04.05.13 by Jeff

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway
Snagged a couple pieces from Clare Rojas’ beautiful collection for Incase. I have a 13″ laptop sleeve and a bag to give away! Tell me a random useless fact in the comments section below! I’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway

Incase Clare Rojas / Giveaway

Thanks to my friends at Take Five and Incase.

The winners are CARRIE and ELS. Please check your emails!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • elry

    shellac is an ingredient in jellybeans

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielmeigs Daniel Meigs

    I’m going to have a baby girl in a few days!

    • Demo


  • ehc

    The duration of a sow’s milk flow during lactation is only around 10-20 seconds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.saavedra Christina Helena Saavedra

    if you try to wring out a wet washcloth in space, the water just flows onto your hands…

  • Devin

    Maine is the only state with just one syllable.

  • http://www.artatbay.com/ Danny Olda

    Neckties are high in vitamin C.

  • Selina

    Daffy Duck’s middle name is “Dumas”

  • http://www.facebook.com/mathilde.bacharach Mathilde Bacharach

    Eyelashes grow 30 meters in a lifetime

  • http://twitter.com/hnn_photo Haylee Nighbert

    The strength of early lasers was measured in Gillettes – the number of razor blades a given beam could puncture.

  • Pao

    There’s a jellyfish that lives upside down because it likes it that way.

  • Elizabeth Anderson

    Proponents of women’s flat track roller derby have declared it the fastest growing sport in the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.christine.904 Melanie Christine

    Clove Oil is used to deoxinate zinc or copper plate w

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.zehntner Ruth Zehntner

    There are twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.

  • Chelsea

    Sharks can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water

  • http://twitter.com/cmariee Christie Aguasin

    The bus fare in Lorient, France is 1.35 euros.

  • Jude

    A group of owls is called a parliament, wisdom or study. Baby owls are called owlets.

  • http://twitter.com/zananassi diego zanassi

    Your foot is the same length as your forearm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.saavedra Christina Helena Saavedra

    cicadas kill bacteria by flexing structures on their wings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yos.ad.3 Yos Ad


  • Ammp

    The word ‘futtocks’ derives from saliors’ slang for the foot hooks of ship’s rigging

  • ammp

    The word ‘futtocks’ derives from sailors’ slang for the foot hooks of ship’s rigging

  • Casey Hahn

    The first Saturday of May is free comic book day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/francesco.ramos Franchesco Ramos

    Australian birthday tradition; where after cutting the cake, the
    birthday girl/boy has to kiss the nearest person of the opposite sex.

  • Jake Naughton

    In some parts of Australia, up to 90% of the Koala population is afflicted with chlamydia

  • http://www.facebook.com/yahel.avelsnik Yahel Avelsnik

    The owls are not what they seem, but I’m pretty sure you already know that:)

  • Alanna

    The modern flea market was supposedly the brainchild of Russell Carrell, an east-coast antique show organizer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.kieley Allison Kieley

    The dot over the letter “i” is called the tittle.

  • oubliette

    Owls’ cannot turn
    their eyes beause they have bonny eye sockets. That is why their heads rotate up to 270 degrees, but not all the way around.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandra.oneal.3 Alexandra O’Neal

    The sky is actually purple and not blue, because our eyes percive blue better than purple.

  • Jess

    I ate a bowl of mixed fruit earlier today. It had strawberries which I like. It was delicious.

  • http://twitter.com/Delirium1 Danielle Shami

    The Dung Gate is one of the gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jessica.P.Chow Jess Chow

    The word nice originally meant ‘foolish’ or ‘stupid’… Remember that when someone next says it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jessica.P.Chow Jess Chow

    A lemon would float in water whereas a lime would sink…

  • Badshaped

    A hedgehog’s heart beats 190 times a minute and probably that
    explains why Sonic moves so fast.

  • Terrah Bretherton

    To identify a Bard Owl hoot, listen for the bird that’s asking “Who cooks for you”

  • http://www.facebook.com/belen.is.zen Ana Belén Salatino

    Fact: Some things are better left unsaid.

