An Antarctic expedition organized by the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) aims to find the frozen barrier they believe marks the edge of our world, which is allegedly thousands of feet thick, stands 164-feet high and surrounds the entire planet. This trip has intrigued many, including YouTube star Logan Paul, who just may join in on the fun. “If you take a globe and you squish it down, the Antarctic would go all the way around the Earth. It’s kind of like an ice shore and it’s very, very large. It’s not like you just go there and you can just peek over it. We don’t believe anything can fall off the edge, because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we’re in a dome, like a snow globe. So the sun, moon and stars are all inside. It’s very high but all contained inside. So there’s no way to actually fall off of the earth,” said FEIC founder Robbie Davidson to Forbes. Read more to watch Logan Paul’s flat Earth documentary.
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Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive, with approximately twenty million players as of 2015, and over twenty billion Magic cards produced in the period from 2008-2016. One thing players may notice is that the flavor text – the italicized text, but not in parentheses, on a card that serves to provide a mood or give background information on the game world without effecting gameplay – on Magic cards is mystical, so this Google Translate experiment has yielded some unusual results to say the least. Read more to see a few examples.
James A. Mucciaccio Jr., a 48-year-old man from Deerfield Beach, drove his blue Ferrari 360 into the Lake Worth Inlet and stated to police that Jesus told him to do it. Police said Mucciaccio claimed he was waiting for a friend to pick him up by the dock, and once the officer told him that he couldn’t park there, he reversed toward the road but then suddenly switched into drive and drove into the inlet at a high rate of speed. “Jesus told me to drive through a small gate and into a 6 foot window. Jesus made me the smartest man on Earth and it’s so hard to have this responsibility. Money is going to be irrelevant in two days, remember to smile,” said Mucciaccio. Read more for a video with new pictures of the actual supercar in the lake.
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers accidentally called 9-1-1, an American emergency services number, from orbit during his time aboard the International Space Station. The 60-year-old, who spent more than 200 days among the stars over two separate missions in 2004 and 2011, said: “If you’re in space, it’s like you’re making a call via Houston, first you dial the 9 for an outside line and then 011 for an international line. The next day I received an email message: Did you call 911?,” said Kuipers. He quickly hung up, but the call triggered a Mission Control alert in Houston. Read more for an in-depth tour of the ISS given by Kuipers.
A bewildered woman attempted to fill up a Tesla Model S with petrol, and the people behind her vehicle happened to capture the entire ordeal on video. She may have confused this EV for a plug-in hybrid, and after about 45-seconds of searching, the electric charging port opens, which prompted her to slide a credit card into the machine to activate the pump. Read more to watch the video.
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The University of California, Berkley campus have been invaded by KiwiBot autonomous delivery robots, but this past Friday, students found one of the 100+ active robots in flames. Apparently, a “defective battery” that had been accidentally installed in the robot was the cause, according to the company. “One of the batteries for our robot that was idling started smouldering, eventually leading to some smoke and minor flames. A member of the community acted swiftly to extinguish the flames using a nearby fire extinguisher,” the company said in a statement. Read more for another video about the Kiwibot and additional information.
Russia24, a major news channel, touted “Boris” as “the country’s most modern robot,” but all is not as it seems. While it may look similar to Honda’s Asimo, internet users were quick to point out a few irregularities, like how its head seemed to only have LED lights for eyes / mouth, without any noticeable sensors. Or, how it didn’t have any speakers or even a microphone anywhere close to it when speaking, despite a robotic voice booming from the venue’s speakers. Why? Well, the real reason is because the robot is actually the Alesha Robot Costume, which can be purchased for $3,765. Read more for another video and a picture of the actual costume.
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Photoshop guru James Fridman continues to accept photo retouching requests through social media, and the results are as literal as ever. For example, the two brothers above requested to have both wearing the same shirt, and James ended up wrapping them both in one giant garment instead. Other examples include: relocating people, giving someone wings, making a person shorter, and more. Continue reading to see seven of his latest requests.
Google Street View can be used for many things, like visual turn-by-turn directions, or just a virtual vacation, but one Peruvian man discovered much more. He was allegedly searching for the quickest way to reach the Bridge of Sighs, in Barranco, Lima, when he stumbled upon a curly-haired woman sitting on a bench with a not so familiar man. Despite their faces being blurred, he quickly identified the woman as his wife due to her hair and clothes. A divorce ensued shortly after. continue reading for another picture and more information.
Many are familiar with Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” painting, but did you know it was auctioned by Sotheby’s in London on Friday night for £1.04-million? That’s right, the stencil spray painting showing a girl reaching towards a heart-shaped balloon on canvas suddenly slid through a shredder installed directly in the frame after it was sold. “It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” said Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director and head of contemporary art in Europe. Continue reading for more pictures and information.