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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

What Do You Want to Look Like?

This came out last Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"In the past, plastic surgery patients would bring in photos of celebrities to show their surgeon what they wanted to look like, but in recent years, this is becoming less common. Patients are now more likely to present surgeons with their own selfies that have been enhanced using apps such as Snapchat or Facetune. It has been suggested that wanting to look identical to your perfected Snapchat selfies is a new psychological phenomenon scientists are calling “Snapchat dysmorphia”."

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Don't Blink or You'll Miss It

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Thai woman who went to a backstreet salon for “super model” eyelash extensions ended up with no eyelash at all after the beautician allegedly used super glue to attach the extensions, leaving the woman unable to close her eyes."

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

You Know How to Whistle Don't You?

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, recently documented the strange case of a 4-year-old boy with a mysterious “squeaky cough”"

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Thousands Sign Up for a Sip of Mummy Juice

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"When Egyptian archaeologists announced in July that a large black sarcophagus had been discovered in an Alexandria underground tomb, unopened for 2,000 years and sealed with mortar, interest surged — but trepidation stirred too."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

One-Wheeled Wonder

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"As if travelling around the entire world on a regular bicycle wasn't enough of a challenge, Ed has managed to achieve the impossible by doing the whole thing on a unicycle."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

Cow Crazy

This infrared clip came out Tuesday with thanks to the Orlando Sentinel.

 

 

"The Sanford Police Department received a bovine assist in apprehending a felony suspect Monday in Sanford, according to a video recorded by a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office helicopter team."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

Something to Crow About

This came out today with thanks to The Guardian.

 

"Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, according to its president."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

World's Most Dangerous Trail

 

This came out today with thanks to Business Insider.

 

"You've probably seen the photos of tourists hanging off the side of a stunning mountain. Or else, walking across a few thin planks bolted into a mountainside, their faces buzzing with adrenaline."

 

 

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Bottoms Up Beer

This came out today with thanks to The Takeout.

 

"This came out a while ago, but it’s new to me and likely new to a lot of people. Just look at that lady in the GIF above fill those four cups of beer. How?! What is this sorcery? I furiously Googled “beer fill from the bottom holy cow” and found out it’s from this company called—ha!—Bottoms Up."

 

 

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Fat Cat

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"When you see pictures of this massive cat, you may be forgiven for thinking that the images have been photoshopped. At 33 pounds, Bronson is more than double the weight of the average cat, he looks like a real life version of Garfield, but there’s nothing funny about it."

 

 

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Parents Not Parrots

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"On January 26, 1931, a physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet, Illinois, injected a 15-year-old girl with parrot’s blood."

 

"This story, which appeared in the Sunday edition of the San Bernardino Sun, reported that the patient, Lilian Fisher, was “going to recover because of, or perhaps, in spite the blood of a parrot which was injected into her veins by mistake."

 

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

The Last Act

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

Remember Robert Redford? He's 81-years-old now and is going to be making one last movie. Say's he's moving toward retirement.

 

 

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Fishbone Challenge

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The so-called “fish in collarbone challenge” has women filling their collarbone indentation with water and put one or more live fish into it to show off how skinny they are."

 

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Expensive Book

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"$30,000 may not buy you a new Ferrari, but it’s enough to cover the cost of this limited edition book on the history of the iconic sports car brand."

 

"Before you freak out about the price, you should know that it includes a beautifully sculptured steel and chrome book stand, as well as an aluminum display case for the incredibly rare book. Together, the two artistic pieces created by designer Marc Newson are supposed to emulate the legendary Ferrari 12-cylinder engine. Titled simply ‘Ferrari’, the book itself is described as a “massive tome” and includes loads of photographs from the Ferrari archive that tell the history of the luxury Italian brand."
 

 

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

Bicycle Mountain

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"Last month, Dallas officials imposed new fees on companies operating bike-sharing programs in the city, including an $800 application cost for a permit. Several companies left town in response, including Beijing-based Ofo, who disposed of hundreds of their bikes at a nearby recycling center, creating—as you can see—quite a sight."

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

Fires Swallow California

This came out today with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"Northern California is in the midst of fighting approximately 17 large fires occurring simultaneously, and now, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, this includes the largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history. More than 14,000 firefighters have been deployed to combat the blazes that plague the state."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Take A Deep Breath

This came out today with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"A seemingly far-fetched idea for dealing with one of the world's worst pollution situations will soon become a reality in China. Could the combination of architecture and plant life be the answer to the world's carbon problems?

