Brick and mortar businesses could either advertise online, or come up with a clever chalkboard sign in hopes that they go viral online. These chose the latter, but unfortunately, many do not include their logo or store name on these signs. First up, we have a pilates studio or a cafe that decided "Pie and Lattes" was far more interesting. Next, a bar that touts itself as a "3D Tinder". Continue reading for more.
You could either use a phone or tablet while lying down on your side, or prop a laptop up, connect a wireless mouse, and click away, like this person. One problem, using the keyboard is still next to impossible due to the angle, but voice control might be another option. That is just one of the many acts of extreme laziness captured for the entire internet to see, other examples include: a homemade pliers razor, sitting on an office chair box and more. Continue reading to see them all.
So far, there are 46 U.S. states that have been texting while driving, but having a highway billboard stating "texting while driving kills" and offering driving tips by texting is a bit strange. Unfortunately, that is just one of the many unintentionally ironic things you'll see on a daily basis. Others include: a 50 Cent album priced at $.50, a bird resting on a "no birds" sign, crushed tomatoes in a smashed can, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
New Horizons managed to capture a beautiful sunset on Pluto from 11,000-miles away. On the top image, you can see Hillary Montes on the western skyline, with Norgay Montes in the central foreground and the frozen Sputnik Planum to the east. The entire image measures just 780-miles wide, and shows the complex layered haze of Pluto's atmosphere. The bottom image depicts dusk highlighted with fog - a near-surface haze cut by shadows of hills and small mountains. The image is 115-miles across. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.
When it comes to translation services, there are plenty of options, especially with freelancing sites offering gigs at $5 or lower, but one thing you should never do is choose a free online translation service. For example, this restaurant somehow ended up with two Wikipedia dishes, one with a side of pimientos. Now unless this entree comes with a free Wikipedia t-shirt, it's probably in no way related to the Internet encyclopedia. Continue reading for more bizarre translation gone wrong examples.
Set to open next year at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Valravn Birdseye is set become the world's tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster. It will "swoop 223 feet down the 90-degree drop, free falling at speeds up to 75mph through three inversions." Shattering 10 world records in the amusement park industry, it's most certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you want to ride the beast before it opens in 2016, simply click the virtual video above for a quick thrill. Continue reading for more interesting pictures.
First sold in 1983, the Sony PS-F5 is a stylish marvel of engineering, due to its small, portable turntable that runs off regular batteries or an external power supply. You can play either 7" or 12" records at 45 / 33.3 RPM either in a standing or laying position, thanks to a linear tracking, direct drive, along with a record clamping system. You'll also find dual headphone jacks, as well as a swiveling foot arrangement, which stows in the base of the player. When you rotate the rubber-covered chrome plated steel feet, they extend out of the front and rear, giving extra stability when standing upright. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.
Vantablack is a substance made of carbon nanotubes and is currently the blackest substance known, absorbing a maximum of 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum. To be more specific, it's composed of a forest of vertical tubes which are "grown". When light strikes vantablack, instead of bouncing off, it becomes trapped and is continually deflected between the tubes before eventually becoming heat. This substance has many potential applications, including preventing stray light from entering telescopes, and improving the performance of infrared cameras both on earth and in space. Vantablack may also increase the absorption of heat in materials used in concentrated solar power technology, as well as military applications such as thermal camouflage. The emissivity of Vantablack and scalability support a wide range of applications Continue reading for more interesting photos.
Encountering an irate person at the Apple Store isn't too much out of the ordinary, but seeing someone bring their miniature pony along most certainly is. On a related note, did you know that Apple Stores see a total 1-million visitors per day worldwide? In comparison, Disney theme parks only get about 130-million visitors per year to the 365-million looking for new gadgets. Apple's Nanjing East store in Shanghai is the world's busiest, with 25,000 visitors per day. Continue reading for more bizarre things people have seen.
There are reportedly seven people that look exactly like you in the world, and if Albert Einstein were alive today, he'd probably look something like this NYC taxi cab driver. On a related note, did you know that a doppelganger is sometimes portrayed as a paranormal phenomenon, and in some traditions as a harbinger of bad luck. In other traditions and stories, they recognize your 'double-goer' as an evil twin. Continue reading for more everyday things that look eerily similar to each other.