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  • 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…
    - 49 days ago 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... Cont…
    - 82 days ago 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…
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  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots
    Reddit user ChutneyRain has lost her leg 12 years ago after her foot was crushed by a 400+ lbs boulder. Her family is pretty morbid. They crack really awful jokes about missing a leg all the time. One day ChutneyRain... Continue Reading →
    - 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... Continue Rea…
    - 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... Continue Reading →
    - 12 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He p…
    - 11 Jul 14, 4:17pm -

Weird Russia

  • newVideo of paramedics mistreating a battered young man caused outrage
    Saint Petersburg apartment building surveillance camera captured paramedics mistreating a patient. Despite the fact that the ambulance is equipped with stretcher, video shows paramedics dragging a battered young man and dropping him on the ground. In…
    - 10 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 4:43pm -
  • newStreet Photography by Alexander Petrosyan
    Award winning photographer Alexander Petrosyan is one of the best contemporary photographers in Russia. His bright, grotesque images often attract even those who don’t appropriate the genre of street photography. Petrosyan’s work has been feature…
    - 11 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 3:31pm -
  • Motherland: Russia As Seen by Photographer Simon Roberts
    Between July 2004 and August 2005, award winning British photographer Simon Roberts traveled across Russia, while taking pictures for his project Motherland. His images are not ordinary representations of Russia in poverty and despair. He presents a…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:23pm -
  • Smolensk journalist arrested, faces fines after posting a historical photo of the Nazi occupation

    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 3:11pm -
  • Urengoy man survives after snow slides off roof, buries him
    Lucky man survived a freak accident, when a virtual avalanche of snow slid off the roof and buried him for a second. Fortunately, snow was soft enough not to cause any injuries.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 2:34pm -
  • Russians Choose Mascot for 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship
    2016 World Ice Hockey Championship will take place in Russia. Official website of the championship opened voting for its mascot. The poll will be closed on March 16, 2015. There are about 500 drawings to choose from and each visitor gets to vote 20 t…
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 5:56pm -
  • Money Trees of Yekaterinburg
    Who says that money don’t grow on trees? Unusual flyers with one ruble coins appeared on the trees of Yekaterinburg city. Allegedly, intention was a desire to help out those who have suffered from the economic crisis. Anonymous philanthropists beli…
    - 6 days ago 27 Feb 15, 2:15pm -
  • I’m a Russian Occupant: Propaganda Video
    Recent controversial propaganda video is making rounds on social media. The video titled “I’m a Russian Occupant” tells the history of Soviet military occupation of Ukraine, Baltic states and Asia while showing the positive side of it. The vide…
    - 6 days ago 27 Feb 15, 10:53am -
  • Dembel Madness: Over-the-top Military Uniforms of Demobilized Servicemen
    Those who have not been in the Russian army, probably don’t know what “dembel” means. “Dembel” is the last few month of mandatory military service. In Russian army, word “dembel” is used by soldiers to describe a state of the mood of wa…
    - 7 days ago 25 Feb 15, 6:05pm -
  • Saint Petersburg Preschoolers playing with weapons
    It’s not a secret that Soviet secondary education included military classes where school children used to learn how to handle weapons. A few month ago, RT reported that some Russian lawmakers proposed to reinstate military training in schools citin…
    - 8 days ago 24 Feb 15, 2:34pm -

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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

  • 16 Most Outrageous Food Challenges On Earth
    People like watching others gorge themselves to the brim. Here are some of the most outrageous food challenges you may choose to tackle if you've got major ambitions and a big appetite.
    - 1 day ago 4 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Coolest Walkways
    Connecting two paths doesn't have to be boring. Take a look at some of the most amazing footpaths.
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Strange Cases of “You Are What You Eat”
    From the woman who ate several pounds of her own hair to the man who believes the urine of young boys keeps him young, check out 10 stories that give new meaning to the old adage, "you are what you eat."
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • 15 Fun Things To Do In Snow
    From building an icy cocktail bar to selling your excess snow to places that don't have any, check out these 15 fun things people have done to make the winter season a little less grueling.
    - 4 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • 10 Strangest Languages
    Next time your children complain about their grammar classes, send them to learn "Archi," a language with 1,502,839 possible verb endings!
    - 5 days ago 28 Feb 15, 12:00am -

