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  • 10 Unusual Idioms From Around The World
    People use idioms to pepper the speech and writing, often without even realizing they’re doing it. These curious little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world k…
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Marvelous Stone Stacking by Michael Grab
    The Boulder, Colorado-based artist spends long and lonely meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and placing them at seemingly impossible rest atop their pointed end. The result is utterly amazing balance between stillness and…
    - 51 days ago 31 Oct 14, 10:08am -
  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots
    Reddit user ChutneyRain has lost her leg 12 years ago after her foot was crushed by a 400+ lbs boulder. Her family is pretty morbid. They crack really awful jokes about missing a leg all the time. One day ChutneyRain and her mom were at the Spirit st…
    - 55 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:12pm -
  • Insane Stock Photography Images
    Stock photography is the supply of images, which are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, which are too weird to even imagine them being used in any actual project. However, they exist. – via twentytwowords.com
    - 79 days ago 3 Oct 14, 8:15am -
  • Keira Rathbone – Typewriter Artist
    Keira Rathbone is a West London-based fine artist. She grew up in Dorset and studied Fine Art at UWE in Bristol. Over the past ten years Keira has developed a far-reaching reputation for her experiments into typewriter art. Keira sees her vintage man…
    - 18 Aug 14, 5:55pm -
  • Street Art by JPS
    UK street artist JPS creates amazing paintings and installations in urban areas. Back in 2012, he received Bizarre magazine award. You can see more over on his Facebook page and Instagram. – via Collosal.
    - 11 Aug 14, 4:58pm -
  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. – via boingboing.net
    - 21 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So…
    - 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He p…
    - 11 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
  • National Flags Created by Nature
    Ukrainian born travel-photographer, Anton Jankovoy, explores the beauty of nature in such genres as travel and landscapes. His interesting series of photos dedicated to the National flags is quite unusual and touching. These are not just national sym…
    - 23 Jun 14, 10:45am -

Weird Russia

  • Buckwheat Panic
    For the past few weeks, Russians have been frantically buying up buckwheat following reports of the US and European sanctions. Buckwheat, or grechka as it’s known in Russia, is a fruit seed that functions as a more-nutritious alternative to most gr…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 1:58pm -
  • Winter Surfing near Vladivostok
    Cold water surfing is the popular sport among brave surfers in Russia. With water temperature of +2 °C and air temperature of -10 °C, guys are spending hours surfing in ice-cold water. Photographer Evgeniya Kokurina captured the images of Vladivost…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 11:40am -
  • Russian State TV Runs Apocalyptical Promo for Putin Press Conference
    At first one might think this is a promo for a new Russian action movie, but it’s actually just a news station announcing it will air Putin’s press conference on 18th of December.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:45pm -
  • Fabulous White Sands Expecting Courageous Tourists in Siberia

    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
  • Military BRDM Cab in St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg cab company revealed its new addition to its fleet – vehicle based on the amphibious armored scout car BRDM. The cab has no air conditioning, leather interior, or electric windows. It uses 25 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Bu…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 1:47pm -
  • Edging the Snow: Bizarre Punishment in Russian Army
    In order to eradicate bad behavior, Russian troops are forced to do unusual things. To discipline the troops, Russian military commanders constantly come up with the bizarre ideas of punishment. One of them is edging the snow to make it perfectly squ…
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • Parking Wars in the City of Sarov
    The owner of the black BMW considers that he has a designated parking spot, when in fact he doesn’t. Every time someone parks in his spot, he either blocks the car or simply tows it away.
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 1:38pm -
  • The Forest Tale – Creepy Place in Belarus
    A 71-year-old resident of Baranovichi turned an overgrown land in the deep woods into a colorful place called “Lyasnaya Kazka” (The Forest Tale). It took him over three years to complete his work. People from the most distant corners of Belarus,…
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:14pm -
  • Church of Andrew the Apostle on Vuoksi River
    The Church of Andrew the Apostle is mentioned in The Guinness World Records as the world’s only church built on a tiny island, with a monolithic rock serving as the foundation. It was built in 2000 by Andrew Rotinov. Surrounded by the scenic views…
    - 13 days ago 8 Dec 14, 6:56pm -
  • There, I Fixed It
    While renovating the exterior of Tver State Medical Academy, the construction workers run the electrical cables through the façade.
    - 13 days ago 8 Dec 14, 2:35pm -

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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.
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  • Stephen Hawking stars in new Go Compare advert
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  • 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…
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  • iPad bought at petrol station was actually a mirror
    When a man pulled up at a petrol station in Texas and offered Jalonta Freeman a new $800 iPad for just $200, she should have know it was too good to be true.Instead she thought it was too good to pass up and handed over the cash … it was only later…
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  • new15 Delightfully Geeky Wreaths
    A cheerful Christmas wreath is a great way to spruce up any wall or door this season, but if you want a wreath that expresses your inner-geekery, here are a few wonderful nerdy wreaths to accent your home.
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • 8 Astonishing Activist Fails
    From the environmentalists who permanently damaged a World Heritage Site to the anti-violence organizers who beat their roommate almost to death, check out these 8 instances of questionable behavior by people passionate about their beliefs.
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  • 8 Unbelievable Hacking Incidents
    From the anonymous perpetrators with enough advanced knowledge of broadcast technology to interrupt a station's signal to the hackers who crippled a major film studio, check out these 8 unusual – and sometimes frightening – hacking stories.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • 11 Weirdest Pieces Of Fan Mail
    Being famous comes with perks, and fans will do pretty much anything to show adoration to their idols. Unfortunately, some cross the line by sending some pretty bizarre, creepy and, in some cases, deadly things to their favorite celebrities.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • World's Fastest
    From a levitating train that runs at 581 km/h (361 mph) to the world's fastest rapper, check out some of the fastest things and people out there.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -

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  • newSkeptic sees ‘alien’ creature
    A husband and wife in Highland County, Ohio claim they saw an alien run across the road. The incident occurred on the night of Friday, December 12 near Carmel, OH. According to her testimony provided in a report filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUF…
    - 15 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:32am -
  • Congress Passes Bill Which Grants “Unlimited Access to Communications of American”
    According to Congressman Justin Amash, Congress just passed a bill which grants the government and law enforcement “unlimited access to the communications of every American”. When the Michigan lawmaker discovered that the Intelligence Authorizati…
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 5:29pm -
  • PayPal hack discoverer paid $10,000 bounty
    A vulnerability that would have enabled a hacker to completely bypass the authentication system in PayPal has been patched, resulting in a $10,000 bounty for the white-hat that found it. Worth every penny, too: the flaw put 150 million PayPal custome…
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 4:45am -
  • 2 wks of Military drills in Downtown LA
    Residents in and around downtown Los Angeles could hear helicopters or other military aircraft over the coming days as Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton train in preparation for a deployment. The training is part of a two-week military exercise…
    - 16 days ago 5 Dec 14, 8:43pm -
  • Common blood pressure drug reverses diabetes in mice

    - 26 days ago 25 Nov 14, 6:11am -
  • Boycott these products to stay healthy

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  • Mysterious orange flash lights up Russian night sky
    This is the mysterious moment that a huge orange flash illuminated the night sky in a remote area of Russia – and no-one knows what caused it. An explosion was captured by a driver with a dashboard mounted camera as he was cruising along a quiet st…
    - 32 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:15pm -
  • John Lennon talks about the illuminati
    John Lennon’s Interview, 6/6/1968 He was killed on December 8, 1980, New York City, NY
    - 35 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:57am -

Listverse

  • new10 Pseudo-Historians And Their Bizarre Theories
    Created by folklorists, scientists, and archaeologists outside of the mainstream, pseudo-history strives to tell the stories of what “really” happened in our Earth’s past. Whether they believe the truth was simply forgotten, interpreted incorre…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:01am -
  • new10 Of The Strangest Experiments Involving Creepy-Crawly Creatures
    We love creepy-crawly critters. After all, they help us solve heinous crimes, show up in some pretty cool myths, and star in really disturbing videos that give us the heebie-jeebies. But we’re not the only ones who love insects and arachnids. Scien…
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  • new10 Stories That Show The Weird Side Of Thomas Jefferson
    When it comes to America’s Founding Fathers, there’s no one more captivating or controversial than Thomas Jefferson. The third president of the United States, Jefferson was an extremely talented man who could play the violin, design his own furni…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating Knives From World History
    Weapons are constantly being replaced with more advanced technology. Knives, however, have stood the test of time. History has given us many strange variations of the humble knife. And many of those were not so humble. 10Kukri Photo credit: Wikimedia…
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  • 10 Of The Worst Things That Happened Around Christmas
    The Christmas season is one of the most venerated times of year around the world, celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike. Purported to be one of the happiest times of year, there have also been a number of terrible events which occurred. H…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • 10 Political Misconceptions About Canada
    Worldwide, Canada is generally viewed as a peaceful and tolerant nation. Almost a paradise to some. Often leading the way in areas such as education and healthcare, the “Great White North” enjoys the reputation it has worked so hard to be known f…
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  • 10 Women Who Paved The Way For Modern Socialites
    It has been said that Kim Kardashian’s phenomenal success as a professional famous person is a testament to the modern age and the erosion of our values as a society. She is rich, beautiful, and connected to famous people but doesn’t seem to have…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • 10 Things That Aren’t As Old As You Think
    We often talk about how ancient civilizations were more advanced and more civilized than we give them credit for. And that’s partially true. Plenty of examples of objects or traditions that we consider modern have been around for hundreds, even tho…
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  • 10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Memory
    Our memory is something that we rely on every day for every single thing we do. Without it, we would not be able to remember how to walk, how to eat, or even our own name. Our past would be a total mystery and, without the context of our past, we wou…
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  • 10 Deceased Victims Who Were Discovered In Strange Places
    When a deceased victim is discovered in an unusual location, the solution to an unsolved mystery is more difficult to find. It can be challenging enough to figure out how the victim died or who might have been responsible for the death, but the myste…
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  • newOfficials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive
    SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) -- Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners - but she was a different color....
    - 18 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 10:36pm -
  • newFort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own....
    - 19 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 9:32pm -
  • newPolice: Man in elf costume charged with DWI
    RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) -- Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey....
    - 19 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 9:14pm -
  • newSoviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961
    BOSTON (AP) -- The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds....
    - 24 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 4:48pm -
  • Man without use of arms facing gun charge released
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday....
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ChinaSmack

