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  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. - via
    - 11 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. S…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He p…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
  • National Flags Created by Nature
    Ukrainian born travel-photographer, Anton Jankovoy, explores the beauty of nature in such genres as travel and landscapes. His interesting series of photos dedicated to the National flags is quite unusual and touching. These are not just national sym…
    - 40 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 10:45am -
  • The Surreal Collages of Jim Harter
    Jim Harter was largely self-taught as an artist. From 1969-72 he played a small part in creating posters for Austin’s legendary rock venues, the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters. Influenced by San Francisco collage artist Wilfrie…
    - 41 days ago, 22 Jun 14, 9:48am -
  • Award-Winning GIFs of Micaël Reynaud
    Award-winning designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud creates hypnotizing animated GIFs. His GIFs are actually snippets from videos he has edited and produced with various effects such as time-lapse and masking. One of his designs featuring…
    - 44 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 1:03pm -
  • Friday the 13th – Creepy Engagement Photo Shoot
    The Canadian couple decided to shake up the traditional set of romantic pictures by adding a bit of horror. Photographer Brandon Gray shot the photos in a country setting, picturing the couple holding hands, hugging and kissing. But after a few estab…
    - 49 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 5:52pm -
  • The Inspiration Pad: A Lined Notebook with a Twist
    Brussels-based design and advertising company TM, just released the Inspiration Pad. The ruled notebook plays with the traditional red and blue-lined design of notebooks, turning each spread into a different layout to encourage writing, drawing or do…
    - 51 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 10:03am -
  • Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home
    Bruce Campbell, an innovative engineer, rejected the standards of traditional housing and decided to convert an airplane into his home. He purchased a retired Boeing 727, complete with wings and landing gear, for about $220,000 and moved it to a subu…
    - 52 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 4:33pm -
  • Horrido: the Illustrated Manual of Luftwaffe Pilots
    Published in June of 1944, this little book was a manual to teach fighter pilots how to correctly engage their target – how to gauge distances, when to shoot. As in the US, many of the little German military manuals of this time period also include…
    - 54 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 10:36am -

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  • newIllinois man charged with putting needles in store meat
    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - A 68-year-old Illinois man is in jail charged with food tampering after he allegedly inserted sewing needles into packages of meat at a grocery store multiple times in the past year, an official said on Friday.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:44pm -
  • newHundreds of pet rats removed from small Ohio apartment
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Animal control officers were working on Friday to remove approximately 300 rats from an Ohio studio apartment and will put them up for adoption around the country, a humane society officer said.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:37pm -
  • newFrench hospital to open wine bar to cheer up terminally ill
    PARIS (Reuters) - A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two with their families.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:56pm -
  • newButter, whipped cream coat Indianapolis highway after spill
    (Reuters) - Morning traffic slowed to a crawl on an Indianapolis highway on Friday after a truck carrying dairy products crashed, spilling 45,000 pounds (20,400 kg) of butter, margarine and whipped cream onto the road, police said.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:36pm -
  • newSouth African group to sue over giraffe bridge collision death
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African animal rights group is planning to sue the people responsible for the death of a giraffe that smashed its head on a bridge as it was transported in a trailer on one of Africa's busiest motorways.
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:12am -

  • 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 -


  • 8 Horrific Crimes Influenced By Pop Culture
    Everyone is essentially responsible for their own actions – good and bad – and the people on this list are no exception, but check out these 8 books, films and musical selections that may have influenced them along the way.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • 8 Eminent Scientists Who Believe(d) In the Paranormal
    Most scientists won't openly profess to a belief in the paranormal or supernatural for fear of professional ridicule. But that's not always the on for a list of scientists who not only believe(d) in the paranormal, they researched it!
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Unique Escalators
    Escalators are a very helpful means of transportation. Take a look at these notable examples.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Priceless Things Destroyed In Bizarre Ways
    Check out 10 valuable objects destroyed by sheer clumsiness, stupidity, stubbornness or completely unforeseen circumstances.
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Worst Child Kings and Rulers in History
    As cute as it may be to dress up your toddler as a king, it's probably not a good idea to put him on the throne. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -


  • Damn, I have prediabetes (An Updated Guide to Healthy Living)
    I was recently diagnosed with prediabetes from an A1C protein test. This test measures 3 month average blood sugar. Having blood sugar problems does explain many things, but I’m nastily surprised. I’m a white male, not overweight, I get moderate…
    - 36 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 12:33am -
  • LAPD to get Stealth Motorcycle
    The LAPD recently announced the purchase of a Zero MMX, an eletronic military-grade motorcycle developed for the U.S. Special Operations Forces. Well, that’s kinda terrifying. Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles has said that it was only one bike as…
    - 38 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 5:45pm -
  • Ebola virus outbreak, epidemic is out of control
    The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit “unprecedented” proportions, according to relief workers on the ground. “The epidemic is out of control,” Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a…
    - 38 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 5:43pm -
  • A map of human problems
    I want something I can’t find on the net, something big and important. I want a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to be able to interact with it, add to it, vote on it! W…
    - 42 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 5:47am -
  • Solar Freakin’ Roadways
    Not a good idea from an engineering point of view, but fun! For practical reasons we would be much better off building huge solar arrays across the Sahara desert, not to mention harnessing the tides. Tides are more predictable than wind energy and so…
    - 42 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 5:13am -
  • CA Bill 1381 – Second Chance at GMO labeling
    If you live in California, please contact your California state Senator ( ) and ask him or her to vote YES on California State Bill 1381 in favor of labeling GMO foods. The vote will likely be tomorrow, Wednesday…
    - 66 days ago, 28 May 14, 12:47am -
  • U.S. charges Chinese military officers with cyberespionage
    The U.S. Justice Department issued an indictment on Monday charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into the computer networks of American companies and stealing proprietary information. The move — which was swiftly repudiated by the Ch…
    - 71 days ago, 23 May 14, 12:05am -
  • Can cutting carbohydrates from your diet make you live longer?
    It’s an extraordinary claim. But scientists say you can extend your life AND stay fit throughout old age – just by a change of diet that switches on your youth gene… Professor Kenyon has found out why drastically reducing calories has such a re…
    - 86 days ago, 8 May 14, 5:11am -


  • new10 Fascinating Stories From The History Of The Brooklyn Bridge
    It’s one of New York City’s most iconic structures, right up there with the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Spanning 483 meters (1,595 ft) across the East River and 1,814 meters (5,989 ft) in total, the Brooklyn Bridge is a testa…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:01am -
  • new10 Common Words With Unexpected Origins
    Most of us don’t really notice the words that we use in everyday communication, and if we do, we generally assume that they mean what they sound like. Some words, however, have taken such a twisted journey to their final form that it’s a wonder t…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • new10 Brave Warrior Classes Of World History
    Who hasn’t heard of the legendary samurai or the invisible ninja warrior? Who hasn’t eagerly listened to the adventures of a medieval knight and, if only for a few moments, wished they could go back to those times and take part in the adventures…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Heat Of War
    During times of conflict, chaos often reigns, and strange and unexplained events can occur. So it’s no surprise that quite a few historic mysteries have their origins in the midst of wars. The experts are still trying to figure out the entries on t…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Monty Python Sketches That Were Surprisingly Factual
    Beginning in 1969, Monty Python took the world of comedy by storm, forever raising the bar for surrealist comedy. The five remaining members of the British troop recently put their collective persona to rest with their final stage show, but after 45…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Murderous Dictators Who Are Still Honored As Heroes
    Dictators are tyrannical despots so blatantly evil that it’s hard to see how even a mother could love them. So when we see footage of people weeping profusely at their funerals, we tend to assume it’s all just for show. But it’s not. Some of hi…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Of The Creepiest Things Superheroes Have Done
    Comic book readers learn to suspend their disbelief and roll with the absurd or impossible things that go on. But the more familiar you are with comics, the harder it is to accept your favorite heroes acting out of character and becoming corrupt, mur…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Bone-Chilling Urban Legends
    Myths and legends have been around since the first humans sat around a campfire and spun tales of the things that lurk beyond the firelight. History has no shortage of malicious serial killers, demented madmen, and nightmarish creatures, and when leg…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Scientific Blunders Of Genius Minds
    Famous scientists have contributed greatly to mankind, so they are naturally held in the highest esteem. However, this makes it easy to forget that they, too, were human. No one is infallible, and even geniuses make mistakes. 10Nikola Tesla’s Short…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Great Romances That Shaped History
    History’s pages are often filled with tales of tragedy, loss, and despair. In some cases, though, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of star-crossed lovers who never give up on true love. Kings and queens, emperors and empresses, mistresses, co…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:01am -

Oddity Central

  • newThe Double Tree of Casorzo – A Tree Growing on Top of Another Tree
    Located between the towns of Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, is a very unique tree – well, they’re actually two trees, one growing on top of the other. Locally known as ‘Bialbero de Casorzo’ or the ‘double tree of Casorzo’, this nat…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:12am -
  • newAt Disneyland Even Janitors Can Create Magic
    A former Disney World janitor, who now goes by ‘TheVantasy’ on Reddit, recently put up photographs of the amazing street art she created while she worked at the theme park. Her art mainly consisted of portraits of Disney characters. And the only…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:58am -
  • newNew Company Called ‘ManServants’ Aims to Make Men Your Personal Servants
    When advertising professionals Josephine Wai Lin and Dala Khajak decided to start a business of their own, they knew it had to be something quirky and original. Their new startup is called ‘ManServants’, and no, it’s not a gimmick. The business…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:39am -
  • Who Is This Mysterious Woman in Black and Why Is She Walking Across America?
    A mysterious woman dressed in black from head to toe has been spotted walking in various cities and towns in the United States. So far, her 500-mile journey has been tracked by American TV stations, the police, and followers on a Facebook page dedica…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:25am -
  • Diamond-Studded Handbag Costs $180,000, Has 1,000-Year Guarantee
    British designer Christopher Shellis has created an unbelievably expensive women’s clutch bag – it costs a whopping $180,000 and it’s so small that it can hardly hold more than a cell phone. The tiny bag measures 7 inches by 5 inches, but it’…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:17am -

