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.
When Tiger Woods was just 14-years-old, he probably had no idea that one day, he'd be worth $600-million. Did you know that Tiger credits his fine hand and finger control to years of playing video games as a kid? That's right, the games, like The Legend of Zelda on the classic NES, also helped him overcome fear of failure. Continue reading for more rare pictures celebrities in their youth who had no idea how famous they were going to become.
In the 3rd century BC, Aristophanes of Byzantium invented a system of single dots that separated verses, and indicated the amount of breath needed to complete each fragment of text, when reading aloud. This is the origin of the concept of a comma, although the name came to be used for the mark itself instead of the clause it separated. Continue reading for the some funny and geeky examples showing why this punctuation mark is important.
For those that were homeschooled, detention is basically one of the most common punishments in schools in the US, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, Australia, South Africa and many other countries. It requires the student(s) to report to a designated area of the school during a specified time, and remain there for a specified period of time. However, some teachers may require them to report on a non-school day. Continue reading to see some of the most bizarre reasons why kids were sent to detention.
Catching a glimpse of the International Space Station from Earth isn't the easiest of tasks, since it orbits at a height of 260-miles (420km), appearing as a small speck when we gaze at the night sky. However, photographer Andy Smith managed to capture the incredible image above that shows the station's silhouette crossing the moon during its orbit of Earth. On either side of the station you can see its vast solar arrays - four on each side - that generate 84 kilowatts of power. In the center, we see the core where the crew of up to six astronauts and cosmonauts reside. Continue reading for more.
Know someone that falls asleep as soon as the car starts moving? If so, "carcolepsy" is a new word you can use to describe them. Unfortunately, this word, along with many others, were created by internet users as purely a mashup of simple word combinations. Others include: "askhole", "chairdrobe", "textpectation", "cellfish", "destinesia" and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
City Hall was the original southern terminal station of the first line of the New York City Subway, built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), named the "Manhattan Main Line", and now part of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. Opened on October 27, 1904, this station underneath the public area in front of City Hall was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway. Given the extensive renovations that would have been required to bring the station up to modern standards, the city decided to close it instead. The final day of service was December 31, 1945. The station can still be seen today by passengers who choose to keep riding the 6 <6> services as they travel around the loop to head back uptown. Continue reading for more.
There are many things in everyday life that appear normal at first, but sometimes, when you take a second glance, something else appears. For example, this cleverly designed image of what appears to be one superhero, is in fact, three, depending on how you look at it: one Wolverine or Batman and his clone. Continue reading for more everyday things that look normal at first, but can't be unseen.
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.
If you're still slogging away trying to recover from the Easter holiday, here are some random and strange, yet true, facts to keep your brain entertained. Some notables include: peanuts being one of the ingredients in dynamite, sharks are the only fish that can blink with both eyes, almonds being part of the peach family and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fennec fox being reunited with his best cat friend William.