World’s Strangest

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Coiled Snake Sword

Allegedly, these photos show a sword that fits into a coiled metal snake. It was made in Toledo, Spain in the Nineteenth Century to demonstrate the flexibility of the steel and the skill of the craftsmen who worked it. Link (Translation) -via Anachronistic Exploration

86-Year Old Gymnast Puts You to Shame

(Video Link) Allegedly, this video shows Johanna Quaas performing a gymnastics routine in Cottbus, Germany. When eighty-six years old you reach, look as good, you will not. She can also work the parallel bars. -via reddit

The Day that the Sky Crashed

Allegedly, this is a photo of an electronic billboard in Odessa, Ukraine crashing. But those of us who understand that the entire universe is actually a holographic projection around the Earth know the truth. Worse: the universe runs on Windows. Link -via Boing Boing

1 Millisecond into a Nuclear Explosion

Allegedly, this is a photograph of the beginning of a nuclear detonation. It was taken in 1952 during the Tumbler-Snapper tests in Nevada. At this point, the fireball is about sixty-six feet across. How was the photographer able to get a shutter speed fast enough to do it? He used a Kerr cell, which is [...]

Godzilla Christmas Tree

Allegedly, this is a picture of a Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree that appeared in the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall. Within minutes, it destroyed the mall. So, in retrospect, it was a really bad idea. Link -via blastr | Photo credit: unknown

Ray Charles’ Personal Stationery

Allegedly, this is a photo of the personal stationery used by musician Ray Charles in 1990. Musical staff would be a wonderful medium for letter composition, don’t you think? via Doobybrain