20 Most Bizarre Craigslist Adverts

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Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet. Earlier this year the website agreed to drop its “erotic services” section over claims that it promoted pornography, but otherwise the unmoderated, anything-goes ethos on which its success was built continues.”

This page presents a selection of some of the most bizarre adverts, requests and personals listed on the site – from the elderly woman looking for a lodger to live in her bathroom, to the man selling 1,300
Pope hats.

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“Full head rubber mask, old, has discoloration on white feather part from age, storage. Hey I got it on my big head, so it works that way.”

Hypercomplex Fractals

http://bugman123.com/Hypercomplex/index.html

Don’t ask me what a fractal is because I am unable to get my head around this concept at all.

However Wikipedia defines them as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,” a property called self-similarity. Roots of mathematical interest in fractals can be traced back to the
late 19th Century; however, the term “fractal” was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin fractus meaning “broken” or “fractured.” A mathematical fractal is based on an equation that undergoes iteration, a form of feedback based on recursion.

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Bora Bora

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“Bora – Unquestionably the most mythical of the Pacific islands remains the island of all dreams. The legends, mysteries, and romance associated with the words “Bora Bora” bring an almost mystical presence to the island. The island, located about 230 kilometres northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.”

This is a collection of 25 stunning pictures of the island…

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How Derren Predicted The Lottery

http://u.nu/4tvm3

“Most Americans aren’t familiar with Derren Brown, the mentalist-cum-magician-cum-con man, but in the UK, he’s been boggling the minds of  TV watchers for years, with his oft-unexplained feats of psychological tomfoolery, such as reading minds, performing live séances, and predicting horse races. In the first of series of live specials for UK’s Channel 4, he upped his game by claiming to be able to predict the outcome of the British National Lottery on live television, a feat he apparently successfully achieved.”

This page goes into the details of theories on how he actually managed to pull this off.

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Recent Hindu Festivals And Rituals

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Many Hindus throughout India recently celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi, a 10-day festival celebrating the birth of Ganesh, their supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Hinduism, the predominant religion in India, is rich with traditional festivals and rituals, celebrated in many ways and locations around the world. Collected here are a few photographs from recent Hindu festivals and of Hindu devotees worshipping and practicing ritual ceremonies in India, England, Nepal and Indonesia.”

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Hindu holy men chant mantras and pray in the Varuna Yajna ritual to appease the rain god

Wordle

http://www.wordle.net/

“Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours
to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends”

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you can also generate a cloud from your blog page which is what has happened here

Bicycle-Towed House

http://u.nu/2zdh3

“Why tow around a bus-sized motorhome when you can create a 100-pound trailer that has nearly everything you need?

Meet a guy named Paul, creator of this bicycle-towed camper with a wind turbine on top, a place he called home at the Burning Man project for a week.

He cooks his meals in a solar oven, and heats up water for showers and kitchen use with a solar water heating system.”

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Clever McDonald’s Advertising

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“McDonald’s corporation is the world’s largest chain of fast food restaurants, serving nearly 47 million customers daily. The business began in 1940 with the first restaurant opened by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald in California. Today McDonald’s operates over 31,000 restaurants worldwide, employing more than 1.5 million people.”

This is a collection of some of their better advertising campaigns.

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caption says ‘the McCafe’

Pass The Head Jelly Please

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This page refers to these foods as ‘gag-inducing’. Personally, I like a bit of black pudding and vegemite myself but there are one or two of these that I don’t think I’d bother with unless I had to…

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“Head cheese is a more appetizing way of saying “meat jelly,” which is
various animal (usually a cow or pig) head bits set in gelatin with
herbs and spices. In Europe, it’s used as sandwich filling.”

The Snuggie Sutra

http://thesnuggiesutra.com/

I’d never heard of a snuggie before seeing this site and even the spell checker on my browser thinks I’ve typed something wrong but Wikipedia defines a snuggie as ‘A sleeved blanket is a body-length blanket with sleeves usually made of synthetic fleece.’

This site, as you can probably imagine from the title of this, is kind of a Kama Sutra with snuggies thrown in.

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“The woman wears the Snuggie on her back and covers
her partner with the rest. She won’t miss a minute of Sex In The City
and he won’t miss the tattoo of her ex’s name on her ass.”