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


  • new8 Shocking Things Used By Surveillance Industry to WATCH YOU!
    The 100 billion dollar data mining complex is watching you, and they've enlisted the help of some very strange everyday objects.
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • 17 Incredibly Creepy Easter Bunnies
    Bunnies are usually cute, furry and endlessly cuddly, but at Easter it's a whole different story – or nightmare. Check out these 17 rabbits that guarantee years of therapy.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Weirdest Races
    From women running with high heels to people wearing speedos and Santa hats, check out these pretty bizarre racing competitions.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • 14 Coolest Promposals
    Nowadays scoring a date for Prom involves a lot of prep and creativity.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • 10 Awesome Time Capsule Houses
    Check out 10 incredible houses that all have a distinctly retro vibe. Here's hoping the new owners keep the vintage charm of these places intact.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:00am -


  • New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories
    August Cassens – What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emoti…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:47am -
  • NASA open sources more than 1,000 computer codes in bid to spark innovation
    In an effort to spur innovation inside and outside the space industry, NASA is releasing more than 1,000 of its computer codes to the public Thursday through a new open-access software catalog. As far as inventions go, the space agency is perhaps mos…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 10:53pm -
  • How to grow a new tooth in 9 weeks
    The loss of a tooth is a minor deformity and a major pain. Although dental implants are available, the healing process can take months on end, and implants that fail to align with the ever-growing jawbone tend to fall out. If only adult teeth could b…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 9:37pm -
  • Doctors implant women with lab-grown vaginas
    To implant the lab-grown vaginas, surgeons first had to create a canal in the women’s pelvic areas. The surgeons then sutured the biodegradable scaffold to the patients’ already existing reproductive structures. In the weeks following the operati…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 9:27pm -
  • A Toxin By Any Other Name: Aspartame’s Name Changed to AminoSweet
    Used as a sugar substitute and often marketed as Nutrasweet and Equal, aspartame is an excitotoxin that destroys the brain and body. Its use has been a controversial subject since the 1980s when the CEO of Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, pushed for it’s a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:24am -
  • NASA’s Hubble extends stellar tape measure 10 times farther into space
    Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away — 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old sp…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:17am -
  • Sea Serpents Committing Suicide. Impending doom?
    Late last year we mentioned an oarfish – an incredibly long, rarely-seen deep ocean species sometimes mistaken for a sea serpent (see image above) – coming ashore on the Californian coast. Now, some six months later, two oarfish have been sighted…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 7:51pm -
  • Reminder of Yellowstone threat: Animals Fleeing the Park?
    Are you ready?
    - 18 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 6:21am -


  • new10 Explanations Behind Supposedly Unsolved Mysteries
    People want to believe in magic and miracles, so we often enjoy unsolved mysteries more than any other kind of story. For that reason, the stories of the mysteries persist—even long after we discover the actual explanations behind them. 10Atlantis…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:01am -
  • new10 Dark And Twisted Rock And Roll Tales
    Rock legends are built on the extremes to which musicians go to shock and captivate fans. Everyone has heard the story of Ozzy Osborne biting the head off of a bat during a concert. Iggy Pop rose to fame while cutting himself onstage. Elvis was shock…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • new10 Eerie Native American Monsters
    The story of American mythology begins long before European settlers set foot on North American soil. And contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Native American history than buffalo hunts, teepees, and feather headdresses. Hundreds of tribes f…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Polygamist Wives Who Escaped Unbelievable Abuse
    These women grew up in isolated communities, dressed like pioneers and brainwashed to marry much older men who had many other wives. They were reared to be baby factories and virtual slaves in a culture of fear, oppression, and poverty that we usuall…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Brilliant Real Heists As Dramatic As The Movies
    The perfect crime is a Hollywood staple. We love watching people commit large-scale theft, so long as they’re really clever about it. These sorts of capers aren’t just found in film, however. Whether it’s an astonishingly elaborate scheme pulle…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Of The Most Unsettling Modern Artists
    Listverse has talked about terrifying paintings of antiquity, but this article shows that for art that sends a chill down your spine, the modern era can more than compete. It can make even Caravaggio or Edvard Munch look positively prissy by comparis…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Bizarre Facts About Michael Jackson
    At the height of his fame, Michael Jackson was probably the most famous person in the world, beloved on every continent. Yet he left behind one of the most bizarre legacies of any man in history, from a being one of the best-selling artists of all ti…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:01am -
  • 10 Obscure Inventors And Their Wonderful Inventions
    The names of those behind the world’s most famous inventions have gone down in history. But each of the mundane products you use every day has its own story and its own fascinating inventor. 10Louis Reard The Bikini Photo credit: Bettmann / Corbis…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Monumental Map Blunders And Lies
    Undoubtedly, we’ve all gone on a wild goose chase or driven around in circles while trying to follow a faulty map. While annoying, these experiences don’t make history. The map mishaps below, however, have taken on a life of their own, influencin…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • 10 Cold-Blooded Professional Killers
    Hollywood loves to glamorize the life of the hit man. In the real world, however, people willing to kill for money tend to share many traits with those who frequently kill for any other reason. The assassins on this list gained a reputation of being…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:03am -