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Don't Fence Me In

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 

"Photos of a small house on the Vietnamese island of Hon Thom have getting a lot of attention on social media for its unique fence made exclusively out of discarded old television sets."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Nuts About Coke

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

 

"Coca-Cola and peanuts are two iconic pieces of culinary Americana. In the South, the snacks swirl together in an unusual, but incredibly satisfying pairing."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Franken Steins

This came out today with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"It’s a sweltering July morning and stein collector extraordinaire George Adams is enjoying a glass of Yuengling from the kegerator. Sitting at the workbench of his home-museum, Steins Unlimited, in Pamplin, Virginia, the 79-year-old attempts to match a “nice, somewhat rare” 18th-century earthenware stein with a period-correct pewter top."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Look Who's Talking

This came out yesterday with thanks to LifeHacker.

 

"A new Alexa skill got a bit of press this week for essentially doing the same thing, although in a bit of a different way. The skill Away Mode plays audio tracks that sound like they’re actual conversations. The idea being that you would set one to play when you headed out for the afternoon and would-be burglars will hear the recording and think that it’s actual people inside your house having a conversation."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

American Woman Beats Up on Canada Dry

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"There is no Santa Claus, Lassie was played by nine different dogs over the years and, according to a recent lawsuit filed in New York, there isn’t any ginger in Canada Dry Ginger Ale."

 

 

Monday, Aug 6, 2018

Bug Burgers Coming Soon to a Plate Near You

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

"Whether or not you've ever chosen to eat insects, you've eaten insects, or parts of them, in the grains, legumes, fruits and nuts you've consumed (not to mention the occasional inhaled kamikaze mosquito)."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Cloud Angel

This came out Thursday with thanks to ABC 13 News.

 

A couple driving on a Texas highway were shocked when they spotted a cloud formation that looked like an angel.

 

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Vote For Me!

This came out today with thanks to The New York Times.

 

"Marla Hohner was at home in Dallas when a text message arrived from an unfamiliar number."

 

“Hi Marla,” it read. “This is Nate volunteering w/ Beto For Texas. Beto O’Rourke is running for Senate to represent Texans statewide, not special interest megadonors. And unlike Ted Cruz, Beto doesn’t take any money from PACs. Can we count on your vote?”

 

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Sheepish Shoes

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Mother Nature News Network.

 

"Tim Brown was vice captain of the Wellington Phoenix soccer team in New Zealand nearly a decade ago when he began thinking about a second act after his sports career. He was interested in design, particularly footwear. And being a Kiwi he also had a particular fondness for wool (New Zealand is home to some 27 million sheep)."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Small Spaces Have Big Impact on Mental Health

This came today on Mother Nature Network.

 

"There's no doubt urban green spaces are more pleasing to the eye than trash-strewn vacant lots that have been sitting in various stages of neglect for who knows how long."

 

"But can transforming scattered patches of urban blight into green spaces also help to alleviate the blues?"

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Trekking Back

This came out today with thanks to Engadget.

 

CBS is banking on more Star Trek shows as a way to draw in more viewers, and it's clearly ready to pull out all the stops in the process. The network has confirmed that it's launching an All Access series that will continue the story of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jean-Luc Picard -- and yes, it will star Patrick Stewart. Discovery co-creator Alex Kurtzman will oversee the new show with help from other veterans from All Access' inaugural Star Trek show.

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Nothing to Bark About

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature News Network.

 

"As animal experts around the country amplify their warnings about dog flu outbreaks, pet owners are scrambling to understand the illness and learn how they can protect their pets. The virus has been circulating in the U.S. since 2015, infecting thousands of dogs throughout much of the country. So far in 2018, dog flu has hit every state except Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska and North Dakota."

 

 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Get Yer Goat

"Every property is different and everyone has different landscape objectives. That’s why we like to come and visit you, take a look at your property and your weeds, and talk to you about what you want to accomplish. We have a per day/per goat and per acre charge. And there may be a set-up fee to cover the cost of getting the goats to and from your property and, if necessary, a fee to cover the cost of setting up electric fencing."


 

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018

Jenga Made from Fishing Nets

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"About 10% of plastic ocean pollution is ghost nets, the countless lost or abandoned fishing nets that maim and kill marine life. Jenga Ocean, made of recycled nets, tries to raise awareness, recycle recovered nets, and raise funds to help end this type of pollution."

 

 

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

First Leisure Canoes Were Made from Paper

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The late 19th century in the United States has been called “The Gilded Age.” The Civil War had ended, the American Industrial Revolution was in full swing, new incredibly abundant resources were being found, millionaires were being made seemingly overnight, and a new group was emerging – the American Middle Class."

