Would You Win a Poop-Spitting Contest?

It makes sense if you think about it: if you suddenly discover that your mouth is full of sheep poop, then your first instinct will be to spit it out—hopefully as far away from you as possible. That’s why the people of Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, held a sheep poop spitting contest earlier this month.

44 people signed up for this test of skill and dexterity as part of the local Lady of the Lake festival. 7 participated. This is not an old tradition passed down for generations, but an entirely new event dreamed up by Joe Mahon, the owner of a local hotel (here is its menu). The winner walked away with a prize purse of £100, which is about $156 USD. It was presumably spent on mouthwash.

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Mouse Fink - Drag Racing In The Face Of Danger


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Danger has always been his first name, and he has the eyepatch to prove that isn't just a name but a state of mind. But things were starting to get boring for poor DM in the spy game, so he started looking elsewhere for his kicks. Penfold suggested DM take up a new hobby, but the mouse was looking to get out of the house, so he set his sights on the open road. With a little persuasion DM was able to pry the keys to the Danger Mobile from Colonel K's clenched fist, and after a quick trip to a neighborhood hot rod shop the mouse was transformed into an automotive maniac!

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Alka-Seltzer in Space

In this new video from NASA, astronauts aboard the International Space Station play with a ball of water by adding Alka-Seltzer. Oh, it bubbles, alright, but those bubbles really don’t have anywhere to go, so they just float around inside the orb. One occasionally explodes from the surface, but there’s not enough gravity to force it upward, because there really is no “upward.”

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NASA is all excited about their new Red Dragon camera, which captures images in 4K resolution. You can read more about it at their website. It will enable scientists on the ground to observe experiments on the ISS as well as the crew does. If you want, you can change the YouTube resolution to the highest level under the settings button, and see each bubble clearly. -via Digg


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8 Unusual Graves, Including an Airport Runway

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This is a satellite image of an active runway at the main airport of Savannah, Georgia.  The tarmac is on top of what was once the property of Richard and Catherine Dotson, both of whom were born in 1797. They died in 1884 and 1877, respectively, and were buried at a family cemetery on their property.

That land remained in their family until World War II. The Army then took the land to expand the local airfield and paid for the family to relocate the cemetery. The family did so, but refused to move the graves of the founders of their clan.

So the Army paved over the graves and moved the gravestones to the top of the pavement, directly over the final resting spots of Richard and Catherine Dotson. I can’t find current information, but as of 2001, the runway was in common use at the now-civilian airport, where pilots sometimes ask “if they could use the runway with the graves, just so they could see them.”

This is one of 8 strange locations for graves rounded up by Atlas Obscura.


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The Sound Of Silence On The Slingshot

Not sure if this kid has passed out with his eyes open or he’s simply not affected in any way by the intense flight, but he remains stoic and unmoved as the Slingshot launches him and a screaming partner into the air.

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For years this video sat online without a suitable soundtrack, until TeamZoo found the perfect song to pair with his dead eyed Slingshot ride- Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence. Hello darkness, my old friend...

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The Most Ridiculous Outfits on Star Trek: The Next Generation

You’re a law enforcement officer on the rough and tumble world of Edo, where every crime is punishable by death. This is how you dress to intimidate.

Is it effective? Well, it was enough to intimidate Wesley Crusher. That tells you everything that you need to know.

Alyssa Favreau of Quirk Books rounded up screenshots from days when the costumers were feeling just a bit too creative. Here, you can find the most outlandish outfits from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Labeled Maps of Pluto and Charon

Now that we finally know what Pluto and its moon Charon look like, the first thing we want to do is name the stuff we see there. And so we have maps with names. And what names! Pluto gets craters, plains, and other features named for historical figures like Hillary and Norgay, science names like Sputnik and Challenger, and even fictional names like Cthulhu and Balrog. As far as that goes, Charon is even more interesting. A portion of Charon’s map is shown above, with names from Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and other science fiction worlds.

“It shouldn’t be a big surprise to anybody that once we put [the fictional explorers and travelers theme] up for a vote that names like Kirk and Spock and Skywalker and Leia became popular names,” Showalter added. A quick glance at the map will show Lord of the Rings fans will not be disappointed, either.

Among many others, there are also references to Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Stanley Kubrick for his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas Adams for his book The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Madeleine L’Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time.

The place names aren’t set in stone yet. They must first be approved by the  International Astronomical Union. But these preliminary place names give scientists reference points to study and communicate to each other. Read about them and see more maps at Buzzfeed.


