Man Breaks World Record for the Longest Drag Behind a Galloping Horse While on Fire

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Now I shall ask the obvious question: why is this not an Olympic sport? Getting dragged behind a galloping horse while on fire is a fantastic recreational activity. It should have a role in youth sports programs, training these specialized athletes from a young age. After a generation or two of this, we could see athletes halving Joe Tödtling’s record.


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Tödling, a stuntman from Austria, wore a special protective suit (which, in my opinion, takes some of the fun out of it) while being dragged by a horse for a full 500 yards. He did this on fire, thus breaking the previous Guinness Word record of 472.8 meters. Tödling then immediately turned around and was dragged by an ATV 582 meters, also while on fire.

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High Fashion Food

Gretchen Röehrs, a fashion designer in San Frrancisco, says that she “still plays with her food.” She inks female bodies around fresh fruits, bread, and oyster shells. The results are designs that look like they’re ready to parade down the catwalk at a fashion show.

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Victim of the Beast: The Mysterious Gravestone of Lilly E. Gray

Take a look at this gravestone. It would certainly give you pause if you came across it, wouldn’t it? Lily Gray died in her seventies, and was buried in Salt lake City over 50 years ago, but is still the subject of urban legends. Was she killed by demonic spirits, or even Satan? What would cause someone to think that? There are plenty of colorful tales, but the real, or at least the most believable, explanation is found at Urban Ghosts.

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PREHISTORIC PRINCESSES: The Little Arielosaur - Under The Jurassic Sea


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She was the most stunning dinosaur princess of her era, a beautiful beaked babe who swam around singing and brushing her fins all day. The little Arielosaur dreamed of walking on the land like the mighty raptors, tearing her food from the trees because she'd grown tired of seafood, but alas she was stuck with big, flat fins and a beaky mug, so nobody wanted to kiss this dino-girl!

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100 Years of Russian Beauty


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Thus far, YouTube channel Cut Video has released seven episodes of their series "100 Years of Beauty." Episode eight focuses on part of my heritage: that of Russia. See their styles throughout the last century in this video. Via Design Taxi


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The Awesome and Intimidating Silk Exchange

Valencia, Spain’s historic Silk Exchange is a 15th-century building of amazing opulence, “like a church devoted to the god of commerce.” The city had plenty of money at the time, and the mercantile building was designed to intimidate those who came to trade. In fact, the main business was conducted in a room 17 meters tall -that’s almost 56 feet!

Other features include stained glass, vaulted ceilings, tile mosaics, carved ceilings, and sinful gargoyles. La Lonja de la Seda is also Valencia’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a tour with scads of pictures at For 91 Days.


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These Are Some Mighty Tasty Looking Minerals!

Rockhound is an affectionate term for people who collect minerals, and rockhounds enjoy sniffing out and digging up new stones while they’re out exploring the natural world.

Mineral collectors are always looking for new pieces to add to their collection, and when they make a discovery they like to brag about the tasty new treat they discovered during a dig.

But even the most mineral hungry rockhounds should refrain from trying to chew on these delicious looking plates of simulated food spotted by Rock Feast at the 2015 San Diego County Fair.

These replica food products are made out of 100 percent mineral, and they're so lifelike they look tasty even when you're close enough to see what's cooking.

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Dino Pet: A Living Bioluminescent Pet

A new toy/pet/science experiment from Vat19 is like sea monkeys on steroids. Dino Pet is a plastic shell shaped like a dinosaur, but it’s actually an aquarium for plankton. The living plankton are called dinoflagellates, which is the bioluminescent species that makes some beaches glow at night.

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According to FAQ on the sales page, dinoflagellates can live one to three months on sunshine alone, or several month with food. After that, you can order more. And if you decide to buy a Dino Pet, prepare yourself for questions from your children about the ethics of keeping living beings in a small aquarium, even if they are plankton. -via Laughing Squid


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A Plethora Of Punny Tattoos

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People get tattooed for all kinds of reasons, including a love of art and as a , but those brave folk who get ink to entertain others are truly heroes. Funny tattoos come in many forms, but for my money the best kind of funny tattoo is a punny tattoo.

