20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN -

 

 

 

 


15 FASCINATING PHOTOS COLLECTED FROM HISTORY

Pinkerton Detective With Lead Gloves circa 1875

This huge, almost seven foot fall Pinkerton detective dwarfs the table he is standing next to. However, it is not his physical size that makes him a deadly adversary, but the lead gloves covering his hands. They are a variation of the “blackjack.” A seemingly light tap usually surprises the unfortunate victim with broken bones or the loss of consciousness, without hurting the wearer’s hands.

 

Hatfield Clan 6 years later after the Hatfield-McCoy feud. 1897

 

This is a photograph of Maud Wagner in 1907, who was allegedly the first known female tattooist in the United States.

Maud Stevens Wagner was born in 1877, in Lyon County, Kansas. Wagner worked as an American circus performer, where she performed as an aerialist and contortionist. She frequently worked for numerous traveling circuses, which is where she met her future husband, Gus Wagner. Gus was a tattoo artist himself, to which he described himself as “the most artistically marked up man in America.”

Wagner exchanged a date with Gus for a lesson in tattooing, which was where her love and admiration for tattoos skyrocketed. They were married several years later, and had a daughter together, Lovetta, who also became intrigued with the idea of tattooing and started at the age of 9. Wagner became an apprentice under her husband and started learning how to give the traditional ‘stick and poke’ tattoos — regardless of the tattoo machine already being invented during this time.

Maud and Gus Wagner were two of the last tattoo artists in the United States who would tattoo by hand, instead of using the already established tattoo machine. This gave Wagner the title of the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S. Wagner left the circus and traveled around America with her husband, where they both worked as tattoo artists; being credited for bringing this practice to the inland of the U.S.

 

A Trip Down Market Street In San Francisco 1905

 

This is allegedly the only known authenticated portrait of notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid

Born as Henry McCarty in 1859 New York City, McCarty was orphaned at age 14, where the boardroom owner gave him a room to stay, in exchange for work.

His first arrest was at age 16 for stealing food in late 1875, which is where his criminal behaviour spiralled. After fleeing to New Mexico Territory because of his stealing crimes, this made McCarty both an outlaw and a federal fugitive. Two years later in 1877, McCarty murdered a blacksmith during an altercation, which made him become a wanted man in Arizona Territory; which is why he fled back to New Mexico where he joined a group of cattle rustlers.

-McCarty was finally captured by Sheriff Pat Garrett, and convicted of the murder of the blacksmith, where he was sentenced to hang in May of 1881. Later that year, McCarty escaped, killed two guards and hid for over two months. Sheriff Pat Garrett shot and killed McCarty in July of 1881, where he was only 21 years of age.

 

A Russian, newly liberated by US soldiers from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, points out the Nazi guard who was brutally beating prisoners. April 14, 1945

 

Adolf Hitler with a group of brown shirts in Berlin, 1933

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German election ballot, 1938: “Do you approve of the reunification of Austria with the German reich accomplished on 13 March 1938 and do you vote for the list of our Führer, Adolf Hitler?”

 

Hitler’s 1920 doodles when coming up for the NAZI party symbol

 

The identification card of Anny Horowitz, a French Jewish girl murdered in Auschwitz, 1940

The card notes she was born on June 3, 1933, in Strasbourg, and lived in Bordeaux. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, a rosy complexion, and is of average height, and her fingerprints and signature are included. Her family was deported from Drancy to Auschwitz on September 11th, 1942, where it is believed she was killed.

 

Dustbowl Refugees: “One of three related Oklahoma drought refugee families on the highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico, going to Roswell to chop cotton.” Photo by Dorothea Lange

 

The last Civil War veteran (Union), Albert Henry Woolson, died in 1956. That means he saw the world go from gas lights and candles, horse and buggy, cavalry, and muskets, to widespread electricity, high speed cars, tanks, and nuclear weapons in one lifetime.

 

Fake trees were used in WW1 as observation posts

 

First Class Cabin aboard the TItanic

The first class tickets ranged enormously in price, from $150 (about $1700 today) for a simple berth, up to $4350 ($50,000) for one of the two Parlour suites. Second class tickets were $60 (around $700) and third class passengers paid between $15 and $40 ($170 – £460).

 

In August of 1867 Union Pacific railroad worker William Thompson was attacked by a band of Cheyenne Indians, scalped, and left for dead.

 

North Hollywood shootout gunman, Emil Matasareanu, smiling for the camera after being shot at least 29 times by LA police, 1997. The EMS were intentionally delayed and he bled out and died

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North Hollywood Bank Shootout

 


12 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had a Twin

12 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had a Twin -

1. Rami and Sami Malek

2. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson

3. Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent

4. Gisele and Patricia Bündchen

5. Michael and Ashton Kutcher

6. Willow and Autumn Shields

7. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi

8. Tasha and Sidra Smith

9. Jose and Ozzie Canseco

10. Linda Hamilton and Leslie Hamilton Gearren

11. Parker and Christopher Posey

12. Shawn and Aaron Ashmore


20 TIMES PEOPLE ASKED ‘WHAT IS THIS THING?’ AND REDDIT ANSWERED

20 TIMES PEOPLE ASKED ‘WHAT IS THIS THING?’ AND REDDIT ANSWERED -

 

 

1. “What is this spiral thing in my unopened bottle of sauce?” Pepper seeds.

2. “Found this in the Israeli desert, anybody know what kind of rock it is? It glows when charged with any type of light.” Green calcite.

3. “No idea what this is. It’s powdery and reappears quickly (within a couple days) after being vacuumed up.” Termites damaging the house.

4. “My mother and girlfriend found this on the beach today. Any idea what it is?” Sea anemone.

5. "Where do these veins on the egg come from?" The chicken may have a viral disease causing the veins in the eggs.

6. “This weird sealed pouch inside a baggie filled with some sort of gel and a metal oval with raised lines on it randomly appeared inside someone’s backpack in New Zealand.” Reusable hand warmer.

7. “Found on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, it looks like some kind of seed.” Sea bean.

8. “This was found in a storage room at a nearby castle from the 17th century. Any suggestions?” Generator to produce static electricity.

9. “I found this kayaking in the Mississippi River yesterday. I think it’s some kind of fungus, but I’ve never seen this in my life.” Colony of bryozoans

10. “My dad found this washed up on the shore by our lakeside house. What is it?” Rosin.

11. “What’s this coded ‘manhole’ disc behind the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA?” This is one of a series of coded discs. They were created for entertainment purposes.

12. “I found this thing in my food. It was just stuck to a piece of meat, it wasn’t lodged into it or anything. Anyone know what it is?” Cattle microchip.

13. “Took this weird bean home, now it’s opening up and has me more puzzled.” Magnolia seed pod.

14. “What’s this beige plastic thing that’s mounted to the side of the door handle?” Door knob protector.

15. "This creature was found on the beach. What is it?" Helmet urchin.

16. “Found in a tree North Carolina. It’s about the size of a fist.” A fungus.

17. “Asking for my Grandma: Here’s a piece of silverware found in her Grandma’s house! Anyone knows what this might have been used for?” Sardine server.

18. “Found this brassy item at a thrift shop in Victoria, Australia. It sat on top of a steel base frame. What is this thing?” Pasta maker.

19. "Someone found this substance growing on top of homemade cider vinegar. What is this?" Kamh yeast.

20. “There were thousands of these things along the Hudson River in Peekskill, New York. They had a very hard texture, but felt hollow.” Seed of a water caltrop.

 


34 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

34 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

1. Burnt waffle found in a bag of charcoal.

2. A hot mug was left upside down on a plastic cover.

3. Kitten has thumbs.

4. The reflection makes the bike look new again.

5. Caterpillar stitched the fabric of this chair together before going into a cocoon.

6. An egg inside an egg.

7. Bird changes its colors from black to pink.

8. A pearl found in an oyster they were eating.

9. The London Eye fits perfectly in this bathroom window.

10. Log looks like a surreal painting.

11. Perfect concentric petals.

12. Building that blends in with the sky.

13. Tree swallowed a traffic sign.

14. Tangerine growing inside a tangerine.

15. Only one banana in the bunch has ripened.

16. Transparent leaf.

17. A grilled onion started to sprout after a rain storm.

18. Frog in the coffee.

19. These stones aren't levitating.

20. Rainbow pepper.

21. A cool shot.

22. Monkey looks like he's using the phone.

23. Building looks like it's 2-D.

24. House looks like it's sinking.

25. He found a way to be upside down.

26. Just a chandelier floating in the sky.

27. Dog looks like he's floating.

28. Icicle looks like a tornado.

29. Invasion of the insects.

30. The flying Dutchman.

31. Lightning strike caused this neat illusion.

32. Dogs seemed to have merged.


34 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY INTEREST YOU

34 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY INTEREST YOU -

 

1. Pestalotiopsis microspora is a species of endophytic fungus capable of breaking down and digesting polyurethane.

2. A meteorite lights up the night sky in Costa Rica.

3. Recycling machine in Turkey that dispenses food for stray dogs when you recycle plastic bottles.

4. An abandoned boat wreckage teeming with new life at is is reclaimed by nature.

5. A photoshoot of car crash survivors for a New Zealand road safety campaign to demonstrate how seatbelts saved their lives.

6. Hairless guinea pigs look like little baby hippos.

7. Maurice Tillet, a French wrestler was supposedly the inspiration for the character Shrek. As a child he had a completely normal appearance and Tillet was nicknamed "The Angel" due to his angelic face. When Tillet was 20, he noticed swelling in his feet, hands, and head, and after visiting a doctor was diagnosed with acromegaly—a condition usually caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland, resulting in bone overgrowth and thickening.

8. Incredible Hyperrealistic Painting by Italian artist Marco Grassi.

9. Life finds a way as a young tree sapling is seen growing in the hostile waters of the Dead Sea

10. Crested myrtillocactus geometrizans, a cacti this size will be expensive. You can find little ones for sale online. It will take at least a decade to get anywhere close to this size.

11. An excellent example of why wearing a full face helmet is a good idea.

12. Horses take flight while being transported in this customized airplane.

13. This toilet’s serial number perfectly spells “for you to pee in to”

14. A Excavator Operator in Germany digging at a jobsite in South Korea.

15. Sơn Đoòng Cave - The largest cave in the world is in Vietnam and it is so big that it has an own river, jungle and a climate. At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long.

16. Trippy effect when the wind hits the ceiling of this beachside bar.

17. Pupper Restoration - This is Jake. He was rescued from a burning shed at three weeks old. The same fireman who saved his life adopted him just days later. Jake has since been sworn in as an honorary firefighter and to this day he helps teach fire safety at local schools.

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18. Leviathan, Ark of the Apocalypse - Measuring over 7 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and standing at a whopping 8 feet tall and 200 pounds, this ghostly ship sculpture is brimming with detail. The artist, Jason Stieva, took over 14 months to complete this masterpiece.

