This Strawberry Looks Like a Chicken


(Photo: Grove Farm)

Reuben and April Welch of Grove Farm in Bonnyrig, Scotland grow strawberries. While harvesting their crop this summer, they spotted this unusual fruit. The strawberry looks like a plump chicken, especially after placing a bit of leaf on one side to serve as a beak. They quipped, "Going to have to eat this chicken as it hasn't laid a single bloody egg yet."

-via Boing Boing


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Blind Date with a Book


Photo via reddit

Don't judge a book by its cover ... judge them by these cryptic keywords, instead! A bookstore in Amsterdam wrapped a number of books in plain brown paper and taped hints like "Science-Fiction," "Ambiguous Utopia," "World Without Government," and "Brilliant Physicist" to help you guess the books inside.

"Try a blind date with a book!" The sign above the bin said, "With only the keywords as hints you can't judge these books by their cover. Purchase the book at the counter and unwrap. A great way to discover new books."

See if you can guess the titles of the books in the photo above.


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World's Laziest Sign Spinner

Have you ever seen a skilled sign spinner on the side of the road performing near-acrobatic stunt with enthusiasm and zeal? Well, this guy is the opposite of that!

My wife and I ran into a sign guy sitting comfortably on a lawn chair reading a book while holding a giant sign to advertise a local business nearby. But he's probably just as effective as the guy who twirls his sign, while expending a fraction of the energy. After all, you can't beat a giant red arrow with the word "Tacos." Those things practically sell themselves!


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Cross Stitch Tattoos

Eva Krbdk, a tattoo artist in Turkey, makes cross stitch-like patterns that create vivid impressions of their subjects. The stitch marks are clear, crisp, and perfectly arranged. It's like wearing a framed sampler on your skin! 

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Aurora From Space


Image: NASA

Astronaut Scott Kelly took this amazing photo of an aurora from on board the International Space Station. As you can see in this photo above, taken on June 23, 2015, the glowing aurora looks as awesome from space as it does from the ground.

More spectacular photo of the red aurora from Kelly's Twitter account:


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#PrattKeeping with REAL Dinosaurs

Remember when all those zookeepers imitated Chris Pratt's velociraptor training pose from the movie Jurassic World? Well, museum curators want in on the fun, too!

Here's one tweeted by The Smithsonian:

#PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job!


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Sale Tag Dress

Last year, fashion designer Jeremy Scott developed a series of dresses for the Moschino fashion house. They include this eye-catching dress that looks like a sales tag. It's a critique on consumerism. I'll wait until it reaches the clearance rack before considering it again.

-via Weird Universe


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Opal Captures Fiery Sunset and Clouds Within


Photo: Jeff Schultz/Flickr - via Bored Panda

What magical stone is this?! Flickr user Jeff Schultz took a photograph of a Mexican opal that looks like it has a fiery sunset and clouds captured within. Gorgeous!


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Giant Sawblade Cuts into Car

(Photo: The People's Daily)

Do you have enough to worry about right now? No? Well, then have I got a deal for you! From now on, you have to be afraid that whilst driving down the road, a 5-foot tall circular sawblade may fly at your car and almost cut it apart.

A man in Chongqing, China had the fright of his life when a sawblade in the back of a trailer hauled by another motorist flew out and cut 20 inches into his car, directly into the driver's side. The driver was uninjured, but, the Daily Mail reports, "he was barely able to stand up when he got out of the car because his legs were shaking."

Giant sawblades: they could be anywhere, waiting for you. Plan accordingly.

-via The Soul Is Bone


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A Sidewalk Sign for Sidewalk Signs

How do you sell signs? With a sign! Everyone who took advantage of this offer already knew how effective the signs are. After all, it worked on them! The price may seem a bit high, but it includes custom sign printing, and you’ll end up with a weather resistant sign your business can use for years. I'm not really endorsing this particular sign sale, but several sign professionals at reddit gave details. You might find the same thing for less money, but not a lot less. -via Boing Boing


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Why is This 1850s Marble Statue Sculpture Shows a Girl Looking at Her Smartphone?


Photo: Gail Worley / Worleygig

Actually, she's not ... but it's amazing how our modern brain interprets that situation, right?

Gail Worley of the awesome blog Worleygig (seriously, check it out) went to The Met and saw this 1855 marble statue "Indian Girl, or The Dawn of Christianity," by Erasmus Dow Palmer. Like many of us, she immediately thought "doesn't it look like she's checking her Instagram feed or catching up on Tweets?"