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There's Still a Giant Pile of Snow in Buffalo Left over from Last Winter

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It's late July and 88ºF in Buffalo, New York. But that city had a rough winter with foot upon foot of snow. It took a long time to clear all that snow away. And the job isn't over, yet. There is at least one huge pile of snow that hasn't melted. It's been there so long that it's covered over with dirt and grass is now growing on top. Local news meteorologist Patrick Hammer explains how it's lasted so long:

"That pile of snow is like a glacier," explained Hammer. "It's very dense and it's covered in dirt and garbage, which acts to insulate the snow from the sun's rays. That's what melts the snow, not just the heat but the sun's rays, and it's protected."

Hammer also noted that because of this, most of the melting of the pile is not occurring from the surface, as one might suspect.

"It's actually mostly melting from below…from the ground which has warmed beneath it," he said.

Hammer says rather than sunshine and heat, water might be more effective in dissipating the pile.

"A lot of rain would do the trick,…but so too could the fire department with a bunch of hoses, which they could use to spray off the dirt and break up what's under it, because it's really the dirt that's insulating it."

You read more at WGRZ (warning: auto-start video).

I wonder if, like the Springfield Tire Fire, the snow pile will last until next winter so that nature can replentish it.

-via Gizmodo


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Cyclist Picks up Car, Moves It out of Bike Lane


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Don’t park in the bike lane. Seriously: Don’t. Park. In. The. Bike. Lane. It’s not for you and this beefy cyclist will prove it to you. If your car is in the way, he’ll pick it up and move it out of the way. That’s a courtesy. A less polite response from him might be to throw the car out of the way.

-via Twisted Sifter

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He's Probably Going to Get Yelled At for Drinking Water Without Permission in Boot Camp

Redditor nsandz submitted this photo of poolees getting a preview of what the US Marine Corps boot camp would be like! I'm sure the drill sergeant instructor would yell at the guy for taking an unauthorized drink of water, or for getting his shirt wet.

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The Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town

Even Hitler had a bomb shelter, actually, many of them. But none compared to the vast network of underground facilities and tunnels beneath his favorite vacation getaway town of Obersalzberg.

This multi-roomed subterranean compound is composed of an apartment and a set of underground chambers for fellow Nazi inner circle members—over four miles of tunnels, bunkers and hidden rooms in total. Above ground, an entire village was built as an Alpine retreat for the Nazi government.

But with the war failing, the mysterious underground complex was to be the last redoubt of the Third Reich. Carpet bombed by the Royal Air Force in April of 1945, then locked up by the occupying U.S. Army, it was handed back over to Germany in 1952 with the proviso that the remnants be blown up again out of existence. But not everything was destroyed, and today, you can still visit the secret ruins of the Nazi’s planned Alpine fortress.

If you can’t get away to visit the bunker in the mountains of Bavaria, you can learn the history of the underground city and see what remains at Atlas Obscura.   

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Ridiculous Celebrities Who Are Secretly Money Making Masterminds

Celebrities who have adopted a goofy professional persona, or those who became famous for ridiculous reasons, are hard to take seriously.

And yet they’ve achieved far more monetary success than most of us can even dream about in our less than famous lives, so they’ve gotta be on to something!

Take Carrot Top, for example- goofy prop comic and burly body builder combined into one mighty peculiar package has earned over $75 million dollars performing in front of around 100,000 people a year in Las Vegas.

How ya like ol’ Carrot Top now?

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Jabba Bing! - Now Hiring Selkath Sopranos


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Travelers visiting the Mos Eisley spaceport during this time of war are advised to steer clear of the Hutt controlled establishment called the Jabba Bing! Club. The Club is known to play host to some of the worst scumbags in the galaxy. Those who ignore this advisement and patronize the Jabba Bing! may be subject to Sith scrutiny, which could result in a force choking if found guilty. Visitors are also advised to avoid making eye contact with the star slave dancer Leia, because she's not very happy about being chained to a Hutt...

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A Ride on the World’s Longest Water Slide

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Action Park in New Jersey is famous for their history of crazy and dangerous rides. The newest attraction at the refurbished and upgraded park is a water slide that’s 1,975 feet  long. That’s a third of a mile! The folks at Guinness agree it is the world’s longest water slide. It’s not open to the public just yet -the state of New Jersey has to approve it first. However, park employee Jason Mulder strapped on a GoPro and went down the slide for a media day event. The video is unsettling and soothing at the same time. -via Boing Boing


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Artist Creates Shower Curtains That Kick You Out If You Stay In Too Long

Everyone tries to conserve water these days, but it can be hard to find ways to cut back on water usage in our homes.