Xenophilius

  • newSign the whitehouse petition against forced vaccinations
    MARCH 6th LAST DAY TO SIGN PETITION OPPOSING FORCED VACCINATIONS FOR ALL AMERICANS   US Senators Boxer and Feinstein (both from California) have called for a federal mandate to require vaccines … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:15pm -
  • Gut microbes predict undernutrition
    Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 7:19pm -
  • REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money
    I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 11:32am -
  • Best Audio Mixing Lesson from an iPhone App: hearEQ + Before and After Sample Mixes of a Xeno Song.
    For years my original songs recorded in my home studio sounded cheap and homemade. So I took some recording lessons and learned to use a multi-band compressor. That helped. But … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 1 Mar 15, 7:43am -
  • Lenoard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) *sniff*
    I’ll confess that looked up to him like a father figure in some ways. He made it okay for me as a kid to think logically when the humans around … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago 28 Feb 15, 6:05am -
  • The Great Blood Glucose Meter Conspiracy (GBGMC)
    If you are on insulin or other medications, don’t do anything stupid based on what I’m about to propose. Consult your doctor. Okay. What if your glucose meter is lying … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago 27 Feb 15, 5:52am -
  • How to build a personal offline doomsday survival archive
    I listened to a pitch on “darkestdays.info” about survival after a massive solar storm, comet, super volcano, nuclear war or other man-made EMP destroys our power grid and electronics. I … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago 25 Feb 15, 8:06am -
  • ‘Citizenfour’ wins Oscar for best documentary
    Revealing state secrets have turned into Oscar acclaim for the makers of the Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” Laura Poitras’ film documents her initial meeting in Hong Kong with Snowden, as … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago 23 Feb 15, 7:08pm -

Listverse

  • new10 New Archaeological Clues About Roman Warfare
    The Roman Empire was filled with gore and violence, but we’re still discovering just how bad it really was. It’s not always clear exactly how to interpret legends, stories, and physical findings. Many mysteries and controversies remain from this…
    - 18 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:01am -
  • new10 Of The Oldest Pieces Of Art Ever Created
    Art is almost as old as people, and at our best, we seek to protect and preserve it wherever we find it. The older it is, the more precious it is, because of what it can teach us about people long gone. 10The Oldest Prehistoric Rock Art 290,000–700…
    - 19 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • new10 Ways Space Is Unveiling The Mysteries Of Our World
    Just in case the idea of showing up on Google Street View doesn’t bother you enough, there’s an amazing amount of scientific research and studies about the planet being done from orbit. It’s more than a little frightening just how much scientis…
    - 19 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Comic Book Moments That Drew Unwanted Controversy
    From superheroes getting creepy to characters being written as offensively as possible, the comics industry is no stranger to causing outrage. Some comics manage to offend people without even trying, with readers responding in the dumbest way possibl…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 8:01am -
  • 10 Bizarre Ways People Tried To Take Over Whole Countries

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  • 10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Bats Could Do
    Everyone knows that bats use echolocation to get around. Every five-year-old knows that. Nowadays, we know that the ability isn’t unique to bats. Dolphins, whales, and even some birds and mice do it, too. But what we didn’t know until recently is…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Ridiculous Movie Sets Created For A Single Scene
    These days, it’s hard to be impressed by movie set pieces. While watching films like The Hobbit, World War Z, and The Avengers, we’re all too aware that we’re seeing computer-generated special effects. However, there was a time when grand set p…
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:01am -
  • 10 Important Advances Made Because Of Beer
    As summed up by Homer Simpson, the most important philosopher of the 20th century: Beer is the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems. The amber liquid deserves a fair share of the credit for a lot of major changes and advances throughout…
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Famous Writers With Unsavory Second Careers
    Writers lead crazy lives. Some, like Hunter S. Thompson or Graham Greene, even make this real-world insanity an integral part of their public image. But then you have the writers who are crazy in ways you wouldn’t have expected. Some writers, in th…
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Intriguing And Mysterious Archaeological Sites
    Archaeology aims to answer our questions about the past and, with any luck, give us some perspective on our present and future. But sometimes, artifacts raise mysteries that may never be solved. Like reading an engrossing novel with an ambiguous endi…
    - 4 days ago 1 Mar 15, 8:00am -

