World's Smallest Man & Woman Meet

Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome Love Is In The Air!: World’s Smallest Man & Woman Meet

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The world’s smallest man and woman recently met for a Guinness Book of World Records photo shoot, and my goodness would they make a cute couple. You smell that? Love is in the air. No — you can’t smell it? Well you have to get real low, like knee-height. Pretend your house is on fire and you’re crawling under the smoke on all fours — you should be able to smell it then. Also, if there’s a lingering fart down there it was the dog, I swear.

Hit the jump for a video of the two.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/08/love-is-in-the-air-worlds-smallest-man-w.php

Man Attempting Bigfoot Hoax On Side Of Road Gets Hit By Two Cars, Dies

Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome Somebody Get This Guy A Darwin Award: Man Attempting Bigfoot Hoax On Side Of Road Gets Hit By Two Cars, Dies

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A man believed to be drunk and dressed in a Ghillie camouflage suit to look like Bigfoot or a forest monster was struck by two cars while OOGA BOOGA-ing on the side of a dark Montana highway Sunday night and killed. I’M TRYING REALLY HARD TO FEEL BAD.

[State Trooper Jim] Schneider told Daily InterLake.com that troopers learned of Tenley’s Bigfoot prank when they interviewed his friends, who were waiting nearby when the stunt turned tragic.

“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch, so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Schneider said told the news website. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before.”

“Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him,” Schneider said. “Alcohol may have been a factor.”

Now listen: if your Sunday Fundays have spiraled to the point you’re running out of the woods on the side of the road pretending to be Sasquatch YOU NEED TO GET THE F*** OUT OF MONTANA. Move — anywhere. Florida is cheap. Just sit on the beach and drink beer like a normal redneck.

Thanks to David B., who claims he dressed up like Bigfoot for a lover once. And to outspire, T8RO, Jeremy and Chris, who didn’t mention doing anything like that abut I have my suspicions.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/08/somebody-get-this-guy-a-darwin-award-man.php

$5,600 'Earthquake-Proof' Bed

Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and AwesomeMy Life Isn’t Worth That: $5,600 ‘Earthquake-Proof’ Bed
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Because exploiting people’s fear of a crushing death is a great way to sell products, a Japanese furniture manufacturer is introducing this $5,600 earthquake-proof ‘Wood Luck’ bed. It has a specially treated cedar frame that can support up to 65 tons of pressure and keep you alive long enough to starve to death provided the earthquake happens in your sleep. If it happens in the shower you’re f***ed. Man, these people have got it all figured out. Because if the bed turns out to not actually be earthquake-proof guess who’s not gonna be around to complain? My God they must have gone to a good business school.

Hit the jump for a video of the bed just sitting there not supporting shit. I DEMAND PROOF.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/08/my-life-isnt-worth-that-5600-earthquake-.php

Mutant Butterflies Found Near Fukushima

Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome Mothra Nears: Mutant Butterflies Found Near Fukushima

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In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with old Japanese monster movies, mutant butterflies have been found to be breeding near the site of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima power plant disaster. The butterflies are said to have the strength of ten men and an insatiable appetite for revenge. Just kidding, I’d be boarding myself up in the basement right now if that was the case. They do have color, wing-shape, eye and antennae mutations though.

In May 2011, researchers collected more than 100 pale grass blue butterflies in and around the Fukushima prefecture and found that 12% of them had abnormalities or mutations. When those butterflies mated, the rate of mutations in the offspring rose to 18%, according to the study, which added that some died before reaching adulthood. When the offspring mated with healthy butterflies that weren’t affected by the nuclear crisis, the abnormality rate rose to 34%, indicating that the mutations were being passed on through genes to offspring at high rates even when one of the parent butterflies was healthy.

The scientists wanted to find out how things stood after a longer amount of time and again collected more than 200 butterflies last September. Twenty-eight percent of the butterflies showed abnormalities, but the rate of mutated offspring jumped to 52%, according to researchers. The study indicated that second-generation butterflies, the ones collected in September, likely saw higher numbers of mutations because they were exposed to the radiation either as larvae or earlier than adult butterflies first collected.

Hey — let’s all take a minute to be thankful we aren’t mutated butterflies right now. I know sometimes with work and money and relationships that life seems hard, but at least our wings aren’t mutated, you know? “Wait — you have wings?” X-MEN, ATTACK!

Thanks to RealBrianL, Fallout Boy, Jeff, Evil Ares, Brian and Nick, who all have NEAR mutant sized man-hammers.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/08/mothra-nears-mutant-butterflies-found-ne.php