Oddity Central

  • Unbearable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption
    Chris Jordan is an American artist who explores the phenomenon of American consumerism. He creates large images visualizing the staggering numbers of American consumption. “Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards, where…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:16am -
  • Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893
    Here are somewhat bizarre illustrations called “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall. They were published in the January 1893 issue of the very popular British journal Strand magazine. If indeed this was a genuine attempt by the author to…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 10:01am -
  • Les Sapeurs – The Congo Fashion Subculture
    Le Sape is a subculture based in a republic of Congo. Le Sapeurs consider themselves to be the best dressed and best behaved gentlemen on the planet. They devote their income to purchasing fine clothing and accessories, believing they improve the mor…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • A Love Message to Mars: Psychic Experiments of Dr. Mansfield Robinson
    On 27 October 1926 Dr. Hugh Mansfield Robinson, a former Town Clerk of Shoreditch and a Doctor of Laws, sent a unique message in the history of telegraphy – Opesti nipitia secomba. The supposed recipient was a six-foot, big-eared Martian girl refer…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 11:20am -
  • The Teleseme: Service Wheel for 19th-Century Hotels
    Ever wonder how how 19th century hotel guests ordered room service? This intricate object is a “Teleseme,” made by New York’s Herzog Teleseme Company and used in Paris’ Élysée Palace Hotel in the 1890s. The Teleseme was designed so that hot…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 6:00pm -

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AP Strange News

  • newMayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants
    JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry....
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 4:24am -
  • newWoman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date
    DOVER, N.J. (AP) -- No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV....
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:27pm -
  • newAlleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested
    VIENNA (AP) -- A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria - after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation....
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:47pm -
  • Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation
    BOSTON (AP) -- Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas....
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:08pm -
  • Professor: 'Game of Thrones' pic got me suspended
    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat....
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:50pm -

Ananova Quirky News

Unusual Deaths

  • ‘Dead’ woman woke up in morgue, then froze to death
    Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, woke up in a body bag inside a Los Angeles mortuary freezer, but she then actually died when she failed to get out.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:53pm -
  • Stolen Glass Panel Led to Death
    A man had stolen a glass panel in a corridor on the 33rd floor of an apartment building. Hours later a 1-year-old girl fell from the gap where the glass panel used to be and died, in Shenzhen, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:48am -
  • Teen died after running into a bus stop
    Manny Edwards (18) was running to catch a bus, but he ran into the bus stop and died, in Birmingham, UK. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:42am -
  • Zip Lining Accident
    Jackson Roos, 12, was zip lining in his garden when a safety line got tangled in a strap of his helmet, after which he choked to death, near Seattle, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:39am -
  • Boy Killed When Office Chair Exploded
    A 14 year old boy died after his office chair exploded underneath him. The chair used a pneumatic system to adjust it’s height, and when the boy sat on the chair he compressed the canister. In a freak accident the canister somehow exploded under hi…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 5:55pm -

The Body Odd

I Wish I Didn't Know

  • Netflix And Vodafone In Early Discussions To Bring Internet To European Mobile Devices
    Netflix, the on-demand Internet streaming media giant and Vodafone,  a British multinational telecommunications company, are in the early stages of discussion about the possibility of joining forces to bring Internet video to mobile devices in E…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:05pm -
  • James Franco Was Not Aware He Will Appear In “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”
    When James Franco starred in Rise of the Planet of the Apes his character was responsible for destroying most of the human race, himself included. Since his character had died in the film, he thought it was unlikely he would be part of the sequel,…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:42pm -
  • New Yorkers Undecided Whether The Barclays Center Or Madison Square Garden Is The Hotter Arena
    The Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden are duking it out to see which becomes the premier concert/sports/event venue in New York. The Barclay’s Center is only 18 months old as compared to Madison Square Garden which has been in existence at…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:17pm -
  • A&E And History To Begin Live Online Streaming
    Episodes from A&E Networks and History’s programming are available now for online streaming to paying video customers of Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems and Shaw Communications. Str…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:57pm -
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died
    One of the most respected authors of his time, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at 87 at his home in Mexico City. The Colombian author had been awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 for his book 100 Years of Solitude (Cien años de soleda); the book, publi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:57pm - Weird News

  • Did Colleen Cudney Make The World's Dumbest Facebook Post?
    Colleen Cudney is in some serious hot water right now.Convicted of drunken driving in 2012, she's not supposed to be drinking at all -- and she's subject to random breathalyzer tests.The Michigan woman was given one the day after St. Patrick's Day an…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 8:09pm -
  • Streaker Gets Grabbed You-Know-Where
    The problem with grabbing naked people is that there are so few parts you can hold onto. But that problem appears to have been solved here, as a security guard at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand has his arms wrapped around... well... l…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 8:08pm -
  • Fraud! Pip The 'Psychic Goat' Is Baaaaaaad News
    Turns out Pip the goat is just a goat... in every sense.Pip (that's not him pictured) was supposed to be the next in a long and storied line of psychic animals able to predict the outcome of sporting events.But Pip may be looking for a new career, as…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 5:17pm -
  • Alleged Naked Coke-Smoking Tricyclist Arrested
    As Rick James once said, "cocaine is a helluva drug."Police in Lakewood, New Jersey, say 31-year-old Jermaine Jones smoked some cocaine and then found himself riding around on a tricycle at an apartment complex. By the time officers arrived on the…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 5:16pm -
  • Quiz: How Weird Are You?
    If you're hanging around here at Weird News Central, you've probably got a screw or two loose.It's OK, you can admit it. You're among friends.But if you've ever wondered just how weird you are when compared to your fellow screwballs, well, here's yo…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 5:16pm - - Odd News

