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  • In Novosibirsk, teenager survived 23-story fall
    In Siberia, a 16-year-old boy miraculously survived, after falling from the 23rd floor. As it turned out, the guy just wanted to impress his girlfriend. The boy decided to impress his girlfriend, so he climbed over the balcony railing and hung on the…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 10:04am -
  • iPhone Madness in Moscow
    Desire to rule the world may be an apple of discord between US and Russia, but when it comes to the Apple, Russians are happy to buy US-designed smartphone. Moscow went crazy over iPhone7. People lined up for it for hours. The privilege to be first i…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 1:49pm -
  • Russian drunk an entire bottle of vodka to avoid paying for it
    Creative resident of Vladivostok found a way to get drunk for free. He visits local liqueur shops and supermarkets, where he drinks a bottle of vodka and leaves without paying for it. Several times the man was caught and fined. Once, store employees…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 16, 4:17pm -
  • Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea
    Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it wa…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 16, 4:02pm -
  • Photographs of the Soviet Russia from the Archive of the University of Virginia
    An interesting archive of color photographs of Soviet life, is available on the server of the University of Virginia. Today, we brought to your attention the photo, that was captured in the summer of 1964, in Moscow. The image depicts the moment of t…
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 16, 8:48am -
  • Russia vs Australia: Pokémon Burgers Face-off
    In the midst of hype around Pokémon Go, Sydney café Dow N’ Out has started selling Pokeburgers, which resemble Pokémon characters with incredible accuracy. Moscow businessmen decided copy this idea and launched an own burger joint serving Pokém…
    - 16 days ago 13 Sep 16, 5:36am -
  • Putin and Medvedev had a perfect campfire lunch with fishermen
    The Kremlin Website has posted several photos of Putin and Medvedev’s trip on a boat. During the trip, they “accidentally” met the average, local fishermen, who were dressed in surprisingly clean and shiny orange uniforms, with reflectors. Afte…
    - 18 days ago 11 Sep 16, 5:22pm -
  • Russians posting photographs of their work places
    Pikabu is a Russian social media and discussion website. Recently, Pikabu users started a movement, to post photographs from their work places. While some of the images show an average Joe jobs, many are quite interesting and give a glimpse into the…
    - 20 days ago 9 Sep 16, 5:48pm -
  • A Police Officer Was Asked to Resign After Uploading the Video of Police Rations
    Apparently, Russian policemen get free lunches to go. Recently, one police officer uploaded the video of his lunch, that was given to him, while on duty at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The lunch box included: two slices of bread, juice…
    - 24 days ago 5 Sep 16, 4:27pm -
  • Russian Legislative Elections’ Funny Posters
    Russia’s legislative election is right around the corner. While trying to win over the voters, political parties have caught up into an election madness. We selected some posters, that illustrate the weird side of their promotional campaign.
    - 28 days ago 1 Sep 16, 4:12pm -

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  • Indian man bitten by python whilst posing for selfie
    Forest department officials on Saturday (September 24) promised strict action after a python attacked a man when a group was trying to click a photo with it.
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 2:12pm -
  • Work on sex life of rats, life as a badger honored at Ig Nobel Prizes
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats, what it's like for a human to live like a badger and how different the world looks when viewed through your legs was honored at this year's Ig Nobe…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 7:22am -
  • City issues subpoena over sinking San Francisco luxury high-rise
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday issued a subpoena to the developers of a luxury condominium high-rise that is tilting and has sunk more than a foot (30 cm), to determine if structural issues were appropriately conve…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 16, 3:52pm -
  • The dancing traffic warden of South Africa
    A video uploaded to social media in early September shows an enthusiastic traffic warden brightening up the evening commute for drivers in Pretoria (South Africa).
    - 9 days ago 20 Sep 16, 1:26am -
  • Lizard adds to Formula One's track menagerie
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Formula One acquired an exotic addition to its list of wildlife hazards on Saturday after a large monitor lizard wandered onto the Singapore Grand Prix circuit during final practice.
    - 12 days ago 17 Sep 16, 3:06pm -

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  • Sloth drops from tree … into speed boat (VIDEO)
     Sloths are meant to like life in the slow lane, but it appears that this little guy didn't get the memo. After falling from a tree he ended up in a speed boat, and appeared to enjoy the ride.
    - 16 Feb 13, 10:42pm -
  • BBC weather forecast interrupted by mouse in studio
    BBC weather forecaster Kate Kinsella halted a live broadcast on Three Counties radio … after spotting a mouse in the studio.
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:49pm -
  • Stephen Hawking stars in new Go Compare advert
    What else do theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Louie Spence have in common?  
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:37pm -
  • Meet the 7ft long edible gummy snake!
    Forget those little gummy worms you used to get in a pick-and-mix. This is the gummy python, a seven foot long 36,000 calorie monster which is more sweet than you would ever want to eat.The candy snake is surprisingly detailed and includes intricate…
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:43pm -
  • iPad bought at petrol station was actually a mirror
    When a man pulled up at a petrol station in Texas and offered Jalonta Freeman a new $800 iPad for just $200, she should have know it was too good to be true.Instead she thought it was too good to pass up and handed over the cash … it was only later…
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:42pm -

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  • new10 Stupid Terror Scares
    In this Age of Terror, people are rightfully on edge, but these false alarms are just plain dumb.
    - 12 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 Hilarious 2016 Presidential Debate Memes
    The first of the three debates in the race for the presidency is over, but it was not without bizarre moments. Check out 10 of the Internet's funniest reactions.
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 12:00am -
  • 9 Botched Restorations
    Saving art and antiquities is a delicate science, and sometimes even the pros can get it wrong.
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 Craziest Winter Accessories
    Autumn has arrived. Check out some of the wackiest fall items we've ever seen.
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 12:00am -
  • 8 Dummies Caught Carpooling
    Life in the fast lane isn't always what it's cracked up to be.
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 16, 12:00am -

