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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:12pm -
  • Insane Stock Photography Images
    Stock photography is the supply of images, which are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, which are too weird to even imagine them being used in any actual project. However, they exist. – via twentytwowords.com
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  • 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…
    - 75 days ago 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.
    - 82 days ago 11 Aug 14, 4:58pm -
  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. – via boingboing.net
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  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So…
    - 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He p…
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  • National Flags Created by Nature
    Ukrainian born travel-photographer, Anton Jankovoy, explores the beauty of nature in such genres as travel and landscapes. His interesting series of photos dedicated to the National flags is quite unusual and touching. These are not just national sym…
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  • The Surreal Collages of Jim Harter
    Jim Harter was largely self-taught as an artist. From 1969-72 he played a small part in creating posters for Austin’s legendary rock venues, the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters. Influenced by San Francisco collage artist Wilfrie…
    - 22 Jun 14, 9:48am -

Weird Russia

  • Halloween is still obscure holiday in Russia
    Despite the huge popularity of the holiday around the world and the major English-speaking countries, for Russia, Halloween is still exotic and controversial. According to the Levada Center polls, only four out of five...
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  • Creepy Horror Art by Moppaa
    27-year-old Russian photographer, painter and digital artist Eugene Kuleshov (Moppaa) has started his art career engraving portraits on gravestones. His interest in photography started in 2012 after he surprised his girlfriend with a photograph...
    - 13 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:34am -
  • Grid Girls of Russian Grand Prix
    Last Sunday, Formula One World Championship took place in Russian city of Sochi. Besides the famous racers and fast cars, spectators could admire beautiful girls, known as the Grid Girls. – via news.mail.ru
    - 18 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Romantic Marriage Proposal in Pulkovo Airport
    Dressed as a medieval knight on a white horse, this romantic Russian guy excited onlookers in Pulkovo airport. A 30-year-old construction worker from St. Petersburg chose this unusual way to propose to his beloved...
    - 21 days ago 11 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Russian schoolboy harassing homeless man gets kicked
    Recently, the video surfaced on the Russian Internet of a homeless man nicknamed Kompot been bullied by a kid. As seen in the video, the boy has started bullying the homeless man, calling him...
    - 27 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:29pm -
  • Places illustrated on Russian banknotes
    Russian blogger Tema Lebedev visited the places captured on Russian banknotes. 5000 Rubles. Habarovsk. 1000 Rubles. Yaroslavl. 500 Rubles Arhangelsk. 100 Rubles. Moscow. 50 Rubles. Saint Petersburg 10 Rubles Krasnoyarsk 5 Rubles. Veliky Novgorod.
    - 29 days ago 3 Oct 14, 2:16pm -
  • Stolby Nature Reserve
    These gigantic rock cliffs of the Stolby Nature Reserve are located on the Eastern Sayan Mountains, near the city of Krasnoyarsk. The rocks are called “Stolby”. “Stolby” is the plural of “stolb”, the Russian...
    - 31 days ago 1 Oct 14, 5:46pm -
  • The unexpected
    By now you have probably realized that the road system in Russia is not perfect and that not all road users obey the road rules. Some pedestrians do not do what you expect them...
    - 33 days ago 29 Sep 14, 6:07pm -
  • When One Moment Changes Everything
    The drivers crawled under the truck to fix the problem. Suddenly, the truck started rolling down and almost run them over. Fortunately, nobody got hurt.
    - 38 days ago 24 Sep 14, 4:07pm -
  • Russian Facebook Album
    The captions are really simple and hilarious. Especially loved the Russian battle cockroach one–perfect way to liven up the description of a monotone plastic toy. – via imgur.com
    - 39 days ago 23 Sep 14, 8:43am -

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Reuters Oddly Enough

  • new'Plastic' Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains
    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought.
    - 12 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 11:46pm -
  • new'Subway Diet' failure led to Subway robbery, Alabama suspect tells police
    (Reuters) - A suspect in an armed robbery of a Subway sandwich restaurant in Alabama told investigators he acted out of anger because of his failed "Subway Diet," police said on Friday.
    - 16 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 8:41pm -
  • newParachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower
    (Reuters) - A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday.
    - 18 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 6:34pm -
  • Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog
    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:51pm -

