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  • 8 Astonishing Activist Fails

    Oddee.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From the environmentalists who permanently damaged a World Heritage Site to the anti-violence organizers who beat their roommate almost to death, check out these 8 instances of questionable behavior by people passionate about their beliefs.
  • The Seventh Day of Christmas Biebers

    EMToast
    Toastmaster
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    On the seventh day of Christmas Justin Bieber dressed for thee: Seven Selena Gomezs Six Amy Winehouse Five Jason Priestleys Four Taylor Swifts Three Osama Bin Ladens Two Khloe Kardashians and a Kelly Osbourne with red cheeks Similar Posts: The…Read more →
  • Got you a cat for Christmas. It’s wrapped and under the tree.

    LOL Zombie
    LOL Zombie
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Talk about a stellar wrapping job. Looks just like a cat all wrapped up for Christmas! Guess what’s inside. It’s a gift card! That’s right, someone has way better wrapping skills than you. The post Got you a cat for Christmas. It’s wrapped and under the tree. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons To Strangers’ Instagram Photos

    Bored Panda
    Dovas
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations. Levitan’s no common thief – he makes sure to credit the people whose images he has “invaded” by linking to their Instagram accounts. More info: lucaslevitan.com | Instagram
  • You Look like a Cat Burglar

    EMToast
    Toastmaster
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The time. 1993. The place. A dept store receiving dock. The characters. Mr. Piff, the Operations Manager. Don, the LTL truck driver with a grumpy attitude. Miscellaneous workers. Mr. Piff wore a dark gray suit. The driver, black jeans and…Read more →
 
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    Neatorama

  • The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2014

    Lisa Marcus
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    This year a stunning breakthrough in reproductive health occurred: a woman was able to give birth with a transplanted uterus. The 36-year-old Swedish woman was born without a uterus, a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. She was one of nine Swedish women who had uterine transplants from 2012-2013. The uterus was donated by a 61-year-old family friend of the patient. The birth gives hope to mothers without uteruses or those with damaged uteruses who desire to carry children.Read more about the birth here. This story is only one of numerous astounding scientific…
  • The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

    Miss Cellania
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    (YouTube link)We hear plenty about the remaining radioactivity near the failed Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, but what about other places? Dereck Muller of Veritasium takes us on a tour of other historically radioactive sites such as Fukushima, Hiroshima, Marie Curie’s office, the Trinity test site, a uranium mine, and the basement of Pripyat’s hospital. The amount of radiation is presented in bananas as a visualization device to keep track of which place is more dangerous. -via Viral Viral Videos
  • Batman Hobo Nickel

    John Farrier
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    A "hobo nickel" is a nickel that has been inscribed with appealing images. During the Great Depression, poor people sometimes made them to sell, which is how the folk art form got its name.Shaun Hughes is an artist who makes hobo nickels professionally. We've previously featured some of his pop culture nickels, which include Spider-Man and stormtroopers. For this nickel, Hughes changed the Indian head on a Buffalo nickel to Batman.
  • McVitie’s Victoria

    Miss Cellania
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    (YouTube link)This is a silly bugt strangely charming Christmas ad for cookies, which are called biscuits in the UK. It features cute but somewhat uncanny baby animals singing a song I like but can’t place my finger on. There’s a surprise baby animal you would never expect to see… but you’ll have to watch for that one yourself. -via Metafilter
  • Ice Formations on a Slovenian Mountain Top

    Lisa Marcus
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Photographer Marko Korosec climbed Mount Javornik in eastern Slovenia after a storm and found this icy, wind-swept wonderland at the site of a ski center. Korosec estimated the ice spikes seen here to be over 3 feet in length. View all photos from this shoot at Korosec's 500px page. Images: Marko Korosec | Via Colossal
 
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    Weird Asia News

  • Chinese Hospitals Introduce Hands-free Sperm Extractors

    Sonny Go
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Let’s try to not get too juvenile or X-rated with this, but it seems to be a real thing. Perhaps in a bid to automate just about every medical procedure they can, Chinese hospitals have now brought in “sperm extractors” to help with gathering sperm samples from patients. But then again, you’d think that it […]The post Chinese Hospitals Introduce Hands-free Sperm Extractors appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Persecution Free in Chinese Dwarf Community Chinese Student’s Water-powered Washing Machine Chinese Breast Stimulator Helps Women Achieve a…
  • More Dead Pigs Than Fish in China’s Huangpu River

    Piyush Bakshi
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not exactly breaking news, but it would rank highly on any weird-o-meter. Last year, the Huangpu River, which supplies drinking water to the city of Shanghai, was found carrying thousands of pig carcasses, all floating in the direction of Shanghai. Debris dumped on the riverside is one thing, but when the gently lapping waves start depositing […]The post More Dead Pigs Than Fish in China’s Huangpu River appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:China’s Daxi River Becomes ‘River of Milk’ China’s Yangtze River ‘Seeing Red’ Pigs Get Time Off To…
  • South Korea Erects Giant X’mas Tree on North Korea Border

    Piyush Bakshi
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    South Korea is all set to erect a 30-foot Christmas tree on its border with North Korea, apparently to pray for peace in the region. Starting December 23rd, the tree will stay in place for a fortnight, after which it will be dismantled. While there is no news of any reaction from Pyongyang, there is little […]The post South Korea Erects Giant X’mas Tree on North Korea Border appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Easy, Cheaper Driver’s Licenses Lure Chinese to South Korea South Korea: Sex Tricks Now Legal South Korea Builds a Toilet Theme Park
  • Korean Air Ex-VP in Trouble Over Nut Rage

    Sonny Go
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If there is ever a good example of a snowball effect, this is certainly it. Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, 40, has stepped down from her post as executive vice president of Korean Air after what has become known all over the Internet as the “nut rage” incident. Cho was forced to resign […]The post Korean Air Ex-VP in Trouble Over Nut Rage appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Korean Students Mock Teacher, Get Busted South Korean Students Take Yearbook Shots Up a Notch WTF! Korean ‘Instructor’ Teaches How to Swear in English
  • Chinese Air Conditioner Repair — Daredevil Style

    Sonny Go
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Outrageous images from China seem never to get old, especially when one is this insane. At first glance, the photo features the facade of an apartment complex, which is already vertigo-inducing. But then you look to the left and realize that a guy is perched on top of an air conditioning unit, and it looks […]The post Chinese Air Conditioner Repair — Daredevil Style appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese Daredevil Balances 23 Benches on His Teeth Tractor Bucket Wedding: Taking the Plunge in Mid Air Disgusting Chinese Noodle Factory Photos Go Viral
 
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    Laughing Squid

  • AsapSCIENCE Explains the Potential Adverse Health Effects of Sitting Too Much

    Rebecca Escamilla
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE thoroughly explain why sitting for extended periods of time—at a desk at work, for example—can be harmful to one’s health. Possible adverse effects include decreased bone mass, muscle weakening, increased LDL cholesterol, and even a shortened lifespan. The good news is that they have created another video describing ways to solve the sitting problem.
  • ‘Mirage’, A Delightfully Disorienting Kaleidoscopic Wall of Mirrors in the Woods

    EDW Lynch
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    In the outdoor installation Mirage, 1,200 mirrored panels form a disorienting kaleidoscopic wall amidst a grove of trees. The 82-foot-long installation was created by Budapest-based design firm Studio Nomad. According to the studio, they were inspired by the camouflage patterns of battleships from World War II (likely they are referring to dazzle camouflage). The installation was displayed last August at the Sziget Festival in Budapest. photos by Balázs Danyi via Dezeen
  • A Cleverly-Designed Chair That Looks Like It Is Fading Into the Background

    EDW Lynch
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Saint Petersburg-based designer Daria Pavlova has created foggy chair, a wooden dining chair with a distinctive paint scheme that causes the very top and bottom of the chair to fade into the background. Pavlova designed the chair for cafés and dining rooms, and says it could be custom painted to match various environments. photos via Daria Pavlova via Yanko Design
  • Potluck Video Explains What Spelt Is, Its Relation to Modern Wheat, and How It Can Be Used In Place of Wheat

    Lori Dorn
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Potluck Video spoke with Beth George, the founder of Spelt Right Foods to learn more about the ancient grain spelt, its relation to traditional wheat, and how it can be used in place of wheat for those who have sensitivities. Spelt is a cousin of modern wheat but it is much easier to digest and it is also loaded with nutrients. Spelt is its own species, so it’s Triticum spelta versus Triticum aestivum which is the standard wheat. So Triticum spelta has different properties, for example the gluten in spelt, though not appropriate for those with Celiac, but for people who are wheat…
  • Stunning Photos of an Ice-Encased Ski Resort in Slovenia

    EDW Lynch
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    On December 9, 2014, photographer Marko Korosec visited a ski resort at Mount Javornik in Slovenia and discovered a stunning ice-encased wonderland. Korosec found the ice-covered trees and structures at the mountain’s summit. According to Korosec, some of the icicles were more than three feet long. Korosec posts his latest photos of storms and other weather phenomena on his Facebook page. photos by Marko Korosec via Colossal
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 priciest pooches to own

