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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    You have to admit her parents really did set her down this path the day she was born. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hannah Stocking is Hot

    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hannah Stocking is a model and girlfriend of NBA player Klay Thompson. The post Hannah Stocking is Hot appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • 10 Wild Animals in Weird Places

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    From the mountain lion who hid in the crawl space of a multi-million dollar Los Angeles mansion to the kangaroos duking it out in a quiet Australian suburb, check out these 10 tales of wild animals found in unusual circumstances.
  • Scientists create self-powering camera

    Reuters Video: Oddly Enough
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    American scientists build a self-powering camera that captures images without using an external power source, allowing it to operate indefinitely in a well-lit environment. Elly Park reports.
  • Parents Are Awesome

    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a parent part of me find these very funny and others scare the hell out of me. The post Parents Are Awesome appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    New Urban Legends

  • Last Request

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    News: The obituary of an 81-year-old North Carolina man closed with an unusual request from his family that mourners not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • Equinimity

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Rumor: The Byrds fired David Crosby in the middle of recording an album, then replaced him with a picture of a horse on its cover.
  • Misplaced Trust

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Rumor: snopes.com has named the group 'Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off' as the 'Most Accurate Page on Facebook'.
  • Monumental Decision

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Rumor: Barack Obama is the only president who has failed to visit the D-Day Monument on D-Day.
  • Senomyxed Messages

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Rumor: Pepsi products are 'manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.'
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  • Xena Bunny Costume

    John Farrier
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    (Photo: David Ngo)Bernadette Bentley is an actress and a master of cosplay. Most recently, she attended WonderCon in Anaheim, California. She does a great job of portraying the titular character from Xena: Warrior Princess, in part because she looks a lot like the Lucy Lawless, the actress who played Xena. 
  • Hell On Wheels (Version 2) - Ghost Up And Roll Out!

    Zeon Santos
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hell On Wheels (version 2) by The Art Of Randyl BishopThe Rider had grown tired of his motorcycle, and he was looking for a new set of wheels that would look badass and make the ground rumble as he approached. He tried out a trike, but it didn't make enough noise, and then he spotted a hot rod bristling with exhaust pipes. The rod had the wicked rumble and the demonic speed, so with the wind in his bony face and the pipes belching hellfire flames Ghost set out to tear up the strip..Supe up your geeky wardrobe with this Hell On Wheels (Version 2) t-shirt by The Art Of Randyl Bishop, it's the…
  • If Pixar Made Furious 7

    Miss Cellania
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    (YouTube link)The movie Furious 7 has racked up a billion dollars in box office receipts worldwide in only 17 days, which sets a new record. But what if the film had been made by Pixar? We get the answer in this mashup, which uses the audio from the Furious 7 trailer and video from Pixar's Cars, Cars 2, and Planes. The movies must have some similarities underneath it all. And you know that little kids who watched Cars in theaters in 2006 are now buying tickets for Furious 7. -via Uproxx
  • Ten Far Flung Facts About Futurama

    Zeon Santos
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The future worlds brought to life by our favorite sci-fi franchises are generally either bright and technologically advanced or dark and apocalyptic, and yet somehow Futurama manages to be both.There are bright elements, like the overabundance of owls on the streets of New New York, and futuristic elements, like signs written in seemingly alien languages and drunken robots like Bender. The dark and apocalyptic? Poplers, Slurm and sewer mutants, just to name a few.(YouTube Link)Simply watching Futurama won't help you discover all the secrets hidden in every episode, you have to do some digging…
  • With Dinosaurs, Nazis, and Cavewomen, David Hasselhoff's New Music Video Is 1980s Perfection

    John Farrier
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    It's got dinosaur attacks, kung fu Nazis, robotic transforming arcade cabinets, primitive video games, and beautiful women dressed in animal skins. Therefore it is perfect.David Hasselhoff's new music video "True Survivor" takes the form of an action movie in which our hero confidently takes on the world. The special effects and combat scenes are gloriously over-the-top. It's precisely what you would hope for from The Hoff--the man who made the 1980s so 1980s-ish.(Video Link)-via BuzzFeed
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    Weird Asia News

  • Chinese Woman Scratches a Car to Force Husband to Buy It

    Mharowse San Juan
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    There is a saying that a happy wife is a happy life. But does it mean that everything that a... The post Chinese Woman Scratches a Car to Force Husband to Buy It appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Chinese Woman Pulls Crazy Stunt to Avoid Being Impounded Chinese Entrepreneur Destroys $750,000 Car with Sledgehammers Stubborn Chinese Woman Buried Alive by City Worker
  • China’s Gift Traditions, Visualized

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    (Source) The post China’s Gift Traditions, Visualized appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Kiroic and Vans Collaborate to Make Cool New Shoes Homeless in China Kept in Cages Hornet Attacks Kill Dozens in China
  • Colorful Murals Bring a Taiwanese Village to Life

    Mharowse San Juan
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    With the absence of color, life is plain and dull. Color, like language, speaks of someone’s feelings, attract attention, and... The post Colorful Murals Bring a Taiwanese Village to Life appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: World’s Most Dangerous Suspension Bridge: Hang On for Dear Life Thai Artist Shares Little Slices Of Life Real Life Anime Characters Becoming the New Fad?
  • So You Won’t Sell Eh?

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The post So You Won’t Sell Eh? appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Shop in Taiwan Channels Nike to Sell Pastries
  • How Dognapping Happens in China

    Genevieve Baxa
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Dognapping has been very common lately in the streets of China. Videos of people cruising in vans picking up dogs in... The post How Dognapping Happens in China appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Violence Strikes Again in China; No One Wants to Help! Bizarre Street Scenes on China’s Streets The China Dog Massacres of 2009
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    Laughing Squid

  • Tiny Rescued Dog Drags Her Plate Backwards Across the Kitchen So She Doesn’t Have to Eat by Herself

    Lori Dorn
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    A tiny rescued Sato dog named Bonnie, who, according to her human Jeannine S, doesn’t like to eat alone, grabs her plate from against the wall, quickly backs up and sets it down next her canine buddy Clyde where she chows down contentedly in good company. While it is unusual behavior, Bonnie seems to enjoy doing this at every meal time. via reddit
  • Comedian Louis C.K. Plainly Explains to Opie Radio Why He Got Rid of His Twitter Account

    Lori Dorn
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    “It is everybody’s worst side” On a recent episode of the Opie Radio show on SiriusXM, comedian Louis C.K. explained to host Opie Hughes, in very plain and logical terms why he no longer feels the need to communicate via Twitter. Four and a half million people saw it.. Some of worst things I ever said that’s been heard and seen by the most people. It’s like the worst possible scenario. …Reading it depressed me and writing it depressed me. I hated it, it’s everybody’s worst side. …It’s too instant, too fast. I don’t think the…
  • Warner Brothers Releases the Official Trailer for 2016 ‘Batman v Superman’ Film After Premature Online Leak

    Lori Dorn
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    After a “blurry, Portugese-subtitled version” of the trailer for the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked online, Warner Brothers decided to just go ahead and release the official version, promoting it with playful hashtags such as #NotBlurry #NotPirated and #OfficialTrailer. The trailer itself features a very somber Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) as he contemplates bringing himself out of retirement to battle his good friend Clark Kent (Henry Cavill). images via Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • A Bizarre Commercial for Brazilian Energy Drink Flying Horse Featuring a Man Turning Into an Animated GIF

    E.D.W. Lynch
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    In this baffling commercial for Brazilian energy drink Flying Horse, a man turns into a looping animated GIF, much to the consternation of his friends. The commercial was created by Ogilvy Brasil. via Digg
  • Why Is Your Millennial Crying? A Guide for Parents & Other Concerned Parties by Gemma Correll

    E.D.W. Lynch
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Artist Gemma Correll has created Why Is Your Millennial Crying?, a handy guide for parents and other concerned parties. Some possible reasons your millennial may be crying: her skinny jeans are too tight, one of his tattoos is sore, and unpaid internships. image by Gemma Correll
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Abandoned golf car runs amok on college campus [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It's hard to believe that this video isn't a fake. The comedic timing is almost too perfect. The cart seems to stop and idle for a minute just to taunt the security guards trying to stop it. Enjoy three minutes of comic gold. The post Abandoned golf car runs amok on college campus [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A history of American facial hair [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Did you know that sideburns were named after a Civil War general? It's true, his name was Ambrose Burnside. And, for the record, he had gnarly sideburns. Here's more interesting American facial hair history. The post A history of American facial hair [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How much do you want to fly on this R2-D2 themes plane? [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    When it came to flying, R2-D2 didn't have great luck in the Star Wars movies. So a real Star Wars geek might question the wisdom of such a design; however, no one can deny the that that jet looks awesome. The post How much do you want to fly on this R2-D2 themes plane? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Florida roof infested with bats [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    It's hard to see in the screen capture that's attached to this post, but pretty much everything in that image that isn't a roof tile is a bat. As it turns out, the little guys love the spaces in roof tiles, and a whole group moved in. The post Florida roof infested with bats [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Water bottle freezes instantly [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you've read Kurt Vonnegut, you know what instantly-freezing water means: Ice 9. In other words, certain death. Don't worry, though, we're sure this isn't a sample of Ice 9 that will surely kill us all. Pretty certain. The post Water bottle freezes instantly [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • How Anti-Vaxxers Sound To Normal People

    blackfox42 (/wtf/member/blackfox42)
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:09 pm
  • Commando Grandma On A Secret Mission To Deploy A Bomb

    newtboy (/wtf/member/newtboy)
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    When you gotta go, you gotta go!
  • Man feeding his pet

    kulpims (/wtf/member/kulpims)
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    aw, so cute :) description says he feeds the leech three times a day with his own blood
  • Australian Scuba Diver Films Stunning Spider Crab Pyramid

    blackfox42 (/wtf/member/blackfox42)
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    YT "Hundreds of spider crabs have gathered together to form a spectacular pyramid in waters near Melbourne. Scuba diver PT Hirschfield, 44, filmed the formation yesterday a few metres from Blairgowrie Pier, on the Mornington Peninsula."
  • Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV | Nautilus Live

    ant (/wtf/member/ant)
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    "At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave our cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are incredibly rare..." From http://boingboing.net/2015/04/16/scientists-accidentally-film-s.html ...
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  • World’s Last Northern White Rhino Guarded 24/7

