World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

Tweeting Birds

By placing pork fat on a keyboard, Latvian artist Voldemars Dudums was able to convince hungry tomtits to tweet. Is it silly? Dudums says: Yes, one may say it is quite silly, but if you look what people are sometimes writing on Twitter, then I think the tomtits messages still okay. The birds have, so far, 4,322 [...]

The Working Dead: The Posthumous Career of Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. All signs point to the author holding the same place in the 21st century, despite the fact that he died April 11, 2007. The late Vonnegut has accomplished more dead than most of us will alive, from social media celebrity to [...]

10 Fake Photos Of Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm Sandy has passed over the New York City area on her slow, destructive path north, leaving behind a trail of wreckageand mayhem from North Carolina up to at least Connecticut. The biggest mess, though, is in New York City: The streets and subway tunnels are filled with water, power lines and power stations have erupted [...]

Cat Sits Like a Human, Also Watches Cartoons Like a Human

(Video Link) I’m not sure what he’s doing with the touchpad on the computer. Unfortunately, the video cuts out right before he asks for a beer and logs into Twitter. -via Yababoon

Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two superfans- Neil and Jeff. “The overall goal of the documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy. We have already completed [...]

Meeting the Troll

A couple of years after Leo Traynor opened a Twitter account, he became the victim of a troll. It started in July 2009. I’d been on Twitter for over 2 years at that point having joined in May 2007, and I’d never had a problem. My account was followed by a fairly innocuous looking one which [...]

The 10 Most Engaging Brands on Twitter (and the Completely Self-Serving Reason We Brought It Up)

Our Twitter feed was named one of BuzzFeed’s 90 Best Twitter Accounts of 2011, and we were #1 on Mashable’s list of 25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter. Now we can add a math-based honor to our virtual trophy case. We just got word that in a study by Track Social — an analysis [...]

14 Great Parody Twitter Accounts

Twitter is a great way to keep up with people on the internet, but it’s also a source of entertainment from accounts created just for that purpose. You have to admire a novelty account that can keep the one-liners coming day after day after day. If you’re not following any parody accounts, you’ll find a [...]

#socialmedia

(vimeo link) Could anything be more ironically hip than taking 9,000 photographs over five days to construct an animation of a painting that explains how people waste too much time on social media? The Parisian artist Above left a statement at the vimeo page: People look at me like I’m from another planet when I tell them [...]

Mars Photo Sets Record on Neatorama Facebook

This morning we set a new record over on our Facebook page: 51 people liked, 12 people shared and 4 people commented on a photo of Earth, Jupiter and Venus, as seen from Mars. This, in and of itself, is no big deal. We’ve had status updates receive more than 10,000 likes on our Facebook [...]