15 very strange and unsual tombstones

January 9, 2013 in Crazy and bizarre, Funny, Pictures

 

If you go for a walk on a cemetery you’ll probably notice that all the tombstones look almost the same and the sayings on the stones don’t vary much. However, sometimes people plan a different style of tombstone for themselves. Here’s 15 examples of such oddities. Source: static.iftk.com.br/mt/.

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The mysterious coin-covered wishing trees of Britain

January 7, 2013 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, Europe and Middle East, Pictures, Serious stuff

 

The story of the coin-covered wishing trees takes place in Great Britain. Tree trunks completely covered in coins have been found on various sites. Today passers-by knock coins into the trees with hopes of good luck. But the tradition started hundreds of years ago.

When estate manager Meurig Jones came upon coin-covered trees in his area, he started an investigation to uncover their origin.

Meurig Jones told the BBC in 2011: “We had no idea why it was being done when we first noticed the tree trunk was being filled with coins” and added that: “I did some detective work and discovered that trees were sometimes used as “wishing trees”.

He found out the the tradition dates back to the 1700s, where people would knock a coin into the tree to have their illness go away. It was also believed, that if someone took the coin from the tree, they would aquire the illness.

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Airplane designs gone wrong

January 6, 2013 in Amazing, Funny, Pictures

 

Designing airplanes can be quite a challenge. Besides making sure the plane stays in the air when flying, some airplanes are only created to transport at many goods as possible. To say the least, this certainly compromises the design. Source: www.webpark.ru.