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  • newFrozen Lake Baikal Captured By Russian Photographer
    Moscow photographer Kristina Makeeva spent three days at the Lake Baikal. The photographer was fascinated by the deepest and purest lake in the world. She took pictures of this magnificent and magical place.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 3:15pm -
  • City above the clouds: Winter Moscow captured from the Ostankino Tower
    Photographer Dmitry Chistoprudov took pictures of Moscow, when clouds sunk very low. According to him, this kind of weather condition occurs just a few times in a year. It happens, when, after the severe frosts, warm cyclone comes along and gradually…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 6:50pm -
  • She Was Born In a Russian Prison and Became A US Marine
    First female infantry marines are about to graduate boot camp in Parris islands, South Carolina. One of them is 18 year old Maria Daume. Her story began in 1999, when she and her twin brother Nikolai were born in a Siberian prison. They lived with th…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 6:29pm -
  • Drunk City Workers Caught on Video in the City of Orel
    Recently, the video of two workers of Orel city communal services went viral. Allegedly, two men were drunk, while on duty. One of them, fell on a snowy sidewalk and was unable to get up. The other man, unsuccessfully tried to help him, but fell next…
    - 22 days ago 28 Dec 16, 5:06pm -
  • Christmas tree at Moscow’s Gorky Park
    This is the time of the year, when cities all over the world are lit up and decorated. Moscow is not an exception. This year Moscow Gorky Park administration thought out of the box, and went for a horizontal Christmas tree. The tree is placed paralle…
    - 29 days ago 21 Dec 16, 3:21pm -
  • Weird Creatures: Murmansk Fisherman Publishes Photos of Strange Fish Caught by His Trawler
    Murmansk fishing boat deckhand Roman Fedortsov takes pictures of fish he has caught. Photos of the most strange and bizarre fish, he publishes on his Twitter and “VKontakte” page. Some images have a description of the fish, as well as the place,…
    - 30 days ago 20 Dec 16, 4:58pm -
  • Syrian women pose for Russian military in ‘Thank You’ calendar
    RT reports, that “In a gesture of gratitude amid the ugliness of Syria’s civil war, a number of young Syrian women have made a New Year’s calendar for Russian soldiers. Wearing a modern interpretation of traditional Russian attire, each deliver…
    - 34 days ago 16 Dec 16, 11:53am -
  • Photoshop Battle: Patriarch Kirill attended the festival of national sports
    On December 3rd, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, attended the festival of national sports. The image of him participating in games, went viral in social media. On the photo, Patriarch is playing “gorodki”: a Russian folk…
    - 46 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • The bizzarre app of the day: Putin vs Aliens
    Google play has tons of games and some of them are just ridiculous. On Russian segment of Google play a game “Putin vs Aliens” is rapidly gaining popularity. Description states: “2015. Vladimir Putin performs the duties of the President of the…
    - 46 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:05pm -
  • Black Friday Russian Style
    It’s Black Friday in the US; the time of great deals and discounts. In order, to sell more goods and merchandise, Russia adopted the holiday as well. However, it wouldn’t be Russia if the things were going smoothly. On this Black Friday, some mer…
    - 55 days ago 25 Nov 16, 11:30am -

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  • newCzech bubble artist surrounds 275 students with soap 'screen' to claim record
    MLADA BOLESLAV, Czech Republic (Reuters) - A Czech performer of bubble art surrounded 275 high school students and a car with a single soap-bubble screen on Wednesday, breaking the national record.
    - 11 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 8:16am -
  • Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday preferred to carry on hibernating.
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 2:22pm -
  • New Zealand choppers save cherries for China in Lunar New Year rush
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing demand from Chinese New Year revelers.
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:35am -
  • Disabled pups get ruff for TV's annual Puppy Bowl
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three disabled dogs are joining America's annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruffness to the celebration intended as an antidote to the nation's Super Bowl football extravaganza.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 8:08pm -
  • Bare-breasted FEMEN activist grabs Trump statue by crotch
    MADRID (Reuters) - A topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a life-size wax statue of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum on Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 3:08pm -

