World’s Strangest

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Post Apocalypse News

It was just ten years ago that events proved the Maya correct. Every now and then we still enjoy a laugh at those who thought that the world would not end. Let’s check in with Funny or Die’s action news team to find out how the human race jas been eeking out a marginal existence [...]

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 [...]

Drawn to Facts No. 004: An elephant can smell water 3 miles away

Illustration by Maya Assad Fact:An elephant can smell water 3 miles away. Check out all of our illustrated facts here.

Temple of the Night Sun

Photo: Edwin Román, Brown University Archaeologists have discovered a Maya temple, lost for 1,600 years, deep in the Guatemalan jungle. Read more about the Temple of the Night Sun over at National Geographic: Some 1,600 [...]

How did the ancient Maya deal with drought ?

Despite regular dry seasons the Maya found an ingenious way to store enough water to sustain them. Researchers believe that the Mayan civilization at …

Star Trek: Voyager Cake

This delicious-looking Voyager cake definitely won’t require 75 years to complete its journey into my belly. Regali Kitchen made it to help Maya and Barry celebrate their eleventh anniversary. The ship’s navigation lights and warp nacelles light up appropriately and the crew is completely edible. Link -via Bit Rebels | Regali Kitchen’s Website

2012 & The End Of The World

(YouTube link) Some people still think the world will end in 2012, because that’s where the Maya calendar ends. C.G.P. Grey explains how that strange idea came about. An even simpler explanation came from Dan Pirraro a couple of years ago. If this goes too fast for you, the script is at Grey’s website. Link -via [...]

1,500-Year-Old Blood-Red Tomb Inside a Mayan Pyramid

Photo: INAH When archaologists lowered a small camera into an unexplored Maya pyramid, they saw this fascinating image: a 1,500-year-old blood-red funeral chamber. The tomb was discovered in 1999, though researchers have been unable to get inside due to the precarious structural state of the pyramid above. Any effort to penetrate the tomb could damage the [...]

12 Tips From The Stupidest Criminals of 2010

Most lawbreakers aren’t exactly geniuses, but these troublemakers cross the line between foolishness and downright ineptitude. To at least help prevent any more crimes of this level of stupidity, here are a few tips for aspiring criminals without any level of common sense. Don’t Make Assumptions There are a lot of situations where slang is a bad [...]

On The Road: 5 Great Stops Between New Orleans & Dallas

West along I-10, northwest on I-49 and west again along I-20 will take you from the port of New Orleans to the eighth-largest city in our nation, Dallas, Texas. As our On The Road series continues, we look at some engaging, educational and interesting stops along this southern corridor to the west. 1. Where Cultures Coexist Located [...]