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Businesses Are Banking On Banksy ‘Self Destructs’ Painting With Their Own

Anonymous artist Banksy shocked the world when his painting, Girl With Red Balloon, ‘self destructs’ moments after the hammer went down to conclude the sale in London. We now know Banksy intentionally concealed a shredder inside the frame, but we do not know whether it was a marketing stun for the artist himself or he simply hated the idea of his work being auctioned. Whatever it is, one thing for sure is, the businesses are not about to let up this golden opportunity to pull off their version of Banksy’s stunt in the name of, well, advertising, obviously. Continue reading Businesses Are Banking On Banksy ‘Self Destructs’ Painting With Their Own

What Used To Be A Doorstop Turns Out To Be A Meteorite Worth $100K

For the longest time, an anonymous man in Michigan, U.S. has been using a meteorite as a doorstop. He knew it is a meteorite, but what he never realize was its actual worth. The story goes that the rock came with a farm in Edmore which this Michigan man bought in 1988. I guess the rock was special enough for the man to take notice and got a conversation started with the former farm owner. From the conversation, the man learned that it was in fact a meteorite that came crashing into Earth in the 1930s. Just in case you are wondering… no, the farmer ain’t Jonathan Kent and that was purely a meteorite. No space-age baby cradle came with it. Continue reading What Used To Be A Doorstop Turns Out To Be A Meteorite Worth $100K

There Is Actually A Museum Of Train Accidents In Japan

Japan railway company JR East recently caught my attention when it unveiled the expansion to their Exhibition Hall of History Accidents.” Yes. You heard that right. There is actually a museum dedicated in cataloguing train accidents. It may sound weird for such a museum to even exists, but it is really born out the need for introspection. Apparently, the exhibition hall was originally opened in 2002 to serve as a reminder of train accidents, and how it happened. Continue reading There Is Actually A Museum Of Train Accidents In Japan

It’s Official. Google Is Pulling The Plug On Google Plus

You know how doctors sometimes have to amputate patients’ limb(s) because an infection have gotten out of hand? Well, that’s what happening to Google Plus (Google+). Google’s very own social network that was meant to go head-to-head with Facebook is officially being “amputated.” It will cease to exist starting August 31, 2019. Rest in peace, Google Plus. You were as good as it lasts… if there was any good to begin with. I still recall how Google Plus was forced into blogs and websites like us, as with YouTube users. Having something you didn’t want pushed into your face was, obviously, a happy experience. TBH, I am glad it is finally over for good. Continue reading It’s Official. Google Is Pulling The Plug On Google Plus

Banksy’s Painting ‘Self Destructs’ Moments After Successful Bidding

Banksy shocked the world yet again. This time, the elusive England-based street artist’s painting, Girl With Red Balloon, got a Mission Impossible’s ‘self-destruct’ treatment moments after the hammer went down to seal the deal at a cool £1 million (that was inclusive of buyer’s premium, btw), or about US$1.3 million. This is not even a joke. The just-sold painting was destroyed by shredding, right there and then, after someone decided to shell out a million pounds for it. Continue reading Banksy’s Painting ‘Self Destructs’ Moments After Successful Bidding

Man Creates Giant iPhone Replica As Headstone For Daughter’s Grave

Before we proceed, you have to know that this is an unverified story, but given that it has pictures as proof and also, it is really, really intriguing, we decided not to pass it up. According to a report, a grieving father in Ufa, Russia, has made a giant replica of an iPhone, complete with the deceased’s photo on the “screen,” along with buttons and all, as a headstone her daughter’s grave. Her daughter passed on a few years ago in 2015 at a tender age of 25. Continue reading Man Creates Giant iPhone Replica As Headstone For Daughter’s Grave

This Story Is Why Coupon Should Have An Expiration Date

You know the stash of coupons you may have in your kitchen’s drawers? Well, they all have an expiration date, don’t they? There are several reasons for an expiration date. One of those reasons could be for the sake of a ‘cleaner’ accounting. I mean you can imagine if someone popped into a store with a no expiration date coupon say, like, 17 years later and make a claim for it. That would definitely result in a wee bit of inconvenience for the books. Well, actually, about that… apparently that was exactly what Redditor u/RocketRoulette came across recently. Continue reading This Story Is Why Coupon Should Have An Expiration Date

Kayaker Gets Slap On The Face By A Seal… With An Octopus

Two stories about octopus in a day. What are the odds, eh? Unlike Ocho the Octopus, this one here has nothing to with art, though the video that captured the moment was quite an art in itself. The footage has the new GoPro HERO7 and its HyperSmooth stabilization feature to thank. Oh, wait. Why do I smell a sponsored viral campaign here? OK. We will give the entire thing the benefit of the doubt that isn’t (a GoPro campaign). Continue reading Kayaker Gets Slap On The Face By A Seal… With An Octopus

GoAir Passenger Mistakes Plane’s Exit Door For Restroom’s, Sparked Panic

Just a few days after Jet Airways’ air crew blunder that resulted in several passengers onboard Flight 697 to bleed from the orifices on their head, another India carrier’s passengers had a near miss, but this time, it is not the crew that was involved; it was one passenger. The incident happened on GoAir, a Mumbai-based low-cost international carrier, on Saturday (September 22) on a flight from New Delhi to Patna. An Indian passenger apparently mistaken the aircraft door for the toilet’s, sparking a panic when he attempted to open the plane’s door. Yikes. Continue reading GoAir Passenger Mistakes Plane’s Exit Door For Restroom’s, Sparked Panic

Airline Crew Forgets To Pressurized Cabin, Result In Bloodied Passengers

Well, this is a news that will not help if you are already afraid of flying. The story went that Jet Airways Flight 697’s journey from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, was forced to return to Mumbai 45 minutes after take off when the crew (read: the pilots) failed to pressurized the cabin. A potentially fatal error, but fortunately, there was no death involved. However, it did left some passengers bleeding from nose and ears, and everyone onboard grasping for air. Continue reading Airline Crew Forgets To Pressurized Cabin, Result In Bloodied Passengers