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  • Illustrations of Words That Don’t Exist In English Language
    There are so many great demonstrations of untranslatable words, but these illustrations by Marija Tiurina were too good to miss. You can see the full collection on NeonMob.
    - 19 days ago 15 May 15, 9:58am -
  • What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Hoarder’s House
    Hoarding disorder makes it difficult, if not impossible, for hoarders to throw anything away, and their lives quickly become one big, cluttered mess. American photographer Geoff Johnson recreated what his childhood home looked like as he grew up with…
    - 30 days ago 4 May 15, 4:18pm -
  • Redditors Create Fictional Hybrid Animals
    Reddit is known for its unusual subreddits. One of them is HybridAnimals – community where Redditors share Photoshoped images of new species by skillfully combining animals with each other and/or with any other stuff. The result is amazingly amusin…
    - 56 days ago 8 Apr 15, 5:53pm -
  • Unsettling Photos of Frightful Figures Posing With Taxidermy Animals by Mothmeister
    Taxidermy is already a bit frightening, but how do you make it even creepier? Belgium-based art duo Mothmeister create bizarre portraits in which figures dressed in surreal costumes pose with taxidermy animals. They present the project as a reaction…
    - 14 Jan 15, 4:57pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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
    - 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 -

Weird Russia

  • newRussian Style iPhone Case Ideas
    Some of Russian Internet users are bugged by the fact that most of the iPhone cases are not relevant to an average Russian. So...
    - 12 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 7:26pm -
  • Russian African Military Dance
    Since 1967, Novosibirsk Military Academy is training highly skilled warriors. These future heroes will depart back home to Africa, soon.
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 15, 9:38pm -
  • The Making of a Kalashnikov Rifle
    Russia is the second largest conventional arms exporter after the United States. Russia’s iconic AK-47 is known all over the world. In order to...
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 1:39pm -
  • Chelyabinsk Taxi Service Commercial Went Viral
    Chelyabinsk taxi service “Stolitsa” arranged an adventurous ride for its passengers. They picked up three random people and offered three options of ride: romantic,...
    - 7 days ago 27 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • Awesome performance of Zenit’s fans in St. Petersburg
    On May 25, more than two thousand fans of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg took part in the event dedicated to club’s 90th anniversary. They...
    - 8 days ago 26 May 15, 12:40pm -
  • Soviet Woman from 2061: Sci-Fi Art Contest
    Thirty years ago, Soviet television miniseries Guest from the Future, based on science fiction novel by Kir Bulychov, was aired on TV. The series...
    - 8 days ago 26 May 15, 9:02am -
  • Russian High School Graduates 2015
    In the most of Russian high schools May 22 is the graduation day. Traditional ceremony in the schools of Russia and some other post-Soviet...
    - 12 days ago 22 May 15, 4:46pm -
  • Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines
    The museum of Soviet Arcade Machines has branches in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow. The museum offers a unique exhibition of more than 30 mid-1980s arcade...
    - 13 days ago 21 May 15, 8:16am -
  • Russia through the eyes of photographer Sergey Maximishin
    Since May 15, “31 Days Fotofest” photo exhibition is open to public at Artplay Moscow design center. Exhibition includes Sergey Maximishin‘s work titled “100 photos...
    - 14 days ago 20 May 15, 4:01pm -
  • iPad Finger Paintings by Ales Lyalyush
    Saint Petersburg based digital artist Ales Lyalyush (alesdol) creates most of his works by finger painting on Ipad. Artists are always looking for a...
    - 14 days ago 20 May 15, 12:48pm -

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Reuters Oddly Enough

  • newChimps have mental skills to cook: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - They're not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking and are willing to postpone eating raw food, even carrying food some distance to cook it rather than eat immediately,…
    - 8 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 11:03pm -
  • newPork-eating Israeli soldier spared detention after secular outcry
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier was spared 11 days in detention for eating pork, a non-kosher food, the military said on Tuesday, after a public outcry.
    - 16 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 3:32pm -
  • Pennsylvania woman goes on trial on fortune-telling charges
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman went on trial on Monday for the rarely prosecuted offense of fortune-telling, accused of persuading a client she could lift a cloud of "spells and curses" in exchange for payments that likely reached t…
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 15, 7:40pm -
  • Turkey's Erdogan challenges opposition to find his golden toilet seat
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Irritated by accusations of lavishness, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to resign if the leader of the main opposition can find a single golden toilet seat in his vast new palace.
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 9:19am -
  • Atlanta NFL team waives player after alleged dog killing
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons released Prince Shembo on Friday after the football player was charged with aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his girlfriend's dog, the team said.
    - 4 days ago 29 May 15, 11:14pm -

