Creepy but Cool

Are you one of those who likes Goosebumps? Do you watch the olds ghost movies? You will love these then. On my travels through the web, I found quite a few interesting places that have long been abandoned, all of them equally as creepy as the next. Cool places to visit though!

russian-submarines-base-1Ukraine – Abandoned Submarine Base

This base lies on the northern shores of the Black Sea where it was abandoned after the Cold War.  It is now a museum.

Detroit – Ruins

Detroit is one of those cities that went from riches to rags over a long period of time and is full of beautiful haunting ruins. Buildings that were abandoned after the industrial revolution can be seen alongside brand new ones.

Berlin – Beelitz Military Hospital

Nothing says creepy more than an abandoned hospital, one where none other than Adolph Hitler himself was treated for a wound during the First World War.

New York City – City Hall Subway Station

Beneath the street in New York City sits a monument to transport. The city hall Subway Station, constructed more than 100 years ago, closed in 1945. It remains untouched to this day.

Ryugyong_hotel_01North Korea – Ryugyung Hotel, Pyongyang

This has to be one of the biggest disasters in the history of architecture. Construction began in 1987 and stopped in 1992 when money ran out. Construction did begin again in 2008 but whether this building can really be saved or not is a different matter.

Ukraine – Chernobyl Ground Zero

In the space of 16 years, the population of Pripyat expanded from nothing to around 50,000 before plummeting back to zero.  It was originally built to house workers and their families, for the Chernobyl Nuclear plant. Following the meltdown, the entire city was closed down and remains shut to this day

Cyprus – Abandoned Beach Resort

Varosha in Cyprus used to be a top destination for holidays. In 1974, it fell under the control of the Turkish and all building work stopped, leaving it an empty shell, a reminder of what used to be.

Russia – Abandoned Water Park

This was planned to be a huge indoors Water Park, full of rides and fun. Before it could be finished, the developer ran out of cash and it was never completed.

Indiana – Abandoned Cathedral

Like Detroit, Indiana also suffered from the end of the industrial revolution. While it is still an operational area, there are many empty places, including this beautiful cathedral.

RedsandsfortsBritain – Abandoned Sea Forts

These forts were constructed during the Second World War as a line of defense.  The Maunsell Sea Forts are still standing today, silently watching over the coastline they were once tasked to defend.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through these beautiful yet haunting abandoned places. The world is full of them, buildings that were once operational, buildings that never got finished and just fell into disrepair and places that were the innocent victims of disasters, like Chernobyl.


10 Crazy Sandwiches from Around the World

It is amazing what you can find on a rainy afternoon, surfing the net.  Sandwiches are normally a safe option for a quick lunch but these concoctions are about to change the way we think about sandwiches forever:

ff0715081. The Luther Burger

Sweet and savory together are not normally an accepted mix for sandwiches but this one pushes the boundaries. It is a burger, with all the toppings, squeezed in between a glazed doughnut….

2. The Lasandwich

Lasagna is a dish best served hot with a loaf of garlic bread. This one is cold and squashed between two slices of doughy white bread.  Apparently, Tesco has followed this up with another one – the Strawberries and Cream sandwich. I will leave you to make up your own mind about that…

3. The McDonald Sandwich

This one is only for those that have deep pockets and am indulgent bank manager – or more money than sense!  Created by a chef called Scott McDonald, it is a combination of Wagyu beef, black truffle mayonnaise, fresh lobe foie gras, rocket, brie de meaux, English plum tomatoes and a red pepper and mustard confit. The price? Only £85.

KFC_Double_Down_'Sandwich'4. The Double Down

Love sandwiches? Hate bread? No problem Try the KFC Special. It is made from fried chicken fillets, between which you will find bacon, sauce and 2 cheeses. No bread in sight!

5. The Big Sandwich

Bread adds to the fat content of a sandwich in quite a big way, and this one just takes the biscuit.  It has burgers, sausages, pepperoni, bacon, cheese, chicken nuggets, crisps and, oh just so many ingredients to mention that all total around 50,000 calories!