 

 

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Sweden Crown Jewels Stolen

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

 

"Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating to the early 1600s before hopping onto bicycles and racing to a nearby lake, where they disappeared."

 

 

 

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Four days Hottest Temps Ever Recorded on Earth

 

This came yesterday with thanks to Earther.

 

"July has been one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in California. Already one of the hottest places on the Earth, the heat has gone into overdrive this July. Death Valley is in line to set a record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth."

 

 

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Super Mom

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"When wildlife photographer Brent Cizek bought a small plastic boat last winter, he was hoping to ply the lakes of northern Minnesota and capture the most intimate scenes of animals in their natural environment."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Monster California Forest Fire is Still Growing

This came out today with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"California’s devastating Carr Fire is now measured to have spread to over 89,000 acres on Sunday, resulting in at1 least five deaths, hundreds of destroyed structures, and severe damage to western parts of the city of Redding after it ravaged the nearby communities of Shasta and Keswick."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Albertan Changes his Gender for Cheaper Car Insurance

 

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Canadian man who claims he identifies as 100% male legally changed the gender on his identification documents to female in order to save over $1,000 on car insurance."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tesla Goes Surfboarding

This came out today with thanks to Engadget.

 

"Good news: you won't have to wait until 2020 to try a new Tesla-branded ride. However, you may want to learn how to hang ten first. Tesla has quietly introduced a limited-run (just 200 units) surfboard that matches the company's vehicle aesthetic to a tee, including its red-and-black coloring and hints of carbon fiber (in this case, to reinforce the deck). Naturally, it'll fit inside the Model 3 and Tesla's other existing cars. And this isn't a casual effort -- Tesla had the help of Lost Surfboards and professional board maker Matt Biolos, so this design should carve the waves quite nicely."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Drug Cartel Puts Bounty on Cop Dog's Heads

This came out today with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"The 6-year-old German Shepherd has been a scourge to the Colombian drug gangs since March 2016, following a major bust of 2,958 kilograms (6,521 pounds) of cocaine hydrochloride in a banana box, The Washington Post reports. She hasn't let up since then. In May 2017, she found another shipment of cocaine totaling 1.1 tons, and in June 2017, she sniffed out 5.3 tons of cocaine. Another four tons were found in an auto parts shipment."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Extreme Ice Cream Flavors

Like your ice cream? You'll like these, or will you? This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

 

"Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world, with an average of 48 pints per person consumed each year. Although we eat the most ice cream, the history of the sweet frozen confection is much older than our country. In fact, it goes all the way back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 A.D.)."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Old Churchill Money Worth Millions

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"In June 2018, workers in Brighton, England, were removing boards and tiling from a sporting goods store when they noticed something odd. The workers at first thought they had found a big chunk of moldy wood, but when they picked up a piece, they realized it was a one-pound note."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Sad State Affairs in the US Medical System

This came out Friday with thanks to The Root.

 

"Hillsborough County, Fla., has suspended four fire-rescue medics for refusing to give a black 30-year-old woman suffering stroke symptoms a ride in an ambulance."

 

"According to the victim’s mother, she and her daughter, Crystle Galloway, were told they couldn’t afford the ambulance ride. Galloway had just given birth to baby via a cesarean section five days before."

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Seriously Haunted

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

You'll like this one that came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

Only two visitors at a time can visit this haunted house in the US, but not before signing a 20-page waiver.

 

The waiver covers things like: possibly being shaved bald incl. eyebrows, be bound and gagged and possible injections, mousetraps that could break fingers, tooth-pulling

 

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Killer Heat Coming to Stay Say Scientists

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The current heatwave could become the new normal for UK summers by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say."

"The Environmental Audit Committee warns of 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the government doesn't act quickly."

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Runners with the Flip Flop Look

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

These Hanao Shoes are two mints in one. They are a combination of geta sandals (those traditional Japanese clogs/flip flops) and white sneakers. They're made by Who Love Kyoto and appear to be sold out at this time.

 

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Too Cool

This came out today with thanks today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A 354-foot-tall waterfall flowing down the side of a futuristic skyscraper sounds like the kind of thing you would expect to see in a big-budget sci-fi movie, but it’s actually a sight you can feast your eyes on in real life, if you’re ever in the Chinese city of Guiyang."

 

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Is Mummy Coming to Dinner

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The strange phenomenon of cannibalism has, in many different forms, been around since the earliest times of human history."

 

 

Friday, July 27, 2018

 Medic's Axe

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"For years, I’ve kept a tomahawk on hand. It accompanies me into the bush, lives next to my side of the bed when we’re staying in sketchy areas for protection, and has traveled with me to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, across Canada and the United States. As I live in a 40-foot RV, I consider it to be as vital a piece of safety gear as the fire extinguishers we keep in the front and rear of the vehicle."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Armpit Ads

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 

"Of all the places to advertise on a living human being, the armpits are probably at the bottom of the list for most people, but one Japanese company believes they are prime real-estate and is currently recruiting young female models willing to walk around with ads on their armpits."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Phone Number Tattoo on Mentally Challenged Boy

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The parents of a mentally challenged boy attracted criticism for tattooing their home phone number on his arm, to make it easier for anyone who found him to contact them."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ripped 81-Year-Old

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Most octogenarians would consider themselves lucky to be able to not have a hip or back problem, but this 81-year-old Japanese bodybuilder is not only in perfect physical condition, he also looks better than a lot of men a quarter his age."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Skyscraper Builders Rooftopped all the time

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Rooftopping – that dangerous and bizarrely trendy “hobby” of adrenaline junkies seeking a sky-high thrill–is actually not a new phenomenon at its core. While the social media aspect of it may be, it was once a necessary part of construction work."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Kid Builds Action Figures from Insect Shells

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Of all the places to advertise on a living human being, the armpits are probably at the bottom of the list for most people, but one Japanese company believes they are prime real-estate and is currently recruiting young female models willing to walk around with ads on their armpits

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Frightening Number of  Nukes the US Has Lost

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The most obvious reasons to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons, aside from full-blown nuclear war and terrorism, are nuclear accidents. We all know about the civilian accidents at Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, but there have been numerous accidents involving nuclear weapons or their transports themselves."

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Carrying a Satellite Dish in the Car

 

This came out today with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

 

We all know you shouldn’t leave pets, infants, or the elderly in your car on a sunny summer day. But giant parabolic mirrors also deserve a spot on that list, a lesson a teacher in residence at a San Francisco science museum learned the hard way last week when he accidentally melted his Subaru Outback’s interior.

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fish Oil Scam?

This came out today with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"Fish oil, those omega-3 pills that have dominated the over-the-counter health industry for years as one of the most popular dietary supplements, doesn’t actually help lessen the chances of contracting heart disease or suffering a stroke. In a phrase: this is yet another health scam, sheeple."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Elizabeth's Genetic Mutation

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.
 

"It is quite surprising to learn that one of the most beautiful actresses of all times, the violet-eyed Elizabeth Taylor rose up to stardom thanks to a genetic mutation."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Guy Dresses

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Minnesota felt so comfortable the first time he put on a skirt that he started thinking about why there weren’t more people making skirts for men. In the end, he started making them himself."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Very Brady House

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The house where America’s favorite blended family of the 1970s “lived” is up for sale for $1.885 million. During the famous opening credits for The Brady Bunch, the house that was shown was this three-bedroom, two-bathroom in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Why Holes Punched in Depression Photos

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"During the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to 1939, the U.S. government sent a multitude of photographers out around the country to document the pains and trials that many Americans were suffering during this time."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Ice Cream Dogs

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A cafe in Taiwan has been getting a lot of attention online for serving puppy-shaped ice-cream that most people describe as adorable and terrifying at the same time."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Eyeglasses for the Head

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"French car maker Citroën recently unveiled a pair of glassless, liquid-filled eye-glasses that can reportedly treat the symptoms of motion sickness."

 

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Please Be Seated

This came Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"If you thought you needed a steering wheel to actually drive a car, let this story be an example of the opposite. A man in Norfolk, England, was really caught by police driving a battered car by using a metal bucket as a car seat and pliers for steering."

 

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer Games Torch

Cowichan Rolls out the Rug for BC Games athletes.

 

"More than 2,000 of the province’s best young athletes are arriving in the Cowichan Valley for the opening of the 2018 BC Summer Games, and the chance to compete for glory in 18 sports."

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2018

Heat Alert Cancelled

 

The summertime heat continues over much of the inner south coast early this week. Daytime temperatures will reach into the low thirties over inland areas of the south coast today and Tuesday. Overnight lows in the high teens will provide little respite from the heat until mid-week.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Heat Alert Today

Environment Canada says to expect up to 33C in the Fraser Valley today.

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pricey Camel Toe Shoes

 

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Yes Ladies, There is a God

 

 

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Step aside couture platform Crocs, you've got some competition for world's most ridiculous spongy-soled shoes. Crocs now come in high heels. I wish I were kidding. Check it and see."

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Those Damn Canadians!

 

 

This came out today with thanks to Endgadget.

 

"The race to build a "flying car" has just become more crowded. This week, the Canadian company Opener revealed its new vehicle, called BlackFly. The one-person aircraft can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 miles per hour. Because the operations are a simple joystick, according to the release BlackFly shouldn't require a pilot's license, though operators will require training.

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

He's Inhuman

 

This came out today with thanks to Deadspin.

 

"Last night he outdid even himself, tracking a Matt Carpenter fly ball to the wall in dead center for an absurd play-of-the-year type catch."

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

What's Musk Up To Now?

 

This came out today with thanks to Earther.

 

"Tech billionaire Elon Musk has been known to offer help, from donating solar batteries to Puerto Rico to building a tiny ‘submarine’ to rescue that Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave. (It was never put to use.) The latest disaster to land on Musk’s radar? The water crisis in Flint, Michigan."

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The 5,221-HP Alieno Arcanum

 

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"I know what you’re thinking. You took one look at this shadowy render, read the horsepower figure in the headline, climbed to the roof of your house and screamed to the neighborhood, “THAT’S BULLSHIT!” But no, dude, you’re wrong. The Alieno Arcanum is definitely happening. I’m, like, so convinced of it."

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Real Estate Future Office

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 

"eXp Realty, one of the world’s fastest growing and most successful real estate companies, has become famous for not investing in any actual real-estate, opting instead for virtual reality offices that allow its agents and brokers to interact and socialize from anywhere around the globe."

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

What With These Puppies?

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Miracle Milly, a six-year-old Chihuahua from Puerto Rico, was awarded the title of World’s Most Cloned Dog, by the Guinness Book of Records, after scientists in South Korea created a whopping 49 genetically-identical copies of her."

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

$13 Flea Market Ring Fetches $850,000 at Auction

 

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Whether you’re in the search of a Boho vintage dress, a unique belt buckle, or maybe even a cute vase for your collection of trinkets, any flea market is the place to be. Everyone is looking for their own great deal. But one English lady unknowingly picked out something quite remarkable at a “car boot sale” at West Middlesex Hospital, London, in the 1980s. What she believed to be a piece of costume jewelry made the headlines 30 years later."

 

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

No Fossil fuels in Half a Decade

This came out today with thanks to Earther.

 

The Irish have beaten the rest of us to it. The Republic of Ireland is the first country in the world to move toward divesting from fossil fuels. The divestment process should be wrapped up in five years, per the Guardian.

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ouch!

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Chinese media recently reported about a new high-tech laser assault rifle that can allegedly fire an energy beam that cannot not be seen by the naked eye, but can cause “instant carbonization” of human tissue from up to half a mile away."

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sued After Death?

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Lindsay Durdle died on 31 May aged 37. She had been first diagnosed with breast cancer about a year-and-a-half earlier. The disease had later spread to her lungs and brain. PayPal was informed of Mrs Durdle's death three weeks ago by her husband Howard Durdle."

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lion Lives in Glass Booth for Enjoyment

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Most people spend a considerable amount of time deciding what design or phrase they want permanently inked on their bodies, but one tattoo artist asks his clients to leave that decision to him. Several hundreds of people have already allowed him to ink the phrase of his choice on them without even knowing what it reads beforehand."

 

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sure It's A Tattoo, But...

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Most people spend a considerable amount of time deciding what design or phrase they want permanently inked on their bodies, but one tattoo artist asks his clients to leave that decision to him. Several hundreds of people have already allowed him to ink the phrase of his choice on them without even knowing what it reads beforehand."

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2018

First Multi-Millionaire  Fortune on Opium

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Opium was one of the most important resources of the 19th century. It had medicinal and recreational value and most importantly, it was in hot, hot demand by those who enjoyed the illicit effects. Merchants knew the value of opium ever since the 7th century, and while many rulers and leaders attempted to suppress the sale and purchase of the drug, there was money to be made in the opium trading business."

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2018

Cops Get Slingshots Instead of Guns

This came out Tuesday on Oddity Central.

 

"Police officers in the Mexican town of Alvarado were recently stripped of their firearms and armed with slingshots and rocks instead, after most of them failed their control tests and were deemed unfit for service."

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2018

He Nailed a Bidder

This came out today with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"It took a mini circular saw to hack off the keratin talons that had been growing on Shridhar Chillal’s left hand for the last 66 years."

 

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Coffee Soda Trend

This came out today with thanks to The Takeout.

About five years ago, a friend took me to a Nashville coffee shop to try something called coffee soda, which sounds like a mash-up of two of America’s favorite beverages. The effervescent, iced tea-hued drink was served in a cup, accompanied with a sliver of an expressed orange peel. It tasted like no other coffee drink I’d had before.

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Outside the Box
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
~ Steve Jobs