Man Locks His Head In A Cage Every Day To Stop Himself From Smoking

Old habits die hard, and one of the most difficult habits to break for good is smoking.

In spite of the fact that, for the past couple of generations, we have been taught that smoking is one of the most disastrous things we can do to our health, about a seventh of the planet engage in this destructive habit.

The thing is, many smokers, even the most hardcore of smokers, will at some point attempt to kick their addiction, but many will experience pitiful results. Nicotine is just way too addictive for the average person to be able to give up with ease.

That’s why smokers will try various methods in order to kick the habit. If quitting cold turkey doesn’t do the trick, the most dedicated people will try nicotine patches or other forms of nicotine replacement, like e-cigarettes.

Some will even go as far as to take part in behavioral therapy sessions – which makes total sense considering addiction is very much about the mental processes that occurs in the brain.

Now, the aforementioned methods are pretty ordinary techniques that most people probably wouldn’t bat an eyelid at, however, some smokers will go to very extreme lengths in order to give up cigarettes, once and for all. 

The Most Bizarre Anti-Smoking Device You’ve Ever Heard Of
After many failed attempts at quitting smoking, one man from Turkey is trying something completely different.

One man from Kütahya in Turkey, Ibrahim Yücel, is so desperate to stop himself from smoking that he has decided to lock his head in a cage, which prevents him from fitting a cigarette through the bars and into his mouth.

In the past, Yücel had made numerous attempts to give up smoking but had always returned to the harmful habit sooner or later.

Now instead of relying on some good, old-fashioned willpower, Yücel basically imprisons his head, entrusting the keys to his family so that there is no temptation of opening the cage himself.

Forty-two-year-old Yücel has been smoking two cigarettes a day since the age of 16, according to the Turkish newspaper, Hürriyet.


Tragically, however, Yücel’s father died of lung cancer and since then, Yücel has been longing desperately to overcome his own addiction to cigarettes, for his family if not for himself.

The cage, which bizarrely resembles both a helmet and a birdcage, was designed by the man himself. It allows Yücel to breathe, eat crackers and drink through a straw, but not much else.


Yücel says he gathered inspiration to create the extraordinary invention, after many failed attempts at quitting smoking, by observing motorcycle helmets.

Every morning, Yücel, who is from the western province of Kütahya, goes to work donning the ambitious device.


Initially, Yücel’s family was skeptical about this very unconventional anti-smoking technique. But after some time, they decided that if it helped him to give up a habit as destructive as smoking, it might just be worth it.

However, several of Yücel’s neighbors are still pretty disturbed, to say the least, at the sight of him wearing the unusual contraption.

The thing is though, Yücel has been compelled by an oath he swore to his family, his god and the Qur’an, to quit smoking, and believes this is the only way he can follow through with his plan.

If that’s the case, then we wish Yücel the best of luck with his endeavors. I’m guessing the majority of people, even those who desperately want to give up tobacco, wouldn’t go to such extreme lengths, but to each their own!

24 Apparently X-Rated Photos That Are Actually Really Innocent

Have you ever taken a picture and double taken because it looks much ruder than you had intended? Well, it turns out that it’s a pretty common occurrence. All over the world, slight changes in camera angles and lighting are turning innocent snaps into some seriously inappropriate viewing.

It’s not just people who’ve got dirty minds who misinterpret these pictures, either. They look so far from reality that, to the unsuspecting viewer, they’re as X-rated as they appear to be. It’s only with a considerable amount of staring that the innocent truth becomes apparent.

Here are 24 snaps that look rude, but are actually perfectly innocent…

1. Look at the girth on that, um, sausage?!

Okay, admittedly the packaging of this giant sausage is a giveaway, but who knows? Maybe some poor animal lost its manhood in the most humiliating way possible, and now it’s mistakenly being sold as a German sausage. It’s enough to put me off Oktoberfest.

2. I wonder if this was advertised as a full body massage

Massages have long been associated with “happy endings”, and this ad is doing nothing to dispel this stereotype. Thankfully, however, it’s biologically impossible for a person to have a vagina on their neck, even if this “lady box” looks pretty convincing.

3. What a lovely pair of… knees!

We live in a world where female nipples are constantly censored, so it’s no wonder that this picture looks like full frontal nudity on a first glance.

