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  • Button Body Optical Illusion

    Mighty Optical Illusions
    James Dean
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Happy Thursday! Hope all of you have a good hump day, and we are on the fourth day of the week, and soon it will be party time when the weekend comes! Everyone has to wear clothes every single day of their lives, and some clothing has zippers while others have buttons! However, imagine what it would be like if the human skin covering the body also had zippers or buttons? Today’s optical illusion is all about body buttons, and it’s so cool and clever that is really does look like this person’s skin is being held onto his body with a set of buttons! Ready to see something else that might…
  • Hooked a Big One Optical Illusion

    Mighty Optical Illusions
    James Dean
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Happy Friday to everyone and rejoice because the last day of the week is upon us! Now is the time to start planning for the weekend fun, and you all can do anything in the world like perhaps going fishing! Imagine spending the weekend by a nice lake with just you and your fishing pole? Speaking of fishing it is time for today’s optical illusion, which is all about fishing! Now, who says you have to go to a lake to go fishing when there is a handy sidewalk? This fisherman hooked a big one, and all he had to do is lower his bait into a sidewalk hole! So what do you all think of this illusion?
  • The Ten-Percent Myth

    New Urban Legends
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do we really use only ten percent of our brains?
  • This can’t be good

    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am back from vacation and these images remind me that no matter how much you enjoy your vacation reality will always come back to smack you in the face.  In some cases that smack is a bull to the crotch. The post This can’t be good appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Cheating at the Gas Pump

    New Urban Legends
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Account reports instances of customers being cheated by malfunctioning gas pumps.
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    New Urban Legends

  • Empty Promises

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Must fruit be eaten on an empty stomach in order for the body to absorb it properly?
  • The Ten-Percent Myth

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do we really use only ten percent of our brains?
  • Cheating at the Gas Pump

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Account reports instances of customers being cheated by malfunctioning gas pumps.
  • George H.W. Bush Death Hoax

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Reports that the former president has died of food poisoning are false.
  • First Grade Primer

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Has President Obama required that ammunition cartridges use primer that expires after one year?
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  • And Suddenly: A Giveaway!

    Miss Cellania
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It’s giveaway time! Neatorama and the Neatoramanauts Facebook page have teamed up with The Hidden Triforce to bring you more good stuff! The Hidden Triforce is a Legend of Zelda fansite that gamers will love. Neatorama has the t-shirts that everyone loves! In celebration of the partnership, we are giving away three t-shirts to three winners. But you gotta enter. Click below to get your name in to win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop and The Hidden Triforce. You have until Monday at noon to enter. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Engage In Science - The Scientific Trek Will Be Televised

    Zeon Santos
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Engage in Science by JimiyoIf you dream of exploring the cosmos, whether with your mind or body, then you must engage in science! The captains of scientific study must insist you join the federation of science lovers and engage your mind in scientific pursuits. Take a trek across the stars without leaving your armchair, with a little help from Captains Tyson, Sagan and Nye, but please note that the title of "science guy" is already taken.Keep your scientifically minded wardrobe geeky with this Engage in Science t-shirt by Jimiyo and show your allegiance to those who engage in scientific…
  • How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis

    Miss Cellania
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    During World War II, the German military faced a threat worse than the Allies: typhus. The disease was killing soldiers and weakening the German forces on the Eastern front as they faced the Soviet Army. They scrambled to develop a typhus vaccine in hurry. Joachim Mrugowsky, head of the SS Hygiene Institute, set up a research lab at Buchenwald concentration camp, thinking it would be safe from Allied bombing.Dr. Erwin Ding-Schuler, an ambitious but callow Nazi officer and Mrugowsky’s deputy, was chosen to lead production, and began assembling captive scientists with the help of his new…
  • Theremin: How Science Fiction Got its Sound

    Miss Cellania
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    (YouTube link)Bill Hammack, the Engineer Guy, explains how that weird electronic musical instrument the theremin came about. Russian inventor Léon Theremin patented the theremin in 1928. That’s weird, since we associate the sound with time travel, space travel, and horror. But it’s not as weird as what happened to Theremin himself. -via the Presurfer
  • Some Of The Strange Things You Can Find On Etsy

    Zeon Santos
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Etsy is the online marketplace for all things handmade, and they don’t have many restrictions on what you can sell on their site, meaning lots of strange things can be found for sale on Etsy.Have you been looking for a necklace and morbid conversation piece in one? Maybe you need this Large Intestine Necklace with Guts.How about a mask to wear that will both conceal your identity and cause a public disturbance? Sad Rooster Sack Mask to the rescue. This is actually one of the less creepy masks on Etsy...Looking for a gift for a loved one who really hates the holidays? Merry Christmas,…
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    Weird Asia News

  • South Korea Does Doo-Doo in the Cutest Ways Possible

    Marie R
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ah, poop — the great equalizer. While some might be grossed out at the thought of doo-doo, South Korea has found a way to swirl it with style. Walk along the streets of Seoul and you might find yourself at 동빵 Dong Bang, a “poop bread” stand, bustling with crispy hot cakes with fillings such […]The post South Korea Does Doo-Doo in the Cutest Ways Possible appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:South Korea Builds a Toilet Theme Park South Korea’s Fear Factor: Watching a Woman Eat Cow Penis South Korea’s Newest Hot Trend: Watching…
  • Revenge Rape Sanctioned by Village Council in India

    Marie R
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A 14-year-old girl from the Bokaro District in Jharkhand, India, was raped in retaliation for a sexual assault committed by her brother. Adding to the horror of the experience, the rape was allegedly authorized by the village panchayat, or local council, as adequate retaliation for the brother’s misconduct. According to the girl, the man arrived at […]The post Revenge Rape Sanctioned by Village Council in India appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Rape Victim Threatened with Stoning if Charges Not Dropped Village Elder Sentences Molester To Kitchen Duty Indian…
  • A Must-Watch: McDonald’s Ice Cream Prank

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You don’t often find a McDonald’s customer grabbing the vanilla ice cream by hand and leaving the cone — and the rest of the crew in momentary shock and disbelief. But in a McDonald’s fast food outlet in Singapore, a group of pranksters did just that, with a hidden camera capturing the “priceless” reactions of […]The post A Must-Watch: McDonald’s Ice Cream Prank appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:The Magnum Café: Luxury Ice Cream For Indonesia Taiwan McDonald’s Cashiers Don Sailor Outfit Saudi Man Takes Texting to a New Extreme
  • Two Die After Falling into Smelly Cesspit

    Genevieve Baxa
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Two people reportedly died after falling into an open-pit toilet. In Xinxiang City, in China’s Henan Province, a woman dropped her cell phone worth US$300 into a cesspit. Her husband, in an attempt to get back her phone, climbed down into the pit. However, he lost consciousness while inside the knee-deep pit due to a […]The post Two Die After Falling into Smelly Cesspit appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Embarrassed Man Would Rather Die Than Ask For Help Man Responsible For Elderly Woman Falling Into His Car Chinese Smog to Die Death of a Thousand Chops
  • Toddler’s Dance May Be the Next Gangnam Style

    Genevieve Baxa
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Gangnam Style’s horse dance has been a worldwide trend for quite some time. Now a toddler in South Korea might just have beat Psy and his viral dance moves. If you’re having a bad day, or if you just want to take a chill pill, you might want to watch this. Look at those chubby […]The post Toddler’s Dance May Be the Next Gangnam Style appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:It’s All About Gangnam Style! Gangnam Style (Infographic) Viet Airline Fined for Holding a Dance Show
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    Laughing Squid

  • Kojiro the Kitty Wears a Furry Cat Tail Hat

    Justin Rampage
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    It appears as if Kojiro the kitty is wearing a furry cat tail hat in this cute video posted by 9Cats. While his sister Michelle was sleeping, Kojiro cuddled up near her tail. The placement of his head compared to her tail could not be more spot-on. via Tastefully Offensive
  • ‘Halo: Nightfall’, A Live-Action Original Series Connecting the ‘Halo 4′ and ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Video Games