  • 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 -


  • 10 Amazing Bucket List Stories
    From the man who took his dog on a 12,000 mile road trip to the beloved comedian who made a dying woman's dream come true, check out these 10 touching bucket list stories.
    - 1 day ago 2 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • 9 Unbelievable Acts of Devotion or Self-Sacrifice
    There's love and faith and then there are incredible stories of devotion that beat all the others hands down (or in the case of #1, hand UP…)
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • 12 More Cool Shower Curtains
    These sensational shower curtains will fill your bathtime with laughter and joy.
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 12:00am -
  • 14 More Funny Pinterest Fails
    While Pinterest is an incredible resource for creative minds, it also shows us that, unfortunately, not everybody can be crafty. Check out these 14 hilarious Pinterest disasters.
    - 4 days ago 30 May 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 More Ridiculous 911 Calls
    From the pop star who called 911 on himself to the Halloween décor that scared the neighbors, check out these ten unbelievable things that prompted people to call 911.
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 12:00am -



  • 10 Of The Strangest Stories About Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard
    Lafayette Ron Hubbard is a controversial figure. An explorer, a mystic, a bestselling author, a nuclear physicist . . . or so the stories go. The hugely popular recent HBO documentary (Going Clear, by Alex Gibney) has once again called into quest…
    - 1 day ago 2 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Comic Book Moments That Reveal Ultron’s Darkest Secrets
    In 2015, moviegoers around the world were introduced to the villain Ultron in Joss Whedon’s followup to his first hit Avengers film. And while James Spader did an amazing job as everyone’s favorite murderbot, his character has a comics history hi…
    - 1 day ago 2 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Regular People Who Have Walked Amazing Distances
    While many people have a hard time walking from the couch to the kitchen, there are some amazing individuals out there who have dedicated their lives to walking awe-inspiringly long distances. Some walked for a cause, while others simply had a taste…
    - 1 day ago 2 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Mysterious Men Behind History’s Creepiest (True) Conspiracy
    In 1973, a powerful politician knelt before a former mattress salesman from Tuscany; 10 years later, the mattress salesman simply walked out of a Swiss prison. In 1980, the government of Bolivia was overthrown; 22 years after that, a laptop was stole…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 7:01am -
  • 10 Terrifying Real-Life ‘Cabin In The Woods’ Murders
    The isolated cabin in the woods is a staple of the horror genre—Friday the 13th, Cabin Fever, The Evil Dead, and, of course, The Cabin in the Woods. It is a haunting setting for a murder because you never know what may be lurking outside your cabin…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Facts That Make Ferocious Animals Even More Terrifying
    Despite being an advanced species and civilization, humans are still wired to be afraid of certain animals. Predators like sharks and lions, creepy-crawlies like spiders, and pretty much everything in Australia elicit the “fight or flight” respon…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating Last Witnesses To Historic Events
    Famous historic events can seem fairly remote in modern times, so it’s easy to forget that history was watched and experienced by real people. And the last men and women to pay witness to some of history’s greatest moments have some truly amazing…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Gloriously Eccentric Tales Of European Nobility
    With their lavish wealth, private castles, and arcane rituals, European nobles tend to project a dignified, well-mannered air. Scratch the surface, though, and you’ll find mountains of crazy just waiting to get out. From barons dining with lions to…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Things Movies And TV Get Wrong About Mental Health
    Hollywood loves mental disorders, which provide plenty of material for intriguing or outlandish character traits. Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn’t love depicting mental disorders accurately, since that seldom makes for an interesting or uplifting m…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Architectural Wonders Too Impractical To Ever Build
    Human history is littered with incredible monuments we stupidly tore down. But plenty didn’t even make it that far. Go digging through dusty old ledgers and architects’ scrapbooks, and you’ll uncover a wealth of awe-inspiring structures ripped…
    - 4 days ago 30 May 15, 7:00am -

Oddity Central

  • newAlleged Pakistani Spy Pigeon Arrested in India
    In a puzzling turn of events, Indian authorities have arrested a pigeon on the suspicion of spying for the Pakistani government. The dubious bird is believed to have landed on the terrace of a barber’s home in the village of Manwal, four kilometers…
    - 1 hour ago 3 Jun 15, 6:02am -
  • newChinese Parents Take Kids on Luxury Villa Tours to Stimulate Them to Become Rich and Successful
    Chinese media reports that a growing number of parents are taking their children on special tours of luxury villas, to stimulate their desire to become wealthy and successful. On weekends, most parents take their kids to the playground, maybe to a mu…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 12:31pm -
  • newThis Clever “Ghost Clock” Is Not What It Seems
    At first glance, Wendell Castle’s “Ghost Clock”, an art piece on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, looks like an old grandfather clock covered in a white sheet. But looks can be deceiving. What’s the point of…
    - 20 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 11:12am -
  • newIndiana Grocery Stores Let You Pick Your Own Mushrooms
    Looking for super-fresh mushrooms? Head on over to a Kroger grocery store in Indiana, where you can pick them yourself. Instead of selling already picked and packaged button mushrooms, Kroger grocery stores in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, g…
    - 23 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 8:41am -
  • World’s Most Expensive Cheese Costs $1,000 a Pound, Is Made from Donkey Milk
    Believe it or not, the world’s most expensive cheese doesn’t come from cows or goats, but from donkeys. Made on a farm in Serbia, ‘Pule Cheese’ is made from Balkan donkey milk and costs a hefty $1,000 per pound! It is a crumbly white cheese…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 10:09am -

