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Build Your Own Flamethrower: for those who love the smell of denatured alcohol in the morning. Or whose life insurance policy doesn’t contain any stupidity clauses. Or that like “the distinct risk of … heat-assisted, deep tissue exfoliation” as the author puts it. {via}

I know what you’re thinking: if you’ve seen one guy’s site about a hole he dug in his backyard, you’ve seen them all. You couldn’t be more wrong. Check out Pasqualy’s hole. See what I mean? Someone, apparently, even finds his quirkiness attractive. Believe it or not, this is all coming to you from Louisiana.

After eating a snake that he shot from the hole, it has since filled up with water and become a mighty drowning hazard.

Weird Foods: sorry, no way to link to specific foods so you’ll just have to look at the entries in the Mineral and the gloriously-ambiguous Other categories yourself.

Bad Biology: spotlighting film flubs of biology. You mean that horribly fake-looking alligator in Happy Gilmore was really a crocodile. For shame, Hollywood!

[UPDATE: There’s also sites dedicated to bad geology and bad physics.]

The Siamese Human Knot: a form of torture using only the victims’ bodies. No, it’s not some Abu Gharaib revelation: it’s a scene from an obscure episode of Batman.


A 23-year old Singapore student was able to type the following text into her text messaging device in 43.66 seconds:

The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

For the record, it took me about that time on a full-sized keyboard. Good job, Ms. Yeo!


Apparently, there is a real-life Bam-Bam. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he’s German. {via}

[UPDATE: More info with pic.]


You may know that a lot of people do airplane spotting. Heck, Jane’s has got a huge guide dedicated to it.

Apparently (boy I use that word a lot on this blog) there is also a similar hobby dealing with school buses. Okay, I don’t know if it extends beyond this guy’s particular obsession but I’d like to believe that it does. There’s even a fun page with pictures of an actual bus driver’s journey!

Note: if you’re a “frequent visitor” don’t miss his what’s new page. But you already knew about that, right?

Lisa Whelchel‘s got a blog. As does Al Roker. Time for Bill to cash in his chips and go home? {via}


Trunk Monkey: if they give one away with every car, they’re going to need a lot of monkeys.


Home Appliance Shooting: destroying appliances by all means necessary.

The Gallery Of “Misused” Quotation Marks: I hate that.

Die screaming with sharp things in your head: your online home of impaled garden gnomes. There’s even a blog.

I Hate Clowns: who doesn’t with their wee beady eyes, and that smart look on his face? Oh you’re going to buy my chicken.

Extreme Ironing: sounds fake, but it’s not. Wha?


Weebl: we like pie.

Obscene interiors: these are so not fabulous.

Fold a shirt: think of it as vocational training for Gap.

Apparently, there really is someone living in an airport due to bureaucratic red tape. I thought it was just a plot device. That’s no kind of life.

Curious Deadwood statistic: fuck was said 831 times. Good to know.

McFarland: publishers of such fine works as The Dinosaur Filmography ($65), Psychotherapists on Film, 1899-1999 ($75), Librarians in Fiction ($35), Chess Results, 1747-1900 ($35), and Show Me the Money: The Standard Catalog of Motion Picture, Television, Stage and Advertising Prop Money (832 pp., $75). Their Fall 2004 catalog is awash in other such page turners.


Ball of Paint: who has time to paint a baseball with 18,135 coats? Oh, the type of person that lives in Alexandria, Indiana (pop. 6,260). {via}

How to hack a flashlight to use LEDs instead of bulbs: hmm, I’ve got a Mag-Light that’s just screaming to use 20 LEDs. If only I had kept up my soldering skills from elementary and high school. *sigh* {via}


Six-Word Car Reviews: interesting idea, but lacking in detail.

Wish you had your own arcade? Now you can. You just can’t play it.

Can’t think of anything fun to do? Here’s some inspiration.


FGI is the RTFM for the 2000s. {via}

How long until Emma Watson turns 18?: this meme has got to stop.

Laugh@Rice: we all do it, but here’s 14 galleries of pictures of people doing it. That description was deliciously ambiguous: dare you click through? Do you trust me? Would I steer you wrong?


I made pizza for Kim Jong-il: an American’s journey into the center of North Korea. At Kim’s place, the lawn care people cut grass blade-by-blade and put each blade in a special bag. Some are more equal than others, indeed!

Reading this lady’s biography, I am struck by the similarity with late 80s talk shows. She’s a lesbian, Jewish, accountant, vocalist, realtor, marketer, pro-wrestler, five-time election loser, Democrate, libertarian conservative, bodybuilder, activist, television host, and fashion designer running (or considering running) for Senate from Arizona. I’m sure I probably left out a few things and there’s a lot left unstated that’s implicit.

What’s that noise? It must be my clock. *cuckoo* *cuckoo*

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick your own surname?

What would you choose?


Petition for Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal to Make a Sex Tape: heheh, good luck with that.


Procter & Gamble, those of the Satanic logo, has developed a process to print images and text on Pringles potato chips. They’re going to first use it to print trivia questions and answers, but they’re also considering advertisements. {via}

A bird flies in Brooklyn. But so do butterflies and them cats.

There’s now officially a blog for every niche.

[UPDATE: Found another incredible niche blog, People Falling Over, dedicated to stumbling and subsequent injury.]


More on the art scene. Or should it be “moron art scene”? Hmm, that’s a toughie.

Aeolian Ride: bicycle riders with inflatable suits riding around New York City as “art.” Uh huh, this entry is “art” too.


365dumps: a blog about a year’s worth of doo-doo. Yikes!