  • Mallory Ketterer

    Incredible natural phenomenon where the Baltic and the North Seas meet but don’t mix because of the differing density.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexisweaver Alex Weaver

    Cats cannot taste sweetness.

  • http://twitter.com/Karrahk karrah Kwasnik

    Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice.

  • drum livingston

    Merriwether County is the 5th largest county geographically in the state of Georgia

  • Adam

    Anatidaephobia – The Fear That You are Being Watched by a Duck

  • vanora

    ‘Chip + Dale’ the Disney cartoon characters, dress like Magnum P.I and Indiana Jones respectively. Awesome.

  • Julie Roy

    and now for something completely different…

  • http://www.facebook.com/thelastastronaut Nico Glaude

    When Heinz’s ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/idancethedance José Gotés

    Teeth in fish probably evolved from scales that came into the mouth.

  • jaycie

    dog paws smell like doritos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.mullerauh Lisa Müllerauh

    Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left handed people.

  • Emma

    crows mate for life but they also cheat on each other. If one of the mates catches the other crow cheating, it will find a new mate

  • pp

    Internet is free and full of staff

  • sisbut

    “Alt-j” is a keyboard command on mac which makes the symbol ∆ on most mac (US, UK, etc). But the same shortcut differ in other language. Pressing “alt-j” would make ’ in Czech, √ in Swedish & Norwegian, ‹ in Danish, ˝ in Irish, Ï in French & Belgian, º in Swiss French & Austrian, ª in Italian, ¯ in Portuguese, ٹ in Arabic, ջ in Armenian, j in Bulgarian, < in Faroese, ≤ in Greek, خ in Jawi, ٹ in Persian, ’ in Slovak, and in certain language it gives you nothing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.schechter Alex Schechter

    In addition to being an accomplished fiction author, Vladimir Nabokov made serious contributions as a lepidopterist.

  • ivdubz

    looooove claire rojas.

    belgains have tried to deliver mail using cats.
    it didn’t work.

  • maya

    I like turtles

  • ha-melmahey

    The vertical groove above your upper lip and below your nose is called the philtrum.

  • Jessica

    If a line is drawn around ants using chalk, they will never cross it.

  • Findhika Putra

    Sex burns 360 calories per hour.

  • http://twitter.com/MegtheMountain mae

    An imprimatura layer in oil-painting often uses sienna or some other earth toned-paint mixed with solvent.

  • Julie King

    A walnut can erase scratches on wooden floors or furniture.

  • SP

    You can dye eggs with onion skins!

  • http://www.facebook.com/iheartrita Lorena Medina

    Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

  • ang

    a healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.

  • deborah

    Vicks vapor rub kills fungas in your toenails( deborah f)

  • meri stiles

    Pigs don’t fly!

  • taryn

    in wolf packs, there isn’t just an ‘alpha’ male, but a beta too. there’s also an omega wolf. sucks to be them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.morales1 Randy Morales

    It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

  • sarah

    My cat’s breath smells like cat food.

  • http://foxesinthegraveyard.blogspot.com/ Kelly Rae

    adoptive mothers can breastfeed

  • Linda

    TThe plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.htej

  • Amy B.

    Sir Francis Bacon died from an experiment freezing chicken.

  • Emily Smyth

    The bird seed I put out today lists cherry flavoring as the last ingredient.

  • Gabi Mascarenhas

    All hyenas have penises even the females.

  • Sky

    1) If the company that produces cocacola didnt add coloring, it would be green.

    2) It takes more muscles to frown than to smile.

    3) A professional golf ball contains 336 dimples.

    4) 80% of the human brain is water

    5) People that laugh more generally are able to lose more weight quicker.

    6) The heart of a shrimp is in its head.

    7) Men blink have the amount that women do.

    8) Sleeping burns more calories than watching t.v.

    9) Mosquito spray doesnt repel bugs. It hides you from them.

    10) Over 1 million earthquakes hit the earth every year.

    11) It is nearly immpossible to survive the bite of a Black Mamba snake.

    12) Antarctica can reach temperatures loewr than -35 degrees.

    13) Rhythm is the longest word in the dictionary without a vowel.

