What God would like to kill you for (according to various world religions)

September 5, 2014 | 2 comments

Across the spectrum of world religions, there are a plethora of supposed ways to motivate God to execute you or at least want you dead. Here are some of them, compiled from the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism, Hinduism and Confucianism.

Of course, each of these religion’s texts were written ages ago and are now interpreted in a variety of non-deadly ways. Still, taken literally, this summary of misdeeds that warrant death in each belief system is at least intriguing if not amusing…

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The Wrath of God

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This guy wouldn’t be making $500K a year if it weren’t for his face tattoo

September 5, 2014 | 4 comments

Getting a face tattoo is like saying goodbye to ever getting a good job, right? Well, yes and no…

Bored with his job at Toys ‘R’ Us three years ago, Ethan Westbrooks needed a spark to motivate himself to succeed in something else. As a student and football player at Sacramento City Junior College, Westbrooks resolved that he would make the NFL.

He quit his job at the toy store and to ensure that he would never be able to be hired at a normal job again, he got a tattoo just below his eye…

Ethan Westbrooks

Soon after getting his face inked, the defensive lineman transferred from the junior college to Division II West Texas A&M. He says about the tattoo,

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How to use a beach ball to make everybody hate you

September 4, 2014 | 4 comments

A man at a recent Arizona game decided to make enemies with as many people as possible, both in the immediate vicinity and across the world through YouTube. And all he needed for this ambitious but befuddling objective was a beach ball that happened to be bouncing by…

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Check out the crazy thing that happens when you look at a human forehead upside down

September 4, 2014 | 2 comments

For a remarkably simple yet creepily fantastic series she calls “Alienation,” photographer Anelia Loubser takes stark black and white photos of people looking perplexed, or surprised, or angry, or any other emotion that causes their forehead to wrinkle up.

She then crops their image to only show their eyes and brow…

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Finally, she makes one more ridiculously simple change and everything about the image is altered.

She flips it upside down…

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The result is absurdly hilarious as we see parts of perfectly normal faces turn into faces straight out of some scary monster or alien movie…

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Russian road rage incident is settled by the most unlikely cast of characters

September 3, 2014 | No comments

When Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, Ice Age’s Scrat the Squirrel, and a rabbit show up to confront a road raging driver, the intense situation gets hilariously (if a bit violently) bizarre…

Having accomplished their goal of getting the road rager off of their driver, the cartoon crew appeared to leave him with nothing more than a few bruises. How nice of them…

Student will carry her mattress everywhere until she’s no longer in school with her rapist

September 3, 2014 | 1 comment

Almost three years ago, Emma Sulkowicz was assaulted in her dorm room. Since then, she has tried to deal with the attack through the “proper” channels, speaking at different times with both her school’s administration and later to the police. The experience was, of course, horrendous, and the authorities’ reactions were both offensive and ineffective.

This year, she is going about her continued response to her rape very differently. As a visual arts major, she has decided, for her senior project, to perform a bizarre and fascinating protest. For the entire school year, or as long as her rapist is still at her school, she is going to carry her mattress everywhere she goes.

Here she is explaining this choice to a reporter from her college paper

How do you keep juggling interesting? Turn it into a fight, of course…

August 31, 2014 | No comments

When a juggling convention needs to spice things up, they hold a Fight Night, which is a one-on-one competition between two jugglers. The match requires each juggler to keep three clubs in the air while knocking one of their competitors’ clubs to the ground.

It’s a funny combination of boxing and juggling, but as this title match from last month’s European Juggling Convention in Ireland shows, it’s really fun to watch…

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We all know smoking is bad for you, but seeing it like this is staggering

August 29, 2014 | No comments

Researchers inflate healthy lungs and the lungs of a smoker. The difference is astonishing…

And the fact that horrible images like this don’t motivate most smokers to quit just speaks to what a powerful and terrible vice it is…