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These are 18 of the most stubborn homeowners in the world! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. Narita, Japan Farmers In Narita, Japan, a collection of farmers took umbrage to the fact that their lands happened to coincide with the exact place that the government wanted to construct an airport. Tempers flared and tensions reached an all-time high, resulting in the farmer’s attacking workers, ultimately resulting in several deaths. To this day, an uneasy truce exists around the airport. 7. Guangzhou, China Apartments Sometimes, though rarely, the indomitable will of those who refuse to sell actually overcomes the wheel of progress. This building in Guangzhou exasperated the construction company with their stubbornness so much that the highway was simply constructed around the building. Though the view is doubtless marred from how it used to be, at least the residents of this building can say they still have their home. 6. Speighalter’s Jewelry Store Though many of the world’s most famous home holdouts reside in China, occasionally even cheery old England will find a stalwart defender of property. Speighalter’s Jewelry Store in London has refused to sell its prime location for over 100 years and is now surrounded on all sides by the Wickham’s Department Store. 5. A Chinese Farmer Another day, another major Chinese highway planned to go right through someone’s farmland. Ye Tan and his wife, however, had other plans. They eventually held out and the road was constructed around their home in one of the few examples of a home holdout going well for those who live within. Today the road circles around their meager farm and the couple have a grim satisfaction from their accomplishment. 4. Chongqing, China Sometimes the owners of homes on prime property are less concerned about their house and more concerned with their wallet, such as this home in Chongqing. The owner, Yang Wu, had no problem selling his home – but he wanted more money! In the end, he only received a modest sum and the house was ultimately demolished. 3. Yichang, China In a brazen attempt to get a Chinese man to move out of his home, which sits on prime real estate in Yichang, a construction company built up the land around his home, effectively making his house resided in a hole in the ground. The water and electricity was eventually cut off to his home and he temporarily moved away. His resilience, however, proved strong and he moved back in shortly after. 2. The “Nail Grave” Sometimes, the property in question doesn’t even have a house built on it, like this plot of land in Japan. Instead, the owner of the land has family buried here, and felt that the selling of the land would be a desecration to their memory. This plot was dubbed the “nail grave.” 1. Yonjia Apartment Building In 2015, an apartment building in Yonjia, China refused to sell out to a company that hoped to build a road right through their home. The resilient property owners were steadfast, however, and the city spent $15 million dollars to construct a four-lane road around their building. Way to stick it to the man!
From silly borders in Europe, to the place that separates Brazil from France; These are 21 Unbelievable International Borders ! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. Chile and Argentina The countries of Chile and Argentina share a long border that stretches north and south and it’s the 3rd longest in the world and longest in south america. Stretching 3200 miles, it’s naturally separated in most places due to the high elevation of the Andes Mountains. Here in this photo we see this christian statue between the two with Chile on the right and Argentina on the left. The final boundary was established in 1984 and signed at the Vatican 7. Spain and Morocco The Spanish port city of Morocco on the continent of Africa, shares a large border with Morocco. Constructed by Spain, in order to prevent, illegal immigration and smuggling they built this border fence. An estimated 700 have made it across and 6 have died due to clashes with moroccan security forces. Spain spent 33 million euros worth of renovations in 2005 and added more razor wire. Some steps were also made to slow down intruders more peacefully but it still remains an imposing international border. 6. Paraguay Brazil and Argentina A little more peaceful boundary, this one is located where all three of these countries meet. The Parana River flows north and south in this photo and the Iguazu river ends when it meets Paraguay. The rivers act as natural boundaries and have served as valuable resources to all three countries. 5. Belgium and the Netherlands Don’t we wish we could all have borders like this? These two friendly EU countries don’t really have any fences, rivers or mountains, and you might not even know when you’re walking into a different country! These two countries both speak the same language, use the same currency! This border, is found in the town of Baarle Nassau with a population of 6,600 people and the border here gets a little bit complicated as you can see from this photo. There are few random pieces of belgium inside this city due to a number complex treaties, land swaps, land sales, and other complex deals especially during medieval times. Today it mainly serves as a tourist attraction it is kind of border nightmare here. 4. Spain and England You not have even known these two countries actually share a border! If you head to the south of spain, not far from Morocco, you’ll notice something seems different about it, like possibly some monkeys. Get ready to swap out your euro’s for pounds and learn some English, because once you're in Gibraltar, you’re in the UK! This land was signed over to Spain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and was an extremely important naval base for the British ever since. This strategic port, is located on the strait of Gibraltar, which is the only way to enter from the west into the Mediterranean sea. When the Uk decided to leave the EU, more secure boundaries were built, it lead more Spaniard to want to reclaim the land. However a vote was taken, and the citizens here decided to remain British! 