Archive for the 'Bizarro' Category

Cinema Vérité?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010


Police Spend All Day Investigating “Murder Scene” That Was Really a Movie Set. [via Gizmodo]

Humans can only walk in circles and nobody knows why

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Without visual cues, humans will always ambulate in a circle — and there seems to be no explanation why. Read the whole article at NPR.

The Greek Fountains – An Experimented Terror

Monday, May 5th, 2008

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Listen [MP3], then read the 365 Days Project post about this strange (now somewhat semi-cult) song, by the Baton Rouge band with the odd name and memorable pants.

Maybe they just cut the tape up, threw it in the air and glued it back together again. Whatever, it’s supremely ‘out there’…

Most Unwanted Song

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Can you endure the world’s most unwanted song? [mp3]

The most unwanted music is over 25 minutes long, veers wildly between loud and quiet sections, between fast and slow tempos, and features timbres of extremely high and low pitch, with each dichotomy presented in abrupt transition. The most unwanted orchestra was determined to be large, and features the accordion and bagpipe (which tie at 13% as the most unwanted instrument), banjo, flute, tuba, harp, organ, synthesizer (the only instrument that appears in both the most wanted and most unwanted ensembles). An operatic soprano raps and sings atonal music, advertising jingles, political slogans, and “elevator” music, and a children’s choir sings jingles and holiday songs. The most unwanted subjects for lyrics are cowboys and holidays, and the most unwanted listening circumstances are involuntary exposure to commercials and elevator music. Therefore, it can be shown that if there is no covariance–someone who dislikes bagpipes is as likely to hate elevator music as someone who despises the organ, for example–fewer than 200 individuals of the world’s total population would enjoy this piece.

More info here.

Fantastic Flyboy Story

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Irish Luck – Surviving Partial Ejection from A-6 Aircraft, is the incredible story of bombardier/navigator Lt. Keith Gallagher who managed to land his jet on an aircraft carrier while stuck halfway outside the canopy.

These arms… are longing to hold you…

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Wow! Click the play button below, then read this news article about a giant octopus attacking a mini sub while waiting for the video to load.

Burning Your Bridges Behind You

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

No, no! We said behind you, *b e h i n d* you!.

How to fake fingerprints?

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

This page should make defense lawyers worldwide cream their Underoos.