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  • Illustrations of Words That Don’t Exist In English Language
    There are so many great demonstrations of untranslatable words, but these illustrations by Marija Tiurina were too good to miss. You can see the full collection on NeonMob.
    - 81 days ago 15 May 15, 9:58am -
  • What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Hoarder’s House
    Hoarding disorder makes it difficult, if not impossible, for hoarders to throw anything away, and their lives quickly become one big, cluttered mess. American photographer Geoff Johnson recreated what his childhood home looked like as he grew up with…
    - 91 days ago 4 May 15, 4:18pm -
  • Redditors Create Fictional Hybrid Animals
    Reddit is known for its unusual subreddits. One of them is HybridAnimals – community where Redditors share Photoshoped images of new species by skillfully combining animals with each other and/or with any other stuff. The result is amazingly amusin…
    - 8 Apr 15, 5:53pm -
  • Unsettling Photos of Frightful Figures Posing With Taxidermy Animals by Mothmeister
    Taxidermy is already a bit frightening, but how do you make it even creepier? Belgium-based art duo Mothmeister create bizarre portraits in which figures dressed in surreal costumes pose with taxidermy animals. They present the project as a reaction…
    - 14 Jan 15, 4:57pm -
  • 10 Unusual Idioms From Around The World
    People use idioms to pepper the speech and writing, often without even realizing they’re doing it. These curious little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world k…
    - 13 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Marvelous Stone Stacking by Michael Grab
    The Boulder, Colorado-based artist spends long and lonely meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and placing them at seemingly impossible rest atop their pointed end. The result is utterly amazing balance between stillness and…
    - 31 Oct 14, 10:08am -
  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots
    Reddit user ChutneyRain has lost her leg 12 years ago after her foot was crushed by a 400+ lbs boulder. Her family is pretty morbid. They crack really awful jokes about missing a leg all the time. One day ChutneyRain and her mom were at the Spirit st…
    - 27 Oct 14, 1:12pm -
  • Insane Stock Photography Images
    Stock photography is the supply of images, which are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, which are too weird to even imagine them being used in any actual project. However, they exist. – via twentytwowords.com
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  • Keira Rathbone – Typewriter Artist
    Keira Rathbone is a West London-based fine artist. She grew up in Dorset and studied Fine Art at UWE in Bristol. Over the past ten years Keira has developed a far-reaching reputation for her experiments into typewriter art. Keira sees her vintage man…
    - 18 Aug 14, 5:55pm -
  • Street Art by JPS
    UK street artist JPS creates amazing paintings and installations in urban areas. Back in 2012, he received Bizarre magazine award. You can see more over on his Facebook page and Instagram. – via Collosal.
    - 11 Aug 14, 4:58pm -

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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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  • 10 More Of The Best Instagram Accounts To Follow
    From the goverment agency that shares photos of bizarre objects found in carry on luggage to the man who "levitates" in every place he travels, check out 10 more Instagram accounts you must follow!
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  • 10 People With Seriously Strange Sex Organs
    Sexual organs come in different sizes and sensitivities, but some people have parts that really stand out.
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Bizarre Structures Constructed By Eccentric Millionaires
    From the villa built on top of a 26-story building to a replica of Stonehenge, take a look at some crazy structures built by eccentric men.
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • 8 Amazing Holograms
    From the virtual pop star who plays live shows for real fans to the world's first augmented reality protest, check out these eight unbelievable holograms.
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Hunting Pictures That Sparked Media Outrage
    For some, hunting is a lucrative industry and a popular pastime, but many find it plain cruel and have taken to the Internet to give voice to the dead animals. Take a look at some of the most hated hunters and the backlash that surrounds them.
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 15, 12:00am -