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sudan, the world's last male Northern White Rhino, has been placed under a round-the-clock guard at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The post World’s Last Northern White Rhino Guarded 24/7 appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Natural Public Pool: UK Plans Freshwater Swimming Pond

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    A freshwater oasis will soon beckon swimmers and sunbathers in the middle of urban London with the King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond planned for the new Lewis Cubitt Park. Measuring 32 feet wide by 131 feet long, the pool uses aquatic plants rather than chlorine to keep the water clean, and can […] The post Natural Public Pool: UK Plans Freshwater Swimming Pond appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Pet Tech Palace: The Samsung Dream Doghouse

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Technology meets pet care with the Dream Doghouse from Samsung Electronics, a designer dog domain that's more than just a plush pet palace. The post Pet Tech Palace: The Samsung Dream Doghouse appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Spring For These 10 Super Cute Modern Planter Designs

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Get ready for spring with cute modern planter designs that often do double-duty as decor, dish racks, aquariums or even pet houses. These colorful and clever indoor pots include upside-down designs, recycled materials and DIY projects. ‘Rainy Pot’ Cloud-Shaped Planter To water the plants installed in these adorable wall-mounted pots, you simply make it rain. […] The post Spring For These 10 Super Cute Modern Planter Designs appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Pennies Delightful: Change We Can Believe In

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you think modern art doesn't make sense, consider “The Caryatid”, artist Robert Wechsler's money-themed artwork made FROM cents... about 15,000 of them. The post Pennies Delightful: Change We Can Believe In appeared first on WebEcoist.
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to https://animoto.com/play/Pvhh0ATjCknt0EUyD700yw What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!

  • Daily Cool Pics

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Well now that is just mean if you ask me. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hannah Stocking is Hot

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hannah Stocking is a model and girlfriend of NBA player Klay Thompson. The post Hannah Stocking is Hot appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Parents Are Awesome

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a parent part of me find these very funny and others scare the hell out of me. The post Parents Are Awesome appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Tata Thursday

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    I saw Star Wars was out in digital HD, but I don’t recall anything like this in the last release.  I think George Lucas listed to fans! The post Tata Thursday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    You have to admit her parents really did set her down this path the day she was born. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    Weird Odd News

  • Humor in the workplace

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    PickyDomains - World’s first risk free naming service Harry Paul is a speaker and co-author of six books that have sold over 8 million copies including the internationally bestselling business book FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. He helps organizations increase productivity by engaging and energizing employees to be and do their best while helping the company reach its goals. He shows employees how to enjoy what they are doing and get excited about coming to work and working hard. How about we start by you sharing your favorite work place joke? This is fr…
  • Know When to Grow with These 5 Signs Its Time to Expand

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    PickyDomains - World's first risk free naming service Your business is running well, profits are growing, and you feel the urge. You want to push to the next level. How do you know it’s the right time? Check out these five signs it’s time to expand. Your Finances Are Organized Your financial records are filed. Your accounting system is set up completely and you know how to use it and you do use it. You know where your money is and you keep track of where it’s going. You make sure your bills get paid on time. You pay invoices before they come due. You negotiate with vendors for…
  • 5 Essential Changes to Make for a More Productive 2015

    4 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    The beginning of a new year is a great time for resolutions. Better than resolutions, however, are simple but specific changes you can make right now that will help you make this a more productive year. 1. Think small, not big. We like to talk about big goals and big dreams. That's not a bad thing, but when we only look at the big picture, we can miss out on the small actions that we need to take on a daily basis. You can work up your energy and motivation, and make a few great big leaps forward. However, it's far more effective to cultivate the habit of small but consistent progress. Think…
  • What to Do When Your Team Isn't Working Together

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    PickyDomains - Risk free domain naming serviceOverseeing a team can be tough work at any time, because it involves moving multiple people toward a common goal. Personality clashes, work styles, varying ideas, and everyday stress can make forward movement difficult. What do you do when your people can't mesh and make progress toward the goal? A Healthy Team Has Conflict Conflicts happen when you have a difference of opinion, but they're not a bad sign. It's simply a sign that a lot of opinions and ideas are being discussed, which is exactly what you want in a team. If you have zero conflicts…
  • 10 Best Free CRM

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    There’s no such thing as a free lunch. It’s one of the saddest facts in my life, right up there with my insane student debt and the realization that Taylor Swift will probably never talk to me.But there’s good news! I just saved a bunch of money by switching to… no, I’m kidding.The real good news is that, while lunch may not be free, Customer Relationship Management software can be!Free stuff is exciting!Free CRM comes in two categories – free, but limited (also known as freemium), and open source.So the free, but limited versions offset caps on the amount of free users,…
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  • Injured hiker rescued on Humbug Trail by North San Juan Fire and CAL FIRE

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    North San Juan Fire responded to a trail rescue on Humbug trail on late Friday afternoon. A young man fell over thirty feet and sustained multiple injuries.
  • Local Historian Michel Janicot Remembered

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    As a local historian, Michel Janicot told stories that others overlooked or wouldn’t touch. He wrote books on French immigrants and Nevada County post offices. His best-seller was a small book on mining-era prostitution.
  • Very warm weekend with temps in the 80s

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Very warm weekend with temps in the 80s cooling to around 70 by mid week next week. Slight chance of mountain showers this weekend. Cloudy with chance of showers everywhere starting early next week. Storm is not very strong so precipitation amounts not expected to be significant.
  • Local Soroptimist Aids Low-Income Women with Defensible Space

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) has received a $1,000 grant from Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills to provide free defensible space clearing for qualified low-income senior women in our community.
  • Measles Outbreak That Began in December Now Over

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    The California measles outbreak that began in December 2014 is over, it was announced today by Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer.
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  • [BONUS] 434. Dead Media 3

    8 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    I was recently invited to go to Austin Peay University for a short residency where I created a new anamorphic installation in my Dead Media series. In this case I worked with old vinyl records. Around 100 were used to create this site specific piece...   See my previous Dead Media installations HERE and HERE.
  • [BONUS] Skeleton Damask Stencil

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
     My Skeleton Damask pattern is now available as a DIY PDF download!To make the repeat pattern you'll need to make two copies of this stencil and reverse one of them. For doing an entire room I recommend two sets of the finished stencils so that they can be alternated while they dry.   It's Creative Commons licensed so you can use it for any personal projects, but if you want to sell it please get in touch first! Also please send me an image of the end results so I can share it. Have fun! 
  • Skull-A-Day: In Stores Now

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    The Skull-A-Day book can now be found at the following stores...New York CityThe Evolution StoreDurham, North CarolinaThe Regulator BookshopRaleigh, North CarolinaQuail Ridge Books  Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe Mütter MuseumRichmond, VirginiaChop Suey Books The Library of VirginiaNeed SupplyThe Shops at 5807The ValentineVirginia Museum of Fine ArtsWorld of MirthMore stores will be added soon! Do you work at store that might like having Skull-A-Day on the shelf? If so, get in touch!
  • Skull-A-Day Midnight Edition

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The first edition of my new Skull-A-Day book has officially sold out and the 2nd edition, featuring a black cover with gold type, dubbed the "Midnight Edition" is now available! Find out more about the book HERE and pick up your copy directly from the publisher Chop Suey Books HERE. Or look for it at the Evolution Store in NYC or the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. More retail locations will be added in the coming months. If you know of a local store or museum that might like to carry this book please get in touch!
  • [BONUS] RVA Pancake Love Skulls

    15 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    On Valentine's Day I spent the morning creating pancakes for a fun charity event called RVA Pancake Love. I worked alongside a dozen other artists, most working for the first time in the medium of pancake batter to raise funds for FeedMore a local charity that helps feed the needy here in the Richmond, Virginia area.
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  • These are the birthday demands.

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    So thoughtful, these folks! (via reddit) related: Maddie’s turning one!   
  • Don’t let the fat cat fool you

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Spotted by Tom in Newcastle, UK. I had to look closely at the markings to make sure it wasn’t the same fat cat Sam spotted in London a few years back. related: It takes a village to (not) feed a cat!
  • Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Biblio-bully

    2 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Our submitter, Lee, says he recently went to the library in search of some subjects for drawing practice. While browsing the botany section, he flipped open a particularly old and musty book when suddenly…OH, SNAP! related: Pages missing (all)
  • Bees?

