Tag Archives: Weird Stuff

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

This Insect With Helicopter Rotor On Its Head Is Absolutely Bizarre

What you see here is a species of treehopper found in Ecuador and it looks absolutely bizarre. TBH, it does not look like an insect to begin with. It appeared to sport a helicopter rotor on its head, but obviously, it does not function like a rotor. It appears to have regular wings (with a pretty impressive wingspan that stretches beyond its body length, if I may add) which we can only assume that it uses to hop around branches and trees. Continue reading This Insect With Helicopter Rotor On Its Head Is Absolutely Bizarre

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

Believe It Or Not, Playing With Toy Poops Is A Thing Now

If you haven’t already have enough of the Internet today, I am sure this news will make sure you will have enough. Hasbro’s famous line of modelling compound, Play-Doh, has just announced its latest playset that is literally poop-themed, aptly called Poop Troop. It is like South Park’s Mr Hankey all over again, but this time, thing here is totally playable. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, Playing With Toy Poops Is A Thing Now

Someone Actually Created Bowling Balls That Look Like Cut-off Heads

This one was from many years ago (really, it’s donkey years in Internet’s time), but since Halloween is around the corner, we thought we should bring this up. What you see here are Bowlingheads. They are bowling balls with creepy graphics that make each ball looks like a decapitated head. From what we heard, it was conceived Hamburg-based advertising agency janniki for 13th Street and meticulously realized on by famous spray gun artist Oliver Paass using regular bowling balls as the canvases. The product itself is pretty self-explanatory. It had to because, details are scarce beyond a couple of sentences from janniki on Behance, Vimeo and the agency’s website. Continue reading Someone Actually Created Bowling Balls That Look Like Cut-off Heads

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

Elusive Transforming Eel Caught On Camera And It Is Incredibly Surreal

Here’s another find by the scientists over at E/V Nautilus. You may remember these perpetually-excited researchers from their discovery of the “googly-eyed stubby squid” we saw a couple of years ago. This time, there is nothing cute about their discovery, though. In fact, I would say this discover as ‘bizarre’. I’d say it is at the same level of bizarre as the starfish found washed ashore in southern Vietnam, but it is a whole lot less creepy. Continue reading Elusive Transforming Eel Caught On Camera And It Is Incredibly Surreal