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  • new10 Incredible Stories Of Survival In The Arctic
    Few people choose to live in the Arctic, but those who do stay close to communities and shelters that can keep them warm and safe. There are a few unlucky souls, though, who have found themselves stranded alone in the barren wilderness of the Arctic.…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • new10 Fascinating Facts About Slavery In Ancient Greece
    How was it possible that slavery was so central in a society where individual freedom was so highly valued? This is one of the many paradoxes of ancient Greece . . . or maybe it’s not a paradox but a reflection of the fact that we can only valu…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • new10 Little Known US Propaganda Campaigns
    Propaganda has long been used by practically every major government, and the US is certainly no exception. Many such campaigns hide in plain sight, and while some have interesting and even worthy purposes, many more push the very boundaries of ethics…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • 10 Hidden Dark Sides Of Famous Historical Legacies
    When someone dies, the legacy writers begin their work. Biopics and reams of books appear, all extolling the virtues of the heroes of our past. However, we sometimes forget that our heroes were also flawed people, and history often neglects the more…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 7:02am -
  • 10 Mysterious Discoveries Of Pre-Human Art
    Experts have long thought that the impulse for art is what separates us from our dim-witted hominid cousins. However, recent discoveries reveal that symbolic thinking and artistic expression are not unique to Homo sapiens. These mysterious examples o…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • 10 Good Luck Charms And Their Origins
    Most people have probably had some sort of an experience with a good luck charm, whether it was a penny, rabbit’s foot, four leaf clover, or some other object. Obviously, there is no scientific evidence for these items working. So if you still have…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • 10 Insane Values Held By The First Settlers Of America
    In 1704, an American girl named Eunice Williams was abducted by Kahnawake Mohawks. When her parents found her, they thought she would be relieved at the chance to go home to her family. Instead, she refused. Life, she explained, was better with her M…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 7:02am -
  • 10 Mysterious Stories Involving Unidentified People
    Imagine living an existence where you’re involved in a memorable event, but no one knows who you are. It’s amazing to think that a person could be found dead, commit a series of crimes, or even record a few blues albums without anyone uncovering…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • 10 Unique Treasures Harmed In Foolish Ways
    It’s impossible to know how many irreplaceable treasures have been damaged or harmed throughout history. However, in modern times, it’s possible to document instances of items being damaged in unusual and preventable ways. Here are ten recent cas…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • 10 Unsolved Mysteries That Have Finally Been Cracked
    We’ve covered more than a few unsolved mysteries at Listverse. There’s an exhilaration in trying to piece together clues that have eluded detectives over the years. Some of the unsolved mysteries that puzzled us a few years ago aren’t mysteries…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 7:02am -

Oddity Central

  • newGet a Life-Size Tattoo of a Burger, Win Free Burgers for Life
    Cafe 51, a popular burger joint in Melbourne, Australia, is offering anyone the chance to receive a free burger per day, for the rest of their lives, if they get a scale tattoo of one of their delicious burgers, anywhere on their bodies. “Tattoos a…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 10:18am -
  • newJapanese Bar Replaces Seats and Tables with a Giant Ball Pit
    If you ever feel like connecting with your inner child while sipping on your favorite alcoholic drink, the Ball Pool Bar Dive in Osaka, Japan, is probably the best place to do it. Kids love ball pits, and the masterminds behind Ball Pool Bar Dive see…
    - 19 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 5:01pm -
  • newSomeone Invented an Alcohol-Free Spirit and People Are Loving It
    Until recently, having an alcohol-free night at the local bar left you with only a few bland options – water, a sweetened soft drink or a non-alcoholic cocktail. But that was before someone had the brilliant idea to create Seedlip, the world’s fi…
    - 22 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 2:11pm -
  • newTurkish Company Creates Real-Life Car-Morphing Transformers
    Thirty-some years after making their debut as cartoon characters, vehicle-morphing Transformers have finally become a reality, thanks to the efforts of a Turkish company out of Ankara. The R&D-focused company, called Letvision, recently wowed the int…
    - 24 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 12:03pm -
  • This Swedish Eco-Lodge Offers Tourists the Opportunity to Escape Modern Life
    Modern life has its perks, but if you feel like taking a break from it all and going back in time for a few days, there’s a unique tourist facility in Sweden that offers you the opportunity to live in a wooden charcoal-burner hut located in the mi…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 5:14pm -

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  • Woman Makes Daughters Take Care Of Her, Gives Money To Sons
    An old woman with two daughters and two sons was recently hospitalized, but only appointed the two married daughters to come and take care of her, and when her bachelor sons came to take care of her she drove them away. The old woman gave all of her…
    - 21 Feb 16, 11:54pm -
  • Woman Faces Family Pressure Because Of Poor Boyfriend
    A post online has lead to heated debate. A women from Shanghai said that she and her JiangXi boyfriend returned to his village for a festival, but immediately after seeing the food she wanted to break up with him. She expressed that her parents were…
    - 20 Feb 16, 11:43pm -
  • Pictures of Gold-Covered Bride Draws Internet Attention
    Recently a wedding in Guangdong has drawn everyone’s attention. During the wedding, the bride’s entire body was fully covered in gold jewelry. The groom dressed as The Yellow Emperor to welcome his bride. According to the news, the groom gave the…
    - 20 Feb 16, 11:33pm -
  • Woman Discards Her Food On Shanghai Metro
    A video from the Shanghai metro that has been uploaded to the internet has given rise to a lot of discussion. In the video a female passenger is eating chicken feet with the remains of the bones scattered about her feet in the carriage. After being m…
    - 29 Jan 16, 6:19am -
  • Chinese Tourist Bit By Snake In Thailand
    A video of a Chinese tourist in Phuket Thailand visiting a snake park and desiring to share a kiss with a snake has been met with much netizen discussion. She hadn’t yet kissed the snake when she was met with a ferocious and abrupt kiss on the snak…
    - 29 Jan 16, 3:16am -

