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Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes
You can’t remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives. Three sources confirm to TechCrunch that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own replies to him conspicuously remain. An email receipt of a Facebook message from 2010 reviewed by TechCrunch proves Zuckerberg sent people messages that no longer appear in their Facebook chat logs or...
facebook  funny  corruption  usa 
april 2018 by iamfantastikate
Dutch experiment with 'Tinder for orangutans'
The research, conducted with Leiden University, could improve breeding programmes for the apes, the park said.

The local De Stentor newspaper wrote: "Apenheul wants to know if female orangutans like Samboja, looking at pictures on a tablet, can show a preference for potential mates, before they are flown to the Netherlands."

Initial results indicate that bonobos, an endangered ape species, react most strongly to photos showing positive behaviours, such as sexual activity or searching for lice, the park said....

But the study had to be suspended for the orangutans, after Samboja, a young female, destroyed a tablet showing potential suitors.
funny  animals  sex  science 
january 2017 by iamfantastikate
Donald Trump speaks to shrunken Atlanta crowd as poll numbers drop
The suspicion of protesters reached a point at which Trump supporters were informing on each other for not being “real” supporters. One woman pointed security toward a couple sitting quietly in their seats. “Them,” she mouthed.

The couple seemed baffled and denied to a security agent that they were anything but genuine Trump admirers. He waved them toward the exit and said, “Let’s go.”

Afterward the informer, who declined to give her name, grinned as onlookers congratulated her. “I heard one of them say ‘Never Trump’,” she said. “And one held up three fingers, like this.”

She held up her hand in a Boy Scout salute.
funny  republicans  u.s.-elections  u.s.a.  politics  wtf 
june 2016 by iamfantastikate
A poem about Silicon Valley, made up of Quora questions
Why are successful entrepreneurs stereotypically jerks?
Which Silicon Valley company has the best intern perks?
What looks easy until you actually try it?
How did your excretions change under a full Soylent diet?
funny  poetry  california  u.s.a. 
may 2016 by iamfantastikate
Australia blocks sale of Ireland-sized chunk of land to private Chinese company
The Australian government on Friday blocked once and for all a bid that would have seen a chunk of its land the size of Ireland — or more than 1 percent of the country's total landmass — sold to a private Chinese company.

The company at first seems like an extremely unlikely contender to become not only Australia's, but the world's, biggest private landowner. It's called Dakang, and it was once a struggling pig-breeding firm until it was bought in 2013 by Pengxin Group, a Shanghai-based company mostly involved in real estate.
australia  china  funny  politics 
may 2016 by iamfantastikate
Texan who says Obama was a gay prostitute holds commanding lead in Board of Education vote
Bruner has stated that:

- “School shootings started after the schools started teaching evolution.”

- “Many of the (sexual education) books which teachers read to your small children are not allowed in jails and prisons because of the bad effect the books have on the prisoners. These books stimulate children to experiment with sex.”

- “The Democrat Party had JFK killed because the socialists and Communists in the party did not want a conservative president.”

- “It is a goal of United Nations' Agenda 21 and the One World Order to reduce the population of the world by 2/3.”
nottheonion  texas  wtf  funny  republicans  education 
march 2016 by iamfantastikate
Travis County GOP Apoplectic Over New Chairman
Morrow, who’s also tweeted that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is “very likely a gayman who got married,” said he supports the brand of Republican politics he most closely associates with Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.

“The Republican Party, I would hope, is about limited government with a libertarian perspective,” Morrow said. “But it’s a big tent, and there are many factions in it, and that’s okay with me.”

