Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

15 Striking Print Ads That Show the Audacity of Nazi Germany

15 Striking Print Ads That Show the Audacity of Nazi Germany

The Third Reich, Germany’s Nazi era, existed from 1933, when Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Worker’s Party came to power, until 1945, when the regime collapsed at the end of the Second World War. At the time of Hitler’s rise to power Germany was recovering from the First World War and coming to terms with the conditions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.
As evidenced below, the media of the Third Reich era were instrumental in creating the impression of a confident and stylish modern European country, with an air of optimism and triumphalism reflected in the print ads of the time.

Monday, February 21, 2011

10 Weirdest Foods in the World

by Nomadic Matt

kin0be, flickr

One of the greatest joys of traveling is sampling the local delicacies. But what if that delicacy isn't so...delicate? From insects to intestines, these 10 dishes are perfect for channeling your inner Andrew Zimmern. They do take a strong stomach, though -- and a strong mind.

McDonald's International: Top Ten Most Unusual Around the World

by Nina Africano

jurvetson, flickr

Seasoned travelers know that a Big Mac attack can hit at the strangest times, but with McDonald's welcoming Golden Arches in 117 countries around the world, you can satisfy the craving almost everywhere you travel. But McDonald's international restaurants can be very different from those in the U.S. -- and the McDonald's menus around the world features a number of unusual items that you can't get at home. You'll find Quiche de Queijo (cheese quiche) in Brazil, Red Bean Pie in Hong Kong (where red beans are commonly used in desserts) and a McLaks (grilled salmon sandwich with dill sauce) in Norway, a country that loves its fish. Some restaurants even deliver, and some serve beer.

10 Most Outrageous Restaurants

by Sherri Eisenberg
Posted Jul 2nd 2010 11:30 AM

What if dinner wasn't just dinner, but entertainment to boot? These 10 restaurants from around the world offer just that: An experience in addition to your meal at no additional charge. They're all a little bit wild, and completely unforgettable. Dinner is served in the dark or in the dungeon, and drinks come via drip or presented by trained monkeys. Sure, you could choose a restaurant based on the quality of its food, but where's the fun in that? Just watch out for the ninjas.

10. The Lockup, Tokyo, Japan

Walking into this prison themed restaurant is like stepping onto the set of an old-fashioned, blood-curdling horror movie. The bar looks like it's been carved into a cave-like dungeon, there are skull-shaped lights with handcuffs hung beneath them, and the tables are in cells complete with bars, of course. Order up the cocktail called "Human Experimentation" (served as a set of beakers) or the "Life Sentence," followed by the human specimen salad (which is really just greens topped with grilled chicken) or Dracula's dinner platter (a spread of chicken wings, salads, grilled vegetables). Just don't tell them it's your birthday, or they'll send a "monster" out to sing to you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

13 Strangest Sculptures from Around the World


Have you ever noticed that tourists try to get a picture near every boring sculpture or statue they can find? Most of the time, they don’t even care who made it, or why it is there in the first place.

The worst part of it is when your friends come back from vacation, and you have to watch all those crappy DSC0001.jpg, DSC0002.jpg… DSC1562.jpg files.

In order to show how pointless it is – every time I travel I ask people to take pictures of me near garbage bins.

However, there are some truly amazing exceptions I must say, and I’ve put them all in this little list of Strangest Sculptures from Around the World. Hope you like it, but if you miss some great sculpture here – don’t be angry, just share it by leaving a comment!

1. Upside Down Charles La Trobe Statue (Australia)

50 Most Extraordinary Churches of the World


Besides eating bamboo leaves bored panda likes all kind of oddities.

Being bored of usual buildings Panda has traveled the world (with the help of Internet) and found 50 strangest and most extraordinary churches in the world, and is kind enough to share them with you.

It was a tedious job for a lazy bored panda to compile such a big list, but he did it!

Oh, and Panda is more Buddhist than Christian, so churches are no more than buildings for him.

But I have to admit, that the most wonderful buildings on earth are probably churches, monasteries and other religious structures. You can do much more with a lot of faith and a lack of money than with a lot of money but without any faith.

Enjoy scrolling down the list, while Panda eats another bamboo leaf.