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  • newWoman Posts Online To Find Lost Dog, Offers House As Reward
    A women has posted on the Internet that she is getting on in age, her children are all abroad, and she only has her missing puppy was all that kept her company. If somebody can find the dog she will give them a house valued at four million RMB. Howev…
    - 2 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 4:52am -
  • newOne Armed Deliver Man Has “Almost No Negative Reviews”
    33-year-old Changchun resident Xing Liangtian was born with one arm that only goes to the elbow as the result of a natural birth defect. Surprisingly, he chose to work as an Express Mail delivery man, and in his 6-years of work he has almost no negat…
    - 6 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 12:50am -
  • newAustralian Man Caught Growing Marijuana In China
    An Australian teacher living in China named David began growing his own supply of Marijuana for personal consumption. Because the weather in his region is not suitable for growing marijuana, he had to use a large amount of equipment to do so. He even…
    - 10 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 8:47pm -
  • newForeign Media Claims China “Fertile Ground” for Bad Hollywood Movies
    China’s growing crowd of moviegoers and their interest in Hollywood has recently given many high-budget films a chance to recoup losses after they bombed in America and Europe. The phenomenon has become a sort of insurance policy for filmmakers, wh…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 4:44pm -
  • newChina’s National Bureau of Statistics Releases Average Salary Data
    On May 27th, the National Bureau of Statistics released data which revealed the national average yearly salary of Chinese workers to be 49,969 RMB. Middle and upper management had the highest average salaries at 109,760 RMB, around 2.2 times higher t…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 12:41pm -

Ananova Quirky News

Unusual Deaths

  • Child’s Dying Wish Fulfilled
    Emory E. Potter, a 45-year-old man from Philadelphia died of a heart attack three hours after his daughter. His daughter Mary Ann, 8, seriously ill from a streptococcus infection, told her mother hours before she died: “I wouldn’t mind dying if o…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:45pm -
  • 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…
    - 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.
    - 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 -


I Wish I Didn't Know Weird News

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

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  • Florida Couple Must Register As Sex Offenders After Sex On Crowded Beach
    A Florida couple convicted of having sex on a crowded beach face up to 15 years behind bars and must register as sex offenders and for illicit public ... Read more: Weird Photos & Videos, Weird Florida, Weird Florida Stories, Florida, Fl…
    - 29 days ago 5 May 15, 4:11pm -
  • Man Chokes Physician's Assistant With Stethoscope, Cops Say
    A man in Englewood, Florida, is facing assault charges after allegedly choking a physician's assistant with a stethoscope.Officials said John Conn... Read more: Dumb Crime, Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Videos, Weapon of…
    - 29 days ago 5 May 15, 3:43pm -
  • The Straight Poop About Florida's Public Defecators
    Florida may be known as the "Sunshine State," but its police are constantly having to deal with where the sun don't shine.In the last 30 months, F... Read more: Katelyn Felegi, Florida Poopers, Public Poopers, Weird Florida, Mug Shots,…
    - 30 days ago 4 May 15, 5:58pm -
  • Man Sues Hospital For Tossing His Right Leg In The Trash
    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown... Read more: Reuters, Near Weird, Weird for Aol, Weird Florida, Bad Medicine, John Ti…
    - 33 days ago 1 May 15, 3:18pm -
  • Couple Stuffed $300 Worth Of Meat In Woman's Pants: Cops
    DeLAND, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman have been arrested in central Florida after police say they stole more than $300 worth of meat from a grocery st... Read more: Weird Florida, Mug Shots, Weird for Aol, Dumb Crime, Doris Rowe Kenneth…
    - 34 days ago 30 Apr 15, 6:49pm -

Nutty News Videos

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • This beekeeper causes a real buzz
    IN just undies, a beekeeper covered himself with almost 1.1 million bees weighing 109kg — withstanding 2000 stings — for a new Guinness World Record.
    - 7 days ago 27 May 15, 12:56am -
  • ‘Give kids educational marijuana’
    SOUNDS like a potty idea: giving schoolkids drugs to stimulate their imaginations. But Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art thinks it’s “brave and creative”.
    - 14 days ago 19 May 15, 11:21pm -
  • Terrifying noises heard in the sky
    VIDEO clips from around the world have captured frightening ‘trumpet’ noises coming from the sky. Even NASA is unsure what it is. Hear it for yourself.
    - 15 days ago 18 May 15, 11:53pm -
  • Terrifying noises heard in the sky
    VIDEO clips from around the world have captured an evil sounding ‘trumpet’ noise coming from the sky. Even NASA is unsure what it is. Hear it for yourself.
    - 15 days ago 18 May 15, 11:53pm -
  • Penguins’ deadly Fight Club
    IT’S no more Happy Feet — despite a reputation as one of the most endearing members of the animal kingdom, the penguin has a dark side you won’t see in any Hollywood animation.
    - 22 days ago 11 May 15, 11:37pm -

Nutty News

It's Truly! Random!