Morrow’s main complaint is with “establishment” Republicans, who he does not believe should hold elected office, he said. Last week, he tweeted that the Republican National Committee was just a “gay foam party.”
funny  wtf  texas  u.s.-elections  u.s.a.  politics  nottheonion  republicans 
march 2016 by iamfantastikate
Edgar Allan Poe Had a Time Machine and I Can Prove It
Curious and tragic, yes, but hardly evidence that the acclaimed horror writer could transcend the limits of space and time. No, my time travel theory concerns the author’s creative output, which you’ll soon see, is so flukishly prophetic as to make my outlandish claim seem plausible—nay, probable!
history  writing  funny  amazing 
january 2016 by iamfantastikate
State alters 420 MM sign to thwart thieves
Thieves have been stealing the 420 mile marker sign so often, the state's transportation department has changed it to "419.99" in an effort to try and stop the problem.
funny  drugs  colorado  u.s.a. 
april 2015 by iamfantastikate
AVS WinVote: Virginia voting machine’s password was "admin."
In other words, anyone within a half-mile could have modified every vote, undetected. So how would someone use these vulnerabilities to change an election?
security  virginia  u.s.a.  u.s.-elections  funny  politics 
april 2015 by iamfantastikate
Lister takes down State of Alabama auction from eBay after 'vitriol'
The seller did not seem to be particularly motivated to rid himself of the property. He seems to lay out things that would likely be found upon a full inspection. In fact, the seller seems to be quite bitter with the item. "Education - 49th out of 50," the seller wrote. "15% of the state is illiterate. So, upon purchase, you might want to invest a little money in dictionaries. A whopping 60% of Alabama believes in Creationism. 60%!!!! Bring a lot of bibles!"
funny  alabama  u.s.a.  politics  lgbt  christianity  religion  education 
march 2015 by iamfantastikate
Huckabee Pursues Unconventional Ways to Fund a Campaign
One ad arriving in January in the inboxes of Huckabee supporters, who signed up for his political commentaries at MikeHuckabee.com, claims there is a miracle cure for cancer hidden in the Bible. The ad links to a lengthy Internet video, which offers a booklet about the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol. It is “free” with a $72 subscription to a health newsletter. Another recent pitch sent out to Huckabee’s supporters carried the subject line “Food Shortage Could Devastate Country.” It promoted Food4Patriots survival food kits, described as the “No. 1 item you should be hoarding.”
funny  health  republicans  u.s.a.  politics  money 
march 2015 by iamfantastikate
Most in New Jersey doubt Christie would be good president: poll
In a putative presidential election between Christie and Hillary Clinton, 52 percent of New Jerseyans polled by Quinnipiac University said they would vote for the Democratic former U.S. secretary of state, including 11 percent of registered Republicans. Overall, 57 percent of the registered voters polled said they did not think Christie, who prides himself on his blunt, sometimes combative speaking style, would make a good president. That included nearly a third of registered Republicans, 78 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents. It is unusual for candidates to win the presidency while losing their home state, although James Polk, Woodrow Wilson and Richard Nixon managed the feat, in 1844, 1916 and 1968, respectively.
statistics  new-jersey  u.s.a.  politics  funny  republicans  democrats  u.s.-elections 
january 2015 by iamfantastikate
Woman shoves would-be robber, vows to 'kick his ass'
Instead of giving up her property, police say the victim pushed Tavares and said she "wasn't putting up with this (expletive)" and she was "going to kick his ass," according to court documents.
funny  washington-state  amazing-women  amazing  crime  u.s.a. 
january 2015 by iamfantastikate
Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama
What has Obama done wrong? When Obama first got elected, he should have let it all just drop. Let what drop? Just let the country flatline. Let the auto industry die. Don’t bail anybody out. In sports, that’s what any new GM does. They make sure that the catastrophe is on the old management and then they clean up. They don’t try to save old management’s mistakes.
politics  u.s.a.  celebrity  funny  racism  interview 
january 2015 by iamfantastikate
Florida woman in ‘Catholic Warrior’ t-shirt destroys Satanic Temple’s holiday display
Hemeryck, who was wearing a “Catholic Warrior” t-shirt at the time, told the Associated Press that “it’s just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place? I was there at the right time and the right moment and I needed to take a stand against Satan.”
religion  christianity  atheism  funny  florida  u.s.a.  crime 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
Wojtek (bear)
Wojtek (1942–1963; Polish pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]) usually spelled Voytek in English, was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. The name "Wojtek" is a diminutive form of "Wojciech", an old Slavic name that is still common in Poland today and means "he who enjoys war" or "smiling warrior".[1]