1. The Church of Hallgrímur (Reykjavík, Iceland)

(Bamboo leaf for Stuck in Customs via

Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings


If you are bored panda like me, you know that the best way to fight boredom is finding all kind of weird stuff.

And now, that you’ve found that page, you are just about to kill your boredom. Do you love architecture? has a wonderful collection of the world’s most unusual architecture and together with Bored Panda presents you an incredible list of 33 strangest buildings in the world, and best of all, it’s not just another random list, but it is based on 4.520 unique visitor votes. So don’t blame panda for this exact order, blame yourself for voting this way, or for not voting at all. (the voting took place here.)

Well enough of those boring talks, prepare your hand for scrolling down the list, while bored panda eats another bamboo leaf.

P.S.: if you want to find out more information about the building (date it was built, architect, interior shots) don’t forget to visit

1. Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

(Bamboo leaf for angelocesare via

Top 10 Most Shocking & Bizzare Fountains in the World

Ok, panda has to admit that the title of the post is a bit overstated, but I had to grab your attention somehow. And if you are reading this, it worked!

The list of top 10 worlds strangest fountains is far away from being official or anything like that, it’s panda’s top 10.

But don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed – these fountains will be your boredom killers for the next few minutes.

As I am a very curious creature, I’m also really interested in other strange and shocking fountains that I haven’t put there, so feel free to share your findings by leaving a comment.

P.S.: Somehow I feel that by writing these introductions I create even more boredom for you, and that’s completely against my mission (to kill your boredom!), so start scrolling down the pics!

1. Two Peeing Guys by David Cerny

Seriously Big Blocks of Flats In China


The People’s Republic of China, commonly known as China, is the most populous state in the world with over 1.3 billion people, and Shanghai with its population of 19 million is the most populous city in China and the most populous city proper in the world.

In the past decade, China’s cities expanded at an average rate of 10% annually. However, between 1978 and 2009, the country’s urbanization rate increased from 17.4% to 46.8% a scale unprecedented in human history. These changes, and a lack of space causes huge demand for dense, high-rise offices and housing.

According to Emporis, there are 7,650 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings. Thirty-six of the world’s 100 tallest residential buildings are in Hong Kong. More people in Hong Kong live or work above the 14th floor than anywhere else on Earth, making it the world’s most vertical city.

While these numbers could look really cool and impressive, actually it causes a lot of housing problems. Let’s take a glimpse at some of those enormous blocks of flats in China to get a feel of how it feels to be living in some cities of China.

“Mass Living” in Hong Kong

25 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today


Even though you may deny it, it won’t change the fact that you are living in a world created by marketers. Advertising is a powerful force shaping attitudes and behavior since the beginning of the 20th century when it got into radio, and then into television in the late 1940s.

With great power comes great responsibility – but try telling it to someone working in advertising field in the early 20th Century. Even today, advertising is far away from being in conformity with high moral standards, but after looking back to some offensive, racist and sexist vintage ads – today’s ads are as good as gold.

Besides being discriminating, vintage ads were also full of lies. Interesting fact – the first American advertising to use a sexual sell was created by a woman – for a soap product.

Whether we like it or not, it is a piece of history worth seeing for everyone. Enjoy these 25 offensive vintage ads, and as always – don’t forget to tell us what you think.

1. The Harder A Wife Works, The Cuter She Looks!

Why Most Hardware Specs Are Total Bullshit

Why Most Hardware Specs Are Total Bullshit
  • 2:55 pm
Bullshit button, photo by Tristan Nitot/
by Bryan Gardiner,
To measure is to know, said Lord Kelvin. But as marketing departments get more and more creative with their published specifications, what we’re left measuring — and by extension, knowing — about our gear is increasingly worthless.

The Secret Histories of Those @#$%ing Computer Symbols

By Gizmodo  August 16, 2010  2:58 pm
By Bryan Gardiner

They are road signs for your daily rituals – the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you interact with your computer. But how much do you know about their origins?


 It’s plastered on T-shirts; it tells you which button will start your Prius; it’s even been used on NYC condom wrappers. As far back back as World War II engineers used the binary system to label individual power buttons, toggles and rotary switches: A 1 meant “on,” and a 0 meant off. In 1973, the International Electrotechnical Commission vaguely codified a broken circle with a line inside it as “standby power state,” and sticks to that story even now. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, however, decided that was too vague, and altered the definition to simply mean power. Hell yeah, IEEE. Way to take a stand.

