World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

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 [...]

How Much Gold is in a Gold Medal?

On our last semi-regular “Ask Matt” day, reader Mel asked, “Are there standards for just how much gold is in those gold medals these Olympic athletes are getting?” Getty Images The amount of gold in medals is indeed regulated, and there’s a lot less than there used to be. The prizes awarded at the Olympics have varied over [...]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mad Max

Mad Max is one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time, and for good reason-it launched the career of Mel Gibson, brought a human edge to post-apocalyptic movies, and it put Australian cinema on the map for movie lovers across the globe. But did you know that Mel came to his audition sporting a [...]

Marvin Gaye, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver?

We’ve heard plenty (probably too many) athletes try to become musicians. But what happens when it goes the other way? Soul singer Marvin Gaye actually considered dropping his musical career at one point to fulfill his dream of playing in the Super Bowl with his hometown Detroit Lions. In the midst of a depression after the [...]

The Early Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous

The Late Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous (Note: due to technical problems last night, this post was delayed. This morning, I’ve got some Prince for U!) Prince has written dozens of hits over his decades in the music business — and many of his hits have been popularized by others. In many cases, Prince [...]

The Early Game Show Appearances of 10 Future Stars

1. Mel Harris In 1979 future thirtysomething star Mary Ellen Harris (her real name, as we found out) competed on the $20,000 Pyramid. She gave her occupation as a “professional dog trainer,” a resume bullet point that seems to be missing from all her official biographies. Mel was a fierce competitor, but she missed the big [...]

Mel Blanc: Man of a Thousand Voices

Although you may have never seen Mel Blanc’s face, you’ve definitely heard his voice — he voiced hundreds of classic cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Barney Rubble, Foghorn Leghorn, and bunches more. Known as the “man of a thousand voices,” he actually claims roughly 400 voices in the video below — [...]

The Late Movies: Mel Brooks

Each year, the Kennedy Center honors a group of legendary performers who have contributed to the arts. This morning, they announced that Mel Brooks would join Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in the 2009 class. For tonight’s Late Movies, here are a few clips of Mel Brooks, who brought us such classics as [...]