Wednesday, February 26, 2014

15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations

Planet boredom

What follows is an account of an instance where I, a person of relatively sound mind and body, could not believe the evidence before my own eyes. It might not have been a hallucination that I experienced, but it was surely a great jolt of consciousness. The scene: I’m in my closet-sized cabin, inside a white dome built to house a crew of six for four months as part of an isolation experiment. As a crew, we are working and living as ‘explorers’ stationed on the surface of ‘Mars’. Our colony is lifelike and NASA-funded, but it is situated in a place quite a bit closer to home, on a remote slope of a Hawai’ian volcano.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Russian UFO Jet Fighters 2014

The Arnold Maersk & A Funny

Everybody Loves Bubble Wrap!

Tiger Rag

Volcano Turns Entire island Into World of Ash

 Volcanic Ash in Yogyakarta

The Indonesian volcano Kelud exploded with a powerful eruption on February 13, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people. The eruption sent a large plume of ash 10 miles (17 kilometers) high into the sky, drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean, causing the shutdown of several airports.

See This Hidden Trap Door In The Ground?

I didn't think so...

Science Says!

Right Here!

Beware The Shadow!

The Mother Load

In France our correspondent gets an inside look at the new Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger plane—and actually kind of likes what he sees.

Easter's Coming!

What speed do you read?

Compare your reading speed to the national average.

Hovercraft Deer Rescue

GoPro Falls From Plane, Lands In Pig Pen, Gets Attacked By Pig

The Laws of Physics Is NOT Kind to Ice Skaters

More examples HERE!

The Incestual Realization Of Han Solo

Movie Title Breakup

10 Amazing Bets That You Never Lose

Paradise With an Asterisk

Bikini Atoll, a tiny ring of islands halfway between Hawaii and Australia, is a world-class diving destination and home to one of the Pacific's last great fishing grounds. So where are all the tourists? Welcome to heaven on earth, where the vestiges of hell lie just below the surface.

Star Wars & The Olympics

Rino Sounds Like? Nope You'd Be Wrong

Giant boulder destroys building in Italy, another one misses by inches

 Giant boulder destroys building in Italy, another one misses by inches

Capricious Mother Nature destroyed a building with a giant boulder in northern Italy, with an even bigger boulder missing a three-story farm house by a just few inches, stopping right at its main entrance.


Watch These Two Lunatics Climb Shanghai Tower Without Safety Equipment

50 Great Documentaries

The best feature-length documentaries of all time from the world's top documentary filmmakers, all available to watch for free online.

Go Fast!

Base Jumping? Fashion Catwalk in the Sky

The Thatcher effect

The Thatcher effect or Thatcher illusion is a phenomenon where it becomes more difficult to detect local feature changes in an upside-down face, despite identical changes being obvious in an upright face. It is named after British former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on whose photograph the effect has been most famously demonstrated. The effect was originally created by Psychology Professor Peter Thompson in 1980.

Documentaries for the Uninclined (And Not For Kids)

 Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

A lot of movie lovers unfairly dismiss the Documentary genre and associate it solely with war, politics and economics. While there are a ton of really excellent documentaries that address these topics, the genre is much wider than this. This is a list of documentaries currently streaming on Netflix Instant that I hope will spark an interest. This list isn't even close to being all-inclusive, but hopefully it'll introduce a nice sampling of films.

Ravioli & Lava

Not So Cute Anymore!

10 Bizarre Mysteries From Around The World

From monstrous grey beasts roaming the mountains to insane government plots to dens of xenophobic circus midgets, the world can be a strange place. Here are 10 mysteries that make us wonder if all is not as it seems

Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam!

Adult Language 

12 Elevators You Need to See to Believe

When it comes to elevators, function usually trumps form and the ride is utterly forgettable. Not so with these lifts—some look like they belong in sci-fi thrillers, others could be theme park attractions, but a trip on any one of them will earn you a lifetime of bragging rights.

