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  • 10 Controversial Works Of Art That Were Removed or Destroyed

    Oddee.com
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From a statue of a once triumphant football legend to the wax figure of a pop star, check out these examples of pieces of art either banned or removed due to scandal.
  • 8 Unbelievable Stories About Inappropriate Gynecologists

    Oddee.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As it is going to the gynecologist, while necessary, isn't a pleasurable experience for anyone. Check out these eight stories of doctors who've shown no regard for doctor/patient boundaries.
  • 8 Bizarre Ways Corporations Have Attempted to Save $$

    Oddee.com
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Huge companies make millions of dollars, yet are often notoriously frugal. Here are a few of the most extreme ways they have devised to cut costs.
  • 10 Most Extreme Oral Piercings And Body Mods

    Oddee.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From uvula to gum piercings, take a look at same of the craziest oral body modifications ever done.
  • Here’s a Lawnmower Going Over 110 MPH

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    Monty McMahon
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    This is just straight up badass. Honda has built the fastest lawnmower on earth. They put it on a track and got it up to 116 mph, a new world record. Because we need FASTER LAWNMOWERS! It’s called the Mean Mower and it’s based on the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor. That hunk of junk was modified(...)
 
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    New Urban Legends

  • The Curse of Tecumseh

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Does a death curse threaten U.S. presidents elected in years evenly divisibly by twenty?
  • Hotel California

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Is The Eagles song "Hotel California" about Satanism?
  • The Self-Signaling Swag

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Crooks are fingered by the electronic locators contained in items they steal.
  • Birthday of Reckoning

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Was actor Humphrey Bogart born on Christmas Day?
  • Youngest Mother

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The youngest mother on record was a Peruvian girl who gave birth while only five years old.
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  • If Wes Anderson Made Forrest Gump

    Monty McMahon
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Forrest Gump, which was directed by Robert Zemeckis, is 20 years old already. In this video, filmmaker Louis Paquet redoes the opening credits of that film as if Wes Anderson directed it. It is distinctly Anderson (without actually, you know, being Anderson), who has directed such movies as The Royal Tannenbaums, Rushmore and The Grand(...)
  • Stephen Colbert Delivers His Top 10 List

    Monty McMahon
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Stephen Colbert is taking over The Late Show when David Letterman retires. You’ve probably heard that. He was on the show yesterday, where he told a story about how he applied to be a writer back in 1997. In trying to get that job, he submitted a packet that included his own top 10 list.(...)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Terminator Genesis

    Monty McMahon
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    You know, I vaguely recall hearing that there would be a new film in the Terminator series. It’s probably vague because I heard it and then forgot about it. Anyway, this is indeed true. It’s called Terminator Genesis. After seeing that last Terminator movie, I pretty much had enough. I don’t even remember what it(...)
  • It’s My Belly Button is a Song About Belly Buttons

    Monty McMahon
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    You didn’t even know you wanted this, but here it is anyway. The song is called It’s My Belly Button and it is just as absurd as it sounds. It’s by Rhett & Link, who, best we can tell are some sort of comic duo. Practitioners of the absurd. And so forth. The premise here(...)
  • Here’s a Lawnmower Going Over 110 MPH

    Monty McMahon
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    This is just straight up badass. Honda has built the fastest lawnmower on earth. They put it on a track and got it up to 116 mph, a new world record. Because we need FASTER LAWNMOWERS! It’s called the Mean Mower and it’s based on the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor. That hunk of junk was modified(...)
 
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    Neatorama

  • If All Your Friends Walked Off A Cliff, Would You?

    Zeon Santos
    25 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Lemming Dead by Twist MediaThe day they started throwing themselves off the cliffs people thought they were acting merely on instinct, but when those dead critters got up and started walking again the lemmings had begun their own furry version of a zombie apocalypse.Where have those lemmings from the classic video game been all these years? Why, they've been on this The Lemming Dead t-shirt by Twist Media!Check out Twist Media's Facebook and Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more fantastic artwork:A Link To The PastMasked Chaos2 Bros PlumbingI Am Death and Rebirth View more…
  • How to Build a Rotating Three-Marshmallow Toaster

    John Farrier
    25 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tens of thousands of years ago, shortly after our primitive ancestors discovered fire and invented means to start it, they began toasting marshmallows. This was the first and, as history would prove, greatest application of the use of fire.Yet since those ancient times, humanity has struggled to toast marshmallows properly. Long has the human race been burdened with the onerous task of toasting them evenly. Now technology has finally advanced to the point in which the toasting process need not be so laborious. Thanks to Instructables member Glass Giant, we have a machine that can do the job…
  • How To Drink Beer All Night Without Getting Drunk

    Zeon Santos
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jim Koch is a man who knows a thing or twenty about beer- he's the founder of the Boston Beer company, he helped design the Perfect Pint glass and he's the founder of Brewing The American Dream, a micro-lending program that has helped over 300 food and beverage companies get their start over the last ten years.It's safe to say Jim loves him some beer, and he drinks beer every day yet never loses the taste for those delicious foamy suds, but how does he drink beer all the time without getting drunk?His amazing secret is stupidly simple- he eats active yeast before drinking, one teaspoon per…
  • Dolphins Scare a Shark Away from a Swimming Human

    John Farrier
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (Video Link)Adam Walker is an open water adventure swimmer. That means that he swims long distances in ocean waters that are often hazardous for humans.Recently, he swam across the Cook Strait, the body of water that divides the North and South Islands of New Zealand. During his 8 hour, 36 minute crossing, he spotted a 2-meter long shark shadowing him.Thankfully, the shark never attacked him. Walker attributes his safety to a pod of dolphins that soon formed around him, escorting him for more than an hour. Sometimes the dolphins came so close that they brushed against him.I offer a brofist to…
  • Squatting in a Skyscraper

    Miss Cellania
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Centro Financiero Confinanzas is a high-rise office building in Caracas, Venezuela. Or, it would have been, if they’d ever finished construction. Instead, the project went belly-up in 1994 and the 45-story tower remains unfinished. But people started moving in 2007, and now the building, nicknamed the Tower of David, has about 3,000 people living there. Some even run businesses inside the tower. See 26 pictures of the squatters and the homes they’ve made from Reuters photographer Jorge Silva at the Atlantic. -via mental_floss(Image credit: Reuters/Jorge Silva)
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  • Clever Magnetic Hammer Lets You Set and Drive a Nail with One Hand

    EDW Lynch
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    This German Latthammer (carpenter’s hammer) features a magnetic nail holder that allows the user to set a nail into a surface and then drive it into place without having to use two hands. The hammer in the video is sold by Germany tool brand Sanpro. The fancier version in the photos below is by Picard. images via Core77 via Core77
  • SciShow Explains How Birds Really See the World

    EDW Lynch
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Hank Green of SciShow explains several special adaptations that enhance avian eyesight in “How Birds Really See the World.”
  • Scribble-Style Portraits by Vince Low

    EDW Lynch
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Artist Vince Low uses a loose, scribbling drawing style to make portraits that manage to capture their subjects with surprising accuracy. The illustrations are available for purchase. images by Vince Low via ghost in the machine, My Modern Metropolis
  • Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years, A Documentary About San Francisco Bay Area Graffiti in the 1980s