    Rollin Bishop
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Halo: Nightfall is a live-action original series by Microsoft that connects the Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians video games. The five-episode series follows Jameson Locke (portrayed by actor Mike Colter) and his team during and after a biological attack. Halo: Nightfall is scheduled to debut November 11th on Xbox Live. Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a…
  • Beautiful Photos of Stockholm’s Visually Striking Metro System

    EDW Lynch
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Russian photographer Alexander Dragunov has documented the visually striking architecture of the Stockholm Metro system — from its cave-like stations to its extensive art installations — in this beautiful photo series. Dragunov has compiled selected photos from the series in his book Tunnelbana. Some of his Metro photos are also available as prints. Dragunov recently took the BBC on a tour of the system. photos by Alexander Dragunov via Holy Kaw!, The Awesomer
  • A Rousing Cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ by Pomplamoose

    EDW Lynch
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Pomplamoose performs a rousing cover of “Believe” by Cher in their latest music video. Pomplamoose is scheduled to release a new album on July 29th. It is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.
  • Gorgeous Fabric Sculptures of Moths, Butterflies, and Other Insects

    EDW Lynch
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Artist Yumi Okita creates gorgeous fabric sculptures of moths, butterflies, and other insects. She crafts the sculptures by hand out of a combination of fabric, fake fur, and feathers, with fine details added via embroidery and fabric paint. Okita sells her sculptures on her Etsy store. photos via Yumi Okita via The Jealous Curator, Colossal
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Queen’s Guard performs Game of Thrones theme

    Sam Sexton
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Queen Elizabeth, second of her name, queen of the British men and the Anglo-Saxons, may have declined her opportunity to sit upon the iconic Iron Throne, but it looks like her Queensguard might be bigger fans of Game of Thrones than she is. YouTube user Omer Barnea caught the world-famous guard outfit on video with a very classy rendition of the show’s opening theme.  I can’t say it doesn’t lose something without the intricate clockwork map, but it’s impressive nonetheless. Full story at YouTube. Click, Khalessi.
  • Crows outperform first graders on water displacement test

    Sam Sexton
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Crows are much, much smarter than people give them credit for.  The next time someone calls you a “birdbrain,” and you don’t feel like rightfully pointing out that nobody says “birdbrain” anymore, just specify that the bird in question is a crow.  As it turns out, in some ways these guys are on-par with human kids, aged seven to ten. UC Santa Barbara researcher Corina Logan has released a paper about her study of crows’ ability to displace water.  Specifically, crows were skilled enough at determining the volume of water containers, and displacing the…
  • 28 Awesome ice cream recipes

    Sam Sexton
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    There are few pleasures as potent as an ice cream cone in July.  What could possibly improve that sweet, cold sensation? Wait, you can have a cone that’s a pie crust? Nevermind, regular cones taste like dirt now. This is but one of 28 amazing recipes for ice cream provided by BuzzFeed.  While only the most hardcore ice cream gourmets will make every single one of these amazing snacks, the cost, difficulty of preparation, and resulting flavors are broad enough that there should be at least one snack for every type of ice cream fan.  Personally, those waffle ice cream sandwiches are…
  • An infographic of deaths in Homer’s “Iliad” [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you think “infographic,” you think probably don’t think “classical Greece.” But maybe you should, at least from now on. Greek Myth Comix does just what the title suggests, it makes comics, infographics, and other visual media presentations of the stuff of legends. In this case, the deaths that occur in Homer’s famous Iliad. Here’s a sample, see the full infographic at the article:   Full story at Greek Myth Comix. More great history. Photo credit: Canva
  • “Bad fat” possibly helpful for cancer patients

    Sam Sexton
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    To say that cancer is awful is a dramatic understatement.  Cancer is really awful.  One of the truly awful things about cancer is how many awful things it causes that those of us fortunate enough not to have the disease have no idea about.  Case in point: cachexia. Cachexia is a side-effect of the disease that plagues between thirty and eighty percent of cancer patients.  It’s a nasty condition that causes emaciation, frailness, and the wasting away of muscles.  But help may exist in an unlikely source: so-called “bad” white fat, the loathed counterpart to “brown…
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  • Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern Hair

    ant (/wtf/member/ant)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    "French braiding is super easy right? Well, according to a lot of us that answer is no. But according to Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt, that answer is yes!" From http://www.dorkly.com/post/65935/chris-pratt-braids-an-interns-hair-during-an-interview-thereby-winning-our-hearts ...
  • Turn down for What - Boat edition

    Stu (/wtf/member/Stu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Makes you want to go out on that clear ocean blue...
  • A Small Fire at Gas Station Escalates

    mintbbb (/wtf/member/mintbbb)
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    LIveLeak: The fire was caused by a spark ignited from a scooter which came to fill at the station, but grew as a motorist left, spilling fuel to the ground from a hose still in his vehicle. Attempts by the gas station attendant to put out the fire were pointless. The fire started at around 11.45pm was immediately brought under control by the fire brigade. No casualties were reported.
  • Hot Tub Cadillac

    mintbbb (/wtf/member/mintbbb)
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 pm
    YT: Phil Weicker and Duncan Forster have transformed their 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille into a fully functioning mobile hot tub, which bubbles as they drive. The pair from Los Angeles, U.S.A. plan to take their turbo-tub to Bonneville Speedway, Utah, in August to set the land speed record for the worlds fastest hot tub. The engineers transformed the vehicle, named The Carpool DeVille, based on a prototype created when they were engineering students at McMaster University, Canada. The team bought the car for $800 and improved its heating, suspension, controls and pool plumbing in a six-year…
  • How Not to Operate Heavy Machinery

    mintbbb (/wtf/member/mintbbb)
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    And everybody thought that was a good idea?!
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  • Soul Box: Tiny Cabin with a Hatch Roof Opens to the Sky

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Unfolding like a gift from a box-like form, this cute little white cabin has a tiny footprint but big personality. The Soul Box by German architecture firm Allergutendinge has a highly unusual geometric shape that reveals itself as an incredibly cool way to save space. The roof opens like a hatch, making the small second […]The post Soul Box: Tiny Cabin with a Hatch Roof Opens to the Sky appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • The Brazilian Shorthair Cat: Ship To Shore To Home

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    Recognized as a breed in 1998, Brazilian Shorthair cats descend from ship's cats who came to Brazil with Portuguese colonists beginning in the 16th century.The post The Brazilian Shorthair Cat: Ship To Shore To Home appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • 10 Most Creative Buildings Made from Salvaged Wood

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Think that broken piece of furniture, busted boat or scrap siding from a renovation is trash? You’ll think again after seeing these 10 marvels of creative and sustainable thinking. From a cottage made of discarded Tudor furniture to the world’s tallest treehouse made of salvaged wood of all sorts, these structures inspire us to take […]The post 10 Most Creative Buildings Made from Salvaged Wood appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Beautiful Modern Cabin is Made of Leftover Building Materials

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    With its clean lines and wall of windows facing views of the Sonoma Coast in California, the Breuer Cabin has a modern yet rustic feel. But the coolest thing about this compact residence isn’t its looks or location – it’s the fact that the structure is made almost entirely from leftover building materials. San Francisco-based […]The post Beautiful Modern Cabin is Made of Leftover Building Materials appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Mistaken for an Oil Spill, this Shadow in the Sea Will Surprise You

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Beachgoers in La Jolla, California took in a disturbing sight as they gazed out onto the ocean on July 8th, 2014. A dark, undulating shadow was making its way toward the sand, creating massive blotches in the otherwise crystalline blue-green waters. They feared it was an oil spill, which would take a harsh toll on […]The post Mistaken for an Oil Spill, this Shadow in the Sea Will Surprise You appeared first on WebEcoist.
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    FeedBlitz News

  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!

