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  • Karina – Russia’s Video Game Streaming Celebrity
    Twitch.tv is the leading game streaming website. The main feature of the website is video game streaming. Recently, typical Russian girl Karina Sycheva, aka Sharishaxd gained huge popularity. She is from the city of Belgorod, and in a short period sh…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 3:25pm -
  • Alaska’s Old Believers
    Russian culture in this place was once again ignited by the Old Believers, who came here from South America. Their ancestors fled Russia over hundred years ago, however,  they still consider themselves Russians. Russian prominent travel blogger Alex…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 1:43pm -
  • The Online Community That Teaches Kids How To Get Sick And Skip School
    Social network VKontakte, known as Russia’s answer to Facebook, has a lot of weird communities. One of them, “How to skip school by being sick”, seems to be popular among teenagers in Russia. As the title implies, kids subscribe to post questio…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 5:01pm -
  • Russia’s Arctic Brigade training on reindeer sleds in the Far North
    The Russian Defense Ministry published a few photos taken during the training of a recently-formed Arctic Brigade. The pictures show the military personnel of a reconnaissance company of the Arctic separate motorized rifle brigade mastering the trick…
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 12:48pm -
  • The Kettlebell meme
    This afternoon we had a traditional Skype call with Georgia, with relatives of my wife. Among casual conversation, they mentioned that they are looking for an old Soviet kettlebell. Rumor has it, that someone is willing to pay for it big money, becau…
    - 6 days ago 31 Jan 16, 7:38pm -
  • Surrealistic Paintings by Stanislav Plutenko
    Stanislav Plutenko was born in 1961 in Moscow. He studied at the Moscow University of National Economy, while taking art classes in painting from private masters. Stanislav’s art is an interesting mix of surrealism and realism. The artist Stanislav…
    - 7 days ago 31 Jan 16, 12:14pm -
  • The Tuva ethnic group: a secret culture behind Siberian forests
    While most people focus on progress and innovation in there lives, some are still living on the same principles as they did thousands of years ago. This is the case of the Tuva group, which is a Turkic ethnic population of small dimensions who live t…
    - 10 days ago 28 Jan 16, 3:52pm -
  • Russian Artist Creates Dolls That Look Disturbingly Real
    Russian artist Michael Zajkov’s skills are so precise, that the dolls he creates look disturbingly lifelike. The dolls are made of polymer clay, hand painted glass eyes, and mohair hair. Dressed in a Victorian era style, they have multiple movable…
    - 12 days ago 26 Jan 16, 5:08pm -
  • Russians wait hours in frigid weather to see art exhibit
    The Tretyakov Gallery diplayed over 250 works of a Russian artist, Valentin Serov (1865-1911). The exhibition was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of artists birth. The exhibit was one of the most anticipated art projects in Moscow this year. Museu…
    - 14 days ago 24 Jan 16, 1:47pm -
  • 70-year-old Siberian who lives in wilderness, brought to civilization
    In a world where information travels from one person to another in a matter of seconds, it’s hard to imagine how a European citizen would not be aware of WWII – especially if they were born in 1944. This is the case of Agafia Lykova, a 70-year-ol…
    - 16 days ago 22 Jan 16, 2:59pm -

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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 -

Oddee

  • 9 Most Extreme Wedding Photos
    These weddings could have been ruined by tornados, fires and snowstorms, but these 9 couples have the most badass photo albums ever.
    - 1 day ago 6 Feb 16, 12:00am -
  • 9 Unusual And Cool Jobs
    From hugging pandas to warming beds, check it out some weird but awesome ways to make a living.
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 Disturbing Child Pornography Cases
    After scraping the bottom, we found the lowest of the low.
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 12:00am -
  • 9 Vicious Killers And The Women Who Love Them
    Everyone deserves a little love, right?
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 12:00am -
  • 10 More Unique Beaches
    From the black sands of a Hawaiian vacation spot to the shifting dunes of a Brazilian lagoon, check out 10 more ten more bizarre beaches with a little something extra.
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 12:00am -

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  • Watch the X-Files Reboot episodes, How?
    There is no live streaming of the X-Files on Fox.com, so if you missed the new X-Files first episode tonight due to the stupid extra long football game, you’ll need … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago 24 Jan 16, 10:44pm -
  • ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Mystery Deepens
    Three months back, after conducting a detailed study of the star KIC 8462852, astronomers came to the conclusion that it was, unequivocally, “the most mysterious star in our galaxy.” Now, … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago 18 Jan 16, 1:42am -
  • RIP Severus Snape (Alan Rickman)
    British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. … Continue reading →
    - 24 days ago 14 Jan 16, 3:52pm -
  • Legionnaires’ disease spikes in Flint amid poisoned water crisis; National Guard activated
    Between June 2014 and November 2015, there were 87 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Flint, with 10 ending in death, according to Wells. The fatality rate for the disease ranges … Continue reading →
    - 24 days ago 14 Jan 16, 2:53pm -
  • Scientists extend lifespan of lab mice by 40 percent
    Scientists have discovered a way to extend the lives of lab mice by 40 percent and suggest that it could one day be used as a treatment to boost human … Continue reading →
    - 24 days ago 14 Jan 16, 1:55pm -
  • All advanced life on Earth might have come from one biological mistake, scientists say
    WashPost- If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago 11 Jan 16, 7:27pm -
  • Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69
    NEW YORK — David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades with hits like “Fame,” ”Heroes” and “Let’s Dance,” died Sunday after a battle with … Continue reading →
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 8:13am -
  • Scientific Discovery: Neanderthal Genes To Thank For Allergies, Strong Immune System
    Itchy eyes once the flowers start blooming each Spring time? For that, you can thank your Neanderthal ancestors, two newly released studies suggest. Although scientists once thought of Neanderthals as … Continue reading →
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 7:52am -

