Apr 252017

These four ladies from Germany, known as Salut Salon, are not only great musicians, they are very talented comedians.

Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” is the scene of a musical competition. Salut Salon fight him acrobatic, and with lots of humor – a classic of the Hamburg quartet. A concert recording from the movie “Salut Salon. The film” directed by Ralf Pleger.

“The Summer”, composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Becomes the stage for a musical competition. Salut Salon fight acrobatically and with a special sense of humor – this is a classic Salut Salon, a live recording from the movie “Salut Salon The Movie.” Directed by music filmmaker Ralf Pleger.


Apr 242017

The Ayam Cemani is one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds of chickens in the world. It is Is 100% black – including it’s bones, blood, and beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

Now and again, mesmerizing and rare species of the animal kingdom present themselves. And, we’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever beheld a completely black chicken. The unique bird, known as the Ayam Cemani, is one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds in the world, reports CemaniFarms. From the chicken’s silky feathers to her internal organs, she is completely black.

Reportedly, the effect is caused by a condition called fibromelanosis, which is a harmless genetic mutation. When the bird is in embryo, extra melanin seeps into the creature’s tissues, resulting in incredibly rare Cemani chicks.

The Cemani is from Indonesia and has inspired Javanese folklore since the 12th century. Some believe the bird’s blood is a delicacy of spirits that bring power and wealth, and even serves as a good luck charm.

One thing’s for sure, the rare chicken is a creature to marvel at!

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak

The The Ayam Cemani - Rare ‘Gothic’ Chicken Is 100% Black – Including His Bones, Blood, And Beak


Apr 202017

Deril the dancing dog proved he could be more than just a best friend when he performed CPR on his handler during a World Championship competition.

The talented canine showed he had to skills to be a lifesaver, giving ‘mouth-to-mouth’ to resuscitate Lusy Imbergerova after she was ‘hit by a grenade’.

It was all part of a brilliant military-themed routine by the pair, who have previously found success on Italy’s Got Talent.

In the astonishing video of their performance the pair stride around to a military tune.

Lusy then drops a grenade that ‘blows up’ in her face leaving her severely injured.

Deril rushes over to the rescue, and begins to press against her chests with his paws.

He then performs a ‘kiss of life’ to bring Lusy back from the dead.



Apr 192017

A 1968 Camaro Restoration Done By A Master!

No matter how hard we try, we have tough time of remembering greater happiness than the one when your old man brings you a nice Hot Wheels car! Have you been to your attic lately? How about your basement? Who knows, there might be dozen of Hot Wheels beasts waiting for you! Such is the case with this 1968 Camaro restoration. YouTuber that goes by the name of barametalHW tries to restore his old Hot Wheels Camaro which is covered in dust and started to rust big time! However, some parts of it are still in great shape.

The impressive side of all this is the after effect these restored cars have! This is not his first project, but if we judge him by it – we might as well call this man the Hot Wheels Restoration Master! Anyway, the 1968 Camaro restoration process starts by removing all the rust as well as oxidation. Right after that, it is time for some polishing as the Chevy shines like it was just brought from the store! Some other parts, like the hood for example, have the problem that they are broken. An issue far bigger than rust, so greater craftsmanship comes to rescue.

Check out the restoration of this Hot Wheels 1968 Custom Camaro! This guy is Hot Wheels Restoration Master


Apr 182017

BBC News reports on the case of Johanna Watkins who has a rare disorder (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) that has caused her to become allergic to a whole bunch of stuff, including the scent of her husband. The allergy only developed after they got married.

At this point, they live in the same house but can no longer get close to each other. Instead they communicate via phone. Their “date night” involves watching a show together: “he will be three floors below me in a room on his laptop and I will be on mine and we’ll watch the show at the same time and then text about it as we’re watching it.”

Woman Allergic To Her Husband

This reminds me of the 1949 case of Joyce Holdridge, aka the “Allergic Bride,” who broke out in a rash every time she was near her husband. She was the first reported case of a wife who developed an allergy to her husband. (I wrote a fairly long article about her for about.com, but it looks like about.com has since deleted it.)

After the Holdridge case, quite a few women came forward claiming to be allergic to their husband. So allergic wives are definitely a recurring theme in weird news. For whatever reason, cases of husbands who are allergic to their wives are much rarer (although not nonexistent).


Apr 172017

A woman captured a wild horse attacking a gator at Paynes Prairie State Park in Florida, just south of Gainesville.

Krystal M. Berry said on Facebook she was “still shaking” after witnessing the skirmish between the two animals.

Horse attacking a gator at Paynes Prairie. I’m still shaking.

