Category: Holy Shit!


6 Near Death Experiences Caught on Video

YouTube has given us a lot of things: vlogs, Fred, one billion parody videos of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” starring adorable kittens instead of saucy black ladies. And now, finally, it’s given us something to make up for all of that horrible, horrible bullshit: The ability to watch people nearly die from the safety of our own Cheeto-stained ergonomic office chairs. I’m not talking about hillbilly fireworks accidents or teenage skateboard shenanigans, either; I’m talking about very real, extremely terrifying and possibly bowel-exploding, first-person POV accounts that chronicle what it’s really like to survive the scariest disasters possible. You can experience all of it — the thrills, the adventure, the adrenalin — and you don’t even have to put on pants! In fact, you probably shouldn’t.

via 6 Near Death Experiences Caught on Video | Cracked.com

Example:

Fox News Comments was created to expose the audience that Fox News caters to. Every comment is posted as it was shown on foxnews.com or thefoxnation.com. Some of what you read will make you laugh, some of what you read will shock you. Fear-mongering and hate-mongering have proven a very successful ratings-grabber for Fox News, but it’s generated about as much hate and fear as can be expected. So stick around – you might learn a slur that should have been dead decades ago!

via Fox News Comments

C&T:  I can’t say I’m shocked at these comments…ya gotta consider the source, FOX News seems to cater to righteous inbred idiots.  It’s kind of scary, though, that there are so many nut jobs out there so filled with rage and hate.

Know your Satanic markings!

WTF!  Whoda thunk this was necessary?  Not me…..this is weird, from the  Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults, and is listed in the FBI’s official list of resources on “Beheadings & Ritual Murders.”  And what’s with the “chipper” music at the end?

Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up,according to new research from the University of California, San Diego,and Harvard University.  Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study’sauthors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views.

via University of California – UC Newsroom | Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

C&T: My  mostly Republican family will be shocked to learn my liberal left-wing views may be “biological”… that being said, if it IS biological, I may indeed be the milkman’s child.

Thx to julieg for the link!

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth

It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as “haunted.”

via The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth | Cracked.com

 Staff have had to turn grieving families away because their deceased relatives were too large to fit in the current machines.

via Crematorium buys supersize incinerator for fat bodies – Telegraph

C&T: Sad, ain’t it?  There was a guy down here in San Antonio that set the crematorium on file when they torched him.  Swear to God.

WTF is THAT? A unicorn? Holy Shit.
Today, dressing up for Halloween is more about novelty or sexiness rather than horror. But back in the day, the costumes not only skewed scary, but are now unintentionally frightening a few decades later. No matter what look these people were going for, the costumes look way creepier today. Seriously — your planned “zombie” costume with the make-up you bought at Party City looks like a pretty princess compared to some of these (except the Disney princesses below, they’re still creepy.)

C&T: Holy Shit!  I can barely believe there are “Do’s and Don’ts” for accidental amputation.  I broke my leg as kid while ice skating, and when I looked down, my foot was pointing in the wrong direction.  It’s hilarious now,  but I caused myself more injury by grabbing my foot in a panic and twisting it back into the “right” position.  Big mistake and lesson learned.   I dunno about you, but the next time I’m in a knife fight and an eyeball gets dislodged, I’ll try to refrain from popping it back in.

People often don’t know what to do with a body part that’s become derailed, doctors say:

DO:

  • Keep detached fingers and toes cold but don’t put directly in ice, experts say
  • With knocked-out tooth, keep the ligament trailing off the end of the tooth moist

DON’T:

  • If eyeball becomes dislodged, don’t try to put it back, doctor warns

via What to do when body parts fall off – CNN.com

Holy Fuck! I think I just shit in my swimsuit!

This apparent disaster-waiting-to-happen is on the Island of St. Maarten. The airport has a particularly short runway that ends just 40 feet from beach, leaving large planes just barely enough room to land. So they have to come in low, directly over the beach, making it a prime destination for an afternoon of quiet, relaxing sunbathing…  via http://www.cracked.com
 

17 Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

As we’ve demonstrated many times before, sometimes the truth is stranger than Photoshop. For those of you still unconvinced, we present the latest installment in our ongoing quest to show you every picture that has ever looked ridiculously fake, and isn’t.

via 17 Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped (Part 6) | Cracked.com

The 5 Strangest Things Evolution Left in Your Body

If you don’t believe in evolution, you have to spend a lot of time wondering about the useless shit the creator threw into our bodies. Why don’t our wisdom teeth fit in our heads? Why do we need an appendix?

The answer is that evolution is a sloppy and haphazard process. Take a close look at your body and you’ll see some of the leftover junk. Like…

via The 5 Strangest Things Evolution Left in Your Body | Cracked.com.

Oh...THAT explains it

 

Ever wonder:  

  • Why Boromir was so shifty and sneaky and trying to get the Ring? 
  • Why Ripley was so attached to Newt
  • What Nero did for 25 years while he waited for Spock to emerge from the singularity? 
  • How they planted a computer virus on an alien ship with a MAC in Independance Day? 

Here ya go:  

7 Famous Movie Flaws That Were Explained in Deleted Scenes | Cracked.com  

Andromeda, or the next-door neighbor who NEVER remembers to shut off the porch light.

