The Michelin Man, the brand icon of Michelin Tires, was once an overweight, cigar-smoking beer drinker.
The 115-year-old character is one of the world’s oldest trademarks, and also one of its most loved. But early photographs of Bibendum, as the Michelin Man is also called, are nothing short of terrifying.
“…I believe there is more to ghosts than just wishful thinking or the quest for a spooky story to tell around a campfire. I believe there are a number of good reasons to at least be open to the idea that ghosts might well inhabit our reality. I know that none of these in and of themselves constitute proof that ghosts exist, but when combined they make a good case that there may be something tangible behind those things that go bump in the night.” VIA: -UNIQUE DAILY-
From the depths of the Javan jungle to the towns of the Northeastern United States – mysterious winged creatures can be found in local legends all over the world. Keep reading >>
We’ve been conjecturing about life on Mars for centuries. In popular culture, the concept of intelligent life on Mars was championed by astronomer Percival Lowell in the late 1800s and his theories on the Martian canals. Science fiction writers — always game for some reckless conjecture — took up the banner from there. -GALLERY-
Haha, here’s Henry Rollins rockin’ out to an unreleased version of FUNKY TOWN he did with drag superstar RuPaul… What an unlikely duet!
The economy is still in shambles, drones could be surveying your house any day now and to make matters worse, penis stealing is ‘on the rise’.
Alternet’s headline warns, “Penis Snatching on the Rise — Africa’s Genital-Stealing Crime Wave Hits the Countryside.” -CONTINUED-
The Island Of The Dolls (Isla de las Muñecas), located in the vast network of canals that lies to the south of Mexico City, near Xochimilco is one of the creepiest tourist attraction in Mexico. Here, among the branches and dead trees hang hundreds of old, mutilated dolls.
Have featured him here before, and even interviewed him once, but check out the trippy new video by cyber-artist Larry Carlson…
Deep inside its vaults sealed within titanium caskets, are the original texts of founder L Ron Hubbard on gold discs – the religion’s most sacred scriptures.
A report in the Sun newspaper tells how Sweeney visited the site, known as Trementina Base, and interviewed former members of the church of Scientology for the new book Church of Fear.
Forgotten Boneyard is the 100% real animal bone work of artist Tim Prince.
This interview with “author, photographer, and ossuary expert” Paul Koudounaris is a trove of weird stories about the things people get up to with their local mummies, haunted skulls, and other “miracle-performing” remains: -BOING BOING-
From a genitalia-headed fish to a two-faced cat—it’s been a weird and wild year at National Geographic. And for our weird fans, we’ve rounded up our editor’s picks for the ten oddest stories of 2012.
Using a complicated system unknown to us humans, aliens appear to have managed to beam their image onto the spectacular Northern Lights sky.
Sean T. Collins of The Comics Journal interviewed Uno Moralez, a 44-year-old cartoonist from Bashkortostan. His black-and-white work has an old-timey Macpaint look. Check out his creepy loops.
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Jason Freeny’s latest creation is a mass produced sculpture, puzzle and educational toy in one. The Gummi Bear Anatomy Toy has a transparent body with 41 removable internal parts.
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