In a move that would make OSHA cry, forklift operator lifts second forklift

July 18, 2014 | No comments

Forklifts aren’t supposed to lift other forklifts, but it looks like they’ve done this a few times…

(via Reddit)

If animals and objects actually looked how kids draw them (they would be awesome) [10 pics]

July 16, 2014 | No comments

Like most young kids, Telmo Pieper spent much of his childhood drawing rudimentary sketches of various animals and objects. Unlike most of us, Pieper actually grew up to be an artist.

For his series called “Kiddie Arts,” Pieper pulled out his old childhood sketches from when he was 4 years old and recreated them as realistic drawings resulting in these fantastically bizarre images…

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This recorded phone conversation with Comcast will make you want to tear your hair out

July 15, 2014 | 20 comments

Yesterday Ryan Block and his wife Veronica Belmont called Comcast to discontinue their service. To their shock, they found it nearly impossible, despite having the customer service rep right there on the phone with them. He could have done it; he just refused.

Veronica was on the call first, but got so frustrated she passed the phone to Ryan. When he took over, he put the phone on speaker and began recording the conversation with another phone.

He writes

Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in — by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep.

You might think it can’t be that bad. But it is that bad…

The best part of the story is that Veronica has a bit of a platform online with 1.7 million followers on Twitter and Ryan is a former tech journalist who also has a successful web presence. Oh, and he’s VP of Product at AOL.

Thanks to his quick thinking to record this travesty of customer service and their combined online clout, the audio is spreading near and far and the rest of us get to participate in the Comcast hating.

24 crazy things stupid travelers have actually tried to bring on planes…in just the last month

July 14, 2014 | No comments

Did you know the TSA has an Instagram account where they share the insane items they have to confiscate?

They’re well-known for the extensive headaches their check-ins cause at every airport in America, but  it turns out sometimes their work actually pays off. There are some crazy people out there who try to travel with seriously ridiculous items that the TSA reasonably confiscates.

Here are just a few of the things people have tried to pack in their carry-ons, along with the airports where each item was confiscated and, in some cases, a quote from the TSA about the item.

Incredibly, all of these things were taken in just the last month…

Throwing knives (in hollowed-out ninja book)

Airport: Washington Reagan

Ninja books are permitted, throwing knives are not.

Confiscated TSA Items 1

Comb daggers

Airports: Boston Logan and Lambert—St. Louis

Confiscated TSA Items 14b

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World’s fastest talking woman tells “The 3 Little Pigs” in 15 seconds, is predictably annoying

July 12, 2014 | No comments

Fran Capo currently holds the Guinness record as the fastest talking woman in the world — 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. Here she demonstrates her talent as well as the frenetic personality that unsurprisingly accompanies her unique skills…

(via Boing Boing)

Customers visit Chinese IKEA stores to nap. No purchase necessary… [9 pics]

July 11, 2014 | No comments

In China at least, IKEA has a very hospitable policy regarding its furniture — Visitors are more than welcome to try it out as thoroughly as they want even if they have no intention of buying. And how does own try out a bed?

By sleeping in it, of course. (What did you think I meant?)

So as the summer heat drives people to the air conditioned solace of places like IKEA, more and more browsing customers are taking advantage of the “open bed” policy, or “open couch” in some instances.

Photographer Kevin Frayer documents the funny trend…

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You were faked out by the 29-impressions song…but when you see how you won’t even care

July 10, 2014 | No comments

Last week the internet was amazed at Rob Cantor’s rendition of an original song using celebrity voices.

The video was titled, “29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song.” In it, Rob says, “We’re gonna perform an original song for you with 29 different celebrity impressions.” But he wasn’t actually doing all of those impressions. In fact, he didn’t do any of them.

Today Rob posted this behind-the-scenes look at the intensive process required to make the perfectly lip-synced video that now has over 7 million views. We were all tricked, but after seeing their work, we don’t even care…

Guitarist plays along with a wildly crying man in the weirdest video you’ll see today

July 10, 2014 | No comments

After a news story was released featuring a man weeping openly as he defended himself against accusations of a financial scandal, one Japanese musician responded in the only sensible manner… He learned the “tune” of the man’s outburst and played along with him on his electric guitar.

Some guitars, as you know, gently weep. This is the opposite of that…