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  • Redditors Create Fictional Hybrid Animals
    Reddit is known for its unusual subreddits. One of them is HybridAnimals – community where Redditors share Photoshoped images of new species by skillfully combining animals with each other and/or with any other stuff. The result is amazingly amusin…
    - 19 days ago 8 Apr 15, 5:53pm -
  • Unsettling Photos of Frightful Figures Posing With Taxidermy Animals by Mothmeister
    Taxidermy is already a bit frightening, but how do you make it even creepier? Belgium-based art duo Mothmeister create bizarre portraits in which figures dressed in surreal costumes pose with taxidermy animals. They present the project as a reaction…
    - 14 Jan 15, 4:57pm -
  • 10 Unusual Idioms From Around The World
    People use idioms to pepper the speech and writing, often without even realizing they’re doing it. These curious little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world k…
    - 13 Dec 14, 12:38pm -
  • Marvelous Stone Stacking by Michael Grab
    The Boulder, Colorado-based artist spends long and lonely meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and placing them at seemingly impossible rest atop their pointed end. The result is utterly amazing balance between stillness and…
    - 31 Oct 14, 10:08am -
  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots
    Reddit user ChutneyRain has lost her leg 12 years ago after her foot was crushed by a 400+ lbs boulder. Her family is pretty morbid. They crack really awful jokes about missing a leg all the time. One day ChutneyRain and her mom were at the Spirit st…
    - 27 Oct 14, 1:12pm -
  • Insane Stock Photography Images
    Stock photography is the supply of images, which are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, which are too weird to even imagine them being used in any actual project. However, they exist. – via 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…
    - 18 Aug 14, 5:55pm -
  • Street Art by JPS
    UK street artist JPS creates amazing paintings and installations in urban areas. Back in 2012, he received Bizarre magazine award. You can see more over on his Facebook page and Instagram. – via Collosal.
    - 11 Aug 14, 4:58pm -
  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. – via boingboing.net
    - 21 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So…
    - 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -

Weird Russia

  • newSign of the Times: World War II Victory Day Billboard Mix-Up Caused Public Outrage
    In Russia, Victory Day is May 9, a day to commemorate the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II. To mark the event, Russians are setting up billboards congratulating their World War II veterans. Recently, in the town of Ivanteevka, Moscow oblast,…
    - 10 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 6:08pm -
  • newSoviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed by Frederic Chaubin
    When one thinks of  something fascinating, Soviet brutalist architecture does not come to mind. However, Frédéric Chaubin’s remarkable photographs, published under the curious title “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, can ch…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 12:20pm -
  • Russian Models Pose with a 1,400 Pound Bear For Anti-Hunting Campaign
    As a part of an anti-hunting campaign, Russian models Maria Sidorova and Lidia Fetisova took part in a photoshoot with a large, 1,433-pound bear, named Stepan. Photographer Olga Barantseva, who captured the images, explained: “We wanted to show the…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 11:02am -
  • Girls who danced at Malaya Zemlya Memorial Got Arrested
    Girls, whose dance seemed obscene to some residents of Novorossiysk, were found guilty of misdemeanor by a local court. Girls in their twenties, uploaded to YouTube a video of them dancing in front of the WW2 memorial. The video supposed to be a prom…
    - 2 days ago 25 Apr 15, 4:32pm -
  • Kinzelyuk Waterfall: Russia’s third highest waterfall
    The Kinzelyuk Waterfall (Кинзелюкский водопад) is the third tallest waterfall in Russia, after Talnikovy and Zeygalan waterfalls. Its estimated to be 328 meters (1076 feet) high. Located in the eastern part of the Kuraginsky Distri…
    - 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 4:06pm -
  • Aelita Wall Painting Allegedly Scared Chechen Boxers Away

    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 9:56am -
  • The Great Beer Heist: A resident of Omsk stole 20 tons of beer
    Omsk police detained an unidentified 22-year-old man, who is accused of stealing beer. The weight of the stolen beer was 20 tons (40,000 pounds) and valued over 1,068000 rubles ($20,700). While working in a transportation industry, the young man came…
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 8:32am -
  • Intoxicated Road Maintenance Crew On Duty
    In the town of Balashov, Versiya-Saratov news agency staff reporter stumbled upon highway maintenance crew working while being under the influence. According to the journalist, his attention was drawn to road workers who were using dust blower in a m…
    - 6 days ago 22 Apr 15, 8:51am -
  • Weirdness Ensues When A Couple of Russians Dance to Congratulate a Girlfriend
    Titled “Happy Birthday, Raisa”, this congratulation dance features typical gopniks under the influence. One might wonder what Raisa looks like.
    - 7 days ago 20 Apr 15, 3:51pm -
  • New Bikini Skiing World Record Set by Russians
    On April 18, swimwear parade on skis took place in Kemerovo region of Western Siberia. 1835 skiers and snowboarders gathered to slide down simultaneously from Green mountain. Participants sported bikini or swim wear to break the Guinness’s World Re…
    - 8 days ago 19 Apr 15, 4:56pm -

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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…
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Oddee

