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Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

It's Looking A Lot Like Christmas, Just Too Early

This came out today Friday with thanks to Newser.

 

"San Antonio mother Claudia Simon is is eight months pregnant—with a Dec. 25 due date—so the family decided to put out their Christmas decorations a little early this year."

 

 

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Rubik's For The Blind

This came out Friday with thanks to Awesomer.

 

"This is a video of Russian cube puzzle fanatic Bondarenkoyt modding a standard Rubik's Cube for use by the blind by adding different textured squares to each side with a plastic extruding 3-D printing gun."

 

 

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Twinkie Cereal

This came out today Friday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Why have one Twinkie when you could have a bowl full? You can, as of next month."

 

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Onionade

This came out today yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Onion hardly seems like the best vegetable to base a soft drink on, but Onionade doesn’t contain the kind of onion you’re used to, but a new type that not only doesn’t make you cry when you chop it, but it unusually sweet as well."

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Taxidermy

This came out last week with thanks to Ok Whatever.

 

"How a Jack Russell Terrier became an online sensation — and a comfort to many — five years after her death."

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Pop Art

This came out today Tuesday with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"Jane Labowitch is no ordinary artist. They call her Princess Etch—and her idea of a blank canvas is the popular toy, Etch A Sketch. Jane started playing with an Etch A Sketch at the age of four."

 

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Pressure Washer Artwork

This came out today yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A North Carolina woman who got a power washer for her birthday is using it to turn her concrete driveway into a canvas for ephemeral art, and draw a lot of attention online in the process."

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

25-Year-Old Big Mac

This came out today yesterday with thanks to 7News.

 

"Last week, an Icelandic man's decade-old burger and fries went viral as the seemingly indestructible combo celebrated its 10th birthday."

 

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Techno on the Jaw Harp

This came out today yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"This video delivers exactly what the headline promises, given a broad value for 'techno'."

 

 

Monday, Nov 4, 2019

Man Dies Trying To Eat 50 Eggs

 

This came out today with thanks to Gulf Today.

 

"In a bizarre incident in India's Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district, an egg challenge cost a man dear as he had to pay with his life, police said on Monday."

 

 

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019

Live Animal Cams

Watch all kinds of live animal and other cams. You can see bears catch salmon, gorilla families, Africa or just waves on the beach. www.explore.org

 

 

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Eat It All and Win Cash

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"In Thailand's capital city Bangkok, a hamburger joint has become internet-famous for a nearly 13 pound burger patty with fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise. YouTube personalities started challenging one another to try and finish it."

 

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Red Meat Rice Krispie Squares

This came out Today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Food coloring and creativity makes them look like hamburger meat patties, raw and wrapped up in the meat section at a grocery store."

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Stranger Cuddle Bunnies

This came out Today with thanks to Narcity.

 

"Whether it’s from a furry friend, a family member, or your favorite blanket, snuggles can be relaxing, rejuvenating, and give you a much-needed release of oxytocin."

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Big Cat Live Cam

"Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate for ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction."

 

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Buy and Sell Maids

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A new BBC investigation reveals the widespread online sale of human beings in the mideast for domestic labor. The buyers and sellers use services from Instagram, Facebook, Apple, and Google to facilitate slavery transactions."

 

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Cardboard Art

This came out Today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Greg Olijnyk works as a 2D graphic designer, but his hobby is creating unbelievably wonderful 3D science fictional cardboard sculptures that sport motors and lights that animate them (some use photovoltaic cells for power, too)."

 

 

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Street Paint Offsets Internationally-Known White Crosswalks

This came out Tuesday with thanks to City Lab.

 

"If you’re frustrated with the slow speed of efforts to make streets safer, perhaps you should grab a paint brush."

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Go Tenting at the Game, Fishing etc

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A few years back, my older brother Rick Pescovitz invented the "Under the Weather Pod," a single-person pop-up shelter to sit inside. It's designed for spectator sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave."

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Viral Video: Be Anyone

This 10 min YouTube clip came out yesterday.

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Viral Video: Office Workers in 20 years

This 2 min YouTube clip came out a week ago.

 

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Walking on Water

This came out Sunday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Jesus famously walked on water, now the general public can in these new shoes! Brooklyn-based internet studio MSCHF have manufactured “Jesus Shoes”, limited edition footwear which feature soles filled with Holy Water and a golden Jesus on a crucifix serves as a shoelace arm."

