Hurricane Irene near misses

East Coast of the United States was devastated by tropical storm Irene—the most powerful in the last decades. The death-tall is already as high as fourteen people and the damages are yet to be calculated. But some people are, apparently, luckier than others. The mighty hurricane Irene missed their valuable properties by that much.

hurricane Irene near misses some lucky guy's car

hurricane Irene near misses some lucky guy's car

hurricane Irene near misses some lucky guy's car

hurricane Irene near misses some lucky guy's car

hurricane Irene near misses some lucky guy's car

hurricane irene near miss

hurricane irene near miss someone's s-classe

Star Trek themed scratching posts

The scratching posts—more or less responsible cat owners are buying for their beloved pets—are not just a thing for the cat. These things are, obviously, the furniture for the cat. And most of the time said furniture as big and as visible as a human one. This fact puts the responsible cat owner before the hard choice: either deprive his/hers beloved cat from a joy of scratching, tearing or ripping a specially designed thingy (thus putting an expensive sofa at a huge risk of being an unfortunate substitute) or put in the middle (figuratively speaking, of course) of the room the huge strange thing that turns all that interrior design into inferior one.

Luckilly enough, today there is a smart choice for almost anything. And the scratching posts are not the exception. Behold the scratching post that will satisfy both cat’s urge to tear apart smething and cat owner’s desire to express his or hers cultural background and origins.

Star Trek themed scratching post with the cat sitting on the USS Enterprise

The guy who made these wonderful USS Enterprise shaped pieces of cat’s furniture are indeed a huge Star Trek fan.

Star Trek TV series themed scratching post for cat

Star Trek themed USS Enterprise shaped cat trees

USS Enterprise shaped cat scratching post

Sci-Fi themed scratching post

Mytischi water main monument

One of the most literal monument dedicated to the water supply system could be found in the town of Mytischi, in the middle of the vastly scattered northern outskirts of the Russian capital Moscow. The water main monument in Mytischi, which is in fact just the three huge pipes each crowned with the even bigger valve, was erected in 2004 to celebrate another anniversary of the first Russian water main—it’s called vodoprovod in Russian—that has began to feed Moscow with fresh water back in 1779.

Watermain monument composed of pipes and valves in Mytischi, Russia

Watermain monument composed of pipes and valves in Mytischi, Russia

Watermain monument composed of pipes and valves in Mytischi, Russia