  • If the pope were stranded on an island... Top 10 pop albums
    In its continued effort to speak to the wider culture more frequently, the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, released a Top 10 list of rock and pop albums for all time. Here is their "semi-serious" guide, perfect if you’r…
    - 23 Feb 10, 7:11pm -
  • Bring the bacon to church
    I love brunch. It has to be the best meal ever, but it is decidedly not a religious experience.For some young adults, this Chicago Tribune article posits, brunch fills up more than their stomachs. "The meal is part sustenance, part social; a way…
    - 14 Dec 09, 4:42pm -
  • Odd News round-up
    For your reading pleasure, a series of odd news links from this summer: In Turkey, a new reality TV show this fall will pit religious leaders against each other in an effort to convert 10 atheists, CNN reports. Offensive? Entertaining? Probably nei…
    - 11 Aug 09, 10:24pm -
  • St. Jude, patron of swine flu?
    Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, is taking on the cause of swine flu, it seems. See this picture from Mexico of a St. Jude statue with its mouth covered with a surgical mask. Mexicans wanted to pray to St. Jude for protection, but a…
    - 30 Apr 09, 3:30pm -
  • Don't go to church...
    If you're sick. I've been wondering if swine flu worries were going to affect church in some way, and it seems it has. Across the country bishops are warning that if you're sick, you shouldn't go to Mass, and you definitely shouldn't receive from t…
    - 30 Apr 09, 2:41pm -

BBC News - Also in the News

  • 'War Horse farm' opens up museum
    A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:25pm -
  • Rapper debuts album 23 years late
    Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:52pm -
  • VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
    A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:09pm -
  • Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
    Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:49pm -
  • Gold found in Indian man's stomach
    A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:51am -

Weird Florida on Huffington Post

  • Man Punches Jogger, Runs Down Women On Drive To School: Cops
    A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly running hitting two women with his car and punching a jogger while driving his 7-year-o... Read more: Road Rage, Video, Dumb Crime, Kristee Barres, Weird for Aol, Mug Shots,…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:05pm -
  • Grandma Leaves Kids In Filthy House So She Can Gamble: Cops
    34-year-old Florida grandmother has been arrested after allegedly leaving five kids ranging in ages from 2 to 12 by themselves in a filthy home.T... Read more: Dumb Crime, Weird Photos & Videos, Weird Florida, Mug Shots, Bad Parenting,…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 4:57pm -
  • Boy, 9, Steals Car To Avoid School: Cops
    That kid is auto control!A 9-year-old boy in Miami Gardens, Fla., is facing charges of grand theft and aggravated battery after allegedly stealing... Read more: Video, Michael Wright, Weird for Aol, Florida Crime, Boy Steals Car, Boy S…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 3:42pm -
  • Atheist Attacks Roommate He Thinks Is Jesus: Cops
    Gustav Potthoff has a cross to bear: He's a self-proclaimed atheist accused of attacking his roommate whom he thought was Jesus.As such, he believ... Read more: Gustav Potthoff, Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Mug Shots, Gustav Potthoff Ath…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 4:47pm -
  • Man Sets Apartment Ablaze Trying To Kill Bugs With Fire
    We've heard of fire ants, but this is ridiculous.An Orlando man had to be rescued from his apartment Sunday after starting a fire while trying to ... Read more: Man Burns Down Apartment Killing Bugs, Video, Man Sets Home on Fire Killin…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:20pm -


WTF: Weird True Freaky

  • newHas satellite finally snapped Nessie?
    IS it a wave formation, photographic trickery, or a large creature beneath the surface of Loch Ness? A new image has got the believers buzzing.
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 1:15am -
  • Teen yob’s whizz taints town
    A MAJOR reservoir is being drained of 143 million litres of water after a teenager was caught on film while urinating in it.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:41am -
  • Student stands massively corrected
    EVERY class clown knows there are teachers who let you get away with stuff, and teachers who you don’t ever mess with. One student found out the hard way.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:17pm -
  • Family camps out to guard rubbish
    THIS family is so attached to their rubbish they guarded it through the night following an incident involving a repossessed truck and police.
    - 18 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 6:08am -
  • Will Vader beat Putin to Ukraine?
    THE Dark Lord of the Sith is stepping into politics to take control of Ukraine. And he’s up against some evil competition.
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 7:31pm -