    14) Toenails do not grow as fast as fingernails.

    15) In Nebraska, USA it is against the law to sneeze.

    16) Bees kill more people per year than snakes do.

    17) A persons bone is stronger than steel.

    18) The earth never stops moving.

    19) The earth is the only known planet with life forms.

    20) One person per 20 people contain an extra rib.

    21) A piece of paper cannot be folded in half more than 7 times.

    22) An apple in the morning is effective at waking a person up. More than coffee.

    23) Infants naturally dream more than adults do.

    24) The average amount a person laughs is 15 times per day.

    25) A slug has 4 noses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jjknott Josh Knott

    Harrison Ford Has A Third Nipple

  • Lilian Yabase

    specialists says that there are more than 3 thousand species of butterfly and more than 20 thousand species of moth in Brazil

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucienvutleine Гергана Райнова

    Glass actually remains liquid – it is just heavily condensed

  • Henrik

    I´m going to become uncle in a couple of hours!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristina.sasilaite Kristina Šašilaitė

    There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.

  • Marina

    Because the statistical error of measurement is always going to be greater than the percent of the electorate your vote represents (in state and national elections), your vote literally doesn’t count!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andreachen3d Andrea Chen

    If you put a paper towl in a covered bowl of lettuce, it won’t get wilty, because it soaks up the moisture.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/52328684@N06/ Bolla

    This morning I exchanged the shorts for another pair that has pockets in them. I also went to KG2 twice.

  • Lisa

    consuming protein does not directly lead to developing muscles if you don’t exercise

  • Val

    My Nan doesn’t like peas.

  • Jinx

    I’m currently working on a farm in Alsace region of France and there happens to be a giant stork nest ontop of an electric poll. I recently found out that not only are storks not allways monogamus but they also sometimes like to live in threes… so much for the “couple” or the “pair”, the comon explaination to a child curiosity on where he or she came from!

    ps. Owls are my favorit birds 😀

  • Munki

    Iguana lizard has a third eye which is located on top of its head.

  • Ma1i

    cats can be allergic to humans

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/michael-ramage michael ramage

    It takes 41 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile…smile! :)

  • Patrick

    I don’t own a laptop.

  • Annelies

    Not the Great Wall of China is visible from space, but their airpollution is sadly..

  • http://twitter.com/awoodentree Kirsty Anderson

    An octopus has three hearts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marin.roux Marin Roux

    Parkinson’s disease shivering is about 5 Hz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/norppakarvonen Nora Karvonen

    Under the surface…. Is more surface.

  • AnaBanana

    Photoshop won’t allow you to print scanned money!

  • Salem

    The world’s largest human poop is 6 feet across and 50 pounds in weight.

  • Ana

    You have over 90 random useless comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.walker.5688 Andrew Walker

    the word ‘robot’ is czech and was invented by a czech playwright

  • alireza

    If all the salt in the sea was gathered, it would form a 2 metre layer on the earth’s surface.

  • Isis Marina Graham

    During Bill Clinton’s entire presidency (1993–2001),he only sent two emails. One was to John Glenn when he was aboard the space shuttle, and the other was a test of the email system.

  • Mika

    avoid food products that have more than 5 ingredients.

  • Nate Balcombe

    word to your mother

  • Ana Vieira da Silva

    I never won anything! True fact (:

  • Jo Fong

    Starfish have no braaaaains!

  • Rick

    I’m not wearing any underwear today

  • Marike

    Humans are the only mammals that can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.

  • Luc

    there are 300 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 stars up in the sky.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fatimezahrasalah Fatime Salah

    Je mange des chips et je tombe sur votre annonce… Ces cadeaux méritent de traverser l’Atlantique pour venir finir leurs jours en France !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=185104633 Andrea Avery

    Getting angry at people when listening to them chew or eat loud is called Misophobia

  • Tobias

    Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

  • Ajmir Kandola

    Florence Nightigale had a pet owl called Athena that lived in her pocket. After it died she would frequently hear the owl’s cry in her dreams. Make of that what you will.

    ps. i like clare rojas’ art a lot, and loved hearing about in the documentary Beautiful Losers

  • Adam

    my feet hurt

  • sarah v

    If a turkey looks to the sky for too long while it is raining, the turkey will drown.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fatimezahrasalah Fatime Salah

    Omelette du fromage is not been used in the French language…

  • shilohgibson

    its a sunny day here in northwestern germany, and its perfect for bike rides around the lake!

