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Anxious flyer?

Well, this US airport has just come up with THE best way to calm down it's nervous passengers. 

Miniature horses.  


Cincinnati/Northern Ohio Airport has introduced a bimonthly visit from 34 therapy miniature horses, in a bid to ease the worries of it's stressed out passengers.

According to The Independent, the airport had originally looked into starting a dog therapy programme, but when they heard about these little cuties, the knew they were on to something special.

The horses have been specially trained to deal with the airport's stressful environment and are already so popular that passengers are even scheduling flight around their visits.   

Speaking to NRP, airport worker, Airport worker Wendi Orlando said, ''It's just to ease anxiety levels, put smiles on faces. Clearly that's working''

“When you look at the passengers walking by, it just never gets old. They love seeing the horses.”

Horse owner, Lisa Moad, told NPR that the response from passenger was unbelievable: “A lot of them thank us for being there at that time because they needed that little bit of support before they get on the plane.” 

We know where we're going on our next holiday anyway. 



For €7.8m, there's a LOT of things you could buy.

For instance, there's a castle situated in Galway that you could grab for only €6m, leaving you with a bit of spending money. Or you could opt for a Georgian demesne in Laois, which is going for €5.5m, full of antique furniture and gold plated mirrors. 

But far pricier per square foot, even per square inch is a furnished castle, with 29 rooms, fireplaces, armoury and a wine cellar that's worth €7.8m. But of course, there's a small catch: It's only 2metres tall. And all of the glamorous features? They're miniature. 

Yep, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle – said to be the world's most valuable dollhouse – is being shown for the first time in New York. 

The pricey doll pad was built in the 1980s, and has seven levels filled with 10,000 tiny pieces, which include real oil paintings, mirrors, a functional piano, €4,500 set of knives and forks and even minibooks that date back over a century.

The miniature castle is wired, has plumping (although we don't know who would be able to fit onto a mini toilet), and also has multiple stairways, hallways, a library, a basement and a music room.

The dollhouse was designed and created by miniature artist Elaine Diehl, who spent 13 years building it. She even hired carpenters, glassblowers and gold and silversmiths for across the globe to her her finish it. 

Too bad no one can ever live in it. 


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