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Open Wide And Swallow Those Bugs

Jul 18, 14 Open Wide And Swallow Those Bugs

Posted by in Science, WTF???

We all have had a bug fly in our mouth at one time or another, and our first thought after we gag is to spit it out quickly. However, in many parts of the world, insects are a delicacy. The term for this is “entomophagy,” which is the consumption of insects for food.

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The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Jul 12, 14 The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

Were he dead, Sir Tim Berners-Lee would likely be turning in his grave that the worldwide web, which he essentially created 25 years ago, had become so obsessed with of all things potato salad. Berners-Lee is still very much alive, but so far he has said little about this strange obsession of the Summer of 2014.

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The 30-Day Dog Food Challenge

Jul 08, 14 The 30-Day Dog Food Challenge

Posted by in Health, WTF???

I am very conscientious with what I feed my dog and my cats. I check the labels, research the brands and best feeding practices, and make choices based on the ingredients and choices of the pet food companies. However, I have never eaten my pet’s food.

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Greenpeace Takes On LEGO

Jul 05, 14 Greenpeace Takes On LEGO

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Recently, the global advocacy group Greenpeace launched a new major global campaign against the world's largest toy company, LEGO. Greenpeace claims that LEGO is "putting cash before kids." That's sort of obvious isn't it? I'm poking fun of course, but let's be honest: for-profit companies exist to make money.

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Dreadful Vehicles Selling For High Dollars

Jul 01, 14 Dreadful Vehicles Selling For High Dollars

Posted by in Automotive, WTF???

When we think of high-selling classic vehicles, what comes to mind? For me, there are the 1960s and 1970s models of the Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette and Camaro, Dodge Charger and Challenger, and a few other classics. But a Yugo, a Pacer, a Pinto and a Trabant? Oh, my!

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Four-Year-Old Foils Babysitter’s Burglary

Jun 28, 14 Four-Year-Old Foils Babysitter’s Burglary

Posted by in WTF???

Every kid has dreams about saving the day. For Abby, a four-year-old girl from Washington, that dream became a reality. Our story starts with a crooked babysitter (whose name is being withheld by police, as she is a minor) who, like most criminals, thought she was far more clever than the evidence would suggest.

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Woman’s Corpse Hosts Her Own Funeral Party

Jun 21, 14 Woman’s Corpse Hosts Her Own Funeral Party

Posted by in Mental Health, WTF???

I have a hard time dealing with the concept of a “happy” funeral. Our loved ones certainly wouldn’t want us to spend all of our time wallowing in grief, but it’s hard not to feel upset when you lose someone you love. The family of Miriam Burbank, however, took this to a new, admittedly somewhat unsettling level by throwing a house party. And who was the guest of honor? You guessed it. The deceased.

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Growing Beer Bones

Jun 17, 14 Growing Beer Bones

Posted by in Health, Science, WTF???

To call beer a popular beverage would be a massive understatement, akin to calling Jimi Hendrix “an okay guitarist” or Adolf Hitler “a bit extreme.” Now beer lovers have one more reason to celebrate their favorite beverage.

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Huo Liao: Fire Therapy

Jun 15, 14 Huo Liao: Fire Therapy

Posted by in Health, WTF???

I like to consider myself a fairly open-minded individual, but there are a few things that cross the line. One of these things happens to be putting a live flame anywhere near my crotch. Doubly so if it involves two burning, alcohol-soaked towels put on my crotch. Or my face. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Jun 10, 14 Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Posted by in Education, WTF???

People around the world love to collect books of all shapes and forms. People will collect books specifically for what they are bound in whether that be leather, gold, or human skin. Wait…what!?! Books are bound in human skin? No way!

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