18 Cool Examples of Urban Furniture You’ll Probably Want on Your Street

Do you know that the longest bench in the world is situated in Littlehampton, UK? This bench is made out of 9,000 colored slats and measures at 324 meters. Urban design is constantly developing, and nowadays we can find tons of street furniture pieces that are often weird and sometimes truly astounding.

Bright Side gathered the most impressive examples of street furniture that you’ll definitely want to have near your house.

18. Book benches, Istanbul, Turkey

17. A letter bench, Bristol, England

16. The bench of Claude Ponti, Nantes, France

15. Sail benches, Verchères, Canada

14. The periodic table and a bench, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

13. A bench through a concrete wall, Luxembourg

12. A slingshot bench, Germany

11. Park benches made for one person facing away from each other, Finland

10. The state of the pulse at rest, Hamburg, Germany

9. A pencil bench, Kiev, Ukraine

8. A shark girl, New York

7. A whale tail bench, Santa Barbara, California

6. An upside down bench, Mexico City

5. “Have a break, have a Kit Kat,” London, UK

4. A hand-held bench, Kiev, Ukraine

3. A robot bench, Enschede, Netherlands

2. A motivational Nike bench, New York

1. A sunken observation platform, Vöcklabruck, Austria

Which of these items would you like to have on your own street? Share your opinions with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-design/18-cool-examples-of-urban-furniture-youll-probably-want-on-your-street-624060/

20+ People on the Street That Are Too Bright to Be Forgotten

The street is a place that has a unique atmosphere that’s created by the people themselves. The people can be quite different and sometimes their uniqueness makes other people remember them for a long time: superheroes, Megamind, an old lady from a cybersecurity service, the captain of a pirate ship easily overtaking cars, and many other funny characters.

Bright Side is sure that if you keep looking around and focus, you can easily make a photo collection of weird characters. For now we suggest that you enjoy watching this compilation we’ve made.

A backpack full of experiences and mistakes collected over many years of life looks like this:

It’s scary to think what else he might have in his backpack.

Cybergranny is a reliable protector for your neighborhood.

Spiderman seems to be puzzled about everything happening around him, just like us.

Tony Stark will never be the same again.

Nothing weird here — just a hitch-hiking bear.

The only situation where you can call the guys from the car in front of you ’Deer!’ and they won’t get offended.

The master of illusion is trying to pull one over on us.

It seems he urgently needed to charge his brain.

Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh are feeling sad on the Ferris wheel:

Chubby Spiderman has stolen Thanos’s glove and is trying to run away on his bike.

When you pass by a cafe and suddenly see these guys and start wondering whether you’re on another planet:

An ordinary flow of commuters on a Japanese street. Oh, wait…

“In Saint-Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland there’s a boat in the water with a dome, a rubber boat, a BBQ, and a pirate flag. I don’t know who created this thing, but I truly envy them.”

When you are hurrying to save the world and the police suddenly stop you:

There you are, Megamind!

A good solution for cracked heels:

Who would care about getting a cold pizza if it’s delivered by Superman?

Nothing special, it’s just a huge dog in the metro during rush hour. And it’s standing up like all the other passengers.

A swamp man is taking a walk with his friend in the center of Saint-Petersburg.

I looked in the rearview mirror and my foot pressed the gas pedal by itself.

The weather changes so fast — this was the only solution:

When you’re driving in your car and a pirate ship swallows you:

Have you ever seen similar situations? Please tell us about them in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/20-people-on-the-street-that-are-too-bright-to-be-forgotten-590660/

Google Street View Has Accidentally Captured Some Amazing Photos


Google Street view is an amazing tool for revisiting past addresses, scoping out an area before a vacation, or just trying to get a better understanding of a neighborhood you may or may not be moving into.

It’s also a treasure trove of accidentally amazing photos, each one with their own stories behind them.

Like this one woman who accidentally stumbled upon a picture of her dearly departed mother.

Denise Underhill, from Florida, was taking a trip down memory lane and looked up her old neighborhood on Google Street View. What she saw shocked her and left her feeling all kinds of emotional: a photo that one of the Mountain View tech giant’s street cars happened to take of her mother while it was driving past her home.

What prompted Underhill to look up her old home on Google is where the story gets pretty freaky: She was feeling super nostalgic and thinking about her mother that day. So she decided to take a peak at her old house and was presented with a candid image of her mom watering her plants. 

“You never know what photos are being taken, but they do last a lifetime,” Underhill told Digital Trends.

A touching story, especially considering how much Underhill misses her mother. It sounds like seeing her pop up unexpectedly in Google’s cameras made her day.

But there are accidental Google Street View captures that are definitely on the more light-hearted side.

Like this time one of their cars caught a classic saran-wrap-around-the-car prank in action.

Or this dude who isn’t a fan of getting his picture taken, or navigation software in general, it seems.

There’s this amazing photo that defies explanation.

And this person who likes to show off for the camera. Good thing they’re wearing a helmet.

Hiccups in Google’s 360 camera technology can lead to some hilarious results, too, like this snowmobile-centaur.

Or this ‘Abbey Road’/’Multiplicity’ mashup.

Ghost-head beach boy is another unfortunate casualty of Google’s weird image captures.

There’s this haunting image of a fading skaterboy who got trapped in pavement. Legend says you can hear his cries for help till this day.

There’s angry scuba-divers who don’t want you coming into their neighborhood.

This person casually strolling down the street in their horse-head mask.

The old-timey cyclist, dressed for the Tour de France, hitching a stuffed penguin behind them.

This ET/Predator hybrid standing guard over a sweet mountain bike.

Nothing to see here. Just LARPERS LARPING.

I swear to God, Brooklyn gets weirder and weirder every single day.

I’d like to know what they’re feeding the pigeons in this neighborhood. I’d also like them to stop.

So this is what SWAT team members do before a raid.

I don’t know what’s worse, the name of the store or the fact that this guy is mooning the car.

Definitely the clown, I mean, why would you define a clown as “fecund” anyway? It’s so gross.

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Source : https://www.distractify.com/fyi/2018/07/25/1e6CcC/google-street-view-accidental-photos