  • 10 Unbelievable <i>Star Wars</i> Stories
    To say that the internet went crazy when the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released is a massive understatement. Love it or hate it, Star Wars is a phenomenon that shows absolutely no signs of fading.
    - 1 day ago 27 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • 9 Unbelievable Cheater Stories
    From the man whose 17 girlfriends discovered each other during a hospital visit to another who was caught cheating via Google Maps, take a look at these surreal stories of infidelity.
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • 13 Funny Sports Wardrobe Fails
    From the jockey who lost his pants mid-ride to the NFL wide receiver who wore a questionable shirt while visiting his alma mater, check out these 13 hilarious wardrobe failures.
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • 12 Unusual City Slogans on Welcome Signs
    Take a look at some curious welcome signs with bizarre slogans.
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • 8 Polyamorous Relationships
    Three isn't a crowd: these adventurous people are happy to have more than just one lover in their relationships.
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -

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  • Internet troll paid by corporations?
    Have you ever seen a post, comment, or reply that absolutely reeked of behind-the-scenes compensation by corporations like Monsanto? In the growing age of internet activism, and the expansion of … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 20 Apr 15, 4:23pm -
  • Wireless charging set for huge growth in next 10 years, health concerns?
    Being forced to plug in your devices to charge them up could be a thing of the past for many of us in the coming years, according to new data … Continue reading →
    - 19 days ago 8 Apr 15, 9:23pm -
  • Researchers: Ten Percent of Ozone Pollution in California is from Asia
    Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research presented … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago 8 Apr 15, 1:53am -
  • Rocket men: Two start year long space mission
       The one-year International Space Station mission successfully launched to orbit today (March 27). Read the full story here – Liftoff! US, Russia Launch Historic One-Year Space Mission An epic and … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago 28 Mar 15, 3:50pm -
  • A Viet Nam War pilot who stopped a massacre
    Just know this about the world: stop violence and you may be villified because many people are sleepwalkers. Thank you, Hugh, Glenn, and Laurence, and to everyone else working in … Continue reading →
    - 31 days ago 28 Mar 15, 6:42am -
  • Trillions of Carats of Secret Russian Diamonds
    MOSCOW — Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times could revolutionize industry. The Siberian branch of … Continue reading →
    - 33 days ago 26 Mar 15, 4:24am -
  • Students invent device to extinguish flames with sound
    See this for more on the topic: http://tuhsphysics.ttsd.k12.or.us/Research/IB08/NishColl/index.htm
    - 34 days ago 25 Mar 15, 6:12am -
  • Origin of Life Puzzle Cracked: Hydrogen Sulfide, Hydrogen Cyanide and UV Light
    … Scientists have debated for years the various possibilities that could have led to life evolving on Earth, and the arguments have only grown more heated in recent years as … Continue reading →
    - 36 days ago 23 Mar 15, 4:10am -

Listverse

  • new10 Surprisingly Progressive Moments In Ancient History
    Women’s lib, civil rights, gay rights, environmentalism—it’s tempting to think that every single one of the world’s progressive advances happened in the last 100 years or so. Prior to that, our ancestors were just a screaming mass of bigotry.…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • new10 Terrorist Organizations You Might Not Have Heard Of
    Although it is the bete noire of our age, terrorism is the rule, not the exception. Insofar as history is concerned, low-level insurgency operations and guerrilla warfare are far more common than grand armies marching against one another. And whether…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • new10 Recently Described Extinct Animals
    Many species have lived and died out since life began on Earth. More and more new, extinct animals of all kinds are being described, helping to shape our understanding of Earth’s past. Sometimes, a new find even contradicts current theories, callin…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Totally Mysterious Stories Involving Unidentified People
    What if you were to die, but no one was able to identify your body? What if you committed a series of terrible crimes, but no one could identify you as the culprit? What if you went to great lengths to hide your true identity from the world, so that…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Acting Legends Ruined By Their Alcoholism
    Though we loved them onscreen, their lives offscreen were quite the mess. Whether out of habit, for fun, or out of despair, these actors and actresses came to depend on the bottle, which resulted in disastrous health problems, relationship troubles,…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Family Dramas Sparked By Babies Switched At Birth
    There’s enough drama in life without finding out that everything you ever believed about yourself and your family is a lie. In each of the following cases, babies were switched at birth and sent home with the wrong parents. When the truth became kn…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Real Tales Of Prejudice With Unbelievable Twists
    Although, in various corners of the Internet, it’s not uncommon for people to toss around terms like “racist” and “bigot” like defamatory confetti, we feel comfortable conjecturing that people’s basic notions of what prejudice is and how…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Famous Landmarks Surrounded By Legends
    Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. But it seems that people will always prefer myth and mystery over the truth. Legends evoke a sense of wonder and fascination, especially when they mention famous places or even people. On this list are 10…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Awesome, Obsolete Jobs You Didn’t Know You Wanted
    Usually, when we hear about old-school jobs, we’re pretty glad that there’s no need for them anymore. No one wants to be a leech-catcher or a plague doctor, after all. The past was a dark, dirty place, and we like to think that we’ve moved on.…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • 10 Of The Most Intriguing Coins Of All Time
    Many millions of coins have been minted throughout history, and we’ve done our best to come up with some of the most beautiful and intriguing ones. Note that the “heads” side of a coin is called the “obverse” while the “tails” side is c…
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Oddity Central