Nutty News

  • newPair allegedly swindled old woman out of $450,000 meant for her cat
    Two Brighton roommates allegedly concocted a brazen scheme to bilk an ailing, elderly neighbor of $450,000 by agreeing to use the money to care for the woman’s beloved cat as long as it lived. But instead of safeguarding the assets for the pet, a t…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:52pm -
  • newHitchhiker picked up and then tossed off bridge
    ROWLETT, Texas – Mario Ottesen was at a rest area along Highway 66 trying to get a ride across Lake Ray Hubbard on Wednesday night when a van full of young men offered him a ride. The 23-year-old accepted, but quickly regretted the decision. “The…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:04pm -
  • newWoman finds dead body under deck during Easter egg hunt with son
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body. Tara Hanouskova said she had noticed a foul smell but didn’t find the source until Wedn…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • newTexts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry fakes
    South Korea – Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked. Messages such as “I am still alive… in the cafet…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 2:48pm -
  • newSupreme Court Justice : If Taxes Go Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’
    Knoxville, Tennessee – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longes…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 2:36pm -

It's Truly! Random!

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

Amusing Planet

  • newEd Burtynsky’s Aerial Pictures of Watery Landscape
    Edward Burtynsky is Canada’s most respected photographers known for his remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes and its consequences on the environment. His most recent installment is called “Water”. Water tells us t…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 11:39am -
  • newOrganic Farming in the Deserts of Wadi Rum
    The valley of Wadi Rum in southern Jordan, near the border with Saudi Arabia, has a landscape so alien it is nicknamed "Valley of the Moon." Mountains of granite and sandstone rise next to valleys filled with red sand. A range of narrow gorges, natur…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:07am -
  • The Netherland’s Impressive Storm Surge Barriers
    The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level. As much as 50% of its land lie less than one meter above sea level. With two thirds of its area vulnerable to floodin…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 12:53pm -
  • New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach
    Hot Water Beach is a popular beach and geothermal attraction located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, approximately 12 kilometers southeast of Whitianga. Between low and high tides, warm water from two underground hot spr…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:08am -
  • The Pseudocraters of Iceland
    A pseudocrater looks like a true volcanic crater, but is not. These distinctive landforms are created when flowing hot lava crosses over a wet surface, such as a swamp, a lake, or a pond causing an explosion of steam through the lava. The explosive g…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:03am -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • “My Daughter’s Crazy” – A Project of John William
    Funny photo of own subsidiaries created by Swiss photographer John Wilhelm. He just not only comes up with the idea, but also processes the images so as to obtain as much as possible funnier. Exaggerating the photographer shows daughters in completel…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:16pm -
  • Craziest Inventions, Which Can Be Found In Japan
    Japanese are really famous for their long creative and highly unconventional approach to inventions. In this collection you will find useful , frankly ,stupid and weird invention. 1. Pokes finger in the hole and his movements are digitized, so that t…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:46pm -
  • Amazing Compact Pen-3D-Printer
    Pen for 3D-printing 3Doodler, which allows you to draw pictures in space, has a significant drawback: quite large, because of which hold it in your hand is not very convenient. The device was released a year ago and has since stepped forward technolo…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:45pm -
  • Meeting With The Beauty in The Social Network ?
    How many babes can be found in the vast social networks. But do not trust Avatar – looks can be deceiving! Check out…                            
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:36pm -
  • Unique Virgo Tattoo Designs
    Looking for Virgo tattoos???   Virgo is the sixth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, corresponding to the constellation Virgo, and is depicted as a virtuous maiden. The shape of the stars in the constellation simply that the woman is holding somethi…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:50pm -


  • newCar Fire in Safari Park
    Where would be the absolutely worst place for your car to catch fire? In the lion enclosure of a drive-through safari. And that’s what happened to Helen Clements and her two children when they visited Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England.Mrs…
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • newSomething's Not Right About These PS2 Games
    (Images Via azjabar)Gamers don’t always purchase games based on the look of the cover art, especially if they already know what to expect when they bring the game home, but the crazy cover art on these pirated Playstation 2 games spotted by Imgur u…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • newPitch Drop in Progress
    (YouTube link)The longest-running scientific experiment in the world is the Pitch Drop that began in Queensland, Australia, in 1927. The setup is basically putting pitch in a funnel and see if it drips out. The point is to prove that pitch is a visc…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • newThis Pile of Spaghetti and Meatballs Is Actually a Cake
    Ann Reardon is the baker responsible for the Twitter and Instagram logo cakes. She made this birthday cake for her husband. It is not, I stress, a mound of fondant, as so many artistic "cakes" are these days. It's actually a carrot cake covered with…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • newPoem: I Hate Poetry
    A fifth-grader named Panajotis wrote a poem for a slam poetry project during an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip. He obviously hates poetry, which is surprising, because it’s a rather good poem.I hate poetry!Poetry looks like a demon risin…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 6:00am -

