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  • 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…
    - 67 days ago 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.
    - 74 days ago 11 Aug 14, 4:58pm -
  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. – via boingboing.net
    - 94 days ago 21 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So…
    - 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He p…
    - 11 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
  • National Flags Created by Nature
    Ukrainian born travel-photographer, Anton Jankovoy, explores the beauty of nature in such genres as travel and landscapes. His interesting series of photos dedicated to the National flags is quite unusual and touching. These are not just national sym…
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  • The Surreal Collages of Jim Harter
    Jim Harter was largely self-taught as an artist. From 1969-72 he played a small part in creating posters for Austin’s legendary rock venues, the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters. Influenced by San Francisco collage artist Wilfrie…
    - 22 Jun 14, 9:48am -
  • Award-Winning GIFs of Micaël Reynaud
    Award-winning designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud creates hypnotizing animated GIFs. His GIFs are actually snippets from videos he has edited and produced with various effects such as time-lapse and masking. One of his designs featuring…
    - 19 Jun 14, 1:03pm -
  • Friday the 13th – Creepy Engagement Photo Shoot
    The Canadian couple decided to shake up the traditional set of romantic pictures by adding a bit of horror. Photographer Brandon Gray shot the photos in a country setting, picturing the couple holding hands, hugging and kissing. But after a few estab…
    - 13 Jun 14, 5:52pm -

Weird Russia

  • Creepy Horror Art by Moppaa
    27-year-old Russian photographer, painter and digital artist Eugene Kuleshov (Moppaa) has started his art career engraving portraits on gravestones. His interest in photography started in 2012 after he surprised his girlfriend with a photograph...
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:34am -
  • Grid Girls of Russian Grand Prix
    Last Sunday, Formula One World Championship took place in Russian city of Sochi. Besides the famous racers and fast cars, spectators could admire beautiful girls, known as the Grid Girls. – via news.mail.ru
    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Romantic Marriage Proposal in Pulkovo Airport
    Dressed as a medieval knight on a white horse, this romantic Russian guy excited onlookers in Pulkovo airport. A 30-year-old construction worker from St. Petersburg chose this unusual way to propose to his beloved...
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Russian schoolboy harassing homeless man gets kicked
    Recently, the video surfaced on the Russian Internet of a homeless man nicknamed Kompot been bullied by a kid. As seen in the video, the boy has started bullying the homeless man, calling him...
    - 19 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:29pm -
  • Places illustrated on Russian banknotes
    Russian blogger Tema Lebedev visited the places captured on Russian banknotes. 5000 Rubles. Habarovsk. 1000 Rubles. Yaroslavl. 500 Rubles Arhangelsk. 100 Rubles. Moscow. 50 Rubles. Saint Petersburg 10 Rubles Krasnoyarsk 5 Rubles. Veliky Novgorod.
    - 21 days ago 3 Oct 14, 2:16pm -
  • Stolby Nature Reserve
    These gigantic rock cliffs of the Stolby Nature Reserve are located on the Eastern Sayan Mountains, near the city of Krasnoyarsk. The rocks are called “Stolby”. “Stolby” is the plural of “stolb”, the Russian...
    - 23 days ago 1 Oct 14, 5:46pm -
  • The unexpected
    By now you have probably realized that the road system in Russia is not perfect and that not all road users obey the road rules. Some pedestrians do not do what you expect them...
    - 25 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:07pm -
  • When One Moment Changes Everything
    The drivers crawled under the truck to fix the problem. Suddenly, the truck started rolling down and almost run them over. Fortunately, nobody got hurt.
    - 30 days ago 24 Sep 14, 4:07pm -
  • Russian Facebook Album
    The captions are really simple and hilarious. Especially loved the Russian battle cockroach one–perfect way to liven up the description of a monotone plastic toy. – via imgur.com
    - 31 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:43am -
  • Craigslist Personals: Yevgeny
    The new viral promotional video from Craigslist is actually quite funny. Meet Yevgeny, Russia’s most eligible hitman bachelor.
    - 31 days ago 22 Sep 14, 8:39pm -

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Auto theft in Novosibirsk

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The Unexpected

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Sneaky Driver

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Roadside Rage in Russia

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Grim Chelyabinsk Disney

- 52 days ago 2 Sep 14, 2:06pm -
Just a typical road accident in Belarus.

- 66 days ago 19 Aug 14, 5:05pm -
When you strange

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Russian Lowriders

- 81 days ago 3 Aug 14, 9:13pm -
Just another day in Moscow

- 91 days ago 24 Jul 14, 10:49pm -
Giant hole in Yamal, Russia

- 10 Jul 14, 3:54pm -
JohnnyExpress HD

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The Knife-Throwing Mother and her Children (1950s)

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Reuters Oddly Enough

  • newRomanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring
    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federa…
    - 11 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:52pm -
  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on We…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 12:56am -
  • San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series
    (Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series
    (Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
    - 3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 8:40pm -
  • California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
    - 3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 7:51pm -

