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Fisherman Reels in Live Grenade

In proper grenade fishing, you’re supposed to throw grenades, not catch them. Tell that to Matt Tucker, who was fishing in a lake near Springfield, Missouri: He noticed an old sock near his lure and pulled the odd bit of trash out of the lake. Inside the sock? A Vietnam-era pineapple hand grenade with the safety pin [...]

“Godverdikke! Ken a kapmes in me kop!”

Long, long ago–almost before humans had devised writing–there was a tradition among the people of Usenet of translating the phrase “My God, there’s an axe in my head!” into different languages. The title of this post is just that in the Ostend dialect of Flemish. At the link, you can find one of the oldest and [...]

Laptop Mirror

Brian J. Noggle writes, “I am the only person in the entire planet who owns a mirror that says PROPERTY OF ENVISION on the back.” He gutted an old laptop computer and added a mirror to make this cute wall hanging. Link

How to Kill a Reanimated Skeleton

By this point, we all know how to deal with zombies: aim for the head. Destroy the brain and you’ve put a zombie down for good. A hit anywhere else just wastes ammunition. But what about reanimated skeletons? You’re far more likely to encounter them than zombies, which are just imaginary. Aiming for center mass [...]

Imagine a World Where Comic Sans Is the Only Typeface

They are comic sans supporters. They are legion. They do not forgive. They do not use Helvetica. Word by word, icon by icon, they’re changing typography. Goudy preserve us. Link -via Brian J. Noggle Previously: Comic Sans Gets Dissed The History of Comic Sans

House Full of Bookshelves

Are you running out of room for your books? Here’s a house design by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio that hopefully doesn’t have that problem. Google Translate renders the Japanese text as follows: Shelf-Pod is a private residence and study building, located in Osaka prefecture, Japan. The client owns an extensive collection of books on the subject [...]

Pool Played with Bowling Balls

Steve Wienecke of Fredericktown, Missouri invented a game that he calls “Knokkers”. It’s similar to pool, but played on a surface scaled four times larger than a regulation pool table and with six-pound bowling balls. Wienecke hopes to one day see Knokkers platforms on cruise ships and in amusement parks and restaurants. Link and Facebook Page [...]

The World of Competitive Grocery Bagging

(Video Link) People who bag groceries for a living have to work quickly and efficiently without breaking anything. Not everyone is good enough to make it as a bagger, but some are superb at the task. And they can enter the world of competitive bagging. The above video is a trailer for Read, Set, Bag!, a [...]

20 Obsolete English Words That Should Make a Comeback

Heather Carreiro of Matador Abroad suggests twenty English language words that she thinks should return to common usage. Here are two examples from her list: 9. Brabble Verb – “To quarrel about trifles; esp. to quarrel noisily, brawl, squabble” – Brabble basically means to argue loudly about something that doesn’t really matter, as in “Why are we [...]