LONDON, England (CNN) — God did not create the universe, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book that aims to banish a divine creator from physics.  Hawking says in his book “The Grand Design” that, given the existence of gravity, “the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” according to an excerpt published Thursday in The Times of London.
“Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” he writes in the excerpt.
“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper [fuse] and set the universe going,” he writes.

via Stephen Hawking: God didn’t create universe – CNN.com.

Well, I won’t be drawn into the argument…it could go on for…..infinity.  But I do think it would be intreresting to look for “God” in physics.  Not that I was ever any good at math.  This is the way I solved “pi squared over 6”:

"6"

 

The decomposed body of a California doctor was found lodged in her boyfriend’s chimney, several days after she had apparently attempted to get inside his home, police said.

Internist Jacquelyn Kotarac, 49, had been reported missing on Thursday, Bakersfield, California, police said in a statement Tuesday. Her body was found lodged in the fireplace flue on Saturday.

via Doctor found dead, lodged in boyfriend’s chimney, police say – CNN.com

C&T: There’s not a man on earth I would attempt to slide down a chimney for…and nothing so important it can’t wait until he opens the door and lets me in.  But this is “crazy stalker” shit… first she tried to get into the house with a shovel, then climbed a ladder to the roof , removed the chimney cap and slid feet first down the flue.  WTF!?

 

The celebrations for what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, on October 9th of this year, have begun to take shape. On October 5th, EMI will reissue freshened versions of Lennon’s solo albums, along with some previously unreleased home recordings. And on the actual anniversary, Yoko Ono will hold her annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower on an island off ReykjavÌk, Iceland. “The fact that this year is John’s 70th birthday year is very special for us all,” Ono tells Rolling Stone. “We are all together celebrating John for having given us so much good energy in his lifetime and now.”

via New Lennon Reissues, Celebration for 70th Birthday | Rolling Stone Music

OMG!  John Lennon would be 70!?  I am now officially ancient.  I sure miss him.

King Tut’s Family Secrets

 

By carrying out CT scans of King Tutankhamun‘s mummy, we were able in 2005 to show that he did not die from a blow to the head, as many people believed. Our analysis revealed that a hole in the back of his skull had been made during the mummification process. The study also showed that Tutankhamun died when he was only 19—perhaps soon after he suffered a fracture to his left leg. But there are mysteries surrounding Tutankhamun that even a CT scanner cannot reveal. Now we have probed even deeper into his mummy and returned with extraordinary revelations about his life, his birth, and his death.

via King Tut’s Family Secrets – National Geographic Magazine

 

Washington (CNN) — An infected flash drive put in a U.S. military laptop in 2008 set off the most significant cyberattack ever against the military and brought a turning point in cyberdefense strategy, a top defense official wrote in an article published Wednesday.

via Cyberattack in 2008 prompted new Pentagon cyberdefense plan – CNN.com

Why do we have to be up each other’s ass 24/7?

I admit it, I’m gettin’ old.  54 fun-filled years.  I try to be patient with the young ‘uns, Lord knows I do.  And while I’m not old enough to remember hoop skirts, I do remember when we had ONE telephone and no voice mail, people wrote letters and licked a stamp, and you had plenty to talk about when you told someone about your day.  And while I’m not standing on the street yelling “get a horse!” at passing autos, I am wondering where the obsession to be constantly in touch with others came from.  Are we really that insecure?

Now we are subjected to a blow-by-blow, minute-by-minute account of everyone’s activities.  I’m not a Technology Scrooge; heck, I work on web development all day for a living.  But I simply cannot understand why we all have to be up in each other’s business all day, every day, eight days a week.  Believe me, I don’t give a shit if you’re sipping a latte at Starbuck’s or wiping your kid’s ass.  The minutiae of your day holds no interest for me, and probably not too many others, either.  To be fair, why should you care what I’m doing?  WTF.

But some technology, to me, goes a little too far.  The video below is about a summer resort in Israel for teens (and the young-at-heart) called Coca-Cola Village.  Hmmm….caffiene, kids, sugar….already I’m nervous.  But the point is they interfaced everyone’s wristband to Facebook, so whenever they went somewhere and flashed their “badge” it updated Facebook automatically.  That’s way TMI for this grandma.  Not to mention…privacy? Stalkers who want to know where you are?  Maybe a secret you want to keep?  OK, OK, it was all in good, clean fun (I hope)… but I’m thinking of future applications of the same technology and it’s a little disconcerting.  It makes me nervous to think about knowing it’s happening…and it makes me paranoid to think of the sneaky and unscrupulous folks that will use it when we don’t know about it.  If you’re not concerned, you should be.  Every time you use a credit card, a cell phone, the Internet, you are giving out way more information than you realize.  We all have a right to privacy, although there are some out there that seem to think you do not; and will go to great lengths to gather information about you…whether they’re advertisers targeting you for advertising, the NSA, or someone who wants your credit card info.  Just think about it.  Sleep well!

One bear was overheard to say: "these cops are harshin' my mellow, man ..."

 

Between 10 and 15 amiable black bears popped out of the Kootenay woods to greet the officers, Sgt. Fred Mansveld said. They were extraordinarily docile and mellow, Mansveld said.
via Ten or more black bears found guarding B.C. pot farm 

Cosmic Log – Saturn’s moons show their stuff

 

The latest batch of pictures from the Cassini orbiter provides provocative new views of Saturn‘s moons – including some fresh looks at Enceladus, a moon that has geysers of frost spouting up from cracks in its icy shell.

via Cosmic Log – Saturn’s moons show their stuff

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