    EDW Lynch
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Artist Neon describes the rise, in the 1980s, of the San Francisco Bay Area graffiti scene in the short documentary “Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years” by KQED. The video includes rarely seen photos of early Bay Area graffiti by Jim Prigoff. Graffiti is a polarizing art form. Many appreciate its boldness and the vibrant color it adds to the urban landscape while others admonish it as vandalism. As graffiti spread from New York City throughout the United States in the 1980s, regional styles and techniques were adapted and remixed. As graffiti artist Neon explains, most graffiti in…
  • BULBING, A 2D LED Lamp Featuring 3D Wire-Frame Images

    Rollin Bishop
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    BULBING is a 2D LED lamp from Studio Cheha with 3D wife-frame images carved onto 5mm-thick acrylic glass in such a way as to create the optical illusion of depth. The glass can be swapped out in order to change the patterns. The studio is currently raising funds for the initial manufacturing run of BULBING via a Kickstarter project. images via Studio Cheha submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
 
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  • Navy baseball players nail “Frozen” [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Close the book on the Frozen lip sync contest because these Navy baseball players just hit it out of the park. Seriously, we didn’t even realize anyone listened to that song. Full story at YouTube via CafeMom. Dudes singing showtunes. Graphics credit: Canva
  • 20 twisted hearse license plates

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It takes a certain dark sense of humor to bring back an old hearse from the dead, so to speak, but a big part of the fun appears to be picking the licence plate. The DMV office has to love getting these requests… Image Source: Walkabout Wolf Image Source: Nerd Groupie Image Source: stevenbr549 Image Source: Lisa Rogak Full story at Simply Show Plates. Dark humor.
  • Picturing 200 calories of different foods

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    When the daily calorie recommendation for adults is only 2000, 200 calorie portions can add up fast, especially when we’re is trying to cut calories but still get all the nutrients we need to survive another day. To get a better idea of what this sized portion looks like, the staff at wiseGEEK raided their pantry and grabbed a scale  to take pictures, not worth a thousand words, just a couple hundred calories. Mini Peppers, 740 grams = 200 Calories Sliced Smoked Turkey, 204 grams = 200 Calories Jack in the Box Cheeseburger, 75 grams = 200 Calories Apples, 385 grams = 200 Calories…
  • New airline seat design solves shared armrest problem

    Deanne Mayall
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    This is very cool. A designer’s take on airline seats of the future (I hope). All sorts of nooks and crannies and well-thought out and well-placed holders for cups, earphones, plugs and best of all, a two-tiered arm rest where someone can get the top level and the seat mate gets the bottom. Addresses one of my perennial peeves, that of the seat-recliner-in-your-face issue, also. Check out the site, it’s great, link below. Full story here: PaperClipDesign. More stories about Design. Photo credit: Canva.com
  • The humble pea finally gets its place in the sun…and everything you eat

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    With demand for non-animal protein booming, peas have suddenly become the “It” girl of the vegetable world, so much so that global demand for all things pea is causing shortages. “Why peas?” you might ask, wondering why Mom’s favorite go-to vegetable is now popping up in foods everywhere. The answer is the demand for protein that doesn’t come with the baggage animal protein brings, and it isn’t just peas; the category of food known as “pulses” also includes beans, chickpeas, and lentils, but it’s the relatively innocuous taste of…
 
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    Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog

  • Tata Thursday

    Pony
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Those are some white sheets are they not?  Probably uses Tide with Bleach or something. Great collection of hotties and some great sexy bikini photos. The post Tata Thursday appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Daily Cool PIcs

    Pony
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes you hope certain things skip a generation. Funny collection cool and offbeat photos. The post Daily Cool PIcs appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Martha Hunt

    Pony
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Martha Hunt was born in Wilson, North Carolina in 1989 and is now a featured model for Victoria’s Secret. The post Martha Hunt appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Spot The Dog

    Pony
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    How long did it take you to spot the dog? The post Spot The Dog appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Lady in red in a tiny bathroom still leads to a very sexy amateur for Hump Day. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
 
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    YubaNet.com

  • Campaign 2014 | Former Grass Valley Planning Commissioners endorse the re-election of Terry Lamphier for Nevada County Supervisor, District 3

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Past Grass Valley planning commissioners James Bair, Kateri Harrison, Ralph Silberstein, and Larry Hoffman have endorsed Nevada County Supervisor Terry Lamphier for re-election as District 3 Supervisor. District 3 encompasses the City of Grass Valley and the surrounding communities including the Sunset District, Cedar Ridge to the "Y", Morgan Ranch, La Barr Meadows, most of Brunswick, and south to the 49'er Fire Station.
  • Placer County Biomass Project Continues to Progress

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    An unprecedented project that began almost eight years ago to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires in Placer County continues to make progress. The Wildfire Protection and Biomass Utilization Program began in 2007 when the Board of Supervisors directed county staff to come up with a way to manage the accumulating woody debris in the county's forests by developing a biomass-to-energy facility within Placer County.
  • Editorial | Pascale Fusshoeller: A Green Card

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I am a private person. I don't like to talk about myself, write myself or my experiences into a story I'm reporting on. I don't feel the need to be the center of known universe, quite the contrary - especially given this planet's position in the galaxy... I much rather listen to people and relay their stories to the world at large.
  • WWF condemns Soco seismic testing in Virunga

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    In defiance of local protests and international opposition, UK company Soco International PLC will start on Saturday the seismic testing phase of its controversial oil exploration project in Virunga National Park, according to media reports.
  • Bear Yuba Land Trust Announces Stars at North Star House "Jazz Series"

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) announces a lineup of stellar jazz musicians to perform in a series of outdoor summer concerts on the lawn at the beautiful North Star House for the 14th Annual Stars Benefit Concert.
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    Skull-A-Day

  • Metal Skulls

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Gille Monte Ruici, from Paris, France, is back with skulls he created with kitchenware utensils, lids, and brooches. He explains, "The vanities of the 17th century represented in paintings meant: memento mori ( remember you that you're going to die). I illustrate in a contemporary way by: Some day you're going to die...it can be because of the junk food." Too true. I like seeing a modern take on memento mori. His work reuses every day objects as reminder that life is short and to live well.We want to share your skull art! Be a part of the Skull-A-Day project. Details are HERE.
  • Tibetan Applique Skull

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nicole Snyder from the Poconos, PA was a kind enough friend to create this Tibetan skull, a fabric applique, for her friend's laptop sleeve. Then she was gracious enough to share it with us. Now it's our turn to continue the cycle by presenting it to you. Perhaps you might be obliged to pass it along to...... Thanks for sharing your work with us, Nicole!We want to share your skull art! Be a part of the Skull-A-Day project. Details are HERE
  • Wire & Frame Skulls

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! Today's skulls are the handy work of Massachusetts welder, Jay Carlson. The welded wire skull measures 16" x 22" and is made of 5/32" stainless steel. Jay has also spent 15 years doing art and antique restoration specializing in old art frames. This pirate skull frame would be perfect for a picture of your favorite "booty".  Thanks for sharing these, Jay!We want to share your skull art! Be a part of the Skull-A-Day project. Details are HERE.
  • Skull Friends

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Friends, Tanya and Chloe attended "day of the dead celebrations in Melbourne, Australia last November". Chloe, an artist, did their make up which took approximately four hours. Another beautiful version of Dia de los Muertos makeup. Thanks for sharing ladies!We want to share your skull art! Be a part of the Skull-A-Day project. Details are HERE.
  • Setback Sunday

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Just throwing a flashback out there for those who celebrate today as a holiday. This revisit to my Tuesday With Tatman from 2010 goes out to all of you out there enjoying the moment!
 