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  • Hitch hiking robot destroyed by idiots
      In this July 17, 2015, file photo, a car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot in Marblehead, Mass. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 15, 5:09pm -
  • Scientists make robots that can walk and jump on water. Your move, Jesus.
       Robots can now jump on water, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Researchers created the lightweight, leaping robot after studying how pond-skimmer insects push off … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 15, 8:01pm -
  • That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966
    This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 28 Jul 15, 2:50am -
  • Anti-Vaccine Docs Being Murdered?
    Yet another doctor was just found murdered inside his home here on the East Coast of Florida. This makes six doctors to be found dead in the last month just … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago 26 Jul 15, 5:03pm -
  • Hackers remotely turn off moving car’s engine
      A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago 22 Jul 15, 3:44am -
  • What is that thing on Charon? Close up photos of Pluto and moon Charon.
    Etched by canyons, crinkled by mountains, and cleansed of craters, the surface of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are unexpectedly dynamic, according to the first high-resolution images downloaded by … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago 21 Jul 15, 2:24am -
  • What are you feeding the Total Information Awareness Network?
    Imagine that every iPhone and Android Phone is secretly owned (as in pwned) by the NSA. (There are currently 6.8 billion mobile phones in the world, 2015 according to wikipedia.) … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago 17 Jul 15, 2:35am -
  • Large Hadron Collider discovers new sub-atomic particle, the pentaquark.
    Psst. Wanna buy a pentaquark? Just ten years ago, they were called an experimental phantom. From 2005: “Physicists have come home empty-handed from a thorough hunting expedition for pentaquarks. The … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago 15 Jul 15, 2:19am -

Listverse

  • new10 Crazy Things Stanley Kubrick Did To Film ‘The Shining’
    Thirty-five years after its release, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is still considered one of the best horror films ever made, an example of how movies don’t need to butcher a dozen scantily clad teens to be scary. Listverse has already discussed…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:01am -
  • new10 Unusual States Of Matter
    Most people can easily name the three classic matter states of liquid, solid, and gas. Those who took a few more science courses will add plasma to that list. But over the years, scientists have expanded our list of possible states of matter far beyo…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • new10 Glittering Facts About The Faberge Eggs
    Faberge is one of the most iconic brands ever to come out of Russia and most known for its famous egg-shaped treasures. Created in the greatest of secrecy, each Faberge egg was lovingly crafted for up to a year to ensure the perfect placement of ever…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Contentious Explanations For Racial Differences
    Although social scientists claim that race is entirely a cultural construct, geneticists argue that it is possible to trace racial characteristics to their genetic source. Often, this is a problem of people talking past each other: racial characteris…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 7:01am -
  • 10 Forgotten Tales About One Of America’s Most Badass Presidents
    America had a pretty impressive lineup of presidents between 1789 and 1817. There was George Washington (the Father of His Country), John Adams (the Atlas of Independence), Thomas Jefferson (the Father of the Declaration of Independence), and James M…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Giant-Sized Ant-Man Facts
    Marvel’s Ant-Man movie introduced many non-comics nerds to the adventures of the world’s tiniest hero. While the movie showcased two generations of tiny heroics, there are many secrets of the character it left untold. 10 He’s Actually Crazy Pho…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Simple Charts That Will Change The Way You See The World
    Our world is built on assumptions. At any given time, we each have a number of basic ideas ticking in our subconscious: where we stand in the world, what our social class is, how much longer we have left to live, and so on. But every now and then, so…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Ambitious Megastructures People Are Trying To Build
    Bigger is better. That’s the logic our species seems to function on, whether it’s the Saudi Royal family and their kilometer-high Kingdom Tower or China trying to build a dam so big it will literally slow the rotation of the Earth. But it’s one…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Historical Swastikas Unrelated To The Nazis
    The swastika is one of the most recognizable symbols of modern evil, racism, and tyranny, still used to spread hatred. While many are aware that the swastika had a history as a good luck symbol, not many know how widely it was used across many cultur…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating ‘New York Times’ Op-Docs
    One of the most respected papers on the planet, The New York Times also occasionally collaborates with filmmakers to produce some pretty impressive short documentaries. We recently published a list of awesome NY Times op-docs, with movies covering a…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 15, 7:00am -