Weird Asia News

  • Human Poodle Shows Off Weird, Scary Aerobic Sessions
    Forget about Insanity exercises or Paleo-diet. If nothing else works to keep you in good shape, how about, um, the poodle dance? Mariko Takahashi’s fitness video shows the fitness trainer in a rather disproportionately shaped body, in which oversiz…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 2:00pm -
  • Siblings with 18-Year Gap Melt the Hearts of Netizens
    Siblings are oftentimes our best friends, confidants, and maybe even role models. However, siblings with a very large age gap usually don’t interact much and tend not to spend a lot of time together. Chinese siblings David and Peipei, however, prov…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 2:00pm -
  • Leopard in India Roams Freely, Attacks Two
    A leopard was seen roaming freely on the busy streets of Meerut, in India, causing a ruckus among the people. The leopard was first spotted coming out of a restroom in a merchant’s warehouse. Reports state that two people were attacked by the cat a…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 2:00pm -
  • North Korea’s Brutality Exposed by Ex-Prison Guard
    A horrible account of what it’s like in North Korea’s prison camps was shared by Myong-Chol Ahn during his statement regarding the latest UN-mandated concern about the human rights abuses in North Korea. Mr. Ahn was a prison camp guard for eight…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 2:00pm -
  • Parrot in India Rats Out Murderer
    Who would’ve thought that a parrot would be the key to identifying the suspect of an almost perfect crime? In India, the police were investigating a case of robbery and murder of a lady. Ashutosh Goswami, who was included in a list of suspects, was…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 2:00pm -

Odd News -

Digg Top Offbeat

  • newMan In India Swallows 12 Gold Bars
    The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating.
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • newThere's A Caucus For That
    Like boating? There's a caucus for that. Are you a former Girl Scout? There's a caucus for that. Concerned about contaminated drywall? Yep, there's a caucus for that, too.
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 4:48am -
  • newYou Can Own The Spookiest Island In Venice
    One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories — piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours.
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • newBackwards Bowling Is A Thing, And Here's The World Record
    Andrew Cowen set a world record by scoring 280 points in a single game of backwards bowling. He completed 10 straight strikes during the attempt.
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 3:01pm -
  • 36 Unexpected Origins Of Everyday British Phrases
    "Biting the bullet" dates back to the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:30am -
  • How Safe Are Ferries?
    Exactly how safe are ferries, anyway? The answer depends largely on where you are.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:24pm -
  • How The Blind See Beauty
    You've probably wondered, and now you're going to find out.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:47pm -
  • The Oldest Living Things On Earth
    Ancient life survives on every continent, from 5,500-year-old Antarctic mosses, to a 100,000-year-old Mediterranean sea grass meadow, to 12,000-year-old creosote bushes in the Mojave desert, to the Tasmanian lomatia, a 43,600-year-old tree so endange…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:29pm -
  • What Was This American Plane Doing In Iran?
    On Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank. But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a few United States and European business activities ar…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:49pm -
  • These Guys Are Better At Spinning Pens Than You Are At Most Things
    That thing you did in middle school because you were bored? These guys perfected it.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:44pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • 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 days ago, 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…
    - 31 days ago, 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…
    - 48 days ago, 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…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 69 days ago, 10 Feb 14, 6:58am -
  • Lead Editor Wanted
    We here at Damn Interesting are seeking out a Lead Editor in order to increase our bandwidth and therefore improve our posting frequency. It's a pay-per-edited-article gig at a rate similar to what one would earn as an independent editor. If you or s…
    - 3 Dec 13, 6:47pm -
  • Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Listen to this episodeSometime in the 1940s, an improbable encounter occurred at a mental institution in Maryland. Two women, each of whom was institutionalized for believing she was the Virgin Mary, chanced upon one another and engaged in conversati…
    - 22 Nov 13, 12:49pm -
  • The City Under Ice
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:26pm -
  • Niagara be Dammed
    In 1969 the US Army Corps of Engineers shut down the American section of Niagara Falls for maintenance. Parts of the rock had been breaking off, putting Niagara's grandeur in jeopardy. A 600 foot (180 m) temporary rock dam was erected to divert all…
    - 3 Sep 13, 4:13pm -
  • Otokichi’s Long Trip Home
    Listen to this episodeWhile most of the major powers of western Europe spent the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries racing around the world carving out empires for themselves, Japan felt threatened by the influx of foreigners and ended up spending this p…
    - 9 Aug 13, 1:19am -

List of Weird

  • Moved
    I’m sorry to say, that due to the shortage of time, this website will be moving to
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  • 10 Scientific Facts About Lists
    People like lists of things. They’re everywhere on the Internet. You name any subject matter you can think of, odds are there’s a list about it. Well, here are 10 interesting scientific facts about lists that may explain the fascination. … Cont…
    - 28 Feb 13, 1:59pm -
  • 10 Weird Facts About Australia
    10 unusual facts about Australia, that I’ve stumbled upon. Hopefully some of the other Australian readers will be able to contribute additional facts. 10. Spiders in Australia actually took over a town. In March 2012 harmless to humans spiders spin…
    - 6 May 12, 12:44pm -
  • 10 Weird Movie Titles
    This list moved to
    - 14 Jan 12, 11:43am -
  • Personal Names
    This list of weird songs moved to
    - 13 Jan 12, 1:56pm -