Newslite.tv

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

Oddee

  • new20 Creeptastic Horror Movie Tattoos
    Some people like horror movies, while others absolutely love them. There are even those who love them enough to get permanent tattoos of their favorite scary movie icons. Check out 20 of the most impressive horror-inspired tattoos we could find.
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  • 8 Horrible Halloween Crimes
    From the good Samaritan who died while intercepting a robbery to the salon owner who was gunned down by a jealous rival, check out these 8 tales of Halloween tragedy.
    - 2 days ago 31 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • 12 Weird Halloween Traditions From Around The World
    We're all familiar with pumpkin carving and trick or treating, but some people celebrate Halloween a little differently. Here are a few odd Halloween traditions from around the world.
    - 3 days ago 30 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Weirdest Quests
    From pointless to plain bizarre, take a look at some strange goals people set out to accomplish.
    - 4 days ago 29 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • 8 Cool Interactive Horror Experiences
    Most everyone has visited a haunted house with strobe lights and costumed monsters. For many, having someone jump from behind a corner is hardly thrilling, but when you're part of the action, the fear is real.
    - 5 days ago 28 Oct 14, 12:00am -

Xenophilius

  • Doctor bets against Traditional Chinese Medicine
    A sceptic of traditional Chinese medicine is challenging practitioners of the age-old craft to prove themselves by putting his own money on the line. One has accepted the challenge. At stake is the claim that practitioners can discern whether a woman…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 8:28pm -
  • Patients being disappeared from hospitals in US?
    A Missouri medical professional disclosed on today’s episode of the Alex Jones Show that doctors he’s friends with at other hospitals have seen patients exhibiting … symptoms, such as extreme hemorrhagic bleeding, and that those patients were p…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 3:14am -
  • Man ‘flew’ past aircraft at 3,500 feet
    Passengers on an airline over the north of England were baffled when a man ‘flew’ past their aircraft at 3,500 feet. The Airbus 320 was over Macclesfield as it came in to land at Manchester Airport when people on board noticed something whiz past…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:01pm -
  • Monkeys killed by Airborne Ebola
    Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to the U.S. but not West Africa, presenting a “possible, serious threat” to the public, according to two studies by U.S. Army scientists. After successfully exposing monkeys to airborne Ebola, w…
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  • Three football field sized UFOs seen in West Virginia
    Ten West Virginia witnesses near Marmet working a coal plant evening shift reported watching three triangle-shaped UFOs the size of football fields silently moving under 500 feet, according to testimony in Case 60631 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFO…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:05pm -
  • FBI Director: be “deeply skeptical” of government
    Americans should be “deeply skeptical” of government power, says FBI Director James Comey, adding that law enforcement should be able to access someone’s telephone only with a court order, “I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical…
    - 19 days ago 13 Oct 14, 3:34am -
  • Lab grown penises
    Organ by organ, we are learning how to regenerate body parts. Lab grown vaginas are already a success, as I previously posted. Now there’s this: The engineered penises were developed by researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medi…
    - 25 days ago 7 Oct 14, 4:14am -
  • Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S.
    A man who took a commercial flight from Liberia that landed in Dallas on Sept. 20 has been found to have the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. He is the first traveler to have brought the virus to the Un…
    - 31 days ago 1 Oct 14, 1:58am -

Listverse

  • new10 Crows And Ravens From World Religion
    Crows and ravens have been mentioned in scripture, holy texts, and mythology for centuries. Incredibly intelligent birds, they’re often portrayed as mischievous tricksters, but they’re also often associated with death and the transition to the af…
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  • new10 Scarily Plausible British Intelligence Conspiracy Theories
    There are no shortage of alleged conspiracies about the British establishment. Some of them are implausible, like the RAF causing mass flooding across the southwest of England. Yet we know pretty much for certain that Government Communications Headqu…
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  • new10 Outrageous Broadcasts That Rocked The World Of Radio
    Disc jockeys have had an interesting transformation since the dawn of radio. They started off as subdued voices that introduced songs or talked about the news in a calm, respectful manner. After a few decades, things evolved (or devolved, according t…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries That Happened On Halloween
    Halloween is the one night of the year where being scared is supposed to be good fun. However, amid all the harmless activities like trick-or-treating, sometimes genuinely frightening and disturbing things can happen. October 31 has been the date of…
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  • 10 Stories About Real ‘Freak Show’ Performers
    It’s human nature to stop and stare at anyone who’s different. It’s not a particularly nice part of human nature, but it’s there nonetheless. Carnival sideshows and freak shows have long put the different and deformed on display. While some h…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Curious Controversies About Mahatma Gandhi
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—hero of India’s independence through his nonviolence movement and one of the most revered figures in the nation’s history—led a glorious life, one which seekers of peace and wisdom have emulated for decades. He is k…
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  • 10 Of The Most Terrifying Creepypasta About Stalkers And Intruders
    The Internet loves to creep itself out with stories of unnatural video games or urban legends related to horrifying video footage. But the horrors in those stories tend to be quite passive. They’re usually just stories of someone looking at a creep…
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  • 10 Arguments Surrounding The Use Of Robot Warriors
    Robot warriors are military machines that function by remote control or entirely through their own programming. They include aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator, ground vehicles such as the TALON, and sentries such as the SGR-A1. But the bulk of discu…
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  • 10 Of The Strangest Foods People Ate Through History
    Ever looked into your great-grandma’s recipe box and been surprised? Although some contemporary chefs like to think that culinary creativity is new, food culture has always been diverse. Throughout the ages, people have eaten just about everything…
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  • 10 Heinous Murders Committed By Minors
    There was a time when we thought it was unimaginable that a child could be capable of murder. What was once a rare event that shook society to its core now seems to be commonplace. Such a topic brings up much debate about why kids kill and what we sh…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 7:01am -