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  • newDocument Revealing Shaolin Abbot’s Adulterous Life Exposed
    Shaolin whistleblower “Shi Zhengyi” has revealed yet more scandalous information regarding Shaolin Abbot Shi Yongxin. He released a record from the Ministry of Public Security to media, which details that Shi Yongxin committed adultery 10-20 time…
    - 21 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 4:04am -
  • Woman Gets Daughter Back After Chasing Kidnapper Down
    A woman managed to capture her two-year-old daughter’s kidnapper after she was snatched whilst playing on a flight of stairs by her front door. Realizing her daughter Xiao Wen was missing, Mrs. Luo promptly consulted CCTV footage, which showed her…
    - 1 day ago 3 Aug 15, 1:01am -
  • Shaolin Abbot “Escapes” To Thailand
    Shaolin Abbot Shi Yongxin has made a trip to Thailand with his group of martial artist monks and put on a display for Queen Sirikit and Princess Sirindhorn in honor of their birthdays. The event took place at the Thai Royal Navy Conference Center in…
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 15, 10:43pm -
  • Chinese Man Refused by Japanese Taxi Driver Receives Apology
    A Chinese man residing in Japan was refused taxi service by a Japanese driver. Cai Chengping said he and several Chinese friends had just finished dinner when he called a taxi and asked if they could be dropped off at their hotel, but was unexpectedl…
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 15, 7:33pm -
  • Boy’s Sick Mother About to be Kicked Out of Hospital
    The sick mother of a 12-year-old boy who brought her from their home in Fuquan to Guiyang to seek treatment is soon to be kicked out of hospital. Peng Zhiwei began caring for his mother, who suffers from neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis, soon…
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 15, 4:25pm -

Unusual Deaths

  • Child’s Dying Wish Fulfilled
    Emory E. Potter, a 45-year-old man from Philadelphia died of a heart attack three hours after his daughter. His daughter Mary Ann, 8, seriously ill from a streptococcus infection, told her mother hours before she died: “I wouldn’t mind dying if o…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:45pm -
  • Another example of “great” parenting
    Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two da…
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • Another Selfie Death
    Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of Mexico City, Mexico, accidentally shot himself in the head while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun.
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • Final Act of Revenge
    A chef, named Peng Fan, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake 20 minutes after he had cut its head off, while preparing snake soup at a restaurant in Foshan, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 24 Aug 14, 12:08pm -
  • Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash
    A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -

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  • newEminem’s 80 Pound Weight Loss The Result Of Addiction To Exercize
    Recently, after a public appearance by Eminem, people expressed concern at the obviously huge weight loss the rocker had undergone. The rap legend looked gaunt and drawn. But apparently he is much healthier now than he was when he looked round-cheeke…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBobbi Kristina’s Funeral Is At The Center Of Much Controversy
    The funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, resulted in far more drama and trauma than was necessary. The young girl’s silver casket arrived at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, G…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
  • newAre Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith Divorcing?
    It is being rumored that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will divorce.The A-list couple has been married for 17 years. RadarOnline quoted a source who claims “For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because th…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 4:01pm -
  • newCharilze Theron Adopts Another Child
    Charlize Theron’s break-up with actor Sean Penn was fodder for gossip columns and blogs for weeks, which must have been difficult for the publicity-shy Oscar winner. But now there is good news to report about the Monster star –she has adopted a s…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 3:09pm -
  • Sources Claim That Ben Affleck Was Sleeping With His Children’s Nanny
    E! Online is reporting that Ben Affleck was having an affair with his children’s nanny even as Affleck and soon-to-be-ex-wife Jennifer Garner during the trip to the Bahamas that the family took just following the announcement that the A-list couple…
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 15, 8:59pm -