It turns out that the object that the Indian Girl was looking at is a crucifix, not a smart phone. Could've fooled us, though.


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This Building Looks Like a Drill Bit

(Photo: Essence of Dilmunia)

This will happen to you if the chuck on your drill isn't tight. Your bit will remain stuck in the material you were trying to bore through.

This photo shows the recently completed United Tower, a 50-storey structure on the coast of Bahrain. It will soon house a 5-star hotel, among other businesses, in a wealthy area of that Gulf state. The external structure rests on an octagonal base and creates the impression that it rotates counterclockwise a full 360º.

-via Amusing Planet


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Hex Keys Optical Illusion

What do these organized hex keys look like to you? They look like floating stairs made out of staples to me!

When imgurian megsut121 organized some hex keys (or Allen key, if you must) at work, two questions immediate came to mind: First, who in the world would have that many hex keys. And second, do they point up or down?

Take a look at the larger pic - there's something strangely satisfying going on here.


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Crikey! Artist Turns Pothole into Crocodile Pond

A month ago, a water pipe burst and damaged a street in Bangalore, India. Frustrated that the authorities did nothing to fix the 12-foot-wide pothole, artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy decided to take matters into his own hands: he created a life-size 9-foot-long crocodile out of fiber glass and turn the pothole into a crocodile pond!

Nanjundaswamy's stunt worked: the authorities quickly covered up that pothole after his crocodile pic went viral on social media.

Here's what the pothole looked like before the crocodile:

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This Slippery Floor Warning Sign Looks Like a Banana Peel

Now that's a useful AND ap-peel-ing sign!

That's the Banana Cone, a bright yellow "Caution Wet Floor" sign that warns passers-by of slippery floor. Surely you've seen such a sign before, but this one is shaped like a banana peel! Talk about a universal sign of slipping!

You can get some from Amazon, if you're bananas over things that look like bananas.


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Haiku by a Robot

At the tender age of 9, Nathan Beifuss of California showed that his creation, aptly titled "Haiku by a Robot," fulfilled all of the requirements of a haiku, namely that it has a five-seven-five syllable structure and that it makes no sense whatsoever. Genius!


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The Internet Responds to Slayer's New Album Cover

Earlier this week, metal band Slayer revealed the cover art of their new album, Repentless. The image, created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with bassist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, is definitely edgy.

While you could've easily predicted backlash from religious Christians, the band probably didn't see what the Internet saw: the uncanny similarity between the album cover image with Ecce Homo, the 100-year-old fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez, made famous when it was "restored" by an elderly churchgoer.

It took Slayer years to come up with the new album, but Metal Injection reported that it took the Internet just a day or so to release this:

What do you think? Is it an improvement?


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Creative Chinese Graduation Group Photos

In China, it’s a tradition to take group photos with your friends when you graduate from college. In recent years, they’ve become more and more creative, from dressing alike, which the students above from a university in Shandong Province took to the next level, to recreating movie scenes, like the students below from the Law School of Dalian Ocean University.



I have to wonder, how are they ever going to show their children which one they are? See many more graduation group photos at Buzzfeed.


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This is a Stop Sign

Just in case you missed it, the Department of Redundancy Department, Traffic Subdivision, would like to point out that the sign is a Stop Sign.


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Green Arrow Prom Dress


Photo: Danielle Taylor/Facebook

When her school decided this year's prom theme was "Sweet Dreams" or "Candy Land," high school student Danielle Taylor said "Prom, you have failed this high school" and proceeded to design and wear this awesome Green Arrow-inspired prom dress.

I'd say that Danielle really hit the target!


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Cowboy Boot Sandals


via imgur and reddit

Everything's bigger in Texas, including sandals! All that's missing from these cowboy boot sandals (cowboy sandal boots?) are a pair of socks!


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Meanwhile in Florida, a Raccoon is Riding on top of an Alligator


Image: Richard Jones

There's a joke in here somewhere!

Richard Jones of Palatka, Florida, and his family were walking along the Oaklawaha River in the Ocala National Forest, when he spotted a racoon on top of an alligator.

Jones told WFTV that his son had startled a raccoon, which stumbled into the water and hopped on top of the alligator nearby. "I snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away. Without the context you'd think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river. Pretty amazing."