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  • newChai Jing’s “Under the Dome” Documentary, Chinese Reactions
    Translated Chinese netizen reactions to the 《穹顶之下》 "Under the Dome" documentary about China's pollution problem made by former CCTV reporter 柴静 Chai Jing."Chai Jing’s “Under the Dome” Documentary, Chinese Reactions"Originally p…
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  • Mother Told Children to Lie About Rescuer to Avoid Liability
    From NetEase: University Student Drowns Saving 2 Children, Parent Tells Child to Lie Fearing Blame @河南商报: Mother of Rescued Child: Afraid of Being Blamed, Coaches Child to Lie — This early morning at a bit past 1am, the mother of a child wh…
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 1:41pm -
  • “Fat Brother” by Johan Pitkanen
    A song dedicated to "Fat Brother/Smiling Face Brother/Laughing Brother", the portly man that has appeared in CCTV's Spring Festival Gala audience every year."“Fat Brother” by Johan Pitkanen"Originally posted on chinaSMACK - Hot internet stories,…
    - 5 days ago 28 Feb 15, 8:00am -
  • Chinese Tourists Flock to Japan to Purchase Japanese Goods
    Translated Chinese media report and reactions to increasingly large numbers of mainland tourists going to Japan spending large sums purchasing Japanese goods,"Chinese Tourists Flock to Japan to Purchase Japanese Goods"Originally posted on chinaSMACK…
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • Chinese Tourists and Consumers Buying Japanese Rice
    Translated Chinese media report and netizen reactions to mainland tourists and consumers increasingly buying Japanese rice over worries of domestic food safety."Chinese Tourists and Consumers Buying Japanese Rice"Originally posted on chinaSMACK - Ho…
    - 7 days ago 26 Feb 15, 11:36am -

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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…
    - 40 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…
    - 99 days ago 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.
    - 99 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • Final Act of Revenge
    A chef, named Peng Fan, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake 20 minutes after he had cut its head off, while preparing snake soup at a restaurant in Foshan, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 24 Aug 14, 12:08pm -
  • Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash
    A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
    - 15 Aug 14, 3:55pm -

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  • This Jean-Claude Van Damme/My Little Pony Team Up Is Pure Magic 
    Screw friendship. Sure, it may be magic in the My Little Pony cartoon, but it can't possibly compare to the majesty and insanity of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme pay a visit to Equestria in this incredible mash-up. Seriously, stop everything you are…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • The Decaying Body Of Friday The 13th's Jason Lies Inside This Table
    Or at least, a replica of it does. What better way to scare the living bejesus out of guests than to have them put their drinks down on a coffee table with the body of Jason peering back out at them?Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Yes, This Is A Photo Of A Weasel 'Riding' A Woodpecker In Flight
    ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs — Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015Read more...
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  • There Is A Wooden Zombie Lurking At The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean
    If you journey down to the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you may run into Dudley, a creepy wooden mannequin who is starting to go to pieces on the ocean floor. But how did Dudley get all the way down there?Rea…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:30pm -
  • UPDATED: Holy Shit, This Weight Loss Supplement Has Prozac In It
    The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, inc…
    - 4 days ago 1 Mar 15, 1:53am -

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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…
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Man Shoots Sister With BB Gun Over Phallic Birthday Cake: Cops
    When Christopher Taft's sister made him a penis-shaped birthday cake on Sunday, it was supposed to be a joke.What happened next is no laughing mat... Read more: Christopher Taft, Christopher Taft Bb Gun, Mug Shots, Dumb Crime, Weird Flo…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 4:02pm -
  • Police Chief Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting '2-Girl Special'
    When deputies for the Broward County Sheriff's Department set up a sting operation targeting the solicitation of prostitution, they expected they'd ge... Read more: Stephen Johnson, Police Chief Stephen Johnson, Police Chief Arrested, Ba…
    - 3 days ago 2 Mar 15, 11:36am -
  • Impatient Thirsty Man Sets Fire To Own Home: Cops
    When Jerome Clemons' niece refused to drive him to a liquor store, he got all fired up. So much so that he torched a vehicle and burned part of his ho... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Weird Florida, Weird for Aol, Too Much to Drink,…
    - 6 days ago 27 Feb 15, 11:05am -
  • 3,968 Pounds Of Nickels Stolen During House Party
    If you've seen someone carrying around $18,000 worth of nickels, police in North Naples, Florida, want to talk with you.Investigators said 183 box... Read more: Weird Florida, Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Videos, $18000 Nic…
    - 7 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:52pm -
  • Urinating Man Allegedly Damages Library Collection
    Burning books is bad enough, but peeing on them is another thing entirely.Police in Tavares, Florida, arrested Benjamin Wilson over the weekend af... Read more: Benjamin Wilson, Benjamin Wilson Urination, Benjamin Wilson Library, Mug Sh…
    - 8 days ago 24 Feb 15, 2:46pm -

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  • California Startup Aims To Let You Rent Oldschool Classic Arcade Games
    According to a July 14, 2013 story which appeared at 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…
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Amusing Planet

  • newStunning Ice Formations on Lake Superior Ice Cave
    On the shores of Lake Superior on Bayfield Peninsula, in Wisconsin, the United States, is a popular winter attraction - the Bayfield Ice Caves. The caves were formed millions of years ago by the action of glaciers and waves that sculpted the sandston…
    - 18 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:05am -
  • newNavid Baraty’s Fictional Space Photos Are Just Food on a Scanner
    New York based photographer Navid Baraty (previously featured for his stunning photos of New York City Intersection) who works for high profile clients such as National Geographic, Apple, CNN, and NASA, to name a few, has been working on a little sid…
    - 20 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 6:55am -
  • newThe Street Corner That Changed The World
    In the capital city of Sarajevo, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, on a street corner just across Latin Bridge, hangs a big purple banner that proclaims in white capital letters: "The street corner that started the 20th century". It was on this very place, on J…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 4:57am -
  • The Peculiar Burial Rites of Tana Toraja
    The picturesque mountainous region of South Sulawesi, in Indonesia, is home to an ethnic group called the Toraja. A large number of its members live in the regency of Tana Toraja or "the Land of Toraja" at the center of the island of Sulawesi, 300 km…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 7:49am -
  • The Penguin Population That Thrives on Falklands’ Minefields
    The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles east of South America's southern Patagonian coast. The islands are a British overseas territory since 1833, but Argentina too maintains claim to the islands having be…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 2:39pm -

Odd Stuff Magazine

  • newHow to Build A Tiny House Like Ethan Waldman’s
    Ethan Waldman was 26 years old and working a desk job he didn’t enjoy. He wanted to get away and start his own business, to do this he needed to reduce his living expenses. He decided to build a tiny house on a trailer, that meant he wouldn’t nee…
    - 12 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 2:33pm -
  • newMap Your Beer with Beer Cap Maps
    These awesome maps provide a unique way of reminiscing, all those wondrous beers you’ve tried can now be organized and displayed. The whole of the US maps looks great, there’s also single state maps, around 30 states are available at the moment,…
    - 15 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:39am -
  • newHow Your Kidneys Work
    How do the kidneys work? The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that work as highly effective internal sensors. In this video, Emma Bryce talks about how your kidneys work to detect waste in your bloodstream, balance the amount of fluid in your body,…
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  • 10 Wonderful Phone Booth Designs For Your Home
    If you’re looking to integrate a phone booth into your home, whether it’s a functional booth, bookshelf or simply a display cabinet, you should have a look at these ideas. This wonderful English style phone booth has been placed in a nook, next t…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 4:44pm -
  • Skydiver Has Seizure at 9000ft, Free Falls Unconscious
    Australian adrenaline junkie, Christopher Jones was doing stage five of his Accelerated Free Fall program. Everything was going fine until he had a seizure at around 9000ft. He was then unconscious for next 30 seconds, free falling. Luckily, the jump…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:29pm -

Neatorama

  • newThe Shortest Movies in the World
    If you’re a movie character and you want for your film to end quickly, just make good decisions.Doghouse Diaries comments, “I’d pay to see 100 of these packed into a single movie.” That sounds like a project for the always entertaining 5-Seco…
    - 2 hours ago 5 Mar 15, 1:00am -
  • newWe SUCK in Colder Weather
    (YouTube link)The Holderness Family (previously at Neatorama) took the opportunity of a few snow days in North Carolina to make a parody of the song “Colder Weather” by the Zac Brown Band. This version laments how inexperienced Southern people a…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • newThat's My Kind of Princess!
    Now isn't she a pretty, pretty princess? I've seen tons of Barbie cakes, but never a kaiju princess like this one. And who wouldn't prefer a Japanese superbabe like this one? We'd better hope she gets a nice present or else this princess might just t…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:00pm -
  • new30 Weird Apps
    (YouTube link)There are millions of apps available for your digital umbilical cord, er, I mean phone. Some of them push the envelope into the ozone, but people use them anyway. Or do they? maybe they just download them for laughs. Even if I had a sm…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newThe Fifty Healthiest Foods, With a Recipe for Each
    Time magazine curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods known to nutrition science and asked registered dietician, nutritionist and cookbook author Tina Ruggiero to give facts about the nutritional value of each item. Recipes for each food are suppli…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 9:00pm -

Weird Asia News

  • newMan Hit by Three Cars, Survives
    In China, a man had a near-death experience by barely surviving three […]The post Man Hit by Three Cars, Survives appeared first on Weird Asia News.
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  • Learn Japanese Using This Crazy Book!
    Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese but didn’t have the drive […]The post Learn Japanese Using This Crazy Book! appeared first on Weird Asia News.
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  • Japan Pairs Love Story with Farts
    When it comes to the weirdest and most peculiar inventions, it is […]The post Japan Pairs Love Story with Farts appeared first on Weird Asia News.
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 3:00pm -
  • China Uses Plastic Prints to Make City Appear Greener
    Many big cities are now known for being polluted and lacking much […]The post China Uses Plastic Prints to Make City Appear Greener appeared first on Weird Asia News.
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • Elephant Found Loitering in South Korea Restaurant
    The YouTube video below shows an elephant causing a ruckus inside a […]The post Elephant Found Loitering in South Korea Restaurant appeared first on Weird Asia News.
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 3:00pm -

Odd News - UPI.com

Digg Top Offbeat

  • newA Trip Inside Hasbro's Toy Making Studio
    Designing toys takes sketching and planning and imagining, sure. But what's even more impressive is the actual making — a much more industrial and craftsmanlike process than you'd imagine. This is where all the toys come from.
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  • newThe Night My Girlfriend Dissociated And Forgot Who I Was
    The situation, as it stood, couldn't have looked much worse. A man had cornered a tearful, terrified woman in the lobby of an apartment building and wouldn't let her leave. If another person entered at that moment, the woman would say the man was a c…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:04pm -
  • newLooking Into An Electric Arc Furnace Is Like Looking Into Hell Itself
    An electric arc furnace is used to make steel by by means of — you guessed it — an electric arc. They are most commonly used as an efficient way to melt down scrap metal. Graphite electrodes descend into a hearth and a powerful electrical current…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 6:14pm -
  • new7.3 Billion People, One Building
    How big a building would you need to fit all the people in the world in it? It’s a question that’s tantalized almost no one through the ages, and today we’re gonna tackle it hard.
    - 9 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:48pm -
  • newOne Man Is Striking It Rich By Collecting Everything That's Been Lost In Switzerland
    If you've ever lost anything while travelling through Switzerland and never seen it again, the chances are that it eventually passed through the hands of one man in Zurich.
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  • Landing On An Ice Runway Is Less Crazy Than It Sounds
    As long as the waters of Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire stay frozen, pilots can use the only FAA-certified, plowed ice runway in the continental U.S.
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  • Playing Mozart's "Turkish March" On A Laptop
    Musically, this sounds just like how Mozart wrote it over 200 years ago. But in a Word document it looks like jkdiofdaqnvrihkdafuliaoyjwpfuldgjkfdzlrdflnasu.
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  • Meet The Man Who Takes Care Of Yellowstone By Himself Every Winter
    For the past 42 years, Fuller has worked as the caretaker of Yellowstone National Park, protecting the park's buildings during the long and brutal winter months.He lives in a small cabin alone during the winter, with enough food stored up since his…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 5:01pm -
  • Full-Body Transplants Are A Crazy, Wildly Unethical Idea
    For the last week, an Italian neurosurgeon has been executing a full-blown media offensive, talking up his plan to stitch one person’s head to another person’s body. If the powers-that-be would just get over their ethical queasiness, Sergio Canav…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 3:30pm -
  • Larp Comes Out Of The Shadows
    At the most influential Live Action Role-Playing gathering of its kind, the weirdest thing isn’t wizards or witches — it’s new-found fame.
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:31pm -

Reddit Top Offbeat

Damn Interesting

  • The Derelict
    Listen to this episodeUnder ordinary circumstances, the final evening of a cruise aboard the luxury turbo-electric ocean liner SS Morro Castle was a splendid event. Hundreds of lady and gentlemen passengers would gather in the Grand Ballroom in their…
    - 50 days ago 14 Jan 15, 1:22am -
  • Surface Tension
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe’s rocky western margin, this is typically on a “m…
    - 4 Sep 14, 7:02pm -
  • Welcome to the Jungle
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small…
    - 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
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
    - 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…
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  • 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