Newslite.tv

  • 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 -

Oddee

  • 10 Of The Strangest Music Subcultures From Around The World
    These ten strange subcultures from around the world are based around a particular subgenre of music, each with their own unique style of dress.
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  • 10 Most Expensive Experiences You Can't Afford
    From the vacation that spans over 2 years in 150 countries to the credit card that can only be acquired by invitation, check out these 10 experiences most of us will never be wealthy enough to partake in.
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Reborn Baby Dolls: 9 Jaw Dropping Stories
    Reborn baby dolls are dolls that look and feel just like newborn infants. The women who covet them treat them as though they are alive, but that's not the part that will make you say wow…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • 9 People Killed By Unexpected Things That Fell From The Sky
    From turtles to a sacrificial goat, take a look at some bizarre things that fell from the sky and fatally wounded people. Watch out!
    - 4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Lamest Excuses For A Crime
    Imagine you're a criminal who just got caught. Quick, what's your excuse? "I was looking for members of ISIS." Oh, really?
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 14, 12:00am -

Xenophilius

  • newPatients being disappeared from hospitals in US?
    A Missouri medical professional disclosed on today’s episode of the Alex Jones Show that doctors he’s friends with at other hospitals have seen patients exhibiting … symptoms, such as extreme hemorrhagic bleeding, and that those patients were p…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:14am -
  • Man ‘flew’ past aircraft at 3,500 feet
    Passengers on an airline over the north of England were baffled when a man ‘flew’ past their aircraft at 3,500 feet. The Airbus 320 was over Macclesfield as it came in to land at Manchester Airport when people on board noticed something whiz past…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:01pm -
  • Monkeys killed by Airborne Ebola
    Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to the U.S. but not West Africa, presenting a “possible, serious threat” to the public, according to two studies by U.S. Army scientists. After successfully exposing monkeys to airborne Ebola, w…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:18pm -
  • Three football field sized UFOs seen in West Virginia
    Ten West Virginia witnesses near Marmet working a coal plant evening shift reported watching three triangle-shaped UFOs the size of football fields silently moving under 500 feet, according to testimony in Case 60631 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFO…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:05pm -
  • FBI Director: be “deeply skeptical” of government
    Americans should be “deeply skeptical” of government power, says FBI Director James Comey, adding that law enforcement should be able to access someone’s telephone only with a court order, “I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical…
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 14, 3:34am -
  • Lab grown penises
    Organ by organ, we are learning how to regenerate body parts. Lab grown vaginas are already a success, as I previously posted. Now there’s this: The engineered penises were developed by researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medi…
    - 17 days ago 7 Oct 14, 4:14am -
  • Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S.
    A man who took a commercial flight from Liberia that landed in Dallas on Sept. 20 has been found to have the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. He is the first traveler to have brought the virus to the Un…
    - 23 days ago 1 Oct 14, 1:58am -
  • Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 – Aug 11, 2014, Apparant Suicide
    Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a successf…
    - 72 days ago 13 Aug 14, 12:49am -

Listverse

  • new10 Excruciating Days Inside The Battle Of The Yser
    Listverse was in Belgium leading up to the World War I centennial at Flanders Field on October 18, and along the way we traveled the country and experienced everything that incredible region has to offer. Check out what we did on Twitter or Facebook…
    - 44 mins ago 24 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • new10 Iconic Characters Nearly Ruined By Their Creators
    Every now and then, a character comes along who is so well realized that they burst out of their original setting and become world-famous. But many of them nearly didn’t make it. These modern icons were one ill-advised move away from being rightly…
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  • 10 Creepy Plants And Fungi That Look Like Human Body Parts
    To prepare for Halloween, let’s look at fauna that could easily find a place in the local novelty shop as dismembered people parts. These are not the odd potato or pumpkin the grew into the shape of a butt. These plants and fungi come out looking l…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Historic Battles That Helped Preserve Christianity
    Christianity is a religion of peace (as are the other Abrahamic faiths, like Islam and Judaism). Yet Christianity has a long, bloody history of warfare, in complete violation of the New Testament’s teachings. Most interesting are the defensive acts…
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  • 10 People Whose Lives Were Completely Ruined By The Media
    Free media is a fundamental characteristic of an open society. Without freedom of speech, all other freedoms tend to wither and die. But there is another side to the coin: The media is made up of people, and people make mistakes. In some cases, those…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Of The Most Spectacular Holes In The Earth
    The mountain peaks and skies of Earth have featured many wondrous sights, locations, and achievements. What lies beneath the surface can be equally remarkable. Throughout the world, many natural caves and man-made holes boast unique records of their…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Of The Most Heavily Armed School Districts In The US
    On August 12, 2014, video footage emerged out of Ferguson, Missouri: American citizens were facing off against a small-town police department that looked more like an army unit launching a combat mission overseas. Following several days of unrest in…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Controversial Death Masks Of Famous People
    One of the creepiest and coolest traditions throughout human history is the obsession with preserving the face of a person after their death. The result is known as death mask, a cast made of a person’s face after they die. The cast is usually made…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Famous Stars And Their Embarrassing First Films
    Every actor has to start somewhere—in some cases, that “somewhere” is at the absolute bottom of Hollywood. Some of the industry’s most famous and beloved stars and starlets started their careers in films so badly that we wonder how they ever…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Disturbing Mythological Beings From Around The World
    The planet Earth is home to millions of species of animals and billions of people. Even so, there is still much to discover. The vast jungles, deep oceans, and unexplored corners of the world hold many secrets yet to be revealed. There may still be m…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 7:00am -