wikipedia  funny  animals  amazing  war  poland  history 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
First Ever Zombie Nativity Scene Displayed By Ohio Man Township Orders He Take Down The Display Or Face Legal Action
Jasen Dixon, an Ohio homeowner, has been ordered by town officials to take down a zombie Nativity Scene he created in his front yard. Dixon used zombies in place of wise men and baby Jesus, reports Fox News. “I wanted a Nativity and I worked with what I had. The neighbors don’t like it. My father hates it and anything bad that happens he blames it on that,” Dixon, who manages a haunted house, told Fox 19.
funny  christianity  religion  ohio  u.s.a. 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
Here Are the Latest Photos of the Satanic Statue Being Made for Oklahoma’s Statehouse
Two weeks ago I found myself in the backwoods of rural Florida standing in front of a ​bronzed bust of the pagan idol Baphomet. A few days later it would be attached to its eight-and-a-half-foot cloven-hoofed body and put to rest on a throne flanked on either side by a small metallic child. Eventually, its creators hope, it will be whisked away to Oklahoma, where it will be placed next to a Ten Commandments monument on the front lawn of the state capitol.
amazing  funny  religion  u.s.a.  oklahoma  christianity  atheism  politics 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
Here Are the Things Introverts Say on Facebook
The things you say on Facebook apparently reveal a lot about your personality, according to a large new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that finds an association between words used in Facebook posts and personality traits. The results are pretty fascinating, not because they're surprising but because they're so spot-on, exactly what you'd expect from introverts, extroverts, and the like.
funny  psychology  internet 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
Video Game Reviewer Is Contacting the Mothers of Her Online Harassers
It's a story as old as, well, the Internet. A woman is a video game journalist. She receives rape and death threats. The end. But in a delightful new take on the old story, said video game journalist has reached out to the mothers of her harassers, just to let them know what their sons are up to.
gaming  media  gender  equality  equality  funny 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
‘God Hates Fags’ church bombarded with phone calls about turkeys
However, instead of the non-existent Turkey Safety Hotline, the number provided was actually the switchboard for the famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church – leading thousands of people to try and call them. Indeed, the demand on the ‘hotline’ was so high that users began to complain they couldn’t even get through.
funny  religion  christianity  politics  u.s.a.  lgbt  nottheonion 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
Barbie book implies girls can't be coders; Mattel apologizes
At this point, we've descended into a strange Lynchian world where Barbie attends a computer class with a female teacher who wears a lab coat and explains the importance of good security software as if this were an after-school special. The teacher's advice for fixing the borked computers weirdly involves pulling out the hard drives and plugging them into another computer. Here's where Steve and Brian come in, as they help helpless Barbie recover her files and restore her and her sister's computers. The book also implies that they code Barbie's game for her, which nets her extra credit in class.
funny  children  books  wtf  sexism  gender  equality  equality  toys 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
Male Anchor Wears Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Make A Point About Sexism
Karl Stefanovic wore the same blue suit every day for a year on Channel Nine's "Today" program. And no one noticed until he went public with his hidden-in-plain-sight experiment. He told Australia's Fairfax Media that while no one asked about his suit, people regularly commented about and criticized the outfits worn by co-host Lisa Wilkinson.
media  australia  funny  fashion  amazing-men  sexism  gender  equality  equality 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
UK's first 'poo bus' goes into service between Bristol and Bath
The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath. The 40-seat "Bio-Bus" runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.
environment  funny  uk  transportation  energy 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
The Palin Brawl Police Tapes - Annotated Edition
"The lady that came up with the glasses," the man said. "That was Sarah Palin." The cop let out an audible sigh, and said, "Okay." "I know. Nice evening," the man said. "Yeah," the officer said. "Sounds like it."
funny  alaska  politics  u.s.a. 
october 2014 by iamfantastikate
There’s a whole genre of 9/11 Truther songs, and they’re insane
But did you know that there’s a whole genre of 9/11 Truther music? Truther Rock, or as I’m fond of calling it, Adult Conspiracy. Conspiracy theories, born on the fringes of the internet and talk radio, tend to stay there. However, some people have tried to advance the message with songs. The result is often an artful train wreck. And frankly, the musical vehicles which Truthers use to make themselves more accessible just end up making them sound crazier.