  • Tata Thursday

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Judging by that smirk I think she knows she won’t be getting much eye contact today. The post Tata Thursday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I am all or a good belly flop, but this guy is just showing off. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Greta Jimenez Lingerie Photos

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Greta Jimenez showing off some stunning curves for a very lovely lingerie shoot. The post Greta Jimenez Lingerie Photos appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • This can’t be good

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am back from vacation and these images remind me that no matter how much you enjoy your vacation reality will always come back to smack you in the face.  In some cases that smack is a bull to the crotch. The post This can’t be good appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hump Day Hotties

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you need something to make you believe in anything — she should do it.  Absolutely stunning amateur ladies show off their hottness for your hump day. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    Weird Odd News

  • How To Make Workplace More Productive

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Productivity in the workplace is vital, not just for the company’s bottom line but for the workforce’s well-being as well. Productive people are happy people, and happy people make up a healthy organization. That said, here are five things to do to boost workplace productivity: 1. Create a manageable to-do list To-do lists growing into paralysis-inducing behemoths aren’t unheard of. People feeling stressed, overwhelmed and useless as a result aren’t new news, either. According to Robert C. Pozen, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and Harvard Business…
  • Free Social Intranet - It Exists!

    10 May 2014 | 11:13 pm
    «Social HR» is a confusing term. It seems that every social HR expert uses it differently – for some it's all about the company’s Twitter/Facebook policies, others talk about using LinkedIn to recruit top talent and the rest talk about a private social network used internally. To make things simple, social HR tools should be divided into external (Twitter, LinkedIn, HootSuite, etc) and internal ones, which fall under the Social HR software category. Because Social HR software as a category is still rather broad, let's look at social HR tools one by one. #1 – Social Intranet Social…
  • Top 10 free sales management tools

    7 May 2014 | 10:33 am
    1. Free sales automation software - yes, it exists.2. Effective social document collaboration.3. How to turn CRM into a call center.4. United communications in sales.5. Collaborative CRM explained.6. Mobile HRMS basics.7. Free sales force training tools.8. Partner relationship management.9. How to set up online employee self service portal.10. Social task management in sales.
  • Free Unified Communications Servers And Software

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Just a few years ago unified communication (UC) platforms were limited to large corporations – they were expensive, would typically take months to implement and, frankly, were of little value to small businesses. Bitrix24 is world’s first free online unified communications solution that’s been created specifically for small organizations. The list of unified communications tools in Bitrix24 includes: Private social networkIntranetExtranetInstant messaging and group chatMobile communicationsE-mail connectors for employeesE-mail marketing for clientsTelephone…
  • Best Free HR Tool

    27 Feb 2014 | 10:09 am
    1.Bitrix24Bitrix24 is probably the best and most popular free online HR suite. Essentially it’s a fully featured HRMS with features ranging from intranet to company orgchart to self-service portal to leave management and even employee training and onboarding. Well worth a look.2.NaturalHREssentially a Bitrix24 clone with fewer functions but free is free.3.TrelloTrello is a great free project management solution from Fog Creek Software. Personally, I am not a big fan of Kanban methodology, but there are a lot of people who swear by Trello.4.WeekDoneWeekdone is an Estonian startup…
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  • Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a new policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers. The authors call for biologists to join forces with experts such as economists, political scientists, criminologists, public health officials and international development specialists to collectively tackle a complex challenge.
  • Avalanche of Local ICE Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials increasingly seem to be coming to the conclusion that honoring detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which ask officers to hold people for 48 hours past when the person would have been released, are not worth the risk. "Very simply, it's a violation of the 4th Amendment," said Nevada attorney Jerry Stuchiner, a former immigration…
  • UN Calls on Peru to Expand Access to Legal Abortion

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The United Nations (U.N.) has called for the Peruvian government to liberalize its current abortion law and to address human rights violations, including the denial of legal abortion services and gender-based discrimination faced by women when they seek legal recourse.
  • House Majority Votes to Harm Millions of Citizen and Latino Children

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    The conservative-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to deny the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to as many as 5.5 million children — children who are mostly U.S. citizens and Latino — while permanently expanding the tax credit for higher income households.
  • Meat Plant Previously Passing USDA Audits Now Implicated in Chinese Food Safety Scandal

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    In light of the recent scandal in China involving Shanghai Husi Foods Company consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to stop all activities that would pave the way for China to export their poultry products to the U.S. The company, which sold expired meat and poultry products to Chinese fast food restaurants and exported some of those products to Japan, had been audited by the USDA in 2004 and 2010—in an effort to establish equivalency status with U.S. processing plants and pave the way for…
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  • Simulacra Buddies

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A couple more skull simulacra finds from Skull-A-Day friends...Here's a spooky fellow Dustin Richardson found in his shower.And Kerosene found this one in her old neighborhood on a formerly graffiti covered underpass.
  • Skull Worms

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Daniel P. Carter created this absolutely gorgeous illustration.
  • Box Skull

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Evan Wright AKA Bearteeth shared this cool use for an old cardboard box.
  • Sink/Swim Skull

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bizhan Khodabandeh created this awesome illustrated poster for Sink/Swim Press. He explains, "The point of departure was crabs reanimating the corpse of a deep sea diver to battle a squid."
  • [BONUS] 425. Fingerprint Skull II

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was recently commissioned to create a new piece using only my fingerprints. This one is 19" x 14" and made with archival ink on board using only my right forefinger. Detail view.
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  • My babies shouldn’t need to witness your shady antics!

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Due to some recent stressful events, Daniel in Brisbane recently started smoking cigarettes again after 10 years of going without. “To avoid embarassing questions from people I know, I take steps to avoid smelling like cigarette smoke,” he says — including leaving work and parking next to a rail line, on the opposite side of any residential buildings. (Admittedly, a wee bit shady.) Well, somebody noticed. Daniel found this note on his windshield.   related:  Blowing smoke  
  • Stand down, wedding guests

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Spotted at a wedding in Texas. Says our submitter, “The food was BBQ. The DJ never made the announcement for seconds.”   related: The bride will be accepting gifts
  • In the news: Passive-aggressive watermelon carving?

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A Connecticut man was arrested last night for allegedly slicing a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner. According to the police report, the woman said she felt the man was resorting to “passive-aggressive” tactics to “intimidate her because he is angry at her.” According to the Register-Citizen: The woman…was greeted by the sight of a watermelon, pierced by Cervillino’s large butcher knife, sitting on the kitchen counter top, police said. Cervillino walked in seconds later, and without saying anything, began slicing pieces of the watermelon. Now, this site is notoriously…
  • The taking tree

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Our submitter lives in a group of eight cottages in Alameda, California. She writes: “One of my neighbors, Mark, has a lemon tree and he always tells everyone to ‘Help themselves!’ However, last week, someone took the last lemon — which really upset Mark. A couple hours later, we noticed what looked like a peach on the lemon tree.” related: The right to bear fruit
  • But what does the fox say?

