Saturday, 26 September 2015

World of Weird, Channel 4: Documentary investigates Bronies, families for hire, and a man with 39 wives

READ MOREIt’s a big world out there – any that’s plenty of space for all kinds of weird and wonderful lifestyles to be practiced across the globe. In a one-hour special titled World of Weird, Channel 4 sent a variety of journalists to investigate the brilliant and the bizarre – everything from Bronies (obsessive adult male fans of My Little Pony), to apocalypse-ready ‘doomsday preppers’ in America, to a man in remote India with 39 wives and 94 children. You can hardly accuse World of Weird of lacking variety. In its opening segment, it follows a Texan couple who have a pet, er, buffalo. He’s called Wild Thing, and he wanders freely around the house, occasionally destroying bits of furniture and his outdoor fences.

Boeing Just Patented This Weird Cargo-Grabbing Plane

READ MOREBoeing Cargo Plane Patent FiguresCargo containers are as universal as trade itself, finding their way onto trucks, freight trains, and ocean-going vessels. Their uniform, boxy shape and sharp edges make them instantly stackable, but not terribly aerodynamic. For transport by air, that usually means fitting square pegs into round planes. A new plane design by Boeing, granted a patent this week, could change that. Instead of slotting cargo containers into a round tube, the Boeing plane would line them up longwise in a neat row, then lower its aerodynamic body on top. Here’s what that looks like:

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Ten Legitimately Weird Things You Should Probably Know About Your Vagina...Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month..

It's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, yo. You probably already know that your vagina is an amazing thing. It brings pleasure, periods, and can even bring another tiny human into the world. That’s crazy, right? Crazy it may be, but these are well known titbits of trivia. What about the weird stuff? Because when it comes to that warm, dark space between your pins, there’s always something new you can learn. We speak to The Eve Appeal, who helped to give us the lowdown on the female anatomy.

1. It’s impossible to lose anything in your vagina

And thank God, right?! Think of your vagina like a sock. Not only is a sock also something that men put their penis in, but that’s the actual shape of your vagina. Like a sock! It has an opening and a closed bit that keeps everything from getting lost forever. Before puberty the uterus is about 3.5 centimetres in length, with an average thickness of around 1cm. After puberty it will change to around 7.6 centimetres, with a thickness of 3cm. What all this means is that no matter the length and thickness of your nethers, your uterus will always be too small for anything to go through it, unless you’re giving birth obvs.

2. What do vaginas and sharks have in common?

Not teeth, luckily. They both contain squalene, which is a substance that exists in the liver of a shark, and also in the vagina, as a natural lubricant. Romantic huh? Never have I felt so in touch with nature...READ MORE

Saturday, 5 September 2015

10 pieces of weird DJ merchandise you can currently buy

10 Skrillex socks

For anyone whose sock drawer doesn't mysteriously re-stock itself once a year maybe this isn't such a strange item, but there is something peculiar about purchasing socks from a DJ rather than skipping to the local M&S when all yours have got holes in. Of all things to purchase with your favourite artist's logo emblazoned across it, amongst t-shirts, hoodies and caps, this might just be a little too subtle for our tastes.READ MORE -