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  • newSingle mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands....
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Aug 14, 12:49am -
  • newLab who walked 30 miles back home adopted
    SEDAN, Kan. (AP) -- An aging black Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress....
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:50pm -
  • newOhio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state's motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James....
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • newCops may have 'freaked' man who stole trash truck
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A man accused of stealing a garbage truck in Boulder this week may have been scared by officers responding to an unrelated call near his home....
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 4:11pm -
  • newSemi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products....
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:03pm -

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  • newSeason 1 Ep 11″Ping Pong Polka”
    In this episode of the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Big Comfy Couch about Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly, Loonette is very energetic after doing a nice clock rug stretch, but unfortunately, she’s too energetic to read Molly…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:39pm -
  • newSeason 1 Ep 13 “Snug as a Bug”
    In this episode of the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Big Comfy Couch about Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly, Loonette and Molly discover nature by learning how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Loonette reads a story about a…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:38pm -
  • newSeason 1 Ep 12 “Funny Faces”
    In this episode of the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Big Comfy Couch about Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly, Loonette and Molly learn about feelings. The gang watches a movie about Granny and herself in the old country. Season 1…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:38pm -
  • newSeason 1 Ep 10 “Gesundheit”
    In this episode of the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Big Comfy Couch about Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly, Loonette sneezes a lot. Major Bedhead and Loonette fly a kite. Season 1 Episodes: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Ep…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:38pm -
  • newSeason 1 Ep 9 “Red Light, Green Light”

    - 6 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 10:38pm - 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…
    - 62 days ago, 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…
    - 62 days ago, 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
    - 63 days ago, 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 © YouTubeF…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 30 May 14, 6:46pm - - Odd News

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  • Grandma Will Spend 6 Months In Jail For Public Sex
    A married grandma of 14 faces six months behind bars after she had public sex with a man who was not her husband at a public pavilion in Florida.P... Read more: Public Sex, The Villages Retirement Community, Peggy Klemm, David Bobilya…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:41pm -
  • Woman In Lingerie Accused Of Trying To Run Over Cop
    Florida police say a woman wearing only lingerie tried to run over an officer who woke her while she slept in her car.No one was injured, but acco... Read more: Suzanne Morales, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Police, Weird News, Dumb Cr…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:25am -
  • Florida Is Weird. This Web Series Will Attempt To Find Out Why.
    Everyone knows that Carl Hiaasen and HuffPost Weird News put Florida on the weird map.But its insanity is missing its own show, one that seeks to ... Read more: Florida, Spaceship Florida, Weird Florida Stories, It Happened in Florida,…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:10am -
  • Florida Fisherman Catches Stingray Giving Birth, And It's Super Cool
    Floridians run across the strangest stuff in Sunshine State waters: rare goblin sharks, a mysterious giant eyeball, massive squid, rocket parts, long-... Read more: Florida Fisherman, Weird News, Fisherman Caught Stingray, Florida News,…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
  • 12-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing A School Bus -- Again
    A 12-year-old boy charged with a felony for allegedly stealing a school bus last month is accused of illegally taking another bus out for a spin. ... Read more: Michael Wade Propst Bus Theft, Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Florida Crime, W…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:04pm -


WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • Cyclops lamb has one freaky eye
    UNVERIFIED footage of a baby lamb born with just one eye has emerged from Turkey where four years ago a sheep gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30am -
  • Got a gun? Don’t rage at a taxi driver
    WATCH: The bird. Angry shouts. All part of your normal, daily road-rage experience? When someone pulled a gun on a Manila taxi driver, it was just another escalation.
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:53am -
  • Burglars call police on homeowner
    TWO burglars who attacked a homeowner with a baseball bat decided to call the police when they were shot at as they ran away.
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:08am -
  • What’s behind the mystery crater?
    A HUGE crater spotted in remote Siberia has scientists scrambling for answers: A meteor? An alien site? Or global warming?
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:51pm -
  • Stonehenge: where rock’n’roll began
    IT’S been called a giant sundial. Or a temple for human sacrifice. But researchers now think Stonehenge was a giant xylophone.
    - 24 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:42am -