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Crazy Facts

  • newOne twin from a premature birth was declared…
    One twin from a premature birth was declared clinically dead, came back to life after laying on his mother’s chest for two hours.
    - 22 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:18am -
  • newIn Wales in 1950 a man was wrongfully executed…
    In Wales in 1950 a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter. It is the reason capital punishment is outlawed in the UK today.
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  • newThere are people in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Africa…
    There are people in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Africa that think Ebola is a hoax created by doctors to steal blood from patients. Rioters are trying to break down the hospital gates and rescue the patients inside. Police are using tear gas and live bullet…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:05am -
  • newA Chinese millionaire began selling cans…
    A Chinese millionaire began selling cans of fresh air for $0.80 a can in response to China’s worsening air pollution. He made over $6 million dollars in a 10 month period.
    - 23 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:01am -
  • newHuman poop and farts get their foul…
    Human poop and farts get their foul smell from the chemical compounds Skatole and Indole (among others). At low concentrations, these compounds smell flowery, and are used in perfumes. USA and Israel have used Skatole in crowd control sprays—the st…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:58am -

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AP Strange News

  • newDallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) -- Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantin…
    - 8 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 11:26pm -
  • newDancing priests become Internet sensation
    ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract....
    - 16 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 3:22pm -
  • newWildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
    ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 1:05pm -
  • newHeads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election
    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box....
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  • new'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates
    SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 12:49pm -

ChinaSmack

  • newMen Cannot Understand the Hassles Women Have With Their Hair
    English translation of a popular comic by a Chinese female netizen about the problems, difficulties, and annoyances women suffer with their long or short hair."Men Cannot Understand the Hassles Women Have With Their Hair"Originally posted on chinaSM…
    - 15 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Bride Wants To Take “Old Couple” Wedding Photos, Groom Storms Off
    A Chinese woman used makeup to transform herself into a granny, asked her man if he would still love her at 70 and that he do the same for their wedding photos."Bride Wants To Take “Old Couple” Wedding Photos, Groom Storms Off"Originally posted…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 2:00am -
  • Dog Makes Omelette for Tired Owner, Touches Chinese Netizens
    Chinese netizens are moved by an animated gif made from an animated short by American Madeline Sharafian, about a dog who makes an omelette for his tired owner."Dog Makes Omelette for Tired Owner, Touches Chinese Netizens"Originally posted on chinaS…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 3:55pm -
  • 65 Years of Chinese National Political Slogans, Reactions
    Translated Chinese political (propaganda) slogans over the past 65 years of PRC history, as well as what modern Chinese netizens think about them."65 Years of Chinese National Political Slogans, Reactions"Originally posted on chinaSMACK - Hot intern…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 12:31am -
  • Chinese Woman Tears Apart ATM That Swallowed Her Bank Card
    Chinese netizens bemused by photos of a woman in Dongguan violently dismantling an ATM machine with her bare hands after it apparently swallowed her bank card."Chinese Woman Tears Apart ATM That Swallowed Her Bank Card"Originally posted on chinaSMAC…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 3:45pm -

Ananova Quirky News

Unusual Deaths

  • 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.
    - 61 days ago 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.
    - 70 days ago 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -
  • A Muscovite killed by iPad
    A 17-year-old girl from Moscow died of electric shock in a bathtub when she dropped her iPad connected to the power outlet.
    - 81 days ago 4 Aug 14, 2:31pm -
  • Another selfie went wrong
    Oscar Aguilar, 21, a veterinarian from Mexico City accidentally killed himself while posing with a gun for a Facebook selfie.
    - 81 days ago 4 Aug 14, 8:29am -
  • Grandson of suicide barrier advocate, leaps to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge
    Twenty-seven-year-old Sean Moylan of Novato, California, whose grandfather has been a prominent advocate for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, killed himself, leaping to his death from the famed span, a magnet for roughly two dozen suicide…
    - 8 Jun 14, 9:16pm -

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

USCatholic.org - Odd News

  • newPope Francis blasts supermax prisons as ‘torture’
    Author: By David Gibson and Josephine McKennac. 2014 Religion News ServiceVATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis said Thursday (Oct. 23) that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is “a form of torture,” and called life sentences “a…
    - 10 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:35pm -
  • newPope Francis bashing is all the rage
    Poor Pope Francis. No matter what the guy says or does (or doesn’t say or doesn’t do), people are bound to use it to further their own ideological arguments. Francis’ openness to dialog and his willingness to frankly discuss touchy subjects has…
    - 11 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:06pm -
  • newFour questions to ask when choosing a Catholic school
    Article Author: Molly Jo RoseYour child is approaching school age and you and your spouse want to give him or her the gift of a Catholic elementary education. Then you look at the tuition rates and realize it will cost more to send one of your child…
    - 13 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
  • newItalian priest, unfazed by death threats, goes after the Mafia
    Author: By Josephine McKennaImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News ServiceROME (RNS) Half a dozen men stand nonchalantly in front of a grubby building on one of Rome’s busiest streets as cars whizz past. They stiffen whenever a stranger approaches…
    - 13 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
  • Animal house of worship
    Sidebar title 1: Sidebar text 1: Sidebar title 2: Sidebar text 2: Author: Author Pretext: Article Author: Angelo StagnaroDogs, cats, snakes, and police horses convene for a blessing on the feast of St Francis.Every year, like clockwork, my…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 5:39am -

