World’s Strangest

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Grandma’s Badass "Do Not Resuscitate" Tattoo

81-year-old Joy Tomkins has got what probably is the most badass tattoo a person can get: After her husband suffered a slow and painful death, she made the decision to let doctors know that she doesn’t want to suffer the [...]

11 Monarchs Who Went Insane

With election season in full swing, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and be glad that neither candidate makes out with corpses or thinks they have bones made of glass. Whether they were born with mental illness or slowly descended into lunacy as a result of leading tragic lives, these 11 rulers definitely [...]

Lava Kiss

Photo: Dallas Nagata White Photographer Dallas Nagata White submitted this photo of her husband surprising her with a dip and a kiss in front of a Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii: My husband and I, [...]

How Did King Edward VIII Meet Wallis Simpson?

© Bettmann/CORBIS In the 1930s, how would a middle-class Baltimore divorcee become romantically involved with the man who would be King of England? It always comes down to who you know. And Wallis Simpson knew how to climb the social ladder very effectively. She started at a young age. While at school, she befriended a member [...]

Couple brew bizarre pizza-flavoured beer

A husband and wife team have given up their normal jobs to produce a type of beer that tastes like pizza. The ‘Pizza Beer’ is so popular they’ve sold …

7 Amazing Stories of Lost and Re-Found Wedding Rings

If you’re married, you’ve almost certainly misplaced your wedding ring at one place or another and even if you’ve never actually lost it, you probably know someone else who has. After all, a little band of gold or platinum is pretty easy to lose track of, even if it is important to hold on to. [...]

Friends in the House, Hostility at Home

In 1954, Coya Knutson won a seat the the US House of representatives by championing the rights of farmers in Minnesota (and by raising her own campaign funds). Over two terms she became quite popular among voters and her Washington colleagues, although she alienated her own party. But Knutson’s real trouble came from her alcoholic [...]

Enormous Eye of Sauron Back Tattoo

What’s most impressive is the shading of the background (assuming that’s not just back hair). The husband of member whoopsadaisydoodles acquired this tattoo, no doubt to impress him/her. Link -via Geekologie

Woman tries to decapitate husband with saw

A woman in Everett tried to cut off her husband’s head with a power saw while he was asleep in bed. When police arrived on the scene they found the hu…

A Town of Storybook Houses and How They Came to Be

In 1924, a man named Hugh Comstock took a little trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California to see his sister and her husband. The town was becoming well known as a haven for artists and other creative types, so it’s not surprising that he met a doll maker named Mayotta Browne during his stay there. Miss Browne [...]