13 Weird Real Estate Facts To Entertain Your Brain

Dated: 11/05/2018

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1. The makers of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" had to downsize their makeovers due to families not being able to afford utility bills.

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2. The world's largest treehouse has over 80 rooms, 10 floors and has taken the builder over 14 years to build.

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3. From 1949 - 1952, the white house was completely gutted and rebuilt with concrete and steel beams in place of its original wooden joists.

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4. Fans of the hit TV show "Breaking Bad" continue to drive by and throw pizzas onto the roof of building featured as Walter White's house.

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5. In 2013, 300 teenagers broke into a home while the owner was away and caused $20,000 in damages. Some of the parents threatened to sue the owner for outing them on Twitter.

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6. There's a company that specializes in building secret rooms and hidden passageways (one requires a chess board played in a certain combination to unlock)

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7. There are hundreds of ancient stones along the coast of Japan's tsunami affected areas that says, "Do not build your homes below this point!"

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8. There is a machine that transforms concrete rubble into Lego like building blocks. The blocks allow victims of war or natural disasters to construct their own new, earthquake resistant houses.

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9. The Empire State Building makes more money from ticket sales for its observation decks than it does from renting office space

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10. Built in 1859, the Cooper Union Foundation Building included an elevator shaft in anticipation of elevators someday being invented.

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11. There are castles for sale in France that cost less than a two bedroom apartment in Australia.

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12. The location of Tony Stark's mansion in Iron Man is the same cliff from Planet of the Apes where the Statue of Liberty is sticking out from the sand.

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13. Most traditional Chinese temples were designed with curved roofs to ward off evil spirits, which are thought to only move in straight lines.

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Yvette Belisle

I am a lifelong resident of Alaska and have lived in the Anchorage area for over 26 years. I take pride in offering the best real estate services to my clients. I bring a wealth of knowledge about b....

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