Pravda.ru

We Interrupt

The Unusual Times

  • Love Letters Between A Cucumber And A Rose
    To my long green Cucumber,They said that you were mild, but as I held you tight in the garden last night I realised that a cucumber is a vessel of explosive passion. You are the cylindrical Sartre to my bepetalled de Beauvoir, you are the burpless N…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 8:20pm -
  • Roses Are Read, Words Are Perfumed: A Romantic History of The Rose
    The most famous flower haunts our unconscious, graces our playing cards, and in the form of tattoos, decorates a million bodies. We met up with ‘scrivener’ and illustrator Sarah Bowerman to learn more about roses and their romantic history. “T…
    - 7 days ago 25 Feb 15, 7:07pm -
  • The Wonder Garden: A Look Around the ‘Area 51’ of Cucumber Cultivation
    Since 1995, rumours of a top secret cucumber testing facility had circulated on the Cukanet, but I never imagined that I would actually see it with my own eyes.We met our informant (code-named Deep Cucumber) for a cream tea in Devon. He agreed to t…
    - 9 days ago 23 Feb 15, 6:35pm -
  • How to Insult People: A Ladies’ Guide
    Bridge evenings and cocktail parties are dangerous occasions and there are times when a lady must verbally defend herself from the manners of the uncouth. In social skirmishes one must have a ready armoury of barbed comments and spirited put-downs, a…
    - 14 days ago 19 Feb 15, 4:00am -
  • A Brief Lexibonhommonourous History of Nonsense
    Professor Urbought McQwoom (Hendrick’s Resident Professor of Sanquatic Linguistics) in his first public announcement of the year shares with us a history of nonsense.Nonsense is the act of verbally, visually or audirobically disrobing from sentitu…
    - 15 days ago 17 Feb 15, 4:01pm -

Atlas Obscura

  • newFort Carroll in Baltimore , Maryland
    The well-fortified hexagon sitting in the water of the Patapsco River just off the Key Bridge is Fort Carroll, an abandoned, pre-Civil War defense commissioned by Robert E. Lee himself that is so overgrown today that it acts as an informal bird sanc…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • newAlton Bay Seaplane Base in Alton, New Hampshire
    Thanks to the wide-open spaces of the great U.S. of A. there is plenty of room to create long earthen runways, but there is still one landing strip made purely of ice that opens up during the cold months in New Hampshire. It's the only one of its…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • newIdle Hour in Los Angeles, California
    The Idle Hour is a whiskey-barrel shaped bar in North Hollywood that recalls the glory days of novelty roadside architecture. By the dawning of World War II in Los Angeles, quirky commercial architecture was in full swing, particularly "programmatic…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • newJeannot's Floor in Paris, France
    Whether it is naive art, a strong message about mental illness, or the exploitation of a very sick man, the Jeannot Floor enshrined outside of Paris' Saint Anne Hospital Center has not failed to get people talking.    The public installation known…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:00am -
  • newLabyrinth Park of Horta in Barcelona, Spain
    The archetypical hedge maze sitting in the center of Barcelona's Parc del Laberint d'Horta (Labyrinth Park of Horta) is one of the city's hidden gems, having delighted visitors for centuries making it the oldest garden in the city. Work on the labyr…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 5:00am -

Mental Floss Blog

Strange Inventions

  • Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes
    A Tokyo company designed a robot to feed you tomatoes while you run.
    - 4 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

  • The Battle of Los Angeles
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Every side in this fascinating tale has denied any culpability of responsibility, which is likely to mean that The Battle of Los Angeles is…
    - 8 days ago 24 Feb 15, 5:07pm -
  • The Man From Taured
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Who was the man from Taured stopped at the Tokyo airport? Is this just an elaborate legend or something stranger than fiction? The post…
    - 9 days ago 23 Feb 15, 5:00pm -
  • Was Queen Elizabeth I a Man?
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Did Queen Elizabeth I actually die at an early age and replaced by a male impersonator from Bisley? Some serious historians believed this s…
    - 12 days ago 20 Feb 15, 4:43pm -
  • The Beatles Plot
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.Some fans believe Paul is dead. Believers insist clues can be found by playing selected Beatles tracks in reverse. Was it a Beatles plot o…
    - 21 days ago 11 Feb 15, 2:56pm -
  • The Sodder Children Mystery
    Historic MysteriesHistoric Mysteries - Criminal cases, ancient places, paranormal phenomena and UFO mysteries.The mystery of what happened to the Sodder children on Christmas Eve is still questioned by amateur sleuths trying to get to the bottom of…
    - 25 days ago 8 Feb 15, 9:19am -

