Month: March 2014

Extremely Disturbing Photoshops

Staying In Bed..

Sometimes we’d like to stay in bed all day, but not IN the bed.

Mount Ararat Erupts?

Actually Mount Ararat in Turkey has been dormant for at least 2000 years. The famous mountain was manipulated by artist, Sako Tchilingirian. Wow!

Giant Cat

The scary looking cat looks like some type of cloud monster

Infinite Hands

Hands leading to other hands leading to even more hands. This can get very creepy and crawly any moment.

Sony’s Awarding-Winning Playstation Advert

Was the advertisement for ‘Scars’, human mutilation or cool body modification? We’re just glad these hipsters were photoshopped.

When Nature Is Too Amazing

Being in nature is always reassuring when life becomes overwhelming, but perhaps not for this artist.

Created’ Nightmare

Although then again.. could this be a new trend to come with facial piercings?!

The Runaway Knife

The manipulated image titled, “The Downside of Shredding” is another example of artist, Erik Johansson’s macabre sensibility.

It’s Not Torture.. Nor Is It Yoga

Argentinean graphic designer, Matias Argés’ work appears like a disturbing video documentary image, but thankfully it’s photoshopped!


The 7 Most Ridiculous Purchases Ever Made By Premier League Footballers

Footballers often get bad press for frittering their money away on things that are little more than pointless and ostentatious displays of wealth. That being said, for a group of people who earn more in a week than most might earn in a decade, a little bit of lavish spending has to be expected. 


Here’s a look at the seven most ridiculous purchases ever made by Premier League footballers

7. Djibril Cisse’s Lordship

In May 2005, Liverpool striker Djirbil Cissé bought himself the title of ‘Lord of the Manor of Frodsham’. The French international’s new title came with the purchase of a £2m mansion in Cheshire and allowed him to refer to himself as ‘Lord Cissé’ in any correspondence.


The title, which has been held by various families over the centuries, allegedly dates back to 1086 and was recorded in the Domesday Book – the nationwide survey ordered by William the Conqueror.

6. William Gallas’ Chrome Car


While at Arsenal, William Gallas thought it would be a good idea to splash out a whopping £350,000 on a chrome plated Mercedes SLR McLaren. Apart from the fact that it stood out from a mile away, the shiny finish also looked like it would be a reflective hazard on a sunny day.


The Mercedes had a top speed of 207mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in less than four seconds. Given such statistics, it is little wonder that ‘famous footballer writes off sports car’ seems to be a common story.


5. David Beckham’s Thrones


When David Beckham married Victoria Adams in 1999, the couple sat before their guests at the reception on matching red and gold thrones. In a further regal twist after their wedding, Posh and Becks proceeded to hire former Royal Household staff to keep their home in order.


In late 2013, when the family sold their famous ‘Beckingham Palace’ home in favour of a smaller London town house, the famous gold thrones were part of a long list of beloved Beckham items earmarked for a charity auction.


1. Stephen Ireland’s … Everything


When it comes to ridiculous purchases, Stephen Ireland leads the way. The former Manchester City academy graduate has built himself a fine reputation for buying things no normal person could ever need. In the past, he has been seen driving a white Range Rover with garish pink trim, a customised Audi R8 in Manchester City colours and spent £260,000 on a custom Bentley for his WAG.


His excess doesn’t stop at cars either and his £5m mansion is full of unnecessary lavishness. Ireland, whose home wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of ‘Footballers’ Wives’, even has a pool table with his name emblazoned on it and various aquariums dotted around his digs. Sadly, rumours about the player wanting a shark tank under his kitchen floor turned out to be false.


What’s the Weirdest Event of the Last 50 Years?


On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week’s topics…

1. On The B.S. Report this week, Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman tried to come up with the weirdest historical events of the last 50 years. They didn’t get very far: the kidnapping of Pat ty Hearst? That Catcher in the Rye was linked to both Lennon’s murderer and the man who shot Reagan? Flight 370? Let’s come up with our own list. March 21, 1964 to present. Go!

2. What word do you always spell wrong?

3. What’s your best story about sitting next to someone great (or someone terrible) on an airplane?

4. Your turn. Got a question for the group? Ask it here. Have a great weekend!

Why Do We Cross Our Fingers For Good Luck?


