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  • Emily, the Cow – A Constant Reminder For Human Cruelty and Kindness
    For many people, Emily the Cow does not symbolize anything, but for the locals who live in Sherborn, Massachusetts, it brings memories of a hero that nearly faced death and escaped bravely. Back in 1995, Emily was only three years old and weighted on…
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  • Steven Jay Russell: the artist who escaped from prison through the front door – many times
    When thinking about escaping from prison, most criminals’ plans include running or even digging tunnels. Steven Jay Russell, however, decided to make things easier for himself, so he got out of prison multiple times by impersonating a prison guard,…
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:46am -
  • 1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
    Supplied by professional photographers, stock photography is the supply of images, that are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, regular people “portraits” taken sometime in the 1970s, which are too awkward to even imagine…
    - 7 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:30am -
  • Dan Pauly Turns Wood Into Magical Fairytale Houses
    Representing the fourth generation of craftsmen who work with wood, Dan Pauly transforms recycled small houses that seem to have come out of a fairy tale. Whether it is a sauna, an outbuilding, a shed or a house itself, the American craftsman can cre…
    - 26 days ago 8 Aug 15, 8:25am -
  • 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.
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  • 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…
    - 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…
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  • 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 -

Weird Russia

  • Putin and Medvedev Tea Party
    On August 30st, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were staying at Sochi residence, known as “Bocharov Creek”. The leaders...
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  • “Bring Us Stalin Back”
    Apparently, many Russian citizens are still nostalgic for the Stalin era. Recently, social network users were outraged by the video of an honored artist...
    - 3 days ago 30 Aug 15, 12:03pm -
  • Communist Party Digitally Altered Images to Include More Supporters
    On August 26th, State Duma deputy, the secretary of the Communist Party, Sergei Obukhov met with residents of Krasnodar. Apparently,  the turnout was not...
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 5:26pm -
  • Balconies in Russia
    Many apartment buildings residents had a concrete balcony that added extra fifty to sixty square feet to the apartment’s total floor space. Many residents...
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 3:59pm -
  • Digital Art by Artyom “Rhads” Cheboha
    Artyom Cheboha, also known as RHADS, is the Russian digital artist . While his work might look quite diverse in style, Cheboha prefers bright...
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 2:16pm -
  • Gorgeous Aerial Drone Photos of Churches and Monasteries in Rural Russia
    Apparently, all it takes is a decent quadcopter and just one person to take amazing aerial photos of rural Russia: abandoned churches, monasteries, wide...
    - 10 days ago 23 Aug 15, 6:20pm -
  • Dersu Uzala
    There are few of us who know that behind this historical name, “Dersu Uzala” is hiding an captivating story. Dersu Uzala, was actually the...
    - 10 days ago 23 Aug 15, 3:59pm -
  • Don’t Try To Leave the City of Omsk
    Located in the south-west of Western Siberia, the city of Omsk is the place to avoid, according to some of its residents. When comparing...
    - 13 days ago 20 Aug 15, 1:23pm -
  • Lavrov’s Press Conference Blooper
    Sergey Lavrov, the Russian diplomat and currently the Foreign Minister of Russia, got busted on camera muttering ‘****ing morons’ under breath at presser with...
    - 21 days ago 12 Aug 15, 6:32pm -
  • Madventure Time trailer
    Inspired by Ryan May’s mashup concept art, Moscow based digital designer Egor Zhgun created the humorous Mad Max/Adventure Time mash-up trailer. Also, here are...
    - 21 days ago 12 Aug 15, 5:57pm -

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  • newOdd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee."
    - 1 hour ago 2 Sep 15, 8:40pm -
  • newFox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster sharing her name
    (Reuters) - An anchor for Fox News Channel has sued Hasbro Inc for more than $5 million over the company's sale of a plastic toy hamster that shares her name, and which she says resembles her.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:40pm -
  • newTexas teen fatally shoots himself while taking selfie
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Texas man who was posing with a gun for a social media selfie photo accidentally shot himself and died from the wounds, Houston police said on Wednesday.
    - 6 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:32pm -
  • newLondon's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup
    LONDON (Reuters) - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.
    - 11 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 11:09am -
  • First Dane goes into space -- to test bike gear
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Statio…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 2:35pm -