Nutty News

  • newWoman Loses $2,000 In Telephone Scam
    MONROEVILLE – A Monroeville woman is $2,000 poorer after she was targeted in a telephone scam. The woman got a call Thursday morning from a man who said his name was “Dan,” her son’s best friend. He said he was calling from jail, and he’d b…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:43pm -
  • newPolice: Do not call us if Facebook is down
    MENLO PARK, California - An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, pos…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:26pm -
  • newEMTs Smash Window Of Hot Car To Save A Doll
    HOBOKEN, New Jersey – Medics smashed a sport-utility vehicle’s window Thursday in Hoboken in an attempt to save a baby locked inside the sweltering vehicle. It turns out it was only a doll. Several witnesses called 911 to report a baby was trapp…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:57pm -
  • newArmed Guard Caught Sleeping At Lower Manhattan Federal Building
    NEW YORK — A security guard was supposed to be protecting a high-profile spot in Lower Manhattan, but a CBS 2 viewer caught him asleep on the job. As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported exclusively, the armed guard was hired to protect the Jacob K. J…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 8:54pm -
  • newU.S. State Department bringing deadly Ebola to the U.S.
    Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa. The Ebola outbreak “is moving faster than our efforts to control it,” Margaret Chan, director-general of the…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:17pm -

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

  • Pyramids of The Ancient World
    The pyramids are certainly some of the most mesmerizing historical structures in recorded history. The fact that makes pyramids a unique attraction among the history freaks and travelers is that these structures were made in the period when there was…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:44am -
  • Reversing Falls of Saint John
    The Reversing Falls are a series of rapids on the Saint John River located just west of downtown of Saint John, in New Brunswick, in Canada. Here the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying into the Bay of Fundy. The tremendous rise and fal…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:32am -
  • Karl Marx-Hof: The Kilometer Long Residential Building
    The world’s longest residential building, Karl Marx-Hof, is located in the neighbourhood of Heiligenstadt in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Built between 1927 and 1930 by city planner Karl Ehn, the colossal building is 1,100 meters long – a…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 12:46pm -
  • Dargavs, The City of The Dead
    Located on the edge of the village of Dargavs, in the republic of North Ossetia–Alania, in Russia, is an ancient cemetery or necropolis. It is often called “city of the dead”, although the name is not unique to Dargavs, since the word “necrop…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:59am -
  • El Salvador, A Mining Town Shaped Like A Roman Helmet
    Located at an elevation of more than 2,400 meters in the foothills of the Andes and in the middle of the Atacama Desert, the town of El Salvador was built solely to serve as office and residence for those working on the copper mines. The town came in…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:17pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • Hot and Heat in Moscow
    In Moscow, as in most other major cities in Russia now you can feel heat wave. By lunchtime, the air is heated to 35  and Muscovites in search of coolness walk into fountains. This, of course, is beautiful, but there is one thing … Water fountains…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:20pm -
  • Photo Story of One Couple
    In October 2000, one month after the beginning of the relationship, 23-year-old Giles and his 18-year-old Michelle photographed together for the first time in Photobook. Since then, every year of marriage, they say so. For 14 years they had become en…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:22pm -
  • 50 Best Tattoo Designs 2014 For Men
    Hey guys check out different combination of tattoo bucket more then 50 tattoos just surf and select one get inked….                                                                         […]
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • Optical Illusions Museum Opens in Moscow
    In Moscow, First Russian museum of optical illusions is opened, all the collections of which are interactive. Unlike any other museum photographing is only encouraged here, because the beauty of optical illusions can be assessed only on photographs,…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:59pm -
  • Most Famous Bird Tattoos
    Bird tattoos are famous no matter its an eagle, sparrow or peacock every bird define a different personality.. Birds have captured people’s imagination throughout history. They are the topic of myths and literature throughout the world. It is there…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:30pm -


  • newIndia Hires 40 Monkey Impersonators to Protect Government Officials
    (Photo: Real langurs photographed by strudelt)Gray langurs are large monkeys that are common in India. They're often kept in the capital, New Delhi, to guard government buildings from smaller animals. 4 years ago, I noted that they would be used to b…
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  • newIncredibly Realistic Baby Animal Plush Toys
    Plushie lovers generally collect toys because they’re shaped like their favorite characters, or because they’re made by major brands like Gund and Steiff, but the plush works of Wood Splitter Lee are so cool looking they're sure to appeal to any…
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  • newFarmer Uses Elmo Doll as a Scarecrow
    Do you want to frighten away animal predators and small children? Get yourself an Elmo doll and tie it by the throat to a wire fence. That's what one farmer in Japan did.A suggestion for further improvement: get a talking Elmo doll and a motion senso…
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  • newMimi the Baby Baboon
    Oakland Zoo knew they had a photogenic girl on their hands early on in Mimi the baby hamadryas baboon's life. The cuteness was so abundant that they started a feature on their Facebook page in which one Mimi teething photo was posted daily for a…
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  • newTeenager Builds Backyard Roller Coaster
    (YouTube link)David Chesney started building a wooden roller coaster in his backyard in Toronto when he was only 15. Now that he’s 19 and a Queen's University engineering student, The Minotaur is complete! The coaster is 12 feet tall at its highes…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • newPig Jumps out of Moving Truck to Escape Death
    Every day, pigs are brought to the slaughterhouse to be killed and processed. In Guangxi, China, a motorist captured a photo of a pig desperately wanting to live, as it jumped out of a moving truck. Local police in the area caught the pig wandering a…
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  • Teen Kills Grandmother for Interrupting Video Game
    Video games have always been popular among the youth. Some play them all day, while others keep their playing time regulated. Of course, there are no problems if we find balance in everything we do. Putting too much if not all of our time into any on…
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  • Chinese Diner Finds Condom in Calamari Meal
    In a restaurant in China’s Anhui Province, Mai Liang’s supposed-to-be-sumptuous calamari meal turned out to be a complete disaster. Almost halfway through finishing her food, she forked out a rubbery material that was blended among the squid ring…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Rooster Attracts Crowds in China
    Coming back from a business trip, Jianping Zong brought home a rooster that he bought from a farmer for US$1,600 (10,000 RMB). This three-year-old rooster is nothing like the ordinary because it stands up on its two legs, straight and tall, just like…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • South Korea Does Doo-Doo in the Cutest Ways Possible
    Ah, poop — the great equalizer. While some might be grossed out at the thought of doo-doo, South Korea has found a way to swirl it with style. Walk along the streets of Seoul and you might find yourself at 동빵 Dong Bang, a “poop bread” stand…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -

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Damn Interesting

  • 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…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 12:25pm -
  • May Have Settled
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increas…
    - 36 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 65 days ago, 29 May 14, 1:01pm -
  • White Death
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replie…
    - 89 days ago, 4 May 14, 7:57pm -
  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Qu…
    - 10 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • Absolute Zero is 0K
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its termi…
    - 20 Mar 14, 1:34pm -
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of…
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  • The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator
    We here at Damn Interesting don't manage to post new articles quite as often as we'd like. We relish researching and writing, but until recently there were a few bottlenecks and logjams restricting our flow. The "until recently" in the preceding sent…
    - 26 Feb 14, 3:47pm -
  • The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey
    Listen to this episodeThe men from London arrived just in time to see Mary Toft give birth to her fifteenth rabbit.It was the winter of 1726, and Nathaniel St. André and Samuel Molyneux arrived in the market town of Godalming in Surrey to meet Mary…
    - 10 Feb 14, 6:58am -
  • Lead Editor Wanted
    We here at Damn Interesting are seeking out a Lead Editor in order to increase our bandwidth and therefore improve our posting frequency. It's a pay-per-edited-article gig at a rate similar to what one would earn as an independent editor. If you or s…
    - 3 Dec 13, 6:47pm -

Weird Russia

  • DIY: How to Build an Indoor Pool in Your Apartment
    Here is what can you do, if there are no public pools available in your area and you can’t afford to go to a beach. Guys from Oryol Oblast figured out how to create an indoor pool in their apartment with the use of plastic sheeting.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:21pm -
  • How to get a police escort in Russia
    A couple of guys took their RC car on an adventure. Fortunately for them, they didn’t run into the real traffic police.
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:31pm -
  • Nothing unusual here, just Russians walking bananas in Omsk
    Bizarre images of people with bananas on a leash were captured on the streets of Omsk. Many Russians were puzzled. Some people just had laughs, while others suspected a flash mob. Indeed, this seems to be a flash mob, organized to draw public attenti…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:28am -
  • David Duchovny in Russian Beer Commercial
    Actor David Duchovny appeared in the expensive commercial. In this ad, David imagines if he was Russian. This is the classic case of selling beer and patriotism. Back in 2000, similar ad was running in Canada promoting Molson’s beer brand. Back in…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:07pm -
  • Just another day in Moscow
    Possibly, we never gonna find out what caused this insane man to jump on the car hood.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:07pm -

