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9/6/2014

Jack the Ripper unmasked: what a wanker (literally).

8/29/2014

On the Roofs: holy, holy crap. Someday, these will be the evidence for a posthumous Darwin Award.

7/31/2014

Sentinelese people: residents of North Sentinel Island of whom very little is known. The number of contacts over the last two hundred years can be counted on two hands, maybe.

7/8/2014

This is Shanghai: what an incredible video!

5/27/2014

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die: linkbait taken. These are stunning.

4/9/2014

Kim Jong-un executes security minister by FLAME THROWER: bloodthirsty dictators need to get creative to stay engaged. Mortar round? Come on, that’s the province of the bored.

1/23/2014

Fake London Underground signs: these are hilarious and look like they belong.

2/7/2013

Rudolf Virchow – The Sausage Duel: riskier than, say, pistols?

12/24/2012

Holland vs the Netherlands: what’s the difference? Watch and learn.

11/28/2012

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil: borders on cruel but very good execution.

Jefferson Perez – Would he run ?: pretty elaborate setup to answer that one.

8/14/2012

What is the most remarkable single physical performance in Olympic history?: every answer’s a winner, but I was floored by this gymnastics routine.

6/9/2012

Hidden treat – The Easter Island heads also have BODIES: I had no idea. How has this been known for decades and it’s the first I’d heard of it‽ {via}

5/25/2012

In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times: that is tremendously clever.

5/19/2012

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English: love these sorts of lists. {via}

3/25/2012

25 Death-Defying Photos by Vadim Mahorov: whoa. Just mother-f’in whoa.

1/24/2012

10 Worlds Most Dangerous Airports: sweet sassy molassey! Worth watching to the end.

11/26/2011

Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!): whoa. Just whoa. {via}

9/22/2011

Climbing Red Gates in Moscow: chilling and nauseating.

8/23/2011

Scientists undo evolution to create a chicken with a maniraptora ‘snout’: not allowed “for ethical reasons” to hatch the animal?! Come on, maybe it’s delicious! {via}

How to get $12 billion of gold to Venezuela: the proper response to a dictator trying to get his inflation hedge as he simultaneously tries to wreck his economy? “The gold stays put.”

6/30/2011

Goodbye to Chuquisaca: look at the hamburger joint sign a little more than halfway down the set of photos.

5/20/2011

An Inland Archipelago: freaking Europeans.

5/5/2011

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg: awesomeness just got awesomer.

8/20/2010

Valentin Beinroth, Florian Jenett: gun-shaped licorice makes for great photos. {via}

8/17/2010

iDish: I myself have used an iPad as a tray for a meal. {via}

7/20/2010

“Black parents give birth to white baby”: wow, that is quite a genetic quandary.

Portable Watermelon Cooler: I assume you could use it for keeping other watermelon-shaped items cool when watermelon’s out of season, like hams, severed heads, or jugs of milk. {via}

1/7/2010

Running from Camera: it’s the new phoon, as far as I’m concerned.

12/14/2009

Hardcore Rollerblading: it’s too bad you couldn’t see the reaction of the motorcyclists he’s passing. Also, how does he stop? {via}

12/2/2009

The Taiwanese News CG Reenactment: I have no idea what’s being said but this video says all I need to know about the Tiger Woods accident. {via}

10/14/2009

Sniper Sniper!: uhh, practical jokes don’t generally end with needing to change your underwear.

10/1/2009

Liu Bolin: very well done camouflaging, but I have a problem calling it art.

7/19/2009

Uhh, Weird Asian Photos?: the site is in Russian but the theme is pretty obvious. This collection makes the Japanese (I assume) look both more and less exotic.

6/30/2009

Bare Essentials of Safety: in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand. You’ll quickly notice where it differs from others in this genre. From the “Nothing to Hide” marketing campaign.

2/10/2009

Level Crossing Man: missed it by that much.

2/6/2009

“Zimbabwe revalues currency again”: by fiat, lops off 12 zeroes—that’s a trillion folks. Inflation is unofficially at 658 billion percent; unemployment is at 94%. {via}

1/23/2009

“No Snickering”: okay, Penistone I can believe. But Butt Hole Road? Come on, Britishers.

