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Prisoner Digs Hole in Wall, Gets Stuck While Trying to Escape

What we’ve got here is failure to lose weight. That was something that Rafael Valadão should have done before boring a hole through the wall of a prison in Ceres, Brazil. That or dig a bigger hole. Rafael Valadão, the well-built tattooed convict, tried to follow one of his smaller fellow prisoners who had already made a [...]

Halloween in Charlotte, North Carolina

Although it is unclear whether Charlotte, North Carolina, is any more obsessed with Halloween than other cities, there are some interesting people there who take Halloween very seriously. Creative Loafing featured four of those people and the ways they celebrate the holiday. Drew Badger, pictured, is a haunted house consultant who also organizes the local [...]

Subpar Mini Golf, Complete with the Golden Gate Bridge Loop-de-Loop

Photo: Rusty Blazenhoff/Flickr Now that is a putt putt golf loop-de-loop! Rusty Blazenhoff of Laughing Squid went to Subpar Miniature Golf (hah! get it? Subpar?) in Alameda, [...]

This Fish Hook Is Also a Gun

There’s a tiny hole in the bottom of the shaft of this fish hook. When a fish yanks on the hook, it discharges a 4mm centerfire cartridge and, hopefully, shoots the fish. These unusual guns were produced in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. If you can find one, I wouldn’t recommend using it, as [...]

Girl falls through pavement in China

A teenage girl was filmed falling through a deep hole in the pavement that opened up beneath her. The oblivious girl was talking on her mobile phone w…

11 “Modern Antiques” Today’s Kids Have Probably Never Seen

Even though I’m fairly ancient, I’ve never seen a Model T outside of a classic auto show. So I realize that there are many things that have been obsolete since the elastic waistband was invented and would confound anyone under age 70. But what about some common items that have come and gone within the [...]

11 “Modern Antiques” Your Kids Have Probably Never Seen

Even though I’m fairly ancient, I’ve never seen a Model T outside of a classic auto show. So I realize that there are many things that have been obsolete since the elastic waistband was invented and would confound anyone under age 70. But what about some common items that have come and gone within the [...]

Deep, Perfect Round Hole with Something Metallic at the Bottom: Can You Guess What It Is?

Austrian farmer named Franz Koglinger went looking for his lost cat when he stumbled upon this 25-foot-deep, perfectly round hole in his field that – as he claimed – appeared overnight. So naturally, Franz threw a rock down the deep hole and [...]

Hobbit Hole Playhouse

Forget treehouses! This is what kids and the young-at-heart want: Hobbit hole playhouse, built by Etsy seller Wooden Wonders of Maine. Nerd Approved has more pics: Link

UFO at the Center of Black Holes

Imge: ESA/AOES Medialab Astronomers have just discovered UFOs – but don’t reach for your tinfoil hat just yet, Neatoramanauts! They’re talking about Ultra-fast Outflow found at the [...]