World’s Strangest

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A Crack in the (Apartment) Universe

The roommate of the blogger behind Doctor Who Overdose built a simulation of the cracks in the Universe from which the Doctor thankfully saved us. Silence will fall when s/he uses it as a nightlight. Link

Fire Station Fire

A fire station in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, was gutted by a fire recently, causing chagrin for the local fire department. It was first announced as a “training exercise,” but later fire officials had to admit that a welding spark ignited a nearby can of gasoline, and the resulting blaze spread out of control. The [...]

Scarf Charting the Population of Russia over Time

You’re looking at a bar chart showing the growth of Russia’s population from the years 1500 to 2000. A blogger who goes by the moniker Russian Sphinx crocheted it to entertain her cat and keep warm. Link -via Explore

Cat Box Costumes

You know what cats love? Costumes! Nothing gives them more delight than playing dress-up. Now not everyone can afford store-bought costumes, so the enterprising blogger Toshiya86 uses cardboard boxes instead. All that’s necessary is to ensure that the cat doesn’t pull his head out of the hole. Link -via Daily of the Day

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

The blogger behind Testado, Provado & Aprovado made this delicious-looking pancake. It tastes like a cinnamon bun, thanks to a mixture of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar that s/he added to the top with an improvised pastry cone. Link -via Tasteologie

Why Do We Wear Pants? Because of Horses

Why do we wear pants? Even if you’re currently dressed “blogger style”, you’ve no doubt worn pants in the past. How did his fashion develop? Peter Turchin, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Connecticut, says that the domestication of horses led to pants: The reasons why pants are advantageous when mounted atop a horse should [...]

Ignore Hitler

Michael is a Scottish artist and blogger who plays Draw Something, the popular game where people guess words from other’s drawings. Only Michael always draws Hitler. Hitler usually has nothing to do with the target word, so the words “ignore Hitler” are also included. He’s done this so much that he has posted his drawings [...]

Mechagodzilla Lamp

The well-appointed house is a quiet statement of style and good taste. So, naturally, the blogger behind Obvious Winner merged a Mechagodzilla figure with a lamp. You can view more pictures at the link. Link -via Technabob

Buried Under Snow

This blogger is trying to find the town of Tecuci, Romania, under the snow! For some reason, the Google translation renders the town’s name as Tecumseh. There are more pictures of the huge snowfall at the site Criserb. Link -via Buzzfeed

It Would Be Awkward to Watch a Cat Eat These Sushi Rolls

Although these rolls look simple, the instructions that food blogger Von provides show how complex is the work of a sushi chef. These are made from tomato-flavored tuna. Link -via Theresa Coleman