Here's What Happened When This Real-Life Castaway Saw People After Drifting 8,000 Miles At Sea

Jose Salvador Alvarenga

Fresh details have emerged of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's first encounter with other people after months at sea -- including how Marshall Islands residents communicated with him in broken Spanish learned from popular children's television show Dora the Explorer.

Cash For Clunkers

The Last Meals Of Death Row Inmates Documented By Henry Hargreaves

In the series No Seconds, photographer Henry Hargreaves recreates and records the last meals of Death Row inmates. He captures not only what they ate, but accompanies the photos with what was on the menu and the crimes they committed.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Mexican shark fisherman who spent 13 MONTHS adrift in the Pacific

 Miraculous survival: A man, believed to be called Jose Ivan, claims to have set off from Mexico for El Salvador in September 2012 but ended up travelling more than 8,000 miles to the Ebon Atoll

Across a crackling radio transmission, the 'Miracle Man of the Pacific Ocean' told for the first time today how his incredible 16 months adrift in a small boat had left him 'desperate and exhausted.'

Speaking briefly to MailOnline through an interpreter as he was carried by boat from a tiny atoll to the main port in the isolated Marshall Islands, Jose Ivan told of his anxiety to be reunited with his family.

'I just want to get back home to Mexico, but I don't even know where I am,' he said, his voice filled with emotion.

Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story

Return to 'The Crypt': Jack Davis Resurrects the Crypt-Keeper for Halloween Art Show

When iconic “Mad Magazine” illustrator Jack Davis launched his career in the early 1950s, he made a name for himself drawing nightmarish images for EC Comics titles such as “Tales From the Crypt.” Horror fans today still marvel at his towering and intricately detailed fiends—corrupt men with shadowy, crevassed faces; feral werewolves with saliva dripping from their fangs; hordes of slimy skeletal corpses that seem to reach out at you; and, of course, all those dismembered body parts strewn about the pages.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Helmet Cam Footage Of An Unconscious Skydiver Being Rescued

Chinese New Year Fireworks in Hong Kong

Whopper virgins

25 Creepy Places On Earth

25 Intense Archaeological Discoveries

5 Experiments that Could have Destroyed the World

Make Plasma With Grapes In The Microwave!

Imploding Can Crusher

Watch this guy draw shockingly photorealistic everyday objects

You're probably not going to instantly become as talented an artist as Marcello Barenghi by simply watching these wonderful time-lapses of his photo-realistic drawings. But it's still utterly captivating to see them come to life, and all the tiny details that make them look so real.

Treats or Tricks? Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

According to a recent article on, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF wrappers and packages that most self-respecting 2013 parents would be dismayed to see dumped out of their children’s trick-or-treat bags.

Asia Photo Dump

How Boomboxes Got So Badass

Boomboxes are, by definition, excessive. With their deafening bass thud and dazzling chrome dials, these electric beasts are heavy enough to tone your biceps. Also known as “ghetto blasters” or “jamboxes,” they rose to fame in the 1980s along with hip-hop, flourishing as a tool for sharing and mixing the latest beats. Yet despite their widespread popularity, the innovators who conceived of these devices are still largely unknown, consigned to anonymity by the corporations that manufactured their creations.

Let's Visit Some Showrooms

Warning! These 1950s Movie Gimmicks Will Shock You


WELCOME to summer movie hell—another blockbuster season filled with costly digital effects that disappoint more often than they surprise. During a University of Southern California film symposium in June, two directors guilty of creating this trend, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, predicted the imminent collapse of their mega-budget film industry. In its place, they suggested a future of immersive technologies, where theaters would offer thrills you couldn’t get via Netflix.

Indian Vendor Greeting And Blessing For Good Business

Pulling Out All the Stops to Save a 40-Ton, 100-Year-Old World's Fair Pipe Organ


DEEP beneath San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, in a windowless bunker called Brooks Hall, a 40-ton pipe organ gathers dust. Known variously as the Exposition Organ and Opus 500, the century-old instrument was a mechanical and musical wonder when it was unveiled in 1915, the seventh-largest organ in the world.

The Blindfolded Exotic Meat Taste Test

I've tried some pretty strange stuff myself!

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients


If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection.