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The Carrot Rebellion

Spain recently raised the value-added-tax (VAT) on cultural activates to 21%, which didn’t sit well with theater owners. One theater in Bescanó staged a revolt by using carrots! Theater owner Quim Marcé explains: “We said, ‘This is the end of our theater, and many others.’ But then the next morning, I thought, we’ve got to do [...]

Remembering Reebok’s “Dan and Dave” Campaign 20 Years Later

Getty Images Twenty years ago, Reebok introduced us to “Dan and Dave.” Once American sports fans moved beyond their game of word association — “Who?” — the two men involved became part of one of the most memorable marketing campaigns in history despite a letdown of Olympic proportions. In 1992, Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson were given such [...]

4 Times Olympians Refused Their Medals

Getty Images South Korean fencer Shin A-Lam provided one of the indelible images of the 2012 London Olympics when she staged an hour-long, tearful protest after losing to Germany’s Britta Heidemann in an individual epee semifinal match. Shin’s coach claimed Heidemann’s winning hit came after the final second on the clock, which was being controlled by [...]

Neanderthal Tartar Shows Evidence of Medicine

Dental hygiene probably wasn’t too high on the list of things for Neanderthals to worry about. But in this case, that’s a good thing because the tartar found on their teeth told researchers quite [...]

Sex in the Olympic Village

What happens when you put 10,000 excited, young, attractive, healthy athletes together in one place without parents or journalists? You’re exactly right. Home to more than 10,000 athletes at the Summer Games and 2,700 at the Winter, the Olympic Village is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. To join, prospective members need only have spectacular [...]

Restaurant Serves Meal on Table Suspended 50 Meters into the Air

Stefan Kerkhofs’s Dinner in the Sky experience lets you eat a gourmet meal served on a platform held aloft by a crane: Kerkhofs, who used to set up bungee-jumping and amusement part installations, partnered with marketing executive David Ghelys to develop Dinner in the Sky six years ago. The two now travel the world putting on [...]

Soccer Fans Create Enormous Pac-Man Mosaic

During a match against Barcelona, fans of Milan’s soccer team erected a placard mosaic of a vengeful Pac-Man bearing down on Inky. The text below reads “Let’s eat them!” That’s a good idea, because they’re no hiding spot in soccer. Link -via Kotaku | Photo: @ParkLaneSpud

The Iron Spike of Bacteriophages

Scientists have discovered how bacteriophages – viruses that infect bacteria – manage to pierce the bacterial membrane: with an iron spike. When they crystallized this smaller protein fragment, the x-rays were finally able [...]

Art at Large: 11 Record-Holding Paintings, Drawings, Photos and Sculptures

Ever wonder what the world’s biggest photograph looks like? How about the largest knitted pink bunny? Wonder no more, flossers; here are 11 bizarre and/or massive works of art, each of which holds a current world record. 1. Largest photograph, taken with the world’s largest pinhole camera The Great Picture features a 32′x111′ panoramic view in black-and-white [...]

How to Sneak a Cobra Past Customs

It’s time to unlock your body’s full potential. 1. Friends in High Places In 2003, a 28-year-old Swedish man named Johan Adolfsson took a nine-hour flight from Thailand to Australia with eight extremely lethal snakes -four king cobras and four emerald tree boas- strapped to his inner thighs. His plan to cash in on the $3,500 booty [...]