  • newCompany Wants to Turn the Scent of Missed Loved Ones into a Comforting Perfume
    Thanks to a French company, it might soon be possible to store the comforting scent of a loved one forever. They plan to launch their new line of perfumes made from fragrances that people leave on their clothes, in September. The idea for the perfume…
    - 18 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 9:13am -
  • newChinese High-School Installs Metal Bars on Balconies to Prevent Suicides
    A high school in China was recently in the news for bearing a striking resemblance to a correctional facility. When questioned, the school authorities revealed that they were forced to install ‘anti-suicide iron barriers’, after two students jump…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:03am -
  • newMan Forms His Own European Country on the Concepts of Absolute Freedom and Peace
    31-year-old Vit Jedlicka has formed his own European nation on a three-square-mile territory located between Serbia and Croatia. The piece of land technically doesn’t belong to either country, so he decided to use the space to fulfill his own polit…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 6:36am -
  • Goofy Church Of Bacon Offers Religious Services to Meat Lovers
    Founded in 2012 by Las Vegas-based ex-Marine John Whiteside, the basic premise of the United Church of Bacon is rather simple – bacon is our God, because bacon is real. Well, who can argue with logic like that? The church claims to have over 4,000…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:28pm -
  • This Famous Dutch Owl Loves to Land on People’s Heads
    A strange owl in the Dutch town of Noordeinde has become famous for its penchant for landing on people’s heads. It seems that the bird simply lands on people who happen to be walking by, for no apparent reason! Apparently, a fence or a tree just is…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:34am -

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  • newCriminal Defence Lawyers Attacked Outside of Hunan Courthouse
    Wang Fu, a criminal defence lawyer, was beaten and had his clothes ripped to shreds as he walked out of an Intermediate People’s Court building in Hengyang, Hunan. As the man was heading to the courtroom after exiting his vehicle, a woman asked him…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 1:22am -
  • newUniversity Student Proposes to Boyfriend, Boy Locked in Dormitory
    A student at Xibei University proposed to her boyfriend in a wedding dress the other day around 11pm. A crowed gathered in front of the dormitory he lived in, and many students were nervous as the dormitories would be closing soon, but the girl went…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:20pm -
  • newElderly Woman Drops 10,000 RMB Gold Necklace in Toilet
    An 80-year-old woman in Shenyang dropped a necklace into the toilet while using a public restroom in a park. The necklace, which contained over 40 grams of gold, was valuable to the family not only because of its high price, but also because the woma…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 9:18pm -
  • newBoyfriend Helps Woman Recover Bag After Police Refuse Case
    A Henan woman was overjoyed when her boyfriend was able to track down a suitcase containing wedding supplies worth more than 80,000 RMB, which she had left in a taxi after forgetting to get it out of the trunk. When police were unable to accept the c…
    - 8 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:14pm -
  • new81-Year-Old “Study Machine” an Inspiration to Students
    81-year-old Yuan Dongxiang, whose classmates lovingly call him grandpa Yuan, has been auditing classes at the fine arts college of Xinan University for the last 6 years. As a child Yuan was always interested in drawing and painting, but at the time c…
    - 11 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 5:12pm -

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  • Child’s Dying Wish Fulfilled
    Emory E. Potter, a 45-year-old man from Philadelphia died of a heart attack three hours after his daughter. His daughter Mary Ann, 8, seriously ill from a streptococcus infection, told her mother hours before she died: “I wouldn’t mind dying if o…
    - 94 days ago 23 Jan 15, 3:45pm -
  • Another example of “great” parenting
    Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two da…
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • Another Selfie Death
    Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of Mexico City, Mexico, accidentally shot himself in the head while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun.
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  • Final Act of Revenge
    A chef, named Peng Fan, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake 20 minutes after he had cut its head off, while preparing snake soup at a restaurant in Foshan, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 24 Aug 14, 12:08pm -
  • Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash
    A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -

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  • newThe Most Terrifying Fish Dishes Ever Served
    We all love seafood — but the ocean can be a terrifying place. The ocean depths are home to some deadly and poisonous creatures... so of course, people always try to eat them. Here are the scariest fish dishes you could possibly eat.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • Some Of The Strangest Restaurants And Bars The World Has Ever Seen
    For some eateries, it’s not enough to have good food and a reasonably attractive decor. They instead use odd gimmicks to attract drinkers and diners. While some of these places do look like a great deal of fun, others might encourage you to lose yo…
    - 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • What The Hell Is This Strange Green Glow Inside The Fukushima Plant?
    A second robotic probe has investigated the interior of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Using its onboard camera, it sent back eerie images of the plant’s interior, including what appears to be a mysterious green glow. Read more..…
    - 8 days ago 20 Apr 15, 3:20pm -
  • Archie Vs. Sharknado Is An Actual Comic That Is Actually Happening
    When did Archie Comics become the weirdest, craziest comic company around? The Riverdale icon is no stranger crazy crossovers — he’s recently gone up against the living dead , and earlier this week faced the goddamn Predator . Archie’s next c…
    - 10 days ago 17 Apr 15, 8:05pm -
  • These 80s And 90s Versions Of Your Favorite Apps Show How Far We've Come
    User interfaces have come a long way in the past 30 years. Not just because graphics and touchscreens have improved — we also know a lot more about how to make a system feel intuitive. Just check out some videos that show how the most popular si…
    - 13 days ago 14 Apr 15, 10:00pm -