  • Kat

    Even if all the world’s trees were cut down, the algae in our oceans would be enough to supply the world with oxygen.

  • http://twitter.com/antancia Harmony Dashut

    When Mario made his debut in the original Donkey Kong in 1981, he was known as Jumpman.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.duff.12 Jon Duff

    Bouncey Castles were invented by a man named Jerry Castle. Their resemblance to castles is just a coincidence.

  • Sarah Mann

    Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.

  • Stephan

    Pigeons move their head back and forth will walking because they don’t have depth perception.

  • jenn eng

    Saint John the Divine has remained unfinished to this day since their beginning of construction in 1892 and has 3 peacocks which roam free on the property as pets.

  • http://twitter.com/djszigi Bálint Siegler

    budapest is not bucharest

  • Mary H

    Apparently, the wife of the man who invented match.com left him after finding a new man on match.com. This, on my friend Megan’s authority.

  • C. Rea

    An eagle reaches sexual maturity at around four or five years of age.

  • murray

    There is no universally agreed plural of “platypus” in the English language

  • http://www.facebook.com/katiecontests Katie Contests

    Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.

  • Alanna Passione

    The airplane Buddy Holly died in was called the “American Pie”, hence the name of the Don McLean song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/innocuent Mike Ford

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

  • Adrian

    sloths only poop once a week. and they can’t fart.

  • Hanniel Shariat

    A polar bear cannot cannot be seen by an infrared camera, due to it’s transparent fur.

  • Steffen Schilke

    Owl’s are Cool

  • Jordan

    Barnacles have they biggest penis to body ratio of any living thing

  • Ellen

    The average person has less than two legs

  • Sebastian Mintus

    Crawfish feeds exclusively on seafood, but ifi it could, it would eat jam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.haezer Jane Haezer

    Voyager 1 is the farthest man made object in space (18 billion km) and to receive a message, it need to wait for 16 hours and 38 minutes.

  • Nancy McManus

    Copepods comprise the biggest biomass in all oceans…

  • isaac

    cats sleep for 70% of their lives ^^

  • gabrielled

    When you cook butter, onions and lime juice together, it can turn blue-green.

  • Rose

    A group of flamingos may be referred to as a flurry or flamboyance.

  • Jonfast

    Rigor morits occurs because the body no longer has ATP to cause myosin heads to let go of actin.

    So even in death there’s still a part of you holding on!


  • http://www.facebook.com/monica.canizares.165 Monica Canizares

    Right now, it is 15 degrees celsius in Argyle, Texas with zero percent humidity.

  • Chantal

    There’s a good chance that we will never meet.

  • Annika

    Four thousand people are injured by teapots every year.

  • haley

    A polar bears skin and a girraffes tongue are both black

  • http://www.facebook.com/anna.mcfadden.7 Anna McFadden

    Koreans think if you sleep with a fan on and the door in window closed, you will die. If you ask most Koreans they will usually say “yea I had a friend” or “my sister’s friends” and then get very defensive when any sign of doubt graces your facial expression in response.

  • IndiaLB

    Studies have shown that women fart the same amount as men.

  • kent

    In Duckhunt, player two can control the ducks

  • http://twitter.com/DavidBaggs David Baggs

    Both birds and people who have had surgery for catarcts can see UV light (which is outside the visible light spectrum)

  • Danielle L.

    The vertical groove between your nose and upper lip is called your philtrum.

  • Courtney

    ‘doldrums’ was originally a term used out at sea. It referred to calm parts of the ocean around the equator where boats can get stuck for weeks due to lack of wind.

  • meg

    the “tiger clearwing” butterfly have a metallic-colored chrysalis which makes it looking like brand new beautiful souls emerging from robotic-like confines. I highly recommend looking them up.