 

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

You Can Wear Your Poppy Now

This came out from The Canadian Legion.

 

"From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. We invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance and taking a moment to reflect."

 

 

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

Coke Tic Tacs

 

"Tic Tac and Coca-Cola is the result of a unique collaboration between two iconic brands. Thanks to this collaboration Tic Tac brings Coca-Cola into market, creating the first mint with the refreshment of Coca-Cola. This special edition will be available in the next few months in more than 70 countries all around the world."

 

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

Rat Race

This came out yesterday on MACH.

 

"Drivers ed seemed to curb the rodents' stress levels — a finding scientists say could boost efforts to ease mental health problems in humans."

 

 

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

World's First Paper Bottles

 

This came out from Carlsberg.

 

"Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, which are the first 'paper bottles' to contain beer. Carlsberg also announced it has been joined by other leading global companies who are united in their vision of developing sustainable packaging through the advancement of paper bottle technology."

 

 

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019

Movember Moustache

This came out from Movember Foundation.

 

"The annual Movember campaign, best known for encouraging men to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise funds for men's health, is committed to tackling the crisis through its investment in mental health early intervention and suicide prevention programs."

 

 

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Braking Bread - Get over the 10 min Cell Phone Check

This came from Ace Bakeries.

 

"ACE® Bakery introduces breadblox™, a modern take on a breadbox, created to allow consumers to truly connect with moments that matter by choosing to fully disconnect from their phones."

 

 

 

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Qatar is Air Conditioning Outdoors

This came out yesterday with thanks to Futurism.

 

"It’s hot in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. Like, really hot. On summer nights, temperatures rarely dip below 32 degrees Celsius, and during the day they can soar upwards of 48 degrees Celsius."

 

 

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Catty Cats

This came out yesterday with thanks to Narcity.

 

"Canada has a very diverse landscape and because of this, we have plenty of wild animals. From polar bears and moose to Beluga whales and seals, Canada has it all."

 

 

 

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Panda Pooches

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Don't be fooled -- the pandas in a new animal cafe in Chugdu, China are actually Chow Chow dogs with dyed fur."

 

 

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Close Encounters of the Asteroid Kind

This came out yesterday with thanks to Virtual Telescope.

 

"The Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (162082) 1998 HL1 will have a close, but safe, encounter with us, coming at about 6.2 millions of km from the Earth."

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Pie-Eyed

This came out Yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

""I'm so hungry I'm going to eat someone's face off!" she said with madness in her eyes, while kneeling dangerously close to my face."

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

That's Bond, James Bond

This came out Monday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"If James Bond had a house today , this would probably be it. One of the things that having a lot of money makes possible is having the ability to live anywhere you want, which can include some interesting and unusual places."

 

 

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Cloak of Invisibility

This came out Friday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries. One minute Youtube Video here.

 

"A Canadian company has come up with a new material that can render large objects almost totally invisible. Known as Quantum Stealth, the new invisibility cloak takes the form of a thin, inexpensive material that makes objects vanish from sight even though the background is still visible."

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Bubble Spaceship

This came out Thursday with thanks to the Sun. Lots of photos inside.

 

"NASA is considering housing astronauts in "inflatable space lodges" during trips to the Moon and Mars. The space agency is currently reviewing potential habitats for its Gateway – a floating lunar outpost."

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Device Harvests Energy from Darkness

This came out last month with thanks to the New York Times.

 

"It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night."

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Face Projector Makes People Anonymous in Hong Kong

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. Youtube clip.

 

"In 2017, a group of Dutch design students created some fictional anonymity "products" that they displayed under the name "Group Anonymous" at Milan Design Week."

 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Books Written by Artificial Intelligence

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Even the covers to this collection of AI-written science fiction novels were created by AI."

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Dressed to Kill

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"NASA is "committed" to landing the first woman and the "next man" on the moon by 2024 as part of the Artemis program (next stop Mars!). And as part of that program, unveiled two new spacesuits."

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Mum About Mummies

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"The colorful strokes, painted millennia ago, are still visible beneath a layer of dirt, which is partly why Egypt's antiquities ministry is celebrating the discovery of more than 20 ancient coffins as one of the "largest and most important" finds in the country in recent years."