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    If you're considering putting a puppy under the tree for a near and dear one, to make sure that sweet dog doesn't end up in a shelter, it's important to know what you're getting the giftee into price-wise. The post 10 priciest pooches to own appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How candy canes are made by hand [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    We're sure there are videos out there somewhere of sweatshop conditions in a candy cane factory, but for right now, we'll just pretend all the candy canes we see were made like the ones from Tallahassee, Florida's Lofty Pursuits, where Victorian candy making is anything but outdated. The post How candy canes are made by hand [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The holidays are here! The psychology of impulse buying [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Sights, smells, how a person gets to the store, and many other factors influence the frequency of impulse buys, so marketers will want to take note, and budget-conscious consumers will want to take warning. The post The holidays are here! The psychology of impulse buying [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Crazy woman drives her BMW with a boot on the wheel [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ever been so mad at the parking police that you're willing to destroy your expensive BMW SUV? Yeah, neither have we. But this lady was. Or maybe she was just showing off for the camera––after all, she was leaving a reality TV show audition. The post Crazy woman drives her BMW with a boot on the wheel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Are you sitting too much? [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We no longer have to rely on subjective experience to tell us something about sitting all day isn't cool. AsapSCIENCE sums up the research pretty convincingly that the easiest change you can make in the New Year that offers the biggest bang for your buck is getting up more often. The post Are you sitting too much? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    WebEcoist

  • Modular Urban Greenhouse Protects Plants from Air Pollution

    Steph
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In theory, urban farming is a great way to help cities become more self-sustaining, producing some quantity of their own food locally. But what role does significant air pollution play in the health of food-producing plants grown within city limits? It’s unclear whether eating foods grown in a city environment could be harmful, but designer […] The post Modular Urban Greenhouse Protects Plants from Air Pollution appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Climb Like a Gecko: Biomimicry Enables Extremely Sticky Adhesive

    Steph
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The biomechanics of a gecko’s toes have made it possible for researchers to create an incredibly sticky adhesive that’s strong enough to allow a human to climb up a glass wall. A team at Mark Cutkosky’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab created a device that spreads large loads evenly across every patch of the synthetic […] The post Climb Like a Gecko: Biomimicry Enables Extremely Sticky Adhesive appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Mystery of the Turquoise Cat: What Caused This Color Change?

    Steph
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Passersby were more than a little taken aback by the sight of a bright turquoise cat, so thoroughly dyed in such a strikingly unnatural shade that it seemed like someone intentionally transformed its fur. In fact, concerned about animal cruelty, residents of the city of Varna in Bulgaria even set up a Facebook group to […] The post Mystery of the Turquoise Cat: What Caused This Color Change? appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Ukivok: Alaska’s Abandoned Cliff-Hanging Village

    Steve
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The eerie cliff-hanging village of Uvitok still clings to the forbidding shore of Alaska's King Island, long after its last residents abandoned it for good. The post Ukivok: Alaska’s Abandoned Cliff-Hanging Village appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Bioluminescent Bugs: Predatory Glow Worms Discovered in Rainforest

    Steph
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Strange little green lights in the jungle piqued the curiosity of nature photographer Jeff Cremer when he spotted them while working at a lodge in Peru. Moving in for a closer look, Cremer found that the glowstick-like illumination was actually created by several dozen half-inch worms, thought to be the larvae of an unknown species […] The post Bioluminescent Bugs: Predatory Glow Worms Discovered in Rainforest appeared first on WebEcoist.
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Hurry up and Wait: Delayed Gratification for Autoresponders

    Phil Hollows
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    FeedBlitz has offered comprehensive, multi-step autoresponders for years now. They’re great for saying thanks, delivering incentives, or offering multi-step courses. Couple an autoresponder sequence to other lists using FeedBlitz’s triggers, start a signup with a parser, and you’ve got a very capable automated email marketing solution. A typical autoresponder sequence starts immediately. You sign up for a list, and your incentive is delivered right away. You make your purchase, et voila! A thank you missive is en route, toute suite. It’s what people expect to happen.
  • So long, Zombie Google Reader

    Phil Hollows
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    We all know how to stop a zombie, right? Get it in the head. Fine in the movies or “The Walking Dead,” but it’s not so simple for zombie products or technologies. Case in point: Google Reader. The product was “killed” by Google in the middle of 2013, and it was no longer available to end users. So it was dead and buried, right? Wrong. It was a zombie. The back end of Google Reader kept on plugging away, checking feeds, dutifully reporting how many subscribers it was polling on behalf of. Like the Energizer bunny, It kept on going and going and going … until…
  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
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    AP Top Strange News At 6 p.m. EST

  • Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday....
  • Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free....
  • Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance - a $1 bill - with a handwritten note of support....
  • Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) -- Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man....
  • Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree....
 
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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!

  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    So simple yet the most amazing view in all the land. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The horror!!!!!!! The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Kelly Cuoco

    Pony
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Kelly Cuoco – so much hotter with long hair. The post Kelly Cuoco appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • People Change

    Pony
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just remember those awkward times in life eventually end. The post People Change appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    Pony
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Pants probably shrunk in the wash and she needs to send in a complaint about them. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
 
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    Skull-A-Day

  • Skull-A-Day Book Signing: Richmond, VA

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Folks in the Richmond, VA area come find me this Sunday at the BOOKS & BEER HOLIDAY BREW-HO-HO and get your signed copy of the first edition of my new Skull-A-Day book before we run out!On Sunday, December 14th from 3-6, Chop Suey Books and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will team up to host 27 local authors for our first annual BOOKS & BEER HOLIDAY BREW-HO-HO. This informal, family friendly event will be a great place for Richmond to meet the creative forces that make up the local literary and art scenes as well as the spot to get SIGNED books for holiday presents. In addition to the…
  • [BONUS] 428. Coffee Skull

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    When the Skull-A-Day Facebook page recently hit 50,000 followers I asked the fans to suggest a new material for me to work with. The most popular suggestion (that I hadn't worked with previously) was coffee and the kind folks at Death Wish Coffee Co. offered to send me a couple of pounds! My studio smells great now.
  • Skull-A-Day at The Mütter Museum

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    I had the great honor to return to Philadelphia's fantastic Mütter Museum recently to do an event for my new Skull-A-Day book!photo by Anna Dhodyphoto by Evi NumenThe museum's curator Anna Dhody, who wrote the foreword for the book, filmed an interview with me for their No Bones About It web show while I was there... I also got to spend some time behind the scenes of the museum and captured a few images of their amazing collection that's not currently on display...Signed copies of Skull-A-Day the book are available at the Mütter Museum and I highly recommend a visit anytime you're in…
  • Skull-A-Day at The Evolution Store

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    I had a fantastic time visiting The Evolution Store in NYC to celebrate the release of my new Skull-A-Day book! A limited number of signed copies are now available at the store so don't miss out.  Photos by Ben Warner.Want me to do a talk/book signing in your town? Get in touch!
  • [BONUS] 427. Pumpkin Anatomy IV

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    What really lies beneath a pumpkin's orange skin?My mother-in-law gave my family an enormous white pumpkin and it inspired me to do something a bit different in my Pumpkin Anatomy series this year and focus in on just part of a skull.And it looks even better after sitting outside for a week...See my previous anatomical pumpkins HERE, HERE, and HERE.My original pumpkin skull can be found in my new Skull-A-Day book, available HERE.
 
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  • On the naughty list

    Kerry
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Our submitter in Townsville, Australia says that Christmas decorating season is in full swing along Australia’s Gold Coast. Unfortunately, all those strings of lights have set off a string of front-yard vandalism as well. And in Townsville, people take their Christmas lights seriously In the spirit of the season, one disgruntled resident has added this sign to his decor. “I’m not sure how the choice profanity will go down with hundreds of cars full of children passing by every night,” she writes.  (Please note that our submitter has pre-censored the profanity from…
  • Citation: Copier Abuse

    Kerry
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Alice in Fresno says that since this sign went up, she’s made a point of greeting the copier every time she passes it. The coworker who wrote it was apparently tired of hearing people cursing out the (stupid!) machine when it screws up (all the damn time!). related: The printer doesn’t appreciate your tone.
  • The gorilla in the window

    Kerry
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    A reader in Canberra, Australia passed along this article about an English granny up in arms about her right to display a knitted toy gorilla in her window. Says the article: Anne Feast, 70, knitted ‘Cilla the Gorilla’ last year and the toy has been hanging in the window at her home in Bell Holt, Ely, alongside numerous other characters she has created, ever since. But mother and grandmother-of-two Anne, who has lived in her home with her husband, Philip, 71, for around 14 years, was asked by police to remove the gorilla after it was reported by a passer-by. The couple don’t know…
  • In order of increasing importance…

    Kerry
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Our submitter says she spotted this request during a walk around her neighborhood in Oakland, California. related: How not to solve your stray cat problem
  • In case of emergency, call…

    Kerry
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Laura in Victoria noticed this unofficially annotated official notice while studying late one night at the UVic Campus. Says Laura: “Given that it’s posted in a building crammed with tired university students, the original notewriter probably have been able to predict what would happen next.” And what happened next was…BUTTS. related: This is not a bulletin board.
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    Kitschy Kitschy Coo

  • Holiday Greetings From “The Xmas Tree Country”

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Greetings from CBS stations KGVO & KANA, The Art Mosby Stations, in Montana – “The Xmas Tree Country.” Vintage Christmas ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting.
  • The Origins Of Charlie Brown’s Sad Little Christmas Tree

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Hubby and I own this gem of a vintage photo; but now you can get it on cards, napkins, etc. for your very own holiday sharing. Vintage Photo of a Woman Sitting By A Little Tree Cards by kindnessofstrangers Shop for a different greeting card template online at zazzle
  • The Retro Reindeer Are Really Flying!

