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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • nieuw'Cultist' detained in Dutch farm family case
    A Dutch judge on Thursday ordered the detention of an Austrian suspected of holding a family captive in a farmhouse, as reports emerged that both the suspect and the family had been in religious organisations. The 58-year-old, identified by media as…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Oct 19, 3:36pm -
  • nieuwMeet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction
    The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders. From Saturday, members of the public can become better acquainted with "le blob", which has taken up residence in a…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Oct 19, 2:05pm -
  • nieuwAir New Zealand offers 'safety tips' to Irish rugby fans
    Air New Zealand has offered Irish rugby fans some tongue-in-cheek "safety tips" before the countries face off in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup in Japan on Saturday. The highly tipped All Blacks are straining not to seem cocky ahead of the…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Oct 19, 7:45am -
  • The ghosts of abandoned Paris police HQ, Quai des Orfevres
    A chair sits in the middle of the interrogation room, as if waiting for the next suspect and the doors of the cells swing wide open. The former Paris headquarters of the judicial police (PJ), France's top criminal investigators, looks like it is rea…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 19, 3:10pm -
  • Oxford University probes 'sale' of ancient Bible fragments
    Oxford University said Wednesday it has launched an investigation into claims that one of its professors sold ancient Bible fragments to the controversial US company of a billionaire evangelical Christian. The renowned British university confirmed i…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 19, 1:59pm -
  • Erdogan says can no longer 'keep track' of Trump's tweets
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could no longer "keep track" of the tweets by his US counterpart Donald Trump as tensions mount over Ankara's operation against Kurdish militants in Syria, in comments published Wednesday. "When we take…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 19, 9:09am -
  • 'SOS' picked up on CCTV saves Aussie woman lost in bush
    Deborah Pilgrim went missing on Sunday while camping with friends about 100 kilometres from the South Australian state capital of Adelaide. Late Tuesday a man remotely monitoring CCTV footage of his property near the South Australian search area, no…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 19, 7:34am -
  • Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'
    Dutch police found a father and six adult children hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday. Local media said the family were found after one of the sons…
    - 2 days ago 15 Oct 19, 4:06pm -
  • Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'
    Dutch police found a family of seven people hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday. "I have never come across anything like this before," local mayor R…
    - 2 days ago 15 Oct 19, 3:43pm -
  • Tulips from Amsterdam? Not so much says new probe
    Tourists are being ripped off at Amsterdam's famous flower market, with just one percent of all bulbs sold at the floating bazaar ever producing a blossom, investigators said Tuesday. "The probe showed that there is chronic deception of consumers,"…
    - 3 days ago 15 Oct 19, 10:16am -

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