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    PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

  • Microwave Business: A Story of Teamwork

    Kerry
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Writes our submitter in Washington, DC: “In my time at my job, the only real evacuations we’ve had are for the Virginia Earthquake, and, now, a microwave popcorn incident. While another floor was responsible, multiple members of my department took this as an opportunity to make statements about the frequent state of our very own sad microwave. I think this is a fine example of how a committed team can work together to create a masterpiece.” (just click the photo above to enlarge) related: Especially Deborah
  • A wife of noble character…does all the dishes?

    Kerry
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Writes Julia, a student at an evangelical university in Indiana: “In our graduate student offices, there are more crusty dishes and microbial communities to be found than in the labs next door. After four weeks of mugs, oatmeal bowls and lunch containers had built up, one lad took the most effective course of action and posted this encouraging note for us single ladies to know what it takes to catch ourselves a guy just like him.” related: Life at a Christian college
  • You may work here, but you’re not my mother.

    Kerry
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Pam works at an accounting firm in St. Louis, where, around tax time, it’s not unusual for people to pack all three meals. How did you think Joan’s vigilante food-safety policing went over? related: A bitter butter battle
  • The nicest possible way

    Kerry
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Really? This is the nicest possible phrasing you could come up with? I mean, this guy even said please. (Thanks to Ben in Dallas and Allie in Orlando for submitting.)   related: Ice Box-ing
  • No, not the stink eye!

    Kerry
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Writes our submitter in Leeds: “I enjoy the fact that a second piece of paper had to be added to express the full rage of this (presumably wet-footed) person.” related: Lift or Loo?
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    Kitschy Kitschy Coo

  • Bring On The Peeps!

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Some past works made with marshmallow Peeps entered in a 2012 contest held at the Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake, MN. Even diabetics can’t resist little dioramas made with Peeps!
  • Hats Off To The Gun-Toting Cookie

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    I love cookie cutters, so it kinda kills me to sell this vintage aluminum one depicting a cowboy — or a soldier. The guns say “cowboy”, but the hat says, well, I’m not sure what… In any case, it’s no wonder folks can’t catch the gingerbread man — he’s packin’ heat! Another pic here. Keep […]
  • All Aboard The Circus Linens!

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Found here, here, and here.
  • Dames & Dogs #81

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:09 am
    Circa 1956; via.
  • Mayor Wagner, Your Horoscope For March 30, 1954

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:08 am
    Chart for the mayor of New York City denotes that he will do a good job, despite his lack of support.
 
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    chinaSMACK

  • Chinese Students Hold Mass Rallies to Prepare for Gaokao Exam

    Joe
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Chinese students around the country hold mass rallies to prepare for the upcoming Gaokao university entrance examination. The rally is intended to show the will and determination of the students in beating the exam and getting into their dream school. The videos show students shouting in unison slogans such as: “I will succeed”, “We will bring pride to the school”, and “For college, for honor, for parents, for teachers, fight, fight, fight!” Comments on Youku: After Gaokao what do they have left? wqerwqer21342134: These gestures look like the Germans in WWII.
  • Mainland Girl Urinates on Street in Hong Kong, Chinese Reactions

    Fauna
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The following microblog posted ended at #5 of the day on leading Chinese microblog platform Sina Weibo yesterday and remains the top trending topic and #hashtag# today… From Sina Weibo: @凤凰视频: Child Urinates on The Street in Hong Kong, Fierce Fight Between Mainland Couple and Hong Kongers — The quarrel in the images/video is extremely chaotic, with the adults denouncing each other, and the child wailing. This mainland couple picked up their child and wanted to leave with their baby stroller but were stopped by a Hong Konger holding onto the baby stroller. The child’s…
  • Chinese Chengguan Surrounded, Beaten Bloody By Angry Crowd

    Fauna
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    From NetEase: Full Story of the 5 Chengguan Temporary Workers Involved in Beating Surrounded and Beaten By A Thousand People From the around 8:30am in the morning until around 8pm at night on April 19th, the dispute between 5 Zhejiang province Wenzhou Cangnan county Lingxi town chengguan city management personnel and an individual who was taking photos to dissuade them from using violence in their law enforcement escalated into a mass incident involving the entire town. According to local officials, at around 9am that morning, local chengguan had a dispute with a female street peddler while…
  • Taiwan Sunflower Movement Student Protesters “Have No Pubes”

    Aaron Wytze
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Although Taiwan’s student protests (also known as the Sunflower Movement) came to an end on April 10th, debate surrounding the movement’s legacy is still a hotly debated media topic. Recently, Taiwanese media commentator Li Ao has weighed in, inciting strong reactions from Taiwanese netizens. Li is a pivotal figure in Taiwan’s democratization movement, and a prolific author and philosopher. He briefly had his own TV commentary show Li Ao Has Something to Say, an hourly talk show that served as a platform to broadcast his unique viewpoint. Li is also a fervent supporter of immediate…
  • NYT: China Hindering MH370 Search, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    Fauna
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Currently the most commented article of the week on Chinese web portal NetEase… From NetEase: American Media Claims China is Hindering the Search for the Malaysia Airlines Passenger Plane, China Strongly Objects According to a report by The New York Times, a naval vessel of the Chinese government this month had announced detecting underwater signals of what may be the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane. However, this announcement by China was discounted within days. According to government officials and analysts, China’s announcement may been one in a series of moves to project…
 
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  • Addicted to selfies | Risk for mental illness

    Nikos Kontorigas
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The new trend of selfies (taking a photo of yourself using your own camera/ smartphone) is quite suspicious as it leads to narcissism, causes the addiction of its user to it, is responsible for mental illness or even may lead to suicide, according to special psychologists. Those Facebook or Instagram users, in frantic search of taking a perfect picture are maybe suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)! BDD example More specifically, the addiction to selfies in the social networks is often accompanied by the need of the users to cover their imperfections in their appearence, by pressing…
  • Poveglia | The Italian haunted island goes on sale

    Nikos Kontorigas
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    One of the scariest places in the world has ended up on an online auction to raise money to assist in paying the national debt of Italy. This small deserted island of Poveglia in the lagoon of Venice, that was once hit by plague, has been marked as haunted and was not an unfair definition. Poveglia Island The Italian government expects to collect about half a billion euro, hoping that the prospective owners will not get scared of its story. However, Poveglia not only was uninhabited but going to the island was prohibited, as it hosted people with infectious diseases. There, thousands of dead…
  • The mysterious cherry tree from outer space

    Nikos Kontorigas
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Mystery surrounds the early blooming of the Japanese cherry tree that returned from a trip into space, leaving the Buddhist monks and scientists that take care of it with love speechless. The tree, that is four years old, bloomed in early April and that is six years earlier than the average time needed for similar plants. Cherry in space One of the priests of the temple Ganjoji in Gifu region of central Japan said that the tree bloomed really quickly, at an amazing speed. The pit from which this tree was planted originated from a cherry tree that the monks have taken care of with the utmost…
  • The most bizarre tourist tours

    Nikos Kontorigas
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Apart from the “classic” attractions that can be seen, depending on the country and the place visited, and that can be found on a typical tour guides, you can also discover something more special in those places if you do your research. Here’s a list of the ten most bizarre tours given in different parts of the world! Evening tour in a factory, Kanagawa, Japan In the recent years more and more Japanese people are showing a craze for factories, which has been termed  as “kojo moe“. Evening trips to industrial sites have become very popular. One of the best parts…
  • Craziest weddings ever happened

