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.
The "Leaf" is touted as the "world's first plug n' play cannabis growing system", and it promises to making growing quality cannabis a breeze at home. Looking just like a small fridge, this device delivers real-time metrics - including pH level, plant height, water level, and air temperature - to your phone via the Leaf mobile app during the entire growing process. One problem, it'll set you back $1,500. Continue reading to see what the "Leaf" looks like in a home, and for a preview of the app.
The Catatumbo Lightning atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela, occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The frequent, powerful flashes of lightning over this relatively small area are considered to be the world's largest single generator of tropospheric ozone. It originates from a mass of storm clouds at a height of more than 5 km, and occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It occurs over and around Lake Maracaibo, typically over the bog area formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
This isn't a crashed UFO, but rather a real Volcano House built atop a real volcano in Barstow, California, overlooking the Mojave Desert. Located approximately 45-minutes east of Barstow, next to a small lake, it features a unique dome-like design, complete with shiny silver metal accents on top to give it an other worldly feel. There's two bedrooms, two bathrooms, all of which have tile floors and tall, curved ceilings. Unlike other homes out in the desert, this one has a separate garage and apartment at the bottom. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the toughest Super Mario Maker level yet.
Berkeley Lab Researchers have created a groundbreaking new invisibility cloak made of near-microscopic brick-shaped gold nano antennas. Unlike previous models, this cloak works almost as well as a perfectly flat mirror by reflecting light in such a way that makes it seem like the cloak and the 3D object it's hiding have vanished, even the edges. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
A meteorite is essentially a solid piece of debris from a source such as an asteroid or a comet, which originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. It is called a meteoroid before its impact. Meteorites have traditionally been divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites are rocks, mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites that are largely composed of metallic iron-nickel; and, stony-iron meteorites that contain large amounts of both metallic and rocky material. The images above show what iron meteorites look like when cut in half. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Just like everything else on the internet, people tend to over exaggerate things, such as this bizarre cloud formation spotted over Escazu, Costa Rica. Joey Petit, a local, told ABC News that his family were at a playground when Airle, his 11-year-old son, noticed the odd formations in the clouds. "He immediately grabbed the camera and started taking video and photos. We were just so amazed. We had no idea what it was and we'd never seen anything like it," said his father. Continue reading for a viral video of bizarre "End of Times" trumpet sounds heard around the world.
A monowheel is basically a one-wheeled single-track vehicle similar to a unicycle. However, instead of sitting above the wheel, the rider sits either within it or next to it. The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner rim. Hand-cranked and pedal-powered monowheels were patented and built in the late 19th century; most built in the 20th century have been motorized. Today, monowheels are generally built and used for fun and entertainment purposes, though from the 1860s through to the 1930s, they were proposed for use as serious transportation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the current stone skipping world record of 88 skips.
By now, you've probably already heard of Andrew Carlssin, the alleged time traveler from the year 2256, but apparently, he now resides in Toronto, Canada, and is working on an oil extraction machine. Back when he was caught by the SEC in 2002 for insider trading, he provided an exact prediction, right down to the date, about the U.S. invasion of Iraq, to prove he was a real time traveler. "We don't believe this guy's story - he's either a lunatic or a pathological liar. But the fact is, with an initial investment of only $800, in two weeks' time he had a portfolio valued at over $350 million. Every trade he made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can't be pure luck," said an SEC insider. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular videos today, including a mind-boggling 3D mapping installation that turns a dining table into an interactive experience.
Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhutter captured something you don't see everyday...hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above ground at an annual "Highline Meeting," in which 26 athletes came together relax in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky. "I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it's perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it's so exposed, relaxing is not a problem. This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating. But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to 'building bridges' instead of fighting each other," said Wahlhutter. Continue reading for another video and more picturesl.