funny  history  u.s.a.  music  wtf  politics 
october 2014 by iamfantastikate
Steam Workshop :: cs_gonehome
Your family is mysteriously missing again. But you can figure that out later. Right now you have more pressing issues to attend to, like the fact that your house is full of terrorists and some dude has been taken hostage. Rescue him by taking him to the garage where you can make a swift getaway on that old bike thats been sitting there for twenty years.
funny  games  gaming 
october 2014 by iamfantastikate
Pranking My Roommate With Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads
It’s been proven time and time again that Facebook knows more about you than you know about you. While advertisers are able to use that data in their targeting, it’s often poorly executed (which is why I, a Jew-ish guy, often see ads for Christian dating sites), but as a Facebook user you’re never able to see WHY you’re being targeted. This was exactly what I planned to use to exact my revenge. I was going to target him with highly personalized messages that were focused on things Facebook truly shouldn’t know about his personal life – things that weren’t even online, let alone on Facebook. The goal, to make him unbelievably paranoid.
funny  internet  media 
september 2014 by iamfantastikate
Devil statue with giant erection pops up in Vancouver [NSFW]
Commuters in East Vancouver were greeted with an eyeful on Tuesday morning when they were confronted by a nine-foot statue of a naked devil brandishing a raging erection.
funny  canada  religion  art 
september 2014 by iamfantastikate
Touche: Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music
The mouse fight was on and a few hours ago Deadmau5 retaliated with a rather surprising counter attack. As it turns out, Disney is hosting a Deadmau5 video on their website, without permission.
music  politics  u.s.a.  copyright  funny  media 
september 2014 by iamfantastikate
Americans Try To Guess The Meaning Of Australian Words
BuzzFeed Australia sent our US colleagues Sam and Kristin a list of common Australian words to see if they could figure out their meanings. Turns out they’ve got a thing or two to learn.
funny  language  australia  u.s.a.  cute 
august 2014 by iamfantastikate
Christian Rappers Sue Katy Perry for Linking Their Music to Witchcraft, Paganism, and the Illuminati
The men are claiming that Perry — along with singer Juicy J (Jordan Houston) and a team of songwriters/producers — stole the eight-note riff from their song for her hit “Dark Horse.”
funny  music  u.s.a.  religion  christianity 
july 2014 by iamfantastikate
Delaware subpoenaed reddit in order to reveal details of public sex act
Un1cornbl00d commented on a photo of the couple that was posted to reddit—noting, jokingly, that the woman looked like his or her sister. The photos and related comments have since been deleted, and reddit complied with the request in early April 2014. (The user later said that he or she does not have a sister.) “I haven't heard anything about it since,” un1cornbl00d wrote on Monday. “I won't say where I live but I'm sure when they checked out my IP address and saw that it was more than 1000 miles from Delaware they probably figured I was lieing...” (sic)
funny  internet  reddit  u.s.a.  delaware  sex 
june 2014 by iamfantastikate
Airship flies above NSA data center, decries “Illegal Spying Below”
Greenpeace flew its 135-foot-long thermal airship over the National Security Agency's Utah data center on Friday morning, featuring a new slogan, "Illegal Spying Below," painted on a downward pointing arrow.
funny  privacy  u.s.a.  politics 
june 2014 by iamfantastikate
Texas county unwittingly votes in favour of reparations for African Americans
Dallas county commissioners unanimously passed a Juneteenth resolution on Tuesday that appeared to be another routine proclamation, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. But the resolution went further by including a list of injustices, and then stating in the final paragraph that blacks' suffering should be "satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations".
funny  texas  u.s.a.  politics  history  racism  money  equality 
june 2014 by iamfantastikate
Whack-A-Mole
There's a recipe for "all-natural" herbicide that goes around Facebook, etc., where you mix salt, vinegar, and bit of soap, so Andrew Kniss sits down and does some basic toxicology versus glyphosate. The salt-and-vinegar mix will work, it seems, especially on small weeds, but it's more persistent in the soil and its ingredients have higher mammalian toxicity (which I'm pretty sure is the opposite of what people expect).
derp  funny  health  science  environment 
june 2014 by iamfantastikate
Dogs (and Cats) Can Love
We found that the dog had a 48 percent increase in oxytocin. This shows that the dog was quite attached to the goat. The moderate change in oxytocin suggests the dog viewed the goat as a "friend." More striking was the goat's reaction to the dog: It had a 210 percent increase in oxytocin. At that level of increase, within the framework of oxytocin as the "love hormone," we essentially found that the goat might have been in love with the dog. The only time I have seen such a surge in oxytocin in humans is when someone sees their loved one, is romantically attracted to someone, or is shown an enormous kindness.