Listverse

  • new10 Human Diseases That We’ve Given To Mice
    Mice are great research tools. Scientists can inject them, infect them, dissect them, and learn all sorts of useful things relevant to human health. A lot of diseases, though, just afflict humans. To study these diseases in mice, scientists have to g…
    - 22 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • new10 Semi-Legendary Kingdoms Of Modern National Groups
    All people and nations have origin stories. Some of these tales are based on reasonably accurate records. However, some are made-up or embellished versions of oral stories handed down throughout the centuries. Modern people groups with long histories…
    - 22 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • new10 Good Samaritans Whose Good Deeds Did Not Go Unpunished
    We’ve all had a day where nothing is going right and the deck seems stacked against us. Maybe it’s a small inconvenience, like realizing that you left your wallet at home when you’re checking out at the grocery store. Maybe it’s something mor…
    - 22 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Modern Radiation Accidents Involving Civilians
    Harnessing atomic power is one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient forms energy available to us today, and radiation therapy allows us to fight cancer and other diseases that we’d otherwise be…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 8:01am -
  • 10 Ways China Might Be Spying On You
    In recent decades, the Chinese government has aggressively played catch-up in the wonderful world of espionage, an arena where the true professionals were previously limited to Western governments and Russia. Given this somewhat late entry to the gam…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating Last Letters Of Prominent Historical Figures
    Last letters can be intriguing, and those written by famous historical figures are perhaps more fascinating. They give us a rare insight into their minds during the last moments of their lives. 10 Harry Houdini Photo via Wikimedia On August 6, 1926,…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Shocking Cases Of Babysitters From Hell
    It can be challenging to find the right babysitter. The parents need to feel confident that this person can keep their child safe and happy. But not all babysitters are qualified, even if they’re family members. Unfortunately, the wrong choice can…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Occultists And Mystics Of The Political World
    Throughout history, great leaders have made decisions after consulting with mystics and seers—from the augurs of the Roman Empire to Queen Elizabeth’s court wizard, John Dee. In the modern world, we often assume that this role has been taken by s…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Embarrassingly Dumb Terror Plots That Failed Miserably
    We’re living in an age of terror. Every week seems to bring news of some fresh atrocity in France or Turkey or Indonesia. It can often seem like the world is stuffed full of professional killers, just waiting to hurt our loved ones and countrymen.…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • 10 Horrifying Prom Murders
    Proms are often touted as magical nights that signify the end of high school and the start of adulthood. Of course, if you’ve ever seen horror movies like Carrie, Prom Night, or The Loved Ones, you know that proms can be downright nightmarish. Sadl…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 8:01am -

Oddity Central

  • The Androgynous Lionesses of Botswana
    Moremi Game Reserve, located in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is home to a pride of butch lionesses with deep roars and bushy, luxurious manes. They look so much like male lions, they easily fool competing prides into believing that they’re actually…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 2:49pm -
  • Artist Born without Hands Draws Stunningly Realistic Portraits
    We’ve seen a lot of hyper-realistic art here on OC, but the works of Polish artist Mariusz Kedzierski are especially stunning and awe-inspiring. That’s because he’s able to draw like a complete pro despite the fact that he has no hands. Each p…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 2:29pm -
  • Self-Filling Fontus Bottle Converts Air into Drinkable Water
    Producing water out of thin air used to sound like magic, but thanks to modern technology, this ‘spell’ is becoming available to everyone. Fontus, a $100 solar-powered device can pull moisture from the air and condense it into potable water. Fon…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 2:03pm -
  • Young Woman Travels the World for Free by Getting Men to Pay for Dates in Exotic Locations
    Most people would love nothing more than to quit their jobs and travel the world, but they simply lack the courage, and most importantly, the funds to do so. A young woman from Alabama has managed to do it though, by meeting rich men on the interne…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 11:09am -
  • Retired Doctor Sells Her Properties to Take Care of Stray Cats and Dogs
    Weng Xiaoping, formerly a renowned doctor in China, is spending her retirement caring for stray animals. In what may seem like an unthinkable act to most people, Weng sold two of her properties for 1.8 million yuan (almost $300,000) immediately afte…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 10:34am -

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  • Woman Discards Her Food On Shanghai Metro
    A video from the Shanghai metro that has been uploaded to the internet has given rise to a lot of discussion. In the video a female passenger is eating chicken feet with the remains of the bones scattered about her feet in the carriage. After being m…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 6:19am -
  • Chinese Tourist Bit By Snake In Thailand
    A video of a Chinese tourist in Phuket Thailand visiting a snake park and desiring to share a kiss with a snake has been met with much netizen discussion. She hadn’t yet kissed the snake when she was met with a ferocious and abrupt kiss on the snak…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 3:16am -
  • Child Given Mercury By Aunt Out Of Jealousy
    A 7-month-old child named Kangkang In Changde Hunan was deliberately fed the mercury from a thermometer by his Aunt, and is currently on the edge of death. His mother has claimed that she believes her baby was poisoned because her husband’s mother…
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 7:48am -
  • Young Girl Steals Chocolate, Dies
    A 13-year-old girl Zhaohua (pseudonym) secretly stole some supermarket chocolate, and when a supermarket worker realized they asked the parents to come forward and pay. The supermarket wanted 100 RMB at the very least, but Zhaohua’s parents only ha…
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 5:40am -
  • Businessman Swindled in Henan
    One month ago, Mr. Xiong from Zhoukou city, Henan brought 10,000 RMB to Xinxiang city for a little business, but didn’t realize he’d be swindled by cell phone fraud, have his money removed from the agricultural bank by the fraudsters, and call th…
    - 28 days ago 10 Jan 16, 3:34am -