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

At one time or another, most drivers encounter unsafe road conditions. Hazards can appear in many different forms, for instance, poor weather, drunk drivers, and simple human error can all complicate an otherwise uneventful journey. On the other hand, sometimes the condition of the road itself can put your life in jeopardy.

It is hard to imagine how many dangerous roads there are. When working on this post I studied about few resources to find out that there are over 100 dangerous and scary roads and these are just the most famous we've heard of. There are different factors of danger so it is really hard to say what roads are the most dangerous of all the dangerous roads in the world. But here is our list of most blood-bathing roads and the deadly routes where tonnes of accidents have happened. Do check them out and, more importantly, try to avoid them!

Stelvio Pass Road, Italy

Top 10 Lesser Known Religions


Many have heard of Christianity, Baptist, Buddhism, Mormonism, and so on. Have you heard of a religion based on spirits, dreaming, or even the religion of the earth being represented as a turtle? This list covers religions that people practice all over the world and some ancient religions such as, Zoroastrianism. Diversity in religion is what makes or World an interesting place to live in. A lot of people will be informed from the religions in this list.

10. Candomble

One-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce mascot down the memory lane

Megha Sharma Feb 9 2011

Rolls-Royce recently celebrated 100 years of its original “Flying Lady” mascot by taking out a parade of an elite fleet of 100 cars down the lanes of London. Designed by Charles Robinson Sykes, “Spirit of Ecstasy” or “The Flying Lady” has adorned Rolls-Royce cars since the year 1911. Modeled after Eleanor Velasco Thornton, the secretary-cum-secret lover of John Walter Edward-Scott-Montagu, this graceful figurine has spurned numerous variations of hood ornaments post its unveiling as “The Whisper” on Montagu’s personal Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The original mascot depicted a young woman in fluttering robes, with a forefinger to her lips. We mark the centenary of the legendary “Flying Lady” by bringing for you the most famous hood ornaments ever designed for the ultimate motorcar.

Top 10 most expensive writing instruments

Source - Which has changed over the who know now.
Naveen Nov 10 2008 PENS

When you buy an expensive pen, you make a statement that sets you apart from the crowd. Till date, we have seen so many stunning writing instruments that are simply meant for the super-rich. Every third person is not lucky enough to have a pen encrusted with diamonds, rubies and other precious stones. The luxury writing instruments have become an obsession for the affluent. Here, I have compiled a list of the top 10 most expensive pens in the world. Hit the jump to see these luxurious writing wonders…

10. Caran d’Ache 1010 Limited Edition fountain pen

The Ultimate FAIL Collection

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Boeing Phantom Ray: Most Advanced Spy Plane?

Posted on 20 May 2010 by pinoytutorial

The future is at hand, with the Boeing Phantom Ray, the sleekest unmanned or artificially piloted spy aircraft takes us into a futuristic drama. Before, this was merely a part of our imagination or just a scene from a science fiction movie. But now, it has become a reality. Thanks to science and technology, we are in awe at the limitless possibilities.

Being one of the lightest aircraft ever made, it has a body weight of 36,500 pounds, a wing measurement of 50 feet and a body length of 36 feet. It flies 10,000 feet higher than the average commercial aircraft being manned by pilots. Itcruises at a speed of 614 mph and is one of the fastest plane possible. So given the dimensions and speed, what is so special about this airplane?

Top 10 Worlds Strangest Showers

Posted by natasa on February 15, 2011, filed in:

There is nothing like a long, hot shower to clear the mind and clean the body or a brisk, cold shower to cool one’s ardor or wash away the lazy, sweaty sheen of a summer’s day. Showers conjure all sorts of images from towel swatting in sports change rooms, to prison jokes, to sexy naked bodies to the famous Psycho scene.

Diva Models Calendar 2011


Diva Models Calendar 2011 photographed by Tina Petni. Models are Dima, Yana, Arleta, Julie, Jana, Viara, Olga, Petra, and Louis, make up stylist Stuart Robertson.