4. Surely not?!

Female pubic hair is a contentious issue and many people opt for a “landing strip” instead of a full Brazilian, but this is just a close up of an eye!

Unintentionally sexual optical illusions frequently go viral on the internet. Whilst memes are all well and good, they’re created to make people chuckle, but these accidental NSFW pictures are a lot better because they’re so accidental.


5. Hanging low!!

From a distance, this picture really is as dirty as it appears to be. It looks like this guy’s manhood has slipped through his pants!

6. He’s been trolled by the weather

Whilst phallic optical illusions must be embarrassing for the people involved, at least this weatherman looks like he’s got a massive dong!

7. This is the worst one yet…

Whoever designed this slide has got a sin to answer for, especially as they knew that it was going to be used by children. Those flaps look too much like a vagina for it to have been accidental! Oh well, I guess we can just say that it’s the circle of life in action.

8. Someone’s getting fired

People don’t like to kiss and tell. We might occasionally talk about our sex lives after one too many glasses of vino, but no one wants their latest conquest to get aired on the news. You’d have thought they’d have been more subtle with their word choice!

A fun fact about optical illusions is that they’re created by our minds. When we’re presented with an image, we rack our brains in search of the easiest interpretation of it, so if something happens to look more like a penis than a shoe, that’s exactly what we’ll see.

9. Your guess is as good as mine…

Unless this was a still from an X-rated movie, it’s highly unlikely that two women would take a selfie in front of a penis. Plus, any man with a penis larger than a woman’s head should probably seek medical help immediately.

10. Put some pants on!

If you didn’t know better, you’d think that this girl’s privacy had been invaded. Thankfully, it’s just her friend’s awkwardly-placed arm.

11. She’s confident! Oh, wait a minute…

People who slut-shame tell women to close their legs. This woman’s legs appear to be opened up so wide that it looks like she’s about to give birth!

12. That’s a position I’ve not seen before

Talk about taking a picture at exactly the right angle. But what’s even more shocking is the fact that this guy never whacked his head off her butt!

It is only after staring at an optical illusion for a few seconds that our brains realize that something doesn’t quite add up – when what we think we are seeing doesn’t make sense in the context it was taken. After all, it’s physically impossible for someone’s head to fit in an anus…


13. The kinkiest of palm trees

If they ever make an X-rated version of SpongeBob SquarePants, maybe he should live inside a phallus-shaped palm tree instead of a pineapple!

14. Who knew the English were so filthy?!

Big Ben isn’t the only dong on Westminster Bridge. I wonder if the makers of the bridge had any idea how the light could affect their design?

15. Get your mind out of the gutter!

This is definitely not a photo you’d want to catch a glimpse of a colleague looking at in work. You’d be the talk of the lunchroom for weeks. (Look closer, it’s just a family of pigs!)

16. He’s going to kill his best man when he sees this

The groom’s supposed to contain his excitement until his wedding night, but thanks to this goom’s best man, he appears to have gotten randy at the ceremony itself. Oh well, I guess it’s a good story for the grandkids when they’re older.

The internet’s full of pornography. In fact, it’s been estimated that 37% of online content is porn. However, it’s one thing to deliberately seek out adult material, it’s another to stumble across accidental porn otherwise innocent websites like Facebook – as these pictures prove.

17. How to accidentally ruin a cute couple photo…

Some of the funniest fails happen when perfectly innocent things look dirty. If you thought this man’s hand looked like something he probably wouldn’t be showing off in a picture, then it’s safe to say that you’ve not just got a vivid imagination, but a dirty mind too!

18. It’s just a baby’s feet

Talk about a sweet photo suddenly becoming disturbing! But hey, I’m sure this baby and their mom will be able to laugh about it in years to come. If they’re bold enough, it could even make for a hilarious profile picture on social media.

19. Surely that’s not a glass dildo?

Ah, it’s a trophy! But hey, it could have more than one use…

20. That’s one huge…

If I saw this sausage at the store, I think I’d pass. Who knows what I’d be eating?!

No one wants to get caught viewing NSFW content in work. It can lead to a lot of awkward questions and, potentially, trouble. How would you feel if you saw a colleague looking at these pictures on their company laptop? You’d probably jump to a lot of conclusions.

21. The most brazen Royal couple in history

I bet whoever captured this picture was proud of themselves for snapping the dirtiest ever Royal wedding photograph. Poor William and Kate!


22. It’s not going to suck itself…

Whilst I’d like to think that this poor cat is oblivious to how filthy it’s being, its expression says otherwise!

23. This guy was very excited to be at the beach

I’m not a man, but if I was, I imagine that one of my worst nightmares would be accidentally getting a hard-on whilst wearing swimming trunks (and God forbid speedos), especially if there ended up being photographic evidence of it afterward.

24. That poor doggo

The worst thing about this picture is that this dog’s probably adorable, but it looks like a giant d*ng here.

This list is proof that even our most innocuous photographs can become kinky with the right angle and timing. So the next time a picture makes you look twice, just remember that it’s your brain being lazy. With enough staring, you’ll see what’s really going on.



Amazon has a fix for Alexa’s creepy laughs

Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness today in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

Later on in the day, Amazon said its planned fix will involve disabling the phrase, “Alexa, laugh,” and changing the command to “Alexa, can you laugh?” The company says the latter phrase is “less likely to have false positives,” or in other words the Alexa software is likely to mistake common words and phrases that sound similar to the one that makes Alexa start laughing. “We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply laughter to ‘Sure, I can laugh,’ followed by laughter,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

As noted in media reports and a trending Twitter moment, Alexa seemed to start laughing without being prompted to wake. People on Twitter and Reddit reported that they thought it was an actual person laughing near them, which is certainly scary if you’re home alone. Many responded to the cackling sounds by unplugging their Alexa-enabled devices.

Twitter user @CaptHandlebar was one of the first to report experiencing this back on February 22nd:

Since then, different people have noted hearing the laughter. It’s sometimes unprompted or appears as a bizarre response to requests to turn off the lights.

Many have related the laughter back to a moment in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 acknowledges his murderous intentions and proclaims, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Maybe it’s a sign that having smart devices in our homes is another step toward a creepy, dystopian future where robot overlords rule. When does that Terminator sequel come out again?

Update at 7:05PM ET, 3/7: Added new statement from Amazon clarifying how the company plans to fix Alexa’s creepy laugh. The headline has been updated to reflect this new information.



Pennsylvania woman gets $284bn electricity bill

It’s always the same when the cold weather creeps in – a gradual process that begins with ‘maybe I can get around this by wearing a few more layers’ and ends up with ‘just turn the fucking heating on, all the way up’.

By January we’ve got all the radiators on full blast and we’re googling employment laws to see if ‘hibernation’ counts as a valid reason to stay off work on full pay.

The downside to this is the lingering knowledge that your utility bills are escalating with every passing day until the sun finally returns. Still, you couldn’t do much worse than one woman in the US who received a bill for more than $284 billion (£211bn).

US domestic digital electricity meter. Credit: Kristoferb (talk) – Creative Commons

Mary Horomanski, from Erie, Pennsylvania, was informed that the entire amount would have to be paid by November 2018, with the first payment of $28,176 (£21,000) due in December. Dunno about you, but my personal chances of saving to meet those dates would’ve been pretty limited.

“My eyes just about popped out of my head,” said Mary, 58, to the Erie Times-News. “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.”

You’d have to get your lights pretty drastically wrong to rack up a whopper of a bill that size. As the newspaper points out, it’s greater than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined.

Luckily it emerged that the figure was wrong – thank fuck for that – with Penelec, her electricity provider, later announcing that the fee was in fact $284.46 (£212).

Credit: PA

A spokesman for Penelec admitted that the company was unsure as to how such a vast miscalculation had occurred.

“I can’t recall ever seeing a bill for billions of dollars,” Mark Durbin told the Erie Times-News. “We appreciate the customer’s willingness to reach out to us about the mistake.”

Luckily Mary was able to see the funny side of the whole thing – probably easier at this point than when the bill arrived, you’d imagine. As the Daily Mail reports, she joked to her son that she now had a new entry on her Christmas wishlist, saying: “I told him I want a heart monitor.”

Still, I think I’d probably revert to the multiple-layers plan until spring rolls around, just to be on the safe side.


This startup brews beer with surplus bread. Here’s why.

If you’re passionate about craft brews and green living, how about raising a glass of beer made from leftover bread?

Toast Ale launched in the U.K. in 2015 in part to help bakeries recycle bread that otherwise would have been wasted — and to help raise public awareness about wasted food.

Food waste is one of the most important environmental issues of our time,” says Joanna Ehrenreich, Toast Ale’s head of operations in New York City, where the company set up shop last July. “We want to win over the hearts and minds of people who might otherwise not really pay attention to food waste. I’m very motivated by that.”

 Toast uses surplus bread to brew their beers. (Chris Montgomery/Toast) Chris Montgomery

One-third of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And the same proportion of bread baked in the U.S. goes uneaten, according to Ehrenreich. Wasted food typically winds up in landfills, where it rots and releases large amounts of methane — a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

But can a small company like Toast Ale really make a difference? Emily Broad Leib, director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, certainly thinks so.

“Grain products such as bread are some of the most commonly wasted food products in both the U.S. and the U.K.,” Broad Leib told NBC News MACH in an email. “Business models that find new uses for surplus bread therefore have significant potential to help reduce the amount of food that is wasted.”

Darby Hoover, a senior resource specialist in the food and agriculture program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization in New York City, echoed Broad Leib’s assessment. “We love to see companies actively repurposing what would have been wasted food and turning them into useful products,” she said, adding that Toast Ale is a good example of a viable food recovery initiative.

Such initiatives are increasingly popular. Many supermarkets now repurpose misshapen or otherwise imperfect produce that traditionally has been wasted, for example, and some restaurants build dishes around ingredients, such as beet greens, that are commonly cut off and thrown away.

Toast Ale partners with specific bakeries to get surplus bread. In New York City, the leftover bread comes from a family-owned organic bakery, Ehrenreich said. The company’s brewing process is similar to that used to brew conventional beer — only it substitutes bread for one-third of the barley used in brewing. And Ehrenreich says Toast Ale’s beers taste similar to their conventionally brewed counterparts.

In the U.S., Toast Ale beer is sold in New York City and Long Island and can be purchased online, with profits donated to charities and local food organizations that work to curb food waste, the company says. But Toast Ale has also shared its recipe online so home brewers can join the fight against food waste. As Ehrenreich puts it, “We want to inspire a movement worldwide.”



96-Year-Old Woman Puts Home Up For Sale And People Go Inside To Find It Untouched After 72 Years

In 2014, a 96-year-old Toronto resident was selling her two-story home located in the West Toronto neighborhood of Bloor West Village.

From the outside, the house didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary, and even her neighbors had no idea about the surprise she’d been keeping inside.

The home was intricately and gorgeously decorated in perfect style, drawing from the best of the 1950s and ’60s from floor to ceiling. We’re talking metallic wallpaper, modern baroque prints, colorful carpeting, and neo-ornate splendor, and much, much more.

The homeowner was a 96-year-old seamstress who had always been passionate interior design but unable to make it her profession. Despite her age, she and her family lovingly maintained the home’s classic beauty and eccentricities for 72 years.

The interior remained in absolutely pristine condition…

From the outside, this 96-year-old woman’s home in Toronto looks pretty ordinary.

Nothing special, right?

But just wait…

The elderly homeowner was once a seamstress and knitter by trade.

But at 96 years old, she’s finally got the recognition she deserves as an interior designer, though she never had formal training.

From floor to ceiling, this two-story detached home is decorated in perfect 1960s style.

Just look at that wallpaper!

The homeowner said, “I like soft colors, and I like things to match and flow well together. I prefer tone-on-tone to bright colors.”

It’s easy to see her favorite colors are soft pastels, like pink, purple, sea-foam, and aqua.

The kitchen boasts amazing light fixtures and custom cabinet hardware.

And who doesn’t love a breakfast nook?

These date all the way back to the days of The Brady Bunch and are perfect for your cozy morning coffee.


The master bedroom features bright, bold gemstone purple, lilac walls, purple carpeting, and a fuchsia settee.


Look at those built-ins, the copper gold mirror, and emerald velour.

Just beautiful!

The homeowner’s daughter remembers how her mother’s style wasn’t complete without the color pink.

Naturally, this was her favorite room in the house!

The family bathroom is also pink, but with matte gold accents to match.

This is the style maven’s sewing studio, where she showcases her love for purple and orange.

No retro home would be complete without a fabulous, spacious basement.

It keeps that vintage look, but also has a genuine playroom feel.

The basement bathroom features a sweet lilac sink, with a function-forward accordion shower stall door.

A fully-equipped basement laundry suite, too? This home has seriously got it all.

