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The Toadstool Exchange: An Examination of 5 Video Game Currencies

Most of us will spend a great deal of real money on video games, wherein we can spend a great deal of fictional money—only for much cooler things that are more likely to explode. Here are five video game currencies, a general appraisal of their respective economic outlooks, and an indexed exchange rate for aggressive [...]

Real Life Mad Max Built Motorcycle From Car that Broke Down in the Desert

Photo: Daniel Denis/2CV Magazine When Emile Leray’s Citroën 2CV car broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert, he couldn’t build an arc reactor to fit into his flying suit of armor, so [...]

The Venice of Africa

Photo: Hugo!/Flickr No, that’s not a photo of a flooded village. Rather, it’s of the city of Ganvié in the Republic of Benin, which calls itself "The Venice of Africa." Kuriositas has the details [...]

What Aphrodisiacs Actually Work?

When Aztec emperor Montezuma wanted to set the mood for a special lady, he ate fistfuls of cacao beans. He believed the cacao fueled his sexual desire, making it a night to remember for the lucky Aztec maiden. Ever since then, many people have believed that chocolate will get their juices flowing. However, a new [...]

The No-Budget Diner’s Guide

As the economy sputters, everyone’s looking for new ways to save on food. So, we’ve collected a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for those of you daring enough to scrimp. 1. Tree Bark A classic meal of human desperation, tree bark has become a must-have meal during periods of scarcity. But you don’t have to eat [...]

Swallowed by a Giant Wall of Sand

National Geographic cameraman Bob Poole was filming elephants in Mali, West Africa, when something quite unusual happened: a giant dust storm rose up and swallowed all the light, turning day into pitch darkness. Naturally, he kept on filming! Hit play or go to Link – Thanks Minjae!

The Mysterious History of Gumbo

The delicious mixture of soup and rice called gumbo is enjoyed in New Orleans and across Louisiana, as well as anywhere else gumbo fans live. But where did the Creole recipe originate? The answer depends on which ingredient you like most! Gumbo as we know it is a cosmopolitan product with contributions from African-Americans, the [...]

The No-Budget Diners’ Guide: How to Survive on Dirt, Bugs, Bark & Leather

By David Clark As the economy sputters, everyone’s looking for new ways to save on food. So, we’ve collected a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for those of you daring enough to scrimp. 1. Tree Bark A classic meal of human desperation, tree bark has become a must-have during periods of scarcity. But you don’t have to [...]

Eye Worm Loa loa filariasis

Stop right there. Don’t go any further. Some things can’t be unseen. You’re brain isn’t a hard drive from which you can permanently erase images. These images will sear into your neocortex, much to your eyeballs’ dismay. Scroll down to find out why. But if you don’t want to know why and you want to [...]