  • 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 -


  • new10 Weirdest Stories of Parents Who Forgot Their Children
    From a shopping cart to the ocean, take a look at these crazy places parents left their kids.
    - 22 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Times Gaming Has Impacted Real Life
    Just because you're playing inside a fictional world doesn't mean you have no impact on the real one. Take a look at how gaming has occasionally influenced real life.
    - 2 days ago 1 Sep 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Rebel Kids Who Aren't Too Young To Sue
    Admit it. Americans are litigious. We will sue our neighbors, sue our businesses—and in some cases—we will even sue our mamas.
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Animals With Extra Body Parts
    From the dog with two noses that was searching for a home to the goat that has a third horn growing from its back, check out these ten animals with a little extra something special.
    - 4 days ago 30 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • 8 Intriguing Experiments on Tinder
    Being underage, being a douche or wearing tons of makeup may turn out to be the best ways to score a date on the most popular hookup app.
    - 5 days ago 29 Aug 15, 12:00am -


  • I will not watch your advertisement
    If I’m interested in a news story and I click to view a video that is supposed to be that story, but instead get a brief advertisement video, guess what? … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 4:46pm -
  • First Human Head Transplant in 2017?
     Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 22 Aug 15, 4:30pm -
  • Jeb Bush: Pro Torture Candidate
      Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush refuses to rule out the US resuming the use of torture if he were to become president. Bush, who addressed the issue during a campaign … Continue reading →
    - 19 days ago 14 Aug 15, 9:22pm -
  • Deadly explosions in China
      Tianjin, China (CNN) – You can see the devastation everywhere: in the hollowed-out shells of buildings, in the anguished faces of relatives, in the parade of scorched cars. But what … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago 13 Aug 15, 4:47pm -
  • Protected: Life in jail for heavily drugged accused killer unable to testify
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
    - 26 days ago 8 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • The Crab on Mars
      THE Mars Curiosity Rover has taken a strange image that has left space enthusiasts captivated. Captured by NASA, the image shows a crab-like object on the surface of the red … Continue reading →
    - 28 days ago 6 Aug 15, 4:16am -
  • Drones dropping drugs into prisons
      Officials at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Ohio say a fight between inmates last Wednesday was caused by a drone dropping more than 7 ounces worth of heroin, marijuana, and tobacco … Continue reading →
    - 28 days ago 5 Aug 15, 8:00pm -
  • Frisbee becomes an Olympic sport
      The sport of flying disc, commonly known as “frisbee,” was officially recognized as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday, opening the way for it to … Continue reading →
    - 29 days ago 4 Aug 15, 7:50pm -


  • new10 Incredible Firsts In The Evolution Of Life On Earth
    In order to attain the awe-inspiring diversity of life on this planet, nature had to overcome numerous obstacles over billions of years of evolution. New environments had to be conquered; new forms had be created to exploit newly available resources.…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 7:00am -
  • new10 Unsolved Lovers’ Lane Murders
    You’re on a date. It’s late at night, the moon is out, and you’ve parked the car. You look over your shoulder and see that the coast is clear. After a couple attempts, your partner eases the seat back. You move close. Your lips are almost touch…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 7:00am -
  • new10 Weird Ways Cats Have Been Venerated Through History
    Thanks to the Internet, cat iconography is ubiquitous and inescapable. However, this is just the continuation of an epic, millennia-strong love affair between two (not so) different species. 10 The First ‘Pet’ Cat The unearthing of a 9,500-year-o…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Dark Stories Of Crazed Celebrity Stalkers
    Everyone has had an obsession with a celebrity at some point in their life. Maybe you wrote a fan letter or two during your teenage years that you forgot all about. On the other hand, some people dedicate their entire lives to the adoration of their…
    - 2 days ago 1 Sep 15, 7:01am -
  • 10 Violent Struggles To Control The Spice Trade
    Spices have an interesting and bloody history. While we often hear about the European conquests of the Americas and the rise of colonial empires spanning the globe, we don’t often consider that the root of Western conquest and dominance of the worl…
    - 2 days ago 1 Sep 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Insane Facts About Guns And Gun Violence In America
    On August 26, 2015, a mentally disturbed man shot and killed two journalists who were on the air live in Virginia. His awful actions immediately sparked a familiar debate about gun control in America. On one side were those calling for immediate refo…
    - 2 days ago 1 Sep 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Bizarre Warplanes Of World War II
    War creates an urgency unmatched during peacetime. As countries compete to create the next great weapon, engineers sometimes resort to unconventional techniques to create their war machines. Nowhere was this more clear than in the skies of World War…
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Hardships Plaguing Native American Communities Today
    Native Americans are no strangers to misery, whether from the atrocities of colonialism and the genocide of their people or the numerous tragedies still facing them today. The disadvantages handed down to them throughout history have left many Native…
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Glaringly Obvious Uses Of CGI In Movies And TV
    In the last 30 years, computer-generated imagery, or CGI, has become so advanced that in most cases, you’ll never even know that the things you see on the screen are just a bunch of tennis balls and green blocks. Entire cities filled with people ar…
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Incredible Acts Of Bravery In The Name Of Pacifism
    War does incredibly strange things to people. Along with a feeling of nationalism and patriotic pride comes hatred and suspicion, especially against those who refuse to fight. For some, it’s a religious conviction, and for others, it’s simply a b…
    - 4 days ago 30 Aug 15, 7:01am -