Outside, there’s a wonderful outdoor space, complete with Astroturf and swan planter.

There’s more than enough room for a whole family to enjoy the outdoors, with a sweet little garden shed painted in a soft mint shade.

No one on the street ever talked about the home, or knew what it looked like inside.

But now everyone is well aware of incredible design, and its 96-year-old decorator and keeper.

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Flat Earthers Are Mad at Elon Musk for Putting a Tesla in Space

“You are so brainwashed that you believe anything NASA tells you, and now you believe Elon.”

A red car blasting David Bowie as it floats around the Earth has become a real bee in the bonnet for the Flat Earth community.

To fill you in on why these cosmographically confused folks are scrambling, on Tuesday SpaceX—the private aerospace manufacturer and space transport founded and run by Elon Musk—successfully launched and landed Falcon Heavy, which was dubbed the most powerful operational reusable rocket in the world. The Falcon’s payload was a red Tesla roadster playing an infinite loop of Space Oddity with a dummy in it, which then floated around the Earth—its final destination is Mars.

The Tesla’s time in the void was live streamed and people quickly used the opportunity to dunk on Flat Earthers. Twitter even made a moment called “Did Elon Musk just shut down the Flat Earth conspiracy?” (Quick tip: the answer to the question is no, Eratosthenes did that like 2,000 years ago.)

Both the non-stop dunking and the clear view of a round Earth understandably peeved off those who adhere to the wisdom of Kyrie Irving. Some are saying that the stunt was actually made to distract people from the fact that Tesla filed their biggest ever quarterly loss recently; others are saying it’s all part of an evil Illuminati plan. Some say that the entire production was computer generated while others are of the belief that it was filmed in a studio a la the moon landing.


The only thing the Flat Earth community seems to agree on though, is that they think the stunt was fake as hell.

It’s already been reported that the Flat Earth Society was upset with Musk for the stunt they described as “a good car ad.” In a tweet—the society actually has a pretty good Twitter game—they stated: “people who believe that the Earth is a globe because ‘they saw a car in space on the Internet’ must be the new incarnation of ‘It’s true, I saw it on TV!’ It’s a poor argument.”

“Why would we believe any privately-held company to report the truth?”

In all fairness to FES, that last point is pretty good but, you know, broken clock right twice a day and all that. However, it’s not just the intellectual leaders of the movement who are upset with Musk but the whole lot.

Now, to be completely candid, the Flat Earth community is a hard one to pin down and report on because of all the trolls who co-exist side-by-side with the true believers. To exacerbate the matter, many of the trolls tend to write in a similar cadence as the zealots in order to push them further down the rabbit hole for, and I’m assuming here, lulz. That said, this is a community that one can safely assume adheres strongly to Poe’s Law—the idea that it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views without someone believing them.

Like many other, shall we say, niche communities, Flat-Earthers have found a home on YouTube and have created video after video “debunking” the launch. In one incredibly perplexing video that has 20,000 views, the commentator connects the Eagles winning the Super Bowl to the “flight of the falcon,” relates the term Saturn to Satan, says the rocket is shaped like a Satanic “penis,” sees Illuminati pyramids in the roadster, and uses the fact that the video was shot on a fisheye lens as proof it’s a fake.

Musician and newly converted Flat Earther Delano Edwards, who has half a million followers on YouTube, made a video called “FLAT EARTH PROOF (ELON MUSK SPACEX FALCON HEAVY WAS FAKE)!!!!” and lays out several points like “where the fuck the stars at?” “why ain’t it spinnin’?” and “where the fuck the satellites at?”

“You make billions of dollars every fucking year and this is the best shit you can come up with? From us being Flat-Earthers at least let us say ‘well you did a good job this time,’ I can do better than this with five dollars and the green screen I got,” says Edwards.

“You gotta be a retarded person to believe that this shit is real. Wake the fuck up.”

It’s not just the YouTube Flat Earthers who are getting cranky over the stunt. On the Flat Earth Society forum several of the topics of conversation are all related to the SpaceX launch. One of them goes for a ridiculous 150 messages with the posters bitching about Musk and putting their heads together to try and prove how the launch was either fake or actually proves Flat Earth theory.

There are users in the forum pushing back on the Flat Earthers, who are then disparaged by the true believers as “muskbots.” Like all online activity, most of the threads quickly turn into flame wars.