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…
    - 4 Nov 14, 2:38am -
  • 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

Baby Weasel ‘Riding’ A Woodpecker In Flight
Baby Weasel ‘Riding’ A Woodpecker In Flight
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weirdrussians:This photo by Ramil Gilvanov and Rimma Gilvanova...
weirdrussians:This photo by Ramil Gilvanov and Rimma Gilvanova...
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freundevonfreunden:Non Stop Sofa by Ralph CraneLet your...
freundevonfreunden:Non Stop Sofa by Ralph CraneLet your...
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A 20-year-old exotic dancer shows Pinellas County judge David A....
A 20-year-old exotic dancer shows Pinellas County judge David A....
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weirdrussians:Cats soaking up the sun in Russia
weirdrussians:Cats soaking up the sun in Russia
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Imprint of a Jeep Cherokee left in ice
Imprint of a Jeep Cherokee left in ice
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Strange Crimes

  • newMachete-Wielding Man Held Mom Hostage Over eBay Purchase
    Chicago – A man threatened his mother with a machete and later held her hostage in a west suburban police station parking lot because she refused to buy him $4,000 worth of basketball cards and a costume mask on eBay, according to police.“This is…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:38pm -
  • newCouple arrested for eating chicken in Walmart – Dessert across the street
    New York – Melissa and Tommy Crandall decided to help themselves to a delicious roasted chicken while shopping inside a New York Walmart.Thing is, they didn’t pay for the rotisserie poultry.Instead, the pair tried to hide the package and walk out…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:47pm -
  • newProsecutors Mull Charges of Felony Armed Robbery In Mike Brown Family Attack
    Missouri – Prosecutors are now considering criminal charges against members of Michael Brown’s family in connection with a violent confrontation over the sale of merchandise commemorating the late teenager, who was shot to death last year by a po…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:33pm -
  • newMan guilty of murdering 3-year-old while playing 'Mortal Kombat'
    A Waukegan man who said he was angered that his girlfriend's 3-year-old son cursed while playing a video game was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for the child's beating death.Sometime after 11 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2011, the boy supposedly let…
    - 13 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 1:27pm -
  • Only woman on Georgia's death row got another reprieve
    Georgia - The only woman on Georgia's death row got another reprieve Monday night as state prison officials said there was a problem with "cloudy" injection drugs.Kelly Gissendaner, 46, was supposed to be put to death by lethal injection last week fo…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:13pm -
  • Slain Russian opposition leader’s girlfriend: ‘I saw no one’
    Moscow - The girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was gunned down near the Kremlin, said she is a prisoner of Russian investigators, and fears she will be implicated in his murder.“I don’t want to…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:04pm -
  • Man Sentenced After Stabbing Mother 11 Times, Cutting Off Own Penis
    UK - British man Charles Mann was sentenced to jail after getting high on miaow miaow, stabbing his mother 11 times and cutting off his own penis.The 21-year-old attacked his mother after binging on the party drug and a large amount of alcohol.Mrs. E…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
  • Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.A jury in the New York suburbs found La…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 7:05pm -

