Saturday, May 14, 2011

Man's home is his castle.

Arkansas man is building a moat around his house to prevent it from being totally flooded with water from the recent White River flood. Sounds crazy enough until you actually get to see it. Family and friends are joining him in sand-bagging the area around the moat. Luckily, everyone seems to own a motor boat in that part of the country.

The White River flood is part of the larger Mississippi River flooding that has already reached historic levels. Economists are currently estimating billions of dollars in damages.

Owner of the house in this video is called Russel, and he has some awesome people that are helping him keep his property undamaged. You can see that he is taking literally the old - “Man’s home is his castle” saying. 


We on the other hand have more interesting solutions like this one:
Next time!

24 comments:

  1. hahah cool house on minecraft

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  2. Lol, good solution, but by the way things are going, maybe it's not high enough

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  3. in 2012 is now here

    jajaja


    ;D

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  4. Haha, creative idea . Hopefully it doesn;t backfire .

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  5. Despite their efforts, It doesn't look like the wall's particularly effective. Minecraft houses are far safer.

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  6. that is so sad. it's awesome to see people helping him out.

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  7. Woah! thats a nasty flood! I love the minecraft picture though haha!

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  8. Pretty ingenious way to protect his home. I dunno how I would feel about living anywhere where it would be possible to ride a boat down my street though. On the plus side, this also probably keeps out creepers.

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  9. ye the other solution would be nice but still some ppl don't have luck! i hope they manage to keep the flood out of it

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  10. wow, I remember something like this, one guy making an island of plastic bottles. Was long time ago tho

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  11. that looks great man, now he needs a bridge and his castle would be complete

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  12. Cool blog you have gotten 1+ followers :)

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  13. i want a house like that in real life lol

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  14. great idea, looks really cool

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  15. Awesome post man! Keep up the great blogging!

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  16. I think the Minecraft solution is the best :D

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  17. I wonder how often he has to go back to check the structure he's built. It can't be the most stable of things... although I assume that's why he has that secondary moat right next to it - to give him time to rebuild and drain it.

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