19. From Mr. Peanut to Freddie Mercury

20. Greater Cat Ears, Cyanotis tuberosa, native to India.The root is ground into a paste and eaten to treat diabetes, and also as a vegetable. It is also supposed to relieve coughs.

21. Indian Bullfrog - This frog turns completely yellow for mating except for the vocal sacs which turn blue.

22. There are over 400 of such sculptures underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres in Cancún, Mexico. Each sculpture and figure was molded from actual people from Cancún. Part of a collective art piece called “The Silent Evolution”, this one-of-a-kind art endeavour is part of the protected Cancún National Marine Park.

23. The incredible staircase of knowledge is located at the University of Balamland, Lebanon. t aims to show that knowledge is acquired by reading books. The more you know, the higher are your chances to succeed. Also, it's a great way to introduce world-famous books to students!

24. Indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. The new Jewel Changi airport features a 6-acre indoor forest, walking trails, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 7 stories tall.

25. If you're 25, single and Danish you get "cinnamoned" as a birthday present. A tradition dating back to the 16th century, when Danish salesman would be too busy selling spices to woo a mate.

26. Your summer chill spot too sunny? Grow your own shade.

27. The pathways at Ohio State University were paved based on the routes students took before there were paved paths.

28. Amazing balance and muscle control during unicycle routine practice for the circus.

29. An awesome whale sculpture that doubles as a faux aquarium with a ship wreckage inside.

30. Quad bike suspension applies a camber torque to all four wheels through center mass c.g.( center of gravity) shift.

31. Ancient wasp found in amber dating back 100 million years has been named Dracula, because it's long sharp teeth resemble vampires.

32. Wax scraped off an apple. It's for aesthetics, preservation, and protection. Apples have a natural wax but it's removed when the apples are washed to remove dirt, chemicals, and other foreign objects.Thus the apple needs a new coating of wax or else it'll dry out fast and won't last long enough to reach a market. Food grade wax is harmless.

33. No, this isn't an ancient fleshlight but rather a carved ivory and horn model of an eye from the 1800s. This model can be unscrewed from its base to show the different parts of the eye, including the cornea (the clear outer covering of the eyeball), the pupil and the iris. Glass represents the jelly-like vitreous humour that fills the eyeball behind the lens. Veins have also been painted on to the eyeball to give it a life-like appearance. The eye is completed with a pair of eye lids.

34. This picture is designed to give the viewer the simulated experience of having a stroke (particularly in the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex, where visual perception occurs.) Everything looks hauntingly familiar but you just can't quite recognize anything.

 

 


25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

 

 

1. A rolled up train ticket looks like a lit cigarette.

2. Everyone but the count has a reflection.

3. Scuba gear that is anatomically correct for a dolphin.

4. This dog is sitting like a human.

5. A stapler that doesn't use staples.

6. Crow skull.

7. High is only the second lowest level in Australia.

8. Tree covered in lights.

9. A DVD case that ejects the disc.

10. A crowd that disappears into the painting.

11. This mushroom shaped log.

12. Old drink cans found buried in a backyard.

13. This laptop was Y2K cleared.

14. This church has its solar panels in a holy position.

15. Cool textured toffee.

16. 1914 dime found in someone's change.

17. A sweet bench engraving.

 

18. An old PlayStation promo booth.

19. A burger king in a 250 year old cellar.

20. A number was put on this blueberry.

21. Chips that have a spot where you can hold onto them.

22. Sun clock built into this building.

23. A duck made a nest near the entrance of a McDonald's.

24. Circular rainbow.

25. Old medicine trunks.

 


23 Messed Up Movie Scenes That Will Mess You Up [Graphic]

23 Messed Up Movie Scenes That Will Mess You Up [Graphic] -

🚨 WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Also, some of the images in here are kinda gruesome, but keep in mind that none of them are real: they're just from movies, y'all. 🚨

1. In Hereditary, when Charlie had an allergic reaction and stuck her head out the window to get some fresh air, but she was instantly decapitated by a road sign.

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2. In Misery, when Annie smashed Paul's feet with a sledgehammer so he couldn't escape, and his bones literally bent the wrong way.

Columbia Pictures

3. In Evil Dead, when Eric pulled a hypodermic needle from his face, just below the eye.

TriStar Pictures

4. In Final Destination 3, when Ashley and Ashlyn got trapped in the tanning bed and were literally burned alive.

New Line Cinema

5. In I Am Legend, when Will Smith's character had to kill his dog – his only living friend in the entire world – after it got infected.

Warner Bros. Pictures

6. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, when Bilbo Baggins saw the ring around Frodo's neck and was momentarily possessed.

New Line Cinema

7. In Buried, when Ryan Reynolds' character was trapped underground in a coffin, and it slowly started to fill with sand and suffocate him.

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8. In It, when Eddie was forced to take a shower in the school locker room, and Pennywise came out of the shower drain and started haunting him.

Warner Bros.

9. In The Sixth Sense, when Cole thought he saw his mom in the kitchen, but it turned out to be a ghost who committed suicide, and she started screaming at him.

Buena Vista Pictures

10. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, when Nancy fell asleep in the bathtub and Freddy Krueger tried to drown her.

New Line Cinema

11. In Poltergeist, when Marty hallucinated that he was actually peeling off the layers of his face.

United Artists

12. In Jaws, when Hooper discovered the partial, floating corpse of Ben Gardner in the submerged hull.

Universal Pictures

13. In Mother!, when Jennifer Lawrence's character gave birth, and the crowd took her baby, started ripping it apart, and then ate it.

Paramount Pictures

14. In The Shining, when Jack kissed the beautiful woman in room 237, and then she turned into the old corpse and started chasing him.

Warner Bros.

15. In Requiem for a Dream, when Jared Leto's character stuck the needle into his already extremely infected arm.

Artisan Entertainment

16. In Signs, when Merill was watching the news report and saw the alien walk across the street.

Buena Vista Pictures

17. In The Mist, when David had to kill everyone (including his son) so they could avoid painful deaths, but moments later he was saved by the US Army.

Dimension Films

18. In Cabin Fever, when Marcy shaved her legs and her skin started to peel off, meaning she got infected by the flesh-eating virus.

Lioinsgate Films

19. In Saw, when the "dead" body on the ground revealed himself to be Jigsaw.

Lionsgate Films

20. In Oldboy, when Dae-su ate a whole, live octopus in one bite.

Tartan Films

21. In Black Swan, when Nina washed her hands and started peeling back a little piece of skin, but it ripped all the way down her finger.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

22. In 127 Hours, when Aron had to use a pocket knife to amputate his own arm.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

23. And basically the entire ending of Get Out, when Chris smashed in Jeremy's head with a croquet ball, rammed a deer's head into Dean's torso, and was stabbed through the hand with a letter opener by Missy.

Blumhouse Productions


15 Medical Workers Reveal The Most Haunting Last Words They’ve Ever Heard From A Patient

15 Medical Workers Reveal The Most Haunting Last Words They’ve Ever Heard From A Patient -

 


19 More Real X-Men: Strange Genetics Make For Strange Physical Abnormalities

19 More Real X-Men: Strange Genetics Make For Strange Physical Abnormalities -

 

1. Sajad Gharibi is The Iranian Hulk.

2. Jeff Dabe has forearms that are 19 inches long.

3. John Ferraro can bend metal with his head.

4. You Jianxia has 4.8 inch eyelashes.

5. Jeison Hernandez has 16 inch feet.

6. Jyoti Amge is the shortest living woman.

7. Sultan Kosen is the world's tallest man at 8 feet tall.

8. Mehmet Ozyurek has a nose that measures 3.5 inches.

9. Maxwell Day can turn his feet backwards.

10. Lee Redmond has nails over 2 feet long.

11. Chul Soon Hwang does over 3,000 crunches daily.

12. Charlotte Guttenberg is the most tattooed woman.

13. Xie Qiuping's hair is almost 18 feet long.

14. Craing Golias has a super wide body.

15. Svetlana Pankratova has legs over 4 feet.

16. This mysterious child from Nepal has rare cat eyes.

17. Nova Galaxia has a condition causing her to grow thick hair.

18. Wim Hof can withstand freezing temperatures naked.

 

19. Rodrigo Alves is a real life Ken doll.

 

 


NOW VS THEN: 21 CHILD STARS THAT ARE NOW ADULTS

NOW VS THEN: 21 CHILD STARS THAT ARE NOW ADULTS -

 

 

 

1. Jaden Smith

2. Justin Bieber

3. Ralph Macchio

4. Lizzy Greene

5. Alyson Stoner

6. Melissa Joan Hart

7. Mara Wilson

8. Anna Paquin

9. Madeline Zima

10. Susan Olsen

11. Edward Furlong

12. Leelee Sobieski

13. Parker McKenna

14. Mackenzie Rosman

15. Jason James Richter

16. Liam Aiken

17. Chloë Grace Moretz

18. Michelle Trachtenberg

19. Hallie Eisenberg

20. Noah Hathaway

21. Steven Anthony Lawrence

 


33 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

33 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

 

A crater in a block of aluminum caused by a penny fired at it at orbital speed 23,000 feet per second.

A volcanic eruption seen from space.

A fun bus stop in Canada.

Adult lions pretend that the bites of cubs hurt them to encourage them.

 An oasis in the Gobi Desert.

The automatic gate was broken and there were no workers present.

Runaway inflation in Zimbabwe.

Someone thoughtfully put a sweater on a statue of Mr. Rogers.

The cement shoes of a mafia victim.

The sun through a specific light wavelength.

The key for a BMW i8.

China's flower ocean.

An aquarium where you can hold hands with an otter.

A cathedral with 50,000 LED lights.

Prototype firefighter helmet.

A CT scanner in Presbyterian Hospital Pediatrics, NY.


34 GIANT THINGS THAT ARE IMPRESSIVE TO BEHOLD

34 GIANT THINGS THAT ARE IMPRESSIVE TO BEHOLD -

 

 


19 UNIQUE INVENTIONS THAT PROVE THE FUTURE IS WEIRD

19 UNIQUE INVENTIONS THAT PROVE THE FUTURE IS WEIRD -

 

 

1. A warm hug you can sleep on.

2. Monster gardening gloves.

3. An electric bike.

4. A rug that turns into a chair.

5. Spiderman bike.

6. Stitches without needles.

7. Face trainer to look younger.

8. Scanner that turns any text into braille.

9. Grassy flip-flops.

10. Device to touch your smartphone without using your hands.

11. Dog umbrella.

12. Bench with secret table.

13. Cupboard Drips into a sink.

14. Scooter baby stroller.

15. This toilet puts out a fresh sanitary seat cover.

16. A camera in a USB stick.

17. A gum container has small pieces of paper inside to dispose of chewed gum.

18. Comb bike rack.

19. Trailer that doubles as a boat.

 

 


9 Perpetual Motion Machine Gifs That Just Keep Going...

9 Perpetual Motion Machine Gifs That Just Keep Going... -

Just imagine what it would be like if we could generate free energy. No need to worry about pollution, or fuel, or effort, or anything. It's no wonder so many people have tried their hands at building perpetual motion machines. And thanks to the magic of GIFs, none of them ever has to fail.