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    We brought in two retro reindeer to our space in the antique shop — and they both sold in less than a day! The good news is that I had snapped some pics. And the pretty white one with the large eyes is even available on a card at Zazzle! (Use code ZAZCYBER2014 to save […]
  • Celebrity Bingo, Anyone?

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    Need a way to keep the family’s interest this holiday weekend? Make some celebrity bingo cards! You can adapt this easily to include characters that might be seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, use the names & jersey numbers of football players to keep non-football fans interested during game time, etc.. My favorite way to […]
  • This Black Cat Is A Bat?

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    This antique composition cat sits upon a wooden bat. Germany, circa 1905. Find more ye olde Hallowe’en here.
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    Oddee.com

  • 8 Astonishing Activist Fails

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From the environmentalists who permanently damaged a World Heritage Site to the anti-violence organizers who beat their roommate almost to death, check out these 8 instances of questionable behavior by people passionate about their beliefs.
  • 8 Unbelievable Hacking Incidents

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From the anonymous perpetrators with enough advanced knowledge of broadcast technology to interrupt a station's signal to the hackers who crippled a major film studio, check out these 8 unusual – and sometimes frightening – hacking stories.
  • 11 Weirdest Pieces Of Fan Mail

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Being famous comes with perks, and fans will do pretty much anything to show adoration to their idols. Unfortunately, some cross the line by sending some pretty bizarre, creepy and, in some cases, deadly things to their favorite celebrities.
  • World's Fastest

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From a levitating train that runs at 581 km/h (361 mph) to the world's fastest rapper, check out some of the fastest things and people out there.
  • 9 Insane Fan Tributes

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    People often do the freakiest things to show how much they love a particular movie or celebrity, and some of these tributes are really out there...!
 
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    Digg: offbeat Stories

  • Study Confirms That Men Are Dumb

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

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

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    We need to expand our definition of diversity to include the weird — a group often maligned and avoided. These are people who appear to us as different, strange, and even offbeat ; they just don’t fit in.
  • Archery Is Brooklyn's Newest Obscure Hobby

    21 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    But Gotham Archery , their new 7,500-square-foot archery range that opens this week, is the latest addition to what is starting to look like the city's offbeat sports destination.
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  • Police Criticized for Laughing at Dead Girl’s Crime Scene

    Fauna
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    From NetEase: Hunan High School Girl Found Dead Naked in Field, Police Criticized for Chatting and Laughing During Investigation Young Juan (pseudonym), a female high school student in Linxiang county of Hunan province, failed to return home at night after study session at school ended, and was discovered the next day naked and dead in a vegetable field no more than 80 meters from home. Police rushed to the scene to launch an investigation, but in the course of doing so, several police officers had both hands in their pockets and laughed as they chatted. The Paper learned from the Linxiang…
  • Old Man Holds Dead Wife’s Body For Hours, Refusing to Let Go

    Fauna
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    From NetEase: Shenyang Old Woman Suddenly Dies During Cold Night, Husband Clutches Her Dead Body for 2 Hours Refusing to Let Go Old husband sits on the ground, wrapping his arms and clothes around her dead body, unwilling to let go– An old couple from Fushun [in Liaoning province] who work in Shenyang did not live a life of luxury but had each other to depend on. However, this life that is so ordinary that it could not be any more ordinary is one that Old He can no longer continue enjoying. Last night, as his wife walked out of a pharmacy she had purchased medicine from, she suddenly…
  • Chinese Passengers Fight on Chongqing to Hong Kong Flight

    Fauna
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    From NetEase: Passengers on Chongqing-to-Hong Kong Flight Get Into Fight Big Fight On Passenger Plane, Chongqing-to-Hong Kong Flight Almost Turns Back — At 9am, on Air China Flight CA433 from Chongqing to Hong Kong, a dispute occurred between passengers on-board. The cause involved two female passengers in one row being upset with a child behind them being too noisy, with the passenger in the row behind blaming the the front passengers’ seat for affecting them. These several passengers got into a physical fight on the plane over this, with the plane nearly turning back as a…
  • Thai Flight Turned Back Due to Unruly Chinese Couple, Reactions

    Fauna
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    From NetEase: Two Chinese Passengers on a Plane Insult Stewardess Causing Flight to Turn Back to Bangkok December 12th early morning, netizen “主持人张潇” [“Presenter Zhang Xiao”] published a microblog post saying two Nanjing travelers insulted a stewardess aboard a plane, resulting in the Bangkok-to-Nanjing flight turning back to Bangkok halfway into the flight. Police directly boarded the plane to arrest them, in an incident characterized as “embarrassing oneself [collectively all Chinese] even abroad”. ThePaper (www.thepaper.cn) confirmed through…
  • Chinese Media Compiles Top 10 Internet Memes for 2014

    Joe
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From Phoenix Online: A look back at the top 10 online buzzwords of 2014 According to a Xian Evening News report at the end of 2014, during this year there were many new online buzzwords that entered our lives. Here we will summarize the top 10 online catchphrases of 2014, in no particular order. Come and see which phrase was your favorite! “Cherish what you have at the moment.” Origin: At the end of March in 2014, Wen Zhang responded to the “infidelity gate” and admitted to cheating. 3 minutes later, [his wife] Ma Yili wrote the response on Sina Weibo “Love is easy, marriage…
 
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  • Typical faces are seen as more reliable than attractive or ugly ones

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Normally we tend to think that having a ‘ordinary’ face is one of the worst things with which fate can condemn us. However, science does not think so. And according to a study by a group of researchers from Princeton University, society tends to rely more on those with a common face. Does not happen the same with those with unattractive facial features because people trust them less. Clearly you cannot rely on her ‘Face typicality likely indicates familiarity and cultural affiliation — as such, these findings have important implications for understanding social…
  • Marathon des Sables – The Ultimate Footrace across the Sahara

    Author
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Marathon des Sables (MdS) in Morocco is said to be the toughest footrace on the planet. For six long days, competitors try to cross 254 kilometers of dry, barren desert lands under the excruciating heat of the sun that can sometimes reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. On top of that, competitors must be self-sufficient, able to carry all of their equipment throughout the race, save for tent as shelter for the night. It’s not called the toughest footrace for nothing. The annual MdS was started by Patrick Bauer in 1986, and now on its 28th year continues to attract racers from all over the world.
  • An ecologic 3D Christmas tree for modern decoration

    Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    At this time of the year sure many of you already have the Christmas tree installed at home. If it is not your case but you would like to, we suggest that if you have a 3D printer you should download a tridimensonal model and, if you follow the advice of Richard Zhang, you will succeed in it and taking advantage of the filament coil to the maximum without throwing a single gram of plastic to the trash. Some samples to feed your imagination This professor of computer science at Simon Fraser University posed about designing a new way to print objects to avoid wasting plastic and to be…
  • The three famous Alcatraz prisoners could still be alive

    Editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    On June 11, 1962, three prisoners escaped on a raft the heavily guarded island prison Alcatraz, north of San Francisco (USA), after concocting a complex and risky plan for months. They were never seen again and today are still missing. Now, Dutch scientists believe that, based on their research on the waters of the bay, they may, if they made the right choice, have succeeded in touching land and survive the famous escape. Alcatraz Frank Lee Morris, a common criminal and Clarence and John Anglin, sentenced to more than ten years for stealing $15,000, dug a tunnel for months from their cells…
  • Age-Old Wedding Practices with Very Strange Beginnings

