Happy Mother’s Day, all you bathroom-reading mother’s out there! Hope it’s the happiest (weirdest?) one ever!
• And a video of baby frogs being born from their mother’s back
May 12, 2013
April 20, 2013
This video gave us chickenbumps! (The bumps store was all out of geese.)
Bonus: This post is another exciting entry in the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader exclusive: Great Moments in Weird Background Music. Because the background music in that video is cracking us up.
Note: This post was inspired by the lovely and curious Mrs. BRI T., Christine, who took a photo of a tiny bright yellow spider at her workplace that seemed to have shed her skin. We were not aware that spiders shed their skins – they do! – and research on the issue led to that video! Thank you, Christine!
Tiny bright yellow spider:
January 31, 2013
No, that’s not a euphemism:
Now we know how Prince Phillip spends his evenings…
Corgi Bonus Round:
• And finally, an 8-second-long Japanese avant-garde film exploring the deep existential sadness of being. As told through a Corgi puppy. For eight seconds. Please watch it several times. (The scene between the 6- and 7-second mark will really tear your guts out.)
October 14, 2012
They say silence is golden – but there’s a room in the U.S that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time. The longest that anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis is just 45 minutes. It’s 99.99 per cent sound absorbent and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s quietest place, but stay there too long and you may start hallucinating.
[...]He said: ‘How you orient yourself is through sounds you hear when you walk. In the anechnoic chamber, you don’t have any cues. You take away the perceptual cues that allow you to balance and manoeuvre. If you’re in there for half an hour, you have to be in a chair.’
• More on anechoic chambers.
• The photo up top is from here, and is of an anechoic chamber built by Eckel Industries, the Massachusetts company that built the world record vault for Orfield.
October 4, 2012
October 3, 2012
This is so weird.
More farting and pooping here. Excerpt:
In order to get Kong Suni to fart, all you have to do is tickle her belly.
September 25, 2012
Update: YouTube pulled that video.
End of update.
Fairly embarrassing, really. (And, if you please, don’t read comment below until you’ve watched the video!):
Top comment at YouTube [when it was there]:
My dad, Ron [ ], caught this between film financing meetings in NYC. He missed the first 10 seconds where the cab pulled up and both guys fought to get in. The cabbie pulled forward ten yards or so to let the poor guy in the cab get out. This is why the two suits are alone at the top of the video. Check out the lady in Red!
Did not even notice the lady in red the first two times!
September 13, 2012
September 2, 2012
Next, a movie that features nothing but someone’s bare butt for two hours!
Someone please explain why this image has 5,000+ shares and 120,000+ likes on FaceBook right now:
Yes, we know it’s a cast iron skillet. And yes, they’re dandy. But…5,000+ shares? Of a frying pan? And 18,000+ comments!? About a frying pan!?
P.S. Get offa our lawn!