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Writes Kate in Pensacola, Florida: “There’s a new subdivision going up near me, and the farmer next door is NOT happy about it.” (And then, of course, there’s the city version…) related: Oh, the rancher and the McMansioner should be friends
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    Kitschy Kitschy Coo

  • Because I’m Tacky

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Weird Al Yankovic’s Tacky, a parody of Pharrell’s Happy. Another track off of Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun. (I love the digs at social media lol)
  • Happy 4th of July From Piper Laurie

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Via Grapefruitmoongallery.
  • The Food-Drink For All Ages

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    Horlick’s malted milk ad, 1910.
  • Glamorous Valentine Doily Hat Is A Scandal

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:55 pm
    I guess we could all be costume designers — just look at the hat in this photo! a vintage 1935 photograph from Fox Film Corp’s “George White’s Scandals of 1935.” An art deco musical revue that captures the wild revels of the burlesque / vaudeville acts championed by George White, this features a scandoll (identified […]
  • Crawl In The Bag With A Dachshund

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Secondhand Rose found lots of amusing little Rieslings, among them this long little doggie. You might find the pinup wine varieties sweeter drinking companions.
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  • 15 Unique Doors and Entrances

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Take a look at these amazing portals.
  • 8 Unbelievable Career Changes

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From the lawyer who became a human cannonball to the model turned nun, meet 8 people who were not afraid to chase their dreams.
  • 10 Pop Culture Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be True

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From the news reporter who quit his job over a cartoon to the man who escaped death row because of a television show, check out these 10 contemporary myths that are indeed genuine.
  • 10 Bizarre Stories of Transportation

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Occasionally, things make their trek by very unusual means. Check out these 10 strange stories of how objects (and people) got from point A to point B.
  • 10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    At a time when almost everything has an expiration date, it is hard to find anything that works for a year before it's time to replace it. We have managed to find 10 things that work even to this day.
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  • Toxic Sodium Chloride in KFC & McDonald’s Fries, Chinese Reactions

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Currently the third most popular post of the day on Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo… From Sina Weibo: @黑化_番長: KFC and McDonald’s French Fries Tested to be Poisonous/Toxic — Through laboratory testing by authorities, McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken’s french fries were both determined to contain sodium chloride (which is potentially toxic). Among them, KFC has 390mg/100g, while McDonald’s has 360mg/100g. The report says long term consumption of low amounts of sodium chloride will result in such symptoms as hydrophila, migraines, and…
  • Air Algerie Flight 5017 Plane Crash, Chinese Netizen Reactions

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Currently the second most popular microblog post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo… From Sina Weibo: @央视新闻: #Air Algérie Passenger Plane Crash# Passenger Plane That Algerian Air Traffic Controllers Lost Contact With Confirmed to Have Crashed — Today, contact was lost with an Air Algérie MD-83 passenger plane operated by Spain’s Swift Air 50 minutes after take-off and it has been confirmed to have crashed in Niamey, the capital of Niger. The plane was carrying 110 passengers, and 6 flight crew. (CCTV reporter Ge Ziyi) Comments from Sina Weibo: M怪客: Next…
  • Chinese Parents Have Child Poop on Airplane Seat, Reactions

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The following article was among the most-discussed articles on Chinese web portal NetEase at time of translation yesterday evening… From NetEase: Ethnic Chinese Elders Have Child Defecate In Airplane Seat July 23 report — According to information from the World Journal in the United States, a Mr. Wang from Rowland Heights said that while he was on a recent Delta flight from Beijing to Detroit, there was a little boy who needed to defecate, and his accompanying grandparents and parents unbelievably laid out newspaper on the seat to have the child “relieve” himself on…
  • Xi’an Home Invasion Leaves 3-Year-Old with Fractured Skull

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Violence is often used to intimidate “holdouts” into selling their homes on land that is to be redeveloped. Sometimes the thugs to do this are sent by the land developers, and sometimes they are sent by the local government. This was the second most-discussed article on NetEase yesterday… From NetEase: Xi’an Households Attacked for Refusing Relocation and Demolition, 3-Year-Old Girl’s Bones Broken 2014 July 20 early morning, Shaanxi province Xi’an city, two private residences in Andi village of Xi’an’s Baqiao district were attacked, causing…
  • Expired Moldy Bread Given to Hainan Typhoon Disaster Victims

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Currently the most discussed article on Chinese web portal NetEase… From NetEase: Hainan Officials Admit Disaster Victims Received Expired Bread, Establish Special Investigation Team CNR.cn Haikou July 21 report — According to a report, today [July 21] at 3pm in the afternoon, the Hainan provincial government held a press conference on the damage suffered by the entire province from the typhoon as well as the typhoon relief efforts. To help the people in disaster areas get through the current difficulties, the Hainan provincial government has already launched contingency plans…
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    Weird News Files | The Weirdest News Ever

  • The 13 weirdest deaths in history!

    Nikos Kontorigas
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Nowadays, you get to hear that you have to live your life like there’s no tomorrow. Some of us do and that’s great actually because, if you read the list below you will understand that the cause of death can be varied, at least, and sometimes ridiculous. It goes without saying though, that the following people were certainly very unlucky. 1. Joao Maria de Souza from Brazil was killed in 2013 when a cow fell from the roof into his house, while he was asleep. Yeap, it is possible 2. Clement Vallandigham, a lawyer, was killed when he accidentally shot himself, while trying to prove…
  • Mystery sites around the world

    Nikos Kontorigas
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    What’s a better mystery to solve, than a strange site with significant meaning somewhere on Earth? These sites are linked with stories or unexplained phenomena that defy rational explanation. Let’s see 4 of them that will trigger some unanswered questions. Nazca Lines, Peru In southern Peru there are a number of large, huge drawings on the hard sand of the desert, which are only seen from above. Were made by any extraterrestrial species? From a height, you can clearly distinguish a monkey, a spider or even a hummingbird. The American archaeologist Christina Conlee ensures that the…
  • A death metal band plays its music in an airtight box for more 20 minutes!

    Nikos Kontorigas
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    The Portuguese artist João Onofre and the British death metal band, Unfathomable Ruination made a truly diverse performance in London. The artist created a soundproof airtight steel box, in which the band got locked in and played music until they run out of breath! João Onofre and Unfathomable Ruination This installation consists of an object and a performance, while the object is a copy of a sculpture by Tony Smith called Die who is a minimalist creator of North America. The performance, which is seen when the door is open will be the death metal band, said Joao Onofre. The band is locked…
  • ChessBoxing | Chess and boxing combined in one sport!

    Nikos Kontorigas
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Picture a great boxing fight… The two fighters fighting each other with all their might. Then, the bell rings and they lower their guard, go to their corners to take off their gloves, approach the centre of the ring and play chess! This happens when two noble sports such as chess and boxing were combined for the sake of ChessBoxing. Chess Boxing Since the concept was first seen in London in 2008, the unusual sport began to gain fans and popularity worldwide. From Los Angeles and Tokyo to Amsterdam, Berlin and Krasnoyarsk  in Russia, the audience is always way too excited and never…
  • Five weird and wonderful surgical procedures

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Laser hair removal Are you regularly mistaken for a yeti? Do your feet resemble that of a hobbit’s? Are you frequently asked to remove your jumper, only for the requester to realise that it’s actually just your hair-filled chest? Yeah, you might have an issue with your hair. Try out laser hair removal in London (the capital is your best bet for reliable surgery) to scythe off those follicles in a safe and completely non-invasive procedure. After about six visits, you’ll have skin that won’t resemble a Big Foot atop a shire horse. Get your elf on Some people really love The Lord of the…
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    Mighty Optical Illusions

