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    New Urban Legends

  • 24 Carrot Eyesight

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Does eating carrots really result in significantly improved vision?
  • Barn Find

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Photographs show a barn full of vintage automobiles discovered by the new purchaser of a Portuguese farmhouse.
  • Noodles and the Boodle

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Warning that cups of instant noodles pose a danger to consumers due to their wax coatings.
  • Incredible Edibles

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Does Edible Arrangements fund the terrorist organization Hamas?
  • Runs of Luck

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Did a case of the runs lead to one of Raiders of the Lost Ark's most memorable scenes?
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  • This Man Is Pushing a Brussels Sprout up a Mountain with His Nose

    John Farrier
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (Photo: Stuart Kettell)He didn't lose a bet and he's not trying to get into a college fraternity. No, Stuart Kettell is a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. He hopes this stunt will raise at least £5,000 ($8,443 USD) for that charity. To get the attention of donors, he's propelling a Brussels sprout up Mount Snowdon in Wales using only his nose.Mount Snowdon is 3,560 feet high. On the first day, he managed to get 0.1 miles up the path in about 50 minutes. By the end of that experience, he was exhausted and the Brussels sprout had fallen apart. But Kettell is going to persist until…
  • These Dogs Learned The Hard Way That Bees Are Not Their Friends

    Zeon Santos
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There’s something about a bee buzzing around the yard that drives dogs crazy, and even the smartest and most well trained dog can’t help but want to take a bite out of that bee when they see it flying from flower to flower.Unfortunately, this means they must learn their lesson about bees the hard way, which can turn tragic if the dog in question happens to be allergic to bees.But most of the time they’re left with nothing but a swollen mouth, a sore tongue and a lesson from Mother Nature that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.The dogs on BuzzFeed’s list…
  • 26 Unusual Occupations

    Miss Cellania
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (YouTube link)Need a job? Or maybe you feel the need to change your occupation to something really different. Elliott Morgan hosts this week’s mental_floss video and tells us about some strange and different jobs that people actually get paid to do. You probably have to know someone to get one of these positions. Or at least have some kind of expertise. or both. If that wasn’t the case, I’d be a professional ice cream taster already. -via mental_floss
  • 22 Easter Eggs Hidden in Disney Movies

    John Farrier
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Disney's animation team likes to have fun by making subtle references to other movies, characters, or real-life Disney employees in their movies. For example, pictured above is a screenshot from Frozen. There's a tiny Mickey Mouse figurine in Oaken's trading post. You can see it clearly at the 0:37 mark in this clip.This is one of 22 Easter eggs that Brian Gilando of BuzzFeed found in Disney movies, both recent films and classics. You can find the rest here.
  • Ceramic Poppies Represent Blood Shed in WWI

    Lisa Marcus
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    To mark the 100th year since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the first world war, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper will be heading a grand-scale installation of ceramic poppies in the dry moat that surrounds the Tower of London. The beautiful and powerful piece, entitled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” will expand daily as the exhibit runs from August 5 - November 11, 2014. More ceramic poppies will gradually be added until 888,246—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—are placed by…
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    Weird Asia News

  • Teen Kills Grandmother for Interrupting Video Game

    Genevieve Baxa
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Video games have always been popular among the youth. Some play them all day, while others keep their playing time regulated. Of course, there are no problems if we find balance in everything we do. Putting too much if not all of our time into any one thing , however, can lead to a bad […]The post Teen Kills Grandmother for Interrupting Video Game appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Coming to a Laundromat Near You: Video Game-controlled Washing Machines! Teen Dies After 40-hour Diablo III Marathon Peer Pressure Causes Teen to Graduate with Honors
  • Chinese Diner Finds Condom in Calamari Meal

    Genevieve Baxa
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a restaurant in China’s Anhui Province, Mai Liang’s supposed-to-be-sumptuous calamari meal turned out to be a complete disaster. Almost halfway through finishing her food, she forked out a rubbery material that was blended among the squid rings. After closely inspecting the material, she realized that what she was about to put into her mouth […]The post Chinese Diner Finds Condom in Calamari Meal appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Condom Producers Use Condom Art to Promote Condom Use Chinese Village Finds Alien-Fish in Cave Japan’s Zauo Restaurants: Catch…
  • Rooster Attracts Crowds in China

    Genevieve Baxa
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Coming back from a business trip, Jianping Zong brought home a rooster that he bought from a farmer for US$1,600 (10,000 RMB). This three-year-old rooster is nothing like the ordinary because it stands up on its two legs, straight and tall, just like a penguin. From the time that he brought it home to Jinhua […]The post Rooster Attracts Crowds in China appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts:Inflatable Feces in Hong Kong Attracts Attention Park’s Miniskirt Promo Attracts Visitors and Criticism Alike China Surprise: Peacock Flies Into Apartment Window
  • South Korea Does Doo-Doo in the Cutest Ways Possible

