If You Think This Building Looks Odd, Just Wait Until You Take A Closer Look.

If you had to name a 10 story building that’s covered in 1,000 doors, what would you call it? South Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong-Hwa decided to keep it simple and decided to call his massive installation “Doors.” The building was constructed in 2009 and is comprised entirely of reused doors. So not only is this project awesome and impressive, it’s earth-friendly, too.

Wow. That IS a lot of doors.

That’s not even the half of it.

Wow. Which one is the UPS guy supposed to lightly knock on before sprinting back to his van to speed away?

That must be some view… if you can get a room with a door that has a window, of course.

(via demilked)

That’s awesome. “Doors” has to have set some sort of record for the amount of doors in a building–well, on a building. For more of Choi Jeong-Hwa‘s work, check out their website.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/all-door-building/

I Have No Idea How People Can Possibly Drive On This Highway. Wow.

The Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway (or Atlanterhavsveien) is five miles of highway the likes of which you’ve never seen before. This road connects a series of islands and has more twists, turns, ups, and downs than a Hot Wheels track. It offers incredible views of surrounding mountains and Norwegian Seas, with waves crashing up against lower parts of the highway. This Norwegian Construction of the Century finds tourists driving on the road for the amazing view and to probably hone their already-amazing driving abilities. Take a look at this incredible highway!    

Atlantic Ocean Road.

Or Atlanterhavsveien in Norwegian.

Wow.

It’s like a roller coaster you can drive on.

I couldn’t imagine driving on this thing during the day, so this is just insane.

To see what it’s like to drive on the Atlantic Ocean Road, check out the video below.

(via strange sounds)

What a road! I bet the kids will take a break from looking at their cell phones to look at that scenery. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/atlantic-highway-is-insane/

Here Are The 29 Most Clever Snapchats Ever Sent. Although #11 Is Beyond Twisted.

Ten seconds really isn’t long enough to enjoy a great Snapchat message. Some are so good you just have to take a screenshot so you can laugh at it over and over again. And if you’re friends with any of these clever users, it’s especially true.

These guys really know how to take advantage of every hilarious moment.

1. This girl takes sports VERY seriously.

2. You don’t need to tell me twice.

3. This person doesn’t seem to appreciate the irony.

4. Celebrities are everywhere!

5. Does it ever feel like you just blend into the background?

6. Even dad jokes make it to Snapchat now and then.

7. Safety first!

8. You really don’t want to piss this guy off.

9. Well I guess you DON’T gotta catch ’em all…

10. There are worse ways to make money.

11. Something tells me this deer isn’t getting well any time soon…

12. This is the perfect pun.

13. This person had a horrifying need for hydration.

14. Now THIS is how you send a sexy snap.

15. Shakespeare meets Kesha.

16. Remember to always watch out for pedestrians and magical creatures on the road.

17. It’s a great outlet for telling the brutal truth.

18. Look away, Finding Nemo fans!

19. Looks like someone is good friends with Pitbull.

20. There is no telling with the holy spirit may find you.

21. Show off your math jokes with all your nerd friends.

22. Benjamin Franklin sighting!

23. This is one rude little kid.

24. Hallelujah…!

25. These Pompeii snaps are a great way to remember your vacation…and how things change.

26. Excuse me, sign, what exactly are you insinuating??

27. This is one way to brag about your awesome t-shirt collection.

28. A snap that’ll make you say, “ohhhh snap!”

29. The proof is in the…BBQ sauce?

H/T: Buzzfeed.

Looks like it’s time to step up our snap strategies!

Share with your friends below. Even if they don’t really “get” Snapchat, this’ll make them consider downloading.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/clever-snapchats/

I Had No Idea This Was The World’s Scariest Job, But It Actually Makes Sense.

Take a minute. What’s the scariest job that you can possibly imagine yourself having? If you’re like a majority of Americans, the scary job you thought of was being a politician. Yep, that’s right, Americans are afraid of being politicians. This is according to a survey of 56,857 Americans conducted by the jobs website CareerBuilder.com.

If being a politician is at the top of people’s scary jobs lists, what other terrifying positions are in the top 10? I think you’re going to be surprised. 

10.) Parent.

There are more parental jobs in the United States than you can count. But being a parent makes people nervous for well…pick a reason. There are so many.

9.) Stand-Up Comedian.

40 percent of Americans are afraid of public speaking. So it only makes sense that those people would also be deathly afraid of performing in public whether it’s as a comedian or some other form of entertainment.

8.) Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Technicians. 

Do you have a fear of heights? Well then this job is definitely not for you. I personally couldn’t imagine spending my days strapped to the top of a giant structure trying to install expensive, high tech equipment. 

7.) Mortician. 

I think it’s telling of the real fears of Americans that this job is so far down the list. Nevertheless it is a pretty creepy job to have, especially if you’re afraid of zombies. The morticians are always the first ones to go in zombie movies.