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  • D’oh! 30 of the Best Simpsons Tattoos of All Time
    Considering that The Simpsons has been an iconic show for more than 20 years, it’s no surprise that fans take their love of the show to a permanent level by inking equally iconic show moments onto their skin. That’s right. They take their love of…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 4:51pm -
  • These 30 Questionable Toys Are Just Hilariously Wrong
    From tech things to board games to classics, the number of options for toys that kids have these days is pretty much endless. That’s why the fact that these “questionable” toys have actually hit the shelves make you wonder just what the heck pe…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 9:19pm -
  • 30 of the Most Questionably Hilarious Chinese Knockoff Products
    We know that there are horribly bad knockoff products made right here in the United States, but there are some Chinese imitations that are anything but the sincerest form of flattery. The only “real” thing about them is that they’re really, rea…
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 8:19pm -
  • 20 of the Strangest World Record-Holding Collections in the World
    It’s not unusual to collect things like dolls or baseball cards when you’re a kid, and there are adults who have collections of things like wine and art or maybe shoes or cookbooks. Then there are these people who hold records for the largest col…
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 8:50pm -
  • 20 Astonishing Guinness World Record Locations
    While the term “record-breaking” is thrown out a lot, the designation of holding a Guinness World Record has a certain awe-inspiring quality. Since 1955, the company has been showcasing amazing and unusual records set be people from all over the…
    - 16 days ago 17 Aug 15, 5:05pm -

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  • newTaiwanese Government Declares Stern Stance Over WWII Claims
    Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party has issued a response after the party’s former vice-president and chairman Lian Zhan said that the Chinese Communist Party worked behind enemy lines under Mao Zedong’s leadership to attack invading Japanese forc…
    - 14 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 8:00am -
  • newBeijing Police Retrieve Jamaica Coach’s Lost Phone
    Beijing police have retrieved the lost phone of a Jamaica track and field coach who was in the city as part of the World Athletics Championships. The trainer was traveling by taxi from the North Star InterContinental Hotel to the Aden Hotel at 11:35p…
    - 16 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:00am -
  • newDogs Saved From Slaughter Dying In Animal Protection Center
    Many animals saved from being slaughtered for the Yulin “Dog Meat Festival” have been revealed to have died from canine distemper virus since their rescue in early July. A volunteer at the animal protection center in Gaoyou said that dogs are dyi…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 4:00am -
  • Compulsory Spending On The High Speed Rail
    A resident of Nanjing city has complained to the press, saying that when he recently rode the high speed rail the lunch cart enforced “compulsory spending.” Since he sat in the lunch cart he was required to buy at least 88 RMB worth of tea. One p…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 2:05pm -
  • Woman Travels 1605 Kilometers To See Grandson In Jail
    A 104-year-old woman all on her own got in a car at Beijing West Station, traveling 1605 kilometers to Changsha to see the grandson that she raised, Mr. Zhao, who had been detained for criminal acts. This old woman concealed her travel plans from her…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 11:02am -

Unusual Deaths

  • Death by Roses
    The Milwaukee Journal – Aug 29, 1979, via WeirdUniverse.
    - 5 days ago 28 Aug 15, 5:32pm -
  • Roasted Alive
    A man from Cheshire, England, was roasted alive inside an industrial oven after going in to clean it. The oven was switched on by colleagues who did not know he was inside, and he tried unsuccessfully to break out with a crowbar before dying. Submitt…
    - 14 days ago 20 Aug 15, 7:29am -
  • 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 -


