Entries Tagged as 'WTF'

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

What is it with Those Russians Dangling From Buildings Videos?

YouTube channel Internet Comment Etiquette explores the internet video subgenre that focuses on Russians dangling from buildings. No doubt you’ve come across one at some point or another, but what gives? What is that they find so appealing about precariously gripping onto the edge of really tall buildings and filming themselves?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Hidden War Over Grocery Shelf Space

Amongst the shelves of the supermarket a hidden war is being waged, a war for shelf space—it comes down to what’s called ’slotting fees’ which are fees that manufacturers pay to retailers to get themselves on the shelves. Launching a new product onto the shelves of a supermarket can cost millions, and these fees are [...]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

8 Houses That Are Zombie Proof

Zombies might not actually exist…yet, but you never know when they might suddenly be created so the motto is: be prepared—and part of that preparation should be finding a suitable place where you and your loved ones can lock yourselves away from the zombie hordes and hole up while the world turns to ruin.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Super Mario: Underworld Shows Us What Happens When Mario Dies

Anyone who’s ever played one of Nintendo’s Mario games will have died once, twice, probably a thousand times while playing. In this slightly creepy video by YouTube channel Nukazooka they imagine what happens when Mario falls to his doom while jumping from platform to platform.

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Causal Loop (A Time Travel Paradox) by Vsauce

A casual loop in time travel speak is a sequence of events where a certain event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event, thus creating some weird time paradox. It’s a type of paradox that is often found in the movies, and in this [...]

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Hilarious Behind the Scenes in the ‘Returns Department’ at a Sex Toy Warehouse

You have to feel sorry for Jackie in this video who works in the returns department at a sex toy warehouse, meaning her day-to-day interactions are generally with used sex toys. It’s no surprise that she wears gloves then. She also gets to read people’s reasons for returning their objects of desire. Oh my. The [...]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

10 Horrifying Stories Behind Your Favourite Disney Movies

We all love Disney movies growing up, getting lost in their magical movie worlds and lovingly realised animation, but they come from dark places as this video reveals. Because most of the Disney movies are based on actual fairy tales and legends that aren’t as pleasant as the cutesy versions that we all know and [...]

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

If You Didn’t Have a Clown Phobia, You Will After Watching this Adult Swim Video

For many people clowns are inherently creepy, which Stephen King’s IT played on to great effect—and if you didn’t think clowns were a bit freaky then you certainly will after watching this Off the Air video by Adult Swim. Called ‘Clowns’ it hits all the right buttons in terms of developing coulrophobia, or fear of [...]

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Solutions to the Fermi Paradox or Where the Heck Are All the Aliens?

YouTube science channel ‘Kurz Gesagt – In a Nutshell’ looks at the concept know as the Fermi Paradox, which basically states that if the universe is so damn old and so damn big with trillions of stars, why have we not met any aliens yet? Or found any sign of their existence? And what does [...]

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The U.S. Town With No Cell Phones or Wi-Fi

As hard as it is to believe at this stage of the 21st century, there is a town in America which has no cell phones or wi-fi—it’s called Pocahontas County in West Virginia and it falls within the National Radio Quiet Zone. That’s because it’s home to the Green Bank Telescope which measures radio waves [...]

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Russian Soldiers Create an EPIC Avalanche by Firing Artillery at a Mountain

In North Ossetia this is how the Russian military use artillery to dislodge avalanches and you’ve got to admit it’s pretty effective and impressive. Although it’s doesn’t come without its dangers and is obviously an extravagant way to use artillery. And just look at the way they just stand there and wait for it to [...]

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Full Contact Sword Fighting Isn’t for the Faint-Hearted

So it seems full contact sword fighting is a thing, a thing that involves attacking fellow practitioners with steel swords and axes, which looks as dangerous as it does epic. The good news is that at least they wear full body armour and helmets to lessen those blows raining down on them, no doubt there’s [...]