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Germany’s largest rail company has taken an unusual step in its efforts to deal with its trains’ chronic lateness. The Associated Press reports Deutsche Bahn bought a commuter’s “delay scarf” for 7,550 Euros ($8,600) as a sort of mea culpa. A Munich commuter had knitted the gray, pink and red scarf last year, using each […]

An English couple has spent the last 20 years deciding who make the tea by seeing who can best who at Mario Kart. Claire Monroe and Andy Bork from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England play Mario Kart 64 every morning to determine which one of them will make a cup of tea or coffee. “It started […]

Next time you have a persistent tickle in your throat, forget grabbing the cough syrup, go for a chocolate bar. According to Professor Alyn Morice, head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies at the University of Hull and founding member of the International Society for the Study of Cough, “chocolate can calm coughs”. A study of […]

It’s easy to unintentionally offend someone when you’re traveling due to cultural differences. Here are 10 things that you may not realized are considered rude in other countries, courtesy of BuzzFeed (check out the full list at the link): Giving a big ol’ bear hug – France. It’s quite an overfamiliar and intimate thing to do. […]

A few days ago, Namibian artist Max Siedentopf set up a sound installation in an undisclosed location in the Namib Desert that will play Toto’s “Africa” on loop for eternity–or at least until the equipment breaks down or is destroyed by an adventuresome, Toto-hating vandal. “[I] wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and […]

Katy Perry has revealed that she was once suspended from school for “making sexual motions” with a tree she called “Tom Cruise”. Over the weekend, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer posted in  her Instagram a letter sent to her parents in 1996 from the Santa Barbara Christian School detailing her suspension. “At the 2:00 p.m. recess, […]

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter missed practice last Thursday after having a crazy cheat day consisting of seven burgers–three of which were triples topped with an egg. “After a long trip, I’m having my cheat day,” he shared in a video posted on Twitter. “Three triple patties with eggs and sauces. I’ve got my […]

A picture of an egg has racked up more than 24 million likes as of Sunday night, making it the most liked Instagram post of all time. The egg dethroned Kylie Jener’s post announcing her daughter Stormi’s name, which garnered about 18 million likes. The account @world_record_egg first published the egg photo on January 4. […]

Samsung has taken a step into turning your rec room into your own personal movie theatre with the introduction of their massive 219 inch TV they’ve dubbed, “The Wall.” Boasting a MicroLED display, the tech giant says The Wall is “forefront of the next screen revolution.” MicroLED displays are made up of millions of microscopic […]

On January 2 at 8:30 p.m., New Yorker Nicole Laveglia parked her car in her usual spot on the street in Queens. At 9 a.m. the next morning, a neighbor knocked on her door to inform Laveglia that her car was in the process of being towed. So what happened? City Department of Transportation officials […]



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