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • The World’s Strangest Museum?
    According to folklore, two dead mice on toast will cure a variety of ailments; this rather macabre (and completely unappetising) treatment was displayed in a glass cabinet at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in California. Other exhibits at this way…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 6:35pm -
  • Are You Going to the Goat Race on Sunday?
    Do you love goats? Do you love thrills? Do you love rhetorical questions about goats and thrills? This Sunday, forget the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race and head down to the altogether more peculiar ‘Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race’. The Goat Race is…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 12:50pm -
  • Mouse-Sized Horse Discovered by Scientists in Himalayas
    Nepalese scientists have discovered a new species of horse that is only the size of a common house mouse. Dubbed the ‘Lilliput Horse’, this recently revealed animal has stunned the zoological world.Over 370 new species have been discovered in th…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • How to Develop A Sinister Mystique
    Incite angry village mobs, receive multiple wedding proposals and stop receiving junk mail, simply by following our handy guide to creating your own sinister mystique.1. Buy a solitary house on top of a hill.2. During electrical storms stand on the…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Miscellany of the Damned
    The universe is a vast octopus whose tentacles reach out in the most surprising directions. Let’s dip our pataphysical wafer into a salty caviar of Jungian coincidences and diabolical irrelevances as we hopscotch into oblivion. Put down your banoff…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 12:48pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • Sören and Sigurborgar's Rare Stone Collection in Eskifjörður, Iceland
    Located on one floor of their personal home in Eskifjörður, Iceland, Sören and Sigurborgar's Rare Stone Collection has been growing for over 40 years, and each of the rocks has its own story.  Featuring everything from cut gems to raw stones to…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Drangey Island in Skagafjörður, Iceland
    What happens to volcanoes when their fiery lives come to an end? In the case of Drangey island, it becomes a weird and wonderful island full of exotic birds, irresistible outlaw stories, and legends of giants. Long ago in Skagafjörður, northern…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Búri in Reykjavik, Iceland
    There are a number of unique caving experiences across Iceland but most pale in comparison to Búri, an immense, tubular cave created by irregularly cooled magma.  Discovered fairly recently in 2005, the Búri lava tunnel is thought to be one of…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • The Truffle in Costa De Morte, Spain
    Installed right on the Spanish shore, the sustainable housing unit/art project known as The Truffle was created by purpose making a huge cement boulder with dirt, hay and a baby calf, and then simply hollowing it out. While The Truffle is clearly an…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    With a name like the Grand Prismatic Spring, a natural wonder has a lot to live up to and this huge hot spring in Yellowstone Park is more than up to the task with its vivid rainbow ring of colors. First discovered in the early 1800's amidst the gey…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

  • new7 Vintage Easter Commercials
    Let's look at some old commercials selling Easter-themed stuff, shall we?Care BearsThese kids are overly knowledgeable about the proper names of each Care Bear.M&Ms"Thanks, Easter Bunny."PAAS Easter Egg Coloring KitThis is the proper way to dy…
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • newWWI Centennial: Serbian Government Fears Military Coup
    We're covering the events that led to World War I exactly 100 years after they happened.
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Apr 14, 1:36am -
  • new5 Theories About Why We Dye Eggs for Easter
    Every year at Easter, people hardboil eggs and dye them brilliant colors. Where did this tradition come from?
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • newHow Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
    Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 6:48pm -
  • newWeekend Links: Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!
    Bruce Wayne’s superhero alter ego Batman made his debut in May 1939. 75 years later, some of the most notable figures associated with the Caped Crusader—actor Adam West, writer Len Wein, and illustrator Neil Adams, among others—reminisce.*MR…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 5:00pm -

Now I know

  • Now I Know RSS
    - 3 May 12, 1:03am -
  • Learn Something New Every Day
    If that’s what you’re looking for, you probably want to go to my daily email newsletter, not this tumbleweed-infested left-for-dead blog. Thanks, and hope to see you there!
    - 4 Jun 11, 5:23pm -
  • Hi, New RSS Readers!
    My RSS feed numbers jumped over the last couple of days. But I don’t really have an active blog. What gives? Oh, maybe you’re looking for my “Now I Know” newsletter… awesome! Except that there’s really no RSS feed for it. It’s an email,…
    - 15 Oct 10, 9:09pm -
  • Unintentional Humor, Facebook Recommendations Style
    Go to your Facebook News Feed and you may see, in the upper right, Facebook suggests some brand Pages for you to follow.  Typically, Facebook shows two in tandem — and sometimes, the results are… well, see for yourself: Facebook Games: Better th…
    - 29 Jun 10, 3:13am -
  • Ten Awesome Video Renditions of the Super Mario Brothers Theme Song
    I found the first video tonight and watched it, kids in tow.  They loved it as much as I did, and we spent the better part of an hour watching the others found below.  Enjoy! Violin, synced to game Beatboxing Flute A capella A ruler Two Tesla Coils…
    - 21 Jun 10, 8:42pm -
  • On Michael Jackson’s Innocence
    Last week, I shared ten things I learned at Internet Week NYC 2010, one of which was that Michael Jackson was probably innocent. The speech was by Anil Dash, and is now available on YouTube. You can watch it below.
    - 21 Jun 10, 2:50pm -