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

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  • newWarning: I Do Dumb Things
    Give David Durham points for honesty.The 40-year-old Florida man was sporting a telling T-shirt when he was arrested Thursday in connection with a... Read more: Weird for Aol, Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, David Durham, Weird Florida, Weird Ph…
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  • Man Arrested For Urinating In Hotel Ice Machine
    A British man vacationing in Orlando, Florida, got a chance to tour the local jail after he allegedly urinated in the ice machine at his hotel.And... Read more: Andrew Wood, Andrew Wood Urinate, Weird Florida, Mug Shots, Too Much to Dri…
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  • Mom Instigated Fight Between Daughter, Rival: Deputies
    A Florida mom is facing various felony charges after allegedly instigating a fight between her 13-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old classmate.Ta... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird for Aol, Bad Parenting, Tabitha Anne Bennett,…
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  • Florida Cop: 'The Crack Is Not For Me, It's For My Wife'
    A Florida police officer arrested on suspicion of purchasing cocaine reportedly told arresting officers, "The crack is not for me, it's for my wife."... Read more: Weird Florida, Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Videos, Mug Sho…
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  • The Nuttiest Jennifer Lawrence Portrait
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  • newAutistic boy gagged and bound to chair at children’s center
    Russia – A photo of a boy gagged and bound to a chair at a children’s center has sparked outrage. A whistleblower who works at the Golden Key Centre in Soviet Street, Russia, leaked the image of the ten-year-old on social media because he disagr…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 9:09pm -
  • new“Goodbye, Mother!”
    A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him. “Par…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 8:54pm -
  • newDog Recovering After Eating 3 Wristwatches
    Boston – After her owners found watch pieces on the floor of their home, Mocha was rushed to the emergency room at Angell Animal Medical Center, according to a MSPCA statement. Doctors did a three-hour endoscopic procedure so they could determine…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 8:27pm -
  • newQuacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings
    SLIDELL, Louisiana – Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain. Spokesman Chad Duffaut of St. Tammany Fire District #1 says even with realistic quacking sounds coming from his cellphon…
    - 8 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 7:13pm -
  • newMother charged after 4 kids locked in basement for 13 hours
    KENSINGTON  - Police have identified and charged a mother who they say left her four children locked inside the basement of their Kensington home for more than 12 hours as a punishment. 29-year-old Charnae Lee was arrested on Sunday, and is now char…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 6:35pm -

It's Truly! Random!

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

Amusing Planet

  • newCreux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland
    Located on the border of the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud is "Creux du Van", a scenic, horseshoe-shaped limestone cliff of enormous proportions. The vertical rock face is 160 meters high and surrounds a valley that is 4 km long and 1.4 km wid…
    - 10 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 5:39pm -
  • newThe Unusual Salt Industry of Teguidda-n-Tessoumt
    Roughly 200 km northwest of the city of Agadez, in northern Niger, lies a tiny village of around 50 families called Teguidda-n-Tessoumt. The population here is largely seasonal, based in the nearby town of Ingall who oversee a historic and quite unus…
    - 18 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 9:24am -
  • newThe Geometry of Plants
    Looking around, you might imagine that branches, leaves and flowers grow at random, haphazardly. The truth is, however, that the points at which every branch, leaf, stem, bud or petal emerge, have all been set out according to fixed laws and miraculo…
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  • Fabian Oefner’s Fascinating Photos of Paint and Motion
    Swiss artist Fabian Oefner creates colorful art by harnessing scientific properties in an effort to bring our attention to the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Using high speed photography, Fabian Oefner captures vibrantly colored paint…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 2:31pm -
  • Chan Chan: World’s Largest Adobe City
    Located near the Pacific coast in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, 5 km west of Trujillo, Chan Chan was the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America and the largest earthen architecture city in the world. It was the capital of the Chimú civili…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 10:31am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newFunny Pictures – April 27, 2015
    But I had 18 golf balls for lunch. Top tip for marathon runners. So much more leg room these days… Phuket! Im going to Bang Sue. Weird hobby. Headshot Lionel Richtea Not really sure how I have made it this far in life. Stop light through my girlfri…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:57am -
  • Massive Silverback Gorilla Cracks Enclosure Glass
    Kevin, his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting their local zoo, they noticed one of the gorillas had a small cut under his left eye. A keeper said that there are three male gorillas in the enclosure and they had been fighting for dominance…
    - 1 day ago 26 Apr 15, 11:43pm -
  • Funny Pictures – April 25, 2015
    Student newspaper looks forward to Benedict “Cumberbatch’s” wedding. A little bit of electrical tape and the ‘state pooper’ is ready to report for doody. Segwaying Roman style. Great job Robert! Who’s a good b… uh, never mind… Ad for…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 12:08pm -
  • Calbuco Volcano Eruption: Surreal Videos and Photos Capture This Stunning Event
    The 2,000m (6,572ft) Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted on Wednesday April 22 2015, and then again early the next day. The last eruption was in 1972, around 42 years ago. The Calbuco volcano lies near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, some 1…
    - 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 10:54pm -
  • Funny Pictures – April 24, 2015
    The undetectables. Thought I’d check what’s going down china? WTF?! The politics club at my University were handing out these condoms today. Google: Enabling your crippling alcoholism since 1998. This is what happens when people submit passive-ag…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:42pm -