Unusual Deaths

  • Mom microwaved baby to death
    Mirabelle Yang, a seven-week-old infant from Sacramento, California, died after suffering severe organ damage and burns over 60% of her body after her mother, Ka Yang, placed her in an active microwave for two minutes. Ka Yang was sentenced to life i…
    - 4 days ago 2 Feb 16, 7:37pm -
  • The Twilight Zone accident
    Actor Vic Morrow and two child-actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen, died on the set of the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie when the Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter being used to film the climax of the movie’s first segment destabilized an…
    - 38 days ago 31 Dec 15, 1:02pm -
  • Man Set Himself on Fire in Protest of the Iraq War
    Malachi Ritscher, a 52-year-old musician and recording-engineer, set himself on fire and burned to death on the side of the Kennedy Expressway during morning rush-hour in downtown Chicago in what he claimed in a suicide-note to be an act of protest a…
    - 44 days ago 25 Dec 15, 6:33am -
  • Disneyland Death
    Luan Phi Dawson, a 33-year-old software engineer visiting the Disneyland theme park in California for their Christmas Eve celebration, died after being struck in the head by a 9 lb. metal cleat used to secure the sailing ship Columbia. While the ship…
    - 44 days ago 25 Dec 15, 5:24am -
  • Killed by a Portable Toilet
    Ramon Jose Rodriguez, a 23-year-old construction worker from Miami, Florida, was killed when a Porta-Jon portable toilet fell from the fourth story of a building and landed on top of him. The portable toilet was on rollers to make it easier to freque…
    - 49 days ago 20 Dec 15, 2:03pm -

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  • Reminder: The Big Bang Theory Is the Goddamned Worst
    I suppose hating on the inexplicable hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory for portraying nerds poorly is like hating the birds for singing: it’s just what they do. But now they’ve dragged Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ incredible scifi-fantasy co…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 11:00pm -
  • Ron Weasley Doesn't Think He'd Still Be With Hermione
    We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Gri…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 12:30am -
  • Meet Trump, One of Marvel Comics’ Least Super Supervillains
    There is an evil man in New York who preys on the gullible. He’s a flamboyant showboat. He lacks scruples. He cares for nothing but his own gain. I speak, of course, of Annoying Orange progenitor Donald Trump—so let’s meet the Marvel villain wh…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 4:30pm -
  • Doctor Who's New Showrunner Wrote a Painfully Earnest Theme Song for the Show in 1985
    Let’s be fair: were all tragic teen fans once. In fact, some of us are tragic fans now. And we don’t all get the chance to be in charge of the show that we loved when we were kids. That said, this song is still painfully bad.Read more...
    - 8 days ago 29 Jan 16, 7:49pm -
  • This BB-8 Art Is Adorably Tragic
    From the first moment we saw him, BB-8 rolled into our hearts like no droid ever has. His hilarious, crucial role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens worked to only deepen that love. Now, artist Alex Griendling is using that all against us.Read more...
    - 10 days ago 27 Jan 16, 8:00pm -

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

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  • 8-Year-Old Steals Mom's Gun, Robs Grocery Store, Police Say
    An 8-year-old boy accused of attempting to rob a Florida grocery store with his mother's gun will not face charges, the state announced Friday.... Read more: Ebonie Alls, Weird Florida, Caught on Camera, Dumb Crime, Kid Criminals, Cr…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 3:48pm -
  • Thrillist: Why the Redneck Riviera Is an American Paradise
    By: Scott GoldCredit: ShutterstockYou've been to Malibu, South Beach, and the Hamptons; to Cannon Beach, the Outer Banks, and the Jersey Shore, a... Read more: Florida, Weird Florida, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast, Florida Gul…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 11:14am -
  • Shoplifting Suspect Leaves Cell Phone, Urine Puddle At Crime Scene: Cops
    Urine trouble now.Walton County officials in Florida have arrested a woman on shoplifting charges after finding a cellphone and a puddle of pee -- b... Read more: Brooke Amber Sutton, Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Urine, Weird…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 11:54am -
  • Imagine Waking Up To This Creature Caressing Your Face
    Talk about a rude awakening.On Monday night, a 99-year-old woman was sleeping in her Miami home when she was reportedly awoken by something &... Read more: Kinkajou, Florida, Weird Florida, Exotic Animal, Kinkajou Caressing Face, Weir…
    - 10 days ago 28 Jan 16, 5:18am -
  • Burger King Employee Flame Broils Uniform After Getting Fired, Police Say
    A Burger King worker in St. Augustine, Florida apparently wanted to have it his way when he was fired from the job. He's accused of flame broili... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Timothy Alejandro Ortiz, Weird News N…
    - 17 days ago 21 Jan 16, 11:44am -

Nutty News Videos

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • The one ad that fell foul of watchdog
    FROM penis pianists to a pole-dancing businesswoman, they’re the ads that have outraged the public over the years. But in 2015 only one ad complaint was upheld.
    - 37 days ago 1 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Building site has office workers in stitches
    WORKERS in an office block close to Perth’s $440 million Elizabeth Quay development could not believe their eyes when they looked down and saw this.
    - 43 days ago 26 Dec 15, 11:26am -
  • Car tips off police about bad driver
    A FEMALE motorist involved in a hit and run accident thought she had got away with the crime until her own car called emergency services.
    - 61 days ago 7 Dec 15, 10:10pm -
  • Sydney... after a zombie apocalypse
    WITH Halloween upon us, have you ever wondered what Sydney would look like in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse?
    - 100 days ago 30 Oct 15, 7:12am -
  • Would you survive Sydney’s zombie apocalypse?
    WITH Halloween upon us, have you ever wondered what Sydney would look like in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse?
    - 30 Oct 15, 4:09am -

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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 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…
    - 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

