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Incredibly Detailed and Scary Face Painting

This makeup artist is all the scary you need (27 Photos)

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More Bizarre Shoes

I know I did a strange shoe post before, but these really are farther out there…

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Unusual Wood Stoves, Burners and Fireplaces…

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48 Insane Old-timey Inventions That You Won’t See Around Today

The wristwatch is one of the oldest pieces of technology we still use en masse. Dating back to the 1600s, it’s been around forever, and with smartwatches, it’s here to stay.

But some old inventions are more obscure… and mind blowingly crazy!

1. The Baby Stroller/Scooter

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For mothers who don’t have the energy to walk and push (read: all mothers). Notice that there’s no baby in there. Hmm…

2. Goggle Umbrella

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Admit it. You’ve always wanted to hold your umbrella that low down. In order to make this possible, here, from Japan, is the goggle umbrella

3. The shower hood

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Every woman’s dream is to have a nice hot shower, without having to wet their hair. However, I’m not sure the sound of water hitting plastic is much better.

4. Cigarette holder for two

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For the romantic smoker. Some may think it’s more intimate to pass the cigarette from one mouth to the other. But they haven’t tried smoking at the same time.

5. Smoke 2 Cigarettes at once

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You could share one cigarette between two. Or two cigarettes between… 1. This was for the classy lady who needed a bit more tar in her life.

6. Suspended baby carrier

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Early feminists must have been proud of this display of a man sharing the load. These two are ice-skating, proving that a couple can do fun things with their baby, without getting angry at each other.

7. Baby gas-mask pram

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Those were tough times. As bad as you think things are, just be thankful your baby doesn’t need this pram.

8. Bed Piano

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For the bedridden pianist. This was basically the equivalent of making music on your Macbook while sick in bed.

9. Cigar Protector

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People were really dedicated to smoking back in the day. The cigar protector made sure that nothing – not even the rain – could get in the way of some grimy lungs.

10. Pipe sharer

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Another romantic piece of smoking paraphernalia. These two men may have found it difficult to kiss, but at least they could share a pipe.

11. Dimple Maker

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Now you can get plastic surgery to make dimples – it just requires a small nip and tuck in the inside of your cheeks. Back then, they had knobs.

12. Dog Restrainer

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I think many dog owners have wanted one of these for their wild pooch. This small dog doesn’t seem like the target market though.

13. Chain Smoker

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Wow, people loved smoking. We’ve had two men sharing a pipe, and a woman with two cigarettes at once. This device takes the cake for self-destruction.

14. Extendible Ears

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Sort of like in Harry Potter, but not really at all. This invention from Japan makes things louder (and then softer as everyone you love leaves you).

15. Face protector

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Hate getting rain or snow in your face, but don’t mind looking like a platypus? This one’s for you.

16. Folding Bridge

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A nifty way of keeping unwanted people from crossing you moat. Also, probably a nice way to spend a Sunday morning with the kids, extending your folded bridge to get to Church on time.

17. Longest RV Ever

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This is another invention that extends. One of the biggest problems you hear about RVs, is that people can’t get their whole extended family inside. So that they can enjoy a nice holiday with 30 lovely and now very close relations.

18. Hair dryer

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This may look insane, but before the modern hairdryer, long hair was a disaster to wash. Especially in winter. I have no idea how it works, but it’s creative use of a stocking.

19. Ice-Mask for hangovers

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This beautiful piece will switch one problem for another, that just might be worse. To be fair, there still isn’t a good cure for the hangover.

20. Portable hat radio

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And you thought it was inconvenient to carry a walkman around. In wartime, radio was the only source of information, so we can forgive this man for wanting it on him at all times. And yes, I assume that all old photos were taken during wartime.

21. Gas mask for horses

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See. Old photo, wartime.

22. Tires for the tacky

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Illuminated tires were good for one thing only, and that was to give this lady light in order that she could do whatever it is she was doing.

23. Inbuilt coffee machine

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We still don’t have coffee machines in our cars. The reason is that you need a lot of power to boil water – like, a lot. Your kettle is the reason for your high electricity bills. Tea is ruining your life!

24. Tubey life-”jacket” thingy

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The kids in the photo still haven’t lived this one down. From what I heard, after this made the rounds, they went into their rooms, never to come out except to be occasionally humiliated.

25. Fruit-Pain Measurer

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I don’t know why anyone thought this was a good idea. Even if we could measure the pain fruit would feel if it was human, numbers would mean nothing until we got fruit to talk and tell us how they’re feeling.

26. Parallel Parking

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We need the equivalent of this today. Parking is such a disaster, that when I get offered one I take it. Even if I’m not going there.

27. Portable Sauna

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So that you don’t have to use the one at gym, and sit around with sweating naked people. Also, it’s portable, meaning you can sneak it into your office and do work from there.

28. Radio Pram

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People really loved their radios. I’ll just assume it was wartime, and they needed to know where the nearest bunker could be located at all times. For the safety of the baby, y’know.