About.com 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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  • newFlorida Man Chews Off Fingerprints In Hopes Of Not Being ID'd
    (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=518985262%2C518983750%2C518985587%2C518983951&height=381&wi... Read more: Dumb Crime, Weird Florida, Mug Shots, Kenzo Roberts, Kenzo Roberts Finge…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 11:17am -
  • Florida Man Beats Up 100-Year-Old Mom For Feeding Cat, Police Say
    A 74-year-old Florida man is behind bars after police said he hit his 100-year-old mother in the head with a broom.The reason? She was attempti... Read more: David Corning, Ellen Corning, Mug Shots, Dumb Crime, Anger Management, Weird…
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 15, 4:02pm -
  • Burglary Suspect Found Asleep Surrounded By Chicken And Beer
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary.A Florida family tells police they came home to chicken bones and empty beer ... Read more: Weird Florida, Mugshots, Dumb Crime, Florida Crime, Jacob Miller, Jacob Mill…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jul 15, 6:36pm -
  • Florida Mom Chased Boy With Knife For Bugging Her Daughter, Cops Say
    When Shakella Quinn saw her daughter get into a playground argument with a fifth grade boy, she felt obliged to defend the girl's honor -- by al... Read more: Weird Florida, Shakella Quinn, Bad Parenting, Mug Shots, Dumb Crime, Anger M…
    - 6 days ago 29 Jul 15, 11:14am -
  • Van Winkle's: Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food
    Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the fron…
    - 14 days ago 21 Jul 15, 11:35am -

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • Whoa! This Trekkie is next level
    THIS ultimate Star Trek fan takes us on a tour of his amazing home filled with gadgets to make it look like a space craft from the franchise.
    - 11 days ago 24 Jul 15, 1:02am -
  • ‘Drunk’ squirrel goes nuts in club
    AT first sight it looked like the club had been broken into and ransacked. But it was a ‘drunk’ squirrel that had gone nuts when locked in.
    - 18 days ago 17 Jul 15, 2:48am -
  • ‘Unreal’: car reverses 3km in traffic
    A STUNNED driver captured on his phone an Audi dangerously veering in reverse through one of the Los Angeles’ busiest roads for more than 3km.
    - 22 days ago 13 Jul 15, 3:04am -
  • What’s this guy got to smile about?
    GRINNING from ear to ear, this cheerful snap looks like it could be from a holiday photo album. But it’s a mugshot. And the alleged crime is no laughing matter.
    - 22 days ago 13 Jul 15, 1:20am -
  • Is this a UFO or a strange cloud?
    A MAN has captured the moment a ‘cloud looking’ formation with lights hovered over his home before flying away, but others claim it is a UFO.
    - 27 days ago 8 Jul 15, 2:19am -

Nutty News

  • newMissing Florida girl, 3, found with anti-vaccine mom, featured on missing persons show
    Florida – A 3-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother amid fears her child would be “brainwashed” by vaccines has been found safe in Florida, more than a year later. Lilly Baumann’s incredible recovery Monday near Gainesville…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 9:46pm -
  • newHitchhiking robot’s journey ends with Philadelphia distruction by vandals
    PHILADELPHIA – The Canadian researchers behind the “hitchBOT” hitchhiking robot said a planned Boston-San Francisco voyage ended prematurely in Philadelphia. The hitchBOT team said the robot, which previously hitchhiked across Canada for 19 day…
    - 5 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:50pm -
  • newMother is going blind after drinking 28 cans of Red Bull energy drink every day
    Ireland – A jobless 365 pound mother is going blind after drinking 28 cans of Red Bull a day. Lena Lupari, 26, from Newtownabbey in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has gained so much weight from having seven litres on a daily basis that her brain…
    - 6 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:12pm -
  • newMessage from the grave
    Oklahoma – Grief-stricken Sandy and Saige Seibold got an amazing surprise on Father’s Day, after they visited the Oklahoma gravesite of their husband and father Johnny, who lost his battle with pacreatic cancer and died in May at age 43. The moth…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 5:07pm -
  • newWoman sues Starbucks over poisonous coffee
    Utah – A Utah woman is suing Starbucks for more than $2 million after she said her coffee had cleaning chemicals in it. Cheryl Kingery said she suffered severe damage to her esophagus after drinking coffee from a Starbucks just north of Salt Lake C…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 2:22pm -