animals  cute  funny  psychology  science  health 
april 2014 by iamfantastikate
8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today
The point is malapropisms and mispronunciations are fairly common. The 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary lists 171,476 words as being in common use. But the average person's vocabulary is tens of thousands smaller, and the number of words they use every day smaller still. There are bound to be things we've read or are vaguely familiar with, but not able to pronounce as we are supposed to.
language  history  funny 
april 2014 by iamfantastikate
Abraham game makers believe they are in a fight with Satan
"If Satan is rallying some of his resources to forestall, delay, or kill this project, I think, this must be a perceived threat to his kingdom," adds Ken Frech, a religious mentor to the project. "I fully would expect something like this to have spiritual warfare. Look at the gospel accounts of demons and so forth. That's reality. Many Americans don't believe it anymore. That doesn't change reality."
funny  religion  christianity  games  gaming  u.s.a. 
march 2014 by iamfantastikate
GCHQ spied on millions of Yahoo video chats, harvested sexual images of chatters, compared itself to "Tom Cruise in Minority Report"
A stunning new Snowden leak reveals that the UK spy agency GCHQ harvested images and text from millions of Yahoo video chats, including chats in which one or both of the participants was British or American. Between 3 and 11 percent of the chats they intercepted were sexual in nature, and revealing images of thousands of people were captured and displayed to spies.
funny  sex  politics  u.s.a.  uk  surveillance 
march 2014 by iamfantastikate
Swiss teacher accidentally shows X-rated amputee porn on overhead projector
As his students sat peacefully with their heads buried inside their books, he decided to take a sneak peek at several hardcore movies and pics of naked women with amputated limbs. Unluckily for him, it was also projected onto the wall for all his pupils to see.
omg  funny  wtf  sex  switzerland  education 
february 2014 by iamfantastikate
Mary Johnston: Woman inadvertently becomes 87th best Glasgow attraction after TripAdvisor mistake
‘Mary Johnston is ready for reviews,’ a message on her page reads. ‘Have you been to Mary Johnston? Share your experience.’
funny  derp  scotland  nottheonion  uk 
february 2014 by iamfantastikate
Camels Had No Business in Genesis
There are too many camels in the Bible, out of time and out of place. Camels probably had little or no role in the lives of such early Jewish patriarchs as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph, who lived in the first half of the second millennium B.C., and yet stories about them mention these domesticated pack animals more than 20 times. Genesis 24, for example, tells of Abraham’s servant going by camel on a mission to find a wife for Isaac.
atheism  religion  judaism  christianity  history  animals  funny 
february 2014 by iamfantastikate
‘Shy’ male sues Women’s Studies teacher for failing him after he refused to attend class
“I felt anxiety,” Kim told The Toronto Star. “I didn’t expect it would be all women and it was a small classroom and about 40 women were sort of sitting in a semicircle and the thought of spending two hours every week sitting there for the next four months was overwhelming.” So he left the classroom, and never returned, citing the fact that he is “a generally shy person, especially around women.” He remained enrolled in the course, however, and asked Professor Trimble to waive the 15 percent of his grade that was based on participation and attendance.
funny  sexism  gender  equality  education 
february 2014 by iamfantastikate
Josh Moon's Just Saying: Paranoia has struck Alabama
I’m not exaggerating this. The letters of complaints from these two groups included such things as the chapters on Islam in these books having better pictures, the chapters on Christianity not being positive enough and a failure to mention that Islam was spread by force in many instances (unlike Christianity, which was always spread by butterflies and puppies and never crusades).
funny  religion  christianity  islam  alabama  u.s.a.  education  politics  children 
january 2014 by iamfantastikate
BibViz Project
This website aspires to be a beautiful and interactive resource for skeptics and believers alike to explore some of the more negative aspects of holy books, such as Bible contradictions, biblical inerrancy and the Bible as a source of morality.
religion  christianity  funny  information  is  beautiful 
january 2014 by iamfantastikate
Satanists plan statue to stand alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma
In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.
funny  u.s.a.  politics  oklahoma  religion  satanism  christianity 
december 2013 by iamfantastikate

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