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The People vs. IKEA Monkey

The little monkey wearing a shearling coat that showed up at a Toronto IKEA last week is now a case for the courts. Toronto Animal Services lodged the monkey named Darwin at the Story Brook Farm Primate Sanctuary. Yasmin Nakhuda, who owns the monkey, wants him back. …defendant Nakhuda, a real estate attorney by profession, filed [...]

Slinkachu Back At You

From the creator of the Shoe Lace Serpentand Inner City Snail, the dynamic artist Slinkachu is at it again with his miniature world. This figure he calls All-Star Nobody.  He has a show on exhibition over at Andipa Gallery in New York City.   Set up some miniature scenes of your own with figures from the Neatoshop. [...]

11 Historical Geniuses and Their Possible Mental Disorders

Studies have shown that there are much higher instances of mental disorder in political leaders and creative geniuses than in the general population. And while it’s impossible to be completely sure of a correct diagnosis of a historical figure, that hasn’t stopped researchers from making educated guesses. Here’s a speculative look at the mental health [...]

Man Shoves Firecracker up His Bottom at Darwin Party

What? No, the party took place in Darwin, Austraila. It wasn’t a Darwin Award-themed party. Although Alex Bowden, pictured above, did his best to win one: The drunken antics unfolded during a party at a house on Rossiter St, Rapid Creek. Mr Bowden, a fitter and turner, could not be reached for comment yesterday. From his hospital bed [...]

5 Newly Discovered Creatures That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

I often wake in a cold sweat, swiping at my arms and inside my ears frantically trying to scatter the insects crawling on my skin. These are my nightmares, invaded by creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps it’s because my worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Recently in China, a woman found [...]

15 Wonderfully Geeky Sand Sculptures

The Fourth of July is a great day to head to the beach, even if it is a bit overcrowded. For those of us who can’t hit the surf, here’s the next best thing: geeky sand sculptures! Alien vs. Bender would certainly be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was. This delightful creation by artist [...]

Schools using Nessie to debunk evolution

Some schools are using the Loch Ness Monster as a way to disprove Darwin’s theory of evolution. From next year text books in some privately-run Christ…

The Missing Links: It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I’m Making Money)

The (End of the) World Economy Is Booming The world will end sometime. So you might as well make some money off of the apocalypse while you can. And if you do, make sure you spend it soon, because when the end comes around I don’t think all that cash will do you much good. * Darwin Didn’t [...]

The Barbecue Grill Briefcase

This barbecue briefcase is perfect for the griller on the go, the charcoal chef who doesn’t want to be strapped down to a stationary grill. Perfect for those who enjoy barbecuing while travelling, running from the police, or hiding from those attracted by the sweet smell of charred meat. The Darwin Triangular BBQ is sure to make [...]

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate. February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Ice cream waffle image via Shutterstock Created by a brother and sister in upstate New York, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day says its official founding was in 1997. The only rules [...]