The sad truth is that thanks to physics—specifically pesky things like friction—none of these perpetual motion attempts will ever be more than clever visual tricks. But in at least GIF form they can go on and on and on, and generate some perpetual joy.

This is one of the most common designs: the overbalanced wheel. Thanks to friction, it doesn't really work. There's a motor in there somewhere.

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Another variation on the overbalanced wheel

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The overbalanced wheel is very popular.

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Very popular.

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This perpetual water wheel is hiding a secret pump.

YouTube

This one only works if you swing the machine and the camera together.

YouTube

If only it weren't for friction.

This beast is wildly efficient, but it stops eventually.


25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

 

 

1. This narrow street has a traffic light.

2. Clouds are lit in the reflection.

3. Trench lighter from WW1.

4. Cat sneezed when the photo was taken.

5. Urinals at German bar.

6. Rare blue lobster.

7. Paw print on the nose.

8. Black apple.

9. This hotel made this alligator from towels.

10. Extra long magpie.

11. One shoe stays on the skateboard, the other pushes.

12. This water bottle has a mountain in it.

13. Albino squirrel.

14. Bricks swallowed by this tree.

15. Tree grew right through this house.

16. A school painted a giraffe with lights for the head.

17. Snake lamp.

18. Tiny controllers in this controller camo.

19. Legos replace this brick.

20. This flooring is actually tiny people.

21. Cool carving.

22. An electric school bus.

23. Piece of plastic stuck in the pavement looks like the google maps icon.

24. Sinks at this gas station washroom.

25. Sneaky graffiti.

 

 


21 LIFE SAVING HACKS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED ONE DAY

21 LIFE SAVING HACKS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED ONE DAY -

1. Soak a cotton pad in petroleum jelly for a quick fire starter.

2. To thaw a lock blow into it with a straw.

3. Use two candles and a pot to make a makeshift heater.

4. String and a pen body can create a lasso for removing ticks.

5. Stick a headlamp onto a jug of water to make an improvised lantern.

6. Doritos make good kindling for fire.

7. Vegetable shortening makes a long lasting candle.

8. Filling a flat bike tire with leaves can get you rolling again.

9. Put a pencil between jumper cables to start a fire.

10. Make matches waterproof by dipping them in nail polish.

11. Chapstick can help stop bleeding.

12. A tin with cardboard inside can make a small heat source.

13. You can turn a soda can tab into a fishing hook.

14. A bra works as a mask if you need to breathe in smoke.

15. Baby oil helps protect your skin from frostbite.

16. Crayons can be used as makeshift candles.

17. Put a leaf into a puddle, then place a needle on the leaf to make an improvised compass.

18. A condom can hold up to a gallon of water.

19. You can use a few drops of bleach to help purify water.


21 SHOCKING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY SHOCK YOU: DISASTER EDITION

21 SHOCKING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY SHOCK YOU: DISASTER EDITION -

 

 

1. Trees after Hurricane Xavier hit Germany.

2. A mountain lit on fire in Tucson, Arizona.

3. Before and after Hurricane Irma, British Virgin Islands.

4. A hurricane bent this boardwalk.

5. A tornado broke everything except this cabinet.

6. The power of a storm.

7. This flood didn't stop him from chilling on his roof.

8. Lightning in the sky after a stormy night in Texas.

9. A toilet after a flood.

10. A storm took the water away.

11. A comic found in a burnt house.

12. A house burnt down in a flood.

13. Scared sloth during Hurricane Otto.

14. Lucky no one was on the john when this came through.

15. Hurricane Irma eroded the base of this tree.

16. Hurricane Ophelia took all the apples down from the trees.

17. Sharing a beer with a friend during the nightmare.

18. A front yard before and after a hurricane.

19. Dog carrying food after Hurricane Harvey.

20. A tower after a snow storm.

21. Ice taken from a leaf after an ice storm in St. Louis.

 


10 Weird News Stories You Might Have Missed Last Week

10 Weird News Stories You Might Have Missed Last Week -

 

 

 

Another week has gone by, so it’s time to take a look at some of the weird news stories you may have overlooked. If you missed last week’s adventures, you can get caught up with those offbeat stories here.

It has been quite a notable week for science. We talk about zombie pigs, ancient urine, giant prehistoric lions, and the first molecule in the universe. We have not one but two tales from the world of pornography and the story of the Japanese Walter White.

Spoiler Alert: If you don’t want to read any potential spoilers about the final season of Game of Thrones, you should skip entry 10 and proceed straight to entry nine.

 

10 AI Predicts The Survivors Of Game Of Thrones

Photo credit: apnews.com

Last Sunday night, tens of millions of people tuned in to watch the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones. Besides copious amounts of sex and violence, the show is known for introducing a large cast of compelling characters who then get killed off in gruesome ways.

Those who want to enjoy all the twists of the show might want to skip this one, but many fans are concerned that their favorites will die this season. For those who do not like surprises, students from the Technical University of Munich developed an artificial intelligence that studied all the information available about the show to predict which characters are going to die.

According to the algorithm, Daenerys Targaryen has the highest chance of survival of the main characters at 99 percent. At the other end, Bronn only has a 6 percent chance of survival and is deemed a goner.[1]

We have a bit to go to find out if it was right or not, but the school has a good track record. Back in 2016, another group of students programmed a different AI which correctly predicted that Jon Snow would be resurrected.

9 Name A Planet

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Astronomers have reached out to the public for help in christening the largest-known body without a name in the solar system.

The trans-Neptunian object has the official designation of (225088) 2007 OR10. It was discovered back in 2007 by scientists Meg Schwamb, Mike Brown, and David Rabinowitz. They decided that it is time for the cosmic object, most likely a dwarf planet, to get a proper name. Therefore, they want the people to vote on the suggestion which they will officially submit to the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

The proposed monikers must adhere to IAU guidelines which require all minor planets in the Kuiper Belt to be given names associated with mythological creation figures. Therefore, the dwarf planet will not be dubbed Moony McMoonface or anything similar.

In fact, the public has the option of voting on just one of three candidates. They are: Vili, a Norse god; Holle, a Germanic goddess of fertility; and Gonggong, a Chinese water god. The cosmic object has one of the reddest surfaces ever discovered, and all three gods, besides being associated with creation, have a connection with the color red.[2]

Voting will continue until May 10.

 

8 The Royal Canadian Moose Police

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Canadian police officers trying to contain a wild moose received an unexpected bonus as the animal led them to a stolen car.

Last Saturday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in St. John’s received multiple calls from residents that a moose was on the loose in the city. Officers caught up with the animal and tried several times to lead it into the wooded areas up north of St. John’s. For some reason, the moose insisted on going south and evaded police containment efforts.

In the end, the animal gave the RNC a helping hand as it unwittingly led them to a car which had been reported stolen the previous day. The officers stayed behind to handle this new development while the moose was able to head into the Southside Hills as it intended.[3]

7 Porn Stash Gets Plundered

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An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast collection of pornography and sex toys worth almost $30,000.

Back in 2016, the unnamed man moved to Michigan to live with his parents following a divorce. Ten months later, he relocated to Muncie, Indiana. Subsequently, his parents had all of his stuff delivered to his new home, but something was missing: his porn stash.

It had consisted of 12 moving boxes of films and magazines and two additional boxes of sex toys. When the man inquired about their whereabouts, his father revealed to him that they had disposed of them for his own well-being.

Now, the 40-year-old man is suing his parents. He is seeking compensation in excess of $86,000, almost triple what he estimated his collection to be worth. He claims that his parents acted “vindictively.” Although neither side has publicly commented on the matter, the father said in an email that he did his son a “big favor” and hoped that he will realize this one day.[4]

6 Extracurricular Activities

Japan has its own version of Walter White in the form of a university professor who admitted to teaching students in his pharmaceutical science class how to make Ecstasy.

Tatsunori Iwamura is a 61-year-old teacher at Matsuyama University in Ehime prefecture. He divulged that he had showed his pupils how to manufacture MDMA and 5F-QUPIC, a cannabis-like designer drug, in 2013. Drug enforcement officers acted on a tip, and while they did not find signs of Ecstasy, their search did uncover traces of the cannabis substance.

Unnamed sources claimed that Iwamura once had a license to manufacture illegal drugs issued by a local government outside Ehime, but it has since expired. The professor said that he taught his students how to make Ecstasy to “further their knowledge.”

Authorities believe that 11 students manufactured drugs under Iwamura’s guidance. He could face up to 10 years in prison for his actions.[5]

 

 

5 Exploring Your BeeSexuality

Online pornography giant Pornhub has revealed its latest charitable initiative: the “BeeSexual” campaign. People can visit the site’s latest channel, which is full of “bee porn,” to learn more about the perils that these crucial pollinators are currently facing. Moreover, for each view, Pornhub will donate to Operation Honey Bee and the Center for Honeybee Research.[6]

The BeeSexual channel is mostly SFW. The videos only show the foraging insects getting hot and heavy with some flowers as they drink their sweet nectar. However, they are all voiced by porn stars who give the clips a much more sexual vibe. The videos also have raunchy titles such as “Married Couple’s First Bee-some” and “Mature Natural Gets Plowed By Worker Bee.”

The biggest threat to bees is colony collapse disorder (CCD). This phenomenon occurs when most of the worker bees in a colony disappear, leaving behind the queen and only some nurse bees to care for the immature bees.

Eventually, this causes the hive to die. Last year, up to 40 percent of the hives in the United States fell to CCD and scientists are not even sure what the cause of this disorder is.

4 What Ancient Pee Can Tell Us

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A study published in Science Advances reveals that archaeologists are using an unexpected new resource—ancient urine—to estimate the size of one of the first settlements to practice animal husbandry.

Over 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers settled down in Asikli Hoyuk (in modern-day Turkey) and began domesticating sheep and goats. They appeared to be among the first to do so and did it for 1,000 years.

Researchers previously uncovered animal bones and pieces of ancient dung that attested to this fact. But they have come up with a new model that analyzes the chemical signatures of urine in the soil to estimate the size of the population.

Led by Jordan Abell from Columbia University, the team first discovered that the region had unusually high concentrations of salts. They believed that urine could be the source. They took over 110 soil samples from different areas and different layers to cover the 1,000-year span in which people lived in Asikli Hoyuk.

