Absurd Inventions Ever Patented

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: People Oddity

Obtaining a patent is a costly and time consuming process. Inventors must have unstoppable faith in their vision in order to realize their dream of acquiring a patent. But sometimes these inventions come from a creative place so deep, they can be perceived by some as offbeat, unusual and possibly a bit eccentric. And that’s […]

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Toygers – Tiny Replicas of Tigers

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

The toyger is a breed of cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies (beginning in the 1980s) to make them resemble a “toy tiger”, as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger’s. The breed’s creator, Judy Sudgen, has stated that the breed was developed in order to inspire people to care about the […]

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Ultra Violet Tattooing

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Featured Articles, People Oddity

UV tattoos or blacklight tattoos are tattoos made with a special ink that is only visible under a blacklight. They are particularly popular in the raver subculture. The tattoos can be completely invisible in normal light, although scarring from the tattoo machine in the application process may remain, and therefore still show.Literally millions of tattoo […]

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Tardigrades – The Water Bears

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

Tardigrades (commonly known as water bears) form the phylum Tardigrada, part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. They are microscopic, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first described by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773. The name Tardigrada means “slow walker” and was given by Spallanzani in 1777. The name water bear comes from the […]

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Neurosurgical Set From Early 19th Century

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: People Oddity

A surgical instrument is a specially designed tool or device for performing specific actions of carrying out desired effects during a surgery or operation, such as modifying biological tissue, or to provide access for viewing it. Over time, many different kinds of surgical instruments and tools have been invented. Some surgical instruments are designed for […]

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Meet Gregory – The Egg Man

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: People Oddity

A walking work of art, Gregory Da Silva is more than an odd spectacle – he is a symbol of Africa’s many diverse cultures…In the first heady years of the African Union, the world’s eyes are increasingly turned to the continent from which humankind first appeared. Beneath the seemingly impenetrable mask of violence portrayed in […]

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Milestii Mici – The Underground City of Wine

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Featured Articles, Places

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In August, 2005 Mile?tii Mici is a collection of wine was registered in the Guinness World Records for being the biggest Wine Collection in the world. It took nearly a year to consider the application. The collection comprises 1.5 million bottles. Stretching for 250 kilometres (160 mi), of which only 120 kilometres (75 mi) are […]

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Dodge Tomahawk

Posted on 18 September 2009 in: Technology

Into high dollar bikes? Into high speed? Into super bikes? Well, than the Dodge Tomahawk just might be your baby, if you think you can handle it. The most expensive bike in production, the Dodge Tomahawk is the ultimate in motorcycle technology. This beast will cost you $250,000, and since production is limited to a […]

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Play Scrabble at 7 Most Scariest Places

Posted on 12 September 2009 in: People Oddity

UNTIL now, the word “extreme” was simply a great score in Scrabble – now it’s a whole new way to play the word game that is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Extreme Scrabble involves playing the game in the scariest places on – and above – Earth. The name Scrabble comes from the Dutch word Schrabbelan, […]

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Is Windows a Virus

Posted on 09 September 2009 in: People Oddity

No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses do: 1.They replicate quickly – okay, Windows does that. 2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so – okay, Windows does that. 3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk – okay, Windows does that too. 4.Viruses are […]

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