  • Hooked a Big One Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Happy Friday to everyone and rejoice because the last day of the week is upon us! Now is the time to start planning for the weekend fun, and you all can do anything in the world like perhaps going fishing! Imagine spending the weekend by a nice lake with just you and your fishing pole? Speaking of fishing it is time for today’s optical illusion, which is all about fishing! Now, who says you have to go to a lake to go fishing when there is a handy sidewalk? This fisherman hooked a big one, and all he had to do is lower his bait into a sidewalk hole! So what do you all think of this illusion?
  • Button Body Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Happy Thursday! Hope all of you have a good hump day, and we are on the fourth day of the week, and soon it will be party time when the weekend comes! Everyone has to wear clothes every single day of their lives, and some clothing has zippers while others have buttons! However, imagine what it would be like if the human skin covering the body also had zippers or buttons? Today’s optical illusion is all about body buttons, and it’s so cool and clever that is really does look like this person’s skin is being held onto his body with a set of buttons! Ready to see something else that might…
  • Birthday Candle Sun Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Happy Hump Day to all of you, and hope you all are doing great on this beautiful Wednesday morning!  The week is half over, and it’s only a few days until the weekend begins. Every year, we all have one birthday, and we get together with our friends, have some fun, and then at the end, we get to have a big birthday cake with candles. What is the best part about a birthday? The answer is blowing out a candle and making a wish! What if you could have the sun be the biggest birthday candle you ever had? Well, just take a look at today’s optical illusion. This woman is getting to blow out…
  • Hidden Cookie Monster Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Good Morning Everyone! Today is Tuesday, and you are all probably still recovering from your weekend! Sometimes, the most innocent objects can come together to form an optical illusion, and that is exactly what happened with today’s optical illusion! Take a look at it, and do you see a hidden Sesame Street character named Cookie Monster? For those of you who have no idea who Cookie Monster is, here are some hints, he is blue, and has giant white eyes, and he is also known for the fact his mouth is always open. Does that help you all find the hidden Cookie Monster? If you all find him, be…
  • The Art of Shadows Video Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Good morning everyone! Today is Monday, and everyone is just starting their week! Hopefully, you all got plenty of rest over the weekend, and are rested and refreshed for a brand new week! How many of you have ever played with shadow puppets, or watched when someone else did shadow puppets? Shadows can be fun, and anyone that has ever watched them play across their ceiling or floor at night can understand just how deceptive they can be! Today’s optical illusion is actually a video that shows the power of shadows. Quite an impressive sight is it not? The way that the tree was turned into the…
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  • Don’t Make Me Hit You! Get Back In The Car!

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    Similar Posts: Get off our site you psychopath and don’t come back! I Hope You Don’t Have Too Many Nightmares Don’t pass out in your sleepRead more →
  • Drink Pep’s Confusion Filter

    26 May 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Pep’s Confusion Filter was printed in fancy blue letters across the side of the bottle.  The men were drinking it all during the meeting.  The one who called the meeting slid full glasses across the table like a talented bartender. …Read more →
  • Fill Your Belly with the Bad Pieces

    25 May 2014 | 9:35 am
    Are you sure that’s a good place to hide the body? Similar Posts: Doomsday Formula Interview with a Teenage Werewolf Here is a recent picture of me. This is what I look like now.Read more →
  • He Wouldn’t Eat the Candy

    25 May 2014 | 6:49 am
    Even though he wouldn’t eat the candy, in the end they still made him into a sugar skull. Similar Posts: Skull-Snakes New Morbid Craze With the People Aunt Jamaica’s Blood Strengthening Diabete-Sauce Who Invented the Skittles?Read more →
  • I hope to be reborn as a 1989 Toyota Tercel

    13 May 2014 | 5:08 pm
    When I die, I hope to be reborn as a 1989 Toyota Tercel.  Rusted and dependable, but unwanted. Similar Posts: I Hope You Don’t Have Too Many Nightmares Happy Final Birthday! Dear Stinkbug, I Love You, Now DieRead more →
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    Dark Roasted Blend

  • These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

    Avi Abrams
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #877 Link - article by Avi Abrams Miniature Three-Wheelers! (Who Needs an Extra Wheel?) We are continuing with our long-popular series Adorable Micro Cars, only this time we are highlighting little cute vehicles with three wheels only. It seems there was a smorgasbord of these wonderful mechanical wonders in the 1950s and early 1960s - "all you can eat" cuteness! - so that even the new term of invented to describe them: "bubble cars" (we wrote about some of them previously). Colored in all shades of a jelly bean, and looking like a retro-chick automotive candy, these lovely…
  • Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

    Avi Abrams
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #876 Link - article by Juergen Horn & Michael Powell and Avi Abrams "The Robot Restaurant" in Tokyo is probably the craziest restaurant in the entire world We've wrote about dazzling "Decotora" electric light truck decoration, and today Juergen Horn and Michael Powell from Tokyo for 91 Days show us another totally over-the-top thing happening in Japan:(image credit: Robot-Restaurant)Japan at its most absurd and entertaining...Giant robots dancing to electronic music? Laser shows and flashing LEDs? Lovely, shark-riding ladies fighting killer aliens? Bento boxes? It's hard to…
  • Link Latte 221

    Avi Abrams
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    #221 - Week of July 13, 2014Lara Croft: Past and Present - [an eye-opener]Rio’s Real-Life Slumdog Millionaires - [fascinating]What are the worst songs??, more - [hilarious exploration]China's Supercaves: Awesome 3D Tour - [wow travel, scroll down]Leaked pictures of Bill Gates' Legendary House - [Facebook gallery]The Total Cuteness of Tokyo - [wow Japan, pics]Unexpected Find: Social Pool - [cool, useful]Retail in Real-time: How Much We Spend - [wow graphic]These guys are record-collectors: great gallery - [vintage, photo]Awesome 3D Presentation: Lifecycle of the HIV Virus - [wow science]New…
  • Archive: June 2014

    Avi Abrams
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 2Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1Seriously disturbing sculptures, meant for kidsNightmare Playgrounds, Part 3When trapped in a nightmare, enjoy a kiddie-slide!Cars with Propellers, Part 2Futuristic "Pillbug", built in 1936 in GermanyDRB Pic-of-the-Day: Shire on EarthFound! The secret hideout of hobbitsCars with Propellers, Part 1Essential steampunk transportationSuper-Colorful RiversRivers full of heavenly colourLet's "Go!": Ancient Chinese Game BoardsA long, passionate duel... with less victorySurprised Astronauts (Funny Pics)"My God, it's full of stars!" DRB…
  • DRB Feel-Good Issue #19

    Avi Abrams
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    "FEEL-GOOD SHOT" #19Link - by Avi AbramsSome joyful stuff to brighten up your dayMixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.With all this glorious summer going on all around us, here is a reminder to check your friends' status updates on Facebook from time to time:(Greek marble relief, about 100 B.C. - more info)------------STUNNING ARTOne of the most enchanting works by Michael Whelan, and possibly the most romantic science fiction painting ever:(image credit: Michael Whelan)One of the better works by Thomas Kinkade, with a distinct vintage American feel:(image credit: Thomas Kinkade)Epic art from…
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    Damn Interesting

  • Welcome to the Jungle

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small scientific expedition and had ended up staying much longer than expected. He’d married a young woman from a local aristocratic family and now the couple had two children and a third on the way. But news from France eventually brought word of Godin’s father’s death, meaning that there was an inheritance to sort out. It was time to return.
  • May Have Settled

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increasingly crowded. At 9:00 AM, almost as if on cue, thousands of doors on thousands of buildings burst open to vomit humans, furniture, and other sundries out into the bright morning sun. Within moments the streets of New York were a jangling amorphous pandemonium. English author Frances Trollope happened to be in New York City to witness this…
  • The Clockmaker

    29 May 2014 | 6:01 am
    This article is intended to be consumed audibly. Listen to this episode or follow the link to read a transcipt.
  • White Death

    4 May 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Listen to this episodeIn April of 1938, representatives from the USSR approached the Finnish government and expressed a concern that Nazi Germany could attempt to invade Russia, and such an attack might come through parts of Finland. The Finns replied that they were officially neutral, but any Nazi incursion on Finland's borders would be resisted. This did not mollify the Soviets. Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, was published thirteen years previous with specific note that the Nazis would need to invade the Soviet Union. The Red Army was determined to "advance to meet the enemy" and refused…
  • 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…
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    Bored Panda

  • Clever Urban Art On Railroad Tracks By Artur Bordalo

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Trains and railroad tunnels have always been popular canvases for street artists, but this work by Portugese artist Artur Bordalo is probably the first time we’ve seen street art done on the tracks themselves. Railroad tracks serve as canvases for Bordalo’s clever street art pieces. He started drawing on railways earlier this year in various locations throughout Portugal, incorporating the tracks’ strong horizontal lines into the compositions of his works. If you want more creative street art, be sure to check out our post about street art that interacts with nature. More…
  • 23 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post. The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 23 are a great place to start, but can you think…
  • These Spiders Look Like They’re Covered In Mirrors

