Archive for the ‘Sad News’ Category

I never would have thought that I could use the term “ant farm” so literally. But Farm 432 is doing just that with their DIY larva growing system, expecting farmers to eat the ‘fruits’ of their labors. While the average American may be hesitant to snack on a centipede or bite a beetle, cuisines in [...]

A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a fisherman in Denmark, prompting fears by male skinny-dippers throughout Scandanavia and perhaps parts of the United States. The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been [...]

As the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5) is released in May, Yahoo is featuring first-person stories from Americans who are diagnosed with some of the most common mental health disorders in the United Startes. Here are some of therir stories. In the caption, you can click to their full [...]

The city of Keene, New Hampshire, is suing a group of do-gooders for allegedly topping off parking meters of strangers. The group, which calls itself “Robin Hood and his Merry Men,” likes to leave notes on the windshields of cars that are in danger of getting a ticket due to an expired meter, according to [...]

TOKYO (AP) — An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military’s forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. Damn I thought the Japanese was supposed to be all about discipline, you cant keep [...]

A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday. I hate massive stupidity, YOU DO NOT DESTROY A 2300 YEAR OLD ancient pyramid, just saying if it had to go, dude you could sell it to a [...]

A map that aggregates geo-coded tweets shows the location of racist and homophobic comments. The map was put together by a team of geographers lead by Dr. Matthew Zook of University of Kentucky, who called themselves Floating Sheep. Floating sheep has has built maps in the past by pulling together user-generated, geo-coded information from the Internet. [...]

ROME (AP) — The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating [...]

Earlier this week NASA began to tease us with tantalizing hints regarding a major announcement, and the interwebs began buzzing with the possibilities. The safe money was on the possible world changing announcement that the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft– which is currently sending back massive amounts of data from Saturn—had confirmed the existence of microscopic life on [...]

An Argentine man who thought he bought a pair of poodles at an outdoor market in Buenos Aires brought them home to the vet only to be told they were actually ferrets on steroids. Sorry video in Spanish, or you speak the language then your loving the video or angry or whatever. – Holy Fuck that’s [...]

NKorea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea, says nuclear war imminent. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of a nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to scare foreigners into pressing their governments to [...]