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  • Foggy Forests of Oiartzun

    Unusual Places
    Curator
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Photographer Oskar Zapirain captures eerie forests blanketed in thick fog, blurred light descending on green trees creating shade that blends in with the land covered in moss. Zapirain has been drawn to this landscape for years because of the unique light as well as the way it lures in the viewer into a mystical atmosphere. The forest is located near the town of Oiartzun in Basque Country, Northern Spain. This particular forest is rare because of the regions charcoal production history. The trees were deliberately trimmed to be preserved, thus maintaining the integrity of the forest for…
  • Funny Pictures – July 3, 2015

    Odd Stuff Magazine
    Jaspal
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    How does something like that even… ohh Not sure if they need to fire the plumber or the carpenter. This is not Williamsburg. Classic Amazon. Air support needed! This is the card I’m getting for my 15 year old brother. What happens when you act like a jerk to the nice vet during a house call. My wife and daughter made me this cake for my birthday. One doesn’t argue with science. My boyfriend got me this thoughtful gift when I passed my driving test… Sounds delicious. A 4th of July celebration just isn’t the same without it. Wise words. This feels like some final…
  • Funny Pictures – July 4, 2015

    Odd Stuff Magazine
    Jaspal
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    Patriotism intensifies. via Fair warning…Thanks Google Maps. via Soooooo, my microwave is demanding sacrifices now. via Magnet worthy of my fridge. via Any press is good press. via Tinder pictures versus real life. via And for today’s forecast… via Most Random Location For A Pay Phone. via Snorkel=beer bong. Proud if my husbands ingenuity. via This make me kind of uncomfortable. via ROOOXXAAAANNE… via My roommate got this quarter as change. via Scottish advertising doesn’t mess around. via Tennessee is at it again. via
  • Funny Pictures – July 5, 2015

    Odd Stuff Magazine
    Jaspal
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Who’s hungry? via Saw a guy asking for money on the street. via The cake that was ordered and the cake that arrived. via Gotta get it out somehow. via Summer time is learning time. via Somebody thinks they’re f**king hilarious. via How baby pallets are made. via We didn’t risk it. via
  • Bitter Baker Battle

    New Urban Legends
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The owners of the ‘Sweet Cakes by Melissa’ bakery must pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to serve a same-sex couple in 2013.
 
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    New Urban Legends

  • RIP (Again) Andy Griffith

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    News of the death of actor Andy Griffith, who passed away in 2012, began recirculating online in July 2015.
  • NASCARried Away

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    FACT CHECK: Is NASCAR unveiling a new LGBT ‘Stars and Gay Bars’ flag for racing fans?
  • Bitter Baker Battle

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The owners of the ‘Sweet Cakes by Melissa’ bakery must pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to serve a same-sex couple in 2013.
  • Raising the Roofs

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    NEWS: A GoFundMe page established by the sister of accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof raised widespread outrage by seeking $5,000 to help recover lost wedding costs.
  • Great Reddit Blackout of 2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    News: Redditors are in an uproar after the sudden firing of employee Victoria Taylor.
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    Neatorama

  • The Totally Groovadelic Peter Max Fashion Collection From 1970

    Zeon Santos
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    People have access to the hits and misses from every single decade of 20th century fashion, and yet with all that knowledge at their disposal they still choose to wear some pretty funky outfits.Heck, hipsters have created a whole pseudo-subculture based around wearing goofy getups, and they definitely consider themselves part of the 21st century, so subjectively fashion from the 70s wasn’t that bad, right?Reserve your judgment until you see these Groovalicious Peter Max Fashions From The 1970s, which include these hideous patterned ties that should be considered too distracting to wear…
  • 25 Ridiculous and Hilarious Clothing Labels

    John Farrier
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    (Photo via Tonight I Bake Madness in a Birthday Cake)(Photo via somethingwithanne)(Photo via imgur)Read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers of your clothing. They're usually correct. And even if they don't immediately apply to taking care of your clothes, the advice is still sound. Pandas are not for slapping.22 Words rounded up 25 of the silliest washing instructions provided on clothing tags. Someone at these factories has a sense of humor.
  • You Look Disgusting

    Miss Cellania
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Beauty blogger Em Ford of My Pale Skin recently posted some pictures of herself without makeup. Like most young people, she has acne. The reaction to the pictures put her through the wringer, and when she put makeup on to show the difference, commenters put her through the wringer again! So she made the video You Look Disgusting to tell the story concisely in images. (YouTube link)I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection,…
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Coffee, Use It To Draw Monsters!

    Zeon Santos
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sometimes all you need to create a great piece of art is a jumping off point, some sort of inspiration to get those creative wheels turning.Many artists use reference photos for this exact reason, or come up with thumbnail sketches before they get down to work, but artist and copywriter Stefan just lets the coffee flow and sees where his artistic mind goes.Stefan has discovered a love of drawing coffee-monsters, little impromptu illustrations that all start with spilled coffee, and now he can’t stop drawing and creating stories for the little stains.Stefan's full blown art and caffeine…
  • Bird Attack - They've Gone Psycho!

    Zeon Santos
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Bird Attack by FathiAlfred had been feeling a bit under the weather since his last run in with the bird flu, so he was confined to bedrest until further notice. One day he woke up from a nap and found some birds sitting on his bed, and as he wiped the sleep from his eyes dozens more birds came in to roost all around him. There was a look in the birds' eyes that Mr. Hitchcock found unsettling, and as Alfred reached for the intercom to summon his nurse a wild eyed crow started pecking at his face...Celebrate Hollywood's master of suspense with this Bird Attack by Fathi, it's a great way to show…
 
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    Weird Asia News

  • Weird Asia News is For Sale!

    孫子
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:20 pm
    8 years ago, I sat getting ready in the morning, while my wife was translating a weird news story on...The post Weird Asia News is For Sale! appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Weird Asia News Writers… We Need You Weird Asia News Widget Should Weird Asia News Be Redesigned?
  • Craziest Competitions from Around the World

    孫子
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    Diagonal View – the home of the weird and the wonderful, comprised a list of the craziest competitions from around...The post Craziest Competitions from Around the World appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Asia’s Craziest Intersection? Battle For World’s Shortest Man Title Heats Up A Dubious Honor for China: World’s Youngest Smoker
  • Just Another Day in a Chinese Supermarket

    孫子
    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Pig Face… YUM!The post Just Another Day in a Chinese Supermarket appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Chinese “Elephant Man” to get 33 Pound Tumor Removed Chinese Scientists Clone Pig Survivor of Earthquake Chinese Photographer Captures Twins 50 Years After Birth
  • Kleptomaniac Guard Steals Thousands of Eggs

    Piyush Bakshi
    21 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    When the police folk of Pinghu City in China hang up their boots, they’ll look back at this case with...The post Kleptomaniac Guard Steals Thousands of Eggs appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Fake Duck Eggs Running Amok in Chinese Woman’s Kitchen Miracle EGGception: Chinese Hen Lays Monster Eggs Chinese Man Uses Three-Ton Crane to Lift Eggs
  • Porcine Platform Diving Champs in China

    Piyush Bakshi
    20 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    More than half of the world’s swine population can be found in China. And according to an ancient Chinese belief,...The post Porcine Platform Diving Champs in China appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:The China Pig Scandal (Infographic) Hero Pig That Survived Earthquake in China Cloned Deformed Pig in China Walks Using Only Its Front Legs
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 15 18th One thing century cures painful to contemplate

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    If good intentions were all it took to cure what ailed us, the 18th century wouldn't have been so bad when it came to medical care, but as you'll soon discover, if the illness didn't kill a body, the remedy often finished the job. The post 15 18th One thing century cures painful to contemplate appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • All the BattleBots fights from the new season [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    BattleBots are back, all fans of backyard engineering rejoice! Some pioneering citizen cut out all the non-fight scenes from the show and uploaded an epic compilation of all the battles. The post All the BattleBots fights from the new season [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The best way to picnic: on a motorized table [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Here's another example of backyard engineering at its finest: a motorized picnic table. Now you can enjoy your meal while cruising up and down the block. The post The best way to picnic: on a motorized table [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make Kung Pao chicken, easily [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Kung Pao chicken is a Chinese take-out classic. Now, you don't have to do unhealthy takeout. You can make Kung Pao at home, the healthy way. The post How to make Kung Pao chicken, easily [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Business etiquette around the world [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    No one wants to travel halfway across the globe only to blow a big deal, so if you have business overseas, make sure to mind your manners with this guide from CT Business Travel. The post Business etiquette around the world [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesNo Support Today, Monday May 25 2015Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
 
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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!

