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

and

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

and

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.

Thailand on the Brink

KC Ortiz reports from Bangkok on the Thai Military’s Coup d’État.

The Wide World of Weed

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A round-up of all things pot related
 
Here’s the story of a man called the “Ancient Mariner,” an old hippie pot farmer who fled the Bay Area for the Emerald Triangle back in the ’70s

Colorado is trying to figure out how to stop people Driving While Stoned

Dope, Weed, Grass, Reefer: The Etymology Of Marijuana Slang

New York state is getting closer to the legalization of Medical marijuana

Meet’420 Jim’

and strangely

Bongs are now being used as weapons by teenage girls
 

photo by Dustin Michelson

 

Nightmare Fuel

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One lady in Bradenton, Florida got quite a surprise at four in the morning when she went down to her lanai to investigate some sounds that had woke her in the night. What she thought was a “thunderstorm blowing chairs around her screened in porch,” turned out to be an eight foot alligator that had broken through the screen to go swimming around in circles in her pool.

“what is that in the corner, were there balloons?”

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No son, that’s the Ghost of Michael Jackson

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The Wide World of Weed

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A round-up of all things pot related

The NY Times looks at the people trying to make pot into a parity product

With one hit off a joint, a NCAA player heads to the NBA Draft

In related sports news, the NFL has acknowledged that their policy on marijuana is outdated and is changing it

The New Yorker explores Vaporizers and the Yuppies that use them

On celebrity perks: Wiz Khalifa apparently has a weed sponsorship

In lieu of lettuce, a couple in Iowa found some special stuffing between the patties of their two double cheeseburgers at McDonald’s

and finally…

That HIGH kite you see up there, will finally be available next month… stay tuned.

Black Metal Forest

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The list of weapons and items found inside a wooden coffin at a Florida park.

  1. Black crossbow
  2. Black ball and chain
  3. Set of nun chucks
  4. Metal pair of forceps
  5. Ball with metal spikes
  6. Black hoodie
  7. Small red square punching bag
  8. Black leather pouch
  9. Double-sided axe with handle
  10. Baseball bat with numerous screws attached
  11. Small black sheath
  12. Scissors, silver in color
  13. Wooden handle with attached metal hook
  14. Wooden handle with attached metal knife
  15. Plastic tube with black handles
  16. Wide black metal hook
  17. Black folding knife
  18. 2 black arm weights
  19. Broken yellow dart
  20. Silver baseball bat
  21. Small wooden handle with attached knife
  22. Black metal crowbar
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H.R. Giger, Rest In Peace

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Sad news today as we’ve learned of the passing of the Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger. Only 74 years of age, Giger, who was probably best known to the general public as the designer of the creature in the film “Alien,” died from complications in relation to injuries suffered in a recent fall.

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