The researchers looked for chemical signatures such as nitrate, chlorine, and sodium. Scientists also had to account for other sources of salts such as rainwater or ash from wood fires. In the end, they estimated that an average of around 1,800 humans and animals were peeing in the village each day.[7]

3 Attack Of The Zom-pigs

According to a study published in Nature, American scientists from Yale University were able to partially revive brain activity in pigs that had been dead for hours.

Researchers started off with 32 pig brains which they received from an abattoir. After a four-hour wait, the brains were pumped with a proprietary synthetic blood concoction which contained oxygen and certain drugs to minimize the death of brain cells.

The brains were treated this way for six hours. Afterward, scientists found working synapses, regular responses to medication, and oxygen usage identical to that of a normal brain.

All of this was happening 10 hours after the animals had been decapitated. However, an electroencephalogram (EEG) showed no signs of brain-wide activity that would indicate awareness. Basically, the brains were still dead.[8]

Is this the first step in a zombie pig apocalypse?

Probably not, but ethicists are already calling for new guidelines for this field of study going forward. They believe that the animals used in these kinds of experiments could end up in a “gray area” where they are not alive but not completely dead, either.

At the very least, this study challenges the things we thought we knew about brain decay following death. It was considered an immediate and irreversible process after the blood supply was cut off.

This shows that it is a more “gradual, stepwise process” where some parts can be postponed and even reversed. The most obvious benefit could be seen in the study of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

2 The Giant Lion Hiding In A Drawer

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Scientists announced the discovery of an animal which was one of the largest mammalian carnivores ever to walk the planet. They realized they had a new species on their hands after analyzing fossils which had been sitting in a desk drawer at the Nairobi National Museum for decades.

The animal is called Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, and it prowled the Kenyan savanna until 23 million years ago. It has been referred to as a “giant lion,” and its name actually means “big African lion” in Swahili. However, there is no close relation between Simbakubwa and any modern predators. It belonged to an order called Hyaenodonta which went extinct.

Although we’ve had fossils of the animal for a while, it wasn’t until 2010 that a team from Ohio University took a closer look at them. They had the lower jaw and teeth which enabled them to calculate that Simbakubwa weighed up to 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lbs). Co–lead researcher Matthew Borths compared it to the fictional “wargs” from Lord of the Rings.[2]

1 Finding The First Molecule

Astronomers have detected helium hydride, the first type of molecule created in the early universe.

Following the big bang, the universe was filled with hydrogen and helium atoms. According to our understanding of chemistry, the conditions were right for those atoms to collide and form helium hydride. Scientists have speculated for decades that the molecule is present in the interstellar medium, but until now, we have only been able to create it in laboratories.

NASA made the discovery using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope. It was pointed at planetary nebula NGC 7027, which is 3,000 light-years away from us. Scientists have long considered the nebula a great candidate for observation of the primordial molecule, but they simply lacked the proper instruments.[10]

It wasn’t until SOFIA got the German REceiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) upgrade that it was able to pinpoint helium hydride in the chemical soup that is the nebula.

Just for clarification, the molecule is of the same type but does not actually come from the beginning of the universe. However, confirming its existence was imperative to show that we have a firm understanding of the early evolution of the universe.


22 Gripping Historical Photos

22 Gripping Historical Photos -

 

We might read things in books and hear something from our parents about the past, but only photographs can really put us into the mindset of those moments. Old pictures reveal real history, real events, and real emotions that people felt at that time. So let’s go back to the past again.

1. Emotional parade of athletes in Moscow’s Red Square

2. A 6-year-old Austrian boy named “Werfel” receiving a new pair of shoes donated by the Junior Red Cross in America, 1947

3. Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell stands by the US flag on the lunar surface during the mission.

4. First woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova presenting a badge to US astronaut Neil Armstrong

5. A beach official checks the length of the swim suits of young women, 1922

6. Actress Marilyn Monroe takes the subway in New York, 1955

7. The first 4-engine aircraft to be regularly used in commercial air service, 1931

8. “A woman leans over the railings at a railway station to kiss a soldier of the British Expeditionary Forces returning from the front lines of the Second World War.”

9. Fidel Castro meets cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 1961

10. Women boxing on a roof in LA, the 1930s

11. A man wearing a breathing apparatus that protects against gas attacks

12. Elvis Presley being sworn into the US Army, 1958

13. Barbadian youths practice physical exercises and acrobatics on the southeastern coast of Barbados, 1955

14. Getting weighed before boarding the train

15. Candidate for the “Perfect Back” contest being examined by a chiropractor, the 1930s

16. Police and fans of The Beatles in London are trying to catch the band during the filming of “A Hard Day’s Night” in 1964.

17. Baby Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth II

18. Performance at Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, 1957

19. In the Moscow school of figure skating, 1958

20. Jacqueline Kennedy at her wedding, 1953

21. Synchronized surfing New South Wales, 1938-1946

22. Nikola Tesla in his laboratory in Colorado Springs, around 1899

 

 


40 RARELY SEEN CELEBRITY PHOTOS

40 RARELY SEEN CELEBRITY PHOTOS -

1. David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1975

2. Audrey Hepburn, 1967

3. Elton John, The Muppet Show, Elstree Studios, England

4. Tina Turner, Paris, 1984

5. Freddie Mercury & Mick Rock

6. Amy Winehouse, London, 2004

7. Led Zeppelin In Front Of The Starship, 1973

8. Bob Marley, Essex House, NYC, 1980

9. Elizabeth Taylor, Culver City, CA, 2000

10. Paul & Linda Mccartney, Cover Of Life Magazine, 1971

11. Faye Dunaway, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA, 1977

12. Paul Newman, Burbank, CA, 1958

13. Yoko Ono And John Lennon, Butterfly Studios, NYC, 1972

14. Janis Joplin And Tina Turner At Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969

15. Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac At JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 1978

16. David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor, 1975

17. Debbie Harry, Late 1970s

18. Cher, 'I'd Rather Believe In You' Album Cover, 1976

19. David Bowie, “Keep Your ‘Lectric Eye”, 1973

20. David Bowie & Aretha Franklin, Grammy Awards, NYC, 1975

21. Gloria Steinem, Palm Beach, FL, 1971

22. The Jackson 5, Encino, CA, 1974

23. Cyndi Lauper, 1984

24. Stevie Wonder, Dance Theater Of Harlem, NYC, 1976

25. Cher, 1976

26. Brigitte Bardot, Cuautla, Mexico, 1964

27. Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, 1956

28. Nirvana, 1993

29. Jim Morrison, Fantasy Fair, Mill Valley, CA, 1967

30. Paul McCartney With Anti-Beatles Button, 1964

31. Mick Jagger And John Lennon, Abbey Road Studios, London, 1967

32. Yoko Ono, NYC, 1973

33. Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1993

34. Bob Dylan On Train From Dublin To Belfast, 1966

35. Billy Idol, Max's Kansas City, NYC, 1978

36. Steve Jobs, Woodside, CA, 1984

37. The Supremes, 1965

38. Kate Bush, Late 1970's

39. Robert Mapplethorpe And Patti Smith, New York City, 1969

40. Dolly Parton And Mick Jagger, Bottom Line Concert, May, 1977


20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN

20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN -

 

 

 


10 GIFS OF CLOSE CALLS AND 'HE DEAD' EXPERIENCES

10 GIFS OF CLOSE CALLS AND 'HE DEAD' EXPERIENCES -

 

 

 


20 Hidden Movie Details Most Fans Missed

20 Hidden Movie Details Most Fans Missed -

1

Captain America: Civil War (2016)The Russo brothers snuck the Bluth family car from ‘Arrested Development’ into the background of the big fight scene. The brothers directed some of the comedy show’s episodes.

2

The Great Gatsby (2013)When Gatsby and Daisy see each other for the first time in the film, they stay silent for a whole 30 seconds. The director wanted the scene to mirror the moment in Fitzerald’s novel which states, “For half a minute there wasn’t a sound.”

3

Groundhog Day (1993)A boy with a broken leg appears in the background of a hospital scene. This is the same boy that Phil saves from falling on another day.

4

Inception (2010)The first letters of the names of the main characters spell ‘dreams’ (Dom, Robert, Eams, Arthur, Mal, and Saito).Then add Peter, Ariadne and Yusuf and it spells ‘dreams pay’ which is how they earn a living.

5

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)Scott is seen wearing a ‘Plumtree’ shirt, which is a Canadian band that released the song ‘Scott Pilgrim’ in 1997. This is the song that inspired Bryan Lee O’Malley to create the Scott Pilgrim comics upon which the movie is based.

6

The Matrix (1999)In the film, character Neo’s passport expires on September 11, 2001.

7

The Incredibles 2 (2018)The colored emblems on the pilot’s uniform are abstract color representations of every Pixar film up to that point.

8

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)‘Matrix’ is written on the blackboard to the right of Laurence Fishburne’s head as a hat tip to ‘The Matrix’.

9

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)When Peter is getting drunk in the bar, he starts quoting ‘Sex and the City’ while holding a fruity drink. The actress who plays Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) walks behind him when he says “What’s up Miranda?”

10

Black Panther, 2018)In the casino scene, the clothing colors of the three characters are the same colors as the Pan-African flag.

11

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)The books in the library scenes don’t have titles. This is because Jim Carrey’s character Joel couldn’t remember little details.

12

Spider-Man (2002)During the scene on Thanksgiving Day, Peter Parker is wearing Green Goblin colors and Norman Osborn (aka The Green Goblin) is wearing Spider-Man colors.

13

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)Brad Pitt’s character Rusty is constantly eating throughout the film. People aren’t exactly sure why, but you can catch him munching during most of his scenes.

14

Blade Runner 2048 (2017)In the film, a replicant can be recognized by looking closely at their eyes when the person looks up and to the left. When the movie starts, viewers can read the word ‘replicants’ in the top left corner, making their eyes do the same thing.

15

A Star Is Born (2018)Character Jack Maine loses a lot of weight during his healing process, which is hinted at by how loose his wedding ring gets.

16

101 Dalmatians (1961)Lady and the Tramp make a quick appearance in this scene of the Disney film.

17

Thor (2011)Jane hands Thor a t-shirt to wear with a nametag that reads ‘Donald Blake, MD’ attached. Jane identifies this as her ex-boyfriend. Dr. Donald Blake is the human alter ego of Thor in the original comic series.

18

Young Guns (1988) Tom Cruise briefly appears in the movie as a character who gets killed during one of the shootouts. The actor accidentally stumbled upon the set and was asked to be in the film because he’d never been in a western before.

19

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The Lord of the Rings (2001)Galadriel is the last elf in Middle-earth who saw the light of the Two Trees of Valinor, which is why her eyes reflect the light of the stars. To achieve this effect while filming, the crew had to use special lighting units in all of the scenes with Galadriel.