  • Police Criticized for Laughing at Dead Girl’s Crime Scene
    Chinese netizen reactions to several Hunan police officers caught on camera casually chatting and laughing after a young girl was found naked & dead in a field."Police Criticized for Laughing at Dead Girl’s Crime Scene"Originally posted on chinaSM…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 2:00am -
  • Old Man Holds Dead Wife’s Body For Hours, Refusing to Let Go
    Chinese netizens are moved by an elderly man holding his dead wife for hours, refusing to let go, after she suddenly collapsed and died on a Shenyang street."Old Man Holds Dead Wife’s Body For Hours, Refusing to Let Go"Originally posted on chinaSM…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:00am -
  • Chinese Passengers Fight on Chongqing to Hong Kong Flight
    Chinese netizen reactions to a fight between Chinese passengers on an Air China flight CA433 from Chongqing to Hong Kong over noisy babies and reclining seats."Chinese Passengers Fight on Chongqing to Hong Kong Flight"Originally posted on chinaSMACK…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:55pm -
  • Thai Flight Turned Back Due to Unruly Chinese Couple, Reactions
    Chinese netizen reactions to the Thai AirAsia flight FD9101 turned back to Bangkok due to an unruly Chinese couple that threatened to blow up the plane."Thai Flight Turned Back Due to Unruly Chinese Couple, Reactions"Originally posted on chinaSMACK…
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  • Chinese Media Compiles Top 10 Internet Memes for 2014
    From Phoenix Online: A look back at the top 10 online buzzwords of 2014 According to a Xian Evening News report at the end of 2014, during this year there were many new online buzzwords that entered our lives. Here we will summarize the top 10 online…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:00am -

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  • Another example of “great” parenting
    Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two da…
    - 26 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • Another Selfie Death
    Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of Mexico City, Mexico, accidentally shot himself in the head while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun.
    - 26 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • Final Act of Revenge
    A chef, named Peng Fan, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake 20 minutes after he had cut its head off, while preparing snake soup at a restaurant in Foshan, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 24 Aug 14, 12:08pm -
  • Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash
    A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -
  • A Muscovite killed by iPad
    A 17-year-old girl from Moscow died of electric shock in a bathtub when she dropped her iPad connected to the power outlet.
    - 4 Aug 14, 2:31pm -

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  • Quite Possibly The Best Amazon Warrior Queen Pep Talk Ever Filmed
    What makes this scene from 1974's Battle of the Amazons so wonderful? Is it the incredibly bad dubbing from the original Italian into English? Is it the Amazon Queen announcing that their men are used up and it's time to go steal some new ones? Or…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:00am -
  • All Hail This Majestically Satanic Holiday Display
    Our pals in the Satanic Temple are at it again. You'll recall the group's legal battle for equal representation among the holiday displays at Florida's state capitol; this week, it'll be unveiling the below display (the bow is a nice touch) at the…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:40pm -
  • Ascension Ends With A Final Supreme Moment Of WTF
    So we didn't especially like Ascension's first chapter, which seemed to promise one thing and then deliver another. Fortunately, the second and third chapters had better pacing and some great moments... before ending with another huge moment of WT…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:29pm -
  • This Batman Cowl Replica Comes With A Light Up Bruce Wayne Head
    Screw the Cowl replica. I want this because it's a 1:1 copy of Bruce Wayne's head THAT LIGHTS UP. That's like, the best/worst idea for a lamp in the world.Read more...
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  • The Real History Behind Star Wars' Awful Christmas Album
    Ah, Christmas in The Stars. Star Wars fans old enough to remember the 1980 'classic' that brought some festive spirit to the Galaxy Far, Far Away might look back on it as a bit of kitsch, but as bad as it was to listen to, the story of its creation…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:00pm -

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  • Ashlee Simpson Is Pregnant
    Ashlee Simpson, who married singer Evan Ross on August 31, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Simpson has a 6-year old son with her first husband, Pete Wentz. The singer is sister to Jessica Simpson; Ross is the son of Diana Ross. Ross, who…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • Madonna Posts A Ridiculous Message After Some Of Her Music Is leaked
    Madonna is taking some flak over a post she wrote recently after some of her music and some pictures of her were leaked. The Material Girl went ballistic and posted this message: “This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo’s half of whi…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:00pm -
  • Cookie Monster And Sir Ian McKellan Learn To “Resist”
    Sir Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster are one of the best celebrity couples ever. In a short clip from Sesame Street, Ian McKellan teaches Cookie Monster the meaning of the word “resist.” Of course, there is one thing in the world that Cookie Monst…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:00pm -
  • Kate Upton Is Named The Sexiest Woman Alive By “People” Magazine
    People Magazine has named its first Sexiest Woman Alive and a lot of people undoubtedly agree with them. They chose 22-year old supermodel Kate Upton, the woman who has also graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. The announcemen…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • “The Colbert Report” Finale Featured One Last Song With All-Star Cameos
    The Colbert Report ended last night; the T in “Report” will forever be silent. Stephen Colbert became immortal and drove away with Santa Clause, Alex Trebek and Abraham Lincoln. There is no real way to explain it — you really had to be there…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:00pm -

About.com Weird News

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

USCatholic.org - Odd News

  • Executions drop to lowest level in two decades
    Author: By Kevin JohnsonImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News ServiceWASHINGTON (RNS) Driven in part by continuing legal disputes related to lethal injection drugs and state moratoriums on the death penalty, the 35 people executed in the U.S. this…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 4:26pm -
  • Franciscan order on verge of bankruptcy after financial fraud is uncovered
    Author: By Josephine McKennaImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News ServiceVATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the largest Franciscan religious orders, founded on the humble teachings of St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, announced it is on the bri…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:50pm -
  • Weekly Roundup: A final report, Cuban friends, and a Colbert farewell
    Take a break from your last-minute shopping, and catch up on this week's news. (Although tomorrow is the last day the postal service guarantees Christmas delivery for priority mail.) Let's jump right in:Image: 
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 4:33pm -
  • How Pope Francis’ diplomacy may change everything, not just U.S.-Cuba relations
    Author: By David GibsonImage caption: c. 2014 Religion News Service(RNS) Pope Francis is being hailed around the world—and criticized by some in the U.S.—for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough in relations between Washing…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:19pm -
  • Pope Francis' significant role in brokering the U.S.-Cuba breakthrough
    Author: By Josephine McKennac. 2014 Religion News ServiceVATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis welcomed the renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Thursday (December 18), saying he was happy to see an end to a half-century standoff…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:09pm -