Also: I did contact the reserve to check on the horse and gator. There were no clear signs of distress / bleeding when we left the site.


Apr 162017

10 Future Peeps Flavors That Are Totally Real

10 Future Peeps Flavors That Are Totally Real

Easter can get a whole lot better with Chardonnay Peeps!

From Bon Appétit:

This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a Peep. The Pennsylvania-based Just Born company has been producing this Easter basket staple for more than 60 years. They currently churn out 2 billion Peeps annually. That’s about six Peeps for every American—more than enough to trigger a bout of corn syrup-induced narcolepsy.

These irresistible marshmallow candies traditionally resemble chicks and bunnies. Once upon a time, they came in just one flavor: sugar. But in recent years, the Peeps product line has multiplied like (squishy, tooth-achingly sweet) rabbits. Now you can choose from tempting varieties like Sour Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Blue Raspberry, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Party Cake—not Birthday Cake, never Birthday Cake, how dare you—Sweet Lemonade, dark chocolate-dipped Blueberry Delight, and ganache-filled Triple Chocolate. (This to say nothing of non-edible Peeps merch like jewelry, earbuds, socks, sidewalk chalk, toddler-sized bucket hats, adult-sized bucket hats, and three-foot-tall bunny plushes.)

What unearthly confections will Just Born deliver into this realm next? Consider this a visit from the Ghost of Easter Future.

Doritos Locos Peeps

Orange-stained fingers aren’t just a symptom of certain chips anymore. Now sweets can ruin your white furniture, too. Besides, it’s high time Taco Bell expanded its dessert offerings beyond the Caramel Apple Empanada. (Coming in 2018: Mountain Dew Baja Blast Peeps.)

Chicken Nugget Peeps

If you stick a pair of beady wax eyes onto a humble McNug, you’re 80% of the way to a Peep as it is. Of the four standard nugget shapes, I’d recommend the boot—which vaguely resembles a baby bird, if you squint and/or wish hard enough—over the bell, ball, or bone.

Dayquil Peeps

A multifunctional treat in an appropriate neon-orange shade. (Do not operate heavy machinery after consuming this Peep. Do not exceed four Peeps within 24 hours.)

Activated Charcoal Peeps

An absorbent pitch-black—well, charcoal-black—Peep that’ll remind you of a s’more gone horribly wrong and may help combat diarrhea and gas, which seems fitting.

Sriracha Peeps

Given that there’s already a rooster on the bottle, a hot sauce-infused Peep seems like a logical next step. Better yet, you can film your oblivious children taking a bite of the bright-red chick (tell them it’s red velvet—which, yup, is already a Peeps flavor) and send the footage into Jimmy Kimmel Live for an inevitable prank segment.

Wheatgrass Peeps

Finally, you can justify blending Peeps directly into your smoothies. Such is the magic of wellness.

Chardonnay Peeps

A plummy, oak-aged chick with notes of pear and corn syrup. Perfect for the parents of sugar-crazed children on Easter morning.

Salt and Vinegar Peeps

Why shouldn’t your favorite Easter treat be as high in sodium as it is in sugar?

Glazed Easter Ham Peeps

Comes complete with miniature Peeps-sized cherries and pineapple rings.

Almond Peeps Milk

Springtime has heralded the arrival of Peeps Milk in the more adventurous of supermarket fridges for a few years now, in fresh-from-the-dairy flavors like Eggnog and Strawberry Créme. But why shouldn’t the lactose intolerant among us be able to enjoy diabetes in its purest liquid form?

Pumpkin Spice Peeps

I wrote “Pumpkin Spice Peeps” as a joke (goes perfectly with a pair of marshmallow-soft Ugg boots, am I right?), but I have since discovered that they are real. Very real. Pumpkin Spice Peeps are an actual product, released alongside Caramel Apple and Candy Corn as part of an autumn-themed Peeps line. Just Born, you have bested me. I am dead, and you may take my bones and boil them into gelatin.



Apr 132017

50 Completely Useless Facts!

The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!

What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

The elephant is the only mammal  that can’t jump!

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

  Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

On average a hedgehog’s  heart beats 300 times a minute.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

One of these amazing, but useless facts is false. Do you know which one?


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Apr 112017

In February 1953 The Georgia House of Representatives voted to make “andor” a legal word and directed that it should henceforth be used in place of the phrase “and/or.” The House defined “andor” to mean, “either, or, both, and, and or or, and and or.”

However, the Georgia Senate voted against the bill.

More info: NY Times (Feb 21, 1953)

Andor vs. And/Or

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Feb 28, 1953

The East Liverpool (Ohio) Evening Review - Feb 26, 1953

The East Liverpool (Ohio) Evening Review – Feb 26, 1953