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

The End of the World Never Looked So Rad

This came out Sunday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"At the world's largest post-apocalyptic festival, costumes are not optional. Wasteland Weekend, now in its 10th year, descended on the Mojave Desert for a five-day festival this past September and fully immersed all who attended in a Mad Max-inspired world."

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Painting Stripes on Cows Keep Flies Away

This came out Friday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"We still don't understand why zebras have stripes. Although earlier this year, the New York Times reported the stripes are likely meant to deter flies that carry deadly disease."

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Thumb Sweatbands

This came out Monday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"This is the Thumb Sweatband Set available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth. The $7 set is supposed to ship later this month and includes two P1 and two P2 thumb sweatbands."

 

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Ok Whatever.

 

"Fans of Halloween who’ve long-since perfected the art of transforming front lawns into spooky graveyards and clever makeup applications into otherworldly visages have a new autumnal challenge to look forward to mastering."

 

 

Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Pay by the Hour to Drink

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Open Concept is a new bar in St. Louis, Missouri where patrons make an appointment to visit and then pay by the hour to drink as much (or as little) as you'd like. The per-hour price is $10 but if you want top shelf booze, it jumps to $20/hour."

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Godzilla Car Horn

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"One of you out there needs your vehicle ("car, truck, van, boat, RV, motorcycle, ATV, golf cart or any 12 volt supplied power source") to roar like Godzilla, I just know it. So, you're welcome."

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Frito Lay KFC

This came out Monday.

 

"KFC Canada and Frito Lay Canada today announced an epic new food collaboration: KFC x Lay's Bar-B-Q Tenders. The limited-edition collaboration features KFC's 100 per-cent real Canadian farm raised chicken tenders coated in Lay's sweet and smoky Bar-B-Q potato chips."

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Canadian UFO Coin

Canada Mint has released a new unidentified flying coin.

 

" The Mint's newest glow-in-the-dark collector coin tells the story of a unique and mysterious event that made the small village of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, an attraction for believers in paranormal phenomena. The coin vividly illustrates Canada's best-documented account of what some claim to be the crash of an unidentified flying object on October 4, 1967. The rectangular $20 Fine Silver Coin - Canada's Unexplained Phenomena: The Shag Harbour Incident has a limited mintage of 4,000 and retails for $129.95. "

 

 

 

Monday, Oct 7, 2019

Real Life Hobbit

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Dan Price, a former photojournalist from Kentucky, gave up his successful career to live in a dugout on the side of a hill in rural Oregon. He’s been living there for over 20 years and has no interest in going back to his old life."

 

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

Guinea Pig Ice Cream

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"That's a double scoop of nope here, thank you. Guinea pigs have long been a traditional food in various indigenous cultures of Latin America -- most notably in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia."

 

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

Getting to Space in Balloons

This came out yesterday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"The idea is surprisingly old school. This company wants to modernize it."

 

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

Goth Cooking

This came out yesterday with thanks to Okay Whatever.

 

"Netflix’s Curious Creations of Christine McConnell might have brought goth cooking into the public eye, but the practice of bringing a goth aesthetic to food has existed since the invention of burnt toast."

 

 

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

Finger Protectors

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Because washing your hands after you scarf a bag of Cheetos is such a hassle."

 

 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Staged Homeless Opera a Hoax?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Mother nature Network.

 

"A video posted on Twitter by the Los Angeles Police Department has gone viral, bringing attention to a woman whose opera singing in a Metro station is turning heads."

 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Bath Mats Turn Red and Dry White Again Later

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Cue the "Psycho" violins. If you're a true Halloween completist who's wondering how to deck out your bathroom for the holiday, we have your accessory: The Bloody Bath Mat."

 

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Perfect Clothing Fit Scanner

This came out today with thanks to Engadget.

 

"Last year, we had a look at TG3D Studio's Scanatic 360 Body Scanner, which susses out your body's measurements so you know exactly what clothing size to get at the store."

 

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2019

Lion Around

This is all over the web today. Here it is on YouTube.

 

Authorities are looking for the woman in the clip who taunts the lion.

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Great Outdoors

"There is a particular genre of internet video dedicated to breathlessly showcasing products so stupid that surely it must be intentional." This came out from The AV Club.