Oddity Central

Reddit: Not the Onion

Crazy Facts

  • Frank Bourassa is a confident man. “I can do anything…
    Frank Bourassa is a confident man. “I can do anything I want. I can go to the moon. I’m good at figuring out stuff. I could do a heart transplant if I wanted to.” He’s not cocky, he’s confident with good reason. He made more than $200 milli…
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  • In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla…
    In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a large male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, even stroking the boy’s back. The incident helped create…
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  • In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply…
    In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping king penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up. It took around nine pokes to rouse a bird from an after…
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  • Guards at New Mexico State Penitentiary had…
    Guards at New Mexico State Penitentiary had a “snitch game”. They would label inmates as snitches, let them be abused, and wait for them to turn into informants to escape their tormentors.
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  • In 1849 New York, a man would walk up to strangers…
    In 1849 New York, a man would walk up to strangers and begin a conversation. Gaining their trust, he would ask “Have you the confidence to trust me with your watch until tomorrow?” He would never return. When finally caught, he was labeled a “c…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 8:59am -

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AP Strange News

  • newNYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice'
    NEW YORK (AP) -- If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite....
    - 9 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 3:23am -
  • newSuperheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through dow…
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  • newDrivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway
    URBANA, Md. (AP) -- Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open....
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  • Alaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The mayor of Anchorage has vetoed an ordinance passed by the municipal assembly intended to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences decorated with metal spikes....
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:56pm -
  • Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge....
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:45pm -

ChinaSmack

  • newGirlfriend Drowns After Young Man Jumps in River to Save Ex
    In a tragic Chinese love triangle, a young man, his girlfriend, and his ex-girlfriend jump into the Yangtze River. He saves the ex but the girlfriend drowns."Girlfriend Drowns After Young Man Jumps in River to Save Ex"Originally posted on chinaSMACK…
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  • Chinese Government Sues Villagers Who Found and Sold Ebony
    Villagers who discovered, dug up, and sold a large piece of ebony for 196k RMB must give the money to the government because it is considered state property."Chinese Government Sues Villagers Who Found and Sold Ebony"Originally posted on chinaSMACK…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 1:00am -
  • Young Chinese Girl Returns Home, Takes Over 20 Baths, Dies
    Young girl in Dongguan returned home in an erratic, confused state of mind, bathed over 20 times, and then died. She was diagnosed as having taken MDMA/Ecstasy."Young Chinese Girl Returns Home, Takes Over 20 Baths, Dies"Originally posted on chinaSMA…
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  • Chinese Homebuyer Discovers Bamboo Used Instead of Steel Rebar
    The real estate developer of the new apartment building in Jiangsu claims the bamboo discovered was just construction workers playing a joke on the homeowner."Chinese Homebuyer Discovers Bamboo Used Instead of Steel Rebar"Originally posted on chinaS…
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  • Beijing Schoolboy: Family Has 14 Houses, So Why Go to School?
    Chinese parents turn to experts for help with their spoiled "unruly children". One wants to drop out of school, say he only needs to know how to collect rent."Beijing Schoolboy: Family Has 14 Houses, So Why Go to School?"Originally posted on chinaSM…
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Ananova Quirky News

Unusual Deaths

  • 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.
    - 69 days ago 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.
    - 78 days ago 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -
  • A Muscovite killed by iPad
    A 17-year-old girl from Moscow died of electric shock in a bathtub when she dropped her iPad connected to the power outlet.
    - 89 days ago 4 Aug 14, 2:31pm -
  • Another selfie went wrong
    Oscar Aguilar, 21, a veterinarian from Mexico City accidentally killed himself while posing with a gun for a Facebook selfie.
    - 89 days ago 4 Aug 14, 8:29am -
  • Grandson of suicide barrier advocate, leaps to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge
    Twenty-seven-year-old Sean Moylan of Novato, California, whose grandfather has been a prominent advocate for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, killed himself, leaping to his death from the famed span, a magnet for roughly two dozen suicide…
    - 8 Jun 14, 9:16pm -