io9: Holy Crap Wtf

  • This Jean-Claude Van Damme/My Little Pony Team Up Is Pure Magic 
    Screw friendship. Sure, it may be magic in the My Little Pony cartoon, but it can't possibly compare to the majesty and insanity of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme pay a visit to Equestria in this incredible mash-up. Seriously, stop everything you are…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • The Decaying Body Of Friday The 13th's Jason Lies Inside This Table
    Or at least, a replica of it does. What better way to scare the living bejesus out of guests than to have them put their drinks down on a coffee table with the body of Jason peering back out at them?Read more...
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Yes, This Is A Photo Of A Weasel 'Riding' A Woodpecker In Flight
    ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs — Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015Read more...
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:35am -
  • There Is A Wooden Zombie Lurking At The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean
    If you journey down to the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you may run into Dudley, a creepy wooden mannequin who is starting to go to pieces on the ocean floor. But how did Dudley get all the way down there?Rea…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:30pm -
  • UPDATED: Holy Shit, This Weight Loss Supplement Has Prozac In It
    The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, inc…
    - 4 days ago 1 Mar 15, 1:53am -
  • Pat Robertson Thinks There Could Be Demons In Your Second-Hand Clothes
    Human goblin creature, Pat Robertson, is an adult who thinks that spirits can attach themselves to your old thrift shop purchases. No really, Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your vintage band t-shirts.Read more...
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 9:25pm -
  • In the 1800s, Courts Tried to Enforce Partnerships With Dolphins
    This weird-looking thing is an Irrawaddy dolphin, which lives in the brackish water at the mouth of large rivers. It's too slow to catch its own food. This limitation led to a lot of dolphins being the basis for legal disputes, as late as the 1800s.…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 9:20pm -
  • 11 Most Useless And Misleading Infographics On The Internet
    Everybody loves infographics. Facts (and assertions) just spring to life when you make them into cool pictures. But this powerful tool is all too often misused. Here are 11 infographics that are either completely misleading or totally useless.Read mo…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 6:53pm -

Unusual Places

  • 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 41 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’…
    - 64 days ago 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.…
    - 81 days ago 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 -
  • Hill of Crosses – Lithuania
    The Hill of Crosses is located 12 km north of the small county town Šiauliai. The town was established in 1236 and was occupied by teutonic knights in the fourth century. The Hill of Crosses is one of the most renowned pilgrimage places in all the c…
    - 28 Oct 14, 5:47pm -
  • The Stampede Trail and the 142 Magic Bus
    The Stampede Trail is a road located in the U.S. state of Alaska. A portion of it it’s paved but the remainder of the route consists of a primitive and dangerous hiking trail that follows the original path. In 1961 Yutan Construction began upgradin…
    - 6 Oct 14, 5:49pm -
  • Al Naslaa Rock Formation
    There are many natural occurrences that might puzzle a traveler. One of them is Al Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. Al Naslaa is…
    - 7 Sep 14, 1:28pm -

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…
    - 29 Aug 13, 1:32am -
  • Music, Mathematics and the First Vegetarians: Rise of the Pythagoreans
    Pythagoras, mathematician and philosopher, returned from Egypt and Babylon a changed man. At the Greek colony of Croton, he set down roots and brought thinkers to his cause. From its foundation in 530BCE the Pythagorean school was devoted to mysticis…
    - 23 Jun 13, 12:38am -
  • On The Origin Of Zero
    Something, to deliberately show nothing – that is the odd irony at the heart of zero – it is almost unbelievably useful. It makes algebra, computing and Pixar films possible, or at least easier than they would otherwise be. Think of the number 20…
    - 2 Jun 13, 3:31pm -
  • Ivy Mike: How the H-bomb Vaporised an Island
    5km across, the fireball erupted from the island of Elugelab and engulfed the sky. The shock wave vaporised everything within 5km, and scraped the neighbouring islands clean, no buildings or plants remained. 2 hours later some helicopters flew over w…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:31pm -

Weird Universe

  • newDon’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
    Just like the song soon laser surgery will make your brown eyes blue.
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  • newAnti-Vaxxers
    Picture one is a child with measles. Picture two is a child with smallpox. The only study to vilify vaccines has been completely debunked and yet supposedly loving and intelligent parents are denying their children the protection of vaccinations.…
    - 10 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 4:11pm -
  • newSheep Onesie Protest
    Alison Casey, who serves on the city council in Plymouth, Devon, feels that she's being treated like the "black sheep" of the council by her fellow councillors. To protest this, she's decided to tour her ward dressed in a sheep onesie. At least she's…
    - 13 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 1:43pm -
  • newDigging in the Dirt as Art
    Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.Read the whole account here.
    - 14 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 12:53pm -
  • Free Ride
    An amazing picture of a weasel riding on a woodpecker in flight. Flying for free and no TSA, lucky beast!
    - 1 day ago 4 Mar 15, 2:04am -

Fact Day

  • ‘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…
    - 56 days ago 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
    - 92 days ago 3 Dec 14, 1:02pm -
  • Artist Spent 10 Years Carving a Giant Cave – Alone With His Dog
    For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. With no one but his…
    - 93 days ago 2 Dec 14, 9:33am -
  • A rare deep-sea anglerfish is caught on video for the first time
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