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

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

  • Behold! The new “Harry Potter” cover art

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bloomsbury will release a new edition of the Harry Potter books this coming September, and to accompany the release they have some fantastic new cover art by Jonny Duddle. Anyone else notice the similarity in name there? Duddle? Dudley? Anyone? Here’s the first three covers. See the article for the rest. Full story at the Guardian. More great literature stuff. Photo credit: Canva
  • Watch a fireman save a kitten from helmet cam [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know that old cliché of the fireman rescuing a kitten from a tree? Well, apparently they really do that. Except in this video, it’s not a tree––it’s a smoke-filled house. And, at first, this kitten looks like a goner. Watch as this fireman literally saves the kitty’s life. Full story at YouTube. More great videos. Photo credit: Canva
  • 14 selfies made better with strangers’ scribbles

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Admit it, you’ve thought some pretty funny subtexts to the selfies posted all over the Internet. Some take it a step farther, though, and illustrate those things we’re all thinking in our less-than-generous moments. College Humor discovered a gold mine in Redditor Tom Sennett‘s pickings from the app “French Girls,” fourteen of which they featured. Full story at College Humor. A picture’s worth a thousand words…or just a few well-chosen ones. Graphics credit: Canva
  • 40 graphs that break down how money works in politics [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ever worry how money affects politics? Hopefully all American readers just said to themselves, “yes! Big time!” These forty graphs break it down for you. This one below, for example, breaks down the proportion of money given to Obama and Romney in 2012 by big donors and small donors. This graph shows just how polarized the financial donations from the 2012 elections were. Here’s a more global chart, but a far scarier one. Below you see the amount of money different lobbying groups spend to influence politicians: Full story at Vox. More about politics. Photo credit: Canva
  • The 16 greatest shows-within-a-show in TV history [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Some TV shows get all meta and include other TV series in their plots. This list of sixteen such shows will bring back some great memories from older shows, and also make you wish that their secondary series were real. Like this one, “Sick Sad World” from Daria.  Actually, “Sick Sad World” is a lot like cable news nowadays… Or a show that most 30 Rock fans would actually pay to watch, “Queen of Jordan.” See the full list below. Full story at Verbicide. More great TV stuff. Photo credit: Canva
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  • Ice Can See You: 7 Amazing Cold & Creepy Iceberg Faces

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Blame it on pareidolia but there's something creepy about the frozen glares on these iceberg faces. Just be glad they can only move at a glacial pace.The post Ice Can See You: 7 Amazing Cold & Creepy Iceberg Faces appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Great Green Packaging: 10 Sustainable Innovations

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Built-in carrying systems, multiple functions, compact solutions and just plain smart twists on the conventional make these 10 (more!)  packaging designs stand-outs in the area of sustainability. The designs not only cut waste, they’re more useful than ever, made of eco-friendly materials like invasive water hyacinth plants and plastic collected from the ocean. Expanding Bowl […]The post Great Green Packaging: 10 Sustainable Innovations appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Wind-Reactive Ink Changes Color with Exposure to Pollution

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The phrase ‘out of thin air’ connotes something invisible and immaterial, something that’s sensed but not seen. We can discuss all of the characteristics of wind – its speed, temperature and moisture content, for example – but it’s hard to see it in visual form, other than the effect it has on physical objects. London-based […]The post Wind-Reactive Ink Changes Color with Exposure to Pollution appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Soul Box: Tiny Cabin with a Hatch Roof Opens to the Sky

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

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

  • Marketing Insights: Start with the Social Media Department

    Ken Dieglio
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Their smartphones never leave their side. They occasionally speak in hashtags. They know what’s trending way before you. I’m not talking about a group of high school kids. This is the social media team. And today’s social media team is essential in developing successful marketing plans. Social Media and Company Smarts Social media extends beyond fans, followers, posts and customer service, to strategy, product development, content and the corner office. No part of the marketing department is more in tune with a brand’s customers than social media. Not only does social hear complaints,…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

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

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

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

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

  • Tooshie Tuesday

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sometimes it pays to be a tattoo artist. This would be the slowest tattoo I ever did. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Looks like someone is trying to buy the love of their child….mission accomplished! The post appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Hot bikini amateur babes makes you miss the weekend early on a Monday. The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Not sure if I applaud, laugh, or try to help the guy. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Valerie van der Graaf hot pics

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A great compilation of Valerie van der Graaf lingerie photos. The post Valerie van der Graaf hot pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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    Weird Odd News

  • How To Make Workplace More Productive

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

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

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

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

    27 Feb 2014 | 10:09 am
    1.Bitrix24Bitrix24 is probably the best and most popular free online HR suite. Essentially it’s a fully featured HRMS with features ranging from intranet to company orgchart to self-service portal to leave management and even employee training and onboarding. Well worth a look.2.NaturalHREssentially a Bitrix24 clone with fewer functions but free is free.3.TrelloTrello is a great free project management solution from Fog Creek Software. Personally, I am not a big fan of Kanban methodology, but there are a lot of people who swear by Trello.4.WeekDoneWeekdone is an Estonian startup…
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  • Flood Watch in effect until Midnight Tonight for a Private Earthen Dam in Yuba County along Little Dry Creek

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The National Weather Service In Sacramento has issued a flood watch for a private earthen dam in Yuba County along Little Dry Creek until midnight tonight.
  • NID Calls for Halt to Midday Watering

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    The Nevada irrigation District is calling on all urban water customers to refrain from outdoor watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., NID announced Thursday (July 31)
  • More Lightning Fires in Siskiyou County

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    A storm moved across Siskiyou County yesterday afternoon and evening with little moisture and a significant amount of lightning—with over 955 down strikes recorded. As of early this morning the lightning had resulted in at least 26 lightning caused fires on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll, Salmon/Scott Ranger District, and Goosenest Ranger District. The larger new fires on the Salmon/Scott Ranger District include the 100 to 150 acre Whites Fire, north of Eddy Gulch Lookout, the 15 acre Leef Fire, north of Carter Meadows, and the Log Fire, estimated at 60 acres, which is burning up Shackleford…
  • Multiple lightning fire starts in SIFC area

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Crews from multiple firefighting agencies are being dispatched to nearly two dozen reported fires, including significant blazes in eastern Shasta County, following heavy thunderstorms that passed over northeast California Wednesday, July 30.
  • Lightning Map: 2,668 strikes in California on Wednesday

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    The Sierra Nevada attracted again the majority of lightning strikes recorded on Wednesday. 2,668 strikes were recorded throughout the state with 1,260 strikes detected within the National Forests.
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  • Mr. Kat Skulls

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    An amazing collection of work from Jamie AKA Mr. Kat.
  • Skulls In Use

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love seeing how people use my free downloads for their own projects! Wade Watson at 15 Year Comics used my Skullphabet to create this T-shirt. David Morales in Mexico City used my wallpaper to create a custom phone case!
  • Krane Skulls

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Krane AKA Zor shared these awesome digital creations.
  • The Skull Show

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    I was honored to be asked share my work as part of The Skull Show at the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for The Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The show is up through August 31, so definitely check it out if you're int he area, but for those of you who can't here's a look at my own work on display, including pieces and images from my original Skull-A-Day project as well as some of my 100 Painted Skulls and several Skeletubes...More photos from the exhibition can be seen HERE. More info on The Skull Show is HERE.Here's a complete list of the incredible collection of artists featured in…
  • Simulacra Buddies

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Our submitter just moved to a small town in South Dakota, and says that seeing this “edited” ad at a diner was the biggest culture shock she’s had yet! “As an art teacher,” she writes, “I was irritated that someone would try so hard to dissuade some kids from pursuing what sounds like a pretty cool experience.”   related: Hey, redneck
  • Does your cat have a death wish?

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Danielle in Baltimore says copies of this notice were posted on electrical poles, fences, and doors all around her apartment complex.   related: I’m a cat. It’s okay for me to be outside. (OR IS IT?!)
  • My babies shouldn’t need to witness your shady antics!

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

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

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

  • Because I’m Tacky

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

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

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

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

    Deanna aka Pop Tart
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Secondhand Rose found lots of amusing little Rieslings, among them this long little doggie. You might find the pinup wine varieties sweeter drinking companions.
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  • 8 Eminent Scientists Who Believe(d) In the Paranormal

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Most scientists won't openly profess to a belief in the paranormal or supernatural for fear of professional ridicule. But that's not always the case....read on for a list of scientists who not only believe(d) in the paranormal, they researched it!
  • 10 Unique Escalators

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Escalators are a very helpful means of transportation. Take a look at these notable examples.
  • 10 Priceless Things Destroyed In Bizarre Ways

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Check out 10 valuable objects destroyed by sheer clumsiness, stupidity, stubbornness or completely unforeseen circumstances.
  • 10 Worst Child Kings and Rulers in History

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As cute as it may be to dress up your toddler as a king, it's probably not a good idea to put him on the throne. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling.
  • 9 of the Internet's Strangest Lists

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We usually have lists of strange people or things, but this time we are bringing you a list of the strangest LISTS on the internet. Wanna see?
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  • Taiwanese Woman Driver Meets False Injury Scammer, Reactions

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    From Youku: Taiwan Female Driver Suffers False Injury Accusation/Extortion, Her Screeches Frightening A woman driver passing through Hualian encountered a man on a bicycle who stubbornly claims she had hit him and repeatedly tried to open her car door to get her to come out and argue. The female driver initially remained calm, indicating that she had an on-board video camera, but upon seeing the man insist on falsely accusing her, she eventually broke down and called her husband in tears begging him to come rescue her. Copy on YouTube: In the video, the man’s words are unintelligible…
  • PRC Government Leader Zhou Yongkang Corruption Investigation

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Currently listed as the #3 most viewed article on Chinese web portal NetEase… From NetEase: Zhou Yongkang Formally Being Investigated for Serious Disciplinary Violations [Corruption] Xinhuanet Beijing July 29 report — In view of Zhou Yongkang being suspected of serious disciplinary violations, the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee [CCPCC] decided to launch a formal investigation against him in accordance with the relevant regulations of the “Constitution of the Communist Party of China” and “Work Regulations on Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary…
  • Bus Shelters Allegedly Stolen in Nanjing, Netizens Skeptical

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    From NetEase: 24 Nanjing Public Bus Stop Shelters Disappear, Each One as Much as 200-250kg Heavy July 23, the Nanjing Bus Stop Shelter Company received a complaint, demanding to know why the newly erected bus stop shelters were dismantled overnight, “isn’t this a waste of public resources?” Public bus advertising company deputy director Zheng Wei was immediately “stupefied”, immediately dispatching staff to investigate the bus route, only to discover that the newly erected bus stop sheltered have all been “cut away” at their base. Afterward, the…
  • Chinese Boy Strangled After Walking In On Mother and Lover

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    From NetEase: 12-Year-Old Boy Strangled to Death After Walking In On Mother and Lover Modern Express — Hu Wei of Suqian city Sucheng district originally allowed his wife’s “cousin” to temporarily stay at their home out of kindness, never expecting that his 12-year-old son would be murdered as a result. In less than four hours, Suqian police successfully arrested the suspect. It turns out, the so-called “cousin” was actually the wife’s lover, and the murder was a result of their intimate acts being exposed. July 22, Hu Wei agreed to allowing his wife…
  • Japanese Man Executed for Drug Trafficking, Chinese Reactions

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    From NetEase: Death Sentence Carried Out for Japanese Drug Smuggler in China, 5th Person in 4 Years Global Times Consolidated Report — Japan‘s NHK television channel reported on July 25th that a 50-year-old Japanese man sentenced to death for trafficking narcotics in Dalian, China was executed in China on the morning of the 25th. According to reports, this is the fifth time China has executed a Japanese person since 2010 April. The report says the executed Japanese person had conspired with another Japanese man, attempting to smuggle drugs out from Dalian, China and into Japan.
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    Weird News Files | The Weirdest News Ever

  • The 13 weirdest deaths in history!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Newspaper Under the Skin Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Good morning everyone! Today is Thursday, and Thursday is the favorite day of a lot of people because it means that there is just one more day until the weekend begins! Yes, believe it or not, some people do consider Friday the start of the weekend even though it is still a week day! Some people have a lot of passion for certain things, and they express their love of those things by getting a tattoo. Today’s optical illusion is a bit of a puzzling one because it shows a tattoo of someone with newspaper under their skin, so the natural assumption is that this man may be a reporter or is…
  • Spinning Rock Wall Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Good morning to you all, and today is Wednesday. We have reached the halfway point in the week, but it is all downhill from here.  Ever walked by a rock wall that looked like something else, and then you realized that you were looking at an optical illusion? Sometimes brick walls are known to contain illusions, but what about other kinds of walls? Today’s optical illusion deals with a rock wall, but the rocks are arranged in such a way that makes it a really cool optical illusion. What do you all think? Does it not look like the rocks are being sucked into that center circle? Ready for…
  • Miguel Angel Tattoo Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Today is Tuesday, and hopefully you all are still having a good week!  There are millions of people in the world that have tattoos, and the reason why they get them is usually for a very personal reason that they may or may not share with others.  Today’s optical illusion is all about love, and it involves a tattoo that depicts two people close to one another. However, is that all you can see in this tattoo is the two people in love? If you look closely, you just may see something else in this tattoo, can you see anything else? Perhaps, if you are having trouble seeing the hidden optical…
  • Crazy Circle Video Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Good Morning everyone, and once again, a brand new week is upon us all! The weekend is gone now, but don’t worry, there will be another one in the very near future, so start making your plans now! Let us begin this week with an optical illusion that is sure to blow your mind.  Check out this Crazy Circle optical illusion video because it is quite fascinating, and something you might not expect! Watch the spinning circle, and keep in mind that it is not a group of circles spinning, but circles that are rolling along one single straight line. Pretty neat huh? Want to see another great…
  • Spinning Red Bricks Optical Illusion