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    This isn’t a stained-glass sculpture or piece of delicate jewelry – it’s a real live spider. These spiders, called mirror or sequined spiders, are all members of several different species of the thwaitesia genus, which features spiders with reflective silvery patches on their abdomen. The scales look like solid pieces of mirror glued to the spider’s back, but they can actually change size depending on how threatened the spider feels. The reflective scales are composed of reflective guanine, which these and other spiders use to give themselves color. Not much information is…
  • This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    A company in Turkey called Pugedon has created a somewhat bizarre but effective way to kill two birds with one stone – their vending machine in Istanbul takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs. The machine works because the profit from the recycled bottles covers the cost of the dog food that the machine dispenses. Istanbul is known for its high number of stray dogs – some estimates say that there are as many as 150,000. Some locals love having the dogs around, who have adjusted so well to city life that they stop at traffic lights and…
  • Incredibly Realistic Baby Animal Toys By Lee Cross

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Lee Cross, a talented sculptor from Alaska who also goes by Wood Splitter Lee, has mastered the craft of creating poseable plush animals that look convincingly life-like. Lee starts with a poseable skeleton that she then wraps in stuffing, making it soft. Each is then covered with cloth and hand-decorated with synthetic fur and paint – no molds involved. Her works have sold in auctions on Ebay for anywhere from $185 to as much as $910. If you’re a fan of fantasy and magic, you’ve got to check out the rest of her work as well! Lee is also known for her phenomenal fantasy beasts,…
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    LOL Zombie

  • Some of the most frustrating things we all run into.

    LOL Zombie
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Life is full of mysteries. Some are good ones, others make you wonder what the hell someone was thinking?! Here are just a few of those daily frustrations that we face. What else do you have to add to the list? The post Some of the most frustrating things we all run into. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • I hear you’ve been working like a dog.

    LOL Zombie
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    No one should be working like a dog, especially a cat. Work life balance man! The post I hear you’ve been working like a dog. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • You Say Let it Go. I Say No.

    LOL Zombie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Elsa is a little grumpy today. She’s tired of all the attention, tired of everyone singing her song, and may have a fur ball. Check out Grumpy Disney for more awesome Grumpy Cat Disney mash-ups. The post You Say Let it Go. I Say No. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it.

    LOL Zombie
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    There’s nothing wrong with being weird. Actually, it better in most cases. Just be confident, be you, and be awesome. The post If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Don’t forget to give your kids Flintstone chewables.

    LOL Zombie
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Don’t worry about your kids, give them Flintstone chewables and make sure they are nice and healthy. dinosaur via Bizzaro Comics The post Don’t forget to give your kids Flintstone chewables. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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    Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

  • California Town Is Home to Hundreds of Free-Roaming Wild Peacocks

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    The residents of Rolling Hills Estates, a small community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in southwestern Los Angeles, have been sharing their home with dozens of beautiful wild peacocks for almost 100 years. The exotic birds have always added a rustic charm to the upscale suburb, but as their population continues to grow uncontrollably, many residents now view them as a terrible nuisance. For several decades, the people of the Peninsula have tried to keep their peace with the birds. The peacocks were actually an added attraction at one point, with buyers choosing homes specifically because…
  • Israeli Designer Creates Gas Mask for the Fashion-Conscious

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Let’s face it – gas masks might be incredibly useful in case of a catastrophe, but they’re not the most fashionable accessories and often make it difficult for users to interact with other people. But Israeli industrial designer, Zlil Lazarovich, is trying to change the way people perceive gas masks. She has created the world’s first ‘Social Gas Mask’ which not only looks sleek and stylish, but also allows for seamless social interactions. With the new Social Gas Mask, you can enjoy movie nights on your couch, go outside without having people stare at you, and pretty much do…
  • Norwegian City’s Ingenious Bicycle Lift Makes Cycling Uphill a Breeze

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    The city of Trondheim in Norway is the first and only one in the world to have a lift specially designed to help cyclists travel uphill. The contraption is called ‘Trampe’ and it can get you up a very steep hill with practically no effort on your part. Trampe was first opened in 1993, and quickly turned Trondheim into a very popular tourist destination for cyclists. Over 200,000 cyclists have used it to go up a 130-meter hill, with no accidents reported so far. In 2012, the original lift was dismantled and replaced with a more industrialized version in 2013, called the CycloCable. Read…
  • Turkish Motorist Builds His Own Heavy Truck Using Only Second-Hand Parts and Scrap Metal

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    30-year-old Ismail Mescioglu, a bus driver from Turkey, had always wanted to drive his very own truck, but he knew he could never afford to buy one. So he settled for the next best thing – to build one using discarded parts and scrap metal. Today, Ismail Mescioglu is the proud owner of a swanky street-legal red truck he named ‘IMES’ Ismail, a father-of-two from Turkey’s Tusba county, is the first person in Turkey to have built a large-size truck entirely on his own. He managed to complete the seemingly impossible project through sheer grit – he had no prior experience,…
  • The Ultra-Realistic Graphite Drawings of Monica Lee

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Malaysian artist Monica Lee uses simple graphite pencils to create stunningly realistic portraits of people and animals. Through her photorealistic drawings, she manages to capture the most minute details of her subjects – faded freckles, coarse beard hair and even the subtle weaves of a shirt. Lee worked as a digital artist for 12 years before she switched to analog drawings. She grew up admiring and appreciating the value of photographs, thanks to her father who is a photographer. So photorealism comes to her quite naturally, and she enjoys depicting as many details as possible. “I…
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  • McDonald’s Becoming Popular Wedding Venues

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    “With prices starting as low as $350 per wedding, the place is pretty much a steal – the deal includes the venue, decorations, audio equipment, food, gifts and invitations. The dream wedding has only one drawback – years later, couples will have to tell their kids that they got married at McDonald’s. Surprisingly, not many couples are bothered by this. The demand for McDonald’s weddings is growing in Hong Kong – the wedding party program that was started in three locations in 2011, has now been extended to 15 branches. And, believe it or not, it’s not just about the money,…
  • Froggy Fresh – Street Rangers

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    “In this song, Froggy Fresh is talking about something more deep than cartoons, this song is about pedophiles at parks and how any person can make a difference by being a ‘street ranger’ and looking after kids and people in public areas to help protect them and make the world a better place blah blah blah” pretty sure he’s just making a funny rap to entertain us. But sure, the drapes are blue because it symbolizes deep sadness and remorse in the protagonist of the novel… not because blue drapes match the white exterior of the house…” —…
  • Dog Makes Nightly Trip To Fetch Food For Family

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    “A dog named Lilica has a special devotion and sense of duty to her family. She provides for her extended family by venturing two miles away each night to pick up food specially prepared for her and the other animals in her family, so that they have food to eat. This smart and loyal dog has been sharing her food with her family every night for three years.” w/ photos + video
  • This Dude Is On Some Heavy Shit!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    “It’s just trying to get up.” — Sint Filliers
  • Alien Delorean?

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
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    The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day

  • Dear John sculpture

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The post Dear John sculpture appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Human skull lyre

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    The post Human skull lyre appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Creepy bald girl

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    The post Creepy bald girl appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Finger through his eye socket

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The post Finger through his eye socket appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Dog with no snout

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:49 pm
    The post Dog with no snout appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
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    Odd Stuff Magazine

  • Best Animal Pictures from Around The World Of This Week

    Editorial Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Here you can see the selection of the best animal photos from around the world over the past week. I also want to thank the photographer of the amazing  pictures.  Look at these lovely inhabitants of our planet, because they are so Eye-catchy and unique.   1 Flamingos in San Diego, California. 2 Two parrots […]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio is Not Like Same???

    Editorial Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Soon Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will knock 40 years. Over the past couple of months, Leo has changed beyond recognition: beard, hair tied in a ponytail and a bloated belly. Fans can be upset…                    
  • What do you get when you cross a few dozen Welsh sheep with a few thousand Korean LED lights?

