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  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. - via
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 33 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 43 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 10:36am -

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  • Sloth drops from tree … into speed boat (VIDEO)
     Sloths are meant to like life in the slow lane, but it appears that this little guy didn't get the memo. After falling from a tree he ended up in a speed boat, and appeared to enjoy the ride.
    - 16 Feb 13, 10:42pm -
  • BBC weather forecast interrupted by mouse in studio
    BBC weather forecaster Kate Kinsella halted a live broadcast on Three Counties radio … after spotting a mouse in the studio.
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:49pm -
  • Stephen Hawking stars in new Go Compare advert
    What else do theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Louie Spence have in common?  
    - 2 Jan 13, 7:37pm -
  • Meet the 7ft long edible gummy snake!
    Forget those little gummy worms you used to get in a pick-and-mix. This is the gummy python, a seven foot long 36,000 calorie monster which is more sweet than you would ever want to eat.The candy snake is surprisingly detailed and includes intricate…
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:43pm -
  • iPad bought at petrol station was actually a mirror
    When a man pulled up at a petrol station in Texas and offered Jalonta Freeman a new $800 iPad for just $200, she should have know it was too good to be true.Instead she thought it was too good to pass up and handed over the cash … it was only later…
    - 12 Nov 12, 8:42pm -


  • new15 Unique Doors and Entrances
    Take a look at these amazing portals.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 8 Unbelievable Career Changes
    From the lawyer who became a human cannonball to the model turned nun, meet 8 people who were not afraid to chase their dreams.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Pop Culture Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be True
    From the news reporter who quit his job over a cartoon to the man who escaped death row because of a television show, check out these 10 contemporary myths that are indeed genuine.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Bizarre Stories of Transportation
    Occasionally, things make their trek by very unusual means. Check out these 10 strange stories of how objects (and people) got from point A to point B.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work
    At a time when almost everything has an expiration date, it is hard to find anything that works for a year before it's time to replace it. We have managed to find 10 things that work even to this day.
    - 4 days ago, 21 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 78 days ago, 8 May 14, 5:11am -


  • new10 Ways Sex Has Shaped History And Culture
    Sex has always defined us as a species, our treatment of sex a colorful Kama Sutra kaleidoscope. And the idea of sex has been enough to alter the course of history and change lives. Editor’s note: A sexually transmitted infection (STI) occurs when…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • new10 Steps In The Rise Of The Aztec Empire
    Outsiders know them for their human sacrifices—it has been reported that the Aztecs would sacrifice over 20,000 people in a matter of days. But how did this enigmatic culture dominate what is today known as Mexico? What motivated the Aztec people t…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • new10 Strange And Fascinating Facts About Decapitation
    There’s no rescue from being beheaded. People have been riddled with bullets, plummeted from great heights, and plucked frozen from the sea and still managed to survive, but losing one’s head is a sure death. The severed head is therefore a symbo…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Shadowy Biblical Characters No One Can Explain
    The canonical Bible is filled with mysterious characters, many of whom drop in for a cameo, do their thing, and then slide out, never to be heard from again. Some are merely extras, but some have a contextual presence that begs further examination. A…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Colossal Facts About Godzilla
    The star of dozens of movies, cartoons, and comics, Godzilla is a pop culture phenomenon beloved the world over. He was even a favorite of demented North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, who kidnapped a film director to make his own version. But that’s…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Trivial Incidents That Drastically Changed America
    As the 16th century dawned, the New World was revealed as a place of vast possibility for the nations of Europe. Over the following centuries, many trivial, silly, or downright bizarre events ended up carving out a distinctive place—our modern-day…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Controversial Air Crash Conspiracy Theories
    The recent loss of Malaysian Airlines Flights MH370 and MH17 have been the source of endless speculation. Many questions remain unanswered. For MH17 at least, the answers suggest sinister goings-on and a crude attempt at a cover-up. Speculation over…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Substances Once Believed To Exist
    Early humans—or in some cases, current humans—often invented substances that they believed to exist in order to explain occurrences they didn’t yet understand. Though many of these have been widely discredited, there are still some who cling to…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Myths About Famous Explorers
    Explorers have probably been more romanticized than any other group in history. There’s something about the idea of embarking into the unknown, going where no man has gone before, that makes us believe that anything is possible. Of course, along wi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Notorious Serial Killers Of The Last Decade
    Even a group of people as disturbing as serial killers has its classics. Everyone has heard of Bundy, Manson, BTK, or the Zodiac Killer. Those men have enjoyed extensive media coverage, documentaries showing their murderous exploits, and even movies…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 7:00am -