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About.com Weird News

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

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BBC News - Also in the News

  • newPompeii relic returned 50 years on
    A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
    - 20 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 4:26pm -
  • newMosquito-catching contest announced
    Taiwanese health authority offers prizes for catching mosquitoes, to stop the spread of dengue fever.
    - 21 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 3:31pm -
  • newPolygamous man 'wants 50 children'
    The Turkish man already has 32 children and four wives, despite polygamy being outlawed in the country.
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 1:15pm -
  • Chinese 'tomb raiders' arrested
    Eleven people are accused of exhuming bodies for use in ritual 'ghost marriages'.
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • French town bans clowns after scares
    A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 11:08am -

Weird Florida on Huffington Post

  • Florida Men Visibly Pleased By Large, Dead Alligator
    Two Florida hunters were happier than flies in feces after they finally bagged an enormous alligator they'd spent several months tracking. Keith K... Read more: Lumpy Alligator Dead, Big Ass Alligator Dead, Giant Alligator Florida, Keit…
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 11:08am -
  • Too Big To Jail: 500-Pound Suspect Challenges Cops
    The scales of justice can handle Howard Hendrix and his domestic disturbance charge, but Florida deputies had problems arresting and transporting the ... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Vide…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 4:52pm -
  • Rat Found In Chili, Diner Claims
    You've heard of a fly in the soup? How about a rat head in a bowl of chili?A diner in Cape Coral, Florida, says he believes he found exactly that ... Read more: Mealbreakers, Billy Wilson, Billy Wilson Rat, Billy Wilson Golden Corral, G…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 3:24pm -
  • SLICK! Thieves Steal Truck Containing 18 Tons Of Crisco
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida c... Read more: Crisco Truck Stolen, 36000 Pounds of Crisco Stolen, 18 Tons of Crisco St…
    - 18 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:16am -
  • Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home Demolished
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former drive-through funeral home in Florida has been razed.The building in Ocala sat empty for years, but in the early '80... Read more: Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home Demolished, Florida Drive-Thru Funeral Home…
    - 21 days ago 11 Oct 14, 9:56am -

Nutty News Videos

WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • Man runs over his own head
    A MAN managed to run over his own head ina freak accident after dropping a cigarette down his jacket. He is in a critical condition in hospital.
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 1:39am -
  • Is this rock evidence of aliens?
    IS this a fragment of an ancient Martian civilisation? A distant, dusty rock has fired up speculation we may be on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery.
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 12:37am -
  • Pommy parrot found talking Spanish
    QUE cosa! A parrot that spoke with an English accent is returned to its owner four years later talking Spanish.
    - 18 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:41am -
  • Chainsaws to open beer. People do this?
    THERE’S stupid and then there’s stupid. Opening a beer with a chainsaw is just that. But that doesn’t stop some people ...
    - 19 days ago 13 Oct 14, 9:27pm -
  • Bully’s shocking prank on ‘fat boy’
    A SICKENING attack using a compressed air hose on a 14-year-old boy, deemed to be “too fat”, has left him in a serious condition.
    - 19 days ago 13 Oct 14, 2:34am -

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

Amusing Planet

  • newKasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
    Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks is a unique group of rock formations located in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, north-central New Mexico, U.S., between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 40 miles southwest of the latter. The area features large, tent-shap…
    - 6 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 6:30am -
  • Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire
    Azerbaijan, located within the South Caspian Sea basin, is among the world's oldest oil producers. The petroleum industry in Azerbaijan produces about 800,000 barrels of oil per day and 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year. There is so much oil and…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • The Sarcophagi of Karajia
    About 60 km northeast of the city of Chachapoyas, in Luya Province, in Peru, lies the archaeological site of Karajia, where the funeral tombs of the “ancient wise men” are located. Perched high on a ledge by the side of a limestone cliff, the six…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • The Blue Grotto of Capri, Italy
    The Blue Grotto is a sea cave located on the coast of the island of Capri, in southern Italy, famous for its otherworldly blue glowing waters. The grotto's fluorescent glow comes from a large underwater cave opening beneath the entrance used by visit…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Torghatten - The Mountain With A Hole Through It
    Torghatten is a mountain on the island of Torget in Brønnøy municipality, in Norway, famous for its characteristic hole that goes right through the mountain. This hole, which is 160 metres long, 35 metres high and 20 metres wide, was created during…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 6:30am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newWTF Items of the Day – November 1, 2014
    Fish takes a bite out of aluminum can. Polish bus out of control Art in the hallway of my college. Free haunted house, my gut says no… I’m huge Star Trek fan too, but hell I’m not going this far So a couple months ago me and a few buddies went…
    - 4 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 7:48am -
  • newBest Tattoo Ideas of the Month – November 2014
    Ready for November? Its a saturday, the first day of November and we got you some lovely tattoo ideas for you. Enjoy the collection and make sure you get ink on your body, before this year end.  My lonely wolf the in forest, by Andrei Surdulescu @ R…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 7:43am -
  • newFull version of the Iconic Album Covers
    British design studio Aptitude created a series of works, titled Album Covers-The Bigger Picture , which presented a broad view of the iconic covers of music albums.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 4:22am -
  • newIrina Shayk and Marina Linchuk in Advertising BEBE
    Mariano Vivanco had a photoshoot for the autumn-winter campaign for BEBE . Stars in this photoshoot are Irina Shayk and Marina Linchuk.
    - 16 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 8:15pm -
  • newWTF Pictures of the Day – Oct 31, 2014
    Last day of this month and we have another wonderful collection of pictures that made us say WTF. Enjoy these ..!! A tornado forming above my school (Rhodes College) a few years back. Mold overtook my son’s pumpkin in about 1 week Interesting page…
    - 17 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 7:09pm -