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  • Trooper Saves Woman Being Strangled By Seatbelt
    A woman in Brooksville, Florida, is happy to be alive after a state trooper saved her from being strangled by her seatbelt on Thursday evening.The... Read more: Brad Wagner, Brad Wagner Florida, Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Near Weird,…
    - 23 days ago 28 Nov 14, 5:47pm -
  • Robbers Who Make Victims Strip Still On The Loose
    Investigators in Broward County, Florida, are stumped by a rash of armed robberies where the suspects make their victims, including a pregnant woman, ... Read more: Video, Caught on Tape, Dumb Crime, Robbers Make Victims Strip, Weird Flo…
    - 24 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:46pm -
  • 17-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring
    VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two southwest Florida high school students organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools.... Read more: Mug Shots, High School Prostitution, Alexa Nicole De Armas, Alexa Nicole…
    - 26 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Phuc Kieu Suspected Of Sexual Battery
    The internet can't stop saying Phuc Kieu.The man's name -- and its similarity in appearance to a colorful two-word English phrase -- is going vira... Read more: Phuc Kieu, Phuc Kieu Photo, Phuc Kieu Arrest Report, Phuc Kieu Arrested, Ma…
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  • Man Arrested For Allegedly Fighting Cops In Taco Bell Drive-Thru
    A man who attempted to order food from a drive-through window while on his bike ended up being driven in a police car straight to jail.Gabriel Har... Read more: Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Videos, Mug Shots, Dumb Crime,…
    - 32 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:46am -

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • The cutest clips of 2014
    NEED a laugh? From ickle-wickle hamsters to a girl’s ingenious way of telling her friends she was pregnant, here are eight videos that melted hearts harder than yours this year.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:44am -
  • Seals caught having sex with penguins
    FUR seals on a sub-Antarctic island have been caught having sex with penguins. Scientists are puzzled. The penguins are upset.
    - 33 days ago 19 Nov 14, 1:13am -
  • Woman’s chilling devil exorcism filmed through keyhole
    SECRETLY-FILMED keyhole footage of a woman’s real-life exorcism possessed by the devil has gone viral on the internet.
    - 33 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Man runs over his own head
    A MAN managed to run over his own head ina freak accident after dropping a cigarette down his jacket. He is in a critical condition in hospital.
    - 55 days ago 28 Oct 14, 1:39am -
  • Is this rock evidence of aliens?
    IS this a fragment of an ancient Martian civilisation? A distant, dusty rock has fired up speculation we may be on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery.
    - 55 days ago 28 Oct 14, 12:37am -

Nutty News

  • new4-Year-Old Handcuffed, Shackled Taken to Sheriff’s Office for Acting Out in Class
    Virginia – A Virginia pre-school student was handcuffed and shackled by a police officer and then taken to the Sheriff’s office after allegedly acting out. While at the Sheriff’s office, the 4-year old was allegedly forced to talk to prison…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • newMan aimed empty gun in cop’s face, pulled trigger
    New York – A third cop narrowly escaped with his life Saturday night when a suspect pointed a gun directly at the officer’s head and pulled the trigger in The Bronx — not realizing it was empty. Cops went to East 140th Street in Mott Haven at 9…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • newAustralian woman charged with murder of 8 children
    SYDNEY – An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria (picture), 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a be…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:39pm -
  • newStudents suspected of racial hate crime using cotton balls
    Roseville police have referred 13 teenagers, at least some of them honors students at Oakmont High School, to the juvenile justice system for a suspected hate crime after they allegedly spread cotton balls across the front lawn of an African American…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • newFerguson witnesses lied – will not seek perjury charges – didn’t want to fire things up
    Missouri – Some witnesses “clearly ” lied to the St. Louis grand jury investigating the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., prosecutor Robert McCulloch said in an interview. “There were people who came in and yes, absolut…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:18am -

It's Truly! Random!

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

Amusing Planet

  • Glacier Mice: A Rolling Stone Does Gather Moss
    The old proverb that states that “a rolling stone gathers no moss” has been passed along for so long that people generally believe that its literal meaning is true, but we only have to look at nature to see otherwise. While an actual rolling pebb…
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  • The Four Corners Monument
    The Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where you can be in four different states at the same time -Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. This is the place where the corners of the four state meet. A granite and brass monum…
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  • The Prime Meridian At The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
    The Prime Meridian, also known as the Greenwich Meridian, passes through longitude 0° 0' 0'' and on its journey from pole to pole, it passes through England, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Antarctica, dividing the earth…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:40pm -
  • Hydrospeeding on The Aletsch Glacier
    Hydrospeeding or riverboarding is a form of extreme sports where participants lie prone on rigid foam boards and ride the rapids. Riverboarding is usually done in rivers and streams, but some enthusiasts have taken to the freezing waters of glacier r…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:22am -
  • Longmen Grottoes, China
    Longmen Grottoes are a series of Buddhist cave temples carved into the rock on the banks of the Yi River, south of the city of Luoyang, in Henan province, in China. The site includes some 1,350 caves and 40 pagodas, which are choke-full of statues of…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:27pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newBest of Tumblr 2014
    This year has been quite fun for everybody, lets see what Tumblr community did this year. Happy holidays and prepare for a grand year 2015 ahead. Related PostsAwesome Photography of 2014 (160 pics)Some of the Most Popular Moments of 2014 (34 pics)Fun…
    - 59 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 3:30pm -
  • newSome Wonderful Things
    Every other part of your world can be more awesome and wonderful, if you see what is happening, here are some really awesome things that has caught my attention. Related Posts10 Bizarre Things Made from Car Parts…!!!Belly Button Piercing IdeasGloba…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:57pm -
  • newBest Gif’s of the Day – December 20, 2014
    And no vet will ever be capable of removing balls of this size and quality. This dog has got a very direct problem-solving method. Failed sneak attack Tinder Blue Steel Cheeky goal Bear cub loses his grip Beautiful assist! Kitten can’t take his eye…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 9:02pm -
  • newThat’s Not Looking Good, Not Even Close
    Things that you see in everyday life, that can be right and that can’t be ignored. Related PostsA Bad DayReally Bad Day of Fishing…Have You Seen Them Before !!Dating Profiles that will Force you to Scream WTF!!!
    - 21 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 7:58pm -
  • newDIY : How to make a Delicious 3D Snowflake out of Paper
    Life hacking: how to make a delicious three-dimensional snowflake out of paper On the eve of the winter holidays, the creation of snowflakes with their hands carries not only children but also adults. The author of this video offers to promote your l…
    - 22 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 6:56pm -