  • 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 -


  • new8 Shocking Cold Cases Solved
    From the teen who was kidnapped as an infant and found alive almost two decades later to the discovery of a German recluse who was thought to be a murder victim, check out 8 unsolved criminal investigations that are now closed.
    - 19 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 12:00am -
  • 8 Lucky Lottery Winners
    These stories will definitely change your definition of luck.
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 17, 12:00am -
  • 10 Unusual Home Mosaic Designs
    Check out the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain weird in interior tiles.
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 17, 12:00am -
  • 10 Awesome Bedding Sets To Dream About
    Have a refreshing sleep with these creative sheets and duvets.
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:00am -
  • 8 Offensive Articles of Clothing
    What were these retailers thinking?
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 17, 12:00am -


  • newNew hope for depression and anxiety
    If you want to be calm and happy, make sure  JNK proteins are not suppressing newly generated nerve cells in your hippocampus. From the research below, I’d take an educated … Continue reading →
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 4:15pm -
  • Stopping Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
    Ever have an unwanted radio sound in your speakers?  Here are my pro tips to eliminate RFI (Radio Freqiency Interference) in recording equipment. For fast reference, actions you can take … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 17, 6:20am -
  • The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest
    Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 17, 4:03am -
  • How to age more slowly
    Centenarians reach age 100 because they age more slowly. Genetics play a part in resisting damage that accumulates over time, but there are things anyone can do to slow the aging … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 17, 6:57am -
  • Self portrait, 2017
    Every once in a while, paint a self-portrait. What have you lived through? Who are you now? Can you see the love behind my eyes? The determination to help people as … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • Flying car predicted in three years (only $14M)
    By 2020, we could finally have our flying car. A new drone created by the Israeli firm Urban Aeronautics can carry passengers, ferrying up to 1100 pounds at speeds of … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago 9 Jan 17, 10:33pm -
  • Regeneration of human skin, a step closer
    Will gray hair and wrinkles be optional in our lifetime? Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago 6 Jan 17, 7:58pm -
  • Why not have real wind up cars?
    Think about the implications of spring stored energy scaled up to real cars. Is it possible? An aspiring aerospace engineer blogging at Astrochara, shared with Truestrange a video of a mousetrap … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago 6 Jan 17, 5:39pm -


  • new10 Classic Films That Nearly Starred The Last Actor You’d Expect
    Casting choices can affect a movie more than we realize. We have ideas about the actors in Hollywood that affect how we see them, and we read certain things into their demeanors. The little differences in how we see every performer can completely cha…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 8:01am -
  • new10 Secrets Of The Silk Road
    Stretching over 10,000 kilometers, the Silk Road extended from the Mediterranean in the west to India in the south, and China in the east. It was formally established in the third century as the principal route linking the East and West. However, the…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • new10 Little-Known Facts About US Presidents
    The history of the US presidency is full of well-known oddities, scandals, and moments of heroism. But there are also lesser-known moments that deserve recognition. Some of those moments were full of guano, shocked the nation, or had the potential to…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • 10 Intriguing Same-Sex Relationships From History
    For much of history, homosexuality has been hidden away—if not in closets then in the privacy of people’s homes. Because of social stigma or cruel punishment, people were unable to live their lives openly. Yet history is littered with people who…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • 10 Lesser-Known Facts About Classic TV Shows
    The classic shows mentioned in this list not only bring back nostalgia for many but are often regarded as being some of the most iconic programs in television history. The following focuses on the lesser-known facts of these beloved sitcoms, all the…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • 10 Crazy Cases Of Corpse Cohabitation
    Death is difficult for some to take. There are countless cases of people living with the remains of their loved ones months or even years after death. Often, these are tragic tales of the elderly and mentally ill who fear that reporting a death will…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • 10 Great National Heroes Of Our Enemies
    History rarely tells two sides of a story. We hear about our victories and the brave men and women who won them, but the heroes of the other side are usually scraped off and forgotten. There were good and decent people among our nations’ enemies. T…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 8:01am -
  • 10 Shocking Events That Happened At Conventions
    Guns, video games, fur fetishes, religion, and more. If it can draw a crowd, then there is a convention or conference that caters to it. However, when thousands of people with varying social skills and clashing sensibilities gather at a convention ce…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • 10 Little-Known Murders Attributed To Jack The Ripper
    Perhaps the reason for Jack the Ripper’s continued hold on our imagination is how little we truly know about him. That lets us apply our own personal biases and mindsets to identify the killer or motives. Was he a poor Eastern European immigrant? A…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Top 10 Ancient Rock Art Discoveries
    When rock art is a little strange, things get interesting. Ranging from the controversial to the paranormal, some aren’t what they appear to be, while others remain downright inexplicable. More and more, ancient paintings and carvings are revealing…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 8:00am -

