Weird

Books About Weird History

Books recounting strange tales from the dark annals of history, from the occult roots of America and the Third Reich’s obsession with the …

Books

A girl fell from a Six Flags ride, but the crowd made an amazing catch

Talk about a horrifying moment. A teenage girl somehow got stuck dangling from a gondola 25 feet off the ground at Six Flags Great Escape on …

Six Flags

The Skeletons of Waldsassen Basilica

Skeletons dressed in extravagant 18th century royal costumes cavort in the aisles of this German basilica<p>In the Waldsassen Basilica in Waldsassen, …

Creative Commons

Why Do Some Animals Eat Their Own Poop?

Why do some animals poop, and then turn around and eat their own droppings?<p>It may appear icky to humans, but the practice of eating poop, known as …

Cool Stuff

Huge, Homely Mastiff Named Martha Wins World’s Ugliest Dog

Martha the Neapolitan Mastiff is more than just a droopy face — she's a world champion.<p>At 3 years old and 125 pounds, Martha on Friday night pawed her way to the top at this year's 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California, where she was awarded $1,500, a trophy and a trip to …

Meet the World's Ugliest Dog for 2017

Martha the mastiff won the title of World's Ugliest Dog for 2017 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California.

Mothman of Point Pleasant Documentary Now Streaming on Amazon

<b>New Mothman documentary explores in detail the strange events in Point Pleasant, WV that culminated in the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967.</b><p>The …

UFOs

NBA draft pick Josh Jackson just gave us one of the worst first pitches ever

Among the worst all time first pitches ever thrown, you can’t get much more heinous than 50 Cent’s wayward attempt in May 2014.<p>Yes, former Cincinnati …

Basketball

Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans

The most unusual final resting places in the Big Easy's "Cities of the Dead."<p>New Orleans is well known as the capital of the Mardi Gras festival, the …

New Orleans

Deer Caught On Camera Engaging In Bizarre 'Slap Fight'

"You want a piece of me?"<p>Oh, deer.<p>A bizarre “slap fight” between two bucks in Tennessee is now getting lots of hits on the Internet.<p>This “Battle of the Bambis” was filmed earlier this week in Hardeman County, Tennessee, by Amy and Bubba Spencer, two trail officers for the Tennessee Wildlife …

Poop-Shaped Pudding Gets Mixed Reactions For Thailand Bakery

Customer comments range from "disgusting" to "interesting, but I don't dare eat it."<p>A new dessert being sold at a Thailand sweet shop is no joke, but it could definitely make you gag.<p>It’s a coconut pudding shaped like a bowel movement, and is the star attraction at the Walaiwan Dessert Shop in …

Mixed

Gorilla dancing in a kiddie pool is the greatest thing you’ll see today

Gorillas are some of nature’s strongest creatures, and seeing the brute force contained within their musculature is downright scary. Remember when …

America’s Short-Lived ‘Black Army on Wheels’

The existence of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, the first U.S. experiment with military bicycles, was brief and uncomfortable.<p>Militaries across the …

Culture

67-Year-Old Man Has the World’s Largest Collection of Hello Kitty Memorabilia

Hello Kitty was designed to appeal to young girls, but its biggest fan may just be an adult Japanese man. 67-year-old Masao Gunji has been collecting …

Offbeat News

Gorilla Dances To 'Maniac' And Another 'Flashdance' Star Is Born

What a feeling!<p>Zola the gorilla has become a viral hit for his twirling moves in a tub at the Dallas Zoo.<p>But there was something missing ― “Flashdance,” the 1983 film featuring Jennifer Beals as a steel mill worker who tries to prove her worth as a dancer.<p>And CBS DFW obliged by adding the movie’s …

All the Animals That Love Touchscreens

From wolves to penguins to tortoises, creatures of all stripes are discovering the joys of computing. Could it improve their lives?<p>As an aviculturist …

Animals

Self-Taught Artist Creates Incredible 3D Drawings That Seem Ready to Jump Off the Canvas

Some people are just born with an insane amount of talent. Take 31-year-old Nikola Čuljić, a self-taught artist from Serbia. He has been actively …

Artists

Schwarzenegger and Macron team up to troll Trump on climate deal withdrawal

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has a long history of trolling President Donald Trump online, teamed up to with another person who has had some fun at …

Donald Trump

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible.<p>The residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico—a town that wasn’t …

Culture

Amanda Knox Opens Instagram World: Creepy Fairy Tales, Cuffs And Cats

Big Bad Wolf beau stalks her Little Red Riding Hood as her posts go public two years after her murder acquittal.<p>Amanda Knox, the American convicted of murder in Italy and then freed, has gone public with her Instagram account two years after being exonerated, and a couple of the posts are …

Little Red Riding Hood

A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available

Haven’t made plans yet to see this August’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event? Read on.<p>On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken …

Culture

Commercially-Available “Wonder Coating” Can Make Any Object Virtually Indestructible

Line-X is an ultra-durable line of spray-on coatings that is mainly marketed for use on truck beds, to make them tougher and provide protection …

Cool Stuff

Prada’s $185 paper clip is just what you need to get your life together

Do you feel disorganized? Like your life just isn’t coming together the way you always planned? Well in 1867, a man named Samuel Faye patented a …

Hacking

Weekend Weird: Mothman in Chicago, bears in Vlad’s castle, and more

<b>Some human remains get lost, some are stolen, some get used in cocktails.</b><p>Today is the 7th anniversary of Cult of Weird! Seven years…what the hell …

Stephen Hawking

Trump faces bipartisan rage by committing terrible sin on the golf course

Donald Trump is the most unconventional president in history, breaking social mores on an almost daily basis, and there’s little question that his …

Golf

Red-Winged Blackbirds Are Attacking People in Chicago

Someone just sued over it.<p>June in Chicago means hot dogs, art fairs—and angry red-winged blackbirds that fly out of the brush and swoop at your …

Culture

The ‘Chapo Trap House’ podcast is ruining this woman’s relationship

As Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, a new political force arose online. Not quite Bernie …

Love

New Yorkers, Scientists Will Pay $1,000 To Study Your Rat Infestation

Pizza Rat, eat your heart out.<p>New York City’s estimated 2 million rats have a notorious reputation ― as disease-spreading, house-destroying, fire-starting vermin. But despite their ubiquity and the risks they pose to humans, very little is actually known about the rodents and their behaviour, …

Research

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.<p>Soldiers being inducted into the Israeli …

Archaeology

Dad nearly drops baby lunging for foul ball as horrified mom looks on

When a fan needs to catch a foul ball at the old ballgame, everything else becomes a second priority. Got a beer in your hands? Drop it, a potential …

Babies