1/17/2009

Sleeping Chinese: pictures of Shanghai residents sleeping in public, though I have to wonder how some of them are even possible.

11/5/2008

“Vicar hospitalised with potato up his bum”: I thought that only happened in the Appalachian Emergency Room. {via}

10/22/2008

“France to halt games when anthem is booed”: “We cannot tolerate our Marseillaise being jeered.” Oh those surrender monkeys, so quick to offend. {via}

10/16/2008

Unbeatable Banzuke: the craziest Japanese athletic game show I’ve ever seen. There’s plenty of video of it on YouTube. It makes me wish I had G4 still.

9/12/2008

Guy Skis Down Tube Escalator: HOLY CRAP! I CAN BARELY WATCH THIS! {via}

8/29/2008

How to Eat Durian: helpful info on an Asian fruit I’d never heard of and, from the sounds of it, I probably wouldn’t enjoy.

8/21/2008

“These Olympics are unreal”: funny yet sad but true. At least the writer wasn’t carted off to a labor camp for applying to protest at one of the designated protest areas, for which no application was approved.

8/15/2008

“The ‘Nuclear’ Option: Russia Threatens Poland Over U.S. Missile Shield”: HOLY SHIT. This part freaks me out: “He said the deal also includes a ‘mutual commitment’ between the two nations to come to each other’s assistance ‘in case of trouble.'” That certainly reminds me of “entangling alliances” and the last war they caused.

South Ossetia Photos Taken By a Russian Soldier: wow. I can’t understand any of it but the pictures speak for themselves.

8/8/2008

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony: looks like quite a spectacle. You know what else looks like quite a spectacle? This. {via}

6/27/2008

Where the Hell is Matt?: so this thing’s been going on since 2006 and this is the first I’ve heard of it? Gosh, this Internet thing is pretty big. Definitely check out the higher-quality version. {via}

5/1/2008

Indian Baby Dropping Ritual: why hasn’t that caught on here in the states? I just don’t get it. {via}

4/5/2008

Pen-Spinning Tournament 2008: holy crap! I’m a pen spinner but I have a hard time saying that after watching these videos! {via}

3/31/2008

UK YouTube: click on one of the Featured Videos. April Fool’s! Wife: “why does that bring you such joy?” Me: “I don’t know, but it sure does.” Wife: “that is more funny to me than anything else”

3/30/2008

Chinese MC Hammer: ho hum about the actual video and the move-by-move imitation. What really gets me is the knitting lady in the background, apparently oblivious to the goings-on. {via}

3/20/2008

Rolling Bridge: arresting concept.

3/7/2008

Ferrari vs. Smart Car: wow, that is incredible. But it seems like it’d be unstable since it wasn’t designed to do that kind of speed. {via}

2/19/2008

The Deadly Huashan Hiking Trail: who would willingly hike that? Oh, right. American tourists.

Dubai is Nuts!!!: 3,900 foot tall skyscraper and 107 square miles of amusement park. Yeah, nuts about covers it. There must be a lot of money in oil…

2/11/2008

Extraordinary Breastfeeding: whoa. Just wow. Good gravy.

1/31/2008

HEMA: I don’t think the page is rendering quite right. :-)

1/29/2008

Only in Russia: these are great!

1/17/2008

“A Pregnant Man?”: I am so glad that there weren’t any pictures of the forty-year old “thing” that they removed. I don’t feel like puking this early.

12/24/2007

Chinese Snow Sculpture Festival: wow, that’s beautiful work.

12/18/2007

Some Not-So-Usual Photos: bizarre staged scenes in Russia.

12/10/2007

“Magic Kingdom or Glass House?”: I’m more than a little skeptical of a bustling “free market” country based around an Islamic monarchy. Still, the policies I’ve read about seem sufficiently liberty-oriented that I’m intrigued.

12/6/2007

Cartoons by Roodie Doodie: kind of funny comic. {via}

11/30/2007

“Sudan Protesters – Execute U.K. Teacher”: seriously, WTF! WTHF. My mind is boggled. At least Scientology’s finally been beaten for most difficult PR job, religion category. {via}

11/12/2007

“Sins of the father”: this was such a hard article to stomach. I cannot fathom how a father could allow this (and all the preceding actions) to occur. How is that honor?

10/29/2007

Top Gear Tiny Car Review: reviewing the world’s smallest production car, the Peel P50. I love the part where he drives through offices.

10/17/2007

Dreamy Concept Cars at Tokyo Motor Show 2007: these are definitely some of the coolest cars that will never ever see the light of day. Fo’ shure. {via}

9/18/2007

Lost Cities: yeah, it’s linkbait but it’s good linkbait.

8/23/2007

Top Gear’s Carbage: why must people ruin cars with their mods? Because they can? Oh, okay.

7/19/2007

How’s My Parking?: I parked it just fine every time!

7/13/2007

Prince Charles Reviewing the Troops: we had a head of state like that about a decade ago.

6/20/2007

Three countries use non-metric measurement systems: from the metric system article on Wikipedia. I think this is supposed to make Americans feel backward or something, but I just can’t muster up any concern.

6/11/2007

Mr. Lee CatCam: German cat gets wired. Must’ve removed all the photos of him licking himself. {via}

6/9/2007

Japanese TV Tetris Game: this game looks designed to put people in the water. {via}

6/5/2007

2012 London Olympics Logo Unveiled: at first it was ghastly but now I can only see this when I look at it. {via and via}

[UPDATE (6/6/2007): Apparently, the logo is an abstract rendition of 2012. That makes it marginally better but still dreadful. And I desperately want to stop seeing that logo because of that animated version linked above.]

5/24/2007

Search Without Boundaries: wow! Wow. I feel like another page has turned for Google today.

5/3/2007

Broadcasting House, 1932: scan of a book about the BBC’s Broadcasting House circa 1932, a lovely example of Art Deco in London. {via}

4/23/2007

Google Maps – Classic Mini: looks to be an art installation near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. {via}

4/18/2007

Ninja Warrior – Makoto Nagano: I’ve mentioned this series before, but this is the best run I’ve seen. {via}

4/7/2007

The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden: 6,000 square feet of tree-based luxury living. {via}

4/2/2007

Karoshi: death from overwork. That’s a pretty tough condition from which to recover.

3/23/2007

Mini Turbo: 220 HP on a classic Mini!?! I can’t even imagine.

3/20/2007

Rent a Village: your company can lease an entire village in Switzerland, Austria, or Germany or the entire country of Liechtenstein. {via}

3/12/2007

“Home becomes an ‘island’ in building row”: the picture says it all.

3/7/2007

Sophie Cat: billed as the “cutest cat in the world.” I don’t know if that’s official, though.

Dynamite Surfing: but what about the little fishies? {via}

3/6/2007

World Mapper: interesting maps that purport to show exactly how bad the United States is. Because we’re bigger on the maps. It’s disgusting, really. {via}

The VOCO Clock: has 50 phrases recorded by Stephen Fry to wake you up politely. I have no idea who Stephen Fry is (even went to his IMDB page) but he sounds British and I know there’s some Brits in my reading audience.

3/1/2007

Mini V-8: guy took an old Mini pickup chassis and reconstructed it with a V-8 engine. Sadly, no video or real stats on the dramatic change.

2/27/2007

Subtle Ad: oh boy! {via}

Britain for Americans: a cheeky guide to England.

2/22/2007

Miss Russian Nuclear 2007: I just like the idea that there’s somewhere in the world where being associated with nuclear energy is a-okay. Too bad it’s in a rapidly-devolving authoritarian state.

2/19/2007

Venture Vehicles: this looks crazy slick. I could see owning one of these for a daily commuter except that I can’t seem to discern any cargo space whatsoever.

[UPDATE: Apparently, there’s a similar site for the same car at Fly the Road.]

2/14/2007

La Chute: dancers captured mid-dance. Looking at some of the images, you have to wonder about the rest of the dance they were performing. {via}

2/13/2007

Let VA Fly: I sure wish we had a “choice in air travel” so I signed.

World’s Most Complex Origami: uh, holy crap! {via}

Snack Characters: that is some wild packaging. {via}

2/12/2007

eLivestock: buy and sell Australian livestock online. I love the Internet.