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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Everything

This came out Sunday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Although we're deep in the heat of summer, Hormel Foods is busy promoting their new fall pork product: Pumpkin Spice Spam. "

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Celebrating a Melt

This came out Sunday with thanks Newser.

 

"With a bronze plaque, a ceremony, and a warning that more will follow, Iceland on Sunday is marking the loss of its first glacier to climate change."

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mind Blowing Art

This came out Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Portuguese street artist Odeith is widely considered the pioneer of anamorphic graffiti, and looking at his latest works, many would say he is still ahead of the curve."

 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Easy Rider Star Gone

This came out Saturday with thanks to Newser.

 

"Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7 Ways to Dispose of Cremation Ashes

This came out Thursday with thanks to OkWhatever.

 

"Let’s face it: We’re all going to die sooner or later. And at some point, we’re each going to have to decide what we want done with our bodies."

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Put Some Shine in Your Bowl

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"WeAreFeel, a UK-based supplement subscription company has been getting a lot of attention online lately for a bizarre limited-edition multivitamin pill designed to “make your toilet sparkle” when you do a number two."

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Flop Top

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Popular Mechanics.

 

"It was a solar experiment that seemed ingenious in its simplicity: fill a road with photovoltaic panels and let them passively soak up the rays as cars drive harmlessly above."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

China's Robo Traffic Cops

This came out last week with thanks to Futurism.

 

"We can now add one more initiative to the growing list of ways China is using tech to police its population."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Human Exoskeletons

This came out yesterday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"The term exoskeleton usually brings to mind the hulking Power Loader worn by Sigourney Weaver in Aliens."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Going Bananas Over Messages

This came out Thursday with thanks to Okwhatever.

 

"As a kid, if I wanted to send someone a secret message, I had two options: write it in invisible ink (a.k.a. lemon juice) or pen it in “uppy duppy” — a secret language that I invented with my friends."

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Why Buy the Car When You Can Get an F16 for Less

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"The $8,878,800 (plus tax!) list price of the Bugatti Centodieci really makes you think. The fact that there’s a market for such a preposterous toy is a pretty clear indicator that some people are too rich. Then again–why would you park among peasants in one of these when I could hook you up with an F-16 jet for less?"

 

 

 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Space Tourism

This came out yesterday with thanks to Phys Org.

 

"Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert."

 

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Area 51 Crash

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vice.

 

"When Storm Area 51 went viral earlier in July, creator Matty Roberts quickly expressed that his Facebook Group was intended as a joke."

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Atomic Vodka

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"An international team of scientists studying the exclusion zone around Chernobyl recently unveiled a bottle of vodka made with water and cereal grown in the area around the abandoned nuclear power plant."

 

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pole Sitting is a Sport in Netherlands

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"They say sports are good for your health, but they probably don’t mean the Dutch sport of Paalzitten or Pole Sitting, which sees competitors literally sitting on wooden poles for dozens of hours, until they surrender to either numbness or boredom."

 

 

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Ever Wonder What Happens When a Bear Gets Trapped in a Car?

This came out Friday with thanks to KKTV.

 

"The warning comes from the Snowmass Village Police Department. They shared photos to their Facebook page on Monday, showcasing the extensive damage a bear did after entering an unlocked vehicle."

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Dali and Picasso Would Be Proud

This came 2 min. clip came out out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Gideon Irving's fantastic video, "Woke Up Looking" was made without computer graphics in just one take. The video below shows how he did it."

 

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

There's Still More Gold in Them That Hills

This came out Friday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"A massive gold nugget has been found by a lucky Australian prospector. There may be no riskier profession than prospecting, hunting for valuable minerals and ore in hills, valleys and rivers."

 

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Robo Man

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"There are lots of companies who make wearable tails for humans, but they’re usually for cosplay or other entertainment pursuits."

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Heat Waves of the Future

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vice.

 

"Someday in the not-too-distant future, the effective temperatures in New York City will hit 120 degrees."

 

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Want a Racetrack?

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"In a small town near the eastern border of South Dakota called Brandon, there’s a race track whose name changes about as often as its status on the real-estate market."

 

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Forget Sharks, Mosquitoes are the Real Killers

This came out Saturday with thanks to The New York Post.

 

"If we were rational creatures, we would fear our back yards more than our beaches. Though oceans contain real-life monsters like the great white, our lawns and parks are home to humankind’s deadliest foe: the ubiquitous mosquito."

 

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Ice Cream Sandwiches With Hot Dog and Mustard

This came out Friday with thanks to The Takeout.