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  • newIsraeli Designer Creates Gas Mask for the Fashion-Conscious
    Let’s face it – gas masks might be incredibly useful in case of a catastrophe, but they’re not the most fashionable accessories and often make it difficult for users to interact with other people. But Israeli industrial designer, Zlil Lazarovic…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:47am -
  • newNorwegian City’s Ingenious Bicycle Lift Makes Cycling Uphill a Breeze
    The city of Trondheim in Norway is the first and only one in the world to have a lift specially designed to help cyclists travel uphill. The contraption is called ‘Trampe’ and it can get you up a very steep hill with practically no effort on your…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:01am -
  • newTurkish Motorist Builds His Own Heavy Truck Using Only Second-Hand Parts and Scrap Metal
    30-year-old Ismail Mescioglu, a bus driver from Turkey, had always wanted to drive his very own truck, but he knew he could never afford to buy one. So he settled for the next best thing – to build one using discarded parts and scrap metal. Today,…
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:23am -
  • The Ultra-Realistic Graphite Drawings of Monica Lee
    Malaysian artist Monica Lee uses simple graphite pencils to create stunningly realistic portraits of people and animals. Through her photorealistic drawings, she manages to capture the most minute details of her subjects – faded freckles, coarse be…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:35am -
  • New Delhi Restaurant Run by Indian Convicts Proves Big Hit
    Tihar Food Court, a new restaurant in New Delhi, serves its customers a regular fare of north Indian dishes – rice, flatbreads, lentils, samosas, and more. You’d probably get to eat these dishes at many other restaurants in India’s capital, but…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:10am -

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  • newHoney bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him....
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • newOutcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down
    COTATI, Calif. (AP) -- A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks....
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:56pm -
  • newState ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake
    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry....
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • newRotting food prompts German gas leak scare
    BERLIN (AP) -- Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food....
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • newTortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?
    NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) -- An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise....
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:38pm -

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  • Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Is Kinda Crazy
    It's one of the weirdest of all sporting events: The "cheese rolling" that takes place every year at Cooper's Hill over in the U.K.A wheel of Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and people run after it.But it's not as simple as it sounds... bec…
    - 54 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…
    - 54 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
    - 56 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 56 days ago, 30 May 14, 6:46pm - - Odd News

  • newPay up: It's time to raise the minimum wage
    Article Author: Charles M.A. ClarkWe’ve trickle-downed our way to shocking income inequality and a sluggish economy. Now it’s time for a reality check.Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily refl…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:30am -
  • newAnn Coulter, Cardinal Dolan, and the discourse surrounding migrant children
    The waves of migrant children fleeing their homeland in search of safety and stability within the United States' borders has been a major news story in recent months, but now it seems as if our public debate (or in some cases, shouting match) about t…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:26pm -
  • newMeriam Ibrahim, finally freed from Sudan, meets with Pope Francis
    Author: By Josephine McKennaImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News ServiceVATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday (July 24) after she was flown…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:34pm -
  • COMMENTARY: How Wendy’s can do the right thing for tomato pickers in Florida
    Author: By Rachel Kahn-TrosterImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News Service(RNS) Standing outside the Park Avenue offices of Trian Partners recently, home to Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz, a group of rabbinical students chanted, “It’s a shand…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • Rochester diocese ordered to stop lay preaching during Mass
    It has long been argued that laypeople should be able to share their expertise through preaching during the homily at Mass. Despite these urgings, church teaching on the subject is not entirely open to interpretation: Canon law states, “Among the f…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:20pm -

