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  • Condom Challenge: Teens are Dropping Condoms Filled with Water on Their Heads
    Social media users have filmed themselves attempting a number of strange challenges over the years. The latest trend of 2015 appears to be the condom challenge – a very bizarre stunt that is sweeping the internet. The challenge, which requires the…
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 15, 10:25am -
  • Funny Street Signs and Other Contextual Street Art Interventions by Michael Pederson
    All over Sydney, in parks, in streets, and industrial areas, you’re likely to come across a lot of unusual signs. At first, they may look like average symbols of traffic regulations, helpful guides, warning and city services. However, if you look c…
    - 40 days ago 20 Oct 15, 3:15pm -
  • Photos With Smartphones Removed Show How Addicted to Technology We Are
    American photographer Eric Pickersgill demonstrated in his project Removed how modern society has gotten obsessed with the phones and tablets. As a proof, he captured his models with empty hands, as if they were holding the gadget, for example, playi…
    - 45 days ago 15 Oct 15, 5:27pm -
  • Depression Comics by Kristian Nygård
    While combining “optimism” and “pessimism”, Norway-based artist Kristian Nygård came up with the name for his webcomic site. Named Optipress, the website deals with various topics, but its illustration of depression in particular had receive…
    - 76 days ago 14 Sep 15, 4:38pm -
  • Emily, the Cow – A Constant Reminder For Human Cruelty and Kindness
    For many people, Emily the Cow does not symbolize anything, but for the locals who live in Sherborn, Massachusetts, it brings memories of a hero that nearly faced death and escaped bravely. Back in 1995, Emily was only three years old and weighted on…
    - 89 days ago 1 Sep 15, 1:35pm -
  • Steven Jay Russell: the artist who escaped from prison through the front door – many times
    When thinking about escaping from prison, most criminals’ plans include running or even digging tunnels. Steven Jay Russell, however, decided to make things easier for himself, so he got out of prison multiple times by impersonating a prison guard,…
    - 94 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:46am -
  • 1970s stock photos were even more absurd than today
    Supplied by professional photographers, stock photography is the supply of images, that are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, regular people “portraits” taken sometime in the 1970s, which are too awkward to even imagine…
    - 94 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:30am -
  • Dan Pauly Turns Wood Into Magical Fairytale Houses
    Representing the fourth generation of craftsmen who work with wood, Dan Pauly transforms recycled small houses that seem to have come out of a fairy tale. Whether it is a sauna, an outbuilding, a shed or a house itself, the American craftsman can cre…
    - 8 Aug 15, 8:25am -
  • 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.
    - 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…
    - 4 May 15, 4:18pm -

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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 -


  • new10 Unique Floating Hotels
    From the Caribbean Sea to the Amazon River, take a look at the most exotic floating locations we could find!
    - 21 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 12:00am -
  • 13 Hilarious DIY Solutions For a Flat Tire
    Don't have a spare tire? Don't panic, these guys can solve your problem.
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 People Struggling With Their Names on Facebook
    From fake names to strange monikers, check out these stories of people who got in trouble using Facebook because of what they were called.
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 15, 12:00am -
  • 11 Fascinating Vintage Thanksgiving Ads
    Because nothing says Thanksgiving more than cigarettes, beer, and dishes with too much mayonnaise.
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 15, 12:00am -
  • 8 Unbelievable Fake Towns
    From the replica of Paris built to fool German pilots in WWI to the California airport that was disguised as a rural subdivision, check eight places that were fabricated for a variety of reasons.
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 15, 12:00am -