Neatorama

  • newHusky and Puppies
    (YouTube link)Parenting can be a lot of fun when you’re not stressed out about daycare and bills and what Timmy just ate. Here, a husky mom discovers that when herpuppies learn to get around, she suddenly has a whole slew of playmates! “Look, ki…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • newCollege Offers a Minor in Comedy
    (Photo: Matt)Are you funny? Your jokes on open mike night at the local comedy club may not make the audience laugh, but an official college degree in comedy probably will. Emerson College, a private college in Boston and Jay Leno's alma mater, now of…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • new18 Animals Whose Lives Were Improved by Prosthetics
    Chris P. Bacon When injuries cause the loss of a functioning body part, the results are the same in animals as well as people. There is a sense of profound loss and a period of grief and depression as a result of such a loss. Then comes a time of ad…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • newA Pictorial History of Santa Claus
    We often think that the image of Santa Claus as we know him came from Thomas Nast’s illustrations or the description in Clement Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Some people will tell you that Santa achieved his modern form thanks to the C…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • newBusking at NYC Subway Turns into an Impromptu Ballet Performance
    A string quartet plays inside a subway station in New York City. That's awesome. But then, at the 2:07 mark in the video below, it gets awesomer. A group of ballet dancers pass by. They join in the fun, adding to the beautiful music with beautiful da…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Chinese Hospitals Introduce Hands-free Sperm Extractors
    Let’s try to not get too juvenile or X-rated with this, but it seems to be a real thing. Perhaps in a bid to automate just about every medical procedure they can, Chinese hospitals have now brought in “sperm extractors” to help with gathering s…
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  • More Dead Pigs Than Fish in China’s Huangpu River
    Not exactly breaking news, but it would rank highly on any weird-o-meter. Last year, the Huangpu River, which supplies drinking water to the city of Shanghai, was found carrying thousands of pig carcasses, all floating in the direction of Shanghai.…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • South Korea Erects Giant X’mas Tree on North Korea Border
    South Korea is all set to erect a 30-foot Christmas tree on its border with North Korea, apparently to pray for peace in the region. Starting December 23rd, the tree will stay in place for a fortnight, after which it will be dismantled. While there…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Korean Air Ex-VP in Trouble Over Nut Rage
    If there is ever a good example of a snowball effect, this is certainly it. Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, 40, has stepped down from her post as executive vice president of Korean Air after what has become known all over the Internet as the…
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Chinese Air Conditioner Repair — Daredevil Style
    Outrageous images from China seem never to get old, especially when one is this insane. At first glance, the photo features the facade of an apartment complex, which is already vertigo-inducing. But then you look to the left and realize that a guy is…
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 3:00pm -

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Damn Interesting

  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe’s rocky western margin, this is typically on a “m…
    - 4 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • Welcome to the Jungle
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small…
    - 7 Jul 14, 12:25pm -
  • May Have Settled
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increas…
    - 27 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 29 May 14, 1:01pm -
  • White Death
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replie…
    - 4 May 14, 7:57pm -
  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Qu…
    - 10 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • Absolute Zero is 0K
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its termi…
    - 20 Mar 14, 1:34pm -
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of…
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  • The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator
    We here at Damn Interesting don't manage to post new articles quite as often as we'd like. We relish researching and writing, but until recently there were a few bottlenecks and logjams restricting our flow. The "until recently" in the preceding sent…
    - 26 Feb 14, 3:47pm -
  • The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey
    Listen to this episodeThe men from London arrived just in time to see Mary Toft give birth to her fifteenth rabbit.It was the winter of 1726, and Nathaniel St. André and Samuel Molyneux arrived in the market town of Godalming in Surrey to meet Mary…
    - 10 Feb 14, 6:58am -

Weird Russia

  • Buckwheat Panic
    For the past few weeks, Russians have been frantically buying up buckwheat following reports of the US and European sanctions. Buckwheat, or grechka as it’s known in Russia, is a fruit seed that functions as a more-nutritious alternative to most gr…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 1:58pm -
  • Winter Surfing near Vladivostok
    Cold water surfing is the popular sport among brave surfers in Russia. With water temperature of +2 °C and air temperature of -10 °C, guys are spending hours surfing in ice-cold water. Photographer Evgeniya Kokurina captured the images of Vladivost…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 11:40am -
  • Russian State TV Runs Apocalyptical Promo for Putin Press Conference
    At first one might think this is a promo for a new Russian action movie, but it’s actually just a news station announcing it will air Putin’s press conference on 18th of December.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:45pm -
  • Fabulous White Sands Expecting Courageous Tourists in Siberia