Neatorama

  • newDia de los Muertos
    (YouTube link)A little girl visits the land of the dead and finds that Dia de los Muertos is a fun festival to celebrate the dead, which makes her feel a little closer to her departed mother. This wordless animation was produced by Ashley Graham, Ka…
    - 1 hour ago 1 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • newThe Hall of Justice from <i>Super Friends</i> Looks Just Like a Train Station in Ohio
    In the 70s cartoon Super Friends, the Justice League is based in a building called the Hall of Justice. Rain Noe of Core77 notes that the building looks a lot like Cincinnati Union Terminal, a train station and museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.Cincinnati U…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • newWeatherman Has Fun with Halloween Forecast
    Jude Redfield is a meteorologist at WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky. His forecast this morning was a bit spooky because he just wasn’t all there! For Halloween, he went by the name “Bones” Redfield.(Facebook link)-via reddit (Image credit: Jude Re…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • newWhatever Happened to the Cast of <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>?
    Can you believe it's been 15 years since The Blair Witch Project came out in theaters? It seems to be a "love it or hate it" kind of movie. I've heard and read a lot of comments over the years from those who hate it. But I'm definitely in the "love"…
    - 6 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • newAngelic Halos for Blind Dogs
    (Photo: Muffin’s Halo for Blind Dogs)Two years ago, Muffin Bordeaux, a toy poodle, went blind. He stumbled around, bumping into hard objects and hurting himself. He was depressed and increasingly immobile. So his owner invented this gadget to help…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 5:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Fart Flamethrower in South Korean Subway
    Just about everyone likes to rag on about how weird and quirky Japan is, but South Korea isn’t very far behind in that department at all. The two nations do have quite a number of similarities, and perhaps you can add really unusual advertisements…
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Truth Behind Chinese Preserved Dog Meat
    Be warned as this may make animal lovers’ stomachs churn and eyes water. It’s no secret that dog meat is eaten in parts of Asia, especially in China. Man’s best friend is usually seen as a loyal companion, and most would shudder to think of it…
    - 6 days ago 26 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Incredible Footage of Japan’s Mount Ontake Erupting
    The recent eruption of Mount Ontake, at the border of Nagano and Gifu prefectures, was indeed unfortunate, having left 56 people dead and many others injured. It’s quite interesting to note, though, that a few of those casualties included people ta…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Burger King in Japan Serves Black Burgers
    This culinary curiosity has been making rounds in social media lately, and it’s a new menu item for Burger King in Japan. It’s called the Kuro Burger (“kuro” is Japanese for black), and it’s literally black. From the buns to the cheese and…
    - 9 days ago 23 Oct 14, 2:04pm -
  • Indonesian Woman Called ‘Witch’ for Lizard Baby
    There’s the usual weird stuff, and then there’s the absolutely bizarre. Debi Nubatonis, a 31-year-old Indonesian woman in the remote village of Oenunto, had been pregnant for eight months when she suddenly had contractions. What came out of labor…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:12pm -

