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Glenn Beck swipes his kooky conspiracy theories from conspiracist Alex Jones

Colorful conspiracist Alex Jones accuses ultrawealthy whackjob Glenn Beck of swiping and "twisting" his entertaining theories about the upcoming scary new world order.

Anti-smoking sign from 1915

Anti-smoking sign from 1915

I like the design and typography of this old anti-smoking notice. (more…)

Police training film about concealed weapons: Hidden danger everywhere.

"There's also hidden danger in this lipstick tube, popular with prostitutes." (more…)

Disaster girl

Disaster girl

Click above for full-size. LOL

FBI makes arrest in bank robbery; suspect had posted claim of responsibility on Facebook

FBI makes arrest in bank robbery; suspect had posted claim of responsibility on Facebook

The FBI says it has made an arrest in an Oregon bank robbery after the suspect posted a claim of responsibility on Facebook. Spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says Ryan Homsley was arrested Friday. She says investigators filed a complaint Wednesday in federal court, charging Homsley with Tuesday's robbery at a Key Bank branch in suburban [...]

Emergency Bra Hits the Market

Emergency Bra Hits the Market

There is a new bra out there that could be the difference between life and death. The emergency bra can be removed, the cups separated, and the cups can be turned into gas masks. The emergency bra, or EBbra, was developed by Dr. Elena Bodnar, and won the Ig Nobel Prize last year. According to Cnet, Bodnar was inspired to create the emergency [...]

Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do

Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do

Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob -- Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon. An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing the Best Buy shelves when he noticed this $50 card -- and sure enough, Intel websites confirm -- that lets you download [...]

Free climbing a tower higher than the Empire State Building

This video has been making the rounds, but in case you missed it, it's a real thrill. I watched it in full-screen mode, like my buddy suggested. My palms got sweaty and the soles of my feet ached, like they do whenever I'm on the edge of a cliff or other high place without a barrier between me and a plunge to death.

Metal on Metal “BASTARD”

That thing is never going to go off if the spoon doesn't release the striker.

Craigslist’s “adult services” section blocked after human trafficking/prostitution controversy

Craigslist’s “adult services” section blocked after human trafficking/prostitution controversy

From today's New York Times: Craigslist, the popular classifieds Web site, has blocked access to its "adult services" section and replaced the link with a black label with the word "censored." (more…)

Tombstone stuffed with marijuana

Tombstone stuffed with marijuana

This tombstone was shipped from Jamaica to Cincinnati, where US Customs and Border Protection at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport discovered it was filled with 50 pounds of marijuana. Officers questioned last week why someone would ship a tombstone from Kingston, Jamaica, to London. An X-ray machine revealed packages [...]

StarChild’s DNA results show that it is definitely not human

Preliminary new DNA results from the 900 year old Starchild Skull, providing information that a percentage of the DNA in the bone may not be from Earth.

Missing: Molester-mobile

Missing: Molester-mobile

"Honestly the ball gag and clown wig CAME with the van!"

Photos from China’s 10-day-long traffic jam

Photos from China’s 10-day-long traffic jam

On Monday, the BBC reported on a 62-mile traffic jam in China, northwest of Beijing, where vehicles had been almost at a standstill for nine days. Naturally, the internet was fascinated. Doctor Who references were made. Personal commutes seemed less terrible by comparison. According to that BBC story, Chinese state TV reported that [...]

Man saws car in half to prove a point

Man saws car in half to prove a point

Raymond Reeder's house on Kemp Lane has a sign that says, "Beware of bulldog." A "no trespassing" sign is posted at the entrance of the driveway. He considers himself a gear head and a mountain man. A week ago, Reeder, 39, sawed in half a 1998 Saturn station wagon. "Just to prove a point," he said. "This is what happens when you don't [...]

Secret knock detecting mechanical iris project

Chris Schaie's beautiful Mechanical Iris, Steve Hoefer's Secret Knock detecting Arduino code, and an engraving made with my scratch-built CNC-Router to make the entrance to my garage/workshop/lab a bit more special. (more…)

Jersey Shore cast ring Wall Street’s opening bell

Jersey Shore cast ring Wall Street’s opening bell

The Jersey Shore cast were on Wall Street courtesy of MTV's NYSE-listed owner, Viacom, to mark the debut of their second series in the US this week. They didn't hang around for a chat, though. On the business channel CNBC, anchor Mark Haines complained: "We often interview the ringers of the opening bell, but the Jersey Shore's handlers are not [...]

Herpes Boy screening today at Comic-Con

Comic-Con attendees, don't miss the screening of Herpes Boy, "an award-winning independent feature film comedy about a social misfit with a facial birthmark (not herpes) who accidentally becomes an Internet celebrity." (more…)

Uniontown, Indiana protestors record license plates and take photos of porn shop patrons

Uniontown, Indiana protestors record license plates and take photos of porn shop patrons

Artist Mitch O'Connell snapped a photo of these signs near a Nashville Uniontown, Indiana pornography emporium called Lions Den. The signs were placed there by war-line.net, which runs lots of photos of people who may or may not be customers of the shop. (more…)

Ship denied docking in Guam after thousands of spiders stream forth from cargo

Ship denied docking in Guam after thousands of spiders stream forth from cargo

A ship from Korea carrying supplies to build housing for military buildup workers in the American territory of Guam was denied permission to dock when inspectors discovered thousands of spiders in its cargo... The Port's Marketing Administrator Bernadette Meno said customs officers along with the vessel's agent boarded the ship and gave [...]

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