Oddity Central

Oddity Central

People Keep Showing Up at This House Looking for Their Lost Phones

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 05:47 AM PST

Since February last year, a host of strangers have been showing up uninvited at Christina Lee and Michael Saba's suburban Atlanta home, for the weirdest reason – they're all looking for their lost phones!

UK Company Is Growing Furniture by Molding Trees into Chairs, Tables or Lamps

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 05:11 AM PST

Money might not grow on trees, but it seems that furniture does! Gavin Munro, a UK-based designer, has come up with a brilliant alternative to chopping beautiful trees and converting them into furniture. He simply molds young saplings to take the shape of any piece of furniture he wants. Once matured, the trees are ready to be harvested and used with no cutting, sawing, or assembling required.

Neft Dashları – A Once Bustling City Built on Oil Platforms in the Caspian Sea

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 04:28 AM PST

People have been temporarily living on oil platforms ever since they were created, in the early 20th century, but Neft Dashlari, a giant oil platform complex in the Caspian Sea, roughly 40 miles east of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, serves as a permanent residence to around 1,000 souls. Known as the largest and oldest offshore city in the world, the Soviet-era structure was built in 1949, after engineers found vast resources of oil in the region, thousands of feet beneath the sea floor.

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