How often do we stop to ponder the unusual things going on around us? Whether it be incredible cloud formations, groundbreaking artwork or simply a human organ, sometimes we need to be reminded of the strange, unexplained happenings out there.
Some of them you might never have the chance to see, or maybe this list will motivate you to travel hundreds of miles just to get a glimpse of them, but for the time being immerse yourself in everything weird with these 24 unusual images.
From the mystery government sites to crazy rainbow-colored chemicals found in household names, you won’t to stop reading about these unusual places, inventions, and events you probably know about before. Prepare to blow your mind with useless but interesting facts you’ll never forget!
1. Secret Area 6 is a secret no more. Everyone is familiar with boring, old Area 51 in Nevada, but did you know there’s a mysterious government site that can be seen on Google Earth only 12 miles away? Built in 2005, the site has a small complex of buildings, as large hangear and a runway that stretches out almost 5,000 feet on the Yucca Flat. The complex has no official name.
2. Director of Dutch industrial company Vanku, Henk van Kuijk though kneeling down to lay bricks into place wasn’t ideal. So, he invented the Tiger Stone paving machine which feeds loose bricks and lays them onto the road to put an end to the time-consuming, back-breaking work. The road-wide device needs 1 to 3 human operators and can cost between $81,485 to $108, 655 US.
3. The Algodones Dunes, located in the southeastern portion of California between the border of Arizona and Mexico is approximately 45 miles long. But what makes these particular dunes so unique is the curvy, fenced border people can see while driving by. The border fence constructed in 2008 to separate Mexico from the U.S. is 11 miles long and stands at 15 feet high.
4. You may have heard of a little place called Alcatraz, but how much do you really know about it? Know as “the Rock,” Alcatraz is situated in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay and was America’s premier maximum-security prison from 1934 to 1963. Now a popular tourist attraction, Alcatraz once housed some of America’s most dangerous felons including gangster Al “Scarface” Capone. Good thing it was known as the prison no one could break out of.
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