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From random steel houses built on the countryside to the leaning water tower, here 12 strange places in Texas. Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 12. Paris, Texas Howdy, y’all welcome to Texas, where everything is much bigger. Texas is about the same size as France but with about half the population around 22 million people, but plenty of longhorn cows. Texas has wanted to be their own country in the past, and full with people just 100% proud to call the 2nd largest US state their home. They also have this landmark in common with the people of France, in the same city as the French Capital. That’s about all Texas and France have in common but it’s still a pretty eye-catching monument for travellers to take a photo with. It’s about 70 feet high and just to give this place a little Texas flare to it, a cowboy hat was placed at the top! Some have called this the dumbest idea in the world but locals seem to take a liking towards it so it stayed. 11. Forbidden Gardens 10. Futuro House, Texas There’s quite a few strange houses out there in Texas that we’ll get to later and the Futuro house is certainly one of them. Don’t worry! Aliens haven’t landed on earth just yet but This flying saucer style house can be only found in a few different parts of the world but this one we see here is abandoned and located in Rockwall County, Texas. This looks like one of the creepier places to explore in the Lone Star State and this photo was captured from the interior. It looks as though vandals, or disturbed people got in there and wrote some disturbing messages. The futuristic houses were taken off the market and were a big business failure. The way they were constructed makes them nearly impossible to disassemble and it’s been sitting on the side of the highway for decades now, intriguing travellers. 9. Cathedral of Junk, Austin 8. Cowgirl Hall of Fame Where else would you expect to find the cowgirl hall of fame? Located in Fort Worth Texas, is this museum which is dedicated to celebrate the women past and present who helped shape the American west. At this museum, you can maybe begin to understand the fascination Texas has with cowboys and how it’s rooted in their history! They don’t wear those cowgirl boots for nothing! Women at this time were as tough as nails and knew how to fire a six shooter. Women like Calamity Jane and Annie Oakley were well known for keeping up with the guys in whisky drinking competitions, and you can learn a bit about women like here at this museum. 7. Leaning Tower of Texas 6. Luecke Throughout the ages, mankind has tried his best to communicate with the cosmos looking down and our next one can simply be enjoyed on google maps or from an airplane. A giant geoglyph appears with the name of “Luecke” with each letter stretching thousands of feet. This is found just east of Austin and is written from north to south. The Luecke farm in Smithville, is considered to be the world’s largest signature and it’s even turned out to be useful to Nasa! Needless to say the landowner, Jimmy Luecke is a little egotistical but has no problem getting his name out there. 5. Spindletop Boomtown Museum 4. Ransom Canyon Steel House When we said there were a few strange houses in Texas, this one could be the winner! It took 34 years to construct and is made out of steel. The artist by the name of Robert Bruno lived in this house 8 months before passing away but he’s certainly made his mark on the landscape, it sits on the edge of the Ransom Canyon, located just west of Lubbock, it’s been praised by the artists’ community as a stunning one of a kind accomplishment. It’s made of 150 tons of steel and we can imagine it would prove to be fairly sturdy in the case of a zombie apocalypse. With 2,200 square feet of space, it currently is being used to exhibit art shows and host private events. 3. Sixth Floor Museum 2. Travelling Man Travelling man is actually an art installation in Dallas that portrays him in 3 different locations. The artist Brad Oldham, wanted there to be a short story that the locals could explain about how he was created. The story goes that he was actually a locomotive train that was buried under an elm tree. When someone spilled gin over the tree, he began to emerge from the ground. We see that part in this statue called the Awakening, where his head barely sticks out from the ground, next he reclines against the side of the street playing the guitar. And finally, he’s standing tall with a few of his bird companions by his side! The transformer is found in 3 different places, so it makes a fun journey to try to find em all. 1.Cadillac Ranch
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The work of the “men in black”, also known as the United States Secret Service, is shrouded in mystery and myths. We’re about to lift that veil of secrecy and discover some facts about these special agents. Their secret headquarters, code names they give presidents, their distinct hand position: there’s a lot to find out. The vice-president, the first family, former presidents and their families, and visiting heads of foreign states are also under the protection of the Service. Presidential candidates are also taken care of for 120 days before an election. All agents also undergo a skills development course every 8 weeks to keep them on top of their game. Each president’s route is thoroughly researched so that a hospital is always 10 minutes away. The agents have this time to take emergency measures. Jimmy Carter’s code name was Deacon, Bill Clinton was called Eagle, and Donald Trump’s code name is Mogul. One of the Secret Service’s rules is that the president should never be left alone. Agents have to participate in everything in his life, including his hobbies and visits to the doctor. Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS There are more of them than we think. 0:43 They don’t just guard presidents. 1:00 There are 3 service phases. 1:31 They’re trained to throw themselves in front of bullets. 1:53 They’re ready to provide first aid. 2:23 They keep a bag of the president’s blood on them. 2:50 Mount Weather isn’t a myth. 3:20 Presidents have code names. 3:58 There are motion sensors in the floor of the Oval Office. 4:30 They participate in the president’s hobbies. 4:49 They go to the doctor with the president. 5:18 They track all threatening letters. 5:49 They monitor and record everything. 6:37 They don’t take an oath to die for their president. 7:07 There’s only been one agent killed in the line of duty. 7:28 They keep their headquarters a secret. 7:50 The Secret Service was established the day Lincoln was shot. 8:24 The Secret Service wasn’t created to protect the president. 8:48 They don’t always wear sunglasses. 9:14 They make mistakes too. 9:36 Their hands are always ready. 9:55 SUMMARY -There are around 6,500 agents. -Technically, the Secret Service has to protect anyone the President orders them to guard. -Agents first have to work in the office for 3 years. The second phase with challenging tasks lasts for 4-7 years. In the final phase, an agent is promoted to a higher position or returns to office work. -They use bullets specifically made for these training sessions that sting when they hit you and leave a colored mark but don’t actually hurt the agents. -Every agent has basic medical skills and is ready to keep calm in a critical situation. -Top agents always carry bags of the president’s blood so that there’s no risk with donors. -One member of the Cabinet doesn’t attend State of the Union address because he’s hidden in an underground bunker in Mount Weather, Virginia under the protection of the Secret Service. -For example, Barack Obama was Renegade, his wife was Renaissance, and their daughters were Radiance and Rosebud. -Agents can easily trace any movement and any potential threat with the help of sensors in the floor of the Oval Office. -Secret Service agents pick up different hobbies and develop new skills along with the Commander in Chief. -The president can’t be alone with a doctor without an agent as an escort, no matter what the president’s problem is. -The Secret Service checks all electronic and paper letters that contain any threats, even if they’re just a joke. -Agents always use as many cameras and video surveillance as they can. -There is no romantic “swearing” to take a bullet for the president. -There’s only been one case in history when a Secret Service agent died for the President. -The Secret Service headquarters is located in D.C. in a grey nine-story building without any identifying signs in H-street. -President Lincoln approved the idea of Secret Service the day he was shot. -Its original main purpose was to deal with counterfeiters and financial fraud. -The glare or lack of light could cause them to miss something important, so the agents don’t always wear sunglasses. -While Barack Obama was in an elevator with an armed officer, a man with a knife managed to trespass The White House grounds by jumping over a fence. -Their finger position may differ, but the meaning is always the same: the agents are ready to react quickly and draw their weapons. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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