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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

High on Swimming

This came out Monday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Infinity London is a planned 220-meter skyscraper topped with a wild infinity pool that completely covers the roof."

 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Flick My Perfume

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In 1989, Bic, makers of pens, shaving razors, and, of course, lighters, launched Parfum Bic. I really like the packaging inspired by cigarette lighters!"

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

To Hail With That

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"The Munich region of Germany was hammered by hailstones the size of tennis balls earlier this week."

"The huge chunks of ice, which measured up to six centimeters in diameter, pelted homes and gardens while torrential downpours flooded the streets, causing widespread disruption."

 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thanos Bikini

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The Thanos bikini is so popular that it is sold out. But a one-piece version is available."

 

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

All Dressed Up With No Place to Go

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"It's debatable whether it's ok to wear sandals with socks but what about socks that look like you're wearing sandals?"

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Fashion Stinks

This came out yesterday with thanks to Fast Company.

 

"I have a confession to make: I’ve been wearing the same black T-shirt every single day for two weeks now and I haven’t washed it yet."

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Is Your Yard Bee-Friendly?

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"State lawmakers have approved a new spending program that would set aside $900,000 annually to pay homeowners who replace traditional lawns with bee-friendly wildflowers, clover and native grasses."

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Who or What Made This?

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"Police in rural England have issued warnings after several instances of crop circles have appeared throughout the British countryside."

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Bent on Tents

This came out with thanks to Awesomer.

 

"Instead of having room for a bed, Taxa’s Woolly Bear Trailer utilizes most of its space for storage. This also help cuts its weight down to just 990lb. It has room for a rooftop tent, 15″ steel wheels shod in all-terrain tires, and rugged torsion axle suspension."

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Don't try This At Home

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Going on a hunger strike doesn’t sound like the most effective way to win back lost love, but it worked in the case of one Indian man who camped outside his ex-girlfriend’s home and refused to eat until she agreed to marry him."

 

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Holiday on the ISS? Don't Worry, You Can't Afford It At $34k/Night

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"Starting as early as next year, NASA will make the International Space Station available to space tourists and other business ventures. Sounds exciting, but the associated costs are far beyond what most of us can afford."

 

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Drink Pink

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Hundreds of people in Coal Grove, Ohio, recently woke up to pink, Pepto Bismol-like water flowing through their faucets. While many were alarmed, authorities assured everyone that the water was safe to drink, but could stain laundry."

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Passengers Sit in Jumbo Jet's Wings

This came out Saturday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is helping fund a new plane design called the Flying-V in which the passenger cabin, cargo hold, and fuel tanks are built into the wings."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

First X-Ray of the Sky

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"NASA released this incredible image of the sky that depicts 22 months of X-ray data captured from the International Space Station using the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Stallone as Schwarzenegger Terminator 2

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (4 min clip)

 

"Another incredible deepfake execution. Ctrl Shift Face reports that his videos are demonetized due to ContentID claims by the original filmmakers."

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Secret Room Found in Rome

This came out Saturday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Nero’s extravagant palace has unearthed a secret hidden chamber. A grand palace that the Emperor Nero built on the ashes of a catastrophic fire in Rome contained a secret room, one that was discovered  some 2,000 years after Nero’s death. While restoring a nearby room, archaeologists recently came upon the 15-foot-high vault-like chamber covered with colorful frescoes of creatures real and imaginary, from birds to centaurs."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska

This came out Thursday with thanks to Smithsonian Mag.

"Alaska in March is supposed to be cold. Along the north and west coasts, the ocean should be frozen farther than the eye can see. In the state’s interior, rivers should be locked in ice so thick that they double as roads for snowmobiles and trucks."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Fastest Bite in the Animal Kingdom

This came out Saturday with thanks to Boing Boing. (2 min video)

 

"The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it."

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Kona Beer Scam

This came out Sunday with thanks to The Takeout.

 

"Maybe you’ve seen Kona Brewing Co.’s Longboard Island Lager or Kanaha Blonde Ale on shelves, their distinctive oceanic labels conjuring images of hula dancing, luaus, and surfing off the Big Island."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

5-Person Submersible Titanic Tours A First

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Brave Titanic tourists wishing to travel to the world’s most famous wreck may now be in luck. In 1912 a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the RMS Titanic was advertised as luxury travel."

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Harbour Air Electric Planes

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

"A company that flies vintage seaplanes could be the first to send an electric plane into the air and become the world’s first all-electric airline.  MagniX, the company behind the electric aviation revolution, and Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, are partnering to produce an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor."

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Strange Commercial

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

Watch this strange laundry detergent commercial parodying Star Trek (1969).

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Super Material World

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

 

"There's a new kind of plastic that can be recycled endlessly. Even cardboard has been re-invented to be stronger and more flexible. And let's not forget the extraordinary potential of graphene, a super material that promises to make everything from cleaner drinking water to invincible condoms."

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Strange Balloons

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"If you thought the average balloon dog or rabbit you commonly see entertainers twist at children’s parties was impressive, get ready to have your mind blown. Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto takes the art of balloon animals to a whole new level, creating insanely detailed sculptures that often look too good to be true."

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

BBQ Pancakes?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A small food stall chain in Taiwan has been raising eyebrows due to the shape of its pancake pops. Instead of the usual round design their delicious creations are shaped like whole roasted chickens."

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Itchy Fines

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"There’s no question that artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last few years, but apparently it’s not yet advanced enough to tell the difference between someone using a mobile phone and someone scratching their face."

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sad Politician

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An independent candidate from the Indian state of Punjab managed to make himself known around the world after a video of him crying and telling a reporter that he only received 5 votes in the recent Indian general elections despite having 9 family members went viral on social media."

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Non-Buff Guys Can Cheat

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Skinny Japanese men looking to get that coveted “slim and macho” look without putting in the work and breaking a sweat at the gym now achieve their goal pretty much instantly. All they have to do is put on the Super Macho T, a special undershirt that instantly gives them a buff physique."

 

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

BC $100,000 Treasure Hunt Begins June 1 in Vancouver

This came out Thursday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"If you live in Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton, get ready for hordes of get-rich-quickers to descend on your cities looking for $100,000 in gold and silver that’s buried somewhere within your city limits. You can look for it too – all you need to do is pay (uh-oh – sounds like a scam, doesn’t it?) $25 for a map or $45 for a map and a set of clues, wait until June 1st to get them and then start digging!"

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

Phones to Handover When Robbed

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Armed robberies have become so common in Mexico City that people have started buying fake smartphones to hand over to trigger-happy criminals who would rather shoot them than leave empty-handed."

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

Chinese Man Spends 10 days in Jail Over Illegal Dog Names

This came out last week with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A young dog breeder in eastern China was recently arrested and sentenced to ten days in a detention center after giving two of his canines controversial names that refer to Chinese government and civil service workers."

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

A Master Chef Gone Wrong 

This came out Friday with thanks to Clickhole.

 

"One of the main appeals of reality TV is its unpredictability, but one of the most popular reality shows on television just went off the rails in a way that, quite frankly, wasn’t fun for anyone to watch: MasterChef Junior just introduced a new kid contestant who clearly thought the show was some kind of bodybuilding contest."

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

China's 375/mph Train 

This came out Friday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"A state-owned rail company in China has built the prototype for a blazingly fast maglev train. The new prototype, built by the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), is being designed to carry passengers at 373 mph (600 km/h). China hopes the train will be serving passengers in 2021."

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

A Way Out of this Drug Mess? 

This came out last week with thanks to Vice.

 

"Scott Bernstein has a lofty goal to realize before he hits retirement: he wants to see Canada legalize and regulate all drugs."

 

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

Maid Tied to a Tree in Riyadh 

This came out last week with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A young Filipino woman working as a maid for a wealthy family in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was reportedly tied to a tree by her employers as punishment for leaving a valuable piece of furniture in the sun."

 

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019

Mysterious Foam

This came out Friday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Pedestrians were left wading through a knee-deep tidal wave of suds after foam started bubbling from manholes. The Chinese city of Xi'an was left looking like the aftermath of a snowstorm on Tuesday afternoon after copious quantities of a white, foul-smelling foam started to bubble up from the sewers."

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Asteroid Flyby this Weekend

This came out yesterday with thanks to NBC.

 

"A big asteroid and its tiny companion moon will zoom harmlessly past Earth this weekend."

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Woman Leads Cops in Stolen RV Chase

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (half hour video)

 

 

"A woman allegedly stole a recreational vehicle in Los Angeles County and caused at least six accidents and three hospitalizations while police chased after her."

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Have Your Name on Mars

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"NASA invites you to enter into a drawing to have your name sent to Mars on a chip."

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

App Yells At Train Molestors

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"Japan’s transit systems have a serious groping problem, so much so that a few decades ago, Tokyo introduced women’s-only cars in hopes of stymying unwanted touching onboard the city’s trains."

 

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Arnold Gets Arnoled

This came out Saturday with thanks to Deadspin. (video)

 

"Arnold Schwarzenegger says “there is nothing to worry about” after a man dropkicked him in the back at his Arnold Classic Africa sports festival in Johannesburg, South Africa."

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Vancouver Island Lonely Doug

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Big Lonely Doug—named after its species, the Douglas fir—stands tall among a clearing, a solitary specimen surrounded by stumps and logging debris. It soars about 230 feet high and its trunk is as big as a living room."

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Amazon's Tiny Home

This came out yesterday with thanks to Business Insider.

 

"Tiny homes have emerged as a solution to skyrocketing rents in major cities, but lately they've also become a way for wealthy buyers to customize their properties."

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ten New Star Trek Episodes Late 2019

This came out yesterday with thanks today with thanks to Ars Technica.

 

"Here's what we've got so far: the series will premiere in late 2019, its first season will consist of 10 episodes, it will take place 18 years after Star Trek: Nemesis, and it will involve Picard coping with the news of Romulus' destruction in the Prime timeline in the 2009 Star Trek film."

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hershey's Social Media Chocolate bars

This came out yesterday with thanks to Eater.

 

"After 125 years of serving America with the comforting stability of a classic milk-chocolate bar that never changes, Hershey’s is upending the bar’s design by adding emojis, the chocolate company’s edgy version of sitting backwards on a chair."

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Meet the 'Oyster Wench'

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Black is the new rainbow, at least in food trends. Black ice cream, black macarons, black pasta, black beverages, black croissants ... they're the foodie's latest Instagram darling. How does that hue end up in food?"

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Meet the 'Oyster Wench'

This came out yesterday with thanks to Popular Science.

 

"Catherine Puckett needs to be close to the ocean. “I just can’t be away from it,” she said. “It means everything to me.” She has to see it and smell it and hear the bells that ring from buoys offshore when a heavy sea rolls in from the east."

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Creepy Crab

This came out yesterday with thanks to the Daily Mail.

 

"This is the unsettling moment a hermit crab drags a doll's head along a beach, after it crawled inside the item and became stuck."

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tar Baby

This came out yesterday with thanks to Dodo.

 

"Last week, workers near the town of Suwałki, Poland, heard something that made them concerned. From a remote, wooded area in the distance, a dog was barking nonstop, as if calling out for help."

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Restaurant Open 1 Hour

This came out yesterday with thanks to Hazlitt.

 

"Matsuka Seimen is a noodle factory first and restaurant second. As the latter, it’s only open from 6 to 7 a.m. That’s it. Just in front of the entrance to the restaurant is a heavyweight denim split-fabric door with the shop name and a heavy red brushstroke, the symbol for udon."

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Musk Tweets Love Notes to Besos

This came out yesterday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"SpaceX CEO Elon Musk then took to Twitter to crudely imply that Bezos was building unwarranted hype for a plan that wasn’t going anywhere — a move that could be read as the ultimate example of “pot calling the kettle black” irony."

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

But Officer...

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Odee.

 

"We’ve all heard of people who get arrested for crazy reasons, but have you ever known someone to get arrested because they ran into a cop, with a lawn mower? Yup. That’s this story."

 

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Almost as Fast as a Speeding Bullet—Almost

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geek.

 

"Once it enters operation, JR East plans to operate it at 360 kph (224 mph), which would make it 10 kph faster than China’s Fuxing Hao, which has the same top speed capabilities as the ALFA-X."

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Clean Snake

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geek.

 

"This is not something you want to see in your laundry. An Evanston, Illinois homeowner got the shock of her life on Wednesday when she opened up her washing machine after a wash cycle and discovered a corn snake inside, authorities said."

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Embroidery Tatts

This came out last week with thanks to Icepop.

 

"Have you ever wanted a unique tattoo design to make all your friends jealous? Then you’re in luck because embroidery tattoos are super trendy and look cool AF. These eye-popping tatts are so realistic that it’s crazy. Find out why embroidery tattoos are the newest craze that’s sweeping the internet."

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Snake Face

This came out Thursday with thanks to Geek.

 

"Doorbell cameras capture some peculiar scenes: porch pirates, licking fetishes, snake bites."

 

"Jerel Heywood was visiting a friend’s home in Lawton, Okla., when he was attacked by a snake."

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Bug-pocalypse in Florida

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geek.com

 

"They’re baaaack: Twice a year, pesky, invasive lovebugs swarm Florida, splattering their gooey insides on car hoods and windshields, flying into people’s mouths, and even annoying the visitors at the Happiest Place on Earth."

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

American Plan Caravan to Canada for Cheaper Insulin

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The price-gouger-driven skyrocketing prices for insulin have endangered the lives of Americans with diabetes, who are rationing their supplies and trying not to die."
 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Pink Zone For Drug Dealers

This came out yesterday with thanks to the Guardian.

 

"Drug dealers in Berlin are to be given designated spaces in a city centre park to carry out transactions, leading to criticism that authorities have capitulated to criminal gangs."

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Crack in Earth Could Drain Part of the Atlantic Ocean

This came out Monday with thanks to National Geographic.

 

"For years, João Duarte has puzzled over a seemingly boring underwater expanse off the coast of Portugal. In 1969, this site spawned a massive earthquake that rattled the shore and sparked a tsunami."

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Inverted Camaro Riles Neighbours

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"We can’t say we’re big fans of homeowners’ associations around here, as they tend to be garbage busybodies who insert their nose into your project car. One even recently decided to hassle one of the most infamous builds in 24 Hours of Lemons history—the running, street-legal Upside-Down Camaro."

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Walken Reads Three Little Pigs

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Some actors are famous for their looks. Others are renowned for their private lives and off-screen antics. And a select few are well-known for something very different: their voices. The likes of Alan Rickman and Patrick Stewart are a couple of examples, with Christopher Walken also always appearing in lists of the most iconic and unique Hollywood voices of all."

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

If You Must Burn, Don't Burn Driftwood

This came out Monday with thanks to Lifehacker.

 

"It’s May, which means summer is just within reach and your winter coats can finally be laid to rest. But before you head to the beach for your first bonfire of the season, here’s one important recommendation if you want to avoid inhaling toxic chemicals: Don’t burn any driftwood you might find on the beach."

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Fan Bobbles Catch

This came out today with thanks to Deadspin.

 

"In the bottom of the first inning of Monday’s Red Sox-Orioles game, Jonathan Villar lifted a long fly ball to left field, where J.D. Martinez tracked it to the wall. The wall seemed to sneak up on Martinez a little bit, and he was unable to make the catch, with the ball dropping and Villar racing to second for the double."

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Sued After 19 Suicides

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"Orange, a French telecom giant, is being sued for moral harassment, among other charges, after 19 employees died by suicide and another 12 attempted to kill themselves over a three-year span. Over 100 people have claimed work culture at the company, contributed to employees’ mental health issues."

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Thrones Love Starbucks

This came out Saturday with thanks to Vox.

 

"The fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “The Last of the Starks,” was full of shocking and controversial twists — but perhaps none as startling as a modern-day Starbucks cup left in plain view during the Winterfell party scene."

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Not Paint By Numbers

This came out Saturday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"When artist Robert Wyland was a teenager living in Michigan, he went on a trip to California. While swimming in the ocean off Laguna Beach, he saw two gray whales migrating to Mexico."

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Photographer Tracks Down People After 30 Years

This came out Saturday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Street photographer Chris Porsz’s book Reunions is a labour of love. For seven years Chris turned detective and managed to track down more than a hundred people who had been subjects of his early photographs. With their help, he then recreated the scenes to produce an incredible collection of “then and now” images."

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Aldrin Says Colonize Mars Now

This came out Friday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Writing in the Washington Post, Aldrin, who famously walked on the Moon with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong as part of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission in 1969, called on both Congress and President Trump to not only send humans to Mars, but to also build up a permanent presence there."

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Chewy's Gone

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The Star Wars world reacted with sorrow to the death of one of its most beloved original cast members, Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode three of the prequels, and the new trilogy up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

 

"Mayhew passed away at the age of 74 on April 30, 2019, with his family by his side. “He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca,” his family said."

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Amen Bro

This came out Friday with thanks to CBS 47.

 

"When two local teens skipped school for a beach senior skip day, their adventure turned into a fight for their lives, and their savior was heaven-sent." 

 

"Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17 years old, have been friends since the fourth grade."

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Turtle in Trouble

This came out Thursday with thanks to WVIB. Watch the video here.

 

"If you haven't heard of a flying turtle, today might be the day."

 

"One man's car got hit by a turtle that was flying through the air after another vehicle's tire smacked the turtle into the air."

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Amen

This came out Friday with thanks to CBS 47.

 

"When two local teens skipped school for a beach senior skip day, their adventure turned into a fight for their lives, and their savior was heaven-sent." 

 

"Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17 years old, have been friends since the fourth grade."

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Three Black Women Win Beauty Awards

This came out yesterday with thanks to ABC 6.

 

 

“When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America."

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

We Come in Hybrid Peace

This came out today with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

 

“So, they come not for the sake of us, but for the sake of them, their survival, (but their survival is actually our survival as well) the survival of the entire biosphere.”

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

It's Time to Talk Asterioids

This came out today with thanks to Space.

 

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had been a congressional representative for just one month when a large asteroid fell through the atmosphere and exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, flashing brighter in the sky than the sun — and that experience has clearly stuck with him.

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ukraine President Campaigned Online Only

This came out Thursday. with thanks to Futurism.

 

The New President of Ukraine Only Campaigned Online. He never once appeared in person for interviews, rallies, or speeches — but he was big on YouTube and Instagram.

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ripley's is Coming Back to TV

This came out yesterday. with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"The series premieres on Sunday, June 9th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Each of the 10 one-hour-long episodes will dive deep into the strange and unexpected. Campbell shines a spotlight on individuals with uncanny abilities and outrageous talent, takes viewers to unseen, invisible worlds, and dares them to watch show-stopping spectacles almost impossible to believe."

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Inside a B-2

This came out yesterday. with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"For the first time, we now know what the inside of a B-2 Spirit bomber cockpit looks like. And that's not all: Thanks to a new series of articles from Defense News, we also know just what maintainers go through to keep the heavy strategic bomber flying, and what kind of munitions the bomber carries."

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Coffee Stain Art

This came out Thursday. with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

An artist has turned his skills into weird works of art.

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tiny Apt 300 sq. ft.

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

"Architect Douglas Wan transformed a small Melbourne apartment (built in the 1950s as housing for nurses) into a versatile living space. He used plywood to divide the 300 square foot space into different living areas."

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hackers Buying McDonalds With People's Phones

This came out yesterday with thanks to Takeout.

 

"The graphic has never been more appropriate than it is today, when we bring you news of a string of Canadians who say their McDonald’s app accounts have been hacked by an unknown person who then ordered food via their credit or debit cards, sometimes to the tune of thousands of dollars."

 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Smart Goes Electric – In China

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"Smart, the little-car brand that first took on European roads before coming here to the United States has had a weird recent few years . And now, after nosediving sales, it seems like the brand is leaving our shores forever."

 

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Would You Wear Your Dog's Hair?

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Every time Jeannie Sanke would brush her chow chow, Buster, she thought, "What a waste," as she ran her fingers through the tufts of soft hair she pulled out of the brush. Growing up with Labradors and shepherds, she remembers all the hair that was tossed in the trash or that wafted away."
 

Monday, April 29, 2019

What Mars Wind and Earthquake Sound Like

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"For the first time ever, humans have detected a likely seismic event on Mars — or a "Marsquake. The faint seismic signal was measured and recorded by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol."

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2019

By 2070 More Dead Users Than Lives Ones

This came out yesterday with thanks to the Telegraph.

 

"The number of dead Facebook users could outnumber the living by 2070, leaving a vast archive of such historical importance that archivists should be brought in to conserve the data, Oxford University has said."

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2019

Step it Up

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

Dogs are the best people. The little dude can walk stairs like a biped.

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2019

200,000 Viruses in the Ocean

This came out Sunday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"It turns out that there are many times more marine viruses in the world's oceans than previously thought. Despite the fact that the world's oceans are utterly teeming with viruses - billions of them within a single liter of seawater - scientists are still unable to identify up to 90% of them."

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2019

Step it Up

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Futurism.

 

 

"For years, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been one of the most challenging disorders to diagnose. Traditional methods, like one-on-one clinical interviews, can be inaccurate due to the clinician’s subjectivity, or if the patient is holding back their symptoms."

 

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Woman Wakes Up After 27-Year Coma

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma."

 

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Gorillas Pose For Selfies

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"When Mathieu Shamavu posted a selfie on Facebook earlier this month, he called it "another day at the office." And, indeed, it would be another day — for a full-time ranger whose "office" happens to be Virunga National Park in eastern Congo."

 

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

1,600 HP Hillclimb Car

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"They say the only things with bigger wings than this 1,600-horsepower Nissan GT-R race car exist solely in angelic texts. They say, even, that the wings on the GT-R could be bigger. The estimates vary. (“They, as in whom?” you might ask. No idea. Ask someone who uses that phrase as anything other than a joke.)"

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

American Bumble Bee in Trouble in Canada

This came out today with thanks to Motherboard.

 

"Bad news for the American bumblebee in Canada. Scientists took a new look at how the tiny insect—once widespread throughout its native North America—is faring, and found it may now be facing extinction up north."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hacker Can Stop Cars Through the GPS

This came out today with thanks to Motherboard.

 

"A hacker broke into thousands of accounts belonging to users of two GPS tracker apps, giving him the ability to monitor the locations of tens of thousands of vehicles and even turn off the engines for some of them while they were in motion, Motherboard has learned."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cat Caught Sleeping on Man's Face

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Thai man recently checked the footage of a hidden camera he had installed in his bedroom and found out that his pet cat loves using his face as a bed when he’s out cold."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bajau People Can Hold Their Breath for 13 Minutes

This came out today with thanks to Big Think.

 

"Picture yourself holding your breath. How long can you last underwater? A minute? Two? You probably imagined yourself sitting a foot or so beneath the surface of a pool during this exercise, but consider how long you can hold your breath actively swimming as deep below the surface of the ocean as you can go."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ford Just Spent $500 Million in an investment on Electric Truck Development

This came out today with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"Ford has invested $500 million into Rivian, an electric-car start-up. The investment marks Rivian's growth over a decade as an electric startup focused on trucks and SUVs."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Better Bike Helmet

This came out today with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"The latest breakthrough in bike helmet safety looks like a shocking green plastic honeycomb. But that simple material is 48 times better at preventing concussions during bike accidents, Bontrager says."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

11 Die When Elevator Cable Snaps

This came out today with thanks to Newser.

 

"Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reports."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Couple Rehab Rainforest

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado is a world renowned social documentary photographer and photojournalist from Brazil, but few people know that he is also the mastermind behind one of the most amazing environment restoration projects in history."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cardboard Tank

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A team of Chinese cardboard modelling experts stole the show at this year’s Hobby Expo China (HEC) International Model Expo, in  Beijing, with a 1:1 cardboard replica of the Merkava MK4 Israeli battle tank."

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Check Passport Scores in an Instant

Click on each one for different passport scores.

 

"As security concerns grow, visas are becoming more and more necessary when traveling out of the country. With the changing rules, knowing where you need a visa to travel to and where you don’t can be a bit challenging. Passport Index is a website that can help."

 

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

No Yogi Bear Buyers

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"According to some, the future of architecture is wood, but in Newark, Ohio, the future has already arrived—in the form of big, dumb picnic basket that’s also an office building no one will buy."

 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Safer Driving in BC

This came out Wednesday from the BC gov't caucus.

 

• 20% more lines painted annually throughout the province
• Use of larger glass beads in coastal areas for increased reflectivity and visibility at night, and thicker paint for longer-lasting pavement marking
• Second-coat application in areas that experience premature wear

 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pool Empties From Manila Hotel During Earthquake

This came out Monday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

The Philippines was rocked with a 6.3 earthquake this morning that sent buildings swaying and people running for safety. But one of the most bizarre videos of the earthquake so far has to be this footage of water pouring out of a residential skyscraper.

 

 

Sunday, April 22, 2019

11 Dead in Philippines Quake

This came out today with thanks to USA Today.

 

The USGS says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country’s north and killed at least 11 people.


 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Two Quakes Strike BC Sunday

Reports from Earthquakes Canada, that two quakes struck very close together this afternoon about 189 km from Port Alice on Vancouver Island. The first, a M4.6 at at approximately 1:27 pm followed by a M5.3 at 2:44 pm. There were no injuries or damages. According EC there were no tsunami warnings issued and no reports of injuries or damages. Residents reported that no one felt these.

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Leafing on a Jet Plane

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

 

"Kazakhstan-based artist Kanat Nurtazin describes his leaf cutting art as a way of giving tree leaves a second life in which they can tell a new story through his intricate designs."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Volks Mini Pickup

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"With the current selection of trucks available to U.S.-based buyers based around large and expensive platforms, I’m inclined to believe there is a place in the market for a smaller compact pickup with a lower buy-in cost."

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jenny the Horse Walks Herself Around Town Then Heads Home

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Every day, a lovely Arabian mare named Jenny takes a leisurely stroll through the streets of Frankfurt, Germany. Around 8 a.m., her owner Werner Weischedel opens her stall door and lets her go, sending the 22-year-old out on her own for the day."

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Electric Pickup $67,000

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"As I’ve mentioned before, I’m something of an automotive packaging fetishist, which means I really, really appreciate a vehicle that really works to maximize its interior spaces well."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Solar Car

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"German electric car start-up Sono Motors is moving from the testing phase to the production phase in their efforts to develop a solar-powered battery pack on wheels."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Most Frightening Thing on YouTube

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Takeout. Half hour clip.

 

"Takeout fam, you know I wouldn’t do you like that. Hopefully I’ve been working on this site long enough that you know I’m not engaging in clickbaity, deceptive BS or use any histrionic language."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Futon Salesman to Math Genius — The Hard Way

This came out today with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"Seventeen years ago, Jason Padgett was a drunk futon salesman living in Tacoma, Washington. Today, he’s a genius of theoretical mathematics. He has a talent for drawing fractals by hand, and can see complex numerical relationships unfold like flowers before his eyes. What caused this drastic transformation in Jason Padgett? He got hit in the head really, really hard."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Face of Jesus in the Notre Dame Fire?

This came out Thursday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"While the fearless efforts of firefighters ultimately managed to save the building from being totally destroyed, back when the fire was still raging several witnesses claimed to have seen a visage of Jesus himself in the flames."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Kirk Douglas Is Going Kamping at 102

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Kirk Douglas may be well into his centenary year but his legendary staying power shows little sign of diminishing. Social media is the latest place to find news of the veteran star’s life, courtesy of grandson Cameron."

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Marvin Gaye Gets A Commemorative Stamp

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Commemorative stamps are special postage stamps issued on significant dates to honor a person, object, place, or event. The practice of issuing commemorative stamps has been observed since the 1800s, and is often considered one of the highest honors that a person can receive."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Air Drops a Political Scam?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Firefighters call airdrops "CNN Drops" because they're often useless, but politicians order them in order to produce a TV-friendly spectacle that reassures voters that Something is Being Done."

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This is How Your Put Out an Electric Car That's on Fire

This came out April with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"The rise of electric vehicles has already revolutionized the auto sector and set the stage for an infrastructural sea change as car chargers pop up around the U.S. Here's another industry that will be deeply affected by electric vehicles: firefighting."

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Night Sky Ads

This came out Sunday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"A Russian company called StartRocket says it’s going to launch a cluster of cubesats (Cube Satellites) into space that will act as an “orbital billboard,” projecting enormous advertisements into the night sky like artificial constellations."

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Canadian Woman Dies After Zipline Snaps

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"A zipline cable snapped on a course in northern Thailand on Saturday, sending a Canadian tourist to his death. The 25-year-old, who was vacationing with his girlfriend and friends, fell more than 300 feet, authorities in Chiang Mai say, per the BBC."

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pets That Aren't

This came out yesterday with thanks to CNN.

 

"A cassowary, a giant bird with long claws on each foot, killed its owner after he fell in the backyard of his Gainesville, Florida, home, officials told CNN."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Volvo's Chat With Each Other

This came out yesterday with thanks to Engadget.

 

"Volvo's flurry of new safety features might not stop any time soon. The automaker is making its Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light Alert features (previously limited to Sweden and Norway) available across Europe starting with the 2020 model year for new cars, and as a retrofit upgrade from 2016 and newer cars based on its CMA and SPA platforms."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It's Raining Plastic

This came out yesterday with thanks to National Geographic.

 

"In what looks like a pristine, remote mountain region, tiny pieces of plastic pollution were found raining down from the sky—raising questions about the global extent of plastic pollution—a first-of-its-kind study has found."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fukushima Techs Begin Rod Removal

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant."

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lambo With Exo-Skelton

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"The Unicorn V3 is a Lamborghini Huracan with an aftermarket twin-turbo kit, comically oversized protruding air intakes, and uh, most of its bodywork removed and replaced with a jungle gym. Also, the taillights are upside-down."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

People Hit By Lightning and What Happened to Them

This came out yesterday with thanks to New Dawn.

 

"There is little that’s positive about being struck by lightning. Generally, those unfortunate enough to be struck either die more or less instantly or, more likely, survive yet sustain much damage to their bodies. Most lightning strike survivors battle with depression and some commit suicide."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cloth Bags Have to be Used 20,000 Times Before They're Better Than Plastic

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In February 2018, Denmark's Ministry of Environment and Food published its Life Cycle Assessment of grocery carrier bags, which looked at the overall embodied energy, materials and labor in different grocery bags, and also evaluated the environmental impacts of different kinds of plastic bags."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Meet the First Women's Motorcycle Club

This came out Saturday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Because of media portrayals in movies like The Wild One (1953) or TV shows like Sons of Anarchy, motorcycle clubs are tarred in the public psyche with a bad reputation. But the Motor Maids of America worked to convey a different image and create a community of women riders."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

An Average Ride on a Moscow Subway

This came out yesterday with thanks (I think) to digg.

 

"Nothing special to see here. Nope."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Nabisco is Offering $25,000 to Tell Them Who Invented Fig Newtons

This came out yesterday with thanks to Clickhole.

 

"Here’s an exciting proposal from a company that is clearly getting desperate for some vital information: Nabisco is offering $25,000 to anyone who can tell then who the hell came up with the idea for Fig Newtons."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Man Breaks Record with 250 Foot Car Jumps

This came out yesterday with thanks to digg.

 

"Driver Li Qilong clears a jump across the Yangtze River nearly twice as big as the previous record set by driver Ke Shouliang, who jumped across the Hukou Waterfall in 1997."

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Harry Potter Typos Book Sell for $90k

This came out last week with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"Though it would eventually have its name changed to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the US release, the first book in J. K. Rowling’s hit series wasn’t a perfect success at the start."

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Great Photos of Astounding Inventions

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The birth of photography which came in the second half of the 19th century was considered to be one of the greatest technological wonders ever invented."

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

World's Largest Airplane Launched

This came out yesterday with thanks to with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"The ultra-wide double-plus-big Stratolaunch dual-fuselage airplane took its first flight test Saturday morning from a desert runway in Mojave, California. The plane weighs half a million pounds, and is intended to be a launching mothership for space rockets."

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer

This came out yesterday with thanks to Motherboard. The movie will be out in December.

 

"The new teaser-trailer gives us the first look at the film that will close out the generation-spanning saga of the Skywalker family—and it looks awesome."

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hendrix and Pesci Played in the Same Band

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Before they became a famous actor and rock star respectively, Joe Pesci and Jimi Hendrix were in a house band called Joey Dee and the Starliters. They played at a venue called The Peppermint Lounge in Manhattan."

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

6 Medical Conditions Dogs Can Smell

 

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Dogs are famous for their sense of smell. With about 220 million scent receptors (compared to our 5 million), dogs can smell things that seem unfathomable to us. They can detect some odors in parts per trillion, and they can detect countless subtleties in scents."

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Teens Being Monitored Can Be Called Anytime

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"Courtrooms in Chicago are ordering teens awaiting trial to wear ankle monitors that not only constantly track them with GPS but also let probation officers call them at any time."

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Playboy in Braille

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"When someone mentions Playboy magazine, what usually pops to mind is Hugh Heffner in a bathrobe, numerous “bunnies”, and a nude centerfold."

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

A Possibly Fatal Stroll

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"For most people, a stroll through an English country garden sounds perfect: chirping birds, buzzing bees, the delicate yet heady smell of roses in the air. But one particular English garden is considerably less than idyllic. In fact, its contents have the potential to kill you."

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

1000 Lights on 3km Road

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A 3km stretch of narrow road in the village of Taojia, China’s Shaanxi Province, has been dubbed the world’s most well-lit road, with over 1,000 light posts lining it on both sides."

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Aquarium Toilet

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"If you love exotic fish and don’t mind hundreds of them eyeballing you while you answer nature’s call, you’ll probably love using this unique aquarium toilet in Akashi, Japan."

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pancake Faces

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Laleh Mohmedi is an acclaimed food artist with hundreds of thousands of fans on social media, but few people know her career began as a way to make food more appealing for her son."

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tractorgrease Sings for Its Supper

The BC Gov't announced today that Tractorgrease got another cash handout of over $20,000 taxpayer dollars to increase seating capacity for owner Jeff Bonner's commercial enterprise.

 

Last year Bonner got a $15,000 handout to build a fence and patio in order to create "increased seating capacity."

 

Bonner has yet to consider giving back to the community by offering free shows but expects free show advertising.

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Weather Alert: Snow Expected on the Coquihalla

Environment Canada issued this alert today.

 

"Spring snow expected for many southern mountain passes on Saturday."

"A Pacific frontal system will move across southern BC on Saturday. Snow will develop over the highway passes beginning early in the morning. Initially, snow levels will be near 800 metres and gradually rise to 1200 metres that afternoon."

"Near the Coquihalla summit and the Kootenay Pass, 10 to 15 cm of snow can be expected by Saturday afternoon. Additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible Saturday night as convective flurries develop in the wake of the front."

"Snowfall over other southern BC highway passes will be less intense and total amounts nearer 5 cm can be expected on Saturday."

"Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions."

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Assange Carried Out Head First From the Embassy

This came out tonight from the NYT.

 

"The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday in London to face a charge in the United States of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer network in 2010, bringing to an abrupt end a seven-year saga in which he had holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in Britain to avoid capture."

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

700 HP Jeep

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"Jeep is launching the 2020 Jeep Gladiator this year, so it makes sense that all of the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari concepts are trucks."

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Flea Market Treasures

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"For decades now, viewers of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” have witnessed people being told that paintings, sculptures, guns and much else that was bought for pennies at local flea markets were worth thousands, tens of thousands and possibly more."

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Robot 3-Ponters

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Toyota Engineering Society's CUE 3 is a 6'3" humanoid robot reportedly hits free throws with nearly 100 percent accuracy."

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Abduction Insurance

This came out today with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"That’s the come-on by the St. Lawrence Insurance Company of Altamonte Springs, Florida, which is selling an alien abduction insurance policy to anyone who is worried about being kidnapped by extraterrestrials or is actually thinking about a trip on a flying saucer … with aliens, of course. Will it cover cows?"

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Animal Culture

This came out today with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"Many pet owners will tell you that their animal friends exhibit behavior that reminds them of things that only people are supposed to do."

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Cop Confiscates a Motorcycle Then Crashes It

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to the New York Times.

 

"He might need to go back to the academy — for motorcycle training."

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Video Chat for Prisoners

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Jails around the country are replacing in-person visits with "video visitations," which means kids, parents,  and spouses of inmates won't be able to see each other in real life, only through a small video monitor."

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The 8th Continent

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Every school child learns that the Earth has seven continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia/Oceania. What most people don’t know is that there is another continent called Zealandia."

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Paint by Numbers Man Passes

This came out today with thanks to Newser.

 

"The artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s has died."

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Neighbours Playing With Guns

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Two Arkansas men were arrested this week for taking turns shooting each other with a semi-automatic rifle while wearing a bulletproof vest."

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Eggcellent Grooming

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"PomPom, an adorable Pomeranian from Singapore, recently achieved celebrity status on social media thanks to the efforts of a freelance groomer who managed to turn him into a fluffy egg."

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Muscle Barbie

This came out last week with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Yeon-woo Jhi is an IFBB Pro female bodybuilder with multiple major titles under her belt. The contrast between her cute, feminine face and impressively muscular body have also made her somewhat of an internet celebrity and earned her the nickname “Muscle Barbie”."

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Bee Nice

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"For over a year a couple angered their neighbors by keeping around 10,000 bees in the balcony of their high-rise apartment in the Chinese city of Ningbo."

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Floating Islands in Stop Motion

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"If you were to pass by them, Norway's floating islands wouldn't warrant a second look. By all appearances, with a surface covered in green and sprinkled with trees, they betray little of their true nature from afar."

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Vending Machines Sell Books

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Smithsonian.

"With our busy modern lives (and so much TV to watch), it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book. Hoping to make things easier for literary Londoners, a British property company is installing short-story-dispensing “vending machines” across Canary Wharf, a bustling district of the city."

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Pigging Out

This came out Monday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"A driver who had been stopped for driving erratically was found to be sharing his front seat with a 250-pound pig."

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Yabba Dabba Do!

This came out today with thanks to today with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"In 1976, Hillsborough, California architect William Nicholson designed a 2,730-square-foot replica of the Flintstones home, complete with dinosaurs on the yard and a giant “Yabba Dabba Do” adorning the back lawn."

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Royal Baby Betting

This came out today with thanks to today with thanks to BCLC.

 

"First comes love, then comes marriage, and then comes a royal baby in the royal baby carriage. Playnow is offering B.C. bettors and royal watchers the chance to make their wagers when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome the newest blue blood this spring."

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sheen's Been Arrested 66 Times

This came out today with thanks to today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"When you link the charge to a celebrity, however, you think one of two things: either, it’s someone like John Lennon, put in cuffs during some sit-in (which never happened – his only arrest was for marijuana possession); or, there’s a misconception that civil disobedience includes public indecency, and thought reverts back to charges like intoxication or public urination."

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ketchup and Ranch

This came out today with thanks to today with thanks to Takeout.

 

"Perhaps delirious from their own success, the minds at Heinz that brought us Mayochup and its subsequent descendants have once again tested the boundaries of condiment crossbreeding."

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

House Burned Because Too Many Cockroaches

This came out yesterday with thanks to today with thanks to Boing Boing. (5 minute Video)

 

"Pana Fire Department's controlled burn of a house infested with cockroaches."

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Zappa's Alive and Well

This came out yesterday with thanks to today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The tour titled “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” stems from never-before seen videos of his performances that have been locked away for more than 40 years. Born on December 21, 1941, the American musician and composer is known for his free form music improvisation, sound experiments and musical virtuosity."

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mother Photographs Her Baby Being Born

This came out yesterday with thanks to today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Megan Mattiuzzo, a professional wedding photographer, had a baby last month. She wanted to document the wonder of her child's birth and she knew that if you want something done right, you do it yourself."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Kelowna and Back on a Single Charge

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"We’ve known for a while that Ford is planning on building a “Mustang inspired” electric SUV, and we’ve known that they wanted to have at least 300 miles of range."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Old Guys are Lethal Too

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"After the rumor mill put the planned film at a standstill, a Lethal Weapon 5 starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci may be finally headed for production, according to a recent media report."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Speaking of Old Guys

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Very few living people can say that they still enjoy going to work after more than 80 years in the business. At 104, Norman Lloyd, a prolific Hollywood star with a career spanning nine decades, may just be the world’s oldest working actor, according to The Sunday Post."

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Island House

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"On a remote, deserted, island in the Vestmannaejar archipelago — just off Iceland’s south coast — sits a lonely, solitary white house on the side of a green hill."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Special Alarm Clock - Enraged Zombie: Get up or I'll eat you for breakfast?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"Neural adaptation is our brain’s ability to gradually ignore sounds, smells, and other stimuli we’re routinely exposed to."

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lifestyles of the Rich and Seaworthy

This came out Thursday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The village island of Læsø, off the coast of Denmark, has preserved houses built of driftwood for hundreds of years. The roofs of these houses were uniquely made using seaweed."

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

That Methane on Mars? They Finally Figured Out Where It's Coming From

This came out yesterday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"Astronomers finally figured out where the methane on Mars is coming from. The finding resolves a mystery that’s been ongoing since the organic gas was first detected on Mars in 2003 — but which subsequently eluded scientists trying to measure and trace it."

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

3-D Printed Mars Colonies

This came out Thursday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge that kicked off in 2015 has challenged teams around the U.S. to render, prove the structural integrity, and construct a model of a habitat that could one day shelter humans on the surface of the Moon or even Mars."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New No-Bite Mosquito Stuff

This came out yesterday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"It sounds like an April Fools’ prank, but scientists say that music by dubstep star Skrillex can keep mosquitoes from biting."

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

HyperX/Nissin Dual-Chamber Drivers

This came out today with thanks to Nissinfanstore.


"HyperX’s groundbreaking technology taken to ever-greater depths with the largest noodle chambers on the market, for even more distinction, less distortion, and slurpface satisfaction."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chilliwack Highway Closure Friday-Saturday

Drivers traveling westbound should know that the Trans-Canada Highway will be closed, and traffic will be detoured overnight March 29 and March 30 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Crews will replace the overhead digital message board west of Lickman Road.

Westbound traffic will be rerouted north of the highway along Industrial Way between the Lickman Road interchange (Exit #116) and the Yale Road interchange (Exit #109)

Travellers are asked to follow signs and traffic control personnel, obey posted speed limits and allow for additional travel time.

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Cars Banned on Sunday

This came out yesterday with thanks to National Geographic.

 

"It’s like falling in love all over again; every Sunday without fail, and holidays too, the inhabitants of the car-choked, noise-filled, stressed-out city of Bogotá, 8,660 feet up in the thin air of the Andes, get to feel that the city belongs to them, and not to the 1,600,000 suicidal private cars, 50,000 homicidal taxis, nine thousand gasping buses, and some half-million demented motorcycles that otherwise pack into the buzzing capital of Colombia."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dogs Jumping From Bridge

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"As far as nicknames go, it's an unfortunate one: Dumbarton, Scotland's Overtoun Bridge is known as the "dog suicide bridge," and it's a nickname earned under grim circumstances. The New York Times visits the bridge, which since 1895 has stood 50 feet above a gorge and which has seen hundreds of dogs—maybe 300, maybe 600—leap from it as if transfixed."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ambulance Ships

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"The United States Navy wants a new “ambulance” ship that would have just enough medical facilities to treat lightly or moderately injured troops."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Electric Seaplanes in the Pacific Northwest

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Engadet.

 

"NASA, Boeing and Uber have each announced plans for electric and hybrid passenger aircraft, but a smaller aviation company might beat them to the punch."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Robbery Thwarted

This came out yesterday with thanks to Digg. (Video)

 

"This wannabe robber approached a group of young men at a Mobil gas pump in Oakland Park, Florida, yelling at them, "give me everything you got." And, well, they gave him that, and more."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Man Tries to Hide Alcohol with Axe Aftershave

This came out yesterday with thanks to Snopes.

 

"Authorities in South Carolina say a man sprayed Axe body spray in his mouth to cover the smell of alcohol as deputies approached during a traffic stop."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Woman Can Smell Parkinson's

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"If you thought your sense of smell was pretty good, meet Joy Milne of Perth, Scotland. Her nose really does know."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wooden Cars

This came out today with thanks to Futurism.

 

"Researchers have created a “metallic wood” that’s as strong as titanium, but light enough to float in water."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Someone Alive Today Could Live to 1000

This came out today with thanks to Monday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"Aubrey de Grey, a scientist who studies regenerative medicine, thinks that new biotechnology will let people who are already alive today reach the ripe old age of 1,000."

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mushroom Soup Bong Water

This came out today with thanks to Monday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In a New York Times review of celebrity chef Thomas Keller's Manhattan eatery Per Se, critic Pete Wells described the mushroom soup "as murky and appealing as bong water.""

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Making the US Grate Again

This came out today with thanks Takeout.

 

"There are currently 200 blocks of cotija cheese stacked and ripening in the sun at the United States border with Mexico."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

DIY Moon

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (Video)

 

"Caleb Clark of Make magazine found a shower curtain with a photo of the Moon on it, and turned it into illuminated wall art, using a minimum of tools. The end result is nice."

 

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Farting a Form of Bullying

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Australia’s Court of Appeal has been tasked with deciding whether farting can be considered a form of bullying, after an engineer sued his former employer for allowing a supervisor to harass him in several ways, including by farting in his presence, as part of an alleged conspiracy to end his employment."

 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Monitoring Earth's Water

This came out Friday with thanks to Earther. (5 min video)

 

"More than two billion people live without access to clean drinking water. Earth-observing satellites can help us achieve UN Sustainable Goal 6, which is crystal clear water for all by 2030."
 

Monday, March 25, 2019

da Vinci Would Be Proud

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The young beauty blogger started her chameleonic career by turning herself into doppelgangers of celebrities, but her career really took off when she accepted a fan’s suggestion to tackle famous artworks as well. That’s how her famous Mona Lisa project came to be, which she followed up with a nearly perfect reproduction of Lady with an Ermine, and then Girl with a Pearl Earring."

 

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Missing Women Memorial

This came out Saturday with thanks to Smithonian.

 

"On a steel-gray winter day, the red dresses each hung, flapping in the wind along the plaza surrounding the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian—35 of them—in different shapes, sizes and shades."

 

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Knit Wit

This came out Saturday with thanks to Huffpost.

 

"Rosa Ferrigno’s new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Amazing Ape

This came out yesterday with thanks to Smithsonian.

 

"Last week, villagers in the Aceh province of Sumatra alerted conservationists to a gravely wounded orangutan and her severely malnourished baby, which had been found on a local palm oil plantation."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hi Honey

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A small batch honey producer in Oita Prefecture, Japan, recently sparked controversy online after it was reported that it sells a product aptly called Honey with Hornets, which actually contain a giant dead hornet suspended in the sweet liquid."

 

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Great Gear

"This cool t- shirt is amazingly realistic! The Smiling Golden Retriever T-Shirt is designed special for you. The image the Golden Retriever is hand-dyed with special eco-friendly inks in the USA and won’t fade even after many washes." See more here.

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Standing Tree

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The Resistencia Sport Club, a small football club in Paraguay’s second division, is the first in the world to make a tree growing in the stands of its stadium an official supporter, even offering it a membership card and complimentary jersey."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Fastest Thing Ever Seen

This came out yesterday with thanks to Space.

 

"A supernova explosion flung out a super-dense, whirling stellar core, sending it streaking across space at almost 2.5 million mph (4 million km/h) with a glowing trail 13 light-years long in its wake."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Why it Feels Like Time is Speeding Up We Age?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"It's one of life's great injustices: The older you get, the more time seems to fly. If you find yourself frequently wondering where the time's gone as you age, you aren't alone. It turns out, it's a real perceptual phenomenon that most people experience."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Own A Zoo!

This came out yesterday with thanks to Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Fun Park in York, Maine is up for sale. For just $14.2 million, you could be the proprietor of this beachside attraction complete with the likes of lions, monkeys, lemurs, camels, pigs, deer, kangaroos, a butterfly kingdom, paddle boats, miniature golf, bumper cars, and a haunted house. No lowball offers though."

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mom Dad

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The Father's Nursing Assistant is made by Dentsu, a Japanese company. It's basically a canteen in the shape of woman's breasts. Of course, it's also wireless with some kind of app to let you know what happened."

 

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Kind Crook?

This came out Friday with thanks to Newser.

 

"It's not clear if this story should be filed under "weird crimes" or "uplifting news." The surveillance cameras tell the tale of the person now being dubbed "the world's kindest crook," with the footage coming out of Heyuan in China's Guangdong province."

 

 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time to Dig Around

This came out yesterday with thanks to Digital Trends.

 

"Preparations are well underway for NASA’s next mission to Mars, when it plans to land the Mars 2020 rover on the surface to look for signs of life and collect samples. Recently, the Mars 2020 rover team has been undertaking a series of tests to see if the craft will be able to launch, navigate, and land on the Red Planet. Called Systems Test 1, or ST1, these tests represent the first test drive of the new rover."

 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Free Batman March 30

This came out yesterday with thanks to DC Comics.

 

"On Saturday, March 30 DC UNIVERSE will open its digital doors to Batman fans for a day of free live action and animated films, TV series and comics. The one day stream free event is part of DC’s year-long festivities that commemorate 80 years of Batman and recognize the Dark Knight as a symbol of courage, bravery and perseverance for generations of fans."

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The 2020 Olympic Torch

This came out Thursday with thanks to Spoon-Tamago.

 

 

"The design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch, which will kick off the opening ceremonies next year, was unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo today."

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Cruise Ship Evacks 1300

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mashable. Two 45 second  video clips inside.

 

"A Viking Sky cruise ship off of Norway issued a mayday call on Saturday after experiencing engine failure. Helicopters and boats were sent in to evacuate the ship's 1,300 passengers, a process expected to take several hours.

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Bark Box?

This came out yesterday with thanks to yesterday with thanks to Mashable.

 

"National Puppy Day is officially on March 23, but isn't every day National Puppy Day? Think about it. It's about time you celebrate "man's best friend" with this deal from BarkBox in honor of your pup. When you sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription, you can get your first box for just $10, which is a savings of up to $15 (depending on the plan.)"

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Free Batman March 30

This came out yesterday with thanks to Engadget.

 

Batman is about to celebrate his 80th 'birthday' (his first appearance in Detective Comics) on March 30th, and DC Universe is using that as an opportunity to hand out more freebies. The service is providing free access to a wide swath of its Batman movies, TV shows and (of course) comics for 24 hours that day, starting at midnight ET."

 

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Deadwood Movie Trailer

This came out on yesterday on Consequences Of Sound.

 

"HBO’s long-in-the-works Deadwood movie is finally ready for airing.
A new trailer offers our first look at the upcoming feature-length film, including glimpses at stars Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth). The teaser culminates with the revealing of the film’s premiere date: Thursday, May 31st."

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Phil Collins "Not Dead Yet" 2019 Tour

This came out on yesterday on

Consequence Of Sound.

 

"Phil Collins is still alive and well. Thus, he’s expanded his “Still Not Dead Yet Tour” with a new leg of US tour dates for this fall."

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lab-looking Alarm Clock Coffee Maker

This came out on yesterday with thanks to Mental Floss.

For those who can't function in the morning, a cup of coffee is key. For those who can't even function enough to make that cup of coffee, there's the Barisieur.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Electric Planes

This came out on yesterday with thanks to Vox.

 

"If we’re going to limit climate change this century, we need to electrify everything. That includes air travel, a large and rapidly growing source of some of the most potent greenhouse gas emissions. Yes, high-speed rail could displace some flights, but for longer journeys, travelers will clearly still have to take to the skies."

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pancake Art

This came out on Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Today, Dan Drake, aka ‘Dancakes’, is known as one of the world’s most talented pancake artists, but few people know that he never planned, nor trained for this career. He was just a guy flipping fried foods at a diner to make ends meet, but his artistic talent catapulted him to international fame."

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sinatra's Malibu Home For Sale at $12.4 million

This came out on today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"In the early 1990s, Frank Sinatra and his fourth wife, Barbara, designed their 5,800-square-foot Malibu beach house to meet all of their needs and expectations. Now someone else can live there and embody Sinatra style at the highest level — for just under $13 million."

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Whale had 80 Lbs of Plastic in its Stomach

This came out on yesterday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"A whale has washed up on a beach in the Philippines on Sunday with 88 pounds of plastic inside it. The whale did not survive."

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Mel Gibson Movie

This came out on today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"A trailer has been released for a Mel Gibson movie project: The Professor and the Madman. But it’s a trailer with a difference, in that a release date seems a long way off. Furthermore, Gibson himself isn’t happy with the production and sought to obtain the rights for himself."

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Beautiful Women from 100 Years Ago

This came out on today with thanks to Vintage news.

 

"The idea of female beauty has changed throughout history, ranging from celebrating maternal curves to imposing ideals of a skinnier representation of women. Although the standard has changed, we are safe to say that some beauty is considered timeless, no matter the period."

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Vintage Food Truck Holds Surprises

This came out on yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"There is a certain prestige added to your brand that comes with a vintage shuttle repurposed as company notice-me vehicle. Whether it be an old Unimog or a Volvo C303."

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Tornado Cuts a Swath of Destruction in Georgia

This  came out on yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Matt Gillespie had been visiting his parents on March 4th when he decided to use a drone to record the aftermath of a tornado that had hit the towns of Ellersie and Waverly Hall."

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Tornado Cuts a Swath of Destruction in Georgia

This  came out on Wednesday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"On December 8, 1993, La Toya Jackson announced to the world that her brother Michael was a pedophile. She was supposed to be on vacation in Tel Aviv, Israel, but duty called, and so she held a press conference."

 

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

50 Dead in new Zealand Shooting

This  came out on Buzzfeed  yesterday.

 

"New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush has said that 49 people are confirmed dead."

"Forty-one people died at the Deans Avenue mosque and 7 at the Linwood mosque, Bush said in a press conference. Of the 40 people treated at the Christchurch Hospital, one has died."

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Projected Statements

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"WUSA9's Mike Valerio reports that Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a man who was projecting the words 'Discrimination is Wrong' on the exterior wall of the Rayburn House Office building."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Square-Do

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Five years ago media reported about Wu Goren getting his “five minutes of fame” thanks to his ridiculous hairstyle, but the now 59-year-old man has actually been enjoying his online popularity for the past five years. People routinely take photos of him wherever he goes and then post them online."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Water From Air

This came out yesterday with thanks to Popular Mechanics. (Video)

 

"Using solar power and what they refer to "super sponges," a team of engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a neat, and potentially life-saving, magic trick: pulling water out of thin air."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Advertisers Paid for Outage?

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"Jason Wong picked the wrong day to restock his false eyelash line. Yesterday, in the midst of a nearly day-long Instagram and Facebook outage, Wong and his company, Wonghaus Ventures, planned to run a Facebook and Instagram ad campaign to promote the restock, and to have influencers post sponsored content about it."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wind Blows Over Truck

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (Video)

 

"Oh my god, oh my god  says a bystander as powerful winds blow a moving semi truck over on its side. The sideways truck skids for a bit, knocking down a sign in its path."

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Woman Pranks Scammer

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Boing Boing. (Video)

 

"Voice actor's excellent prank on a scammer."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

700 Dogs Rescued at Puppy Mill

This came out Monday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"When an exhausted rescue dog named Jordan Knight made it to his foster home, the little dog stood quivering over his new bed that first night."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Home to a world-famous philharmonic, boys choir and more busts of long-dead composers than you can shake an oboe at, the Austrian capital of Vienna has served as the stomping ground — and birthplace, in some instances — of numerous game-changing musical icons."

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lake Appears in Death Valley

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Death Valley in California is known for being one of the hottest and driest places in the world. It's not somewhere you'd expect to suddenly stumble upon a giant new lake."  

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cell Phone Saves Man's Life

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"A 43-year-old man in Australia narrowly escaped death this week after his phone was hit by an incoming arrow. The man's remarkable dice with death occurred in the town of Nimbin in New South Wales on Wednesday after he was confronted outside his house by an attacker who was armed with a bow."

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Type of Destroyer

This came out yesterday with thanks to Zerohedge.

 

"This milestone demonstrates the service's commitment to advancing the lethality of US stealth warships through cutting-edge technologies

in combat systems, weapons, and engineering plant."

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Free Range Forest Chickens

This came out last week with to Oddity Central.

 

"Most chicken farms nowadays consists of hangar-like facilities where chickens are cooped up by the thousands with hardly enough space to move around and, in some cases, no sunlight. It’s sad, but it’s also the only way food corporations can keep up with the increasing demand for cheap meat and eggs. However, one farmer in northern Italy runs a very different type of poultry farm – he is raising over 2,000 chickens in a patch of pristine Alpine forest."

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Deaf After Earbud Issues

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 

"The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Taiwan’s Asia University Hospital recently reported the case of a student who fell asleep while listening to music with earbuds on and woke up completely deaf in one year."

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ice Cream at Home

This came out today with thanks to Endgadget.

 

"SXSW 2019 isn't just about films, politicians, designers and social media founders. There are also gadgets here to check out. Enter LG's SnowWhite, a concept machine designed to let you easily make ice cream at home."

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Free IHOP Pancakes Today

This came out today with thanks to Narcity.  "Flip it Forward For Kids".

 

"What's better than a fluffy pancake doused in gooey maple syrup? Nothing. If you're a pancake lover like myself, then you'll want to visit IHOP tomorrow. In honour of National Pancake Day, IHOP is offering free pancakes tomorrow at restaurants across Canada."

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Six-Year-Old Visually Impaired Kid Plays Bohemian Rhapsody

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Six-year-old Avett Ray knows how to play the piano and can really belt out a song. Here he is practicing Bohemian Rhapsody."

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fraggle Rock Birthplace

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In Bermuda, the enchanting Crystal Caves attract tourists with their huge stalactites and stalagmites above the clear water pools. As a child, Michael K. Frith frequently visited the caves and never forgot their weird, otherworldly beauty."

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

No Baby On Board

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A woman flying from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia over the weekend insisted the plane turn back mid-flight when she realized she had forgotten something important at the airport: her baby."

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Island For Sale

This came out two weeks ago with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

 

"An 80-acre island rich in human history and beloved by one of Ireland's most celebrated poets has hit the open market for the first time in 50 years. Called Ardoileán — or High Island in English — the small island is one of several dozen located off the coast of western Ireland."

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jonah Gets Swallowed

This came out yesterday with thanks the Telegraph. Story here and Video here.

 

"When Jonah was swallowed by a whale it was three days and three nights before he was finally spat back out, alive, on a beach."

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

No Flying on Sky 2K

This came out yesterday with thanks to Tom's Guide.

 

"Don't look now, but there's another Y2K-like computer-calendar problem on the way, and this one arrives in just one month: April 6, 2019."

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Following Sasquatch

This came out yesterday with thanks to KHQ TV.

 

"It's an urban legend that goes back centuries. But is Bigfoot really real. Whether you're a 'Believer' or you think it's a myth, Sasquatch is back in the headlines after a Medical Lake man took pictures of what appear to be very large tracks in the snow."

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Lightning Storm

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"The spectacular storm produced a positively apocalyptic display over Los Angeles with over 1,500 individual lightning strikes being recorded off the coast over a single five-minute period."

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Snow Sauce

This came out Thursday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"The 36-year-old had been driving off-road west of the resort community of Sunriver, Oregon when his vehicle became stuck in heavy snow, leaving him stranded in the middle of nowhere."

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

300 mph Rocket on Wheels

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"It takes a lot for a petrol-fueled car to nudge out all of the hyper electrics that attract eyeballs at the Geneva Motor Show, but Koenigsegg has done it. The new Jesko by Koenigsegg, named after the company founder’s father, is claimed to be the world’s first road-legal 300 mph car."

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Top 50 Speeding Tickets in Texas - Porche 166/mph

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Drive.

 

"Don't let the slow drawl fool you. The fine people of Texas like to go fast. Maybe it's all that wide open space, the arrow-straight roads, or just something in the water."

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

How To Take A Fall

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

 

"Anyone can take a fall. And as fellow writer Lloyd Alter recently pointed out, all those falls are taking a toll. In 2016, almost 36,000 people died as a result of falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Trebek's Cancer Message

This came out yesterday. One minute YouTube clip.

 

"Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information."

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two Nights Lost in the Woods!

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (3 min video clip)

 

"Two sisters, age 8 and 5, spent 44 hours lost in the woods in Humboldt County, California before they were rescued on Sunday. They had simply gone on a walk from their Northern California house Friday afternoon, but soon realized they couldn't find their way back home."

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yew Trees Oldest

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Indeed, if the dating of the St. Cynog Yew is correct, it would have been little more than a sapling at the time of the construction of Stonehenge, and already centuries old when the Great Pyramid of Giza was raised up from the desert. By the time the Romans set foot in Britain, it was already thousands of years old."

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Strangest SUV

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan combined a military truck and a Jeep to create what he believes to be the world’s largest SUV."

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Fastest Elect Vehicle 1,900 HP

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Verge. "After months of teasing, Italian automotive design-outfit-turned-manufacturer Pininfarina has revealed its first car, the Battista. It’s a sleek $2.6 million hypercar with power that lives up to its brawny-sounding name, and it’s sure to blow nearly any other car in the world off the asphalt, all without using a drop of gas. Just 150 will be made."

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Last One

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"The last remaining Blockbuster brick and mortar store on Earth is located in Bend, Oregon, and it’s turned its rarefied status into a benefit, attracting tourists and selling its own signature craft beer."

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Power the House with the Car

This came out today with thanks to The Verge.

 

"Coming this year, Mitsubishi will sell a system that lets you share power between your home and electric car. Launched today at the Geneva Motor Show, the Dendo Drive House (DDH) features solar panels, a home battery, and a bi-directional charger that lets power flow from your home to your car, or from your car to your home — depending on the economics and which needs the power most."