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  • newThe man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor…
    The man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor became a Christian evangelist after the war and settled in the US. 10
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:54pm -
  • newA study sent 12 fake patients to psychiatric…
    A study sent 12 fake patients to psychiatric hospitals and all but 1 were diagnosed with schizophrenia. After publication, an offended hospital challenged the author to fool them. He agreed. Hospital then diagnosed 21% of incoming patients as fakes.…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:47pm -
  • newMichael Dell, founder of Dell Inc., once had…
    Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc., once had a high school summer job selling newspaper subscriptions for the Houston Post. By targeting the demographics of newlyweds and recent home buyers, Dell made $18,000 in one summer, exceeding the yearly payro…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:40pm -
  • newThe average child in the UK spends…
    The average child in the UK spends less time outdoors than prison inmates. 10
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:39pm -
  • newIn Tallinn, the capital of Estonia….
    In Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, public transportation is free for its residents. Here’s a list of 26 cities that provide free public transportation in the US. 10
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:38pm -

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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

  • Criticality accident
    Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist working on the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, became the second person in history to die in a nuclear criticality event, eight months after Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. became the first. Slo…
    - 1 Oct 16, 10:41am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.…
    - 31 Aug 16, 5:39pm -


I Wish I Didn't Know Weird News

  • 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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  • Tourists Watch As Their Car Rolls Off Ferry, Drifts Out To Sea
    Australia – A group of tourists watched in horror as one of their SUVs rolled off a barge on Australia’s eastern coast and plunged into the water below. Backpacker Chloe Swift caught Saturday’s jaw-dropping sight on film. No one was inside the…
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 17, 4:08pm -
  • Surgical instrument pulled from man’s stomach 18 years after surgery
    A Vietnamese man has had a hemostat removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in the making. Ma Van Nhat, now 54, underwent surgery in 1998 after a car accid…
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 17, 3:50pm -
  • 2-year-old rescues twin brother from under fallen dresser
    OREM, Utah – The parents of twin 2-year-old boys in Utah shared a video of one of the toddlers pushing a fallen dresser off of his crying twin. Ricky and Kayli Shoff said they woke up Thursday at their Orem home and looked at their baby monitor to…
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 17, 2:51pm -
  • Driver of Stolen Flatbed Truck Gets Stuck to Police Car, Drags it With Officer Inside
    New Jersey – A police car with an officer inside accidentally got hooked to a stolen flatbed truck and was dragged along the New York State Thruway Monday morning. The Suffern Police Department said the debacle started when officers in East Rutherf…
    - 17 days ago 2 Jan 17, 5:52pm -
  • Man’s Cellphone Charger Leads To 4-Hour Standoff At Shopping Center
    ALHAMBRA – Police were on scene at a standoff with a possibly armed suspect Friday at an Alhambra shopping center. A Toys ‘R’ Us story and an Albertsons market at the shopping center at Fremont and Commonwealth Avenue were both believed to…
    - 17 days ago 2 Jan 17, 4:48pm -

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, 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

