From Fake Beer to Suicidal Bathtub Plug : 7 Products You Rather Your Kid Won’t Even Know AboutSome trends can be considered as improvements and are easily likable. Others should better be left behind. Take this new freaky trend from the land of “no one can be crazier than us” for example: fake alcoholic drinks [...]
Chemtrails Chemtrail conspiracy theorists believe that some contrails, which consist of ice crystals or water vapor condensed behind aircraft, actually result from chemicals or biological agents being deliberately sprayed at high altitude for some undisclosed purpose. The staple of right-wing radio shows in the US, there is fevered speculation that the chemicals being sprayed are [...]
Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland. The bookstore is installed in an old Dominican church. Photography by madcrow Flickr.com The coffee shop of the Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht is settled in the altar of the church. Photography by edwin_wisse Flickr.com Borderlands Science Fiction Bookstore in San Francisco is home to this hairless Sphynx cat. Photography by [...]
The present-day national flag of the Philippines has elements of the flags flown by the Katipunan secret society during the Philippine Revolution. The Pambansang bandila (“National Flag”) was first conceptualized by General Emilio Aguinaldo during his exile in Hong Kong in 1897 and hand sewn by Marcela Agoncillo, her daughter Lorenzo and a friend named [...]
It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days. This month, I will be taking a look at the nonprofits and “for a good cause” marketing techniques. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to increase awareness about the bad effects of smoking . [...]
Terrible stuff. It looks really scary. Would you like to have it in your office?
Pierre Girard got a gag gift that lives up to its name. It keeps on giving – and it occasionally makes people gag.
melli ink editions’ at cramer + cramer ganz unverhofft’, 2008 melli ink editions cramer + cramer, geneva september 19 – november 7, 2008 melli ink is a zurich based artist who explores nature in her work by transforming bone into glass. her artwork consists of life size skeletons and bones recreated in glass. ink began [...]
Grandmas are usually defined by their sweetness, frailty and willingness to give us free Werther’s Originals candy. But not all grannies…these are the TOP 10 Bad Grandmas Not a fan of the Gators, but I’m a fan of this granny. Might not be my thing, but good for you granny Leader of the revolution. Bring [...]
This was probably the biggest we’ve ever seen. It took 10 minutes for the thousands of students to make it through the Strathmore Ave. tunnel. Last night’s Undie Run was definitely different than years past. After UCLA administrators threatened to ban the event from occurring, the student body stepped in and found a compromise: change [...]
Bang Kwang Prison : (Thailand)- Known as the “Bangkok Hilton”, Bang Kwang is understaffed, overcrowded, and filled with inmates who struggle with insanity as they spend the first months of their sentences chained in leg irons. The Thai culture doesn’t believe in coddling prisoners, and, in the words of Director of Prison Khun Nattee, “Thai [...]
1. Disneyland was expected to fail. Opening day was such a disaster that pretty much every press organization that attended the celebration had predicted the park’s failure within one year.
Hunterville is a village in New Zealand, established in 1884 by George Hunter and that according to the 2006 Census has a population of only 440. But that doesn’t stop it from gathering huge crowds from all over the island for the unique Huntaway Festival. The Huntaway is a fun festival featuring contests like the [...]
Knobbly and discoloured, these chocolates have seen better days. But what they no doubt lack in taste, they more than make up for in historic value. The misshapen sweets date back 106 years, making them contenders for the title of oldest chocolates in the world.
Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for children. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood.
I love internet shopping, because you can connect with artists and craftspeople who you’d never have heard of otherwise. If your Christmas list includes someone, a doll collector or not, whose taste runs to the unique, odd, or totally bizarre, I have some wonderful shopping suggestions. This is the world of doll making turned on [...]