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

Amusing Planet

  • newThe Gaudy South Indian Houses That Inspired Ettore Sottsass
    Tiruvannamalai, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is a small town of 144,000-odd people with a strange taste in architecture. The houses here are painted in a bizarre mismatch of bright colors with outer facades decorated with asymmetrical sha…
    - 14 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 5:13pm -
  • newEtang de Montady: The Drained Pond of Montady
    If you look up Montady on Google Maps, in the department of Hérault, in southern France, you will see a strange agricultural field. Long lines of irrigation ditches radiate out from a central point, like spokes of a bicycle, with triangular farmland…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:09pm -
  • newAbandoned Tempelhof Airport Now Berlin’s Largest Park
    The Tempelhof Airport in Berlin was once the largest and busiest in Germany, and one of Europe's iconic airports of the pre-World War II era. The building complex was designed to resemble an eagle in flight with a mile-long semicircular hangars formi…
    - 21 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 10:35am -
  • Sumo Wrestlers Scare Babies at Nakizumo Festival
    Every spring, a fierce competition takes place between enormous sumo wrestlers, but they aren’t wrestling each other to the ground. They're simply scaring babies.The competition is a 400-year-old Japanese tradition called Nakizumo, which literally…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 4:41pm -
  • Scaly-foot Gastropod: The Snail With an Armor of Iron
    Deep in the Indian Ocean, near extremely hot hydrothermal vents, where scalding hot water erupts in tall, blacky columns, lives an extraordinary species of snail called chrysomallon squamiferum, commonly known as scaly-foot gastropod. The harsh envir…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 1:16pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – June 2, 2015
    Smurf knows what’s up! Poor cranberries. Ridiculously photogenic stray pig taken into custody by the Detroit police. Age-Defying Celebrities. Niles was always my favourite. When Mexican kids play in the sandbox. Powerful women. Sometimes I get bore…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 12:12pm -
  • newSwimming in Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island, Palau
    A diver shot this mesmerizing footage whilst snorkeling in Jellyfish Lake, it may look like a bad idea, but the millions of jellyfish are not harmful to humans. The Golden Jellyfish in this lake have been isolated from their oceanic descendants for a…
    - 22 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 9:35am -
  • Funny Pictures – June 1, 2015
    Harry found the time shifter gender bender potion.. Employee of the Year. Beer wisdom. Don’t trust people who takes their pants off but leaves their boots on. When you’ve got the rodeo at 6 and basket practice at 7. Michael J. Fox’s autographed…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 12:10pm -
  • Funny Pictures – May 31, 2015
    Stole this from an abandoned ski lift. Small sips guys. *tips fedora* POTASSSSIUMMMMMMMMMMMMM. At my local liquor store.
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 1:15pm -
  • Funny Pictures – May 30, 2015
    Seducing the wife after 10 beers. Vladimir Poochin. That’s my kind of bear. Went to see this giant red arrow, couldn’t see the point. Sorry, what? That buffalo feels soo awkward right now. My cousin’s D.A.R.E (anti-drug) poster she made for sch…
    - 4 days ago 30 May 15, 3:09pm -