  • newScientists Can Now Establish Your Gender From a Fingerprint
    Fingerprints may be unique, but without an existing record they can’t help identify a person. Now, though, researchers can use chemical analysis of the prints to identify the gender of … Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 4:56pm -
  • newStrange Radio Signals Could Be Messages Coming From Aliens On Distant Planet, Scientists Say
    Parkes radio telescope in Australia has picked up a series of mysterious radio signals that feature a new “double burst” output that cannot be explained by events previously believed to … Continue reading →
    - 15 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 6:33am -
  • Secret to indestructibility: stealing DNA
    Washington (AFP) – The minuscule but nearly indestructible tardigrade gets a huge chunk of its genome from the DNA of foreign organisms, which scientists say may hold the key to … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago 24 Nov 15, 5:05am -
  • Happiness and the size of your precuneus
     Where does happiness exist in the brain? Are the brains of happy people different from those of unhappy people? Researchers from Kyoto University, in a new study published in the … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 22 Nov 15, 4:40pm -
  • Lab-Grown Vocal Cords Sound Like The Real Thing
    A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has bioengineered vocal cord tissue capable of vibrating and generating sound as well as natural tissue. The feat is being hailed … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago 20 Nov 15, 2:15am -
  • Your Gut: Home to an Entirely New Life Form?
    A new genetic analysis of human gut bacteria is turning up some really weird critters—so weird, in fact, that some biologists are speculating we’ve found an entirely new domain of … Continue reading →
    - 17 days ago 13 Nov 15, 4:46am -
  • Not Possible: “Good Guys Only” Backdoors
    After a major victory in the United States, Apple is facing an another threat to its encryption efforts on a different front: the United Kingdom. The Cupertino-based tech giant typically … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago 12 Nov 15, 1:54am -
  • British baby given genetically-edited immune cells to beat cancer in world first
    … A British baby has become the first in the world to be free of leukaemia through a ground-breaking genetic editing technique which creates designer immune cells to fight cancer. … Continue reading →
    - 24 days ago 5 Nov 15, 8:53pm -


  • new10 Preposterous Attempts To Sustain Brazen Lies
    Unless you were born with sodium pentothal running through your veins, the odds are you’ve told a lie or two in your lifetime. You’re likely also familiar with the threat of being outed as the kind of Machiavellian ape we all occasionally become.…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 8:01am -
  • new10 Insane Ancient Weapons You’ve Never Heard Of
    The history of human warfare is as storied as Game of Thrones and even more incestuously brutal. Time and again, the wisdom of the ages has been put to figuring out how to efficiently stab, maim, shoot, and in all other ways kill our enemies, and dam…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • new10 Intriguing Fan Theories About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
    Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is arguably the most hotly anticipated film of recent years, prompting fans to pen thousands of words speculating what surprises await. The movie’s director, J.J. Abrams, actually encourages it: “I’m always inte…
    - 13 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Theoretical Countries Of The Future
    Countries rise, and countries fall. Nobody assumes that the world map of the future will look like our modern map. Succession and unification movements exist all over the world, providing various possibilities for future countries. 10 Divided Belgium…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Amazingly Brave Kids Who Outwitted Their Kidnappers
    Kidnapping has to be one of the most terrifying ordeals that anyone can go through. However, despite their horrible experiences, these kidnapped kids stayed cool under pressure, outsmarted their adult captors, and did what they had to do to survive.…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Times Our History Was Destroyed By Accidents And Stupidity
    While we usually do our best to preserve our past, some of our world’s history was damaged or even lost to moments of unbelievable stupidity. Other times, accidents just happen. But sometimes, they happen to priceless relics. Featured image credit:…
    - 2 days ago 28 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Controversial Unsolved Spousal Disappearances
    True crime stories of spousal disappearances are particularly popular with the media because they can provide a lot of sensationalized material. If it turns out that a missing person was going through a troubled relationship at the time of their disa…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Etymological Origins Of Ethnic Slurs
    Human beings like to divide themselves into different categories, a process that began with family units and tribes and eventually worked its way up to nationalities, races, ethnicities, and vaguely defined civilization groups. Another aspect of huma…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Fascinating Maps That Will Change How You See The United States
    Roughly half our readers call the United States home. To the rest, it’s a deeply familiar presence from pop culture. Yet even a land as extensively filmed, written about, and lived in as the US is capable of surprises. For all we may think we know…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Shocking Facts About Multilevel Marketing Schemes
    Everyone has heard of a “sure thing” that will make them rich, such as the advertisements for getting rich on the Internet. The vast majority of us know that these are just scams, but for others who are desperate, they seem like lifesavers. Many…
    - 4 days ago 26 Nov 15, 8:00am -