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School Kids Lining Up to Get Beloved Janitor's Autograph


Photo: Carrie Doig/Facebook

Every school has a rock star. For the kids at Alan Shepard Elementary School in Bourbonnais, Illinois, that rock star is Steve Weidner. He's so popular that each and every second grade student lined up near the school's playground to get him to sign their yearbooks.

But Weidner, or "Mr. Steve" as the kids called him, is not the Principal or a teacher. He's actually the school's janitor!

"He pays attention to the kids ... he knows who they are," Principal Shirley Padera said about Weidner to WGNTV, "The kids know if anything happens, Mr. Steve is going to take care of it."

"I walked through the playground to get through the building and they saw me and started running," Weidner told ABC Good Morning America, "You get one, you get them all. Once they got a line I sat down." Weidner signed all 104 of the second grader's yearbooks after lunch, and 200 more from other classes that day.

After the school district posted the photo of kids lining up for Weidner's autograph on Facebook, the image was posted to reddit and went viral.

When interviewed by MTV, Weidner professed to be caught by surprise at his Internet fame. "I’ve been signing yearbooks for years, but this is the first time that a picture had been taken. This was also the first year it’s been this crazy, because it was later in the day and the kids were already done. But I didn’t expect more then a few comments from parents on the Facebook page," Weidner said, "It gives a lot of positive exposure to custodians and shows you don’t have have to be a teacher to play a big part in a kid’s life. That’s all I’m trying to do."


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When a Boat Owner Thinks Ahead ...

Mom always said to think ahead! The owner of this boat certainly did when not only did they name it "Uh-oh!" but also wrote it upside down on the stern!


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This is The Big Bang Theory LEGO Set You've Been Waiting For!

If you love LEGO and The Big Bang Theory, then you'll love this: LEGO has announced that they're going to release a new set based on the hit comedy TV show. The 479-piece set features the main characters from The Big Bang Theory - Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Penny, Raj, Amy and Bernadette - as minifigs in Leonard and Sheldon's living room (complete with details that'll make the show's fans drool).

The Big Bang Theory set was proposed by fan builders Alatariel and GlenBricker to LEGO Ideas. Then, LEGO's professional model designer Steen Sig Andersen and graphic designer Mathew Boyle worked to perfect the piece. According to LEGO Ideas, Mathew "had a lot of fun bringing elements like Sheldon's 'smile', Howard's trademark smirk, and Bernadette's scary side to life" in the minifigs.

How many references from the TV show can you spot below?

The Big Bang Theory Lego set is priced at $60 and is scheduled to be released in stores on August 1st.


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A Cat Dress to End All Cat Dresses!


Photo: Jae C. Hong

Crazy cat lady ain't got nothing on this! Photographer Jae C. Hong snapped this photo of Laura Mart roaming around CatConLA (yes, a convention for cat lovers whose motto is "It's like Comic-Con ... but for cat people") in a cat dress.

And what a cat dress it was. As explained by Sue Manning of AP over in this article at SF Gate: the dress is "a ballgown she crafted from a patchwork of 300 fabric cat photos, its skirt several feet wide." And as if that's not enough, Mart also wore a furry hat and a long tail. Purrfect!

That dress just screams "check meowt" now, doesn't it?


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Thank You, Captain Obvious

(Photo: unknown)

You’ve been a big help—far more so than General Knowledge, Major Damage, and Corporal Punishment. May you one day earn a promotion, despite the loss of a perfect punchline.

-via Pleated Jeans


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Los TeƱideros--A Chemical Reaction Where Two Rivers Meet


(Photo: José David Leiva)

Two streams in Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica merge to form the Rio Celeste. One of them has large quantities of sulfur and calcium carbonate, which gives the river a beautiful blue tint. There is a remarkably sharp dividing line when these two streams merge that is known as Los Teñideros, which means "the dyers."

-via The Soul Is Bone


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The Beauty of Adding "-ing" to Movie Titles



What happens when people start adding "-ing" to movie titles? Often, hilarity ensues. And just as often, you might discover it's an hour later and you're still adding "-ing" to movie titles and laughing to yourself or with silly friends having a similar attack of slap happiness. ...I guess you had to be there (add your best in the comments). 

Images Tastefully Offensive Tumblr | Via Pleated Jeans


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2 Rolls of Tape in Perspective

With a little bit of paint and 2 rolls of tape hanging from a wall, Christoph Niemann creates a convincing 3-dimensional image of a bicycle. It's part of an ongoing experiment called Sunday Sketches in which Niemann mixes everyday objects and conventional artistic media. The results are quite clever.

-via Twisted Sifter


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