Unusual Deaths

  • Sauna Death
    Vladimir Ladyzhensky, a Russian athlete, died in the final round of the 2010 World Sauna Championship in Heinola, Finland, after collapsing and being pulled from the finalists’ sauna for the men’s competition. The event was an endurance-contest s…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 11:43am -
  • Purple vs Pink
    Austin Wuennenberg, a 21-year-old employee of Disney World piloting the Monorail Purple train on the Disney Monorail System, was killed when the Monorail Pink train backed into his cockpit during a failed rail switch-over. Submission by Logan Agle. T…
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 16, 6:30am -
  • Oops
    Harry K. Daghlian, Jr., a scientist working on the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, became the first person in history to die in a nuclear criticality event. While preparing a bomb for the Operation Crossroads series of n…
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 16, 6:25am -
  • Comedian Died Onstage
    Dick Shawn, an American actor and standup comedian known for his roles in movies including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Producers, died at the age of 63 in the middle of a standup routine being performed at the University of California.…
    - 29 days ago 31 Aug 16, 5:39pm -
  • Double Trouble
    Nasir Shaikh, a 26-year-old repairman from Mumbai, India, was killed in a pressure-explosion when two air-compressors for a mall’s air-conditioning system simultaneously violently ruptured while he was performing maintenance on them. Submission by…
    - 56 days ago 4 Aug 16, 4:32pm -

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  • Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Is Kinda Crazy
    It's one of the weirdest of all sporting events: The "cheese rolling" that takes place every year at Cooper's Hill over in the U.K.A wheel of Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and people run after it.But it's not as simple as it sounds... bec…
    - 1 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • Pirates Gather In Attempt To Set New World Record
    Thousands of pirates gathered in (where else?) Penzance, England in an attempt to show the world they have more scallywags than anyone else. The pirate gathering was supposed to break the record for "largest gathering of pirates," but a few too many…
    - 1 Jun 14, 12:20am -
  • Molly Schuyler Eats A LOT Of Steak
    She's a mother of four from Nebraska who weighs just 125 pounds, but don't let her size fool you. Molly Schuyler ...Read Full Post
    - 30 May 14, 6:47pm -
  • How To Hypnotize An Emu
    Who knew emus had a leg fetish?Some guy in Australia shows how to catch an emu... and it's all in the legs.Check out this video at HuffPost Weird News -- just in case you're even in a situation where you need to catch some emus. Photo © YouTubeFa…
    - 30 May 14, 6:47pm -
  • Bigfoot On Display In New York?
    The world's "most terrifying creature," Bigfoot, is about to go on display in New York at something called the Tiny Top Circus. But before you buy your ticket, be aware that this circus has an organizer with a bit of a history. It's Joey Skaggs, th…
    - 30 May 14, 6:46pm -

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  • Storm Video Fuels Fear Of Gators Swimming In Florida Streets
    As Tropical storm Hermine prepares to make landfall in Florida, some residents may have more than one reason to batten down the hatches ― alligators... Read more: Weird Florida, Alligator, Tropical Storm Hermine, Weird News News
    - 28 days ago 1 Sep 16, 8:43am -
  • What This Woman Can Do With Her 4.48-Inch Tongue Will Astound You
    A woman in Ocala, Florida, is hoping to lick anyone who gets in her way to get into Guinness World Records for having the world’s longest tongue.Ge... Read more: Weird Florida, World Records, Nick Stoeberl, Gerkary Bracho Blequett, Li…
    - 30 days ago 30 Aug 16, 12:25pm -
  • Florida Man Has World's Greatest Criminal Alias Ever (Trust Us!)
    When police in Largo, Florida, arrested Jeffrey Forrest Poole on charges of violently resisting a police officer, the authorities made sure to list th... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Weird Crime, Criminal Alias, Weir…
    - 66 days ago 25 Jul 16, 3:07pm -
  • Just A Reminder That Alligators Show Up In Trees Sometimes
    If you thought trees were gator-free zones, think again.This photo of what appears to be an alligator in a tree, snapped by Ronald Saracino of Cape C... Read more: Florida, Weird Florida, Alligators, Gators, Gators in Trees, Weird News…
    - 84 days ago 7 Jul 16, 5:16pm -
  • Black Woman's Encounter With Racist Neighbor Goes Viral
    All Rayne Burse wanted to do was walk her dog.Instead, the aspiring model ended up with a viral video after an older woman started barking insults at... Read more: Viral Video, Weird Florida, Rayne Burse, Racist Video, Black Voices New…
    - 85 days ago 6 Jul 16, 6:58pm -

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  • Catfish falls out of the sky, slaps woman in the face
    PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman had to skip her fitness class when she received a minor injury from an unusual accident — being struck by a fish falling out of the sky. Lisa Lobree said she was on her way to her CoreFitness class in Fairmount…
    - 17 days ago 12 Sep 16, 9:40pm -
  • Man Gets 40 Years in Jail after Rejecting Plea That Would Have Set Him Free Immediately
    Texas – Raymond Lindsey Jr, of Montgomery County, Texas, was recently sentenced to 40 years in prison after rejecting a plea bargain that would have allowed him to go free. Lindsey had been charged with assault on a public servant and retaliation,…
    - 19 days ago 10 Sep 16, 4:19pm -
  • Dad throws 30-pound TV to ward off armed home invader
    KANSAS CITY, Mo – A Missouri dad fended off an armed home intruder by hurling his 30-pound TV at the would-be robber and charging at him. John Sullivan said he was snoozing on the couch in the living room of his Kansas City home about 10 p.m. wh…
    - 20 days ago 9 Sep 16, 9:37pm -
  • Newly discovered flatworm named ‘Baracktrema obamai’ in honor of President Obama
    WASHINGTON – Scientists looked to honor United States President Barack Obama by naming a newly discovered blood fluke after him. The new genus of parasitic flatworms which resides in Malaysian freshwater turtles will be known as “Baracktrema ob…
    - 20 days ago 9 Sep 16, 9:15pm -
  • Police may let Muslims wear burka as uniform
    Police have said they may let Muslim officers wear the Burka as they seek to boost diversity in the force. Senior officers at West Midlands Police revealed they would discuss allowing the traditional Islamic dress to become part of Muslim female o…
    - 20 days ago 9 Sep 16, 9:07pm -

It's Truly! Random!