  • newLibya descends into chaos
    Thank you NATO, another foreign policy disaster. The once-prosperous Libya, under Muammar al-Gaddafy enjoying the highest Human Development Index on the African Continent, has descended into chaos as rival gangs of militia fight each other and vow to…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:50pm -
  • newSaudi King blasts Israel massacre
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has stated today that the silence of the international community over "Israeli war crimes" is "inexcusable" and predicts that Israel's strategy will breed more violence."
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:46pm -
  • newEbola spiraling out of control
    The World Health Organization has stated that the rapid spread of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa is running ahead of any attempts to prevent it. The word used was "catastrophic" in regard to the potential number of victims.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:42pm -
  • Another false flag warning in Ukraine
    Another false flag alert has been issued by the anti-Fascist freedom fighters in South-Eastern Ukraine, fighting against the authorities who rose to power amid Russophobic and racist statements, praising war criminal Hitler supporter Bandera and ridi…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:45pm -
  • Israel shows finger to UNO and USA
    The State of Israel has vowed to continue its murderous onslaught in Gaza despite please for a ceasefire and condemnation of its actions from the United Nations Organization, the United States of America, and the entire international community. Israe…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:34pm -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • Hendrick’s Reveals a Top Secret report that rewrites the Known History of Artificial Intelligence (or does it?)
    The Story of Bottle 923K: A Juniper-Scented step forward in Artificial Intelligence On June 7th it was announced that the Turing Test had finally been passed.This monumental achievement marks a significant point in the pursuit of real artificial i…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:33am -
  • The Lost Journal of David Piper: Day 4
    Uncanny Misadventures in the Venezuelan JungleIf there’s one thing I’ve learned, both as Hendrick’s Global Ambassador and in my previous incarnation as Commander of Special Operations, it is the importance of preparedness. Before you gallop,…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • Our Modest Suggestion for a Pledge
    “I pledge a video of my modern dance piece expressing the agony of having no cucumbers for my G&T.”We know that you can come up with a stranger and more delightful offering than this.Submit your entries at this link for a chance to win a visit…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:04pm -
  • Don’t Tell Everyone About the Curious Arts Festival
    “Curiosity is the lust of the mind.” –Thomas HobbesTry to imagine the ideal festival. Picture an opulent manor house with paradisiacal gardens filled with events that educate the mind, titillate the heart and titivate the exterior. You have ju…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:07pm -
  • The Lost Journal of David Piper: Day 3
    Uncanny Misadventures in the Venezuelan JungleI think it was the ancient Greek historian Herodotus who noted that it’s very hard to buy a well-cut safari suit. I spent today in central London, negotiating tourists standing on the wrong side of th…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:24am -

Atlas Obscura

  • newAmerican Precision Museum in Windsor, Vermont
    Held in a simple yet historic building in a bucolic Vermont town the American Precision Museum, a collection of machining tools, geared contraptions, and the under appreciated history of the United States' devotion to quality through detail. The Am…
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • Borah Peak in Challis National Forest, Idaho
    If climbers can brave "Chicken-Out Ridge," a dangerous expanse that essentially speaks for itself, they can ascend to the highest point in Idaho at 12,668 feet above sea level, Borah Peak. For highpointers, the summits of the northwestern states: Al…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    Nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a true monument to monomaniacal collecting: Andrea and Rolf's Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. Boasting over 20,000 pairs of shakers dating from the 1500's to the modern day, the Sal…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry in Detroit, Michigan
    In a city overflowing with street art, murals, and graffiti of all kinds, Diego Rivera's controversial tribute to the Detroit automotive industry still reigns supreme. Commissioned in 1932 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford and then president of Ford…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska
    In what may be one of the world's only examples of such a business, Alaska's Musk Ox Farm raises the burly, prehistoric beasts not only to bring their population back from the brink of extinction, but also to harvest their downy undercoat which is a…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

Now I know

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  • Learn Something New Every Day
    If that’s what you’re looking for, you probably want to go to my daily email newsletter, not this tumbleweed-infested left-for-dead blog. Thanks, and hope to see you there!
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  • Hi, New RSS Readers!
    My RSS feed numbers jumped over the last couple of days. But I don’t really have an active blog. What gives? Oh, maybe you’re looking for my “Now I Know” newsletter… awesome! Except that there’s really no RSS feed for it. It’s an email,…
    - 15 Oct 10, 9:09pm -
  • Unintentional Humor, Facebook Recommendations Style
    Go to your Facebook News Feed and you may see, in the upper right, Facebook suggests some brand Pages for you to follow.  Typically, Facebook shows two in tandem — and sometimes, the results are… well, see for yourself: Facebook Games: Better th…
    - 29 Jun 10, 3:13am -
  • Ten Awesome Video Renditions of the Super Mario Brothers Theme Song
    I found the first video tonight and watched it, kids in tow.  They loved it as much as I did, and we spent the better part of an hour watching the others found below.  Enjoy! Violin, synced to game Beatboxing Flute A capella A ruler Two Tesla Coils…
    - 21 Jun 10, 8:42pm -
  • On Michael Jackson’s Innocence
    Last week, I shared ten things I learned at Internet Week NYC 2010, one of which was that Michael Jackson was probably innocent. The speech was by Anil Dash, and is now available on YouTube. You can watch it below.
    - 21 Jun 10, 2:50pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • The Murder of Belle Starr
    Belle Starr would help the men with shady dealings and would use the monies from criminal activities as bribes to get members of the gang out of jail.The post The Murder of Belle Starr appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 7 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:29pm -
  • Other Victims of Jack The Ripper
    Many people may not know that there were two other victims of Jack the Ripper which were identified by notable lawmen and newspapers.The post Other Victims of Jack The Ripper appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 10 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Was the Moon Landing a Hoax
    When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969, mankind made one of its top achievements in the history of civilization. But was the moon landing a hoax?The post Was the Moon Landing a Hoax appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 17 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 11:24am -
  • Were the Pyramids built during the time of Atlantis?
    Based on the information on this article, I would say the pyramids were built about 12,000 years ago. I believe they were around during the time of Atlantis.The post Were the Pyramids built during the time of Atlantis? appeared first on Historic Myst…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 6:11am -
  • Did Joan of Arc Survive Her Execution?
    The tale is almost forgotten now, but history proves that there once was considerable doubt about the death of Joan of Arc. Is it possible she survived?The post Did Joan of Arc Survive Her Execution? appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 24 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:55am -

The Human Marvels

  • 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…
    - 71 days ago, 22 May 14, 5:47pm -
  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • Ursula Blütchen – The Polar Bear Princess
    The ‘Polar Bear Princess’, Ursula Blütchen, was born in Dresden, Germany on June 6, 1927 to an average working class family. Widely regarded as the most sensational animal trainer to have ever lived, Ursula’s unusual career didn’t begin unti…
    - 26 Aug 13, 6:21pm -
  • GRACE GILBERT – The Redheaded Bearded Lady
    The redheaded Grace Hester Gilbert was born on February 2nd in 1876 on a small farm near Nettle Lake, Ohio. She was the youngest of four children and the only one in the family to be born covered in a layer of silken hair. By the time she was 18 she…
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  • Sword Swallowing – The Most Dangerous Sideshow Stunt
    Sword swallowing is arguably the most dangerous and misunderstood of all sideshow stunts. It is dangerous due to the physical proximity of cold steel to the internal organs of the performer and misunderstood as, more than all the sideshow arts, sword…
    - 3 May 12, 12:30pm -
  • ZAZEL – Presenting The First Human Cannonball
    On April 2nd, 1877 English-born Rosa Richter debuted a spectacular finale to her aerial act at the newly constructed Royal London Aquarium. The 16-year-old ‘Zazel’ descended into the depths of a cylindrical tube of cold metal and, with a great ex…
    - 19 Apr 12, 12:04pm -

Weird Pictures

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This statue in Cairo Airport looks like it defies the laws of...
This statue in Cairo Airport looks like it defies the laws of...
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Go home fashion, you’re drunk
Go home fashion, you’re drunk
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Need to update my Facebook status…
Need to update my Facebook status…
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Smoking a Cigarette while Riding the Tour de France, 1920s
Smoking a Cigarette while Riding the Tour de France, 1920s
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Anti-cheating hats from the 1800s
Anti-cheating hats from the 1800s
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WTF News

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • You Can Now Launch Your Dead Pets Into Space
    The world's first (only?) pet memorial spaceflight service is now operational.Read more...
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  • 1997 Explains "How To Cybersex" In Glorious, NSFW Instructional Video
    There is nothing about this VHS instructional video, titled How to Have Cybersex on the Internet, that isn't completely amazing. Describing it would only sully its perfection, so just hit play and be awed. Warning: Contains a topless (but censored)…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:09pm -
  • This Cloud Looks So Much Like A Penis It's Not Even Funny
    Actually, it's quite hilarious. The turgid image was captured in Foolow, Derbshire by a British photographer who goes by the name Villager Jim. Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:20pm -
  • Pinky And The Brain Have Finally Reached Their Breaking Point
    Everyone has a limit where they just stop refusing to put up with shit. Some people — like the megalomaniacal Animaniacs' character Brain here — will put up with his compatriot Pinky's gross incompetence for years until he snaps... as captured i…
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  • The "Kardashian Index" Measures Whether Scientists Deserve Their Fame
    Everybody knows Kim Kardashian is "famous for being famous." But one researcher worries that some in the scientific community are likewise "renowned for being renowned." How could you tell if a scientist has an overblown public profile? Meet the Kar…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • The Claws Of This Cyborg Scorpion Can Be Controlled Remotely
    Because smartphone-controlled cyborg cockroaches are apparently not enough, Michigan-based Backyard Brains has turned their attention to predatory arthropods — this time using an electrical current to remotely induce a scorpion to strike with it…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:20pm -
  • Nearly 750,000 U.S. Weapons Are Unaccounted For In Afghanistan
    A recently discovered database failure is certain to have lethal consequences: Many of the 747,000 weapons that the Defense Department provided to the Afghan National Security Forces were not properly labeled and tracked—which means that insurgent…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:20pm -
  • What Turned This River in China into a Blood-Red Mess?
    People in Wenzhou, a prefecture in the Zhejiang province, woke up yesterday to discover that their local river had turned a dark crimson. What could have caused the sudden transformation?Read more...
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:15pm -