Neatorama

  • newNeatly Arranged Food Color Gradients
    Brittany Wright, a photographer in Seattle, thinks of food as an art form--for both the eyes and the mouth. One of her recent explorations of this field includes arranging foods from her garden and grocery into assemblies sorted by color gradient. Ea…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 2:00am -
  • new10 Mind Blowing Facts About AKIRA
    No animated feature ever made can compare to AKIRA in terms of illustrative detail, mature storyline and originality.Now that might just be my humble opinion, but it’s an opinion shared by many fans of animation (and more specifically anime), and A…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 1:00am -
  • newBulldog Loves his Pool
    (YouTube link)Gus the bulldog is so happy to have a pool that he wants to take it inside with him! That way, he can enjoy it anytime he wants. See the gif version here. Then we find out that Gus’ indoor pool didn’t last all that long; see what h…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newVOLDY - Don't Fear The Creeper
    VOLDY by IkadoVoldemort has a face even a mother can't love, with disgusting dementor breath to match. You're not supposed to say his name out loud, so Harry has taken to calling him Voldy, which doesn't sit well with ol' noseless. He wants the whole…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • newHuge Fried Eggs Fill a City Plaza
    Dutch artist Henk Hofstra is known for his huge public installations, such as when he turned a city street into a river by painting it blue. In 2010, he created this massive work that Eugene of My Modern Met describes as "if God threw giant eggs down…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • How to Die at Gunpoint in Japan
    There are a lot of ways to get shot at gunpoint, but this friendly dojo in Japan shows us a...The post How to Die at Gunpoint in Japan appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Japan Flash Mob Proposal Goes Viral ‘Big Man Japan’ Anothe…
    - 3 days ago 25 Apr 15, 3:10pm -
  • You Are The Sweetest Thing to Behold
    This is the cover of a blank writing notebook someone received in an English Academy in Korea. Teaching them young!The post You Are The Sweetest Thing to Behold appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Applicant Denied Job Due to “Irish…
    - 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 9:37pm -
  • Sufis Eye Gouging Ritual in India
    So apparently there is this festival in a town called Jaskarupi, where they spend days performing self mutilations, to show...The post Sufis Eye Gouging Ritual in India appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Massive Worm Removed from Man…
    - 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 8:59pm -
  • South Korea Outrages Over Daycare Center Atrocity
    In January this year, a video of shocking violence at a daycare center in South Korea had emerged. The surveillance...The post South Korea Outrages Over Daycare Center Atrocity appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Elephant Found Loiter…
    - 7 days ago 21 Apr 15, 1:19pm -
  • The Worst Driver Ever in the History of the World
    People take perverse pride in their towns having poor and dangerous drivers. Baltimoreans will swear that their city has the...The post The Worst Driver Ever in the History of the World appeared first on Weird Asia News.Related posts:Hong Kong Bu…
    - 9 days ago 19 Apr 15, 1:19pm -

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Damn Interesting

  • The Derelict
    Listen to this episodeUnder ordinary circumstances, the final evening of a cruise aboard the luxury turbo-electric ocean liner SS Morro Castle was a splendid event. Hundreds of lady and gentlemen passengers would gather in the Grand Ballroom in their…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:22am -
  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe's rocky western margin, this is typically on a "mostl…
    - 4 Sep 14, 7:02pm -
  • Welcome to the Jungle
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small…
    - 7 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • 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, 9:04pm -
  • The Clockmaker
    Transcript of audio:It was the middle of a cool September night in Munich, Germany. The year was 1939. In an otherwise unoccupied auditorium, a man knelt on hands and knees chiseling a square hole into a large stone pillar. The lights were all turne…
    - 29 May 14, 7:01pm -
  • White Death
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replie…
    - 5 May 14, 1:57am -
  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Qu…
    - 10 Apr 14, 8:05pm -
  • Absolute Zero is 0K
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its termi…
    - 20 Mar 14, 7:34pm -
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of…
    - 4 Mar 14, 8:02am -
  • The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator
    We here at Damn Interesting don't manage to post new articles quite as often as we'd like. We relish researching and writing, but until recently there were a few bottlenecks and logjams restricting our flow. The "until recently" in the preceding sent…
    - 26 Feb 14, 10:47pm -

Weird Russia

  • newSign of the Times: World War II Victory Day Billboard Mix-Up Caused Public Outrage
    In Russia, Victory Day is May 9, a day to commemorate the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II. To mark the event, Russians are setting up billboards congratulating their World War II veterans. Recently, in the town of Ivanteevka, Moscow oblast,…
    - 10 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 6:08pm -
  • newSoviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed by Frederic Chaubin
    When one thinks of  something fascinating, Soviet brutalist architecture does not come to mind. However, Frédéric Chaubin’s remarkable photographs, published under the curious title “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, can ch…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 12:20pm -
  • Russian Models Pose with a 1,400 Pound Bear For Anti-Hunting Campaign
    As a part of an anti-hunting campaign, Russian models Maria Sidorova and Lidia Fetisova took part in a photoshoot with a large, 1,433-pound bear, named Stepan. Photographer Olga Barantseva, who captured the images, explained: “We wanted to show the…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 11:02am -
  • Girls who danced at Malaya Zemlya Memorial Got Arrested
    Girls, whose dance seemed obscene to some residents of Novorossiysk, were found guilty of misdemeanor by a local court. Girls in their twenties, uploaded to YouTube a video of them dancing in front of the WW2 memorial. The video supposed to be a prom…
    - 2 days ago 25 Apr 15, 4:32pm -
  • Kinzelyuk Waterfall: Russia’s third highest waterfall
    The Kinzelyuk Waterfall (Кинзелюкский водопад) is the third tallest waterfall in Russia, after Talnikovy and Zeygalan waterfalls. Its estimated to be 328 meters (1076 feet) high. Located in the eastern part of the Kuraginsky Distri…
    - 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 4:06pm -

