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The Principality of Sealand

 

Principality of Sealand 

Location: English Channel

After WWII, several British gun platforms were abandoned in the English Channel. In 1967, a pirate radio broadcaster took up residence in one of them and declared the fort an independent nation, and after a run-in with the Royal Navy a court ruled that Sealand was outside British jurisdiction.

It’s been operating more or less as its own country ever since, issuing passports, currency, and tourist visas. There was even an attempted coup that involved helicopters, a shotgun, and several hostages, resulting in a German diplomat being sent to the nation. Freedom from legal restrictions has made Sealand an attractive base for online casinos and filesharers, so “custodianship” of the principality is currently on sale for the low, low price of 750 million euros.

 

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Wheels by foo fighters is a relatively  catchy new song. Listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQDHgrLRpI, its great!

Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

The sheer size of the pool at the Atlantis Resort is enough to get it on the list.  But the pool features a number a slides, waterfalls, grottoes, and more.
>>Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort in Grindavík, Iceland Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort in Grindavík, Iceland

Ok, technically this isn’t a pool in the typical sense of a hotel pool. But, it is a warm body of water that you have to pay a pretty penny to get into. Therefore it falls into the category of a luxury hotel pool.
>>Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort in Grindavík, Iceland

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Golden Nugget Las Vegas

While the pool might not seem too cool at first glance, notice the salt-water aquarium complete with sharks that is flush with the pool.  There is also a clear tube slide that goes through the aquarium and into the pool.

Crown Towers Hotel in Taipa Island Macau Crown Towers Hotel in Taipa Island Macau

This is a cool infinity pool that looks out over a breathtaking skyline from several stories up. This is definitely a great place to enjoy the sunset in Taipa Island.

luxurious swimming pools songjiang china quarry

 

luxurious swimming pools songjiang china quarry

 

(image via: coolpicking)

The future of swimming and sunning luxuries of the rich and famous: a Waterworld-concept swimming pool and hotel that would be craved directly in a quarry mine in Songjiang, China. The hotel plans to build luxury rooms beneath the water level and incorporate a huge waterfall, extreme sports recreation center and an underwater restaurant and specialty cafes.

luxurious swimming pools palms playboy bunny las vegas

 

luxurious swimming pools palms playboy bunny las vegas

 

(images via: leeodden, silentz and markj)

 

The brilliant architecture of the infinity swimming pool that is found in the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, exceed expectations and beauty. The Playboy Publishing empire entrenched at its very core in beauty and tasteful elegance through and through now takes a delicious dip into luxury swimming pools. No Playboy pool can be complete without its reknowned Playboy Bunny wearing a bowtie!

luxurious swimming pools begawan giri

 

luxurious swimming pools begawan giri

 

(images via: amyjosmile, baliwww, xo and casa)

Soak up the blazing hot sun in the sweet salty ocean air laying out on the handsomely hardwood deck encroaching up to the Begawan Giri Hotel’s infinity swimming pool. Experience oneness with nature in a swimming pool that seems to fade into the tropical forest treetops of Bali, Indonesia. The lush emerald green and pearl white beaches of Bali only eclipse the aquamarine water that compliments the sheer beauty of this pool.

 

Song of the week (23/11/09)

 

Ok, so this week i havent had much inspiration for a ”song of the week”. But i came across one of fighstars songs (rather old) called ”Floods”. I think its a pretty awesome song. Just incase anyone reading has never heard of fighstar, the lead singer is from ”Busted” and a while after it split up he formed this band. whatch the music videoof the song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTDmij0LlfY. Genre: Rock

Wearable Chair

Wearable Chair is the Ultimate Invention Seriously, how is it possible that the wearable chair isn’t the hottest accessory around today when it was patented 30 whole years ago? Look at it! You strap it to the backs of your legs and you can just sit back and rest easy whenever you want! I wouldn’t have to submit to the cruel tyranny of standing under my own volition any longer! It’d be perfect for concerts, the subway or the unemployment line, where you’d presumably run into the inventor of these things, Darcy Robert Bonner. Now that this thing has been rediscovered after being lost for so long, it’s time to make the dream a reality

Music for Relief

Linkin Park, along with other volunteers, are encouraging everyone who is able, to help raise money for music for relief, which does many things to help people all around the world, lately, its been focusing on natural disasters.

Do some of the activities and answer some of the fun questions to help raise. You can do so by clicking on the ´´music for relief´´ widget to the right hand side (www.22deep22.wordpress.com)

Thank you.

3 Original ideas

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Tima

Tima is a watch concept by Julien Bergignat that allows you to have both a digital display and a classic view of the time. Both displays can be adjusted simultaneously to show the same hour or two different time zones. Thanks to ePaper technology, characters can be displayed on the curved surface of the watch.

 
Nokia Aeon Concept

The Nokia Aeon Concept Design features a touchscreen that stretches over the full surface area of the phone.

 

 
Amazing LampA simple and and beautiful lamp by Julien Bergignat. The lamp can be lifted out of the stand and used as a portable lighting solution when needed.