  • California Startup Aims To Let You Rent Oldschool Classic Arcade Games
    According to a July 14, 2013 story which appeared at geekosystem.com, a California entrepreneur is establishing a rental business, All You Can Arcade, which will allow businesses and individuals to once more play classic cabinet arcade games in their…
    - 24 Jul 13, 10:41pm -
  • Entertaining Video Featuring Luxury Exotic Cars
    Short entertaining video titled “Exotic Car Rentals” features a variety of luxury vehicles and automobile manufactures. [Source]
    - 30 Jan 13, 6:19am -
  • Strange but true scenes from CES 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
    The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show drew in excess of 150,000 attendees from every corner of the globe.  The show never fails to provide both inventions and displays which prove the unl…
    - 30 Jan 13, 6:08am -
  • NO! The Squirrel Does Not Want To Rent A Storage Unit
    My take on a YouTube Video Titled: “Crazy Squirrel trying to get some nuts…or a storage unit Part 1” This squirrel does not want a nut and is not looking for a self storage unit…he/she’s freaking cold and wants to come inside. Edit: After f…
    - 23 Jan 13, 9:49am -
  • Ever Heard of Self Storage Hockey?
    Self storage hockey? Really? NO…however local family owned San Jose, CA self storage company, Casa De Mini, made a commercial out of the concept. Which I guess is better than watching some boring commercial video set to elevator music with a generi…
    - 23 Jan 13, 9:31am -

Amusing Planet

  • newSiq, Petra’s Spectacular Gorge
    The ancient city of Petra, located in the heart of the mountainous desert of southern Jordan, had different approaches in the past. One possible route was from the south, across the plain of Petra and around Jabal Haroun or Aaron's Mountain. Another…
    - 6 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 5:50am -
  • London’s Deep Level Air Raid Shelters
    When the Second World broke out in Europe, and London became the prime bombing target, people began to pour into the platforms of the London Underground —the city’s subway system— every night to escape the nightly bombings of the 1940 London Bl…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 10:23am -
  • Colma, The Town of The Dead
    South of San Francisco, near Daly City, lies the small town of Colma where the dead outnumbers the living by a thousand to one. It’s less than 2 square miles in size, but crammed within it are as many as 17 cemeteries where rest the bodies of more…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 12:59pm -
  • Jal Mahal: Jaipur’s Submerged Water Palace
    Submerged in the waters of an artificial lake, in the “pink city” of Jaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India, is the beautiful marbled palace of Jal Mahal, or “Water Palace”. Not much is known about its history, except the fact that it was c…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 1:38pm -
  • Hess Triangle: The Smallest Piece of Private Property in New York City
    At the southwest corner of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue, in front of the entrance to the Village Cigars store, there's a small triangular mosaic set into the sidewalk which reads "Property of the Hess Estate Which Has Never Been Dedicated fo…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 16, 2:18pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • Funny Pictures – September 28, 2016
    My dad was gonna go for a run. He laid down to stretch his back. Found him asleep 30 minutes later. via This ER seems very secure. via Before the internet, google, and WebMD, this is how people would look up their symptoms. via My three year old bit…
    - 1 day ago 28 Sep 16, 11:47am -
  • Funny Pictures – September 27, 2016
    Going for a hair cut and a bite to eat. Can’t wait! via That one button… via My buddy custom painted these shoes in honor of this election “Insert foot into mouth”. via Local Delis Kids menu. via Added a twist to one of my buddy’s engagemen…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 11:32am -
  • Funny Pictures – September 26, 2016
    Canadian lingerie. via After arguing for ten minutes, I finally got her to stand up. via Ceiling cat just scared the hell out of me. via The real IT guy’s office. via How we see ugly girls after drinking (squint your eyes). via How I imagine my ups…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 12:35pm -
  • Funny Pictures – September 25, 2016
    My friend’s dad is in Boston sightseeing today… via Don’t worry Carrie… via My kid drew eyebrows and a mustache on our chihuahua. via Every. Damn. Week. via Brutally honest. via Went to this restaurant today. I appreciated their honesty.. via…
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 16, 10:55am -
  • Funny Pictures – September 24, 2016
    My commute’s about to get a lot shorter. They’re installing a Stargate outside of the building where i work. via Had to leave a message to my mail carrier when I got this one. via Not entirely sure I need to beware.. via Some guy tried to copy my…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 16, 10:01am -

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  • newAn Essay on the Greatness of <i>Gilligan's Island</i>
    Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Gilligan's Island, which premiered on CBS on September 26, 1964, is quite possibly the most ridiculed television show…
    - 49 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • newYzrey And Chewy Smash - The Unlikeliest Mashup Of Them All
    Yzrey and Chewy Smash by CharamathThe where and how and why isn't important, but somewhere, somehow and for some reason Chewie the Wookiee and Yzma the sorceress wound up traveling across the galaxy together in search of new grooves. It seems Yzma fe…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 9:00am -
  • newThe Most Powerful Superheroes Who Refuse To Use Their Full Power
    Readers often wonder why characters who are nigh invulnerable, like Superman, Zatanna or Spider-Man, would allow themselves to be whomped on rather than unleash their full power.This question is generally answered with an explanation involving ethics…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 9:00am -
  • new70 Bizarre Facts about Historical Figures
    (YouTube link)Biography has always been my favorite kind of literature, because real lives can be infinitely more interesting than fiction. You can always find something odd and interesting about any person, whether they are famous or not. It’s ev…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • newElementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation
    Standard school detention involves making the kids sit quietly in a room after school or on the weekend for hours on end, tortured by the inability to do anything but stare in silenceThis method of punishment has been in place for decades even though…
    - 7 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 5:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Chinese Woman Takes Man For Walk On A Leash
    Sex. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that sleeping with someone other than his girlfriend is...The post Chinese Woman Takes Man For Walk On A Leash appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Man Kills Wife and Takes Her Head for a Walk…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 5:03pm -
  • Translation Of iPhone 7 Slogan Makes Apple A Dick
    International companies are always happy when global consumers line up for their products. Apple, the company behind Macs and iPhones,...The post Translation Of iPhone 7 Slogan Makes Apple A Dick appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.…
    - 4 days ago 25 Sep 16, 5:01pm -
  • Chinese Straddling Bus May Be Gigantic Ponzi Scheme
    Remember that amazing straddling bus that China took out for a test drive a few weeks ago? The world couldn’t...The post Chinese Straddling Bus May Be Gigantic Ponzi Scheme appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 4:58pm -
  • Woman Claims Pokemon GO Creature Raped Her
    It was only a matter of time. With the global popularity of Pokemon GO, a ton of weird stories have...The post Woman Claims Pokemon GO Creature Raped Her appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 16, 4:54pm -
  • Japan debuts self-freezing bottle of Coca Cola
    Japan gets all the best sodas and pops. If you’re unsure about that, just look at the bizarre and delicious...The post Japan debuts self-freezing bottle of Coca Cola appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 10 days ago 19 Sep 16, 4:52pm -

