Monthly Archives: May 2011

I’m so bored I could eat a penis

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I don’t know what makes this funny.

Via Ffffound.

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There is no positive correlation between money and problems

Google trends shows that if there’s any link at all between money and problems, it’s not the way Biggie told us.

 There is no positive correlation between money and problems

From Wonder-Tonic.

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Honestly, how often do you read the words “double amputee action star”?

 Honestly, how often do you read the words double amputee action star?

Mr. No Legs is the only film featuring Ted Vollrath — Korean War veteran, double amputee, and the only person to earn a black belt in karate training out of a wheel-chair.

From Dangerous Minds. Also IMDB.

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The fake cardboard planes of Area 51

In Area 51 in the 50s and 60s, Americans designing secret planes had to be wary of Soviet satellites flying overhead. They knew the schedule of the satellites, so they could stow the plane prototypes away before the satellites came by. However, the infrared satellites could still see the shape of the prototype based on the shape of the cool spot that had been created by its shadow.

To thwart the infrared satellites, Area 51 crews began constructing fanciful fake planes out of cardboard and other mundane materials, to cast misleading shadows for the Soviets to ponder. (Not intended to be seen, the decoys themselves were scooted out of sight before satellite flyovers.) Sometimes staff even fired up heaters near imaginary engine locations to make it look as if planes had just landed.

From National Geographic, via Neatorama.

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Dramatic irony + GOP bumper stickers

 Dramatic irony + GOP bumper stickers

From Reddit.

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May 21st was an invisible judgment day

Harold Camping has finally spoken up about his failed prophecy. At first, the non-event was very confusing to him, but after some thought he sorted it out.

What he decided, apparently, was that May 21 had been “an invisible judgment day,” of the spiritual variety, rather than his original vision of earthquakes and other disasters leading to five months of hell on earth, culminating in a spectacular doomsday on Oct. 21 — something he had repeatedly guaranteed. On Monday, however, Mr. Camping seemed satisfied with his new interpretation, which apparently spared humankind its months of torture for a single day of destruction.

“The world has been warned,” said Mr. Camping, who said this would be his last interview. He added that his company — which had bought billboard space nationwide to promote the May 21 date — would not promote his new prediction, Oct. 21.

“We don’t have to talk about this anymore,” he said.

Come on guys, we don’t have to talk about this anymore.

From the New York Times.

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Brave baseball player throws himself in front of the former President

 Brave baseball player throws himself in front of the former President
CLICK TO WATCH THE DRAMA.

Via Wonkette.

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E. Honda in the real world

 E. Honda in the real world

Other video games in real life on Fubiz, via Ffffound.

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These guys are roaring

 These guys are roaring

Via Ffffound.

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Snake oil works!

Chinese immigrants working on the Transcontinental Railroad used snake oil to treat their sore muscles.

Chinese water-snake oil contains 20 percent eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of the two types of omega-3 fatty acids most readily used by our bodies. Salmon, one of the most popular food sources of omega-3s, contains a maximum of 18 percent EPA, lower than that of snake oil.

Omega-3s reduce inflammation in muscles and joints. Hearing about this, fraudulent medicine salesmen started selling “rattlesnake oil”. Rattlesnakes have far less omega-3 fatty acid, but nevertheless, the medicine never included any actual snake oil.

Via Neatorama.

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