Punny tattoos are the ultimate in visual gag body art, a silly play on words or an idiom brought to life through design, and punny tattoo people are likely to become the life of the party!

Here's a collection of Tough, Raunchy (but totally SFW) and Just Plain Punny tattoos-

The Tough Tats-

Just because a tattoo is punny doesn't mean it loses all tough guy/gal appeal, there's plenty of room for wordplay and wickedness in a punny tattoo.

If you already spend your days pitying fools and buying giant gold chains then you might as well take Mr. Tea along for the ride.

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Scumbags and solid citizens alike will adore this Dead Beet tattoo, which is only to be worn by the proudly punny.

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Are you a buff baker? There's an incredibly punny tattoo for that!

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Love Wins, Robin Loses

The Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the U.S. is causing a few awkward moments. The most common joke is about commitment-phobic partners who are suddenly put on the spot about marriage. A 3-year-old Key and Peele routine illustrates that perfectly. In the scenario above, it’s a case of crossed signals and dashed hopes. Poor Robin! This is from the webcomic BatsVsupes. -via Geeks Are Sexy


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This Disc Golf Hole-in-One-Shot Has to be Seen to be Believed


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There is a ton of trees in the 365 feet between the disc golf basket in the woods and the place from which the shot originates. But that didn't stop disc golfer Dave Feldberg as he competed in the Maple Hill Open in Massachusetts. Fredberg, with the help of a fortunate bounce off the ground near the basket, made this most unlikely hole in one. His final score was -12; he tied for seventh place, taking home $1,175. Via Uproxx

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An Underground Farm in an Old Bomb Shelter

A World War II bomb shelter 100 feet below the streets London once had room to protect 8,000 people. Now it’s a farm! Last year, we told you about the plans to open an underground vegetable farm called Growing Underground, where leafy greens are grown under LEDs. Now the project is reality.  

Crops will be grown in a sealed clean-room environment with a bespoke ventilation system, advanced LED lighting and a sophisticated irrigation system that enable the farm to produce crops with very little energy.

The farm’s mission is to deliver fresh produce with zero effect on the environment and all energy is sourced from green suppliers.

The farm says its advanced systems mean crops can be grown year-round in a perfect, pesticide-free environment because there is no risk of pests or disease.

“Because we have total control over their environment, each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last and because they are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes, we can reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers.”

Growing Underground is expected to deliver pea shoots, radishes, coriander, celery, parsley, and other vegetables sometime in July. Read more about the project in two articles at Farmer’s Weekly. -via Boing Boing

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The Funniest Way to Wash Your Dog

It's called the Woof Washer 360. This As Seen on TV product is a clever approach to washing a dog. I want one, but to use on my kids. It would make bath time so much faster!


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The Woof Washer 360 is a perforated garden hose that sprays water from the interior of a circle. You can channel soapy water through it, as well as clean water for rinsing.

One woman in the video says that it's helpful for washing "parts you don't want to touch." Sorry, but I think that's not actually optional, even with this handy tool.

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Public Shamings That Ruined People's Lives

Public shaming has presumably been used as a punishment since people realized they could shame one another, but while shaming was once localized and would usually involve a pretty big faux pas, the internet means someone's entire life can be ruined by total strangers over something as minor as a tasteless Tweet.

This great TopTenz list demonstrates ten times people were publicly shamed online in ways that totally damaged their lives. While you could argue that at least most of them should have known better, it's hard to fualt the baseball fan who tried to catch a foul ball and then ruined his team's chances of making it to the Series.


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Doctors & Daleks: 11th Edition - Tabletop Tardis Anyone?


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That old roleplaying game about dragons who dwell in dungeons is old hat, but not an old hat like a fez because fezzes are cool, so who can we turn to in hopes of resurrecting tabletop gaming from the dead? The Doctor, that's who, and his otherworldly adventures are already the stuff of legend so a game set in his version of the multiverse would fly off the shelves in no time. Become the lord of your own police box, battle deadly exterminating trash cans and see if you can level your character up to an eleventh, twelfth or even thirteenth incarnation!

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Nerf Gun to the Eye

What would it look like if you got shot in the eyes with Nerf darts -those little missiles with suction cups on them? Charles Tietjen shows us. It’s not pretty, but it’s not beyond your capacity to handle.

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It gets even better when he starts looking around. The secret is that he’s wearing contact lenses already. Did that make you feel better about it? I didn’t think so. -via Viral Viral Videos


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One Woman's Behind-the-Scenes Account of What it's Like to Play a Disney Princess

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The article linked within features an account of a woman who played Belle at Disney World in Orlando. She described her perspective on the benefits and downsides of her job. While she enjoyed the admiration that playing a popular princess at the theme park brought, other aspects of her employment weren't as pleasant. She writes,

"We couldn't spend too much time playing with the kids though, because we had to greet 172 guests per hour. Disney decided that was the magic number. An attendant would have a clicker to count the number of people we met, and if we went under, we would get a reprimand. If you get four reprimands, you get fired. It sucked to have a really sweet kid that's waited in line for three hours come up all excited and have to say, 'OK, let's hurry and take our photo' and shove them out the door. When they left the room where we greeted kids at Toontown, they went straight into a massive princess store. I think Disney felt like, 'Well, we want them out of the room and into the princess store to buy some stuff.'"

There are ups and downs with every job, and this is just one woman's account. But due to the high visibility of the job, it's interesting to hear about the real days in the life of Belle. Read her story in its entirety here.


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What Those Lights On Your Dashboard Really Mean

Don’tcha hate it when some new symbol appears on your dashboard display while you’re driving along, representing a new problem with your car that needs to be taken care of ASAP.

Most of us are used to seeing the symbols for low fuel and fasten your seatbelt light up, but what about those weird symbols that don’t seem to make any sense on their own?

Here’s a handy illustrated guide that reveals what your car is trying to tell you with all those dashboard symbols, so you can ramble on down the road secure in the fact that you don't have a battery issue- you just have a drunk robot in your trunk!

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16 Great Works of Snow White Cosplay

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The Evil Queen, jealous of Snow White's beauty, ordered the Huntsman to slay her. Snow White responded by stabbing the Evil Queen through the chest. The end.

It would have made for a very short, but certainly compelling movie. This costume worn by cosplayer Andy Rae might have been selected for the 1937 Disney movie. It's one of many great cosplays inspired by the classic Disney princess film. Let's look at others:

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Tree Kangaroo Fostered by Wallaby Mother

We’ve seen plenty of nursing mammals take in orphan babies of a different species, but it’s a totally different story with marsupials. Kangaroos and wallabies are born very underdeveloped, and stay in their mother’s pouch for months while nursing and growing. At the Adelaide Zoo, a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo died while nursing a joey. Zookeepers transferred the baby to the pouch of a a Yellow-foot rock wallaby, a completely different species. That had never been done before, but the joey, named Makaia, survived and thrived with his surrogate wallaby mother.

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Now he’s a healthy and adorable young kangaroo being spoiled and fostered by zoo staff. -via Metafilter 

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Disney’s Two-Face: A Split Cinderella/Belle Cosplay

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Before Harvey Dent terrorized Gotham City, the world of Disney had to face the menace of CinderBelle. Charles Battersby cosplayed as both princesses at the recent FlameCon in New York City. The costuming is perfect! But if he tries to flip a coin, start running.

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Ultimate Travel Photography Tips


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Summer is the time for vacations, and as you can probably tell from your social media feeds, most people tend to take boring and uninspired vacation pictures. This video presents some ideas on how to crank up the interest level in your vacation photos. Have mercy on your family or Facebook friends and pick up a few tips. Via Viral Nova


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Milk Pitcher Design Brings You Back to the Barn

It’s an udderly delightful design! 5.5 Design Studio in Paris developed the Vache à Lait—a unique approach to serving milk. The studio made it for CNIEL, a French dairy organization. CNIEL hopes to market unpasteurized milk in a way that reminds you of its origin. Just squeeze a teat to get some milk into a cup, each of which looks like a little milk bucket. Farmers could use the Vache à Lait to sell fresh milk right from their homes to passersby.