Pravda.ru

  • newUkraine violates Minsk agreements - US military analyst
    According to Jim W Dean, political analyst in Atlanta, managing editor at Veterans Today Ukraine doesn't respect Minsk peace agreement signed over the crisis in the South east of Ukraine. He said it in an interview with Press TV while commenting on U…
    - 13 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 3:06pm -
  • newPatriot Act used for struggle against common Americans
    Against the backdrop of the upcoming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration has recently unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on phone calls and email messages of comm…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 12:43pm -
  • newFive foods to ease stress quickly
    The human body always needs vital nutrients that support our nervous system, especially in difficult situations. Blow is the list of foods that you can have every day to destress
    - 16 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:24am -
  • newSolar energy project kills over 3,500 birds in California
    A solar energy project has killed as many as 3,500 birds in California, USA, a report said
    - 17 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:01am -
  • newUS college students do not know who Ronald Reagan was
    College students at a US-based top taxpayer-funded universities were caught flatfooted when they were asked to identify former US President Ronald Reagan
    - 17 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 10:15am -

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The Unusual Times

  • Exploring the wild side of America with Giles Clement
    Back in March, we introduced you to tintype photographer Giles Clement and his striking visual style. Giles recently spent many months exploring the United States, capturing unusual faces and places along the way. Gather around the screen and read al…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 4:50am -
  • In Search of New Letters for the Alphabet
    English has lost the thorn (þ), eth (ð), wynn (ƿ), yogh (ȝ), ethel (œ). Poor old ash (æ) barely survives. We attempt to escape the tyranny of the 26 and search for a new letters and sounds. Everyday our eyes suck up and interpret a thousands o…
    - 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 4:45pm -
  • The Alembic Pentameter: Gin’s Place in Film & Literature
    The history of literature is, in many ways, the history of drinking; concocting stories and concocting cocktails are analogous activities. Charles Dickens, being a man of his time, drank gin, and a warm-hearted correspondence still exists between Dic…
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 6:38am -
  • Patent Wending #1
    Good afternoon and welcome to the future. Patent Wending is a new feature on The Unusual Times introducing you to the devices that will shape your future.1) The Automatic Oscillating BathtubHere is the machine that you always longed for! According…
    - 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 6:55pm -
  • Which Medieval Weapon Would You Be?
    Have you ever been at a dinner party and been asked which medieval weapon you’d be? I thought you had – who hasn’t? Instead of panicking and getting your spetum caught in your flanged mace, simply complete this short quiz so when the time comes…
    - 12 days ago 16 Apr 15, 12:46pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • Hartlepool Monkey Memorial in Hartelpool, United Kingdom
    Hartlepool United Football Club have one of the most unusual nicknames in all of English sport, if not the world; the Monkey Hangers. The story of how they got their peculiar name involves a bizarre public execution and French spies dating back to…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California
    Founded by retired Disney animator Ben Sharpsteen and his wife Bernice, the Sharpsteen Museum showcases the history of the town of Calistoga in Northern California's Napa Valley. The Sharpsteen family's relationship with Calistoga spans several gene…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • Grave of the Man Who Never Was in Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
    In 1943, British Naval Intelligence and MI5 devised a cunning plan to fool German command into thinking that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia instead of the actual objective; Sicily. All the plan required was a floating corpse and a…
    - 4 days ago 24 Apr 15, 9:00am -
  • The DDR Museum in Berlin, Germany
    A popular joke in East Germany involved Erich Honecker, leader of the German Democratic Republic, discussing hobbies with head of the feared Stasi secret police, Erich Mielke. Honecker says “I collect all the jokes about me,” to which Miekle rep…
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • Bandalier National Monument in Los Alamos, New Mexico
    Bandalier National Monument actually covers a fairly large swath of land covering roughly 50 square miles of New Mexico wilderness, and while no one lives there today, the remaining homes of those who once did are still just as impressive. Carved ri…
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

  • newHow 50 Texas Cities Got Their Names
    Everything really is bigger in Texas—including the stories of how each city got its name.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 2:00am -
  • newBizarre New Dinosaur Discovered in Chile
    Gabriel Lio / University of Birmingham via Discovery.comFrom the club-tailed Ankylosaurus to the long-necked Brachiosaurus, dinosaurs came in countless shapes and sizes. An especially diverse suborder is called the “theropoda.” The phrase “…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 1:00am -
  • newMap Shows How Big New York Is Compared To Other Cities
    I am woefully bad at geography. Without any innate sense of how cities compare, I found this series of maps, produced by the self-storage company SpareFoot using MAPfrappe, endlessly fascinating and surprising. But even if you already knew that New…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newSee All 9 Breathtaking Winners from This Year's Audubon Photography Awards
    They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and a picture is worth 1,000 words—so it's safe to say the winning shots from the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards are worth a heck of a lot. Six judges—all of them bird experts or renowned n…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • new11 Delightfully Dated '80s Magazines
    From "The Space Gamer" to "Today's Woodworker," we've got some gems.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:00pm -

