World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

The 10 Most Important Kisses in the Universe

Pucker up as we explore 10 smooches that changed religion, art, culture, and history. 1. The Kiss of Judas: A Betrayal or Just Misunderstood? Nothing ends a good “bromance” quite like flagrant, murderous betrayal. A long time ago, a wandering preacher named Jesus was doing pretty well for himself—building up a following and promoting religious teachings—until one [...]

10 Creepiest Abandoned Morgues on Earth

Abandoned places can be creepy. Morgues are always creepy to most people. Put them together, and you’ve got some really creepy places -and even more so when you know their history. Environmental Graffiti has a photo collection of abandoned morgues in hospitals, asylums, municipalities, military bases, and even this one from Ellis Island. Link (Image credit: [...]

What, Exactly, is a “Radio Flyer”?

Most people don’t get through childhood without a ride or two in a Radio Flyer. But how did a little red wagon become known as a Radio Flyer and what does the Statue of Liberty have to do with it? To figure out the story behind one of America’s classic childhood toys, we have to [...]

The Number of the Day: 40%

During its 62 years of operation, the immigration station at Ellis Island welcomed in excess of 12 million immigrants to the United States. As a result, an estimated 40% of U.S. citizens have at least one ancestor who passed through its gates. Related Fact: Located just a short boat trip from Ellis Island stands the Statue [...]

Stephen Wiltshire draws 18ft pic of NY

This astonishing 18ft drawing of the world’s most famous skyline was created by autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama. The unbelievably intricate picture was drawn at Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute from Stephen’s memory, with details of every building sketched in to scale. Landmarks including the Empire [...]