And yet, no matter what we do to conserve water, people are generally hesitant to alter their shower routine, which is an easy place to start lowering the amount of water we use.

London-based designer Elisabeth Buecher thinks she may have a solution to the super long showering problem- a shower curtain that evicts you when you've been in the shower too long.

Elisabeth's curtain, part of her "My Shower Curtain Is A Green Warrior" collection, features "spikes" that inflate after a certain amount of time, turning that shower karaoke session into a dangerous affair:

“These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues,” Buecher said. “If you don’t want to get trapped you have to get out before it does and stop damaging the environment.”

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Corgi Pup Says No to Stairs


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Peanut Butter, a nine-week-old Corgi pup owned by Alvin Hsu, is shown here as he is encouraged to take the stairs downward. But Corgis have tragically cute, stumpy legs, Alvin Hsu, a fact which Peanut Butter seems to vocalize before he gives up altogether. Maybe in a couple of weeks, human. Via Tastefully Offensive

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A Hillside of Rainbow Homes

A group of street artists called the Germen Crew collaborated with the Mexican government to paint a neighborhood in the district of Palmitas in Pachuca. After 20,000 square meters of walls were painted, the 209 homes are a rainbow of color!

On top of beautifying the neighborhood, the project has been a tool of social transformation as during the process, the violence amongst younger people has been entirely eradicated and several jobs created.

The houses were a jumble of individual muted pastels before, in need of a unifying factor. They were first covered in white primer, then the rainbow was unleashed! You can see a sequence of pictures illustrating the project at Street Art News. -via Daily of the Day

(Image credit: Germen Nuevo Muralismo Mexicano)


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Superman is Dayman, Champion of the Sun

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Personally, I prefer Batman over Superman, but this great Always Sunny In Philadelphia/Batman Vs. Superman mashup makes a great case for why Superman is better. After all, he is a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

Honestly, I think this looks like a more entertaining movie than the actual Batman Vs. Superman film, though I still don't want to see anyone pay a troll toll to get into a boy's hole.

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Nearly Identical Movies That Came Out At The Same Time

Hollywood movie promotions like to sell their movies as being “like nothing you’ve seen before” or “a fresh new take on blah blah blah”, but the more they make these claims the less original the film.

Many motion picture companies are tapped out of ideas, and they’re always looking around for new ideas to imitate or just plain rip off.

That’s why mainstream movies seem so familiar, because you’ve probably seen a movie just like it before, but sometimes the similarities are as hard to ignore as a talking pig wearing a tie and a pair of shades.

Two talking pig movies released within a few months of each other? When pigs fly or, more precisely, back in 1995.

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Alien Artifact

We often assume that when an advanced race of allens contacts us, they will have forms and technology that is beyond our understanding. It is also possible that they would be so advanced that they consider we mere humans as no more than the equivalent of blades of grass. How’s that for an ego-shattering experience? This is from the webcomic Down the Upward Spiral by Corey Giacco. -via reddit


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Crowd-Birthing: The Trend of Getting Everyone inside the Delivery Room

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Not too long ago in the US, it was normal for fathers to wait outside the delivery room for the birth of their children. The mother, along with a doctor and nurses, would handle the delivery alone. Later, the father was allowed to be present.

The Daily Telegraph reports that increasingly, more people are present in the delivery room: family, friends, and anyone accessible through WiFi. When it comes to childbirth, there’s no such thing as “too much information”:

For women in their teens and twenties, an average of eight people are now present at some point during the birth, according to a survey by video blogging site Channel Mum.

And the results also showed that childbirth is becoming increasingly public, with almost a quarter of mums sharing the experience through social media.

Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum said: "The younger generation share are used to sharing every aspect of their lives, so why not birth? Many women feel it is their biggest achievement and so want to share the moment with all of those closest to them.

We did not crowd-birth for our kids. But our first child was born in a teaching hospital. There was a seemingly non-stop parade of medical students and interns interested in seeing more than we wanted them to see. I eventually shooed them out.

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Tony Iommi And His Fingers Bloody Fingers

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is one of the undisputed gods of heavy metal, and during his nearly fifty years in the biz he has experienced many intense and crazy moments on the road.

But nothing can compare to that one time he literally lost the tips of two of his fingers to heavy metal.

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This animated recount of Tony Iommi’s tragic accident is part of VH1's The History Of Heavy Metal, and reveals how Tony "made a good thing out of a bad thing" like a real heavy metal hero!