20

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)The score playing when Tony Stark speaks to Pepper Potts on the ship in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the same score that plays when Steve Rogers speaks to Peggy Carter in ‘Captian America: The First Avenger’.


21 Historical Photos from the Past

21 Historical Photos from the Past -

1. Getting a medical examination in space, 1973.

2. Tokyo Olympics, 1964.

3. French woman has her head shaved for sleeping with a Nazi, 1944.

4. Human chess in Saint Petersburg, 1924.

5. Stella Liebeck won money from McDonald's after she spilled hot coffee on her lap, 1995.

6. Arches that survived the 1945 Nagasaki bombing and a 2011 earthquake.

7. One of the first light bulbs.

8. Women banned from bowling, 1900.

9. Checking to see if ice would turn into gas when struck, 1901.

10. The first bananas in Norway, 1905.

11. Passengers being taken over ice, 1920.

12. A meal line at Al Capone's cafe, 1931.

13. Making a cow more visible during blackouts, 1941.

14. Terry Jo Duperrault being rescued, 1961.

15. Princess Anne visits her bodyguard, he was shot 3 times in an assassination attempt against her, 1974.

16. Samantha Smith in Moscow, 1983.

17. Soldier rushing to help a hot air balloon, 1990.

18. Woman reacts to hearing Nelson Mandela was released from prison, 1990.

19. Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal, 1992.

20. Evacuees of hurricane Katrina, 2005.

21. Israeli schoolgirl shows this sticker of Leonardo DiCaprio on her phone, 2007.


20 NATURALLY INTERESTING THINGS TO NATURALLY INTEREST YOU: NATURE EDITION

20 NATURALLY INTERESTING THINGS TO NATURALLY INTEREST YOU: NATURE EDITION -

1. Moth with rare pattern.

2. Conjoined daisies.

3. Neon snake.

4. Colored cauliflower.

5. Butterfly shaped strawberry.

6. Tree looks like it has paint on it.

7. Oak tree grew around a palm tree.

8. Glow in the dark scorpion.

9. Ice on lake Michigan.

10. Albino ladybug.

11. These flowers look like fairies.

12. Morning Glory pool in Yellowstone park.

13. A flexing tomato.

14. Mushroom growing out of this bag of mulch.

15. Dual color flower.

16. Lightning struck this golf course.

17. Double banana.

18. Rainbow Wrasse.

19. Clear chunk of ice.

20. Rare albino snail.


20 COOL & CRAZY CARS YOU'LL WISH YOU WERE DRIVING

20 COOL & CRAZY CARS YOU'LL WISH YOU WERE DRIVING -

 

 

 


28 STUNNING SUPER CLOSE UP IMAGES THAT MAKE EVERYDAY OBJECTS UNRECOGNIZABLE

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A photographic project by self-taught composer and photographer Pyanek – "Amazing Worlds" – reveals details of our everyday lives from a new perspective. Foods and objects are captured with a macro lens which turns them into distinctive images that inspire awe.

“It’s an exploration of the details of everyday things we might commonly dismiss. In the process of making this series, I experience them as adventures into the worlds within our world.” – says the artist.

The photos show an unfamiliar complexity of the smallest things and teach us new ways of seeing them. The details, otherwise imperceptible to the naked eye, are laid out for us to interpret however we like!

More info: Instagram

1 Grain Of White Sugar

2 Book Pages

3 Black Bread Mold

4 Steel Sponge

5 Soap Foam

6 Match

7 Kitchen Sponge

8 Cigarette

9 Apple Stalk

10 Serrated Knife

11 Teabag

12 Ballpoint Pen

13 Velcro

14 Marker Tip

15 Cornflake

16 Paintbrush
  1. 17 Beach Stone

    18 Potato Chip

    19 Lipstick

    20 Coffee Bean

    21 Chocolate Cookie

    22 'X' Key Of A Computer Keyboard

    23 Spaghetti

    24 Screw

    25 Brass Key
  2. 26 Corrugated Fiberboard
  3. 27 Incense Stick

    28 Burger

 


25 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY INTEREST YOU

25 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL MILDLY INTEREST YOU -

1. Letter opener made from grenade shrapnel.

2. Barbershop chairs used as a waiting room.

3. Brownies labeled where they were cooked in the pan.

4. Weird looking lemon.

5. Smoking cigar through a pipe.

6. A hole to turn the shower on.

7. A droplet that looks like a guitar.

8. Giraffe on a grape.

9. A stop sign with serifs.

10. A pen that tells you how many pages of ink it has left.

11. Calcified scissors.

12. Giant pepper grinder.

13. Medical inhaler to administer ether for anesthesia from 1840.

14. Wooden bumper with a padlock.

15. This flower looks like a painting.

16. This machine can hold multiple documents at once.

17. Real life Lucy's psychiatric help booth.

18. Cool stripe on an apple.

19. Ceiling fans operated by pulleys.

20. An odd speed limit.

21. Bike rack that looks like microphone cord.

22. Fully used pen.

23. Cool looking moth.

24. Ball made from the insides of tires.

25. Trash can wearing boots.


24 3-D Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing

24 3-D Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing -

 

 

 


10 UNDERCOVER COPS WHO WENT WAY TOO FAR UNDERCOVER

10 UNDERCOVER COPS WHO WENT WAY TOO FAR UNDERCOVER -

 

Undercover police can build cases against criminal enterprises in a way that no other arm of law enforcement can. But their jobs require them to convincingly inhabit a criminal persona, so the lines between the good guys and bad guys blur.

10 Matt Rayner

Photo credit: Guardian

In the UK, officer Matt Rayner (not his real name) was part of a controversial Metro undercover unit that had been involved with infiltrating dozens of political groups over several decades. Rayner’s assignment, which he carried out for five years between 1991 and 1996, was to pose as an animal rights activist to investigate the activities of a radical group; when one of its members, Geoff Shephard, was released from prison, Rayner struck up a friendship.

Although Shephard was intent on turning his protest activities legal, he says that Rayner radicalized him again, encouraging him to take part in crimes he was initially unwilling to commit and even helping build an explosive device—which police found in Shephard’s home in 1995. Shephard’s subsequent conviction is currently under appeal, as the involvement of the undercover officer was not disclosed to his jury; it is the second of his convictions he is appealing for this reason.

9 Robert Carroll

In 2008, officer Robert Carroll—under the alias Lee Taylor—was assigned to the Sigma unit of the Manchester police force, an undercover unit tasked with busting drug dealers. But only a year later, he knew he was in trouble. He was using heroin every day and could not stop. He tried to kick the habit using prescription medication and therapy but to no avail, and it was only a matter of time before his secret would catch up with him.

In 2012, a police raid on the home of a drug dealer turned up a police-issued gas canister and baton—which had been issued to Carroll. At Carroll’s home, a burner phone was found which showed 2,200 calls between Carroll and the drug dealer in the previous four months.

Although he claims to have finally kicked his addiction with the help of his wife (also a police officer) Carroll was sentenced to 14 months in prison for theft and misconduct.

8 Wojciech Braszczok

Photo credit: NBC

In 2013, New York motorist Alexian Lien found himself in the middle of a nightmare. He had just been involved with an accident in which he had run over a motorcyclist but had been too terrified to stop, as this particular cyclist had been part of a vicious gang—about a dozen members of which were now pursuing him down the freeway at breakneck speed. As one gang member’s camera rolled, Lien’s SUV was surrounded on an exit ramp, its windows smashed, and Lien pulled from the vehicle and badly beaten.

Eleven people were charged in the incident—and shockingly, one of them was undercover police officer Wojciech Braszczok, who had served in this capacity for 13 years. Braszczok did not participate directly in the beating but did participate in the pursuit before smashing one of the vehicle’s taillights and fleeing without calling 911. His claims of fear for his safety and his job did not fly with prosecutors, who say he acted “like an outlaw” that day. The judge agreed, sentencing him to two years in prison.

7 Agostino Brancato

Photo credit: Jae C Hong

A member of the Vagos motorcycle gang, Jeremy Halgat was arrested in 2014 on multiple charges related to cocaine distribution. He had been paid $1,000 to stand lookout for a fellow gang member while a drug deal—for 10 kilograms of cocaine—took place. That this happened is not in dispute; the only problem is that the cocaine was supplied by the ATF, and both participants in the drug deal were federal agents.

Even more troubling, Halgat had repeatedly refused to take part in trafficking drugs, only agreeing to go along on the deal after being repeatedly pressured by Agostino Brancato, an undercover agent who had infiltrated his gang. Brancato had manufactured a crime which would justify his undercover activities, as using cocaine was the worst crime he had observed Halgat taking part in during his two-year operation. In 2014, a federal magistrate recommended the case be thrown out due to “outrageous government conduct,” but he was overruled by a higher court; Halgat’s trial is ongoing as of this writing.

6 Tom Coleman

Photo credit: AP

During the late 1990s, Tom Coleman was the lone undercover officer operating as part of an 18-month sting aimed at ferreting out drug dealers and users in the small farming community of Tulia, Texas. Based on information provided by officer Coleman, 46 were arrested and handed down sentences of up to 90 years in prison. No audio or video evidence was used to garner these convictions, only the testimony of Coleman—most of which was completely fabricated.

The drug ring of Tulia simply never existed. Nearly all of those arrested were black, and in 2003, 35 were pardoned by governor Rick Perry, as the arrests were found to be racially motivated. During the 2003 investigation, Coleman was caught perjuring himself on the details of an unrelated investigation and sentenced to seven years’ probation. It was the only available punishment, as the statute of limitations on the false statements he made during the defendants’ original trials had expired.

 

5 Tomas Echartea

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After a two-month drug investigation in Dallas in 1989, it was revealed that one undercover officer had had a remarkable dedication to not blowing his cover. He had found himself being encouraged to participate in the gang rape of a woman by several of his targets—and though he feigned illness to avoid doing so, he stood by and watched without assisting as the gang rape took place.

The officer, Tomas Echartea, went public about the incident afterward. He maintained that blowing his cover may have put him and the investigation in jeopardy. Echartea faced no punishment, and the investigation resulted in the arrests of four people on suspicion of dealing drugs.

4 Mark Kennedy

Photo credit: The Guardian

For seven years, Metro police officer Mark Kennedy was deep undercover within the protest community. His activities spanned 22 countries, and during that time—as was his mandate—he successfully developed many close relationships with targets; many of these targets were young women, and many of the relationships were sexual in nature.

This came to light during the extremely brief trial of six activists accused of plotting to take over a power station. All six had charges dropped when it came to light that Kennedy had planned, organized, and funded the entire operation. In the ensuing publicity, several women no longer associated with the protest movement came forward to expose the nature of the friendships Kennedy established with some of his targets. Kennedy—who had a wife and child before going undercover—expressed remorse, saying that it would “never happen again.”

