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Unarius: Science of Life - The Restoration, Part 3 on Vimeo
"About 15 years ago I managed to catch the world's wackiest television show on Torrance, California public access cable. It's by some sort of religious sect called Unarius. The cable company no longer exists, but lucky for you we found a VHS recording of the program a few days ago.

You truly owe it to yourself to watch this side-splitting lunacy. Share it with friends.

There is no reason to thank me. Really!

Think of this as my holiday gift to this universe and beyond."
unarius  sandiego  culture  religion  belief  strange  garystager  humor 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Post-micturition convulsion syndrome - Wikipedia
"Post-micturition convulsion syndrome, also colloquially known as pee shivers, piss shivers, piss quiver, quiver shivers, the shiver shake, or the pee willie is a phenomenon in which one feels a shiver running down the spine following urination.[1] The shiver can produce a brief twitch, which is a form of myoclonus. It should not be confused with micturition syncope, a feeling of faintness following passing urine."

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strange  men  medicine  wikipedia  weird  urination 
june 2010 by robertogreco
'Geezer Bandit' strikes 6th bank - Weird News -
"The FBI says the so-called “Geezer Bandit“ has struck again in San Diego.

The FBI says a frail, elderly man gave a clerk a note demanding money and pulled a handgun Wednesday at San Diego National Bank. He left with an unspecified amount of cash.

FBI officials say they believe the man, who wore a white hooded sweat shirt and white ball cap, is the same man who has robbed five other banks in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego and Santee since August.

Law enforcement officials are offering $16,000 in rewards for information that leads to his arrest and conviction."
sandiego  local  strange  banks  crime  weird  news 
february 2010 by robertogreco
The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism, By Jonathan Lethem (Harper's Magazine)
"Today, when we can eat Tex-Mex with chopsticks while listening to reggae and watching a YouTube rebroadcast of the Berlin Wall's fall—i.e., when damn near everything presents itself as familiar—it's not a surprise that some of today's most ambitious art is going about trying to make the familiar strange. In so doing, in reimagining what human life might truly be like over there across the chasms of illusion, mediation, demographics, marketing, imago, and appearance, artists are paradoxically trying to restore what's taken for “real” to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights."
art  culture  plagiarism  aesthetics  remix  harpers  jonathanlethem  creativity  writing  glvo  music  books  law  journalism  copyright  property  creativecommons  opensource  politics  literature  familiarity  strange  makingthefamiliarstrange  observation  commons  influence 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The Daily Yomiuri: Homeless Japanese woman arrested after living undetected in man's closet for a year
The resident of the home installed security cameras that transmitted images to his mobile phone after becoming puzzled by food disappearing from his kitchen over the past several months.
japan  strange  homelessness  surveillance 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Songs Translated To Buildings
"3D models of houses created by an architecture firm in Chennai/India, based solely on songs, lyrics of: "House Where Nobody Lives" by Tom Waits (1999), "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970), "House With No Door" by Van Der Graaf Generator (1
architecture  visualization  songs  music  lyrics  strange 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Mystery man leaves trail of stone heads - Telegraph
"Each of the foot-high stones had the hand-written rhyme Twinkle, twinkle, like a star. Does love flourish from afar? taped to it."
strange  glvo  myth 
october 2007 by robertogreco
The Top 20 Most Bizarre Experiments of All Time
"I scoured scientific archives searching for the most bizarre experiments of all time — the kind that are mind-twistingly, jaw-droppingly strange... the kind that make you wonder, "How did anyone ever conceive of doing such a thing?"
experiments  psychology  science  history  bizarro  strange 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society » Foreign Accent Syndrome
"Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare and bizarre disorder that sometimes follows strokes or other severe brain injuries... Listen to George Reynolds, a Brit who has never been to Italy but came out of a stroke with a distinctly Italian accent."
language  accents  linguistics  medicine  oddities  strange  speech 
december 2006 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Americas | 'Spider Girl' gang held in Chile
"Police have arrested two members of one of Chile's most notorious gangs, known as the Spider Girls."
americas  chile  girls  latinamerica  society  strange  teens 
november 2006 by robertogreco
YouTube - Personal Cheerleaders
"A real, live personal cheerleading squad. Who knew that 'Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!' was based on reality?"
internet  japan  video  videogames  psychology  strange 
august 2006 by robertogreco
Mirá!: Cura de traumas de "abducción"
"Un tradicional ex-voto mexicano que agradece a la Virgen por haberlo curado del trauma sufrido por una abducción extraterrestre(!!)."
religion  space  mexico  culture  art  crafts  strange 
may 2006 by robertogreco
List of strange units of measurement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Strange and whimsical units are sometimes used by scientists, especially physicists and mathematicians, and other technically-minded people such as engineers and programmers, as bits of dry humor combined with putative practical convenience."
fun  humor  math  reference  science  strange 
february 2006 by robertogreco
Archinect : News : Abercrombie & Fitch HQ: Perpetual Summer
"The <creepy> man behind Abercrombie & Fitch: Mike Jeffries turned a moribund company into a multibillion-dollar brand by selling youth, sex and casual superiority. Not bad for a 61-year-old in flip-flops."
business  design  strange  leadership  culture  us  teens  clothing 
january 2006 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Alien Rain On India
"Did alien organisms rain down in a strange red dust on northern India? "
science  strange  space  biology 
january 2006 by robertogreco
TPMCafe || Strange But True
"Scientists used to consider the frequency band of 500 hertz and below in the human voice as meaningless noise, because when a voice is filtered, removing all higher frequencies, ne hears nothing but a low-pitched hum. All words are lost. But then it was
science  people  society  communication  strange  organizations 
october 2005 by robertogreco's design blog: Fat
"The doll is manipulated through the injection of a liquid into its hollow body, which changes its shape from very slim to obese (and vice-versa)."
toys  children  education  strange  bizarro 
august 2005 by robertogreco

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