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  • Photoshop Battle: Patriarch Kirill attended the festival of national sports
    On December 3rd, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, attended the festival of national sports. The image of him participating in games, went viral in social media. On the photo, Patriarch is playing “gorodki”: a Russian folk…
    - 7 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • The bizzarre app of the day: Putin vs Aliens
    Google play has tons of games and some of them are just ridiculous. On Russian segment of Google play a game “Putin vs Aliens” is rapidly gaining popularity. Description states: “2015. Vladimir Putin performs the duties of the President of the…
    - 7 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:05pm -
  • Black Friday Russian Style
    It’s Black Friday in the US; the time of great deals and discounts. In order, to sell more goods and merchandise, Russia adopted the holiday as well. However, it wouldn’t be Russia if the things were going smoothly. On this Black Friday, some mer…
    - 16 days ago 25 Nov 16, 11:30am -
  • Novosibirsk Engineer Built a Cat Tank
    Novosibirsk engineer Ivan Veryasov made a cat tank, with a rotating turret. The idea to build a tank came to him several years ago, when he saw cat houses at a pet store. Mass produced cat houses appeared to be poor quality and even unsafe for animal…
    - 22 days ago 19 Nov 16, 4:59pm -
  • The Tsar with the Dragon Tattoo
    On the right forearm of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, is Chinese dragon tattoo, that was made during his stay in Nagasaki in 1891. On one of the official events, Nicholas II of Russia had the unexpected request. He asked to introduce him t…
    - 41 days ago 31 Oct 16, 5:11pm -
  • BBC Documentary: Russia’s Toughest Prison
    The film is about the life sentence convicts in “Black eagle” prison. Lasting an hour and eighteen minutes, the film shows the life of the prisoners in one of the toughest Russian prisons. After watching it, one appreciates life and instantly bec…
    - 41 days ago 31 Oct 16, 3:57pm -
  • What if Matrix was filmed in Russia
    Series of digitally enhanced photographs, that illustrate Matrix in Russian reality, are floating around the internet. Of course, the series would not be complete without babushkas, policemen and Vladimir Putin.
    - 46 days ago 26 Oct 16, 9:02am -
  • Instagram Art Project – Sad Elephant Amidst Russia’s Misery
    “I don’t even ask for happiness, just a little less pain”, this is the greeting sentence of trunkdrunk’s Instagram account. Instagram user trunkdrunk takes photos in Russia’s saddest places. As this was not sad enough, he takes pictures in…
    - 46 days ago 26 Oct 16, 8:44am -
  • The Russian aircraft carrier meme
    Recent report about the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, that billowed smoke as it passed through the North Sea and the English Channel, became an inspiration for jokes on the Internet. Some named this occurrence “the happy steamship wee…
    - 49 days ago 23 Oct 16, 3:41pm -
  • Meme: Zabivaka – Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot
    Internet users made fun of Russian soccer using Zabivaka mascot. The results of voting for the mascot of the World Cup, which will take place in 2018 in Russia, have been just announced. It is worth noting, that the mascot: the wolf Zabivaka is liked…
    - 50 days ago 22 Oct 16, 6:38pm -

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  • Sloth drops from tree … into speed boat (VIDEO)
     Sloths are meant to like life in the slow lane, but it appears that this little guy didn't get the memo. After falling from a tree he ended up in a speed boat, and appeared to enjoy the ride.
    - 16 Feb 13, 10:42pm -
  • BBC weather forecast interrupted by mouse in studio
    BBC weather forecaster Kate Kinsella halted a live broadcast on Three Counties radio … after spotting a mouse in the studio.
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:49pm -
  • Stephen Hawking stars in new Go Compare advert
    What else do theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Louie Spence have in common?  
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:37pm -
  • Meet the 7ft long edible gummy snake!
    Forget those little gummy worms you used to get in a pick-and-mix. This is the gummy python, a seven foot long 36,000 calorie monster which is more sweet than you would ever want to eat.The candy snake is surprisingly detailed and includes intricate…
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:43pm -
  • iPad bought at petrol station was actually a mirror
    When a man pulled up at a petrol station in Texas and offered Jalonta Freeman a new $800 iPad for just $200, she should have know it was too good to be true.Instead she thought it was too good to pass up and handed over the cash … it was only later…
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  • new10 Strange Threats
    Crazed or angry people make all kinds of threats, but these are pretty darn weird…
    - 12 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 Coolest Victoria's Secret Recreations
    These aren't exactly the angels you were looking for.
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • 7 Unbelievable Real Life Bubble Kids
    Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome (SCID), also known as "bubble baby" syndrome, is an inherited condition that affects one in 300,000 children.
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 Animals That Wrecked Christmas
    They're cute, they're cuddly and they have questionable Christmas spirit.
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • 7 Abusive Film Directors
    From psychological torture to on-set temper tantrums, meet seven directors who pushed actors to their limits.
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 12:00am -


