A Small Collection of Ludicrous Vintage Ads

The 40’s and 50’s were rife with the misleading mania of printed advertisements. Back when newspapers served a broader purpose than lining an assortment of animals’ cages and making pinatas, they ran on the ads that filled them. Wholesome as the elderly love to portray their hayday as having been, the many ads they were […]

Truck Carrying Gaming Dice Spills Onto Highway, Rolls A Perfect 756,000

On Friday, September 13, a truck bound for the Georgia-based tabletop and video game company Trivium Studios took a turn too sharply, spilling 216,000 gaming dice onto Interstate 75 in Atlanta in what could be the biggest unintentional dice roll ever. According to Trivium Studios’ community manager, speaking to Kotaku about the incident, the truck […]

Mother Reunited With Deceased Daughter In VR Show

Last week, a Korean TV special called Meeting You aired which focused on a family’s loss of their 7-year-old daughter. And in an unsettling finale, the program attempted to reunite the girl with her mother using a virtual reality recreation, complete with audio. You can see it below. Not only was the girl fully replicated in 3D, […]

This 22-Year-Old Has Spent Almost £40k Trying To Look Like Barbie

There’s wanting to improve your image and then there’s spending almost £40,000 on trying to make yourself look like Barbie, which is what this young girl is striving to achieve. Amanda Ahola, 22, from Finland had her sights set on surgery since she was 16. And, after continuously saving all her wages, two years later, […]

1850s-1950s Photoshop before Photoshop

1856-57 “Cloud Study, Light-Dark,” Gustave Le Gray. Two separate negatives (the sky and the sea) are joined at the horizon. This enabled Le Gray to balance two different exposure levels. IMAGE: “FAKING IT: MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP” AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART c. 1855 “Two-Headed Man,” unidentified American artist IMAGE: “FAKING IT: MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP” […]

How Did Salt And Pepper Become The Soulmates Of Western Cuisine?

Salt and pepper shakers are so omnipresent on tabletops that adding a dash of the white or black stuff (or both!) is almost a dining rite. The seasonings pair well with just about everything and they go together like — well, salt and pepper. But these two culinary staples have not always occupied such a […]

Trump postpones decision on allowing import of elephant parts

President to delay action ‘until such time as I review all conservation facts’ Leonardo DiCaprio: decision to reverse ban on elephant parts ‘reprehensible’ Donald Trump said he would delay his administration’s decision to allow the importing of elephant body parts from Zimbabwe “until such time as I review all conservation facts”. The postponement came just one […]

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. Restaurants in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam have refused to accept Chinese customers. Indonesians marched near […]

The Underground Inferno that Created a Ghost Town

Fifty years ago, this prosperous Pennsylvania coal town was ripped apart by a devastating subterranean mine fire. Today, the flames still burn in Centralia. The road is dark, sharp and slippery, winding through naked trees and into the wintry Pennsylvanian mist. Thick layers of clouds are concealing the hills, black rocks and silver birches lingering […]

Chinese influencer Wang Mengyun, aka ‘Bat soup girl’ breaks silence

A Chinese internet influencer has revealed the truth behind a video of her tucking into a bowl of bat soup after it caused global outrage. WARNING: CONFRONTING IMAGES [embedded content] A Chinese celebrity vlogger has defended a gruesome video showing her devouring a bowl of bat soup went viral in the wake of the new […]

Borneo Earless Monitors Resemble Dragons And Are The “Holy Grail” Of Lizard Species

Called “the Holy Grail of herpetologists” among the global community of reptile aficionados because so little is known about them, the ultra-rare lizards are native to the island of Borneo and concentrate in lowland rainforests near rivers. [embedded content] Until recently, scientists and collectors had captured fewer than one hundred specimens since the species’ 1877 discovery. […]