    Nikos Kontorigas
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Thousands of couples refuse to have a classic wedding and choose to give a more incredible touch to it, such as cool invitations or Superman costumes from the cartoon or from fantasy movies. The following weddings are characterized as the craziest on the planet and will definitely go down in history with their photos! Marriage like the beloved Flintstones “I Yabba Dabba Do!” shouted the groom after kissing the bride. The groom was dressed as Fred and the bride as Wilma on their wedding. The party was full of guests with polka dot costumes like cavemen and held clubs in their…
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    Mighty Optical Illusions

  • Ballerina Dog Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    I love looking at pictures of pets, because they’re always doing the most cute and funny things. They always seem to put a smile on my face. That’s why I especially love it when animals and pets are included in optical illusions. Typically, the illusions is always going to be a really funny one if  a pet is included. I certainly know most of you love the illusions with pets, because my posts on Facebook that involve pets always get a ton of interaction. If you’re not a fan of our Facebook page, you’re really missing out on some great conversation. I highly suggest you…
  • Car Riding a Skateboard Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    How many skateboarders do we have in the house today? Leave a comment below if you’re a skateboarder and you love it. I love to hang out with my friends and watch them pull off some amazing tricks, but I hate to admit it that skateboarding just isn’t for me. I tried riding on my friend’s skateboard one time and that almost ended with a trip to the emergency room, so I know better than to ever try riding a skateboard again. I guess I just don’t have the balance for it. As you can probably tell, today’s new optical illusion is going to involve a skateboard. Now,…
  • Rock Climbing Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    How’s everyone doing on this amazing Tuesday morning? I hope you’re all doing great. I know I am as I sit here with a nice cup of hot coffee on my desk and I look through some of the new optical illusions that I have on my computer. Remember, if you have any optical illusions, you can always feel free to submit them to me. I’m always on the hunt for new illusions, so any submissions are appreciated. I check my email every day, so you never know, the illusion you submit could be featured on the site in the future. Today, I have a rock climbing optical illusion that could…
  • Kiss Me Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    How’s everyone out there doing today? Did you enjoy your holiday weekend? I certainly hope so, because I know I did. I mostly enjoyed the weekend in the great outdoors, because it was so sunny and nice out all weekend long that I simply couldn’t resist the urge. What did you do for your holiday weekend? Let me know by leaving a comment in the comments section below. Today, I have a new optical illusion that definitely threw me for a loop the first time I saw it. Now, this one is actually somewhat similar to an illusion I put up last week of a flower that is decaying and looks like…
  • Give Me a Squeeze Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today is Easter Sunday, which is a holiday that a lot of people out there celebrate. I would just like to wish each and everyone of you out there a happy Easter. If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you have an equally great day. We don’t judge people here at MoIllusions, but we do want everyone to have an amazing day :). Today, I have a pretty cool optical illusion that was sent in to me by a user. This optical illusion comes in the form of a t-shirt that someone very creative designed and I have to say that it’s a pretty cool effect. As a matter of fact, I wish I had a…
 
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  • 11 Animals Who Are BFFs

    Bored
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    These best buddies will melt your heart. The post 11 Animals Who Are BFFs appeared first on Im Bored.
  • Stunning! 8 Famous Album Covers as Face Makeup

    Bored
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    In anticipation of Record Day, makeup artist and musician Natalie Sharp painted eight legendary albums in face makeup. Check out some of her other stuff here. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures Kas Product – Try Out Kraftwerk – Autobahn Primal Scream – Screamadelica Talking Heads – Remain in Light The Advisory Circle – As the Crow Flies Tones f The post Stunning! 8 Famous Album Covers as Face Makeup appeared first on Im Bored.
  • 17 Foods that Need to Go in my Mouth Right Now

    Bored
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Pizza Cake, McNuggetinis, and Twinkie Sushi. These 17 foods will make your day/give you a heart attack. Pizza Cake Twinkie Sushi Captain Crunch Donuts Bacon Chips and Guacamole Bacon Cinnabon Cronuts Deep Fried Pizza Kit Kat Cake McGangBang Eggo Ice Cream Sandwich Nacho Lasagna Bacon Hotdog Turtles 47 Layer Dip McNuggetini Bacon Cup Oreo Reeses Cupcakes Snackadium The post 17 Foods that Need to Go in my Mouth Right Now appeared first on Im Bored.
  • 13 Photos of Actors Laughing Between Takes

    Bored
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    After a director calls cut, all hell can break loose. These thirteen photos show some of our favorite actors breaking into laughter between takes. Fight Club Game of Thrones Gladiator Harry Potter Indiana Jones Kill Bill Les Miserables Star Trek The Dark Knight The Godfather The Royal Tennenbaums Star Wars The post 13 Photos of Actors Laughing Between Takes appeared first on Im Bored.
  • The Simpsons Springfield in Real Life

    Bored
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Ever crave a double cheeseburger at Krusty Burger? A Duff at Moe’s? A Squishee at the Kwik-e-Mart? Turns out you can visit some of your favorite spots from The Simpsons at Universal Studios Florida. Here are some pics. Comic Book Guy’s Shop Moe’s Krusty Burger Kwik-E-Mart The post The Simpsons Springfield in Real Life appeared first on Im Bored.
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  • A Nerd Died Here

    Toastmaster
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
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  • Facebook Begins Rolling Out Friend Rating System

    Toastmaster
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The social networking giant will begin rolling out an advanced friend rating system on Friday.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced the new feature in April, billing it as a new way to limit selfishness and narcissism on the site as…Read more →
  • What would it be like to be with the garbage woman’s daughter?

    Toastmaster
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 pm
    It’d be wild. But she’s a bitch just like her mother. Similar Posts: Flying Werewolves Drag Ass Across the Sky Snowbow Warning of Emergency Alert Symptoms I’m Cornbread Eating MadRead more →
  • Why You Can’t Buy Grape Ice Cream

    Toastmaster
    19 Feb 2014 | 4:37 pm
    There is no such thing as grape ice cream.  The reason?  It has a lot to do with dogs, girls, the 1876 World’s Fair,  pharmaceutical companies, and it’s more complicated than you think. After his successful invention of the ice…Read more →
  • A History of The World by Fritzy McGee

    bixby
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:33 pm
    200 years ago people lived in caves and wore animal skins and cleaned chimneys with the bones of small children and the world back then was called England because they didn’t know language and that’s just what they called it…Read more →
 
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  • Crazy (and Dangerous) Railroads

    Avi Abrams
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #870 Link - article by Avi Abrams Landslide on a Harrowing (though Scenic) RailroadBeing a part of our popular "Dangerous Roads" series, this quick update will show you the harrowing Tua rail line (a metre gauge railway) in Northern Portugal. Operating since 1887 and closed in 2008, this line has a rich and somewhat frightening history.(images credit: Ernst Schade, Aventar)For many years this Portuguese railroad was known for an extraordinary large number of derailments and train accidents. It came to a point when some railroad officials even started to suspect terrorism. And…
  • Link Latte 218

    Avi Abrams
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    #218 - Week of April 20, 2014Moving a HUGE Truck! - [wow pic, video]The Landscape Alphabet, more - [art, design]Great Map of Music Preferences across America - [interesting]Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopi - [fascinating]What is this?? Click here for answer - [mystery item]"Metropolis" & other posters by Boris Bilinsky - [retro art]Awesome Landing Strip on Mt. Farrenberg, Germany - [wow pic]"Viola Organista" based on a Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch - [wow instrument]Epic battle between hippos and crocodiles - [wow photo]Japanese site, but great pics: Italian Piaggio "APE" - [cool…
  • Pic-of-the-Day: Enchanting Waterfall Island