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Snoopy in Space Movie

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Snoopy has been a NASA mascot for more than 50 years going back to the Apollo missions. Now, Snoopy is headed to the International Space Station for a new cartoon series, Snoopy In Space, launching November 1."

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Looks like Tesla Has a Million Mile Battery

This came out Monday with thanks to Big Think.

 

"Such a battery would make it far cheaper to implement robotaxis and long-haul electric trucks, both of which Tesla is developing."

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Real Adventure Park

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Dead Spin.

 

"If the above image fills you with confusion, fear, repulsion, and curiosity: Congratulations, you’re human, and you understand how physics work. If you already know exactly what you’re looking at: Welcome back to Action Park."

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Moon Flag Flap

This came out yesterday with thanks to digg.

 

"Conspiracy Theorists Say The Flag Wouldn’t Flutter On The Moon, So A YouTuber Put A Flag Inside A Vacuum-Chamber To Test Their Hypothesis."

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Vaping Cyanide

This came out yesterday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Not what anyone needs to be smoking: cyanide. As America's vaping crisis continues, 10 unregulated vaping cartridges have tested positive for pesticides—including a fungicide that can turn into hydrogen cyanide if burned, NBC News reports. "You certainly don't want to be smoking cyanide," says Antonio Frazier"

 

 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Another Whale Stranding

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Officials say 15 pilot whales are dead after beaching themselves on a barrier island in the second mass stranding off the coast of Georgia since July."

 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Here Comes the Sun

This viral video came out today.

 

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr enjoyed a Beatles reunion on Thursday night, as they attended the Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Party, held at Abbey Road Studios. This Beatles clip of Here Comes the Sun came out 15 hours ago and already has close to a million views.

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Go Chair

This came out today with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Known as LEX, this bizarre new wearable invention has been described as 'an extension of your body.' While finding a place to sit down can be a genuine problem at times, permanently wearing a fold-out chair around your waist doesn't exactly seem like the ideal solution."

 

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Beer Deer Bong

This came out Friday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"This is the $25 Deer Bong, a plastic 16+ ounce, 5-point deer horn replica to bong beer out of. You just fill the horn, then tilt it back and let the good times roll."

 

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Spacey Date

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Ready for a vacation in a space hotel? Tourists may only have to wait a few years, according to an announcement from the Gateway Foundation."

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

KFC and Doughnuts

This came out today with thanks to Thrillist.

 

"We've all seen the holy matrimony of chicken and waffles, but what about chicken and donuts? KFC is introducing a twist on the classic southern staple by swapping out syrupy waffles for none other than glazed donuts."

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Area 51 Sign Removed

This came out yesterday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Emblazoned with the words "Extraterrestrial Highway" in bold white letters on a green background, the famous sign has long greeted visitors to State Route 375 in south-central Nevada."

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Area 51 Party?

This came out last week with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

""Alienstock," the viral Facebook event that invited people to storm Area 51 in Nevada next week, has lost its ringleader. Matty Roberts, a college student who started the event jokingly, has pulled out due to worries about the infrastructure of what is supposedly going to happen on September 20."

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Soft Drink Can  Artist

This came out yesterday with thanks to Ripley's.

 

"Using only his fingertips, artist Noah Deledda of Tampa, Florida, takes trash and turns it into a true treasure. Converting typical aluminum cans into geometric art, Deledda’s work has sold for upwards of $2,000 a pop."

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Speed Bumps in Iceland

This came out Saturday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A town in Iceland has installed some innovative speed bumps – a set of painted bars on the road that create the illusion of floating in the air."

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mind Bending Art

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Mindbending work by Portugal-based graffiti artist Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, aka Vile. See more at his Instagram feed, vile_graffiti."

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Last Laugh

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Recently-deceased Joseph A. Heller, Jr., an 82-year-old dad from Connecticut, was known for being a prankster. So it makes sense that his family would take the opportunity to send him off with an obituary worthy of his twisted sense of humor. "

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hot Dog Snuggle

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Neiman Marcus sells a hot dog couch for $7,100 plus shipping.

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Noodle Playhouse

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A soon-to-be father in China recently made international news headlines after using 2,000 packets of expired instant noodles to build a playhouse for his unborn son."

