Abandoned Walmart now America’s largest library

There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. One of the Walmarts, however, has been reincarnated to a higher form — a library.

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The store in McAllen, Texas, has been turned into a 124,500-square-foot public library, the largest single-floor public library in the United States.

A reincarnated Walmart

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7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

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“Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it’s the lifeblood of storytelling. But when worldbuilding fails, it can wreck your whole story, and leave your characters feeling pointless. Here are seven deadly sins of worldbuilding.” — Charlie Jane Anders

Building a world

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A flight simulator in the bedroom

737flight-simulator-jpgLaurent Aigon, 40, from Lacanau in France, has spent the last five years collecting and buying components from around the world in order to put together a Boeing 737 flight simulator — in his son’s bedroom.

Living with a Boeing 737 flight simulator

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