New York City is full of old infrastructure and hidden history. As the city grew, the new was build on top of the old. One of the city's oldest underground secrets is the Cobble Hill Tunnel (popularly called the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel). It is the oldest subway tunnel in the world.
NASA got an unexpected result from an online contest to name a new room at the International Space Station: Colbert. Stephen Colbert, host of the Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report," asked his viewers to write in his name in the contest. And they did, in huge droves. At the end of the contest, the name "Colbert" had 230,539 votes. NASA's preferred name, Serenity, only had around 40,000 votes.
Can you imagine Santa smoking a cigarette while your kids are sitting in his lap? Today, that occurrence would be unthinkable. But back in the 1930s, it was normal and acceptable for everyone to smoke everywhere all the time. Even Santa. Advertisers would frequently use the image of Santa to promote their products and services. …
Say hello to the winner of Saudi Arabia's first "Most Beautiful Goat" competition. Spectators were not only treated to beautiful views of Najdi goats, but were also serenaded by poets who recited verses in praise of the goats over loudspeakers.
Check out this sign one of our readers spotted taped to the from door of a Burger King. Apparently they are out of "meet," not "meat." We bet Visa is really happy being paired next to a sign that says "Sorry we closed. We out of meet."
Inflatable or not, you wouldn't want to meet the dog that laid this. This giant inflatable feces (actually a sculpture by the American artist Paul McCarthy) broke free from its moorings at a modern art museum in Switzerland before bringing down a power line.
Have you ever wondered why there are 5 olympic rings and what the colors symbolize? The meaning isn’t exactly black-and-white… The rings of blue, black, yellow, red and green, which make up one of the most recognized symbols in the world, traditionally represent the 5 different areas of the world involved in the Olympics (North and South America …
We have a theory. Wilford Brimley is really a cat. Don't believe us? Between the similarities in their eyes, mustache and facial structure, it's hard to dispute. Take a look at these Wilford Brimley cat photos and then try to deny that Wilford Brimley looks like a cat.
Looking for an unique dining experience? How about having lunch, dinner or drinks while dangling 50 meters above the ground? A company called Benji Fun in Belgium has out together a dining experienec you’ll never forget. A custom rig attached to a crane lifts a 22 person dining platform (complete with Chef, server, and musician) …
395 Croatian Smurfs gathered in an attempt to set a world record for "most Smurfs gathered together at one time." However, it was all in vain.
Check out this warning sign from a public toilet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia someone took with their iPhone. Obviously people in Cambodia are not familiar with Western toilets. Laugh all you want, but these signs are actually pretty important. If Cambodians use their "traditional method" on this style of toilet, they can slip and hurt themselves.