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Nosey Dog

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Meet Eris The Borzoi. Eris is totally, utterly, addogable."

 

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Digital Drive-thru

This came out yesterday with thanks to Takeout.

 

"It’s already awful to have to call your cell phone provider or bank over some customer service issue."

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hear Stephen King Talk About His New Book

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"George Stephanopoulos asked Stephen King to describe his new (and 61st!) book, The Institute. His answer, "Tom Brown's Schooldays go to Hell." Sounds like my kind of book, considering Tom Brown's schooldays were already pretty awful."

 

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Play Jeopardy in Your Car

This came out yesterday with thanks to Lifehacker.

 

"Podcasts, audiobooks, and music can make your daily drives less dull, but for those who want something a little more interactive and mentally engaging, you can now play Jeopardy—hosted by Alex Trebek, no less—through your smartphone using the Drivetime app (Android, iOS)."

 

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Broken Glass Art

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Seen from up close, the creations of Swiss artist Simon Berger look more like vandalism, but take a few steps back and you’ll notice the cracks in the smashed glass panes form clear and complex portraits and images.

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Finger Gun Arrest

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"With gun crime so frequent in the United States these days, even making a gun gesture with your hand can put some people on edge. A Pennsylvania man found that out the hard way after being charged with disorderly conduct for pointing a “finger gun” at another man during an argument."

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New Mineral Found in Meteorite

This came out Friday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"Scientists have discovered an exotic alien mineral that does not occur naturally anywhere on Earth."

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Five Inch Thumb Video Goes Viral

This came out Monday with thanks to Unexplained Mysteries.

 

"The 20-year-old college student, who hails from West Port, Massachusetts, has such a disproportionately enormous thumb that you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's fake."

 

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Great Catch!

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"As if zipping along a track at speeds up to 83 mph is no big deal, a man riding PortAventura Park's Shambhala rollercoaster in Spain also had enough wits about him to grab a stranger's phone that was flying through the sky. Amazing reflexes, to say the least."

 

 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Terrifying Pedal Pushes

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Most roller coasters rely on speed, tight turns and steep slopes to get riders’ adrenaline levels up, but SkyCycle, a pedal-powered coaster ride in the Japanese city of Okayama is proof that roller coasters can be even more terrifying at low speeds."

 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Viral Video: Mad Rhino

This came out yesterday on YouTube.

 

"The animal tosses and shoves this jeep with tourists around like it's a toy rolling it over multiple times."

 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Viral Video

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"A man suspected of killing three people in Virginia was spotted at large, naked, attacking people in the street."

 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Monkeys think mechanical monkey is a dead baby

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

 

"In this BBC video, a troop of Langur monkeys come across an animatronic spy monkey with a camera in its eye, and assume it's a dead baby."

 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thing Finger

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Giorgi Rostomashvili, a competitive strongman and weightlifter from Georgia, recently showed off his Herculean strength by pulling a 200-tonne boat using only his middle finger."

 

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Breast painting

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Nadia Matievskaia, a self-taught artist from Belarus, has been making news headlines for her unusual “brush”. The young artist uses her breasts to paint, but you couldn’t tell by the details displayed in her artworks."

 

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Submarine Gal

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing. (10 minute clip.)

 

"Last year, Shanee Stopnitzky dropped her doctoral studies in marine biology for another soggy pursuit: submarines!"

 

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fast Falcons

This came out Thursday courtesy of Boing Boing.

 

"Peregrine falcons are the dive bombers of the natural world, flying at speeds over 200 mph to snag their prey."

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Think Pink

This came out Thursday courtesy of Oddity Central.

 

"Several Swiss prisons have painted their jail cells in a color called “Cool Down Pink” as a way to curb prisoners’ aggressive behavior and even though the measure was adopted by other European countries in recent years, there are those who find the measure degrading and manipulative."

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Scratch and Sniff Wallpaper

This came out Thursday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"From the far-out folks at Flavor Paper comes Cannabliss, a subtly psychedelic scratch-and-sniff wallpaper that smells like weed."

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fat Cat Weighs 26lbs.

This came out Thursday courtesy of ABC News.

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cereal Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"It sounds like the sarcastic name of a product you’d expect to hear in a satirical sitcom like The Simpsons, but Poop Like a Champion is an actual cereal that can allegedly get your bowels moving like nothing else."

