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Two things to note about this: Firstly, this guy has a serious uppercut on him and secondly the woman in question does quite well to recover from what looks like a punch Audley Harrison wish he knew how to throw.

Artis Hughes, a 22-year employee of Cleveland’s Regional Transit Authority (RTA) “has been removed from duty” pending an investigation into the September incident, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday.

The punch and ensuing fight between Hughes and Shidea Lane, 25, was captured on cell phone video and posted on YouTube. The video went viral.

I’m always in the market for a good coincidence post and the people at came up with a nice one which is deserving of a repost. Even if all six of these can be written in such a way as to find a coincidence where there is none it will keep you entertained for the next 8 minutes or so and give you six more things to talk about when you’re out on that awkward work night and don’t have jack to talk about to people you don’t even want to talk to.
#6 A Terrifyingly Accurate Prediction by Edgar Allan Poe

In 1838, future horror-god Edgar Allan Poe released a book called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, his only full novel. The book was such a bomb that Poe eventually agreed with his critics that it was “a very silly book” (yet still good enough to inspire heavyweights like Jules Verne and Herman Melville to write Moby Dick and An Antarctic Mystery–yes, Poe was a badass).


Where it Gets Weird:

Poe did a Blair Witch thing with his novel, which claimed to be based on true events. This turned out to be a half-truth: The real life events simply had not happened yet.

One scene in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket visits a whaling ship lost at sea, taking with it all but four crewmen. Out of food, the men drew lots to see who would be eaten, the unfortunate decision landing on a young cabin boy named Richard Parker.

Before fathering Spider-Man and being double-crossed by the Red Skull!
Editor’s note: Change that. You’re an idiot.

Forty-six years later, there was an actual disaster at sea involving the Mignonette. It became famous due to the legal consequences of some gruesome events on board, specifically the way the men drew lots and decided to eat their cabin boy…

Where it Gets Even Weirder:

…who was named Richard Parker.

Richard Parker: aged 17 years.

The bizarre story was discovered decades later by Nigel Parker, a distant cousin of the Richard Parker who got eaten. You can only imagine what the fuck went through his mind when he stumbled upon the connection.

Hell, this was us!

And that would go down as the freakiest unintentional prediction of future events in a work of fiction, if it were not completely blown away by…

#5 Morgan Robertson Writes About the Titanic… 14 Years Early

A hundred years before James Cameron turned douchebaggery into an art form at the Oscars, American author Morgan Robertson wrote a shitty book called Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan, about the sinking of an “unsinkable” ocean liner. When you see the cover, you figure you’re pretty clearly looking at a fictionalized version of the Titanic story.

No surprise there; it’s a story that’s been told over and over (there were 13 Titanic movies before Cameron’s, including one by the Nazis) but Robertson’s book was first.

Where it Gets Weird:

He was so eager to be first, apparently, that he didn’t bother to wait for the Titanic to actually sink before writing about it. The Wreck of the Titan was published in 1898, 14 years before RMS Titanic was even finished being [cheaply] built.

The similarities between Robertson’s work and the Titanic disaster are so astounding that one has to imagine if White Star Line built Titanic to Robertson’s specs as a dare. The Titan was described as “the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men,” “equal to that of a first class hotel,” and, of course, “unsinkable”.

Both ships were British-owned steel vessels, both around 800 feet long and sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April, “around midnight.” Sound like enough to keep you up at night? Maybe that’s why Robertson republished the book in 1912 just in case enough people didn’t know that he wrote it.

And you thought this guy was an ass.

Where it Gets Even Weirder:

While the novel does bear some curious coincidences with the Titanic disaster, there are quite a few things that Robertson got flat wrong. For one, the Titanic did not crash into an iceberg “400 miles from Newfoundland” at 25 knots. It crashed into an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland at 22.5 knots.

Wait, what the fuck? That’s one hell of a lucky guess!

What 41.1 million square miles looks like.

But maybe the weirdest thing about Titan were points that had nothing to do with the story, but check out after numerous inquires and expeditions to the Titanic wreck site.

