The folklore of Orkney includes tales of the selkie folk (“selkie” being the Orcadian dialect word for “seal”), a race of shape-shifting seals that can take human form. To do so they have to remove their seal skin, revealing what appears to be a human underneath. They would also venture onto land for encounters with human women, often unsatisfied ones. Link
Not to be confused with Jolly Roger. Link
Fruit punch is based on fruit. Link (Thanks, Morgan!)
Premise The setting was a fictional version of Stalag 13 (Camp 13 in early episodes), a POW camp for captured Allied airmen located north of the town of Hammelburg in the Bad Kissingen woods and run by the Luftwaffe. Its location was on the Hammelburg Road (now known as E45), on the way to Hofburgstraße and eventually Düsseldorf. One episode mentions they are 106 kilometres (66 mi) from...
Teams are a group of chess players that play against other groups of chess players in teams. It sounds confusing but its just like football, baseball, basketball etc. Every year there is a team tournament of all the teams in that league. Example: League:Pets; Teams: Team Dogs, Team Cats, Team Fish etc. Each team in the league will go against each other to see which team is best. The teams...
Guinea Pig (film series)
Although produced in 1986 as the fourth film, Guinea Pig 4: Devil Woman Doctor (ギニーピッグ4 ピーターの悪魔の女医さん Ginī Piggu 4: Pītā no Akuma no Joi-san?) was the sixth to be released, telling the story of a female doctor (sometimes appearing incognito as her cleaner), played by real-life Japanese transvestite Shinnosuke Ikehata. The film takes the form of several ‘sketches’ in which she treats her...
Mature zucchini can be as much as three feet long, but the larger ones are often fibrous and with the flowers attached are a sign of a truly fresh and immature fruit, and are especially sought by many people. Link
Individual skits from the [Citation Needed] Podcast are now on youtube. Here’s a playlist of the first seven episodes: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAAC120C0A9EBE29B
The Goat throwing is a festival in Manganeses de la Polvorosa, province of Zamora, Spain where a group of young men throws a live goat from the top of a church. A crowd below catches the flying goat with a canvas sheet. Animal rights groups have demanded the end of this festival several times. Link Please note: This is the entire article.
Safety concerns Doing the Bouncy is not normally considered dangerous; however, in 2007 Rangers fans were warned not to do the Bouncy on the Glasgow Subway by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport owing to fears that doing it on-board might derail trains. Link
Zelazny discovered the manuscript in White’s home in early 1968, read it, then contacted Dick and agreed to work on it with him. Work proceeded sporadically over several years as each author forgot about it in turn (and Zelazny’s cat took the opportunity to urinate on the original manuscript). The editor discovered Zelazny had sent photocopies of some pages and demanded the...
O’Dell, who admits that her capacity for drugs was probably as much a factor as her easy-going personality in her popularity with rock stars, rose to the occasion. Keith Richards admiringly told her that she took drugs “like a man”. Praise from the master.” This quote reinforces the correlation between drugs and groupies. O’Dell goes on to describe the years with the Rolling...
The term goober has entered pop culture and is synonymous with dork. It is likely that Goober Pyle influenced this. Link
Judaism in Rugrats
The Medicine Men
Also because of Voodoo & Blacklisting from Master P, The Medicine Men aka Beats By The Pound never got recognize real well after leaving No Limit Records back in 1999!. Link
Diary of a Cannibal
Something about Adam isn’t quite right, though, when he insists that Noelle eat him in order for them to be “truly one.” Link
“Ants Marching” is considered to be the definitive and most recognizable Dave Matthews Band song by many of their devoted fans. As Dave Matthews himself once said, “This song is our anthem”. “Ants Marching” is a favorite of the band’s to play live in concert, being the most played song over the course of the band’s touring career, having been fully...
Coughing up any significant quantity of blood is always a serious medical condition, and any person who experiences this should seek medical attention. Link
After joining Google, Orkut decided to use his 20% time to develop a cyberspace preserve where the people of the world could intermingle in peace, presumably so their good vibes would go viral.
Alignment Gelatinous cubes, being mindless, are always neutral. Link
Interesting Facts Gotō is the Cat-Battle-Capital of the world, some of the more accomplished and feral cats reside on Naru Island. However all cats in the Gotō area are in constant competition with each other. Link
Techniques and materials Levitz is a Mac computer user. Personal life Levitz has mentioned that he has children. Link
First world problem
Comparison of First World Problems and Third World Problems Link
This article is about the ink mixture created by combining black and some other color. For wealthy individuals with some degree of black African ancestry, see black billionaires. Link
A few weeks later, Jake now has a wife and stepson, until he sees a man in a raincoat put a package in their mailbox. Jake now knows that the Replicant is alive when they receive a music box as a gift of thanks. Jakes says to Danny that “he likes rain.” The Replicant decides to start a new life with a prostitute he saved earlier in the film. Link
Her video “How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To” was featured in an August article in the New York Times and ABC News, in which Mourey was quoted as saying, “I’m sick and tired of guys thinking that just because I showed up at a club or a dance or a bar, that I want to have their genitalia touching my back side,” though in the actual...
There is much fan debate about the scene where Red Buttons’ character Pockets steps on the cheetah’s (named Sonya) tail. On the one hand, the reactions of the cast are so natural that they seem scripted. On the other, Sonya’s reaction is so genuine that it seems completely real. The debate continues. Link
Ice-T has stated he considers the film and his own performance in it to be “wack”. Link
John Holmes (pornographic actor)
He was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted as being the longest, thickest, and hardest in the porn industry, although no definitive measurement of Holmes’ actual penis length exists. Link
Rocky IV has been credited with contributing to the downfall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Link
The Roughnecks, a local lacrosse team in Calgary, Alberta has recently named their new mascot Honey Badger (2012) after retiring their previous mascot Derrick the Driller. Honey Badger can be seen using a t-shirt gun often and caressing small children in his travels around the audience. Link (Thanks, scott)
Yet another hypothesis suggests that the name has no particular meaning or purpose  and is simply a whimsically named cookie that originated from a New England tradition of fanciful cookie names. Link
[Citation Needed] Podcast - Episode 09
Episode 9 of the [Citation Needed] Podcast is here! Here’s what we have in store for this episode: A very, well, unique recipe for oysters courtesy Mr. Nick Nolte Delve into the world of Cryptozoology when we track down Mexico’s sinister cheese-stealing Nahual Gary finally pushes the Studio Executive to his bursting point when he pitches a movie called…Well, you’ll just...
Hand in My Pocket
The chorus of “Hand in My Pocket” utilized a poetry technique, “rhyme juxtaposition”, as its primary lyrical structure, as exemplified by the off-set coupling of the first and second stanzas of each chorus. In the first chorus for example, “fine, fine, fine” is coupled with “a high five”, when it should, according to traditional rhyming schemes, be...
WingStreet offers three styles of wings: Bone-In, Bone-Out, and Traditional. Both the Bone-In and Bone-Out wings are breaded while the Traditional are not. Neither the Bone-In wings nor the Traditional wings have the bones removed. Link
Launching from their satellite base, Hawk Haven, the SilverHawks flew into battle five days a week for one season. The fictitious Galaxy of Limbo in which the series takes place apparently has an overall atmosphere with breathable air and acceptable living condition of temperature and pressure; characters speak in space and operate “open-air” vehicles, and Windhammer’s...
Fringe (season 1) Fringe (season 1)
As the boy is taken to his new home, he sees the Observer (who, like the child, is hairless and enigmatic) on the sidewalk staring at him. Link
C+C Music Factory
Although not a C+C Music Factory member since 1991 artist Freedom Williams still occasionally performs under the banner C+C Music Factory, founder Clivillés has labeled this “the biggest insult in the world”. Link
Hard Ticket to Hawaii
Hard Ticket to Hawaii is a 1987 action adventure film starring Ronn Moss, Dona Speir,Hope Marie Carlton, Cynthia Brimhall, and Harold Diamond. It is best known for a scene in which a man, thought to be “smoking some heavy doobies”, skateboarding on his hands upside down, and a blowup doll are individually hit with shoulder fired rocket. Link
The Holy Mountain (1973 film)
The Beatles member George Harrison was intended to play the main character but he withdrew when read in the script he had to wash his anus in front of the camera. Link
Flash (Barry Allen)
In the 2008 pilot episode of The Middleman, Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) mentions The Flash as one of her favorite comics. When the Middleman, her soon-to-be boss asks, “Barry Allen or Wally West?”. Wendy simply replies, “Do you want me to leave?” Left unanswered is which of the two she does prefer. In the movie Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo...
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson
Eamonn Holmes - A sketch which involves Eamonn Holmes’ chat show going into an ad-break and the technical producer will come out from backstage and tell him what is happening in the next part of his show, only Eamonn usually ruins the show by eating something vital like the sofa or the table whilst mistaking them for a cake or a biscuit. Link
A one-way mirror, also known as a two-way mirror, one-way glass, or two-way glass is a mirror which is partially reflective and partially transparent Link (Thanks, Dr. Dos)
In 1972 Tootsie Roll Industries purchased the rights to Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy. A number of web based stories recite the same misconception that by the mid 1980s Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy was shelved by Tootsie Roll Industries due to lack of interest. In reality, shortly following aqcuisition, Tootsie Roll Industries changed the sixty-year old tried and true smack-it crack-it formula to a soft taffy....
Bingo, being the hero of the day, saves Chuckie and injures himself in doing so, and, in the end, Chuckie’s dad allows him to keep Bingo (unless he’s been neutered). Link
Criticisms A common criticism of the “U-Haul” joke is the negative impression that it gives of lesbians’ coupling on literally the second date, when for the majority of relationships, that step normally happens several months or years after meeting, if ever. Link (Thanks, CWW)
Up All Night (TV series)
Up All Night has proven to be a success in the ratings by NBC standards, NBC being the fourth highest rated network out of five networks. Link
Baby Huey’s influence on coiffure can be seen around the world. Link (Thanks, raanve)