Coolest Events Around The World Here are the most bizarre/amazing events around the the world that you are missing out on every year by not exploring. This is motivation for you to go out and see what else is out in the world! (I apologize in advance for making your local concerts and street fairs look like petting zoos) Bunyol, Spain — August 26th – 11am Every year 30,000 people assemble in the streets of Bunyol, Spain to participate in the largest tomato fight in the world. 125,000 kg of tomatoes are brought into the city via truck so ammunition is never short. 5 massive tomato-packed rockets are exploded in the air to commence the fight. 1) You must squish each tomato before throwing it so that the force of the vegetable against you target’s head will not cause injury 2) Only tomatoes can be thrown ‘Black Rock City’, Nevada, USA — September 3rd-5th The official site for Burning Man describes the event as “a city in the desert dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art.” Thailand — April 13-15
A mix tape Contributor Sam Bungey writes: If you listened to the story I reported in this week's Poultry Slam about Tom the Turkey, you know that Officer Jeff Day, the cop who actually shot and killed the bird, would not speak to us. At first he declined our request by phone, so my producer Brian Reed and I went to the Chilmark police station to try and convince him in person. We wanted to hear from the last person to see Tom alive. But when we showed up, Day responded by simply fixing us with an inscrutable gaze. Honestly, we were surprised. “Do you not like reporters?” In mafia culture, breaking Omertà can be punishable by death. “I couldn’t tell you,” said the officer. Pictured: Tom the Turkey and his gang (we're not sure exactly which one is Tom).
Comics, Quizzes, and Stories - The Oatmeal 18 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 9) As we've demonstrated many times before in our most popular feature on Cracked, the forces of the universe love the sound of people shouting "Fake!" at their computer screens, and photographers love to capture the proof. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. And now ... #18. Church of the Flying Spaghetti MonsterAnother normal day at Innsmouth Beach. It looks like three surfers are about to be devoured by a Lovecraftian sea monster or a horde of giant octopi. Actually, that's just what a wave looks like when it's full of sunlight and enough seaweed to choke a sperm whale, and it's not all that uncommon. #17. Geekologie What looks like a screen cap from a CGI-heavy Super Bowl commercial is actually a real, not-manipulated photograph. Telegraph.co.ukSeen here, reeling in a 300-pound marlin. #16. #15. TopTenz.net #14. Bleacher Report #13. #12. #11. #10.
How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - Austin Kleon Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | More… Here’s what a few folks have said about it: “Brilliant and real and true.” Read an excerpt below… Tags: steal like an artist
5 Funny And Adorable Pet Websites To Brighten Your Day - PetAg Brighten up these long days of spring showers with a little pet humor. Our pets always have a way of brightening up even our darkest days. Whether you need a furry shoulder to cry on, a cuddle buddy on a lonely night or just someone to listen while you talk, pets are always there for you. Many pet owners will also tell you that, in addition to being huge lovers, our pets are also a giant form of entertainment. Lucky for us, many websites all across the internet have taken it upon themselves to collect these knee-slapping, pants-wetting, absolutely hilarious pet moments so that we can re-live them when we are in need of a pick-me-up. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Image: Source
How to Easily Watch Netflix and Hulu From Anywhere in the World Ever wanted to access an online web service, only to find it’s only available to those people living in the United States? Read on to find out how you can get around this restriction by changing one simple setting in Windows. Changing Your DNS Settings Press the Win + R keyboard combination, then type ncpa.cpl into the run box and hit enter. Then right-click on your current network adapter and choose properties from the context menu. When the properties dialog opens, scroll down and choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the properties button. Then change your DNS Settings to the following IP’s: Preferred DNS: 188.8.131.52Alternate DNS: 184.108.40.206 Click OK, and then browse away. When you are done browsing the restricted sites, you should change your DNS settings back to what they were before you changed them. The DNS Server IPs come from the fantastic folk over at Tunlr.
Convert Case - Convert upper case to lower case, lower case to upper case and more! The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British... Ace - If something is ace it is awesome. I used to hear it a lot in Liverpool. Kids thought all cool stuff was ace, or brill. Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. All right? Anti-clockwise - The first time I said that something had gone anti-clockwise to someone in Texas I got this very funny look. Any road - Up north (where they talk funny!!) Arse - This is a word that doesn't seem to exist in America. Arse about face - This means you are doing something back to front. Arse over elbow - This is another way of saying head over heels but is a little more descriptive. Arse over tit - Another version of arse over elbow, but a bit more graphic! Arsehole - Asshole to you. Arseholed - Drunk! As well - You chaps say also when we would say "too" or "as well". Ass - Your backside, but mostly a donkey! Au fait - Another one of those French expressions that have slipped into the English language. Baccy - Tobacco. Biggie - This is unusual.
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