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  • 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,…
    - 7 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,…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:04pm -
  • Florida Cop In KKK Was Really Undercover?
    FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — The ex-wife of a police officer who left the department after a report tied him to the Ku Klux Klan told investigators t... Read more: George Hunnewell KKK, Ann Hunnewell, David Borst, KKK Cops, Weird for Ao…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 5:19pm -
  • COP FIGHT: 'Do You Know Who The F--k I Am?' (WATCH)
    Authorities in Florida are reportedly investigating a traffic stop that led to a scuffle between a Miami cop and -- unbeknownst to him at the time -- ... Read more: Weird News, Crime, Crime News, Caught on Tape, Florida Crime, Police Fig…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:11am -


WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • 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.
    - 3 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?
    - 10 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.
    - 16 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:42am -
  • The CIA answers five questions
    WHO let the CIA on Twitter? The secret spy agency has embraced social media and opened up about our most compelling questions.
    - 17 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:38am -
  • Exorcisms: They’re Vatican approved
    COMING soon to a street near you: An exorcism. It’s for real. The Pope has officially revived the medieval practice in a fresh fight against evil.
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 12:32am -

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  • 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

  • newJapanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space
    Tokyo based artist Makoto Azuma, for his latest project titled "Exobiotanica”, teamed with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace - a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit, to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai and an ar…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:56am -
  • newNardo Ring: Porsche’s High Speed Test Track in Italy
    The Nardò Ring is a 12.5 km long high speed circular test track located in a remote area on the heel of Italy’s “boot,” 50 kilometers east of the naval port of Taranto. The Ring is named after the urban center of Nardò, situated 22 kilometers…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:11pm -
  • Moshav Villages of Israel
    Moshav is a type of agricultural community in Israeli consisting of a group of individual farms. The moshav is generally based on the principle of private ownership of land, emphasis on community labor and communal marketing. Workers produce crops an…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:46am -
  • Sedan Nuclear Crater
    The Sedan nuclear crater is located at the Nevada Test Site, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. It is the result of the Sedan nuclear test, an underground nuclear test carried out on 6 July 1962 as part of the Plowshare Program, established in June 1…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:06am -
  • Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years
    Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his enclosure and evading the shearers for six years by…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:08pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newBest Animal Pictures from Around The World Of This Week
    Here you can see the selection of the best animal photos from around the world over the past week. I also want to thank the photographer of the amazing  pictures.  Look at these lovely inhabitants of our planet, because they are so Eye-catchy and u…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • newLeonardo DiCaprio is Not Like Same???
    Soon Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will knock 40 years. Over the past couple of months, Leo has changed beyond recognition: beard, hair tied in a ponytail and a bloated belly. Fans can be upset…                    
    - 21 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:04pm -
  • What do you get when you cross a few dozen Welsh sheep with a few thousand Korean LED lights?
    I REALLY DON’T HAVE WORDS WHAT TO SAY ON THIS you decide I am sure you will like the results… VIDEO INSIDE    
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:57pm -
  • Angel Tattoos
    I know your tattoo bucket will never be satisfied. you always need best designs latest and new so here again add some more…. Angel tattoos are most popular among people who love freedom , its a symbol of freedom , uniqueness also connected religiou…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:48pm -
  • Cat Of The Year In Britain
    Heroic cat nicknamed Smudge is awarded “Cat of the Year in Britain.” Pet rescued 5-year-old son of his mistress. The incident occurred in the town of Doncaster, when Ethan Fenton playing with his younger brother outside his home. They approached…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:37pm -


