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American life: the most popular pastime when your old is being alone

According to Dan Kopf’s study ‘Who Americans spend their time with‘, the sixth most popular pastime for Americans is being alone. Of course, being alone might be enforced, something formed by circumstance rather than choice. But, then, so …

Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This is why we hate the word ‘moist’

Words I do like and words I don’t like are many. I like “twat”, “spoon”, “bingo”, “slash”, “bins” (when referring to spectacles) and “pastry”. I don’t like “schedule” when it’s pronounced with the hard Americanised ‘k’, “cockwomble” and “moist”. On …

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poop doping: one woman’s DIY faecal transplant and how turd implants can improve performance

poop doping

 

How full of the brown stuff are you?  One cyclist is into poop doping. What’s that, then?

The madwoman behind “poop doping” is Lauren Petersen, a postdoctoral microbiologist at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Petersen has been racing

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All aboard the Betty Bus where boys are looking at a sad girl on her period

The Betty Bus aims at “encouraging open and honest conversations about periods with girls and boys aged 8-12”. What will the boys learn about periods? Well, here’s a picture of boys looking at a sad girl on her period. Pity …

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone stole the amputated toe from the Sourtoe cocktail

Amateur drinkers drink cocktails. They’re the Happy Hour dross fuel, the drinks the witless and bovine sup at moments of enforced joviality and acute self doubt. At Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel, Yukon, Canada,  the cocktail of choice is Sourtoe Cocktail …

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chicago says: ‘Ohio will be eliminated’

The Chicago Transit Authority has issued a threat: “Ohio will be eliminated”

 

Ohio will be eliminated

 

Spotter: Reddit – r/softwaregore

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea wakes its citizens with this eerie alarm call

Cock your ear towards Pyongyang, and in the morning you can hear the city’s PA systems waking citizens up to another rosy-fingered dawn. The North Korean regime’s choice of alarm is, well, alarming:

 

 

Spotter: Richard Littler

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘May Your City Be Overrun By Trees’: man gets revenge on mayor who cut down his 30-year-old tree

To Redondo Beach, California, where a man lamenting the city’s destruction of his 30-year-old pepper tree has exacted revenge.

 

california tree revenge letter

 

 

Spotter: Imagur

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Advert for man looking for a wife in 1865 sets pulses racing

In 1865 an 18-year-old man from Aroostook County, Maine, was looking for a wife. It was the “Chance for a spinster” to gain a husband. He had a “good set of teeth”. His “potatoes are bully”. He “believes in Andy …

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go native. And get me a dozen eggs… Game on!

 

football gif funny shopping

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

Spotter: Open Culture, Flashbak,…

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs

A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs.

 

 

Spotter: @robertoglezcano

Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist creates brain-controlled sperm

thought-controlled sperm

 

If you sperm start swimming towards the front door and then onto Massachusetts, this is why? Ani Liu reveals her plan:

Reflecting on the cultural and scientific discourses that shape notions of the female body, and in an expression

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man sues date for texting during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Brandon Vezmar is suing his date for $17.31, the price of the movie ticket he bought her. Vezmar claims the woman’s behaviour on their night out “is a threat to civilized society”.

Vezmar, 37, of Austin, Texas, is unhappy that …

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Film, Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rabbi takes a ‘kill pill’ to become MMA fighter

Mazel tov, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort on winning your first MMA fight.

UFC fighter Thierry Sokoudjou tells us: “I never thought that a rabbi would be interested in fighting. But I was stoked. He never quits.”…

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kansas inmate freed after dead ringer found 17 years later

 

It wasn’t me. I was someone who looks just like me. It wasn’t Richard Jones, who in 1999 was found guilty of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 19 years in choky. At his trial, Jones’s lawyer argued that his …

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free your mind with 12 hours of ambient New York traffic noise

For you New Yorkers away from home, missing the noise and the visible air, help is at hand. Thanks to YouTuber “Cheesy Nirvosa” you can chill out with the sound of “ambient geek sleep aids.” These looped pulsing sounds continue …

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express leads with scoopiest scoop of all time

What news from the Daily Express? Well, the investigative team has been in full cry:

 

theresa may daily express weather scoop

 

It’s going to be hotter in the summer! Get me an ice-cream – and make it double, no, a treble scoop!…

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Regret the error: the Hampshire Chronicle spots a UKIP ‘c*nty councillor’

The Hampshire Chronicle regrets referring to UKIP’s Martin Lyton as something like a “county councillor” that “looked like a crude remark”:

 

fail typo

 

Spotter: @dderbyshire

PS – Is the TimesCaitlin Moran moonlighting on a local rag?…

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Tube-style diagram of major Roman roads, ca. 125 AD

This map of Ancient Roman roads (ca. 125 AD) in the Tube / Metro / Subway style is the work of Alexandr Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergraduate economics student at the University of Chicago. Using Stanford’s ORBIS model, the …

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi censors turn woman a in swimming pool advert into a ball

Saudi censors have been busy adapting an advert selling a swimming pool. The man is dressed. The children are ready for school. And the woman’s been turned into a Winnie the Pooh ball:

 

saudi swimming pool censor woman ball

 

saudi swimming pool censor woman ball

 

Spotter: @omar_quraishi

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dominoes falling show us how changes happen

Something about butterflies and things getting bigger:

 

 

No, me neither. But I like the video…

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn ‘looks forward to an asteroid wiping out humanity’

In 2004,Jeremy Corbyn was one of three signatories on an anti-human motion.

 

Jeremy Corbyn pigeons

 

 

Early day motion 1255

Session: 2003-04
Date tabled: 21.05.2004
Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony

Sponsors:
That this House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0