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  • Woman Literally Dies For A Cigarette
    The host of a wedding in Jiangsu has distributed candy and cigarettes to the attendees according to local custom. When the wedding party formed a motorcade a 70-year-old lady suddenly stepped forward and demanded a cigarette for her husband. But the…
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 15, 2:29pm -
  • Video of Chinese Couple Fighting In Holland
    A few days ago a video has brought about mass dissemination. On the morning of the 18th in Rotterdam The Netherlands a Chinese people argued about powdered milk until they began fighting on the floor, with a white person attempting and failing to pul…
    - 5 days ago 25 Nov 15, 4:20am -
  • Driver Blocks Ambulance, Begs Forgiveness
    Mr. Wang heard an ambulance behind his jeep while driving through town, he tried pulling over to his left but the ambulance at the same time tried to overtake him on the left. He saw the ambulance driver gesticulating and believed the driver was scol…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • Guangzhou Bank Loses Woman’s Deposit
    66-year-old lady Tang in Haizhu district Guangzhou deposited 5000 RMB in a bank in 2001 for her retirement. Last month when taking her bankbook to withdraw the money was greeted with a messaging stating that her money was nowhere to be found, and not…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 15, 6:00am -
  • Aviation Institute Teaching Sex Ed
    Sichuan Southwestern Airlines Vocational Institute has begun classifying the sensitive subjects of “AIDS prevention”, “pre-marital sex”, and “condoms” as core subject content. Teacher Zhaoyan planned on opening a small class of 50-60 peop…
    - 7 days ago 23 Nov 15, 4:00am -

Unusual Deaths

  • The Boston Molasses Flood
    Unseasonably warm temperatures caused a 50 ft. tall and 90 ft. diameter tank of molasses being processed at the Purity Distilling Company in Boston, Massachusetts, to rupture, spilling 2,300,000 gallons of raw molasses into the city streets. The resu…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 15, 2:19pm -
  • Horrifying Escalator Accident
    Xiang Liujuan, 30, was killed at the Anliang Mall in Jingzhou, China, when the floor-panel at the top of an escalator collapsed and she was pulled into the moving mechanical components underneath. Liujuan had just enough time to save her 2-year-old c…
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 15, 10:26am -
  • SL-1 Accident
    Three military technicians were killed during maintenance of the SL-1 experimental nuclear reactor in Butte County, Idaho, in January of 1961. A control rod was withdrawn too quickly, causing the reactor to undergo a “prompt critical” reaction. T…
    - 11 days ago 18 Nov 15, 10:35am -
  • Impaled on a Flagpole
    Bobby Jackson, a 19-year-old from Buffalo, New York, committed suicide by jumping off of the observation-deck of the 28th floor of the Buffalo City Hall Building. During his fall a gust of wind blew him about 15 ft. out of his initial trajectory, and…
    - 16 days ago 13 Nov 15, 9:42am -
  • Deadly Shopping Cart Ride
    Robin Wahlgren, 28, a Swedish student at the University of New South Wales and his Swedish friend rode a shopping cart down a steep road in Randwick, Sydney with a speed limit of 60 km/h, reaching speeds of up to 80 km/h before hitting an oncoming ca…
    - 19 days ago 10 Nov 15, 4:07pm -


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 Man Dressed As Darth Vader Robs Convenience Store: Police
    Looks like the force came down on Darth Vader.The police force, that is.Jacksonville sheriff's deputies arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly... Read more: Darth Vader Robber, Weird Florida, Weird News News
    - 6 days ago 23 Nov 15, 1:06pm -
  • Accused Flasher Says He Was Trying To Remove Bug
    Something was bugging him.A Florida man accused of exposing himself in a women's restroom told officers he was simply trying to remove an insect fro... Read more: Mug Shots, Dumb Crime, Lorenzo Ramirez, Weird Florida, Flashers, Things…
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 15, 5:50pm -
  • Florida Man Bitten By Shark Kills It And Eats It As Revenge
    When Allen Engelman was bitten by a shark, he didn't cower on the beach behind a sand dune.No, he went out and caught that fish, killed it an... Read more: Shark Attack, Weird Florida, Animals in the News, Weird News News
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 15, 11:31am -
  • Florida Woman Calls 911 For Wings, Smokes, Police Say
    That's clucked up.A woman in Lake County, Florida, is facing charges after she allegedly called 911 for chicken wings.Liann Gae Watson, 45, is accu... Read more: Liann Gae Watson, 911 Call Chicken Wings, Stupid 911 Calls, Weird Florid…
    - 16 days ago 13 Nov 15, 11:52am -
  • Florida Man Attacks Karaoke DJ Over Mic Sound, Police Say
    The only record this karaoke singer will ever have is a criminal one.A man in DeBary, Florida, was arrested Thursday morning after police said he as... Read more: Joshua Fort, Joshua Fort Karaoke, Mug Shots, Anger Management, Omar Isaa…
    - 34 days ago 26 Oct 15, 3:13pm -