3. India and Bangladesh These two countries share quite a complicated border in Southeast Asia, with India nearly surrounding the entire country. If you look closely at it, it almost appears as a young child scribbled on the map and came up with these borders. India shares is a large, fast growing country and Bangladesh is one of the poorest per capita. The way the border is drawn out, it features random pieces of land belonging to India, surrounded by Bangladesh and, makes it rather difficult to defend.in recent years, it’s become one most dangerous borders in the world. A controversial shoot on site policy was enforced and this 10 foot barbed wire fence was constructed that stretches 2116 miles. 2. North and South Korea Also known as the Korean Demilitarized zone, the Korean peninsula is cut in half along the 38th parallel. The 2.5 mile wide border that separates the two nations is one of the more intense international borders in the world and you can feel the tension about to burst at any moment. Both sides of the demilitarized zones are heavily militarized. Despite attempts to keep the two countries from engaging in all out war, some skirmishes have broken out and tunnels have been found that were built by North Korea. This flag here, sits on the North Korean side is 524 feet tall and can be seen from the South Korean side. US Mexico Border Possibly the most controversial border in the world right now, the Mexican-American border can also appear quite shocking when it comes to urban development like we see in this photo. On the right side you see the city of Tijuana, that seems quite densely populated, even to the very edge of the border. The building on the left, on the US side is built to treat sewage from the Tijuana side, so it’s not exactly an area where Americans want to live.
10 Most Incredible PRIVATE ISLAND in the WORLD When a man becomes ridiculously famous, he starts fantasizing day and night about where and how he would spend his money. What's the point of obeying the laws of your state, if you can buy an island and set your own laws there? You don't have to go to a resort for vacation if your home is a resort. There is no need to wonder whether there is heaven or not in the afterlife if you can have your personal little paradise while you live your actual life. From Jack Sparrow's Pirate Island to Don Corleone's Corner of Paradise, here is an array of the most incredible private islands in the world.
BRAIN TIME ► https://goo.gl/tTWgH2 Surely, you know that the most mysterious continent on our planet is Antarctica. At first glance, it may seem there's nothing interesting in it except permafrost, but this snowy desert hides many secrets under the ice. In addition, the NASA and other scientists are constantly discovering strange objects there, as well as mystical and unusual phenomena. This is incredibly interesting, so let’s dive into the mystical and cold atmosphere of the Antarctica for a few minutes
From putting a lid on boiling water to eating cheetos with chopsticks here are 18 Things You've Been Doing Wrong. Life hack 101! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. Taking Out the Trash Drilling holes at the bottom and sides of your trash bin might not be so bad of an idea. If you’re household or lifestyle means the trash piles up a lot and you find yourself having someone hold down the bin while you pull out the bag or keep one foot on the can to do so, you should consider drilling holes. Doing so allows less likeliness for suction issues, which is what keeps a lot of bags from being pulled out easy. 9. Scooping Ice Cream If you’re with friends or at a party and decide you don’t want to spend time waiting for the ice cream to thaw and then put in muscle energy to serve it, then you should cut the ice cream. Cutting it into portions makes it available for consumption faster and serving it to more than 1 or 2 people more efficient. Granted, this is only helpful if there’s a handful of you wanting to eat your cold treats right that moment. If you’re alone watching Netflix, then a spoon in the container’s all you need. 8. Frozen Ice Cream Of course, you always have to freeze your ice cream--unless you really want to drink it instead. But a better way than just sticking the tub in your freezer is to put the ice cream in a sandwich bag. Doing so helps avoid that hard ice cream you get when it’s opened and has been in the freezer too long. 7. Eating Cupcakes This one’s definitely something no one does. Apparently, the right way to eat a cupcake is by tearing or cutting the bottom half of the cupcake and sandwiching it over the top half. Even though it’s strange, what it does do is make for a neater snack and even the icing to cupcake ratio. 6. Potholes Did you realize the hole at the end of your pot handle can be used for your spoon? Not everyone has those fancy kitchen installations that lets you hang your pots over your kitchen island. Most kitchen devices end up stacked in cupboards. But people also use the handle holes as a place to keep the spoon. Doing this prevents you from setting it on your dirty counter or scrambling to find a plate to lay it down on when the phone rings. 