3 Bob Lambert

Photo credit: BBC

In June 2012, a woman who goes by the name “Jacqui” was stunned to see a familiar face—one she had not seen in 25 years—looking at her from the cover of a British tabloid. His name was Bob Lambert, and the article said he was an undercover police officer under investigation for activities he had taken part in while active in the 1980s. But she had known him as Bob Robinson, her boyfriend of several years—and the father of her child.

Robinson had disappeared from their lives after ostensibly going on the run for his role in the 1987 bombing of several department stores. After former activists publicly outed him as a police officer in 2011, one of the men convicted in that crime—Geoff Shephard, who was also involved in the case from the first entry—asserted that Lambert had placed one of the incendiary devices used in the bombings. Lambert has publicly denied this, but an investigation is ongoing as of 2016. Jacqui was awarded over $685,000 in a civil suit.

2 Carlo Neri

Photo credit: The Guardian

In the early 2000s, a woman who goes by the name “Andrea” was among the last to fall victim to what has come to be seen as a widespread pattern of manipulation and abuse on the part of Metro undercover officers. She fell in love with a man she thought to be a fellow political activist, a man who proposed marriage and proclaimed to want a child—before suffering a “suicidal breakdown” and vanishing, all of which now appears to have been lies.

The officer, who went by the name “Carlo Neri,” even became close with the victim’s family despite having a wife and child of his own. Andrea believed his elaborate fictitious persona and detailed explanations of his troubles during his breakdown for years, now describing the entire relationship as “cold hearted, psychological torture.” In November 2015, Scotland Yard issued an unconditional apology and offered financial compensation to seven women who had been manipulated into relationships with undercover officers.

1 Vancito Gumbs

In 2016, Georgia police officer Vancito Gumbs came under investigation when he was spotted by fellow officers doing lines of cocaine in a sports bar with an alleged drug kingpin. A three-year long Internal Affairs investigation proved this to be only the tip of the iceberg. Gumbs was not an undercover officer—he was a full-fledged gangster, going undercover in the police department.

Under indictment, Gumbs admitted to carrying out several contract killings for the Gangster Disciples, as well as supplying them with information pertaining to police activities to help them avoid arrest, among many other crimes. His laundry list of charges include murder, robbery, racketeering and arson—crimes all committed while on the payroll as a full-time DeKalb county police officer.

 


10 of the Oldest Selfies Known To Man

10 of the Oldest Selfies Known To Man -

 

Selfies are not so modern as they might appear to be. People have been taking selfies for centuries. But at that time, they were referred to as ‘self-portraits.’ These artistic self-portraits first started with paintings and then moved on to being taken by the first cameras. We bring to you 10 of the oldest selfies of all times that are taken with cameras. These selfies play a significant role in helping us understand how the photography world has developed over the years.

1. A self-portrait taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839 has been officially declared as the world’s oldest selfie. The words “the first light picture ever taken” were written on the back of his photo.

World’s oldest selfie by Robert Cornelius (1839). Image Credit: Wikipedia

Robert Cornelius is a pioneer in the history of American photography. His parents were immigrants from Amsterdam and his father was a silversmith who later opened a lamp manufacturing company. When Cornelius finished school, he started working for his father. He became an expert in silver plating and metal polishing. His work became so famous that when the daguerreotype, the first ever photography process, was invented, he was approached by Joseph Saxton. Saxton, an American inventor and photographer, wanted him to create a silver plate for his daguerreotype. This sparked an interest in photography in Cornelius.

Cornelius had a keen interest in chemistry while he was at school, so, he combined his chemistry knowledge with the metallurgy experience and worked towards improving the daguerreotype. At the age of 30, he took a self-portrait outside their family shop. The year was 1839, and this image was the first ever self-portrait. Cornelius had to sit motionless for about 10-15 minutes for the imprint to take place on the exposure. (source)

2. Hippolyte Bayard’s self-portraits were well-known in the 1840s. He created his first staged photograph entitled “Self Portrait as a Drowned Man” in 1840 as a response to the injustice subjected to him when he was persuaded by a friend to not declare his photography technique costing him the recognition as one of the principal inventors of photography.

Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man by Hippolyte Bayard (1840). Image Credit: Wikipedia

Hippolyte Bayard is another pioneer in the history of photography. He was a French photographer and invented his own technique to take print photographs. His method consisted of the production of direct positive paper prints in the camera itself. On June 24, 1839, he became the first person to hold a public photography exhibition. He also claims to have invented photography before Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre of France and Englishman William Henry Fox Talbot, the two men who are hailed as the inventors of photography.

Bayard’s photo-developing method involved exposing silver chloride paper to light. This turned the paper to black. The black paper was then soaked in potassium iodide before being exposed in a camera. After the exposure, it was washed in a solution of hyposulfite of soda and left to dry.

Bayard wanted to take his technique to the French Academy of Sciences, but he was persuaded by François Arago, a friend of Louis Daguerre the inventor of the daguerreotype process, to postpone it. Because of the delay, Bayard lost his chance to be recognized as one of the principal photography inventors. In response to this injustice to which he was subjected, he created his masterpiece “Self Portrait as a Drowned Man” in 1840. (source)

3. Jean-Gabriel Eynard was one of the first Swiss people to use the daguerreotype photography technique. He created numerous self-portraits in the 1840s making him one of the pioneers of the modern-day selfie.

Jean-Gabriel Eynard’s self-portraits dating back to 1847 (left), 1851 (middle), and 1853 (right). Image Credit: Wikipedia, Wikipedia, Wikipedia

Jean-Gabriel Eynard was one of the first enthusiasts of the daguerreotype method of photography. He started using the daguerreotype in 1839. This made him one of the first people in Switzerland to use this method of photography. He kept his passion alive until he breathed his last in 1863.

The pictures above are a few of his self-portraits. (source)

4. Henri-Jacques-Edouard Evenepoel was a Belgian artist whose self-portrait using a mirror dates back to 1897-1898.

Henri Evenepoel, the Belgian painter taking a selfie in 1898. Image Credit: New York Post

Henri-Jacques-Edouard Evenepoel was an artist from Belgian, well known for his artworks related to Fauvism. Fauvism refers to the painting style of a group of modern artists of the 20th century. These particular group of artists emphasized vibrant and colorful artistic styles as opposed to the representational or realistic styles prevalent at that time.

But this Belgian painter was not just constrained to paintings. Evenepoel experimented with camera selfies and seriously considered them as a form of artistic expression. The picture above is a selfie Evenepoel took around 1897-1898.  (12)

5. Hannah Maynard used an exposure trick in photography to give the impression that there are many of her in her self-portraits. These multiple-exposure self-portraits were created by her around 1893.

Five shots of Hannah Maynard in one frame using multiple exposures (1893). Image Credit: Wikipedia

Hannah Maynard was active in the late 1800s, primarily around 1893. She was the first official photographer for the Victoria Police Department. She is famous for the eccentric self-portraits that depicted multiples of her in the same self-portrait. Like in the above photograph, there are five of her in the same frame! The trick is the utilization of multiple exposures. Maynard seemed to have exceeded the abilities of the cameras available during that time.

Hannah Maynard’s self-portrait with three of her in it captured using multiple exposures. Image Credit: Wikipedia

In the above photograph, two of her are depicted, dressed in identical Victorian clothing and having tea. Also, there seems to be a painting of her too on the wall, pouring tea over one of the seated Hannahs. Seems she had a mischievous side apart from her brilliant knowledge on multiple exposures! (12)

6. This unidentified woman’s “mirror selfie” was attributed to be taken in 1900. She used a box camera to take the selfie. This photo was scanned from the original 4×5 inch glass negative.

Unidentified woman taking a mirror selfie using a Kodak box camera dating back to 1900. Image Credit: Wikipedia

This mirror selfie does not feel like it’s been taken in 1900. After all, isn’t a mirror selfie a recent and hip thing? Well, history says otherwise. Although there seems to be no record of who this woman is in the photograph, her mirror selfie is one of the most significant historical photographs.

She is seen using a Kodak Brownie camera to take the mirror selfie. This line of box cameras was first launched in 1900. They were sold for the price of one dollar when they hit the market. The design was simple – point and shoot. This was a stepping stone in the history of photography as it made photography available to the masses.

The woman in the photo must have been a photography enthusiast considering that the shelf to the right is stacked with numerous photos. (source)

7. Harold Cazneaux, an Australian photographer, is known to have created some of the most memorable images of the 20th-century. He was a master of self-portraits too.

Self-portrait of Harold Cazneaux (1904). Image Credit: Art Gallery NSW

Harold Cazneaux was a pioneer in the history of Australian photography. He studied at the School of Design, Painting and Technical Arts and worked at Freeman & Co., one of Sydney’s oldest photography studios. He was the first man to organize a one-man exhibition in Australia in 1909.

The picture above was taken by the photographer in 1904. This might not look like a conventional self-portrait since it is being shot outdoors. In the photo, it is quite evident that Cazneaux is staring dead ahead at his own reflection. In one hand, he is holding a standard box camera, prevalent during that time, and a shutter release cable on the other hand to click the image. Below are a few more of his self-portraits clicked in the subsequent years.

Harold Cazneaux’s self-portraits taken in 1910 (left) and 1937 (right). Image Credit: New York Post, National Portrait Gallery

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8. Joseph Byron was a British photographer. His selfie dates back to the 1900s.

Joseph Byron’s self-portrait that dates back to 1910-1920. Image Credit: Wikipedia

An English photographer, Joseph Byron, is also the founder of the Byron Company established in 1892. The Byron Company operates as a New York City photography studio. The son of the founder, Percy Byron, is known in history as “the premier maritime photographer of his generation.”

Although Joseph Byron was more keen on photographing Broadway shows and stage productions, he also experimented with self-portraits. The one above was taken by him between 1910 and 1915. (12)

9. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna in 1914 took a photographic self-portrait using a mirror and Kodak Brownie box camera. She must have been the first teen to take a selfie!

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna mirror-selfies. On the right, she is with her sister Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. (1914 and 1915) Image Credit: Wikipedia, Facebook

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. We all know the fate of the Tsar’s family. The Grand Duchess had the same fate.

When she was young, Anastasia was quite cheerful and energetic. She was the youngest of the four duchesses and the elder sister to Alexei Nikolaevich, the youngest child and only son of the Tsar. Margaretta Eagar who used to be the governess to the four sisters said that Anastasia was described by people as having the greatest personal charm of any child.

The Duchess was quite friendly with her camera. There are numerous photographs of her and her sisters either making faces at the camera or taking mirror selfies. In the above picture, the Duchess is seen self-photographing herself with the help of a mirror and a Kodak Brownie box camera. The photo was taken on October 1914.