“Cursing Elon, gimme a break. We are laughing at you and the Elon fanboys. I think (it) is funny that you boys believe that his Tesla is flying in space,” reads one such message written by a user named Hoppy. “You are so brainwashed that you believe anything NASA tells you, and now you believe Elon. It is pitiful and funny at the same time.”

Indeed, all the Flat Earth theories, arguments, and ways of spreading them vary greatly but, there was one unifying point—other than that it was fake—made at least once in every video and forum thread, it was the fact that Bowie fucking rules.

At the end of the day, you know what, it’s nice to know we can all agree on something.




Photos sent back by Curiosity show what looks like an armored alien soldier keeping an eye on the curious Rover. Is NASA under surveillance?

While searching through NASA images captured by the SUV-sized explorer, the owner of YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible made a strange discovery that could constitute yet another piece of evidence towards proving Martian life exists. Or once existed.

Sitting amid the dust and boulders on the Martian surface was a figure eerily reminiscent of a buff warrior wearing combat armor and holding what looks like a gun. An alien soldier perhaps?
The weird appearance doesn’t appear to be a living creature but rather a stone sculpture that has somehow managed to stand the red planet’s harsh test of time.

If this is a statue indeed, it was definitely meant to represent something. The menacing look and defiant stance attest to its possible warlike character. That would be quite fitting.

In Roman mythology, Mars was the god of war and the Solar System’s fourth planet was named after him. Seeing Mars in the sky was considered an omen and its apparition often foretold conflict.

Did the ancients know something about Mars, something that was lost over time? Or was the naming just a coincidence?
“This intriguing object looks artificial in nature and in my opinion is an ancient statuette,” the video description reads.

“The odd thing about this one is that it does resemble an alien grey or possibly an insect type species of alien.”
This discovery has given rise to much dissension between alien enthusiasts and skeptics, with one side claiming proof of ancient aliens on Mars has been found and the other invoking the pareidolia pretext.

Pareidolia refers to a psychological phenomenon where the human mind is somewhat tricked by the sensory input it receives and ends up seeing familiar shapes where there aren’t any.
Whenever you look at clouds, for example and you see faces, animals or object, pareidolia is hard at work.
When it comes to rocks, the pareidolia phenomenon becomes even more explicit and there’s even a name for it: mimetoliths.

Rocks that have become weathered through erosion and the passing of time often come to resemble faces. The more complex the rock, the greater the chance of seeing a face hidden amid its features. These types of rocks are referred to as mimetoliths, or rocks that mimic.

Could this phenomenon account for the numerous sightings of controversial figures and forms on Mars? Or is this just what they would want us to believe? Are the particularities of the human mind being used against those searching for evidence that we are not alone?

UFO enthusiasts are convinced this is the case and there really are things we can’t explain on Mars, the Moon and possibly the rest of outer space.

As always, UFO expert Scott Waring expressed his views on the matter.
“It’s a bipedal species that has a uniform on,” he wrote on his alien-centered blog. “The alien soldier is wearing a suit and carrying some weapon of sorts. The important question is, is it a statue, or was this person petrified (turned to stone) by a gruesome, yet powerful weapon?”

Wow, now that compounds the mystery. It’s one (major)or thing to find evidence of ancient inhabitants in a planet’s distant past in the form of art or artistic depictions such as statues.
But discovering the petrified remains of an ancient warrior forever locked in combat position would be something different altogether.

His stance would seem to suggest he was ready for something when a cataclysmic event, a Martian Pompeii of sorts froze him in the posture we now see.
Going further along this scenario opens up a majestic can of worms filled with largely unanswerable questions.
Was this the result of a cataclysmic but natural event? If so, did it completely wipe out the martians?

Another possibility would be the activation of a horrific weapon capable of petrifying all those it was aimed at. Does this bring to mind yet another ancient myth? Remember the ancient Greeks’ Medusa? Was she of Martian descent? Was she a metaphor for a weapon?

A civilization capable of building such a weapon would certainly be much more advanced than we are today. Its members would probably enjoy amenities far superior to those savored by even the most elitist of earthlings.

Space travel wouldn’t pose a problem so we could expect that civilization to have visited Earth when they were still around. But the question is: were there humans on earth at that time?