  • new155-Year-Old Mouse Trap in a Museum Claims Another Victim
    The University of Reading's Museum of English Rural Life has caught a mouse in a trap, but not on one laid by the museum staff to catch pests and rodents that frequently enter the museum’s building and cause menace. This rodent managed to get caugh…
    - 15 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 3:04pm -
  • newThe Bombed-Out St Dunstan in The East Church of London
    One of London’s best kept secret is a small derelict church, or what remains of it, half way between London Bridge and the Tower of London, known for its green garden and tranquil atmosphere. This medieval Church of St Dunstan was blown to bits dur…
    - 16 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 2:05pm -
  • newGomantong Caves: The Caves of Horrors
    Deep in the steamy jungles of Borneo, in Malaysia, is a massive crack in the limestone outcrop that leads to an intricate system of caves. Entering the caves is not for the squeamish. In the dank interiors are millions of bats that hang from the roof…
    - 20 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 10:06am -
  • This Ordinary House Has an Outrageous Interior
    This ordinary looking middle-class house in Newport, Oregon, with creamy white siding, yellowed brick, and a two-car garage blends perfectly with the neighborhood. But once you step inside, it’s like visiting a Renaissance palace. The grand red liv…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 7:15am -
  • Pholisma Sonorae: A Strange Looking Flowering Plant
    Pholisma sonorae, commonly known as sand food, is one of the most bizarre wildflowers of North America. Growing out of sand dunes, the flower has a fleshy stem that extends two meters below the surface and emerging above as a small rounded or ovate f…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 7:12am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – February 6, 2016
    Jerk Chicken on a chinese restaurant menu. via My sisters dog is cooler than I am. via Kids get an assignment to make Instagram profiles for the US Presidents. via My dog is still pushing the limits to the “not allowed on the furniture” rule. via…
    - 17 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 12:27pm -
  • Funny Pictures – February 5, 2016
    When you get schooled by a dog. via Exact photo description of a dad joke in action. via My friend just sent me greetings from vacation in Peru. via How doctors set their prices. via My 5 year old received this valentine today at school. via Phrasing…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 10:46am -
  • Funny Pictures – February 4, 2016
    This did not live up to my expectations. via Fap Island. via Career Goals. via Found my new physician. via Fallout 4 preview. via My friends high school grad quotes. via Happy Valentine from the electronics store. via What’s wrong? via BBQ on the t…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 11:14am -
  • Funny Pictures – February 3, 2016
    All olives matter! via Me and my roommates IRL. via Shots fired by the local Barber shop. via My son, at age 7, school assignment. via That should fix it. via Add to don’t list: Moose. via Went to a brewery and this was in the restroom. via I think…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 11:48am -
  • Funny Pictures – February 2, 2016
    I’m adding this to my will. via I have become science. via They grow up so fast. via Blizzard expected tonight, this guy is prepared to stay awhile. via When my heart says pizza, but the scale says salad. via The future of grocery carts. via Headbu…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 12:48pm -

Neatorama

  • newMovie Plot Generator
    We talk about recurring themes in blockbuster movies, because new stories feel as if they pull elements out of a hat and just combine them in new ways. John Atkinson at Wrong Hands put together a chart that makes new movie ideas a cinch, Mad-Libs sty…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 4:00am -
  • newElegant Starship <i>Enterprise</i> Is Masterpiece of Woodworking
    The result of 2 years of labor by a master craftsman is this majestic model of the Enterprise from the original Star Trek series. Kretschmer Kreativ shaped this extraordinary duplicate of the 11-foot model that prop masters built for the series and n…
    - 4 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 2:00am -
  • newNora's the Name, Slaying People With Cute is the Game
    YouTube LinkAnimal lovers, particularly those who treasure polar bears, may want to grab on to a sturdy surface prior to hitting play, due to possibility of serious swoon. This is Nora, the three-month-old polar bear cub at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 12:00am -
  • newBammies Are Pajamas You Can Wear To Work
    Dressing up in business attire for your day job is no fun, and no matter how good you think your outfit looks you know that business wear isn't made for comfort.So what's a climber of corporate ladders to do when they're looking for something both co…
    - 8 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 10:00pm -
  • newBit The Bolt - The Flash Can't Run Away From His Fate Forever
    Bit The Bolt by PoopsmoothieGrodd has squared off against many superheroes, but none have annoyed him quite as much as that slick speedster The Flash. Whenever the two meet Flash starts streaking around the room, giving Grodd a headache as he tries t…
    - 10 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • newJapanese Taxi Drivers Giving Rides to Tsunami Ghosts
    It has been nearly five years since the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. On March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered...The post Japanese Taxi Drivers Giving Rides to Tsunami Ghosts appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Some Japanese Gho…
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  • Thousands of Lunar New Year Travelers Stranded at Railway Station
    The last time a big holiday backup occurred in China, it was the 50-lane traffic jam outside of Beijing in...The post Thousands of Lunar New Year Travelers Stranded at Railway Station appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Man Strip…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 3:29am -
  • North Korea Floats Poop-Filled Balloons Into South Korea
    Tensions are high between North Korea and South Korea. The latest issue was when North Korea tested what it claimed...The post North Korea Floats Poop-Filled Balloons Into South Korea appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:South Korea Erect…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 5:08am -
  • Styrofoam Recyclers Clog Shanghai’s Streets
    Traffic in China has gotten worse over the last five years. There are many hazards on the roads, with some...The post Styrofoam Recyclers Clog Shanghai’s Streets appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Shanghai Wonder: Bridge Made of Trash…
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 12:37am -
  • Asia’s Most Popular Fruit is Pear-fect
    Six and a half years ago, we told you about a farmer who grows pears shaped like a Buddha. Back...The post Asia’s Most Popular Fruit is Pear-fect appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Farmer Breeds Divine-Looking Pear Freaky Conj…
    - 8 days ago 30 Jan 16, 5:26am -