  • newHospital Parking Garage Transformed into Avant Garde Architecture
    Rob Ley, founder of architecture and design studio Urbana, transformed an Indianapolis hospital parking garage into art by adding 7,000 multicolored metal panels to the outer facade of one wall. The finished project, entitled “May-September,” ch…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • newSpider-Man Strawberries
    With great deliciousness comes great responsibility. Fortunately, Dácil is up to the task. She made these strawberry treats by painting lines with white and dark chocolate. -via That's Nerdalicious!
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • new10 Recent Archaeological Finds That Shed Light On Our Past
    Image: Eric H. Cline, George Washington UniversityIn November of 2013, a team from George Washington University was conducting an archaeological excavation in Israel when they unearthed a 3,700-year-old wine cellar. The excavation site, in the ruins…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • newNo Time to Go to the Game? Send a Robot to Take Your Place
    If you're a sports fan, you'd probably love to go to the stadium and cheer your favorite team on to victory whenever they play. But you might not have time. That's why one company in South Korea invented the Fanbot. It's a robot that fulfills your du…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • newMelancholic Cats Waiting For Their Humans To Come Home
    (Image Via Anna Kryczkowska)Most housecats lead pretty cushy lives, and they typically want for nothing thanks to their doting owners, but the one thing many cats can’t get enough of is companionship.They don’t like it when their personal groomer…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Revenge Rape Sanctioned by Village Council in India
    A 14-year-old girl from the Bokaro District in Jharkhand, India, was raped in retaliation for a sexual assault committed by her brother. Adding to the horror of the experience, the rape was allegedly authorized by the village panchayat, or local cou…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • A Must-Watch: McDonald’s Ice Cream Prank
    You don’t often find a McDonald’s customer grabbing the vanilla ice cream by hand and leaving the cone — and the rest of the crew in momentary shock and disbelief. But in a McDonald’s fast food outlet in Singapore, a group of pranksters did j…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Two Die After Falling into Smelly Cesspit
    Two people reportedly died after falling into an open-pit toilet. In Xinxiang City, in China’s Henan Province, a woman dropped her cell phone worth US$300 into a cesspit. Her husband, in an attempt to get back her phone, climbed down into the pit.…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Toddler’s Dance May Be the Next Gangnam Style
    Gangnam Style’s horse dance has been a worldwide trend for quite some time. Now a toddler in South Korea might just have beat Psy and his viral dance moves. If you’re having a bad day, or if you just want to take a chill pill, you might want to w…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Disgusting Chinese Noodle Factory Photos Go Viral
    Are you a noodle lover? If you are, then have a look at these pictures, which went viral on Weibo a couple of weeks ago. Pictures show how factory workers drown themselves in tons of noodles scattered on the floor. According to the management at the…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -

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  • newHow The Crowd Taught A Robot To Build A LEGO Turtle
    Humans learn by imitation. There’s no predicting what your kid will bring home from school or the park. What if machines could learn like kids? In fact, they can and do. Robots don’t go to the park or school (yet) — but they live in labs and c…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:03am -
  • newWatch A 6-Year-Old Roller Skate Underneath 39 Cars
    The record hasn't been confirmed yet. Guess you could say it's in... limbo! Ok, we'll see ourselves out.
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  • newThis Man Is Blind, Deaf And A Photographer
    Everything about this boggles the mind. Especially how, in order to understand what he's shot, Brenden Borrellini has a special way of transferring his photographs into braille.
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  • newThe Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up
    The National Wildlife Property Repository, a government facility outside of Denver, stores more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to elephant ivory. These items are confiscated at points of entry around the…
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  • newHow Buckyballs Fell Apart
    As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with the government regulators who sought to ban them. Here's how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span…
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  • new10 Bar Bets You'll Always Win
    You might win these bets, but depending on your watering hole of choice, you might get your smarmy ass tossed out on the curb too.
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  • newWhy Has This Really Common Virus Only Just Been Discovered?
    A new discovery highlights just how much we don’t know about the viruses in our guts.
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  • newHow To Win A Water Balloon Fight
    Who said cheaters never win?
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  • newI'm Ira Glass, Host Of 'This American Life,' And This Is How I Work
    Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show "This American Life" has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcast…
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  • With The Blessing Of Bill Gates, An Unlikely Summertime Best Seller
    Summertime reading lists are typically heavy on page-turning novels — not a collection of business articles, published as a book in 1969, and long out of print until a few weeks ago.
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Reddit Top Offbeat

