World’s Strangest

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Rescue Cat Saves Shelter

Daniel the shelter cat only has 26 toes, which is not enough to earn him a world record, but is certainly more than you or I have! The polydactyl cat was taken in by the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center when shelter owner Amy Rowell spotted him at the pound, and now Daniel has returned the [...]

Mutated Cat Rescues Animal Shelter

Daniel is quite an extraordinary kitty. While his 26 toes aren’t enough to earn him a Guinness Book title (he’s two toes short), they were enough to help him save the shelter he currently calls home. That’s because the shelter that took him in was facing some hard times after their landlord doubled their rent. Fortunately, [...]

Awkward Elevator Moments

I hate it when this happens, Premature Button Push: (n) The act of passing up a crowded elevator car, only to push the button again too soon, revealing the same car of people. See more awkward elevator moments, courtesy of Awkward [...]

7 Curious Cases of Criminal Cats

Animals who steal are referred to as kleptomaniacs, or in the case of cats, “cat burglars,” but they most likely just think of themselves as collectors -they find something they like and take it, with no consideration of the ethics involved. Cats are particularly successful collectors, as they have the combination of curiosity, stealth, and [...]

Dietribes: Yogurt Made Me Cultured

• Believe it or not, the Bible mentions yogurt in Genesis, where Abraham fed it to his guests. The history of yogurt is a long one – Assyrians ate it for health, and John Harvey Kellogg encouraged yogurt enemas at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan (though the less said about that the better). • But yogurt has [...]

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Hello Kitty

You know her name. You’ve seen her signature red ribbon. And even though you’re curious, you’ve never had the courage to learn more because you’re not a seven-year old girl. Don’t worry; your secret is safe with us. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of everything you’ve ever wanted to know [...]

4 Wildly Successful Companies Started by Stay-at-Home Moms

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this week seemed like a great time to give a tip of our caps to stay-at-home moms, including these four who used clever ideas to become business moguls. 1. The Baby Food Revolution Of course only a mother could found such a successful baby food company. In the late [...]

Scientists Make "Artificial Leaf"

The photo to the left doesn’t look like much, but it’s actually quite a big deal. MIT scientist Daniel Nocera and colleagues have achieved a huge milestone in energy production by mimicking what nature has done for a long time: they’ve successfully mimicked photosynthesis with an “artificial leaf.” A team of chemistry and engineering scientists [...]

7 Fictional Holidays for Pop Culture Enthusiasts

If you’re a pop culture fan, then why not celebrate some of these alternative winter holidays next year? 1. Life Day There’s no doubt about the impact Star Wars has had on pop culture, but the weirdness that was the CBS Star Wars Holiday Special can’t really claim any credit for that. It is appallingly bad and [...]

7 Modern Werewolves You Need To Know

Time to get in the mood for Halloween! While werewolves predate Greek mythology, the story of Lycaon is still one of the earliest examples of a man shapeshifting into an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature. If you recall, Lycaon was transformed into a wolf after eating human flesh. Skip ahead to our times and shapeshifters abound on [...]