  • newVideo: Bighorn sheep breaks window. Know why?
    Watch this video of a bighorn sheep breaking a glass window. It looks like a case of mischievous vandalism. What’s going on? Christian Addie said he was on his lunch … Continue reading →
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 4:35am -
  • CIA: Russia hacked US election to make Trump win
    A secret assessment by the CIA has just concluded, and it has reportedly determined that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help propel Donald Trump to a White House … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 5:46am -
  • What would be under water if the ice caps melted?
    What would the Earth look like if sea level were 216 feet higher than today? Here are some maps of that scenario. As you can see, there is still plenty … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 3:12am -
  • A hunk of sea ice bigger than India has vanished
    Sea ice off the coast of Antarctica and the Arctic hit record lows in November, and scientists are now reporting that, as of December 4, we’ve lost 3.76 million square … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 3:06am -
  • Woman sued by her two frozen embryos
    “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is being sued by her two frozen embryos in an unusual lawsuit as part of a three-year battle by her ex-fiance to see the embryos … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 2:43am -
  • Video: Slick parking maneuver gone wrong?
    This strange crash was captured on a security camera. The driver was suspected of being intoxicated.
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 2:25am -
  • ultra-rare “impossible” quasicrystal found in Russian meteorite
    A quasicrystal’s atomic structure combines the symmetrical properties of a crystal and the chaos of an amorphous solid. Originating in outer space, these crystals aren’t just incredible because of how … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 4:44pm -
  • The Earth does not really revolve around the Sun
    Can you handle the truth? Ok, here it is: Our planet is not revolving around the Sun. The Earth and our sun both revolve around a point known as the … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 7:02am -


  • new10 Ways Technology Is Changing You For The Worse
    We all know the many benefits of modern technology. But it is not without its negative effects. Particularly when it comes to the technology we use on a daily basis, it can change our habits, our personalities, and more—in surprising ways. 10 The E…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • new10 Bizarre Objects Made From Human Skulls
    They once housed our brains and were closely associated with our sensory organs. They’re skulls. And when empty of life they’re eerie artifacts of lives now lost. The things made from them strike us as weird, especially when there is no clear con…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • new10 Ancient Psychological Warfare Tactics
    Psychological warfare misleads, intimidates, and demoralizes the enemy. This use of threats, propaganda, and subtler strategies has been employed for millennia to influence adversaries’ thinking. Civilians and soldiers alike are targets of this cun…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Most Mysterious Musicians Of All Time
    Some musicians possess more than just charisma and talent. They’re mysterious. They make people whisper about deals with the devil and conspiracy theories long after the musician’s deaths. Some of them have become legends grapping our attention e…
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Intriguing Occultists From Across History
    Throughout the Middle Ages and during the periods of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, occultists persisted in their pursuits of the mystical and the metaphysical. Even today, individuals, including several who are famous, continue to engage in…
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Horrifying Elevator Accidents From The Past
    Some of us have a horrible fear of getting into an elevator. What if it crashes or gets stuck between floors? We cling to the railing inside the small box while the other people inside seem oblivious to the dangers around them. We can’t talk about…
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • Video: 10 Comic Book Heroes Who Could Theoretically Exist
    What would happen if superheroes existed in the real world? Some people do dress up and patrol streets, occasionally fighting crime, but is it possible for an actual comic book hero to exist in real life? Let’s suit up for some superhero science an…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 3:35pm -
  • 10 Of The Most Villainous Acts Committed By The Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan has been causing mayhem in the United States for well over a century. With a membership that once exceeded four million, their mission was simple: to cleanse the American people and eradicate the “undesirables” that diluted the p…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:01am -
  • 10 Mysterious Libraries
    Libraries captivate the imagination. These storehouses of knowledge contain countless secrets and mysteries. Unfortunately, many of these treasure troves of wisdom have been lost over the centuries. Those that remain are preciously guarded. Knowledge…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Ridiculously Dangerous Chemicals
    Although they make up almost everything around and inside us, chemicals suffer from a bad reputation. While it’s true that some chemicals can be beneficial, all chemicals can be hazardous under the right conditions. The chemicals on this list, howe…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:00am -

