Category: North America

Jan 09 2014

They’re Watching Me: Artist puts Faces on Outdoor Objects

We’ve all noticed before that some inanimate objects have faces and they are watching you, always watching. Things like outlets that always look so surprised that you would plug a vacuum into their eyes, or the chair in the row in front of you that looks like he wants to be here about as much …

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Jan 07 2014

Might Learn Something: Shipping Map of the 19th Century

Back in the 1800’s you didn’t have airplanes to transport your Mountain Dew Cheetos around the world for you. You were required to wait months while ships brought them to you only for them to arrive horribly smashed and stale. But that’s besides the point here. Ben Schmidt created a map of 19th century shipping …

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Jan 06 2014

Time to Move: SuperSoaker on a -42°F day

If you’re living in a place that hits temperatures of -42°F it’s time to move south because apparently God doesn’t want you to live where you do anymore. I’ve been dealing with temps of about 0°F every morning for weeks now and I know I’m ready to move. Problem is my car doesn’t think so, …

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Dec 23 2013

Seems Wasteful: Using Alcohol to Send a Text

Researchers at York University in Toronto Canada are using magic alcohol, a desk fan, and an Arduino to send text messages. Because apparently cell phones haven’t made it to Canada yet. Their system sprays bursts of vodka which blow across a table and are gathered and decoded on the other side as binary code which …

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Dec 11 2013

Thanks Canada: Country Vows to Protect Santa

Canada just vowed to protect Santa Claus from Russian troops. That’s pretty noble of them. I wonder if they have ulterior motives? Canada signalled its intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing Monday the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary. Russian President Vladimir …

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Dec 11 2013

Like a Boss: Dog Balancing Stuff on his Head

Alternative title: “Zero F***s Given“ This is Scout. He’s a Canadian rescue dog whose owner has nothing better to do than use his head as a table. Maybe there’s nothing good on TV in Canada? I remember when I was little Cartoon Network would play Canadian Cartoons one day, and they were freaking weird. I’d …

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Oct 07 2013

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Kayaking Down a Drainage Shute

In a stunt that has got to be rough on the bottom of your kayak, Ban Marr decided it would be fun to slide his kayak down a concrete drainage shute and into a reservoir near Vancouver, Canada. Chalk that up to “crazy Canadians” having nothing else to do I guess. The journey lasts about …

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Sep 18 2013

Warranty Void: Weapons Used to Make Instruments

Here’s a soul searching question for you. When a gun is no longer useful as a gun what is it? Deep huh? If you answered “a hammer” then you are correct but not creative. If you answered anything other than “a hammer” then you are thinking about this too much and I have something to …

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Sep 13 2013

Take Me With You: Man to Cross the Atlantic by Helium Balloon

Jonathan Trappe is a brave dude. Not only that but he’s adventurous. His chosen mode of adventure is piloting helium balloons around the world. He’s floated across the English Chanel and he’s also drifted all over Europe. He currently holds a world record for the longest time to ever fly under a cluster of balloons, …

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Jul 31 2013

Canadian Couple Captures Bigfoot, On Film

A Canadian couple out for a hike has done it. They finally caught Bigfoot on film. Maybe. It’s hard to tell because the video is grainy and shot from a long way off. Of course some of us just think that Bigfoot is a blurry guy. If he wasn’t blurry we’d call him Chewbacca. Although …

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