29. Lying-down reading glasses

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The age-old problem of how to read comfortably. Basically, divert your eyesight. Still doesn’t solve the problem of your fingers getting numb or sweaty – it’s always one or the other.

30. Camera with a revolver

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To make the NRA’s mouth water. Again, I have to assume that somewhere, people were killing each other for sport, and this was the only way to stay safe. And get photo evidence of your kill in the bargain.

31. Suspended Baby Cage

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And you thought Michael Jackson was bad. Look, he held his kid out a window, but at least he didn’t lock it up in a cage and suspend it there.

32. Tire brooms

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Popped tires must have been a common problem, for someone to have come up with this makeshift solution. This looks more likely to work as part of a Canadian sport than to protect tires from debris.

33. Walk dogs while driving

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If you care about your dogs health, but not your own, you can take all of them for a walk without standing up. There are so many things that could go wrong here, I’m glad there’s not an “after” picture.

34. Wooden Bathing suits

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Really? Someone thought this was a good idea? Maybe they had a lot of wood lying around, and not much else. Maybe it was… you guessed it… wartime.

35. Faxed newspaper

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Because the news was so important. This is the 1930s precursor to the Huffington Post. Could you do without it? I couldn’t.

36. Amphibious Bicycle

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For land and water. I can’t see this guy going into water dressed like that, but maybe he was worried about flooding. This is the sort of bike you don’t need to lock up.

37. Bulletproof glass

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This is still a thing, so no need to scoff. I wouldn’t like to be the man it’s tested on though. Even today, bulletproof glass isn’t perfect.

38. Car with pedestrian shovel

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In case you hit a pedestrian, he would be safe. And he’d get a free ride. So it’s a win for everyone.

39. Early GPS

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It’s a piece of paper that scrolls as you go. Clever, but I can’t imagine it’s much use if you make a wrong turn.

40. Electrically heated jacket

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Made for police. I’m uncomfortable with an electrical blanket, so I can’t imagine wearing one of these without being sure of sudden death.

41. Ice Sailboat

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In the 1600s, there were those that believed a new ice-age was coming. This boat was designed to sail on ice in addition to water.

42. One-wheeled motorcycle

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Two wheels are for babies. Safety is never an issue with motorcycles. If you can’t take the risk, drive something with four wheels. At least that’s what the creator believed.

43. Breast washer

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Some babies won’t drink from anything that’s not spotless. This French creation ensured that even the fussiest infant could eat.

44. Cigarette case

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Another cigarette invention. As much as they loved smoking, they had far too much paraphernalia for their own good.

45. Feet Bikes

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Like those roller shoes that kids used to wear. Except for adults. Crazy adults.

46. Isolator

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For scary writers who don’t want to see anyone ever.

47. Poker Face

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The perfect answer to your total giveaway face. These are now illegal everywhere, as they are thought to bring horror movies to life.

48. Swim Mask

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Yet another mask to give you nightmares. If you need this to swim, you’d better get your own pool.

Which is your favourite? Are there any more crazy inventions from the last few millennia we’ve missed?

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Monterey researchers take first-ever known video of mysterious black seadevil

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Research team captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil while conducting a dive in Monterey Bay, Calif. (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil.

The creature was spotted this week in the dark, deep waters 1,900 feet below the surface by researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

“We’ve been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we’ve seen three,” MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News Friday.

Robinson said a luminescent “fishing pole” projecting from the anglerfish’s head is a glowing lure to attract prey.

Robinson told the paper they captured the fish to study, but don’t know how long it will survive.
MyFox Los Angeles posted the institute’s two-minute-long video on its website, while pointing out that although the black seadevil seems menacing as its swims towards the camera, it is only about 3.5 inches long.

Little is known about the fish. Male black seadevils have a much shorter life span than females and are much tinier in comparison. Their sole purpose is to attach themself to a female, living as a parasite.


“If they don’t find a female, they drown,” University of Washington professor and deep-sea anglerfish expert Ted Pietsche told the Mercury News. “They’re not even properly equipped to eat.”

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Disfigured man is growing his new face on his chest

 A Chinese man, who was severely disfigured when he was electrocuted, hopes the growing “head” bulging from his chest will eventually become his new face.

Yan Jianbin sustained serious facial burns and lost an eye and his nose after he opened the door of a high-voltage transformer, according to the Daily Mail.

Doctors at Shenyang Army General Hospital, in Liaoning Province, began a procedure six months ago to stretch the skin on his chest by injecting saline water to create a head-shaped mound.

Plastic surgeons plan to create new facial features and then attach the stretched skin to his face in a five stage procedure that will take two years to complete.

The first two stages of the groundbreaking procedure involves creating a new nose using part of his rib cartilage.

In the third phase, they will create new blood vessels and arteries.

The fourth phase will be the face transplant. The final phase will consist of fine-tuning the new face.

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Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing

 Charm Villa is a Taiwanese company that has created something we are surprised hasn’t been done before – a goldfish shaped teabag.

While these delightful teabags may not look like much at first glance, once they are submerged in a glass or bowl of hot water, they bear a striking resemblence to the real thing.

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