BBC News - Also in the News

Weird Florida on Huffington Post

  • Too Big To Jail: 500-Pound Suspect Challenges Cops
    The scales of justice can handle Howard Hendrix and his domestic disturbance charge, but Florida deputies had problems arresting and transporting the ... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Vide…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:52pm -
  • Rat Found In Chili, Diner Claims
    You've heard of a fly in the soup? How about a rat head in a bowl of chili?A diner in Cape Coral, Florida, says he believes he found exactly that ... Read more: Mealbreakers, Billy Wilson, Billy Wilson Rat, Billy Wilson Golden Corral, G…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 3:24pm -
  • SLICK! Thieves Steal Truck Containing 18 Tons Of Crisco
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida c... Read more: Crisco Truck Stolen, 36000 Pounds of Crisco Stolen, 18 Tons of Crisco St…
    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:16am -
  • Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home Demolished
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former drive-through funeral home in Florida has been razed.The building in Ocala sat empty for years, but in the early '80... Read more: Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home Demolished, Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home…
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 14, 9:56am -
  • Florida Police Arrest Tom Brady's Biggest Fan
    No one can say Victor Thompson is not a Tom Brady fan -- not when he has the helmet of the New England Patriots' quarterback tattooed on his head.... Read more: Tom Brady Helmet Tattoo, Victor Thompson, Victor Thompson Tom Brady Helmet…
    - 14 days ago 10 Oct 14, 3:05pm -

Nutty News Videos

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • Pommy parrot found talking Spanish
    QUE cosa! A parrot that spoke with an English accent is returned to its owner four years later talking Spanish.
    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:41am -
  • Chainsaws to open beer. People do this?
    THERE’S stupid and then there’s stupid. Opening a beer with a chainsaw is just that. But that doesn’t stop some people ...
    - 10 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:27pm -
  • Bully’s shocking prank on ‘fat boy’
    A SICKENING attack using a compressed air hose on a 14-year-old boy, deemed to be “too fat”, has left him in a serious condition.
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 14, 2:34am -
  • Bride pregnant to dwarf stripper
    A BRIDE-to-be had to confess to having sex with a dwarf stripper on her hen night when she gave birth to a child with dwarfism.
    - 11 days ago 12 Oct 14, 9:35pm -
  • Bride pregnant to dwarf stripper
    A BRIDE-to-be had to confess to having sex with a dwarf stripper on her hen night when she gave birth to a child with dwarfism.
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 14, 4:25am -

Nutty News

  • newHouse of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers brought gunman down
    Canada – House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was hailed across Canada as the hero who brought down a deranged gunman before he could spill any more innocent blood. While Vickers’ position is often seen as a ceremonial gig, he has the…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 2:57pm -
  • newHomer Simpson blamed for obesity problem
    Britain has an obesity problem. With one in four of us clinically obese, the NHS is struggling to cope with how much it costs to treat illnesses related to our expanding waistlines. The head of NHS England has said employers should give their workers…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 2:46pm -
  • newWoman finds cremated remains while cleaning out her office closet
    Connecticut – A little spring cleaning led to a big mystery for a Hartford woman, who found someone’s cremated remains in a closet, Fox CT reports. Now, she’s on a mission to reunite the 10-year-old remains with whichever family they might be…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 2:39pm -
  • Woman selling her imaginary friend on eBay
    London – On the advice of her shrink, 22-year-old Londoner Georgia Horrocks is trying to declutter her mind by selling her imaginary friend on eBay! “I have recently come to the decision that it is time to sell my imaginary friend Bernard who was…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • Beggars Stoop to Mutilating Camels to Gain Sympathy and Improve Earnings
    China – Beggars in China are stooping to new lows in order to gain sympathy (and money) from impressionable passers-by. Horrific pictures show deliberately mutilated camels that are being used to beg for donations. Apparently, the trick has worked…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:16pm -