I Wish I Didn't Know

  • newJanet Jackson’s Return To Touring Is A Big Success
    Janet Jackson opened her first live show in four years in Vancouver and the crowd loved it. Many people were worried that Ms. Jackson, who hasn’t recorded an album in seven years, would seem rusty, tired, or even old (she is 49). But the Control so…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:00pm -
  • newThe Garner/Affleck Divorce Is Getting Uglier
    Sources indicate that the break-up of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck has settled into a routine, normal unpleasant divorce situation. The pair seemed to hope that they would be able to work out some co-parenting situation which would include Affleck…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 4:13pm -
  • newYou Won’t Believe Who Miss Piggy Is Dating, Now That She And Kermit Are Over
    The first pictures of Kermit the Frog’s new girlfriend have just been reached the media, and there is no question that she’s quite a dish. For a pig. Kermit has admitted that he is drawn to pigs — the long-term relationship with Miss Piggy, whi…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:50pm -
  • Chrissie Hynde Slammed For Comments Blaming Rape Victims For Their Clothes And Actions
    Chrissie Hynde, female rock legend and former lead singer for The Pretenders, caused a firestorm of anger with some comments she made about rape. Hynde was raped when she was 21. She got into a car with members of a motorcycle gang who took her to a…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 6:04pm -
  • Charlie Sheen’s Ex-Fiancée Claims Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra Stole Her Jewelry
    Former porn star Brett Rossi, best known for her broken engagement to Charlie Sheen, is claiming that Lenny Dykstra, the former baseball player and convicted felon, stole $50,000 from her. Rossi alleges that Dykstra, a former  member of the 1986 New…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 5:13pm - 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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  • Woman Guilty Of Robbing 3 Banks In Half Hour For Daughter's Party
    An accused thief told a court she held up three banks in May to raise money for her daughter's graduation party.Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, of B... Read more: Bad Parenting, Mug Shots, Dumb Crime, Weird Florida, Bank Robberies, Cindy C…
    - 5 days ago 28 Aug 15, 11:43am -
  • Florida Man Breaks Into School So He Can Call Grandma
    var p = new anv_pl_def(); p.config = {}; p.config.width = 640; p.config.height = 360; p.loadVideoExpressV3('eyJ1cGxvYWRfaWQiOiJleHByZXNzLTE0N... Read more: Dumb Crime, Aaron Richardson, Weird Florida, Aaron Richardson Grandmothe…
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 5:39pm -
  • Woman Hires Hitman Because Her Grandkids Got Lice, Police Say
    A Florida woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a man she claims gave her grandchildren lice.Police in New Smyrna said Pamela Van... Read more: Pamela Vanorsdale, Bad Parenting, Weird Florida, Dylan Loveless, Crime News
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 3:11pm -
  • Porn Star Kayla Kupcakes Flashes Judge In Florida Courtroom
    A Florida judge got to see more evidence than he expected Thursday when an accused woman flashed her breasts in court.Susan Surrette, ... Read more: Things You Can't Do Naked, Porn Stars, Kayla Kupcakes, Weird Florida, Dumb Crime, Sus…
    - 12 days ago 21 Aug 15, 11:03am -
  • Taxi Driver Accused Of Bank Robbery Caught Escaping In Own Cab
    A Florida cab driver accused of bank robbery was driven straight to jail after being arrested while using his taxi as a getaway car.Clearwater ... Read more: Mug Shots, Bank Robbers, Dumb Crime, Weird Florida, Clinton Archer Wells, Cl…
    - 13 days ago 20 Aug 15, 3:42pm -

Nutty News Videos

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • Is this a secret moonbase?
    TAKE note: 22° 42'38.46N and 142° 34'44.52E. Has Google just proven there really is a secret base on the surface of the Moon?
    - 25 days ago 8 Aug 15, 9:05pm -
  • 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.
    - 41 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.
    - 48 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.
    - 52 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.
    - 52 days ago 13 Jul 15, 1:20am -

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It's Truly! Random!