  • newJust an Octopus, Carrying His Stuff
    When diver Julian Finn saw this octopus walking along the sea floor carrying two halves of a coconut shell, he couldn’t stop laughing at the ridiculous sight!"I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time," Finn told the BBC. "I could te…
    - 1 hour ago 3 Jun 15, 6:00am -
  • newBatman's Guide To Being The World's Greatest Detective
    Batman holds the DC Universe title of world’s greatest detective, and his one man war on crime has made him a well-known figure in the world of superheroes, but is it appropriate to refer to him as a detective?Detectives must follow procedure when…
    - 2 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • newThe Case of Patrick Stewart and His Pizza Crusts
    Last year, we featured a series of illustrations under the heading "There Are Two Kinds of People in This World." The series separated the pizza crust eaters from the crust deniers, those who eat candy bars by square and those who don't, and other…
    - 3 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 4:00am -
  • new10 Modern Books Keeping The Fairy Tale Tradition Alive
    For many fantasy enthusiasts our passion for fairy tale inspired literature doesn’t fade away as we grow gray, and we spend our literary lives in constant pursuit of that feeling we once had while reading fairy tales.Thankfully many of our favorite…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 3:00am -
  • newTap Dancing Parrot
    (Video Link)The parrot merrily dances on the refrigerator. He's got a rhythm in his soul that he can only dance out. But there's more! His moves are even more impressive with Riverdance music added:(Video Link)-via Nothing to Do with Aborath
    - 5 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 2:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • newCraziest Competitions from Around the World
    Diagonal View – the home of the weird and the wonderful, comprised a list of the craziest competitions from around...The post Craziest Competitions from Around the World appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Asia’s Craziest Intersec…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:08pm -
  • Just Another Day in a Chinese Supermarket
    Pig Face… YUM!The post Just Another Day in a Chinese Supermarket appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Chinese “Elephant Man” to get 33 Pound Tumor Removed Chinese Scientists Clone Pig Survivor of Earthquake Chinese Photographer…
    - 12 days ago 22 May 15, 2:31pm -
  • Kleptomaniac Guard Steals Thousands of Eggs
    When the police folk of Pinghu City in China hang up their boots, they’ll look back at this case with...The post Kleptomaniac Guard Steals Thousands of Eggs appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Fake Duck Eggs Running Amok in Chinese…
    - 13 days ago 21 May 15, 2:05pm -
  • Porcine Platform Diving Champs in China
    More than half of the world’s swine population can be found in China. And according to an ancient Chinese belief,...The post Porcine Platform Diving Champs in China appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:The China Pig Scandal (Infograp…
    - 14 days ago 20 May 15, 2:21pm -
  • Unit 731 – Barbarities that Time Forgot
    War is bad business. The world knows what Hitler did to the Jews. And if you’re interested in history, you...The post Unit 731 – Barbarities that Time Forgot appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Japan’s Unit 731, Revisited (Warni…
    - 16 days ago 18 May 15, 2:21pm -

Odd News -

Digg Top Offbeat

  • newThey Will Squash You
    Just how big are the giant vegetables in England's giant vegetable contests?
    - 2 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 5:12am -
  • newElectric High-Tech Car Ferry Debuts
    The 260-ft. vessel recharges its dual 450 kW/hour battery packs after each docking in less 10 minutes — faster than today’s smartphones and the turnarounds of many conventionally powered ferries.
    - 5 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 2:03am -
  • newThe Telegram Still Exists
    Yes, it is still possible to send a personal, hand-delivered telegram.
    - 11 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 8:04pm -
  • newTaxidermy’s Best In Show
    Competitors vie for the top spot at the World Taxidermy Championships, held in Springfield, Mo., and billed as “The Greatest Taxidermy Show on Earth.”
    - 12 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 6:47pm -
  • newHow A Fake Killer Whale Has Become The Savior Of A Small Town
    Astoria, Oregon has a sea lion problem. So they called in the big gun: A singing fibreglass Orca whale.
    - 14 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 5:46pm -
  • newHave You Ever Been Punched By A Knifegun?
    The "Apache" was a combination knife, brass knuckle, and revolver made by several companies in Belgium and France, which became associated with a group of street thugs in Paris around the turn of the century.
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  • newThe Accidental Tribe Of Highpointers
    As the name suggests, highpointers are people who aspire to climb the highest natural points in every state. The drive to get really, really high up is an old one; to quote the famed climber George Mallory, the motivation of looking at a mountain and…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 4:44pm -
  • newThe World's Smallest Cassette Tape
    In the late '90s Sony made a few experimental products. This is one of them. There are some interesting innovations in this little thing, but it never quite caught on.
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  • newWhat Is The Fastest Check-Out Line?
    There happens to be a branch of mathematics that deals with this issue. It’s called queuing theory, and it deals with the behavior of waiting lines.
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  • This Texas Gas Station Turned Camels And Karaoke Into A $30M Business
    Fuel City, an eight-acre complex where customers can sing a country tune, take a swim, and pet a zebra before filling up their tank, is the embodiment of the adage that everything is bigger in Texas.
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 15, 10:56pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • 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 "mostl…
    - 4 Sep 14, 7:02pm -
  • 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…
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  • May Have Settled
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increas…
    - 27 Jun 14, 9:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    Transcript of audio:It was the middle of a cool September night in Munich, Germany. The year was 1939. In an otherwise unoccupied auditorium, a man knelt on hands and knees chiseling a square hole into a large stone pillar. The lights were all turne…
    - 29 May 14, 7:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 5 May 14, 1:57am -
  • 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, 8:05pm -
  • 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, 7:34pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 Mar 14, 8:02am -
  • 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, 10:47pm -