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

  • newSculpture By The Sea: An Outdoor Exhibition at Bondi Beach
    Sculpture by the Sea is an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, the largest of its kind in Australia, that takes place at the beach in Sydney and Perth. Initiated in 1996, the exhibition, currently at its 18th year, is spread over two kilometers from…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • Moss Balls of Lake Myvatn and Lake Akan
    Moss Balls or marimo (Japanese for "ball seaweed"), also known by various names such as Cladophora ball and Lake ball, is a species of filamentous green algae named Aegagropila linnaei that grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance. These…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 7:26am -
  • Pantanal, The World’s Largest Freshwater Wetland
    In the center of the South American continent, south of the Amazon basin and east of the Andes, lies an immense landlocked river delta called Pantanal. It lies mostly within Western Brazil but extends into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, covering a…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:29am -
  • Metro Stations in Naples Converted Into Beautiful Art Galleries
    Over the past decade, the city of Naples, Italy, has been transforming sections of the subway system into full-fledged art galleries by contemporary artists to make the urban area’s public transport centres more attractive. Under the direction of A…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 9:39am -
  • Layered Sand Art by Andrew Clemens
    The art in these bottles were created by carefully pouring colored sand in layers, without the use of glue or any adhesive. These were made more than a hundred years ago by Iowa-born artist Andrew Clemens (1856 - 1894), who was completely deaf and mu…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 6:41am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newGreat ideas for Children’s Costumes for Halloween
    Children love to play dress-up, imagining himself a superhero or other beloved characters, and they are great visionaries, so it is not surprising that one of their favorite children’s holiday is Halloween, which combines all the things that kids l…
    - 20 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 11:27am -
  • Funny Pumpkin Ideas
    My girlfriend ordered a Halloween pumpkin donut from Dunkin’ Donuts. It was not quite as advertised. Damn moose eating my pumpkin My parents won a pumpkin carving contest last year. Awkward… Spooky Pumpkin My son at his first Pumpkin Patch. Most…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:16am -
  • Longest Suspension Bridges Around the World
    Bridges play an important role for humanity. Their presence can reduce the time spent on the road, overcoming obstacles (rivers, ponds, precipice) blank that is valuable both from an economic and from a practical point of view. Bridges are distinguis…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:16am -
  • Weird and Unique Packaging Designs
    So pack the goods – a real art! We regularly publish all the fun out of the design, including package design. That’s what attracts the eye and makes you want to blow the product home. Summing up the year, in this review we share the most creative…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:15am -
  • Weeks Top Tattoo Ideas – October 22, 2014
    My healed full sleeve. Done by Thor Emil, Kongsvinger Tattoo My first tattoo! Peony thigh piece done by the amazing Marilyn at Chronic Ink, Toronto. First session, by Jenn Bowman at Vice and Virtue, Berea KY Ravenstag by John Lemon @ Bound For Glory…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:13am -

Neatorama

  • new9 U.S. Presidents as Pokémon
    James K. PolkGeorge WashingtonBrandon Dayton, an artist in Salt Lake City, imagined 9 Pokémon Presidents. Each one has his own strengths and weaknesses, so collect them all, but choose your options carefully.What others can you think of? Maybe Ulys…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • new13 Halloween Costumes That Fail So Hard They Win
                           Image Credit: The guy who took it and will never admit to it so we'll never know.You ever see a Halloween costume that is SO awful, it transcends that status and becomes its own work of art? I have, and it is amazin…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • new8 Famous Album Covers--The Bigger Picture
    What's going on in the scenes depicted in famous musical album covers? To show you, the web design company Aptitude zoomed out to show a bit of background. Justin Bieber's fans have finally caught up with him, Spencer Elden is about to get eaten by a…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • newMen Try On Ladies’ Sexy Halloween Costumes
    (YouTube link)Have you ever heard the saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander"? Well, take a gander at these guys who are willing to try on sexy Halloween costumes designed for women. Sure, the costumes are overly revealing, po…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 3:00am -
  • newConan O'Brien and Madeleine Albright Get into a Hilarious Twitter Fight
    I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014Conan O'Brien is a comedian and late night talk show host. Madeleine Albright was the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • newBurger King in Japan Serves Black Burgers
    This culinary curiosity has been making rounds in social media lately, and it’s a new menu item for Burger King in Japan. It’s called the Kuro Burger (“kuro” is Japanese for black), and it’s literally black. From the buns to the cheese and…
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  • Indonesian Woman Called ‘Witch’ for Lizard Baby
    There’s the usual weird stuff, and then there’s the absolutely bizarre. Debi Nubatonis, a 31-year-old Indonesian woman in the remote village of Oenunto, had been pregnant for eight months when she suddenly had contractions. What came out of labor…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:12pm -
  • Woman Set Ablaze in Chinese Hot Pot Restaurant
    Things got literally hot in this hot pot restaurant located in the city of Wenzhou, in China’s Zhejiang Province, wherein a sumptuous meal turned deadly in a flash. If the date and time indicated on the CCTV footage are correct, it was a seemingly…
    - 15 days ago 9 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Chinese Officials Probe Anuses of 10,000 Pigeons for Bombs
    Perhaps you just can never be too sure when it comes to public safety, even if it sounds absolutely ridiculous. However, getting into where the sun doesn’t shine of our fair-feathered friends may be going a tad bit too far. Officials in mainland Ch…
    - 16 days ago 8 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Death on Rails for Selfie-loving Student
    A lot of people like posting photos of themselves online through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and it’s harmless fun for the most part. But it turned really ugly for a pretty 19-year-old engineering student at Nehru Nagar i…
    - 17 days ago 7 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

