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September 2, 2008 Posted by | Great Pictures | , , | Comments Off on Beachfront property

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4,500ft to earth—unconscious

A skydiver plunged 4,500ft to earth unconscious – but incredibly escaped with only minor bruises. Jamie Robertson was blown against the tail of the plane seconds after leaping out.

Eleven fellow jumpers watched helplessly, but somehow the impact triggered a reserve parachute – and Jamie, slumped in his harness, floated to the ground. The three-minute descent took him on to the airfield’s landing zone – and into the arms of anxious paramedics.

September 2, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Get this guy to buy your next lottery ticket…

“Art gallery is rubbish”— literally

gallery is ‘rubbish’

Two artists have beaten the credit crunch by building a gallery completely out of rubbish. German designers Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser saved a fortune by using waste wood to create the gallery in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Volunteers helped to build the two-storey octagonal space in just six weeks using old doors, windows, furniture and school desks donated by the local community.

“We’re very proud of the gallery. It’s the first building we’ve made totally out of garbage and has cost next to nothing to make,” said Folke. “It looks like a mix between a barn, a cathedral and a monastery.”

…Timber, including 500 pallets, was contributed by locals and more than 40 volunteers helped to turn the rubbish into the building, which comes complete with a greenhouse conservatory.

“All the materials they used were either donated or found and would otherwise have gone into land fill,” said Donna Lynas, director of Wysing. “I think people are keen to recycle and see their rubbish put to good use.

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