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Everything

This came out Sunday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Although we're deep in the heat of summer, Hormel Foods is busy promoting their new fall pork product: Pumpkin Spice Spam. "

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Celebrating a Melt

This came out Sunday with thanks Newser.

 

"With a bronze plaque, a ceremony, and a warning that more will follow, Iceland on Sunday is marking the loss of its first glacier to climate change."

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mind Blowing Art

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Portuguese street artist Odeith is widely considered the pioneer of anamorphic graffiti, and looking at his latest works, many would say he is still ahead of the curve."

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Easy Rider Star Gone

This came out Saturday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7 Ways to Dispose of Cremation Ashes

This came out Thursday with thanks to OkWhatever.

 

"Let’s face it: We’re all going to die sooner or later. And at some point, we’re each going to have to decide what we want done with our bodies."

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Put Some Shine in Your Bowl

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"WeAreFeel, a UK-based supplement subscription company has been getting a lot of attention online lately for a bizarre limited-edition multivitamin pill designed to “make your toilet sparkle” when you do a number two."

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Flop Top

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"It was a solar experiment that seemed ingenious in its simplicity: fill a road with photovoltaic panels and let them passively soak up the rays as cars drive harmlessly above."

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

China's Robo Traffic Cops

This came out last week with thanks to Futurism.

 

"We can now add one more initiative to the growing list of ways China is using tech to police its population."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Human Exoskeletons

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The term exoskeleton usually brings to mind the hulking Power Loader worn by Sigourney Weaver in Aliens."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Going Bananas Over Messages

This came out Thursday with thanks to Okwhatever.

 

"As a kid, if I wanted to send someone a secret message, I had two options: write it in invisible ink (a.k.a. lemon juice) or pen it in “uppy duppy” — a secret language that I invented with my friends."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Why Buy the Car When You Can Get an F16 for Less

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"The $8,878,800 (plus tax!) list price of the Bugatti Centodieci really makes you think. The fact that there’s a market for such a preposterous toy is a pretty clear indicator that some people are too rich. Then again–why would you park among peasants in one of these when I could hook you up with an F-16 jet for less?"

 

 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Space Tourism

This came out yesterday with thanks to Phys Org.

 

"Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert."

 

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Area 51 Crash

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vice.

 

"When Storm Area 51 went viral earlier in July, creator Matty Roberts quickly expressed that his Facebook Group was intended as a joke."

 

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Atomic Vodka

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An international team of scientists studying the exclusion zone around Chernobyl recently unveiled a bottle of vodka made with water and cereal grown in the area around the abandoned nuclear power plant."

 

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pole Sitting is a Sport in Netherlands

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"They say sports are good for your health, but they probably don’t mean the Dutch sport of Paalzitten or Pole Sitting, which sees competitors literally sitting on wooden poles for dozens of hours, until they surrender to either numbness or boredom."

 

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Ever Wonder What Happens When a Bear Gets Trapped in a Car?

This came out Friday with thanks to KKTV.

 

"The warning comes from the Snowmass Village Police Department. They shared photos to their Facebook page on Monday, showcasing the extensive damage a bear did after entering an unlocked vehicle."

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Dali and Picasso Would Be Proud

This came 2 min. clip came out out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Gideon Irving's fantastic video, "Woke Up Looking" was made without computer graphics in just one take. The video below shows how he did it."

 

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

There's Still More Gold in Them That Hills

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"A massive gold nugget has been found by a lucky Australian prospector. There may be no riskier profession than prospecting, hunting for valuable minerals and ore in hills, valleys and rivers."

 

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Robo Man

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"There are lots of companies who make wearable tails for humans, but they’re usually for cosplay or other entertainment pursuits."

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Heat Waves of the Future

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vice.

 

"Someday in the not-too-distant future, the effective temperatures in New York City will hit 120 degrees."

 

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Want a Racetrack?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"In a small town near the eastern border of South Dakota called Brandon, there’s a race track whose name changes about as often as its status on the real-estate market."

 

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Forget Sharks, Mosquitoes are the Real Killers

This came out Saturday with thanks to The New York Post.

 

"If we were rational creatures, we would fear our back yards more than our beaches. Though oceans contain real-life monsters like the great white, our lawns and parks are home to humankind’s deadliest foe: the ubiquitous mosquito."