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

  • newKuthiny Baty: The Pumice Stone Valley
    At the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula, within the Southern Kamchatka Wildlife Refuge in Russia, lies Kurile Lake in a large caldera that was formed about 8,000 years ago in an enormous volcanic explosion which shook the entire peninsula. A huge…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 10:56am -
  • newThe Great Polish Map of Scotland
    The Great Polish Map of Scotland, also known as the Mapa Scotland, is a large three-dimensional, scale model of Scotland, with lakes, mountains and sea, sculpted in concrete and located in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel, outside the village o…
    - 19 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 6:42am -
  • The “Submarine Pits” on Boca Chica Key
    Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 4.8 km east of the island of Key West, which itself is about 244 km south-west of Miami. The island is mainly composed of salt marshes and is the home to the largest Naval Air Statio…
    - 2 days ago 1 Aug 15, 4:18pm -
  • Todra Gorge of Morocco
    In the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir, the Todra and the Dades Rivers have carved out a narrow canyon called Todra Gorge (sometimes spelled Todgha Gorge), on their final 40 kilometers through the mounta…
    - 3 days ago 1 Aug 15, 1:12pm -
  • Scarecrow Festivals in the UK
    Scarecrow festivals are held all over the world, but they are especially popular in the United Kingdom, where the use of scarecrows as a protector of crops date from time immemorial. Scarecrows are usually built from straw and wood, but in medieval B…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 15, 9:32am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – August 3, 2015
    Your identity is safe with us. via Weird math. via I’m honestly not that worried about a Skynet takeover. via Jesus knew how to get out of awkward conversations. via I feel like they could’ve come up with a better name for this column. via This i…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 11:47am -
  • Funny Pictures – August 2, 2015
    I saw this at a roadside produce stand today in E. Texas. There are literally no words. via Cecil the Lion’s brother… via They’ve been looking for him for 10 minutes. via Local donut shop just posted this photo. via Perfect logic. via Nice Cube…
    - 1 day ago 2 Aug 15, 1:46pm -
  • Funny Pictures – August 1, 2015
    Watching Jurassic Park 2 when suddenly. via My uncle has life figured out. via My friends daughter looks like a mini Patton Oswalt. via The vet prescribed my cat Xanex… he’s in a really weird mood now. via Shock & Awe. via My cousin’s 2 year ol…
    - 2 days ago 1 Aug 15, 2:56pm -
  • Funny Pictures – July 31, 2015
    The truth about first man. via Arnold Schwarzenegger just posted this on Instagram. via Protip: don’t breastfeed after a spray tan. via How to confuse your friends when they wake up from a hangover. via Ugh don’t post it, I look gross. via Just J…
    - 4 days ago 31 Jul 15, 11:19am -
  • Funny Pictures – July 30, 2015
    Lock and Purr. via Japan doesn’t f*ck around when it comes to dress sizes. via Do you want a haunted forest? Because that’s how you get a haunted forest. via Bill Gates counts to 10. via Found this at a local ice cream shop. via Quantum superposi…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 15, 12:07pm -

