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What children want in the ideal home


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Never ask a 6-year-old what they’d like in their ideal home. It will make you sad that you never followed your own dream when you purchased or built your first house.

According to a SURVEY ABOUT WHAT CHILDREN WOULD LIKE in their house, a whopping 74% said that they want their dream home to have a swimming pool.

Also on the list were bowling alleys, helipads, a giant slide, and a “ball room”.

The survey did not indicate if the ball room was a place to dance or a room filled with balls, like the ball pit at the local fast food restaurant.

 

Secrets to Designing a Professional Haunted House Attraction


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Professional haunted house attractions all have the same features: buzzing chainsaws, scary clowns, creepy things touching you in the dark when you least expect it.

But while a haunted house may only be open for six weeks a year, DESIGNING a haunted house is a year-round activity. It takes a lot of work to build and create scare mazes that continue to deliver the screams year after year.

So what’s their secret?

The Art of Fear: Theories of a Dark Entertainer
The Art of Fear: Theories of a Dark Entertainer
(An in-depth look at the haunted attraction industry)
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#TIL what physically causes height limits when building a skyscraper


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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently billed as the World’s Tallest Building.

It sways in the wind almost five feet.  It stands over half a mile tall, at 2,716.5 feet.   But one has to wonder whether the Burj Khalifa will ever become the 2nd tallest building in the world, and if so – what needs to be overcome in order to achieve this goal?

LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa Dubai
LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa Dubai

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How big is the average parking space in a parking lot?


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One of the perils of living in suburbia is having to drive everywhere you go to reach your desired destination.  Public transit is not an option for you.

So when it comes time to travel to The City for dinner and a movie, families in the Giant Mom-mobile are often stuck trying to find an adequate parking space for their larger-than-it-needs-to-be vehicle.

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