Category Archive: Crappy

Jul 08 2013

Not a Vampire: Boy Survives Stake to the Chest

This is becoming a theme on Uncanny Flats, people spearing themselves and living. Of course this time its a chest shot and not a harpoon to the head, but we’ll take what we can get. And anything you can dish out. The above is an x-ray of Josh Hassan a 12 year-old boy still living …

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Jun 14 2013

Dreams Crushed: Return Trips to Mars Too Dangerous

Recent news has crushed my dreams yet again. NASA has finally gotten around to crunching the numbers on a radiation detector that flew to mars taped to the Curiosity Rover. What they found was that one trip to Mars would load you up with your lifetime limit of radiation. So you only get to go …

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Jun 05 2013

For the Love of Stairs: Micro-House

If you’re a fan of stairs, air-tight enclosed spaces, and entering buildings through windows (and in this economy who isn’t?) then I have the house for you. Introducing the Micro-house! Developed by Studio Liu Lubin in Beijing. The Micro-house is based on the minimum space people need for basic indoor movement, such as sitting, laying …

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May 30 2013

How’d You Miss That? Pencil Lodged In Brain

Imagine you have some headaches and that your vision in one eye is really starting to go all crazy. You go to the doctor only to be told that the brain scans have come back showing a pencil lodged inside your head. Surprised? I have almost no idea how this would be news to you, …

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May 27 2013

Moustache of Fury

During a hospital stay after a fall in his home and several subsequent infections Ken Perkins, 86, had his moustache shaved off. A moustache that he has worn for 70 years. A moustache that he started growing when we was 16. A moustache that he wore through through his service with the British Army where …

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May 24 2013

Fills Me with Sads: Grandmother Can’t Donate Cheese

If you’ve ever turned on a television in your life you’re aware that every year in Gloucestershire, England they have a cheese rolling event. Where big wheels of Double Gloucester cheese are rolled down the 200-yard Cooper’s Hill and people race them to the bottom. The reason you’ve seen this is because of the awesomeness …

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May 23 2013

Sads: Superheroes Banned

You read correctly, this Pennsylvania Preschool is banning “Wrestling, Super Hero[sic] play, and Monster games.” Cross another state off my list of places to visit. I know that you’re thinking that I shouldn’t judge the whole state by this atrocity, but Jimmy Carter is from Georgia and I don’t ever plan on going there. I …

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May 23 2013

Goodbye Moon

Say good bye to the moon everyone. We’re gonna blow it up. Not true, but how epic would that be? Anyway, a new study just came out concluding that the moon is moving away from the earth. I thought we already knew that. Turns out it’s been moving away from the earth forever but now …

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May 16 2013

Kepler is Kaput

It is a sad day for all of those that care about finding potentially habitable planets. The Kepler Space Telescope, the thing that has been giving us data about all these potentially habitable planets, has suffered a major mechanical failure. ¬†Initially, it appeared that all three wheels responded and that rotation had been successfully stopped, …

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May 13 2013

Add A Little Spiff To Your Coinage

Because money isn’t already tacky enough as it is, here are some coins that prove just how much we should stop screwing around with our monetary representations. Australia Seriously though. You look at paper money these days and a word to describe could very well be ‘tie-dye’. Now we’re moving on from the paper to …

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