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  • Military BRDM Cab in St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg cab company revealed its new addition to its fleet – vehicle based on the amphibious armored scout car BRDM. The cab has no air conditioning, leather interior, or electric windows. It uses 25 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Bu…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 1:47pm -

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The Unusual Times

  • 6 Ways to Stop Seasonal Phantoms Reforming Your Character
    Worried that a targeted haunting may rob you of your terrible vices? Use this failsafe system to keep yourself imperfect. Works against ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come.1) Stay awake in public areas: ghosts like to strike those al…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:50pm -
  • 5 Lovely Food & Cocktail Pairings That (At First) Sound Insane
    It is always the odd couples that make the party – with this in mind we have paired five cocktails with five dishes to create some distinctly unusual combinations. These peculiar culinary marriages will not please all tastes!5. The Martinez Cockta…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:59pm -
  • The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosity, Fine Art and Natural History
    Shrunken heads, preserved mermaids and other ghoulish objets d’art can be observed in relative safety at Britain’s strangest museum. Eccentric collector Viktor Wynd has assembled some of the most peculiar artefacts in the world in his museum in E…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:09pm -
  • The World’s First ‘Internet Kitten Video’
    Did you know that the world’s first ‘internet cat video’ was shot in Paris in 1898 by one Amaury Blaireau-Concombre?Amaury Blaireau-Concombre was a veterinary surgeon who lived in Montparnasse in Paris in the 1890s. There was nothing he found…
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  • The Hendrick’s Cucuberic Votenarium Polling Booth
    We want your votes!Which of the following do you prefer?A. A goose building a self-assembly cupboardB. NeoplatonismC. A slice of cucumber
    - 16 days ago 5 Dec 14, 4:55pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy
    Opened in 2014 and called "the most exciting new tower in the world," Milan's Bosco Verticale, or "vertical forest" comprises two 27-story residential high-rises teeming with cantilevered balconies and planted with almost 900 trees and more tha…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:49pm -
  • Tumbleweed Christmas Tree in Chandler , Arizona
    Christmas traditions can be a challenge in places that rarely see a day of cold all year, but in the Arizona city of Chandler, they have simply adapted their traditions to match the climate but forming a pile of their native tumbleweeds into the sha…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • Rollstone Boulder in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
    In what may be the most drastic steps ever taken to move and preserve a giant rock, the Rollstone Boulder has been held together with an iron band, blown apart, and put back together again all to save it from the threats both natural and man-made. …
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • Nicosia International Airport in Egkomi, Cyprus
    Once the central airport in the country of Cyprus, the Nicosia International Airport was abandoned after a military coup and now sits amidst the demilitarized zone between two countries, slowly accumulating dust and pigeon droppings.  The Nicosia a…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • Thrihnukagigur Volcano in Reykjavik, Iceland
    Volcanos are usually things to be admired from a safe distance, but inside of most everyone is an excitable inner voice that really just wants to climb into that caldera and see what its like inside. Iceland's Thrihnukagigur Volcano actually lets ad…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

  • newWhy Do We Call It "Xmas"?
    Lots of people think that the X in Xmas is a secular watering down of the word Christ. You know, a "we love to celebrate the holiday but don’t believe in Jesus" sort of thing. However, that's not the origin of the X.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:30pm -
  • newLet It Snow, Make It So
    Set a course for the Festivus Quadrant and press play on your YouTube thingy. There is zero educational content in this video, but it is delightful. Make it so!(If you're more of a Star Wars fan, happy life day!)
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  • new7 Ways Gesture Recognition Technology Will Revolutionize Education
    Whether you’re learning how to spell or how to perform open-heart surgery, movement is essential in helping retain vital information—hearing a lecture is great, but there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. As gesture recognition technolo…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:36am -
  • newWeekend Links: D’oh!
    With 26 seasons and counting, it's no surprise that The Simpsons has irrevocably changed the English language itself.*Never forget all the things the Internet got angry about this year, whether righteously or not, with Slate's interactive "hate ca…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newWWI Centennial: First Battle of Champagne Begins
    Imperial War Museum via Retronaut.comThe First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 159th installment in the series.…
    - 23 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 5:00pm -

Strange Inventions

  • Barbie Head Shoes
    Included in footwear designer Jeffrey Campbell’s summer 2013 collection are shoes that have clear heels filled with the heads of Barbie dolls. There’s also a version filled with Ken heads. Of course, these shoes are now all the rage in Japan. –…
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  • Inflatable Umbrella Hat
    “Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat’s tubular brim to the size of a woman’s umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the s…
    - 46 days ago 5 Nov 14, 1:26pm -
  • Pee Pocket
    The Pee Pocket is the device that allows women to pee standing up. It was designed by a heart surgeon, who is planning to come out with a camouflage version of the pee pocket marketed to hunters. Says the inventor in an interview with Local News 8 of…
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  • Facial Fitness PAO
    Facial Fitness PAO is a bizarre face-exercising device by Hong Kong-based firm Shun Hing Life & Beauty (SHLAB). The device features two wing-like appendages that flap vigorously — the user is expected to hold the flapping device in their mouth in o…
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  • The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear
    It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is…
    - 21 Aug 14, 12:13pm -
  • Magnet Hat
    Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy’s “magnet hat” was a good idea.
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Historic Mysteries