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I REALLY DON’T HAVE WORDS WHAT TO SAY ON THIS you decide I am sure you will like the results… VIDEO INSIDE    
  • Angel Tattoos

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I know your tattoo bucket will never be satisfied. you always need best designs latest and new so here again add some more…. Angel tattoos are most popular among people who love freedom , its a symbol of freedom , uniqueness also connected religiously so check the designs..               […]
  • Cat Of The Year In Britain

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Heroic cat nicknamed Smudge is awarded “Cat of the Year in Britain.” Pet rescued 5-year-old son of his mistress. The incident occurred in the town of Doncaster, when Ethan Fenton playing with his younger brother outside his home. They approached by three older boys, and began to find fault with Ethan. After Ethan ignored them […]
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  • Paper Cut Light Boxes...

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (known collectively as Hari & Deepti) are an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes. Each diorama is made from layers of cut watercolor paper placed inside a shadow box and is lit from behind with flexible LED light strips. The small visual narratives depicted in each work often play off aspects of light including stars, flames, fireflies, and planets.
  • Digital Artist Gave A Life To Old Photos...

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Most people bristle at the prospect of seeing updates or remakes of their favorite childhood books, shows or movies. Digital artist and Illustrator Tyson Murphy, however, has recreated a few scenes from a couple of classic Disney movies that will, despite their new look, reignite your love for the classics.
  • People And Their Doppelgangers ...

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
  • Puns Funny Puns...

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
  • Vegetables Or What!

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Bewitching parsnip
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    The Curious Diary of Mr Jam

  • When writing a balanced report is wrong

    Mr Jam
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    So I get a news report from a young reporter. “A car was in collision with a bath,”, it tells me. Huh? So….  someone was driving a bath down a road?   No. She explains that the guy in the bath claimed that the car drove through the wall of his house (this happened in the US city of Oklahoma).  But she says decided to write that the car and the bath were in collision to “try to be fair and impartial”.   “Good thinking,” I told her. “Life is strange. An investigation might conclude that the car was innocently parked by the kerb when a house came roaring down the road and…
  • Lethal holidays for all the family

    Mr Jam
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    What would you do if a man threatened to put your children on the roof of jeep and then perform dangerous vehicular acrobatics, trying to flip the car over?I’ll tell you what I did. I said YES PLEASE, paid him a large amount of money, AND my wife gave him a tip afterwards. No, it’s not bad parenting. It’s a concept called “adventure holidays”, also known as “assisted suicide”.The horror began a day earlier when my wife handed me a brochure of a “jeep-trekking” day tour while we were in Thailand.Now MY idea of a wild vacation is trying out an incremental adjustment to my…
  • Scientists find atheists might not actually exist, not a joke

    Mr Jam
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    I wrote an article on a science website and it went viral -- 100,000 people read it or shared it in a week--and numbers are still zooming upwards. Read it here  Metaphysical thought processes are more deeply wired than hitherto suspected WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkins may be convinced God doesn’t exist, God, if he is around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist.     Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged.     While this idea may…
  • A sad loss, but a life to celebrate

    Mr Jam
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BIG APOLOGIES for the silence on this page for a while.   My mother passed away a few days ago. She was an amazing woman. She was one of four sisters who had marriages arranged for them. Instead, she climbed out of a window and ran off with a penniless writer, with whom she shared a love of word-play. Her father, a rather grand figure who was standing next to Mahatma Gandhi when the legendary leader was assassinated, was furious, but eventually forgave her. As the family was targeted in communal fighting on the island of Ceylon, and she took her children and fled. We lived in several…
  • Being an ANNOYING PERSON is now a crime

    Mr Jam
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Every day I spring out of bed at six in the morning intending to spread sweetness and light all day. And then idiots happen. You know the feeling. One moment you’re Mother Teresa and then you’re Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds. Example: Mr X (not his real name) was TWO HOURS LATE for dinner. When we finally started eating, he said: “This meat’s overcooked.” Now, answer honesty: Would it not be totally morally justified to use the steak knife I was holding to remove this person from the human gene pool?   Lucky for me there was good news in the newspaper the following morning.
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    Real Think Tank

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    James Christensen
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
  • Horror: U.S. Soldier Stabbed to Death by Afghan Teen as He Played With Local...

    James Christensen
    1 Apr 2013 | 7:13 pm
        Sent to you by Tank via Google Reader:     Horror: U.S. Soldier Stabbed to Death by Afghan Teen as He Played With Local Kids via TheBlaze.com - Stories by Jason Howerton on 4/1/13 Sgt. Michael Cable, 26, of Philpot, Kentucky, was stabbed to death in Afghanistan on Wednesday. (Facebook/Daily Mail) KABUL, Afghanistan (TheBlaze/AP) — An Afghan teenager fatally stabbed an American soldier in the neck as he played with children in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as the U.S. death toll rose sharply last month with an uptick in fighting due to warmer weather.
  • Rangel’s Assault Weapons Whopper [feedly]

    James Christensen
    30 Mar 2013 | 9:48 pm
    Rangel's Assault Weapons Whopper http://factcheck.org/2013/03/rangels-assault-weapons-whopper/ Rep. Charlie Rangel falsely claimed there are "millions of kids dying, being shot down by assault weapons." In fact, fewer than 100,000 persons younger than 20 years old died of gun violence, including suicide, over a 30-year period through 2010, government data show. About two-thirds of those deaths — or nearly 65,000 — were homicides. That's for all guns, not just assault weapons. We don't know how many of them were killed by assault weapons, but federally funded studies have shown that such…
  • SC Restaurant in Hot Water for ‘How To Catch an Illegal Immigrant’ T-Shirt [feedly]

    James Christensen
    13 Jan 2013 | 8:33 pm
    SC Restaurant in Hot Water for 'How To Catch an Illegal Immigrant' T-Shirt http://www.theblaze.com/stories/sc-restaurant-in-hot-water-for-how-to-catch-an-illegal-immigrant-t-shirt/ (Photo via the Huffington Post) The South Carolina restaurant "Taco Cid" is under national fire over the t-shirts it sells, and which a number of employees wear. The shirt says "how to catch an illegal immigrant" above what appears to be a hunting trap with a Taco Cid taco inside.  Presumably it is meant to be a statement on the authenticity of the tacos. MSN Now writes: Looking for a food-service job? The…
  • S.E. Cupp Goes Off on Eric Holder for Wanting to Shame Gun Owners: ‘It Makes My Blood Boil’ [feedly]

    James Christensen
    13 Jan 2013 | 8:24 pm
    S.E. Cupp Goes Off on Eric Holder for Wanting to Shame Gun Owners: 'It Makes My Blood Boil' http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/11/s-e-cupp-goes-off-on-eric-holder-for-wanting-to-shame-gun-owners-it-makes-my-blood-boil/ Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines this week after it was discovered that he once said gun owners should be "shamed" into giving up their firearms. And TheBlaze's S.E. Cupp was not impressed with his remarks. "I cannot tell you how offended I am to hear Eric Holder, or anyone, talking about shaming gun owners," Cupp said during a Thursday broadcast of "Real News"…
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    Amusing Planet

  • The Double Tree of Casorzo

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, a very unique tree grows. Known as the “double tree of Casorzo” or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian, it is a mulberry tree on top of which a cherry tree grows. The cherry tree rises well above the mulberry tree on which it stands. The strange tree is also known as Grana Double Tree. Nobody knows for sure how this happened; probably some bird dropped a seed on top of the mulberry which then grew roots through the hollow trunk of the host tree to reach the soil. While trees growing parasitically over another tree is not unusual, but they normally…
  • Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Tokyo based artist Makoto Azuma, for his latest project titled "Exobiotanica”, teamed with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace - a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit, to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai and an arrangement of flowers into the stratosphere. Using Styrofoam and a very light metal frame, the team created two devices to attach the 50-year-old bonsai and the flowers, which were then launch separately using Helium balloons. Azuma attached still cameras and six Go Pro video cameras tied in a ball to record the trip into the stratosphere.
  • Nardo Ring: Porsche’s High Speed Test Track in Italy