Oddity Central

  • Man Spends His Free Time Photographing Lost Gloves
    48-year-old Mark Leigh, from Surrey, UK, is a self-confessed boring man who enjoys nothing more than to spend his days photographing lost gloves. It all started around three years ago, when Mark found a lone glove on a stairwell at his workplace and…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 3:35pm -
  • Weird Jobs of the World: Guarding John Lennon’s Glasses in Cuba
    Aleeda Rodriguez Pedrasa has one of the most unusual jobs in the world – she gets paid by the Cuban government to make sure that a statue of John Lennon in Havana always has a pair of glasses on when tourists come to take a picture with it. In 196…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 2:47pm -
  • Tokyo Restaurant Will pay You $438 if You Can Eat This Giant Bowl of Ramen in 20 Minutes
    If you love ramen and want to get paid for eating lots of it, I suggest visiting the Umakara Ramen Hyouri restaurant, in Tokyo, Japan. They will pay a cool 50,000 yen ($438) to anyone who finishes their giant bowl of delicious ramen in under 20 min…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 8:33pm -
  • This Treadmill Bicycle Lets You Cycle to Work by Walking
    Who could have imagined that a treadmill on wheels would one day become a thing?!? Lopifit is an unusual means of transportation that allows you to power an electric bicycle by walking on a treadmill. It’s actually way cooler than it sounds. Lopif…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 6:17pm -
  • Department Store Sells Leather-Wrapped Stones for $85 a Piece
    American department store Nordstrom recently made international headlines for selling good ol’ fashion stones partially wrapped in leather at the insane price of $85. But that’s not even the strangest part. For some reason, people apparently love…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 2:34pm -

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Crazy Facts

  • newPeople grill watermelon and call them “watermelon steaks”…
    People grill watermelon and call them “watermelon steaks”. It resembles the texture of a seared steak and cookbooks sometimes recommends it as a meat substitute. 30
    - 20 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 4:14pm -
  • newA Chinese business man bought a non-functional aircraft…
    A Chinese business man bought a non-functional aircraft carrier from Ukraine, allegedly to use it as a floating hotel/casino. It took more than 4 years to tow it to China. Later the Chinese government bought and modernized the carrier, making it its…
    - 20 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 4:13pm -
  • newThe Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made…
    The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, barstools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire marshall for not having smoke detectors. 10
    - 20 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 4:12pm -
  • An Irish woman was denied for a teaching job…
    An Irish woman was denied for a teaching job in South Korea, citing the “alcoholism nature” of Irish people as reason for rejection. 71
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 2:26pm -
  • Wireless phone chargers use resonant inductive …
    Wireless phone chargers use resonant inductive coupling which Tesla tried to use to provide free wireless electricity and may be used to create roads that can charge electric cars. 42
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 2:25pm -

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

Unusual Deaths

  • Criticality accident
    Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist working on the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, became the second person in history to die in a nuclear criticality event, eight months after Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. became the first. Slo…
    - 71 days ago 1 Oct 16, 10:41am -
  • Sauna Death
    Vladimir Ladyzhensky, a Russian athlete, died in the final round of the 2010 World Sauna Championship in Heinola, Finland, after collapsing and being pulled from the finalists’ sauna for the men’s competition. The event was an endurance-contest s…
    - 75 days ago 27 Sep 16, 11:43am -
  • Purple vs Pink
    Austin Wuennenberg, a 21-year-old employee of Disney World piloting the Monorail Purple train on the Disney Monorail System, was killed when the Monorail Pink train backed into his cockpit during a failed rail switch-over. Submission by Logan Agle. T…
    - 83 days ago 19 Sep 16, 6:30am -
  • Oops
    Harry K. Daghlian, Jr., a scientist working on the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, became the first person in history to die in a nuclear criticality event. While preparing a bomb for the Operation Crossroads series of n…
    - 83 days ago 19 Sep 16, 6:25am -
  • Comedian Died Onstage
    Dick Shawn, an American actor and standup comedian known for his roles in movies including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Producers, died at the age of 63 in the middle of a standup routine being performed at the University of California.…
    - 31 Aug 16, 5:39pm -


