World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!

Holographic Smiley Party Glasses

Holographic Smiley Party Glasses – $6.95 Has life got you down? Don’t be sad! Put on a happy face with the Holographic Smiley Party Glasses from the NeatoShop. This delightful pair of sun glasses has 3D holographic smiley faces on both lenses. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more cheerful Eyewear! Link

Worker Fired for Working During Lunch

Employers often complain of lazy workers, but in this bizarro world of corporate human resources management, a woman was fired for working during her lunch break: Smiley, 48, punched out of work for lunch Jan. [...]

The Power of the Smiley Face

Don’t ever underestimate the power of a smiley face. The council of South Lanarchshire in Scotland added a simple face to road signs that tell drivers their speed: smiley face if they’re under the speed limit and sad face if they’re over. That simple addition resulted in the numbers of speeders being reduced by 53%: Link [...]

World’s Largest Smiley Face Made of People

2,226 people assembled at a park in Mahwah, New Jersey, to form the largest smiley face composed of human bodies. This is nearly triple the current record, which was set earlier this year in Croatia: Though officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were not on site, photos and counts from the night will be [...]

Impressive and Illegal Pieces of Defaced Currency

You know when you were a kid and would absentmindedly doodle smiley faces on dollar bills? Well it seems now there is a whole artistic community of currency defacers out there. Maybe part of the national budget crisis arose from all the cash that has to be taken out of circulation because George Washington has [...]

Happy Clouds

Artist Stuart Semple uses soap and helium to create floating foam clouds in the shape of smiley faces. A machine he developed makes and releases them, thousands at a time, in public places. Link (with video) -via Metafilter