World’s Strangest

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The Most Well-Read Cities in the USA

Which cities in the United States have the most bookworms? Amazon has just announced a list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America: After compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since Jan. 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than [...]

Where to Live in the USA to Avoid Natural Disasters

Hurricanes in the east, earthquakes in the west and tordanoes in the middle. Where should you live to avoid natural disasters? Matthew Ericson, Joe Burgess and Bill Marsh of The New York Times created this infographic guide to find the safest and most dangerous places to live in America: The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a [...]

Teenager Fakes Pregnancy for School Project

Gaby Rodriguez of Toppenish High School in Washington state spent most of her senior year pregnant. Except she wasn’t. The 17-year-old wore a bulge of wire mesh and fabric as an experiment to see how other students reacted for her senior project. Her mother, boyfriend, best friend, and principal knew about the secret, but her [...]

Can gyms generate their own power ?

Its an idea that isn’t actually all that new, using exercise equipment in gyms to generate electricity. The Green Microgym in Portland, Ore. is one su…

Sir Terry Pratchett Made a Sword from Scratch out of a Meteorite

Discworld author Terry Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth two years ago. At the time, he lamented that the title didn’t come with a sword. So he decided to make his own, mining and smelting the ore himself, adding to it iron from meteorites. With professional guidance, Pratchett personally forged the sword: With help from his [...]