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • 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?
    - 31 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?
    - 31 days ago 30 Oct 15, 4:09am -
  • Man cuts off his ears to look like a parrot
    A MAN who had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots has gone a step further — by cutting off his ears.
    - 42 days ago 18 Oct 15, 7:44pm -
  • Zombie Aussie ants lured by beer
    BEER could be used to bait an exotic tribe of ant terrorising Australia’s Top End to sterilise its queen and turn the colony into zombies.
    - 45 days ago 16 Oct 15, 1:32am -
  • Bizarre ‘Buffadile’ born in Thailand
    WITH reptilian scales, cloven feet and a tail, this gruesome-looking half-crocodile half-buffalo has confused locals in a remote Thai village.
    - 54 days ago 7 Oct 15, 12:30am -

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

Amusing Planet

  • Upside Down Houses Around The World
    A clichéd yet popular tourist attraction that never fails to amuse is an upside down house, with a faithfully reproduced exterior and interior with inverted furniture, doorways and windows. These houses can be found all over the world either as part…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 15, 9:14am -
  • Shigir Idol: The World’s Oldest Wooden Sculpture
    In the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is a 9 feet tall wooden statue enclosed in a glass box. Called the Shigir Idol, it is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world, made 11,000 ago or about the same time man…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 15, 5:35pm -
  • Try Galileo’s Gravity Experiments From The Leaning Tower of Gingin
    In the late 16th century, famed Italian scientist Galileo Galilei supposedly dropped balls of different weights from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they reached ground at the same time irrespective of their mass. Prior to Galileo’s f…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 15, 9:39am -
  • The Multi-Layered Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague
    In the past when a cemetery ran out of space and there were no more land to expand, a new cemetery was created by layering more soil over the old graves. This was what happened in the Old Jewish Cemetery, in the Jewish Quarter of Prague. Not once, or…
    - 3 days ago 27 Nov 15, 5:27am -
  • The Realmonte Salt Mine in Sicily
    In the southern cost of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, lies the town of Realmonte where there is a huge underground salt mine with tunnels that goes on for 25 km some 100 meters below the ground. The walls of the salt mine are n…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 15, 9:47am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – November 29, 2015
    Howd he get his dick power to 71?? mines still at like 20. via Sign in my lawyer’s office. via My six year old daughter loves Frozen. My twelve year old son likes jokes. via First world problems in Dubai. via Yes, the planet got destroyed. But… v…
    - 10 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 11:12am -
  • Funny Pictures – November 28, 2015
    In the UK, automobiles are required to have a yearly test by a certified mechanic. I think this advisory note was probably fair enough. via Oh university towns.. via So we got a kitten… via Why do I laugh so hard at such simple stuff? via Why I ins…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 15, 11:55am -
  • Funny Pictures – November 27, 2015
    I pay, therefore I am. via Always remember.. via One of my favorite random scenes. via Finnish flag. via “Other” would have worked just fine. via The most important information in Star Wars. via Proper use of they’re and their. via Magazine rac…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 15, 11:44am -
  • Funny Pictures – November 26, 2015
    Think of the dolphins! via Indian Titanic. via Tastes Like Freedom. via A first grade class was asked what they would say if the pilgrims showed up at their door on thanksgiving. via Boy did I misread this at first. via This Kid. via Dog birthdays. v…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 15, 12:17pm -
  • Funny Pictures – November 25, 2015
    A good dry rub. via When you have a meeting with your boss at 10 and a fight with the Black Knight at 11. via Sushi. via A package that came through our processing plant this morning. Read the sticker. Old man for scale. via Me as a parent. via Tried…
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 15, 11:43am -