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Digg Top Offbeat

  • newAn Animated Documentary About An Actual Vampire
    This is a documentary based on a report from 1725 in which an Austrian official named Imperial Provisor Frombald details an early written account of vampirism in Eastern Europe.
    - 18 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 6:04pm -
  • newWarning: Spoopy Content
    On October 31, 2006, Matt Geiler put on a black unitard and a pumpkin mask and danced to the Ghostbusters theme on KXVO, a local TV station in Omaha, Nebraska. What resulted is arguably the best Halloween video on the Internet. As with any meme, pe…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 1:21pm -
  • Skydivers Complete World Record Jump
    57 skydivers set a world record by forming two stunning formations while falling through the air. A collaboration of world-class athletes leapt from three planes flying at 16,000 feet to complete the first ever two point, 57-person, vertical formatio…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 11:33am -
  • The Surreal Life Of An Obama Impersonator
    "It's not all fun and games looking like him. I get called all kinds of nasty words. People hate me just because they hate him."
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 1:06am -
  • Nine Famous People And What They’re Buried With
    Icons of their time, these celebrities didn’t stray far from their public personae when it came to their final resting places.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:34pm -
  • How To Ask For A Good Haircut
    Barbers have their own language for how to cut and style your hair, and by not knowing these terms you're sentencing yourself to a lifetime of mediocre haircuts. Just remember, "a little off the top" is the death of all good trims.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 6:32pm -
  • How To Open A Master Lock With A Beer Can
    Yes, it's that easy. Master locks are not going to protect your stuff, especially from drunk people.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Inside Blackout House
    Inside the U.S.’ scariest haunted house.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 2:08pm -
  • Why Netflix Sends 'Orange Is The New Black' To The Library Of Congress On Videotape
    After companies shut down and collectors lose interest, the Library of Congress is supposed to keep our cultural history intact. But digital media has turned our understanding of preservation on its head.
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 11:11pm -
  • America's Bathrooms Are A Total Failure
    No matter which American bathroom is crowned in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest, it will still have a host of terrible flaws.
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 10:07pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe’s rocky western margin, this is typically on a “m…
    - 58 days ago 4 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • Welcome to the Jungle
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small…
    - 7 Jul 14, 12:25pm -
  • May Have Settled
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increas…
    - 27 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 29 May 14, 1:01pm -
  • White Death
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replie…
    - 4 May 14, 7:57pm -
  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Qu…
    - 10 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • Absolute Zero is 0K
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its termi…
    - 20 Mar 14, 1:34pm -
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of…
    - 4 Mar 14, 1:02am -
  • 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, 3:47pm -
  • The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey
    Listen to this episodeThe men from London arrived just in time to see Mary Toft give birth to her fifteenth rabbit.It was the winter of 1726, and Nathaniel St. André and Samuel Molyneux arrived in the market town of Godalming in Surrey to meet Mary…
    - 10 Feb 14, 6:58am -

Weird Russia

  • Halloween is still obscure holiday in Russia
    Despite the huge popularity of the holiday around the world and the major English-speaking countries, for Russia, Halloween is still exotic and controversial. According to the Levada Center polls, only four out of five...
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 1:52pm -
  • Creepy Horror Art by Moppaa
    27-year-old Russian photographer, painter and digital artist Eugene Kuleshov (Moppaa) has started his art career engraving portraits on gravestones. His interest in photography started in 2012 after he surprised his girlfriend with a photograph...
    - 13 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:34am -
  • Grid Girls of Russian Grand Prix
    Last Sunday, Formula One World Championship took place in Russian city of Sochi. Besides the famous racers and fast cars, spectators could admire beautiful girls, known as the Grid Girls. – via news.mail.ru
    - 18 days ago 14 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Romantic Marriage Proposal in Pulkovo Airport
    Dressed as a medieval knight on a white horse, this romantic Russian guy excited onlookers in Pulkovo airport. A 30-year-old construction worker from St. Petersburg chose this unusual way to propose to his beloved...
    - 21 days ago 11 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Russian schoolboy harassing homeless man gets kicked
    Recently, the video surfaced on the Russian Internet of a homeless man nicknamed Kompot been bullied by a kid. As seen in the video, the boy has started bullying the homeless man, calling him...
    - 27 days ago 5 Oct 14, 12:29pm -

Pravda.ru

  • newIvanovo churches to be restored
    Objects of cultural heritage of the Ivanovo region will receive additional funding from the federal budget. This was made possible owing to redistribution of available dividend of the target federal program
    - 21 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • Fourth Russian humanitarian convoy reaches Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk
    The column of trucks with the fourth batch of Russian humanitarian aid to residents of Ukraine's Donbass passed customs control procedures without any problems on Friday morning
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 9:52am -
  • Obama may face impeachment after November 4 elections
    US President Barack Obama may face impeachment, if Democrats suffer defeat in the upcoming midterm congressional elections, scheduled for November 4, the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Harry Reid said
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 9:47am -
  • Ukraine quickly signs gas deal with Russia not to freeze to death in winter
    Ukraine, Russia and the EU signed a legally binding protocol on gas supplies before 2015. The document was signed by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yury Prodan and Vice-President of the European Commission Günther…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 9:01am -
  • Earth to face unprecedented heatwave in 2015
    NASA experts believe that in 2015, planet Earth will have to deal with an unprecedented heatwave. The forecast is based on temperature trends of recent years
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 3:54pm -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