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Ice Cream Sandwiches With Hot Dog and Mustard

This came out Friday with thanks to The Takeout.

 

"Branding is a difficult business to begin with. If your product has been around a long time, it’s even tougher to find ways to keep it fresh, to appeal to new consumers, and to know when it's time to shake things up a bit."

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Most and Least Stolen Vehicles

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"You may want to find an extra-secure place to park your Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat."

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Vaping Suspected Cause of Lung Cancer

This came out Friday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"More people hospitalized with serious lung problems linked to vaping have been found, Wisconsin health officials reported Friday. Last week, health officials reported eight cases of this strange cluster, all involving teens."

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Slippery Moon Landing

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"The moon may not be made out of cheese, but some astronauts are, in fact, made out of butter."

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Cow Cuddling Therapy $75/hr

If you’re looking for a unique but sure way to let loose and forget about the stress of your daily life, head off to the Swiss country side for a session of cow cuddling therapy. It’s sure to do the trick! See more here.

 

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rainforest Meltdown

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"The rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon is being cleared so quickly that deforestation is nearing a "tipping point" from which the area may never recover. Deforestation is occurring at such a rate that three football fields worth of tree cover are lost every minute, reports The Guardian. (A FIFA soccer/football field is 110 to 120 yards long by 70 to 80 yards wide.)"

 

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pilfered Electricity

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"There’s sort of a stereotype of Tesla owners having this elevated sense of self-worth and entitlement since they believe that the fact that they drive a fast, luxurious electric car means they’re saving the world for the rest of us drooling simpletons."

 

 

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Paying Ships to Slow Down

This came out Friday with thanks to The Fraser Institute.

 

"According to the Los Angeles Times, ships get US$2,500 for cutting their speed to 12 knots or slower while sailing a 130-mile corridor where whales feed and frolic. The project’s original funders were the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the Santa Barbara Foundation."

 

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Dollars to Donuts

This came out Tuesday with thanks to WFSA12 News.

 

"Five people in a pickup apparently rode over and tore down multiple cornstalks leaving behind a less intricate version of crop circles."

 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Electric F150 Pulls A Million Pound Train

This came out Tuesday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"In 2017, Ford announced that it would sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. It plans to start selling a hybrid version in 2020, and as a way to start priming the pump (or plug, as it were) for a vehicle that will no doubt be a very big deal, the company released a video Tuesday demonstrating the electric truck’s remarkable towing capacity."

 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Ford Buys Spin

This came out Thursday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"Spin, the dockless scooter company acquired by Ford Motor Company last year, announced on Thursday that it will deploy 15,000 scooters in eight cities starting in August. The company also unveiled its latest model of electric scooter, with anti-theft technology and custom parts meant to deter vandalism. "

 

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hanks as Mr. Rodgers

This came out last week with thanks to Country Living.

 

"Tom Hanks will play children’s television trailblazer Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, due out in November." The movie will premier in September.

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gummies 900 Times Hotter Than a Jalapeno

This came out last week with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"It may be cute and tiny, but Lil’ Nitro is no joke. Sporting a Scoville rating reaching well into the millions of units, this chewy treat is 900 times hotter than a Jalapeno, making it the world’s hottest gummy bear."

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Truly Prolific Offender

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Jennifer Armstrong, a 44-year-old woman from Ireland, is considered by many the country’s most prolific petty criminal, with a record of 648 convictions."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Nose Recognition for Doggies

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Chinese facial-recognition startup Megvii has been making news headlines for an app that allows people to track down their lost dogs using photos of their unique noses."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ultra Realistic Carvings

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"You’ve probably seen wood artists carve impressive sculptures out of giant logs, be it with a chainsaw or hammer and chisel, but you probably haven’t seen anything quite like what Spanish artist Gerard Mas is capable of."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Coke Head Smuggler

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"At Barcelona's international airport, police arrested a Colombian gentleman who arrived from Bogota with half a kilogram of cocaine under his toupée. According to a Reuters report, "The man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Patient Dog Waits for Dead Owner

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A loyal dog in Greece recently melted the hearts of millions around the world after it was reported that it has spent the last 18 months at a roadside shrine where his owner tragically lost his life in a traffic accident."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Going to the Chapel and I'm Gonna Get Married

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 "Once a Russian boxing champion, Renat Agzamov is now known as a celebrity cake maker specializing in elaborate, edible masterpieces that sell for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Stuck Like Glue Because I'm Stuck on You

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"48-year-old Jimmy De Frenne, from Belgium, recently set a new world record for the longest time spent sitting on a toilet, after spending five days on a toilet bowl in a bar."