  • newA Hanging Tree, Graves And Hemingway: The Colorful History of Captain Tony's Saloon
    There appears to be nothing remarkable about Captain Tony's Saloon housed in a yellow, two-storied building at 428 Greene Street in Key West, Florida. But the inside is steeped in history. Said to be the oldest bar in Key West, what is now Captain T…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 10:24am -
  • Kitsault: The Ghost Town Where Lights Are Still On But No One’s Home
    Think ghost town and you’ll probably imagine ruins —roofless houses, dirty broken windows, rotting floors, but at Kitsault, on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, you’ll find rows upon rows of immaculately kept houses, shopping centers…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 17, 5:38am -
  • The Infamous Mauthausen Stairs of Death
    The Mauthausen concentration camp, situated about 20 kilometers east of the city of Linz in Upper Austria, was the hub of one of the largest labor camp complexes in the German-controlled part of Europe, with a central camp near the village of Mauthau…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 5:38pm -
  • La Pascualita, The Corpse Bride
    Peering out from behind the glass window of a small bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico, stands a tall, slender figure dressed in bridal costume. For close to ninety years, this unnervingly lifelike mannequin at La Popular —the bridal store— has bee…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 10:19am -
  • The Second Life of Wind Turbine Blades
    As the world pushes towards renewable energy, the wind energy industry comes to the forefront as a clean and a genuinely green energy. And like any other industry, the wind industry too is technologically evolving producing bigger and better upgrades…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 17, 3:44pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – January 19, 2017
    Shoe game on point. via My Walmart has officially given up. via A guy in a pub trying to prove to his girlfriend that he’s at home in bed. via Who’s genre-confused and copyright-free? SPONGEBART SIMPPANTS! via Dog slipping on ice. via Can’t tel…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 12:28pm -
  • Funny Pictures – January 18, 2017
    It is a bad day. via I don’t think they thought this design through. via When you request a wall clock for your office and your boss is a douchebag. via The church in our town. via Is this where I find the Porn Flakes? via I took a wrong turn last…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 1:56pm -
  • Funny Pictures – January 17, 2017
    You’re welcome! via Passive aggressive note. via Returned a mattress pad to Amazon looking like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. via My dog put his face in the snow, when he lifted his head the snow and some grass made it look like he had buck teeth. via G…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 2:38pm -
  • Funny Pictures – January 16, 2017
    First rule of gardening. via When your dad wants to watch the hockey game, so he’s melting the ice off the dish with a hairdryer duck taped to 2 brooms. via Suppressex. via Weight loss tips… via I saw an opportunity and I took it. via College. vi…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 2:08pm -
  • Funny Pictures – January 15, 2017
    Sorry class, my dog ate everyone’s homework. via Very steady. And threatening. via Your home as seen by: via Kia… via A little wisdom from my Physics professor. via My years of gaming experience have taught me that there is a secret behind this w…
    - 4 days ago 15 Jan 17, 2:19pm -


  • newMy Name is Cow
    A couple of months ago, a reddit thread asked for stories about health inspection violations. Chamale posted a lovely story about an inspection at a historical recreation.My stepdad used to be a baker in an authentic recreation of an 18th century New…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 17, 5:59pm -
  • newThe Top Five Garlic Tips, Tested
    Garlic is the king of all flavoring agents and condiments in many kitchens, and although garlic is nearly impossible to work into sweet recipes it works well in damn near every savory recipe ever created.  But many people avoid using fresh garlic b…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • newExplaining Movies to a Five Year Old
    How would you explain your favorite grown up film to a five year old? That's exactly the premise of a recent Twitter hashtag and the results are hilarious. From Inception to The Breakfast Club, the simplified, chilld-friendly descriptions are brillia…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:59pm -
  • newChicken and Waffle Donut Holes
    Chicken and waffles are the marriage of two perfect foods, but eating the two together in one big bite requires the use of those pesky old utensils. Now Oh Bite It has come up with a fantastic and dippable one-handed version that combines chicken and…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 11:59am -
  • newA Really Cool Collection Of Wintry Cosplay Photos
    (Winter Wonderland Lulu cosplay by Nimdra)Cosplayers already look cool when they're strutting around in costume, except for those rare awkward moments when their costumes clash with their surroundings, but posing for cosplay photos in the snow is the…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 9:55am -