  • tk

    ‘Subcontinental’ has all vowels in reverse order

  • Ben C

    The images we see with our eyes are upside down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Estel-Vilaseca/1080691400 Estel Vilaseca

    No one belongs here more than me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annabelle.marschall Annabelle Marschall

    Cats can be allergic to humans.

  • imo

    pandas are actually carnivores not herbivores, just the lack of what they used to eat isn’t available, and thats why they have to eat tons & tons of bamboo & other grass type plants to make up the nutrition they would have gotten from meat.

  • JP

    The Chupa Chups logo was designed in 1958 by Salvador Dalí.

  • arhumba

    I can touch my nose with my tongue.

  • Marina Casana


  • Felix

    Tobias from Arrested Development is actually an albino African American.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiyufit Gizem Karagöz

    fart speed is 3 meter in 1 second

  • Maud

    Your nose actually grows when lying

  • http://www.facebook.com/NSilva86 Nelson Silva

    Saudade is a unique Galician-Portuguese word that has no immediate translation in English. Saudade describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ana.lowe.1 Ana Lowe

    Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

  • frannnoooo

    anyone who asks for ‘a panini’ is making a grammatical error – as ‘panini’ is a pluralism and the singular form must be ‘a panino’.

  • Lucy Emms

    Russian dolls are so full of themselves

  • emmmmmmma

    The People’s Republic of China has set aside September 20 as a national holiday for ‘Love your Teeth Day’.

  • kristina

    Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.

  • ericdeines

    There are more people living right now that have ever died in the history of the world.

  • erica

    pantoufle means slipper in french

  • Guest

    coca-cola was originally green! huh!

  • ajp

    Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) is exactly what it sounds like

  • benj

    the paperclip was first patented in 1867

  • Daniella

    There are more than 150 species of owls in the world! 220 species depending on how different owls are classified. Only 19 owl species are found in North America.

  • missmrs

    73% of facts found on the internet are incorrect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.frye.18 Tony Frye

    Primitive tribes that used Hallucinogens thought that they were actually experiencing the thoughts and feelings of the plants they were ingesting!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/52328684@N06/ Bolla

    There seems to be a fascination with owls.

  • Erin

    Prong Horned Antelope have vision 10X stronger than average – On a clear night, they can see the rings of Saturn

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaysonramos Jayson Ramos

    The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

  • miekachu

    We are closer to the T-Rex in number of years than the T-Rex was to the Stegosaurus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolin.harris Carolin Harris

    There are no chickens in Alaska.

  • Sandra Tyler

    John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

  • http://twitter.com/ReallyNotNicole Nope, Not Nicole

    The smell of freshly cut grass is a distress hormone sent out by the grass in order to attract insect predators to come save it from being eaten.

  • http://twitter.com/Maurice Maurice

    Humans have more than 5 senses – usually ranging from 9 to 20.

  • http://twitter.com/_sambuca Sabrina R.

    The word “poop” is an onomatopoeic palindrome

  • xikão

    it’s rainning now. Yesterday didn’t rain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/briel.moore Briel Moore

    chickens peck at contrasting color

  • Rick

    The human body begins at 75% water as an infant and slowly dries out as it ages, to about 57% water as an adult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MidoriMichi Midori Michi

    In the German criminal law code it is written that only men can be found guilty of exhibitionism. :)

  • Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    My dog can catch mice better than the cats.
    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  • Sam Ismail

    In a lifetime, the average driver will honk the horn 15,250 times.

  • fiky

    sheldon cooper invents the term bazinga!

  • stephieeeb

    the number 4 is the only number with the same number of letters spelling it….and i love incase and owls :) hoot

  • Ryan Stanis

    The Trojan Room coffee pot was the inspiration for the world’s first webcam.

  • Joseph Cocklin

    When John Hetherington wore the first top hat in public it sparked off a riot

  • megan

    tortillas are really easy to make.

  • Paul

    A rat can survive longer without water than a camel.

  • andreea.eter

    there’s this expression “sweating like a pig”, but pigs don’t actually sweat.