6. The TastyKake Sandwich

TastyKakes in a sandwich?  These sweet peanut butter tasting sponge cakes covered in chocolate were surely never meant to be sandwiched into a cheeseburger.  Apparently, they were and were served as a dish at a restaurant in Philadelphia.

7. The Melo

Sandwiches should always be filled with a generous amount of filling but this one from a Deli in New York is bit too big. It is full of salami, pastrami and bacon and was named after Carmelo Anthony, a player for the Knicks.

8. The Candwich

The sandwich in a can is as bad as it sounds. It has a long shelf life, does not need to go in the refrigerator and contains an odd mélange of fillings, including pepperoni pizza and BBQ chicken.

insanewiches9. The Rubik’s Cubewich

This has to be the oddest sandwich on the list. It is built, as the name suggests, like a Rubik’s Cube and is made of cubes of cold meat and cheese. Quite difficult to eat, one would imagine…

10. The Fried Brain Sandwich

Yes, you read it right; this sandwich is made from sliced calf brain, fried in batter. It is apparently a meal that is commonly served in mid-western eateries and they are very welcome to it!


28 Facts you Always Wanted to Know

You know, it is amazing what you can find out when you spend the day surfing the net as I do.  Tons of information, most of it pretty useless but, hey, you never know when you might need to know one of these 28 cool facts:

  • Did you know that a pig cannot physically look up into the sky?
  • Know the name for a pregnant goldfish? It’s a Twit!


  • Heinz produced Alphabetti Spaghetti for the German market from 1937 to 1945. Instead of letters, they made tiny swastikas
  • In Belgium it is law for every child at primary school to have harmonica lessons
  • Each human being will spend, on average, 2 weeks of their lifetime kissing and will have sex more than 3,000 times.
  • Did you know that over 50% of the world’s population have never received or made a telephone call?


  • Horses and rats are not able to vomit
  • Ladies, are you aware that most lipsticks contain fish scales?
  • Next time your cat goes for a pee, shine a black light on it – it will glow!
  • We know that everyone has a different fingerprint but did you know that we all have a unique tongue print as well?


  • Force your eyes to stay open and they will pop out. Obviously you need to really exert some force but it can happen
  • The toughest tongue twister in the history of the English language is said to be “Sixth sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick”. Go on, have a go!
  • When you try to stop a sneeze from happening you can actually rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck, leading to death. Sneeze too hard and you can fracture a rib!
  • Take a breeding pair of rats and in 18 months, they will produce more than 1 million descendants

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  • If you wear headphones for more than an hour at a time you run the risk of increasing ear bacteria by more than 700 times
  • The government claims it has no knowledge of aliens. Why, then, is it written in the Code of Federal Regulations that it is illegal for any US Citizen to have any contact with an extraterrestrial or their vehicles?
  • Do you watch Seinfeld? In every single episode, you will see a Superman somewhere in it.
  • Cigarette lighters were invented long before matches


  • Around 35% of those who reply to or place personal dating ads are already married
  • Nobody knows why but a duck’s quack produces no echo
  • Around 23% of faults with photocopiers, across the whole world, are caused by people photocopying their own backsides
  • Yummy! Over the course of your life, you will eat around 70 different insects and 10 spiders – all while you are asleep
  • Did you know that Barbie has a full name? It’s Barbara Millicent Roberts
  • It is physically impossible for any human to lick their elbow
  • Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out


  • A shrimp has a heart – in its head!
  • When you sneeze, your heart stops beating for a millisecond which is where the saying “bless you” comes from
  • 200,000 ostriches were studied over 80 years and not one of them was reported to have ever stuck its head in the sand!

Weird but true, every single one of them! You are now well armed for the next pub quiz.

