July 14, 2015: Humankind’s encounter with Pluto

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Save the date, we’re 365 days away from being 6,000 miles from Pluto

The Ramones are Dead, Long Live the Ramones

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Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the Ramones, passed away Friday,

Printables

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I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict. This is my story. by Ruben Castaneda

Headbanging All the Way to the Hospital

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After attending a Motörhead concert with his son, a 50-year-old headbanger went to the doctors with complaints of continued headaches that kept getting more intense. Due to nonstop shaking, the doctors diagnosed him with brain bleed and proceeded to drill a hole in his head to drain the blood from his brain. Following the procedure, the headaches went away and when the doctor was asked to comment on the case he simply stated: “I think if (our patient) had (gone) to a classical concert, this would not have happened” and concluded that the diagnoses “serves as evidence in support of Motörhead’s reputation as one of the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth, if nothing else because of their contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury.” Oh, that Lemmy.

Notes From The Animal Kingdom

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Some French cats managed to lock an American woman in her bedroom. She live-tweeted the ordeal.

Pixel (above), the smallest cat in the world measuring five inches tall from shoulder to paw, would not have been able to do that (tweet or imprison).

On the other side of the world, Pablo Escobar’s hippos are having the time of their lives in the Colombian countryside

The same can’t be said for Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, where less ice, means less penguins.

There’s also one less guinea pig in the world, after a Kestrel flew through a window into a Czech Republic home tore apart the caged pet.

Shogo Kubo, Rest in Peace

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Sad news as we’ve learned that skate legend and original Z-Boys member Shogo Kubo passed away in Hawaii yesterday at the age of 54.

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“I looked across the driveway and I could see my boots over there. They were no longer on my feet, and one of them was smoking’. At that point I realized I had just been hit by lightning.”

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Lightning is striking again

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Not Madden Tho

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Call it the “Rise of the e-Athlete.” Starting this Fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago will offer at least 30 athletic scholarships to High School students with exceptional skills in the video game League of Legends. The first university to offer such a bonus, Associate Athletic Director acknowledged the lack of traditional athletic prowess necessary for the scholarships: “Obviously it’s not cardiovascular in any way, but it’s mental.”

The Saved

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Recent rescues around the world
 
It took 22 German firefighters to free an American exchange student who was trapped inside Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jaraa’s giant sculpture of a vagina. (above)

Turning to a much deeper crevasse in Germany, an injured explorer was brought above ground after spending 12 days at the bottom of Riesending, Germany’s deepest cave.

On his way to practice at the All England Club for Wimbledon, Andy Murray rescued a runaway labradoodle that was scurrying through traffic.

A Raccoon with its head stuck in a jar of peanut butter was rescued from the top of an electrical pole in Ontario.

After falling off their boat and treading water for 14 hours, a Florida couple was rescued by fisherman 7 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean

A tourist who had never seen snow before decided it was good idea to scale Britain’s highest mountain wearing flip-flops. He slipped and fell and was stretchered back down by the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

“Police said he was crying and had been drinking alcohol.”

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A man in Maine with a tattoo of a gun on his waist was arrested recently for actually having a real gun tucked into his waistband.

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Discoveries

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Things previously hidden or unknown

A functional, 500-year old tunnel was recently uncovered on a previously unknown mile-long stretch of the Inca Road. It’s being heralded as “one of the finest examples of Inca engineering.

A fossilized 10 Million-Year-Old stegomastodon skull was found by attendees to a bachelor party in a remote area of Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico.

Scientists may have found evidence of Earth’s underground ocean

Animals are able to experience carnal pleasure

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Connecticut Police searching woods on a report of child screaming instead found a missing parrot in a tree. It had been saying “daddy, daddy, daddy” over and over again.

Big Balls Don’t Lie*

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Based on the size of his genitals and the condition of his teeth, a 13-year old picked up on theft charges in Russia was ruled by a judge to be an adult and to be tried like one.

*to be read in the tune of Big Girls Don’t Cry by The Four Seasons

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The Wrath of A Woman Storm

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According to new research: Hurricanes with a female name are often more deadly than their male counter-storms because people don’t take them as seriously.

“This is no myth”

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The Boston Tickler is approaching sasquatch level sightings… or is that feelings?

YOGIS NEVER DIE

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An Indian court has been asked to rule on whether His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj is dead or just in very deep meditation. His body is currently existing in an ashram’s commercial freezer.

The Wide World of Weed

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A round-up of all things pot related
 
Danksy Appleweed aka “The Weed Fairy” is now in Seattle leaving little nuggets all over the Emerald City

Denver’s Murder Rate has dropped 50% since the legalization of Marijuana

Who would’ve thunk it? Over 80 percent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

Here are the 10 Biggest Pot Myths, Debunked by Science

Get Sleepy, Mang. Marijuana sizzurp “lasts 10 hours and gets users heavily medicated with that syrup feeling.”

Wiz Khalifa released a mixtape called 28 Grams after being arrested for pot possession in Texas

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This Is Your Brain While Videogaming Stoned
 
Art by Robert Crumb
 

Morning Dose of “And Still I Rise”

Maya Angelou, Rest in Peace (1928 – 2014)

Escape From An Icy Grave

Last week in Nepal, Dr. John All fell 70 feet down an icy crevasse while conducting climate research on Mount Himlung in the Himalayas. Luckily he lived, and had his camera with him to document his struggle back to the surface.

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“Steve-O denied any involvement with the prank and the CHP says he is not a suspect.”

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Someone in San Diego deserves a round of applause for this highway sign modification along Interstate 5. In regards to Steve-O, the Jackass star was pulled over close to an hour after the sign had been changed to read “Sea World SUCKS,” when he showed up on the scene with a camera crew in tow to shoot a video segment.

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