    Avi Abrams
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Pic-of-the-Day Link - by Avi Abrams Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, ParaguayResembling some of the more inspired landscapes from Avatar movie, this spectacular waterfall conceals a wonderful island (shown here), and multiple falls form a singular mind-boggling cascade, making famous Niagara collection of waterfalls pale in comparison:(image via)Technically, this waterfall is called Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side (there is a lookout on San Martin Island which gives the best view) - more info. "Iguazu" literally means "big water", and in a more romantic way, "legend has it that a god planned…
  • Amazing Optical Illusions (DRB Series)

    Avi Abrams
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    One of the most extensive collections of awesome optical illusions on the web!This popular series is part of our larger Art & Design category, make sure to check it out as well. Warning: don't hurt your brain looking at these trick pictures. Better yet, warp your brain into another dimension! Here are the individual posts in this series, enjoy:Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them"Incredible Optical Illusions, Part 5"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."The Lady Vanishes: Optical Illusions in Art,…
  • Archive: Feb-Mar 2014

    Avi Abrams
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Optical Illusions UpdateYour eyes see one thing, your mind believes another!Optical Illusions in Art, Part 3We love it when pictures play with our mindsAuto Oops! Bizarre Car Accidents, Part 7New batch of maddeningly mysterious wrecksExceptional British 1950s Scifi ArtworkQuintessential Space Pulp Art by Ron Turner and othersExtreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting KidsCreation and Destruction of Sand MandalasProfound Art Ritual Reflecting the Sanctity of Our LivesFunny Sports UpdateUnderwater Ice Hockey, Extreme Stunts, etc.(Pics)The New Motor, or…
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  • Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Listen to this episodeStaple though it is today, the lowly potato had a hard time reaching its preeminent status in Western cuisine. Perhaps its lengthy purgatory has something to do with the tale that when Sir Walter Raleigh gave some potatoes to Queen Elizabeth, her cooks tossed aside the roots and served up the boiled greens instead, causing a court-wide case of indigestion. Whether that's the case or not—and there's no evidence that Raleigh ever so much as set eyes on a potato—for decades Europeans would have nothing to do with the tuber. At best, it was found useful to feed the…
  • Absolute Zero is 0K

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:34 am
    Listen to this episodeNear the heart of Scotland lies a large morass known as Dullatur Bog. Water seeps from these moistened acres and coalesces into the headwaters of a river which meanders through the countryside for nearly 22 miles until its terminus in Glasgow. In the late 19th century this river adorned the landscape just outside of the laboratory of Sir William Thompson, renowned scientist and president of the Royal Society. The river must have made an impression on Thompson--when Queen Victoria granted him the title of Baron in 1892, he opted to adopt the river’s name as his own. Sir…
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea

    3 Mar 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Listen to this episodeAlarming events were in store for Sicily at the beginning of the summer of 1831. On 28 June, small earthquakes rocked the western end of the island, and these continued occurring day after day. On 4 July, the unpleasant scent of sulfur spread through the town of Sciacca. On the 13th, the people of St. Domenico spotted smoke from far offshore. Normally, volcanic activity would be the obvious culprit, but these black plumes were out on the water. Maybe, the residents suggested to one another, a boat was on fire. The crew of a passing ship had other ideas: the captain noted…
  • The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator

    26 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    We here at Damn Interesting don't manage to post new articles quite as often as we'd like. We relish researching and writing, but until recently there were a few bottlenecks and logjams restricting our flow. The "until recently" in the preceding sentence was foreshadowing, you see. Something has changed. The suspense is almost palpable. Our recent call for donations has ameliorated our hosting costs most months (although this month is looking a bit bleak), and this has provided us with the wiggle room to wiggle. And wiggle we shall. We are tickled to install a handful of new humans. First,…
  • The Supernatural Bunnymother of Surrey

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Listen to this episodeThe men from London arrived just in time to see Mary Toft give birth to her fifteenth rabbit. It was the winter of 1726, and Nathaniel St. André and Samuel Molyneux arrived in the market town of Godalming in Surrey to meet Mary Toft, a short, stout peasant of "stupid and sullen temper" (per St. André's later, embittered description). They found the country-woman waiting at the house of local man-midwife John Howard. She was lingering on the edge of a bed, stripped down to her corset. Howard assured the Londoners that they had come just in time. Soon Mary Toft's body…
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  • 1.5 Million Balloons Unleashed Total Chaos On Cleveland In 1986

    Dovilas
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    In 1986, Cleveland proved once and for all that balloons, held by most of us to be a symbol of festivities and celebration, can also serve as surreal and terrifying proof that there can be too much of a good thing. It all started with the superficially awesome but fundamentally disastrous goal of setting the world record for simultaneously-released helium balloons. Photographer Thom Sheridan captured images of this beautiful but eventually catastrophic event. This feat, which involved filling 1.5 million latex balloons with helium and capturing them under a massive net, was dubbed Balloonfest…
  • WTF? 22 Of The Weirdest and Most Unexplainable Pictures Ever

    Dovilas
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    These 22 totally bizarre photos are all perfect examples of how, sometimes, context can be critically important to understanding exactly WTF is going on in a given picture. Why is that man holding a sewing machine in front of the scene of an accident? What exactly is it about that dog that has that young couple so transfixed? These are the questions that keep us up at night (or keep us laughing until our stomachs hurt). In an earlier time, completely incomprehensible moments like these could have come and gone with no one to see them. But we live in the information age, where all of these…
  • Photographer Takes Stunning Surreal Photos With An Old $50 Film Camera

    Dovilas
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    Oleg Oprisco is a brilliantly talented photographer from Lviv, Ukraine, who creates stunning surreal images of elegant women in fairy-tale or dream-like settings. There’s one significant difference, however, that sets him apart from other artists who create similar work – Oprisco shoots using old-school film photography. The fact that he shoots with film means that everything you see in these photos had to be created that way – it couldn’t be done digitally. “I’ve found it ideal to do everything myself. I come up with a concept, create the clothing, choose…
  • 40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die

    Dovilas
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to truly experience all of it. Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot! Here are 40 incredible places around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list. Some consider travel to be a luxury or even an unnecessary burden, while others consider it to be vitally important to living a fulfilled life. Still others don’t even have the opportunity to make that…
  • CATable: Shared Table Lets Cats Play While Humans Work

    Dovilas
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    As cute and cuddly as cats are, they can be disruptive when they want to hang out and you need to work. With the help of Chinese architect and designer Ruan Hao and his new CATable, which he designed for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, busy humans and bored cats may finally be able to coexist peacefully. On its surface, the table is fairly normal. Below its plain wooden surface, however, is what the creators describe as a “paradise for cats.” The thick table has a network of smooth wooden tunnels that are just the right size for your feline friend to creep and…
 
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  • Remember: Someone always has it worse than you do.

    LOL Zombie
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:25 pm
    http://lolzombie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2-cups.mp4 Sometimes you feel like you have the worst job in the world. When this happens, just remember that there is someone out there that has a worse job than you do. The post Remember: Someone always has it worse than you do. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Optimism is the best way to see life.

    LOL Zombie
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    When life gets you down, just look at it from a different view. Things may not be as bad as they seem. The post Optimism is the best way to see life. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • May The Forest Be With You

    LOL Zombie
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Earth Day may only come once a year, but that doesn’t mean we can kill off the trees the rest of the year. Plant a tree and help keep us all alive a little longer. The post May The Forest Be With You appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Computers would be so much better with Cats Lock.