Odd News - UPI.com

Digg Top Offbeat

  • newHow A Harvard Scientist's Life Changed After He Killed A Puppy-Size Spider
    Harvard researcher Piotr Naskrecki was just doing his job when he ran into the one of the world’s largest spiders in Guyana and killed it. The Internet didn’t see it that way.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:28am -
  • newThe Oldest Statue In The World
    The Shigir Idol is oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated as having been constructed approximately 9,500 years ago, and preserved in a peat bog on the western fringe of Siberia.
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  • newGerman Guy Is The Tony Hawk Of Wheelbarrows
    This is in no way the new extreme sport. But we're more than happy to watch this guy have the time of his life flipping around a gold-plated wheelbarrow.
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  • newJerome Jarre Is Offered A Million Dollars... And Then Things Get Interesting
    Internet celebrity and entrepreneur Jerome Jarre was offered a deal billions of people would think is a no-brainer: a million dollars to live and work in New York. But for Jarre, the answer's not so simple.
    - 13 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 6:22pm -
  • newThe Exact Wrong Way To Ride The Subway
    The only thing he got right was having headphones in, just in case there were mariachi bands outside the train too. And in case you need reminding: Please, please do not attempt this stunt yourself.
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  • newHow To Tell The Temperature Using Crickets
    The chirping noises made by crickets attract suitors — but they can also be used by humans to easily (and accurately) calculate the temperature.
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  • newGenerating Sparks From Falling Water
    The physics behind Kelvin's Thunderstorm explained. No, it is not a practical way of generating electricity, which is why we use turbines at hydro stations.
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  • Balloons, Pigs And Trigonometry
    A pig farmer, a ballooning company, and a mathematician walk into a courtroom...
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  • Why Do We Carve Pumpkins?
    When you think about it, scooping the innards out of a large squash, carving a scary face into it, and jamming a candle inside is a bit weird. But so is the story behind the first jack-o’-lantern.
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  • Car Has A Bewildering Feud With This Gate
    Driving straight through a gate is generally bad. Coming back for more, over and over and over again just makes us worried about the circumstances surrounding this altercation.
    - 1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 9:43pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • 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…
    - 50 days ago 4 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • 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, 12:25pm -
  • 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, 3:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 29 May 14, 1:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 May 14, 7:57pm -
  • 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, 2:05pm -
  • Absolute Zero is 0K
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its termi…
    - 20 Mar 14, 1:34pm -
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of…
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  • The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator
    We here at Damn Interesting don't manage to post new articles quite as often as we'd like. We relish researching and writing, but until recently there were a few bottlenecks and logjams restricting our flow. The "until recently" in the preceding sent…
    - 26 Feb 14, 3:47pm -
  • The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey
    Listen to this episodeThe men from London arrived just in time to see Mary Toft give birth to her fifteenth rabbit.It was the winter of 1726, and Nathaniel St. André and Samuel Molyneux arrived in the market town of Godalming in Surrey to meet Mary…
    - 10 Feb 14, 6:58am -

Weird Russia

  • Creepy Horror Art by Moppaa
    27-year-old Russian photographer, painter and digital artist Eugene Kuleshov (Moppaa) has started his art career engraving portraits on gravestones. His interest in photography started in 2012 after he surprised his girlfriend with a photograph...
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:34am -
  • Grid Girls of Russian Grand Prix
    Last Sunday, Formula One World Championship took place in Russian city of Sochi. Besides the famous racers and fast cars, spectators could admire beautiful girls, known as the Grid Girls. – via news.mail.ru
    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Romantic Marriage Proposal in Pulkovo Airport
    Dressed as a medieval knight on a white horse, this romantic Russian guy excited onlookers in Pulkovo airport. A 30-year-old construction worker from St. Petersburg chose this unusual way to propose to his beloved...
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Russian schoolboy harassing homeless man gets kicked
    Recently, the video surfaced on the Russian Internet of a homeless man nicknamed Kompot been bullied by a kid. As seen in the video, the boy has started bullying the homeless man, calling him...
    - 19 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:29pm -
  • Places illustrated on Russian banknotes
    Russian blogger Tema Lebedev visited the places captured on Russian banknotes. 5000 Rubles. Habarovsk. 1000 Rubles. Yaroslavl. 500 Rubles Arhangelsk. 100 Rubles. Moscow. 50 Rubles. Saint Petersburg 10 Rubles Krasnoyarsk 5 Rubles. Veliky Novgorod.
    - 21 days ago 3 Oct 14, 2:16pm -

Pravda.ru

  • newCanadian MP Harper enjoys wine after terrorist attack
    A glass of wine that was standing on the desk of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a TV briefing with RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Commissioner Bob Paulson
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 12:49pm -
  • newVnukovo Airport CEO steps down after plane crash
    Vnukovo Airport CEO Andrei Dyakov and his deputy Sergei Solntsev left their posts, the press service of the airport said
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 12:21pm -
  • Canada shooting: Latest. Islamic State?
    Two people dead, one guard and one gunman, Ottawa locked down, in shock, is the result of Wednesday October 22, a day the Canadian capital will never forget. There are suspicions that there is another person involved in the shootings who could still…
    - 1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 10:23pm -
  • Russia bans meat imports from Moldova
    The Russian Federal veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor suspends meat imports from Moldova from 27 October
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:32am -
  • Russian state dachas appear in Crimea
    The Crimean government donated ten reserve and cultural objects of the peninsula to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:41am -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • newWhat Would You Ask If You Met Your Future Self? The Remarkable Case of Samuel Runderman, ‘The Man Who Met Himself’