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

  • newThe Newspaper Rock in Utah
    Newspaper Rock is a 200 square foot rock surface in San Juan County, Utah, that is covered by hundreds of ancient Indian petroglyphs — rock art chiseled and pecked into stone — that records nearly 2,000 years of human activity in the area, like a…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:35am -
  • The Trestles of Myra Canyon
    The Myra Canyon section of the Kettle Valley Railway in southern British Columbia, Canada, is a 9.6 km section of railway tracks along the famed Myra Canyon located south of Kelowna on Okanagan Mountain. The track traverses the extremely mountainous…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 3:58pm -
  • Gas Works Park in Seattle
    Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington, is an unusual public park located on the site of a former coal gasification plant, on the shores of Lake Union opposite downtown Seattle. The 19-acre site was acquired by the city in 1962, seven years after the…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 3:57pm -
  • Scars of World War I: The Battlefield of Beaumont-Hamel
    The village of Beaumont-Hamel, in northern France, was one of the fortress villages located just behind the German lines during the Battle of the Somme. It was here, on July 1st 1916, one of the most destructive battles of World War One took place wh…
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 7:04am -
  • The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
    Between July to September, during the hottest months of the year when temperature hovers around 37 degrees in the shade, people from all over Egypt and elsewhere flock to the desert oasis town of Siwa in the Libyan desert in western Egypt to take tur…
    - 5 days ago 28 Aug 15, 4:12pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – September 2, 2015
    How to write good. via A local deli gets kids. via My grandmas golf club… via JUST PRINT. via My girlfriend is away. She didn’t believe me that I could make a fancy dinner for myself. via Who is this sign for? via The only explanation. via I’m…
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  • Funny Pictures – September 1, 2015
    The raptors in Jurassic World during filming… via It looks like you could hop on top of that thing and ride her like she’s Yoshi. via Just something my friend is hanging in her dorm. via “Churrch” via My buddy found this in his dorm room. via…
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  • Funny Pictures – August 31, 2015
    Ladies, we’ve been wearing it wrong this whole time. via Busy busy busy. via Parenthood in one picture. via This way Bruce Willis… via Failed panorama shot. via My boss didn’t think this was funny. via My roommates mom asked him how college is…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 10:39am -
  • Funny Pictures – August 30, 2015
    Sneaky bastards… via How to convince your Instagram followers that you are not poor and can actually travel and do awesome shit. via Google’s self driving car with chrome rims. Getting a little wasted tonight. via I’d plug it. via My dogs face…
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  • newNew Book Takes A Look At The Exploitation Movie Posters Of Yesteryear
    Hollywood has been using exploitation films as money making vehicles since the very beginning, but the features we generally think of as exploitation films are those schlocky sci-fi and horror flicks shown in grindhouse theaters beginning in the 1960…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 8:00pm -
  • newSesame Street: Nosh of the Titans
    In this Sesame Street parody of Clash of the Titans, Cookie Monster is Fursius, and must pass Moo-dusa to reach Mt. Olympus Diner. To quote Cookie, “Oh, dat weird.” (YouTube link)And for Sesame Street’s original audience, there’s a lesson in…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 7:00pm -
  • newFive Ways The Federation Is Actually An Evil Empire
    The Star Trek saga is presented in a way that causes viewers to assume the Federation is a force for good, helping anyone in need and spreading messages of hope and peace throughout the universe.But humans aren't very good at taking care of their own…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:00pm -
  • new28 Unusual Political Parties
    (YouTube link)Got a beef with the government? Maybe some other people do, too. What can you do? Start a political party! It’s been done so many times, and some of the parties that popped up throughout history are pretty strange. But then again, th…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 5:00pm -
  • new14 Hilarious Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Posters from the 1950s and 1960s
    Forbidden Planet, 1956, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerThe kitsch and camp of the old science fiction pictures continue to entertain in ways some of which may not have been initially intended. Hapless and helpless, cartoon curvy and colorful damsels droop in the…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 4:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • newNaked Couple Wrestles in Street
    “I’m so mad; I could tear his head off.” I know I’ve heard that phrase more than a few times...The post Naked Couple Wrestles in Street appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Elderly Woman Strips Young Woman Naked on Train Naked Wom…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:28am -
  • Motorcycle Man Keeps Poking Women in the Butt
    Single women in the West Godavari district of India’s Andhra Pradesh state have been cautiously looking behind themselves for the...The post Motorcycle Man Keeps Poking Women in the Butt appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Stunt at Ind…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 7:58pm -
  • Prison Food Has Never Tasted So Good
    Chow time! Everyone line up by the cell doors. If you do not eat all of your food, you will...The post Prison Food Has Never Tasted So Good appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Food: Delicious But Sometimes Weird Ex-Con’s Love f…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 3:14pm -
  • Visitors Making It Rain Cash On Turtles At The Zoo
    Usually, turtles enjoy a good rain. For the Thai Giant Turtles at the Zhengzhou Zoo in Henan, China, however, they...The post Visitors Making It Rain Cash On Turtles At The Zoo appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Zoo Tigers Are U…
    - 3 days ago 30 Aug 15, 1:25pm -
  • Chinese Highway Closed Due to Cute Chicks
    No one likes being stuck in traffic on a highway. Gridlock has everyone in a fowl foul mood and people...The post Chinese Highway Closed Due to Cute Chicks appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Perky Piglets Run Amok on a Chinese Highway L…
    - 4 days ago 29 Aug 15, 11:41pm -

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Damn Interesting

  • Up in the Air
    As night fell over the East German town of Pössneck on the evening of 14 September 1979, most of the town’s citizens were busy getting ready for bed. But not Günter Wetzel. The mason was in his attic, hunched over an old motor-driven sewing machi…
    - 30 days 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 78 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 -

Weird Russia

  • Putin and Medvedev Tea Party
    On August 30st, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were staying at Sochi residence, known as “Bocharov Creek”. The leaders...
    - 3 days ago 30 Aug 15, 4:39pm -
  • “Bring Us Stalin Back”
    Apparently, many Russian citizens are still nostalgic for the Stalin era. Recently, social network users were outraged by the video of an honored artist...
    - 3 days ago 30 Aug 15, 12:03pm -
  • Communist Party Digitally Altered Images to Include More Supporters
    On August 26th, State Duma deputy, the secretary of the Communist Party, Sergei Obukhov met with residents of Krasnodar. Apparently,  the turnout was not...
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 5:26pm -
  • Balconies in Russia
    Many apartment buildings residents had a concrete balcony that added extra fifty to sixty square feet to the apartment’s total floor space. Many residents...
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 3:59pm -
  • Digital Art by Artyom “Rhads” Cheboha
    Artyom Cheboha, also known as RHADS, is the Russian digital artist . While his work might look quite diverse in style, Cheboha prefers bright...
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 2:16pm -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • Our 11 botanicals and their curious secrets
    Eleven botanicals combine in symphonic sublimity to tickle our sensory geisthavens each time we drink Hendrick’s Gin. Each of these natural flavours has a secret or two, so let’s pop on our folkloric sleeping hat and take a little nighttime walk…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 1:59pm -
  • Patent Wending #2
    Good afternoon and welcome to the future. Today’s Patent Wending is one of our favourite inventions- C.G Crosse’s superb Unicycle from 1904. This exciting device enables you to sit down while jogging.
    - 6 days ago 27 Aug 15, 3:33pm -
  • The 5 most popular misconceptions about Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber
    Our dirigible has been the subject of much fanciful (and inaccurate) speculation, so Henri Bête-Saucisse (Head of Aeroelasticity and Equestrian Serenity at Hendrick’s Air) would like to formally address the five most popular misconceptions.1. Con…
    - 26 days ago 7 Aug 15, 2:23pm -
  • Russian mysteries: Strange beasts & phenomena from beyond the caviar curtain: Part 2
    In Part 2 of our gaze behind the ‘caviar curtain’ we meet modern day Neanderthals, a helpful bearded lodger and a nightmarish succubus of the forest.The AlmasThere is some evidence to suggest that Neanderthal people are not extinct, and may be…
    - 36 days ago 28 Jul 15, 3:02pm -
  • Around the world in 80 cucumbers: The Cucumbers of Persia
    In the name of cukadelic research, we begin an epic journey around the world to discover the history of the mighty cucumber. Our journey begins with the Persian empire, a unique power that placed human happiness as the central theme of the universe.…
    - 48 days ago 16 Jul 15, 2:25pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newFleeting Wonders: Watch the Atlas V Rocket Scribble All Over The Florida Sky
    What is this huge spoon scooping up the Florida skyline? (Image: veroskibum/Youtube)Floridians up before dawn this morning were treated to a strange, unearthly sight—a plume of light arcing over the skyline, looping, expanding, and dissipating…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 4:31pm -
  • newThese Mesmerizing Videos of Ships Going Through Storms Will Turn You Into a Landlubber for Life
    A fishing vessels does battle with the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defense/Flickr)"How do men act on a sinking ship? Do they hold each other? Do they pass around the whisky? Do they cry?"In an effort to answer this qu…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:50pm -
  • newalmighty Opp in Los Angeles, California
    For over a decade, a monthly "service" arrives by bike to a specific corner in Koreatown to blow your mind, only to bike away again after the witching hour.The almighty Opp is one of those rare, fantastic things in life that is better experienced…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:00pm -
  • newHow to Create 'NanoArt' Masterpieces By Manipulating Molecules
    Cris Orfescu's nanoartwork entitled "Power." (All art provided by Cris Orfescu/Used with Permission)Equally in love with art and science? Can't choose between becoming a molecular biologist or a landscape painter? You may not have to. You could bec…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 2:41pm -
  • newFOUND: Denali's True Height
    Denali, in 2015 (Photo: Todd Paris/UAF/USGS)This has been a big week for North America's tallest mountain. First, President Obama changed its official name to Denali, the name that native Alaskans used for the mountain before the U.S. government…
    - 9 hours ago 2 Sep 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.
    - 28 Feb 15, 5:14pm -
  • 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. –…
    - 23 Nov 14, 7:14pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 Aug 14, 12:13pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • Did Adolf Hitler Survive World War Two?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Did Adolf Hitler survive World War Two? It is widely believed that Hitler committed suicide in April, 1945. But theories suggest he escaped to Arge…
    - 4 days ago 29 Aug 15, 4:05pm -
  • Who Was Jeffrey Alan Lash?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Following the death of Jeffrey Alan Lash, police found weapons valued at $1,000,000. He had stated he was a secret agent as well as an alien/human h…
    - 17 days ago 16 Aug 15, 3:09pm -
  • DISTURBING and CREEPY Audio Recordings
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Are you prepared to listen to five of the most disturbing audio recordings ever made? These five creepy audio recordings will bring chills down your…
    - 19 days ago 14 Aug 15, 1:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 31 days ago 2 Aug 15, 6:18pm -
  • 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…
    - 38 days ago 27 Jul 15, 2:04am -