    LOL Zombie
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    Ever use that Caps Lock button on your computer? Probably not very often. I wish we could swap it out with a Cats Lock that switched everything to cats. That’d be an amazing feature. The post Computers would be so much better with Cats Lock. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Taking That Shit To The Next Level

    LOL Zombie
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Sometimes you can’t be satisfied with where you’re at. Sometimes you need to take that shit to the next level. The post Taking That Shit To The Next Level appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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  • A Sport Called Motoball – It’s Like Football Only with Motorcycles

    Sumitra
    25 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    What do you get when you combine football and motorcycles? The answer is Motoball, a motorized sport generally unknown in America, but fairly popular in Europe. As you can guess, it’s no dainty game. Right from the noise and fumes, to the daredevil stunts that players perform on their motorcycles, Motoball is a truly hellish, cutthroat version of soccer. The relatively unknown sport is largely played in Europe, where many countries even have national teams. Some of the best Motoball players in the world are from Russia. A Motoball match is played on a regular football field, complete with…
  • Year of No Sugar – American Family Goes Sugar-Free for a Whole Year

    Sumitra
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    When Eve Schaub came across some disturbing information about the effects of sugar, she felt that she had to do something about it, for her family. She had read that sugar is the number one ingredient making Americans fat and sick. It’s because of sugar that one in seven Americans has metabolic syndrome, one in three is obese and the rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease are skyrocketing. With this newfound knowledge, Eve decided to formulate a special plan for herself, her husband and her two daughters, aged 6 and 11. Eve wanted to see how hard it would be to have her family go…
  • Child Prodigy Aged 11 Creates the Most Amazing Nature-Inspired Drawings You’ve Ever Seen

    Sumitra
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    11-year-old Dušan Krtolica is a child prodigy artist from Serbia who creates mind-blowing drawings of wildlife. The fifth grade student at ‘Laza Kostic’ school in New Belgrade first began to draw when he was only two years old. He has already had three national solo exhibitions to his name – the first two by the age of eight. Dušan’s drawings are mostly pen-and-pencil works of various species of animals, both alive and extinct. He draws prehistoric animals, birds, insects, and also legendary knights. Dušan’s knowledge of the animal world is remarkable. He knows about all the…
  • Behold the Aquatic Perambulator – A Device That Lets You Take Your Fish for a Walk

    Sumitra
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    Seven years ago, when Mike Warren-Madden worried that his pet fish Malcolm was getting bored, he decided to do something about it. He spent weeks at the drawing board, designing a unique device – an Aquatic Perambulator – that would allow him to take his fish for a walk. The pram helped Malcolm live a more exciting life; he was probably the most adventurous fish to ever live in a bowl. Sadly, Malcolm is now dead, but the pram still works. The Aquatic Pram is about four foot tall and made from laser-cut mild steel. Mike, a former sheet metal worker, has spent the better part of the past…
  • ‘Giraffe Woman’ Wants to Extend Her Neck by Encasing It in Copper Rings

    Sumitra
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    28-year-old Sydney V. Smith’s goal in life is to become a ‘giraffe woman’. For the past three years, the Los Angeles resident has been trying to extend her neck by wearing no less than 11 copper rings around it. The idea stemmed from her lifelong fascination with body modification, especially the tribal women of Thailand and Burma who encase their necks in rings at an early age. “I’ve always had a long neck,” said Sydney. “In middle school, they called me ‘giraffe girl’. Then I saw pictures of the long-necked tribes in Thailand and Burma in National Geographic and I became…
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  • Band Of Drones Play Music!

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    “The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp,’ the company says. They even manage to play drums and crash cymbals with the help of a deconstructed piano action. And we can’t forget about the bells — there are many of them. Clearly a ton of work went into producing this; KMel notes that it had support from Intel and Lockheed Martin in bringing the band together. And soon the ‘Flying Robot Rockstars’ will be going on tour.” w/ photos + video
  • Why Does Russia See So Many Meteors?

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    “Alcoholism is commonly misunderstood, but is also a very serious issue all across the globe. What causes some people to become alcoholics and not others? Trace explains what it means to be an addict, and the issue has a strong root in the brain.” — DNews
  • Photographs Of WWI Reveal How Little Europe Has Changed

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    “Photographer Peter Macdiarmid gathered modern photos from Europe and layered them on top of historic pictures of WWI, to give a sense of how much, or, in same cases, how little, Europe has changed since it was destroyed by devastating WWI… Take a look at how these jaw-dropping photographs of WWI reveal changes in Europe, in the century following the WWI.” w/ photos
  • Pyro Board: 2D Rubens’ Tube!

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    “Rubens’ Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-dimensional ‘Pyro Board’. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box. The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and color of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music. Thank you to Sune Nielsen and everyone at Aarhus for sharing this demonstration with me! And thanks for having me at your…
  • Pleasure Tape!

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
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    The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day

  • US map made from license plates

    Admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    The post US map made from license plates appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Double sword cheek piercing

    Admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    The post Double sword cheek piercing appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Ugly children disposal

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    22 Apr 2014 | 11:05 pm
    gn The post Ugly children disposal appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Eye worms

    Admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
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  • Dog in a couch

    Admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    dog   The post Dog in a couch appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
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  • Everything is Relative

    Editorial Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    For every big guy there is an even bigger guy … 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger, height – 188 cm 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger next to Andre the Giant (French wrestler and actor, 224 cm) and Wilt Chamberlain (American basketball player, 216 cm) 3. Vin Diesel – 180 cm 4. Vin Diesel next to Dwayne Johnson (193 cm) 5. Dwayne Johnson next […]
  • Maitland Ward Came To The Premiere Without Panties ?

    Editorial Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Maitland Ward at the premiere of “The House with the paranormal 2″ Its a beautiful dress but something is missing……???                    
  • Face Off – Reality TV Makeup

    Editorial Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Face Off – Check out the American reality show in which many competing makeup artists participating the creators of special effects for film, theater. Every week, the contestants are given the task to create an image (a hybrid of man and animal, alien, maniac, zombies, fairy tale character) and I just want to tell you […]
  • Natasha Swallow 14 Swords In Front Of Thousand People.

    Editorial Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Queen Of Swords - She is ready to swallow 14 swords, 70 cm in length, but not ready to invite strangers into the house. The self-proclaimed “Queen of Swords” Natasha Veruschka – one of the world’s most famous glotatelnits swords, multiple champion of Guinness Book of Records. “My age, as well as my phone number – […]
  • Ukrainian Border Guards – After Looking You will Not Go Beyond Even

    Editorial Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    Ukrainian Border Guards I am sure After Looking at them You will Not Go Beyond Even, I don’t know what they are doing on border.          
 
