Category Archive: North America

May 27 2014

Because Canada: Man Rescues Baby Moose and takes it to a Coffee Shop

If you’re never experienced a moose then you are really missing out. Moose are one of natures running jokes. They’re the gangly teenagers of the big-game world. From the moment they’re born until the moment they die they spend all their time trying to grow into their long legs and knobbly knees. As you can …

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May 23 2014

Save Me! Save Me!: Mother Bear Pulls Cub off the Road

What do you do when you’re a mother bear and you find yourself in Kootenay National Park in Canada? You call me immediately because I would love to meet a bear who can read. What do you do when one of your cubs is stuck on the traffic side of a K-Rail in the park? …

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May 05 2014

This is What We’ve Come to: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs

Yeah, I know my first thought was that this was some kind of fart-referencing joke too but it turns out the story is true. Vancouver, that one city in Canada that had an olympics a while ago, is banning doorknobs on new buildings. No this isn’t a turn to the dark side, and they’re being …

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Mar 31 2014

So Many Feels: 2-Legged Dog has the Time of his Life on the Beach

This is Duncan Lou Who. Apparently being born with deformed hind legs that had to be removed wasn’t a cruel enough lot in life, this poor pooch had the named after some of the most embarrassing of Dr. Suess’s characters. As you can see, and as you just read, Duncan has only two legs. He …

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Mar 24 2014

Vintage Postcards Updated with Sci-Fi Characters

Illustrator Franco Brambilla dreams of a world with a space port on every corner and where extra terrestrial or time-traveling visitors are free to roam the grounds of national monuments world-wide. For this reason he took a bunch of vintage post cards and drew aliens, dinosaurs, Start Wars and Dr. Who characters, and various spacecraft …

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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 05 2014

Best Thing Ever: Mariachi Ski Suit

In what has to be the greatest news I’ve heard about the upcoming Winter Olympics yet, I just learned that the Mexican downhill skier Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be wearing a suit modeled after traditional Mariachi garb. I really hope he’s not just doing this as a joke and that he’s actually competitive. But he …

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Jan 29 2014

Want: TMNT Krang Belt Muckle

Some things are timeless, da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, a broken clock, and anything at all that you loved during your childhood. The problem with the last two is people these days are always trying to fix or improve them. They just don’t get that these things don’t need fixed …

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Jan 28 2014

Why is my State So: Blank

We can always count on Google Autocomplete to be openly (enter philosophical “ism”), as well as judgmental and hilarious. This time around LandOfMaps quizzed Google on each of the 50 United States to see what people were searching at the time. Most of these aren’t surprising: Arizona=Hot, Georgia=Backwards, Texas=Big, California/New York/Alaska/Hawaii/New Hampshire=Expensive. Some you can …

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Jan 14 2014

Uncomfortable: No Pants Subway Ride

A flash mob in New York in 2002 has turned into a tradition spanning the globe. Every year people strip down to ride the subway. As far as I can tell they’re not demonstrating anything, except maybe the global hatred of pants. Or possibly some sort of group affinity to having public transportation filth touch …

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