Weird Russia

  • newRussian Style iPhone Case Ideas
    Some of Russian Internet users are bugged by the fact that most of the iPhone cases are not relevant to an average Russian. So...
    - 12 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 7:26pm -
  • Russian African Military Dance
    Since 1967, Novosibirsk Military Academy is training highly skilled warriors. These future heroes will depart back home to Africa, soon.
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 15, 9:38pm -
  • The Making of a Kalashnikov Rifle
    Russia is the second largest conventional arms exporter after the United States. Russia’s iconic AK-47 is known all over the world. In order to...
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 1:39pm -
  • Chelyabinsk Taxi Service Commercial Went Viral
    Chelyabinsk taxi service “Stolitsa” arranged an adventurous ride for its passengers. They picked up three random people and offered three options of ride: romantic,...
    - 7 days ago 27 May 15, 5:15pm -
  • Awesome performance of Zenit’s fans in St. Petersburg
    On May 25, more than two thousand fans of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg took part in the event dedicated to club’s 90th anniversary. They...
    - 8 days ago 26 May 15, 12:40pm -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • newAn idiot’s guide to antimatter
    What is antimatter, and is it really found in cucumbers? We sought out the advice of the noted particle physicist Frank Close OBE, in an attempt to understand the most mysterious material in the universe. Where is the nearest antimatter to me righ…
    - 20 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 11:04am -
  • Buck’s Club Cocktail
    The Bucks Fizz was invented in 1921 by a bartender named McGarry at the Bucks Club in London (PJ Woodhouse was a member don’t you know!) The original recipe has been lost, but Jared Brown – a renowned cocktail detective – published a hypothesis…
    - 6 days ago 28 May 15, 11:38am -
  • An interview with leading UFOlogist Nick Pope
    Nick Pope used to run the British Government’s UFO Project and is now recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on UFOs. The Unusual Times turned to him in search of answers about this most intriguing of subjects. What experience do yo…
    - 8 days ago 26 May 15, 12:02pm -
  • The cocktails of the future
    We speak to mixo-futurologist Mirren Sutabaker to find out what cocktails will be like in the distant future.Mirren Sutabaker’s job is to predict cocktail trends- not just for the next week, or month or year, but far into the distant future. We m…
    - 12 days ago 22 May 15, 12:08pm -
  • A distinctly unlikely interview with Oscar Wilde
    Our clairvoyant reporter Calista Tunguska claims to have contacted the spirit of the great playwright, poet and author Oscar Wilde. We are delighted to bring to you the first interview with this greatest of wits for over 115 years.Thank you for your…
    - 13 days ago 21 May 15, 5:16am -

Atlas Obscura

  • newHatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee
    "Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms." — The Hatch BrothersOne of the oldest letterpress print shops in America got its start when the Hatch brothers founded Nashville’s Hatch Show Print in 1879. Originally known as CR…
    - 16 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 3:00pm -
  • newIslands of the Undesirables: Randall's Island and Wards Island
    An aerial view of Randall's and Wards Islands seen towards the bottom right. (Photo: Doc Searls/Flickr)Follow my blog with BloglovinScattered around the five boroughs are a set of islands—Roosevelt Island, North Brother Island, Randall’s Islan…
    - 17 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:51pm -
  • newFOUND: More Marsupials That Sex Themselves to Death
    A Tasman Peninsula Dusky Antechinus (Photo: University of Queensland)The antechinus, the tiny Australian marsupial that looks like a cute-enough cross of a rat and a mole (if moles could hop), has a very strange sex life. In the summer, these creatu…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:45pm -
  • newSillustani in Puno, Peru
    Rising up around the shore of Peru's Lake Titicaca, the archeological site known as Sillustani are the fascinating ruins of what may have once been a cylindrical necropolis.Created by the pre-Incan Culla civilization that thrived in the area surrou…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • newTechnology You Didn't Know Still Existed: The Telegram
    The envelope for a Western Union Telegraph, c. 1861 (Photo: Library of Congress)Today, where disposable instant messaging, emails, texts and tweets are all around us, it is a pleasant surprise to find out that the grandfather of quick communication…
    - 19 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 12:05pm -

Mental Floss Blog

Strange Inventions

  • Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes
    A Tokyo company designed a robot to feed you tomatoes while you run.
    - 95 days ago 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

  • Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca – Against all odds
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.What do ingenuity, curiosity and courage have in common? These are the key characteristics embodied by famous Spanish explorer, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 3:05pm -
  • Ernest Shackleton – Surviving Antartica
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.After being stranded in the Antarctic ice, Ernest Shackleton knew how important staying active was when the habit of inactivity can easily settle in.…
    - 4 days ago 30 May 15, 10:15am -
  • Was Bob Marley Assassinated?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Did the CIA assassinate Bob Marley by inducing him with cancer? Don Taylor's memoirs suggest a high-ranking CIA agent was in Bob Marley's inner circl…
    - 9 days ago 25 May 15, 9:17am -
  • The Rohonc Codex
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.Some scholars believe the Rohonc Codex to be genuine and have spent years trying to decode the text and illustrations, while others believe it to be…
    - 12 days ago 22 May 15, 3:26am -
  • Charlie Chaplin and the Time Traveler
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Unexplained mysteries, ancient places, and paranormal events.In November 2009, Belfast film buff and Charlie Chaplin fan George Clark noticed something strange on a DVD from his box-set of Charlie Chaplin movie…
    - 13 days ago 20 May 15, 10:10pm -