Weird Asia News

  • Hair, Brain, and Bone Found Inside Teenager’s Ovary
    Life has a funny way of working out. In Vietnam, surgeons are under fire after leaving scissors inside a patient...The post Hair, Brain, and Bone Found Inside Teenager’s Ovary appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Controlling Robots With…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:40am -
  • Scissors Removed From Man’s Belly After 18 Years
    Ma Van Nhat looked at his car. He felt a little dizzy, but overall his body didn’t hurt. The traffic...The post Scissors Removed From Man’s Belly After 18 Years appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Indian Man Has Eaten Sand Daily For…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 17, 4:30am -
  • Russian Man Makes Giant Sculptures Out Of Cow Poop
    Manure over, China’s large rooster sculpture that looks like Donald Trump. There’s a new contender for strangest way of celebrating...The post Russian Man Makes Giant Sculptures Out Of Cow Poop appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Ind…
    - 9 days ago 11 Jan 17, 5:06am -
  • Government Official’s Funeral In Taiwan Features 50 Pole Dancers
    Maybe death isn’t such a scary proposition after all. At least that’s what people may think based on the funeral...The post Government Official’s Funeral In Taiwan Features 50 Pole Dancers appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Yahoo!…
    - 10 days ago 10 Jan 17, 5:13am -
  • Three Bizarre Ways Chinese Companies Punished Workers
    Failing to meet your sales goals in China almost inevitably leads to some amount of punishment. Usually, this results in...The post Three Bizarre Ways Chinese Companies Punished Workers appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Sex Rob…
    - 11 days ago 9 Jan 17, 4:50am -

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  • Foreign Exchange(s)
    Foreign Exchange(s):By the summer of 1944, the Mount Washington Hotel had been mothballed for two years. Nestled deep in the Appalachian mountains, the sprawling resort was once a favorite getaway for wealthy New Englanders. But in the wake of the G…
    - 21 days ago 29 Dec 16, 9:58am -
  • Starving for Answers
    Starving for Answers:In early 1945, 36 American men lay in their bunks in a windowless room, each man alone with his thoughts as he tried to fall asleep despite the hunger that gnawed at his gut. Just a few weeks earlier, they had all been fit, heal…
    - 49 days ago 1 Dec 16, 12:06pm -
  • The Voyager Golden Record Experience
    The Voyager Golden Record Experience:In 1977, in response to a fortuitous alignment of the outer planets of our solar system, NASA launched space probes Voyager 1 and 2 to tour the outer planets and transmit photographs back to Earth. In that capaci…
    - 80 days ago 31 Oct 16, 2:39pm -
  • Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay
    Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay:In 1952, geologist Don Miller was conducting a petroleum investigation in the region surrounding the Gulf of Alaska when he encountered a vaguely disquieting geological anomaly. While surveying a remote fjord known as Lituy…
    - 30 Sep 16, 1:49pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

Weird Russia

  • newFrozen Lake Baikal Captured By Russian Photographer
    Moscow photographer Kristina Makeeva spent three days at the Lake Baikal. The photographer was fascinated by the deepest and purest lake in the world. She took pictures of this magnificent and magical place.
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  • City above the clouds: Winter Moscow captured from the Ostankino Tower
    Photographer Dmitry Chistoprudov took pictures of Moscow, when clouds sunk very low. According to him, this kind of weather condition occurs just a few times in a year. It happens, when, after the severe frosts, warm cyclone comes along and gradually…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 6:50pm -
  • She Was Born In a Russian Prison and Became A US Marine
    First female infantry marines are about to graduate boot camp in Parris islands, South Carolina. One of them is 18 year old Maria Daume. Her story began in 1999, when she and her twin brother Nikolai were born in a Siberian prison. They lived with th…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 6:29pm -
  • Drunk City Workers Caught on Video in the City of Orel
    Recently, the video of two workers of Orel city communal services went viral. Allegedly, two men were drunk, while on duty. One of them, fell on a snowy sidewalk and was unable to get up. The other man, unsuccessfully tried to help him, but fell next…
    - 22 days ago 28 Dec 16, 5:06pm -
  • Christmas tree at Moscow’s Gorky Park
    This is the time of the year, when cities all over the world are lit up and decorated. Moscow is not an exception. This year Moscow Gorky Park administration thought out of the box, and went for a horizontal Christmas tree. The tree is placed paralle…
    - 29 days ago 21 Dec 16, 3:21pm -

