6 TV Shows That Have Saved Lives

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

For most people, television serves no purpose other than mindless entertainment. On occasion, some people even find television shows to be educational. But in these six very bizarre instances, television actually managed to save people’s lives.

A Urine-Free Wetsuit For $14,000

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

How do you turn a used wetsuit auction into a viral trend that leads to bidding frenzy? By including a picture of a urinating bear apparently. A British diver named D.H. Morgan wanted to sell his used wetsuit on eBay and to emphasize the fact that the suit was never peed in, he included the above image.

The image went viral and traffic (and bids) to the auction soared, so Morgan changed the listing into a charity auction. Eventually, the suit got so much attention that a few companies started throwing in donations to the charity, including a brand new wetsuit in any size.

At the end of the auction, the suit went for 8,999 pounds, approximately $14.4 thousand.

The South Park Art Gallery

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In honor of South Park’s 15th anniversary, artist Ron English curated a South Park gallery showing in New York. Some of the pieces are childish and some are just plain brilliant. Check out more over on Laughing Squid.

Headlines Drawn Literally

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

F-ck Yeah Headlines creates literal illustrations of newspaper headlines. The results can be pretty ridiculous.

Billboard Converted Into A Swing Set

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Perhaps the best use of ad space ever.

Business Dog Memes Rock The Office

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

And there are plenty more on Ihasahotdog.

Amazingly Awesome Spy Gears

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

These super incognito glasses are actually a cyanide pill in disguise, just chew on the tip and the interrogation ends. They’re just one of many cool tools of the trade for super spies during the Cold War. Wired has more.

Mustard Throw Pillow

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The best thing about this mustard packet throw pillow is how it spills all over the couch, even in the crack. You can buy your own on Etsy for only $35.

Japan’s Most Hardcore Badass

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Hideaki Akaiwa swam through a flooded city to rescue his wife from drowning, then he went back in to get his mother. Read the amazing story on Bad Ass of The Week, which has written it up in such a brilliant way, including bits like this, “I’m sure you’re wondering what the fuck is more intense than commandeering a wet suit, face-punching a tsunami and dragging your wife of two decades out of the flooded wreckage of your home, but, no shit, it gets even better.”

The World’s Greatest Contortionists

Monday, March 28th, 2011

If you think contortionists are sexy (or if you just appreciate the art form), then you’ll love this great post on Oddee.