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  • The King’s Letters
    The King’s Letters:In the late 1430s and early 1440s, a certain Korean scholar embarked on a massively ambitious project, working almost single-handedly and spurred on largely by personal interest. Although the Korean language had existed for almo…
    - 52 days ago 8 Aug 16, 1:42pm -
  • Mobilis In Mobili
    Mobilis In Mobili:The submarine, designated O-12 in U.S. Naval lingo, measured in at 175 feet long. She was, even by the standards of the early 1930’s, not a particularly impressive sight, with a brief career spent meandering about the then-quiet…
    - 14 Jun 16, 1:36pm -
  • Into the Bewilderness
    Into the Bewilderness:Charles Waterton was born in Yorkshire, England in 1782, to an aristocratic Catholic family whose ancestors included members of several royal families. The life of an idle nobleman didn’t appeal to him, however. From a young…
    - 13 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • Colonels of Truth
    Colonels of Truth:The seventh of May 1931 was a hot, dusty day in the mountain town of Corbin, Kentucky. Alongside a dirt road, a service station manager named Matt Stewart stood on a ladder painting a cement railroad wall. His application of a fres…
    - 15 Mar 16, 2:20pm -
  • 89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480
    89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480:In 1885, an author named James B. Ward published a pamphlet telling of a long-lost treasure available to anyone clever enough to solve the puzzle associated with it. Ward reported that around 1817, a man named Thomas Jeff…
    - 17 Dec 15, 1:43pm -
  • The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation
    The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation:The mountains of Japan’s Yamagata prefecture are considered sacred by the Buddhists in the region. These holy sites are sparsely populated, their forests interrupted only occasionally by isolated Buddhist temp…
    - 30 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
  • Faxes From the Far Side
    Faxes From the Far Side:On the 10th of January 1956–about a decade into the Cold War and about a year into the Space Race–the United States Air Force launched the first vehicle in its top secret Genetrix program. The vehicle was a balloon–an e…
    - 23 Oct 15, 3:26pm -
  • The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916
    The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916:On a December morning in 1916, the polls opened in the small town of Umatilla, Oregon, for a municipal election. As the day stretched on, the town’s men drifted in and out, casting a ballot here or there. By midday,…
    - 12 Oct 15, 1:25pm -
  • The First Ten Years
    The First Ten Years:Transcript of audio: Hello listeners, Alan Bellows here, founder of Damn Interesting. This month, September 2015, we at Damn Interesting are celebrating our 10th birthday. Because we modern humans use a base ten numbering system,…
    - 10 Sep 15, 9:46pm -
  • Up in the Air
    Up in the Air:As night fell over the East German town of Pössneck on the evening of 14 September 1979, most of the town’s citizens were busy getting ready for bed. But not Günter Wetzel. The mason was in his attic, hunched over an old motor-driv…
    - 3 Aug 15, 1:38pm -

Weird Russia

  • In Novosibirsk, teenager survived 23-story fall
    In Siberia, a 16-year-old boy miraculously survived, after falling from the 23rd floor. As it turned out, the guy just wanted to impress his girlfriend. The boy decided to impress his girlfriend, so he climbed over the balcony railing and hung on the…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 10:04am -
  • iPhone Madness in Moscow
    Desire to rule the world may be an apple of discord between US and Russia, but when it comes to the Apple, Russians are happy to buy US-designed smartphone. Moscow went crazy over iPhone7. People lined up for it for hours. The privilege to be first i…
    - 6 days ago 23 Sep 16, 1:49pm -
  • Russian drunk an entire bottle of vodka to avoid paying for it
    Creative resident of Vladivostok found a way to get drunk for free. He visits local liqueur shops and supermarkets, where he drinks a bottle of vodka and leaves without paying for it. Several times the man was caught and fined. Once, store employees…
    - 7 days ago 22 Sep 16, 4:17pm -
  • Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea
    Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it wa…
    - 8 days ago 21 Sep 16, 4:02pm -
  • Photographs of the Soviet Russia from the Archive of the University of Virginia
    An interesting archive of color photographs of Soviet life, is available on the server of the University of Virginia. Today, we brought to your attention the photo, that was captured in the summer of 1964, in Moscow. The image depicts the moment of t…
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We Interrupt

  • A Romanian Woman Did Not Rip Off Her Husband’s Left Testicle But She Did Tear Open His Scrotum
    If you have spent any time reading any Murdoch publications of late, then you would most likely have heard about the Romanian woman who ripped her husband’s nuts off for failing to do housework. We can assure you that the story is much less excitin…
    - 12 Mar 16, 2:27pm -
  • Boy amputates own finger to protest accusation of smartphone addiction
    An 11-year-old boy from Suzhou, China is said to have sliced off his own index finger to settle an argument with his father who believed that he had a smartphone addiction. When his father suggested that he put down his phone and help his brother wit…
    - 12 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Priest Does Cocaine in Nazi Room
    Police in Northern Ireland are investigating allegations that a Catholic priest, Fr Stephen Crossan, used Cocaine in a room on the St Patrick’s Church grounds in Banbridge, in July 2015. The Sun obtained footage of a man, who appears to be Fr Cross…
    - 3 Mar 16, 4:27am -
  • Russian readers argue over poetry versus prose, murder wins
    A drunken argument been two teachers (one current, one former) about the merits of poetry versus prose turned deadly in the town of Irbit, in the Sverlovsk region of Russia. The police allege that the inebriated educators fell into a bitter disagreem…
    - 12 Feb 16, 7:43am -
  • The shovel is mightier than the chainsaw
    While the chainsaw has a somewhat fearsome reputation, thanks largely to movies like Scarface and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre events that transpired in Geelong, Australia last month suggest that it may be unfounded – and that a shovel might in fact…
    - 12 Feb 16, 1:37am -