  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    I am feeling so damn Patriotic right now! The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:56 pm
    If your trainer helps you with your yoga poses like this you might want to think about checking what he is certified to train you in. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Keisha Lall

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Keisha Lall is a stunning raven haired beauty. The post Keisha Lall appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Driving Fails

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I am all for winning the packing game, but this guy is taking it to a whole new level. The post Driving Fails appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Jokes of the Day

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    ‘Dad, what’s Politics?’ Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call […] The post Jokes of the Day appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    YubaNet.com

  • Woman listed in critical condition after early morning assault near Grass Valley Church

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    A woman was assaulted in the early morning hours near the St. Patrick's Church in Grass Valley and was listed in critical condition at the Sutter-Roseville Trauma Center.
  • Truckee PD Responds to Major Injury Collision Overnight at Brockway and SR-267

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    On July 4th 2015, at about 10:54 pm Truckee Police responded to a major injury collision at SR-267 and Brockway Rd. 3 cars were involved with numerous injured occupants. Truckee Fire and North Tahoe Fire Departments responded to the scene. One driver was transported to Renown Hospital in Reno with major injuries. Two other occupants were also transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital with minor to moderate injuries. Several other people reported minor injuries at the scene, but were not transported.
  • Gradual cooling over the next few days - thunderstorms likely

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Gradual cooling next few days along with daily afternoon and evening thunderstorms mainly over the mountains. Thunderstorm coverage may increase over the mountains, Northern Sac Valley and surrounding Foothills on Tuesday and Wednesday as an upper low over the eastern pacific moves towards the CA coast.
  • Multiple river rescues by Foresthill Fire in the Auburn Recreational area

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:13 am
    On Saturday, July 4th, Foresthill Fire Protection District (FFPD) responded to several rescues in the Auburn Recreational area.
  • Fatal accident on Foresthill Road

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Saturday July 4, 2015 at 1:37 am, Foresthill Fire Protection District (FFPD) responded to Foresthill Road near Moshiron Drive in Foresthill for a reported traffic accident. Additional details included the vehicle was on fire and a person had been ejected from a vehicle with CPR in progress.
 
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    Indexed

  • Today in history.

    Jessica Hagy
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    The post Today in history. appeared first on Indexed.
  • Sick inside.

    Jessica Hagy
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    The post Sick inside. appeared first on Indexed.
  • All or nothing.

    Jessica Hagy
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    The post All or nothing. appeared first on Indexed.
  • You can burrow under the porch for $1850 a month.

    Jessica Hagy
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    The post You can burrow under the porch for $1850 a month. appeared first on Indexed.
  • Hey, girl.

    Jessica Hagy
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    The post Hey, girl. appeared first on Indexed.
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    PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

  • Don’t save the date for us

    Kerry
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Jamie and her now-husband received this puzzling reply to a save-the-date card sent to his mother’s sister. Says Jamie: “We’re still not sure of the reason for the upset.” (Perhaps a bad experience with a Christmas newsletter?) related: Here comes the troll
  • …and don’t let the door hit you on your way out!

    Kerry
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Writes out submitter, Erica: “I work in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in a building comprised of a variety of offices and studios (fashion brands, art galleries, recording studios, artists, etc.) I find this note exceptionally funny, because in the three years I’ve worked in this building I’ve experienced the exact same rude, pompous behavior.” related: Were you raised by wolves?  
  • This little junk mail punk

    Kerry
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    My first thought after reading this note: “Hmm, I’m not sure what being a “wannabe hipster” has to do with not picking up your mail.” Then I read our submitter’s (unapologetic) explanation: “My neighbor left this taped to the mailbox in the lobby due to my tendency to leave coupons that are mailed to me on a small table under our mailboxes.”  The connection: Both can be really fucking obnoxious! related: This is why people hate millennials.
  • A (kinda, sorta) friendly letter

    Kerry
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Our submitter, a teacher in North Carolina, received this from one of her students at the end of this year. I think my favorite part of this letter is the part that got erased — which, as far as I can make out, says, “I thought were kind of nice” and “P.S. I think you were nice sometimes.” Way to dial it back there, Faith. Sure, she failed you, Mrs. B, but she signed it with love!   related: Teacher appreciation with first graders
  • Questionably moist bills

    Kerry
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Summer’s here! And you know what that means…. (via reddit) Meanwhile, our submitter Ellen spotted this one at a drive-through daiquiri-store in Louisiana. “Apparently, you can buy everclear in a Styrofoam cup at 11 am without leaving your car, just you can’t pay for it with boob money.” related: Elevator nose grease. It’s a thing, apparently.  
 
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    The Huffington Post | The Full Feed

  • Katy Perry & John Mayer Got Cozy At A Grateful Dead Concert

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Katy Perry and John Mayer made the crowd roar at the Grateful Dead concert in Chicago Saturday night when they cuddled up together. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • One Year Ago, This Elephant Was Weeping In Chains

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Raju was born more than 50 years ago, but this week he's celebrating a first birthday of sorts — marking the one-year anniversary of when he was freed from a lifetime of unimaginable suffering. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • Bullmastiff Snitches On French Bulldog For Toilet Paper Mess, Gives Tattling A Good Name

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    This dog is a rat. A bullmastiff hilariously appears to point the paw of guilt at a French bulldog when asked who made a big toilet paper mess. Sure, the French bulldog looks awfully and adorably culpable, but there's no need for tattling, unless of course it's done in the funniest way possible. So props for the sweetest snitching ever. H/T Viral Viral Videos -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • Is Khloe Kardashian Dating James Harden?

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Khloe Kardashian's dipping into the hoops pool again -- she and NBA superstar James Harden hit Las Vegas for the 4th and TMZ Sports got the first pics of their date night.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Shares Inspirational 4th Of July Message On Instagram

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Caitlyn Jenner not only celebrated her country's freedom on the Fourth of July, but also reflected on her own. The former Olympian took to Instagram on America's birthday to wish her followers a happy holiday and share a powerful message. Jenner posted a photo of a framed American flag and wrote in the caption, "Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American ... where at least I am free to be me." Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American ... where at least I am free to be me. A photo posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on Jul 4, 2015 at 11:30am PDT In case you weren't keeping up with the…
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    chinaSMACK

  • Man Gets Only 5 Years In Child Molestation Case, Netizens Furious

    Steve Lambert
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recently many have been following the case of a man who sexually molested a 6-month-old girl. A retrial took place on June 30, because the prosecutors had insufficient evidence for the 1st trial, and in the end the man was sentenced to 5 years in jail. Netizens were angry at what they saw as an extremely light sentence for such an appalling crime, saying things like “Is the judge retarded? Only 4 years? He should be executed,” and “How many years in jail would somebody get if they castrated that man? Are they trying to force the child’s father to get justice himself?”. Source: Sina…
  • Greek Man Cries After Cash Withdrawal Refused, Netizens React

    Simon Cooper
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A Greek senior citizen who broke down after being refused part withdrawal of his wife’s pension funds four times has sparked reactions from Chinese netizens. 77 year-old Giorgos Chatzifotiadis said he couldn’t bear to witness his country being met with such adversity, which shocked him more than his personal problems. One netizen thinks that one should endure hardship for one’s country, and a country shouldn’t let its servants be poor, one pondered if Chinese retirement funds were enough while another said Greece was stupid and just needed to print money. Source: Netease…
  • Police Release Data From Fatal Nanjing Accident: 195.2 KPH

    Steve Lambert
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Police recently released data about the fatal car crash in Nanjing on June 20th. According to their calculations, the BMW involved was traveling at 195.2 kph as it ran a red light, going straight through the intersection from the left-turn lane, causing the fatal accident. Due to the large period of time it took police to release the data, some netizens suspect foul play behind the scenes, with one netizen saying “At first the police were being very secretive, only releasing the speed data days after. Could it be that another person was covering for the driver? Don’t blame us for…
  • “Zombie Meat” Being Sold to Restaurants for 17RMB Per Ton

    Steve Lambert
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the past few days, journalists have been uncovering details about a massive shipment of expired meat intercepted crossing the Chinese border. Most of the meat came from stockpiles of food prepared in case of war, with a large quantity coming from America. Because the meat has oxidized over time, it appears black and cannot be sold directly to consumers, but after being prepared by restaurants, it is difficult for consumers to tell the difference. Netizens had a lot to say about the meat, which sold for an average of 17 RMB per ton, with one jokingly commenting “Waiter, I’ll have a 1980…
  • Local Police Chief Detained for Altering His License Plate

    Steve Lambert
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Chief of Police in Weijiaqiao is currently under investigation by the county disciplinary committee for altering the license plate on his car. The man purchased a sticker designed to alter the his license plate, changing it from EJ9969 to ED9969. He was detained for 5 days, fined 3500 RMB and has been suspended while the investigation takes place. An insider revealed that the man began to cry when he heard the news of his punishment. Netizens were disappointed, with one highly rated comment saying “Even the law keepers lack integrity, how can there be justice?!” Source: Sina "Local…
 
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  • A Shocking Wedding between Two Robots in Love

    Author
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Amidst the chaos brought about by the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, a love story unfolded and ended at the altar over the weekend. You can say that the bride and groom will live happily after as soon as they tied the knot. But it’s not like any other wedding you know. The matrimonial rite was between two robots that clearly did not looked compatible, but still looked cute together. The two robots were wed in Japan over the weekend, and this could be the event that will confirm what anti-gay marriage advocates fear the most – humans could marry robots, animals or…
  • How Skinny Jeans can Land You in the Hospital

    Author
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Skinny jeans have been in fashion for quite some time now. It’s stylish, easy to wear and can be paired with anything. However, skinny jeans that are too tight can be hazardous to your health. In fact, that vacuum-sealed feeling every time you wear a pair of these denims can suck the life out of you. This was the case of a woman in Australia who was rushed to the hospital after her swollen legs, brought about by squatting in these super tight jeans for several hours, prevented her from being able to walk. Her doctors said that the woman was wearing the tight-fitting clothing and was…
  • Man Robs a Bank with a Pretty Unusual Weapon

    Author
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:40 pm
    We’ve all seen all sorts of bank robberies in the news. Most of them would involve masked men carrying guns and other kinds of weapon to threaten the people inside the banks and intimidate them into giving them the cash they want. Of course, for fear of getting hurt or worse, killed, bank personnel would hand over the money to the robbers. An unusual robbery case was reported on Monday afternoon, which took place in Pennsylvania. The suspect was named Aaron Stein, 35 years old. Stein went to the PNC Bank on Monday afternoon and announced that he had an explosive device with him while…
  • Noise in Laundry Room Led Florida Man to Kidnap Neighbor

    Author
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    In Vero Beach, Florida, a woman was abducted at gunpoint by a 61-year old man. Authorities said a man named Leon Thurston kidnapped his neighbor early Sunday morning because she was too noisy while doing the laundry It was a fine Sunday morning when Jessica and David Scoville decided to wash their clothes at 5:30 AM. The couple went about their laundry as usual thinking that it was just another weekend. But after some time in their own laundry room, Mr. Thurston, a next-door neighbor, appeared in their doorway. The man then told the Scovilles they were being too loud Little did the couple…
  • Woman Claims She Went Blind After Cat Licked Her Eye

    Author
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
    Humans are naturally born nurturing to animals. This is why a lot of us keep pets in our homes and love them as if they were our own children. In rare cases though, loving our pets too much can put our lives at risk. Such is the case of a woman who claims her cat licked her eye causing it to go blind. A woman named Janese Walters in Omaha, Nebraska told a news station how she discovered she had gone blind in her left eye after allegedly being licked by her cat. Janese told a reporter that when she woke up on the morning of Thanksgiving, she found out she couldn’t see out of her left eye.
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    Mighty Optical Illusions

  • Day at the Lake Photo Illusion

    CJ Edwards
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever seen something that just makes you go…”huh??” Of course you have and you probably love it, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Well, I ran across something the other day that made me do just that. It took me a moment to figure out what was wrong with today’s photo illusion. It actually isn’t that difficult to spot, though, and when you do see it, it’ll blow your mind a little. So, can you see what’s wrong with this photo illusion right away? If you still can’t see it, I’ll give you a hint—take a good look at her hand in…
  • Fun Statue of Liberty Optical Illusion

    CJ Edwards
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the United States! We’re all gearing up to start celebrating with hot dogs and fireworks tonight over here, so I figured that a fun patriotic Statue of Liberty optical illusion was in order. First, I have to give credit where credit is due. This Statue of Liberty optical illusion is the creation of Flickr user Dimka. He has lots of other stereograms as well, so you might wanna take a moment to check him out! Now, onto the illusion… If you cant’s see what’s special about this Statue of Liberty optical illusion, you might…
  • July Full Moon Illusion

    CJ Edwards
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did anyone catch the full moon the other night? It was big and bright and just plain beautiful! It was also the first full moon of this month. That’s right, there’s not just one July full moon, but there are two this month! The second July full moon, known as a blue moon, will take place on July 31st. Did you know that the July full moon is also called the thunder moon, due to the increased thunderstorm activity during the month? It’s also called the full buck moon, because this is the time of year that male deer start getting their antlers. In honor of our first July full…
  • Funky and Fabulous Dress Illusion

    CJ Edwards
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    I’m not a “fashionista” at all, by any stretch of the imagination, and I don’t pretend to be. In fact, I find most runway fashion pretty…unattractive. However, every once in a while, I run across a runway fashion that really piques my interest. It doesn’t happen very often, mind you, but it does happen. Like this dress… Or rather, this dress illusion! I know they say you have to suffer for fashion and pain is beauty and all that jaz, but wow! I mean, did they really have to chop the model in half?? It looks like the to of this model’s body is…
  • Is it a Swan or Squirrel??

    CJ Edwards
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    I love summertime! I usually like to take advantage of warm and sunny summer days and take the kids for a walk. Yesterday was one of the rare sunny days we’ve had in this otherwise wet and disgusting summer, so I did just that yesterday. The kids and I went for a walk in the local park. We even got a chance to see a few little critters! First, we saw a swan… Ooh… Or was that a squirrel?? What do you think? Is it a swan or squirrel? It’s a pretty ambiguous image, and it could actually be either a swan or squirrel, depending on how you look at it. The first animal that…
 
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  • Defense Mechanisms of the Reese Owl Bat

    Toastmaster
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
       Does the Reese owl bat spray blood out of its mouth or hiss?  No, this denizen of the North  Reese Territory just drinks water really fast and whines.  Similar Posts: Happy Halloween 2010 Choking Hazard: The Real Reason Garlic Repels Vampires Rainbows In Her Brain Meats
  • Are You My Father? 8 Ways to Turn Millennial Troubles Around

    Toastmaster
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    It finally happened.  Another surprise from that bitch you broke up with more than 20 years ago. He shows up at your door.  A younger, weaker, thick rimmed glasses version of yourself.  Daddy, you’ve got Millennial troubles. Here are 8 ways to turn those millennial troubles around: 1. Be happy.  Your millennial hasn’t rejected you.  […]
  • ‘Safety First Vigilante’ Terrorizes Local Motorists

    Toastmaster
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:42 pm
    ‘A new danger on our local roads has been dubbed the “Safety First Vigilante” by those who’ve seen him.   He reportedly speeds through traffic on a black unmarked motorcycle wielding a machete in one hand and enforcing the age old rule “Keep your head and arms inside the vehicle at all times.” Philipp Fuerst, a […]
  • GB Boy Color: The Backlit Gameboy Color Nintendo Never Produced

    Toastmaster
    29 May 2015 | 8:16 pm
    If you want to back into Gameboy games, don’t bother buying a used Nintendo Gameboy of any model.  Those things are too dim and will break your eyes.  You want to enjoy those great old Gameboy and Gameboy Color games on a modern screen, so grab yourself a  brand new GB Boy Color.  This is […]
  • At the Edge of the Know

    Toastmaster
    29 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Similar Posts: Heat Causes Horses to Foam at the Mouth “She dabbed at her eyes with her hooks”
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  • Medieval Suits of Armor

    Avi Abrams
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #534(rev) Link - article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval DestructionBack in the good old days -- which everyone pretty much agrees were pretty damned rotten -- what you wore was a matter of life and death: simple rotting cloth was common, leather was rare, but for the gentleman of standing, it was armor or nothing.Armet of Henry VIII known as the Horned helmet. Innsbruck, Austria, 1511–14, viaThe first appearance of armor is a matter of much debate. Some say forged metal is key, in which case the toga-wearing crowd would be the first.
  • Link Latte 232

    Avi Abrams
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    #232 - Week of June 26, 2015Black Holes Size Comparisons - [mind-boggling space]Building a Hut in a Forest, from scratch - [not boring at all]Street Art + Lace Patterns = Genius - [awesome art]White Spots on Pluto and Ceres - [wow space]Electron microscope slow-motion video of vinyl LP - [fascinating]Trying to Cheat Sleep (2hrs per day) - [neat article]Mountain cuddles up in a cloud - [great picture!]The Fallen of World War II - [thought-provoking video]The Bridge & The Interiors of the "Oasis of the Seas" - [impressive]Cyberpunk/ Steampunk Rome, by Brandon Liao - [scifi art]Very Strange…
  • World's Strangest Theme Parks

    Avi Abrams
    21 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #537 (rev)Link - Article by Collins Paris and Avi AbramsSometimes the weirdest theme park you visit is your own work cubicle...You might remember the "World Craziest Roller Coasters" article on DRB some time ago, and with recent years' economic shakedown a visit to a theme park may not be of utmost importance. Yet, borrowing from "Tomorrowland" movie trademark optimism, and remembering the good old times (with hope for a better future for theme parks) - here is a rundown of the most bizarre ones...(left: "Science and Invention" magazine cover, 1924; right: "Wicked Twister" ride…
  • DRB Feel-Good Issue #32

    Avi Abrams
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:20 pm
    "FEEL-GOOD SHOT" #32Link - by Avi AbramsSome joyful stuff to brighten up your dayWelcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to give you inspiration for the entire week ahead:Hubert Latham over the channel on July 19, 1909 (photo by Topical Press):(image via)Space shuttle "Atlantis":(image credit: NASA )Lena's Pillars (Lena's Stone Forest) rock formations on Lena river near Yakutsk, Russia (see more):(image Evgene Kaspersky)One of the beautiful ancient "khachkar" stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia:(image…
  • Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

    Avi Abrams
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #897 Link - article by Avi Abrams On the Way to Wonderland: Rare and Beautiful "High Fantasy" IllustrationsVictorian fairy tale art is definitely worth a look if you are trying to get inspired, start a new creative project, or just want to clear your head from modern influences of gritty realism, pessimism and post-everything cynical worldview. Many of vintage books of this nature were collected by the University of Florida, as part of The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature - many of them lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed and so gloriously…
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  • The Zero-Armed Bandit

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Listen to this episode"I don't think it belongs here." Such was the assessment of Bob Vinson, the graveyard shift supervisor at Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The "here" Vinson referred to was a nook just outside the telephone equipment room in the employees-only portion of the second floor of the hotel. The "it" was a curious piece of equipment of unknown origin loitering conspicuously in the cramped side room. It was a metallic gray box about the size of a desk, with a smaller box attached on top near the rear right corner. The front face of the smaller box was an…
  • The Derelict

    13 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Listen to this episodeUnder ordinary circumstances, the final evening of a cruise aboard the luxury turbo-electric ocean liner SS Morro Castle was a splendid event. Hundreds of lady and gentlemen passengers would gather in the Grand Ballroom in their finest evening attire for the customary Farewell Dinner, where veteran sailor Captain Willmott would captivate his guests with salty tales from his years at sea over endless glasses of champagne. Reality, bills, hangovers, and economic depression were all far away, on the other end of tomorrow morning's gangplank in New York. But on the night of…
  • Surface Tension

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Listen to this episodeLow-pressure weather systems are a familiar feature of the winter climate in the northern Atlantic. While they often drive wind, rain, and other unpleasantness against Europe's rocky western margin, this is typically on a "mostly harmless" basis. Early in the evening of 31 January 1953, the weather in northern Europe was damp, chilly, and blustery. These unremarkable seasonal conditions disguised the fact that a storm of extreme severity was massing nearby, and that an ill-fated assortment of meteorological, geophysical, and human factors would soon coalesce into an…
  • Welcome to the Jungle

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Listen to this episodeIn 1744, a young geographer living in Spanish-colonial Peru with his wife and children decided the time had come to move the family back to his native France. Jean Godin des Odonais had come to Peru in 1735 as a part of a small scientific expedition and had ended up staying much longer than expected. He'd married a young woman from a local aristocratic family and now the couple had two children and a third on the way. But news from France eventually brought word of Godin's father's death, meaning that there was an inheritance to sort out. It was time to return. Making…
  • May Have Settled

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    It was early in the morning on the 1st of May 1832 in New York City. The ordinarily gentle horse-drawn traffic of the up-and-coming metropolis seemed a bit more dense than usual, and as the morning progressed the avenues and boulevards became increasingly crowded. At 9:00am, almost as if on cue, thousands of doors on thousands of buildings burst open to vomit humans, furniture, and other sundries out into the bright morning sun. Within moments the streets of New York were a jangling amorphous pandemonium. English author Frances Trollope happened to be in New York City to witness this peculiar…
 
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  • Animals Leave Their Skeletons Behind In Stunning Dark Drawings By Paul Jackson

    Dovas
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    Paul Jackson, a British artist based in Toronto, creates stunningly detailed and dark pen-and-pencil drawings of various animals with their skeletons and sometimes organs lifting out of their bodies. By treating them with respect, the pictures of their insides look more like mystical anatomy lessons than roadkill. Jackson started drawing when he was 5 and always thought that this was what he’d do for the rest of his life. Though he toured with a band for 8 years, it seems like this just might end up being true! More info: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Cartel (h/t: demilked)
  • Snakes Invade Great Moments In Art History

    Bill Flowers
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    I love snakes, and a few other humans on this planet also love snakes. Sadly there are so many humans that do not. I painted this series to make people smile. Smiling is a positive thing. If I can get humans to have a nice fun feeling while looking at snakes, my job is done. More info: snakeartist.com The Persistence Of Serpents, After Dali Acrylic on canvas. Serpents where here before us, maybe they will be here after us. Snakey Night, After Van Gogh Acrylic on canvas. Van Gogh loved the colour yellow, I wonder if he would have loved the yellow belly sea snake? Mona The Snake Handler, After…
  • 22+ Puppies That Can Sleep Anywhere And Anytime

    Viktorija G.
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Perfect Spot To Take A Nap source Sleeping Corgis source Puppy Is Sleeping In His Bowl My Dog Is Sleeping source My Friends Dog Passed Out source Peaches Sleeping On The Door Handle On Our Way Home source Too Lazy To Move source My Sister’s Puppy Was So Tired, She Just Fell Asleep In Her Shoe source My Co-worker’s Puppy Fell Asleep On Her Desk source Mcguffin Goes To The Vet source She Likes To Sleep In The Bowl source My Favorite Puppy Out Of The Littler Was This Little Sleepy Guy source Puppy Sleeping On The Table Sleeping Beauty source Sleeping Puppy Girlfriend Got A Puppy. I…
  • New Models Of Suspended Tents That Let You Sleep Among The Trees

    George East
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    Tent company Tentsile recently added three new models to its range of suspended tents. It revealed Trillium, a small, stackable, versatile three-person hammock that can sleep up to three persons, Vista, a two-layer tree tent, and the biggest tent in the range, Trilogy – a massive communal shelter capable of holding six people, with three separate sleeping areas and a central canopy. In 2014, Tensile revolutionized the world of camping by unveiling a suspended, portable tree houses – the Tentsile Tree Tent. Tensile was invented by designers Alex Shirley-Smith and Kirk Kirchev in 2012, and…
  • I Turn Random Coffee Stains Into Monsters

    TheCoffeemonsters
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Hey there, you little bored pandas, Once upon a time there was a little copywriter (that is me, Stefan), who spilled a cup of coffee. What emerged from the depth of the darkest espresso available was a small monster. It looked at me and said: “Draw me, draw me, draw meeee!” And then I drew. The next day I thought “Well, I could do it daily, just to be creative every day.” So I took a spoon and spilled some coffee on paper. My colleagues looked at me the way people look at people who go completely nuts. Well, they didn’t know. Since then, after more than 480…
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  • Dye your pets this 4th of July

    LOL Zombie
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    I’m not sure I’d ever think of dyeing my pets red, white and blue, but some of these look pretty cool. Others, not so much. A for effort all around though. ‘Merica! I’m not sure how someone can get a cat to sit still long enough to paint them. This may be photoshopped, but it still looks good. Looks like he means business. I think the horse looks better than the lady on it. Not the best horse flag, but good effort. He’s pretty darn cute. Not sure if cool, or a bit over the top. Why wouldn’t you dye your sheep? I would if I had one. The post Dye your pets…
  • Liquor and Fireworks. What could go wrong?

    LOL Zombie
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you find yourself, or someone else, saying this, it’s a good time to go. Go anywhere else. Fireworks may seem fun and funny, but it hurts like hell. The post Liquor and Fireworks. What could go wrong? appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Facebook’s Inspiration Came From Friendface

    LOL Zombie
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Ever wonder where they come up with the idea for Facebook? I’m sure they stole it from Friendface. The wonderful friend network where you connect with others and they steal your info and advertise you to death. You can watch the full Friendface episode of The IT Crowd on Netflix or Hulu. The post Facebook’s Inspiration Came From Friendface appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Spider in your bed? Coffee can fix that.

    LOL Zombie
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’m not sure if you need to burn down your whole house because you found a spider in your bed, but if you do, coffee is there for you. The post Spider in your bed? Coffee can fix that. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Love Wins – Giraffe Sings ‘Lets Get It On’

    LOL Zombie
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This is oddly entertaining. I don’t know what’s better, the fact that you know it’s not a real giraffe and they didn’t even try to hide it, or how good the lip syncing is. You go giraffe. Love wins every time! The post Love Wins – Giraffe Sings ‘Lets Get It On’ appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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  • Russian Homeless Video Blogger Finds Fame and Fortune Online

    Sumitra
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    A homeless man in Moscow has steadily been building himself an army of followers online ever since he started video blogging in May. The self-confessed ‘bum-blogger’ says his videos are so popular because they “show you the Moscow you have not yet seen “. Many of the homeless blogger’s videos have gone viral in Russia, and his YouTube channel – where he goes by ‘Zhenya Yakut’ – now has over 35,000 subscribers. His most-viewed videos have nearly half a million hits, and he has over 3,000 followers on Instagram. Yakut, 43, says he’s been homeless…
  • Artist Paints Incredibly Realistic Portraits on His Palms, Then Stamps Them on Paper

    Sumitra
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    California-based Russell Powell is without a doubt one of the most talented and original artists we have ever featured on Oddity Central. The young artist is able to paint incredibly detailed portraits on the palm of his left hand, before stamping it on a paper canvas to create a permanent imprint of the artwork. Powell calls the process ‘hand-stamping’; it’s a tricky technique because not only does he use the irregular surface of his palm to create detailed works of art, he also needs to work fast to complete the portrait before the paint dries, for a clear imprint. The end result,…
  • Architecture Graduate Builds His Office Out of 8,500 Beer Bottles

    Sumitra
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Li Rongjun, an aspiring architect from China, has built himself an spectacular office. In a bid to showcase his mad construction skills, he’s used 8,500 beer bottles to make the entire upper floor of a two-storey building! The 300-square foot office, located in Chongqing city, consists of 40 layers of bottles that Li and his father laid out over four months. Pictures show how he cleverly stacked the bottles in rows with the bottoms facing inward sand filling the gaps with stones and cement. “I wanted to build an artistic and usable office,” said Li, who graduated from the Inner…
  • Deep Springs College – An Exclusive All-Male College in the Middle of a California Desert

    Sumitra
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    One of the most exclusive colleges in the world is located bang in the middle of the remote high California desert. The institution accepts only 12 male students a year, and believe it or not, it consistently tops Harvard’s yield rate! Deep Springs College, founded in 1917, is unusual in every imaginable way. It has a miniscule student body, an alfalfa-farm-and-cattle-ranch campus, and a mandatory 20 hours of manual labor per week. In fact, the college was built on the concepts of self-governance, manual labor, and rigorous academics. So the 24-odd guys up there spend their college years…
  • Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter Shows Off the Power of Social Media

    Sumitra
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Twitter, along with countless other social media websites, is often viewed as a productivity killer. But a small town in Spain has actually been using the platform to improve communication between authorities and the people. In fact, Twitter is so important to the people of Jun that they actually built a monument of the iconic ‘blue bird’ in the town’s square. Since September 2011, the 3,500-strong community has used Twitter to spread local news, developments, job opportunities, orbituaries, and even school dinner menus! Residents book doctor’s appointments, register consumer…
 
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  • Cheek hole body modification

    Admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
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  • Spiral beard

    Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:13 pm
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  • World’s most tattooed man

    Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Lucky Diamond Rich, or just Lucky Rich (born Gregory Paul McLaren in 1971), is “the world’s most tattooed person”, a title formerly held by Tom Leppard. He has tattoos covering his entire body, including... The post World’s most tattooed man appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • City skyline tights

    Admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
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  • Baby bird choked on a snake

    Admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:48 pm
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  • Funny Pictures – July 5, 2015

    Jaspal
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Who’s hungry? via Saw a guy asking for money on the street. via The cake that was ordered and the cake that arrived. via Gotta get it out somehow. via Summer time is learning time. via Somebody thinks they’re f**king hilarious. via How baby pallets are made. via We didn’t risk it. via
  • Funny Pictures – July 4, 2015

    Jaspal
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    Patriotism intensifies. via Fair warning…Thanks Google Maps. via Soooooo, my microwave is demanding sacrifices now. via Magnet worthy of my fridge. via Any press is good press. via Tinder pictures versus real life. via And for today’s forecast… via Most Random Location For A Pay Phone. via Snorkel=beer bong. Proud if my husbands ingenuity. via This make me kind of uncomfortable. via ROOOXXAAAANNE… via My roommate got this quarter as change. via Scottish advertising doesn’t mess around. via Tennessee is at it again. via
  • Funny Pictures – July 3, 2015

    Jaspal
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    How does something like that even… ohh Not sure if they need to fire the plumber or the carpenter. This is not Williamsburg. Classic Amazon. Air support needed! This is the card I’m getting for my 15 year old brother. What happens when you act like a jerk to the nice vet during a house call. My wife and daughter made me this cake for my birthday. One doesn’t argue with science. My boyfriend got me this thoughtful gift when I passed my driving test… Sounds delicious. A 4th of July celebration just isn’t the same without it. Wise words. This feels like some final…
  • Funny Pictures – July 2, 2015

    Jaspal
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    The joy of scotch via Kids menu at Colonial Williamsburg. That “M” tho. via When the photographer asked for a “funny face” my brother went all in… via Okay small sips everyone. via Way less convenient than a GPS. via Simpsons called it. via I would have paid 55 cents, but you had to be greedy, Dominos. via How New York kids play with cars. via This was an obituary in my hometown today. Sums it up pretty well. via I don’t think that’s how you’re supposed to spell it. via That’s cute. They named their tip jar… via Don’t get…
  • Funny Pictures – July 1, 2015

    Jaspal
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:51 am
    Oh Shit! via Japan knows. via If ET and Chewbacca had a baby. via Hood Hammock. via I asked my GF to make me a country style breakfast and this is what I got….. via Cat math. via No ice cream. No cigarettes. Yes unicorns. via The greatest thing I have ever seen in my local newspaper. via Dear UPS guy. via F**k. via Yea, i think so. via
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  • AHow To Find The Perfect Car For Your Needs

    Moto
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:23 pm
    The search for the perfect car is always a difficult one. There are so many factors to consider; for example, whether you have a family or how many miles you have to travel a day. If this is the first time you have bought your own car, you’re about to find out how tricky the process can be. Don’t let it stress you out. Here are some things to bear in mind, when looking for the perfect car. Make A List Of What You’re Looking For What kind of qualities do you need in a car? Durability? Fuel efficiency? Value for money? Speed? Style? List them and then split them up into “ideal…
  • How to make your car more secure

    Moto
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    As a driver, it’s important to take the issue of car security seriously. After all, having a vehicle broken into or stolen isn’t a pleasant experience. As well as the inconvenience this can cause, it can leave you out of pocket. Even if you can claim for the loss or damage through your insurance policy, you’ll have some costs to cover. As it states on the website of specialist brokers Chill.ie, all policies include some level of excess, meaning you won’t be able to recover all of your expenses. The good news is, there are simple steps you can take to increase the security of your…
  • Bulletproof Cars

    Moto
    29 May 2015 | 3:57 pm
    When you see famous rappers getting out of their vehicles you think to yourself those have to be bulletproof cars. But, have you ever thought that the car parked beside you at the supermarket may be a bulletproof car? It is getting more and more common for everyday citizens to have bulletproof vehicles. It is not just something for famous musicians or government officials anymore, it is for anyone that wants to have added protection for them or their families while in their vehicles. Benefits of Bulletproof Cars If you live in an area that is high in crime you may want to look into having…
  • How to Find Info on Car Insurance?

    Moto
    23 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    With so many car insurance companies coming up with funny commercials these days, it leaves customers confused on the actual insurance offered. It seems like every insurance company wants to beat out the other by creating an attractive commercial. This keeps us entertained, but customers would like to know more about the insurance company. You can find more info on car insurance in Charlotte NC by searching online than from commercials. There are multiple sites that can lead you to make the right decisions. Customers will have a large database where they can tell others about the insurance.
  • Independence on the Road with a Quality Used Car

    prolog
    22 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    If at the age of 17 you get your child a provisional licence and a series of driving lessons, don’t be surprised if it leads to a request to borrow the car. The plus side is you may have a willing driver if you and your wife go out with friends for a drink and need to get home. Even if you wife is concerned about her first born starting to drive she will get no support from that first born if you are intent on buying him or her a car as an 18th birthday present or a reward for passing exams. Road safety There should really be no cause to worry. There is a much more responsible attitude to…
 
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  • MarI/O – Just a computer program teaching itself to play Super Mario World

    Markus
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Nach dem neuronalen Netzwerk, das sich Magic: TheGathering Karten ausdenkt, kommt mit Marl/O von SethBling gleich noch ein Experiment aus dem Bereich Maschinelles Lernen, das Eindruck hinterlässt. Laut dem Kommentator des Videos startet das Programm, ohne zu wissen was es bedeutet den Rechts oder Links Button zu benutzen und lernt mit Hilfe eines genetischen Algorithmus, einen Level von Super Mario World durchzuspielen. Nett ist vor allem, dass im Video versucht wird, das Prinzip und die Funktionsweise zu erklären. Ebenso gibt es den Source Code hier und alle möglichen Links auf der…
  • Ackbar’s Eleven – Star Wars Ocean’s Eleven Mashup

    Markus
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    Ackbar’s Eleven is a five-minute mashup that blends video from Episode IV’s Death Star trench run briefing with audio from George Clooney’s Vegas robbery plan to surprisingly convincing effect. [via The Verge]
  • Generating Magic cards using deep, recursive neural networks

    Markus
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Ein Benutzer des Magic: The Gathering Forums MTG Salvation kam im Rahmen seiner Forschungen an Neuronalen Netzwerken auf die Idee, ein Netzwerk mit den Daten der bisher existierenden Karten zu trainieren, so dass es daraus neue Magic Karten generiert. I saw a fun article about training a neural network on arbitrary data to generate novel sequences. For example, you force the network to read Shakespeare over and over and eventually it can write its own texts in the style of Shakespeare. I saw that and thought: hey, why not Magic cards instead of Shakespeare? So I downloaded the source code…
  • Printing LEGO with a fully-functional 3D printer made of LEGO bricks

    Markus
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Cooles Teil von Gosse Adema, der auch eine Anleitung zum Bau des 3D Druckers aus LEGO bereitstellt, mit dem man dann wieder LEGO Teile drucken kann. [Printing LEGO with LEGO 3D printer bei youtube, via hackaday]
  • The Martian – Trailer

    Markus
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery…
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    The Curious Diary of Mr Jam

  • 5 stories of people suing themselves

    Mr Jam
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:38 pm
    I’M ALWAYS DISAPPOINTED when I see a moving train approaching a tunnel and there aren’t two men fighting on top. I think I’m starting to lose my faith in the movie industry. But talking of fighting, this writer has been advised to take out a massive lawsuit against a VILE INDIVIDUAL who has fouled up my whole life. I refer of course to myself. Suing yourself is all the rage these days, I hear from a reader who works as a paralegal (“lawyer who leaps from planes”). He told me that last year in the US state of Minnesota, a government van crashed into a parked car owned by one Megan…
  • A DAD'S DIARY: AND SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT ALCOHOL

    Mr Jam
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Made an important discovery. There is no masculine way to carry a giant teddy bear and a Disney Princess helium balloon back from a funfair. Never mind. My ego should recover in three to four months with sufficient stroking. And now to the news. The biggest consumer of alcohol on the planet is an Asian, a science report said. That headline made me think they’d located a gentleman I shall refer to only as Uncle E. When I was growing up, his daily beer intake matched everyone else’s daily oxygen intake, the only difference being that humans can survive several minutes without oxygen. When…
  • ADULTS' DUTY TO TECH-MAD KIDS

    Mr Jam
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:28 pm
    ALL adults have a vital duty to tell young people about The Olden Days (a phrase which covers the period from the early Triassic era to about 2008). “In the past, people would go A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT TAKING A SINGLE PICTURE OF ANYTHING,” I declared. My Facebooking Snapchatting children were stunned. “So how did you have fun, Dad?” one asked. “We would look at clouds and see if we could find animal shapes,” I told them. Yes, life was thrilling then. They have no idea. But now family life is upside down! In my house, the only people who can open child-proof packaging are the…
  • How men think

    Mr Jam
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Disaster! I’ve been doing my new calorie-counting app wrong. I got a new high score every day.  Then the wife tells me that the whole point is to get low scores.  “So how do you win?” I asked.  She said: “You don’t. People just do it for a few months and then give up.” !!!!! What’s the point? Grrrrrr.  Whoever designed this app knows NOTHING about how male brains work.  We need bigger to mean better, which, if you think about it, makes evolutionary sense, right?  It runs deep. If you ask a guy whether he would rather die of old age or be vaporized by a volley of a 100…
  • Intelligence is anti-evolutionary, scientists say

    Mr Jam
    31 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    A NEW ISLAND appeared off the coast of Japan and scientists are watching it to see evolution at work. So I was told.  I was a bit dubious. Doesn't evolution take a while?  The reader who sent me the report, Sunita Chau, admitted that the only biological entity on the island of Nishinoshima so far was bird poop. I suppose one CAN imagine bird poop evolving into extremely primitive live forms such as bacteria, single-celled micro-organisms, and Fox News viewers, for example.  She said she reckoned that nationalist politicians in some countries probably shared 99 percent of their DNA…
 
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  • I am not frequently asked for favors.

    Amanda Kay
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    At the end of the day, I sometimes do the right thing. Sometimes. You got lucky this time, Jenna. 
  • The Great Pumpkin's gon' shank yo bitch ass, Charlie Brown.

    Amanda Kay
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
  • Meteoroflgy Presents: A Change.org Petition.

    Amanda Kay
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Mr. President,In this time of economic hardship, many American people cannot see even the slightest glimmer of hope. The price of food, gasoline, utilities, and living in general, all continue to increase, yet the paycheck of the Middle and Lower Class remains the same. An entire generation is paying into a Social Security system from which they will likely never see a dime, while another generation is benefiting from this should-be travesty. A war, which has already cost so many people and nations so much time, money, livelihood and lives, a war which had not even truly ended to begin with,…
  • Frogmouth Friends

    Amanda Kay
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Frogmouths ≠ owls. Educate yourself, fool. Anyway, I made this. Imgur inspired me. There might be more of these. Want more Meaty goodness?Follow me on Facebook or Twitter!
  • Godspeed, Robin Williams.

    Amanda Kay
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Of all the hoaxes that ever were, I've never wished so deeply that this was one of them.http://www.robinwilliams.com/I've wondered for a while now which celebrity I was sincerely attached to would pass away in my lifetime first. Philip Seymour Hoffman was halfway there. His acting was thoroughly impressive. I'd enjoyed his reemergence into my line of sight with The Hunger Games. Twister, in which he played the outlandish "Dusty" has always been one of my guilty pleasures. If I had a dime for every time I've watched that movie, I'd be retired, which would be slightly embarrassing, but it…
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  • The Sacred Mani Stones of Buddhists

    Kaushik
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    There is a particular six-syllable Sanskrit mantra or hymn that’s very sacred among Buddhist. It’s recited as om mani padme hum, which loosely translates to "Behold! The jewel in the lotus", an invocation to the four-armed bodhisattva (an enlightened being ) Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. But its true meaning goes far beyond that. The mantra cannot be translated into a simple phrase or even a few sentences because it contains the essence of the entire teaching of Buddha. Recitation of this mantra along with prayer beads is therefore, and quite…
  • St John's Eve Bonfire in Alesund

    Kaushik
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    The Feast Day of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated all over Europe and parts of the United States and Canada. The Christian holy day was fixed at 24 June, because the Gospel of Luke states that John was born six months before Jesus or Christmas eve, but in most countries festivities are mostly held the night before, on St. John's Eve. Because the Feast of St. John coincides with the June solstice, also known as Midsummer, the celebrations are also referred to as the Midsummer’s Festival. Saint John's Eve is traditionally celebrated with bonfires. In many countries, bonfires are…
  • The Giant Sun Mirrors of Rjukan

    Kaushik
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Rjukan is a small industrial town in the municipality of Telemark, in Norway, that lies at the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of the mighty Gaustatoppen mountain. The steep slopes of the surrounding mountains completely block out the sun for half the year, leaving this thriving community of 3,400 in permanent shadow from September to March. But since 2013, the town’s residents has been basking under a tiny patch of sunlight that falls right over the market square. This light is reflected from three large heliostatic mirrors called “Solspeil” installed on the mountainside about 450…
  • Bous a la Mar: The Spanish Festival of Chasing Bulls to The Sea

    Kaushik
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    All throughout the year, but particularly during local festivals, a number of bull-related sports and events take place all over Spain. While the festivities vary, the bull-related events most invariably involve thrill seekers throwing themselves in front of a herd of bulls while the agitated animals chase them through the streets. The most famous of these events is the “Running of the Bulls” that takes place during the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona. In the seaside town of Denia in the province of Alicante, 600 km south of Pamplona, a different type of bull running takes place —…
  • Koyashskoye Salt Lake

    Kaushik
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:27 am
    Koyashskoye is a salt lake located on the coast of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea, and separated from the Black Sea by a strip of land. Like many salt lakes around the world, the waters of Koyashskoye has an impressive pink hue, due to the presence of a microscopic algae that thrive in the saline water. The lake is not large — about 4 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide, and quite shallow with an average depth of just one meter. Because of its shallowness, countless tiny, rocky islands dot the lake’s surface. When the water evaporates, the salt in the lake crystallizes around these rocks…
 
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  • Foggy Forests of Oiartzun

    Curator
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Photographer Oskar Zapirain captures eerie forests blanketed in thick fog, blurred light descending on green trees creating shade that blends in with the land covered in moss. Zapirain has been drawn to this landscape for years because of the unique light as well as the way it lures in the viewer into a mystical atmosphere. The forest is located near the town of Oiartzun in Basque Country, Northern Spain. This particular forest is rare because of the regions charcoal production history. The trees were deliberately trimmed to be preserved, thus maintaining the integrity of the forest for…
  • Living Off the Grid: The Floating Island

    Curator
    19 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    A couple of Canadians left the city life wanting to live on a floating colored grille, a place that could be used as a home and garden, but also a place where their dreams come true. Wayne Adams and Catherine King created a completely self-sustainable float which they named “Liberty Cove”. This strange property consists of 12 platforms – some are wooden structures, where the house, solariums and living spaces are all interconnected by bridges. The floating house represents excellent shelter from wild animals, one of the reasons that made them quit growing chickens and other…
  • The Road to Heaven – Huashan Mountain

    Curator
    19 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    For the ones who like to travel to the far corners of the world and have adventure in their blood this is a must see place and a guaranteed rush of adrenaline. Thousands of people each year decide to go on one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It is composed of rickety stairs and paths with planks nailed on the rocks. At every step, they put their lives at risk to test their limits and to reach the famous teahouse in the top of the mountain Huashan in China. Mount Huashan is located in Huayin, part of […]
  • Deadvlei – Dreamlike Forest Landscape in Namibia

    Curator
    14 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    DeadVlei or Dead Vlei (dead marsh) is an otherworldly landscape which is a sun-blackened dead forest in a dried oasis surrounded by rust-orange giant sand dunes. The claypan was formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. However, the climate changed and the sand dunes encroached on the pan, blocking the river from reaching the area. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate. It is a very surreal place which is why it was used as a psychic […]
  • The WP & YR Railway

    Curator
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    The gold rush in the Yukon late 19th century drew thousands of adventurers in the northern United States and Canada. The rough terrain required the construction of a railroad – a narrow gauge railway with a 914mm gauge. Between 1898 and 1900, the railway line was driven through the mountains under the most difficult conditions, an average of 2,000 workers per day were used. The White Pass and Yukon Route with a track width of 914mm is really a route of superlatives and leads from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse the capital of Yukon. The highlight of the WP & YR […]
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  • Tour One of Google's Massive Data Centers

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    What does the real world internet look like behind the exponential amount of cute cat pictures? Google recently showed off exactly what one of their top-level data centers actually looks like. The internet is less of a magical cloud of data highways than some might expect.
  • Preacher Claims PokÃmon is Evil

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Pokémon are the real menace to society today. Don't tell this preacher that they're not real or that they're just a game.
  • Odd Japanese Movie Trailer for 'Samurai Cat '

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    Ever loved dogs so much that you hated cats? Why not hire a samurai to dispose of a certain white cat? Seems the most logical way of doing things. The twist? The samurai that was hired cannot bring himself to kill the cat due to its adorableness and adopts it in secret instead.
  • Dressed for the Sixteenth Century

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Sacha Goldberger is a photographer from France whose art has been exhibited at Getxophoto, Palm Beach Art Fair, London Art Fair, and others. He uses a variety of costumes and props to lend a certain flair to his work.
  • Man Tries on High Heels for a Day

    27 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Brandon Cohen, of BroBible.com, spent almost 12 hours in 3 inch heels in order to prove that women complain too much.
 
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    OdditiesBizarre.com

  • Eccentric People Who Belong On Another Planet

    Joseph Caltabiano
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    We live in a world with some incredibly eccentric people living in it. Of course, with a population of over 7 billion, you are going to find some that are not only odd, but may seem like they are not human. In this post, we will meet people that are so weird, they actually belong on another planet. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, along comes those who are stranger than the strangest you have ever met. Whether they engage in strange acts, have crazy claims, or have transformed their bodies to the point where they no longer even look like a human, you will see it all right here.
  • Weird Things That Make You Go Hmmm

    Kirin Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    In a big world called Earth, you are bound to find many weird things that will make you go hmmm. Today we are going to talk about some things that you may find extremely hard to believe. Rest assured, everything here is 100% real. If you read the information provided in this article and still don’t believe it is true, to back up all of our stories, we have provided links to reputable websites. If you happen to be a fan of the weird and unbelievable, this article is for you. Whether it is about a teenage girl who had a 5-foot-long hairball removed from her stomach, or a baby born…
  • Insects For Sale

    Kirin Johnson
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    If you are looking to find some dried insects for sale, look no further. Save time surfing online. We assembled a list of reputable online suppliers. Whether you are looking to buy taxidermy insects for your next insect diorama, or you just want to add them to the rest of the oddities in your curiosity cabinet, you will find it all right here. Though the majority of the sites are bug suppliers, we also included a section of sites that sell dead non-insects (such as centipedes and tarantulas). Though most people think bugs are disgusting and annoying, some not only strongly disagree, but will…
  • I Love You With All My Heart?

    Joseph Caltabiano
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    So what does “I love you with all my heart” really mean? Today we are going to study love and learn about where it actually comes from. Although it is not uncommon for one to believe it comes directly from the heart, you may be surprised to hear that it may come directly from the brain. You hear it in books and movies. There are even “I love you with all my heart” poems. You have likely heard if from everyone who has ever expressed their love for you. Also, you have probably said it many times. However, after reading this article, you may soon be saying “I love…
  • Sexbot

    Joseph Caltabiano
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Would you ever make love to a sexbot? If not, you are definitely in the majority, at least today. According to a poll that was conducted by the Huffington Post and YouGov, 9 percent admitted they would bonk a sex robot. The survey was based on a sample of 1,000 Americans, of course, with the aim of even representation across age, sex, race and income. Today, we are going to talk about the small, but up and coming industry of sex robots. Although their development may seem like a very crazy idea today, in the coming decades, it is actually expected to grow into a huge business. If you look…
 
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    Oddastic

  • Unbelievable!! Pastor Turns Woman’s Hair to Food and Worshippers Eat It

    Team Oddastic
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    A pastor in South Africa who operates a church called End Time Disciples Ministries has performed another bizarre scene in which he purported ‘turned’ the hair of a woman into food which was consumed by church members.The photos shared on Facebook in June, 2015 on a church’s page shows a man placing his hand on a woman’s head and then other people are seen eating a patch of hair, supposedly, from the woman’s head. The post on the church’s page says, “Man of God held the head of woman of God Thapelo from Mabopane and her hair turned into food for the sons and daughters of…
  • 10 Cutest Cartoon Babies That Will Melt Even The Coldest Of Hearts

    Team Oddastic
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    Cutest Cartoon Babies: Everyone loves them. But which cartoon babies are actually the cutest? We really have no way to decide… But if you vote for the sweetest, most cuddly, most adorable on this amazing list by commenting below, perhaps we can finally get an answer.The Internet is a massive and valuable resource for finding cute cartoon babies photos, so we tried our best to narrow them down to these few.For more cute, check out 10 animals who are perfectly cute at being sad.1. Baby Anna (Frozen) 2. Baby Rapunzel (Tangled) 3. Jack-Jack Parr (The Incredibles) 4. Baby…
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About The Unsinkable Titanic

    Team Oddastic
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    For more than a century, the tragic story of the RMS Titanic has gripped the imagination of the world. Yet there are many crucial details of that infamous April night that remain relatively unknown. Here are 10 fascinating facts about the unsinkable titanic.1. Premonition of DoomPassenger and fashion writer Edith Rosenbaum cabled her secretary in Paris that she had “a premonition of trouble” about the Titanic. (She survived.)Governess Elizabeth Shutes was so unnerved by the smell of the night air on April 14 that she could not fall asleep. She told fellow passengers that the smell…
  • Ladies! The scientific Facts Why Your Man Stare At Other Girls Will Thrill You

    Team Oddastic
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    These scientific facts why your man stare at other girls will thrill you. It is a must read. EnjoyThe London newspaper, The Daily Mail listed the top 10 problems experienced by couples on vacation together. Topping the list  was the man looking at other women in bikinis on the beach. Dennis Prager, a radio talk show host and author explained that the power of the visual to excite men has no analogue in women; women don’t get excited by virtually every male body at the beach, male legs don’t turn them on like female legs turn them on etc. It takes massive willpower for a…
  • 10 X-Ray Photos That Show The Weirdest Injuries Ever

    Team Oddastic
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:37 am
    The X-ray technology is a miracle because medical professionals can now clearly see the damages done inside a patient’s body which enables them to better comprehend the seriousness of the injury.While normally x-rays reveal things like broken bones or fluid filled lungs, every once in a while they expose something a little more strange. How strange? Frightfully strange. Get ready to cringe because on this list you’ll find the most bizarre x-ray photos that show the weirdest injuries ever. 1.  This boy’s throat was speared by chopstick while eating noodlesJun Chia, was…
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  • Stephen Colbert shocks citizens across Southeast Michigan when seen hosting a local public access TV program, interviews rapper Eminem

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Monroe, MI – Stephen Colbert pleasantly surprised the citizens of Southeast Michigan yesterday when he filled in as the host of a local public access TV show in Monroe, MI. The show is called "Only in Monroe" and the program was recorded under what experts have called “unnecessary secrecy”. Colbert's public-relations staff did not promote or inform anyone of the appearance.Colbert sat down with hosts Michelle Baumann and Kaye Lani in the 41-minute program to discuss local Monroe-area news and current events. Colbert played the part and conducted the show in serious manner…
  • Lee's Summit Tornado Recap: Story, timeline of events, videos, and photos

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Powerful thunderstorms in the Kansas City metro area produced a tornado in Lee's Summit on Wednesday. The storm began around 6:30 p.m. in Raytown, MO and gained strength as it moved southeast into Lee's Summit where the tornado briefly touched down causing heavy damage to businesses and vehicles. Heavy rains that came with the high winds triggered flood warnings across the area.A fireworks tent in the parking lot of Lee's Summit North High School was blown down destroying over forty thousand dollars in merchandise. Wide-spread power outages have been reported throughout Lee's…
  • Paypal Agrees To Aquire International Money Transfer Service Xoom For $890 Million

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Paypal announced today that they are acquiring Xoom, a digital money transfer service based in San Francisco for $25 a share in cash worth an estimated $890 million.  The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, as well as eBay, PayPal’s parent company who they are currently separating from.The Xoom Corporation is a leading digital money transfer or remittance provider that allows consumers to send money, pay bills and reload mobile phones from the United States to 33 countries, including China, India, Mexico and the Philippines.
  • A Writer Successfully Tricks People Into Believing He Was A 2015 NBA Draft Pick, Lives The Life Of An NBA Player For The Night

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Last night, journalism was taken to an entirely new level of awesome during the 2015 NBA draft. Connor Toole, a 6'10 staff writer for the Elite Daily used his height, a Utah Jazz draft pick hat, and a nice suit to convince as many people as possible that he was the 42nd pick by the Jazz. From the looks of it, most everyone believed it.Connor Toole wrote in an article:"I’m almost 7 feet tall, I have an ill-fitting suit and a beard I don’t trim enough, so I figured I’d fit right in with the players nervously awaiting their fates. To test this theory, I braved the 15-minute…
  • A Flashback To 1983 And The First Ever Television Broadcast To Be "Hacked" Live On The Air

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    During the first ever BBC Micro Live broadcast in 1983, Ian McNaught-Davis and John Coll were introducing viewers on live television to British Telecom Gold, an electronic letter service and one of the earliest forms of e-mail in the UK. Instead of demonstrating how these electronic letters could be sent and received, the two television hosts were suddenly interrupted by two hackers named "Oz" and "Yug" who displayed a comical "Hackers' Song" during the segment.We clipped the 2-hour broadcast to the part you need to see. Click here to watch the full episode of BBC's Micro Live…
 
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