6.) Animal Trainer.

This one might depend a bit on which animals you’re trying to train. I think it’d be less terrifying to train puppies, than it would be to train sharks or tigers. Then again, maybe not much if you have allergies. 

5.) Crime Scene Investigator.

For this job most people say they’re afraid of the blood, and the disappointment of telling people that the job is nothing like it is on TV. 

4.) Kindergarten Teacher.

I totally understand this one. Have you ever seen a room full of kindergartens that wasn’t in, or near total chaos? These teachers are the bravest among us. Not to mention all those little kid germs. Yuck.

3.) Security Guard At Teen Pop Concerts.

People say that this job scares them because of the fear of being stampeded by hoards of screaming tweens. I also share this fear.

2.) Microbiologist.

One word explains why people are afraid of this job: Ebola.

1.) Politician.

Yes, being a politician is the scariest job to have in America. I suppose it’s not hard to see why. It’s the perfect storm of the fear of public speaking, rejection, and a huge level of accountability. Yeah thanks, but no thanks.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

To be honest, I expected more people to be afraid of being a stand-up comedian than a politician. I suppose we can at least thank our elected officials for taking on the jobs that no one really wants, right?

Read more: http://viralnova.com/the-worlds-scariest-jobs/

I Thought I Was Just Looking At A Beach, But When You Zoom In? This Is Sad.

From afar this may just look like a rocky beach, but if you look a little closer, you’ll see that this isn’t sand. This stretch of coast is actually covered in misplaced walruses.

Late last month, an estimated 35,000 walruses were spotted hauling themselves onto the shore near Point Lay, Alaska.

Things are not looking good for Alaska’s walrus population. Their habitat is slowly disappearing due to the effects of climate change.

Walruses normally use stretches of sea ice for resting and breeding while diving to for food. But the warming climate pushed bigger pieces of sea ice further out to places too deep for walruses to dive for food. This results in scenes like this. 

The animals were spotted during an annual marine mammal survey.

Since walruses cannot swim as well as other marine mammals, they use sea ice to rest while swimming. Unfortunately, climate change is drastically reducing the amount of stable sea ice in the shallows near the coast where walruses live.

This isn’t the first time a large herd of walruses were spotted on land. This happened before in 2009 and 2011.

The future does not look good for walruses if something is not done to mitigate the damage of climate change to their environment. This summer had the sixth smallest amount of sea ice since satellite monitoring of the Arctic began in 1979.

In the meantime, these 35,000 animals are stuck where they are until more sea ice returns in the winter.

H/T: Business Insider and Buzzfeed

This is heartbreaking. It terrifies me to think about a future where the world takes no action to reverse climate change. We have to figure something out soon.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/walruses-in-alaska/

One Wife + 30 Hours = The Most Epic Christmas Creation Of All Time. I Want It.

Making a gingerbread house is a sacred Christmas tradition for many families. Sometimes it’s worth doing just to watch the tears and recriminations, but for others it’s genuinely an enjoyable holiday hobby. This wife, though, turned the whole “gingerbread house” idea into a sugar-filled, 30 hour obsession. I don’t know whether to be impressed by this or just a little bit frightened.

First, she decided to base the gingerbread house on Adventure Time’s Candy Kingdom. Then, she bought (basically) an entire candy store.

It took a few attempts to get the glass candy head in the kingdom right…

Then, she used melted isomalt crystals and dyed them.

Ohhh, pretty.

She used a silicone ice cube maker as the mold.

Making a mold for the walls using styrofoam.

Let the outside of the sphere harden and drained the excess.

The pretty result.

(P.S., not for eating.)

Although kitty may disagree.

The final wall mold for various parts of the kingdom.

Mixing up some gingerbread dough…

Mmm, construction.

Going into the oven…

Out of the oven and the onto the mold.

Using stencils to make the little parts of the castle.

Careful…

And now more baking!

Oops, the gingerbread expanded.

So, she had to whittle down some of the pieces.

She glued different pieces together with melted sugar.

Coming together…

The cupcake roof (that would later be decorated).

She made it by using a glass bowl.

The sugar glue was very strong.

The support system didn’t have to be as pretty.

You might not realize it, but making a bunch of round walls out of gingerbread? Not easy.

Lots of progress.

Using Airheads for the waterfalls and moats.

Those are the most gorgeous waterfalls I’ve ever seen.

At first, she used normal buttercream icing for the kingdom, but it looked too messy, so she wiped it off.

So she switched to fondant (a special rolled out icing that lots of cake-decorators use).

Making the tower…

(And trying not to eat the fondant.)

So pretty.

Melted down colored chocolate wafers.

…to make chocolate grass.

Really coming together.

Decorating the guardian heads. She broke one (then cried, presumably) but was able to fix it with a lighter.

Used melted sugar to make their bubble wands.

This tree was made using melted sugar, cotton candy and pink sugar dust. It’s heavenly.