The Unusual Times

  • newFive ways to pass the time with a cucumber 
    William Blangeau was an eccentric figure, famous for his failed attempt to capture the moon in a butterfly net. His 1564 treatise On the maketh of fine cucumber companions was probably the first guide to making friends with cucumbers. Here are our fi…
    - 22 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 1:40pm -
  • Left-handers Day
    Hands are the front feet of humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, lemurs and koalas. As most humans are right-handed, the other side tend to get a harder life, with most devices catering to the ‘righties’.If you are part of the ten percent of the popula…
    - 48 days ago 12 Aug 16, 1:29pm -
  • 13 Beautiful and Unusual Songs selected by the swamp-kunst-unruhestifter Tav Falco
    If you haven’t heard of Tav Falco, you’re missing out. Since the 1970s, this suave Southern gentleman has laid siege to popular culture – harnessing the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll, cinema, photography and a litany of other dark arts, to achieve…
    - 64 days ago 27 Jul 16, 1:53pm -
  • In search of nothing: An exceptionally brief explanation of non-existence, nothingness and an absence of things.
    There’s an awful lot of things in the universe (such as cucumbers, sombreros and piccolos) but is there any ‘nothing’? And if there is, what is it? We spoke to physicists, poets and philosophers in an attempt to find an answer.To scientists, t…
    - 72 days ago 19 Jul 16, 1:20pm -
  • The Hendrick’s Guide to Modern Manners
    Panic! Panic! Society is in tatters! Organic waste recycling bins are frequently stolen, jaywalking is rife and late returned library books are up by 2%! We are caught in the belly of a pig called pandemonium (also known, somewhat euphemistically, as…
    - 79 days ago 12 Jul 16, 1:07pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newThe Bizarre Drama Over the Internet's Domain Naming System
    (Photo: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 3.0)If you've ever registered a website, you may have dealt with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), but for a lot of others, it remains an obscure part of the internet—only crucial wh…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 10:30pm -
  • newFound: A Hand-Drawn Map of Detroit from 1790
    Ah, Detroit. (Photo: Courtesy of the William L. Clements Library) Detroit just ain’t what it used to be. Especially according to a centuries-old, hand drawn map that was recently discovered in an Ontario, Canada home.As the Detroit Free Press i…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 10:06pm -
  • newThe Complaints the FTC Received Over Pokémon Go
    (Photo: Eduardo Woo/CC BY-SA 2.0)A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.FTC complaints released to Robert Delaware regarding the uber-popular augmented reality game Pokemon GO run the gamut from allegations of fraud, to con…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 10:05pm -
  • newThe Three Gossips in Gießen, Germany
    When the Die drei Schwätzer, or "The Three Gossips" statue was erected in the public square of Giessen, Germany, it was immediately loved by the townsfolk, who perhaps saw a bit of themselves in these three new residents of town.The lifesize bron…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 9:00pm -
  • newBaltimore Basilica in Baltimore, Maryland
    One of most historic houses of worship is the U.S. is also a masterpiece of American architecture. This National Historic Landmark includes a 75-foot dome whose design was directly influenced by an intervention from Thomas Jefferson.The church's o…
    - 16 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 8:00pm -

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Strange Inventions

  • Self-Kicking Machine
    Ever do something so dumb that you just wanted to kick yourself? In 1937, Tom Haywood and local handyman Wilber Herring built a contraption that would deliver a good, swift kick to the seat of the pants of any willing recipient. Haywood said he inten…
    - 43 days ago 17 Aug 16, 12:59pm -
  • Extra Head for Stereo
    In 1960, Dr. Robert Hanson, an acoustic scientist at the Bell Telephone Labs, invented his own way of listening to music in stereo. His extra head had a tiny microphone in each ear which picked up the music just as the real ear would. Then, the music…
    - 20 May 16, 11:05am -
  • The Champagne Gun
    Prized at $459, this party weapon, completely harmless, can be reloaded with any Champagne Brand’s Magnum bottle and can work either with a service spout or a diffuser.
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:26pm -
  • The Swing Thing
    This utterly useless thing was made with pencils, a pen, a paper clip, rubber bands, spring clips, and a ball bearing.
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:20pm -
  • Audiopill Allows You to Hear Music Internally
    Czech conceptual artist Jan Strmiska recently sought to raise money to fund the production of his invention, the Audiopill. It’s a pill-like device that you swallow that will play sound within your body (but not audible to anyone else). When swallo…
    - 25 Feb 16, 9:26am -
  • Safety Pea Knife
    Invented in the 1920s, the safety pea knife was great for those who prefer to eat their peas with a knife rather than a spoon. via weirduniverse
    - 7 Feb 16, 4:05pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • History of the Swastika Symbol: From Fortune to Hate
    The swastika symbol once brought good fortune. Read how archaeological findings would justify Hitler's evil and destroy an international symbol of goodness.The post History of the Swastika Symbol: From Fortune to Hate appeared first on Historic Myst…
    - 5 days ago 24 Sep 16, 3:08pm -
  • The Charles Walton Witchcraft Murder
    Was he killed with a pitchfork because they thought he was a witch? Who murdered Charles Walton and why? This unsolved murder remains open to this day.The post The Charles Walton Witchcraft Murder appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 16 days ago 13 Sep 16, 1:27am -
  • The Stolen Airliner TAAG Boeing 727-223 (N844AA)
    On 25 May 2003, a Boeing 727-223, registered N844AA, was stolen from Luanda, Angola airport and was never seen again. What happened to the plane and pilot?The post The Stolen Airliner TAAG Boeing 727-223 (N844AA) appeared first on Historic Mysteries…
    - 18 days ago 11 Sep 16, 3:50pm -
  • Great Flood of China: Evidence Supports Flood Legend
    There is new evidence of a 4000 yr. old legend of the Great Flood of China, once just a myth of dragons and magic. Read how legend is becoming fact.The post Great Flood of China: Evidence Supports Flood Legend appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 28 days ago 1 Sep 16, 4:20pm -
  • Chinese Jack the Ripper: Gruesome Murderer Caught
    Chinese Jack the Ripper raped, killed and mutilated 11 females in Baiyin, China. Gao Chengyong was arrested after his DNA matched that of the killer.The post Chinese Jack the Ripper: Gruesome Murderer Caught appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 28 days ago 1 Sep 16, 1:11pm -
  • Lori Erica Ruff and Her Mysterious Identities
    Lori Erica Ruff killed herself. The identities, letters and notes police found shocked everyone. Who was this mysterious woman with no past?The post Lori Erica Ruff and Her Mysterious Identities appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 44 days ago 16 Aug 16, 4:56pm -

