering driftwood when he stumbled across a green bottle lying along the state's western shore early this month. It was a message in a bottle ? sent from a Soviet sailor 50 years ago. ]

I found your message at the bottom of a bottle
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 22 September 2019

I See a Road Trip to New York's Village of Psychics in Your Future

quote [ When the forests of Upstate New York are blanketed in orange and brown hues during the fall of Autumn leaves, there are few places more bewitching to escape for the weekend. But there is certainly no place quite like the enchanting hamlet of Lily Dale, NY, population: 275, where over 50 registered spiritual mediums are in residence year-round, offering private readings, forest temple services, seances, workshops and access to the spirit world for all who care to venture to the other side. ]

Psychic power psychic power
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself

quote [ A group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland’s Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party. ]

Slightly old news, but amusing nonetheless.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by spazm@9:19amGMT] [3 comments]



Sunday, 1 September 2019

Let's build houses for people, not cars.

quote [ Parking requirements increase the density of cars but reduce the density of people. It also puts pressure on businesses by taking up useful real estate and replacing it with car storage. ]

More food for urban thinking.
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:34pmGMT] [13 comments]

Thursday, 29 August 2019

The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth

quote [ If the car is to prevail, there?s still one solution: get rid of the cities. That is, string them out for hundreds of miles along enormous roads, making them into highway suburbs. That?s what?s been done in the United States. ]

Here's a thoughtful piece about infrastructure and the car as a luxury good. It's interesting that there seem to be more articles on the roots of car usage in the US as of lately.
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@3:34pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 17 August 2019

A French Chateau Hoarding the World's Largest Private Collection of Fighter Jets

quote [ At no other chateau in all of France will you find a Soviet helicopter parked on the back lawn. Or a 1970s hovercraft. Or a record-breaking collection of World War II fighter jets for that matter. Not to mention a warehouse full of vintage firetrucks, 200 antiques motorbikes, 36 racing cars ? and the list goes on ? all sitting comfortably in retirement amongst the vineyards of Burgundy. ]

Got a fighter jet, I don't get to fly it, though
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:16amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Man with the Golden Airline Ticket

quote [ My dad was one of the only people with a good-for-life, go-anywhere American Airlines pass. Then they took it away. This is the true story of having?and losing?a superpower. ]

An airline ticket to romantic places
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A World of Pure Imagination

quote [ Inside Atlanta?s Center for Puppetry Arts, dedicated crafts people for more than 40 years have pulled at our heartstrings. Consequently, the Center has become the hub of the entire wacky world of puppetry, not only in America, but also across the whole planet. ]

Wake up puppet boy!
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:10amGMT] [2 comments]



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