Thursday, June 30, 2011

The world’s craziest basketball court is in Munich

There is a basketball court in Germany that is about to blow your mind.

We're not sure, outside of displaying one's artistic integrity, why someone would choose to make a 3D-styled basketball court featuring lumps and lamps and all sorts of weirdness, but we do appreciate the results. Because it gives us an excuse to wonder what it would be like to play basketball on a court like this:

To see the full story, click HERE.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Remembering The 'Butter Cow Lady'

Lone house miraculously survives floods

Powerful waters surround Taya Voeller's North Dakota home, but inside it remains a dry oasis.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Defying gravity: Tokyo photographer 'levitates'

Photographer Natsumi Hayashi appears to be walking on air in her gravity-defying self-portraits.

To see more click HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The ultimate family photo makeover

The popular blog,, birthed the idea in 2009, turning photo submissions into mind-bending comic relief. But Ripke, an artist and commercial photographer, gave the concept a professional makeover (and added a few moms in the mix).

To see more click HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2011 suffers 'ugly invasion'

A social networking site for ''beautiful people'' has been hit by a ''Shrek'' virus which allowed tens of thousands of ''ugly'' applicants to sign up.

Members of must traditionally pass a strict ''rating'' stage where existing users vote on whether someone is attractive enough to be accepted into the online community.

But this screening process was brought down last month, allowing anyone to join, regardless of their looks.

To see the full article click HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cicada Insect Ice Cream

Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pat Farmer: Pole to Pole Runner

Thousands of people seek opportunity to do humanitarian services. Pat Farmer, a former Australian politician, chose to run 21,000km from the North Pole to the South Pole in order to raise A$100 million for clean water programs.

For more information, check out the official Web site HERE.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Waving Dad' Pranks Son for Entire School Year

Surfing Madonna makes waves in the media

In Encinitas California, people are fighting to keep the artwork or 'graffiti' of the surfing Madonna. There are some who wish to remove her and locate her in an art museum, and others who would like the Madonna to stay. Since it is considered illegal, by law it should be removed but it has been controversial. People wish for the art, which took a lot of hours and skill, to stay because it beautifies the area.

According to the Associated Press, "Mayor James Bond has said the artwork is beautiful but leaving it in place would set a dangerous precedent and could encourage more illegal art in the city, which has a strong art community. He said the mosaic's religious connotations also have drawn complaints."

It seems that a miracle is needed to keep this art from being removed and lost.
For more information click HERE.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Queenie, the water-skiing elephant dies in her late 50's

The crowd pleasing Asian elephant was believed to be 58 or 59 years old. She has performed for audiences around the globe. Due to healthy problems the decision was made to euthanize, the beloved elephant 'Queenie.'

To see the full story click HERE.

NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep

In this April 28, 2004 file, Shrek the 9-year-old merino wether is photographed before he has his fleece shorn at the Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell, New Zealand. New Zealanders are mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep. The shaggy icon named Shrek was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years. Shrek captured the public's imagination in 2004 after he evaded the annual shearing roundups for seven years by hiding in caves on his farm on the South Island. When finally found, he was clad in an astonishing 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of wool.

To see the full article click HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Race For The Bathroom! Toilet Racing Is The Real 'Super Bowl'

When you gotta go, you gotta go -- fast!

Speed demons in Austria have given new meaning to the term "portable toilet" by adding wheels to commodes for a charity race.

In an event designed to raise awareness about chronic inflammatory bowel disease, racers including musicians, comedians and celebrities hopped on motorized toilets and swerved around cones in Michaelerplatz Square in Vienna, Oddity Central reports.

The bizarre event certainly drew attention, but toilet racing isn't as strange as it sounds, according to Michael Teitelbaum, author of "Weird Sports" (Beach Ball Books).

In fact, toilet racing is emblematic of an entire category of bizarre games that Teitelbaum dubs "athletics for non-athletes."

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