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Says our submitter in Melbourne: “This one is just classic — even the mistakes are soooo typical!” related: The Orchid Thief
  • Playing chicken

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    So, this is what happens in Jacksonville, Florida when one neighbor accuses another of harboring illegal backyard fowl: related: Cock fight! extra credit: On the backyard chicken trend [npr.org]
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    Kitschy Kitschy Coo

  • Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    In case you were wondering why there was such a liberal use of the #LawrenceWelk on Tweety Machine tonight, hubby & I were Live Tweeting tonight’s PBS showing of the 1979 Easter episode of The Lawrence Welk Show. (Live Tweeting is like a Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) riff, only with even cheaper production value.) … Continue reading Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter
  • Three Little Kittens Have Trouble With Their Mittens

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    5 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Found this while investigating just which laundry detergent Dolly Parton did the ads for… Super kitschy cute 1950s ad for Duz.
  • Packin’ Heat In His Undies

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Most definitely a “save the baby” post. A 1955 Jockey ad; via.
  • Dames & Dogs #86

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
  • Pink Poodles – And Other Mid-Century Kitsch Dog – Alert!

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Contrary to contemporary thought, these kitschy puppy prints were not sold as nursery items. Adverting for this very set reads, “To bring new decorating dash to the walls of your home, or to spice up a children’s room or den, place these lovable puppies with their all-loo-human expressions where everyone can see and admire them. … Continue reading Pink Poodles – And Other Mid-Century Kitsch Dog – Alert!
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  • 10 Hilarious RSVP Cards

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    RSVPing is probably the most stressing part of planning a wedding. Take a look at these ideas from couples who don't take it too seriously.
  • 10 Wild Animals in Weird Places

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    From the mountain lion who hid in the crawl space of a multi-million dollar Los Angeles mansion to the kangaroos duking it out in a quiet Australian suburb, check out these 10 tales of wild animals found in unusual circumstances.
  • Simpsons Did It: 10 Times The Simpsons Predicted the Future

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    South Park once argued that you can't criticize a show for copying The Simpsons because The Simpsons have already come up with so many different ideas. In fact, The Simpsons has even featured these events before they happened in real life.
  • 9 Protesters Who Immolated Themselves

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Check out these extreme stories of protesters who killed themselves for a cause.
  • 8 Shocking Stories of Celebrity Impersonators

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    From criminal activities to inspirational tales, these celebrity look-a-likes show that you don't need to be genuinely famous to live a life less ordinary.
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    Huffington Post

  • Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

    Magda Abu-Fadil
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Two people walk into a bar...and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium.Not your typical joke punch line, but then Miami has long transcended the Miami Vice TV police series reputation that made it the butt of jokes and derision and has become quite a magnet for artists and art lovers.More...
  • Lyme Disease Is Wracking New England. Why Isn't More Being Done?

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email updates from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.More...
  • Watch These Timid Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Road

    Macrina Cooper-White
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Look both ways before you cross the street! That life-saving precaution was drilled into us as children -- and apparently chimpanzees have picked it up too.The video above shows four chimps navigating a highway in Uganda. Watch as a timid youngster swivels his head from left to right and then left again, all while the group's alpha male waits patiently for him to catch up.More...
  • EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES Has One Twist Too Many

    Jackie K. Cooper
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Book Review - Jackie K CooperEVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa ScottolineMore...
  • Relationship Sours Between Bush And Rubio As GOP Primary Heats Up

    Braden Goyette
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up.In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy.More...
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    Digg: offbeat Stories

  • Facebook Won’t Kill Journalism. It Might Even Save It

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many sensible arguments against news outlets shutting down their websites to help Facebook build its parallel version of the internet. But that is not what is going on here.
  • Study Confirms That Men Are Dumb

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Every year, the British Medical Journal releases a Christmas edition with some offbeat and silly research. This year, there's a rather morbidly humorous study about which gender is more likely to die as a result of doing something really, really dumb. Spoiler alert: It's men.
  • The Story Behind David Bowie And Bing Crosby's Offbeat Christmas Classic

    30 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    At the time, it was about the most unlikely pairing imaginable: gender-bending glam rocker David Bowie and stodgy crooner Bing Crosby. And yet, when the two got together to sing a duet on the 1977 TV special "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," they made holiday magic.
  • What Comes After Matthew McConaughey’s Comeback? The Stillback

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The stillback is what happens once the comeback is complete. The stillback happens when you stop making quirky, offbeat , attention-grabbing choices and start making cautious, predictable, attention-maintaining choices.
  • Corporations Aren't Recruiting Enough Weirdos

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    We need to expand our definition of diversity to include the weird — a group often maligned and avoided. These are people who appear to us as different, strange, and even offbeat ; they just don’t fit in.
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  • Female “Sherlock” Will Be Promoted Even After Botched Case

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
    The media expects that Hanzhou’s superstar detective Nie Haifen, who is the first female to be awarded the prestigious title of “38” Red Flag officer since 1960, will be promoted despite a recent discovery that a high-profile case she worked in the past was botched. The detective, whose motto is “never let a bad guy go, never make a good guy stay” is famous for her work on several prominent cases and previously 100% record of convicting the correct person. Most netizens do not support the officer, saying she is “shameless” and should resign. Source: Netease "Female…
  • 2 Chinese Nationals Arrested Trying to Illegally Enter Turkey

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    On April 10th, the Turkish military arrested 134 people trying to illegally enter Turkey, including 6 Chinese citizens. 2 more Chinese nationals, who are suspected of joining ISIS, were arrested by the Turkish military when trying to illegally cross from Turkey into Syria. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the arrest of the 2 ISIS members during a routine press conference, saying the East Turkestan Islamic Movement has began to work internationally with other terrorist organisations, and that they hope the international community will come together to fight terrorism and…
  • School Instructor Beats 15-Year-Old Boy For Hours, Boy Dies

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    A 15-year-old Chongching boy was beaten to death just 15 hours after joining a special training academy, which his father decided to enrol him in to prevent him from being too idle. After trying to run away from an instructor, the boy was caught and then beaten for hours. In the evening his classmates noticed that his hands and feet were cold, and after being taken to the hospital, he was pronounced dead. A top voted netizen comment on the article said, “Look, this is China’s education. Whether it’s a public or private school, it’s only about earning money”. Source: Sina "School…
  • Woman Kills Noisy Baby: We’ll Just Have Another One

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:29 pm
    A Hebei woman viscously murdered her 2-year-old son after she became enraged from being woken up by the baby’s crying. When the baby continued to cry after the woman bashed its head on the ground, she then choked it and muffled the sound with plastic bags and blankets until it suffocated. Following the child’s death, the woman and her husband, who is accused of bearing a false testimony to protect his wife, buried the body. After the incident, she told her husband “We’ll just have another one.” She is not expected to be given the death sentence, and factors such as her mood will be…
  • Wealthy Chinese Woman Buys Foreign Island For Daughter

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    A wealthy Chinese woman has recently purchased Slipper Island, one of New Zealand’s few privately owned islands, as a gift for her daughter. The 224 hectare island, which sold for nearly 35 million RMB, is four miles off the Coromandel coast. According to documents related to the purchase, the buyer is Wendy Weimei Wu, a self-proclaimed “housewife”. Her daughter said that her mother really liked the island and bought it for her as a present. Source: Jiemian "Wealthy Chinese Woman Buys Foreign Island For Daughter" Originally posted on chinaSMACK - Hot internet stories, pictures, &…
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  • Creepy and Bizarre Things that Get Stolen

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Some of the most common items that are reported stolen to authorities include cash, cars, mobile phones, jewelries, etc. These don’t come as a surprise because these are valuable to people. But what if useless things like poop and semen are stolen? That would be crazy, right? But recent news prove that nowadays, anything can be stolen. Thief took away a bag of dog poop. In Des Moines, Iowa, police officers got a report around 4:45pm that said someone took a bag of dog poop. The suspect was said to have attempted to steal a truck parked outside one of the homes. According to the complaint,…
  • The Brave Jeep Driver Who Took Off from a Moving Tow Truck to Save Dog

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    A video of a driver who drove off his Jeep Wrangler from a tow truck became an internet sensation just recently. The entire internet had different opinions about it. Some were amazed; there were those who thought it was stupid. And a few others actually believed it was a brave thing. In the viral footage, a Wrangler driver was seen coming down from a tow truck on his Jeep. The daring escape was a pretty brave thing to do (although some might argue that it was stupid) as the truck was still moving when he jumped off it. The infamous driver from Chicago said in an interview that he chose not to…
  • Of People and Their Weird Food Cravings

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Food is a necessity. We need nourishment to keep us going. However, there are people who have weird food cravings, such as these two individuals: Daughter and Her Weed Brownie A 58-year old man was taken to a hospital in Michigan Wednesday morning last week because he “thought he was having a stroke” after helping himself to a few bites of his daughter’s freshly baked brownies, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Mike. The father’s 17-year old daughter admitted to police authorities that her brownies were spiked with marijuana. She decided to leave it out while she went out of…
  • The New Sensation Of Weird How To Videos

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    It started less than a week ago what appears to be a series of videos aimed to bring laughter but portrayed as popular how to tutorials. The videos are short as the motto and name of the channel is “How to in one minute“. This is also its key feature. The tutorials are supposed to be very short and weirdly efficient. How to in a minute The person behind these videos appears to be a young man who presents himself as Mr. How to and in all the videos he appears with a mascot monkey with sunglasses, which he calls, Mr. Minute. Weirded out yet? Well, as if all that was not enough, Mr.
  • A Drunk Micro Pig and a Doggie with a Weird Hobby