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…
    - 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 -

Weird Pictures

Strange Crimes

  • newPolice Investigating Woman Who Bragged About Burning Cat Alive and Uploading Pic to Facebook
    Mississippi – A Mississippi woman is under fire after posting a graphic photo of a cat she allegedly burned alive to Facebook.In a heated post, Latika “Shay” Houston (picture) says she committed the act in retaliation of the stray cats that wou…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 6:05pm -
  • newMan Bear Hugged Woman, Tried To Lick Her Face
    DENVER – One man may be responsible for a series of attacks, according to Denver police.Jerry Odell has been arrested and is accused of fondling four women.The crimes all reportedly happened on or near 15th Street and Stout Street at approximately…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 3:27pm -
  • Manhunt In Illinois After Police Officer Shot And Killed
    Illinois – An Illinois police officer was shot Tuesday morning and three suspects are at large outside Chicago, authorities saidThe Fox Lake officer was wounded around 8 a.m. local time after indicating he was with three suspicious men, a Lake Coun…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 5:11pm -
  • Police officer shot after responding to wrong home
    Atlanta – Authorities say an Atlanta-area police officer was shot and critically injured Monday night after officers responding to a call about a suspicious person showed up at the wrong house.DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said the of…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 3:16pm -
  • Fast Food Worker Pulled By Her Hair Through Drive-Thru Window
    A confrontation at a fast food restaurant ended with a worker being pulled by her hair through the drive-thru window, according to video that was just posted online.The clip, shot from the rear seat of an auto, shows the female driver exchanging word…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 3:13pm -
  • Woman gunned down lover before lighting the body on fire in front of her kids
    New York – A Queens woman sporting nine fake fingernails told cops she wasn’t with her boyfriend when he was shot to death in his left side early Saturday.But the lie fell apart — leading to her arrest Monday — when a sharp-eyed detective not…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 12:37pm -
  • P.F. Chang’s chef is facing a murder charge after stabbing his co-worker to death
    PEABODY – A P.F. Chang’s chef is facing a murder charge after allegedly stabbing his co-worker to death at the Northshore Mall in Peabody on Saturday.Sources told WBZ-TV that a chef stabbed another chef inside the P.F. Chang’s kitchen shortly a…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 9:30pm -
  • Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend, Burying Her In Yard
    GLENSHAW, Pennsylvania - A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his girlfriend, who authorities allege was killed in a drunken fight and then buried in his yard.Fifty-seven-year-old George Biegenwald of Glenshaw is charged in A…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 7:07pm -