5. Filling Water Instead of lugging a bin or huge jug to fill with water, which will inevitably get too heavy once you’ve finished, use a dustpan or a water bottle with a hole cut out the bottom to transfer water from the sink way easier. 4. Aluminum Foil You’re not alone if you’ve haphazardly tried to get some aluminum foil and accidentally pulled the whole roll out of the box. There’s a hack for that, actually, and it’s been right in front of you since forever. This little tab that no one ever pays attention to at the end of the 3. Eating Cheetos Maybe you’ve seen this picture of Star Wars star Oscar Isaac floating around on the internet. As ridiculous as it looks, lots of people at cheetos and other season heavy, cheesy snacks with chopsticks. It helps to not get any of that red or orange food residue all over your fingers that takes a few handwashes to really scrub out. 2. Putting a Lid on Boiling Water Here’s another spoon fact you didn’t know about. Have you ever heard that placing a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water helps the water from spilling over? It sounds fake, but it apparently works. It looks like magic, but science can explain this one. The wooden spoon acts a destabilizer to the naturally unstable bubbles. When it reaches the surface of the spoon, the boiling water retreats, keeping your pasta or soup from making a mess on the stove top. 1. Dr. Seuss So this might make you completely rethink your childhood, but the correct way to pronounce the author’s name is “SOYce” not “Soose.” His friend, Alexander Liang, wrote a poem about how people have been pronouncing it all wrong this whole time. “You’re wrong as the deuce/And you shouldn’t rejoice/If you’re calling him Seuss/He pronounces it Soice.” Soice is spelled with and o and i. Even so, does anyone really think the world’s going to correct itself anytime soon?
Here are 20 People Who Own Private Islands. Would you spend your money on a private island? What would you put on it?!
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10. Louis Bacon
No, there is no relation to Kevin Bacon. Bacon is a billionaire and has more money than he knows what to do with so he went and bought 445 acres of land. He paid $11 million for Robins Island that’s located just near the coast of New York. For that kind of money, you could buy like a whole lot of McDonald’s.
9. Mel Gibson
The actor and director is most notably known for his role in Braveheart and his anti-semitic views. In 2005, the man purchased an island located in Fiji called Mago Island. He bought it off of Tokyo Corporation for the sum of $15 million. Oh, and turns out there are natives who live on the island that have voiced their distaste of him purchasing it.
8. Eddie Murphy
Everybody is always wondering “where is Eddie Murphy? Did he die?” No, he’s most likely spending time on his private island like any other rich celebrity with a private island would do. Murphy bought his island back in 2007 for the measly price of $15 million. Before he bought Rooster Cay, he actually owned another island named Pearl Island.
7. Shakira And Roger Waters
So latin superstar Shakira and Roger Waters, the guy from Pink Floyd, apparently bought an island together...yeah, that’s a weird duo. Anyways, the two purchased Bonds Cay island that is, surprise, located in the Bahamas. They paid $16 million in total and we’re said to be planning to build a retreat for other celebrities. No word on that yet.
6. Angelina Jolie
By now we’ve all heard the tragic news that power couple “Brangelina” has called it quits and are deciding to go their separate ways. They had some good times. Like when Angelina purchased Petra island in New York for Brad’s 50th birthday. She spent $20 million for the island shaped like a heart. Girl, hopefully, you kept the receipt.
5. Mystery Island
Look at this quaint little log cabin house just perfectly hidden inside this mini forest on a tiny island. We don’t know who the mysterious owner of this place is or where it’s even located but we can obviously guess take a wild guess through deductive reasoning that this person is loaded. For crying out loud, they have their own plane.
4. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is known for her power ballads and of course who could forget the iconic Titanic theme song that just brings you to tears. But did you know that the Canadian superstar has her own private island? Well, you do now. That’s right, she shelled out a mind-numbing $29.7 million on an island called Ile Gagnon in Quebec.
3. David Copperfield
The famous magician has actually owned 4 islands in the Bahamas. His private resort is the Musha Cay island where many celebrities go to vacation. Copperfield spent a whopping $50 million in total for all these islands. If you want to stay here, you’re wallet better packing because it’s at least $39,000 a day and you have to stay for up to four nights.
2. Roman Abramovich
This Russian billionaire bought this island in St. Barts and renamed it Abrahamovich Island. That’s not egotistical at all. Apparently, he bought the island for a reported $90 million dollars. The island comes equipped with 70 acres, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Who needs swimming pools. You’re surrounded by water.
1. Larry Ellison
He’s super rich. And by super rich we mean that he was labeled as the third wealthiest person in America and the fifth wealthiest in all the world by Forbes magazine in 2014. He purchased Lanai, the sixth largest island in Hawaii in 2012. An actual price was never stated but Forbes says it could be between $500 to $600 million.