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    When animals act like humans or display hilarious tricks, it’s a different level of weird. Well, this is especially true for a micro pig and a dog with an unusual trick. The Drunkard Ms. Piggy Meet Frances Bacon. She’s a micro pig that has been banned from downing ale in a pub. “Why?” You might ask. She was accused of head-butting other patrons because alcohol made her a bit too excited. Frances Bacon lives in the inn. She’d go down the bar and minesweeps – drinking from glasses left or given by other customers – a few glasses. Then, when she’d had one too many drinks, she’d…
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    Mighty Optical Illusions

  • Cat Waves Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday! We don’t know about you, but we here at the office took advantage of the fact its Saturday, and we all slept in a little bit, which of course, was great! So, now that you all are awake, what are you going to do since it’s the weekend? We recommend the beach and that brings us to today’s optical illusion! Check out this crashing wave because we think it looks like a cat! But then again, perhaps we are still recovering from the long week and are seeing things. What do you all think? Are you all seeing the cat in the waves too or have you all been…
  • Giant Baby On The Beach Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Hello and good evening to all of you illusion lovers! Well you did it! You made it to Friday, and we know how hard it was to get out of bed this morning since it is the last day of the work week, but it’ll all be over soon!  Perhaps this weekend, you all can head to the beach, if you are close to one, but we have to warn you, watch out for giant babies!  Don’t believe us? Well just look at today’s optical illusion and you’ll see a giant baby right on the beach, and he has someone’s head in his hand! You have to admit that it does look like this giant baby is having fun playing on…
  • Man Drink Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Hello everyone and welcome to Thursday! How did it get to be Thursday so fast? My goodness the time sure seems to be flying by!   So, how many of you want to do nothing more than just dive into a pool or sit by the pool with a great cocktail in your hands? We have something to show you, and today’s optical illusion is all about a woman who is having a … well it’s a man drink! Now we know that there is no way a man can fit into a martini glass, but you have to admit it looks like it doesn’t it? However, it is also a pretty funny picture because it really does look like a man is a…
  • Hummingbird Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Wednesday is here, and it’s time to breathe a little easier because it means the halfway point of the week has arrived. For some of the young, the week is not moving fast enough, but for others its moving along at its usual speed. So, how many of you have a hummingbird feeder right now outside your window hanging from your front porch? Well, if you do have a feeder, you all probably get to see a lot of really cute little hummingbirds floating around getting a drink from the feeder, or perhaps, drinking nectar from your flowers. Take a look at today’s optical illusion, which is all about a…
  • Nighttime In the Park Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Hello to all of you and welcome to Tuesday! The week is still getting started, and for us here in the office, it still seems like Monday to us. How about you all? Well while going through some cool optical illusions, we found today’s, and its definitely an interesting one courtesy of a friend of ours.  We want you to take a look at today’s optical illusion, which is all about a lovely park at night full of trees and the stars, and its just gorgeous! But, this is an optical illusion, and can you all guess why? Well take a close look at this image, and it may not be a real park after all,…
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  • Why You’ll Never Succeed at 6400mg Advil Overdose

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    This is “Ask the Doctor” where readers ask questions of the world renounced general practitioner Dr. Charles V. Fullerton. Dear Doctor Charles:  Several years ago I was taking Advil every day and was afraid I had become addicted.  I was on the last bottle of a case and to rid myself  of these pills I […]
  • Are UFOs Hiding in Front of the Sun Where We Can’t See Them?

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
      This is “Off the Clock” with Anthony J. Booze.  AJ Booze asks residents in our local area questions they rejected at his real job, 1013 KEMT News Radio. You never know where AJ Booze will pop up off the clock.I was recently approached by one of my sources at a prominent British UFO research […]
  • Suicide Dogs Bring Release to Terminally Ill

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    Unusual service animals are nothing new.  Helper moneys and guide dogs are a common sight in today’s society.  These incredible animals can help those with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments with their daily routines.But what happens when you’re too far gone for a helper monkey?  The next stage is a suicide dog.  They […]
  • Over 40 and Balding–You’re Finished

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    This is “Ask the Doctor” where readers ask questions of the world renounced general practitioner Dr. Charles V. Fullerton. Dear Dr.:  I am over 40 and developing a serious bald spot.  I also gained a lot of weight in my late 20s that I kept on all these years.  I tried Rogaine, Propecia, Minoxidil.   I […]
  • Dear Dr. Even a Zombie Has More Energy than Me

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    This is “Ask the Doctor” where readers ask questions of the world renounced general practitioner Dr. Charles V. Fullerton. Dear Dr.  I feel barely alive.  Even a zombie has more energy than me.  What do I do? –Voodoo Corpse Dear Voodoo: You may suffer from several things.  It could be depression.  Mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, […]
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  • Modernist Tallinn Architecture

    Avi Abrams
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:52 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #894 Link - by Avi Abrams Clean, futuristic lines respectfully superimposed over the noble past: 21st Century Estonian ArchitectureMost people would name Finland and Sweden as world-leading countries for modernist architecture and design in general, but the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have developed quite a top-tier roster of impressive buildings as well, which, combined with a long history of architectural innovation (see, for example, the blossoming of Art Nouveau in Riga and Vilnius in the 1910s, or the early adoption of 1920s German constructivism) -…
  • Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

    Avi Abrams
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #527(rev) Link - article by M. Christian and A. Abrams "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular Mechanics (1949)In Isaac Asimov's classic story, "The Last Question," a supercomputer is, again and again, asked how to deal with the eventual heat death of universe. After upgrade upon upgrade, it finally has an answer -- but, alas, no one is left to hear it, because the universe has ended. So it simply states its answer out loud: "Let there be light." (imaginary computing colossus by Bruce Zick)Put another way, imagine that sometime in the future someone…
  • DRB Feel-Good Issue #29

    Avi Abrams
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    "FEEL-GOOD SHOT" #29Link - by Avi AbramsSome joyful stuff to brighten up your dayWelcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to give you inspiration for the entire week ahead:STUNNING ARTTolkien art by Ted Nesmith and John Howe is still the best, in my humble opinion. Here are paintings of scenes from the "Silmarillion" by Ted Nesmith:(image credit: Ted Nesmith)Dale Terbush, another master from Thomas Kinkade "Painter of Light" school:(art by Dale Terbush)Scene from "Five Star Stories" by Mamoru Nagano (click to…
  • Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

    Avi Abrams
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #893 Link - article by Avi Abrams Modern art sculptures? Futuristic shrines of advanced technology? All this, and more, seen in fantastic European & Japanese concept cars of the period.DRB Time-Slice:Year: 1979Category: Concept CarsCountry: France; Italy; JapanToday we can speculate that the abundance of bizarre futuristic concept car designs in late 1970s can be attributed to high popularity of science fiction esthetic in general (think original "Star Wars", French space comic books, and the rise of space synth music). And as we cast our ever-curious eye on best examples of…
  • Link Latte 229

    Avi Abrams
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    #229 - Week of March 12, 2015Saturn's Moon Enceladus & Jupiter's Moon Europa: Life Aquatic? - [wow space]Exbury Egg Habitation - [wow architecture]Fascinating: Mold Time Lapse - [cool video, not appetizing]Giant Electric Brain System Model - [cool retro pic]London has a fetish for futuristic bridges - [wow design]More past London bridge concepts - [architecture]Wacky Old Inventions - [weird, great collection]Futuristic Lawnmower from 1957: with AC, Radio Telephone, etc. - [retrotech]Must Watch Anime Movies - [great roundup, pics]Complete Picasso works Online - [great find, art]Ford's Garage…
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  • 20+ Space-Themed Interior Design Ideas That Bring The Stars Into Your Home

    Julija K.
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Star Constellation Blanket source Galaxy Blinds source Constellation Lamp source Galaxy Wall Decal source Moon Door Sticker source Glow In The Dark Starry Bed Canopy source Moon Rug source Galaxy Rug source Planetarium Clock source Planetarium Lamp source Galaxy Oven Mitt source Space Themed Gift Wrapping Paper source Moon Ceiling Sticker source Moon Clock source Constellation Pillow source Galaxy Shower Curtain source Moon Apron source Glow In The Dark Moon Pillow source Star Constellation Glass source Space – Themed Prints In Embroidery Hoops source
  • This Is Your Brain On Drugs

    Meaghan Li
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    “This is your brain on drugs”. This infamous slogan from a 1990s D.E.A. anti-drug P.S.A. became the tongue-in-cheek title of a series of posters that I designed for a psychology project. Shortly after I completed it and posted it for feedback, it became viral and was picked up by blogs all over the world. A lengthy research and conceptualisation process helped me decide how to depict each drug, with sources ranging from Wikipedia articles and Erowid accounts to other artworks and design projects. I took a minimalist, Swiss Modernist approach, forcing me to distill these complex…
  • This Is How Photographers Welcome New Family Members

    Dustin Thompson
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    My girlfriend Vy and I are the proud parents of a brand new, beautiful, tiny… Sony a7 ll camera. I know that some may be confused, but for anyone that has a love for photography should understand the overwhelming joy of a new camera. It is a new paint brush and the world is our blank canvas. But don’t worry, I’m not going to get too deep on you. I am very lucky to have a girlfriend that is not only beautiful, but also as silly as me. I pitched her the idea of doing a newborn style shoot with the camera and she said that she was in! So I set up the house just like I would…
  • Steampunk Jewelry Made From Old Watch Parts By Lithuanian Artist

    Vicrum Ribiera
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Lithuanian artist “Nestre” creates unique steampunk jewelry like earrings, pendants, rings, cuff-links, bracelets and hairpins. All jewelry is made by hand using tiny, real wristwatch and pocket watch parts (gears, cogs, arrows, wheels, bridges, springs etc.). They are positioned in a antique brass, copper or bronze base and sealed with a transparent resin which comes out as glass. The resulting appearance seems almost eternal. More info: Etsy They are available on Etsy.
  • 20+ Of The Biggest Pet Cats Ever

    Lina D.
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Angry Cat source Huge Cat source Huge Cat source
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    LOL Zombie

  • Once Upon a Time I Had a Life. Then I Got The Internet.

