World’s Strangest

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Flash Flood in Las Vegas

Tiffany and I were in Las Vegas a couple of days ago for a trade show, when our flight back was delayed because of lightning near the airport. We don’t usually associate rain with Las Vegas, but occasionally it does [...]

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name swapping. Turns out he’s in good company: here’s the story of Gandalf and other famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication. 1. The only Pevensie child [...]

The Clutter Culture

Does your garage look like the photo above? You’re not alone. According to research by anthropologists published in a new book Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century, 75% of garages in the United [...]

Fire Rainbow

Photo: Lisa Foss Forget the Double Rainbow, there’s a new celestial phenomenon that makes us yelp "OMG what does this mean?" Lisa Foss of Ely, Minnesota saw this brilliant display of [...]

Lessons from America’s Greatest Prankster

Hoax master Alan Abel has been fooling reporters and hoodwinking the public for more than 50 years. Here, he reveals a few of his tricks. Most careers aren’t launched by the sight of a cow and a bull copulating in the middle of a road. But Alan Abel doesn’t have a typical gig. One day in [...]

Angry Birds on Seattle’s Space Needle

To mark the launch of its new game, Angry Birds has turned Seattle’s Space Needle into a launch pad! So that’s how they got into space … Link – Thanks Tiffany! See also: Neat Angry [...]

World’s Largest Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are gloriously larger in Oregon, but this is quite unexpected. Behold, the world’s largest hanging basket, made by The Garden Corner, a nursery in Tualatin, Oregon: Link – Thanks Tiffany!

Guess Who Showed Up at the Wedding

When John and Frances Canning scheduled their wedding at Manchester Town Hall, they discovered that the Queen was going to be there for her Diamond Jubilee celebration. So naturally, they sent a lighthearted invite to the Palace. Guess who showed up? Bride Frances, 44, who runs a hairdressing salon, said she was flabbergasted to be greeted [...]

Hello Kitty Jet

What do you get a cat who has everything? The world’s cutest airline, of course! Hello Kitty (which scored over $1 billion in sales every year outside of Japan, to which the NeatoShop duly [...]

When Siri Attacks …

You’ve been warned. Indie filmmakers Andrew McMurry and Nathan McMurry put together this short clip, “Psycho Siri,” as an example of what could happen if you piss off an iPhone. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – Thanks Tiffany!