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The World’s Largest Whoopee Cushion Is Everything You Hope It Would Be

24 minutes agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Video Link) A whoopee cushion is an inflatable device that emits a flatulent-like sound and, if properly filled, aroma. Using one on some unsuspecting fellow is a traditional gag at job interviews, funerals, and first dates. Onur Armagan makes excellent use of limited apartment space with one. Show More Summary

13 Creatures that Could Show Up in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

28 minutes agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Thanks to a book version of 'Fantastic Beasts,' with Rowling writing as Scamander, we can get a glimpse at some of the creatures that might make cameos in the new film. Here are a few that seem particularly cinematic.

Total Recall Could Have Been Very Different

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The movie Total Recall was released nationwide 25 years ago today. It was based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” which went through quite a few changes on its way to the silver screen. For example, can you imagine Richard Dreyfuss as the lead instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger? 5. Show More Summary

The Rock to portray Jack Burton?

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing BBS mainstay, Miasm, informs us the Rock is set to star as Jack Burton in a remake of one of my favorite movies of all time. I have immense respect for Dwayne Johnson, but I feel Big Trouble in Little China is sacred. Read the rest

Watch: “Suit Up - 50 Years of Spacewalks,” NASA film on the history of extravehicular activity

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The history of EVAs began with the first two space walks by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965. Read the rest

Watch: The 10 best movie laser gun battles

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A supercut of ten classic laser gun battles from favorite science fiction and action films. (more…)

LISTEN: The Day They Hanged an Elephant

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1916 an American circus elephant named Mary was hanged from a railroad crane before a crowd of 3,000 onlookers. Read the rest

Watch as the stands at LA's Hollywood Park race track are demolished

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

We used to leave my Marina Del Rey start-up to get cheap beer and hotdogs, while trying to decode the racing form at Hollywood Park. (Thanks, Erik!)

Bill And Ted Square Off Against Lewis And Clark In An Epic Rap Battle

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Bill & Ted aren’t the smartest, or most well read, guys on the block, but at least they had the good sense not to get on Genghis Khan’s bad side! Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are often thought of as intelligent and intrepid, but...Show More Summary

The Quarantine Islands

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

For hundreds of years before we learned to treat communicable diseases with antibiotics, the most effective treatment was quarantine. Oh, it wasn’t a great treatment for a sick patient, but it helped protect a community from contagion. Show More Summary

You Can Be Taught Perfect Pitch—Even as an Adult

3 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Nonmusical adults can be taught to identify notes—especially if they have good memories.

Fox News response to Caitlyn Jenner is everything wrong with Fox News

By and large, the arrival of Caitlyn Jenner was treated with admirable sensitivity by the media Monday Jenner's bravery, clear to anyone who has been following her story and watched last month's interview, was highlighted (not least with a forthcoming ESPN award). Show More Summary

Megan Smolenyak: World's Largest Family Reunion: Genealogy or Preen-ealogy?

Here's my deepest concern about the Global Family Reunion: Has the marketing of it been so successful that we're in danger of changing the definition of genealogy? The interest in famous cousins has always been there, but has its prominence...Show More Summary

13th Century Gambling Relics Discovered in Utah Cave

3 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Long before Las Vegas became the gambling metropolis of the Western U.S., there was a cave. Researchers recently discovered hundreds of gaming artifacts from around the 1200s in a cave on the shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Among the...Show More Summary

Did Penises Really Help Kill LEGO UNIVERSE?

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

To protect a family brand, it took an expensive team of cock-spotters. Read more...

Tom Hardy's old Myspace is hilariously douchey, and it makes me love him even more.

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Tom Hardy: Brilliant actor. Attractive man. And for a precious while, the owner of a hilariously awful, king-douche Myspace page. @BlackGirlNerds For your consideration: An NSFW sample of a Tom Hardy selfie from his myspace days: pic.twitter.com/Nijb7gs8ay —...Show More Summary

12 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Screwtape Letters'

4 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

C.S. Lewis’s most popular non-Narnia novel is a delicious, perceptive treatise on the weaknesses of human nature. Here are 12 little-known facts about The Screwtape Letters, its development, and its enduring impact.

Little Baby Pee Pee 2016: Presidential candidates renamed with Chrome extension

While Lady Inevitable faces challenges from within her party in the form of Tragic Idealist, conservative hopefuls like Taco Bonerstink and The Combover Kid are having their own battle to determine who will be the face of their party...Show More Summary

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