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Digg Top Offbeat

  • newShould You Literally Pick The Low-Hanging Fruit?
    In the real world, is picking the low-hanging fruit truly a good idea? Here’s the truth, according to fruit pickers, orchard owners, entomologists, and plant geneticists.
    - 9 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:56pm -
  • newLeading Figures Write Letters On The Magic Of Libraries
    When the Troy Public Library opened in 1971, children’s librarian Marguerite Hart wrote to a host of famous names asking them to reply with a congratulatory letter, addressed to the children of Troy. She received 97 replies.
    - 9 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:56pm -
  • newComputer Simulation Fills In The Blanks Of Neanderthal Extinction
    For a long time, archaeologists have suggested that modern humans wiped out Neanderthals because we had greater technological and cultural development, which allowed us to find and exploit resources more readily than Neanderthals did. It’s a plau…
    - 10 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:03pm -
  • newAt What Point Will Insomnia Kill You?
    It sucks when you can't fall asleep, staring at your clock repeatedly until the wee hours of the morning. But this is nothing compared to the most extreme form of insomnia, which eventually can lead to death.
    - 15 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 2:10pm -
  • For A Genuinely Terrified Performance, Try Shooting Real Arrows At An Actor
    In a few weeks, Leonardo DiCaprio will very likely win an Oscar for his gritty performance in "The Revenant." But DiCaprio has nothing on Toshiro Mifune, who endured a hail of real arrows while filming Akira Kurosawa’s "Throne Of Blood."
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 8:36pm -
  • The Plot To Steal White
    How a corporate spy swiped plans for DuPont’s billion-dollar color formula.
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 7:39pm -
  • How Museums Commit Art Forgery
    Museums display perfect reproductions of fragile works and visitors can’t tell the difference. What if you booked a ticket to a show weeks in advance, only to arrive on a day when the originals were hibernating?
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 7:39pm -
  • Meet The Survival Mom — Queen Of The Common-Sense Preppers
    Millions of Americans identify as "preppers," but most don’t have massive stockpiles of guns or live off the grid. They’re more like the "Survival Mom," who’s built a massive following simply by suggesting that being ready — for a massive nat…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 6:44pm -
  • A Magnet And A Sock Is All You Need To Open A Hotel Safe
    Most consumer locks and safes are total trash.
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 6:42pm -
  • What Nationality Is A Baby Born Mid-Flight?
    You arrive at United States customs, clutching your newborn baby, who obviously does not have a passport. Where do you say your baby is from?
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 5:33pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • 89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480
    In 1885, an author named James B. Ward published a pamphlet telling of a long-lost treasure available to anyone clever enough to solve the puzzle associated with it. Ward reported that around 1817, a man named Thomas Jefferson Beale had been the lead…
    - 51 days ago 17 Dec 15, 8:43pm -
  • The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation
    The mountains of Japan’s Yamagata prefecture are considered sacred by the Buddhists in the region. These holy sites are sparsely populated, their forests interrupted only occasionally by isolated Buddhist temples. Many of the men serving in the tem…
    - 68 days ago 30 Nov 15, 8:17pm -
  • Faxes From the Far Side
    On the 10th of January 1956–about a decade into the Cold War and about a year into the Space Race–the United States Air Force launched the first vehicle in its top secret Genetrix program. The vehicle was a balloon–an enormous, 200-foot-tall, 1…
    - 23 Oct 15, 9:26pm -
  • The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916
    On a December morning in 1916, the polls opened in the small town of Umatilla, Oregon, for a municipal election. As the day stretched on, the town’s men drifted in and out, casting a ballot here or there. By midday, the men started to wonder what h…
    - 12 Oct 15, 7:25pm -
  • The First Ten Years
    Transcript of audio:Hello listeners, Alan Bellows here, founder of Damn Interesting. This month, September 2015, we at Damn Interesting are celebrating our 10th birthday. Because we modern humans use a base ten numbering system, ten and multiples o…
    - 11 Sep 15, 3:46am -
  • Up in the Air
    As night fell over the East German town of Pössneck on the evening of 14 September 1979, most of the town’s citizens were busy getting ready for bed. But not Günter Wetzel. The mason was in his attic, hunched over an old motor-driven sewing machi…
    - 3 Aug 15, 7:38pm -
  • Updated: A Special Note to the Writers at The Dollop
    Hello, writers from The Dollop podcast. You may or may not remember me, my name is Alan Bellows, the founder of DamnInteresting.com. If my name tickles your neurons, it is probably because my name has occupied the bylines of multiple articles that yo…
    - 9 Jul 15, 8:38pm -
  • The Zero-Armed Bandit
    Listen to this episode“I don’t think it belongs here.” Such was the assessment of Bob Vinson, the graveyard shift supervisor at Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The “here” Vinson referred to was a nook just outside the t…
    - 16 Jun 15, 5:57pm -
  • The Derelict
    Listen to this episodeUnder ordinary circumstances, the final evening of a cruise aboard the luxury turbo-electric ocean liner SS Morro Castle was a splendid event. Hundreds of lady and gentlemen passengers would gather in the Grand Ballroom in their…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:22am -
  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe’s rocky western margin, this is typically on a “m…
    - 4 Sep 14, 7:02pm -