Neatorama

  • newIs It Serious Doctor? - As The Worm Turns
    Is It Serious Doctor? by WirdouDoctor Applestein had seen a lot of scary and strange things during his career as a produce general practitioner, but when Harvey Appleson came in with a severe stomach ache the Doc's life changed forever. It seems that…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newPerpetually Sleepy? These Drawings are For You
    Monday is typically the day that most people find themselves dreaming of their bed at some point during the day. Yet for some sleep worshippers, the day of the week makes no difference: bed is the place to be, and if they can't be there, they daydrea…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newOnly One Animal Can Subsist Solely on Coffee Beans
    (Photo: L. Shyamal)But I can offer this little bug close competition. Only my appreciation for half-and-half prevents me from claiming the title as well.The coffee berry borer beetle eats coffee beans. It doesn't have a lot of competition because mos…
    - 2 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 11:00pm -
  • newThe Toothpaste Song
    Does it bother you when your significant other squeezes the toothpaste tube wrong, or puts the toilet paper on the roll wrong? You tell yourself those are little things that shouldn’t matter, but it still gets under your skin. (YouTube link)Elliot…
    - 3 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 10:00pm -
  • newTea Shirt
    (Photo: Todd Selby)Artist Meryl Smith made a real t-shirt. Er, I mean, tea shirt. It's complete with actual tea inside and a tag labeled with her name and a design reminiscent of the Lipton logo. It reflects Smith's visual puns, such as a dog bag tha…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 9:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • newViagra and Alcohol Causes Government Crackdown in China
    Resolving the quality control problems in China will require a firm government and a judicial system willing to impose a...The post Viagra and Alcohol Causes Government Crackdown in China appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Thousands Ste…
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  • newIndian Chicken Fight Leads to Arrests and Hospitalizations
    In the northern Indian city of Colonelganj, a simple disagreement between a 17-year-old male and a chicken escalated into a...The post Indian Chicken Fight Leads to Arrests and Hospitalizations appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Indian…
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  • Star Wars Rice That’s As High As An Ewok’s Eye
    Right now, in a rice paddy not too far away…. STAR WARS! The village of Inakadate, in the Japanese prefecture...The post Star Wars Rice That’s As High As An Ewok’s Eye appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Commercial from 1978 Channe…
    - 2 days ago 1 Aug 15, 10:46pm -
  • Chinese Employees Encouraged to Wear Masks At Work
    Unlike a few years ago, when pollution masks were all the rage among the populace of Beijing, this decree to...The post Chinese Employees Encouraged to Wear Masks At Work appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Beach Masks Help Chinese Stay…
    - 3 days ago 31 Jul 15, 6:10pm -
  • Cambodian Police Decide Life is Fine
    License, registration, and money, please. A slight twist on the regular phrase people hear when pulled over by a police...The post Cambodian Police Decide Life is Fine appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Cambodian Government Accused of C…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jul 15, 4:18pm -

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  • newUp 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-driven sewing machi…
    - 6 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 7:38pm -
  • Updated: A Special Note to the Writers at The Dollop
    Update, 10 July 2015: When I first discovered that The Dollop was using our writings in some of their episodes, I surmised that it was a callous and cynical plot to profit from others’ efforts. But following a turbulent yet predominantly civil conv…
    - 25 days ago 9 Jul 15, 8:38pm -
  • The Zero-Armed Bandit
    Listen to this episode“I don’t think it belongs here.” Such was the assessment of Bob Vinson, the graveyard shift supervisor at Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The “here” Vinson referred to was a nook just outside the t…
    - 48 days ago 16 Jun 15, 5:57pm -
  • The Derelict
    Listen to this episodeUnder ordinary circumstances, the final evening of a cruise aboard the luxury turbo-electric ocean liner SS Morro Castle was a splendid event. Hundreds of lady and gentlemen passengers would gather in the Grand Ballroom in their…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:22am -
  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe’s rocky western margin, this is typically on a “m…
    - 4 Sep 14, 7:02pm -
  • Welcome to the Jungle
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small…
    - 7 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • May Have Settled
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increas…
    - 27 Jun 14, 9:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    Transcript of audio:It was the middle of a cool September night in Munich, Germany. The year was 1939. In an otherwise unoccupied auditorium, a man knelt on hands and knees chiseling a square hole into a large stone pillar. The lights were all turne…
    - 29 May 14, 7:01pm -
  • White Death
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replie…
    - 5 May 14, 1:57am -
  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Qu…
    - 10 Apr 14, 8:05pm -