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…
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The Unusual Times

  • Five 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 12 Jul 16, 1:07pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newWatch a Time Lapse of a Museum Preparator Uncovering Fossil Specimens
    Before majestic skeletal structures of centuries-old species are placed on display at museums, an intricate process takes place behind the scenes. Hundreds and thousands of hours are spent removing the delicate fossils from bedrock.The time-lapse…
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  • newBalancing Rocks of the Zimbabwe Dollar in Epworth, Zimbabwe
    These three balancing rocks were once the main design motif of one of the highest of the high denomination currencies in the world, the Zimbabwean dollar. Every note issued by Zimbabwe’s Central Bank—from the one-dollar note issued after indepe…
    - 35 mins ago 19 Jan 17, 6:30pm -
  • newMuseum of the Communist Consumer in Timisoara, Romania
    At the end of 1989, Timișoara became the first city freed from the Communist regime in Romania. Shortly after, many Romanians began throwing out items that were used in the household during the Communist era. It was out with the old, in with the…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 17, 6:00pm -
  • newThe Father and Son Who Ate Every Animal Possible
    The year is 1813. You’re an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, enrolled in a course on the science of geology. The teacher, a man clad in long black robes and grasping a large hyena skull, rushes toward you and bellows, “What rules the wo…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 17, 5:44pm -
  • newAncient Roman Theaters of Lyon in Lyon, France
    Most European cities would be proud to have a Roman theatre. The city of Lyon, France claims two. Situated in the Fourvière area of Lyon, both theaters are in a remarkable state of preservation and are well worth incorporating into a visit to th…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 5:00pm -

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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…
    - 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…
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  • 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.
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  • 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

  • Attack on Lady Florence Dixie: “Saved by Her St Bernard”
    During the purported attack on Lady Florence Dixie, her St Bernard saved her from two assailants dressed in womens clothing.The post Attack on Lady Florence Dixie: “Saved by Her St Bernard” appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 8 days ago 11 Jan 17, 7:07pm -
  • Mysterious Chilean UFO Case Reveals Infrared Navy Video
    Amazing infrared Navy imaging was taken of a Chilean UFO as it ejected a large mass of hot matter behind it. A team of high-level experts deemed it a UFO.The post Mysterious Chilean UFO Case Reveals Infrared Navy Video appeared first on Historic Myst…
    - 9 days ago 10 Jan 17, 8:51pm -
  • Legend of the Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase
    Deep in the Southwestern U.S. the legend about the mysterious Loretto Chapel staircase persists to this day. Why do the faithful flock to see this miracle?The post Legend of the Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase appeared first on Historic Mysteries…
    - 12 days ago 7 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • How The Darien Scheme Changed the History of Scotland’s Independence
    William Paterson dreamt to establish a Scottish colony and international trade post at Darien, Panama. Did the Darien scheme cause Scotland's lost freedom?The post How The Darien Scheme Changed the History of Scotland’s Independence appeared first…
    - 14 days ago 5 Jan 17, 5:34pm -
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Jupiter
    Jupiter is so enormous that all the other planets in our solar can fit inside it. How much do you know about the gas giant? Here are 10 facts about Jupiter.The post 10 Interesting Facts About Jupiter appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 17 days ago 3 Jan 17, 1:10am -
  • New Year’s History: Why We Celebrate on January 1st
    Thousands of years ago the Romans created calendars that would establish the foundation for New Year's history. How did January 1st become New Year's Day?The post New Year’s History: Why We Celebrate on January 1st appeared first on Historic Myster…
    - 21 days ago 29 Dec 16, 10:17pm -

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
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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

