Bee Bearding, Your New Favorite Hobby

June 6, 2014

Humans share an intimate history with bees, having hunted and gathered their sweet honey as far back as 13,000 BC. It only seems natural, then, that this close association would eventuate into donning their winged friends as…beards.

The practice – aptly named bee bearding – has been a mainstay of the beekeeping world since the nineteenth century, often as a sideshow in carnivals. In doing so, bee bearers have sported hundreds and thousands of honey bees on their faces, though in recent times more have taken to rocking bees all over their bodies.

A Brief History Of Bee Bearding

Bee Bearding Old Photo

Source: Blogspot

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What 2,000 Calories Actually Look Like

June 5, 2014

While body sizes and metabolisms vary, the general consensus is that the human body does well with consuming around 2,000 calories every day. Pending your appetite and dietary habits, this video will either delight you or catapult you into a lonely pit of despair.

The 20 Craziest Laws In The United States

June 5, 2014
Craziest Laws Body Vest

1. If you want to kill someone in New Jersey, you probably shouldn’t wear a body vest. In addition to the legal problem of, you know, killing someone, New Jersey law forbids an offender to use or wear “a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, criminal escape or assault.”

2. A law in Missouri bans the sale of yellow margarine. This prohibition dates back to the 19th century, and while it isn’t upheld, such a crime can smack the offender with a $500 fine and six months in the slammer if he or she dares peddle the imitation spread multiple times.

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5 Of The World’s Weirdest Mental Disorders

June 3, 2014

Are you normal? It seems like an easy question, but our grip on reality can be thinner and more tenuous than you think. This shouldn’t be surprising, since everything that you are—your hopes, your memories, your conditioned responses—is contained in one small, fragile brain. The brain is just an organ, after all, and things sometimes go wrong with it. Unlike a wonky liver, however, a malfunctioning brain tends to yield some really unpredictable consequences. Sometimes, the stuff you’ve always taken for granted—such as not being a cannibal, for example—suddenly evaporates, and you’re left with a disorder so bizarre that you get written up in an article like this.

Mental Disorders: Aboulomania

Think back to when you clicked the link to this article. Those were the days, huh? Now—why did you click on this article, rather than this site’s many other fine offerings? How? While you’re at it, try to remember what you were thinking when you decided to put down the gun that you were cleaning with a Confederate flag (we’ve done audience research) and come over to the computer in the first place. Why did you choose not to wear pants to work today?

Mental Disorders Lindsay Lohan

Bad decisions take many forms. This is one of them.
Source: Fashion Rat


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Countries With Fewer People Than New York And Tokyo

June 2, 2014

Countries With Less Population Than Tokyo

Tokyo

Countries Less Population New York

New York City

With pedestrian traffic so massive that it could make an agoraphobic break out in hives, the cities of New York and Tokyo (ringing in at 8.3 and 13.2 million people, respectively) dwarf entire countries in terms of population alone.

How Your Teddy Bear Has Changed Your Relationship With Animals

June 1, 2014

The physical manifestation of politics, conservationism, indoctrination and general cuteness, there’s more to the teddy bear than you might initially think. Watch on as Jon Mooallem dives into the history of America’s favorite bear and how it has affected the way we look at our animal peers.