 

"Branding is a difficult business to begin with. If your product has been around a long time, it’s even tougher to find ways to keep it fresh, to appeal to new consumers, and to know when it's time to shake things up a bit."

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Most and Least Stolen Vehicles

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"You may want to find an extra-secure place to park your Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat."

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Vaping Suspected Cause of Lung Cancer

This came out Friday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"More people hospitalized with serious lung problems linked to vaping have been found, Wisconsin health officials reported Friday. Last week, health officials reported eight cases of this strange cluster, all involving teens."

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Slippery Moon Landing

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"The moon may not be made out of cheese, but some astronauts are, in fact, made out of butter."

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Cow Cuddling Therapy $75/hr

If you’re looking for a unique but sure way to let loose and forget about the stress of your daily life, head off to the Swiss country side for a session of cow cuddling therapy. It’s sure to do the trick! See more here.

 

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rainforest Meltdown

This came out Friday with thanks to Mother Nature Network.

 

"The rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon is being cleared so quickly that deforestation is nearing a "tipping point" from which the area may never recover. Deforestation is occurring at such a rate that three football fields worth of tree cover are lost every minute, reports The Guardian. (A FIFA soccer/football field is 110 to 120 yards long by 70 to 80 yards wide.)"

 

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pilfered Electricity

This came out Friday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"There’s sort of a stereotype of Tesla owners having this elevated sense of self-worth and entitlement since they believe that the fact that they drive a fast, luxurious electric car means they’re saving the world for the rest of us drooling simpletons."

 

 

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Paying Ships to Slow Down

This came out Friday with thanks to The Fraser Institute.

 

"According to the Los Angeles Times, ships get US$2,500 for cutting their speed to 12 knots or slower while sailing a 130-mile corridor where whales feed and frolic. The project’s original funders were the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the Santa Barbara Foundation."

 

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Dollars to Donuts

This came out Tuesday with thanks to WFSA12 News.

 

"Five people in a pickup apparently rode over and tore down multiple cornstalks leaving behind a less intricate version of crop circles."

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Electric F150 Pulls A Million Pound Train

This came out Tuesday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"In 2017, Ford announced that it would sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. It plans to start selling a hybrid version in 2020, and as a way to start priming the pump (or plug, as it were) for a vehicle that will no doubt be a very big deal, the company released a video Tuesday demonstrating the electric truck’s remarkable towing capacity."

 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Ford Buys Spin

This came out Thursday with thanks to The Verge.

 

"Spin, the dockless scooter company acquired by Ford Motor Company last year, announced on Thursday that it will deploy 15,000 scooters in eight cities starting in August. The company also unveiled its latest model of electric scooter, with anti-theft technology and custom parts meant to deter vandalism. "

 

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hanks as Mr. Rodgers

This came out last week with thanks to Country Living.

 

"Tom Hanks will play children’s television trailblazer Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, due out in November." The movie will premier in September.

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gummies 900 Times Hotter Than a Jalapeno

This came out last week with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"It may be cute and tiny, but Lil’ Nitro is no joke. Sporting a Scoville rating reaching well into the millions of units, this chewy treat is 900 times hotter than a Jalapeno, making it the world’s hottest gummy bear."

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Truly Prolific Offender

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Jennifer Armstrong, a 44-year-old woman from Ireland, is considered by many the country’s most prolific petty criminal, with a record of 648 convictions."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Nose Recognition for Doggies

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"Chinese facial-recognition startup Megvii has been making news headlines for an app that allows people to track down their lost dogs using photos of their unique noses."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ultra Realistic Carvings

This came out last Thursday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"You’ve probably seen wood artists carve impressive sculptures out of giant logs, be it with a chainsaw or hammer and chisel, but you probably haven’t seen anything quite like what Spanish artist Gerard Mas is capable of."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Coke Head Smuggler

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"At Barcelona's international airport, police arrested a Colombian gentleman who arrived from Bogota with half a kilogram of cocaine under his toupée. According to a Reuters report, "The man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Patient Dog Waits for Dead Owner

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A loyal dog in Greece recently melted the hearts of millions around the world after it was reported that it has spent the last 18 months at a roadside shrine where his owner tragically lost his life in a traffic accident."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Going to the Chapel and I'm Gonna Get Married

This came out Friday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

 "Once a Russian boxing champion, Renat Agzamov is now known as a celebrity cake maker specializing in elaborate, edible masterpieces that sell for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Stuck Like Glue Because I'm Stuck on You

This came out Monday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"48-year-old Jimmy De Frenne, from Belgium, recently set a new world record for the longest time spent sitting on a toilet, after spending five days on a toilet bowl in a bar."

