Category Archive: South America

Jun 26 2014

Does Chewing Gum Make you More Sexy? Apparently So

I hope you’ve all had to deal with twins in your life so you can know the joys that come from not being able to tell people apart. Usually I’m pretty immune to that myself as my mother is a twin and so is my mother-in-law. It’s just really funny to watch people guess at …

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Jun 06 2014

Found Him: Sauron’s Eye Spotted in Space

How much more effective would Sauron have been at finding the Hobbits with his ring is he had an even higher vantage point? Say, if he were in space. Of course, maybe his eyesight isn’t quite that good so it would have hurt him more than helped him. It hasn’t stopped him from trying however. …

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May 20 2014

A New Leader Emerges: There’s a New World’s Largest Dinosaur

I’m going to file this one under 150 million year old news. Which raises the issue of how we still need a word for old information that is news to us. I’m open to suggestions. There is a new winner in the category of worlds largest dinosaur. Paleontologists in Argentina are working on uncovering the …

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May 07 2014

Like a Bull in a China Shop: An Ox in a Hospital

Seen here in his natural habitat the majestic ox stands outside where it belongs. What do you think would happen if one of them got inside? Probably nothing good because oxen are basically cows, and cows are big, dumb, tasty animals. Well, an ox getting inside is exactly what happened in a hospital in Brazil …

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May 02 2014

Kill it with Fire: Transparent Jumping Spiders

Want to know where this thing lives? It will ruin your day, sure you want me to tell you? Ok. They like to make their homes in on that part of a person’s back that they can’t reach to scratch themselves. Imagine that for me and enjoy the rest of your day. Ok, so that’s …

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Apr 29 2014

Missed my Invite: World Pole Dancing Competition

So I’m ticked off now. My agent had me lined up to be a judge at this years Pole Dancing World Cup. And if she couldn’t get me in as a judge at the very least I was to be entered as a contestant. I’d have my own weight category. I’m going to have to …

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Apr 25 2014

Looks Questionable to me: Bolivian Soccer Ghost

A recent soccer game in La Paz, Bolivia has become the new holy grail of ghost hunters. Not because the stadium was built on an ancient Inca burial ground, which it probably was, but because there’s a ghost in the video of the game. Instead of streaking across the field, stealing the ball, and taking …

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Mar 12 2014

I have No Idea what I’m Doing: Beekeeping Donkey

This is Boneco. Boneco is a donkey who lives in Brazil. While that may not be the ideal situation for a donkey to be born into the wold, Boneco is making the best of it by becoming the worlds premier donkey-beekeeper. Boneco and his owner/custom-beekeeping-suit-maker Manuel Juraci live in a small arid town where everyone …

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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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Dec 27 2013

Best Use Ever: Carved Encyclopedia Set

You know those encyclopedias that you’ve been packing around with you from move to move for years? The ones that are so outdated you haven’t even thought of opening them since you wrote that report on volcanoes when you were a sophomore. Well there is a use you can put them to aside from burning …

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