Photographer John Plashal spotted a Michael Jackson-like cloud moonwalking through a lightning storm over Goochland County, central Virginia, on Tuesday. He says: "The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there. It's pretty wild. I didn't know what I had until this morning, to be honest with you, when my phone started blowing up." The image was originally submitted to CBS 6. Continue reading for another shot.
There are conspiracies, like the thought our government fabricated dinosaurs, along with their bones, to discourage time travel, and then glitches in The Matrix, where complete strangers end up wearing the same exact outfit out in public. Sure, some of these people might be twins or triplets, but not in these cases. Continue reading to see more coincidences that will boggle your mind.
There are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to certain things, and now there's a Tumblr blog that illustrates how they differ. For example, some people like to have fun with their Wi-Fi network names, while others prefer to be hidden or easily identified by modem model. Then there are smartphone users who have having panels of apps, and others that organize everything into categorized tiles. Last, but not least, the professional snoozers that need a minimum of three alarms to wake up, while others require just one. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a funny R/C FAILS compilation
Here are some mind-boggling macro shots of the human eye, captured by Suren Manvelyan. His photographic interests span from portraits to creative photo projects and the traditional landscape shots. Suren's photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Armenia and worldwide, but his "Your Beautiful Eyes" project is currently the most viewed project of all time on Behance. In addition to photography, he also teaches physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. Continue reading for more interesting images.
Elected King of the Romans February 16, 1486 in Frankfurt-am-Main at his father's initiative and crowned on April 9, 1486 in Aachen, Maximilian I stood at the head of the Holy Roman Empire upon his father's death in 1493. During his first year as an Emperor, much of Austria was under Hungarian rule as they had occupied the territory under the reign of Frederick. In 1490, Maximilian finally reconquered it and entered Vienna. The photos above provide a rare look at one of his swords. Continue reading for more interesting photos.
Another week, another batch of new pareidolia - a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) which is perceived as significant - cases. Common examples of this are seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on phonograph records when they are played in reverse. In the example above, we have a cat that looks just like Chewbacca from Star Wars. Continue reading for more.
There are some things that do not need an explanation, such as fire being hot. Now the one thing we wonder is what prompted this establishment to put this sign up, but you know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry. Unfortunately, there are many more extremely obvious things that do not need signs, but have one anyway, like pressing "up" and "down" on an elevator to go in either direction. Continue reading to see more.
Spring may already be here, but when the sun is out, or a toasty laptop is nearby, be on the lookout for random animals trying to keep warm. Above, we have a bird who has found the perfect spot on a laptop and couldn't be more satisfied. On a related note, did you know that birds tend to get puffier in winter, just like the coats people wear? A bird's body heat warms the air between its feathers, so they fluff up in the cold to trap as much air in their feathers as possible. The more trapped air, the warmer the bird. Continue reading for more.
Russian Railways boss Vladimir Yakunin has proposed an idea for a train and road network that would link on either end with networks in Europe and Asia. This superhighway, which would run about 20,000 km (12,400 miles) in length, would make it possible for drivers to travel from London all the way to New York. It could also be used to build pipelines for oil and gas as well as infrastructure for electricity and water supplies. One caveat: the superhighway comes with a sky-high price tag that could be trillions of dollars. Continue reading for more.
Touted as a "Ferrari Fighter", the Falcon F7 is a 2-door American supercar built on a lightweight monocoque chassis using a blend of aluminum, carbon fiber, and kevlar. Powering this beast is a Lingenfelter-sourced V8 that generates 1,100hp, mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.7-seconds, with a top speed of 200mph. Continue reading for a special "How It's Made" episode featuring this car, more pictures and additional information.