  • newSF Selfie - Social Media Has Hit The Streets
    SF Selfie by LouisrosWhen the selfie craze reached the Street Fighter universe it immediately started causing all kinds of problems, mostly because that stretchy goofball Dhalsim wouldn't put his phone down and fight! The other fighters found it unfa…
    - 1 hour ago 29 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • newWacky Big Mac Videos From McDonald's Dubsmash Competition In Malaysia
    McDonald's runs some pretty lame ad campaigns here in the U.S., but overseas they run all kinds of crazy promotions that make them look a heck of a lot cooler than some commercial aimed at hipsters.(Via Instagram user ryukayen)The McDonald's corp rec…
    - 1 hour ago 29 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • new22 Fun Facts About <i>Scrooged</i>
    The Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol has been adapted in many different ways. In 1988, it was made into a comedy! The characters were brought into the modern world, and the plot centered around Bill Murray. However, his character’s name wasn…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 6:00pm -
  • newSecurity Guards Report The Strangest Things They’ve Seen On Camera
    Video Surveillance Camera | Image: Author name unknown / Wikimedia CommonsYet another gem from Ask Reddit: a security guard tell-all. What sort of oddities show up on surveillance camera footage or is observed by security personnel on the job? As it…
    - 5 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 4:00pm -
  • newDreams: Potential vs. Reality
    Have you ever tried to direct your dreams? Think of something wonderful as you are falling asleep to see if it stays in your brain. Well, your brain has different ideas. Sarah Andersen illustrates that terrifically in the latest comic at Sarah’s Sc…
    - 6 hours ago 29 Nov 15, 3:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • In China, Superman Takes The Bus
    Imagine driving down the road on your way to work when you look up into the sky. What’s that? Is...The post In China, Superman Takes The Bus appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Couples Get Free Bus Ride to Church Water Slows Do…
    - 10 days ago 19 Nov 15, 3:22pm -
  • Man With Cancer Marries Sex Doll
    Well, you might be sick of hearing about your friends and family getting married, but we’re pretty sure you’ve never...The post Man With Cancer Marries Sex Doll appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Loyal Blow-Up Doll Saves Owner’s L…
    - 12 days ago 18 Nov 15, 1:02am -
  • Taiwanese Video Features Pandas Shooting AK-47s
    This weekend is guaranteed to include a historic first meeting. On Sunday in Singapore, for the first time since the...The post Taiwanese Video Features Pandas Shooting AK-47s appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Taiwanese Man Loses Hand…
    - 23 days ago 6 Nov 15, 5:00pm -
  • Indian Women Dying To Fit Into Wedding Saris
    Speaking as someone who struggled to lose weight for her wedding, I understand how much stress goes into the event....The post Indian Women Dying To Fit Into Wedding Saris appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Indian Women Can Now Chant in…
    - 24 days ago 5 Nov 15, 5:00pm -
  • Lonely Men Buying Curry Because It Comes With A Fake Girlfriend
    The name of the item says it all: Men’s Delusion Curry. This is the latest product offered by Village Vanguard,...The post Lonely Men Buying Curry Because It Comes With A Fake Girlfriend appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Fake Walnuts…
    - 25 days ago 4 Nov 15, 5:00pm -

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  • 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…
    - 37 days ago 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…
    - 48 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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 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 -
  • 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 -

