Being an American from a distinctly non-American heritage, I have the advantage of seeing life from the viewpoints of two cultures. In particular, I find it interesting how different cultures view child abuse.
In the United States, a parent can potentially be thrown in jail if found guilty of child [...]Read More »
Although I am the stereotypical geek now (who just happens to love playing cricket), in a previous life (aka when I was a child) I used to be very active playing a variety of sports. One of my favorite sports was basketball. Even though I was never very good at [...]Read More »
As dangerous as they may be, we have seen plenty of instances of humans interacting safely with tigers (and lions). And this applies to playing tug-of-war, too.
The following photos are of Busch Gardens Zoo in Tampa Bay, Florida (USA). As you can see, zoo visitors get to play tug-of-war [...]Read More »
Yesterday the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 race took place at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for a select few, the race ended up in disaster when Kyle Larson (#32) and Brian Scott (#2) collided near the end, sending Larson’s car into the fence that separates the race track and onlookers. [...]Read More »
I do not know about anyone else but I, for one, love nature. No, no — I don’t like delving in nature (e.g. camping? yeah right) but I do enjoy the natural beauty of nature (see what I did there?). The following photo is one such example; check it out:[...]Read More »
I am sure many dotTechies have cats as pets (presumably the domesticated ones, not the wild ones). If your cat was ever put against a crocodile in a tit-for-tat battle of the wits, teeth, and claws, who do you think would come out on top? Your cat or the crocodile? [...]Read More »
If we have not already fried your brain with the earlier “You read that wrong” post, this post may push you over the edge.
Check out the following image. It is of a ship shipping ship shipping shipping ships. I know what you must be thinking: “say what?!” [...]Read More »
When it goes to physically potentially dangerous stuff, as I have admitted before, I am a bit of a panzy. For example, roller coasts scare the shit out of me. So it is safe to say I have not, and never will, skateboard (besides, I do not know how anyway). [...]Read More »
In the past we have shared interesting things like optical illusions that trick our minds into seeing what isn’t there. Ready to have your brain confounded yet again? To confuse the heck out of your senses? To blow your mind? Then read the following… and I must warn you, you [...]Read More »
Volcano eruptions are not very fun for the people who live nearby — having to evacuate, property damage (destruction), death in some cases, etc. However, volcano eruptions from space look, to put it simply, awesome.
The following image and short video are of the eruption of Sarychev volcano on the [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies suffer from road rage? I admit, I have a mild form of the disease and, although I have learned to subdue it, cuss words are often heard coming out of my mouth while driving. It is safe to say the following bus driver has a more severe [...]Read More »
Who needs a school bus: kid hitches ride to school by holding onto back of speeding dump truck [Image]
Kids do crazy things. Fortunately I was (am) one of the cooler headed ones (read: panzy) and never did anything really that insane during my childhood. I cannot say the same for the kid in the following image. I am not sure where he is going (presumably school due to [...]Read More »
Earlier we had shared an image of a homeless man that held up a sign proclaiming: “My ex-wife had a better lawyer”. Originally I thought he was simply joking. However, now I know he was serious. Indeed, in his previous life he was loaded — I just found his old [...]Read More »
I am sure anyone that follows global politics in the least has heard of the ridiculous things they do in North Korea when the government decides it is time to celebrate (despite much of the country being in poverty). However, it looks like that whole peninsula is filled with… talented… [...]Read More »
Check out the King Cheetah, an extremely rare type of cheetah spotted in the wild only six times [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Love big cats? Don’t love big cats? Who cares, today we have a special treat to share.
I am pretty sure we are all well aware of cheetahs, a type of wild cat. However, do you know there is a particular type of cheetah, called King Cheetah, that is extremely [...]Read More »
I may be wrong but I am guessing most dotTechies are above the age of eighteen and, as such, drive cars. Let’s have it: raise your hand if you are terrible at parking? I know I am, although I would like to think I am improving (at least that is [...]Read More »
As I am sure many dotTechies already know, NASA has terminated its Space Shuttle program in favor of helping fostering the commercial (private) sector fill the gap… and so NASA can save money (which hopefully will be put towards other cutting-edge research).
