Other Stuff Archive
Piotr Naskrecki is an Etymologist, which means he spends most of his time studying insects, mostly katydids. His research takes him to remote South American rainforests, in which he walks alone at night, in search of creepy, crawly, insects. He walks slowly and carefully so as to not disturb anything and anybody, scanning
Arachnophobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined as a disproportional fear of spiders. But would it be considered disproportionate to freak out when you wake up to a giant 6-foot spider web blocking your entire garage door, and a huge spider right in the center of it? This is not a theoretical scenario,
Let’s face it: Summer is over. Before the we have to start getting ready for the bitter winter cold, though, we have a chance to enjoy the most beautiful time of the year. In the fall, the green pigment in leaves (Chlorophyll) breaks down, revealing the rich and beautiful underlying
Riding public transportation is almost never a pleasant experience. Somehow, there are always delays when you’re late, the air conditioning doesn’t work on the hottest days, and the seats and railings are always filthy. And don’t even get me started on our fellow passengers, who shout into their cell phones
There’s some debate regarding the origins of the expression “happy camper” to describe a comfortable, contented person. Regardless, there’s no denying that camping adventures have long been part of living the American dream. But buying (or even renting) a camper can be quite pricy, so what’s one to do? Reddit user tylerthompson21 decide to… build
Measuring up to 7ft from wing-tip to wing-tip and armed with a poisonous sting which can be deadly to humans, Golden Rays are as beautiful as they are terrifying. I can’t even imagine coming across one of these creatures in the ocean… But what about a school of 10,000 of these
21-year-old art student Heather Rooney wanted to honor the memory of Robin Williams, who who brought her so many laughs and smiles through the years. A master of using Prismacolor pencils, she went on to create an incredibly photorealistic draw of the late actor. Completing this artwork took Heather around 30
Prankster Big Daws is known for his YouTube prank videos in which he awkwardly stares at strangers or plays drinking games at the library. But for his latest video, he decided to something very different: He dressed up as a homeless person and gave $20 to every stranger who helped him with change. The reactions of these kind passers-by are truly priceless.
If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what would they think of America? It’s safe to say that they would probably be proud of many things, but horrified at some others. Most Americans would probably be surprised by some facts about their very own country – if they knew these
Alzheimer’s disease leads to progressive deterioration of a person’s memory and cognition. It’s a terrible disease, both for the afflicted themselves, but also for their family and friends who are helplessly watching their loved one slip away. The previous time Kelly Gunderson went to visit her 87-year-old mother who has Alzheimer’s, her mother
This wild bear has been spotted wandering around Perry Township, Pennsylvania, for almost two months with his head stuck inside a bucket. When a Facebook page was created by local residents to raise awareness for the Bucket Bear, Dean Hornberger and his girlfriend Samantha Eigenbrod saw it and immediately made plans to make a rescue
Having a dog is one of the most rewarding things in the world, but it has its challenges and is not always easy. So here some brilliant and creative life hacks that will make you the most knowledgeable dog parent possible, and will make life easier for both you and your best friend.
Maho Beach is located on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean, in the country of Sint Maarten. Like many Caribbean beaches, its spectacular white sand and beautiful turquoise water attract many vacationers. But it is also extremely dangerous if you’re not careful. The beach is famous for being
Most people know that smoking is extremely harmful to your health, but even with all the warnings and the graphic photos of what cigarette smoke does to your body, many continue to smoke. But that may change if they watch this short video – it’s the most convincing case
We all heard the warnings time and again about the dangers of exposure to the sun, and why you should always wear sunscreen. But seeing what sunscreen actually does to your skin is something quite different, and it’s really incredible. Thomas Leveritt recently set up a special ultraviolet camera in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park