Weird Russia

  • Karina – Russia’s Video Game Streaming Celebrity
    Twitch.tv is the leading game streaming website. The main feature of the website is video game streaming. Recently, typical Russian girl Karina Sycheva, aka Sharishaxd gained huge popularity. She is from the city of Belgorod, and in a short period sh…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 3:25pm -
  • Alaska’s Old Believers
    Russian culture in this place was once again ignited by the Old Believers, who came here from South America. Their ancestors fled Russia over hundred years ago, however,  they still consider themselves Russians. Russian prominent travel blogger Alex…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 1:43pm -
  • The Online Community That Teaches Kids How To Get Sick And Skip School
    Social network VKontakte, known as Russia’s answer to Facebook, has a lot of weird communities. One of them, “How to skip school by being sick”, seems to be popular among teenagers in Russia. As the title implies, kids subscribe to post questio…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 5:01pm -
  • Russia’s Arctic Brigade training on reindeer sleds in the Far North
    The Russian Defense Ministry published a few photos taken during the training of a recently-formed Arctic Brigade. The pictures show the military personnel of a reconnaissance company of the Arctic separate motorized rifle brigade mastering the trick…
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 12:48pm -
  • The Kettlebell meme
    This afternoon we had a traditional Skype call with Georgia, with relatives of my wife. Among casual conversation, they mentioned that they are looking for an old Soviet kettlebell. Rumor has it, that someone is willing to pay for it big money, becau…
    - 6 days ago 31 Jan 16, 7:38pm -

Pravda.ru

We Interrupt

  • Here we go again
    We are back, after an extended hiatus, and we are making some changes. To date, our site has always had a weird news focus – and while the random acts of absurdity that make this […]
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 11:30am -
  • Blind Man Drop $20, Lady Picks It Up, Store Manager Comes To The Rescue
    There are good Samaritans and then there are those who only care about themselves. This is the story of a very good, kind hearted man, who stood up to the selfish meanie who was more […]
    - 15 Dec 13, 3:59am -
  • Dad And Kids Cover Depeche Mode Is Best. Thing. Ever.
      And in the world of awesome cuteness… A father in Colombia, Dicken Schrader, and his two kids (who look to be between 5 – 8 years old) do the most amazing cover of Depeche […]
    - 1 Dec 13, 4:00am -
  • Two Teens Save 5-Year Old Girl From Kidnappers
    “It was just out of heart. It wasn’t to get attention or anything. It was just to help somebody in the community, help make sure another little life was okay and make sure her future […]
    - 1 Dec 13, 3:49am -
  • Justin Bieber adds prostitutes to entourage, gets expelled from Rio hotel
    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was expelled Wednesday morning by a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for attempting to enter it with “up to” six prostitutes, after leaving a brothel wearing only a bedsheet. […]
    - 14 Nov 13, 3:56am -

The Unusual Times

  • Online dating explained by Sir Raul Dreswin-Balmsby (a man who never left the Tweed Age)
    1. Before arranging a date via Tinder, seek the approval of the other user’s father. 2. On meeting your potential sweetheart, do not comment favourably on their appearance unless you’re seriously considering marriage. 3. Your profile photograph…
    - 16 days ago 22 Jan 16, 3:02pm -
  • Unclassified ads
    Wanted: Sense of meaning. Can offer shop-soiled beanbag in exchangeCucumber exorcist: I use only organic methods and can rid your home of most cucumber ghosts, poltergeist, spectres and banshees. Cucumber Exorcist Union approved. For sale: Origi…
    - 17 days ago 21 Jan 16, 3:22pm -
  • Sorely needed new words for a new year
    A new year demands new words. Three weeks ago we released a pack of hungry lingurators into the wild. This morning they retarticulated with a cachenumou of previously unknown lexibonhommes. Droomzaudejums(noun)The feeling (on waking) of realising…
    - 20 days ago 18 Jan 16, 2:39pm -
  • The Mystery Deaths at Dyatlov Pass
    One November evening, the crime writer Oliver Harris told me the disturbing mystery of ‘Dyatlov Pass’. I met up with him again in an attempt to understand the horrific aftermath of one snowy night in 1959.So what happened at Dyatlov Pass?On the…
    - 25 days ago 13 Jan 16, 2:14pm -
  • Secrets to avoiding a miserable New Year’s Eve
    As the bells, fireworks and revellers mark another circuit of our fiery friend, the hearts of the sensitive sometimes grow melancholy. A dangerous combination of expectation, reflection and over-exuberance can cause the perkiest of party hats to droo…
    - 47 days ago 22 Dec 15, 4:53pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newCongress Ends Funding of Official Government Portraits
    Thomas Peter Lantos (2011) by Laurel Stern Boeck, detail. (Photo: Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives)A long-running dispute in Congress has finally reached its conclusion: The sordid practice of using taxpayer funds to pay for painted p…
    - 9 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 8:41pm -
  • newThe Forensic Accounting Tool That Could Reveal Almost Any Election Fraud
    A ballot is cast in the second round of the French presidential election of 2007. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Rama)As the 2016 Presidential Campaign finally enters primary season—and with no clear frontrunner for the nomination from either party—…
    - 11 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 6:48pm -
  • Proxy Falls in Springfield, Oregon
    Frequently featured in calendars, postcards, and other waterfall-oriented media, the graceful beauty and easy accessibility of Proxy Falls have made it a popular sightseeing destination in central Oregon.The waterfall formed where the spring-fed Pr…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 9:00pm -
  • Peek Inside a Private Clock Museum in Austria
    Details of a late Baroque tower clock made in the second half of the 18th century, from Upper Austria. (All photos: Yvonne Oswald)The Uhrenstube Aschau, a little-known private clock museum in the sunny hills of Austria’s Burgenland region, is…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 8:30pm -
  • Jeweled Skeletons of the Fürstenfeld Abbey in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
    On the grounds of the old Fürstenfeld Abbey, home to the Church of the Assumption in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, reside the relics, so it’s told, of two early Christian saints. These are not your average chip of bone, lock of a pope’s hair type…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 7:00pm -