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  • newThe Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta in Gloucester, Massachusetts
    Every summer since 1927, the Italian fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts celebrates Saint Peter with a festival that is equal parts deeply religious and overtly joyous, marking the passage of both a year of protection at sea and the surv…
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  • newThe History of Vending Machines Goes Back to the 1st Century
    (Image: Courtesy Tedium)Vending machines are one of the few things keeping us away from the dream of a cashless society. The devices, which offer up an array of items for a little bit of pocket change, are silent but prevalent. They represent some…
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  • newFOUND: Mysterious Photos of Beautiful Women
    Who is this? (Photo: Meagan Abell/Facebook)Who is the woman in this picture? Who took it? Where is she?Meagan Abell, a photographer herself, found the negatives of these images at a thrift store. "From what I could tell," she writes on Facebook, "t…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 2:00pm -
  • newHow Book Designers Around the World Interpreted Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle'
    Earlier this year, Amazon released the first episode of The Man In the High Castle, a series adapted from Philip K. Dick's classic 1962 novel of paranoia, espionage, and science fiction in a Nazi-controlled America, with the rest of the series set to…
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  • newSee Ravishing Photographs of Cuba Taken By Cuban Greats and Magnum Pros
    Gilda Perez, Untitled, from the series La Habana, 1988. (Photo: © Gilda Perez/Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries - Museum Operation)At a New Year’s Eve party in 1958, Magnum photographer Burt Glinn heard that rebel leader Fidel Castro…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 1:00pm -

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Strange Inventions

  • Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes
    A Tokyo company designed a robot to feed you tomatoes while you run.
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  • Barbie Head Shoes
    Included in footwear designer Jeffrey Campbell’s summer 2013 collection are shoes that have clear heels filled with the heads of Barbie dolls. There’s also a version filled with Ken heads. Of course, these shoes are now all the rage in Japan. –…
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  • Inflatable Umbrella Hat
    “Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat’s tubular brim to the size of a woman’s umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the s…
    - 5 Nov 14, 1:26pm -
  • Pee Pocket
    The Pee Pocket is the device that allows women to pee standing up. It was designed by a heart surgeon, who is planning to come out with a camouflage version of the pee pocket marketed to hunters. Says the inventor in an interview with Local News 8 of…
    - 22 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Facial Fitness PAO
    Facial Fitness PAO is a bizarre face-exercising device by Hong Kong-based firm Shun Hing Life & Beauty (SHLAB). The device features two wing-like appendages that flap vigorously — the user is expected to hold the flapping device in their mouth in o…
    - 23 Aug 14, 3:22pm -
  • The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear
    It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is…
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Historic Mysteries

  • Webdriver Torso
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Webdriver Torso was a modern mystery which began in earnest on 23 September 2013. A single video was uploaded onto YouTube. Many are still mystified…
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  • A War in the Heavens at Nuremberg
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.What happened over the skies of Nuremberg on April 14th, 1561? Hanns Glaser's woodcut illustration was reported in the Nuremberg Gazzete. Where the…
    - 8 days ago 27 Jul 15, 2:04am -
  • Life of Gladiators in Rome
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.We associate gladiators with blood, gore and brutality, but is that the real history behind these prized fighters? What was "being a gladiator" reall…
    - 10 days ago 25 Jul 15, 12:06am -
  • Mystery of the 1882 Winchester Rifle
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events. A Winchester Model 1873 rifle was found leaning on a tree in the heart of the Great Basin National Park. We know it was made in 1882, but not much…
    - 13 days ago 21 Jul 15, 10:42pm -
  • Walking With Dinosaurs
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Did humans and dinosaurs co-exist? Most evidence indicates that the two never co-existed. But after you read this article, you may have some doubts…
    - 16 days ago 18 Jul 15, 6:02pm -

The Human Marvels

  • 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…
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  • Ursula Blütchen – The Polar Bear Princess
    The ‘Polar Bear Princess’, Ursula Blütchen, was born in Dresden, Germany on June 6, 1927 to an average working class family. Widely regarded as the most sensational animal trainer to have ever lived, Ursula’s unusual career didn’t begin unti…
    - 26 Aug 13, 6:21pm -

Weird Pictures

A black man confronting a KKK march in South Carolina’s...
A black man confronting a KKK march in South Carolina’s...
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“The lighting is weird because there is a UFO right above our...
“The lighting is weird because there is a UFO right above our...
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Erwin Wurm’s Car Installation Gets Parking Ticket in...
Erwin Wurm’s Car Installation Gets Parking Ticket in...
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yama-bato:Stack of Sugar Sacks, 1933  via
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Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn,...
Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn,...
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smithsonianchannelcanada:Children crossing a river using...
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Unusual Places

