Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008


Too much partying? In 2007 researchers at Kyoto University pitted chimpanzees against college students in three memory-based intelligence tests. The highest- scoring chimp beat all the students in the first test, tied with a few in the second test, and reigned again in the third. More interesting things...

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 3794





When we think of Ancient civilization we think of togas, chariots, and gladiators. What we don’t think about is flame-throwers, eye surgery, and other inventions we take for granted. This is a list of things that the ancients had that you think are modern inventions.

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 7049





Welcome to the world of reverse graffiti, where the artist’s weapons are cleaning materials and where the enemy is the elements: wind, rain, pollution and decay. It’s an art form that removes dust or dirt rather than adding paint...

Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 2 | Views: 22738





Long before Bonsai Kittens and the tourist guy, hoaxsters have been wreaking havoc on the gullible to amuse themselves and maybe gain a little notoriety. Here are a few hoaxes that pre-date the Internet, in some cases by centuries...

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 21 | Views: 3895




Monday, 17 Nov 2008


As bright and intelligent as we think we are as a species, there are a number of mysteries in the world that continue to elude us. These unsolved mysteries are wide in scope and could include the Pyramids of Egypt or even Hitler’s suicide, but presented here are the top 8 mysteries that I’ve found particularly compelling.

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 10 | Views: 12301




Friday, 14 Nov 2008


At least to the average person!


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 4742





Phenomena that eludes every living human alive, one day or another... something that we still don't understand... but wish we did...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 23 | Views: 28283





So-called master builder Ty Pennington might not be able to show you the full realm of possibilities that duct tape offers...


Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Comments: 1 | Views: 3940





Our use of invention, or the innovation of altering an object or process in new ways, may be what truly defines us as a species. Here's the 10 greatest inventions we ever invented from thin air...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 5 | Views: 8105




Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008


Here is a list of world records you might not have heard of before...


Author: 0xtreme | Category: Videos | Comments: 4 | Views: 3407





Tesla coils, superconductors, and hilarious music videos are great reasons to be excited about physics. Here are some of our favorites...


Author: 0xtreme | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Views: 5780





Here are 10 travel guides that are so transfixingly odd that they've remained readable long beyond their original itinerarie...


Author: 0xtreme | Category: News | Views: 4283




Monday, 10 Nov 2008


Want to make it big as an entrepreneur? Check out these recent odd and quirky business ideas. P.S. These ideas could not have been too "stupid" as they have all made millions of dollars...


Author: 0xtreme | Category: News | Comments: 7 | Views: 11079





Highly toxic disaster areas created by various man-made "experiments"...


Author: 0xtreme | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 7613




Thursday, 6 Nov 2008


It's almost hard to believe (for us non-artist average citizens), that a bunch of scribble-poop can go for $140 million!


Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 2 | Views: 6783





This is a list of secret projects that have since been found to be true in light of released (either officially, or unofficially) documents. Some have long been the source of conspiracy theories while others have been accepted by the mainstream as real.


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 4 | Views: 12254





Logologos - a site that makes interesting discoveries of the equations that made the famous logos...


Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Comments: 2 | Views: 7108





Excellent positions to sleep at work, while tricking your colleges and/or boss into thinking you're working...



Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 1 | Views: 7824





The building's 57,000 square metres of office space is home to the majority of the McLaren group's 900 employees, in an area large enough to hold nine Boeing 747 jumbo jets...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 2 | Views: 3823




Sunday, 2 Nov 2008


Across the world, there are museums of history, of art and of science. Some of the most famous include the Louvre, the Smithsonian and San Francisco’s Exploratorium. But for as many famous museums as there are around the world, there are just as many strange museums. To make it on this list, the wackier museum is the better.


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 7284





John F. Kennedy? You've heard about him. Caesar? Got his own salad. Well, this article isn't about them. This is about the little guys who wandered onto History's highway and managed to do something that changed the world for the better, and in a huge way...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 5258





"Old people don't like swearing, because a lot of the words weren't invented in their day, so they feel left out" – Zoe Gardner. More...

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 2502





If you want to show off quick & easy maths calculation skills, then you may find these cheatsheets interesting...

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 5235





Let's face it: everything is a lot more horrifying than you thought when you were a kid. Pick even the most childlike, innocent thing you can think of, and the odds are that there's a deeply disturbing story behind it...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 3 | Views: 8205




Friday, 31 Oct 2008


It used to be that poisoning was the murder method of choice for those cunning villains who wanted to "get away with it." However, following advances in forensic science, poisoning no longer...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 3 | Views: 34068





Absinthe (also absinth, absynthe, absenta) is a distilled, highly alcoholic (45%-75% ABV), anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 5449





Find out which US pres drooled, who nicknamed his penis Jumbo, and who needed to stop riding bare-back...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 2705





An eccentric face painter has used his artistic talents to create some of the most amazing masks ever seen.


Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 3 | Views: 13691





If you have a slightly twisted mind (we all do actually), then you'll get some of these jokes. Enjoy. :-)



Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Comments: 16 | Views: 39287




Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008


Coca-Cola was originally green. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. More crazy facts...



Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 9 | Views: 8467





Math can be terrifying for many people. This list will hopefully improve your general knowledge of mathematical tricks and your speed when you need to do math in your head.

Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 29 | Views: 94750





A number of psychological experiments over the years have yielded terrifying conclusions about everyday normal test subjects. And we're not talking about the occasional psychopath who turns up. No, we're talking about YOU. The experiments speak for themselves...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 6182





Nobody wants to go to prison, but there are some prisons that you really, really don’t want to be imprisoned as an inmate. Being in jail is only part of the problem, staying alive is the bigger issue. Here are the top 10 most dangerous prisons in the world...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 14 | Views: 50425





The final resting places of most historical figures are highly guarded and viewed by many as shrines or at least veritable cash cows for the societies guarding them...



Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 4 | Views: 8978




Monday, 27 Oct 2008


From Martians to female hysteria, people have been known to believe some pretty bizarre things. Here are 5 things that once were believed for a LONG time, as strong as knowing that the sun will rise tomorrow...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 1 | Views: 9021





Is it true that a person would rapidly swell like an over-inflated balloon, bursting in a gruesome spray of blood? And for just how long could one survive, completely exposed (naked) in space? Find out...


Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Comments: 21 | Views: 54966




Sunday, 26 Oct 2008


Amazing pictures of coin balancing and stacking them into impossible formations. It really takes skill and patience to create something like this...



Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Comments: 7 | Views: 3637





Various skylines featured here belong to Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore... Beautiful scenery...


Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Views: 3275




Thursday, 23 Oct 2008


...His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world....


Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Comments: 20 | Views: 77681





Unusual, creative and funny post mailboxes...



Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Views: 4572




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