If the importance of a position is measured by the paycheck, it makes sense that the President of the United States draws the biggest salary of federal government officials. Using salary as […]
Welcome to the Museum Where Nothing Can Be Seen
UPDATED June 3, 2021 to include the recent sale of an Italian invisible sculpture. Perhaps it is only the unsophisticated among us who look at some examples of modern art and ask, […]
Duct Tape: So Versatile That it Can Bring Down a President
Night watchman Frank Willis was making his rounds on the night of June 17, 1972. As he passed one of the doors in the office building’s parking complex, he noticed a piece […]
Einstein’s Concept of the Infinite
“Two Things Are Infinite: the Universe and Human Stupidity.” — Albert Einstein Read more funny quotes. Read more fun facts about Albert Einstein. Read more fun facts about measurements.
A Timeless Tree Meets Unmatched Stupidity
The Ténéré Tree was was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth. Located in the Sahara Desert in central Niger, it stood as the only tree within over 250 miles (400 […]
Meet the Baby Cage: the Mother of All Bad Ideas
What do you do when you live in a high-rise city apartment building and your infant wants to get some fresh air? Why, you set the little crumb cruncher precariously in a […]
A Smile So Sharp It Will Split Atoms
From 1940 to 1945, if you wanted to acquire radioactive material in Germany, you didn’t have to engage in cloak-and-dagger shenanigans; you simply had to go to the nearest pharmacy and purchase […]
Gunshot Wound? Don’t Worry, Son… I’m Sure There’s An App for That
Every child believes his or her mom can fix every boo-boo. Sometimes that faith can be misplaced. Consider the case of the 14-year-old son of Deborah Tagle, who received a gunshot wound […]
Looking for a Hot Deal on Some Real Estate?
When Maria Angeles Duran of Vigo, Spain started her real estate venture, she knew there was great demand to purchase property that gets plenty of sunlight. What better place than the source […]
Not Enough Juice for the Dimwits
“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” — Mark Twain
This Post Brought to You by DAMS: Speeding Mothers Against Dyslexia
In 2010 Matthew Cook was clocked at 103 mph in a 60 mph zone in East Sussex, United Kingdom. His defense? He said he had dyslexia, and thought he was only going […]
Looking for Gas Leak with Open Flame… Anyone Else See a Problem with This?
The largest cylindrical gas container in the world in 1927 was in the heart of the industrial center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On the morning of November 14, 1927, it developed a leak, so […]
Maybe It’s the Inventor Who Needed a Swat on the Bottom
Thomas V. Zelenka was awarded Patent 3,552,388 in 1968 for a motor-driven device that attaches to a baby crib and gently pats the sleeping baby on the bottom with a padded mitten. […]
When Suing Yourself, Be Prepared to Lose
When Robert Lee Brock sued himself, he was guaranteed to win — and lose — the lawsuit. Convicted of breaking and entering and grand larceny, Brock was serving as an inmate at […]
Any Other Problems?
“What problems do you have, apart from being blind, unemployed and a moron?” — John McEnroe to Wimbledon spectator source