• Gun Apocalypse Prepare
    Odd & Weird

    Creative Apocalypse Preparation List From Most Obvious to Least

    The NRA estimates that Americans own more than 8 million AR-15s. A quick Google search will reveal that this military-grade firearm is possibly the most common gun in the country. As you might know, it is not a purchase people make with the intention of going deer hunting. According to prepper lore, it is a “tool of personal defense against tyranny” that tends to be purchased in bulk by the reported 4 – 16% of American who consider themselves preppers. Since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, this population has grown to include approximately half of the billionaires in Silicon Valley. Rifles are well and fine in the event of…

  • Hill Farming
    Odd & Weird,  Unusual

    Everything You Need to Know About Soil Erosion and Its Prevention

    Soil erosion is the forceful removal of topsoil or silt due to exposure by elements such as water, wind, ice, and gravity. It is therefore important for you as an individual to pay attention to the signs and report to your local government as soon as you can right before it escalates to something dangerous. But first and foremost, you’ll have to fully understand everything about erosion, its effects and the many ways you, as well as your local government, can prevent it. This includes a good seed company and everything they have to offer when it comes to the fight against soil erosion and the dangers that come with…

  • Artificial Plant
    Odd & Weird

    Are Artificial Plants Better Than Real Ones? Why You Should Consider Investing in Artificial Options

    Live plants are no longer considered to be the norm. Artificial plants have made their way into both interior and exterior spaces. Homeowners can choose silk or plastic plants that have been designed, painted and shaped to feel and look like the real thing. Aquariums can also be set up by fish keepers who opt for artificial plants. The choice of house plants and flowers ultimately comes down to personal preferences. However, if you are looking for low-maintenance and durable plants, faux flowers and foliage are the best options. They have several benefits in comparison to natural plants. Withstanding Seasonal Changes Live plants shed their leaves and flowers seasonally, which…

  • Odd & Weird

    6 Ways Businesses Can Make a Profit From Waste

    Everybody does it. The question is – what to do with it? With ageing sewer systems struggling to cope with ever-growing “fatbergs” and as many as 2.3 billion people across the world denied access to basic sanitation, companies in both developed and developing countries are trying to find new, profitable and environmentally-friendly ways to use human poo. Harnessing the never-ending resource that is human waste has even described by the Toilet Board Coalition as “the business opportunity of the decade”. Here are 6 innovative approaches that have been taken to turning poo into profit. 1. Fertiliser Probably the simplest way to make use of human waste is to turn faeces…

  • Avenger Superheroes
    Fiction,  Odd & Weird,  Unusual

    Common Recipe for a Superhero Hit

    Superhero films – there’s something about this genre of movies that keeps us coming back. From Superman to Antman, at any given time during the year there’s (probably) a hero filled blockbuster showing at your local theater. Stories with comic book roots, and already dedicated fan bases seem to take over the big screen yearly with A list casts. These widely successful adaptations and reboots appeal to more than the average fanboy- Avengers Infinity Wars grossed over 1.9 billion at the box office. But why are these movies megahits? Some could argue that they follow a common formula when producing these films in order to keep audiences interested in new…

  • Concrete Pipes
    Odd & Weird,  Politics

    4 Ways Cities Save Money on Sewer Repair

    United States cities are suffering from aging infrastructure, from bridges to highways and sewers. Aging water and sewer systems are a major concern that’s been amplified by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Sewer systems were unable to properly manage the overflow of water, causing untreated sewage to pour into the streets and people’s homes. Flash floods are causing similar issues in cities where the infrastructure might date back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Cities are often underfunded, leaving the cities to repair sewer lines and “do their best” to correct systems that are past their useful lifespan. 1. Service Line Warranty Programs Cities are teaming up with utility companies…

  • Handcuffs Arrest
    Law

    Absurd Laws You’ve Been Breaking and Could Be Jailed For

    In the free world, every single person has to abide by certain rules of law. Why? Well, there are a bunch of reasons that range from the fact anarchy is packed full of flaws, people can’t be trusted to rule themselves in a whimsical fashion and, above all else, so the rights of the smallest minority are upheld and protected; that small minority being you, the individual. However, for all the good and all the sense that is intended, there are exceptions to every rule and so you can be sure to find some seriously absurd laws upheld the US justice system. You probably know what we are talking about…

  • Snake
    Odd & Weird

    6 Of The Most Dangerous Jobs On Earth

    Like most people, I’m sure there are certain things about your job that bore you to tears. However, when you consider what other people have for a nine-to-five, it can make your cushy office job seem much more appealing! Here, we’ll look at six of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Some of these are sure to make you grateful for your white-collar grind! Fishermen If you like to spend your weekends sitting on the bank of a lake and watching ripples come off your bobber, you may think that being a professional fisherman is a tranquil, idyllic life. Think again! Professional trawlermen are constantly dealing with pelting, torrential…

  • Axe Wood
    Odd & Weird,  Unusual

    How Axe Throwing Lessons for Teens Lay Roots in the Community

    Over the past ten years, axe throwing leagues have been opening up across Canada, especially in the GTA. For the most part, they’ve been adult-only venues, but some of them are now opening up lessons for teens. It’s an amateur sport that only recently grew out of its origins in people’s backyards and sheds, and its players and organizers have deep roots in their own communities. Many are involved in charity fundraising for pick-up leagues, arts festivals, Sick Kids, Children’s Wish, food banks, and dozens of other good causes. Besides fundraising, axe throwing is at the centre of its own unique community. Many use it to unwind after work, meet…

  • Construction Truck
    Odd & Weird,  Unusual

    The 6 Weirdest Things Ever Found on a Construction Site

    Construction happens all over the world on a daily basis, so it’s simply a matter of odds that we’ll uncover some unexpected — and sometimes downright bizarre — findings along the way. Here are six of the strangest examples I could find: A Rude Awakening Every once in a while, humankind receives a much-needed reminder that Mother Nature owns this planet — not us. Such was the case earlier in 2015 when workers in British Columbia unearthed an estimated 500 hibernating garter snakes. Work was halted on the under-construction dike while the snakes were collected in boxes and buckets to be delivered to Vancouver’s Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia. Linda…