- Zain Meghji at Odd News5 hrs ago
Maternity photos capture a unique time in the life of any family, or family-to-be. They also, of course, usually feature pregnant women — until now.
Reddit user wanted to celebrate the new addition to his family with some portraits, but his wife wouldn't go for it. So, rather than photograph her pregnant belly, he decided to feature his beer belly. He hired a photographer, dubbing the resulting album "manternity photos." Each one parodies photos seen in conventional maternity albums. There's the use of hands to highlight his belly, as he sports classic Superman undies. Another spotlights his killer ice cream craving. In another image, he inserts himself twice to create the classic "dad kisses baby bump," except it's him kissing his own beer bundle of joy.
The pictures are a huge hit on Reddit, making the front page and receiving millions of views. There have been many supportive comments, including one user who wrote, "It's amazing. All of it." Others have added things to the photos for extra fun. We'll have to see if there's a follow-up — maybe if and when this future dad expects another pint or two.
- Zain Meghji at Odd News1 day ago
Remember painstakingly setting up Dominoes back in the day? Do you recall experiencing the sheer delight of knocking the first one over and seeing them all consecutively topple, following the somewhat intricate pattern you set up?
Well, Sinners Domino Entertainment from Germany has set multiple world records for this very activity in a variety of categories, such as Most Dominoes Toppled by a Group, Tallest Domino Structure, and Longest Time Continuous Domino Toppling.
In this video, the team goes for the Guinness World Record for the most mini-dominoes toppled, using a total of 2,000. This was achieved on the set of "Officially Amazing" (CBBC/Lion TV) at the Wilhelm-Lückert-Gymnasium in Büdingen, Germany, on July 12, 2013.
In comparison, a mini-domino is smaller than a coin, 80 times smaller than a regular domino and 100 times lighter.
During the complicated setup, members of the team use tweezers to place the pieces, strategically leaving gaps in the chain as to not prematurely knock the pieces down.
- Zain Meghji at Odd News2 days ago
Mayura Dissanyake is a gas station clerk at a Fuel Depot in Houston. He is also a five-time consecutive Mixed Martial Arts national champion.
His two worlds came together when several men tried to rob his co-worker right in front of him. Dissanyake's co-worker had just pulled into a parking space after returning from the bank, when two men jumped out of an SUV and attempted to grab the bank bag he was carrying, according to Houston's KPRC. The store's surveillance cameras were recording as Dissanyake jumped out from behind the counter and took matters into his own hands.
"The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face," said Dissanyake, who is originally from Sri Lanka. "Then I punched the other guy."
Involved with mixed martial arts for more than a decade, Dissanyake went full-on vigilante and used moves he has learned from cage matches.
"We learn how to punch, how to kick … and all that stuff you can use in the streets," Dissanyake said.
- Ko Im at Odd News4 days ago
Your wish to own a town can be granted — if you have $1.5 million to spare.
Welcome to Aladdin, Wyo. Population: 15. Yes, the town is named symbolically after the riches-seeker in the folktales of "Arabian Nights." Judy Brengle's husband had bought her the town as a gift after their kids left for college. It's , via a .
Formerly a coal-mine hub, the town now sees motorcyclists or travelers en route to Devils Tower.
The new owner could inherit:
-A bar (Although, you can drink anywhere on the )
-A functional general store along Highway 24, with a famous, historic " " on the porch
-An outhouse for the General Store, since there's no indoor plumbing or sewage system
You could find your whole new world in Aladdin, or like what happened in a neighboring town — your newly acquired piece of the West. Buford, Wyo., which was purchased in 2013 for $900,000, is now called PhinDeli Town Buford and boasts one resident.
- Ko Im at Odd News6 days ago
Why is the sky blue? Are we there yet?
Kids like to ask questions. But childlike inquisition can apparently get you banned from a doughnut shop.
A mom claims she and her 4-year-old son were kicked out of the Doughnut Inn in Monroe, Conn., because he asked another customer if she was .
"I asked her if she was pregnant," said the boy, Justin Otero.
The answer was "no," Justin apologized, and the customer took no offense. But the next time Rebecca Denham and Justin walked in, a manager promptly said their business was no longer welcome.
"She said he's not allowed in here," Denham said. "I said why ... and she said he's rude."
A Facebook page that represented itself as Doughnut Inn of Monroe defended its decision and countered the story as fabricated. According to , the page has since been taken down and the manager said she never posted anything.
Dunham admits Justin has caused some commotions in the shop before but that there has been no warning or escalation. She believes innocent curiosity does not equal a ban.
- Ko Im at Odd News7 days ago
Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies.
Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the .
Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.
The bugs even appeared on the weather radar as they emanated from the river bottom to mate, breed and spread. (Yellow indicates a higher .)
The females return to the river to lay eggs, which shows hatching moments after being laid.
Dr. Bennett Jordan, from the National Pest Management Association, told Yahoo that for residents near these bugs, it might be wise to stay inside and of course, drive carefully. He also advised that home and business owners, "can minimize populations in an immediate area by changing lighting. Mercury-vapor lamps should be replaced with high pressure sodium vapor lamps and white incandescent and fluorescent bulbs should be replaced with yellow bulbs."
- Ko Im at Odd News8 days ago
Model Warship Combat — it's like real-life, remote-controlled Battleship, to a scale.
Mini warships get built and then sunk. Teams are split into Axis and Allied sides (think the World Wars). For cannons there are BB-gun shooters. Television station WCCO in Minneapolis that the tiny vessels even have bilge pumps to help drain water.
The contest isn't over until everyone's model sinks. As organizer Brandon Smith explained to CBS Minnesota, the ships are sheeted with thin balsa wood, which allows for the tiny BBs to puncture their hulls. At the end of a battle, the ships are brought out of the water, and points are awarded based on the damage done to each vessel.
A national championship battle is taking place this week on a lake on private property near Ramsey, Minn. Folks come down from Canada for it, and those in Model Warship Combat travel for events.
- Ko Im at Odd News9 days ago
We admit it's more sweet than odd.
A centenarian got to spend a big milestone on the baseball field in a special way. Agnes McKee, who uses a walker, celebrated her 105th birthday by throwing the first pitch for the San Diego Padres.
"I'm glad it's over — now I can relax," she said after her pitch.
McKee says her secret to longevity is perseverance, and she's proud of her age.
Her major-league baseball debut at Petco Park was pretty pitch-perfect.
- Ko Im at Odd News12 days ago
He was already suspected of shoplifting beer, but a southern Kentucky man now faces additional charges for a pizza prank.
While Michael Harp was in the process of getting booked at the police station, the 29-year-old placed an orderfor pizza on his cell phone.
Five boxes from Domino's were delivered to an Officer Wilson, who had arrested Harp. The accused says he was misunderstood. Police say they tracked the call to the phone.
"I'm not the guilty one on this," Harp told media.
Harp now faces additional identity/deception/impersonation charges. Under Kentucky law, pretending to be a police officer is a felony.
No word on what happened to the pizzas.
- Ko Im at Odd News13 days ago
If you have a big moving job, you can join mechanical forces to get the work done.
In this video, one forklift lifts another to help push a giant box into a trailer. The second machine is eased smoothly and slowlyback to the ground.
People on Reddit can't decide if this maneuver is safe or innovative.