Mental Floss Blog

Strange Inventions

  • Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes
    A Tokyo company designed a robot to feed you tomatoes while you run.
    - 28 Feb 15, 5:14pm -
  • Barbie Head Shoes
    Included in footwear designer Jeffrey Campbell’s summer 2013 collection are shoes that have clear heels filled with the heads of Barbie dolls. There’s also a version filled with Ken heads. Of course, these shoes are now all the rage in Japan. –…
    - 23 Nov 14, 7:14pm -
  • Inflatable Umbrella Hat
    “Rain Bonnet, Los Angeles, is making an inflatable hat-umbrella of Vinylite plastic. Blowing into a small valve inflates the hat’s tubular brim to the size of a woman’s umbrella. When deflated the entire unit fits into a Vinylite envelope the s…
    - 5 Nov 14, 1:26pm -
  • Pee Pocket
    The Pee Pocket is the device that allows women to pee standing up. It was designed by a heart surgeon, who is planning to come out with a camouflage version of the pee pocket marketed to hunters. Says the inventor in an interview with Local News 8 of…
    - 22 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Facial Fitness PAO
    Facial Fitness PAO is a bizarre face-exercising device by Hong Kong-based firm Shun Hing Life & Beauty (SHLAB). The device features two wing-like appendages that flap vigorously — the user is expected to hold the flapping device in their mouth in o…
    - 23 Aug 14, 3:22pm -
  • The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear
    It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is…
    - 21 Aug 14, 12:13pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • Kuchisake Onna
    Kuchisake Onna is the legend of a slit faced woman who asks her victims if she is beautiful. No matter how you reply, it leads to death or disfigurement.The post Kuchisake Onna appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 16 days ago 22 Jan 16, 1:35pm -
  • The Copper Scroll of Treasures
    The Copper Scroll lists 63 of the locations containing silver and gold, and experts estimate these treasures, if found, could be worth over $1,000,000,000. The post The Copper Scroll of Treasures appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 20 days ago 18 Jan 16, 5:28pm -
  • The History and Significance of Angkor Wat
    The main temple of Angkor Wat is surrounded by the remains of a once thriving metropolis, and all but the stone infrastructure has long rotted away.The post The History and Significance of Angkor Wat appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 23 days ago 15 Jan 16, 2:13pm -
  • Bible John
    Bible John remains one of Scotland's most notorious unsolved serial killers. Could the convicted serial murderer, Peter Tobin, be Bible John?The post Bible John appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 24 days ago 14 Jan 16, 1:24am -
  • Has Elvis Presley really left the building?
    There are many who claim that Elvis Presley did not die on 16 August 1977. Here are some of the theories and "evidence" to suggest Elvis is still alive.The post Has Elvis Presley really left the building? appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 30 days ago 8 Jan 16, 2:36am -
  • Alien Encounter at Dhekelia Barracks
    Was there an alien encounter at Dhekelia barracks, Cyprus in September 1968? Or was it just a remarkable case of PTSD by a British soldier?The post Alien Encounter at Dhekelia Barracks appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 31 days ago 7 Jan 16, 2:51pm -

The Human Marvels

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

Weird Pictures

The Camel that went to the Barber
The Camel that went to the Barber
- 14 Sep 15, 1:10pm -
weirdrussians:Wedding in Russia
weirdrussians:Wedding in Russia
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1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
- 27 Aug 15, 10:23am -
weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
- 25 Aug 15, 5:19pm -
Sail Amsterdam 2015
Sail Amsterdam 2015
- 20 Aug 15, 5:04pm -
Fish tank helmet
Fish tank helmet
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Strange Crimes

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • Reminder: The Big Bang Theory Is the Goddamned Worst
    I suppose hating on the inexplicable hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory for portraying nerds poorly is like hating the birds for singing: it’s just what they do. But now they’ve dragged Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ incredible scifi-fantasy co…
    - 1 day ago 5 Feb 16, 11:00pm -
  • Ron Weasley Doesn't Think He'd Still Be With Hermione
    We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Gri…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 12:30am -
  • Meet Trump, One of Marvel Comics’ Least Super Supervillains
    There is an evil man in New York who preys on the gullible. He’s a flamboyant showboat. He lacks scruples. He cares for nothing but his own gain. I speak, of course, of Annoying Orange progenitor Donald Trump—so let’s meet the Marvel villain wh…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 4:30pm -
  • Doctor Who's New Showrunner Wrote a Painfully Earnest Theme Song for the Show in 1985
    Let’s be fair: were all tragic teen fans once. In fact, some of us are tragic fans now. And we don’t all get the chance to be in charge of the show that we loved when we were kids. That said, this song is still painfully bad.Read more...
    - 8 days ago 29 Jan 16, 7:49pm -
  • This BB-8 Art Is Adorably Tragic
    From the first moment we saw him, BB-8 rolled into our hearts like no droid ever has. His hilarious, crucial role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens worked to only deepen that love. Now, artist Alex Griendling is using that all against us.Read more...
    - 10 days ago 27 Jan 16, 8:00pm -
  • This Chicken-Obsessed Shining Short May Be the Weirdest Thing You'll Ever See
    I just watched The Chickening and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same again. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, it’s a short version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, if the movie was obsessed with, and inhabited by, human chicken hybrid…
    - 11 days ago 27 Jan 16, 4:55pm -
  • Hang Onto Your Pea Soup—The Exorcist May Be Coming To TV
    More proof that this is the Year of Satan in pop culture. The Exorcist is coming back—but not in the way you’d expect. It’s coming to TV, with a modern twist.Read more...
    - 15 days ago 23 Jan 16, 12:45am -
  • Check Out This Boba Fett-Inspired Tactical Armor Before Disney Sues It Out of Existence
    Behold the GalacTac Project, an armor prototype being designed by AR5000 that happens to look just a tad like everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. But look fast.Read more...
    - 18 days ago 19 Jan 16, 8:15pm -