Atlas Obscura

  • Bolivia's Witch Market in Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia
    Located on Calle Jiminez and Linares between Sagarnaga and Santa Cruz in, it's impossible to miss the Witches' Market of La Paz, Bolivia, which is found right in a lively tourist area. Dozens of vendors line the streets to sell a number of strange a…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:05am -
  • The Monsters of Bomarzo in Bomarzo, Italy
    The Park of the Monsters, or "Parco dei Mostri," in the Garden of Bomarzo was not meant to be pretty. Commissioned in 1552 by Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, it was an expression of grief designed to shock. The Prince, also known as Vicino, had just b…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:05am -
  • Castle Frankenstein in Mühltal, Germany
    Johann Konrad Dippel was rumored to create potions, perform electrical therapies, and partake in gruesome experiments involving stolen body parts from the graveyard. Born in the Castle Frankenstein in 1673, it’s disputed whether or not he was the…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:05am -
  • La Isla de las Munecas in Mexico City, Mexico
    There is a disturbing circular nature to the story of "La Isla de la Munecas," or the Island of the Dolls. Over fifty years ago, Don Julian Santana left his wife and child and moved onto an island on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals. According…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:05am -
  • Yokai Street in Kyoto, Japan
    Kyoto, Japan's Ichijo-dori street is a fairly typical neighborhood street save for the dozens of monsters standing sentinel in front of most of the local businesses. Also known as Yokai ("monster") street, the tight commercial lane celebrates the of…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:05am -

Mental Floss Blog

  • new11 Patron Saints for Your Modern-Day Calamities
    There are plenty of saints that cater to modern-day issues if you know where to look.
    - 4 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 4:20pm -
  • new7 Lifehacks to Boost Your Productivity
    Who knew that sleeping, reading and even walking can be made more efficient with the help of these convenient lifehacks?1. Walk FasterIf you want to get places quicker, you can get a little spring in your step by adjusting your arms. According to…
    - 9 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 3:00am -
  • newHalloween Photos of the mental_floss Staff
    I asked my co-workers to send me photos from Halloweens past. Here's how various members of the mental_floss team (or their kids and dogs) dressed up. Happy Halloween, everybody!Mangesh Hattikudur, co-founder/chief creative officer *Rebec…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 1:46am -
  • new13 Creepy, Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'
    A lot of bad karma seemed to envelop the crew of 'The Addams Family' during filming. The Addams' probably would have found it funny.
    - 11 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • newA Brief History of Real Life “Werewolves”
    In 1852, a man was admitted to the Asile d’Aliénés de Maréville, an asylum in France, claiming that his body had gone through a strange transformation. Though he appeared to be physically normal, he told his doctors that he had cloven feet and…
    - 13 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 11:00pm -

Strange Inventions

  • 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…
    - 10 days ago 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…
    - 70 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:13pm -
  • Magnet Hat
    Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy’s “magnet hat” was a good idea.
    - 98 days ago 26 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • Hugo Gernsback’s Isolator Helmet
    Science and Invention, July, 1925
    - 21 Jul 14, 8:18pm -
  • A Robot on the Shoulder – Extra Arms that will help you lift heavy objects
    MIT researchers have created a pair of robotic arms that connect to your shoulders and give you another pair of pinchers to help you lift heavy objects or keep objects in place while you attach them overhead. The arms, called “A Robot on the Should…
    - 2 Jun 14, 5:38pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • Werewolf Legends from Around the World
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Werewolf legends are found in many cultures, which only adds to the mystery of this mythological creature. Lets examine ten international w…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 11:38am -
  • Ever Burning Lamps
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.These mysterious ever burning lamps were usually found when a tomb or other enclosed place was opened and the lamp was discovered to still b…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 11:51am -
  • The Origin of Halloween
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.The origin of Halloween is based on the Celtic holiday known as Samhain. The Celts celebrated this day because it marked the end of the harv…
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 6:07pm -
  • Ten Google Earth Coordinates of Historic Events
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Ten Google Earth coordinates of historic events around the world. Take a trip across the Earth and see the map location of events that made…
    - 13 days ago 19 Oct 14, 1:02pm -
  • Out of Place Artifacts
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Out Of Place Artifacts is a term invented by cryptozoologist Ivan T. Sanderson to define an object found in a place that is impossible to ac…
    - 14 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:49pm -