  • Nora Lengyel

    the egg is actually just one cell

  • http://www.facebook.com/radvile.samackaite Radvilė Samackaitė

    Polar bears are left handed.

  • Evaldas

    Ron: Normally, if given the choice between doing something and doing nothing, I’ll do nothing. But I will do something if it helps someone else do nothing. I’d work all night if it meant that nothing got done.

  • http://twitter.com/canesdf canelif

    the artificial sweetner aspartame is actually a really small protein.

  • http://www.naomijulia.com/ Naomi Julia

    I heard the best quote about time on WFMU (for your very closed previous competition — but too good not to share):

    “We know that we are constructed of time, not of sequence, and it is impossible to write of time not of sequence — except maybe in poetic flashes. I didn’t want to write about a person through time, but of time through a person.”

    – Richard Hell, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

  • Shannon Holliday

    A crack in a fine china can be repaired by placing it in a pan of boiling milk for 10 minutes.

  • Jenny H

    Founded in 1670, Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company is the oldest corporation in North America.

  • quornhub

    eunoia, the shortest word in the english language with all five vowels in it, means the state of complete mental wellbeing.

  • Lindsey Schmitt

    Chili peppers are hot because they contain a substance called alkaloid capsaicin
    and four other related chemicals. It is also the primary ingredient in pepper
    ps. the laptop case and bag are beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kiki.vancaspel Kiki van Caspel

    Seals do not breath when they sleep on land. They can store oxygen in their muscles. They also use this oxygen when they swim under water. They can hold their breath for 20 minutes.

  • http://www.marketingsmartt.com Jon

    The inside of a kangaroo’s pouch smells terrible

  • Justin Border

    Trees do not grow higher than 130m as it is physically impossible for the water to rise higher.

  • Whitney

    Kangaroos have three vaginas!

  • manuelinspace

    In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand

  • renata

    in a week, exactly, i will turn 25 and i can’t stop singing phoenix’s: do you remember when 25 years was oooooooooooooold

  • Nicholas Danger

    A group of owls is called a parliament.

  • ohemgee

    Spring brings beautiful things :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/birthdaypod Stephen Yee

    Fishes live in bodies of water.

  • Julian

    The shape of Pringles is called a hyperbolic paraboloid

  • Rachel

    My boyfriend drew a dinosaur on the shirt I am wearing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4902756 Holly Anne Harrell Moore

    A group of owls is called a parliament, wisdom or study. Baby owls are called owlets.



  • joy

    If you extend your arm out on each and measure from the tip of one middle finger across your shoulders and to the tip of your other middle finger it will be the same length as your height!

  • uli niggemann

    You can even attract cats of prey in a distance of several hundred meters just with a tiny splash of Calvin Kleins “Obesession”…

  • http://www.facebook.com/michellealexisnewman Michelle Alexis Newman

    Michelle, Alex is new, man!

  • http://twitter.com/madelinefoy fervent foy

    the longest period of documented and intentional sleep deprivation is 264 hours!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.kilroy.1 Christopher Kilroy

    Albert Einstein once said he came up with his best ideas when shaving – But he still had a moustache.

  • Louie Neale

    The female naked mole rat’s loose skin allows it to swell so much that it can carry more than 60 offspring at once! Holy guacamole!

    Source: my imagination

  • Jack

    The chances of dying by laughter are 15 billion to 1.

  • Emmeline Pidgen

    Among many other hobbies, Jeff Goldblum loves to tapdance and on occasion bellydance.

  • chelo

    Some owls like hunting fish

  • http://twitter.com/EXTREEEEMEnAME person man legend

    fact: facts aren’t (objectively) useless

    (too meta?)

  • clyde


  • Bommy Kim

    A koala’s appendix is two meters long.

  • essik

    An average woman carries around in her handbag more than 400 euros worth of ‘everyday essentials’. And that’s BEFORE you factor in the price of the handbag…!

  • Basile

    Stink Bugs smell like cilantro because the main sensory chemical in cilantro is very similar to the chemical compound of the stink bugs stench.

