Tuesday, May 31, 2011

If the activities of humans on Planet Earth are being watched by an alien civilisation, what would they make of Brits chasing discs of cheese down slippery, sodden hillsides in the cold and fog?

Monday, May 30, 2011

This is what you get when you enter 'Cherokee', the name of an American Indian tribe and culture that thrived for longer than the United States has existed, in Google Image search :


Via Reddit
Humans, we do some very, very stupid, and very strange, things :

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Never Wanted To See Darth Vader Do That

By Darryl Mason

Before you watch this, remember you cannot unwatch it, for now at least there is no way to burn the memory of seeing this from your brain. You can still look away. It's not too late :

Surely George Lucas only allowed this so there is something much worse out there than the Star Wars Holiday Special (see below)?

I don't know what's sadder, the fact that this authorised Star Wars Disney show of so little imagination actually exists, or the riot of absolute disgust Dance Off With The Star Wars Stars has provoked amongst 40-something males who truly believe the original Star Wars movie was the most important event of their childhoods and George Lucas doing anything to stain its memory is like the Pope vomiting on the Bible, over and over again. An attitude best summed up by this YouTube comment :
George Lucas killed my dreams with the prequels, this digs them up out of their graves to defecate on them with a continual stream of piping hot effluent.
I think George Lucas may actually now be trolling the most hardcore of Star Wars fans. If so, Dance Off With The Star Wars Stars is most definitely working.

Anyway, I don't know what Star Wars geeks are complaining about. It's not like George Lucas has only been taking Stars Wars and turning it into spin-off crap for the past decade. He was doing it within a year of the original film's release :

The Star Wars and Disney association that led to that stage show did, however, produce a great piece of poster art :

Grabs from a series of aerial photos of the wreckage left behind by the deadly tornado that swept through the American city of Joplin :

It seems like there is a city-smashing natural disaster in the US every couple of weeks now.

The Full Set Of Aerial Photos Are Here
More incredible tornado footage from the storms currently shredding the American mid-west :

And this from Denton, Texas :

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Florida Soft Shell Turtle specialises in busting the most common turtle-related cliches :

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NASA UFO Photos ReleasedLink
These are all screengrabs from a series of photos of unidentified objects shot by an astronaut in Earth's orbit, and were published on a NASA website :

More On This And Source Links Here

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This Is What It's Like To Be Standing Inside A Massive Tornado

Easily, the clearest, most vivid footage anywhere online of a hurricane passing directly overhead. From the Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado swarm on April 27, 2011 :

You can't blame the cameraman for backing away from the windows when he did. More than 230 people died in those tornadoes.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bizarre Bird Carcass Found In Iran

Locals in northwestern Iran claim the above bird lived in a local cave. A skull like that of a reptile, canine teeth, small wings usually found only on flightless birds. What is it? Nobody knows yet :
The locals found the feathered bipedal creature, which seemed to have died a few days ago, near a remote village of Meshginshahr, IRNA reported on Sunday.

The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species, none of which are similar to the found creature; however, the discovery needs ornithologists to verify the claims.

Scientists believe that fossil evidence demonstrates birds and dinosaurs shared many features such as hollow bones, gastrolith in the digestive system, nest-building and brooding behaviors.

Did a time portal from the age of the dinosaurs open up there recently? Or is it another long thought extinct bird?

Locals are claimed to be hiding the carcass, but hopefully this won't be the last we hear about this creature.

Presumably there'll be enough undamaged genetic material to work out exactly what it is. Then it can be cloned, and sold to zoos around the world.

Imagine one of those harrassing you on a beach for a hot chip? Here! Take them! Take them all!
Baby aardvark. That's all. Just a hairless, baby aardvark :

Galaxy's Most Wanted Terrorist Ben Kenobi Killed

It really suits him, doesn't it? He looks right at home :

From the Galactic Empire Times :
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday.

In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the Imperial Palace, Lord Vader declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that agents of the Imperial Army and stormtroopers of the 501st Legion had finally cornered Kenobi, one of the leaders of the Jedi rebellion, who had eluded the Empire for nearly two decades. Imperial officials said Kenobi resisted and was cut down by Lord Vader's own lightsaber.
The whole story is excellent, and many of the comments are hilarious.