Historic Mysteries

  • The Most Haunted Places in the World
    The most haunted places in the world have had so many witnesses to their ghoulish activity that it is hard to ignore. See our list of most haunted places.The post The Most Haunted Places in the World appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 8:38pm -
  • The Zach Bowen and Addie Hall Murder/Suicide
    The murder/suicide of Zach Bowen and Addie Hall may have been influenced by demonic presence from the Voodoo Spiritual Temple located above their home.The post The Zach Bowen and Addie Hall Murder/Suicide appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 40 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 6:09am -
  • The Long Island Serial Killer
    Few things are as terrifying as knowing a serial killer is on the loose and not knowing if he or she is still active. Unfortunately, that is the situation the residents of Long Island face with the so-called Long Island or Gilgo Beach Killer. The kil…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Mar 14, 2:13am -
  • What is Cicada 3301
    Cicada 3301 is perhaps the most mysterious Internet-based organization in the history of online mysteries. Some say the Cicada 3301 puzzles as unsolvable.The post What is Cicada 3301 appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 5:06am -
  • Phone Calls From The Dead
    There are many accounts of individuals receiving phone calls from the dead. In 2008, Gregory Peck's cell phone made 35 calls after he had already died.The post Phone Calls From The Dead appeared first on Historic Mysteries.
    - 59 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 4:53am -

The Human Marvels

  • 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…
    - 13 days ago, 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 -
  • ZAZEL – Presenting The First Human Cannonball
    On April 2nd, 1877 English-born Rosa Richter debuted a spectacular finale to her aerial act at the newly constructed Royal London Aquarium. The 16-year-old ‘Zazel’ descended into the depths of a cylindrical tube of cold metal and, with a great ex…
    - 19 Apr 12, 12:04pm -
  • General Tom Thumb – The Most Famous Midget
    Born to a hardhearted carpenter in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 4, 1838, little Charles Sherwood Stratton would go on to be the most famous midget in history. When he was discovered at the age of four by P. T. Barnum little Charles stood a mere…
    - 4 Apr 12, 2:23am -

Weird Pictures

Winner of the Finnish Nature Image 2013 — Swallowed Alive
Winner of the Finnish Nature Image 2013 — Swallowed Alive
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Happy Easter!
Happy Easter!
- 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:23pm -
Snake’s Last Meal Tried To Eat Its Way Out
Snake’s Last Meal Tried To Eat Its Way Out
- 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:46pm -
This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The...
This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The...
- 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:47pm -
Mobile Lovers.Banksy has painted a new mural – but nobody knows...
Mobile Lovers.Banksy has painted a new mural – but nobody knows...
- 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:26pm -
Just a deer running from a flying squirrel.
Just a deer running from a flying squirrel.
- 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:59am -

WTF News

  • Woman in Mexico forced to wear padlock on her pants as chastity belt - SHINBOW.COM
    The 25-year-old woman — who lives in Zacatlame, a poverty-stricken community in the Mexian Gulf state of Veracruz — went to cops after she was left in agonizing pain because she could not go to the bathroom for several hours.The boyfriend was ta…
    - 15 Oct 13, 8:41pm -
  • 100 lashes for school girl accused of dating another woman's man - SHINBOW.COM
    A woman accused a schoolgirl of dating her boyfriend and invited the youngster to her house. She then locked the door and hit the defenceless girl more than 100 times with a sjambok.
    - 15 Oct 13, 8:36pm -
  • Dad drinks daughter's blood - SHINBOW.COM
    OVER and over the voices in his head repeated their evil instructions. Finally he could no longer resist the voices and attacked the first human being he could find – his own four-year-old daughter . . .HE STABBED HER IN THE NECK AND DRANK HER B…
    - 15 Oct 13, 8:30pm -
  • Man gets ‘klapped’ by girlfriend in public - SHINBOW.COM
    Shoppers in Hong Kong were treated to a mini version of the show ‘Cheaters earlier this month when a girl confronted her boyfriend about his alleged cheating.
    - 15 Oct 13, 8:27pm -
  • South African female teacher admits sexual relations with pupil - SHINBOW.COM
    MAHIKENG, North West – A female teacher at Mahikeng High School, in North West, has admitted having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy at his home in Denville, SABC news reported on Tuesday.Geraldine Sheldonlake was appearing in the Mmabat…
    - 9 Oct 13, 8:01am -
  • South African jealous woman cuts off boyfriend's penis - SHINBOW.COM
    JOHANNESBURG – A woman appeared in the Meadowlands Magistrate’s Court after cutting off her boyfriend’s penis, Gauteng police said on Monday.The woman caught her boyfriend with another woman on Sunday and ordered them to strip naked, said Co…
    - 9 Oct 13, 7:59am -
  • Wife cuts off husband penis - SHINBOW.COM
    SAO PAULO – A Brazilian woman cut off her husband’s penis after she caught him cheating on her with a man, a report said Friday.Upon learning of her husband’s indiscretion, the woman did not act at first but days later proposed a sex game du…
    - 9 Oct 13, 7:55am -
  • I Had Sex With Dad - SHINBOW.COM
    A 40-YEAR-OLD man of Chikola in Chingola, who is alleged to have impregnated his 13-year-old daughter, has told the Chingola Magistrate’s Court that his daughter had a habit of disappearing from home and returning at odd hours.This is in a case i…
    - 5 Oct 13, 8:29pm -

