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What Do Breast Implants and a Python Have in Common?

Breast implants, a python, a winning lottery ticket, a bucket of live crabs and a set of four Power Rangers costumes — all are bizarre items left behind in rooms at British locations of the Travelodge hotel chain. Apparently, working in housekeeping at a hotel is not only drudgery. It could be life threatening.  Read about other unusual objects [...]

The Flogsta Roar

In Flogsta, a neighborhood in Uppsala, Sweden, everyone opens their windows or goes out in the streets every night at 22:00 and starts screaming! Really. It’s a tradition in place since the 1970s. The area is dense with college students, and they say it is to blow off steam. Redditor TombSv linked to a video [...]

The 9 Most Newsworthy Dogs of 2012

Man’s best friend, indeed! In 2012, dogs made the news -or at the least went viral in the ‘net- by doing tricks, saving lives, or just by making us happy. Take a look back at some of the better dog stories from the past year. Shown here are the K-9 Parish Comfort dogs who visited [...]

The Best Camera-trap Pictures of 2012

National Geographic posted a gallery of six animal self-portraits from all over the world. Pictured here is a common genet captured by camera trap in Yemen. They are all beautiful, but I don’t understand why this one didn’t make the cut. Link (Image credit: Sebastian Kennerknecht, Pumapix.com/BBC Wildlife Magazine)

Mayan Apocalypse Update: Pictures

Apparently, the world has dodged a bullet. Or not, as few people believed the world would end as the Maya calendar ran out. However, some people were ready, while others used the opportunity to party. The Mail Online has a roundup of photographs of events held the world over as December 21st dawned. Shown here [...]

The Temple: a Bar that was Once a Toilet

A below-ground public toilet built in the Victorian era in Manchester, England, could have been abandoned or filled in, as so many others have been. But this one found new life in modern times as a bar! It first opened as “The Temple of Convenience,” harking back to its original purpose. Now called simply The [...]

The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

Talk about a helicopter parent! Paul Wallich came up with an idea that would free him from escorting his young son 400 meters to the school bus stop every day, and still enable him to keep an eye on the child. He built a quadcopter to fly along with him! It has a redundant system, [...]

Giraffe Calf

The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago welcomed a new addition on November 12th. After a 14-month gestation, 5-year-old Arnieta gave birth to a 6-foot-2-inch, 140 pound baby! The calf, as yet unnamed, is the 58th reticulated giraffe born at the zoo. Read more about the giraffe breeding program and see plenty of baby pictures at Zooborns. [...]

The Carrot Rebellion

Spain recently raised the value-added-tax (VAT) on cultural activates to 21%, which didn’t sit well with theater owners. One theater in Bescanó staged a revolt by using carrots! Theater owner Quim Marcé explains: “We said, ‘This is the end of our theater, and many others.’ But then the next morning, I thought, we’ve got to do [...]

Misa and Her Cat

Photographer Miyoko Ihara documented the 12-year relationship between her grandmother Misa and her cat in the book Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat. The two are inseparable and do everything together. See more wonderful pictures of them at Buzzfeed. Link (Image credit: Miyoko Ihara)