For one, both the Titan and the Titanic had too few lifeboats to accommodate every passenger on board; the Titan carrying “as few as the law allowed.” While Robertson decided to be generous and include four lifeboats more on his ship than Titanic, it’s an odd point to bring up when you consider that lifeboats had nothing to do with the fucking story. When Titan hit the iceberg (starboard bow, naturally), the ship sank immediately, making the point made about lifeboats inconsequential. Why the fuck mention this?!

It’d be like HAL 9000 addressing the danger posed by O-rings at low temperature decades before the Challenger disaster.

#4 The Civil War Keeps Finding Wilmer McLean

When the American Civil War erupted in 1861, Wilmer McLean of Virginia was too old and “whatever” for warfighting. Unfortunately, he also happened to live smack dab on the road between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, the respective capitals of the Union and Confederacy.

The first battle of the Civil War pretty much happened at this guy’s place. The Battle of Bull Run, broke out on July 21, 1861 near Manassas, Virginia–McLean’s hometown. Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard needed a building to serve as headquarters for his staff and many initials, and when he saw Wilmer McLean’s cozy house, he figured “what the fuck…” and camped there.

Major war foul.

This immediately subjected the building to artillery fire, and one cannonball somehow found its way down the poor bastard’s chimney. The entire building should have gone up like the Death Star, yet miraculously no one was hurt.

Where it Gets Weird:

But, hey, an insane amount of fighting occurred along that road. A lot of people between Richmond and DC could say a battle happened on their front lawn. And, after this narrow escape with the Reaper in his very own home, McLean figured that moving his family out of No Man’s Land would be a smart bet.

However, the man took so long to skip town that when 1862 rolled around, a battle nearly twice as large and four times as bloody exploded just outside his front door again–the Second Battle of Bull Run. After dodging this second bullet the size of Civil War battlefield, McLean finally sold and moved his family as far away as he could afford.

Where it Gets Even Weirder:

When Wilmer settled on a cottage in Clover Hill, Virginia, the town that later changed its name to Appomattox Court House. By 1865, Robert E. Lee’s “invincible” Army of North Virginia was too busy having the ever-loving shit kicked out of it by General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army to defend Richmond. So after abandoning their capital, Lee’s sorry-excuse-for-an-army was chased by Grant all across Virginia to… fucking Appomattox Court House.

The armies of the Civil War, taking the battle to wherever Wilmer happened to be that day.

On April 9, 1865, General Lee officially surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. The site for his surrender: the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s new home.

Once the two armies left (and helped themselves to some furniture as souvenirs), the now-bankrupt McLean remarked: “The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor,” which is probably the classiest way a man can handle the single most shit-luck in American history.

Should’ve just moved to Gettysburg.

We all love a good Neville Neville or something ridiculous like Moon Unit so why not have a dose of these bad boys:

5 – Misty Hyman:

Former American swimmer that had a bloody hard time breaking her way on to the US team.


4 – Karen Cockburn:

A Canadian gymnast whose name has a long-lasting effect on you.


3 – Dick Pole:

His position was a pitcher; he was destined for a name like that.


2 – Ron Tugnutt:

A ballsy kind of player.

1 – Rusty Kuntz:

No funny quip needed.

The Graphics Interchange Format aka GIF is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.

Enough about that. I love these:


Since I’m not American I sometimes arrive a little late to the party of videos posted online. This is most likely due to the fact that I know there’s a world beyond the USA so my life palette is a little more varied. Note to Americans: get a passport!

This one seems to have quite the hit count and it’s been doing the rounds for a bit online but that doesn’t mean it’s any less effective or significant.

People who write about it mention design and websites and customers being blind to certain things etc. but you can take it for exactly what it is. A ____ ____ not appearing in your line of vision at the first time of asking.

Once you’ve watched the video you’ll know what the two missing words are.




One man has a date with destiny and possibly an undertaker today as Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner makes his final preparations for a record-breaking skydive from 23 miles above the planet. Baumgartner will take off in an adapted weather balloon and fly to the edge of space before jumping from his capsule.