Weird Russia

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • Is anything bigger than infinity?
    When I last met the fascinating Brian Clegg, we discussed Quantum Teleportation and ‘Dark Energy’. Since then, whenever I have woken in the night with a question I cannot answer, I’ve considered using my red emergency telephone and calling him.…
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  • Hendrick’s Unclassified Ads
    For sale old map inadvertently put in washing machine. Ideal for adventurous people looking to get lost.Time traveller seeks companion Mary, please do not apply to this advert, that would end up with you being tortured by the Spanish Inquisition. Yo…
    - 13 days ago 16 Nov 15, 4:44pm -
  • The Hendrick’s Quiz
    A trivial hopscotch through oblivion to determine if you know your onions. Questions about unusual times, places and people.1. What is a ‘fisteris’?2. Who wrote ‘Dandruff’ and ‘Velvet Donkey’ ?3. What are the three most common causes…
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  • A cad’s guide to making a fool of yourself
    If your peers believe you are a fool, you will be freed from all manner of responsibilities. Isaac Asimov believed the secret to being a good fool was not being a fool at all – but nothing could be further from the truth. If you are a buffoon or a…
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  • Tall tales from the gin palace #7: Operation Herandacles
    Don’t patronise a cucumber. I learnt this in the dark days of the 1970s when I was working at the University of Advanced Cucumberic Research in Munich. What we were doing was ethically fine, I’m sure it was. We were attempting something new: to c…
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Atlas Obscura

  • FOUND: A Silly Joke Stinking Up the Periodic Table of Elements
     Plutonium (Photo: Department of Energy/Wikimedia)After World War II ended, chemist and Manhattan Project member Glenn Seaborg finally got to add Plutonium, the element he had discovered during the war, to the periodic table.As Robert Krulwich r…
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  • Cidade Albanoel in Itaguaí, Brazil
    The Cidade Albanoel was intended to be the largest theme attraction in all of Brazil, but the death of its creator and endless internal struggles have left it as Brazil's largest abandoned park. Beloved Brazilian politician Antonio Albano Reis co…
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  • Mrs. Chippy Monument in Wellington, New Zealand
    Early polar exploration was a lonely business where sailors would be stuck on their ships for months, subsisting on barely edible rations among some of the world's most inhospitable climates. However the Shackleton expedition was made just a bit bri…
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  • Gljúfrafoss in Iceland
    Waterfalls can make for some of the most magical vistas in the world as they carve solid rock into often incredible formations.Such is the case with Iceland's Gljúfrafoss waterfall, which is almost completely hidden behind a cliff face. The wate…
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  • Lycian Rock Tombs in Fethiye, Turkey
    Carved into the side of a Turkish mountain are what look to be the entrances to countless temples, but are in fact the ornate facade of ancient Lycian tombs.The Lycians believed that their dead were carried to the afterlife by magic winged creature…
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Mental Floss Blog

Strange Inventions

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

  • The Legend of Stingy Jack
    Residents began displaying a range of vegetables with menacing faces carved into them to stop Stingy Jack from entering their properties on All Hallows Eve.The post The Legend of Stingy Jack appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
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  • Historic Photos
    These 20 historic photos prove a picture is worth a thousand words. I have captioned each rare photo for background information, but none are needed. The post Historic Photos appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
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  • Ancient Graffiti
    Ancient graffiti bears a lot of resemblance to modern day graffiti. We take a look at the history of graffiti with some amazing historic examples.The post Ancient Graffiti appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
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  • Route 666
    Route 666, also known as Devil's Highway, is a scenic 200 mile stretch of road known by motorists for its hellhounds, ghostly figures and Indian skinwalkers.The post Route 666 appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 64 days ago 26 Sep 15, 11:17pm -
  • Was Rachel Donelson Jackson a Bigomist?
    She was the wife of President Andrew Jackson. But some believe Rachel Donelson Jackson was also a bigomist. Read more about this 18th century scandal.The post Was Rachel Donelson Jackson a Bigomist? appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
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  • The Ghost Ship Lady Lovibond
    The triple masted schooner Lady Lovibond left no survivors when it wrecked on the Goodwin Sands. But sightings of this ship continued into the 20th century.The post The Ghost Ship Lady Lovibond appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
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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.…
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  • 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…
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  • 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,…
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  • 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…
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  • Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks
      Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they stared in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally…
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  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -

Weird Pictures

The Camel that went to the Barber
The Camel that went to the Barber
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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
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weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
weirdrussians:Russian President Vladimir Putin © examines a...
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Sail Amsterdam 2015
Sail Amsterdam 2015
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Fish tank helmet
Fish tank helmet
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Strange Crimes

