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February 19 2016

09:52

Can Dogs Fly Planes? New Reality Show Wants to Find Out

You might think it ridiculous and even dangerous to put dogs behind the yoke of a plane and let them try to fly it, but that won’t stop some people from trying. Case in point, Dogs Might Fly, a new TV show from the UK,

09:23

Georgian Shop Has iPhones Blessed by Priest to Increase Sales

A mobile phone store chain in Georgia is experiencing a boost in iPhone sales after arranging for a priest to bless the entire Apple stock at one of their stores in Tbilisi. According to iPhone+ store manager Georgiy Machavariani, the holy ceremony has mollified fears and concerns that people have about iPhones being the “device of the devil”.

08:26

Woman Lives in Small Bathtub for a Month in Protest of Orca Being Kept in Captivity

New Zealander Danielle Daals is taking up a 30-day ‘Living like Lolita’ bathtub challenge in Miami to protest the captivity of a killer whale named Lolita. For the next one month, the 29-year-old activist will sit in a bathtub from 10am to 7pm outside Miami Seaquarium, in order to represent Lolita’s plight. Since 1970, the 22-foot whale  nicknamed ‘the world’s loneliest orca’ has been confined to a 60x80x20 foot pen, the smallest whale enclosure in North America. 

February 18 2016

19:21

OCEAN ODDITIES: EINSTEIN PREDICTS COSMIC WAVE - Surfline.com Surf News


OCEAN ODDITIES: EINSTEIN PREDICTS COSMIC WAVE
Surfline.com Surf News
Newton's law of gravity has both objects pulling at each other. The one with the most mass wins but both are effected. Image: Wiki commons - Orion 8. In Einstein's universe, mass creates contours in the spacetime continuum. Moving objects follow those ...

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11:02

Voluntary Castaway – Student with No Survival Training Spends 19 Days Alone on Remote Island

Japanese student Reikko Hori is in the news for choosing to be a real-life castaway on the uninhabited island of Amparo in Indonesia. After 19 days of complete isolation, during which her only companions were a spear and a magnifying glass, the 22-year-old claims to have returned to normal life with a newfound appreciation for civilization.

10:32

Isolated Town Is Desperate to Find a Hairdresser after Years of Cutting Their Own Hair

Fed up of DIY haircuts, the residents of Norman Wells, an isolated town in northern Canada, are desperately looking for a professional hairdresser. They’ve been cutting their own hair for the past two years and frankly, they’ve had enough of it.

10:12

Caring Husband Creates Giant Scented Flower Garden to Make His Blind Wife Smile Again

Over 7,000 people visit this beautiful phlox moss garden in Shintomi Town, Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture on any given day in the months of March and April, drawn both by the beauty of this scented purple carpet and the touching story behind its very existence.

February 17 2016

12:17

Sunglasses-Wearing Cat Becomes Internet Superstar

Meet Bagel, a.k.a ‘Sunglass Cat’, who became a social media sensation because of an eye condition that requires her to wear sunglasses at all times. Her shades are decorated with stick-on jewels, giving her a cool vibe that has earned her a reputation as one of the internet’s coolest cats. 

11:11

These Gravity-Defying Sneakers Simulate the Feeling of Walking on the Moon

Thanks to these new sneakers, you don’t need to wait for space tourism to take off to experience walking on the moon. Aptly named ‘MoonWalker’, these shoes rely on magnets to allegedly simulate walking in a low-gravity environment. 

10:31

Compassionate Chinese Couple Have Been Taking Care of a Homeless Person for Over Three Decades

While some of us find it difficult to host guests for a few weeks, this Chinese couple have generously shared their home with a mentally ill homeless person for the past 35 years.

February 16 2016

15:31

Oddities shop sells dead puppies for Valentine's Day - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Oddities shop sells dead puppies for Valentine's Day
USA TODAY
Jason Haack, owner of Bonez by Dezign Custom Lamps and More, in Sioux Falls, S.D., said the romance-themed weekend brought several customers into his Sioux Falls oddities shop. "You've got to have a little bit of a morbid side to you," Haack said, as ...

13:09

Woman Has Pet Cat Stuffed So She Can Take It with Her Everywhere

An Argentinian woman found it so hard to part with her recently deceased pet cat that she had its body stuffed by a taxidermist just so she could keep carrying it with her everywhere she goes.

10:35

This Rock Is Actually Fire-Powered Wi-Fi Router

At first glance, this rock, placed strategically in a small clearing in the woods part of an outdoor museum in Germany, seems like an ordinary boulder. But a closer look will reveal that the inconspicuous 1.5-ton boulder is far from ordinary. It’s actually an art installation with a fire-powered WiFi router and USB drive hidden inside!

10:06

Guy Gives Up Lucrative Career to Build Whimsical Treehouse in the Middle of Nature

Unhappy with his high flying career in fashion, New Yorker Foster Huntington gave it all up to live life on his own terms. He is now in the news for building ‘Bro-topia’, an outlandish dwelling made up of two treehouses connected by a swinging rope bridge, on a grassy hilltop in southwest Washington state. 

01:04

Oddities shop sells dead puppies for Valentine's Day - Sioux Falls Argus Leader


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Oddities shop sells dead puppies for Valentine's Day
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Not everyone wants a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day. Some might prefer, say, a dead puppy preserved in a jar. Jason Haack, owner of Bonez by Dezign Custom Lamps and More, said the romance-themed weekend brought several customers into his ...

February 15 2016

20:59

Fla. man charged for tossing live alligator into Wendy's: Outdoors Oddities - Syracuse.com


Syracuse.com

Fla. man charged for tossing live alligator into Wendy's: Outdoors Oddities
Syracuse.com
A Florida man faces several criminal charges after he tossed a live, 3 ½ -foot alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window as a prank. The incident occurred back in October, but it took for investigators to identify the culprit, Joshua James, in ...

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10:23

Whole Class of First Graders Learn Sign Language to Communicate with Deaf Classmate

A school in Sarajevo is making headlines for not only accepting a deaf student, but also teaching his entire class sign language to allow them to better communicate with him.

10:00

Artist Creates Swallowable ‘Audiopill’ That Creates a Rave inside Your Body

Czech artist Jan Poope has created an “experimental art device” that allows you to pretty much ingest music and experience it from within your body. All you need to do is swallow the ‘Audiopill’ and wait for it to take effect.

08:10

Indian Police to Use Slingshots and Chilli Balls as Crowd Control Weapons

In a bid to better control unruly crowds that gather during protests, police in northern India have decided to replace their modern arsenal with rudimentary weapons like slingshots and chili powder balls. The decision was made after they realised that these “non-lethal” options might prove to be more effective than water cannons or tear gas.

03:35

NBA All-Star Game 2016: Kobe Bryant says goodbye to the All-Star Game as West dominates East - SB Nation


SB Nation

NBA All-Star Game 2016: Kobe Bryant says goodbye to the All-Star Game as West dominates East
SB Nation
It's East against West in Toronto as Kobe Bryant makes his final All-Star Game appearance on Valentine's Day. He'll be joined by reigning MVP Stephen Curry on the West roster as LeBron James leads an East squad. Offense ruled as usual on Sunday, but ...

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