I Wish I Didn't Know Weird News

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

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  • Party invite officially out-of-control
    A RURAL Mexican girl whose 15th birthday party invitation went viral is being showered with offers of a TV show, free plane tickets and hotel stays. Rubi Ibarra got an offer to appear on the soap opera The Rose of Guadalupe and a cumbia group issued…
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  • More porn filmed at train station
    ANOTHER disturbing porn video has been filmed at a Victorian train station, and this time, in broad daylight. The amateur porn video was posted by Girls Out West.
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  • Mutant pig born with monkey face
    A TINY piglet born with the face of a monkey has baffled not only locals but the internet too.
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  • Pope compares fake news to eating faeces
    MEDIA that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
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  • What it’s OK to be snobby about
    GET ready, Australia. UK gossip magazine Tatler have updated their “Guide to Snobbery” for 2016 and the surprising additions may just shatter what you think you know about taste.
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Nutty News

  • Spanish Junkyard Owner Replaces Guard Dogs with Bullfighting Bulls
    Spain – After falling victim to no less than seven break-ins last summer, the owner of a second hand auto parts business in Montserrat, Spain, has replaced his guard dogs with a pair of ‘toro bravos’, a Spanish breed of bull used in bullfighti…
    - 44 days ago 28 Oct 16, 6:30pm -
  • Youth Football Team Punished After Parents Brawl During Game
    A fight breaks out between parents at a youth football game. Now, the league is holding the kids responsible. The incident occurred Sunday, with parents from both teams going at it. Police were called, says parent Tamerra Washington. “Some parents…
    - 44 days ago 28 Oct 16, 6:21pm -
  • Indians Give World Series Tickets To Young Cubs Fan Injured In Cleveland
    Remember Johnny Wallach? He’s the 7-year-old from Northfield who went to Game 1 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians in Cleveland with his dad. He was accidentally knocked out in the first inning, when a cheering Indians fan elbowed…
    - 44 days ago 28 Oct 16, 6:15pm -
  • How A Cancer Treatment That’s Helping Dogs Could Help Humans
    PHILADELPHIA – By most accounts Yogi, a bichon shih tzu mix, is lucky to be alive. “It was the longest weekend of my life,” said Yogi’s mom Linda Coppola of Langhorne, Bucks County. In January 2016, a routine trip to the vetrevealed Yogi h…
    - 44 days ago 28 Oct 16, 6:06pm -
  • Abandoned dog waits for owner for a month on discarded mattress
    DETROIT – An abandoned dog in Detroit was rescued after waiting on a discarded mattress for its owner for about a month. Dustin Oliver, also known as Mike Diesel, of Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue spent several hours trying to lure the dog away from…
    - 44 days ago 28 Oct 16, 5:59pm -

It's Truly! Random!

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

Amusing Planet

  • World War 2 Wrecks of Solomon Islands
    In the remote South Pacific, east of Papua New Guinea, and not far from Australia, lies a string of about nine hundred islands that make up the nation of Solomon Islands. Between 1941 and 1945, this swath of ocean witnessed some of the fiercest fight…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 11:09am -
  • Pozzo di S. Patrizio
    Pozzo di S. Patrizio, or the St. Patrick's Well, is a historic well in Orvieto, Umbria, central Italy, built between 1527 and 1537 at the behest of Pope Clement VII who had taken refuge at Orvieto during the sack of Rome by the Holy Roman Emperor Cha…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:33pm -
  • The Ghosts of St. George’s Church in Lekova
    For nearly fifty years, St. George’s Church in the village of Lukova, in Czech Republic, lay abandoned. The last congregation held in this 14th century church was in 1968, when a funeral service was in progress and the ceiling and part of the roof…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 7:10am -
  • The Birth Of An Ocean: The Afar Rift of Ethiopia
    In the remote Afar depression in northern Ethiopia, the African Continent is slowly splitting apart and a new ocean is forming. Normally geological processes such as the formation of rivers, seas and mountains is a painfully slow process, but in the…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 7:09am -
  • The Remarkable Story of St Kilda’s Residents
    The remote archipelago of St Kilda, off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, is truly an isolated place. Located some 64 km west of the Outer Hebrides, it is the most remote part of the British Isles. The island is full of jagged granite boulders…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 16, 4:28pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – December 11, 2016
    Suspicious quotation marks. via My weapon of choice. via The McCafe.. Spreading holiday cheer everywhere. via You know how they say signs are made because it had happened before… At my local hospital. via Aggressive note in the post office window.…
    - 52 mins ago 11 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • newFunny Pictures – December 10, 2016

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  • Funny Pictures – December 9, 2016
    My single sister’s very single Christmas Card 2016. via “Make sure you get the right size”, she said. “Nah, they’re all the same size”, I said. via Found a great deal today. via My online dating experience so far. via The lord cometh and…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 1:02pm -
  • Funny Pictures – December 8, 2016
    Customer complained about a whistling sound coming from their engine. via My security Captcha for my flight…Yikes… via Happy Hour Playset. via Present Presents. via Portal. via Contractor gets in the cabinet he just built to prove its sturdiness.…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 1:25pm -
  • Funny Pictures – December 7, 2016
    No sugar coating these discharge instructions. via Finland Breakfast. via Good luck to the blind guy with this fly swatter! via Facebook has had zero chill lately. via Last minute ugly Christmas sweater creation for the office party! via Awkward… v…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 12:50pm -


  • newParents Reveal The Most Embarrassing Things They've Walked In To Find Their Kids Doing
    (Image Link)Do you know why most family themed movies and TV shows feature a cringeworthy scene with a parent walking in on a kid doing something shameful in their bedroom?My daughter just turned two. A few weeks ago I went to check on her after I…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • newSleeping with Cheetahs
    Dolph C. Volker studied the heart rate of sleeping cheetahs by sleeping with them. This takes a certain kind of dedication to science that most of us don't have. He says he couldn't sleep because Faith was having dreams. If it were me, I wouldn't get…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • newFun Things You Might Not Know About Anthony Bourdain
    Anthony Bourdain is the loud, foul-mouthed chef you either love or love-to-hate, but did you know he was a published mystery novelist long before he wrote Kitchen Confidential? Or that writing runs in his blood as his mother was a copy editor at the…
    - 6 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 6:00am -
  • new19 Of The Biggest Photoshop Disasters Of 2016
    Can you find the Photoshop disaster in this picture? Stop reading now if you want to look for it. This is a picture of the singing group Fifth Harmony that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. In the middle is Ally Brook, who has two right feet. It's…
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 4:00am -
  • newThe Strangely Satisfying World Of Industrial Food Processing Videos
    There are plenty of awful videos on YouTube which you can use to torture your eyeballs and scar your brain, but why would you want to watch such horrible things?Instead, expose your eyeballs to the wonderful world of factory food processing videos, w…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 16, 2:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Ten Bizarre Types of Vending Machines In Japan
    If you’ve never been to Japan, you may have a hard time comprehending just how ubiquitous vending machines are in...The post Ten Bizarre Types of Vending Machines In Japan appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 73 days ago 29 Sep 16, 5:06pm -
  • Chinese Woman Takes Man For Walk On A Leash
    Sex. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that sleeping with someone other than his girlfriend is...The post Chinese Woman Takes Man For Walk On A Leash appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Man Kills Wife and Takes Her Head for a Walk…
    - 75 days ago 27 Sep 16, 5:03pm -
  • Translation Of iPhone 7 Slogan Makes Apple A Dick
    International companies are always happy when global consumers line up for their products. Apple, the company behind Macs and iPhones,...The post Translation Of iPhone 7 Slogan Makes Apple A Dick appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.…
    - 77 days ago 25 Sep 16, 5:01pm -
  • Chinese Straddling Bus May Be Gigantic Ponzi Scheme
    Remember that amazing straddling bus that China took out for a test drive a few weeks ago? The world couldn’t...The post Chinese Straddling Bus May Be Gigantic Ponzi Scheme appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 79 days ago 23 Sep 16, 4:58pm -
  • Woman Claims Pokemon GO Creature Raped Her
    It was only a matter of time. With the global popularity of Pokemon GO, a ton of weird stories have...The post Woman Claims Pokemon GO Creature Raped Her appeared first on Weird Asia News. No related posts.
    - 81 days ago 21 Sep 16, 4:54pm -