The keen young Duchess used to put her photos in a scrapbook. Her pictures helped the world know a lot about the Tsar’s family later. (source)

10. This is a photograph probably taken between 1913 and 1918. The photo was taken by a crewman of the German DFW C.V aircraft, the one in the picture, with the help of a camera attached to the wing strut.

A crewman of a German DFW C.V aircraft takes a picture with a camera attached to a wing strut during World War I. (1913-1918) Image Credit: Wikipedia

It is not specifically known when this photo was taken or by whom. The only available details are the ones that are in the picture itself. The photo shows a DFW C.V (Aviatik) aircraft high up in the air. The Aviatik trademark, a German aircraft manufacturer during World War I, can be seen on the strut. This places the origin of the image between 1913-1918.

One of the crewmen must have attached the camera on the wing strut to take this daredevil selfie. (source)


MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT MIGHT MILDLY INTEREST YOU

 MILDLY INTERESTING THINGS THAT MIGHT MILDLY INTEREST YOU -

 

 

Afghanistan, 1970 vs. 2000s.

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Saddam Hussein in a romantic pic with his wife

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Back to the Future, 34 years later

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A cheetah concentrates on eating as much as possible, knowing that his meal may be interrupted at any moment

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Dr Pimple Popper Removes Grapefruit Sized Growth

 

Transgender woman Lea Membrey, 20, froze her sperm while still a man so she can have her own children after transition.

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People are now getting the inside of their ears removed in a new body modification trend. The procedure is called a conch removal

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Some yearbook photos of a few Rock and Metal Icons

 

A huge bag of ecstasy, estimated worth $1,500,000

 

A rather “rural” patient came in with new-onset seizures. CT reveals small metal pellets in head. Patient states his wife accidentally shot him several years ago while trying to get a raccoon off their property

 

Being a male nursing major

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Mako Shark eaten by something HUGE whilst being reeled in, head alone weighed 100kg

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Banksy’s latest piece on Brexit

 

An experiment of “Word of Mouth” and the effects of when false information spreads

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40 Public Controversies You Probably Didn’t Know About

40 Public Controversies You Probably Didn’t Know About -

 

 

1 Timmy Burch


Comedy Central originally wanted to remove Timmy Burch from South Park due to the potential controversy over the inclusion of a mentally handicapped character. Matt Stone and Trey Parker pushed to keep the character on the basis that other children in the series treat him equally.

 

2. There was some controversy over the inclusion of Chuck Berry's ‘Johnny B. Goode’ on the Voyager Golden Record. Carl Sagan was told that rock music was adolescent. Sagan responded, “There are a lot of adolescents on the planet.”

 

3. The German supermarket chain ‘Lidl’ has been involved in over 20 controversies, such as putting additives in meat to avoid salmonella testing, unauthorized surveillance of its employees. They were also awarded ‘The Big Brother’ award for acting almost like slave masters towards its employees.

4. Jerry Lee Lewis courted so much controversy by marrying his 13-year-old cousin at the age of 22 that he went from playing $10,000 concert halls to $250 a night dive bars.

 

5. The Guns N' Roses hit song Sweet Child o' Mine came under controversy in 2015 when a very similar sounding track by a lesser known Australian rock band was discovered to have been released six years prior. Upon hearing the song, Guns N' Roses's bassist, Duff McKagan, called the similarities "stunning."

6 Teen Talk Barbie


The Teen Talk Barbie's quip "math class is tough" generated controversy among educators who feared it contributed to negative gender stereotypes. It also inspired The Simpsons episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy."

 

7. There was controversy in 1930 surrounding someone because they were paid more than the president. That person was Babe Ruth, and the amount was $80,000.

 

8. When NOFX bassist Fat Mike caused controversy by elbowing and kicking a fan, he publicly apologized by buying him a beer and letting him kick him back.

9. A double-headed baby who lived a hundred years ago in Europe provided the solution to the age old scientific controversy of whether we sleep because our bodies were tired or was it the brain that got tired? As the baby's head slept at different times, it proved that it was the brain.

 

10. In 1997, Mattel released ‘Share-A-Smile Becky’ Barbie doll, who was disabled and came with a wheelchair. However, the doll instead created controversy when it was pointed out that the Barbie-Dream-House was not wheelchair accessible and could not accommodate Becky's needs.

11 Gerald Ford

President Gerald Ford faced controversy for wearing a digital watch, an expensive high-tech device in the 1970s.

 

12. Trijicon, a firearm optics company, secretly hid Bible verse references in serial numbers of scopes mass purchased by the US Armed Forces (such as "ACOG4X32JN8:12" referencing John 8:12—"I am the light of the world"). This controversy spawned the nickname "Jesus rifles."

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the UK because of controversy surrounding ninjas and related weapons such as nunchaku at the time.

 

14. In 2006, Autism Speaks released a documentary, "Autism Everyday" which caused controversy because a mother talked about how she contemplated murdering her Autistic daughter and herself.

 

15. A flight simulator game named “SimCopter” gained controversy when it was discovered that a designer had inserted an easter egg that generated shirtless “himbos” (male bimbos) in Speedo trunks who hugged and kissed each other and appear in great numbers on certain dates, such as Friday the 13th. Their fluorescent nipples were drawn with a special rendering mode usually reserved for fog-piercing runway landing lights, so they could easily be seen from long distances in bad weather. The egg caused hundreds of himbos to swarm and crowd around the helicopter, where they would be slashed up by the blades, and then needed to be air-lifted to the hospital—which earned the player easy money.

16 Possum-tossing contest


In 2010, Colyton School in New Zealand generated controversy over a possum-tossing contest. Students would shoot the possums (an invasive pest in New Zealand) and then see how far they could chuck the marsupial's carcasses.

 

17. During a game on March 11, 2007, former NBA player Scot Pollard created a minor controversy when he looked into the camera during a 20-second timeout and said: "Hey kids, do drugs." The light on top of the camera was not working. Pollard said it to get a laugh out of the people in the media truck.

 

18. Back in the 4th season of The Simpsons, they were dragged into a controversy with one of its songs bashing New Orleans. The next week, a chalkboard gag was made saying "I will not defame New Orleans."

19. The 1978 World Chess Championship was mired by a number of bizarre controversies involving hypnosis, mirror glasses, and blueberry yogurt.

 

20. The Rolling Stones' record company mistakenly included a comma in the title for their single “Paint It Black” (Paint It, Black), leading to a controversy over its racial interpretation.

21 Uta Pippig


Uta Pippig became the first woman to cross the finish line during the 1996 Centennial Boston Marathon. Her win caused a great deal of controversy as she continued the race even after losing control of her bowels and beginning to menstruate.

 

22. The Vietnam Memorial was designed by Maya Lin, a 21-year-old Yale undergraduate. Once it was revealed that she was Asian a controversy arose, with Ross Perot calling her an "Egg Roll" and forcing Lin to defend her design in front of Congress.

23. In 1992, BBC released a horror mockumentary (Ghostwatch) on Halloween night that was presented as live television and caused a huge controversy because many people believed it was real and there were several case reports of people, mainly children, who suffered PTSD like effects from watching it.

 

24. Candy company Trolli introduced the "Roadkill Gummy candy", a series of sweets shaped like flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels with track marks on their bodies. The product was pulled from stores due to controversy.

 

25. In 1993, a Canadian farmer named Robert Latimer sparked a national controversy on the ethics of euthanasia after killing his daughter Tracy who was suffering from severe mental and physical disabilities.

 

 

26 Wingdings font


The font "Wingdings" has been involved in 2 controversies, including one where if the user typed "NYC" the font would render "Skull", "Star of David" (Jewish Star), and "Thumbs Up."

 

27. The 2011 World Scrabble Championship descended into controversy when one player Chollapat Itthi-Aree demanded that another player Ed Martin be strip-searched into a restroom to check his skivvies for the missing letter-tile "G."

28. “The Eisenhower Baseball Controversy” refers to a series of allegations that Dwight D. Eisenhower played minor league baseball under an alias prior to joining the United States Military Academy.

 

29. The characters known as "The Twins" from The Matrix Reloaded stirred controversy because they were seen as emblematic of Hollywood's "negative portrayal of characters with albinism."

 

30. From 1975 to 1977 Mattel produced a Barbie named "Growing Up Skipper" that grew breasts, a slimmer waist and grew an inch taller when you turned its left arm, which led to controversy over the sexualization of the doll.

31 Resistance: Fall of Man


The game Resistance: Fall of Man faced controversy from the Church of England due to it featuring the Manchester Cathedral as a battleground.

 

32. In response to the controversy over a scene in the music video The Bad Touch in which two gay men are beaten with baguettes, Jimmy Pop said: "I will give any gay man two tickets to the musical of his choice if he could describe exactly who's going to become violent based on that scene."

33. George Patton was involved in a controversy where he risked the lives of 300 men in a mission to liberate POW camp OFLAG XIII-B where his son-in-law John K. Waters was imprisoned.

 

34. In 2008, a Yale student named Aliza Shvarts created controversy by allegedly videotaping her own self-induced abortions and calling it 'art.'

 

35. One of the earliest video game to cause controversy was Gotcha in 1973 over the controls being perceived as pink rubber bulges meant to represent breasts that were squeezed in order to control the action.

36 Sugar Daddy Ken doll

In 2009, Mattel released 'Sugar Daddy Ken' doll aimed at collectors. When faced with controversy and protest, Mattel claimed the name of the dog included in the playset was "Sugar", thus making Ken "Sugar's Daddy".

 

37. Insertion of a beer bottle into the rectum of a Serbian farmer (Dorđe Martinovich) caused a major ethnic and political controversy in Serbia in 1985 and contributed to the collapse of Yugoslavia.

 

38. Since the release of 'Captain Phillips', there has been controversy over its portrayal of Phillips, with several crew members claiming that he was not the hero presented in the film and that he was at least partly at fault for an "insistence on being fast and making money.

 

39. Singer Sinead O’Connor revealed she was a victim of the Magdalene Laundries scandal. She caused worldwide controversy by tearing up a picture of the Pope on live television.

40. There is a gene that has been named sonic hedgehog. There is controversy regarding the naming of this gene due to situations where patients or parents of patients with a serious disorder are told that they or their child “have a mutation in their sonic hedgehog.”


24 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

24 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

 

 

1. Transparent debit card.

2. Interesting coat hanger shape.

3. Old laptop with a weird mouse.

4. This plastic spoon has a built-in toothpick.

5. Pot with a fish tank.

6. Fold a phone into a tablet.

7. Backpack for transporting pets.

8. Door knob is in the center.

9. Hourglass that goes up instead of down.

10. Highlighter in a syringe.

11. Directional combination lock.

12. Strange shell on a pumpkin.

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13. These scissors can also be used as a box cutter.