  • LOIS


  • http://www.facebook.com/rebeccalysen Rebecca Lysen

    The continents can be rearranged to form a fire-breathing t-rex: http://fumaga.com/12242

  • Darius Vaheb

    If you let your hair grow your whole life, it could become 9,42 meters long.

  • Joanne Presho

    My surname ‘presho’ is the name of a small town in North America

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniella.larking Daniella Larking

    If humans could punch as hard as the mantis shrimp, we’d be able to throw a basketball into space.

  • Nancy Sicchia

    Crickets hear through their knee caps and butterflies taste with their feet.

  • Nancy Sicchia

    The heart of the great blue whale weighs roughly 1,300 lbs, and is as big as a car…. It must be a very loving animal.

  • Lacey

    The way you can tell a real skull from a replica is to look into the nose–if there are tons of intricate bones, it’s real. If it’s all just mashed together, it’s a cast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maximo.tuja Máximo Tuja

    In Germany you can drive a car as fast as you want without breaking the law.

  • juliano

    whales can get a sunburn

  • clara

    if you hold the peel of a tangerine over a candles flame, it smells like bacon. self approved.

  • rollmops

    i am an owl-fan, could need a case for my laptop and have never won anything in my life yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erobards Emily Robards

    Most American car horns honk in
    the key of F

  • Rob Richardson

    Ferris Bueller’s mum & dad got married in real life. Aww.

  • brademerson

    clare rojas’s husband, barry mcgee is also a stellar artist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.baker.1806 Jordan Baker

    Owls have specialized feathers with fringes of varying softness the help muffle sound when they fly. Their broad wings and light bodies also make them nearly silent fliers, which helps them stalk prey more easily.

  • tovster

    All clocks shown in Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino is always 16:20.

  • afroot

    we sleep a third of our life

  • sandy

    monkeys share 50% of their DNA with bananas


    I want to jump out of this life.

  • Zwelisha

    Random fact from a designer born and living in South Africa: South Africa has the 2nd oldest film industry in the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristina.morales.9003 Cristina Morales

    Elephants can’t jump.

  • Ian Guimarães

    “Almost” is the longest word in english with all the letters in alphabetical order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flora.mangini Flora Mangini

    I counted 68 seeds in a single watermelon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flora.mangini Flora Mangini

    ciccadas come out of the groud at each 13 or 17 years, which are both prime numbers.

  • Manik Nakra

    This year, Christmas falls on a Wednesday.

  • Amber

    Sometimes when swinging through trees sloths grab their own arms instead of branches causing them to fall

  • http://twitter.com/pardeenathan Nathan Pardee

    Car horns are an F key

  • http://twitter.com/justinetruant cutiepatootie

    our moon once had a dynamo inside its core that was responsible for creating a magnetic field around it

  • AnnaG

    its impossible to fold an A4 piece of paper more than 7 times :)

  • Farah

    A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1375112141 Arden Armbruster

    Orange tabby cats are far more likely to be male than female.

    • Louie Neale

      I thought that was the other way round

  • Els

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver can hold up to 96 elephants.

  • Lide

    I heard a song made of Mortal Combat combos.

  • Oliver

    Honey is the only food that one could solely rely on for the rest of their life – it contains all the essential nutrients and doesn’t go out of date!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marieke.visservanoyen Marieke Visser-van Oyen

    The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.knapp.397 Jessica Knapp

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated!

  • Kayleigh Rideout

    Honey can be preserved for centuries.

  • Amanda Knox

    I’m covered in fake blood

  • Brit

    Herrings communicate by farting.

  • yolu

    square watermelons are sold in Japan. Fits to your fridge

  • Mikheil Moucharrafie

    The price of iron is universal and fluctuates daily based on global supply and demand.

  • http://twitter.com/MariaSimmonsArt Maria Simmons

    The noun “wind” and verb “wind” don’t share the same root meaning. No matter how far you go back.

  • Lyndi Curtis

    The diet of an okapi is comprised of tree leaves and buds, grass, ferns, fruit, and fungi.

  • andremig

    Next time you stop by in Milan, we’ll have gelato.

  • Lauren

    I just learnt this one the other day: female cats be impregnated by more than one male cat during ovulation. Meaning if a female cat mates with three different males during her cycle, and all three are successful, each kitten produced could have a different father.

