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Friday, July 10, 2020

No Screaming Allowed

This came out Wednesday

with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Japan has reopened its theme parks, but thrillseekers are being asked not to scream on the rides, as screaming spreads coronavirus."

 

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Drawing With a Pencil

This came out last Tuesday

with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Andrey Poletaev is a master of the ballpoint pen, wielding the common writing tool to create stunning works of art that sometimes rival photographs in terms of realism."

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Own A Wild West Town

This came out last Tuesday with thanks to Odee.

 

"Imagine you’re reading the morning newspaper and you hit the classifieds section. Or if you’re too modern for that, maybe you’re on Craigslist. Suddenly, you notice a strange ad. A Wild West town for sale, lightly used, comes with a saloon.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

World's Smallest Prison

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Is Sark Prison the world’s smallest place of incarceration? Sark is one of the Channel Islands, known for its spectacular sights yet dinky size. So maybe it’s appropriate that the prison is super small. In fact Sark Prison is commonly known as the world’s smallest prison still in operation."

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Crumbling Presidential Heads

This came out Sunday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The busts are all that remains of Virginia’s Presidents Park, a now-defunct open-air museum where visitors could once walk among the presidential heads."

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hang Glider Travels 222 Miles

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"This flight was a dream come true for me. For six years I’ve been chasing the out-and-back world record, and this year, all the pieces of the puzzle finally came together beautifully. — Owen Morse, hang glider pilot."

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Olivia de Havilland Turns 104

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Olivia de Havilland is cruising into her second century of photos at the incredible age of 104! Seen as the last great star of Old Hollywood, she’s had a journey and a half so far."

 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Fabulous Graffiti

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Armed with a simple can of spray paint, French artist SCAF uses his imagination and mountains of talent to turn abandoned urban spaces into three-dimensional graffiti masterpieces."

 

 

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Silvermen Beggars

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Manusia Silver, or “Silver Men” is a special type of beggar that has become a common sight on the streets of several Indonesian cities."

 

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

World's Tallest Cactus

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Photos of an unusually-tall cactus growing on the side of a three-storey building in Tokyo, Japan, have been doing the rounds on social media, raising the question: ‘is this the world’s tallest cactus?’"

 

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Backyard Giza

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A couple from Istinka, a small village located 12 kilometres outside St Petersburg, Russia, have built a concrete replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza right in their own backyard."

 

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Europe's Hospital Trains

This came out May 29 with thanks to City Lab.

 

"This month, Italy introduced a new tool in its fight against coronavirus and other health crises: a hospital train."

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

The West is Being Won by Tiny Bits of Plastic

This came out Friday with thanks to Atlas Obsura.

 

"Natural landscapes are seeing huge amounts of microplastics tumbling from the sky."

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

The UN Doesn't Need More Canada

This came out Wednesday with thanks to The Conversation.

 

"Justin Trudeau’s government has egg on its face after losing its bid for a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council?"

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lemonade Stands are Illegal in the US

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Okwhatever.

 

"It was a hot summer day in August of 2015 when Jerry Seinfeld, his son, and two of his son’s pals decided to sell lemonade."

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Get Rid of Police and Hi-Tech?

This came out Thursday with thanks to Motherboard.

 

"Silicon Valley has made billions of dollars empowering the police by pitching surveillance and data analysis technology as unbiased. It’s not. Police and big tech are partners in crime. We Need to abolish them both."

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Facemasks Go Hi-Tech

This came out Friday with thanks to CNET.

 

"Face masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed a way to turn the ubiquitous coronavirus face mask into the latest tech gadget."

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pokemon Go Big Time

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Taiwanese pensioner who once made international headlines for strapping almost a dozen smartphones to his bicycle so he could catch multiple Pokemon in Pokemon GO! faster has now taken his passion for the mobile game to new heights, with a whopping 64 phones attached to his bike.

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Libraries Implore People Not To Microwave Books

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The library said it uses U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines to ensure safety for using library materials. It also keeps all materials in quarantine for at least 72 hours."

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

20 Minutes After He Bought the Lambo He Crashed  It

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A gentleman in West Yorkshire, England, shelled out around $200,000 for a 20-minute drive in a Lamborghini. The new sports car owner then totaled it on a highway."

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Keaton Thinks About Another Batman Movie

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Michael Keaton could be coming back as Batman. He’s reportedly in talks to reprise the role in upcoming DC movie ‘The Flash’, confirming recent speculation. Keaton last played the Caped Crusader in ‘Batman Returns’ nearly 3 decades ago."

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Board Shoe Racing

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Board shoe racing is the traditional sport of the Zhuang people of China’s Gunaxi province, a unique discipline that has three people sharing the same “shoes”, which requires perfect coordination and concentration."

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Disposable Urinals

This came out yesterday with thanks to Fast Company.

 

"Ask someone in January 2020 where we’d be by summer, and I don’t think anyone could have predicted that masks would be the must-have summer accessory. But it gets weirder. Because one of the hottest products of the moment is a portable urinal called the Travel John."

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Telemedicine

This came out Friday with thanks to Smithsonian.

 

"In February — the month before COVID-19 hit Boston — Partners Healthcare, the huge health system that includes Massachusetts General Hospital, treated 1,600 patients via video visits."

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Perseverance is Almost Ready to Launch

This came out yesterday with thanks to Cosmos.

 

"In the first step in an 11-year international collaboration to bring Mars rocks and soil samples back to Earth, NASA is preparing for the launch of its newest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance."

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Like to Scream? There's a Place to do that on the Web

This came out Thursday with thanks to Vice.

 

"For anyone wanting to scream endlessly into the digital abyss, the internet now has a place for you."

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Personalized Cancer Vaccine

This came out yesterday with thanks to Science Focus.

 

"Personalized vaccines, when given in combination with a drug that boosts the body’s natural defences to fight cancer, have shown “promising signs” in early clinical trials of patients with advanced cancers."

 

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

110 People Could Colonize Mars

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mysterious Universe.

 

"“Humanity could be threatened with extinction due to some cataclysmic event. As pointed out by Sagan, in this case, the only possible way to avoid the end of the world as we know it might be to settle another planet within a short period of time."

 

 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Windswept Trees – Literally

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Slope Point is known for being the southernmost tip on New Zealand’s South Island, but also for hosting some of the strangest-looking trees in the world."

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

40 Women Sing Cranberries "Dreams"

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In this amazing music video, 40 women musical artists from Ireland perform 'Dreams' by The Cranberries to raise funds for SAFE IRELAND, which supports women and children affected by domestic abuse."

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

This Beautiful Home is Only $800,000 But Don't Look Inside

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing boing.

 

"Here's the listing in Flushing, New York. As the saying goes, bring your contractor!"

 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Man hires Hitmen to Kill Him

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A financially-burdened businessman from Delhi, India who wanted to end his own life, but was too scared to do it himself hired four hitmen to kill him so his family could receive a considerable insurance policy."

 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

How to Dodge and Disarm the Sonic Weapon Used by Police

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Popular Mechaincs.

 

"Audio producer Cory Choy was reporting on the 2014 Black Lives Matter protests in New York City when he first experienced sound as a weapon."

 

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wife Dumps Abusive Husband's Ashes in the  Garbage

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddee.

"We never know how we’re going to react when someone dies. The truth of the matter is, we all deal with death differently."

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

All Cops Need Body Cams

This came out Monday with thanks to The Conversation.

 

"The killing of George Floyd was not the only impetus for mass demonstrations in the United States, Canada and around the world."

 

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Inside the Mafia and It's Hitmen

This came out week with thanks to Gangster's Inc.

 

"Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people."

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

We're Not Alone?

This came out last week with thanks to Daily Galaxy.

 

"New research suggests that searches for extraterrestrial intelligent civilizations not only reveals the existence of how life forms, but also gives us clues for how long our own civilization will last."

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Viral Video: Herman's Message Still Resonates

This came out last week with thanks to Sunny Skyz.

 

""The lesson I want you to learn is it doesn't matter what you look like. If you're tall or short; or fat or thin; or ugly or handsome - like your father - or you can be black, or yellow, or white. It doesn't matter. What does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character."

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Social Distancing 4,000 years Ago

This came out last week with thanks to Narratively.

 

"Little was known about the mystery disease that was ravaging the ancient kingdom of Mari. But King Zimri-Lim knew the key to stopping it was social distancing — and no small amount of patience."

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dying Online

This came out last week with thanks to Considerable.

 

"Medically assisted deaths are increasingly taking place online, from the initial doctor’s visit to the ingestion of life-ending medications."

 

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Many People Do You Need to Colonize a Planet?

This came out last week with thanks to Room.

 

"When it was discovered that a rocky planet was orbiting around our nearest star in a favourable location and that it might have liquid water on its surface, the prospect of visiting an Earth-like world moved from the realm of science fiction to a tantalising possibility."

 

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Wooden Bucks Could Save Town

This came out Friday with thanks to The Hustle.

 

"In a bid to lessen the blow of COVID-19, the town of Tenino has started issuing its own wooden dollars that can only be spent at local businesses. Will it work?"

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Could Suspended Animation Work for Humans?

This came out Thursday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"It could take months if not years to travel to faraway planets. Science fiction has long suggested that for humans to survive such a lengthy and intense journey, their best bet it so be put into a deep sleep state, whether by flash-freezing their vital organs or being put under with a cocktail of drugs."

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Kookaburra is Out to Brighten People's Days

This came out last week with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Farvardin Daliri, a sculptor who lives in suburban Brisbane, Australia, recently built an oversized, electrified laughing kookaburra that stands roughly 15 feet tall."

 

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Record-Breaking Hair

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Benny Harlem is not only one of the most successful hair influencers on Instagram, but he’s also a Guinness Record holder, for the world’s tallest high-top fade."

 

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Beach-like Swimming Pools

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Piscinas de Arena is a Spanish pool company that can build you a realistic-looking oasis with a sandy beach and turquoise water right in the comfort of your own backyard."

 

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

World's Tiniest Chessboard

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Turkish sculpture Necati Korkmaz makes tiny works of art, most of which can only be fully appreciated with a magnifying glass."

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Pop-Up Cards

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

 

"Peter Dahmen opening up a whole bunch of the different pop-up card designs he's created over the years."

 

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

First US Gold Coin on Sale for $15 million

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The first gold coin ever minted in the United States is set for a huge private sale. There are many people who love to collect things that are old, rare, or valuable."

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Healing Limestone Waters

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Among the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside lies one of the most stunning tourist attractions not only in Italy, but in the entire world – a cascade of white limestone pools overflowing with warm, turquoise water known as Cascate del Mulino."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

First Dog With COVID-19 in the US

This came out Friday with thanks to Social News Daily.

 

"A dog named Buddy has become the first known case of being infected with COVID-19 in the U.S., federal health officials declared Thursday."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Compare the 1918 Flu Pandemic With Caution

This came out Friday with thanks to The Smithsonian.

 

"People have turned to historical experience with influenza pandemics to try to make sense of COVID-19, and for good reason."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Driving the World's Cheapest Car

This came out Thursday with thanks to Jalopnik.  (Video)

 

"You’ve all been so very patient, but, finally, it’s time. The world’s cheapest new electric car you can buy has been ordered from Alibaba, shipped over from China, trucked to my house, unboxed, and now it’s finally time to see if this ridiculous thing actually drives."

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World

This came out today with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"The Bolton Strid, a narrow segment of the River Wharfe in North England has a reputation that doesn’t quite suite its picturesque appearance – it is informally known as the most dangerous stretch of water in the world, with an alleged fatality rate of 100 percent for everyone unlucky enough to have fallen in it."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Starship Fire Pit

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"This is one of the Millennium Falcon fire pits welded and laser cut by Alex Dodson of UK-based Burned By Design. The 3mm mild steel pit measures approximately 29″ x 15″ x 16″ and the entire rear half hinges upward to replace logs or stoke the fire."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

No Mosquitoes For 100 Years

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Surrounded by lush vegetation and dotted with ponds and pools of water, the Chinese village of Ding Wuling should be teeming with mosquitoes, especially during the summertime. However, the tiny bloodsuckers allegedly haven’t been seen here in almost a century."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Curly Birds

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Frillback pigeons are one of the most coveted breeds among pigeon fanciers, prized both for its relatively calm temperament and for their unique frills or curls."

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Viral Video: Fenn's Treasure Found

This cool 4 minute YouTube clip came out on Saturday and already has over 3 million views.

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Last US Civil War Pensioner Dies

This came out Saturday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Irene Triplett, the last US citizen claiming a Civil War pension, has passed away aged 90. She’d been living in a North Carolina nursing home for over 60 years and received $73.13 a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs. That figure was reported in 2014, and hopefully increased since then!

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Amazing Acoustic Rendition of Zep's Whole Lotta love

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"To paraphrase one YouTube commenter, innovative acoustic guitar maestro Luca Stricagnoli is the only guy permitted to play a Zeppelin song at Guitar Center. Don't miss his manipulation of the tuning pegs during the song."

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Man Plays Toto's "Africa" on Tesla Coils

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"This is a video of Toto's 1982 revival banger 'Africa' performed by Franzoli Electronics' dual high-voltage Tesla coil setup."

 

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Robo Arm Can Punch Through Walls

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Université de Sherbrooke engineers demonstrated a wearable robotic third arm that weighs about the same as a human arm."

 

 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Kitty Hawk Flying Car

This came out yesterday with thanks to Engadget.

 

"Kitty Hawk’s Flyer, the company’s first flying car project, is no more. The company has announced that it’s shutting down the initiative in a blog post, where it has also revealed that it’ll focus on its Heaviside plane going forward."

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Mini Rolls Royce Costs as Much as a Real Car

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"If you can’t afford to shell out $330,000 on a brand new Rolls Royce Cullinan, you can still get a 1:8 replica complete with the SUV’s iconic accessories and details for “just” $27,000."

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Largest Electric Plane

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Futura.

 

"The world’s largest all-electric plane passed a short test flight with flying colors last week."

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Roller Coaster Teddies

This came out yesterday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"This is a video of 22 giant teddy bears riding the UNTAMED (I bet I could tame it easy) roller coaster at the Walibi Amusement Park in The Netherlands."

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Couple Arrested for Rooftop Kissing

This came out Sunday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An Iranian Parkour athlete and his unidentified lover were arrested last week not of their death-defying antics atop Tehran’s highest buildings, but for an “indecent” rooftop kiss."

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Program Blurs Faces

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Image Scrubber is a useful website that removes all the identifying metadata from any photograph and gives you the option to blur out certain parts of the photo."

 

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Owl? What Owl?

This came out last week with thanks to Audubon.

 

"If you think this example of bird camouflage is amazing, wait until you see some of the other photos featured here."

 

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

It's Time To Track the COVID-19 Trackers

This came out yesterday with thanks to MIT.

 

"As the covid-19 pandemic rages, technologists everywhere have been rushing to build apps, services, and systems for contact tracing: identifying and notifying all those who come in contact with a carrier."

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Funky House" Goes for $1.2m

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Curbed.

 

"Located about 20 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, Kirkland is known for its waterfront parks and beaches on the shores of Lake Washington."

 

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Birdball

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

 

"A Grey-crowned Babbler, which hails from eastern Australia, discovered a basketball and had a field day."

 

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mom x 56

This came out on Mother Nature Network.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Nightmare Behind Making of The Wizard of Oz

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The Wizard of Oz is a dream to watch. But it was a nightmare to make! Based on L. Frank Baum’s book, it’s one of the world’s best loved movies."

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Covidiots

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

 

"A woman who was exercising her God-given right to release a miasma of aerosolized saliva in a confined space during a deadly pandemic was shouted at by other shoppers in a New York supermarket."

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Space-X Launch Postponed

The SpaceX Demo 2 rocket launch Wednesday at 1:30 PST was scrubbed due to inclement weather. They'll try again Saturday 12:30 pm PST. Read more here.

 

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

Amazingly Realistic Sand Sculptures

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Andoni Bastarrika, a multi-media artist from Spain’s Basque Country, has been getting a lot of attention for his ultra-realistic animal sculptures made almost exclusively with sand."

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

Wild Egg Art

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A Japanese mother-of-three who took up food art as a way to entertain her daughters struck gold on Instagram after specializing in cute fried egg artworks."

 

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

Canadian Drones to Plant 1 Billion Trees by 2028

This came out Thursday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Drone projects don't get much more ambitious than the one envisioned by Flash Forest, which plans to plant a billion trees by 2028—helping save the planet in the process."

 

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

Terrarium Coffee Table

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Okay, now THIS is a quarantine crafting project. An amazing terrarium coffee table, shared by IMGURian."

 

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

It's a boy! First Male Baby Born in Village in 10 years

This came out today with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"A village in Poland that has only had female births in the past 10 years has finally seen the birth of their first baby boy."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not going to Take This Anymore

This came out in 1976 in the Network movie.

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

What Idaho Forest Management Looks like from the ISS

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Idaho’s natural environment is famous for many things, including breathtaking beauty and fascinating wildlife, but perfect geometry isn’t among them."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

John Lennon's Mansion Up for Sale

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"The Palm Beach mansion of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is on the market. Far removed from Lennon’s working class roots in Liverpool, the price tag reflects both the building’s former owners and spectacular nature – $47.5 million!"

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Highway Bridge Built Half a Meter from Apartments

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Authorities in Cairo, Egypt, have come under fire for approving the construction of an “essential” highway bridge literally half a meter from several apartment buildings."

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Scarecrow Field in Finland

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An eerie art installation located in a barren field in the Finnish countryside recently went viral after someone accidentally stumbled upon it while searching on Google Maps."

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Stonehenge Online

This came out last Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"However, due to the COVID-19 mandates prohibiting mass gatherings, Stonehenge will be "closed for a while," according to the charity English Heritage that manages the site. Instead, they'll stream the solstice live from the prehistoric monument."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Are You A Prepper?

This came out yesterday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"When the end came, it was just like Tom and Mary had imagined. Supply chains started to crumble."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Guinness Crowns World's Shortest Man

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia has been officially recognized as the shortest man on Earth."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

58 Days No Pedestrian Deaths in NYC

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The New York City Department of Transportation reports that it's been 58 days since a pedestrian has been killed in the city, a new record."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Robot Tells Dog What To Do

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. Video

 

"Will dogs obey commands from robots?"

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

How Does a Little Dog Kill an Adult?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"A dog that had reportedly been bred to fight killed its Illinois owner on Saturday. WGN reports Lisa Urso, 52, had only recently adopted the French bulldog—and that the animal had last month attacked her boyfriend."

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

Pothole Art

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Chicago-based Jim Bachor is one of those rare street artists’ whose works can be classified as both art pieces and a public service. The man specializes in fixing up pot holes by filling them up with his beautiful and durable mosaics."

 

 

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Coronavirus Hair

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Asking to get the coronavirus might sound crazy anywhere but in Kibera, Kenya’s biggest slum, where a new hairstyle inspired by the spiky look of the SarsCov-2 virus has become a big hit."

 

 

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Cosmic Smile

Hopefully the skies will be clear May 16 so we'll be able to see a stellar happy face when the crescent moon is predicted to align with Jupiter and Venus. Keep your eyes to the sky.

 

 

Tuesday May 12, 2020

World's Best Trick Cyclist

This comes to us with thanks to Awesomer.

 

"Fabio Wibmer is one of the world’s most talented street trials bicyclists. Like many of us, his options for going out are a bit more limited than before. But rather than get frustrated, Fabio turned his home into a playground for his bike riding antics."

 

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Say Goodbye to Your Manicurist

This comes to us with thanks Oddity Central.

 

"Most of us have to trim our toenails as soon as they become even slightly uncomfortable, but for “long nail beauties” like Arinda Storm Weaver that’s not an option, as their nails are the objects of desire for thousands of people around the world, and a valuable source of income."

 

 

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