The Human Marvels

  • LEONARD TRASK – The Wonderful Invalid
    Some human marvels are made, not born. Often their manufacture is accidental and painful, such is the case of Leonard Trask. Born on June 30, 1805 in Hartford, Maine Trask suffered a major neck injury in his 20’s when he was thrown from his horse.…
    - 22 Oct 15, 4:01pm -
  • American Horror Story: Was Pepper Real?
    Much has been made of the startling transformation made by Naomi Grossman into the popular and loveable American Horror Story character of Pepper. People have been asking if Pepper was a real person -perhaps from the heyday of Freakshows – an…
    - 4 Nov 14, 2:38am -
  • American Horror Story – The REAL Freakshow Influences
    If you are a fan of American Horror Story: Freak Show, you’ve probably seen one of the “Real Freaks behind the Characters” articles floating around. There are a million of them, and almost every one of them gets it wrong. It’s understandable,…
    - 30 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • The Real Freaks Featured in the American Horror Story: Freak Show Opening Credits
    Since the debut of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 6th, I’ve been inundated with emails about the opening credits. The opening AHS: Freak Show sequence features a number of freaks and human oddities that aren’t actually featured in t…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:57pm -
  • Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks
      Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they stared in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally…
    - 22 May 14, 5:47pm -
  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -

Weird Pictures

The Camel that went to the Barber
The Camel that went to the Barber
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weirdrussians:Wedding in Russia
weirdrussians:Wedding in Russia
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1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
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weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
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Sail Amsterdam 2015
Sail Amsterdam 2015
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Fish tank helmet
Fish tank helmet
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Strange Crimes

  • Couple ‘beat up grandmother because she wouldn’t drive them
    Florida – A couple are charged with beating up a grandmother who refused to drive them to a house so they could have sex.The pair, Michael Rubio, 25, and Jacquelyn Carrasquillo, 27, of Miami, were in a car with Rubio’s grandmother when they began…
    - 46 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:35pm -
  • Mississippi ex-cheerleader sentenced to 12 years in prison for plot to join ISIS
    A Mississippi woman who tried to join the Islamic State group sought to apologize at sentencing Thursday, tearful as a federal judge ordered her to spend 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge.Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, who once sought to disgu…
    - 47 days ago 13 Aug 16, 11:07pm -
  • Iowa Mom ARRESTED After Toddler Found HOME ALONE Sucking Frozen Chicken Breast
    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines mother was arrested Monday after police say her two-year-old son was found alone, sucking on a frozen chicken breast.Thirty-year-old Hallie Amick now faces charges of child endangerment for the incident. Police say t…
    - 49 days ago 11 Aug 16, 5:50pm -
  • Man attempts to scale Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups
    New York – A man attempted to scale the all-glass facade of Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday using large suction cups, prompting a large police response before he was finally pulled inside by authorities.The climber had a backpack and used…
    - 49 days ago 11 Aug 16, 12:17am -
  • Man celebrates car purchase with ride on vehicle’s roof
    HOUSTON - Police said they arrested a man Friday afternoon who rode on the roof of his moving car while his 5-year-old son was in the back seat.According to Houston police, officers spotted 36-year-old Donald Slaughter riding on the roof of a vehicle…
    - 51 days ago 9 Aug 16, 5:17pm -
  • Man Repeatedly Vandalizes Childhood Friend’s Tombstone over 56-year-Old Grudge
    Paul E. Donovan Jr. admitted to repeatedly vandalizing the tombstone of a childhood friend against whom he had been holding a grudge for over five decades.69-year-old Donovan, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of i…
    - 52 days ago 8 Aug 16, 9:04pm -
  • Man ‘stabs to death’ caterer in argument over wedding chairs during reception
    Virginia – What started out as a mundane argument over chairs at an outdoor wedding reception in Virginia Saturday night ended with a caterer getting stabbed to death by a 19-year-old man, according to police.Kempton Bonds (picture), a seasonal emp…
    - 52 days ago 8 Aug 16, 8:09pm -
  • North Carolina mom accused of making son sick
    FORT WORTH – A Cleburne woman whose 13-year-old son’s “terminal illness” prompted donations, media coverage and a visit from a wrestling superstar, was arrested Friday on accusations that she lied about her son’s medical condition, our cont…
    - 53 days ago 7 Aug 16, 11:05pm -