Flying faster than the speed of sound, he aims to break the 52-year-old height record set by Joe Kittinger.

The venture is being sponsored by the energy-drink maker Red Bull. Organizers say that 30 video and still cameras will record the jump, including five attached to Baumgartner’s pressure suit.

Red Bull has been promoting a live internet stream of the event, which will come from all cameras except those on Baumgartner’s body. Organizers said there would be a 20-second delay in their broadcast, in case of accident.

Baumgartner, who has made more than 2,500 jumps from planes, helicopters, landmarks and skyscrapers over the past 25 years, says that this jump will be his last. He says he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters on mountain rescue and firefighting missions in the US and Austria.

November 9th is the day pencilled in the diaries of women fawning for a hunky man in borderline acceptable tight speedos as Bond, James Bond, returns to the screen for the release of the 752nd James Bond film. We know there’s not that many but the it kind of feels that way sometimes.

So in anticipation of massive explosions, clichéd cuff-link fixing and, the  bedding of some beautiful women we’re going to post a fact a day courtesy of Time magazine until a) we get bored and stop or b) we get loads of emails from people telling us they’re bored with it and we stop.

For the time being you can enjoy lapping up the Bond goodness and remember that knowing a lot of random stuff about James Bond will impress women as much as if not more than a tailored suit, rock hard abs, and an Aston Martin DB9. You’ve been warned.

Goldfinger Is Played by Two Different Actors


It’s not too unusual for actors to claim they have skills they don’t, figuring they can always learn to ride a horse, shoot a gun or dance the tango if the need arises. But in the case of Goldfinger, a white lie of that variety landed the German actor Gert Fröbe without a voice. When he was approached to play the titular villain, his agent confirmed to the Bond producers that Fröbe spoke English. But as Roger Moore tells it in his book Bond on Bond, Fröbe’s vocabulary was limited to “How do you do? I am very pleased to be here.” The actor Michael Collins ended up voicing all of Goldfinger’s lines, which were then dubbed over Fröbe’s performance.

Hot 20-something ex Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader plus a 17-year-old student mixed with a plethora of sexual advances= dream scenario being taken advantage of. Apparently.

Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and Kentucky high school teacher Sarah Jones pleaded guilty to reduced sexual misconduct charges related to the 27-year-old’s sexual relationship with a former student.

Today, Jones, not for the first time it would appear, opened up on the relationship:

“I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority,” Jones said in court (via the Associated Press).

To add more spice to the story in 2009, Jones sued founder Nik Richie for posting a picture of Jones that claimed she had contracted a sexually transmitted disease and was having sex with Bengals players. She was rewarded an $11 million default judgement for defamation.

Each time I hear of a case of a teacher ”taking advantage” of their position of power by initiating a sexual relationship with a student I immediately think of this piece of dialogue from South Park which pretty much sums up the whole issue perfectly:

Kyle: It’s the kindergarten teacher, Ms. Stephenson.
Police Sergeant: The blonde?
Kyle: Yeah.
Policeman #1: Some young boy is having sex with Ms. Stephenson?
Kyle: Yes.
Policeman #1: Nice.
Police Sergeant: Nice.
Kyle: What? No, you don’t understand…
Policeman #1: You sure they’ve had sex?
Kyle: Yeah!
Policeman #2: Has she performed oral sex on him?
Kyle: I think so.
Policeman #2: Nice.
Policeman #1: Nice!
Policeman #2: [whispers] Nicccce.
Police Sergeant: So, wait. What’s the crime?
Policeman #1: The crime is she isn’t doing it with me.
[cops laugh]
Kyle: Hey! He’s totally underage. She’s taking advantage of him!
Police Sergeant: You’re right. We’re sorry. This is serious. We need to track this student down and
Police Sergeant: give him his “Luckiest Boy in America” medal right away.
[cops laugh heartily]

Kids say the funniest things and adults do their best to impersonate them saying the funniest things. Luckily I’m not concerned with the authenticity of these pictures or whether or not a kid or a genuinely challenged adult wrote them as they make me laugh.

Hopefully they do the same for you: