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<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/200417321-001.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Woman Alone on Bus" title="Woman Alone on Bus"/> Remember the last time you got on a train, only to find all the seats occupied by people … and their bags? Boy , bags really do like aisle seats , you may have said to yourself. Or maybe you just shook your head and moved on to the next car, annoyed by the passive-aggressiveness of it all: “Seat’s taken!”
When we think of animals that will destroy us, rend us limb from limb, and leave us in a bloody mess, we usually thing of the huge and horrifying. Which means we forget about the real threats: the tiny, the cute, the gorgeous. The animals at which we ooh and aaah over, but are deadly, poisonous and generally all around nasty. And, after writing this list, I've come up with two pieces of advice. 1) Never go in the water. 2) Never visit Australia. Combine the two, and it's even more true: never go in the water in Australia! Seriously, terrifyingly deadly critters everywhere.
Apr 14th 2012 By: Lauren Davis While arguments about gay people getting married tend to center on the so-called "natural" state of the human family, a quick peek around the animal kingdom reveals that sex and animal behavior don't always break down into neat "one male, one female" units. And even in cases where animals do pair off to produce offspring, the burden of child-rearing doesn't necessarily fall to the partner with two X chromosomes. Humon, the artist behind the webcomic Scandinavia and the World , uses cartoons to explain animal mating habits that fall outside the bounds of "traditional marriage" by anthropomorphizing the players in her trademark adorable style. In Scandinavia and the World , Humon portrays different countries as people, much like in the manga Hetalia .
If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right? Wrong.
A responsible traveler won't set foot in another country without knowing how to viciously insult the people in their native language. Odds are, you won't even make it out of the airport before a situation arises that requires obscenities. But "obscenity" is an ever-moving target.
Joshua Abraham Norton (c. 1819 [ 2 ] – January 8, 1880), the self-proclaimed Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I , was a celebrated citizen of San Francisco, California , who in 1859 proclaimed himself " Emperor of these United States" [ 3 ] and subsequently "Protector of Mexico ". [ 4 ] Born in England, Norton spent most of his early life in South Africa. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1849 after receiving a bequest of $40,000 from his father's estate, arriving aboard the steam yacht Hurlothrumbo . [ 5 ] Norton initially made a living as a businessman, but he lost his fortune investing in Peruvian rice . [ 6 ] After losing a lawsuit in which he tried to void his rice contract, Norton left San Francisco.
It goes beyond culture. There is science behind the gender-relationships when it comes to colors. A study by John Hallock compares the color preferences among various demographics and takes into account information collected from 22 countries. Our friends at KissMetrics put together this informative infographic that tears down the gender barriers to reveal what really goes on in visualizations. Click any portion to enlarge. Colors by Gender
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When I came across the idea to microwave Ivory soap on The Cyber School Mom Diary’s fantastically comprehensive Supermegatotally Thrilladelic Not Bummer Summer list, I was instantly intrigued. “What happens when you microwave Ivory soap?” I asked.
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We spend a lot of time here at Cracked pointing out horrors of nature that slither on the land and lurch through the sea. But staying under the radar in nature's landscape of nightmares is the twisted carnival of things that grow out of the ground. Like ... Bleeding Tooth Fungus
I can sleep through anything. Cicadas, alarm clocks, car alarms, rock concerts, crying babies, even gun shots (I live in a bad part of town). One time my apartment building burned down to the ground and I had to be carried out by a hunky fire fighter.
The Heteropoda davidbowie is distinguished by its large size and yellow hair, and is only found in parts of Malaysia. Bowie was apparently selected for the honour because of his musical contribution to arachnid world – the 1972 concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Peter Jäger, the German spider expert who discovered the Heteropoda davidbowie , said that naming spiders after celebrities helped draw attention to the marginal status of many species as human activity destroys their habitats. Environmental authorities have traditionally proved reluctant to include spiders on lists of endangered animals, but campaigners like Mr Jäger argue that their decline undermines nature's genetic diversity. “It is working against time,” he told The Observer.