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  • Starving for Answers
    Starving for Answers:In early 1945, 36 American men lay in their bunks in a windowless room, each man alone with his thoughts as he tried to fall asleep despite the hunger that gnawed at his gut. Just a few weeks earlier, they had all been fit, heal…
    - 10 days ago 1 Dec 16, 12:06pm -
  • The Voyager Golden Record Experience
    The Voyager Golden Record Experience:In 1977, in response to a fortuitous alignment of the outer planets of our solar system, NASA launched space probes Voyager 1 and 2 to tour the outer planets and transmit photographs back to Earth. In that capaci…
    - 41 days ago 31 Oct 16, 2:39pm -
  • Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay
    Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay:In 1952, geologist Don Miller was conducting a petroleum investigation in the region surrounding the Gulf of Alaska when he encountered a vaguely disquieting geological anomaly. While surveying a remote fjord known as Lituy…
    - 72 days ago 30 Sep 16, 1:49pm -
  • The King’s Letters
    The King’s Letters:In the late 1430s and early 1440s, a certain Korean scholar embarked on a massively ambitious project, working almost single-handedly and spurred on largely by personal interest. Although the Korean language had existed for almo…
    - 8 Aug 16, 1:42pm -
  • Mobilis In Mobili
    Mobilis In Mobili:The submarine, designated O-12 in U.S. Naval lingo, measured in at 175 feet long. She was, even by the standards of the early 1930’s, not a particularly impressive sight, with a brief career spent meandering about the then-quiet…
    - 14 Jun 16, 1:36pm -
  • Into the Bewilderness
    Into the Bewilderness:Charles Waterton was born in Yorkshire, England in 1782, to an aristocratic Catholic family whose ancestors included members of several royal families. The life of an idle nobleman didn’t appeal to him, however. From a young…
    - 13 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • Colonels of Truth
    Colonels of Truth:The seventh of May 1931 was a hot, dusty day in the mountain town of Corbin, Kentucky. Alongside a dirt road, a service station manager named Matt Stewart stood on a ladder painting a cement railroad wall. His application of a fres…
    - 15 Mar 16, 2:20pm -
  • 89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480
    89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480:In 1885, an author named James B. Ward published a pamphlet telling of a long-lost treasure available to anyone clever enough to solve the puzzle associated with it. Ward reported that around 1817, a man named Thomas Jeff…
    - 17 Dec 15, 1:43pm -
  • The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation
    The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation:The mountains of Japan’s Yamagata prefecture are considered sacred by the Buddhists in the region. These holy sites are sparsely populated, their forests interrupted only occasionally by isolated Buddhist temp…
    - 30 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
  • Faxes From the Far Side
    Faxes From the Far Side:On the 10th of January 1956–about a decade into the Cold War and about a year into the Space Race–the United States Air Force launched the first vehicle in its top secret Genetrix program. The vehicle was a balloon–an e…
    - 23 Oct 15, 3:26pm -

Weird Russia

  • Photoshop Battle: Patriarch Kirill attended the festival of national sports
    On December 3rd, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, attended the festival of national sports. The image of him participating in games, went viral in social media. On the photo, Patriarch is playing “gorodki”: a Russian folk…
    - 7 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • The bizzarre app of the day: Putin vs Aliens
    Google play has tons of games and some of them are just ridiculous. On Russian segment of Google play a game “Putin vs Aliens” is rapidly gaining popularity. Description states: “2015. Vladimir Putin performs the duties of the President of the…
    - 7 days ago 4 Dec 16, 5:05pm -
  • Black Friday Russian Style
    It’s Black Friday in the US; the time of great deals and discounts. In order, to sell more goods and merchandise, Russia adopted the holiday as well. However, it wouldn’t be Russia if the things were going smoothly. On this Black Friday, some mer…
    - 16 days ago 25 Nov 16, 11:30am -
  • Novosibirsk Engineer Built a Cat Tank
    Novosibirsk engineer Ivan Veryasov made a cat tank, with a rotating turret. The idea to build a tank came to him several years ago, when he saw cat houses at a pet store. Mass produced cat houses appeared to be poor quality and even unsafe for animal…
    - 22 days ago 19 Nov 16, 4:59pm -
  • The Tsar with the Dragon Tattoo
    On the right forearm of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, is Chinese dragon tattoo, that was made during his stay in Nagasaki in 1891. On one of the official events, Nicholas II of Russia had the unexpected request. He asked to introduce him t…
    - 41 days ago 31 Oct 16, 5:11pm -

  • Europa League Matchday 6: Zenit, Krasnodar through
    Both Russian teams made it through to the last 32 of the Europa League. Zenit topped group D despite going down in the last game against Alkmaar 3-2 and Krasnodar finished second in Group I after losing 2-1 at Nice in France.
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 11:37pm -
  • Chechen special forces go to Syria
    Military men of "West" and "East" special purpose battalions stationed in Chechnya will take part in the protection of Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 3:40pm -
  • Donald Trump's advisor arrives in Moscow for long and profound negotiations
    Advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, arrived in Moscow to have several meetings with Russian politicians and businessmen
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 11:07am -
  • Champions League Matchday 6: Brilliant FC Porto!
    FC Porto thrashed a revamped Leicester City side which needs to retain the starting line-up for at least three consecutive games, although the first place was guaranteed in Group G whatever the result. CSKA Moskva crashes out of Europe after losing a…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 10:55pm -
  • Ukraine offers Trump Antonov aircraft as Air Force One
    Ukraine's Antonov aircraft maker suggested US President-elect Donald Trump should order Air Force One from Ukraine, a message on the official Twitter page of the company said
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 12:12pm -