    - 18 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 1:49pm -
  • Are You A Victorian Inventor?
    The Victorian era was awash with illustrious inventors. The lightbulb, car, electric train, radio, telephone, ‘spherical velocipede’ and toaster were all invented over the course of these sixty four exciting years (1837-1901). During this time, a…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:06pm -
  • Strange Endeavours In Space
    “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”– Democritus The mummichog or Fundulus heteroclitus is a small and hardy fish. In fact it is so hardy that it is the ‘go-to’ fish for space research. In 1973, two…
    - 7 days ago 17 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • A Beastly Bestiary of Phantasmagorical Animals: Special edition
    When mythical animals are written about it is almost always the spectacular, ferocious or fabulous that receive all the attention. To redress this we offer you an introduction to some of the more modest members of the mythological kingdom. Gueyrab…
    - 9 days ago 15 Oct 14, 4:09pm -
  • En Garde! Unusual Moments of Duelling History
    “I find it rude to laugh at a man with a sword.” ― Derek Landy, Mortal CoilDuelling was the noble and utterly daft ritual of fighting for one’s (or one’s loved-ones’) honour by entering into formalised, and often lethal, one-on-one com…
    - 9 days ago 15 Oct 14, 12:08pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newLeather Archives & Museum in Chicago, Illinois
    Cataloguing the history of both the BDSM and leather culture through artifacts, equipment, and a massive library of literature, Chicago's Leather Archives & Museum is more than just a collection of handcuffs, whips, and chains, treating the histor…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newLos Feliz Murder Mansion in Los Angeles, California
    On the night of December 6, 1959, in a mansion that sits on a Los Feliz hilltop, Dr. Harold Perelson struck his wife to death with a hammer, severely beat his 18-year-old daughter, and then ended his own life by drinking a glass of acid. For the nex…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newTomb of Jesus Christ in Shingo, Japan
    The small village of Shingo in Japan's Aomori Prefecture is known not only for its cattle ranches and yam production, but thanks to one rogue cosmoarcheologist the village is also home to the supposed Tomb of Jesus Christ.  According to apocryphal…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newShades of Death Road in Great Meadows, New Jersey
    In rural Warren County, New Jersey the darkly named Shades of Death Road has unsurprisingly accrued a number of terrifying legends and seems to be spawning more supposedly haunted locales as the years go by.  No one is quite sure how Shades of Deat…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • newCity Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana
    Opening a grand, million dollar church always seems like a good idea at the time. Such beautiful structures can bolster a community and give a unique sense of place to an area. Of course when the local economy dries up, supporting such a massive ed…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 5:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

  • new29 Dumb Facts About Dessert
    In this week's episode, John Green goes through some less-intelligent facts about sugary treats.
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  • newFeast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree
    Click to enlargeWhen linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (We…
    - 11 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • newThe Terminator: 30 Years Later
    This Sunday will be the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie The Terminator. Outside of Sarah Connor’s hair and clothing, there’s not a lot in the film that indicates how old it is. Oh, there have been some advances in special effects, b…
    - 11 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:27pm -
  • newThe Missing Links: The Greatest Safety Video on (Middle) Earth
    Air New Zealand has released the most epic safety video ever.*For the premiere episode of the new Working podcast, Stephen Colbert explains how a typical day at The Colbert Report goes.*If you’ve ever played with a Ouija board and sort of won…
    - 12 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • new20 Short Films About Economics
    We The Economy is a series of short films about economics intended to address a series of crucial topics like "What is the Economy?" and "What is Money?" in simple, accessible videos. Now, because the videos are simple and accessible, they don't go…
    - 12 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 7:27pm -

Strange Inventions

  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 62 days ago 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…
    - 64 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:13pm -
  • Magnet Hat
    Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy’s “magnet hat” was a good idea.
    - 90 days ago 26 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • Hugo Gernsback’s Isolator Helmet
    Science and Invention, July, 1925
    - 94 days ago 21 Jul 14, 8:18pm -
  • A Robot on the Shoulder – Extra Arms that will help you lift heavy objects
    MIT researchers have created a pair of robotic arms that connect to your shoulders and give you another pair of pinchers to help you lift heavy objects or keep objects in place while you attach them overhead. The arms, called “A Robot on the Should…
    - 2 Jun 14, 5:38pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • Ten Google Earth Coordinates of Historic Events
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Ten Google Earth coordinates of historic events around the world. Take a trip across the Earth and see the map location of events that made…
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 14, 1:02pm -
  • Out of Place Artifacts
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Out Of Place Artifacts is a term invented by cryptozoologist Ivan T. Sanderson to define an object found in a place that is impossible to ac…
    - 6 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:49pm -
  • The Practice of Dowsing
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Straddling the line between the supernatural and the scientific, the practice of dowsing has a long history of being used to find water, oil…
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 14, 6:58am -
  • Where was Atlantis?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Where was Atlantis? The continent of Atlantis was North America, while the country of Atlantis was Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and the…
    - 15 days ago 9 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Disappearance of Theodosia Burr Alston
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Was Theodosia Burr Alston killed by pirates? Was her ship sunk? Did she survive only to die soon after or did she live to an old age? We m…
    - 21 days ago 3 Oct 14, 5:02pm -

The Human Marvels

  • 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…
    - 10 days ago 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 -
  • 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 -
  • GRACE GILBERT – The Redheaded Bearded Lady
    The redheaded Grace Hester Gilbert was born on February 2nd in 1876 on a small farm near Nettle Lake, Ohio. She was the youngest of four children and the only one in the family to be born covered in a layer of silken hair. By the time she was 18 she…
    - 2 Aug 12, 3:30pm -
  • Sword Swallowing – The Most Dangerous Sideshow Stunt
    Sword swallowing is arguably the most dangerous and misunderstood of all sideshow stunts. It is dangerous due to the physical proximity of cold steel to the internal organs of the performer and misunderstood as, more than all the sideshow arts, sword…
    - 3 May 12, 12:30pm -