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

$19 Million Bugatti

This came out yesterday with thanks to yesterday with thanks to The Verge.

 

Disregard your bank (im)balance for a moment, and consider this proposition: Bugatti has designed a one-off, blacked-out car — built upon the Chiron drivetrain, and made out of carbon fiber and all the finest materials humanity has discovered — but it costs a whopping $18.9 million and you can’t have it for another 2.5 years, because Bugatti has to figure out how to engineer and homologate the preposterous thing. Do you take up that offer?

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Glass and Metal Fusion

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"This is one of those things that just doesn’t sound like it should work at all: Somehow melting together glass and metal to combine into one, unified, part-glass/part-metal mongrel whole."

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Alberta Earthquake

Just before 10 am Monday, a M 4.6 struck 19 km W of Red Deer, AB. It was felt in the city but no word on injuries or damages.

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

BC Earthquake

Earthquakes Canada reports of a small M 2.2 shaker 4 km east of Salmon Arm last night just before 9pm. No injuries or word of damage.

 

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

Golden Gate Furniture

This came out Thursday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Thanks to some great visionaries and the craftsmanship at Bushey Ironworks and Roundwood Furniture including Aaron and Jesse Bushey and Andy Cline, the historical suspension cables that held up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California are being made into home décor items."

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

View Master Movie

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"MGM and Mattel are developing a live-action movie based on the iconic View-Master stereo viewer. This news comes on the heels of the two companies' announcement of an American Girl film based on the insanely popular doll brand."

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

Americans Using Up Canadian Trees

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Motherboard.

 

"The United States is literally “flushing forests down the toilet,” according to a recent report that outlined the negative effects of the toilet paper industry on Canada’s boreal woods."

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

55 VW Buses Up For Sale for $350,000

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"If you're into restoring vintage Volkswagen Buses, we may have just found your ultimate project. It's a collection of 55 (yes, fifty-five) T2s that are now for sale in Canada with an asking price of $350,000."

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

Did You Know Monsters Do Double Back Flips? You Do Now

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"Every now and then, we check in on the goings-on in the world of Monster Jam, the biggest and wildest monster truck racing series on earth. And every time, we're astounded. From reverse-wheelie "moonwalks" to tippie-toe balancing acts to front flips, competitors in Monster Jam's freestyle events are doing nothing short of magic."

 

Friday, February 28, 2019

Lucky Charms Beer

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Remember how you used to sort through bowls of your favorite breakfast cereal to separate the marshmallows from the cereal? Whether you ate them first or saved them for last, we've got you covered with our latest beer."

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Meat Flavoured Breakfast Cereal

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

"Oh no, here's something we definitely didn't ask for: sweet-and-savory meat-flavored cereals. On March 7 (to sync with National Cereal Day), Post is releasing two new limited-edition Honey Brunches of Oats flavors, Chicken & Waffles and Maple Bacon Donut. Both will be available at Walmart stores for a limited time."

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Homemade Shell Island

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The local fishermen that dive conch throw away their shells here most of the time. With the amounts that they dive and have dived up, its probably a good idea since having a bunch of conch shells scattered around everywhere could be an eyesore."

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pothole Art

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

 

"We've all been there before: You're driving down the road when suddenly a pothole seems to appear out of nowhere and sends the car jumping. Most people think potholes are a nuisance, but artist Jim Bachor sees them as a canvas for his intricate artwork."

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hello, Goodbye

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"Home security has always been a fascination of academics, inventors, and tinkerers. An array of alarms, gadgets, and devices are spread all across history with the intention of protecting one person’s stuff from another person. From locks to the door gun displayed here, home security has been a constant preoccupation of humankind."

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

RoboCop Hired to Protect Secret Recipe

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing. (video)

 

"The campaign starts with a mockumentary video. Something about the Colonel's Secret Recipe needing better protection. Of course, that's where RoboCop comes in. He's been reprogrammed with a new prime directive to protect those precious 11 herbs and spices."

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sell Montana to Canada

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Big Think.

 

"In February, the U.S. national debt hit a record $22 trillion, a landmark figure that highlights the staggering extent to which government borrowing exceeds tax collections. So, you're probably wondering: What has Montana been doing to help out during the many years in which the national debt has been spiraling out of control? Nothing. It's been sitting there, being utterly useless since it glommed onto the union in 1889."

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Why Brando Refused His Oscar

This came out Thursday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"To this day, Marlon Brando remains one of the most interesting characters in movie history. His tumultuous personality has turned into a “Brando-archetype”."

 

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Huge M7.5 Hits Ecuador

This came out at 3 am Friday.

 

USGS says a M7.5 hit Ecuador an hour ago just 10 miles from Montalvo, Ecuador, which has a population of about 9,500.
 

There's no word yet on the extent of damages or injuries in this huge quake.

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Iconic Sailor Kiss Man Dies

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The American sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two on VJ Day has died at the age of 95."

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Build Your Own 6x6 Cheap and Easy

This came out today with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"I’ve always wondered what it would take to build a 6x6 drivetrain, and as this YouTube video shows, it’s actually not too hard! All you need is two ordinary run-of-the-mill transfer cases, a bunch of driveshafts, and a bit of fabrication skill, and you can power all six of your vehicle’s wheels for maximum traction"

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Monkeys' Peter Took Dead at 77

This came out today with thanks to Newser.

 

"The Monkees' deliberately goofy bass and keyboard player, Peter Tork, has died at age 77, reports the Washington Post. Tork had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009."

 

 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Queen at the Oscars

This came out Yesterday with thanks to Mashable.

 

"With Adult Goth/possible vampire Adam Lambert at its helm, Queen is set to dazzle us all during the awards show, which controversially tried to cut four categories from its broadcast in hopes of saving time."

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cougar Killer Speaks

This came out Thursday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"With still-healing cuts on his face and arm, the trail runner who killed a mountain lion on February 4 at Horsetooth Mountain Park near Fort Collins, Colorado, finally revealed himself on Thursday afternoon at a press conference facilitated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources."

 

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Air Bag on the Outside

This came out Friday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"Over the past three decades, we've gotten used to things blowing up in our faces. The advent of airbags has done wonders to protect cars' fragile flesh-and-blood cargo when vehicles go smash."

 

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saving Planet Earth

This came out today with thanks to Space.

 

"It's not just a Hollywood exaggeration that an impact from an asteroid crashing into Earth would be massively catastrophic. Depending on the size of the asteroid, the effects could range from millions dead to an outright end of all life. Cities destroyed. Climate altered forever. Remember the dinosaurs?"

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Just Put it on My Bill

This came out Friday with thanks to today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Offbeat Marvel character Howard The Duck is getting his own animated series, thanks to Hulu. The streaming service has signed a deal with the comic book giant to bring Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik’s creation to life, following an announcement at the Television Critics’ Association press tour."

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bets Are On When This Car Sinks

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live feed showing the car...just sitting there...on some ice."

 

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Super Blooms

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mental  Floss.

 

"In spring of 2017, people flocked to Southern California's deserts to see fields of wildflowers brightening the normally sparse terrain. That level of vegetation, also known as a super bloom, is an event that only occurs after winters of heavier-than-average precipitation."

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ashes in Albums

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"David Bowie released Ashes to Ashes on vinyl in 1980. Though the Thin White Duke was ahead of his time, even he couldn’t have foreseen how prophetic the release was… a radical way of treasuring departed loved ones is proof of this."

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Used Pizza

This came out Monday and already has over 16 million views.

 

A restaurant is apparently using pizza left on customer's plates to make new pizzas with.

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ahnold is Back

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"For the sixth movie — which has the working title Terminator: Dark Fate — producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller are taking the T-800 into new and dangerous territory."

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

400-Year-Old Bonsai

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"It’s not the kind of break-in you hear about every day, but a bonsai theft reported in January this year has left the owners without seven of their precious dwarf trees. The worth of the plunder is estimated as at least 13 million yen, or the equivalent of $118,000"

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Chair-Tosser Turns Herself In

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The Toronto woman who tossed a chair from a 45th-floor balcony into traffic last week turned herself into police today. Marcella Zoia, 19, is charged with mischief endangering life, mischief involving damage to property, and common nuisance."

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Butt Biter

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Fitness influencer" Michelle Lewin was romping around on Pig Beach in the Bahamas when a large wild pig couldn't help itself. It saw her butt cheek and bit it.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cokesicle

This came out Yesterday with thanks to Takeout.

 

"In the ongoing beverage wars, established soft drink dynasties like Coke are struggling against booming industries like natural sodas and seltzer waters. This has caused Coke to dig deep into the innovation well, coming up with zesty fruit flavors for Diet Coke last year, and now the first new flavor for classic Coca-Cola in 10 years: Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar."

 

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Inside the Neverhaul

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The sci-fi worlds of Jules Verne, Hugo Gernsback, and H.G. Wells were initially inspired by the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century, while their books sparked the imagination of future generations."

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Eurovan's Coming Back

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Mustangs, Camaros, Dodge Chargers, and Trans Ams are iconic cars from America in the 50s and 60s. They paint a scene of the open road: cruising down Route 66 with the top down, riding in style through the land of the free."

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

100MPH in 1935

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"When the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, they were impressed with the first serially produced and aerodynamically designed automobile in Eastern Europe, the Tatra 77a."

 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Frozen Hair Contest

This came out Thursday with thanks to Smithsonsian.

"Tendrils of steam curl up softly from the searing waters of Takhini Hot Pools, fed by a natural hot spring located just northwest of Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory."

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cool Cat

This came out  Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

"Fluffy the cat's human caretakers found her frozen and unresponsive last week in a Kalispell, Montana snowbank."

 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fairy Tale Subdivision

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"An ambitious Turkish housing development with a fairy tale twist has become a ghost town of epic proportions."

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Java Flair

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"If the heart on your cappuccino foam looks extra-twirly, you might consider inquiring whether your favorite caffeine purveyor is using the newest tool in the coffee kit: barista milk."

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Flights of Fancy

This came out Saturday with thanks to Circa.

 

"A new Miami high-rise is bracing for flying cars. Paramount Miami Worldcenter will have America’s first flying-car dock."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Coffee Pot

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Following on Willie Nelson's "Willie's Reserve" cannabis brand, the music icon and weed enthusiast has launched the new Willie’s Remedy line of CBD-infused health and wellness products, starting with coffee."

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Vortex Should Have Been Colder

This came out Friday with thanks to National Geographic.

 

"Now that the latest frigid, deadly Arctic blast is giving way to warmer conditions in the Midwest and Northeast, some clarity is emerging on how to think about cold waves in a warming climate."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Creepy Jewellry

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

Kyiv-based sculptor Polina Verbytska (AKA WeirdSculpture) is a prolific and grotesque maker whose jewelry and knickknacks are superb and grody, all the teeth especially: rings, necklaces, earplugs, etc, and then the rest of it, like these severed fingertip hairpins.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hair Affair

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"African artist Laetitia Ky, 22, transforms her hair into fantastic sculptures as a hirsute form of socially-conscious art and, sometimes, just for fun."

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bio Toilet

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"If the monitoring system works as expected, the device could help catch early signs of heart decline and decrease the number of hospitalizations for heart patients."

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cigarette Ban

This came out today with thanks to Futurism.

 

"The bill calls for a gradual increase in the minimum age to buy cigarettes in the state, from the current 21 years old to 100 years old by 2024 — and if it passes, the bill could signal the beginning of the end for cigarette sales in the U.S."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Fake News: Cocaine Recalled Due to Poor Quality

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Quite a bust. And not a great look for Russia. Nearly ten tons of cocaine hauled by 11 Russian nationals on a vessel registered in Panama. The sailors and their 9.5-ton coke stash were arrested in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), an island nation off the north-western edge of Africa."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Smart Woman

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A newlywed couple in Kuwait recently made history for having the shortest marriage in the country’s existence. They decided to go their separate ways just three minutes after getting married."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Feather Lamp

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Man Kills Cougar With His Bare Hands

This came out yesterday with thanks to Deadspin.

 

"Yesterday afternoon, a trail runner was out for a run alone in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space area outside of Fort Collins, Colorado, when he was attacked by a mountain lion."

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snow Rollers

This came out Sunday with thanks to BBC.

 

"A rare natural phenomenon which makes it look like wheels of snow have been rolled on their own has been captured in photos."

 

 

Monday, Feb 4, 2019

Weather Alert: Arctic Outflow

Update: Ended Environment Canada still has the cold weather and wind alert up.

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Fentanyl Bust Enough to Kill 57 Million People

This came out yesterday with thanks to today with thanks to Zero Hedge.

 

"Just days after we reported that the Massachusetts Attorney General is suing the makers of OxyContin, the deadly nature of America's opioid crisis has again reared its ugly head: US border patrol agents just made the largest Fentanyl bust in the country’s history, confirming that this nationwide epidemic is worse than ever."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

KFC's Chicken & Cheetos

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A magazine named after something kids shouldn't eat REALLY hates on a sandwich."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Fender Releases Gas Guitar

This came out today with thanks to the Onion.

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Sweet Air Spray

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The air pollution crisis in Thailand has gotten so bad that authorities are trying some unconventional methods of clearing the air of dust and hazardous particles. For example, the local Government in Bangkok recently started spraying sugar-infused water in the atmosphere."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Cheesy Coffee

This came out Today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The intrepid travelers of Atlas Obscura suggest nine traditional hot drinks from across the world that may seem weird to our narrow, boring palates but are quite popular in their regions."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Jail for Soap

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Last month, Matt Crull, 29, of Martin County, Florida, was sleeping in his van when police came to investigate what they described as a “suspicious van." Martin County Sheriff’s deputy Steven O’Leary found a plastic bag of white powder, claimed to run a field test on it, and arrested Crull for possession of 92 grams of heroin."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Pennies From Heaven

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Bryanna ‘Bry” Marie is an Arizona-based artist who specializes in painting on coins, preferably pennies. She’s only been doing it for four years, but looking at the tiny details she’s able to reproduce on such tiny canvases, you’d think she’s been doing it her whole life."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Air Tent for Diving

This came out today with thanks to Futura.

 

"A new underwater tent can give divers a brief respite — the floating pocket of air could either let divers take a breather or help them prevent potentially dangerous cases of decompression sickness."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Deadly Area 51

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"A mysterious and unexplained security breach at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) turned deadly this week, highlighting the serious nature of the Air Force’s secretive desert research facilities which include Area 51."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Frosty Head

This came out Today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Wattie Buchan no doubt envious of how easy it was for this woman to style her hair in subzero weather."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

To Save a Planet

This came out today with thanks to National Geographic.

 

In a joint statement posted online in December, some of the world’s largest conservation organizations called for 30 percent of the planet to be managed for nature by 2030—and for half the planet to be protected by 2050.

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Pablo Escoburger

This came out today with thanks to Takeout.

 

"People seem to be easily offended these days, but this restaurant’s shtick might warrant the outrage: A restaurant named Pablo’s Escoburgers in Melbourne, Australia has adapted the notorious Colombian drug lord (known as the King Of Cocaine) as its theme, right down to its menu items. “The Patron Burger,” describes The Daily Mail, “features a line of white garlic powder on top of the bun.”

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Tunnel to Bank Found

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"FBI agents in Florida are investigating a potential bank burglary, after a small sinkhole in a road in Pembroke Pines revealed a mysterious 50-yard tunnel that appeared to be heading toward a local Chase bank."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Rail Companies Light the Tracks to Warm them Up

This came out yesterday with thanks to yesterday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"Chicago is currently in the middle of a vicious cold spell caused by rogue Arctic winds. The temperatures, which reached -30℉, have prompted individuals and organizations to take some extreme measures to fight the cold. For instance, Metra Rail, which runs some of the commuter trains in the city, has taken the extreme measure of setting its tracks on fire."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

About the Polar Vortex

This came out today with thanks to Big Think.

 

A huge mass of Arctic air is sweeping across the U.S., bringing subzero temperatures that have grounded flights, closed schools and killed at least two so far.

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

NASA Finds a Hole in a Glacier

This came out today with thanks to Motherboard.

 

"Climate change is wreaking havoc in Earth’s remotest corners. At the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, scientists found a massive cavity—roughly two-thirds the area of Manhattan—that has been growing in the ice for decades."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Canadian Guy Digging with Toys for 14 Years

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"If you though excavating a basement was hard work, try doing it with R/C miniature construction machinery. One Canadian man has been doing it for 14 years and he’s still not done. Luckily, he’s in no hurry to finish."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Barbie Doll Shrine

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Azusa Sakamoto loves Barbie so much that she spent a small fortune turning her Los Angeles home into a shrine to the popular Mattel doll."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Is It Food or Is it Memorex?

This came out Monday with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"Have you ever eaten bull penis or vomit fruit? What about roasted guinea pigs or frog smoothies? These are some of the items you can check out at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden, which aims to introduce visitors to a variety of snacks from different cultures. You can even smell and taste a few of them."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Singer Gets One Direction Tattoo on Her Face

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Kelsey Karter, a 24-year-old singer from New Zealand, has been getting a lot of attention these past couple of days for allegedly getting former One Direction member Harry Styles’ face tattooed on her cheek."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Oops, Sorry About That

This came out yesterday with thanks to Deadspin. They took out a few rows of seats.

 

"At some point in the Miami Heat’s embarrassing 16-point home defeat to the Bulls last night, cops were called to the top of the lower bowl to deal with an apparently belligerent fan. The fan, 23-year-old Adrain Mato, was apparently arguing with some Bulls fans when the police came and told him to cool it with the yelling."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Message in a Bottle Comes Back 17 years Later

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Emily Edwards was only 7 years old when, during a vacation in Wales, she wrote a quick note on a piece of paper, stuffed it in to a plastic bottle and threw it in to the waves."

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

What Will the Birds Do in the Cold?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Chicago is shuddering. With temperatures dropping down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit (colder, with the windchill), school is canceled, museums are closed, and transit agencies are relying on flaming, kerosene-soaked ropes to warm up steel tracks. The temperatures are life-threatening, and several 24-hour warming shelters are open. Humans are trying their best to hunker down, but what are the region’s birds supposed to do?"

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

The Puppy Bowl

This came out today with thanks to Vox.

 

"On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans across the country will gather in front of their televisions and laptops, forgetting for a few brief, shining moments their bitter ideological divides and giving themselves over to one of the cultural events that truly makes America great: the Puppy Bowl."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Inside a $4.4 M Mansion on Water

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"While the word “yacht” isn’t exactly synonymous with the image of “old-school, rough, tough, good-ol’-boy” NASCAR drivers that’s often painted, even the most famous of those, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., had a few. One of those yachts, a custom-built boat called “Sunday Money,” is up for sale."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Beach Terror

This came out yesterday with thanks too with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The Beach Behemoth is a 12-foot beach ball. Perhaps you think that this is a mere toy, one of those ultimately trivial impulse buys of no permanence beyond momentary amusement. This is because you have not read the buyer reviews at Amazon."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Cat Mill Cat

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central. (Video)

 

"Getting a house cat to exercise can be quite a challenge, but a Korean company claims that it’s smart exercise machine can keep felines in tip-top shape even when their owners are away. There’s just one catch – it costs $1,800."

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Tapping Ground Water

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"Humans need water. We need it for farming, bathing, washing clothes and, of course, drinking. We're not tardigrades after all. (They can without water for 10 years; we can only go for three days.)"

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Uke Like Teen Spirit

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"This kid is a star in the making. Feng E, from Taiwan, has been strumming ukulele for six years, but that doesn't seem like enough time to reach this level of playing. He's got it all – talent, charisma, and that look that only rock stars have – and in the above video he nails Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit."

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Speedy Road Rage Man

This came out yesterday with thanks to ABC News.

 

"In this spectacular example of road rage, a Massachusetts senior clings to the hood of a vehicle as it accelerates to 70 MPH on the state turnpike."

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Meth House Booby Trap

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"See if you can guess how you would die if you walked up this completely innocuous staircase."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Skull Mic

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Von Erickson Laboratories created this skull microphone, which the press release compares to the Shure 55. It's $375 and made in bright chrome, dark chrome, gunmetal, white and orange, but the chrome models are sold out."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Rock-a-Bye Adults

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Here's another fine development in sleep science today! A new study shows that young adults, like babies, sleep better when rocked. University of Geneva neuroscientist Laurence Bayer and colleagues built a gently rocking bed and used EEG to monitor adults' brain activity as they slept."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

App to Publicly Finger People in Debt

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Authorities in the Chinese province of Hebei have created a smartphone app that allows users to see if they are within 500 meters of a person in debt so they can report or publicly shame them."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Gator Later

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Joei Henney, 65, of Strinestown, Pennsylvania has an alligator as his registered emotional support animal. According to Henney, the 5-foot alligator, named Wally, helps Henney manage his depression. Apparently, the reptile is very generous with his hugs."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Death By Spaghetti

This came out yesterday with thanks to with thanks to Fox 5.

 

"A tragic case report involving a fatal helping of leftover spaghetti is regaining attention after a doctor featured the 2008 death on his popular YouTube channel. According to the initial report published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a student in Belgium identified as “A.J.,” became sick after eating spaghetti and tomato sauce that had been prepared five days earlier."

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Door Knocker Alarm Clock

This came out yesterday with thanks to with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Today, almost none of us could imagine waking up in the morning without the sound (and for many of us the multiple snoozing) of the alarm clock placed on our bed table."

 

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Take a look Inside Vintage Trailer

This came out yesterday with thanks to with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Rare, vintage trailers are often in high demand from campervan aficionados seeking a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. That’s why the discovery and restoration of a Holiday House Geographic X has caused a stir among campervan enthusiasts across the United States."

 

 

Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Feeling Lonely? There's a Pill For That

This came out yesterday with thanks to the Guardian.

 

"Loneliness is part of the human condition. A primeval warning sign, like hunger or thirst, to seek out a primary resource: connection. Millions of years of evolution have shaped us into creatures who need social bonds in the same way that we need food and water."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

$1.7 M Alberta home for a $19

This came out yesterday with thanks to Lifehacker.

 

"On the market for a new home? This one comes with a hefty discount."
 

"This week, a homeowner in Alberta, Canada announced she’d sell her home, worth an estimated $1.7 million, in exchange for a $19 USD entry fee and a letter, explaining why they deserve it."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

And Another One Bites the Bird

This came out yesterday with thanks to Bong Boing.

 

"I'm surprised the record company hasn't filed a takedown notice and confiscated the bird for being an illegal recording of "Another One Bites the Dust."

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Blur 2 on Floppotron

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Get your head checked with the latest from the Floppotron, an electronic music instrument comprising floppy drives and other ingeniously abused computing peripherals."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Tiny Trucks

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"We reported last week that a new small Ford truck might be coming, and a Ford executive confirmed the news yesterday at a conference in Detroit. The truck might also be called the Courier. Hopefully it looks as good as the old Courier or Bantam. Will it come to America? Maybe! We can only hope."

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

New Perry Mason Series

This came out Monday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"In January 2019, a new Perry Mason series was announced, this one for HBO. Mason will be portrayed by Matthew Rhys, who recently finished a successful, award-winning series of his own: The Americans."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Gowns Made From Old Books

This came out Monday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Fashion has played a big role in human culture since ancient times. People have always enjoyed and paid great attention to their appearance and their clothes."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Dream Homes a New Trend

This came out Monday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"It is no secret that millennials are influencing the RV industry and the hot “home on wheels” trend. The millennial generation makes up an astonishing 31 percent of the adult population."

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Pay Up or Else

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A public utility company in the Russian city of Irkutsk has come up with an ingenious way of reminding people to pay their bills if they want to continue using their indoor toilets."

 

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Nod Pods?

"Now we've heard it all. First it was the Nodpod. Then there was the Head Hammock. And now we have the Dream Sling."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Pray With Pope Phone Application

 

This came out Friday with thanks to Lifehacker.

 

"If you’ve always wanted to pray with the Pope, now there’s an app for that.
Pope Francis unveiled “Click to Pray” app this weekend. Exactly what it sounds like, the praying app allows people (if they’re the praying sort) from around the world to come together to pray about a certain issue."

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

New Book About Hells Angels

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The Hells Angels are notorious for their ruthlessness, violence, brawling and sometimes even murder. However they did not need to pull one of their stunts, habitually shocking people all around the globe, to make them even more famous."

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Steak Cooks on Car Dashboard

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An Australian man from Mildura, in the state of Victoria, wanted to show the world just how hot the inside of a car can get on a hot day, so he left a raw steak inside his car for a few hours. When he came back, the steak was allegedly well done."

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Afghan Dog Hair

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"AJ Nirvana Battle, a three-year-old Afghan hound from China is the canine version of a fashion model. He’s got a slender physique, loves posing for pictures and he has the most incredible hair."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

New Type of Pickup Tailgate

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"On Thursday in Detroit, General Motors unveiled the new 2019 GMC Sierra, a truck whose craziest feature by far is the “MultiPro” tailgate that can be set into six different configurations. Here’s exactly how it works."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Uber Bikes

This came out Friday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.

 

 

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Plastic Bottles Found at Bottom of Big Hole

This came out Friday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

"Last month, entrepreneur Richard Branson lead an expedition to reach the bottom of the hole in an effort to learn more about what lies within, as well as to find out how it came to form in the first place."

 

 

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Advertising in Space

This came out Thursday with thanks to Digital Trends.

 

 

"We’re accustomed to being bombarded by ads. TV, radio, smartphones, newspapers and magazines, movie theaters, billboards — all of them feeding us with a steady supply of messages designed to influence our purchasing choices, among other things. Now, though, a Russia-based startup has a plan to use constellations of tiny satellites to fill the sky with brightly lit ads from hundreds of miles up."

 

 

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Deadly Mexican Explosion Kills 66

This came out Thursday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"At least 66 people are dead and over 70 more are injured following a massive gasoline pipeline explosion Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo, with authorities putting the blame on fuel thieves."

 

 

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Digital Plates? Yep

This came out today with thanks to Digital Trends.

 

"The state of Michigan approved the use of digital license plates on motor vehicles registered in the state. Reviver Auto, the manufacturer of the Rplate connected car platform, worked with Michigan's Department of State to pass the bill."

 

 

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Just Another Brick in the Truck

This came out today with thanks to Digital Trends.

 

"This truck is made entirely of Lego bricks — 334,544 of them, to be precise. It’s a life-size model of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss built to promote The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, which hits theaters February 8."

 

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

New Mineral Found is Harder Than Diamonds

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"A new discovery in the mountains of northern Israel has caused significant excitement for geologists around the world. While working in the Zevulun Valley, close to Mount Carmel, Israeli mining company Shefa Yamim found a new mineral never before discovered on earth."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Drinking Polluted Water

This came out today with thanks to The Takeout.

 

"Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at their highest ever, leading scientists to warn of disastrous potential consequences. Meanwhile, sales of carbonated water are up double-digits and fizzy water is now a $2.2 billion industry. In a perfect world, wouldn’t there be some machine exist to turn the CO2 in our atmosphere into bubbles for our LaCroix? A European company says it’s possible."

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

They Call Him Mellow Yellow

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Can you imagine wearing only one color every day for three and a half decades? Abou Zakkour, a 68-year-old man from the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo has become known as the Yellow Man after wearing only yellow for the last 35 years."

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Woman Can't Hear Men's Voices

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Chinese woman recently made the news after being diagnosed with a very rare form of hearing loss which leaves sufferers unable to hear low frequency sounds, like men’s voices."

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

New Ted Bundy Doc on Netflix

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

The Nitty Gritty

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Researchers at the University of South Australia claim to have discovered clay materials in a certain type of dirt, which, if consumed with an evening meal can help soak up fat droplets from the gut."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Baby Hears for the First Time With Hearing Aids

This came out Friday with thanks Mother Nature Network.

 

"Scarlet was born three months early and contracted a serious bacterial infection, which kept her in neonatal intensive care unit. The medication she needed caused hearing loss, but it was what she needed to fight the infection."

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Tree of Knowledge

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Funding cuts, lack of support and space, and the advent of new technologies mean that many public libraries have closed down over recent years, often depriving marginalized communities of their primary point of access to knowledge and literature."

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Oldest Woman in the World Dies

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Lessie Brown, believed to be the oldest person in America, died on January 9, 2018, at the age of 114."

 

"Brown’s daughter, Verline Wilson, confirmed with cleveland.com that she died at approximately 10:45 a.m. in her home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio."

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

There's An App For That

This came Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Eleven schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou have introduced micro-chipped uniforms that track and monitor the students even beyond school grounds."

 

"The school and the children’s parents monitor their activity at all times. A GPS system tracks their movements and an alarm informs both teachers and parents whenever a student leaves the classroom or school grounds without permission, or if he falls asleep during classes."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Rocket Ready to Rock

This came out Friday with thanks Popular Mechanics.

 

"Complete with a decidedly retro feel, SpaceX's new experimental rocket has been fully assembled at the company's Boca Chica, Texas, launch site. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of the Starship test rocket."

 

Sunday, Jan 13, 2018

New Tesla's Can Fly

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Due to go in to production in 2020, Tesla's latest Roadster model will be so advanced that it will reportedly be capable of hovering above the road much like the DeLorean in Back to the Future."

 

 

Saturday, Jan 12, 2018

Towering People

This came out Wednesday with thanks Ripley's.

 

"Each year, hundreds of acrobatic individuals show up for Catalan festivals to build human towers called castells. Far more serious than a human pyramid, these towers can reach 50 feet into the air and consist of 300 people."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 10, 2018

Horse Shaving with a Twist

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"30-year-old Melody Hames has been clipping horses for over two decades, and it shows. Today she is credited for turning horse clipping into an art form."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 10, 2018

Two for the Price of One

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

"Michael Jackson's "Thriller" masterfully covered by a single guitarist playing two guitars at once"

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Praying for a Free Ride

This came out today with thanks to Jezebel. (VIDEO)

 

Molly Kreuze learned the hard way that you really just can’t control what additional guests you’re inviting inside along with your tree. More than a hundred praying mantises—previously contained in an egg case under one of the trees’ branches—were birthed in her Springfield, Virginia home after she tossed the tree out. Aren’t they cute?

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Chev and Ford's New Off-Roader for Earth?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

"No, this isn't a new lunar rover you're looking at, or a Star Wars creation. But Hyundai's new walking car concept for CES is just about as otherworldly. Called the Elevate, this futuristic vehicle—which is entirely hypothetical at this point, mind you—has four wheels mounted on robotic legs that can move around in all sorts of different configurations to traverse essentially any terrain you can imagine."

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Lonely George: Last Snail of Species Dies

This came out today with thanks to National Geographic.

 

"George, a Hawaiian tree snail—and the last known member of the species Achatinella apexfulva—died on New Year’s Day. He was 14, which is quite old for a snail of his kind."

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Nude Restaurant Closes

This came out yesterday with thanks to WND.

"The first nudist restaurant in Paris has been forced to close its doors 15 months after opening because it failed to attract enough customers."

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Woodception

This came out yesterday with thanks to Ripley's.

"Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre hand-carved his latest work “Schrödinger’s Wood”—now retitled “Study of Cord Progression”—from the giant trunk of an ash tree. Starting the process on the 13-foot-tall behemoth of a tree trunk with a chainsaw, he eventually whittled his way down to what looks like just a few fibers of rope keeping the tree together."

 

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018

Hair and Nails grow After Death

This came out yesterday with thanks to Ripley's Believe it or Not.

"Everyone wonders what happens to them when they die, and while we like to ignore the more gruesome parts of putrefaction, there has long been the rumor that your hair and nails continue to grow after death. Accounts of this urban legend have been going around as far back as 1929 when writer Erich Remarque described the process."

 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018

Plans for a Birth in Space

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 

"Netherlands-based startup SpaceLife Origin wants to send a pregnant woman 250 miles above the Earth to give birth to the first extraterrestrial baby in history, in the name of science."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018

What Would Music Stars Look Like Now?

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

"Rock ‘n’ roll music has been plagued by the premature deaths of some of its most important protagonists. From Elvis Presley to Amy Winehouse, many of the music industry’s biggest stars succumbed to the pressure of fame, wealth and popularity."

"But have you ever wondered what might have been if they were still among the living?"

 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018

Giants Cloned

This came out today witih thanks to Boing Boing.

"The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has been cloning giant redwoods from genetic material still living in their stumps, and planting them around the world."

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018

Kennedy - Monroe Love Nest House Bought

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The California estate where President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe are rumored to have had an affair is up for sale for $5 million."

 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018

Firefighter a Firebug

This came out Friday with thanks to yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter from western Pennsylvania was recently charged with arson, criminal mischief and risking catastrophe after allegedly setting two houses on fire out of boredom."

 

 

Monday, Jan 7, 2018

Weird Weather: Snow in Arizona

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

"Arizona's deserts, with their golden sand and rust-hued canyons, already have an otherworldly quality to them. So when Mother Nature decides to change the decor, it can make things seem even more mystical.  Such was the case when multiple cites in the Copper State received a dusting of snow this week."

 

Monday, Jan 7, 2018

Super Moon Eclipse Only 1 of 26 This Century

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 "What makes this eclipse special: While lunar eclipses aren't exactly rare — 87 will take place over the course of the 21st century — only 26 will occur during a super moon. A super moon is the term given to a full moon or new moon that is at its closest point (roughly 238,000 miles) to Earth. Called perigee, this closeup makes the moon appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon."

"This month's event will start at 9:36 p.m. EST on Jan. 20 and conclude at 3:48 a.m. on Jan. 21. Totality, the point at which the surface of the moon will be completely covered by the Earth's shadow, will last for over an hour and start at 12:41 a.m."

 

Monday, Jan 7, 2018

Electric Plane Will Do Over 300 MPH

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

"Rolls Royce leads a group of UK Government funded projects under the name ACCEL, which is an abbreviation of “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” somehow. With the group’s newest flight project, the Spirit of Innovation, they aim to exceed 300 miles per hour, and sustain speed for at least forty minutes, enough to cross over from London to Paris."

 

 

Sunday, Jan 6, 2018

How to Save a Planet

— Ours

This came out today with thanks to Space.

Humans are preparing to punch the solar system — but in self-defense, not anger.

It's all part of a NASA mission in development called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART. Unlike most spacecraft the agency has launched to date, DART isn't about gathering scientific data and learning more about how the universe works. Instead, it's NASA's first planetary-defense mission.

 

Saturday, Jan 5, 2018

Alert Ended

Environment Canada issued a cancellation at 5am Sunday morning.

 

 

Saturday, Jan 5, 2018

Anchorage Hit by M 7.0!

USGS says that this morning just before 11am, a M 6.1 struck off the coast of Alaska. The CNN main video is here and three other CNN videos here.

 

Then 45 minutes later a M 6.1 hit Peru. No reports of injuries or damage in this one.

 

Saturday, Jan 5, 2018

Vancouver's Star Trek Scotty shot 6 Times on D-Day 

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"What many people outside the world of Star Trek fandom don’t know is that Doohan landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 — “D-Day”.

 

"Juno Beach was the Canadians’ “Omaha.” Though less bloody than the American landing beach, Juno was no cakewalk, and Doohan’s unit faced the strength of two German battalions in their landing area."

 

Saturday, Jan 5, 2018

A Head of His Time 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Luca Luce is a talented makeup artist who uses his expert skills to turn his own head into mind-boggling 3D optical illusions."

 

Saturday, Jan 5, 2018

Fan Attic 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Peruvian football fan recently showed his love for his favorite club by getting their jersey tattooed straight on his body. The tattoo took a total of 60 hours to complete, and has been getting mixed reactions on social media."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Toto Tater

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"YouTuber Toni Patanen "Pupsi" likes to make musical instruments – ocarinas in particular – with vegetables. Here he cuts up some sweet potatoes and a squash, and then (at 1:39) plays a mystical version of Toto's Africa."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Far Side of the Moon

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Guardian.

 

"A Chinese spacecraft has become the first ever to land on the far side of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration."

 

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Ultimate Photo of Ultimate Thule

 

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has delivered us images of the most distant object seen in space to date, and look! It’s this cute little space puppet, nicknamed Ultima Thule (though they should really come up with another one)."

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Doing Laundry?

 

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Japanese design studio CWF has created the “Backpacker’s Closet”, a backpack so large it can literally be used a closet or even to carry a grown person around."

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

The Biggest Asteroid in the World

This came out Monday with thanks to The Vintage News.

 

"Virtually every day, Earth is bombarded with some 100 pounds of meteoric material. As they hit the atmosphere, they quickly burn up as shooting stars. Particles large enough to survive their trip through the atmosphere will fall to the ground and become a meteorite."

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Filet-o'-Fist

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Root.

 

"A viral Facebook video of a man physically assaulting a Florida Mcdonald’s employee had a happy ending when the man was arrested, after the woman generously decided to give her attacker a lifetime supply of Filet-o’-Fist sandwiches."

 

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018

Barking Man Viral Video

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A viral video of a South-African man barking like a dog after allegedly being bit by a canine infected with rabies has sparked a heated debate on African social media."

 

 

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