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Unusual Places

  • Jacobite Steam Train: Crossing Scotland All The Way To Hogwarts
    Everybody, who has seen the Harry Potter movies remembers the legendary Hogwarts train, that leaves from Platform 9 ¾. Although its real name is the Jacobite Steam Train, the Scotland route is known as the Hogwarts train. The beautiful film scenery,…
    - 22 days ago 7 Sep 16, 4:35pm -
  • Chuysky Trakt: The Most Beautiful Road Of Siberia
    Chuysky Trakt is Over 621 mile long and it is included in the National Geographic’s top 10 most wonderful road trips in the world list. Taking this outstanding journey leaves even “I’ve seen it all” kind of traveler amazed. From small village…
    - 39 days ago 21 Aug 16, 3:45pm -
  • Eguisheim: The New Heart Of France
    Even though it may not be the main holiday destination for tourists, Eguisheim is definitely worth visiting. From incredible architecture to fresh air and cozy feeling to it, this town definitely has it all. After all, it was voted as France’s Favo…
    - 43 days ago 17 Aug 16, 3:22pm -
  • The beautiful fishing village of Nazaré
    Nazaré is a colorful fishing village in central Portugal. Located almost 80mi north of Lisbon, this village will not disappoint those, who are looking for a peaceful vacation spot. With a beautiful sandy beach and the rhythm of the pounding waves, N…
    - 48 days ago 12 Aug 16, 4:59pm -
  • The Hofskirkja Church – The Only Church Left With a Grass Rooftop
    Rooftop gardens are definitely some of the best relaxation spots that are easily accessible for anybody. When it comes to Iceland, this tradition appeared way back in the 18th century. It was a measure of protection from the difficult climate conditi…
    - 73 days ago 18 Jul 16, 5:24pm -
  • Cappadocia: Man-Made Wonders Combined With Natural Beauty
    If there’s one thing Turkey is well known for, it definitely is its diverse culture. However, it’s a natural sightseeing spot, that draws the attention of thousands of tourists worldwide every year: Cappadocia. What looks like the man-made scienc…
    - 76 days ago 15 Jul 16, 2:20pm -
  • One of the most treacherous roads in Georgia: The Road to Tusheti
    Located at 5,413 -14,740 feet above sea level, Tusheti is a region in northeast Georgia. It captivates by beauty, but as it is positioned on the northern slopes of the Caucasus mountains, getting there is quite challenging. Tusheti is divided by four…
    - 82 days ago 9 Jul 16, 4:35pm -
  • The Giant Crystal Cave: a Mexican Wonder Underground
    The city of Chihuahua, Mexico, hides one of the world’s greatest treasures, which became a landmark for the location. In the Naica mine dozens of large crystals have been lying for over a century. Since most of the crystals weight over 55 tons, the…
    - 85 days ago 6 Jul 16, 1:55pm -

Mostly Odd

  • The Bikini and the Beast
    Nuclear means much more than atomic power. Since World War II it has inspired thoughts of Utopia and destruction, but most of all in trying to link objects with the ideas around the atom, popular culture around the world has produced icons. The bombi…
    - 27 Aug 14, 7:09pm -
  • John Frum and the Cargo Cult
    No planes or soldiers were remotely near the islands of Vanuatu, yet airstrips were appearing like scars through the pristine landscapes. World War II had ended, both the Americans and Japanese had left. Slowly the airstrips multiplied, some came wit…
    - 29 Aug 13, 1:32am -
  • Music, Mathematics and the First Vegetarians: Rise of the Pythagoreans
    Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, returned from Egypt and Babylon a changed man. At the Greek colony of Croton, he set down roots and brought thinkers to his cause. From its foundation in 530BCE the Pythagorean school was devoted to mysticis…
    - 23 Jun 13, 12:38am -
  • On The Origin Of Zero
    Something, to deliberately show nothing – that is the odd irony at the heart of zero – it is almost unbelievably useful. It makes algebra, computing and Pixar films possible, or at least easier than they would otherwise be. Think of the number 20…
    - 2 Jun 13, 3:31pm -
  • Ivy Mike: How the H-bomb Vaporised an Island
    5km across, the fireball erupted from the island of Elugelab and engulfed the sky. The shock wave vaporised everything within 5km, and scraped the neighbouring islands clean, no buildings or plants remained. 2 hours later some helicopters flew over w…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:31pm -

Weird Universe

  • newWell-known billionaire cashes 13-cent check
    Back in 1990, Spy magazine conducted an experiment in "comparative chintziness." Its goal was to find out "Who is America's cheapest zillionaire?" Or, put another way, "how cheap are the rich?"To determine this they sent various rich people each a c…
    - 23 hours ago 28 Sep 16, 12:26pm -
  • Akmo Hair Grower
    Unlike most patent remedies, there is no information that I can find for Akmo. I wonder what ingredients were in it.Original ad here.I assume it could be safely used with this product.Second ad here.
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  • School chief shot a moon
    October 1978: Cleveland School Board President John E. Gallagher Jr. was charged with a misdemeanor and fined $100. The prosecutor explained the reason for the charge to the press: "He shot a moon — that's what he did." A state trooper had witnesse…
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 12:15pm -
  • Nation’s Ugliest Students
    Holy Microaggressions, Batman! Imagine the stink such a stunt would cause today. Which generation of students seems more resilient, well-adjusted and good-natured to you?Original article here.
    - 2 days ago 27 Sep 16, 7:53am -
  • Operation Sleep
    In 1957, the Woodlake road camp prison in California began an experiment in convict rehabilitation. It was called "Operation Sleep." The idea was to use sleep learning to reform convicts. As the prisoners slept, they heard the soothing voice of a ps…
    - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 1:46pm -

Fact Day

  • 15 healthy eating habits that work
    Eating right is the key to prolonged and healthy live. Check out these helpful tips for healthy lifelong eating. – via Business Insider
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  • E-cigarettes Are Bad For Your Lungs
    According to a recent study from The American Physiological Society, e-cigarettes are bad for you. Scientists found out, that Acrolein was detected both in the E-cig liquid (unburnt/vaporized), and in the vapor. They said this indicates that some of…
    - 27 May 15, 6:01pm -
  • Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure
    An Arkansas man’s kidney failure linked to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 56-year-old U.S. man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible f…
    - 3 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
  • The Internet makes us think we’re smarter than we really are
    According to a new study, searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence. A new psychological study from Yale University found that people who have access to an online search engine when r…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • ‘The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People’, An Informative Infographic
    Podio, a project management software company, has created a curious interactive infographic about how famous artists, philosophers, writers, and composers structured their daily life, as recorded in their own diaries and letters. Using data from Dail…
    - 7 Jan 15, 5:50pm -
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