Namibia’s Mysterious Fairy Circles

May 5, 2014

Lone Tree Fairy Circles Namibia

Most prominently found in Namibia, fairy circles are natural ‘bald spots’ whose formation is rather contentious. Some think that it’s the work of the sand termite, while others speculate that it is–as you might imagine–the work of aliens.

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Pulp Fiction”

May 4, 2014

This might be old news for all of you Tarantino nerds. But for the rest of us, this trivia is pretty fascinating.

The Medieval Dancing Plague, When Getting Down Literally Killed You

May 4, 2014
Dancing Plague

Source: WordPress

When something defies all we know about human physiology and raises questions about the psychology of our species, it’s going to get a lot of attention. Which explains why a very bizarre incident that took place nearly 500 years ago was so well-documented.

That doesn’t stop skeptics from questioning the veracity of ancient reports about a “dancing plague” that afflicted Strasbourg, Alsace (in what is now eastern France). If what was written can be believed, it was the most epic rave ever. And it went on for so long that people died.

Dancing Plague Etching

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Meet Jumpy, The Dog Who Does Parkour

May 2, 2014

He skateboards, he leaps, he shoots up trees and wears an awesome flat bill hat. He’s your best self. He’s also, you know, a dog. Watch in awe as Jumpy and his trainer Alex Duong spend the afternoon parkour-ing in the park.

What We Love This Week, Volume LXIII

May 2, 2014
Remakes Magritte

Source: Bored Panda

Modern Remakes Of The World’s Most Iconic Paintings

Remakes Dali

Source: Bored Panda

Classic works of art never cease to inspire; which is why it’s wholly unsurprising that–no matter how many years have passed–artists offer their unique takes on them. From Magritte to Dalí to Vermeer, Bored Panda offers us a humor-filled, 21st century take on these art masters’ works.

Remakes Adam

Source: Bored Panda

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7 Of The Most Bizarre Hobbies That People Actually Do

April 29, 2014

Once primitive man overcame the need to search endlessly for food, a bit of a gap opened up in the average human’s schedule. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the advance of modern medicine has given most of us seven or eight decades to fill up with distractions. Here are seven bizarre hobbies people have found to make the time just fly by.

Bizarre Hobbies: Filing Lawsuits

Bizarre Hobbies Jonathan Riches

Use of this image is considered “fair use” under US Copyright law. Not that that will stop him from suing ATI. Source: The Smoking Gun

Going to court is something most sane people try to avoid. Fortunately, the insane have valiantly stepped up to plug that gap. Meet Jonathan Lee Riches—listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most litigious man. A listing that prompted Riches to sue Guinness because of course it did.

Riches has a history of mental illness and a felony record that saw him serve time in Kentucky federal prison. We bring this up mainly as part of our inevitable legal defense for calling him “insane” in the preceding paragraph. You can’t be too careful.

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