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bad Hair Days

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A 63-year-old man in India who hasn’t cut or washed his hair in over 40 years has to keep his tangled 6-foot-long locks wrapped in a head cloth just to walk around without stepping on them."

 

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Huge Crowd to Storm Area 51 in September

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Over half a million people have signed up for a Facebook event to “storm” the restricted military base in southeastern Nevada known as Area 51 on September 20th at dawn. For decades the site has captivated conspiracy theorists, convinced that the 4,000-square-mile desert zone might hold advanced technology from aliens who have visited planet Earth."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Video Clip of Airplane Engine Quits Mid-flight

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"There are many things that one never wants to see out a plane window, and this is definitely one of them."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Flying Soldiers

This came out Yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron were treated to a demonstration of the Flyboard Air, a sort of gas turbine-powered jetpack/hoverboard/flying platform originally invented by jetski champ Franky Zapata, during Bastille Day festivities in Paris on Sunday."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dad Tricks Kids To Stop Crying By Taking Turns

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

 

"The father recorded the sweet moment both his daughters calm down after throwing hysterical tantrums after they refuse to take "their turn to cry" during their holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on April 25."

 

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12 Most Iconic Cars in TV History

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Cars made famous on a TV show can reach a special level of worship. Here are some of the vehicles that have really made fans’ engines roar…"

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Edible Anatomy Cakes

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Plates heaped with thumb-sized maggots and grubs. There a bloodied human heart lies in a pool of green, molar-strewn slime. A stainless-steel coroner’s table hosts the disemboweled upper-torso of a corpse."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Flashmob Hits Outdoor Gear Store

This came out Saturday with thanks to Newser.

 

"It was all over in less than 30 seconds. Police say a "flash mob" of ten people ransacked a North Face store in Wisconsin on Monday and took roughly $30,000 in merchandise."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cat Beds With Flair

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"These are the My Neighbor Totoro Catbus and Totoro cat beds felted by Etsy seller Meowfelt. Pretty awesome, right?"

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sticky Portrait

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Noah Scalin (previously) writes, "I'm so devastated to learn about Mad magazine's imminent demise."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

31 Grey Whales died 20109

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"News continues to worsen for marine mammals on the west coast. In addition to terrible domoic acid poisoning for seals and sea lions, whales are passing away at a record rate."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Olivia de Havilland, 103, loses lawsuit over image

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Olivia de Havilland, who starred in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, Gone With the Wind, and The Heiress, celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 1, 2019."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cheetos and KFC

This came out yesterday with thanks to Takeout.

 

In the admittedly narrow world of Cheetos-fast food mashups, Burger King’s Mac-And-Cheetos and Taco Bell’s Cheetos Quesadillas have some new competition. KFC announced it is testing a new Cheetos Sandwich in selected restaurants at locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Giant seaweed patches might be the new norm

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"Scientists in Florida have detected the largest seaweed bloom in the world. Extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the African coast, the unusually large bloom is threatening marine life and coastal regions, with the researchers warning it’s likely a sign of things to come."

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sacramento Says No To Working on Car in Garage

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"There’s an interesting discussion happening over at the Grassroots Motorsports forum right now, and presumably at many other places off-line. It’s about laws in Sacramento County stating, essentially, that almost any auto repair you do on your property is illegal. Of course, this is deeply troubling to almost everyone reading right now.

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Hurricane Can Hold Back 360 MPH Winds

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"If you’re looking to build a new home on coastal waters where hurricanes are known to roam, you might want to skip the two-by-fours and cement and instead start drinking bottled soda."

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Cockroach Cataclysm

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"For generations, cockroaches have been mercilessly blasted with poison mist spouted from aerosol cans, their last breaths panted in time to a cacophony of celebratory human shrieks, but no more. The time of Raid is over, and the time of the cockroach has begun."

 

 

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