Strange Inventions

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

Historic Mysteries

  • What on Earth happened to Elisa Lam?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.What happened to Elisa Lam? The mystery surrounding the unresolved death of Elisa Lam plays out like an eerie plot from a Hollywood horror…
    - 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 7:55pm -
  • Ukraine’s Mutant Spider
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.A giant mutant spider terrorized Ukraine. This creature could well have been a result of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant disaster from a few y…
    - 5 days ago 23 Apr 15, 6:05am -
  • Charles Jevington
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.In May 1955, the old vagrant Charles Jevington disappeared. When he returned many years later, he provided the most extraordinary reason f…
    - 7 days ago 20 Apr 15, 4:25pm -
  • Thomas the Apostle’s Silver Coins in India
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Did Thomas the apostle possess four silver coins given to Judas for Jesus' arrest? Paula Gruber explains how she traveled to India and fou…
    - 11 days ago 17 Apr 15, 8:49am -
  • Pope Joan
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Some chronicles state Pope Joan wasn't executed for heresy, but imprisoned for a years and forced to undergo penance for what she was said…
    - 12 days ago 16 Apr 15, 5:33am -

The Human Marvels

  • American Horror Story: Was Pepper Real?
    Much has been made of the startling transformation made by Naomi Grossman into the popular and loveable American Horror Story character of Pepper. People have been asking if Pepper was a real person -perhaps from the heyday of Freakshows – an…
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  • American Horror Story – The REAL Freakshow Influences
    If you are a fan of American Horror Story: Freak Sow, you’ve probably seen one of the “Real Freaks behind the Characters” articles floating around. There are a million of them, and almost every one of them gets it wrong. It’s understandable,…
    - 30 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • The Real Freaks Featured in the American Horror Story: Freak Show Opening Credits
    Since the debut of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 6th, I’ve been inundated with emails about the opening credits. The opening AHS: Freak Show sequence features a number of freaks and human oddities that aren’t actually featured in t…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:57pm -
  • Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks
      Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they stared in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally…
    - 22 May 14, 5:47pm -
  • Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant
    Edouard Beaupré was born on January 9, 1881 in the tiny Saskatchewan parish of Willow Bunch. He was the first child to be baptized in Willow Bunch, and he would become its most famous son.The post Edouard Beaupré – The Willow Bunch Giant appear…
    - 7 Apr 14, 9:19pm -
  • Ursula Blütchen – The Polar Bear Princess
    The ‘Polar Bear Princess’, Ursula Blütchen, was born in Dresden, Germany on June 6, 1927 to an average working class family. Widely regarded as the most sensational animal trainer to have ever lived, Ursula’s unusual career didn’t begin unti…
    - 26 Aug 13, 6:21pm -

Weird Pictures

Russia’s Subway Fashion More
Russia’s Subway Fashion More
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Silent contemplation
Silent contemplation
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This is how they used to deliver food in Japan
This is how they used to deliver food in Japan
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Eagle vs Fox
Eagle vs Fox
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Mission Impossible mouse
Mission Impossible mouse
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Scientists think they have spotted the only black flamingo in...
Scientists think they have spotted the only black flamingo in...
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Strange Crimes

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • newThe Most Terrifying Fish Dishes Ever Served
    We all love seafood — but the ocean can be a terrifying place. The ocean depths are home to some deadly and poisonous creatures... so of course, people always try to eat them. Here are the scariest fish dishes you could possibly eat.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • Some Of The Strangest Restaurants And Bars The World Has Ever Seen
    For some eateries, it’s not enough to have good food and a reasonably attractive decor. They instead use odd gimmicks to attract drinkers and diners. While some of these places do look like a great deal of fun, others might encourage you to lose yo…
    - 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • What The Hell Is This Strange Green Glow Inside The Fukushima Plant?
    A second robotic probe has investigated the interior of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Using its onboard camera, it sent back eerie images of the plant’s interior, including what appears to be a mysterious green glow. Read more..…
    - 8 days ago 20 Apr 15, 3:20pm -
  • Archie Vs. Sharknado Is An Actual Comic That Is Actually Happening
    When did Archie Comics become the weirdest, craziest comic company around? The Riverdale icon is no stranger crazy crossovers — he’s recently gone up against the living dead , and earlier this week faced the goddamn Predator . Archie’s next c…
    - 10 days ago 17 Apr 15, 8:05pm -
  • These 80s And 90s Versions Of Your Favorite Apps Show How Far We've Come
    User interfaces have come a long way in the past 30 years. Not just because graphics and touchscreens have improved — we also know a lot more about how to make a system feel intuitive. Just check out some videos that show how the most popular si…
    - 13 days ago 14 Apr 15, 10:00pm -
  • These Videos Of People At The Tops Of Skyscrapers Will Give You Vertigo
    Time to experience a bit of daredevilry from the comfort of your own chair. Watch as these folks climb to the very tops of skyscrapers (and other high structures), and try not to get too queasy.Read more...
    - 14 days ago 13 Apr 15, 10:00pm -
  • Why UFO Wingnuts Want Hillary In The White House
    UFOlogists in the United States are excited over the prospect that Hillary Clinton, should she be elected President, will expose a long-standing government conspiracy to suppress information about alien visitations. Read more...
    - 15 days ago 13 Apr 15, 3:20pm -
  • Fish From Japan Found Alive In Drifting Tsunami Wreck
    Late last week, the remnant of a badly damaged fishing boat was spotted off the coast of Oregon. Remarkably, the boat — adrift since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami — brought a number of fish along with it — and they're still alive.Read…
    - 15 days ago 13 Apr 15, 1:40pm -

