Consider this:  Greenlighting a TV show takes many steps and invovles many people. First, there are the people who come up with the premise and create the characters and the pilot script. Then there are the studio folk who agree to produce it, and the networks who agree to distribute it. That’s a lot of people. There are so many steps, it’s hard to believe that terrible ideas actually make it to your living room. These 10 bizarre shows were all flops, but they’re still kind of amazing. 1. My Mother the Car (1965-66) The title kind of says it all. [More]
Despite our modern technology and interconnectivity, America is a still a nation full of surprises and rich regional mysteries. Pick a random exit on the interstate pretty much anywhere and you’re sure to discover something memorable. If you happen to be traveling through Michigan, you may want to stop in the town of Paulding to experience its ghost light first hand. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Yes, I said ghost light. The Paulding Light, as it’s called, is a strange light that regularly appears in a valley just outside of town. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bizarre beam was first [More]
From dolls with removable feet to pet rocks, there are plenty of weird toys out there. Fortunately, there are old standbys that are decidedly less strange, like blocks, toy cars, and train sets. Well, maybe not that last one. While toy trains are typically pretty innocuous, Marc Settle of the BBC just encountered one train set’s baffling secret. Take a look at what he discovered while he was tidying up around the house. My toddler's train track is freaking me out right now. What is going on here?! — marc blank-settle (@MarcSettle) April 6, 2016 It seems totally insane, [More]
When seven-year-old Lexi was born, doctors diagnosed her with a rare condition that left her life hanging in the balance. One devastating side effect of the condition fused her upper and lower jaws together, which left her unable to breathe on her own. But when she was three years old, doctors presented her family with an unconventional solution. They assured them that they could make Lexi a new jaw out of rib bones. This girl’s story is one of perseverance and hope. Even at such a young age, it’s clear that she is a fighter. Read more:
Pakkirappa Hunagundi is a 30 year-old from Western India that has quite the peculiar habit. He is addicted to something that endangers his own well being, but it’s not drugs. It’s believed that he has a disorder that causes him to behave strangely and crave something absolutely unbelievable. His family is begging him to get help, but nothing can stop Pakkirappa. Your teeth may hurt just reading this. 30 year-old Pakkirappa is addicted to eating bricks, dirt, mud and stone. Dominic Rodrigous / Barcroft India He has been doing it since he was only 10 years-old. Dominic Rodrigous / Barcroft India It’s thought [More]
The human brain is the most complex organ of any species, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easily tricked. In the following video, you’ll be asked to stare at the black dot in the center of a photo of a castle. If you keep staring at the dot after the false color image has gone away, and the black-and-white photo returns, you’ll be surprised to see the castle in full color (even though it isn’t)! According to Metro, the illusion occurs because staring at the false color desensitizes the cone cells responsible for color, so when the black-and-white image [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); The connection between twins is remarkable, if not a bit strange. Stories of twin telepathy have circulated the internet for years, from sharing pain to sensing each other from hundreds of miles away. Some of them even go as far as to consider themselves to be one person rather than two, like 42-year-old identical twins Paula and Bridgette Powers. The Australian women have been living together all of their lives, sharing a room, dressing alike, and creepily enough, speaking in unison. They say that it just comes naturally to them, but is it bizarre twin telepathy [More]
Just when you thought people couldn’t get more disgusting, this nonsense happens. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what human flesh tastes like”? Probably. Just admit it! But as you might imagine, cannibalism is illegal. In fact, laws are so strict that it’s even illegal to eat your own flesh. That’s why journalist Greg Foot recently had a biopsy of his leg muscle done and took it to an analyst. The analyst then determined what human flesh would taste like as compared to the protein-packed cuts we love. From there, Foot whipped up his own meaty concoction to [More]
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The sight of a pelican yawning is something you’ll never, ever forget — no matter how much you might want to. Most animals look super adorable when they yawn. But when a pelican yawns, it looks like something straight out of a horror movie. Their head rolls back, their neck folds inside out…Honestly, it defies explanation. You just have to see it for yourself. These pelicans aren’t trying to be creepy, they’re just sleepy! Watch as they casually display the most horrifying yawn in nature. Read More: The ‘Planet Earth’ Filming Crew Captured Something That’s Never Been Seen Before Who [More]