  • Mexican man charged with rape had 19 deportations, removals
    WICHITA, KANSAS - A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated P…
    - 19 days ago 31 Dec 16, 6:53pm -
  • Topless woman 'goes on a rampage firing a handgun at neighbors
    California - A woman who fired a gun at her neighbors has been arrested by police after a nine hour standoff that included the SWAT team being called to her San Diego apartment and her standing topless in front of her shattered window on Thursday.  …
    - 20 days ago 30 Dec 16, 6:17pm -
  • Student arrested after bringing weapons into Trump Tower
    A 19-year-old college student was arrested after entering Trump Tower with weapons and fireworks, police sources said Tuesday.Alexander Wang was busted after strolling into the heavily guarded building at 721 Fifth Ave. at about 6:35 p.m Monday, the…
    - 37 days ago 13 Dec 16, 6:51pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 9 Aug 16, 5:17pm -

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

Unusual Places

  • The Gibbs Farm: a Wonderland of Sculpture
    Imagine walking through a park and suddenly seeing 20 massive colorful cubes raising from the ground. Or, seeing a red trumped-shaped object of a few dozen feet long placed at the top of a hill! Although, it feels very much like Alice in Wonderland,…
    - 15 days ago 4 Jan 17, 2:22pm -
  • Cathedral of Créteil Extension: UFO or Just Innovation?
    It seems like Paris has not much to offer, besides the Eiffel tower and romantic dinners. But, somewhere close to the Seine river, hidden between the buildings, a strange shape rises from the ground, that looks like an UFO has just landed on Earth. A…
    - 37 days ago 13 Dec 16, 4:40pm -
  • Meet The Breathtaking Beauty Of Shah-e-Cheragh
    Iran is well known for its unique architectural style, as well as its historical buildings, which have been well preserved throughout the centuries. The Shah-e-Cheragh Mausoleum, which was built during the 12th century, holds the holy tombs of Mir Mu…
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 16, 1:35pm -
  • The Devil’s Tower: US’ Mysterious Sightseeing Spot
    Located in the Black Hillsin Crook County of Wyoming, the Devils Tower is definitely among the most interesting sightseeing spots in USA. It is a giant volcanic rock, with a height of 1,267 feet above the ground and 5,112 feet above sea level. So wha…
    - 69 days ago 11 Nov 16, 8:10am -
  • Castle Stalker: An Isolated Scottish Land Of History
    From its strange setting to the mountains background and its historical design, Castle Stalker is definitely one of the most interesting places to visit in Scotland. The building, which is located on a small island called Loch Laich, has been there s…
    - 72 days ago 8 Nov 16, 3:38pm -
  • Paronella Park: A Castle in the Tropical Jungle
    If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. In amongst the stunning plantlife and wildlife of an Australian tropical jungle, not many would suspect to see a grand man-made structure that is close to 80 years old. Yet close to t…
    - 87 days ago 24 Oct 16, 10:10am -
  • Heaven In Mexico: Las Pozas
    How do you imagine the garden of Eden? A sculptor and art collector of the 20th century Edward James, brought his vision of Heaven to reality, right in the heart of Mexico. Located in the North of Mexico City, Las Pozas is a surreal combination of na…
    - 89 days ago 22 Oct 16, 4:00pm -
  • Slope Point Trees: Beauty Created by Force of Nature
    There are a lot of unusual sight around the globe, but Slope Point of New Zealand is differently natural wonder. Slope Point is the southernmost tip on New Zealand’s South Island. The place is systematically blasted by great force of cold wind, tha…
    - 3 Oct 16, 4:03pm -

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…
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  • 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

  • newMiniature Driving School
    Back in the 1930s, if a Detroit judge suspected a driver was mentally unfit to be on the road, he might send the driver to see Dr. Lowell Selling, who would test the driver using a miniature street intersection to simulate various situations. However…
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jan 17, 1:20pm -
  • newDevolution Through Beer

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  • Andor vs. And/Or
    February 1953: The Georgia House of Representatives voted to make "andor" a legal word and directed that it should henceforth be used in place of the phrase "and/or." The House defined "andor" to mean, "either, or, both, and, and or or, and and or."…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 17, 1:20pm -
  • Follies of the Madmen #301
    The birth of the selfie generation.
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  • Allergic to her husband
    BBC News reports on the case of Johanna Watkins who has a rare disorder (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) that has caused her to become allergic to a whole bunch of stuff, including the scent of her husband. The allergy only developed after they got ma…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 1:39pm -

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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