Red Light District
Yes, it appears that scientists
may have finally
found what appears to be Earth's southernmost red-light district.
Your first impression may be that this sounds like a story about lonely
scientists living at the South Pole, but it is not. Instead, this
is a story about penguins and what they do in their spare time. This
time, however, it is the betrayed husband who is left home crying.
The Bath School Disaster
When people think about school
violence, the tragic story of the Columbine shootings is the first thing
that comes to mind. Few people, however, have any knowledge the most
deadly act of school violence in American history. Even more surprising
is that this was not a recent event , but actually occurred during the
World War II ended way back in
1945. Someone forgot to tell Hiroo Onoda and his men, however.
They kept fighting and fighting and fighting. And when that wasn't
enough, they kept on fighting some more. Thirty years later, their
war was still going on. It obviously ended, or you wouldn't be able
to read this great story of survival.
The Matchstick Man
What do you do with your matchsticks
after you burn them? Do you toss them away? What a complete
waste of a natural
resource. Could the landfills be filling up with these things? For
an answer to this pressing problem, we need only to turn to a man named
Jack Hall. He found the perfect solution to the used matchstick dilemma.
He used the matches to build... Well, check out this incredible story
to see what he used the matchsticks for.
The man that invented the Eveready battery gave away
the company so that he could play with his model trains. As foolish as
this may sound, it was the best decision that he ever made.
The Other Stories
M.I.T. students that paid admission
to a dance based on their girlfriend's weight. A guy that had more
than one hundred shoe tacks removed from his stomach. A kid that
collected some 334,000 dead flies in jars. Naturally cooked apple
pie. What it means to be "sucking brains". These are the oddball
stories that almost got away.
The Pudding Guy
David Phillips is the type of guy that just loves pudding.
Now, it just can't be any type of pudding. It must be Healthy Choice
brand in those individual serving type containers. Phillips ended
up buying 12,150 containers of this yummy stuff for his family. Why
would anyone want so much pudding? Why did it have to be Healthy
Choice brand? And what could any typical family do with all of this
pudding. Check out this great story to find out...
The Electric Pickle
may have missed the boat on this one. Why use the standard incandescent
and fluorescent bulbs that we are so familiar with when we could be lighting
our homes with pickle power? I am not kidding here... The guys
at Digital Labs actually did research on this. And, the pickles really
Love them or hate them, they are
just hard to ignore. The plastic pink flamingo has become a part
of the American landscape and has had more staying power than just about
any celebrity. The subject of many jokes, this truly American object
was actually designed by a real artist as a serious piece of art.
Follow the path of the pink flamingo from its birth through to its gain
of legendary status.
You've probably heard that old expression about running
around like a chicken with its head cut off. Well, Headless Mike
gives new meaning to this expression. Check out this article for
one of the oddest stories that you may have read in a while. Warning:
it's not pretty, but you'll probably remember it for the rest of your life.
A melted candy bar and some egg on someone's face are
responsible for the invention of the first microwave. Check out the interesting
history of this product's development. Also, is there any truth to the
rumor that people have cooked their babies alive in these cooking machines?
US Camel Brigade
It’s hard to imagine the old west
without images of the classic cowboy riding his horse off into the sunset.
Yet, if things had gone differently, those old western movies would have
had John Wayne riding into town on his camel. When the Lone Ranger
was blurting out, “Hi yo Silver, away!” he would have been referring to
his two-humped friend. And Roy Rogers would have had a dromedary
David Rice Atchison
would you do if you could be President of the United States for one day?
Would you start a war? Pardon all the criminals? It just so
happens that David Rice Atchison is the only man in history to have had
this honor. Find out what Atchison did during his 24 hours in power.
A collection of interesting tidbits that were just a
bit too brief to write a complete web page about. Take a look.
These little soapy pads were originally designed as a
giveaway to help sell aluminum pots and pans to housewives. The cookware
didn't sell, but the pads were an instant success. By the way, the pads
are not named after the famous distress signal.
I'm stuck on Band-Aid 'cause
Band-Aid's stuck on me. Millions of these little adhesive strip have been
sold over the years. Yet, their existence may never have been if it weren't
The Olympic Committee probably
wants to forget that these 1904 St. Louis games ever occurred. The whole
affair ended up being one big circus sideshow. How about a gold medal in
mud throwing, totem pole climbing, or spear throwing? Check out this story
for a good laugh.