Category Archive: Do Not Want

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Mar 14 2014

Road Closed to Search for Man’s Missing Penis

There’s a title I never thought I’d get to write. Police in Middlesborough, Cleveland, England closed a busy road yesterday to search for an injured man’s severed penis. Or at least that’s how the story goes. A busy dual carriageway had to be closed by police as they searched for the severed penis of man …

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Mar 10 2014

Do Not Want: Godfather Horse Head Pillow

Fans of The Godfather will recognize what’s going on here. But now you don’t have to be horrified and disgusted by it like you used to be. Kropserkel has come out with a Horse Head Pillow that will let the softer among us to recreate one of our favorite classic movie scenes. A great conversation …

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Mar 07 2014

Makes My Skin Crawl: 3D Printed Blouse

This one really triggers my trypophobia so I won’t blame you if you skip it. I know I won’t be coming back. Lim Kae Woei and Elena Low, of Melbourne based XYZ Workshop, have been awarded the top prize in an international 3D printed fashion competition. To create the pattern, the designers started by making …

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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 04 2014

Kitchen Appliance of Loneliness: One Slice Toaster

Here’s one for the loners with more dollars than sense. This is the $78 “Plus Minus Zero 1-Slice Toaster.” This is the perfect example of a product that shouldn’t exist. Let us count the reasons: 1. It costs $78. I think mine might have cost $12. 2. It only fits one slice of bread. Your …

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Feb 25 2014

That’s What You Get: Selfies Lead to Head Lice Epidemic

Who can raise their hand and tell me how head lice spread? Anybody? Don’t be shy? Ok fine, I’ll tell you. Head lice spread when something that touches the head of a carrier touches something else that touches the head of a new host. Or at least that’s how it has worked for thousands of …

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Feb 24 2014

Just what we Need: Wall that Reacts to your Movements

Here’s a project for those of us who don’t get enough seasickness in our daily routines. Designer Thibaut Sld. created this wall out of 60 moving hexigons that can be set to mirror to react to movements by the operator. It looks to me like the next step towards creating walls that talk to you. …

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Jan 27 2014

Seeing Stars: Injury Can Cause Star-Shaped Cataracts

Retroactive warning: Uncanny closeup picture of eyeballs. In news that left me both disturbed and intrigued I just learned that a serious injury can leave you with star-shaped cataracts. It’s happened several times now. Most notably in the cases of an electrician who was fried with 14000 volts and lived and an Austrian man who …

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Jan 23 2014

Do Not Want: Ron Jeremy Version of Wrecking Ball

So you’ve probably seen the original version of the Wrecking Ball music video with Miley Cyrus swinging around. And you may have seen other parodies of it too. But here’s one I’ll bet you haven’t seen, as long as you’re not one of the two and a half million people who have already seen 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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