Weird Pictures

A family bicycle equipped with a sewing machine for mom
A family bicycle equipped with a sewing machine for mom
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Life Force
Life Force
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This Is How Babies Used to Fly on Airplanes
This Is How Babies Used to Fly on Airplanes
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Weird Stock Photography Images
Weird Stock Photography Images
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An estimated 35,000 pacific walrus have been spotted ashore on a...
An estimated 35,000 pacific walrus have been spotted ashore on a...
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Living Willow Sculpture
Living Willow Sculpture
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Strange Crimes

  • newHouse of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers brought gunman down
    Canada – House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was hailed across Canada as the hero who brought down a deranged gunman before he could spill any more innocent blood.While Vickers’ position is often seen as a ceremonial gig, he has the v…
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  • Woman sets boyfriend on fire using nail polish remover
    CLEARWATER, Florida - Police say a Clearwater woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking.According to police, 23-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers doused Carlos Ortiz Jr. with nail polish remover early Wednesday and then…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 4:07pm -
  • Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher
    BURLINGTON, Vt. – A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killed her.A jury rejected arguments by Allen Prue's defense that his wife, Pa…
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  • Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
    LONDON – He might have got away with it if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card.A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him o…
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  • Autopsy finds Michael Brown shot at close range, not running from cop
    Missouri - The 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does n…
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  • Man Charged With Giving Cop A Wet-Willy
    MINNEAPOLIS – A wet-willy has landed a man in trouble with police.Police told our sister station in Mankato that 24-year-old Riley Swearingen put his pointer finger in an officer’s ear while waiting in line for a bus early Saturday morning.Since…
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  • Harlem Kevorkian Assisted Suicide of Motivational Speaker – Stabbed him 7 times
    NEW YORK – After being convicted of helping a motivational speaker kill himself, a man known as the “Harlem Kevorkian” received a revised sentence on Monday.Kenneth Minor, 41, admitted to stabbing motivational speaker and self-help author Jeffr…
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  • Serial Killer Suspect Left Trail Of Escalating Offenses
    Darren Vann has a history of run-ins with police across the country going back 20 years.It’s a record that spans four states, escalating from speeding tickets to sexual assaults. Somewhere along the line, police say the 43-year-old Vann became a se…
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Unusual Places

  • The Stampede Trail and the 142 Magic Bus
    The Stampede Trail is a road located in the U.S. state of Alaska. A portion of it it’s paved but the remainder of the route consists of a primitive and dangerous hiking trail that follows the original path. In 1961 Yutan Construction began upgradin…
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  • Al Naslaa Rock Formation
    There are many natural occurrences that might puzzle a traveler. One of them is Al Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. Al Naslaa is…
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  • The Most Famous Tree in Hawaii
    The Banyan Tree (Ficus Benghalensis) of Lahaina, Maui is probably the most famous Banyan Tree of the Hawaiian Islands. The tree is located on the Front Street between Hotel Street and Canal Street. The banyan fig is originally from India and was plan…
    - 48 days ago 6 Sep 14, 7:56am -
  • Meghalaya: The Rainiest Place on Earth
    New Zealand based photographer Amos Chapple captured amazing images of the state of Meghalaya, India, allegedly the wettest spot on Earth. The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya annually receives 467 inches of rain. The outdoor workers often wear wate…
    - 60 days ago 25 Aug 14, 12:32pm -
  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy
    The town of Coober Pedy is often referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Located in the remote South Australian desert, where temperatures reach 125 °F / 51 °C, this small m…
    - 94 days ago 22 Jul 14, 10:39am -
  • The Immovable Ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    There is a wooden ladder in Jerusalem that cannot be moved due to conflicts between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox church. Called the Immovable Ladder, it has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century. The ladder is referred to as i…
    - 6 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Featuring the Weapons of Mass Attraction
    Those, who are on a boring road trip from from Salt Lake City to Nekoma, North Dakota, might stumble upon a huge pyramid. The Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex is the eerie cold war era reminder, located in the fields of North Dakota. Resembling…
    - 22 Jun 14, 6:31am -
  • Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge
    The Devil’s Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) was built almost 150 years ago, back in 1860. Because of the unique construction accuracy, the bridge and its reflection merge into a perfect circle, regardless of the point of observation. This extraordinary sigh…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • newBattle of the Vintage Chocolate Drinks
    Name your poison! Bosco, Ovaltine, Borden's or Tootsie V-M?
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  • newSmog Rings
    Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with a plan to use "patented ion technology" in order to create the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner. He'll then place his smog vacuum in a Beijing park, start vacuuming up the smog, and turn the dirt and…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 12:19pm -
  • Dagwood, the table-tennis-playing cat
    From an AP story that circulated in August 1951 (example here):PORTLAND, Ore. — This cat made such a pest of herself when Ted Matson tried to play table tennis that he finally put her on one side of the net and let her try the game on her own. That…
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  • Tarzan of the Canines
    Original page here.Do we dare to believe this Weekly World News article? Well, the case was reported a year prior in a reputable newspaper.
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 11:34am -
  • Medical Reference Book
    Handy in or out of the operating room.Order Yours Here
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:21am -

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