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • newJust How Stupid is Portland for Dumping 38-Million Gallons of Water?
    A teenager peed into one of Portland, Oregon's drinking water reservoirs – a 38-million gallon repository of good, potable H2O – and now the city intends to drain it. This is a very, very dumb idea. Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:40pm -
  • newAnother Fireball Meteor Has Been Caught on Camera Over Russia
    Late last night, a suspected meteor tore through the skies over the northern Russian city of Murmansk. Read more...
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 3:50pm -
  • The Weird U.S. Government Projects That Have Been Named BATMAN
    Government researchers must have a Batman fetish. Perhaps that explains why so many have named their projects after him—it's federally-funded cosplay. The question is why this odd bunch of projects bear the Dark Knight's name.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:20pm -
  • This Snake's Last Meal Tried To Eat Its Way Out
    A Serbian biologist recently stumbled upon a rather disturbing sight, one that took her a few moments to process: A young viper snake had swallowed a centipede practically its own size — but it proved to be a meal that wasn't quite ready to give u…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • Newest Insane Cop Procedural To Star A Crime-Solving Sigmund Freud
    I... he... what?! Further proving there is literally nothing American TV networks won't turn into a crime procedural (or a hospital procedural ), the father of modern psychoanalysis will use his knowledge of the oedipal complex to catch bad guys in…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:46pm -
  • The Muppets' Jesus Christ Superstar Is A Real Album That Someone Made
    Here's a question we never thought to ask: how would Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera about the life of Jesus play with the Muppets? Now we know, thanks to the Muppet Christ Superstar album, with Kermit as Jesus, Gonzo as Judas, Miss Piggy as Mary M…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:20pm -
  • We Rank Every Insane Moment in Dancing with the Stars' Disney Special!
    Last night, Dancing With the Stars went full Disney. Unfortunately there was no Fox and the Hound contemporary dance, but they did make time for Ariel to shake her mermaid-shell bra around for the kiddies. So we've ranked all the Disney dances from…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 6:43pm -
    Here for sharing far and wide is an animation that shows just how propulsive (repulsive?) a sneeze can be. Read more...
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 4:00am -

Unusual Places

  • newU.S. Route 50 – America’s Loneliest Road
    U.S. Route 50 (US 50) is a major east–west highway, connecting Ocean City, Maryland and West Sacramento, California. Stretching 3,000 miles (4,800 km), the...
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 2:16pm -
  • Kannesteinen Rock
    Shaped over thousands of years by the crashing waves, Kannesteinen Rock is a magnificent mushroom shaped rock formation located in the rural village of...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:50pm -
  • The Enchanted Glowworm Caves of Waitomo
    Deep underneath the hilly landscapes of North Island, New Zealand is hidden an amazing cave lit with glowworms. The Waitomo Glow-worm Cave is home...
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:47am -
  • The Stairway to Heaven: Haiku Stairs
    Back in 1942, the U.S. Navy began construction of the Haʻikū Radio Station: a top secret facility that was to be used to transmit...
    - 21 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 3:30pm -
  • A Café That Looks Like A Gigantic Vintage Camera
    Dreaming Camera (Café Dreamy Camera, Korean: 꿈꾸는 사진기) is the family-run coffeehouse located in Yangpyeong County, east of Seoul. It was built by a...
    - 26 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 8:39pm -
  • The Doorway Railway of Hanoi
    This railway line passes through the residential neighborhood and commercial area of Hanoi, Vietnam. Twice a day, the trains pass through the downtown, merely...
    - 29 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 5:21pm -
  • Akkurum: The Mushroom Stones of Altai
    Akkurum (Ak-Corum) is located on the right bank of the river Chulyshman, Altai region of Russia. Akkurum translates as the “white rockslide.” Generally, “kurums”...
    - 41 days ago, 10 Mar 14, 9:54am -
  • The Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater of the Sinai Desert
    Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits an odd sight...
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 14, 12:38pm -

Mostly Odd

  • 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 -
  • Drapetomania – Freedom the Sickness
    In 1851 the prominent American physician Samuel Adolphus Cartwright observed black slaves that fled captivity, and saw an illness. “Drapetomania, or the disease causing Negroes to flee” was the title to his paper explaining that black slaves didn…
    - 23 Nov 12, 3:51am -

Weird Universe

  • newNews of the Weird (April 20, 2014)
    News of the WeirdWeirdnuz.M367, April 20, 2014Copyright 2014 by Chuck ShepherdLead StoryThe billion-dollar deer-farming industry in America produces generations of bucks growing progressively larger racks of antlers mainly for even…
    - 53 mins ago, 20 Apr 14, 12:33pm -
  • newHappy Easter!
    [Click to make big]More on the artist. Many images of a bare-breasted nature.
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Apr 14, 12:16pm -
  • newPalcohol
    Palcohol, powdered alcohol, sneak it into 'dry' venues or places where booze is prohibitively expensive. The makers say it can even be snorted, but use responsibly. It has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and should b…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 2:56pm -
  • Motorized Skates

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  • Gay Jeans
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