Top 10 Photos of the Week

Top 10 Photos of the Week

Because of the tight economy, mail order bride companies have been
cutting corners, shipping brides without adequate packing, and
even worse, sending them without the instruction manuals

Are things funnier if they are bizarre, weird, or strange? Or is humor best staged around the surprise value of catching you off guard. Well, this week we are testing both approaches, along with a couple that make no sense at all. (Pics)

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Something Surprising In Every Box

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I bet the post office is going to love this idea “Not!”

SomethingStore.com is a weird and wacky business concept where your order remains a surprise. You pay, they ship you something and the best part is you will have no idea what’s on its way!

I know it sounds like I’m making this up, and even the founders, based in Long Island, New York, state that they aren’t sure whether the idea is brilliant or dumb. No doubt it’s a risky way to start a business, especially when you can’t fully advocate your own idea. But I’d say, based on the testimonials on their website, the creative thinking of these unique minded entrepreneurs appears to be paying off!

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Enchidna And Platypus Babies: So Ugly And Cute

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So Ugly They’re Cute: Enchidna Babies

Platypus and echidna babies are considered to be the cutest… and some say the ugliest! You can make up your mind here, after seeing this wonderful series of images (by an exclusive permission of Australian photographer Den Whitton).

Den thinks “it’s unfair that the platypus gets all the fame when the echidna is just as weird, and even less understood. Spread the echidna love!”

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Slaughtered Cow Tongue Flavor Is The Hit Of Yokohama Ice Cream Festival

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Great or Gross Ice Cream?

The city of Yokohama has marked the 130th anniversary of the arrival of ice cream in Japan with a festival showcasing exotic regional varieties including eel, raw horse, curry, crab and potato.

Yokohama Ice Cream Expo attracted thousands of fans before it closed yesterday (SUN), according to organiser Manabu Matsumoto, who identified beef tongue ice cream from Miyagi Prefecture as the most popular variety.

“We have ice cream from all over Japan – from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south – but beef tongue has been the one that people keep coming back for,” he said.

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Top Ten Weird Computers

Top Ten Weird Computers

Closeup of a silicon surface pockmarked with holes, designed to slow light passing through it.
This “slow light” waveguide, designed by a team led by Yuri A. Vlasov of IBM’s Thomas J. Watson
Research Center, a crucial component of an optical computer.

New Scientist has a quick round-up of what they consider to be the ten weirdest types of computers. The list includes everything from quantum computers, to slime molds, to pails of water.

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