Odd Stuff

Top 10 Most Disgusting Dishes from the Past

In many ways, the modern age seems to be the pinnacle of civilization – technology controls our lives and we have more insight than ever into how our bodies work and what we put into them. So, when it comes it food, it’s possible that a modern person might be [...]

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Top 10 Most Awesome Lego Models

Who doesn’t love LEGO? My 4-year-old son does, my 34-year-old husband does….it’s something that you just never grow out of. Which explains the hours of time and effort that some people put into creating, not just a tiny fire engine, but life-size Lego models, or elaborate dioramas. Yes, these are [...]

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Top 10 Failed Products

Every now and then, a product comes along that makes you think “Yes!!! This is the things that has been missing from my life up till this point!” And it truly does change your life (the internet and the George Foreman grill are the two that spring to my mind). [...]

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Top 10 Ideas That Everyone Used to Believe

Nowadays, with our speedy communications and the whole of human knowledge at the press of a button, it’s tempting to think that we have the monopoly on ideas. That everything we believe is infallible and it’s only people in the past that had these crazy theories. But let’s not get [...]

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Top 10 Brands That Have Made It To Every Corner of the World

Travel is great for broadening the mind, isn’t it? Seeing different cultures, experiencing different foods, knowing that you’re miles away from the nearest McDonalds. Or maybe not – global expansion of certain brands has been so successful that you can be thousands of miles away from America and still be [...]

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Top 10 Strangest Sea Creatures

If you need any proof of the wonderful diversity of nature, you only need look as far as the obscure corners of the ocean to find it. And when I say “wonderful diversity” I mean, weirdness. There are some terrifying creatures that live down there and some that are just [...]

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Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made from Unusual Items

For centuries, artists have reclaimed items to turn them into their art: whether it’s reusing canvases (as X-rays demonstrate almost all the old masters did) or incorporating found items into sculptures, such as pop artist Robert Rauschenberg’s creative way of reusing items ranging from bicycles to roosters. These artists, though, [...]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Vocations

The concept of work is something upon which modern society relies, and in turn functions completely. The very idea of a well-organised society is one in which each and every member pulls their weight through maintaining their own particular role. Whether supplying a service, providing assistance or fulfilling some form [...]

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Top 10 Unique Rites of Passage

Every area of the world has some form of coming of age ritual or rites of passage. Whether it’s adolescent circumcision, Bar Mitzvah, or the Japanese Coming of Age Day—the crossing between being a child and an adult is marked in some way. Many cultures (and sub-cultures) have found a [...]

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Top 10 Embarrassing Marriage Proposals

The mood is right, the lights are dimmed, the Mariachi band has just struck up “Love Me Tender” and the girl of your dreams is sitting there, opposite you. Take a deep breath and….propose. If she says yes, you’re very lucky. If she lets you down gently, you’re still lucky. [...]

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