And FINISHED. It took over 30 hours to complete.

… and it was worth every second.

Just… just look at the little trees.

How could anyone eat something so pretty?

The guardians!

Someone give this wife a medal. Maybe some insulin.

(For reference.) Dang. She is GOOD.

She spent a week of the Christmas season building something she knew would be destroyed and eaten within minutes. Cojones, yo.

Source

Read more: http://viralnova.com/candy-castle/

21 Things About America That Most Americans Don’t Realize.

Some Americans have trouble remembering the words to the Star Spangled Banner and that is like the most basic American thing to know. It would be asking a little much to have the populace dig deeper and find out more weird things about our country. So sit back and relax, we’ve done all the research for you and I’ve provided this neat little compendium of strange but true facts about America. Educate yourself!

1.) 1 out of every 8 Americans have been employed by McDonald’s at some point.

2.) Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury.

3.) In Montana, cows out number people 3 to 1.

4.) 1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans.

5.) The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.

6.) College athletes are treated like celebrities. In reality, they are just students taking part in an extracurricular activity.

7.) Though most Americans speak English, we have no official national language.

8.) 1 out every 3 Americans is obese.

9.) Roughly 25% of Americans believe in reincarnation.

10.) It is actually completely legal for underage kids to smoke cigarettes, but it is illegal for them to purchase them.

11.) Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

12.) Virginia has birthed more presidents than any other state.

13.) 27% of Americans don’t believe we landed on the moon.

14.) If you have $10 in your pocket and no debt, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

15.) 100 acres of pizza are served in the US every day.

16.) Americans spend roughly 4.4 years of their life at each of their jobs.

17.) The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.

18.) During prohibition the government started poisoning beer, which led to thousands of deaths.

19.) 40% of births in America are from unmarried women.

20.) 22 million chickens are consumed in the US every day.

21.) America is one of the only countries to display their flag almost everywhere.

 

America certainly is a great country and after learning some of these facts, I feel better about myself and more educated about this great land. Share this post if you’re proud to be an American. If you don’t share it, I’m just going to assume you hate America and I’ll have to tell you to GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY! 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/america-facts/

These Special Forces From Around The World Are Insanely Cool. Wow.

Let’s face it, the military presence of almost any nation is incredibly intimidating. People in the military are usually some of the toughest guys and girls we know. It would only make sense that their uniforms would make them look even more awesome than they already are, right?

You may be most familiar with American forces, but they aren’t the only sweet-looking military in the world. Check out some of these intimidating military uniforms from countries across the globe:

German KSK Forces

French Special Forces

Norway’s MJK Forces

The Danish Huntsmen Corps

Peru’s Special Forces

Taiwan’s ROC Forces

That makes me want to join the military in ANY country. Share this post if you love the military or know someone who served in any of these forces.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/special-forces/

Could You Live In A Place Where You Could Never Be Dry?

Imagine living in a place with way more inches of rain than there are days in a year. Now picture having so much rain that you WEAR umbrellas everywhere you go. Now, imagine that’s a real place, because that’s exactly what it is.

Welcome, to Meghalaya. The Wettest Place On Earth.

Found in India, this sleepy town receives a whopping 467 inches of rain per year.

With thirteen times the annual rainfall of Seattle, this super-soaked climate allows giant rubber tree to grow to amazing heights.

Which can then be manipulated into living bridges!

Things typically get worse during monsoon season; June and July get 275 inches alone.

By contrast, New York City gets about 60 inches a year.

But the residents have adapted to the way of life–first by ensuring they carry umbrellas with them at all times.

This even includes creating wearable umbrellas that can be used while working.

Living here is truly a wonder.

(via The Atlantic)

The amazing thing about Meghalaya is truly the fact that people choose to live in this isolated, very beautiful area. Despite the rain, and the accompanying blues, the people have no reason to complain. As one resident said: “Here there’s always rain but we have to work, so it’s no good wondering about it.”

Read more: http://viralnova.com/meghalaya/

This Man Set A World Record For Doing Something Alarmingly Awful. Ew.

When is the last time you did planks at the gym? How long did you hold it for? For those not familiar, planks are an exercise in working your core muscles. You start in the push-up position on your arms and hold it for 30 seconds to a minute.

Well, I guarantee you that Mao Weidong, a member of Beijing’s SWAT team, has your best plank time beat. He recently set the world record for longest plank ever.

Weidong held the plank position for 4 hours and 26 minutes.

The previous world record was 3 hours and 7 minutes. Weidong beat that time by an hour and 19 minutes.

Most people can only hold the plank position for 30 second to a minute.

Here he is, proudly displaying his world record certificate.

Via: Telegraph

Bravo! That’s impressive. I can only imagine how much his abs hurt the next day. Maybe it’s time I renewed my gym membership…

Read more: http://viralnova.com/plank-world-record/