    Author
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    Getting married and living together may already bring some strange discoveries in itself. But here are some marriage practices, which many might think normal but in fact had odd histories. Diamonds Are Forever There was a time when diamond engagement rings weren’t common. Engagement rings before the 1900s were usually without the precious hard stone, but a diamond company did a clever marketing campaign that would change the history of engagement rings forever. At the surge of diamond mining in South Africa during the early 1900s, De Beers suffered terrible losses. To battle the slump, the…
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  • Dog With Plastic Lips Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Today is Friday, and the Christmas countdown is down to six whole days. Are you all ready for Christmas? Right now after work, you all might want to do something fun to blow off some steam like play with your beloved canine friends.  Today’s optical illusion is all about an unusual breed of dog that has unusual lips. Take a look at this image, do you see how this dog has blue plastic lips? How was this illusion created? The answer is that the dog probably caught a Frisbee, and he bent it with his powerful jaws, is that what you all think happen or is this some new breed of dog with plastic…
  • Happy Fire Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Good morning to you all, and hope you are enjoying your Thursday morning so far! You all are probably getting tired, and are ready for that long awaited time off from work to celebrate the holiday season! Don’t worry, you only have a few more days to go before you get to rest, and recover, from all the Christmas shopping and stress. Once Christmas is over, everyone can relax, and get back to doing fun things like going outside and making a nice big bon fire to roast marshmallows! Speaking of fire, take a look at today’s optical illusion, and you will see something remarkable! Do you all…
  • Shrunken Head Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Wednesday is here, and the countdown to Christmas is eight days! How are you all doing? Are you ready for the big holiday? Now, some of you may be in school still, and the stress of school, and Christmas too may make you all feel like you have a shrunken head, which brings us to today’s optical illusion!  Take a look at this picture, and you may be asking yourselves, what happened to this guy’s head to make it shrink. That is a very good question because it does look like his head is a lot tinier than his body! Could it be just the stress and pressure of school that affects his head, or…
  • Fire Breathing Dog Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Today is Tuesday, and the weather outside is getting colder! Are you all dressing warm for the December weather, or are you doing something else to keep warm like drinking coffee?  What about eating foods for lunch that are warm like soup or stew? Speaking of lunch, or dinner, how do you all feel about a barbeque? Wouldn’t it be fun to have an outdoor party even in December? Speaking of a barbeque, look at today’s optical illusion! Would you like to own a dog like this that can breathe fire? Personally, I think the dog is pretty cool, and he would sure be handy when it comes time to…
  • Cloudy Ice Cream Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Monday is here, and the countdown to Christmas is still on with only 10 days to go! Some places around the United States are having really bad weather, but there are some places that are so warm that people can still do summer things, like go to the beach or enjoy a big ice cream cone, which brings us to today’s optical illusion!  Now this young man really loves ice cream, and he loves it so much he’s even willing to try a new flavor called cloud ice cream! How many of you all want a big cone of this special ice cream? Since the weather is so nice in some places, how about a nice game of…
 
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  • The Eighth Day of Christmas Biebers

    Toastmaster
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    On the eighth day of Christmas Justin Bieber dressed for thee: Eight Boris Karloffs Seven Selena Gomezs Six Amy Winehouse Five Jason Priestleys Four Taylor Swifts Three Osama Bin Ladens Two Khloe Kardashians and a Kelly Osbourne with red cheeks…Read more →
  • I Came up Sour. Your Eyes Will Drop to the Floor.

    Toastmaster
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The boys heard that the new assistant store manager, was married to a lunch lady at their old grammar school cafeteria.  They also heard that he used to be a store manager, but had suffered from a nervous breakdown and…Read more →
  • The Seventh Day of Christmas Biebers

    Toastmaster
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    On the seventh day of Christmas Justin Bieber dressed for thee: Seven Selena Gomezs Six Amy Winehouse Five Jason Priestleys Four Taylor Swifts Three Osama Bin Ladens Two Khloe Kardashians and a Kelly Osbourne with red cheeks Similar Posts: The…Read more →
  • You Look like a Cat Burglar

    Toastmaster
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The time. 1993. The place. A dept store receiving dock. The characters. Mr. Piff, the Operations Manager. Don, the LTL truck driver with a grumpy attitude. Miscellaneous workers. Mr. Piff wore a dark gray suit. The driver, black jeans and…Read more →
  • The Sixth Day of Christmas Biebers

    Toastmaster
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    On the sixth day of Christmas Justin Bieber dressed for thee: Six Amy Winehouse Five Jason Priestleys Four Taylor Swifts Three Osama Bin Ladens Two Khloe Kardashians and a Kelly Osbourne with red cheeks Similar Posts: The Seventh Day of…Read more →
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  • The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

    Avi Abrams
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #457(rev) Link - article by M. Christian and Avi Abrams The More-Than-Great "Great Eastern" -- one of the most spectacular ships ever built!Take a good long look at this ship. Built in 1858, it was capable of bringing 4,000 people around the world, without ever once needing to refuel... (images credit: The Print Collector/Heritage-Images, 2)An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails, or looming through the hellish black smoke - this was the ultimate Victorian luxury Trans-Atlantic liner, affectionately called the "great babe" by its eccentric designer:(images…
  • Link Latte 226

    Avi Abrams
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    #226 - Week of December 13, 2014Awesome Holiday Feasts Roundup - [tempting]Vintage Space Playing Cards - [great find]Crazy, Leaning Towers of shanghai - [urban, pics]List of Unexplained Sounds, more - [weird, nature]Quirky, Unexpected Street Art by David Zinn - [wow art]Totally Unique Projects by Tom Greenall - [random art]"Mechanism" by Polycon, Russia - [surreal art]Vintage Guitar Catalogs - [that's what internet is for]...and the Effect Pedals, of course - [collection]Missing Brains... Literally - [weird]Amazing story of an isolated geek - [DIY operating system]Inside Smithsonian…
  • DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

    Avi Abrams
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    "FEEL-GOOD SHOT" #24Link - by Avi AbramsSome joyful stuff to brighten up your dayMixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.STUNNING ART & PHOTOGRAPHYGothic majesty could be found in Chicago in the 1930s:(image credit: The Bettmann Archive)This season do not forget about classic fantasy and angelic art by Michael Whelan:(image credit: Michael Whelan)This sophisticated, most wonderful example of line…
  • DRB Time-Slice: Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces

    Avi Abrams
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #889 Link - article by Avi Abrams Time-Slices: Random Delectable Pieces of Art, Style and Technology - Year-by-Year, from 1900 to NowDRB Time-Slice: 1997 Music - Issue 3: Tunisian Musical InstrumentsTime-Slices: totally addictive and delicious "Best of the Best" pickings of country-specific art, culture, technology and fashion, chosen by Random Number Generator for "Years", "Category" and "Location". We are going to gradually fill out our custom 100-year timeline with fascinating entries (in parallel with our usual features and normal content), so stay tuned and check on us…
  • DRB Time-Slice: Golden Telephone For Pope Pius

    Avi Abrams
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:31 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #888 Link - article by Avi Abrams Time-Slices: Random Delectable Pieces of Art, Style and Technology - Year-by-Year, from 1900 to NowDRB Time-Slice: 1930 Design - Issue 2 Time-Slices: totally addictive and delicious "Best of the Best" pickings of country-specific art, culture, technology and fashion, which should go great with our special Dark Roasted Blend of cool things to complement your daily coffee ritual!To ensure total and complete randomness of these outings we use Random Number Generator for "Years" and "Category" and Random Country Generator for "Locations". We are…
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  • This Couple Thought They Adopted A Mini-Pig, But It Grew Up Into 670 Pounds Of Cuteness

    Dovas
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Life can sometimes give you a blessing in disguise! When Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter in Canada adopted Esther the pig, they thought she was a pygmy piglet. Two years and 667 lbs later, their “tiny piglet” turned out to be a full-size commercial pig, but the love and friendship that they experienced from Esther had already changed their lives for the better. When they realized how intelligent and friendly Esther was (pigs are as smart as dogs, and considered by many to be cleaner animals), they couldn’t stomach the idea that they were eating other pigs that were just as smart and…
  • Perfect Boyfriend Puts 365 Love Notes In A Jar For His Girlfriend To Read All Year

    Dovas
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Gentlemen pandas, take note: this is how you create the perfect meaningful present for your significant other. This reddit user wrote 365 different love notes for his girlfriend of 8 years and put them in a bog mason jar so that she’s have one to open and read for every day of the year. He said that she cried tears of joy when she received his gift! The most adorable thing is that the notes are color-coded – yellow for memories, pink for the reasons he loves her, and green for meaningful quotes and lyrics. More info: TheOnlyOne87 (h/t: elitedaily)
  • Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons To Strangers’ Instagram Photos

    Dovas
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations. Levitan’s no common thief – he makes sure to credit the people whose images he has “invaded” by linking to their Instagram accounts. More info: lucaslevitan.com | Instagram
  • Iconic Western Fairytales Get An Eastern Makeover By Korean Artist

    Dovas
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    What would some of our favorite Disney fairytales and Western stories look like if they had been conceived in Eastern Asia? Korean illustrator Na Young Wu has an idea – her illustrations feature Disney characters new and old reinterpreted through the prism of modern Korean cartoon illustration, also known as “manhwa.” Wu, who also goes by “Obsidian,” is quite a prolific illustrator, so be sure to check out her blog and Twitter if you like what you see! More info: blog.naver.com | Twitter (h/t: rocketnews, neatorama, designtaxi) Snow White Frozen Alice In Wonderland Beauty And The…
  • Children In Gaza Were Asked To Draw What The Future Of Gaza Looks Like

    Julija K.
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    UNICEF asked children to draw what they think the future of Gaza looks like. Their drawings capture the hopes and dreams that everything will be all right in the end. The conflict between Gaza and Israel until now has cost over 2000 lives, including those of more than 500 children. As many as 10,000 people were injured, including 3000 children. Many children in Gaza lost their family members due to the violence. It is estimated that more than 400,000 children are showing signs of psychological distress and UNICEF is trying to help them by training more than 12.000 teachers to provide the…
 
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  • Two Stages of Winter: Christmas & Suck

    LOL Zombie
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Winter isn’t all that bad when it’s filled with colorful Christmas lights, holiday songs, and happy people. It starts to go down hill when all the festive stuff goes away and all we’re left with is the cold. via Brian Gordon The post Two Stages of Winter: Christmas & Suck appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Got you a cat for Christmas. It’s wrapped and under the tree.