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Nardò Ring is a 12.5 km long high speed circular test track located in a remote area on the heel of Italy’s “boot,” 50 kilometers east of the naval port of Taranto. The Ring is named after the urban center of Nardò, situated 22 kilometers to the southeast. The Ring was originally built by Fiat in 1975 and is currently owned by the German car manufacturer Porsche, although the facilities have always been open to all automotive manufacturers right from the start. And thanks to the unique rain-free South Italian climate, the track operates 363 days per year, on three shifts, seven…
  • Moshav Villages of Israel

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Moshav is a type of agricultural community in Israeli consisting of a group of individual farms. The moshav is generally based on the principle of private ownership of land, emphasis on community labor and communal marketing. Workers produce crops and goods on their properties through individual or pooled labour and resources, and use profit and foodstuffs to provide for themselves. The farmers pay an amount of tax and this money is used to provide agricultural services to the community, like buying supplies and marketing the farm produce. The first moshav was established in the Jezreel…
  • Sedan Nuclear Crater

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
    The Sedan nuclear crater is located at the Nevada Test Site, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. It is the result of the Sedan nuclear test, an underground nuclear test carried out on 6 July 1962 as part of the Plowshare Program, established in June 1957 to explore peaceful applications for controlled nuclear detonations. The idea was that a nuclear explosion could easily excavate a large area, facilitating the building of canals and roads, improving mining techniques, or simply moving a large amount of rock and soil. The intensity and distribution of radiation, however, proved too great, and…
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    Unusual Places

  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    The town of Coober Pedy is often referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Located in the remote South Australian desert, where temperatures reach 125 °F / 51 °C, this small mining town with a population of 2,000 is also famous for […]
  • The Immovable Ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    6 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    There is a wooden ladder in Jerusalem that cannot be moved due to conflicts between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox church. Called the Immovable Ladder, it has remained in the same exact location since the 18th century. The ladder is referred to as immovable due to the fact that no cleric of the six ecumenical […]
  • A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Featuring the Weapons of Mass Attraction

    21 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Those, who are on a boring road trip from from Salt Lake City to Nekoma, North Dakota, might stumble upon a huge pyramid. The Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex is the eerie cold war era reminder, located in the fields of North Dakota. Resembling the Mayan pyramid, this abstract building was erected by the US […]
  • Die Rakotzbrück or Devil’s Bridge

    16 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    The Devil’s Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) was built almost 150 years ago, back in 1860. Because of the unique construction accuracy, the bridge and its reflection merge into a perfect circle, regardless of the point of observation. This extraordinary sight is beloved spot of the professional photographers. Location: Kromlauer Park, Gablenz, Saxony, Germany
  • Nykhas Uastyrdzhi: The Monument to Saint George

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    If you happen to be driving along the Ossetian Military Road, you will most certainly notice this monument. Dressed in a white cloak, this cavalryman is known to Ossetians as Nykhas Uastyrdzhi (Ossetian name of St. George). Nykhas Uastyrdzhi is the patron Saint of men, travelers, and warriors. Saint George is looking down as if […]
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  • JFK angry at “silly bastard next to the bed”.

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    When American President John F. Kennedy found out about a $5,000 expenditure to prepare a hospital room for his pregnant wife Jackie, just in case she went into labor while they were visiting Hyannis Port, he was livid. JFK focused his anger on a man he called “the silly bastard next to the bed”: Public Information Officer Ernest Carlton at Otis Air Force Base. President Kennedy wanted Carlton reassigned to Alaska. This fascinating short film explains what happened. The post JFK angry at “silly bastard next to the bed”. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Can you find 68 emoji hiding in the real world?

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    This is clever and fun. There are 68 colorful emoji hiding in this video of real-world scenes. Some are obvious, while other emoji are harder to find. How many emoji can you spot? The post Can you find 68 emoji hiding in the real world? appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Flying robots play The Star Spangled Banner.

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Incredible hexrotor flying robots play three songs. The theme from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, Carol of the Bells and the American national anthem. The Star Spangled Banner begins at 2:23. The post Flying robots play The Star Spangled Banner. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Miracle baby saved from collapsed building.

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    This will bring a tear of joy to anyone who has ever cared for a baby. Working frantically but gently, rescuers managed to pull this trapped baby from the rubble of a fallen building. Beautiful. The post Miracle baby saved from collapsed building. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Skydiver trapped in freefalling car.

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Aerial stuntman Troy Hartman designed this extremely dangerous stunt, which had never been done before. Troy was supposed to escape from a car hurtling toward the desert floor after it had been pushed from an airplane. He had only a few seconds to climb out in time. But he couldn’t get the door open. Watch what happens. The post Skydiver trapped in freefalling car. appeared first on Diverjency.
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  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Some of the strange works of Southern California-based artist John Brosio. - via boingboing.net
  • Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap

    12 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    In China, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed? By sleeping in it, of course. So as the summer heat drives people to the air conditioned places like IKEA, where more and more tired customers are taking advantage of the “open bed” policy, or “open couch” in some cases. Photographer Kevin Frayer documents the unusual trend for Getty Images. - via twentytwowords.com
  • Creepy Photography by Christopher Mckenney

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Photo subjects of Pensylvania based photographer Christopher McKenney range from burning people to self-made ‘ghosts’. After finding himself in the woods one day in 2012 with nothing but a sheet, chair, and a frame, he started taking photos. He put the sheet over his head and Photoshopped his body out. ‘I like taking away identity when photographing and to leave people thinking. I only make the photos I do to express myself and what other people see or think is up to them, as long as I make them feel anything I’m ok with that.’ he explains.
  • National Flags Created by Nature

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:45 am
    Ukraine Ukrainian born travel-photographer, Anton Jankovoy, explores the beauty of nature in such genres as travel and landscapes. His interesting series of photos dedicated to the National flags is quite unusual and touching. These are not just national symbols we can see everyday. These are the flags created by nature. Russia Jankovoy won a bronze award at the “FEP (Federation of European Photographers) Professional Photographer of the Year 2011″ and bronze award in the Russian speaking countries at “Best Photographer 2011″. He works with such companies and agancies…
  • The Surreal Collages of Jim Harter

    22 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    Jim Harter was largely self-taught as an artist. From 1969-72 he played a small part in creating posters for Austin’s legendary rock venues, the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters. Influenced by San Francisco collage artist Wilfried Satty, Harter turned to making surrealist collages from 19th century engravings. In 1976 he moved to New York, becoming a freelance illustrator, and editor of clip-art books for Dover, and later for other publications. In 1984, he began painting using an old-master technique. This work was influenced by his earlier collages, but also owed…
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    Gloom Wire

  • 5 International Fast Food Meals You Have Never Seen

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    International fast food chains increase their appeal to different cultures by having specific meals in different regions. What you actually get at a fast food restaurant will never look as good as the menu pictures but the region specific food choices do look tasty.
  • Beautiful Drone Footage of Fireworks

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    See what a firework display looks like from inside the action. The GoPro company flew a drone into firework explosions to capture some stunning footage.
  • The Hidden World of Urban Decay

    30 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Camden, New Jersey With modern concrete and glass skyscrapers, big cities portray a glamorous lifestyle. Look away from the busy streets and into an alley, and a world of urban decay is visible.
  • 11 Mom Selfies You Never Knew You Wanted to See

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The word selfie is now included in the Oxford Dictionaries. What better way to celebrate the strange phenomenon, than to share the internet’s mom selfies.
  • Firefighters Free Student Trapped in Giant Vagina Sculpture

    25 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    An American exchange student was freed from a giant vagina sculpture in Tübingen Germany last Friday. His feet became trapped while trying to take a funny photo and his body can be seen hanging out the sculpture.
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