10 Enticing Places that You Cannot Visit

10 Very Cool Places that You Cannot Visit

There are some beautiful destinations to visit in the world and plenty to see when you get there. But, I wanted to know if there are any places in the world that you cannot visit. Guess what. There are. Here are 10  cool out of bounds places that I found on my vacation around the internet

France – Lascaux Caves

projet_eco_photo09These are a cave complex in Southwestern France, which are out of bounds because of their Paleolithic cave paintings.  More than 900 perfect examples have been preserved, some of which are around 17,300 years old. The caves were closed to the public in 1963 and, in 1979, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Italy – A Small Haunted Island

Poveglia is a tiny island between Lido and Venice in Northern Italy. It was always used as a dumping ground for diseased people and those who had died. During the Bubonic Plague, it was used as a place of quarantine where bodies were regularly burned on huge pyres. It was used again in 1922 as a quarantine station and then converted to an asylum for the mentally ill in 1922.  It closed in 1968 and is reported to be haunted. Today, it remains closed to the public.

Italy – The Vatican Secret Archives

This is the place in the Vatican City where all the acts promoted by the Holy See are stored.  Also contained in there are state papers, papal accounts, and a whole lot of other documents accumulated over the years.  The secret archives were split from the Vatican Library in the 17th Century and remain closed to all but a few people to this day.

indexEthiopia – The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

This church, located in Ethiopia, is claimed to be home to the Original Ark of the Covenant, one of the most important objects in biblical history.  The only person allowed access is a monk who is specially chosen. No other person is allowed to enter or lay eyes on the object.

China – The Jiansu National Security Education museum

This museum houses top-secret documentation concerning Chinese Espionage, as well documents and gadgets that date back to 1927, the year the Communist Party Central Committee Espionage Department was founded. Think James Bond and you will have a good idea of the type of gadgets stored in the Museum.  Only Chinese nationals are allowed to enter the Museum but photography is strictly prohibited.

Hawaii – Exotic island called Niihau

The seventh largest inhabited island in Hawaii, Niihau contains no roads, no stores; it has no electricity or plumbing. It does however have a school run by solar power.  It is a private island and has been closed to the public in order to preserve the wildlife and the indigenous culture of the island.

offlimits08f_01Australia – Pine Gap

This is the only place in Australia that is prohibited and is a satellite tracking station in Central Australia.  It is a large complex that controls the spy satellites of America tracking China, Russia and the oil fields in the Middle East.

Israel – Negev Nuclear Research Center

This one is a nuclear facility in the Negev Desert. It was closed in 2012 and airspace over the top is closed to aircraft. It is heavily guarded against attack and from people attempting to gain entry.

Japan – Ise Grand Shrine

This is a Shinto Shrine that has been dedicated to the Goddess Amareasu-omikami. It is an important holy site and access is limited to priests and priestesses who are members of the Japanese Imperial family.  2 of the buildings in the shrine are rebuilt every 20 years, according to the original blueprint from 1000 years ago.

Met2Russia – Metro-2

Metro-s is an informal name for a secret underground metro system in Russia. It apparently runs alongside the public underground in Moscow and was built by the KGB.  Unfortunately, there is no evidence to back up whether this is real or just speculation but there are still those who claim to have helped build it.



19 Incredible things Pope Francis did in 2013

I’m not much of a fan of religion.

If it’s your thing, that’s great – I hope it serves you well – it’s just that it’s not my thing.

One of the things that really gets me about religion is the MASSIVE contradictions in the way that ‘good’ Christians are supposed to live their lives and the way that the leaders of the Christian religion live their lives.

The people I’m talking about are the priests, bishops, arch-bishops, and of course, the big daddy of them all, the Pope.

For all the people who feel the same, I’m sharing this article about Pope Francis.

This is the leader of the Christian religion and he’s a dude.

He’s doing great things, helping amazing people and loving life.

Check it out here: I Knew Pope Francis Was Good, But When I Found Out Everything He Did in 2013, I Was Blown Away