Monday: July 18, 2011
- A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.
Typifying a once-popular, but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera,Poets Ranked by Beard Weight has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles, and one that still stands out as a particular curiosity among the many colorful curiosities of the period. Its author, one Upton Uxbridge Underwood (1881 – 1937), was a deipnosophist, clubman, and literary miscellanist with a special interest in tonsorial subjects.
Tuesday: May 18, 2010
- Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.
Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011.
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.
Sorry, but you won't find any, as Travel & Leisure puts it, 'goofball novelty' buildings on this list. On the plus side, if you've always wanted to see what a bar-code building looks like then this post has your numeric ID all over it.
Tuesday: April 6, 2010
- Eleven of the strangest how-to books you can currently find on Amazon.
Turns out there is a how-to book out there for any and all subject that you can probably think of and that includes caring for and raising your very own mythical creatures. My personal favorite from this list though is 'How to Avoid Huge Ships' - which apparently is a serious offering in terms of boat safety.
Monday: April 5, 2010
- A collection of weird road signs from all over the world for you to gawk at.
I never knew that Big Foot looked like a cross between Aquaman and a goat. Those rangers over at Pike National Park in Coloroda Springs must know something that we don't. Or do they? Conspiracy!
Wednesday: March 24, 2010
- A list of bathroom tech advancements that you may not have previously known about.
MSNBC uncovers sixteen new tidbits of technology and gadgets spe cifically for your beloved throne room (aka the bathroom). Some are interesting while some are just plain wacky - unless heated toilet seats are of particular interest to you.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.
Mr Pianezzi, 44, has introduced his alpaca Pisco to the waters of the Pacific Ocean over the past several months. Unlike dogs, an alpaca does not instinctively jump into the sea for a swim.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.
Enjoy this collection of wild and in most cases ridiculously dangerous modes of travel. Maybe it's because I usually have video games on the brain but after seeing these pictures I really want to go play some Mario Kart.
Friday: February 12, 2010
- Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.
Landmines? Seriously? Why not just build a bigger fence? It also begs the question as to what was in this garden that needed the additional explosive power of landmines as security. Maybe he figured out how to harvest a money tree.
Thursday: February 4, 2010
- A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.
From graphic calculators to PIN terminals, it looks more and more like there really isn't a device that can't play Tetris. Also, that watch pictured in the thumbnail is quite stylish. Just look at that bling!
Tuesday: January 19, 2010
- Ten unusual (but cool) vacuum cleaners for you to gawk at.
Every office or cubicle should have a tiny USB retro vacuum and I'll be ordering mine when stock becomes available. Another fun fact to be learned here is that your vacuum cleaner can double as a makeshift proton pack.
Monday: January 11, 2010
- Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.
Covers everything from spray-able pancake batter and carbonated yogurt all the way over to colored ketchup and edible plates (Ritz crackers are a quick substitute for this as well - thank you Mitch Hedberg). So, who's hungry?
Friday: January 8, 2010
- A collection of the world's strangest movie theater snacks for you to gawk at.
Article covers a wide variety of assorted snacks that you may not have previously known about or even wanted to know about. Also, did you know that the Dutch have the highest per capita licorice consumption in the world?
Monday: January 4, 2010
- Six transportation ideas that are actually more baffling than the Segway.
Crossing any body of water is always a hassle. But, as a cynical, jaded, 21st century consumer, the last thing you want is a boat. What with their ability to float, ease of use and general reliability, boats are just so passe.
Monday: December 21, 2009
- Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.
The newlyweds, who went on a honeymoon to Guam, now go on dates around Tokyo, with SAL9000 taking pictures of Nene, installed in his Nintendo DS, in front of famous landmarks and then posting them on social networking sites.