  • Grotta Mangiapane: Sicily’s Lost in Time Cave
    You’ll have a tough time finding Grotta Mangiapane, but you’ll know it when you see it, for the Grotta Mangiapane (or “Mangiapane Cave” for non-Italian speakers) contains a secret. The cave, 18 km northwest of Trapani on Sicily’s west coast…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • The Painted Village of Burkina Faso, Africa
    Africa is a continent of 54 diverse countries that share some of the best landscapes natures has ever spawned. From the rich tropical forests of Central Africa, to the sheer magnitude of the Sahara desert, and then to the flourishing savannah of the…
    - 7 days ago 27 Jul 15, 6:09pm -
  • Gnomesville – The Magical Place Where Gnomes Live
    Have you ever wondered where do gnomes actually come from? Gnomesville, Australia, of course! Gnomes have been around since the 16th century, according to recent written history. They are described as small, earth­-dwelling creatures, often guarding…
    - 9 days ago 25 Jul 15, 3:23pm -
  • The Mystery of the Chicken’s Church
    This abandoned structure is known to the locals as Geraja Ayam – meaning Chicken Church – and each year it attracts hundreds of curious tourists and photographers on the hills of Magelang. According to the person who built it – Daniel Alamsjah,…
    - 11 days ago 23 Jul 15, 4:34pm -
  • Foggy Forests of Oiartzun
    Photographer Oskar Zapirain captures eerie forests blanketed in thick fog, blurred light descending on green trees creating shade that blends in with the land covered in moss. Zapirain has been drawn to this landscape for years because of the unique…
    - 40 days ago 24 Jun 15, 5:10pm -
  • Living Off the Grid: The Floating Island
    A couple of Canadians left the city life wanting to live on a floating colored grille, a place that could be used as a home and garden, but also a place where their dreams come true. Wayne Adams and Catherine King created a completely self-sustainabl…
    - 76 days ago 19 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • The Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain
    For the ones who like to travel to the far corners of the world and have adventure in their blood this is a must see place and a guaranteed rush of adrenaline. Thousands of people each year decide to go on one of the most dangerous roads in the world…
    - 77 days ago 19 May 15, 12:18pm -
  • Deadvlei – Dreamlike Forest Landscape in Namibia
    DeadVlei or Dead Vlei (dead marsh) is an otherworldly landscape which is a sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis surrounded by rust-orange giant sand dunes. The claypan was formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowe…
    - 81 days ago 14 May 15, 4:56pm -

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

  • newBack Hair Appreciation Night
    The Bowie Baysox (double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) recently took time to appreciate an under-appreciated bodily feature. Looks like some of the people in attendance may have been relatives of Sasquatch. More pictures at espn.go.com.Your b…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 12:21pm -
  • new“All you fella die finish!”
    Nothing makes for better reading than white men, savages and explosives.Read the story here.
    - 14 hours ago 3 Aug 15, 11:18am -
  • Novel method of fixing car
    Charles Shepherd. That name sounds familiar.Mansfield News-Journal - Dec 21, 1956Took Accident To Fix AutoDETROIT (UP) — Walter H. Hobbs was fined $10 for ramming Charles Shepherd's car in the rear despite a plea from Shepherd in his defense.Shep…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 12:54pm -
  • News of the Weird (August 2, 2015)
    News of the WeirdWeirdnuz.M434, August 2, 2015Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.Lead StoryAmong the health and fitness “apps” for computers and smartphones are sex-tracking programs to document the variety of acts and po…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 12:00pm -
  • Monark, the Wheely Boy King
    How do the wheeled extremities of Monark permit the little monster to operate those other vehicles?Original ad here. (Page 23)
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 11:55am -

Fact Day

  • 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…
    - 68 days ago 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 -
  • The Adults Who Live In Treehouses
    In this short documentary, The Atlantic interviewed people who build, live in and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. via theatlantic.com
    - 3 Dec 14, 1:02pm -
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