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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…

Behind a Frozen Waterfall

Minneapolis-based photographer Matt Sepeta captured this image of the frozen Minnehaha Falls. Located in a Minneapolis park, Minnehaha Falls are near the point where the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek converge.

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Virgin Mary appears in hospital window

Hundreds of Catholics have gathered outside a hospital in Malaysia after the image appeared in a window. The Sime Darby Medical Centre has become a hu…

Eyelid Tattoo

Image from Tattoo22 I wouldn’t let anybody come near my eyes with a buzzing needle running at a few thousand RPM but apparently that’s not a problem for some people! Indeed, some people actually [...]

Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Historical Figures

It’s always nice to catch a glimpse of VIPs doing things everyday normal people do. This image of Tsar Nicholas II playing airplane made me wonder whether the guy supporting him was really a “friend” or a subject forced to carry him -but the source gallery at Retronaut labels him as a fellow royal. Other [...]

The Fork in the Road is Taken

(Image credit: Jim Grant) A six-foot-tall fork appeared in Carlsbad, California, at the intersection of Levante Street and Anillo Way on Tuesday. The unnamed artist is a 62-year-old retired teacher who said he was impressed by the joke in The Muppet Movie in which Kermit and Fozzie encounter a giant silverware fork when they are looking [...]

Why Is It Dark at Night?

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Why is it Dark at Night? Or rather, to rephrase the question, Why is Space Dark?. Very cool, often mind-boggling short video. I’m sure you know all the facts, but this is a good show nevertheless. Link Today’s pictures & links: Old Abandoned “Dome” Theater in Beirut, Lebanon Quite impressive blob-like apparition: called Saboune [...]

Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #801 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Monstrous, Angelic or Just Plain Weird – Unusual Bridge Sculptures, Part One There are bridges in every country, all over the world, each one serving a very functional purpose, so it’s nice to know that some of the [...]

11 Dolls the World Could Have Done Without

1. Full House Dolls Image via eBay seller zap-1 2. Fran Drescher Talking Doll Image via USMarketDB.com 3. Blossom Dolls Image via Etsy seller Angela Miller of Angela’s Vintage Shop 4. Family Matters Steve Urkel Doll Image via eBay seller bellavintage 5. Rosie O’Donnell Doll Image via eBay seller wrightsvillebeachseaglass 6. The Drew Carey Show Dolls Image via eBay seller 9859roberth 7. [...]