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Homeowner Gets Locked Out When the Nest Doorbell Mistakenly Identifies Him as the Batman on His T-Shirt

When homeowner B.J. May stepped out of his Georgia home wearing a vivid purple <i>Batman</i> shirt, he was surprised when his Nest doorbell wouldn’t let him …

Offbeat News

1977 Footage of the Sex Pistols Performing on the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ Riverboat During Her Silver Jubilee

In 1977 The Sex Pistols boarded the Queen Elizabeth Riverboat on the River Thames and performed the songs “Pretty Vacant”, “Anarchy In The UK” and …

Queen Elizabeth II

Brilliantly Illustrated Timelines Showing the Evolution of Various Pop Culture Icons Over the Years

Artist and cartoonist Jeff Victor, whose amazing work we’ve previously posted, has expanded upon his Evolution of Pop Culture icons series with …

Offbeat News

Visually Satisfying Footage of Beautiful Geometric Magnetic Sculptures Being Destroyed in Reverse

The YouTube channel Magnetic Games, who previously created a mesmerizing slow motion video showing small magnets being completely engulfed a larger …

Sculpture

A Cheeky Little Baby Rhino Adorably Attempts to Coax His Sleeping Mother to Keep Playing With Him

A very energetic and rather cheeky little greater one-horned rhino calf named Akeno at the Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England was having a wonderful …

Offbeat News

The Fatty Arbuckle Caper

<i>These photos were a re-creation of the final shoot out on an abandoned ship to shore fueling platform on a dead end street on Islais Creek just south</i> …

Offbeat News

Retro Animated Intros For Modern Internet Companies

Future Punk created a wonderful series of 1970s-1990s retro style animated intros for modern internet companies, “inspired by great work of Sullivan …

Offbeat News

How Lonely, Powerless Isolation Can Lead Online Bullies to Exert Control Through Mean Comments

A rather forthright, but very insightful animation by The School of Life attempts to make sense of the increasing amount of vitriolic comments that …

Offbeat News

How the Cardboard and Plastic Ouija Board Came to Be Trusted as an Effective Conduit to the Spiritual World

In a bewitching video essay for the Vox series <i>Overrated</i>, host Phil Edwards wonders aloud as to how the Ouija Board, a marketed game that is made up …

Offbeat News

Michigan High School Encourages Seniors to Dress Up as Their Favorite Characters For School ID Photos

As they did in 2017, the senior students North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan dressed up like their favorite characters, role …

Offbeat News

Japanese Art Collector Named As the First Private Passenger to Fly Around the Moon on the SpaceX BFR

Entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Japanese billionare art collector Yusaku Maezawa have planned an incredible collaborative future lunar project called …

Offbeat News

Carol Danvers Crashes Back to Earth With Questions About Her Past in the First Trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’

In the trailer for the long awaited Marvel film <i>Captain Marvel</i>, a disoriented and DNA-enhanced former Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) literally crashes …

Captain Marvel

Ingenious Black Ink Tattoos That Use the Hidden Places Around Knees and Elbows to Create a Different Context

French artist Veks Van Hillik creates absolutely gorgeous black ink tattoos that are strategically placed in the hidden places behind knees and …

Incorporated

Amazing Handcrafted Sweaters Featuring Photorealistic Knit Portraits of Iconic Music Legends

Japanese yarn artist Amimono Horinouchi creates absolutely incredible handcrafted sweaters that feature a photorealistic knit reproductions of iconic …

Sweaters

The Opening Title Sequence From ‘Rick and Morty’ Brilliantly Reimagined as a Gorgeous Anime Short

Cartoonist Malec of the French video company Turbo Interactive, has brilliantly re-imagined the opening title sequence from the sublime animated …

Offbeat News

A Teeny Tiny Baby Sugar Glider Possum Spreads Arms Out Wide for Some Great Big Belly Rubs

An adorably teeny tiny baby sugar glider in Khon Kaen, Thailand lay back with arms open wide as a beloved human offered up some great big belly …

Gliders

Homecoming, A Psychological Thriller Series From Sam Esmail Based Upon a Podcast of the Same Name

With the last season of <i>Mr. Robot</i> coming fast upon us, fans of director Sam Esmail like myself will be happy to know that he’s not going away. His …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

A Wonderfully Circuitous Rube Goldberg Machine That Traverses Through the Whole House to Pour Lemonade

Steve Price and the puzzle building team behind Sprice Machines built an amazing, wonderfully circuitous Rube Goldberg machine. Over the course of …

Living Rooms

The Visually Satisfying Process of Forming Flexible Aluminum Ribbons Into Decorative Cookie Cutters

Cookiecutter.com in Pleasant Valley, Missouri, creates and stocks a wealth of tools for shaping dough into desired designs. Each cutter is made …

Sly Magician Convinces Man That He’s Invisible in an Amusing Segment From ‘Magic For Humans’ on Netflix

In the amusing segment from the Netflix series <i>Magic for Humans</i>, conjurer Justin Willman gathered together a group of people willing to help him …

Offbeat News

An Inside Look at the Historic Company That Maintains the Magnificent Pipe Organs of England

Great Big Story visited with David Wilde, the managing director of the historic organ company Henry Willis & Sons, which has been in business since …

Offbeat News

Two Rescued Tortie Kittens Join the Growing Feline Family of the Lovable Cat Duo Cole and Marmalade

The amazingly lovable feline duo of Cole and Marmalade has doubled in size with the addition of Jugg and Zig Zag, two tiny tortie kittens rescued …

Outdoor Spaces

‘Lord of the Rings’ Superfan Spends Six Years Constructing an Energy Efficient Hobbit House

Jim Castigan, a construction professional and superfan of <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, spent six years constructing a Hobbit Hollow home of his dreams in the …

The Hobbit

The Inspiration for the Iconic Bossa Nova Tune ‘Girl From Ipanema’ Talks About Being Immortalized In Song

Helo Pinheiro, the young woman who was the inspiration in 1962 for the bossa nova song “Girl From Ipanema”, sat down with <i>Today</i> host Hoda Kotb to talk …

How The Grateful Dead’s Brilliant ‘Wall of Sound’ Changed the Quality of Live Shows From That Point On

Music writer Polyphonic, who makes incredibly informative video essays on an ongoing basis, explained how The Grateful Dead‘s short-lived, but …

The Bill Murray Stories, A Candid Film About How the Legendary Actor Randomly Drops In on Regular Life

In the documentary <i>The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man</i>, director Tommy Avallone takes a candid look at the legendary …

Bill Murray

The Talented Family Behind the Brightly Colored, Highly Imaginative Papier-Mâché Monsters of Mexico City

Great Big Story went to Mexico City to talk to the very talented Linares family of cartoneros, creators of wonderful alebrijes – great big, …

Mexico City

How Fake Neighborhoods and Mistaken Borders on Google Maps Lead to Real Life Consequences

Half as Interesting explains how fake neighborhoods and mistaken border designations as they appear on Google Maps can have real life consequences. …

Costa Rica

Giving Voice Chorus, A Wonderful Music Program For People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers

The Giving Voice Chorus is a wonderful program that welcomes patients of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other similar conditions, who live outside …

Alzheimer's Disease

Conan O’Brien Gets Ready for Work on His First Day as David Letterman’s Replacement on ‘Late Night’ in 1993

On September 13 1993, a very young Conan O’Brien made his debut as the replacement for the departing David Letterman on the NBC <i>Late Night</i> franchise. …

David Letterman