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

Unusual Places

  • newNyaung 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…
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  • The Trinity Church, an architectural Georgian wonder
    Having some of the most magical landscapes and well preserved monuments, Georgia is definitely among the European countries that can offer unforgettable experiences. While there is much to see all over the country, there is a special, unique place, w…
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  • A House Like No Other
    Some of the most outlandish places on Earth are where you least expect them. Maybe it has to do with the solitude offered by open land, all those free thoughts buzzing around in an artist’s head where distraction is minimal, that encourage such agg…
    - 16 days ago 13 Nov 15, 6:14pm -
  • Naturally Erupted Elephant Rock in Heimaey, Iceland
    This natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland, impresses the travelers. It seems as though gigantic elephant came to the shore of Heimaey island, to quench his thirst. The enormous shape appears to be formed from basalt rock, that gives a surf…
    - 33 days ago 27 Oct 15, 3:57pm -
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park – A Natural Wonder of Lakes Tumbling Into Each Other
    Somewhere between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina lies a natural European wonder which, surprisingly, is hardly known by the inhabitants of this continent. However, the Plitvice Lakes National Park has been inhabited by strong conquerors that live…
    - 87 days ago 3 Sep 15, 11:33am -
  • Nature’s Rebirth in Chernobyl
    This is the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine. There are very few people, who have not heard of this place. Pripyat once housed the families of thousands. Mostly, they were Chernobyl Nuclear Plant workers, who were forced to abandon their homes afte…
    - 90 days ago 31 Aug 15, 2:06pm -
  • USA’s Largest Abandoned Subway is in Cincinnati – and Most Locals Are Unaware of It
    They say nothing is what it seems – and when it comes to Cincinnati, Ohio, things couldn’t be more accurate. Beneath this American city lies a nearly 100 years old subway tunnel with a length of over 3.5 km – and most inhabitants are unaware of…
    - 93 days ago 29 Aug 15, 8:10am -
  • The Crystal Mill
    The Crystal Mill (Old Mill) or historically known as the Sheep Mountain Mill, is one of the most beautiful, picturesque and reputed to be the most photographed area in Colorado state. It’s located above the Crystal River in Crystal, Colorado, betwe…
    - 95 days ago 26 Aug 15, 10:49am -

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…
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  • John Frum and the Cargo Cult
    No planes or soldiers were remotely near the islands of Vanuatu, yet airstrips were appearing like scars through the pristine landscapes. World War II had ended, both the Americans and Japanese had left. Slowly the airstrips multiplied, some came wit…
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  • Music, Mathematics and the First Vegetarians: Rise of the Pythagoreans
    Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, returned from Egypt and Babylon a changed man. At the Greek colony of Croton, he set down roots and brought thinkers to his cause. From its foundation in 530BCE the Pythagorean school was devoted to mysticis…
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  • On The Origin Of Zero
    Something, to deliberately show nothing – that is the odd irony at the heart of zero – it is almost unbelievably useful. It makes algebra, computing and Pixar films possible, or at least easier than they would otherwise be. Think of the number 20…
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  • Ivy Mike: How the H-bomb Vaporised an Island
    5km across, the fireball erupted from the island of Elugelab and engulfed the sky. The shock wave vaporised everything within 5km, and scraped the neighbouring islands clean, no buildings or plants remained. 2 hours later some helicopters flew over w…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:31pm -

Weird Universe

  • newBest Apple Butter in Oklahoma
    The judges probably thought it was a bold new take on apple butter.The Plain Speaker (Hazelton, Pa. — Oct 24, 1956)
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  • newGreatest Shoplifter Ever?
    Original article here.
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  • Gang Member Rugs
    Created by artist Renato Garza Cervera out of leather, polyester, polyurethane foam, glass eyes, and paint. Cervera explains that rugs used to represent fierce creatures such as lions, tigers, or bears. So he decided to create rugs that show fierce c…
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  • Follies of the Madmen #266

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  • More Weirdness From Japan
    Found a great Top 10 Weirdest Japanese Inventions list. The Daddy Nurser isn't number 1 but it should be!
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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
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  • 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
    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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
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