Unusual Places

  • An Indian wonder hidden under water: the Jal Mahal palace
    It is likely that most people haven’t heard of Jaipur and its man-made wonder known as the Water Palace. However, it takes nothing more than a quick look at the Man Sagar Lake for one name to become unforgettable: Jal Mahal. Jal Mahal is a large di…
    - 7 days ago 31 Jan 16, 11:24am -
  • Waking up with a view: the Skylodge hotel – a glass capsule 400ft high hanged on a cliff
    Whenever somebody hears the word ‘Peru,’ the first thing that comes to their mind is the astounding views of this unique land – and now those who are brave enough can enjoy it more than ever. Natura Vive Skylodge is a concept designed to provid…
    - 11 days ago 27 Jan 16, 1:29pm -
  • The Uluru waterfalls: a rare wonder of nature
    Probably one of the most well known massive rock formations worldwide, Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is an incredible Australian sightseeing objective. Apart from the view it offers to those who visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – particularly durin…
    - 16 days ago 22 Jan 16, 3:22pm -
  • Tusheti National Park – Georgia’s Hidden Gem
    Tusheti National Park is named as one of the “12 best places you’ve never heard of” by BudgetTravel. It has rich biodiversity with aesthetic terrain, old defense towers, and folk culture. Mountainous Tusheti is a historical province hidden deep…
    - 23 days ago 14 Jan 16, 5:38pm -
  • Church in Taiwan Is Shaped Like Crystal Shoe To Attract Female Worshipers
    Ocean View Park in Budai, Taiwan is now home for a new church, that looks like an high heel pump shoe. The church is made of blue tinted glass and is measuring 55 feet tall and 36 feet wide. According to the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area spoke…
    - 25 days ago 13 Jan 16, 4:13pm -
  • A Man-Made Waterfall Is China’s New Landmark
    Recently, China added new landmark to its must see destinations. In Kunming, Yunnan province, China revealed a remarkable man-made waterfall measuring 1,300ft wide. It is able to divert around 10 million cubic feet of water from the local Niulan Rive…
    - 32 days ago 5 Jan 16, 5:51pm -
  • Kaos Temple – Spanish Church Transformed Into A Skate Park
    The church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain was designed by a Spanish architect Manuel del Busto in 1912. However, it became abandoned and eventually started to crumble. Fortunately, a group of aspiring individuals from La Iglesia Skate managed to…
    - 53 days ago 15 Dec 15, 6:20pm -
  • Nyaung Ohak – the surreal jungle-village of crumbling temples
    While it may not be one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide, Myanmar is definitely one of the most magical countries. Here, right next to the Inle Lake, lies an impressive series of history sightseeing objectives that would make anybody…
    - 70 days ago 29 Nov 15, 3:23pm -

Mostly Odd

  • The Bikini and the Beast
    Nuclear means much more than atomic power. Since World War II it has inspired thoughts of Utopia and destruction, but most of all in trying to link objects with the ideas around the atom, popular culture around the world has produced icons. The bombi…
    - 27 Aug 14, 7:09pm -
  • John Frum and the Cargo Cult
    No planes or soldiers were remotely near the islands of Vanuatu, yet airstrips were appearing like scars through the pristine landscapes. World War II had ended, both the Americans and Japanese had left. Slowly the airstrips multiplied, some came wit…
    - 29 Aug 13, 1:32am -
  • Music, Mathematics and the First Vegetarians: Rise of the Pythagoreans
    Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, returned from Egypt and Babylon a changed man. At the Greek colony of Croton, he set down roots and brought thinkers to his cause. From its foundation in 530BCE the Pythagorean school was devoted to mysticis…
    - 23 Jun 13, 12:38am -
  • On The Origin Of Zero
    Something, to deliberately show nothing – that is the odd irony at the heart of zero – it is almost unbelievably useful. It makes algebra, computing and Pixar films possible, or at least easier than they would otherwise be. Think of the number 20…
    - 2 Jun 13, 3:31pm -
  • Ivy Mike: How the H-bomb Vaporised an Island
    5km across, the fireball erupted from the island of Elugelab and engulfed the sky. The shock wave vaporised everything within 5km, and scraped the neighbouring islands clean, no buildings or plants remained. 2 hours later some helicopters flew over w…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:31pm -

Weird Universe

  • newLove trapped
    A man who died after having sex with a prostitute ended up trapped inside of her. They had to be taken to the hospital to be "de-coupled"
    - 14 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 3:45pm -
  • newFollies of the Madmen #273
    Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.
    - 17 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 1:00pm -
  • newWedding ring instead of coin
    Two examples makes this a recurring theme, though not a frequently recurring one. The theme being: wedding rings used instead of coins.Tucson Daily Citizen - Sep 15, 1961Wirral Globe - Dec 21, 2011Tunnel police are trying to trace the owner of a gold…
    - 17 hours ago 6 Feb 16, 12:07pm -
  • Arrested for eating grapes
    April 1988: Albert Culberth of Miami ate a few grapes as he and his wife were doing their grocery shopping. An off-duty cop saw him, put him in cuffs, and took him to jail, despite Culberth's insistence that he had every intention of paying for the g…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 1:14pm -
  • Two Weird People Find Each Other
    I cannot embed the song that goes with this title, but you should be able to listen it in its entirety at this site. Rather pleasant Fairport Convention-style music with odd lyrics. Seems like a potential theme song for WU.Alternately, you can he…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 12:34pm -

Fact Day

  • 15 healthy eating habits that work
    Eating right is the key to prolonged and healthy live. Check out these helpful tips for healthy lifelong eating. – via Business Insider
    - 17 Oct 15, 5:35pm -
  • E-cigarettes Are Bad For Your Lungs
    According to a recent study from The American Physiological Society, e-cigarettes are bad for you. Scientists found out, that Acrolein was detected both in the E-cig liquid (unburnt/vaporized), and in the vapor. They said this indicates that some of…
    - 27 May 15, 6:01pm -
  • Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure
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