World’s Strangest

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Webcomics Represent the "Triumph of the Nerds"

The ease of Internet publishing has given new opportunities to cartoonists. They no longer need the backing of an established publishing or syndication company–just some computer skills. The Economist looked at the developing of the industry and some of its leading figures, including Zach Weinersmith, Kate Beaton, Randall Munroe and Matthew Inman: One thing they have in [...]

Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Four years ago, Mike Loura was struck by a car while riding his bike and became paralyzed. Today, he walked again for the first time thanks to a robotic exoskeleton: "Ever since the accident all [...]

How McDonald’s Makes Their French Fries

Previously, McDonald’s Canada explained how they make their burgers look so good in ads. Now, they unveiled the secret behind how they make their fries: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via The [...]

Blood Red Camargue River Delta

Photo: Sam Dobson/500px Russian photographer Sam Dobson was passing through Southern France when he noticed something unusual: the river delta Camargue has turned blood red due to its high salt content. With every small branch [...]

A Boy and His Marmot Friends

Four years ago, Matteo Walch and his family went to the Austrian Alps and made some quite unusual friends, a colony of marmots! Since then, Matteo has returned to the same place every year [...]

DIY Bionic Arms

Fifty-one year old Chinese fisherman Sun Jifa lost both of his arms when a homemade bomb he was making for blast fishing detonated prematurely. He couldn’t afford prosthetic limbs, so he decided to build his own. After [...]

50 Main Street

Falah Khatib, Newark, Delaware Do you live on 50 Main Street, Anytown, USA? Then you’re part of a unique but very diverse slice of America. Italian-born photographer Piero Ribelli spent six years criss-crossing the country to interview and [...]

Teenager Refused Family Tradition of Getting Breast Implants

  Every family has a black sheep. Meet Britney Marshall, a 14-year-old teenager who is bucking the family tradition of getting breast implants: Mrs Marshall, a 53-year-old mother-of-nine, believes the teenager is going through a “funny phase”. The mother and her four other girls, of Kirkby in Ashfiield, Notts, boast a total of £50,000 worth of silicone breasts, the Daily Mail reported. Mrs [...]

“The money went flying in the air. I saw all these young lads started grabbing the notes and I thought I’ve got no chance here”

Barry Eastwood went to the bank to withdraw £1000 to pay for his car insurance when he tripped and fell. The money blew out of his hand and he managed to hold on to [...]

Wave Photos by CJ Kale and Nick Selway

Photo: Lava Light Galleries There’s a lot of photographers taking beautiful snapshots of Hawaii, but photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway of Lava Light Galleries really take [...]