The Human Marvels

    Six years ago I posted a twelve-second video to YouTube. Today, that video was pulled and my YouTube account received a strike for inappropriate content. The video showed a disfigured man with a condition similar to Ella Harper, begging on a busy str…
    - 27 days ago 7 May 15, 1:08pm -
  • 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

Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn,...
Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn,...
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Keanu Reeves looks sad again
Keanu Reeves looks sad again
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Parking done right.Island of Luzon, Philippines. Photo by Sergei...
Parking done right.Island of Luzon, Philippines. Photo by Sergei...
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Russia’s Subway Fashion More
Russia’s Subway Fashion More
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Strange Crimes

  • newWoman charged with riot after she and two friends became upset over a wrong order at Taco Bell
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A 24-year-old woman is charged with second-degree riot after police say she and two friends became upset over a wrong order at Taco Bell and started a fight with employees and other customers.Police were called around 9 p.m. on…
    - 7 hours ago 3 Jun 15, 12:46am -
  • newMan arrested after puppy was found with her snout tightly taped shut
    A man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty over the case of a puppy found in South Carolina with her snout duct-taped shut so tight she will likely be left with permanently damage.William Leonard Dodson, 41, was picked up by police in No…
    - 13 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 6:31pm -
  • Woman attacks boyfriend, his car, his house with baseball bat
    New Orleans - A Gert Town woman is accused of taking a baseball bat to her boyfriend, his car and his eastern New Orleans house Sunday, after New Orleans police said she found the man inside his residence with another woman.Jaylen Griffith (picture)…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 5:20pm -
  • Police: 161 murders in 151 days in Chicago
    Chicago Police reported nearly four dozen murders in May, and now average more than a killing a day so far this year.The 46 May slayings are the most in any month this year, but the total is not out of the ordinary compared to recent Mays. Police rep…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 4:06pm -
  • College student kills mother in argument over grades
    DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama - Officials said the son of a Mentone woman who was found beaten to death on Friday admitted to her death, and said it was the result of a confrontation over his grades in college.Tyler Blansit (picture), 22, was arrested early…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • Ferguson Effect: The New Nationwide Crime Wave
    USA - The consequences of the ‘Ferguson effect’ are already appearing. The main victims of growing violence will be the inner-city poor.The nation’s two-decades-long crime decline may be over. Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in c…
    - 4 days ago 30 May 15, 2:45pm -
  • 2-week-old baby injured, dad faces child abuse charge
    TEMPE, AZ - A teenage father was arrested in Tempe on Tuesday after his 2-week-old son suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, a court document stated.Anthony Estrada, 19, and Savionne Schartzbauer arrived at Banner Desert Hospital o…
    - 4 days ago 29 May 15, 8:18pm -
  • Millionaire mom gets 18 years in prison for killing disabled son, 8, in hotel
    New York - A self-made pharmaceuticals millionaire who gave her developmentally disabled 8-year-old son a fatal dose of Ambien and Xanax in February 2010 was sentenced to 18 years in prison by a New York City judge Thursday.Gigi Jordan, 54, claimed t…
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 4:30pm -