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  • 7 stupidest things said by officials

    Mr Jam
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Uniforms are bad for the brain US IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS once gave me a form which asked (I am not making this up): “Do you intend to commit terrorist acts while on US soil?” I thought about it for a while to appear polite and then wrote: "No." I wonder how many people answer “yes” to that question? SOMEBODY must have, for the question to remain on the form. I reckon as soon as you become any sort of official, something weird happens to your brain, forcing you to fire bizarre questions at innocent people.   Case in point: a businessman recently told local officials that he…
  • Oscar Pistorius's brilliant defense strategy

    Mr Jam
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
  • World Bizarreness Index Rising

    Mr Jam
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Plus: proof of the existence of parallel dimensions LIFE IS BECOMING seriously weird. I’m staying home with the windows shut. Consider this. ALL PILOTS KNOW that one of the riskiest parts of a flight is take-off, since that is when an aircraft is most at risk of being in a mid-air collision with a fish. And that’s exactly what happened recently in Florida. The pilot heard a crunch and decided to land immediately—only to find a dent in the fuselage matching the shape of VERY recently deceased fish on the runway. How did the fish get there? In the UK Independent newspaper report forwarded…
  • Why I am not mourning Peaches Geldof

    Mr Jam
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    A thought on celebrity culture AS I WRITE THIS, TV, radio and the internet are filled with the “tragic news" that celebrity Peaches Geldof, known for her drug-fuelled life, has died, leaving her children motherless. Media people are busy interviewing people who knew her. It’s only a matter of time before someone describes her as a “role model” who was “taken away too soon”.  That’s how people described Whitney Houston, a woman who had the world on a plate, and killed herself with a drug overdose, leaving her child behind. Well, I’m sorry for Peaches’ family, and…
  • 10 Jobs Which Involve No Actual Work

    Mr Jam
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:33 pm
    And my personal experience of one of them A FEW DAYS AGO, music lovers in Texas paid US$16,200 to rock singer Ted Nugent NOT to sing at their local festival.                     Perhaps if everyone in the world chips in, we can get Mr Nugent to spend the rest of his days in monkish silence on the new dwarf planet found recently beyond Pluto?                 Being paid to not do stuff is the HOT NEW THING.                   I benefited from this myself.                 This columnist was once paid a huge salary for not writing…
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  • Privacy Tools: Mask Your Location

    txtface
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:56 am
    A person’s location can be hugely revealing. Here are some tips on how to mask the information your computer and phone transmit automatically. In the course of writing my book, Dragnet Nation, I tried various strategies to protect my privacy. In this series of book excerpts and adaptations, I distill the lessons from my privacy experiments into tips for readers. – Julia Angwin. “Where R U?” There’s a reason that is among the most common text messages of the modern age. Location is one of the most revealing pieces of information about us. In 2013, researchers found…
  • Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y

    txtface
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:02 am
    Let’s compare the work performance: Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y. Quick reminder: baby boomers are those born after WWII (after 1945) up to the 1960s. Generation X is the generation born between the 1960s and early 1980s. Generation Y – also known as Millennials – were welcomed into the wonderful world between the mid-1980s and early 2000s. Ernst & Young did a study on the different work traits of these generations and The Economist displayed the results in a very interesting videographic.  Who wins? From the videographic, it is clear that the different…
  • 2014 Super Bowl Top Rated Commercial

    txtface
    3 Feb 2014 | 3:37 am
    With the largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl in 21 years, the Seattle Seahawks trumped the Denver Broncos by 43 to 8 at Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. As has become usual, the Super Bowl commercials attracted a huge amount of attention, even before they were flighted in any of the 58 ad spots on the Fox network or on the ad breaks on the 44 international broadcast partners. With an average cost of $4 million per television broadcast, the ratings obviously are very important to the advertisers.  2014 Super Bowl Top Rated…
  • Extreme STOL aircraft

    txtface
    24 Jan 2014 | 5:53 am
    Those daring men in their magnificent flying machines! The brave Canadian bush pilots, the South American jungle pilots and the freight pilots operating in crisis zones in Africa. They land and take off in extreme conditions in the world’s most remote and hostile areas. These pilots have a special skill, a special attitude… and a special airplane. In particular, Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) aircraft that can takeoff and land in less than 200 feet (60 metres) … and down to as little as 30 feet (9 metres)! That’s as little as 10 strides. Basically, takeoff and land…
  • Zeitgeist 2013

    txtface
    31 Dec 2013 | 9:36 am
    Looking back at 2013, there were many outstanding moments. The Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first human-made object to enter interstellar space. New animal species were discovered. British researchers successfully cure blindness in mice. There were breakthroughs in cancer and Alzheimer research. Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks. The most popular searches on Google and hashtags on Twitter, however, trend the 2013 Zeitgeist as follows: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Miley Cyrus, Cory Monteith, Harlem Shake, Under the Dome, Government Shutdown, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, #bitcoin,…
 
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  • Quinta Real - Hotel in a Former Bullring in Zacatecas, Mexico

    Kaushik
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Plaza de Toros San Pedro bullring was inaugurated in 1866, adjacent to the historic El Cubo aqueduct, in the town of Zacatecas in Mexico. Once the animated stage for the world's most notable bullfighters, the San Pedro bullfighting ring held epic bullfights featuring some of the best bullfighters of the century. The plaza witnessed its last bullfight in 1975, after which the bullring was closed and left abandoned for eleven years. It almost faced demolition until it was converted into unique luxury accommodations by two Mexican brothers Ricardo and Roberto Elias Pessah. The hotel…
  • Guelta d’Archei, a Surprising Oasis in Chad

    Kaushik
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Guelta d'Archei is an oasis, or rather a guelta, in the heart of the Sahara desert. A guelta is a peculiar type of wetland, typical of desert regions, formed when underground water in lowland depressions spills to the surface and creates permanent pools and reservoirs. Guelta d'Archei is located in the Ennedi Plateau, in north-eastern Chad, hidden behind a canyon. Its waters sheltered by the towering sandstone cliffs typical of this region. Everyday, hundreds of camels are herded into the knee deep water of the guelta by passing caravans for them to drink and rest. Dung from thousands…
  • Presidio Modelo, The Abandoned Panopticon Prison of Cuba

    Kaushik
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Presidio Modelo was a former “model prison" of Panopticon design, located on the Isla de la Juventud in Cuba, built between 1926 and 1931, during the repressive regime of Gerardo Machado. The Panopticon is a type of prison building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in 1785. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the prisoners being able to tell whether they are being watched. Modeled after the notorious penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, Presidio Modelo was considered the definitive example of…
  • The Rock Churches of Lalibela

    Kaushik
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    In the remote town of Lalibela, perched on the mountains in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa, are eleven medieval monolithic churches carved out of rock. The churches were commissioned by King Lalibela who sought to recreate a new Jerusalem in the 12th century, after Muslim conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to the holy Land. The churches at Lalibela are clustered in two major groups, one representing the earthly Jerusalem, and the other representing the heavenly Jerusalem. Located directly between them is a trench representing the River Jordan. The dimensions of the…
  • Long Distance Conveyor Belts

    Kaushik
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    Employed in nearly all kinds of industries, conveyor belts provide an excellent mean for moving cargo and materials from one place to another. In the mining industry, they are particularly useful because they allow mineral ores to be transported over rough terrain or difficult-to-access areas, and offer a cost-effective and reliable way of moving a constant stream of material that would otherwise have to be trucked from one location to the next. The high levels of productivity and low operating costs involved have led to a widespread adoption of belt conveyor systems. And because mines are…
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    Unusual Places

  • U.S. Route 50 – America’s Loneliest Road

    Curator
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    U.S. Route 50 (US 50) is a major east–west highway, connecting Ocean City, Maryland and West Sacramento, California. Stretching 3,000 miles (4,800 km), the...
  • Kannesteinen Rock

    Curator
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Shaped over thousands of years by the crashing waves, Kannesteinen Rock is a magnificent mushroom shaped rock formation located in the rural village of...
  • The Enchanted Glowworm Caves of Waitomo

    Curator
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    Deep underneath the hilly landscapes of North Island, New Zealand is hidden an amazing cave lit with glowworms. The Waitomo Glow-worm Cave is home...
  • The Stairway to Heaven: Haiku Stairs

    Curator
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:30 am
    Back in 1942, the U.S. Navy began construction of the Haʻikū Radio Station: a top secret facility that was to be used to transmit...
  • A Café That Looks Like A Gigantic Vintage Camera

    Curator
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Dreaming Camera (Café Dreamy Camera, Korean: 꿈꾸는 사진기) is the family-run coffeehouse located in Yangpyeong County, east of Seoul. It was built by a...
 