The following photo is a long-exposure taken of [...]Read More »
As luck may have it, the shower curtain in my bathroom was actually just replaced with a new one. However, my shower curtain is nothing fancy — just a simple, transparent one (I hope I never forget to lock the bathroom door…). I can’t say as much for the following [...]Read More »
You ever see a janitor or cleaning person or someone with a similar job use a floor buffer, also known as a floor cleaner or floor polisher? They typically use it very calmly and slowly (and, for some reason, always while listening to music, podcasts, or whatever else you can [...]Read More »
I am very much a left-brained person, meaning I lack creativity. Sometimes I wish I was more right-brained so I could come up with awesome projects like the following.
The following is a long-exposure photo of a man who “ran around a cemetery like a ghost covered by a sheet [...]Read More »
Even though I am a (part-time) blogger and I should know better, I rarely (if ever) proofread. I am just physically and mentally incapable of making myself proofread (sort of like how I am incapable of making myself review the answers to an exam, after I have finished it; very [...]Read More »
Ever hurt yourself by accident? I am not talking about dropping something on your big toe. Rather, I am referring to things like accidentally biting down on your tongue, kicking your leg while walking, and… punching yourself in the face. If you have done the latter than you probably know [...]Read More »
Reddit user ‘Burnstyle’ is single father who works as a firefighter. Has a son who enjoys going to the firehouse and playing on the firetrucks. So what did Burnstyle do? He built his son a firetruck replica bed… fit with a working siren, its own working pump panel, a radio [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies have lived, or live, in an area that receives regular snow? If you have, or do, then you probably have played in the snow… including pelting others (friends, family, neighbors, the ice cream truck, etc.) with snowballs. Have you ever tried throwing a snowball at an angry [...]Read More »
One time in high school (not sure exactly the year), a girl brought in a photo album of herself (not sure why). In the photo album she had sticky notes over her face in pretty much all the photos. Why? I really don’t know. I have never understood why people [...]Read More »
Aside from the cake that has fruits inside (why ruin a tasty cake by putting fruit in it?!), I like cake. I really like cake — chocolate, vanilla, ice cream, etc. However, as much as I like cake, there is no bloody way I would ever eat a Jabba the [...]Read More »
A ‘salt flat’ is a large area of land where the evaporation of some body of water has left large deposits of salt. At an area of 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), Salar de Uyuni (located in Potosi and Oruro areas of southwest Bolivia) is the largest salt flat [...]Read More »
I am sure we have all done stupid, mean, or generally disliked things to other people (knowingly or unknowingly). I am also sure many of us have been told that karma will come to bite us in the future if we don’t stop being stupid, or mean. I am also [...]Read More »
Kevin Richardson lives, feeds, and sleeps with lions (and other wild cats) [Amazing Photo of the Day]
We have already seen one remarkable man who tickles lions. Now let’s take it one step further and meet the man the lives, feeds, and sleeps with lions.
Kevin Richardson, also known as the ‘Lion Whisperer’, is a South African “animal behaviorist” that has spent considerable up-close-and-personal time with wild [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies spend multiple hours each day on the computer? I know I do, and sadly enough I am no longer ashamed of the fact either. This excess screen time has different affects on different people. Some people handle it gracefully. Others? Not so much. I know that I, [...]Read More »
‘The Float at Marina Bay’ is a floating football (soccer) stadium in Singapore [Amazing Photo of the Day]
You know I used to think here in the United States we live the good life. Being the richest and most advance country in the world, we must have the best standard of living (ignoring the fact that we are in debt above our eyeballs). However, after seeing many of [...]Read More »
I am sure we have all seen it at least one time in our life; a homeless man or woman holding up a sign to try to get you to give them money, food, shelter, clothing, etc. Most of us probably agree that we should do what we can to [...]Read More »
With the advent of digital recording formats (e.g. CD) and the internet, piracy of copyrighted content — particularly music — has become a relatively not uncommon task among the general population. However, it must make you wonder: did people pirate stuff pre-internet, if so how? My guess is “yes, we [...]Read More »