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Strange “Toynbee tiles” appear embedded in streets and sidewalks around the world

// January 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Since the 1980’s, hundreds of mysterious “Toynbee tiles” have been found as far west as Kansas City, Missouri and as far east as Boston, Massachusetts.  Verified reports of the Toynbee tiles have come from at least 25 cities around the world.  Intricately patterned, they’ve been found laid in the sidewalks, in the middle of highways, and on […]

Norwegian artist claims to have created a perpetual motion machine – the Finsrud Wheel [VIDEO]

// January 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

We’re not quite ready to call it perpetual motion yet but it is indeed an interesting machine. Norwegian artist and mathematician Reidar Finsrud is an outside the box thinker that has devised a machine, called the Finsrud Wheel, that he believes achieves true perpetual motion albeit, even he cannot explain how. The machine reportedly uses […]

The mysterious Antikythera Mechanism – how does 14th century technology exist in a 2,000 year old device?

// January 5th, 2013 // 1 Comment » // Bizarre

Discovered on a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera in 1901, some have called the Antikythera Mechanism the first analog computer; others the first mechanical computing device. Consisting of a sophisticated, intricate system of bronze gears, wheels, and differential cogs, the technology used to construct the device resembles that of 18th century clocks. You can […]

Buddhist monk prays so many times each day – leaves footprints embedded in wooden floor

// January 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Buddhist monk footprints in floor

70-year-old Hua Chi, from Tongren, China, seems disappointed that his aging body only allows him to pray 1,0000 times each day (only 500 if the weather is cold). In his younger days, his strict daily ritual consisted of 2,000 – 3,000 prayers each day. In fact, Chi has prayed in his Tongren monastery for nearly […]

The crazy New York City bike messengers

// January 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

If you saw the movie, Premium Rush, you probably figured those crazy New York bike messengers must be tamer in real life than they were portrayed in the movie. You’d be wrong. Premium Rush (and Quicksilver, another movie with a bike messenger theme) actually offer a very close portrayal of a professional bike messenger. Bike […]

The Heyday of the American Lobotomy Craze

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Bizarre

For more than 800 years, man had known that finding a way into the delicate brain cavity and cutting or poking at the liquid filled tissue, would produce a dramatic change in a person’s behavior and demeanor. It was commonly used to “drive out the devil”. Although archaic and seldom used, by 1935, the practice […]

The truth about the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Finding the earliest version of any given common fairy tale is an almost impossible endeavor. Before the Grimm Brothers gathered their collection of well-known German folk fairy tales into a single volume, these stories followed an oral tradition, being passed on from grandmother to mother to children. What you may not know is that these […]

Professional Wrestling – Real or Fake?

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Most people have lain in bed late at night, flipping through channels, and paused to watch the action when they ran across a professional wrestling match. Smashing head butts, thudding body slams, and brutal back breakers give pause to the viewer – how do that do that without getting hurt or worse – killed? Is […]

Piri Reis map – who or what charted land masses before they were believed to have been discovered?

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Bizarre

There’s an ancient map, called the Piri Reis Map, that has scientists scratching their heads and ttheologians saying, “We told you so”. It is extremely accurate and charts much of the land that had yet to be discovered at the time of its creation. Even more remarkably, it charts the Antarctica land mass which was […]