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Policeman photographs ‘transparent being’

A UFO group in Taiwan is attempting to authenticate an image taken at a hiking site by a policeman. The image shows a strange figure with a mostly see…

Four Stormtroopers And That One Guy

You know how there’s always that one guy in the group who’s constantly messing up and making all of his friends look bad? Well, when you’re dressed like Stormtroopers that one guy sticks out like a sore thumb with a painted bucket on his head. Don’t invite that one guy to your costume party, or you may [...]

Where Are These 12 Boy Bands Now?

Groups like One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush are keeping the legacy of boy bands alive, but lest we forget the previous generation of singing boys who captured our hearts. Here’s a look at what the boy bands of yesteryear are up to these days. (In keeping with this spirit, this piece was [...]

What does the future hold for Ufology ?

UFO group members and enthusiasts are questionning whether there really is anybody out there. With sightings in decline in many areas and with an ongo…

Cute Puppy Pics May Be the Key to Better Concentration

Thanks to a new study from Hiroshima University, you can argue that your time spent swooning over adorable puppy pics on Reddit is justified. Turns out, taking a few minutes to look at a photo of something adorable (like Fay, the guide dog puppy featured above) will help you perform your duties more carefully later.  [S]cientists divided [...]

The Late Movies: Autumn

We’ve about completed the first week of autumn, and it’s been wonderful so far. Here’s some music to celebrate the season. Autumn Vivaldi’s Autumn, from the Four Seasons, set to appropriate photographs. * Autumn By Scottish singer Paolo Nutini. * Autumn By the Edgar Winter Group. * Autumn Leaves This version is sung by Doris Day. * Forever [...]

The Life and Times of America’s First Murderer

John Billington isn’t a household name today, but when Englishmen started settling in the New World, he became infamous as the colonies’ first convicted killer. In 1620, the Mayflower left England and sailed across the Atlantic to New England. Many of the ship’s passengers were Puritan dissenters who had separated from the  Church of England — [...]

Anger over paranormal group’s ’spade’ claim

Worsley Paranormal Group claimed to have found the spade used by notorious Moors murderer Ian Brady. The team alleged to have discovered the corroded …

Footprints Bring a Tree to Life

The China Environmental Protection Foundation hired the DDB China Group to encourage people to walk rather drive in order to reduce pollution. So DDB placed an enormous canvas across a street intersection. Pedestrians stepped into a mat filled with washable green paint. As they crossed the street, their footprints painted leaves on the tree. Link | [...]

Modern Day Pirates Have Their Own Letterheads

Piracy sure has come a long way from the days of Blackbeard. For one, modern day pirates have letterheads (or is it lettarrrrheads?). Ben Berkowitz of Reuters came upon a correspondence from a pirate group [...]