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    Unusual Deaths

  • ‘Dead’ woman woke up in morgue, then froze to death

    Azrael
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, woke up in a body bag inside a Los Angeles mortuary freezer, but she then actually died when she failed to get out.
  • Stolen Glass Panel Led to Death

    Azrael
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    A man had stolen a glass panel in a corridor on the 33rd floor of an apartment building. Hours later a 1-year-old girl fell from the gap where the glass panel used to be and died, in Shenzhen, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
  • Teen died after running into a bus stop

    Azrael
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    Manny Edwards (18) was running to catch a bus, but he ran into the bus stop and died, in Birmingham, UK. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
  • Zip Lining Accident

    Azrael
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Jackson Roos, 12, was zip lining in his garden when a safety line got tangled in a strap of his helmet, after which he choked to death, near Seattle, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne.
  • Boy Killed When Office Chair Exploded

    Azrael
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    A 14 year old boy died after his office chair exploded underneath him. The chair used a pneumatic system to adjust it’s height, and when the boy sat on the chair he compressed the canister. In a freak accident the canister somehow exploded under his weight and sent metal fragments deep inside his rectum. Submission by Devon Sowden. Thank you.
 
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    DIVERjENCY

  • Landing plane glides in ridiculously low.

    JK
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Big plane lands safely after gliding in so low it nearly scalps a bystander and barely clears the roof of a car. The post Landing plane glides in ridiculously low. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Highest BASE jump ever from world’s tallest building.

    JK
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen set a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Awesome. The post Highest BASE jump ever from world’s tallest building. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Pro surfer shoots wild selfie inside intense barrel.

    JK
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Pro surfer Alex Gray is a wave hunter. He’ll go anywhere, any time for a special ride. In this video he’s inside barrels so tight he dunks his head when he stands up. Check him out at 4:10 when he grabs a camera and shoots a wild surfing selfie from his board as he roars through an intense tunnel. Here’s Alex Gray’s website. The post Pro surfer shoots wild selfie inside intense barrel. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Why car sex is booming in Naples, Italy.

    JK
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    There are so many people under 40 having sex in their parked cars in Naples that they’ve set up car sex parking zones complete with takeout food carts. The mayor doesn’t want amorous couples getting robbed while they’re making out. The frisky parking zones provide a whole new meaning for “safe sex”. So why are people rocking their car springs? In a word, unemployment. Half of young Neopolitans are out of a job and still living at home with parents and even grandparents, so there’s no privacy. A parked car with newspapers over the windows is the answer. The…
  • Is this where Google got idea for self-driving cars?

    JK
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Could this be a scoop? Is this the real inspiration for Google’s self-driving cars? You be the judge. First, a bit of background. Google is hard at work developing cars that can drive themselves while passengers do other things, like check emails or have a nap. These computer-controlled, autonomous vehicles will be able to drive very close together without running into each other. Here’s an example of how Google’s driverless cars will be able to perform in a busy intersection. No need to watch all of it, just a few seconds will give you the idea. Okay, now have a look at…
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    Factlets

  • Professional bowling involves different, specific oil patterns…

    factlet
    25 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    Professional bowling involves different, specific oil patterns on the lanes that the bowler must figure out, as it affects the performance of the ball, adding an inperceivable level of difficulty to the sport.
  • Two rival churches in Greece celebrate Easter by…

    factlet
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Two rival churches in Greece celebrate Easter by firing over 100,000 rockets at each other.
  • In Feb. 24, 1942, the US Military ordered a total black…

    factlet
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    In Feb. 24, 1942, the US Military ordered a total black out of Los Angeles and fired 1,400 anti-air artillery and thousands of .50 caliber shots at a hovering object for 1 hour. When documenting the incident in 1983, the U.S. Office of Air Force History attributed the event to a case of “war nerves” likely triggered by a lost weather balloon and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries.
  • When Jefferson sent Lewis & Clark on their 1804 expedition…

    factlet
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    When Jefferson sent Lewis & Clark on their 1804 expedition across the American West, they all still very much believed in the potential of encountering living mammoths. This was because, at the time, people still refused that God would ever let anything go extinct.
  • After the fall of the Roman Empire the technology…

    factlet
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    After the fall of the Roman Empire the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
 
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    Unusual

  • Space Colony Art: NASA’s 1970s Vision for the Future Space Stations

    weirdo
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    In the 1970′s, NASA Ames Research Center conducted studies which considered the possibilities of humans living in orbiting spaceships. Colonies were artistically designed and a number of futuristic renderings of the concepts were made. Toroidal Colonies Population: 10,000 Exterior view. Cutaway view, exposing the interior. Interior view. Construction along the torus rim. Model of torus colony. Bernal Spheres Population: 10,000. The Bernal Sphere is a point design with a spherical living area. Exterior view Interior including human powered flight Cutaway view of Bernal Sphere. Agricultural…
  • Unbearable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

    weirdo
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    Cell phones, Orlando 2004 Chris Jordan is an American artist who explores the phenomenon of American consumerism. He creates large images visualizing the staggering numbers of American consumption. “Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress.” Crushed cars #2, Tacoma 2004 Sawdust, Tacoma 2004 Spent bullet casings Cigarette butts e-Bank, Tacoma 2004 - via chrisjordan.com
  • Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893

    weirdo
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Here are somewhat bizarre illustrations called “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall. They were published in the January 1893 issue of the very popular British journal Strand magazine. If indeed this was a genuine attempt by the author to imagine what the future of fashion might look like, it’s interesting to see how far off the mark he was. The designs themselves have a somewhat leaning toward the medieval, or as John Ptak accurately describes, “a weird alien/Buck Rogers/Dr. Seuss/Wizard of Oz quality” to them. 1900-1920 1900-1920 1920s 1920s 1930s 1930s 1940s 1940s 1950s…
  • Les Sapeurs – The Congo Fashion Subculture

    weirdo
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Image Credit: messynessychic.com Le Sape is a subculture based in a republic of Congo. Le Sapeurs consider themselves to be the best dressed and best behaved gentlemen on the planet. They devote their income to purchasing fine clothing and accessories, believing they improve the morale of their neighborhoods by being an example of couture and courtesy to others. Image Credit: messynessychic.com In the midst of the poorest slums, these men consider sapologie also as a political statement. The suit, shirt, and tie symbolize the break with the country’s colonial past, when men were forced…
  • A Love Message to Mars: Psychic Experiments of Dr. Mansfield Robinson

    weirdo
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    Dr H. Mansfield Robinson, Vestry Clerk of Shoreditch (1891–1899), and Town Clerk of Shoreditch (1900–1911). Image Credit.On 27 October 1926 Dr. Hugh Mansfield Robinson, a former Town Clerk of Shoreditch and a Doctor of Laws, sent a unique message in the history of telegraphy – Opesti nipitia secomba. The supposed recipient was a six-foot, big-eared Martian girl referred to as Oomaruru, with whom he’d been in extrasensory contact. Claiming to be an interplanetary psychic, Robinson first heard from the Martians in 1918, when his astral body allegedly visited Mars. He described Mars…
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