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bad Hair Days

This came out yesterday with thanks to Oddity Central.

 

"A 63-year-old man in India who hasn’t cut or washed his hair in over 40 years has to keep his tangled 6-foot-long locks wrapped in a head cloth just to walk around without stepping on them."

 

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Huge Crowd to Storm Area 51 in September

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Over half a million people have signed up for a Facebook event to “storm” the restricted military base in southeastern Nevada known as Area 51 on September 20th at dawn. For decades the site has captivated conspiracy theorists, convinced that the 4,000-square-mile desert zone might hold advanced technology from aliens who have visited planet Earth."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Video Clip of Airplane Engine Quits Mid-flight

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"There are many things that one never wants to see out a plane window, and this is definitely one of them."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Flying Soldiers

This came out Yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron were treated to a demonstration of the Flyboard Air, a sort of gas turbine-powered jetpack/hoverboard/flying platform originally invented by jetski champ Franky Zapata, during Bastille Day festivities in Paris on Sunday."

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dad Tricks Kids To Stop Crying By Taking Turns

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing. (Video)

 

"The father recorded the sweet moment both his daughters calm down after throwing hysterical tantrums after they refuse to take "their turn to cry" during their holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on April 25."

 

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12 Most Iconic Cars in TV History

This came out Tuesday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Cars made famous on a TV show can reach a special level of worship. Here are some of the vehicles that have really made fans’ engines roar…"

 

 

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Edible Anatomy Cakes

This came out yesterday with thanks to Atlas Obscura.

 

"Plates heaped with thumb-sized maggots and grubs. There a bloodied human heart lies in a pool of green, molar-strewn slime. A stainless-steel coroner’s table hosts the disemboweled upper-torso of a corpse."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Flashmob Hits Outdoor Gear Store

This came out Saturday with thanks to Newser.

 

"It was all over in less than 30 seconds. Police say a "flash mob" of ten people ransacked a North Face store in Wisconsin on Monday and took roughly $30,000 in merchandise."

 

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cat Beds With Flair

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Geekologie.

 

"These are the My Neighbor Totoro Catbus and Totoro cat beds felted by Etsy seller Meowfelt. Pretty awesome, right?"

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sticky Portrait

This came out Friday with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"Noah Scalin (previously) writes, "I'm so devastated to learn about Mad magazine's imminent demise."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

31 Grey Whales died 20109

This came out today with thanks to Boing Boing.

 

"News continues to worsen for marine mammals on the west coast. In addition to terrible domoic acid poisoning for seals and sea lions, whales are passing away at a record rate."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Olivia de Havilland, 103, loses lawsuit over image

This came out yesterday with thanks to Vintage News.

 

"Olivia de Havilland, who starred in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, Gone With the Wind, and The Heiress, celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 1, 2019."

 

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cheetos and KFC

This came out yesterday with thanks to Takeout.

 

In the admittedly narrow world of Cheetos-fast food mashups, Burger King’s Mac-And-Cheetos and Taco Bell’s Cheetos Quesadillas have some new competition. KFC announced it is testing a new Cheetos Sandwich in selected restaurants at locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia."

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Giant seaweed patches might be the new norm

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"Scientists in Florida have detected the largest seaweed bloom in the world. Extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the African coast, the unusually large bloom is threatening marine life and coastal regions, with the researchers warning it’s likely a sign of things to come."

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sacramento Says No To Working on Car in Garage

This came out Wednesday with thanks to Jalopnik.

 

"There’s an interesting discussion happening over at the Grassroots Motorsports forum right now, and presumably at many other places off-line. It’s about laws in Sacramento County stating, essentially, that almost any auto repair you do on your property is illegal. Of course, this is deeply troubling to almost everyone reading right now.

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Hurricane Can Hold Back 360 MPH Winds

This came out yesterday with thanks to Gizmodo.

 

"If you’re looking to build a new home on coastal waters where hurricanes are known to roam, you might want to skip the two-by-fours and cement and instead start drinking bottled soda."

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Cockroach Cataclysm

This came out yesterday with thanks to Jezebel.

 

"For generations, cockroaches have been mercilessly blasted with poison mist spouted from aerosol cans, their last breaths panted in time to a cacophony of celebratory human shrieks, but no more. The time of Raid is over, and the time of the cockroach has begun."

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Outside the Box
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
~ Steve Jobs