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…
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  • 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…
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  • The Clockmaker
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
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  • 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…
    - 82 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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Weird Russia

  • newJust another day in Moscow
    Possibly, we never gonna find out what caused this insane man to jump on the car hood.
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  • newSo You Think You Can Dance: Tow Truck Auditions
    A Tula resident tried avoiding parking fees with a poor attempt of pole dancing. As it was reported in the video description, “she arranged a strip show for the law enforcers, however the traffic police still impounded her SUV.” - via tulapressa.…
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  • Hip-hop propaganda: Russia Enlists Rap Music to Enhance the Image of Putin
    Music video “Go Hard Like Vladimir Putin” by Architects Music Group is trending in social networks. Prominent Russian rapper Timati increased public interest by stating that “even Los Angeles is listening to “Go Hard Like Vladimir Putin.” S…
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  • Helicopter towing a fighter jet in Voronezh
    A Reddit user captured these images of the helicopter towing a military jet in Voronezh. Apparently, this is a common way of transporting jets in Russia. The questions has been raised by some. How do they put it down without damaging it?
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  • Floating Fighter Jets
    In Magadan, the river flood destroyed local military museum and washed away two SU-15 fighters jets. - via
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We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • 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 Head of Special Operations, it is the importance of preparedness. Before you gallop, like…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Our Modest Suggestion for a Pledge
    “I pledge to you a 30-foot statue of the Leaning Tower of Pisa made from Hendrick’s bottles (if it doesn’t fall over before I photograph it).”We know that you can come up with a stranger and more delightful offering than this.Submit your en…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 4:18pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newMaroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado
    Billed as the most photographed mountains in the Rockies, many visitors come to Aspen to take their pictures. However, climbers, local media, and even the US Forest Service know these mountains as the "Deadly Bells." The beauty of the Maroon Bells,…
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  • newThe Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    There have been four renditions of New York's Madison Square Garden; the grandest and most opulent of which, was its second. Designed by Manhattan's premier architect and spoiler of chorus line girls, Stanford White in 1890, the Beaux Arts masterpie…
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  • newYpsilanti Water Tower in Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Dominating the city's landscape, Ypsilanti, Michigan's centrally located water tower was actually named "the most phallic building in the world" by a magazine and the locals would seem to agree. The water tower was designed by architect William R. C…
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  • newLe Passe-Muraille in Paris, France
    The Passe-Muraille, or "Passer through Walls" is an homage to a famous work of French literature by the same name which immortalizes the novel's tragic finale wherein a man with the ability to phase through walls finds himself caught in mid-pass aft…
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  • newWeiße Rose Pavement Memorial in Munich, Germany
    It's not difficult to find vestiges of Third Reich history in Munich - after all, the city served as the NSDAP's official and ideological stronghold for years leading up to World War II. However, tourists are only rarely told the story of the Weiße…
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Mental Floss Blog

  • new10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago
    Back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.
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  • newMorning Cup of Links: Elevator Etiquette
    10 Weird Elevator Etiquette Rules. They wouldn’t be weird at all if everyone followed them correctly.*If all your favorite time travel movies existed in the same universe, where would they overlap? This timeline will make it clear.*Mary Poppin…
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  • new10 Thundering Facts About Apatosaurus (aka: “The Not-Brontosaurus”)
    Apatosaurus suffers from an identity crisis of epic proportions. Even today, many people only know this amazing animal as the Brontosaurus, a name that was discarded 111 years ago. Really, it’s a shame. The real Apatosaurus deserves way more resp…
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  • newThe New Faces of Rosie the Riveter
    The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in a song in 1942 about a woman who took a wartime job in a factory. It became a popular term to use in reference to the millions of American women who went to work in factories making munitions, airpl…
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  • new25 Vintage Photos of Chicago
    Chicago invented the skyscraper, has hosted two World's Fairs, and boasts its own kind of formidable pizza. Despite being one of the most populous cities in the country, it hasn't all been all clear skies and Green River soda. Chicago survived one…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:00pm -