14. Modern record player.

15. Waveform of a voice.

16. Pineapple with unusual proportions.

17. The math of the apple logo.

18. Uncommon egg shape.

19. Pumpkin grown inside a plastic mold.

20. Smartphone used as a microscope.

21. Laptop with a mini ruler.

22. Bike with wheels fixed to it,

23. Very long fork and knife.

24. Have you ever seen this much long hair in one photo?

 


16 IMPRESSIVE AND STRIKING SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISONS

16 IMPRESSIVE AND STRIKING SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISONS -

 

1. 5-pound lobster claw next to a hand.

2. Right handed and left handed people using these doors.

3. Lights from different eras.

4. Mount St. Helens before and after its 1980 eruption.

5. Maine Coon to an American Shorthair

6. Before and after an ice storm

7. Sweatshirt dress on a model and in reality.

8. 100 dollar bills from 3 different generations

9. Norway Stryn in winter and in summer

10. With and without makeup.

11. Shanghai after 20 years

12. Women’s basketball players and their cheerleaders

13. 2 tanks were set up with water from a Virginia stream for 24 hours. The one on the right had mussels in it, the one on the left didn’t.

14. The same place in summer and in winter

15. Same model village 25 years apart

16. 100 years of American invention.

 

 


15 DISTURBING IMAGES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE

15 DISTURBING IMAGES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE -

1. A note somebody wrote to their dead son.

2. A photojournalist snuck a camera in on his ankle and caught this picture, mid-execution, 1928.

3. The 178 year old preserved head of Portuguese serial killer Diogo Alves.

4. LAPD names the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle.

5. Meanwhile in Syria.

6. Jeremiah Denton blinked in Morse code T-O-R-T-U-R-E to alert the world to his treatment during a propaganda campaign.

7. Scumbag parents react to their sentencing after allowing their child to die of malnutrition.

8. A man guards his family from the cannibals during The Madras famine of 1877.

9. John Jones was trapped in Nutty Putty cave while spelunking in 2009. He was unable to be rescued and his body is still there today.

10. The heart of a person who committed suicide via hanging.

11. Owner doesnt need her dog anymore but a new puppy is fine.

12. A college student got into a car she thought was her Uber, police say. She was found dead in a field.

13. Illinois state trooper killed after being hit by wrong-way driver.

14. April 1, 1996, during a live broadcast, umpire John McSherry, suffers massive heart attack and dies on the field.

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30 Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing

30 Tattoos That Are Actually Amazing -

 

 

 


14 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

14 Fascinating Photos Collected From History -

 

WW1 French trench raider, 1915

These soldiers would sneak out of their own trenches at night, often covering themselves in burn cork to darken their uniforms and exposed skin, silently creeping towards the enemy trench so that they could slit the throats or bash in the heads of the enemy whilst they slept. They would wreak havoc throughout the enemy position, using knives and clubs to maintain minimal noise, and carrying grenades which they would throw into sleeping quarters when they left. The fear factor of that no one could sleep safe, knowing that the enemy sent men like this.

 

Women from India, Japan, and Syria who completed their education as physicians in Philadelphia, 1885

 

41 members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at a ferris wheel at Cañon City, Colorado — a stronghold of the group in that era.

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Three young farmers on their way to a dance 1914

What This Photo Doesn’t Show

 

Austro-Hungarian grenadiers, WW1, 1917-18

 

Joseph Merrick, aka The Elephant Man, c. 1889

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Men admiring the Mona Lisa, which was temporarily displayed in the Uffizi. The painting was found in Florence 2 years after having been stolen from the Louvre. 1913

 

John Quincy Adams, the earliest U.S president to have been photographed.

This daguerreotype of Adams was taken at his home in Massachusetts in 1843. This is long after he had left office, he served as the sixth president between 1825-29

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Baseball team composed mostly of child laborers from a glassmaking factory. Indiana 1908

 

Edison patents the phonograph 1878

Edison’s invention came about as spin-off from his ongoing work in telephony and telegraphy. In an effort to facilitate the repeated transmission of a single telegraph message, Edison devised a method for capturing a passage of Morse code as a sequence of indentations on a spool of paper. Reasoning that a similar feat could be accomplished for the telephone, Edison devised a system that transferred the vibrations of a diaphragm—i.e., sound—to an embossing point and then mechanically onto an impressionable medium—paraffin paper at first, and then a spinning, tin-foil wrapped cylinder as he refined his concept.

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Eduard Bloch the Jewish doctor of the Hitler family who treated Hitler’s mother before her death in 1907. Hitler granted him his “everlasting gratitude” and called him “noble Jew”. He was put under special protection by the Gestapo until he could move to America in 1940.

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US intelligence images of how Hitler could have disguised himself, 1944

 

Hitler shaking like a salt shaker

Adolf Hitler prefered the use of stronger amphetamines. He utilized them for not only medical treamtent but during speeches and war as well. Methamphetamine in the form of the tablet Pervitin was distribute to Wehmacht soldiers, allowing his army to expend themselves much further than the allies. There is a new book out called “Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich” that details the German Reich and their war drugs.

 

“This was where our house was, the body may be that of my mother.” Chieko Ryu – Nagasaki, Japan 1945

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15 TRUE FACTS – FUN FACTUAL ACTUAL FACTS

15 TRUE FACTS – FUN FACTUAL ACTUAL FACTS -

 

 


 


A CELEBRITY BY ANY OTHER NAME, WOULD ACT AS SWEET? 20 CELEBRITIES' REAL NAMES

A CELEBRITY BY ANY OTHER NAME, WOULD ACT AS SWEET? 20 CELEBRITIES' REAL NAMES -

 

 It shouldn’t come as a shock that many celebrities change their name. What might surprise you, however, are the sometimes ridiculous and other times explanatory names they began life with. How many of these did you know?

 


15 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

15 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

1. Tilly Lockey lost both her arms to meningitis but now is living her best life with bionic arms.

2. Crack pipes are sold as fake flowers in a glass tube at convenience stores.

3. A rare species of white turtle, that is also an albino.

4. A look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in the upcoming standalone movie "Joker".

5. Flash drive donation station.

6. Tracking of an Eagle over a twenty year period.

7. The X-Ray of a 700 pound man.

8. This phonetic map of the human mouth

9. Resignation letter of Nowata County, Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett, after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide and exposed wiring

10. The most ridiculous rental agreement of all time. 1/4

11. 2/4

12. 3/4

13. 4/4

14. The cost of living in 1976.

15. A map of how much you need to make to afford the average home in different states.

16. A space toilet.

17. This butterfly is both male and female.

18. An Euclidean geometry 3D textbook, 1570

19. The head of a wedge-tailed eagle.

20. An x-ray of a chest with a wireless charging bionic heart.

21. The smallest video game developer.

22. A Hairless squirrel.

23. An excavator working on the side of a mountain.


36 RARELY SEEN CELEBRITY PROM PICTURES

36 RARELY SEEN CELEBRITY PROM PICTURES -

Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston

Matthew McConaughey

Bruno Mars

Angelina Jolie

And again Jolie

Stacy Ferguson (Fergie)

Jessica Alba

Will Ferrell

Britney Spears

George Clooney

Snoop Dogg

Ashton Kutcher

Courteney Cox

Natalie Portman

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Renee Zellweger

Channing Tatum

Reese Witherspoon

Amanda Seyfried

Sandra Bullock

Lady Gaga

Halle Berry

Miley Cyrus

Busta Rhymes

Taylor Lautner

Usher

Beyonce

Kim Kardashian

Vin Diesel

Blake Lively

Meryl Streep

Meg Ryan

Christina Aguilera

Tyra Banks


30 IMAGES PROVE IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT THINGS

30 IMAGES PROVE IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT THINGS -

1. Inside Of A Cheese Grater Look Like The Backdrop To A P Diddy Music Video

2. This Ice Looks Like An Eye

3. These Coatis Look Like A Hord Of Mini Brachiosaurus Strolling Around

4. The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks Like A Map

5. The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO

6. These Flowers Look Like A Group Of Tiny 3D-Rendered Chickens Wearing Glasses And Holding A Cake

7. Busses Carrying Pilgrims In Mecca Look Like Cassette Tapes

8. This view looks like a painting

9. This Boiled Egg That Exploded While Cooking And Looks Like A Snail

10. This Cloud That Looks Like A Feather

11. This Paper, Three Times Printed On By A Malfunctioning Printer, Looks Like It's Full Of Ancient Hieroglyphs

12. Photo taken Of A Lake Through The Lense Of Binoculars Looks Like A Planet

13. Cow Looks Like it's from Outer Space

14. High Definition Photo Of The Blood Vessels In The Human Eye Look Eerily Like A Forest

15. Smoked Cauliflower Looks Like An Explosion

16. This Rock Cross Section Looks Like The Ocean

17. The Snow On Top Of This Mountain That Looks Like A Lizard

18. This Tree Looks Like A Man Waiting To Cross The Road

19. This Rock Looks Like A Iguana Head

20. Finished Cup Of Coffee Looks Like The Moon

21. The Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Strawberry

22. A flamingo in a pepper

23. A jellyfish looks like it's in space

24. The Morning Rain Makes It Seem As Though The Guy In This Ad Is Sweating Profusely

25. Processing Blood Oranges Looks Like A B Horror Movie Prop

26. This Tangle Of Cables Looks Like A Treble Clef

27. What Appears To Be A Pile Of Broken Glass Is Actually A Frozen Lake Michigan

28. The Table Cloth Makes It Look Like A Giant Bottle Top

29. The Sun's Reflection Looks Like A Double Helix

30. Stack of beer cans looks like a server room


15 GIFS THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU FLINCH

15 GIFS THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU FLINCH -

 

 


25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU

25 MILDLY AMUSING THINGS TO MILDLY AMUSE YOU -

1. The blood vessels in a hand.

2. Every banana sold but one on the front rack.

3. Man and a cat shopping at a mall.

4. Bird made a nest in a fake plant.

5. Message on the back of a hard hat.

6. Sand eroded away from this screw.

7. Shadow of the stairs stopping the snow from melting.

8. The outline of a leaf that was left behind when the stripes on this parking lot were painted.

9. Shortcut reminders on this old keyboard.

10. Vinegar and oil cruet.

11. Twirly cone at a gas station.

12. Library has baking pans you can borrow.

13. Box full of handwritten journals from the early to mid 1800’s.

14. This drill bit jammed and came apart.

15. Turtle has a smiley face in its shell belly.

16. Dining table made from an old bowling lane.

17. Realistic detail on a prosthetic eye.

18. Spider fell on a phone and left a dust print.

19. Kid’s fake cash register has fake inputs on the back.

20. Random Peacocks outside the door.

21. A copy of Donkey Kong 2 found in the middle of a field.

22. Sky turned purple after Hurricane Michael hit.

23. Headphones measure their size by Afro size.

24. Bats are no longer sold for baseball.

25. Grape found in a salad.

 


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