If the answer to this question is yes, it would certainly suggest the ancient gods were flesh-and-bon creatures, the only difference between them and their worshippers being the technological level their culture had reached.

The ancient astronaut concept is definitely not alien to alien enthusiasts so this hypothesis keeps its traction with conspiracy and UFO advocacy groups.

In the end, there is no way we can find the truth behind the strange things photographed on Mars save for traveling there and inspecting them ourselves. NASA does not support the alien hypothesis, claiming they are all just rocks. Maybe SpaceX will be more transparent in their disclosures but we still need to wait a few decades until they get there.

In the meantime, we can speculate, so speculate we will.

Mummified Dog Given Name “Stuckie” Has Been Stuck In Tree For More Than 50 Years

Loggers working cutting down trees were shocked when they came across something very unusual inside a tree. They found a mummified dog, and it came close to being turned to mulch.

Loggers typically come across certain things when they are working cutting down trees. It is not unusual for them to find birds’ nests for instance, but one thing that they did not expect to find nestled inside the middle of a tree they were cutting down was a mummified dog. This is exactly what a team of loggers came across who were working for the Georgia Kraft Corp. while they were cutting down trees during the 1980s.

Dog Became Wedged In Centre Of Tree Chasing Squirrel

The loggers were working in a grove of chestnut oaks in Southern Georgia when they came across the mummified corpse of the dog. They cut off the top of the tree and were loading it onto the back of a truck so that it could be transported away when one of them decided to take a look down into the hollow inside the tree. The logger was surprised and shocked to see perfectly mummified remains of the dog complete with barred teeth as it was fighting for survival after becoming stuck in the middle of the tree.

Experts have studied the dog’s carcass and they came to the conclusion that the dog would have been a hunting dog dating back to the 1960s. The dog might have been chasing an animal such as a squirrel and it went through a hole in the roots of the tree and got into the middle of the hollow tree. It was speculated that the dog went higher up the tree chasing the animal but the higher it went the narrower the tree got.

The experts have said that from the position of the paws of the dog, it had continued to climb up inside the tree and continued to do so until it became tightly wedged in the tree hollow and was unable to move and would have eventually starved to death.

Perfect Set Of Circumstances Led To Preservation Of Dog

They also believe that a perfect set of circumstances might have taken place and although the dog had died it was not forgotten. Experts said that generally a dog that died out in the wild would eventually decay and other animals would eat it. Because this dog died inside the hollow of a tree no other animals were able to reach it and it was not out in the elements.

Another possibility is that the due to the height of the body of the dog in the tree, other animals were not able to smell it. The type of tree also played a part as it lends to natural mummification process. It is said that Chestnut oaks have tannins and this is used in taxidermy and tanning and this is used on animal pelts so that they do not suffer decay. The tannins inside the tree seeped into the corpse of the dog and this stopped it from rotting on the inside and preserved it.

The environment inside the tree trunk was dry, and this gave it shelter from the elements outside while at the same time taking all the moisture from the carcass of the dog. Air that was taken into the tree from the base then created a vacuum and this helped with the drying out process of the body of the dog.

The loggers took the mummified corpse of the dog to a museum where the rare sight is not on display to the world, and the dog has been given the name of “Stuckie” and lives on forever at the Southern Forest World Museum in his wooden tomb.

15 Celebrities That Prove Time Travel Exists

ou may not believe in time travel, but these pictures may convince you otherwise. A lot of celebrities have doppelgangers in the past, and who’s to say they’re not really the same person? 12 really made me think!

Nothing could explain these 15 pictures besides time travel:

1. Chuck Norris and Vincent van Gogh

2. Johnny Depp and the great grandfather of a Reddit user.

3. Justin Timberlake and an unknown man from the past

4. Kathy Bates and the 27th President of the United States, William Taft

5. Bruce Willis and WW2 general Douglas MacArthur

6. Sylvester Stallone and Pope Gregory IX


7. Liam Neeson and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro

8. Jennifer Lawrence and famous Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat

9. Keanu Reeves and French actor Paul Mounet

10. Alec Baldwin and the 13th President of the United States, Millard Fillmore

11. Nicolas Cage and a man from Tennessee who fought in the Civil War

12. Peter Dinklage and don Sebastián de Morra

13. Orlando Bloom and painter Nicolae Grigorescu

14. Hugh Grant and famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde

15. Jack Gleeson and the Roman emperor Caligula