Crossing fingers to achieve your own good luck or in a display of hopeful solidarity that things go well for someone else is one of the most widely recognized symbols in the Western world. This is in part because of the gesture’s long history—although originally, it was not a solo act.

There are two main theories regarding the origins of finger-crossing for luck. The first dates to a pre-Christianity Pagan belief in Western Europe in the powerful symbolism of a cross. The intersection was thought to mark a concentration of good spirits and served to anchor a wish until it could come true. The practice of wishing upon a cross in those early European cultures evolved to where people would cross their index finger over that of someone expressing a wish to show support. Eventually, wish-makers realized they could go it alone and impart the benefit of a present cross to their wishes without another person’s participation, first crossing their two index fingers and finally adopting the one-handed practice we still use today.

The alternate explanation cites the early days of Christianity, when practitioners were persecuted for their beliefs. To recognize fellow Christians, people developed a series of hand gestures, one of which involved forming the ichthys, or fish symbol, by touching thumbs and crossing index fingers. This theory doesn’t fully explain how luck initially became associated with the gesture, but it does posit that the solo finger cross developed during the bloody Hundred Years War by soldiers eager for anything that might curry God’s favor.

100 amazing & unknown facts!

# Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
# The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
# The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
# Ants never sleep!
# When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less.
# Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never called his wife or mother because they were both deaf.
# An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
# “I Am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
# Babies are born without knee caps – actually, they’re made of cartilage and the bone hardens between the ages of 2 and 6 years.
# Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.
# Butterflies taste with their feet.
# A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
# It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
# Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
# Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
# No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
# Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
# Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
# Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
# The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
# The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language.
# The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
# The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
# The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
# Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand.
# TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
# You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
# Money isn’t made out of paper. It’s made out of cotton.
# Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
# The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
# A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why!
# The “spot” on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes – he was an albino. ’7′ was because the original containers were 7 ounces and ‘UP’ indicated the direction of the bubbles.
# Chocolate can kill dogs, as it contains theobromine, which affects their heart and nervous system.
# Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
# There are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
# If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
# Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves.
# The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
# By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
# Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.
# Charlie Chaplin once won the third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
# Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”.
# The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
# Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
# The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is “feedback.”
# All Polar bears are left-handed.
# In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
# “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”
# Almonds are a member of the peach family, and apples belong to the rose family.
# Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
# The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”.
# In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
# Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
# Alfred Nobel, in whose name the Nobel prizes are instituted, was the inventor of dynamite.
# The planet Venus does not tilt, so consequently, it has no seasons. It is the only planet that rotates clock-wise.
# Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
# The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
# Molecularly speaking, water is actually much drier than sand.
# Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size, but only for the first 30 minutes after they’ve been removed.
# US President John F. Kennedy was an accomplished ventriloquist.
# Coca-Cola was originally green.
# Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake.
# Contrary to popular belief, the white is not the healthiest part of an egg. It’s actually the shell.
# Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
# Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.
# “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
# Like fingerprints, every person’s tongue print is different.
# No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
# The tongue is the only muscle that is attached from one end only.
# Pumice is the only rock that floats in water.
# Camel’s milk does not curdle.
# Your foot is the same length as your forearm, and your thumb is the same length as your nose. Also, the length of your lips is the same as the index finger.
# Natural pearls melt in vinegar.
# Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
# The human brain is 80% water.
# Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.
# Human fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
# The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
# The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
# Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age.
# It takes approximately 2 million flowers for a bee to make 1 pound of honey.
# Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
# It is physically impossible to urinate and give blood at the same time.
# The letter J does not appear anywhere in the periodic table of the elements.
# The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.
# Watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.
# The hair of some cancer patients treated with chemotherapy can grow back in a different colour, and sometimes even be curly or straight.
# The markings that are found on dice are called “pips.”
# 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
# The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
# Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
# The ampersand (&) was the last letter of the Latin alphabet.
# The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair.
# Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time, as they sleep with one eye open.
# Each nostril of a human being registers smell in a different way. Those by the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
# The longest single-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
# The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah-Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.
# Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:  Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
# In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered!
# If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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If you weighed all the electrons used to store the information on the internet, it would weight less than a chicken’s egg.