    LOL Zombie
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Remember everything we use to do before we had the internet? Talk to people, work on projects that we could actually touch, go outside. Man, those were the days. The post Once Upon a Time I Had a Life. Then I Got The Internet. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • The light inside is broken, but I still work.

    LOL Zombie
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    I’m pretty sure this is how a lot of people feel at work every day. Unfortunately, they aren’t filled with snacks or money. The post The light inside is broken, but I still work. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • The Rock can beat any wrestler except one.

    LOL Zombie
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    If you ever go into professional wrestling, just call yourself paper and the Rock won’t have a chance. Course, if you wrestle scissors, you’re screwed. The post The Rock can beat any wrestler except one. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • I’d go outside, but there are people out there.

    LOL Zombie
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Everyone says I should go outside and enjoy the weather. But there are people out there. What if I don’t like them? What if I get bored? I like my internet and virtual friends. They’re cool. The post I’d go outside, but there are people out there. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Did you read Apples Terms and Conditions? Neither did Adam and Eve.

    LOL Zombie
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    So many words in those pesky terms and conditions documents. What could possibly go wrong if you just agree and then do whatever you want? The post Did you read Apples Terms and Conditions? Neither did Adam and Eve. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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    Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

  • Man Fattens Up Girlfriend for Two Years to Deter Love Rivals

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    In a bid to deter rivals from stealing the affections of his pretty girlfriend, a Chinese man actually spent two years fattening her up! You Pan, from southern China’s Guangdong Province, started dating Yan Tai a couple of years ago. She weighed only 98 pounds at the time and was quite attractive, a fact that made You Pan afraid other suitors might steal her away. Worried that he might lose her, the man masterminded a diabolical plan to make her unattractive to other men. Over the course of two years, You Pan made sure that Yan Tai got plenty to eat – he treated her to big…
  • Breathtaking Photo Almost Cost the Photographer His Life

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    When Pakistani photographer Atif Saeed set out for a drive through a safari park in Lahore in 2012, little did he know that he would end up risking his life for what is possibly the best photograph of his career – a close-up shot of a charging lion! It all started during the drive, when Saeed spotted a lion a short distance away. “It as an adult male lion, and what I liked most about him was the beautiful, dark hair on his neck,” the 38-year-old later recalled. He got out of the car, left the door open, and crouched in the grass to take pictures with his 500mm telephoto lens. He did…
  • Japanese Beauty Cream Leaves Your Hands Smelling Like Cat Paws

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Lots of people love cats, but how many would actually want to smell like one? Well, as it turns out, there’s a small army of cat-lovers out there who love the smell of cat paws. So much so that they’re willing to spend money on this Japanese hand cream that promises to lend them the irresistible whiff of feline paws. The cream is the brainchild of Japanese online retailer Felissimo. The company claims that the unusual idea came about during a brainstorming session, when an employee suggested a cream that leaves the skin as soft and squeezable as a cat’s paw. Everyone at the meeting…
  • Woman Ends Up with Masculine Jaw after Excessively Chewing Gum to Lose Weight

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    When a woman from Nanjing, China, read that chewing gum could help her lose weight, she decided to give the technique a try. Unfortunately, she seems to have taken it a bit too far. After incessantly chewing gum every single day for the past six months, the technique backfired on her – not only did she fail to lose weight, her jaw actually bulked up from all the exercise! The woman, who is going by the pseudonym Gao, said that it all started when she and her friends read an article about the benefits of chewing gum. The report reasoned that chewing gum burns up to 60 calories per hour,…
  • This Steam-Powered Motorcycle Is Any Steampunk’s Fan Dream Come True

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    The ‘Black Pearl’ is a one-of-a-kind steam-powered motorcycle created by Dutch bike builder René van Tuil, of Revatu Customs. Looking like the love child of a chopper and an old steam engine, the unique vehicle can make any diehard steampunk fan simply drool just looking at it. Although named after Jack Sparrow’s notoriously fast ship, van Tuil’s amazing creation is anything but fast. Powered by a functioning steam engine, with a rear wheel driven by a large crankshaft, the unique motorcycle can reach an unimpressive top speed of just eight kilometers per hour. That…
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    The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day

  • Driver ant jaw strength

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    The post Driver ant jaw strength appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Cat ate a rubber band

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    The post Cat ate a rubber band appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Tiger dog

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The post Tiger dog appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Leg nipple

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    The post Leg nipple appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Bear eating a man

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:42 am
    The post Bear eating a man appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
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    Odd Stuff Magazine

  • Funny Pictures – April 18, 2015

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    What charm did Ron use on Hermione? My boss complained about my coworker’s hair being too long. So she fixed the problem. What if? My cat has a secret modeling job. This is just about how my first kiss went… Note to McDonalds – Don’t piss off the sign company next door. You think your job sucks… Thanks random kid on the internet; you revolutionized my “life”. Food & fun for everyone. The human equivalent of shaking the dry cat food packet outside at dinner time. Max could smell the dog treat behind the door.
  • Tiny Matchstick Rockets Can Fly Up To 40 Feet

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:12 am
    These tiny rockets use just a single match head to propel them up to 40 feet. They are super simple to make, all you need is a roll of aluminum foil, wooden skewers, a box of matches, and either a candle or a bbq lighter. Watch this video for full instructions: ShareShare These little blasters can be used indoors or out, it’s best to take them outside for the full flight, inside they tend to ping off the walls and leave marks on the carpet. Happy launching!
  • Funny Pictures – April 17, 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    I’m just big-boned. Banana for Scale. Jayoncé RIP in peace Challenge accepted. I thought I’d never find new ones… Ahhhh, nature. Painted on the Ladies Room floor. Not cool guys! Teenage rebellion in the future. Jackpot! Was cleaning a pony saddle while my Great Dane kitten played. One thing led to another… You mess with my desk, I mess with yours. Official looking warning sign I found on the wall of an old building today Crocs, tighty whities, and a turban – can’t think of a better outfit to take the dogs out for a run! Powerful helicopter. Not…
  • Funny Pictures – April 16, 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Tow truck advertising done right. Tempted. What you get if you order a tiger from ebay.. Girls. I’m not even mad, that’s amazing! Look What I Found! I’ve had it up to here. “I love your kid’s costume!” “What costume?” This cocktail list in Japan caught me by surprise. Only two things in life are certain. Wait, what? Oh.. they’re flip flops.. I really don’t think these two should be having kids… Not 100% sure it’s going to pass the inspection.
  • Funny Pictures – April 15, 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Could you write ‘Diesel Fuel’ and ‘No Smoking’ in Arabic? Convincing bar sign. Not the normal Pisa pose, certainly a forced perspective! And you thought your job was tough! Aladdin parks like an asshole. Asked my husband to (hand) whip some heavy cream. Hear strange noises and walk in on this. Superman has a great rack. Typical Yelp review. Criticizing the establishment for something that wasn’t even their fault. Caught my dad sleeping with a new girl this morning. “OK human, enough pictures – can you push me now?” I’d vote for him. Pretty…
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  • Second Official Teaser Trailer for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Wenn hier schon nichts anderes passiert gibt es eben wieder nur den nächsten Star Wars Teaser. Bißchen Gänsehaut macht er ja schon. [via Star Wars] Liebe Feed Abonnenten,bitte ändert gegebenenfalls die URL dieses Feeds in eurem Feedreader und verfolgt das Geschehen in Zukunft mit http://www.polkarobot.de/feed. Weitere Varianten des Feeds findet ihr auf der Webseite im Menü.Vielen Dank
  • First Official Teaser Trailer for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    [via Star Wars] Liebe Feed Abonnenten,bitte ändert gegebenenfalls die URL dieses Feeds in eurem Feedreader und verfolgt das Geschehen in Zukunft mit http://www.polkarobot.de/feed. Weitere Varianten des Feeds findet ihr auf der Webseite im Menü.Vielen Dank
  • Petition: Keep Google Reader Running

    14 Mar 2013 | 2:10 am
    Kleiner Schock am Morgen, Google will seinen RSS Newsreader am 1. Juli schließen. Anscheinend weil die Nutzerzahlen zurückgehen und es wird gemunkelt dass Goolge damit sein soziales Netzwerk Google+ stärken möchte. WTF? Ich benutze den Dienst seit gefühlten Ewigkeiten und konnte damit in den Hochzeiten von PolkaRobot Hunderte von Feeds komfortabel verfolgen.  Inzwischen hab ich die Anzahl der Feeds zwar deutlich reduziert, nutze den Google Reader aber trotzdem noch täglich. Der darin integrierte Social Sharing Kram interessiert mich übrigens die Bohne, mir geht es nur um die reine…
  • Proll out – Trailer zu deutschem Science Fiction Animationsfilm von Thomas Zeug

    25 Nov 2012 | 11:08 pm
    Thomas Zeug schrieb mir in einer E-Mail, dass sein selbstproduzierter Science Fiction Animationsfilm Proll Out demnächst fertig wird. Der enthält Außerirdische, Raumschiffe, Explosionen, Verfolgundsjagden, Gefechte, Explosionen, Raketen, Zombies, EXPLOSIONEN und Prolls … Sieht gut aus und ich bin auf den restlichen Film gespannt. Geschichte und Figuren stammen übrigens aus der Hörspielserie Quiqueck & Hämat, die ebenfalls von Thomas produziert wird. [Proll out Trailer bei youtube] Liebe Feed Abonnenten,bitte ändert gegebenenfalls die URL dieses Feeds in eurem Feedreader und…
  • Norsk – Scifi Musikvideo von Pierre Emperador

    5 Nov 2012 | 1:15 am
    Tolles scifi-inspiriertes Musikvideo von Pierre Emperador zu Raise your Weapon von Deadmau5 im Noisia Remix. Von Pierre hatte ich hier schon sein 2010er Showreel. [Norsk bei vimeo] Liebe Feed Abonnenten,bitte ändert gegebenenfalls die URL dieses Feeds in eurem Feedreader und verfolgt das Geschehen in Zukunft mit http://www.polkarobot.de/feed. Weitere Varianten des Feeds findet ihr auf der Webseite im Menü.Vielen Dank
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    The Curious Diary of Mr Jam

  • In which your mild narrator SAYS A BAD WORD

    Mr Jam
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    THIS FATHER-OF-THREE was inspired to create a piece of Zen wisdom the other day.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with: "Where's the @#$%ing remote?” Nine hundred and ninety nine miles later, the answer to this question for people with children is: a) in the fridge,  b) down the toilet,  c) in the dog, or, thanks to interstellar wormholes,  (d) apparently in a galaxy, far, far away, never to be seen again. Oh, and please excuse the "bad" language in the first paragraph.  But I like using symbols like @#$%^&, because readers can insert the “right” type…
  • 5 tales of bad cops and how I failed to avoid a traffic ticket

    Mr Jam
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    I HATE that Eminem song that uses a police siren as an instrument. Every time it's on the car radio I have a heart attack. Why are the police following me and WHY CAN'T I SEE THEM? Hot Tip Make sure you look wildly off your head in your driving licence photo so that when traffic cops stop you and check it, the real-life you looks comparatively calm and sober. Works every time except when it doesn't. Police are on my mind after a reader sent me a news item about cops who raided a brothel a few days ago and found four colleagues using it. The really bad thing was that the…
  • Escalator wars break out in Hong Kong

    Mr Jam
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    A ROGUE ESCALATOR grabbed a man’s track suit bottom and stripped it off him. He had to wait at the bottom in his underpants while engineers tried to make the naughty moving staircase return his trousers. “This happened a few days ago in Boston, but it nearly happened to me last year,” said a reader named Ali. Yes, this happens: one tried to take my chinos, once. A quick survey of other readers produced links to numerous cases. A woman’s ankle-length dress was grabbed by an escalator in a Singapore mall. “I was sure that I was going to end up standing there, half-naked in my…

    Mr Jam
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    A COLLEAGUE ACCUSED ME of having a tendency to over-react, so I have no choice but to burn down his house and curse his family for seven generations. Fair’s fair, right? I learned to respond strongly to things from a former boss who used to say the following sentence at least once a day: “Some IDIOT has moved my [random object] and when I find out who did it, God help me, I am going to tear him limb from limb with my bare…oh, there it is.” Some people think overreacting is a bad thing, but look at the evidence.  The richest country in the world is the United States, from which a…
  • Racism in children's books and a new story prize

    Mr Jam
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    SOME TIME AGO, I realized with horror that the storybooks at my children’s school had all been written by Adolf Hitler using a range of pen names! This had to be so, because their main theme was The Triumph of the Master Race. The first clue was when my daughter brought home a book called: “The Three Brothers”. Plot: Two black-haired brothers are brutish but are defeated by their clever blond Aryan brother. The next day we read: “The Swan Princess”. Plot: Once upon a time, there was a blond, fair-skinned princess, but an evil black-haired stepmother turned her face BROWN so the…
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    Did you know?

  • The most famous watches and clocks in history

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    We all need to tell the time – but some watches and clocks have gone down in history as devices or monuments that do that little bit more. From showpiece devices that dominate a city’s social and cultural landscape, through to the watches sported by film heroes and villains, to the real-life icons, these are timepieces that do far more than just tic along. These are the most famous watches and clocks in the world. Big Ben The bell inside the most famous clock in London, England, measures 9′-0″ (2.75 metres) in diameter, is 7′-6″ (2.28 metres) high and weighs 13…
  • How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    In the days and weeks leading up to the death of Leonard Nimoy, the actor and director most known for playing the gravel-voiced Vulcan Mr Spock in Star Trek, knew he was dying. He used Twitter as a means to make peace with this fact, and to say goodbye to his friends, family and fans around the world with sayings, poetry, and wise words. A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 11, 2015 So is…
  • Bankers have a moral compass, it just may not look like yours

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    We’re getting rather used to revelations about sharp practice in the banking sector. The row about HSBC’s tax services to rich clients has raised, yet again, crucial questions about the business culture which allows such scandals to emerge. One common idea is that those involved have lost their “moral compass” and succumbed to the imperative of pure greed as they employ subterfuge to do things which end up doing harm to the general public. There is a problem with these approaches. Those who use the “greed-hypothesis” tend not to define what they mean by “greed”, as distinct…
  • 10 things you didn’t know about becoming a teacher

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    You might be absolutely sure what career path your degree will take you on but have you considered teaching? After completing your degree you can then sign on for an extra year of education and practical training in teaching – this is known as a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). So if you’ve thought about inspiring and educating the next generation of bright minds – as cheesy at that sounds it’s true – then read on for some interesting facts about becoming a teacher: 10. You can get funding for your PGCE This means you won’t have to dip into your savings like a…
  • Simple ways to heat your home for less

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    You might think that cranking up the thermostat is the simplest way to heat your home, but there are plenty of other ways to ensure your living space stays toasty – and they can also save you money. 1. Don’t hang clothes over radiators. It might make them dry quicker but it makes the radiator work harder and so use more energy. 2. Turn the thermostat down by one degree. This is a message that keeps rearing its head in a money and heating advice context; some experts believe that you won’t feel the difference and that the ideal temperature to set a thermostat at is between 18°C…
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    Amusing Planet

  • The Humble Sources of 10 Major Rivers

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    The source or headwaters of a river, defined as the furthest place in that river from its estuary or confluence with another river, is an elusive concept. On a colloquial basis, some define the source of a river at the drainage basin from which water runs year-around, such as a lake. Sometimes another river may flow into the lake, in which case the source of the other river is taken as the source of both rivers, as in the case of the river Nile. At other times, the confluence of two or more rivers where the river’s name is first used is taken as the source, as in the case of the river…
  • The Colorful Side of Istanbul

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Photographic representation of Istanbul has always been stereotypical - towering mosques, ornate palaces, old streets, markets and seagulls over the Bosphorus. No doubt, the Ottoman empire left an indelible impression on the city’s skyline with its majestic architecture, but there is a side of Istanbul - the modern side - that people rarely see. 32-year old architect and photographer Yener Torun has been documenting this unknown dimension of this famous city through his photographs that he shares on Instagram. “My primary motive was to document a different, less-known part of Istanbul to…
  • 7 Famous Man-Made Geysers

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Geysers are a rare phenomenon because they require a specific set of conditions to occur. Generally geysers can be found near active volcanic areas where there is an abundant source of subterranean heat. Underground water or surface water percolating down comes in contact with hot rocks and expands into steam that forces boiling water out of the surface through a vent, and a geyser is said to have born. Human activities have also given birth to a number of geysers. Usually an oil drilling company or someone who’s looking for water would accidentally poke a hole through a chamber of…
  • Cabo Polonio: An Idyllic Tourist Village Without Electricity, Running Water or TV

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    Cabo Polonio is a small beach village located at the tip of a sliver of sand jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern coast of Uruguay in the Rocha Department. At the outermost point, stands a grand lighthouse looking out over two rocky islands where a large colony of sea lions live. The lighthouse is the only structure in the entire village that is connected to the power grid. None of the few hundred houses here have electricity or running water, not even sewerage. Only a handful of businesses and houses have generators or solar panels or use wind power to light their homes, but…
  • The Recursive Model Villages of Bourton-on-the-Water

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the “Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.” The village is known for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges that have led to Bourton-on-the-Water being called the "Venice of the Cotswolds". The village has a population of about 3,200, but during peak times of the tourist season there are more visitors in Bourton-on-the-Water than…
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    Unusual Places

  • Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Palace

    9 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Edward Leedskalnin (1886 – 1951), a modest official, Latvian immigrant, 5 feet tall and weighing only 40 pounds, suffering from tuberculosis, once said “I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids. I discovered how the ancient Egyptians and builders in Peru, Yucatan and Asia, with simple tools, have lifted stones weighing tons “… and his castle (built out of coral rock in blocks of up to 30 tons) is irrefutable proof. He was abandoned by his fiancé (Agnès Skuvst) because he was too poor and too old. He arrived in the US in 1920 when he was 34 years old.
  • Wilhelmstein Island