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MASH Notes: The Story Behind "Suicide is Painless"

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.

The unlikely origin of an instantly recognizable theme song.

THE MOVIE

Early in his career, Robert Altman had a reputation for being difficult. When he was still directing TV shows like Maverick and Bonanza, he’d been fired several times over “creative differences” with his bosses. He was recognized as talented, but his rancorous nature slowed his work to a trickle. Finally in 1969, after nearly two decades of struggling, he got a big break. He was offered the opportunity to direct a film version of MASH, Richard Hooker’s 1968 novel about three doctors’ misadventures in a mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) during the Korean War. Altman wasn’t the studio’s first choice. In fact, he wasn’t even their tenth choice. More than a dozen other directors had rejected the project, and with good reason: at a time when the war in Vietnam was a very controversial topic, MASH’s mix of crude hijinks and badly injured soldiers had the smell of a box-office disaster. But Altman didn’t have a lot to lose, so he took the job.

FACING THE MUSIC

Analyzing the script, Altman was aware that he was walking a tightrope between slapstick and tragedy. But if he could craft a scene that successfully combined both, he felt that he could probably figure out the rest of the movie. He settled on a scene he nicknamed “The Last Supper,” in which Captain Walter “Painless Pole” Waldowski decides to kill himself after an embarrassing failure in the bedroom, and in response, his friends wine and dine with him in a pre-death “wake” in which his seat of honor is a casket.

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JURASSIC CUCCOS - A Park Legend In The Making


JURASSIC CUCCOS by Kayden007

In between adventures Link discovered another hidden talent- keeping the town's cuccos in line. Some townsfolk started calling him the cucco whisperer, but he didn't use magic or might to keep those cluckers in line, he used a piece of Zelda's famous seed cake. The cuccos can't get enough of that sweet cake treat, so Link became a legend among the local poultry farmers by accident. Now he has to play the role of alpha clucker whenever he's in town, but at least he's earning mad rupees!

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Face of Edgar Allan Poe Appears on a Caterpillar

Robert Palmer of Toutle, Washington recently spotted an unusual caterpillar. It seemed to have a human face colored on its back. Who does it look like? My first thought was Edgar Allan Poe. Others have seen Teddy Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, and Robin Williams.

Palmer insists that it's not a Photoshop job--he wouldn't even know how to do that. KATU quotes him:

"I sent a picture to my grandson, he said 'nice photo-shop grandpa'. I said I can't even use my smart phone half the time, much less do some special computer effects. I had to have the girls at the Shell station send the picture to KATU. He knows I wouldn't lie about this," said Palmer

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The Legend of Zelda Theme with Lyrics

You didn’t know the Legend of Zelda theme had lyrics, did you?

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Well, it didn’t, until ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def) made some up. They are pretty descriptive, however. It explains quite a bit about the game that I, as a non-player, knew until just now. -via Geeks Are Sexy 


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This Hermit Crab Lives in a LEGO Brick

YouTube user Albizu Garcia visited a beach in Puerto Rico and found that a hermit crab had discarded a conventional shell for a stylish and functional LEGO brick. This should give him the ability to join with other LEGO crabs to create a larger structure. You can see the video here. Make sure that you don’t step on this crab, which is now a double threat to your feet.

-via Incredible Things

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Charts and Graphs That Illustrate Depression

Depression is an often misunderstood and stigmatized condition. On top of the already debilitating state of being depressed, those suffering are often further upset and frustrated by others who have no tolerance, compassion or comprehension of depression. Here, BuzzFeed staff member Anna Borges attempts to illustrate the condition from her perspective. See all of her illustrations here.


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6 Pug Puppies Sleeping in a Row

Six freshly baked loaves of Pug lie next to each other, cooling on a blanket. They need just a brief nap before they're ready to play again. As they dream, their little bodies twitch. What do Pugs dream about?


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A Bunch Of Things That Look Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump is like a pop culture parasite, and it’s going to take a lot more than show cancellation, bad reviews and an entire internet full of haters to get rid of him.

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However, if you take Trump out of the equation we'll have to go looking for someone else to make fun of, so it’s probably best he and his hair stick around for a little while longer.

But if we ever need to find a replacement for Trump, someone with the same dead stare and silly hairstyle, we could do a lot worse than this apathetic tabby:

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Bored Panda called for submissions to their open list of 15+ Things That Look Like Donald Trump, and boy are there ever some spot on winners on the list! For example here's a piece of sushi that looks just like the Don, isn't the resemblance remarkable?

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