World’s Strangest

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PSY and MC Hammer at the AMAs

(YouTube link) This intergenerational mashup was performed at the American Music Awards last night. If you’re a little burned on “Gangnam Style” but want to see what Hammer does with it, you can skip to the middle of the video. Oh, the awards? Wikipedia has all the winners. Link

Repeating History

A look into the nature of the past from Doghouse Diaries. If you’re not familiar with George Santayana, you can find out more about him at Wikipedia, including more quotes. And no matter how you view history, it’s still good advice to learn from your mistakes -or someone else’s. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

Ransom E. Olds on the Olds Pirate Racing Car

Photo: Wikipedia Zoom! Dark Roasted Blend has a fantastic collection of men fulfilling their need for speed. Take a look at their neat gallery of Land Speed Record Vehicles: Link [...]

Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar

Photo: Axel Strauß/wikipedia It looks so unreal but rest assured that the Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar is real. You can probably guess how it got the name – but what you may not know [...]

The Missing Links: That Cute Lion Wants to Have Your Child Over for Dinner

Choosy Expectant Moms Choose Cigs Holy Moly. Imagine if this ad appeared today. * Don’t Play Games With Your Food. Especially If It’s My Child. That lion at the zoo isn’t looking to make your son or daughter a quick meal. It wants to take its time. * Why Isn’t There a Wikipedia Page for Binaca? Our editor Jason English recently discovered [...]

Sites go dark over SOPA and PIPA

Wikipedia leads the charge as sites protest against two proposed US laws that would censor the internet. SOPA ( Stop Online Piracy Act ) and PIPA ( Pr…

Ferret-Down-Trousers – Something That I Hoped Wasn’t Real

From the Yes, This Really Happens Department, I bring you the terrifying sport-slash-torture-ritual of Ferret Legging, also known as “put ‘em down” and the much more descriptive “ferret-down-trousers.” Yes, folks, here’s how it works: you get yourself some ferrets, you open your trousers, and you place the ferret in the trousers. The [...]


TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. THE OFFICIAL CAPS LOCK DAY SITE LISTS OCTOBER 22 AND JUNE 28 BOTH AS CAPS LOCK DAYS. OTHERS CELEBRATE ON AUGUST 22. I DON’T KNOW WHO IS RIGHT. Agh, that is exhausting, especially since my caps lock key does not work. Link to official site. Link to Wikipedia. -via [...]

Orca Talks to a Motorboat

(YouTube link) A killer whale named Luna was separated from his family and lived off the coast of Vancouver Island until his death in 2006. He was friendly with people in boats who went out to visit him, but did he like the people or the boats? In this video, he is imitating the sound of [...]

Case History Of A Wikipedia Page: Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’

There are some websites that are so interesting and extensive they are known as “black holes” or “time sucks,” because once you get started, you may not be able to escape. Wikipedia is near the top of the list. Even more perilous to your workday than reading is joining Wikipedia as an editor. Before you [...]