Diva Models Calendar 2011

World's Biggest Machines

Published on 10/1/2010 under Fun Tech - by Gracie Murano

Strata 950 – The drilling machine being used to save the 33 Chilean miners

Chile is using a 40-ton drilling machine called Strata 950 to bore through 700 meters (2,300 feet) of rock and free the 33 trapped miners workers trapped in a collapsed copper mine.

30 Greatest Albert Einstein Quotes

Published on 1/16/2008
  1. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."

  2. "I, at any rate, am convinced that He (God) does not throw dice."

  3. "The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing."

  4. "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

  5. "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

  6. "Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it."

  7. "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

  8. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

  9. "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value"

  10. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

  11. "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

  12. "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

  13. "Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

  14. "Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size."

  15. "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

  16. "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."

  17. "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

  18. "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

  19. "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

  20. "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

  21. "Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are all greater"

  22. "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."

  23. "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

  24. "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

  25. "Truth is what stands the test of experience."

  26. "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"

  27. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

  28. "Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth."

  29. "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."

  30. "Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen."

14 of the Worlds Most Bizarre Unsolved Mysteries

14 JULY 2010

A selection of some of the more bizarre unsolved mysteries

Even with modern advancement of scientific techniques for solving crimes and the professional nouse of detectives and investigators, there are still a multitude of high profile cases where crimes have gone unsolved to this very day. From man made to natural phenomenon, we have trawled through hundreds of bizarre unsolved mysteries to cherry pick the best examples!

1. The Voynich Manuscript


10 World Changing Drugs Discovered by Accident

27 JULY 2010

A look into some of the world changing drugs that were discovered by accident

While scientists will commit years of their lives to discovering the wonder drug that will benefit us today and tomorrow, some of the most useful and powerful drugs will be found through complete serendipity. We look at the drugs stumbled upon by accident that have had a huge effect on the world.

1. Penicillin

The Streamlined Car Of 1960 (1948)

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010 AT 5:40PM

Popular Mechanics produced short films in the 1940s and 50s that showcased technology of the near and distant future. This short was released theatrically on May 21, 1948 and featured "streamlined marvels on wheels." The narrator cheerfully proclaims of the second car (pictured above), "If you're looking for a 1960 model, this may well be it!"

Chernobyl by Paul Fusco

Posted by Posted by photographer on at 3:16 PM | Labels: Black and White Photography, Documentary Photography |

This one is a bit hard to look through.

Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, before studying photojournalism at Ohio University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with Look, where he remained until 1971.

10 Watches More Expensive Than A Ferrari


Let’s be realistic here, the economy is in the crapper and your 401k looks about as arousing as you do after a cold shower. What’s a Burgundy drinking, ‘stache rocking, web surfing Internet denizen like you to do? Diversify your skill set by ogling watches you’ll never be able to afford and learning what makes them tick.

Most of these watches are more complicated than college calculus and have more history than you could learn in a lifetime. You might even need an engineering degree and an instructional tome to figure out how they work. Regardless, all these watches (for one reason or another) are ridiculously cool and absurdly expensive. Sell the Ferrari, liquidate the stocks, and pick up one of these bad-ass timekeeping devices.

The Patek Caliber 89 - $5,120,000

Buying this watch would require selling 3.5 Bugatti Veyrons, which happens to be 70% of the total number they sold in 2005. The closest most of us will ever get to a Veyron is drooling over it on Top Gear. It’s all about perspective here people. Three Veyrons. Say it out loud – Three. Veyrons. So what makes this watch worth $5.12mil? For starters, it is the most complicated watch on the planet with 33 complications. Essentially, it requires a degree in mechanical engineering to understand, but suffice it to say it has everything but the kitchen sink. It also took more time to design than you spent in college (including those extra years “studying” chemistry).

19 Cool Watches that Require a PhD to tell Time

By Tim Jacobsen

If your the kind of guy that likes to “figger things out” and never have to be anywhere on time, perhaps one of these ultra-geek (yet cool) watches should be on your shopping list.

19 Cool Watches that Require a PhD to tell Time

The One Lightmare Men’s LED Watch

The outer circle of lights represents the hours. The inner circle represents every 5 minutes. The row of 4 singles LEDs in the center of the dial is the single minutes. Add them all up, and there you have it.

$169 @

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Incredible Libraries Around the World


1 University Club Library - New York City, United States

Photograph by Peter Bond

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