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Photos of Famous Musicians as Children


Joey Ramone and his father


Sometimes when rock stars and celebrities create such larger-than-life images, we sometimes forget that they are just human beings, most of whom had childhood experiences very similar to ours. The article linked below contains wonderful shots of famous musicians from that key developmental range of time: early childhood. From sweet and sassy country music legend Dolly Parton to self-destructive, impetuous Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and everywhere in between, the collection is eclectic and fascinating. Check out all of the photos here. 

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The Thing about Depression Is It Hides Behind Corners

DeviantART member DestinyBlue illustrates her experience with mental illness in this piece titled Depression. She explains that unlike physical wounds, mental injuries hide from view. People with them may put on masks of well-being, but turn the corner and you'll see the truth. She writes:

Depression is so disgusting because it erodes the you-ness of you, the qualities you like in yourself are taken over, even the things you enjoy doing you have to do in the tar. It is not your fault, though it can feel like it is, and others may think it is. I hate that some people think it shows weakness. It shows no more weakness than walking up a mountain with a broken leg shows weakness. Your brain's broken and you must get on -despite- that, doing the washing can be a huge victory, higher than climbing a mountain with a broken leg, and a lot more sensible. People congratulate me for creating a piece of art, or running my own business. No one congratulated me when I did my washing. But really, in my darkest time, it was one of my greatest achievements. And, on some future day where I'm feeling bad, putting another load of washing on will be a big achievement again.

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Corporal Corpse (Neon) - He'll Soon Be Promoted To Stiff Sergeant


Corporal Corpse (Neon) by Wolf Krusemark

Sometimes when you smell the stench of death on the battlefield there's something far worse than a corpse waiting for you in the next trench, and soldiers who refuse to stay dead make battlefields feel even more like hell on Earth. It takes a strong mind and confidence in your combat abilities to keep on fighting when you're facing an army of zombies who are hungry for brains and hell bent on your destruction....

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Call of Tutu

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The question is, do you let the cat in at night, or not? Before watching Call of Tutu, I would’ve said, “Of course!” But as it goes on, I changed my mind. This unsettling short film was obviously influenced by H.P. Lovecraft; in fact, filmmaker Aaron Vanek says as much. I do believe they gave just a little too much of it away at the end, but it’s still terrifically creepy. -via Metafilter


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Why Do the Players at Wimbledon Have to Wear White?

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White became the color of tennis uniforms as a result of the Championships at Wimbledon, UK. It is a tradition that dates back to the 1800s, when tennis was one of the few sports available to women. Sweaty clothes might create the impression that women perspire, which is, of course, something that must be concealed from public view. So the All-England Club mandated white clothes for the players. A 2014 article in the New York Times explains:

In his memoir “Sixty Years in Tennis,” Tinling recalled the uproar caused by a similar dress he made for Betty Hilton the next year when she played in the Wightman Cup, a team competition held at Wimbledon. Hazel Wightman, the namesake of the event and a matriarchal figure in American tennis in that era, objected to the intrusion of color and even suggested that Hilton had lost because she was “self-conscious about the color on her dress.”

The next day, Wightman asked the Wimbledon committee to ban the dresses, and in 1949 there were signs in the Wimbledon dressing rooms saying, “Competitors are required to wear all-white clothing.”

Although Wimbledon officials have occasionally deviated from this standard over the years, recently, they've enforced it rather strictly. Business Insider describes the current rules:

Last year, the Club issued 10-part "decree" included in the competitor's guide all players must follow. Included in the decree are new rules revolving around the wearing of white, including stipulations like:

  • "White does not include off-white or cream."
  • There can only be “a single trim of color no wider than one centimeter.”
  • "Any [colored] undergarments that either are or can be visible during play (including due to perspiration)” are not allowed. 

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A Different Kind Of Hot Dog For Every State In The Union

Hot dogs have become an integral part of the American barbecue, and this Fourth of July there are bound to be thousands of weenies getting grilled in backyards across the country.

But hot dogs are one of those universally liked food products that nobody can seem to agree on, because everybody likes their dog done up their way.

There are the tomato and pickle loving people in Chicago, the spicy pepper fans in Arizona, and this monstrosity representing Iowa:

Suffering succotash, what happened to that poor hot dog?!

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