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Unusual Places

  • Nature’s Rebirth in Chernobyl
    This is the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine. There are very few people, who have not heard of this place. Pripyat once housed the families of thousands. Mostly, they were Chernobyl Nuclear Plant workers, who were forced to abandon their homes afte…
    - 2 days ago 31 Aug 15, 2:06pm -
  • USA’s Largest Abandoned Subway is in Cincinnati – and Most Locals Are Unaware of It
    They say nothing is what it seems – and when it comes to Cincinnati, Ohio, things couldn’t be more accurate. Beneath this American city lies a nearly 100 years old subway tunnel with a length of over 3.5 km – and most inhabitants are unaware of…
    - 5 days ago 29 Aug 15, 8:10am -
  • The Crystal Mill
    The Crystal Mill (Old Mill) or historically known as the Sheep Mountain Mill, is one of the most beautiful, picturesque and reputed to be the most photographed area in Colorado state. It’s located above the Crystal River in Crystal, Colorado, betwe…
    - 7 days ago 26 Aug 15, 10:49am -
  • Travel 500 Years Back in Time – The Mystifying Park of the Monsters, Italy
    If you plan on visiting Italy, most likely Rome is on your top visiting locations. But just 60 miles from the first ever metropolis of the world, lies an enchanted place, less known by tourists: The Park Of Monsters (Parco dei Monstri). A one hour dr…
    - 8 days ago 25 Aug 15, 1:16pm -
  • Treasures of the Bavarian forest: the longest tree top walk in the world
    The Bavarian Forest National Park shelters what is thought to be the most breathtaking top walk in the world. Located just outside the small town of Neuschönau, the unique creation is the longest tree top walk from all over the globe with over 1300…
    - 10 days ago 23 Aug 15, 4:20pm -
  • Navagio Beach, Zakynthos island, Greece
    From the white villages of Santorini to the charming fishing villages of Koufonissia, we’ve come to expect the spectacular from the Greek islands. But even by those lofty standards,  Navagio Beach is special, for this is a beautiful beach cove wit…
    - 14 days ago 19 Aug 15, 5:20pm -
  • Witness the power of Mother Nature: An abandoned fishing village turns completely green!
    There’s an old saying: Mother nature always takes back what she gave. That is absolutely the case here. Hidden in the Shengsi Archipelago, China, lies an abandoned fishing village, where every man made structure has been overtaken by lush green vin…
    - 26 days ago 8 Aug 15, 8:36am -
  • A 15th Century-Old House Carved From Stone By A Romanian Monk
    In the northern part of Romania, near the city of Suceava, there is a holy sanctuary, carved from stone more than 500 years ago. Situated only one mile away from another historic landmark (Putna Monastery), this place of solitude and prayer was built…
    - 28 days ago 5 Aug 15, 3:08pm -

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

  • newThe Pickle Wizard
    The Pickle Wizard promises that if you pay him $5.99, he'll send a slice of pickle to a person of your choosing. He writes:What could be more satisfying than the confusion of a friend or foe when they receive a pickle in the mail with a mysterious no…
    - 9 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 12:37pm -
  • newStevie Staple-Freak
    Original ad here.
    - 10 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 12:03pm -
  • newПарк Юрского периода
    A lab in Russia is working on cloning a wooly mammoth. China and South Korea are supposed to participate in the project. Perhaps they will build their own Парк Юрского периода.
    - 21 hours ago 2 Sep 15, 12:39am -
  • Tree Sitting Craze
    I posted this on a day ago. A look back at the tree-sitting craze of 1930.
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 2:42pm -
  • Bulls, New Zealand
    One more oddity I encountered on my New Zealand trip: the town of Bulls (population 1755), "a town like no udder." It's the town where everything is a pun on its name. Even the individual shops play along with the punning. So, for instance, you get t…
    - 1 day ago 1 Sep 15, 12:32pm -

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…
    - 98 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
    - 3 Dec 14, 1:02pm -
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