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La calle con mas curvas del mundo

Lombard Street es una calle de San Francisco, en California, Estados Unidos. Esta orientada de este a oeste, comenzando en El Presidio y terminando en el barrio de Embarcadero.
Es mundialmente conocida por un tramo específico de su trazado, el situado entre Russian Hill y Hyde Street, donde la calzada está distribuida en ocho virajes, que le otorgan el título de la calle más sinuosa de los Estados Unidos.
Su concepción sinuosa se realizó en 1922 por el propietario Carl Henry, con el objetivo de reducir la pendiente de 27º que presentaba la calle, haciendo posible con esta medida que pudiera ser transitada por automóviles.
En 1999, se creó una comisión especial para tratar de resolver los problemas de circulación dentro del propio barrio. Dicha comisión decidió en 2001 que no sería legal cortar de manera permanente el paso a la circulación por el tramo más inclinado de la calle. Acordó impedir el estacionamiento en esta zona durante el verano, habilitando otra para ello e…

13 Coolest Airplane Paint Jobs

Aviation geeks know Japan as the home of aircraft--like the one above--painted with Pokémon, a distinct Japanese cultural creation. (Link)


In 1997 British Airways adopted a new livery. One part of this was a newly stylized version of the British Airways "Speedbird" logo, but the major change was the introduction of tail-fin art. Also known as the Utopia or world image tailfins, they used art and designs from international artists and other sources to represent countries on BA's route network. The signature of the artist was carried near the design on the tail.

The new corporate logo was created by the London-based design agency Newell and Sorrell, who also oversaw the implementation of the tailfin designs.
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Air India Express Boeing 737-800. (Link)




African Airlines have always had a simple professional and elegant look but South African designers changed that with some really revolutionary livery like the Mango Airline. (Link)


Frontier Airlines, an airline base…

20 Most Bizarre Houses around the world

The Spaceship House, a weird house in Chattanooga (TN, USA).



The Teapot Dome, a strange house in Zillah (WA, USA). It was built in 1922 as a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal involving President Warren G. Harding and a federal petroleum reserve in Wyoming.



The Boeing 727 House, a weird house in Benoit (Mississippi, USA). The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate. The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one of the bathrooms is still intact. And let’s not forget the personal jacuzzi in the cockpit.



The Toilet-shaped house, in Suwon (South Korea). South Korean sanitation activists marked the start of a global toilet association right here on November 21, 2007, by lifting the lid on the world's first lavatory-shaped home that offers plenty of water closet space.



The Nautilus House, in Mexico DF (Mexico), is a seashell-inspired abode built by designed by Senosiain Arquitectos for a couple.



The Shoe House in He…