  • Who Were The Three Wise Kings?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.The well-known "three wise men" or "the Magi" of the Christmas story are mentioned in only one gospel, that of Matthew. Who were the three…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:22am -
  • Star of Bethlehem
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Ask anyone what exactly was the Star of Bethlehem and the chances are that a reply surrounding some sort of natural phenomenon within astron…
    - 7 days ago 14 Dec 14, 12:42pm -
  • JFK’s Missing Brain
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.JFK's brain was not buried with the body. Some speculate that Robert Kennedy actually stole John F. Kennedy's brain to conceal it from bein…
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 3:32pm -
  • La Gioconda
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.If medieval author Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo is correct, then Leonardo produced a pair of portraits: Mona Lisa and La Gioconda.The post La Gioc…
    - 19 days ago 2 Dec 14, 12:49pm -
  • The Roman Dodecahedrons Mystery
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.What purpose did Roman Dodecahedrons have? Judging by the number of Roman dodecahedrons found, there are likely many out there waiting to b…
    - 21 days ago 30 Nov 14, 11:33am -

The Human Marvels

  • American Horror Story: Was Pepper Real?
    Much has been made of the startling transformation made by Naomi Grossman into the popular and loveable American Horror Story character of Pepper. People have been asking if Pepper was a real person -perhaps from the heyday of Freakshows – an…
    - 48 days ago 4 Nov 14, 2:38am -
  • American Horror Story – The REAL Freakshow Influences
    If you are a fan of American Horror Story: Freak Sow, you’ve probably seen one of the “Real Freaks behind the Characters” articles floating around. There are a million of them, and almost every one of them gets it wrong. It’s understandable,…
    - 52 days ago 30 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • The Real Freaks Featured in the American Horror Story: Freak Show Opening Credits
    Since the debut of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 6th, I’ve been inundated with emails about the opening credits. The opening AHS: Freak Show sequence features a number of freaks and human oddities that aren’t actually featured in t…
    - 68 days ago 14 Oct 14, 12:57pm -
  • Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks
      Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they stared in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally…
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  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • Ursula Blütchen – The Polar Bear Princess
    The ‘Polar Bear Princess’, Ursula Blütchen, was born in Dresden, Germany on June 6, 1927 to an average working class family. Widely regarded as the most sensational animal trainer to have ever lived, Ursula’s unusual career didn’t begin unti…
    - 26 Aug 13, 6:21pm -

Weird Pictures

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The mirrored tree house
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I turned around and this girl was watching me
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Strange Crimes

  • newMan aimed empty gun in cop’s face, pulled trigger
    New York - A third cop narrowly escaped with his life Saturday night when a suspect pointed a gun directly at the officer’s head and pulled the trigger in The Bronx — not realizing it was empty.Cops went to East 140th Street in Mott Haven at 9 p.…
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  • newAustralian woman charged with murder of 8 children
    SYDNEY – An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.Mersane Warria (picture), 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a be…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:33pm -
  • newStudents suspected of racial hate crime using cotton balls
    Roseville police have referred 13 teenagers, at least some of them honors students at Oakmont High School, to the juvenile justice system for a suspected hate crime after they allegedly spread cotton balls across the front lawn of an African American…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:31am -
  • newFerguson witnesses lied – will not seek perjury charges – didn’t want to fire things up
    Missouri – Some witnesses “clearly ” lied to the St. Louis grand jury investigating the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., prosecutor Robert McCulloch said in an interview.“There were people who came in and yes, absolute…
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  • newTwo NYPD officers shot dead in ambush sitting in patrol car
    New York – Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a gang member from Baltimore drove to the city to kill police officers after wounding his girlfriend, sources told the Daily News.The shooter, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley (picture), boasted…
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  • newWoman arrested for stabbing, biting husband
    Newport News, Virginia – A Newport News woman has been arrested after allegedly attacking her husband for the second time in a year.On the evening of December 11th an officer who was working on another investigation at a local hospital was told by…
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  • 7 Men Arrested For Forcing 16-Year-Old Girl To Be A Sex Slave For A Week
    MIAMI - Seven men are accused of forcing a teenager into a week of sex and prostitution, sometimes with more than one man at a time, police said.The suspects, ranging in age from 18 to 43, are accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a week of dru…
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  • Man Accused of Stabbing His Wife And Her Lover To Death After Catching Them Having Sex
    NEW YORK - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of his wife and another man.Steve Whittingham (picture), 48, of Brooklyn, was charged with murder in the killing of his wife Janelle Barker, 36, and Jerome Barrett, 35.The vi…
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io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • Quite Possibly The Best Amazon Warrior Queen Pep Talk Ever Filmed
    What makes this scene from 1974's Battle of the Amazons so wonderful? Is it the incredibly bad dubbing from the original Italian into English? Is it the Amazon Queen announcing that their men are used up and it's time to go steal some new ones? Or…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:00am -
  • All Hail This Majestically Satanic Holiday Display
    Our pals in the Satanic Temple are at it again. You'll recall the group's legal battle for equal representation among the holiday displays at Florida's state capitol; this week, it'll be unveiling the below display (the bow is a nice touch) at the…
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  • Ascension Ends With A Final Supreme Moment Of WTF
    So we didn't especially like Ascension's first chapter, which seemed to promise one thing and then deliver another. Fortunately, the second and third chapters had better pacing and some great moments... before ending with another huge moment of WT…
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  • This Batman Cowl Replica Comes With A Light Up Bruce Wayne Head
    Screw the Cowl replica. I want this because it's a 1:1 copy of Bruce Wayne's head THAT LIGHTS UP. That's like, the best/worst idea for a lamp in the world.Read more...
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  • The Real History Behind Star Wars' Awful Christmas Album
    Ah, Christmas in The Stars. Star Wars fans old enough to remember the 1980 'classic' that brought some festive spirit to the Galaxy Far, Far Away might look back on it as a bit of kitsch, but as bad as it was to listen to, the story of its creation…
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  • Watch Sean Connery Explain Cryo-Sleep To The Most Obnoxious Kid Ever
    Sean Connery brings a certain resigned, sad dignity to his performance as a broken man on the frontier in 1981's Outland. Except in this scene, where he has to talk to his son, the most annoying kid we've seen in ages, and explain the concept of cry…
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  • Adult Swim's New Infomercial Turns A Drug Ad Into A Goddamn Nightmare
    Your move, Too Many Cooks. Unedited Footage of a Bear will make you twitch in fear every time you see a box of allergy medication.Read more...
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:26pm -
  • Watch What Happens When You Saw A Rubber Band Ball In Half
    Here's what happens when you take a handsaw to a large rubber band ball. Not to spoil anything, but, when you think of all the energy that's stored in those stretchy loops of elastic, you just know the result is going to be weird. Read more...
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Unusual Places

