World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

18 Vintage Photos From Prohibition

Americans are fascinated by prohibition, as evidenced by the success of shows like Boardwalk Empire and the many movies based on Al Capone. But for all the discussions and reenactments of the period, it’s still rare to actually look back on photos from the period. Here are a few scenes from the fight against alcohol, [...]

Duality Comes to Atlantic City

(vimeo link) Watch Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall crumble away and then resurrect itself in brilliant color, thanks to the projection magic of Moment Factory. They call the show “Duality.” The full show is over eight minutes long, and happens twice an hour. -via Geeks Are Sexy

Cthulhu-Monopoly Crossover Board Game

The game is called The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and it’s sure to appeal to fans of both the Cthulhu mythos and the classic board game Monopoly. It’s full of cultists, eldritch horrors and the destruction of real estate, one RR and Park Place adjacent address at a time. Created by Lee Moyer and Keith [...]

26 Life-Size Versions of Popular Board Games

Everyone’s favorite board games get a whole lot more fun when they’re super-sized. We’ve gathered up a collection of our favorite jumbo variations on classic board games—if you think we’ve missed a good one, let us know in the comments! Candy Land I was surprised there weren’t more life-size versions of the candy-themed game, but the quality [...]

The Late Movies: “Atlantic City” Covers

While researching this post, I came across a quote from Justin Townes Earle that I just loved. He said, “If you don’t like Springsteen, that means you don’t like Woody Guthrie and that means you don’t like songs.” One of my favorite songs from Bruce and the boys is “Atlantic City” and a lot of [...]

7 Groundbreaking Specialty Acts

Imagine that you had one very specific talent -something unusual, that people would normally never encounter in their everyday lives. Could you make a living doing it? Maybe, if you were willing to put the necessary time, effort, and imagination into your act. After all, if Joseph Pujol could make a living by farting, anything [...]

Fallout Monopoly

Here we are, at the intersection of video game and board game. Elisabeth Redel made a Monopoly game for her boyfriend fashioned after the video game Fallout! The streets are locations from the game instead of Atlantic City. Even the cards are Fallout-oriented. See more pictures at Geeks Are Sexy. Link

Earliest Surviving Monopoly Game Sells For £90,000

This round board made from oilcloth is one of 5000 made by Charles Darrow in 1933. This is the only circular Darrow Monopoly game known to still exist. It is hand coloured in pen and ink and the pieces are made of wood moulding. Darrow based his game on political activist Lizzie Magie’s Landlord’s Game [...]

10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online

It’s Monday. You’ve had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what’s this? Someone who says they’re your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we’ll have none of that, will we? Of course not – this is the internet. Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss’ Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. But here are 10 [...]

Stars of the Wild West Show

In the latter part of the 18th century, before television, radio, or even movies with sound, traveling exhibitions were the biggest form of entertainment most people encountered. Oh yes, the circus! At the same time, newspapers and novels told of the adventures Americans experienced settling the western half of the country: exploring, fighting the natives, [...]