We Interrupt

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

The Unusual Times

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

Atlas Obscura

  • When Mother Teresa Met With New York's Mayor to Lobby for a Parking Permit
    In the picture above, Rudy Giuliani, Hizzoner, Mayor of New York City, is having a grand old time with Mother Teresa. This meeting took place in June of 1997, just a few months before her death, when she came to New York for a surprise visit to the S…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 9:56pm -
  • Memorial to America’s First Circus Elephant in Heritage Hills, New York
    Many stories have been told about Old Bet, one of the first elephants (if not THE first) to have set foot in the United States. One thing we do know for certain: She was murdered in Maine in the cold, cold summer of 1816.There’s a striking memori…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 9:40pm -
  • The Creative and Forgotten Fire Escape Designs of the 1800s
    In the morning of March 10, 1860, a crowd of several hundred New Yorkers looked up curiously at a long cloth chute dangling from the top of City Hall. The tube was supported by ropes along its sides, with one end fastened to the top of the building a…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Ai-Ais–Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in Namibia
    This remote mountain desert park straddles two countries, earning it two different names: It is Ai-Ais in Namibia and Richtersveld in South Africa. The two regions are divided by the Orange River, well known for diamond mining along its shores, a…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:05pm -
  • Villa Baviera in Villa Baviera, Chile
    Miles away from civilization and accessible only by a gravel road is Villa Baviera, a quaint tourist town in Chile that appears to be typical of other European-themed villages throughout the world... that is, until you look closer. Past the Bavaria…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:00pm -

Mental Floss Blog

Strange Inventions

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

Historic Mysteries

  • Celtic Goddess Brigid to St. Brigid of Kildare: Story of the Enduring Deity
    The Celtic goddess Brigid changed into St. Brigid of Kildare in 450 AD, but she never lost her goddess qualities. How did the ancient deity survive so long?The post Celtic Goddess Brigid to St. Brigid of Kildare: Story of the Enduring Deity appeared…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 8:53pm -
  • Yggdrasil World Tree and Nine Realms of Norse Mythology
    Yggdrasil is a sacred ash tree that cradles the nine worlds of the Norse cosmos. It stands evergreen and represents the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.The post Yggdrasil World Tree and Nine Realms of Norse Mythology appeared first on Historic Mys…
    - 12 days ago 28 Nov 16, 11:53pm -
  • Tabby’s Star: A Deep Space Mystery Never Seen Before
    The Kepler space telescope detected unprecedented anomalies of Tabby's Star, and even the scientific community has theories of a solar alien megastructure.The post Tabby’s Star: A Deep Space Mystery Never Seen Before appeared first on Historic Mys…
    - 13 days ago 28 Nov 16, 9:13pm -
  • The Lost Mine of Ophir and King Solomon’s Gold
    King Solomon had more than $60 trillion in gold around 970 BCE. Explorers have searched for millennia for the lost mine of Ophir. Why hasn't it been found?The post The Lost Mine of Ophir and King Solomon’s Gold appeared first on Historic Mysteries…
    - 14 days ago 27 Nov 16, 12:08am -
  • Witch Prickers of 17th Century Inquisition
    Witch prickers drove long needles into accused witches in public in search of the devil's mark hoping to convict someone of being a witch.The post Witch Prickers of 17th Century Inquisition appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 26 days ago 15 Nov 16, 11:19pm -
  • Traits of a Hero – A Salute to Veterans
    U.S. Military Veterans are all heroes of our country. But what are the traits of a hero? Read this Veterans Day salute about those who've served.The post Traits of a Hero – A Salute to Veterans appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 32 days ago 9 Nov 16, 10:04pm -

The Human Marvels

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

Weird Pictures

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

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

Unusual Places

  • Meet The Breathtaking Beauty Of Shah-e-Cheragh
    Iran is well known for its unique architectural style, as well as its historical buildings, which have been well preserved throughout the centuries. The Shah-e-Cheragh Mausoleum, which was built during the 12th century, holds the holy tombs of Mir Mu…
    - 21 days ago 20 Nov 16, 1:35pm -
  • The Devil’s Tower: US’ Mysterious Sightseeing Spot
    Located in the Black Hillsin Crook County of Wyoming, the Devils Tower is definitely among the most interesting sightseeing spots in USA. It is a giant volcanic rock, with a height of 1,267 feet above the ground and 5,112 feet above sea level. So wha…
    - 30 days ago 11 Nov 16, 8:10am -
  • Castle Stalker: An Isolated Scottish Land Of History
    From its strange setting to the mountains background and its historical design, Castle Stalker is definitely one of the most interesting places to visit in Scotland. The building, which is located on a small island called Loch Laich, has been there s…
    - 33 days ago 8 Nov 16, 3:38pm -
  • Paronella Park: A Castle in the Tropical Jungle
    If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. In amongst the stunning plantlife and wildlife of an Australian tropical jungle, not many would suspect to see a grand man-made structure that is close to 80 years old. Yet close to t…
    - 48 days ago 24 Oct 16, 10:10am -
  • Heaven In Mexico: Las Pozas
    How do you imagine the garden of Eden? A sculptor and art collector of the 20th century Edward James, brought his vision of Heaven to reality, right in the heart of Mexico. Located in the North of Mexico City, Las Pozas is a surreal combination of na…
    - 50 days ago 22 Oct 16, 4:00pm -
  • Slope Point Trees: Beauty Created by Force of Nature
    There are a lot of unusual sight around the globe, but Slope Point of New Zealand is differently natural wonder. Slope Point is the southernmost tip on New Zealand’s South Island. The place is systematically blasted by great force of cold wind, tha…
    - 69 days ago 3 Oct 16, 4:03pm -
  • Jacobite Steam Train: Crossing Scotland All The Way To Hogwarts
    Everybody, who has seen the Harry Potter movies remembers the legendary Hogwarts train, that leaves from Platform 9 ¾. Although its real name is the Jacobite Steam Train, the Scotland route is known as the Hogwarts train. The beautiful film scenery,…
    - 95 days ago 7 Sep 16, 4:35pm -
  • Chuysky Trakt: The Most Beautiful Road Of Siberia
    Chuysky Trakt is Over 621 mile long and it is included in the National Geographic’s top 10 most wonderful road trips in the world list. Taking this outstanding journey leaves even “I’ve seen it all” kind of traveler amazed. From small village…
    - 21 Aug 16, 3:45pm -

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

  • newBlew Nose, Eye Fell Out
    In September 1942, a young miner, Ronald Cutler, had finished his shift, so he blew his nose to get the coal dust out. His eye fell out onto his cheek. A superintendent was able to pop it back in, and Cutler appeared "little the worse for the occurre…
    - 22 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 1:25pm -
  • Just Imagine
    The uproarious laughter by the human executive at the antics of Tommy Telephone, a plainly impossible vision, proclaims that the fellow is gratefully descending into the dark swamp of insanity due to the high stresses of his job.
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 16, 7:26am -
  • Vile and Filthy Morse Code
    January 1945: Residents of Halifax complained to the police that people were driving around at night and using their horns to signal "vile and filthy language" in morse code.So it wasn't the honking, per se, that bothered the residents, but what the…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 12:24pm -
  • Arthur and Bertha Ferris
    Original pic here.Two more pics of Ferris here.The visionary musical instruments of Arthur Kirk Ferris (b. 1871, Madison, Wisc., d. after 1943, New Jersey) represent one of the most extraordinary chapters of creative instrument building in America. I…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:30am -
  • Owen Smells and Mary Knows
    In its July 5, 1943 issue, Time magazine noted the marriage in Pryor, Montana of Owen Smells and Mary Knows. The marriage only lasted three years, but in that time they had a daughter, Theresa, who eventually married Joseph Rock Above and became The…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 1:20pm -

Fact Day

  • 15 healthy eating habits that work
    Eating right is the key to prolonged and healthy live. Check out these helpful tips for healthy lifelong eating. – via Business Insider
    - 17 Oct 15, 5:35pm -
  • E-cigarettes Are Bad For Your Lungs
    According to a recent study from The American Physiological Society, e-cigarettes are bad for you. Scientists found out, that Acrolein was detected both in the E-cig liquid (unburnt/vaporized), and in the vapor. They said this indicates that some of…
    - 27 May 15, 6:01pm -
  • Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure
    An Arkansas man’s kidney failure linked to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 56-year-old U.S. man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible f…
    - 3 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
  • The Internet makes us think we’re smarter than we really are
    According to a new study, searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence. A new psychological study from Yale University found that people who have access to an online search engine when r…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • ‘The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People’, An Informative Infographic
    Podio, a project management software company, has created a curious interactive infographic about how famous artists, philosophers, writers, and composers structured their daily life, as recorded in their own diaries and letters. Using data from Dail…
    - 7 Jan 15, 5:50pm -
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