  • Kitty

    I can’t lick my own elbow.

  • http://twitter.com/heymynameisjohn John Murray

    Most whales sing at a frequency between 15-25 Hertz. And I like ketchup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judymalouf Judith NT

    i like owls. give it to me!

  • Doris

    I have come to enjoy my in-laws so much!

  • Mariam

    I can’t wait til my daughter has her new baby. Hopefully a lil girl this time around! lol

  • Eric

    I love my wife so much and hopefully I win for her.

  • Wade

    Girl, this is fabulous! can’t wait t pull it off.

    I am feeling so blessed!

  • Sy

    ducks have harpoon-like penises that explode out of its body towards a female

  • Guest

    Children grow faster in the springtime.

  • Sam

    Did you know that snails have over 25,000 teeth? Whoa bro

  • Ali

    Baking Soda is the best ingredient to remove stuck on bits from a cooking pan. Just let your dirty pan soak in hot water with baking soda to cover the dirty parts, add some soap, wait a few minutes and the grime should wipe easily off. The baking soda changes the pH level, softening the water, helping to soften stuck on bits from baking dishes. Best advice given to me from my mother-in-law!

  • Cosmia

    Lemmy – Mr Motorhead – likes to wear really short Daisy Duke style denim cut off shorts when it’s hot, which it often is in LA. His band laugh at him.

  • Eva Neirynck

    just found out that there are no houses available anymore in Ghent (beautiful city in Belgium), so I decided to build my own somewhere( I want a glasshouse on legs)

  • lysbui

    the tote bag is simply amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/TenBu Allen TenBerlake

    The book Peter Pan invented the name Wendy.

  • http://twitter.com/Lolita_Isabella Lolita Isabella

    The Tukano people of Colombia use the milky way as a calender for most activities of the year; they have more than20 alternating summers & winters. November is the summer of the caterpillar. Tukano say snakes rise out of the waters to watch the stars, to see if fish are coming.

  • Heatheradian

    I live right across Alder Bay where your cover photo was taken.

  • Javier

    Immanuel Kant never travelled more than 10 miles from his house.

  • Samantha Mariela-Rangel Ramire

    In WWI British spies had experimentally used semen as invisible ink as discovered by a secret agent’s diary entries and other enquiries.

  • Lilijune

    beautiful is the new you

  • Fiona Dickinson

    Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t float apart.

  • louise_fromhome

    The Barred Owl of North America has no sense of smell, which might explain why they have been known to eat skunks.

  • Rosaline

    Cats sometimes purr when they have stress.

  • James

    A crow will never be a falcon.

  • Simon Diamond

    When I was little, I had a wee wee machine. It sort of looked like a thin electric blanket that went under the bed sheet. When it got wet it would make a horrid siren noise that would inevitably wake everyone in the house apart from myself. I was a heavy sleeper, you see.

    Now that this is out in the open, my older brother can no longer blackmail me.

  • carrie

    Oh I really love Claire Rojas work… and her owls. Did you know there
    are over 220 species of owls belonging to the Order Strigiform.

  • Kris

    Milwaukee was built on a marsh.

  • Maria

    I’m a rockstar.

  • Pagz13

    Whale vomit, called ambergris, can be used in perfumes and teas as well as costing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • http://twitter.com/holliejama Holly Hamilton

    A person sneezing was the first thing that Thomas Edison filed with his video camera

  • http://valdilda.wordpress.com/ val.

    ants stretch when they wake up.

  • http://twitter.com/LammaOnline LammaJamma

    It takes less time to drink tea in the bath than in the shower.

  • Laurie

    The word for turkey in Turkish, is “hindi”. The word for turkey in Hindi is “टर्की” which means “Turkey”.

  • Jen

    It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas.

  • Irene van der Burg

    50% of the human DNA is the same as a banana’s.

  • robyn

    It is physically impossible

    for pigs to look up into the sky.

  • Shila

    More than 50% of the people in the world

    have never made or received a telephone call

29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey


Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto


Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera


It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli


A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng


Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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