Now I know

  • Now I Know RSS
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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!
    - 4 Jun 11, 5:23pm -
  • 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

  • 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.
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  • 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 13 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.
    - 16 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:55am -
  • The Man They Couldn’t Hang
    John Babbacombe lee was better known as the man that could not be hanged. Was it divine providence that kept the gallows trap door from working?The post The Man They Couldn’t Hang appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 23 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 8:49pm -

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…
    - 64 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…
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  • 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

Two realities
Two realities
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A dose of weirdness from Russia: helicopter towing a jet and a...
A dose of weirdness from Russia: helicopter towing a jet and a...
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Underside of old frying pans
Underside of old frying pans
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Chimps mourning
Chimps mourning
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The creepiest gas station on earth.
The creepiest gas station on earth.
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Young Hippie - Woodstock, 1969
Young Hippie - Woodstock, 1969
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WTF News

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • newMayfly Birth Is The Stuff of Nightmares
    This week, mayflies flooded the midwest in apocalyptic numbers. This video, which shows a clutch of bebe mayflies hatching from their eggs minutes after they were laid, helps explain why.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • newTylenol No More Effective Than Placebo in Treatment of Back Pain
    A 3.5-year, double-dummy, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, conducted across 235 primary care centers in Sydney Australia has found that paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol, aka acetaminophen), one of the most widely used analgesics in the world, i…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:40pm -
  • newAnti-GMO activist Mike Adams, featured recently on Dr.
    Anti-GMO activist Mike Adams, featured recently on Dr. Oz, has issued a call for his followers to kill journalists he calls "Monsanto collaborators" because they have written about the possible benefits of GMOs. His homicidal logic is based on the my…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • newWhy Don't Ice Cream Sandwiches Melt?
    An "ice cream" sandwich left in the sun doesn't melt. How is that even possible? Read more...
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:20pm -
  • House Guarded By Dragon Gate Can Be Yours For Only 2.4 Million Euros
    The Harlech House in Dublin has a beautiful stainless steel dragon guarding the gate. It's no dragon hedge , but it'll do. And the price can't be beat!Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:30am -
  • Dear God In Heaven, Will Ferrell Is Making A Manimal Movie
    I don't know if this news proves we live the in the best of all possible nerd worlds or the end times, but I know it proves something: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will turn the 1983 barely-cult non-hit TV show Manimal into…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:20pm -
  • The Worst Educational Comic Book Superheroes Ever Created
    Comic books have time and again proven their worth as a way to educate and raise awareness about social issues such as AIDS and sexual abuse. While some publishers have used famous superheroes, others have opted to create their own defenders of trut…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:20pm -
  • Why Are Lego Washing Up on the Beaches of Cornwall?
    The beaches at Cornwall in England are beautiful, majestic ... and the repository for some seriously weird plastic garbage. For years, Lego pieces with nautical themes have been washing up on these shores. But why?Read more...
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:38pm -

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…
    - 3 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 33 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…
    - 39 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…
    - 43 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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…
    - 23 Nov 12, 3:51am -

Weird Universe

  • newFading Email
    A new email service allows you to send emails that fade away seconds after the recipient opens them. Though I assume, of course, that the NSA will still have a full, permanent record of it all.Available at
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  • newGiant Golf Bag at Miniature Golf Course
    Original article here.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:37am -
  • Urn for the Frugal
    Archie McPhee via ohgizmo
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  • This Land Is Mine
    This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.So very very timely......
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:10pm -
  • Fighting Ministers
    Episcopal ministers participating in role-playing exercises in order to learn how to be more assertive and not always be "knuckling under to overbearing parish members." Here they're participating in the hostility exercise, acting out how an argumen…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:33pm -

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.
    - 71 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.
    - 79 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.
    - 93 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:55pm -
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