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What you see is NOT what you get

I've been waiting for someone to do a comparison like this.

The picture shows the big, juicy and tasty looking ad for a whopper next to the flat, gooey, sad reality.
The ad whopper versus the sad whopper


There are many more images comparing fast food ads with their real counterparts where I found this one. Be sure to check them out!

Really weird clouds

Sometimes reality is weirder than fiction. This is one of those cases.
If a painter would ever paint clouds this weird, everyone would think he had lost his mind or wonder what he had been drinking... and how much. Yet here they are, for real.

The picture shows a perfectly straight and uniform roll cloud which looks like a straight pipe in the sky stretching to the horizon.
Who put that big pipe in the sky?


The picture shows clouds over a cityscape that look like whipped cream was smeared across the sky.
Who has been smearing whipped cream in the sky?


The picture shows a cloud cover with bulges hanging out as if big drops of cloud are about to ooze out.
The clouds are oozing down!


Here is the awesome collection of weird clouds where I found these, there are many more there! Worth seeing!

The amazing invisible painter

The invisible painter has painted himself to blend in with the background of a ruined building.
Invisible painter by ruins


The invisible painter has painted himself to blend in standing in front of a front loader and it is really hard to spot him!
Invisible painter... where is he? Can you find him?


This is Liu Bolin, and if there ever would be an invisible man it would be him. He spends hours meticulously painting himself until he blends in with his chosen background like a chameleon. Amazing! Just the kind of weird stuff we like around here. :)

Follow the link for more pictures of Liu Bolin, the invisible painter .

Lego aircraft carrier

No, this is not a scene from the Persian Gulf. This aircraft carrier is a work of art by Harry S. Truman that is built entirely from Legos! This beast weighs 350 lbs (about 160 kg) and took about 200,000 bricks to build. The detail of this model is absolutely astonishing!

A huge aircraft carrier build entirely from Legos in astonishing detail.
Lego aircraft carrier


A huge aircraft carrier build entirely from Legos in astonishing detail.
Lego aircraft carrier detail


Click this link for more pictures of the Lego aircraft carrier .

Marvin, the depressed web server

I usually don't intentionally put broken links here to send people to "404" error pages, but that is exactly what I'm doing now. But this is not your standard boring 404 page. This will be especially funny to people familiar with the hilarious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. (If you're not, better go do something about this glaring deficiency in your culture! :))

So, without further ado, I am sending you to a file that doesn't exist on a web server named Marvin .

Airplane dangling from power lines

Sometimes reality is weirder than fiction. After the moose dangling from the power lines , now here here we have an airplane performing the same trick.

A small sports airplane is dangling upside-down from 80-foot-high power lines, hanging by just one landing gear wheel.
Airplane dangling from power lines


The airplane had been approaching the landing field in Durach (Germany) when the 65-year-old pilot made an error and clipped the high-tension cables on his way in. The right landing wheel got caught and flipped the plane over on to its back.
The pilot and his wife were suspended from the 380,000 volt cables for nearly three hours upside down with aviation fuel pouring over them and dangerously close to the hot engine. A specialist crane weighing over 130 tons had to be trucked in to rescue them.

A video report called "Plane hits power lines " can be found on the BBC website.

Things to do on an exam when you'll fail anyway

I found a hillarious list on the web called "50 things to do on an exam when you know you are going to fail anyway". Here are some of the best ones:

  • Bring a pillow. Fall asleep (or pretend to) until the last 15 minutes. Wake up, say "oh nuts, better get cracking" and do some gibberish work. Turn it in a few minutes early.
  • Walk in, get the exam, sit down. About five minutes into it, loudly say to the instructor, "I don't understand ANY of this. I've been to every lecture all semester long! What's the deal? And who are you? Where's the regular guy?"
  • Run into the exam room looking about frantically. Breathe a sigh of relief. Go to the instructor, say "They've found me, I have to leave the country" and run off.
  • Do the entire exam in another language. If you don't know one, make one up! For math or science exams, try using Roman numerals.
  • As soon as the instructor hands you the exam, eat it.
  • Every five minutes, stand up, collect all your things, move to another seat, continue with the exam.
  • Turn in the exam approximately 30 minutes into it. As you walk out, start commenting on how easy it was.
  • Go to an exam for a class you have no clue about, where you know the class is very small, and the instructor would recognize you if you belonged. Claim that you have been to every lecture. Fight for your right to take the exam.
  • Bring cheat sheets for another class and staple them to the exam, with the comment "Please use the attached notes for references as you see fit."
  • After you get the exam, call the instructor over, point to any question, ask for the answer. Try to work it out of him/her.
  • During the exam, take apart everything around you. Desks, chairs, anything you can reach.
  • Answer the exam with the "Top Ten Reasons Why Professor xxxx Stinks."


The complete list can be found at 50 things to do on an exam when you know you are going to fail anyway .

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