The Human Marvels

  • 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…
    - 18 days ago 14 Oct 14, 12:57pm -
  • Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks
      Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they stared in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally…
    - 22 May 14, 5:47pm -
  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • Ursula Blütchen – The Polar Bear Princess
    The ‘Polar Bear Princess’, Ursula Blütchen, was born in Dresden, Germany on June 6, 1927 to an average working class family. Widely regarded as the most sensational animal trainer to have ever lived, Ursula’s unusual career didn’t begin unti…
    - 26 Aug 13, 6:21pm -
  • GRACE GILBERT – The Redheaded Bearded Lady
    The redheaded Grace Hester Gilbert was born on February 2nd in 1876 on a small farm near Nettle Lake, Ohio. She was the youngest of four children and the only one in the family to be born covered in a layer of silken hair. By the time she was 18 she…
    - 2 Aug 12, 3:30pm -
  • Sword Swallowing – The Most Dangerous Sideshow Stunt
    Sword swallowing is arguably the most dangerous and misunderstood of all sideshow stunts. It is dangerous due to the physical proximity of cold steel to the internal organs of the performer and misunderstood as, more than all the sideshow arts, sword…
    - 3 May 12, 12:30pm -

Weird Pictures

Strange Crimes

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Unusual Places

  • Hill of Crosses – Lithuania
    The Hill of Crosses is located 12 km north of the small county town Šiauliai. The town was established in 1236 and was occupied by teutonic knights in the fourth century. The Hill of Crosses is one of the most renowned pilgrimage places in all the c…
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 5:47pm -
  • The Stampede Trail and the 142 Magic Bus
    The Stampede Trail is a road located in the U.S. state of Alaska. A portion of it it’s paved but the remainder of the route consists of a primitive and dangerous hiking trail that follows the original path. In 1961 Yutan Construction began upgradin…
    - 26 days ago 6 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • Al Naslaa Rock Formation
    There are many natural occurrences that might puzzle a traveler. One of them is Al Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. Al Naslaa is…
    - 55 days ago 7 Sep 14, 1:28pm -
  • The Most Famous Tree in Hawaii
    The Banyan Tree (Ficus Benghalensis) of Lahaina, Maui is probably the most famous Banyan Tree of the Hawaiian Islands. The tree is located on the Front Street between Hotel Street and Canal Street. The banyan fig is originally from India and was plan…
    - 56 days ago 6 Sep 14, 7:56am -
  • Meghalaya: The Rainiest Place on Earth
    New Zealand based photographer Amos Chapple captured amazing images of the state of Meghalaya, India, allegedly the wettest spot on Earth. The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya annually receives 467 inches of rain. The outdoor workers often wear wate…
    - 68 days ago 25 Aug 14, 12:32pm -
  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy
    The town of Coober Pedy is often referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Located in the remote South Australian desert, where temperatures reach 125 °F / 51 °C, this small m…
    - 22 Jul 14, 10:39am -
  • The Immovable Ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    There is a wooden ladder in Jerusalem that cannot be moved due to conflicts between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox church. Called the Immovable Ladder, it has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century. The ladder is referred to as i…
    - 6 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Featuring the Weapons of Mass Attraction
    Those, who are on a boring road trip from from Salt Lake City to Nekoma, North Dakota, might stumble upon a huge pyramid. The Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex is the eerie cold war era reminder, located in the fields of North Dakota. Resembling…
    - 22 Jun 14, 6:31am -

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

Weird Universe

  • newDavid Holzman’s Diary
    I never knew of the existence of this film until reading the obituary of one of its creators, L. M. Kit Carson. As an ancestor of Spinal Tap and others of that ilk, it should appeal to WU-vies, I think.Unfortunately, the entire video does not seem…
    - 2 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 10:06am -
  • newHow to make a roller-skating witch
    Instructions from Humpty Dumpty Magazine - Oct 1954. via And Everything Else Too (which has full-size scans).
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:48pm -
  • Happy Nutcrack Night!
    Original article here.Who knew that Halloween used to be a time of divination for romance? LOVE TESTS OF HALLOWEEN tells of other forgotten customs.Whether you are roasting your lover's nuts, or going door-to-door for candy, have a swell night!
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 11:55am -
  • Real or Fake?
    Would you drive by the above and keep going thinking it was fake? A man beheaded his mother and kicked her head around before stepping in front of a train. Passers-by said they thought it was a Halloween prank.
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 9:27pm -
  • Doomsday Flight
    The Doomsday Flight was a 1966 TV movie written by Rod Serling. The plot involves "a disgruntled aerospace engineer" who phones in a threat warning that he's planted a barometric pressure bomb on an airliner set to explode when the plane descends bel…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 12:38pm -

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