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • newThese Amazing Videos Show What Happens When You Befriend A Wild Animal
    Most of us have had a beloved pet at some point, or lived among domesticated creatures. But there’s nothing more amazing and heart-warming than a lifelong friendship between a human and a wild creature. See for yourself!Read more...
    - 8 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 11:00pm -
  • An Ecological Horror Show: Footage Of The World's Largest Oil Spills
    Oil spills have devastating consequences, both economically and environmentally, and videos of those disasters in action highlight both how much fuel is lost during spills and how much they impact the local environment.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 15, 11:00pm -
  • Yes, This Sherlock Diorama Is An Expensive Door For Your Action Figures
    Remember when action figures came with cardboard cutouts you could display them against? Well, as figures have evolved and become more and more detailed and extravagant, so have the dioramas... leading us to the sheer insanity that is a three hundred…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jun 15, 2:07pm -
  • Oh My God, An Electric Dildo From 1894
    This was not a toy. This was supposed to be a medical device to cure all female complaints. Read more...
    - 4 days ago 29 May 15, 9:45pm -
  • What The @#$% Is Happening In These Chinese Agents Of SHIELD Coke Ads?
    The Agents of SHIELD take on a new mission—shilling Coca-Cola—in these delightfully surreal Chinese commercials. I have absolutely zero idea what’s going on in them. All I know is that if Agent Ward doesn’t take orders from a polar bear in se…
    - 4 days ago 29 May 15, 8:40pm -
  • Someone Will Livetweet Vox Day's Debut Novel For Charity
    Before Theodore “Vox Day” Beale was the central figure in the Sad/Rabid Puppies Hugo Awards hacking, he wrote a series of religious-inspired fantasy novels for Pocket Books. And blogger Natalie Luhrs is going to live-tweet his debut novel, Eterna…
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 6:28pm -
  • An Archaeological Site Was Accidentally Torched At Israel's Burning Man
    So much for leaving no trace: The Israeli Antiquities Authority is accusing the organizers of Midburn — the Israeli affiliate of Burning Man — of accidentally torching ancient remnants dating back to Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods.Read mo…
    - 5 days ago 29 May 15, 2:30pm -
  • The Most Venomous Species On Earth
    Everybody freaks out over the idea of getting bitten by a scorpion or spider — but those are nothing. Our planet contains creatures with much more deadly toxins to defend themselves with. Here are some revealing videos of the most venomous creature…
    - 5 days ago 28 May 15, 11:00pm -

Unusual Places

  • Living Off the Grid: The Floating Island
    A couple of Canadians left the city life wanting to live on a floating colored grille, a place that could be used as a...
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  • The Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain
    For the ones who like to travel to the far corners of the world and have adventure in their blood this is a must...
    - 15 days ago 19 May 15, 12:18pm -
  • Deadvlei – Dreamlike Forest Landscape in Namibia
    DeadVlei or Dead Vlei (dead marsh) is an otherworldly landscape which is a sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis surrounded by rust-orange giant...
    - 20 days ago 14 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • The WP & YR Railway
    The gold rush in the Yukon late 19th century drew thousands of adventurers in the northern United States and Canada. The rough terrain required...
    - 43 days ago 21 Apr 15, 3:58pm -
  • Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Palace
    Edward Leedskalnin (1886 – 1951), a modest official, Latvian immigrant, 5 feet tall and weighing only 40 pounds, suffering from tuberculosis, once said “I...
    - 55 days ago 9 Apr 15, 3:15pm -
  • Wilhelmstein Island
    Built in 18th-century, the tiny artificial island called Wilhelmstein is located on Lake Steinhude, the largest lake in northwestern Germany. The island is based...
    - 57 days ago 7 Apr 15, 11:13am -
  • The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta – Another Kind of Cemetery
    The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta project was initiated by Stan Ioan Pastras and it was included in the top unique cemeteries in the world....
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:28pm -
  • Lavenham Crooked Houses
    While wandering around Lavenham, the first thing you notice are the weird houses. Not only are they half-timbered, but many are painted in rich...
    - 23 Jan 15, 2:09pm -

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

  • newIs the new Barbie doll gonna be banned in the Pentagon like Furby ?
    Is the Pentagon gonna ban this doll like they did the Furby?
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  • newNews of the Weird / Plus, June 2, 2015
    News of the Weird / PlusJune 2, 2015 (Part 2) [weird stuff that made me excited (frightened) (ROTFL) (appalled) last week, some of which will appear in News of the Weird soon] [Part 1 on Monday, Part 2 on Tuesday]Pointless: Not drawing much ventur…
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  • newCoffin Bride
    This news story caught my eye since I posted recently about a cemetery that's also in the wedding business. When Jenny Buckleff and Christopher Lockett recently wed in Wales, Jenny showed up for the wedding lying in a black coffin painted with a grim…
    - 18 hours ago 2 Jun 15, 1:27pm -
    As relevant now as then.
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  • News of the Weird / Plus, June 1, 2015
    News of the Weird / PlusJune 1, 2015 (Part 1) [weird stuff that made me excited (frightened) (ROTFL) (appalled) last week, some of which will appear in News of the Weird soon] [Part 1 on Monday, Part 2 on Tuesday]Brilliant! Researchers contrived a…
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Fact Day

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago 27 May 15, 6:01pm -
  • Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure
    An Arkansas man’s kidney failure linked to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 56-year-old U.S. man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible f…
    - 61 days ago 3 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
  • The Internet makes us think we’re smarter than we really are
    According to a new study, searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence. A new psychological study from Yale University found that people who have access to an online search engine when r…
    - 62 days ago 2 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • ‘The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People’, An Informative Infographic
    Podio, a project management software company, has created a curious interactive infographic about how famous artists, philosophers, writers, and composers structured their daily life, as recorded in their own diaries and letters. Using data from Dail…
    - 7 Jan 15, 5:50pm -
  • 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
    - 3 Dec 14, 1:02pm -
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