Category: Ancient

Mar 07 2014

Surströmming: The World’s Smelliest Food

Because vikings are cool again here’s the Swedish delicacy monstrosity known as surströmming, which translates to, “sour herring.” And that’s what you get. A can full of rotting fish. According to Jonas Aurell, the founder of Scandinavian Kitchen, quoting a Japanese study, surströmming is the smelliest food in the world. Well, it must have been …

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Mar 06 2014

There Should be a Nusery Rhyme: Mexican Pyramid is Falling Down

The Pyramid of the Sun is falling down Falling down Falling down Okay, maybe this isn’t working. The Pyramid on the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico is working on falling down. It’s only been there for like 2000 years so you’d like people wouldn’t be to stressed about it. Only, they totally are.  From 2010 to …

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Feb 24 2014

Want: Mini Museum

If you were looking for something to get me for Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day, it should be this. This is a mini museum containing up to 33 specimens of rare and amazing things. Dinosaur fossils, moon rocks, palm trees from Antarctica, London bridge, etc. Basically everything that you have ever wanted to collect but your mom wouldn’t …

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Feb 24 2014

Ancient Instrument Sounds Just Like Super Mario

This is a sheng an ancient Chinese instrument that you’ve never heard of, until now. In just a minute you’ll want to learn to play it too. What would ever lead you to want to make such a commitment as learning to play an instrument. This one sounds just like your childhood. Watch the video …

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Feb 19 2014

Who You Gonna Call: Ghost Captured on Video in one of Britain’s Oldest Pubs

What channel are those stupid ghost hunters shows on these days? Seems like I’ve seen them on History and Discovery and SyFY recently are they still on any of those. I guess it doesn’t matter because you can see it here and you don’t have to deal with the BS that is that kind of …

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Feb 07 2014

Ancient, Cuddly Evil: My Little Cthulhu

This is Little Maddie a little horror created by Bigshot Toyworks out of North Carolina for use in some My Little Pony parodies. I’m guessing they’ll be the ones that only come on at midnight on that one evil channel. You know the one. It’s the one that has the parental blocks turned on even though …

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Feb 07 2014

Uncanny: 240 Year Old Automaton Boy

We all know that the worlds most uncanny objects all have eyes that move and watch you when there is no life behind those eyes. Robots with faces, those creepy-ass porcelain dolls, singing rubber fish, and old automatons like this little boy who was build in Switzerland about 240 years ago. The little automaton boy …

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Jan 24 2014

An Age of Gargoyle Disney Princesses

DeviantArtist briannacherrygarcia decided it was time to get in on this wonderful Disney princess re-envision-ment trend that’s been going around. You should remember her from the My Little Raptor set she came up with. Her take on it was making Gargoyles of the girls. You all remember the show Gargoyles? Yeah me too, I remember …

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Jan 22 2014

Must be Aliens: Robot Discovers New Life Under Antartica

Back in 2010 the National Science Foundation was doing a lot of experimental drilling in Antarctica. We knew about the drilling back then, at least I did because I pay attention, but the report on what was found was just released last month. I’m guessing this is because the scientists needed time to edit the …

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Jan 20 2014

Holy Crap: World’s Largest Fossil Spider Discovered

99 times out of a hundred the discovery of a new type of creature in fossil form makes me wish either Jurassic Park or time travel were real things. Then there’s other finds, like these giant-ass spiders. The fossil spider’s body length is 1.65 centimeters, and its first leg length is 5.82 centimeters. “It’s the …

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