  • Whimsical Dr. Seuss House in Alaska
    Located in Willow, Alaska, this peculiar structure is referred to by locals as the “Dr. Suess House.” It’s one of America’s architectural wonders. And you can see why… The original owner worked on it extensively for 10 years before he died.…
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  • Dungeness – United Kingdom’s Desert
    Dungeness lies at the southernmost point of Kent and is a veritable desert of gravel and shell debris. A strange atmosphere can be found nowadays: two lighthouses are visible from afar, narrow streets, little fishing houses and a steam-powered narrow…
    - 46 days ago 5 Nov 14, 2:48pm -
  • Hill of Crosses – Lithuania
    The Hill of Crosses is located 12 km north of the small county town Šiauliai. The town was established in 1236 and was occupied by teutonic knights in the fourth century. The Hill of Crosses is one of the most renowned pilgrimage places in all the c…
    - 54 days ago 28 Oct 14, 5:47pm -
  • The Stampede Trail and the 142 Magic Bus
    The Stampede Trail is a road located in the U.S. state of Alaska. A portion of it it’s paved but the remainder of the route consists of a primitive and dangerous hiking trail that follows the original path. In 1961 Yutan Construction began upgradin…
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  • Al Naslaa Rock Formation
    There are many natural occurrences that might puzzle a traveler. One of them is Al Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. Al Naslaa is…
    - 7 Sep 14, 1:28pm -
  • The Most Famous Tree in Hawaii
    The Banyan Tree (Ficus Benghalensis) of Lahaina, Maui is probably the most famous Banyan Tree of the Hawaiian Islands. The tree is located on the Front Street between Hotel Street and Canal Street. The banyan fig is originally from India and was plan…
    - 6 Sep 14, 7:56am -
  • Meghalaya: The Rainiest Place on Earth
    New Zealand based photographer Amos Chapple captured amazing images of the state of Meghalaya, India, allegedly the wettest spot on Earth. The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya annually receives 467 inches of rain. The outdoor workers often wear wate…
    - 25 Aug 14, 12:32pm -
  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy
    The town of Coober Pedy is often referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Located in the remote South Australian desert, where temperatures reach 125 °F / 51 °C, this small m…
    - 22 Jul 14, 10:39am -

Mostly Odd

  • The Bikini and the Beast
    Nuclear means much more than atomic power. Since World War II it has inspired thoughts of Utopia and destruction, but most of all in trying to link objects with the ideas around the atom, popular culture around the world has produced icons. The bombi…
    - 27 Aug 14, 7:09pm -
  • John Frum and the Cargo Cult
    No planes or soldiers were remotely near the islands of Vanuatu, yet airstrips were appearing like scars through the pristine landscapes. World War II had ended, both the Americans and Japanese had left. Slowly the airstrips multiplied, some came wit…
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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 -

Weird Universe

  • newCrusader for corporal punishment caned
    Eric Wildman was a crusader for corporal punishment. He believed strongly that if you spare the rod, you'll spoil the child. He was the president (and perhaps only member?) of the National Society for the Retention of Corporal Punishment in Schools.…
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  • newDr. Black & Mr. Hyde
    Caution: gratuitous bare female flesh for a few seconds at the start.Full movie below.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:37pm -
  • Santa still at large
    A man dressed as Santa (or was it Santa himself?) recently robbed a Wells Fargo bank in downtown San Francisco. There have been Santa-dressed criminals before, but what made this one slightly different was that the robbery occurred just as SantaCon w…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 1:54pm -
  • Wood Apple Marriage in Nepal
    This page semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 1:47pm -
  • Meow Mansion
    "Meow Mansion" is a large gingerbread house with a serious message — neuter your cat! The house, created by artist Kazz Morohashi, is home to (gingerbread) Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens. But since Kitty and Boots haven't been neutered, thei…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:55pm -

Fact Day

  • The Adults Who Live In Treehouses
    In this short documentary, The Atlantic interviewed people who build, live in and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. via theatlantic.com
    - 18 days ago 3 Dec 14, 1:02pm -
  • Artist Spent 10 Years Carving a Giant Cave – Alone With His Dog
    For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. With no one but his…
    - 19 days ago 2 Dec 14, 9:33am -
  • A rare deep-sea anglerfish is caught on video for the first time
    A rare black seadevil was captured for the first time on video in Monterey Canyon, and it’s a weird creature. The canyon plunges to a depth of nearly 3 miles — or 14,763 feet. The creature was caught alive on camera at about 1,900 feet. The fish,…
    - 26 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:19pm -
  • The Happiness Scale
    Are you happy? Happiness is measured throughout the world. – via visual.ly
    - 27 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:14pm -
  • World’s Deadliest Animals
    Mosquitos have collectively killed more human beings throughout history than any other factor, including war.
    - 9 Aug 14, 8:24am -
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