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Biodegradable Burial Pods

You know the story of Baucis and Philemon? Zeus granted their wish that when they died, they would be transformed into a pair of intertwining trees? Now you, too, can have that.

The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased's body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.

After being encapsulated in the fetal position, the deceased is buried and either a tree or tree seed is planted above their capsule. The project's site already has a number of trees to choose from.

It's no flaming Viking burial ship, but i guess it's not a bad idea. I mean, we really are just letting all those good nutrients go to waste with our cemeteries and mausoleums.


By min | February 27, 2015, 8:07 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Rogue Owls

This could be the sequel to The Birds.

A Dutch town has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.

Over the last three weeks, the European eagle owl has silently swooped on dozens of people in Purmerend, in the north of the Netherlands, with many victims requiring hospital treatment.

The latest aerial assault on Tuesday evening saw two members of a local athletics club attacked, with one runner requiring stitches for six head wounds caused by the nocturnal bird of prey's talons.

The club has cancelled all training until further notice.

I wonder if any of the residents were wearing one of these hats,


Cause i could see why that might confuse an owl.


By min | February 25, 2015, 1:22 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Crazy Shit People on Facebook Told Me Today

1. Two words. Eyelash perming. This is a thing that people (women) do. They make kits for it. It's crazy.

It's a perm. For your eyelashes! So that you don't have to spend all that time every morning curling them manually. The alternative would be to stop curling your lashes, but i guess that's just too absurd to even consider.

2. Tomato-dispensing robot for joggers.

First off, 18lbs is completely not what i would categorize as "wearable".

And if you've somehow tricked me into doing something as stupid as running, you'd better not be feeding me tomatoes. I want french fries or butterscotch krimpets coming out of that dispenser! Why the hell would i want my robot to dispense tomatoes?!


By min | February 25, 2015, 11:19 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Breastmilk for Bodybuilding

Ok...ew.

According to multiple sources (including ABC and Medical Daily), chugging breast milk--which is both delightfully sweet and full of TBD microbes!--is becoming popular among fitness buffs who want to get their fats and complex carbohydrates from a natural source.
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Oddity Central reports that the men who do buy the milk use it in conjunction with their protein shakes or make it into yogurt (and you thought vagina yogurt was weird). Some allegedly believe that the milk will not only help them grow bigger, faster, stronger but will also cure conditions such as psoriasis.

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I don't understand the woman who has all this extra breastmilk to sell. I usually hear about women who are worried they aren't producing enough milk and have to resort to eating disgusting things like oatmeal in the hopes that it will encourage greater milk production. I, so far, haven't encountered anyone who has complained about producing too much, and yet, this woman selling her breastmilk managed to fill a deep freezer with all the extra. Holy cow (ha ha. puns are not funny.)!


By min | February 20, 2015, 3:29 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



Animals and cameras

Bamboo-drunk gorillas may not like cameras, but crows do.


By fnord12 | February 19, 2015, 10:35 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



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