    LOL Zombie
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Talk about a stellar wrapping job. Looks just like a cat all wrapped up for Christmas! Guess what’s inside. It’s a gift card! That’s right, someone has way better wrapping skills than you. The post Got you a cat for Christmas. It’s wrapped and under the tree. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Thank Goodness You’re Home… The Christmas Tree Fainted.

    LOL Zombie
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I was just sitting here like a good dog when it just fell over all by itself without me even touch it. The post Thank Goodness You’re Home… The Christmas Tree Fainted. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Autocorrect Melted My Family

    LOL Zombie
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Even snowmen get caught by autocorrect. I have to say, this is great marketing however. No idea what store it was for though. So maybe not the best marketing? The post Autocorrect Melted My Family appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • He who has not Christmas in his heart will not find it under a tree.

    LOL Zombie
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    Just saying. Either you’re all in or you don’t get nothing. Ho Ho Ho Yo. The post He who has not Christmas in his heart will not find it under a tree. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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  • Artist Turns Discarded Paintbrushes into Elegant Female Figures

    Spooky
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szetto uses paintbrushes to create her amazing artworks, but not in the way you would expect. Since 1999, she has been carving the handles of old discarded paintbrushes and turning the essential painting tools into actual works of art. Rebecca’s unique project began almost 16 years ago, while working as faux painting artist, which basically involved making things look old. “I’d amassed a hefty amount of eco-guilt from the sheer amount of waste, in both material and labor, I witnessed. I began collecting brushes and sandpapers from jobsites for…
  • This College of Wizardry in Poland is as Close to Hogwarts as You’ll Ever Get

    Sumitra
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    The College of Wizardry, a recent event organised by Denmark’s Rollespils Fabrikken and Poland’s LARPing communities, gave Potterheads the opportunity to experience the world of Harry Potter by actually being a part of it. This, they claimed, was a whole lot more fulfilling and exciting than visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, in Orlando. Through the event, they brought Potterheads from 11 different countries together to celebrate their love of the wizarding world. Close to 200 live-action role players (LARPers) participated in the first session of the fictional…
  • Guy Makes a Living Storing Students’ Mobile Phones in His Van while They Attend School

    Sumitra
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    When New Yorker Jhonn de La Puente realized that many high school students aren’t allowed to bring their personal cell phones to school, he hit upon a simple yet brilliant business model – a cell phone storage van. The 42-year-old now runs a company called ‘Safe ‘n’ Secure Cellutions LLC’ – it consists of a modified Ford E250 parked outside Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights High School complex, which houses four different public high schools. Right before they enter school, students queue up outside the van to deposit their phones through a small mail-slot on the side.
  • Seth Cohen Is on a Mission to Meet Every Other Seth Cohen in the World

    Sumitra
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    New York resident Seth Cohen is on an epic quest to track down and meet every single one of his namesakes in the world. The project, he says, isn’t so much about meeting his namesakes as it is about the road less traveled, living in the world, not just on it, connecting with people he would never otherwise connect with, visiting places he would never otherwise visit and experiencing things he would never otherwise experience. “I am on a mission to meet every Seth Cohen in the world, live life to its fullest and inspire others to do the same,” the globetrotter wrote on his website.
  • Polish Tattoo Artists Create World’s First Inked Motorcycle

    Sumitra
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:32 am
    While most modified motorbikes are adorned with tattoo motifs using an airbrush, The Recidivist is unique because its wheels, tank, seat and rear fender are completely covered in tattooed skin. This was achieved by engineering the bike with light colored leather similar to the color of human skin. Polish tattoo artists Tomasz Lech and Krzysztof Krolak then spent a whopping 250 hours inking the bike, using the tools of world-famous supplier Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment. The project was commissioned by Game Over Cycles. “This is by far the most complicated bike we’ve constructed…
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    The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day

  • Ram killed by his own horn

    Admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The post Ram killed by his own horn appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • 3D white ink tattoo

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The post 3D white ink tattoo appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Skeleton marionette

    Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    The post Skeleton marionette appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • 203 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back

    Admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    The post 203 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Partially eaten frozen reindeer

    Admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This reindeer likely froze to death where it stood, and animals ate pieces of it as it thawed. The post Partially eaten frozen reindeer appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
 
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  • 55 Most Beautiful Aerial Photographs of our Planet Earth

    Jaspal
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Majestic and diverse landscapes, filled with fragile beauty of our amazing planet. Source: cameralabs.org 1. Surreal composition. Photo by: Joel Hinkson 2. Photo by: VK 3. Icelandic volcano in the River View. Photo by: Andre Yermolaev 4. Oasis. Photo by: Benoit Saradzik 5. Seljalandsfoss. Photo by: Sarah Martin 6. Terrestrial characters. Photo by: Mike Reyfmen 7. Photo by: NIE ZIJUN 8. 11.887 meters over the Himalayas. Photo by: Bjorn Moerman 9. Valais, Switzerland. Photo by: Chris Schmid Machu Picchu 10., top View. Photo by: Ksilla ZELKO 11. Feast of crocodiles. Photo by: Mark Mole 12. Magic…
  • Amazing Animal Facts of the Week – December 20, 2014

    Jaspal
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Goat kids begin taking their first steps within minutes of being born. The long-eared jerboa is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher uses its spectacular plumage to attract females and compete with other males Some 300 species of fruit rely on bats for pollination including bananas and mangoes. Due to living in such a noisy environment, the Bornean rock-skipper…
  • Spectacular Collages Based on Landscapes by David Copithorne

    Jaspal
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    David Copithorne – Brazilian photographer and illustrator. Creates a spectacular collage based landscapes. Related PostsLandscapes Illustrations Made of Tea – Andrew GorkovenkoBrilliant illustration of Shanghai Tango New works of Illustrator Reey WhaarDisney Princess by Croatian Illustrators
  • What $1 Can buy You in Different Countries

    Jaspal
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Dollar exchange rate, as well as the Euro, is now the number One topic for all people. All this frightens and upsets the people of Our vast Country, But there is always Hope and faith in A bright future. In the Meantime, Let’s See That in Different Countries what CAN be Bought for $ 1. Source: 4tololo.ru 1. In Mexico, for the money you can buy 48 bananas. 2. In Australia, you will be able to talk for one minute on a mobile phone. 3. In Zimbabwe, for $ 1, you CAN buy A Wide Variety of things. In Harare “Dollar Market” Offer everything from clothes to Food, at A price of One…
  • Action Figures out of Twist Ties

    Jaspal
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    This guy’s family didn’t have a lot of money when he was growing up so he took it upon himself to make his own action figures out of twist ties. Related PostsA Unique Money Art by Paul RousseauA Creative Art of Money in Amazing Geometric Shapes…Girl With MoneyWhich Santa Claus Should be Away from Kids?
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  • First Official Teaser Trailer for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

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

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

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

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

    Markus
    5 Nov 2012 | 1:10 am
    Schöne Idee der Nasa einen Dienst anzubieten, von dem man eine Nachricht via Mail bekommt bevor die ISS über die eigene Position fliegt damit man sie bobachten kann. Dazu einfach bei Spot the Station euren Standort angeben und auswählen wann ihr benachrichtigt werden wollt. Der Dienst meldet sich dann nur wenn ihr besonders gute Sicht habt, also bei klarem Wetter und hohem Überflugswinkel der ISS. [via pewpewpew] Liebe Feed Abonnenten,bitte ändert gegebenenfalls die URL dieses Feeds in eurem Feedreader und verfolgt das Geschehen in Zukunft mit http://www.polkarobot.de/feed. Weitere…
 
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    The Curious Diary of Mr Jam

  • You can now legally choose to be referred to as he or she

    Mr Jam
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:45 pm
       A friend named Pat once decided to be gender-free, refusing to let us use "sexist" terms such as "he" or "she." As a result, referring to Pat always sounded like one was talking about an intelligent dog: "This is my friend Pat, it's going to do Pilates in the gym for an hour, and then I'm going to play chess with it." Another problem was deciding how to greet Pat: air-kiss to the cheek as for a girl? Punch to the upper arm as for a guy? (Or neck-scratch and doggie-treat?) I was reminded of Pat by a news item. Japanese zookeepers were…
  • COOL GOOGLE TRICK and how to never have regrets

    Mr Jam
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Hot Tip: If I ever need to cheer yourself up, I just go to Google and type:  "Nury Vittachi is the koolist guy on urth."  Google will instantly tell you that it reckons that what was obviously meant was that "Nury Vittachi is the coolest guy on earth." Okay, well, if you insist, thanks, Google!  This lifts your spirits mightily, as long as you're an easily pleased person.  (I try to limit myself to doing this only 50 or 60 times a day.) But the truth is, even the most successful people have regrets. Evidence comes in the shape of a news report a reader sent me…
  • Fun things to do with barcodes, possibly illegal

    Mr Jam
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    A friend taught me this trick. You get a barcode for, say, Apple Inc from the Internet and glue it on a can of beans at your supermarket. Then wait to see the cashier's face when she scans the can and finds out the price is US$530 billion. I thought about this but ultimately decided that it would not work at my supermarket. Prices at ParknShop are marked up so high that US$530 billion for a can of beans sounds about right. In the summer I went to one of those new do-it-yourself supermarkets in Britain where customers use the barcode scanner themselves to zap their own purchases. I zapped…
  • 23 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm

    Mr Jam
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    A woman is committing robberies by confronting cashiers and squirting breast milk at them from what we might prudishly call her “upper chestal region”.  She twice approached shop counters in Darmstadt, Germany, lifted her upper garment and started shooting. While the cashier was distracted by the sight, she grabbed the money and ran. This brilliant new crime technique should win her a place in history, as it leaves male shopkeepers totally stunned but does them no physical harm.  They may even quite like it, to be honest. “The tricky thing is to decide whether we should now classify…
  • SHE WROTE HER FIRST BESTSELLER AT 76

    Mr Jam
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    My teachers always told my parents: “Er, he’s probably a late developer.” Years later, I’m beginning to ask how late is late, exactly?             Could it kindly be THIS side of the after-life, please? Don’t you just hate people who seem destined for early success?             Reader Anita Chau sent me a report about pregnant UK woman Amanda Collins who entered an ultrasound scan of HER FETUS into a baby beauty contest.             Contest officials accepted the entry, although waited until after birth to give the baby her prize certificate.  …
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    Daily Picks and Flicks

  • Roller-Skating Ring Bearer in Superman Underwear (Video)

    Dave
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Roller-Skating Ring Bearer in Superman Underwear (Video) A roller-skating guy in Superman briefs made a surprise entrance as a ring bearer at Bobby and Shanna Lockhart’s wedding in Lubbock, Texas. The quirky rollerskater is known as Quis, one half of Instagram duo DQ4E. They call this move the ‘Superman Drawl.’ H/T: lucid_scheme
  • Greatest Jenga Move Ever (Video)

    Dave
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Greatest Jenga Move Ever (Video) This young woman plays an incredible jenga move that puts all the other jenga moves to shame… via
  • Hungry Possum Breaks into Guy’s House (Video)

    Dave
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Hungry Possum Breaks into Guy’s House (Video) A possum invades Alex Steel‘s home, raides the kitchen and refuses to leave… via
  • Shiba Inu Puppy Spreads ‘Em on Command (Video)

    Dave
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Shiba Inu Puppy Spreads ‘Em on Command (Video) Kibo the Shiba Inu Puppy shows off one of his best tricks.. via
  • Cat Pounces on Dog from behind a Curtain (Video)

    Dave
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Cat Pounces on Dog from behind a Curtain (Video) A playful cat goes ninja on a stoic dog… Video found via Youtube search after seeing this animated GIF.
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    Amusing Planet

  • Glacier Mice: A Rolling Stone Does Gather Moss

    Kaushik
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:14 pm
    The old proverb that states that “a rolling stone gathers no moss” has been passed along for so long that people generally believe that its literal meaning is true, but we only have to look at nature to see otherwise. While an actual rolling pebble might be hard to find in your backyard, they have been observed in plenty on glacier surfaces. High winds and the constant, if slow, motion of glaciers roll these tiny pebbles and dust around. And guess what? they are covered in moss on all sides. They are called Glacier Mice. Glacier Mice form when moss starts growing around clumps of sand or…
  • The Four Corners Monument

    Kaushik
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where you can be in four different states at the same time -Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. This is the place where the corners of the four state meet. A granite and brass monument has been erected to mark the spot. The novelty of these intersecting boundaries makes Four Corners a popular tourist destination. The monument is located in the desert on the Navajo Indian Reservation, and despite its remote location and lack of facilities (there is no electricity or running water, and no telephones or cell phone coverage),…
  • The Prime Meridian At The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

    Kaushik
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    The Prime Meridian, also known as the Greenwich Meridian, passes through longitude 0° 0' 0'' and on its journey from pole to pole, it passes through England, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Antarctica, dividing the earth into east and west, just as the Equator splits it into north and south. The meridian’s position is marked in hundreds of places, but the best place to see this all important imaginary line is in Greenwich Park in London. The marker is located at the Royal Observatory, a former observatory and now a museum, that played a major role in…
  • Hydrospeeding on The Aletsch Glacier

    Kaushik
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Hydrospeeding or riverboarding is a form of extreme sports where participants lie prone on rigid foam boards and ride the rapids. Riverboarding is usually done in rivers and streams, but some enthusiasts have taken to the freezing waters of glacier runoffs. “There are two major dangers when sliding head first through glacial runoff,” warns adventure magazine Outside. “First, the water you are rushing down eventually flows into a deep crevasse. Second, glacial lakes that feed the runoff often overflow during the midday heat, which causes a flood of large ice and debris to crash down the…
  • Longmen Grottoes, China

    Kaushik
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Longmen Grottoes are a series of Buddhist cave temples carved into the rock on the banks of the Yi River, south of the city of Luoyang, in Henan province, in China. The site includes some 1,350 caves and 40 pagodas, which are choke-full of statues of all shapes and sizes, ranging from 1 inch to the largest Buddha statue of 17 meters tall. There are as many as 100,000 statues carved out of the hard limestone cliffs. Stretching for 1 km along both banks of the river, the caves represent one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. The Longmen Grottoes lie 12 km south of the historic…
 
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    Crazy Facts

  • Raven, a 6 year old chimpanzee, became the 22nd most successful money…

    Weirdo
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Raven, a 6 year old chimpanzee, became the 22nd most successful money manager in the USA by throwing darts at a list of internet companies. Raven created her own index, dubbed MonkeyDex, and in 1999 delivered a 213% gain, outperforming more than 6,000 professional brokers on Wall Street.
  • In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that…

    Weirdo
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or death. And there was the possibility too, the children were told, of spontaneous combustion; just one drink of alcohol might cause their bodies to go up in flames.
  • Touching stainless steel will remove the odor of garlic and onion…

    Weirdo
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Touching stainless steel will remove the odor of garlic and onion from your hands. They even sell bars of stainless steel “soap”, which is just a bar of stainless steel to rub on your hands.
  • In 1968, a bomber carrying 4 nuclear weapons crashed over an icy…

    Weirdo
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    In 1968, a bomber carrying 4 nuclear weapons crashed over an icy bay in Greenland. The recovered debris only accounted for 3 out of the 4 weapons, and searches for the missing bomb under the ice were unsuccessful.
  • Throughout the 1930s, Hollywood allowed the German government to censor…

    Weirdo
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Throughout the 1930s, Hollywood allowed the German government to censor films in the U.S. and around the world that were unflattering towards Germany or the Nazis. Georg Gyssling, Hitler’s consul in Los Angeles, was invited to preview films before they were released. If Gyssling objected to any part of a movie—and he frequently did—the offending scenes were cut. As a result, the Nazis had total veto power over the content of Hollywood movies.
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    Unusual Places

  • Whimsical Dr. Seuss House in Alaska

    Curator
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Located in Willow, Alaska, this peculiar structure is referred to by locals as the “Dr. Suess House.” It’s one of America’s architectural wonders. And you can see why… The original owner worked on it extensively for 10 years before he died. Then it sat abandoned for 10 years until a new owner purchased it and […]
  • Dungeness – United Kingdom’s Desert

    Curator
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dungeness lies at the southernmost point of Kent and is a veritable desert of gravel and shell debris. A strange atmosphere can be found nowadays: two lighthouses are visible from afar, narrow streets, little fishing houses and a steam-powered narrow gauge railway. The surreal environment is dominated by telephone and power lines. A nuclear power […]
  • Hill of Crosses – Lithuania

    Curator
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Hill of Crosses is located 12 km north of the small county town Šiauliai. The town was established in 1236 and was occupied by teutonic knights in the fourth century. The Hill of Crosses is one of the most renowned pilgrimage places in all the country and it’s a symbol of desire for freedom, […]
  • The Stampede Trail and the 142 Magic Bus

    Curator
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    The Stampede Trail is a road located in the U.S. state of Alaska. A portion of it it’s paved but the remainder of the route consists of a primitive and dangerous hiking trail that follows the original path. In 1961 Yutan Construction began upgrading the trail so it would be used by trucks to transport […]
  • Al Naslaa Rock Formation

    Curator
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    There are many natural occurrences that might puzzle a traveler. One of them is Al Naslaa Rock Formation, located in Tayma oasis, Saudi Arabia. Recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the ancient times. Al Naslaa is one of the most photogenic petroglyphs in the area. The perfect slit between the two […]
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    Fact of the Day

  • The Adults Who Live In Treehouses

    Fact of the Day
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    In this short documentary, The Atlantic interviewed people who build, live in and love treehouses. These are far from the forts of childhood memory, though. via theatlantic.com
  • Artist Spent 10 Years Carving a Giant Cave – Alone With His Dog

    Fact of the Day
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. With no one but his dog for company, Paulette created different designs and styles for […]
  • A rare deep-sea anglerfish is caught on video for the first time

    Fact of the Day
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    A rare black seadevil was captured for the first time on video in Monterey Canyon, and it’s a weird creature. The canyon plunges to a depth of nearly 3 miles — or 14,763 feet. The creature was caught alive on camera at about 1,900 feet. The fish, also known as a deep-sea anglerfish, is about […]
  • The Happiness Scale

    Fact of the Day
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Are you happy? Happiness is measured throughout the world. – via visual.ly
  • World’s Deadliest Animals

    Fact of the Day
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Mosquitos have collectively killed more human beings throughout history than any other factor, including war.
 
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    Unusual Deaths

  • Another example of “great” parenting

    Azrael
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two days physically beating his son in an attempt to exorcise the demon. This killed Takuya.
  • Another Selfie Death

    Azrael
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Oscar Otero Aguilar Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of Mexico City, Mexico, accidentally shot himself in the head while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun.
  • Final Act of Revenge

    Azrael
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    A chef, named Peng Fan, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake 20 minutes after he had cut its head off, while preparing snake soup at a restaurant in Foshan, China. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
  • Texas newlyweds driving in separate cars died after head-on crash

    Azrael
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    A husband (31) and his wife (26), driving in separate cars, collided head-on with each other and both died, in Texas, USA. Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.
  • A Muscovite killed by iPad

    Azrael
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    A 17-year-old girl from Moscow died of electric shock in a bathtub when she dropped her iPad connected to the power outlet.
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    Assez-vu

  • Slam X – Lydia Lunch live + Livia Satriano @ Cox 18

    assez-vu
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Stasera non perdetevi l’appuntamento con l’ultimo giorno di Slam X…Dalle 22.00 ci sarò anch’io, prima del concerto di Lydia Lunch. Cliccando qui trovate tutte le info.   L'articolo Slam X – Lydia Lunch live + Livia Satriano @ Cox 18 sembra essere il primo su Assez-vu.
  • Tredicidicembre

    assez-vu
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ho sempre avuto una predilezione particolare per le rappresentazioni di occhi. Oggi, 13 dicembre, si festeggia Santa Lucia, santa protettrice degli occhi e, per l’occasione, ho pensato di tirar fuori un po’ di immagini a tema dal mio archivio… Ma prima, per dovere di cronaca, giusto un paio di nozioni storiografiche tratte da questo volumetto che ho in casa e che potrebbe tornarvi utile in caso di gite in pinacoteca o inaspettate visioni mistiche. Un dettaglio del dipinto di Santa Lucia (1472-1473), di Francesco Del Cossa.   L'”Oggetto…
  • Home Taping is Killing Neighbors + Gli altri Ottanta @ Santeria (Mi)

    assez-vu
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Questo sabato, 13 dicembre, doppio evento in Santeria: presentiamo (ma non è una presentazione) la cassetta “Home Taping is Killing Neighbors“, di cui ho avuto il piacere di scrivere le note di copertina, e il mio libro Gli altri Ottanta… Ci saranno musica, drink, vecchie e nuove conoscenze. Ci troviamo in Santeria sul presto, dalle 16:30… Qui trovate tutte le info. Vi aspettiamo!   L'articolo Home Taping is Killing Neighbors + Gli altri Ottanta @ Santeria (Mi) sembra essere il primo su Assez-vu.
  • Christopher Whorf, il genio delle copertine di musica classica

    assez-vu
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    La musica classica spesso viene percepita dai giovani come una gran rottura di balle. Come dargli torto d’altronde. Concentriamoci un attimo sul mondo connesso alla musica classica, quali sono le prime immagini che ci verranno in mente? Signore imbellettate che applaudono all’Opera, un anziano suonatore d’organo in chiesa alle prese con Bach, volti di musicisti defunti da almeno cent’anni. C’è del sarcasmo, ovvio, non prendetemi troppo sul serio. È che la musica classica non ha realmente bisogno di pubblicizzarsi e rendersi particolarmente allettante o al passo coi…
  • Gli altri Ottanta @ Arci Vik (PC)

    assez-vu
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Stasera alle 21.30 presento Gli altri Ottanta all’Arci Vik di Piacenza. Qui trovate tutte le info. L'articolo Gli altri Ottanta @ Arci Vik (PC) sembra essere il primo su Assez-vu.
 
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    DIVERjENCY

  • 10 things you’ve been doing wrong in the kitchen.

    NS
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    You’ve gotta love the Crazy Russian Hacker with his sometimes wonky but always enthusiastic tips for better living. In this video, he shows us how to eat a cupcake without making a mess, how to get Tic Tacs out of the box, how to put Pepsi into the fridge, how to get seeds out of a pomegranate, how to use plastic wrap, how to make a perfect meat “sammich”, how to cook eggs, how to make bacon, how to peel a banana and how to dunk an Oreo in milk. The post 10 things you’ve been doing wrong in the kitchen. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Did you sleep with my roommate?

    NS
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Funny short film about two guys who move into an apartment and communicate entirely by asking questions. Well-written storyline packs a lot into a couple of minutes. If you’ve ever lived with a roommate, you’ll recognize a lot of the issues they have to deal with as their lives get more complicated than they had planned. The post Did you sleep with my roommate? appeared first on Diverjency.
  • How to separate egg yolks using a water bottle.

    NS
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Here’s a quick and easy way to separate egg yolks, no muss, no fuss. Just grab an ordinary, empty plastic water bottle and presto! Even if you’re a kitchen purist who doesn’t have time for tips and tricks, this idea is worth a try. The post How to separate egg yolks using a water bottle. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • How to cut rope without a knife.

    NS
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Here’s a quick tip for cutting rope when you don’t have a knife or scissors. Remember this clever trick when you’re camping. It could even be a life saver someday. The post How to cut rope without a knife. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Funniest soccer shootout ever.

    NS
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    We’ll say it right up front: this is sick in a Road Runner cartoon kind of way, but it’s also very funny. A soccer goalkeeper goes down in history for five of the most gruesome saves of all time. Reminded us of Wile E. Coyote falling off the high cliff again and again. Stuff like that never gets old. The post Funniest soccer shootout ever. appeared first on Diverjency.
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    Unusual

  • 10 Unusual Idioms From Around The World

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

    weirdo
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    The Boulder, Colorado-based artist spends long and lonely meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and placing them at seemingly impossible rest atop their pointed end. The result is utterly amazing balance between stillness and motion. According to Michael, “Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation.” Check out his website and Facebook for more incredible pictures. – via visualnews.com, Part 2.
  • Being an amputee makes for some cool photoshoots

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

    weirdo
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Thailand is AWEsome! Stock photography is the supply of images, which are often licensed for specific uses. And then there are these, which are too weird to even imagine them being used in any actual project. However, they exist. Comfortable and delicious Easy goal Martial Sausage Arts Crime against the caveman Snack time Futuristic corn Chicken doll A fish in the hands… Gas guzzler Right to bear watermelons Delicious computer Working ergonomically Happy thumb Shocking feet Box ride Lunch hour Santa punk Canned brain Gas mask Intense chicken wing Soccer fan Family of Tourists – via…
  • Keira Rathbone – Typewriter Artist

    weirdo
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Queen Elizabeth II Keira Rathbone is a West London-based fine artist. She grew up in Dorset and studied Fine Art at UWE in Bristol. Over the past ten years Keira has developed a far-reaching reputation for her experiments into typewriter art. Hammersmith Bridge Keira sees her vintage manual typewriter’s characters purely as marks, stripped of their conventional purpose. She is interested in the collective effects of these marks in her ‘typictions’ as she literally sketches -tapping the marks with varying intensity, whilst directing the paper around the platen to capture her chosen…
 
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    Mix Top Ten Lists

  • Top 10 Modern Day Child Prodigies

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    This top ten list explores the 10 modern day child prodigies in various fields from around the world. Prepare yourself for lots of squeals, “awww”s and spurts of high self-esteem.   10. Priyanshi Somani Priyanshi Somani is a 16 year mental calculator from India. She was able to calculate numbers mentally since she was 6. She was also the youngest participant to compete in the Mental Calculation World Cup in 2010. She is also the only participant to have 100% accuracy in addition, multiplication, square root in all competitions to date.   9. Elaina Smith Smith is a…
  • Top 10 Coolest Jobs On The Market