    James Dean
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah Sunday, a day of rest and reflection , and hopefully that is what you all are doing today! There is an old song from the 1980s that talks about how someone can spin someone else around like a record. Now, with today’s optical illusion, that is exactly what you get! You spin me right round baby! How do you get to spin around? Why all you have to do is stare directly into the center of this red brick optical illusion, and your eyes are going to see the tiles slowly starting to spin in a circle! Pretty cool right? Now do us a big favor, if you all get dizzy from this spinning red squares…
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  • The Anatomy of a Sight: Part One

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
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  • Today a eagle is born the most powerful the merkin nagel

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Today a eagle is born the most powerful the merkin nagel. Billy likes it best of off the kindsSimilar Posts: Stop shivering like a shitting dog Laser Dog Protects Billy Wizard’s Shit If Billy Wizard and April Had a BabyRead more →
  • Fingers in the Inside Now! Go!!

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Fritzy write in you journal. You can not make me wright a journal entry today if I do not have fingers. So I do not they retreck like cat fingers nailsSimilar Posts: Perfect Nails Made Easy: 8 Feet in 8…Read more →
  • 3 Proven Ways to Dodge Debt Collectors

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    The big story in the news today is that one third of American’s are in debt and have debt collectors calling on  them. We’re here to help. Here are 3 legally questionable ways to get them to stop calling –…Read more →
  • Stop shivering like a shitting dog

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Today it rain. I did not say dry and Billy Wizard said to me stop shivering like a shitting dog.Similar Posts: Laser Dog Protects Billy Wizard’s Shit If Billy Wizard and April Had a Baby Avatar Suicide Prevention with Billy…Read more →
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    Dark Roasted Blend

  • DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Thunder Robot Army

    Avi Abrams
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    DRB Pic-of-the-Day Link - by Avi Abrams Vintage Japanese Robot Toy ArmyThese battery-operated "Thunder Robots" are marching across what seems to be Texas, so it could be an invasion - however you have nothing to worry about, as these robots are very hard-to-find nowadays even for the more dedicated collectors, and in many specialized stores they are plain sold-out.(image via)Asakusa Toy Company of Japan has been making them walk across imaginary landscapes and happy boys bedroom floors since 1957 (they had moving legs, spinning antennas and flashing headlights). "When it stops moving, it…
  • Adorable Bubble-Cars

    Avi Abrams
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    "QUANTUM SHOT" #645(rev) Link - article by Avi Abrams These miniature cars are small enough to hug - and they're so easy on gas and parking that hugging them would only seem natural!We covered most of the three-wheeled micro-car varieties in our previous article, and today we'll have a look at so-called "Bubble Cars" of the 1950s and 1960s: (mostly) four-wheeled marvels of compact engineering with a bubble-shaped canopy or a cute little cabin for a driver and (if the model is spacious enough) for a passenger, or two:(right image via)It would not be easy to find these vintage models at your…
  • These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

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

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

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

  • 16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    How do I love thee, tree? Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on is how amazing some of them look. Granted, not all of these amazing beautiful trees are trees (the Wisteria is a vine, Rhododendrons are shrubs, and bamboo technically belongs to the grass family), but we’ll give them a pass because they are amazing, huge and beautiful. So once you…
  • This Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With A Fresh Cup Of Coffee

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    U.K.-based industrial designer Josh Renouf has come up with what just might be the king of alarm clocks. His “Barisieur” alarm clock -turned-coffee-machine will automatically brew a cup of coffee right when you wake up, easing you through your morning with the smell of fresh coffee. The coffee maker heats the water and brews the coffee all by itself – all you have to do is load it up the night before. Interestingly, Renouf points out that this preparation process may actually help users fall asleep at night; “It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and…
  • Woman Leaves City Life Behind To Photograph Australia’s Remotest Landscapes

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Imagine leaving it all behind – leaving your boring city job and failed relationship behind to escape into the wild Australian outback and embrace your dreams. That’s exactly what nature and landscape photographer Julie Fletcher did 12 years ago when she left Sydney to take absolutely stunning photos of the Australian outback. Fletcher’s photography captures the majestic beauty of Australia’s remote Southern region in all of its glory. She captures everything from haunting barren desert landscapes to beautiful beaches, and all the wildlife in between. Some of her…
  • These 25 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Reflection photography is a challenging and special sort of photography that requires a good grasp of angles and perspective and an ever-vigilant artist’s eye. These 25 photos are just a few examples of the amazing reflection photos that can be taken if you keep your eyes open. Reflection photos can be hard to capture because they require you to think about your perspective differently. Instead of shooting a beautiful scene head-on just as you see it, you may have to change your perspective drastically or even shoot upside-down to be able to capture a good reflected photo. The rewards,…
  • Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Just because street art is a relatively modern development doesn’t mean that it should only feature modern artistic styles. NeSpoon, a street artist in Poland, creates beautiful pieces of street art that imitate intricate traditional lacework. Nespoon doesn’t limit herself to just spray paint and stencils, either (as fantastic as they are). For some pieces, she has filled sidewalk cracks with cement that she then decorated with her elegant designs. For others, she has created webs of actual crocheted lace doilies in public spaces. Her art is proof that almost any sort of artistic…
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    LOL Zombie

  • That awkward moment when the devil is a perfectly acceptable option for your kids.

    LOL Zombie
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    The devil isn’t exactly the best role model, but sometimes he doesn’t seem so bad. Like when he’s teaching your kids about evolution and psychology. It’s like he’s a Harvard professor. The post That awkward moment when the devil is a perfectly acceptable option for your kids. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Pizza & Wine Guide

    LOL Zombie
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    What’s more amazing than pizza and wine? If you ever wanted to know what kind of wine goes with different kinds of pizza, here are some suggestions. I don’t know about you, but I sure could go for some pizza and/or wine right now. via Hipcask The post Pizza & Wine Guide appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • When it comes to food, it’s eyes vs stomach.

    LOL Zombie
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Can you eat a whole pie? Your eyes will say yes, but your stomach will say no. We listen to our eyes though. via AwkwardYeti The post When it comes to food, it’s eyes vs stomach. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Who’s up for a Stormtrooper BBQ?

    LOL Zombie
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    During the summer it’s always a good idea to take a break and have a BBQ. Invite your friends, and make them make you dinner. Photo via Tim Constable The post Who’s up for a Stormtrooper BBQ? appeared first on LOL Zombie.
  • Tan lines can say a lot about what you did over the summer.

    LOL Zombie
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Did you spend your summer biking? Maybe waterskiing? Tennis perhaps. Or did you spend all summer on Facebook and you’re as white as they come? It’s not too late to get some tan lines! Unless it is, in that case, winter is coming and no one will care. The post Tan lines can say a lot about what you did over the summer. appeared first on LOL Zombie.
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    Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

  • Who Is This Mysterious Woman in Black and Why Is She Walking Across America?

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    A mysterious woman dressed in black from head to toe has been spotted walking in various cities and towns in the United States. So far, her 500-mile journey has been tracked by American TV stations, the police, and followers on a Facebook page dedicated to her. The woman is known to dress in black attire, carry a black bag, and a walking stick. Several photographs of the woman popped up all over the internet – she was spotted in multiple states including Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. A Facebook page called ‘Where is the Mysterious Woman in Black’ is dedicated to…
  • Diamond-Studded Handbag Costs $180,000, Has 1,000-Year Guarantee

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    British designer Christopher Shellis has created an unbelievably expensive women’s clutch bag – it costs a whopping $180,000 and it’s so small that it can hardly hold more than a cell phone. The tiny bag measures 7 inches by 5 inches, but it’s surprisingly heavy at half-a-kilogram, thanks to all the bling piled on to it. All that weight is attributed to the 345 diamonds that are studded on the 18-carat gold bag. It took Shellis and his team of dedicated goldsmiths and diamond setters over 100 hours to create the bag. “The inspiration and design was drawn from the Buckingham…
  • Chinese City Builds World’s First Rectangular Running Track

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    Sports officials in Tonghe County in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province have built the world’s first and only rectangular running track. That’s a weird shape for a track, but their reason for building it is weirder – because they couldn’t get an oval one ready in time for an inspection! The running track was built as a part of a larger, big-budget project – the renovation of Tonghe County’s 10,000-square foot stadium. Local authorities were behind schedule and time was running out. With a Communist Party inspection looming over their heads, the managers of…
  • Pheromone Parties Let Singles Sniff Out the Perfect Partner

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Pheromone parties are the latest trend to hit the international dating scene. These parties allow young men and women to literally sniff out prospective partners. Instead of meeting each other face-to-face, people at these parties just go around sniffing bags of discarded clothing worn by a potential mate. When the smell seems right, it’s time to meet. To attend a pheromone party, you’ll have to first agree to wear the same cotton T-shirt three nights in a row, without using any deodorant or perfume. You then have to bring your odor-infused clothing to the party in a numbered…
  • English Designer Creates Furniture That Looks and Feels Like Human Skin

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    Gigi Barker, a British furniture designer and owner of Studio 9191, has come up with a new range of seating that looks and feels a lot like the human body. The seats are designed to mimic bulbous, podgy human flesh. And they’re oddly comforting, as Gigi’s customers reluctantly admit. Although the seats are made of leather – the closest material to human skin that she could find – they’re so oddly shaped that they aren’t instantly recognisable. And that’s exactly the effect that she was hoping to achieve with the project, which she calls ‘A Body of Skin’. Through the…
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  • The Double Tree!

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    “Nobody knows for sure how this happened; probably some bird dropped a seed on top of the mulberry which then grew roots through the hollow trunk of the host tree to reach the soil. While trees growing parasitically over another tree is not unusual, but they normally do not reach the size and lifespan as seen in this particular example, as there is not enough humus and space available where they grow. Large “double-trees”, also called Epiphytes, like the Bialbero de Casorzo are a rarity.” w/ photos
  • History Of Hollywood In Under 10 Minutes

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    “How did a $25,000 bet give rise to the modern film industry? How did Hollywood come to be, well, Hollywood? And where do we go from here? We’ll cover 2,000 years of moving images in under 10 minutes.” — CineFix
  • World’s Fastest Internet Network

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    “A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which was the first to break the one-terabit barrier in 2009, has today managed to squeeze 43 terabits per second over a single optical fiber with just one laser transmitter. In a more user-friendly unit, 43Tbps is equivalent to a transfer rate of around 5.4 terabytes per second — or 5,375 gigabytes to be exact. Yes, if you had your hands on DTU’s new fiber-optic network, you could transfer the entire contents of your 1TB hard drive in a fifth of a second — or, to put it another way, a 1GB DVD rip in 0.2…
  • How To Wake Up Feeling Great

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    “I’ve shared this concept with as many people I can, whenever this discussion comes up. The only alteration I give as is, ‘The Three Hour Rule’ (90min x 2)… People like to argue; I feel it’s part, stubbornness to new information and/or an insecurity of not knowing this information, an attitude of wanting to be the one who’s right… I keep telling people, wanting to help them, that there are other solutions than being a slave to an alarm clock. Personally, I haven’t used an alarm clock in over 7yrs. And I wake up on time everyday. The only…
  • Of Course!

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
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    The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day

  • Hands around a tree

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    The post Hands around a tree appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • 5 fingers, no thumb

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The post 5 fingers, no thumb appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Balloon art jungle

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The post Balloon art jungle appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Suit made of cookies

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The post Suit made of cookies appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
  • Candle fingers

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    The post Candle fingers appeared first on The Daily Weird: A New Weird Picture Every Day.
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    Odd Stuff Magazine

  • Hot and Heat in Moscow

    Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    In Moscow, as in most other major cities in Russia now you can feel heat wave. By lunchtime, the air is heated to 35  and Muscovites in search of coolness walk into fountains. This, of course, is beautiful, but there is one thing … Water fountains varies irregularly. Sometimes once a week, sometimes several times […]
  • Photo Story of One Couple

    Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    In October 2000, one month after the beginning of the relationship, 23-year-old Giles and his 18-year-old Michelle photographed together for the first time in Photobook. Since then, every year of marriage, they say so. For 14 years they had become engaged, get married and become parents of two sons – Elijah and Sunny A sweet […]
  • 50 Best Tattoo Designs 2014 For Men

    Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Hey guys check out different combination of tattoo bucket more then 50 tattoos just surf and select one get inked….                                                                         […]
  • Optical Illusions Museum Opens in Moscow

    Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    In Moscow, First Russian museum of optical illusions is opened, all the collections of which are interactive. Unlike any other museum photographing is only encouraged here, because the beauty of optical illusions can be assessed only on photographs, in which man is the main actor. check out and visit there soon… ENJOY       […]
  • Most Famous Bird Tattoos

    Editorial Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Bird tattoos are famous no matter its an eagle, sparrow or peacock every bird define a different personality.. Birds have captured people’s imagination throughout history. They are the topic of myths and literature throughout the world. It is therefore no surprise that bird tattoos are amongst the most popular modern tattoo designs.       […]
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    The Curious Diary of Mr Jam

  • Gender issues can be so confusing

    Mr Jam
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    I WAS SO OUTRAGED when an American friend said that Asian males were kind of “girly” that I almost hit him with my shoulder bag. But instead I just gave him a cold stare and turned back to browsing Hello Kitty collectibles on eBay. In truth, Westerners have bizarre ideas about gender. A recent book said that the original British plan to get rid of Hitler was to TURN HIM INTO A WOMAN. Spymasters tried to get estrogen slipped into Adolf’s meals to make him “pliable and easy to handle”, according to a report sent to me by an alert friend. Pliable and easy to handle? Had these British…
  • When writing a balanced report is wrong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pyramids of The Ancient World

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    The pyramids are certainly some of the most mesmerizing historical structures in recorded history. The fact that makes pyramids a unique attraction among the history freaks and travelers is that these structures were made in the period when there was no luxury of machines and technology support. A pyramid is a solid structure with square shaped base and the four sides in the form of an equilateral triangle. These geometrical structures are highly stable and are primarily made of masonry or stone. These fascinating edifices were built in assorted complexities, types and sizes in the bygone…
  • Reversing Falls of Saint John

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The Reversing Falls are a series of rapids on the Saint John River located just west of downtown of Saint John, in New Brunswick, in Canada. Here the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying into the Bay of Fundy. The tremendous rise and fall of the tides of the Bay of Fundy causes the “falls” to reverse direction of flow with each incoming tide. The Bay of Fundy is subjected to one of the highest tides in the world where the difference in water level between high tide and low tide can reach up to 48 feet (14 meters). In Saint John, the bay tides rise 28 feet. When the tide is…
  • Karl Marx-Hof: The Kilometer Long Residential Building

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    The world’s longest residential building, Karl Marx-Hof, is located in the neighbourhood of Heiligenstadt in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Built between 1927 and 1930 by city planner Karl Ehn, the colossal building is 1,100 meters long – a length spanned by four tram stops and interspersed by several tunnels that had to be incorporated into the design to allow the continuation of city streets and traffic flow. It was one of the approximately 400 new municipal apartment complexes, called Gemeindebauten, built by the Social Democrats to provide housing to the thousands of families…
  • Dargavs, The City of The Dead

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Located on the edge of the village of Dargavs, in the republic of North Ossetia–Alania, in Russia, is an ancient cemetery or necropolis. It is often called “city of the dead”, although the name is not unique to Dargavs, since the word “necropolis” itself literally means "city of the dead" in Ancient Greek. Dargavs is impressive because of the large number of mausoleums and the absolutely stunning scenery. The cemetery is located on the slope of a hill overlooking the verdant Fiagdon River valley, with several cliffs and 4,000 meters peaks looming above. The cemetery has…
  • El Salvador, A Mining Town Shaped Like A Roman Helmet

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Located at an elevation of more than 2,400 meters in the foothills of the Andes and in the middle of the Atacama Desert, the town of El Salvador was built solely to serve as office and residence for those working on the copper mines. The town came into being as a result of discovery of the ore in 1954, when the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, concerned about declining reserves in its Potrerillos mine, sent prospectors in search of a new source. Due to its remote location, the company had to build El Salvador as a self-contained and self-sustaining town complete with housing, schools, stores,…
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    Unusual Places

  • The Underground Town of Coober Pedy

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

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

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

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

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    If you happen to be driving along the Ossetian Military Road, you will most certainly notice this monument. Dressed in a white cloak, this cavalryman is known to Ossetians as Nykhas Uastyrdzhi (Ossetian name of St. George). Nykhas Uastyrdzhi is the patron Saint of men, travelers, and warriors. Saint George is looking down as if […]
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  • More birds than you’ve ever seen fill the sky.

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Writing in The Atlantic, Alan Taylor says: When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. This gorgeous video captures a chance murmuration encountered over the open water. It is a thrilling reminder that life is out there for you in this unknowable universe. Go grab ahold of it and never let go. More pictures of starling murmurations here. The post More birds than…
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson lets one rip and says it was lilacs.

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Apparently the esteemed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson likes to eat a big plate of beans just as much as the next guy. So when he tooted on camera, you know, f-a-r-t, it was cool. Hey, we all cut the cheese once in awhile. We’re all part of nature. Cosmos, schmosmos. But then Neil goes for the classic misdirect and says, it wasn’t me, it was the, uhhh… fragrance of lilacs wafting on the breeze. Yeah, that’s it. Lilacs. Hmmm. We thought he’d man up and take proud ownership of his unrehearsed flatulence. Geez, Mr. Tyson, say it ain’t so. Well, maybe next time, huh, big guy? Of…
  • Mayor Rob Ford in Ferrari with music DJ Deadmau5.

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    No joke. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford goes out to grab coffee with electronic music DJ Deadmau5. Yes, it’s about as weird as it sounds. Ford squeezes into the passenger seat of a Ferrari and off they go. The post Mayor Rob Ford in Ferrari with music DJ Deadmau5. appeared first on Diverjency.
  • Shatner as Kirk boldly goes where no actor has gone before.

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    William Shatner was fearless. As Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk he was always in hand to hand combat with green aliens. Kissing any female, from any planet, mashing those eager lips onto anything that moved. And pushing acting into overacting and then boldly into over the top wild-eyed emoting. Here he is struggling with an epic loss of confidence while his stoic friend Spock decides to wait this one out. But watch Kirk regain his trademark swagger at the end. You can see it in the way he walks down the hall and resumes full-on badboy Kirk-ness. The post Shatner as Kirk boldly goes where…
  • Young girl wants new brother to be a baby forever.

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Babies are adorable, no doubt about that. This little girl thinks her new brother is so cute, it would be better if he could somehow stay this way forever and never grow up. Her anguish at the cruelty of life makes her inconsolably sad. The post Young girl wants new brother to be a baby forever. appeared first on Diverjency.
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  • Peculiar Paintings of John Brosio

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 International Fast Food Meals You Have Never Seen

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

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

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

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

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