Browsing: Bizarre

As a society we love to hear about the weird, the odd and the bizarre. And we like our information in a 10-pack usually. TopTenz delivers with a collection of Top 10 Bizarre lists.

We don’t want to alarm you, but you need to know the horrible truth: sometimes, people on the Internet give bad advice. Through a combination of laziness, ignorance and general idiocy, well-meaning people have tried to write helpful how-to guides and instead produced instructions that will bring nothing but pain and suffering. No matter how…

No wonder so many children are terrified of Saint Nick. If any of these Santa Claus characters were part of my childhood I would be screaming and crying not to sit on his lap too. You may want to take your kids from the room before viewing this list of the Top 10 Most Unintentionally…

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern science. Although coroners often develop plausible theories as to how and why these deaths occur, many of these inexplicable fatalities eventually end up with every possible explanation debunked. That being said, there are some features that nearly every case has in common.…

“The best movie you’ll ever see will never be made. It will exist only in your mind.” (James Cameron) That fake quote from Cameron makes a relevant point about trailers, and is very appropriate since this is an article about fakes. A great trailer can sometimes promise an unbelievable movie that the actual full film…

Obviously, soldiers have amongst the most dangerous jobs in the world. When it’s not the enemy, friendly fire, weather, or disease that gets them, their commanding officers step in to endanger them through stupidity. Now imagine being one of the soldiers under the commanders who ordered things this stupid: 10. Build Those Defenses… Backwards! The…

After you’ve listened to a song often enough that you can sing the whole thing karaoke –style without a screen assist (and make it even more embarrassing when you screw it up), you can either move on to new music or try to approach it in a new way. Since we can all happily laugh…

A recent study conducted by scientists at Dalhousie University in Canada and the University of Hawaii examined the question: Are people within reach of finding all species on Earth?  The paper concluded that less than 15% of the estimated 8.7 million species on Earth have been discovered, leaving 85% of the planet’s species unknown to…

Thousands upon thousands of stock photos have been taken, so it was inevitable that a few would prove to be a bit weird. But the following strange stock photo pictures don’t just lack any sort of practical purpose—they’re a glimpse into madness. Join us as we try to determine what kind of man says to…

One of the great things about globalization is that no matter where you go, you can always find a piece of familiar Americana there to protect your senses from all the foreign devilry going on around you. Nowhere has it ever been more evident than with fast food joints. Today McDonald’s restaurants can be found…

Though related to nearly brainless slugs, snails and mussels, Cephalopods such as octopuses (the correct plural, wise guys) and squids are some of the most sophisticated animals known to man, possessed of impressive intelligence, a versatile anatomy and adaptations proving we don’t need to leave the Earth to see something alien. The following are just…

As we speak, frogs and toads (interchangeable terms for various members of the order Anura) are experiencing massive population declines all around the world (http://www.amphibianark.org/the-crisis/), with a majority of species on the road to extinction thanks to the deadly Chytrid fungus (spread world-wide by our own activities), habitat loss, climate shifts and more. While more…

Hide your wife and hide your kids because the gold bug has bitten—and it’s a worldwide pandemic. People in the preliminary stage are known to ice their necks, wrists, and teeth with the shimmery metal. An insatiable hunger for all things made of gold marks a person in the most advanced stage of the bug.…

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