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Built in 18th-century, the tiny artificial island called Wilhelmstein is located on Lake Steinhude, the largest lake in northwestern Germany. The island is based on piles of stones, that had to be carried there by the local fishermen in their boats. Between 1765 and 1767 it was turned into a military fortress by William, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe. His vision was an impenetrable getaway in his own land. In 1772, the first German submarine, Steinhuder Hecht, was constructed on the island. Wilhelmstein today is a museum and a popular tourist destination Steinhuder Meer. For more information…
  • The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta – Another Kind of Cemetery

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    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 dignified, but here the epitaphs on the crosses stir laughter. It is located in Sapanta town, Maramures county, Romania and it is famous for its beautifully colored crosses. The naive drawings depicts moments from the life and occupation of the buried person. On some of the crosses lyrics remind of some of the things the
  • Lavenham Crooked Houses

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    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 to build with, and as the wood dried, the twisting began. The town went bust almost as fast as it was built, so no one had the money to tear down and rebuild… they just left it like it was. And so it sits today. De Vere House on Water Street. Movie makers used this house to create the
  • Olduvai Gorge – The Shifting Sand Dunes

    Zack Atlas
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    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’s ample dust on the ground and a unidirectional wind to create the moving effect. The volcanic ash (or dust) collects around a rock, and continually gathers until it forms what appears to be a small sand dune. This process is continuous, and as it progresses the unidirectional wind causes the dune to move. In the case of these Shifting Sands,…
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    Fact of the Day

  • Heavy consumption of iced-tea linked to kidney failure

    Fact of the Day
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    An Arkansas man’s kidney failure linked to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 56-year-old U.S. man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some puzzling cases of kidney failure. The source of the problem was an […]
  • The Internet makes us think we’re smarter than we really are

    Fact of the Day
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    According to a new study, searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence. A new psychological study from Yale University found that people who have access to an online search engine when researching a topic are overly confident in their knowledge of the world, as compared with people […]
  • An anti-EU activist filmed spectacularly failing to burn EU flag

    Fact of the Day
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    The man, believed to be a white nationalist affiliated with far-right group, posed in front of the flag wearing a balaclava before launching into his speech. “The European Union is corrupt to the core,” he said. “It’s here to take away our nationality, our identity, our free speech and our sovereignty. “Its forced mass immigration […]
  • ‘The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People’, An Informative Infographic

    Fact of the Day
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    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 Daily Rituals by author Mason Currey, the infographic shows how each person divided their time to work at their creative […]
  • The Adults Who Live In Treehouses

    Fact of the Day
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    In this short documentary, The Atlantic interviewed people who build, live in and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. via theatlantic.com
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  • Gli altri Ottanta @ Wood (Arona)

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Stasera alle 19.00 reading di un po’ di estratti dei racconti de Gli altri Ottanta al Wood di Arona. Qui trovate tutte le info. L'articolo Gli altri Ottanta @ Wood (Arona) sembra essere il primo su Assez-vu.
  • Franco Battiato, Energia (1972)

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    “Canzoni che (mi) mettono i brividi”, volume 3: devo ammettere che ascoltare Battiato che sussurra “ho avuto molte donne in vita mia” mi ha sempre fatto un certo effetto… Si fosse trattato di chiunque altro non avrei battuto ciglio ma, accidenti, “lui no, non può essere davvero” è la prima cosa che ho pensato quando ho ascoltato per la prima volta “Energia”. Il paladino della castità e delle sublimazioni, l’intellettuale che dall’altro della sua torre eburnea prende le distanze da ogni mondanità si lancia qui in una…
  • Piero Pelù, il racconto inedito de Gli altri Ottanta

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    L’anno scorso di questi tempi incontravo Piero Pelù per il mio libro sugli Ottanta. Il suo racconto, rimasto poi inedito, oggi finalmente vede la luce qui. Buona lettura! L'articolo Piero Pelù, il racconto inedito de Gli altri Ottanta sembra essere il primo su Assez-vu.
  • 74/33 Playlist > Anti-Valentine’s

    14 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ecco la mia playlist di febbraio per 74/33… o meglio, la mia playlist del 14 febbraio, noto ai più come giorno di San Valentino. Questa è dunque una playlist di canzoni d’amore, ma un po’ sui generis. Proprio come i testi citati nei Frammenti di un discorso amoroso di Roland Barthes, infatti, le canzoni che ho scelto sono parte di ipotetici dialoghi, delle riflessioni sulla natura stessa dell’amore e su vari aspetti del sentimento amoroso. Il tutto condito con una certa predisposizione verso il “tragico”… proprio come la…
  • Playlist / Sex Sells!

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    Ogni blog che si rispetti deve avere ogni tanto qualche uscita NSFW (Not Safe/Suitable For Work, per i meno esperti). Aiuta ad implementare il traffico ma, soprattutto, vuoi mettere la soddisfazione di poter inserire tanto spudoratamente la fatidica parolina “sex” fra i tag di un post?! Bene, ma veniamo a noi… Ho selezionato una fantastica serie di canzoni, tutte a tema sessuale (più o meno palesemente esplicitato), alcune molto famose, altre meno, perché se è vero che di Parental Advisory è piena la storia della discografia contemporanea, allusioni e riferimenti…
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  • Redditors Create Fictional Hybrid Animals

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    GerafficRex by s123man Reddit is known for its unusual subreddits. One of them is HybridAnimals – community where Redditors share Photoshoped images of new species by skillfully combining animals with each other and/or with any other stuff. The result is amazingly amusing. Llamaroo by Dwarf-hybrids Sphynx cat/Elephant by Felfriast Owlves by netwoodle Hairy Potter (Pony + Otter) by Felfriast Call of the wild by Dwarf-hybrids Fox-squirrel by Dwarf-hybrids Horseckatoo by Alquivira Croad by awndoze Killer Penguin by gyyp Crocobear by mobuko Koaowl by _Asphyxia The poisonous Mushroctopus by…
  • Unsettling Photos of Frightful Figures Posing With Taxidermy Animals by Mothmeister

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    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 against both “selfie culture” and the beauty standards of the mass media. The latest photos can be seen on their Instagram account. Prints are available on their Etsy store. – via Laughing Squid, io9.
  • 10 Unusual Idioms From Around The World

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    People use idioms to pepper the speech and writing, often without even realizing they’re doing it. These curious little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world knows. – via hotelclub.com
  • Marvelous Stone Stacking by Michael Grab

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    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 motion. According to Michael, “Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation.” Check out his website and Facebook for more incredible pictures. – via visualnews.com, Part 2.
  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Reddit user ChutneyRain has lost her leg 12 years ago after her foot was crushed by a 400+ lbs boulder. Her family is pretty morbid. They crack really awful jokes about missing a leg all the time. One day ChutneyRain and her mom were at the Spirit store and found a fake leg, and well.. came up with this creepy photoshoot. Why sit around an wallow when you can disturb the normal folk to no end?
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    Gloom Wire

  • California Cop 'Tickles' Dead Corpse

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    In case anyone didn't know, body manipulation is completely legal in California. Police officer, Aaron Stringer, touched Ramiro James Villegas's toes and said "tickle, tickle" after Villegas was shot and killed in a car chase where his car slammed into a light pole. Stringer allegedly told a probation officer that he loved to play with dead bodies, as he attempted to open Villegas's mouth while he was laying dead on a hospital gurney. He was placed on paid leave while the incident was being investigated. Police Chief, Greg Williamson, called Stringer's comments "disturbing." Attorney for the…
  • Weird America

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:44 pm
    If you're born and raised in America, the way every day life is handled, is probably pretty normal. But, did you ever stop and think that the way other countries view our lifestyle, our jobs, and our way of thinking, may be anything but normal? From our gigantic portion sizes to our love of American Flags, this British YouTube Author sounds off about the things that he finds weird when coming to America.
  • Epic Hour in Space: HD GoPro Footage

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Play the first video and enjoy the view from space. Then click play on the second video for the theatrical space experience.
  • 3 Odd Homes Built out of Spite

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    We have all been witness to or at least heard of feuding neighbors. Two men screaming at each other from their lawns about a tree that straddles both properties. One man wants to cut it down because it attracts ants. The other man doesn't want the tree cut as it provides ample shade to his home. Land surveyors are called out, property maps are spread across the kitchen table. It’s amazing how such small things can bring out the absolute worst in people. What happens when you take your feuding to the next level? What happens when your neighbor, your city, or anyone pisses you off and you…
  • Kindlifresser: The Child Eater of Bern

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    If you ever want to scare the crap out of your children, take them to Bern, Switzerland for a little visual aid of what happens to naughty little children.  In the center of town, there is a tall, bulky, demon sculpture known as the Kindlifresser. He carries a sack of babies while eating one. It was sculpted in 1546 for some unknown reason but is one of the oldest standing fountains in the city. While people aren't sure as to why this sculpture came to be, the townspeople theorize that it was built as a type of warning to the Jewish community of Bern. This Kindlifresser is wearing a hat…
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    Mix Top Ten Lists

  • Top 10 Bizarre Neo-Nazi Groups

    top10 contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Although Hitler is dead, the Nazi ideology is unfortunately very much alive through these ten groups and more. This top ten list examines a select few that are too bizarre and worthy of mention on this list.   10. The National Socialistic Japanese Workers Party, Japan The National Socialistic Japanese Workers Party in Japan also goes by the name Nationalsozialistische Japanische Arbeiterpartei (NSJAP), Kokka Shakaishugi Nippon Rodosha and is led by Kazunari Yamada. They are known to incorporate imagery and ideas from the Hitler Era in order to justify attacks against Koreans and the…
  • Top 10 Bizarre Ways To Live Longer

    top10 contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Just how much do you want to live a long, long life? You’re already eating properly (well, most of the time), you keep fit (when you remember) and you don’t smoke, having given up successfully many times. What other lengths are you prepared to go to? In the past, people tried many different methods to promote their longevity, some more pleasant than others. Did you know, for example, that Taoist sexual practices, if performed correctly, are supposed to confer immortality? Over the centuries humans have tried to live longer by eating such things as rattlesnakes, caterpillar fungus and bee…
  • Top 10 Evil Children in Fiction

    top10 contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Evil can be defined as the intent to violate all or some rules, laws and procedures. It is also a deliberate wrongdoing, designed to hurt others. In his book, In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche argues that the natural functional non-good has socially transformed into the religious concept of evil. Ayn Rand, on the other hand, believed that reason is man’s means of survival. Anything that tries to destroy or negate a man from living a proper life is evil. This article examines 10 evil children as they are portrayed in popular culture. Let’s take a look at the role models our…
  • Top 10 Popular Adult Video Stars

    top10 contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Here are ten of the most successful, popular adult video stars of all time. Do you have someone else to add to this list? Add their name and your reasoning behind the choice in our comments section:   10. Lexington Steele Steele was not a adult video star in his first career; he was a  stockbroker in New York. He only moved into the porn industry in 1997, and he has proven to be a success. He has won the Male Performer of the Year Award three time, and he now owns Mercenary Motion Pictures. The company is now estimated to be worth more than $20 million.   9. Katie Morgan Morgan…
  • Top 10 Natural Hot Springs

    top10 contributor
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    The name, hot spring, is pretty self-explanatory: they are pools of hot water. And, as we know, Nature has Her own means of doing things like heating, cooling, and whatever else She wants. To speak more technically, when geothermally heated groundwater emerges to the surface of the earth, the end result is a hot spring. There are several hot springs which are visited by people. Let us take a look at 10 natural hot springs in the world.   10. Deception Island Hot Springs, Antarctica The Deception Island near Antarctica is one of the safest harbours of Antarctica. The island is a caldera…
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  • Vegetable Gardening for Dummies – A Novice’s Guide

    Maria Karla Salinas
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Gardening is a great way to eat healthy and enjoy the outdoors.  This guide is made for anyone wanting to learn how to make a garden and how to grow vegetables for that garden.  In this guide you will learn how to select the proper location for your garden, learn about tools needed for the […] The post Vegetable Gardening for Dummies – A Novice’s Guide appeared first on RedShed.
  • Setting Up Your Garden for 2015

    Maria Karla Salinas
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    As the new year starts, we all consider what has happened this previous year and anticipate what will happen in the new year. Is your garden all set up for 2015? Learn our guidelines on setting up your 2015 garden! The post Setting Up Your Garden for 2015 appeared first on RedShed.
  • Develop Free Fertilizer, Utilize Your Leaves!

    Maria Karla Salinas
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Numerous individuals consider falling leaves as something that must be raked up and discarded, yet leaves are proposed by nature to be a characteristic manure and defensive spread for the earth. Learn how to utilize your leaves to fertilizer! The post Develop Free Fertilizer, Utilize Your Leaves! appeared first on RedShed.
  • How to Avoid Gardening Mistakes

    Maria Karla Salinas
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Planting is a work of adoration for the greater part of us, missteps and all; and on the off chance that you understand that errors are really essential in the learning methodology. Learn how to avoid common gardening mistakes. The post How to Avoid Gardening Mistakes appeared first on RedShed.
  • Easy Houseplants to Nurture

    Maria Karla Salinas
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Houseplants are a frolicsome and require simplistic method of gardening and bring in the alfresco all year/season long. Know what are the easy houseplants to nurture! The post Easy Houseplants to Nurture appeared first on RedShed.
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  • Body Modification

    Joseph Caltabiano
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Are you a fan of body modification? If so, you have certainly come to the right place. We are about  to share some information that you will find fascinating and unbelievable. In our first section, we have included information and pictures of the various types of body modifications seen in adults. The second half will include some examples of children who have actually altered their anatomy. Body modification (also called body alteration) is defined as the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or physical appearance. Human body alteration didn’t start to gain popularity in the…
  • 7 Weird Illusions

    Kirin Johnson
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Although a picture may be worth a thousand words, does it always tell the truth? Today, we are going to share images of 7 weird illusions that will blow your mind. An optical illusion (also known as a visual illusion) is defined as an experience of seeming to see something that is not really there. You are about to see some examples of optical illusions that are guaranteed to deceive your eyes. In our past article called Hidden Faces In Things And Places, we shared many images of things and places with an illusion of a face. After seeing those images, you may have found yourself seeing faces…
  • 5 Strange Addictions

    Kirin Johnson
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Our list of five strange addictions will surely shock you. People from all over the world suffer from many types of dependencies. You probably already know of at least one person (if not many more) who is addicted to food, drugs, alcohol or tobacco. But all of these are seen throughout the world. At least one of the addictions in this article may leave you scratching your head in disbelief. From extreme body modifications, to a bizarre funeral addiction, we are definitely going to share some information that will fascinate you. We will first start off with an interesting image of the brain.
  • 3 Extra Body Parts That Would Save Lives

    Joseph Caltabiano
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have extra body parts? The human body is an amazing and complex machine with multiple complex systems. Of course, it is far from perfect. The body has plenty of flaws and unnecessary evolutionary traits (such as wisdom teeth) that still hang around. We are going to talk hypothetically about how 3 extra body parts could potentially save millions of lives if they were part of the human body. If only people could redesign the body. According to scientists, the human species first began to evolve approximately 200,000 years ago. Whether you…
  • 5 Odd Facts About Marijuana

    Kirin Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    We spent hours researching the most reputable sources to bring you 5 odd facts about marijuana. Whether you use it or not, the information in this post will fascinate you. Some of the data may seem unbelievable, but it is all 100% accurate. Each fact will have at least one link to the source. The inhalation of cannabis smoke goes back thousands of years. Back in 2003, a 2,500- to 2,800-year-old mummified shaman from China was found. Next to the shaman was a leather basket that was filled with cannabis leaf fragments and seeds. Today, it is used by millions around the world. Interesting…
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  • 11 Educational GIFS That Will Make You Smarter In Few Minutes.

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lock your eyes on these educational GIFS and be mesmerized. Just wait until you get to #5. It totally blew my mind.Educational GIFSHow Humans Are Formed. Image: Thebump How A Mushroom Grows. Image: Earthporm.com How A Key Works. Image: delima.soup.io How To Moonwalk.   How Cosmetic Surgery Is Done On Droopy Eyelids and Sacs Under The Eyes. Image: Reddit  How Large Ships Are Launched Into The Water (The Launch of The USS Detroit) Image: Tumblr How White Blood Cells Attack A Parasite. Image:  Kidneynotes  How…
  • 10 Rarest Medical Conditions You Never Thought Existed.

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:32 am
    Just because you haven’t heard of a disease doesn’t mean they don’t exist and there are a number of people who are unfortunate to be suffering from some of the rarest medical conditions known to man.Causes and treatment of some of these rare medical conditions are not known and are still baffling doctors till date.Cotard Delusion (Walking Corpse Syndrome) An extremely rare illness in which the person who has it is convinced they are dead, or do not exist.In 1880, a middle-aged woman paid a visit to the French neurologist, Jules Cotard, complaining of an unusual…
  • 14 Craziest Hairstyles: Would You Rock These Hairstyles?

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    If you are looking for chic and really cool hairstyles, well, this is not the place to find them, In this collection, you will find 10 of the craziest hairstyles gotten randomly from the Internet. A Pineapple On The Street.  I think I see a walking pineapple…  Helicopter On Your Head.  One Word, Scary.This crazy hairstyle was seen at a hair show in Lagos, Nigeria.  I See What You Did With The Braids.   A Zipper In My Hair.    African Style.  Triangular Rings Cornrows.  The Red Carpet Look.  German Eagle of…
  • 10 Scariest Real Life Stories Told By Random People.

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Oh! I see you actually want to be creeped out being that you clicked on the title of this article. I have compiled a list of scariest real life stories told by random people and I hope it totally creeps the heck out you. Please do me the favour of reading this at night or in the wee hours of the morning, then I will be sure I totally achieved my purpose hehehe… Our Friend Paid Us A Visit. Friend of ours died very suddenly from cancer we joked with her just before she died that she’d better come back and haunt us. I was sleeping on the sofa with one of the kids who was…
  • 10 Wonderful and Incredible Twins Stories

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    These incredible twin stories will make you be in awe of every twin you meet from now on. It indeed shows that there is a bigger and inexplicable force at play in our universe.The Twins Who Are Half Brothers.  Eleven months after twins, Justin and Jordan Washington were born, Mia Washington, the mother began to investigate after noticing her sons had different facial features.In an amazing twist of fate, the twins turned out to be half brothers, born of different fathers after a paternity test was carried out. Mia however, admitted that she had cheated on her husband and been…
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