January 12, 2011
Dead Birds Fall from Sky in Italy: Mass Animal Death Mystery Solved?
On Wednesday, it was reported that over 700 dead birds had fallen from the sky in Italy. The countless turtle doves were scattered about the town of Faenza, many with strange blue marks in their beaks that some officials suggested may have been signs of hypoxia.
18 Classic Movies, If They'd Been Made in Japan
Japanese culture is ... different. What we think is weird, they consider mainstream. What they think is weird, we run away from weeping and soiling ourselves. So we asked you to show us what some classic movies might look like if Japan had made them first.
Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother: Her New Book Will Make Readers Gasp.
In a book with a title very much in the pugnacious Sidis spirit, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua, a professor at the university's law school, sets out to provoke with her account of raising two precociously talented daughters.
Lord of the Rings Cuisine
The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin recently crafted an elaborate eight course menu inspired by the Lord of the Rings films, going so far as to recreate Middle Earth dishes such as lembas bread and coney stew. Sitting around for twelve hours while you watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy and eat eight courses is bound to increase your Middle Girth. Terrible. Sorry.
"Blood Libel" refers to the idea that a person or group of persons have been falsely accused of being involved in human sacrifice, ritual murder, and/or cannibalism. It is traditionally an anti-Semitic slur related to the myth that Jews used Christian children's blood in rituals. Oh, and Sarah Palin is pretty certain that everyone has been Blood Libeling her lately. Sorry 'bout the blood libel, SP! We'll all refudiate it as soon as we can figure out WTF you are talking about.
Video of Selena Gomez's Facebook Getting Hacked
The Facebook and Twitter accounts of Selena Gomez were hacked earlier today. The Facebook hacker conveniently provided video of the process. The hacker insists this is only for educational purposes to point out how easy it is breach Facebook's firewall. They didn't actually post anything on Gomez's wall because, in their words, "I'm not that much of a twat."
Artist Meredith Scheff is attempting to make a scarf a day throughout January, and the results thus far are pretty impressive. I would do things I would later not be proud of in order to swaddle my neck in the human organs scarf. Follow Meredith's progress at The Lady Cartoonist. We're going scarf crazy today at BuzzFeed!
Unique Scarves That Will Keep You Cozy
Brrr! This winter, cover that naked neck of yours with an interesting scarf. From Long Cat to buttered bread, there's a large variety of unique scarves to keep you nice and toasty! [Ed note: Gavon and I sit next to each other in the office, and I had no idea he was making a scarf post too. GREAT MINDS!]
Stanley Kubrick's "Iron Man"
Comic Book author Warren Ellis gave artists the challenge of creating a poster for an Iron Man movie, if the one and only Stanley Kubrick had directed it. All the designs are awesome, and there's no doubt Kubrick fans are now salivating at this very idea. Check out some of the best submissions! You can find the rest over here!