Unusual Places

  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy
    The town of Coober Pedy is often referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Located in the remote South Australian desert, where temperatures reach 125 °F / 51 °C, this small m…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:39am -
  • The Immovable Ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    There is a wooden ladder in Jerusalem that cannot be moved due to conflicts between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox church. Called the Immovable Ladder, it has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century. The ladder is referred to as i…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Featuring the Weapons of Mass Attraction
    Those, who are on a boring road trip from from Salt Lake City to Nekoma, North Dakota, might stumble upon a huge pyramid. The Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex is the eerie cold war era reminder, located in the fields of North Dakota. Resembling…
    - 41 days ago, 22 Jun 14, 6:31am -
  • Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge
    The Devil’s Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) was built almost 150 years ago, back in 1860. Because of the unique construction accuracy, the bridge and its reflection merge into a perfect circle, regardless of the point of observation. This extraordinary sigh…
    - 46 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 4:47pm -
  • Nykhas Uastyrdzhi: The Monument to Saint George
    If you happen to be driving along the Ossetian Military Road, you will most certainly notice this monument. Dressed in a white cloak, this cavalryman is known to Ossetians as Nykhas Uastyrdzhi (Ossetian name of St. George). Nykhas Uastyrdzhi is the p…
    - 51 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 1:03pm -
  • The Rock of Guatapé or El Peñón de Guatapé
    Guatape is a beautiful town two hours from Medellin, Colombia. The town’s main attraction is the gigantic rock, visible pretty much anywhere you are in the city. The massive stone was formed millions of years ago. The Tahamies Indians, former inhab…
    - 65 days ago, 28 May 14, 6:52pm -
  • San Juan Parangaricutiro – The Church Buried Halfway In Lava Rock
    Located in the state of Michoacán  Mexico, this church is the only remaining building left from the village of San Juan Parangaricutiro. On February 20, 1943, a volcano began to erupt, slowly consuming two villages in lava and ash. It took almost a…
    - 66 days ago, 28 May 14, 9:00am -
  • Weird bus stops in Krumbach, Austria
    Krumbach, a small, rural Austrian town has the “world’s most unusual” bus stops. In order to boost tourism, the town administration invited architects from Russia, Chile, China, Norway, Spain, Belgium, and Japan to design bus shelters for its 2…
    - 72 days ago, 21 May 14, 6:48pm -

Mostly Odd

  • John Frum and the Cargo Cult
    No planes or soldiers were remotely near the islands of Vanuatu, yet airstrips were appearing like scars through the pristine landscapes. World War II had ended, both the Americans and Japanese had left. Slowly the airstrips multiplied, some came wit…
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  • Music, Mathematics and the First Vegetarians: Rise of the Pythagoreans
    Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, returned from Egypt and Babylon a changed man. At the Greek colony of Croton, he set down roots and brought thinkers to his cause. From its foundation in 530BCE the Pythagorean school was devoted to mysticis…
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  • On The Origin Of Zero
    Something, to deliberately show nothing – that is the odd irony at the heart of zero – it is almost unbelievably useful. It makes algebra, computing and Pixar films possible, or at least easier than they would otherwise be. Think of the number 20…
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  • Ivy Mike: How the H-bomb Vaporised an Island
    5km across, the fireball erupted from the island of Elugelab and engulfed the sky. The shock wave vaporised everything within 5km, and scraped the neighbouring islands clean, no buildings or plants remained. 2 hours later some helicopters flew over w…
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  • Drapetomania – Freedom the Sickness
    In 1851 the prominent American physician Samuel Adolphus Cartwright observed black slaves that fled captivity, and saw an illness. “Drapetomania, or the disease causing Negroes to flee” was the title to his paper explaining that black slaves didn…
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Weird Universe

  • newBulgarian goat people
    No, these pictures don't show Sasquatches. They show people participating in the Bulgarian Kukeri ritual, meant to scare evil spirits away from villages. Though if I saw someone dressed up like this wandering through a forest, I might think it was Sa…
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  • newTrophy Wife
    Statue of Stephanie Seymour commissioned by her husband from artist Maurizio Cattelan. Not brand new news, but missed by me certainly when it happened. And art is eternal.
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  • Skin Furniture
    Artist Gigi Barker has created "skin stools" and "skin chairs" that are designed to look, feel, and smell like human skin. Specifically, sitting on them is supposed to mimic the sensation of sitting on a "rather portly stomach." She achieves the smel…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:29pm -
  • Japanese Schoolgirl Parkour
    Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
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  • Busted by a tornado
    A tornado recently ripped through the town of Kingsport, Tennessee, damaging homes and scattering belongings, including all the stuff that Jerrod Christian had in his home, allowing his neighbors to see it and realize that 'Hey, wait a second! That l…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:27pm -

Fact Day

  • Supercell over Wyoming
    Here’s some incredible video of a supercell slowly taking shape in Newcastle, Wyoming.
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  • Brave cat saved boy from dog attack
    The surveillance footage above might just turn you into a cat person. Watch as this heroic cat literally tackles a dog while the dog viciously attacks a toddler.
    - 78 days ago, 15 May 14, 5:57pm -
  • Insane Things that People Search On Google
    Here are the questions and the number of average monthly searches they got on Google: Source: Search Factory.
    - 87 days ago, 7 May 14, 9:34am -
  • The Most Hated Sounds In The World
    An infographic by
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  • Drivers In Ethiopia Don’t Need Traffic Lights
    Meskel Square. The nerve center of Addis Ababa, is often the site chosen by the Ethiopians for festivals and celebrations but also is a chaotic crossroads thousand vehicles cross daily.
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