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30

Dec

The strangest science stories of 2013Did scientists find a link to the abominable snowman? Is urine a viable way to generate electricity?

The strangest science stories of 2013
Did scientists find a link to the abominable snowman? Is urine a viable way to generate electricity?

05

Nov

14 thermal images of animals
Check out these (kind of creepy) photos that show animals in a new light.

19

Jun

Elisabeth Buecher’s eco-themed shower curtains come with a strong green message: Turn off the water … or else. Buecher designed two inflatable curtains as part of her “My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior” project: One slowly inflates, trapping you in plastic, and “Spiky” sends out inflatable spikes if you go over the time limit.Check out some more bizarre green inventions you won’t believe are real.

Elisabeth Buecher’s eco-themed shower curtains come with a strong green message: Turn off the water … or else. Buecher designed two inflatable curtains as part of her “My Shower Curtain is a Green Warrior” project: One slowly inflates, trapping you in plastic, and “Spiky” sends out inflatable spikes if you go over the time limit.

Check out some more bizarre green inventions you won’t believe are real.

14

Nov

Nature’s weird and wonderful creationsSome of the planet’s inhabitants are so bizarre that humans can’t help but mimic them. Check them out alongside some strikingly similar objects.

Nature’s weird and wonderful creations
Some of the planet’s inhabitants are so bizarre that humans can’t help but mimic them. Check them out alongside some strikingly similar objects.

12

Oct

Innovation blazes new paths to the afterlifeHoly Smoke offers a unique service: stuffing cremation ashes into pistol bullets or shotgun cartridges.Says the creator: “I want my ashes put into some turkey-load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

Innovation blazes new paths to the afterlife
Holy Smoke offers a unique service: stuffing cremation ashes into pistol bullets or shotgun cartridges.

Says the creator: “I want my ashes put into some turkey-load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

09

Aug

Meet Rip, the world’s creepiest environmental PSA spokesperson
If sky-high water bills aren’t enough to keep you up at night, get a load of the nightmarish and unfortunately coiffed star of the Wasting Water is Weird campaign.

Learn more about the new cringe-y residential water conservation campaign.

29

Jul

If you have the urge to mingle with street urchins, catch up on your Soviet history, or check out a drug kingpin’s home base, this list will keep you busy.

If you have the urge to mingle with street urchins, catch up on your Soviet history, or check out a drug kingpin’s home base, this list will keep you busy.

Soy sauce makes dead squid ‘dance’
Energy lies within ions contained in the sauce’s high sodium content, and these ions are used in cells to create voltage differences. Because the squid is served fresh, its cells are still active and when the sodium is applied, the signals across the nerve cell membranes are temporarily reactivated.

26

Jul

Oddly elongated plot for sale in the U.K.For dedicated hedge trimmers only: The Gables at Alnes, a perfectly charming British property with an extensive garden that measures 1,320 feet long and 30 feet wide hits the market.

Oddly elongated plot for sale in the U.K.
For dedicated hedge trimmers only: The Gables at Alnes, a perfectly charming British property with an extensive garden that measures 1,320 feet long and 30 feet wide hits the market.

23

Jun

What if you were allergic to all food and drink except water?10 bizarre allergies

What if you were allergic to all food and drink except water?
10 bizarre allergies