Surely one of the strangest items in communal millennial memory is Puppy Surprise, a fuzzy pink dog who came with some random number of puppies preloaded in her plush womb. (Never mind that real-deal puppies come out slimy little ratlike creatures.)
Not too long ago, I asked you to help me dive into the world of unconventional, strange, and often horrible computer pointing devices. Some of them have very specialized purposes. Some of them are just dumb. Here are 13 of the weirdest.
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A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got…
Scientists have finally unraveled the mystery of the strange crop circles that appeared off the coast of the Island of Møn, Denmark, in 2010. Unlike the crop circles on land, however, these are not made by humans.
The internet is a wondrous place, but for every fantastic website out there, it seems like there are two weird ones. We asked you, dear readers, what some of the strangest sites you’ve ever seen were, and here’s what you dug up, you freaks.
The longer you've been wrapped up in the internet, but more crazy stuff you've seen. Everybody's got one or two really strange, totally bizarre website they like to trot out; they're like trading cards for web nerds. Now's the time, what's the single strangest site you've got in your arsenal?
I flipped over to the Academy Awards because, I dunno, sometimes I just do things, but there is this weird sound happening throughout. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!? It sounds like somebody is playing Atari during all of the presenters and acceptance speeches.
Russian marine biologist Alexander Semenov studied invertebrates at Moscow State University Moscow State with an emphasis in squid brains. Yeah! Squid brains. Pretty awesome. And that's only like the fifteenth coolest thing over at WonderHowTo, where you'll find an interview with Semenov along with some stunning…
If you thought dropping Snooki was weird, you haven't seen the rest of America. Some cities drop really weird things on New Years Eve. How weird? How about bologna, sausage, a drag queen, a bag of chips and a possum?
There was a coyote running around downtown Chicago this weekend. Normally that'd be cause for concern, but in this case it's a GPS-outfitted coyote released by the city to eat rats and stuff. They promise it won't eat your kids!
Whenever I visit IKEA, I immediately tense up—ten thousand kinds of wardrobe! It fries the nerves. Not so in Beijing, where shoppers have appropriated the store as a serene, padded lounge—and are passed out all over the place.
I thought the Japanese banana vending machine we saw last week was pretty weird. But compared to this Chinese vending machine which dispenses ACTUAL LIVING CRABS in little plastic containers, well, yeah, a banana machine seems pretty reasonable.
James Marsters fans rejoice — your favorite too-cool-for-school, towheaded vamp this side of Eric Northman appears in two comics this week. Also, quirky graphic novels out the wazoo!
A reporter at Chinese tech news site, cnBeta, says he was just chatting away when white smoke started coming out from behind his iMac, turning black just as he cut the power. Here's the video he captured with his iPhone:
Burqa: a robe worn by some Muslim women in public (mostly Afghanistan). But it's not some creepy cloak that connects to your hat so you can do who-knows-what on your laptop in public.
Harry McCracken over at Technologizer has put together a fun collection of weird and wonderful mouse patents, most of which fell off the conveyer belt somewhere between the drawing board and better judgment.
Issue 1 of Farscape: Strange Detractors from BOOM! Studios is, simply put, a lot of fun. Not a whole lot of substance, maybe, but it's a pretty good time, anyway.
Whoopi Goldberg, we've missed you and your crazy hats! After a recent stint on Life On Mars, Ms. Goldberg is getting back into the scifi groove, but this time she's doing it on the internet.
We have a serious love affair with the cool gadgets of science fiction, but every now and then one will come along that will make you scratch your head and say "What!?" Yes, even in the world of scifi, you can sometimes go a bit too far. Check out our list of beyond-the-pale gadgets.