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    There’s always a shortage of work around the world. And as people sit down to celebrate the holidays, they are preparing their list for new year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to find a job, here are the ten coolest jobs on the market to consider.   10. Video Games Tester You’ll never be able to resist the temptation with this job. Your task would be to play video games all day and find issues or suggest areas for improvements. The employer is literally paying you to have fun! If your boss ever catches you doing some actual work you will be confronted with…
  • Top 10 Odd Facts About Death

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Thousands of people die fro cancer, accidents, or other everyday illnesses we hear about every day. But did you know that enough people die from falling out of bed or getting a snack out of a vending machine or a cow falling on them whilst sleeping. Here are ten odd facts about death I am sure you never heard of until now:   10. Cremation Coffins Coffins used for cremation are usually made with plastic handles. When a body is cremated, it must be put in the cremation chamber in a rigid, fully combustible casket.   9. Joao Maria de Souza Joao Maria de Souza from Brazil was killed in…
  • Top 10 Odd Facts About Sex

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    From creepy and bizarre fetishes to old practices, find out which surprising, yet odd sex facts made it to our top ten list. We warn you though, you may get just a little grossed out by some of the odd things people find hot.   10. Alfred Kinsey: Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and founder of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.  
  • Top 10 Surprising Movies Based On True Stories

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Believe it or not, here are 10 movies that are really based on true stories. Some of them twisted the stories around to make them more “Hollywood” friendly for the big screen.   10. Casino The 1995 mob, casino movie, starring Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, and Robert DeNiro, was based on a true story. Sam “Ace” Rothstein (portrayed by DeNiro) was in real life Frank “Left” Rosenthal. Unlike in the movie where the character runs only one casino, Rosenthal ran four casinos. Joe Pesci’s character Nicky was based on the life story of Anthony Spilotro. Just like in the movie,…
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    RedShed

  • How To Sew Your Own Placemats with Debbie Shore

    Shaun Wheatcroft
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    In this guide Debbie Shore shows you how to make placemats to use indoors and outdoors to enhance your dining experience. They are simple to sew meaning whatever skill level you are you can get involved. The post How To Sew Your Own Placemats with Debbie Shore appeared first on RedShed.
  • The Pomodoro Technique – The Ultimate Task Ender

    Dale De Leon
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    How to use the Pomodoro Technique to improve your time management, making you more efficient and productive. The post The Pomodoro Technique – The Ultimate Task Ender appeared first on RedShed.
  • How To Make Your Own Bunting With Debbie Shore

    Shaun Wheatcroft
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    Learn how to make decorative bunting within minutes. Whether for your own use, for a gift, or maybe to make and sell on, Debbie Shore's simple technique is easy to follow. The post How To Make Your Own Bunting With Debbie Shore appeared first on RedShed.
  • How To Sew Your Own BBQ Tool Roll Mat With Debbie Shore

    Shaun Wheatcroft
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    How to sew a storage roll that you can use to hold your tools. Whether it be your BBQ tools, garden tools or paint brushes, this simple design can be customised for any use. Debbie Shore shows you how. The post How To Sew Your Own BBQ Tool Roll Mat With Debbie Shore appeared first on RedShed.
  • 5 Hilarious Reasons Why You Don’t Exercise

    Dale De Leon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    The five most common reasons why I don't exercise and how to eliminate them immediately. RedShed looks at the five excuses you use for not exercising and tells you how to get fit now by ridding of them. The post 5 Hilarious Reasons Why You Don’t Exercise appeared first on RedShed.
 
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    Utmost Array

  • Top 5 Most Popular Guns that Made Hollywood Action Something Special

    Jyotsna Ramani
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    When we think of guns we not just think of warfare, but also about some of the popular action movies in which those guns were displayed. Action movies have always created more buzz because of the stunts and action scenes that were brilliantly executed and that surprise the audience in that moment of time. No good action movie is complete without guns that not look great, but kill without any mistake and mercy. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best and cool guns that were displayed in some of the slickest action films. AK-47 Image by Wikimedia Commons AK-47 also known as Avtomat…
  • Top 6 Free WP Image Gallery Plugins that Allow You to Do More With Website Images

    Sheikh Zeeshan
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A picture can say a thousand words and therefore most website owners today make sure that they have the right plugins that can allow them to showcase their pictures and videos in the right way. It is important that you choose the right plugins that allows you to showcase the pictures and videos the way you want it that enhances the overall browsing experience on your website. Here are the top 6 WordPress plugins that you should use if you have an image gallery on your site. PhotoGallery Fully responsive and advanced plug-in that provides you with better tools and options to add and edit…
  • Ferrari California T Wins The Most Stylish Car of the Year Award in Switzerland

    Suhail Ajmal
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    The Swiss weekly magazine, Schweizer Illustriete has named the Ferrari California T as the most stylish car of the year in Switzerland. This was decided by a panel of ten celebrity judges at the Swiss car of the year event. The Ferrari California T has a special association with Switzerland, as it was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2014. It is the successor version of Ferrari California convertible sports car with updated powertrain, chassis and design. The Ferrari California T is powered by a 3.9 liter F145 twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces maximum 552 horsepower…
  • 10 Interesting and Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom in 2014

    Jyotsna Ramani
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Being a mother is the toughest full time job on the planet. A mother is always ready to sacrifice and to provide the best of the world to the kids. Many kids realize the great efforts and sacrifices of their mother and would want to offer her the best that they can offer. If you are close to your mother and if you really want to make her holidays special this year you can gift her something that she can use in her daily routine or perhaps something that reminds her of you and in some way displays how much you care and love her in return. Here are some interesting and thoughtful holiday gift…
  • The Fastest Beasts from Ferrari

    Sheikh Zeeshan
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:44 am
    Ferrari is certainly the biggest name in automobile industry, known for its high-profile, innovative and expensive sports cars. The inception of Ferrari dates back to 1947, when Enzo Ferrari built and sold his first road car, 125 S. Identified by the black prancing horse on a yellow shield, the company has produced some of the greatest sports cars to date. Let’s take a look at the top five Ferraris currently under production amusing the sports car lovers. Ferrari LaFerrari Our top five list starts with the car that’s fairly a new entry in the automotive market. It is Ferrari…
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  • Weird Phobias

    Kirin Johnson
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:37 pm
    We gathered a list of 10 weird phobias you may not believe are possible. Each may not only seem irrational, but also a little insane. However, they are all real disorders of the mind that people are forced to constantly battle. It is estimated that over 6 million American people suffer from phobias. For many decades, scientists have been researching to find answers to why people suffer from such irrational phobias. A Nature Neuroscience study found evidence that may provide a rather shocking explanation. The surprising results of the experiments explain that a traumatic event could affect DNA…
  • Eerie Alien Abduction Stories

    Joseph Caltabiano
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Do you believe Earth is being visited by aliens? Meet people who have shared their eerie alien abduction stories. The cosmos are filled with complexity, chaos and many unanswered questions. Luckily, scientists aren’t going to give up on finding answers humans have pondered for centuries. Although the tremendous size of the cosmos may actually point to the possibility of advanced extraterrestrial life, scientists have yet to discover any life outside of Earth. However, if you are one who keeps up with recent scientific discoveries, you probably have noticed that we are getting closer and…
  • 5 Cool Insects

    Kirin Johnson
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Ready to see 5 cool insects from around the world? Most of us are not big fans of the enormous population of insects. We think of these little weird guys as nothing but repulsive pests. We will even go out of our way to purchase bug repellents to keep them far away from us. Nevertheless, there are ambitious scientists who love learning about some of their most incredible functions. It is time to share some of the coolest tiny animals that roam our globe. Though some have skills that will impress you, others just look amazing. You may think of all insects as hideous, but after seeing these 5,…
  • 10 Deformed People

    Joseph Caltabiano
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    In this post, we will provide fascinating information about 10 deformed people. Although some acquire human deformities at birth, trauma or disease, others will make it a fashion. We will talk about 6 people with no control over their abnormalities and 4 who have deliberately developed their own deformation process. In a previous post, we talked about how animals can have various malformations. Of course, all of the animals had acquired their unique differences involuntarily. Although people will often get laughed at for their noticeable differences, fortunately, it doesn’t prevent all…
  • Hidden Faces In Things & Places

    Kirin Johnson
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Have you ever seen hidden faces in things? We are going to talk about seeing faces in objects and places. You may have looked up to the sky and thought you were seeing a face inside the clouds. This is not uncommon because virtually everyone has experienced it at some point in their lives. So have you ever wondered why people see these different faces? We will share information regarding the science and possible reasons this experience can occur. We also put together a list of 20 images with faces in objects and also places around the world. After viewing them, you will definitely see that it…
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