Unusual Places

  • The WP & YR Railway
    The gold rush in the Yukon late 19th century drew thousands of adventurers in the northern United States and Canada. The rough terrain required the construction of a railroad – a narrow gauge railway with a 914mm gauge. Between 1898 and 1900, the r…
    - 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 3:58pm -
  • Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Palace
    Edward Leedskalnin (1886 – 1951), a modest official, Latvian immigrant, 5 feet tall and weighing only 40 pounds, suffering from tuberculosis, once said “I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids. I discovered how the ancient Egyptians and bui…
    - 19 days ago 9 Apr 15, 3:15pm -
  • Wilhelmstein Island
    Built in 18th-century, the tiny artificial island called Wilhelmstein is located on Lake Steinhude, the largest lake in northwestern Germany. The island is based on piles of stones, that had to be carried there by the local fishermen in their boats.…
    - 21 days ago 7 Apr 15, 11:13am -
  • The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta – Another Kind of Cemetery
    The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta project was initiated by Stan Ioan Pastras and it was included in the top unique cemeteries in the world. In this place death is mocked and everything is cheerful. Any other resting place in the world is usually sad and…
    - 75 days ago 11 Feb 15, 4:28pm -
  • Lavenham Crooked Houses
    While wandering around Lavenham, the first thing you notice are the weird houses. Not only are they half-timbered, but many are painted in rich colors and noticeably crooked, literally. The medieval wool town grew so fast, that they used GREEN Wood t…
    - 95 days ago 23 Jan 15, 2:09pm -
  • Olduvai Gorge – The Shifting Sand Dunes
    Located near Olduvai Gorge lies the spectacular, yet mysterious, ash dunes of Shifting Sands. Formed from volcanic ash, these crescent-shaped dunes are a rare phenomenon, and are technically referred to as barkan. These dunes are formed when there’…
    - 31 Dec 14, 8:05am -
  • Whimsical Dr. Seuss House in Alaska
    Located in Willow, Alaska, this peculiar structure is referred to by locals as the “Dr. Suess House.” It’s one of America’s architectural wonders. And you can see why… The original owner worked on it extensively for 10 years before he died.…
    - 14 Dec 14, 2:04pm -
  • Dungeness – United Kingdom’s Desert
    Dungeness lies at the southernmost point of Kent and is a veritable desert of gravel and shell debris. A strange atmosphere can be found nowadays: two lighthouses are visible from afar, narrow streets, little fishing houses and a steam-powered narrow…
    - 5 Nov 14, 2:48pm -

Mostly Odd

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

Weird Universe

  • newStoopid Tall
    Richie Trimble proved that he can ride a 15-foot bike through San Francisco. Next he has his sights set on a 20-foot bike.(via The Presurfer)
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  • newMiss Pickle of 2014
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    - 16 hours ago 27 Apr 15, 11:44am -
  • 2015 North American Manure Expo
    Not just a manure expo, but the 13th annual manure expo. Also, they held a slogan contest. I have no doubt that our community here on WU can come up with some interesting slogans. Slogans better than the ones at the link I bet. How about it guys?
    - 1 day ago 26 Apr 15, 11:58pm -
  • News of the Weird (April 26, 2015)
    News of the WeirdWeirdnuz.M420, April 26, 2015Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.Lead StoryWorld’s Worst Sculptor: It seemed like a good idea when the town of Celoron, N.Y., agreed in 2009 to pay for a bronze statue honori…
    - 1 day ago 26 Apr 15, 8:50pm -
  • Miss Kangaroo
    Loretta North of Australia probably thought it was quite an honor when she was picked to serve as "Miss Kangaroo" and tour the United States with two kangaroos. It was part of a publicity stunt to promote the 1952 movie Kangaroo. But it doesn't sound…
    - 2 days ago 26 Apr 15, 12:45pm -

Fact Day

  • 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…
    - 25 days ago 3 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
  • The Internet makes us think we’re smarter than we really are
    According to a new study, searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence. A new psychological study from Yale University found that people who have access to an online search engine when r…
    - 26 days ago 2 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • An anti-EU activist filmed spectacularly failing to burn EU flag
    The man, believed to be a white nationalist affiliated with far-right group, posed in front of the flag wearing a balaclava before launching into his speech. “The European Union is corrupt to the core,” he said. “It’s here to take away our na…
    - 27 days ago 1 Apr 15, 1:59pm -
  • ‘The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People’, An Informative Infographic
    Podio, a project management software company, has created a curious interactive infographic about how famous artists, philosophers, writers, and composers structured their daily life, as recorded in their own diaries and letters. Using data from Dail…
    - 7 Jan 15, 5:50pm -
  • The Adults Who Live In Treehouses
    In this short documentary, The Atlantic interviewed people who build, live in and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. via theatlantic.com
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