Beer Spill Causes Traffic Chaos

Thousands of beer bottles en-route to pubs and bars in Munich have slipped off a lorry, smashing across a busy road and holding up traffic for hours. It was torture for beer-lovers watching on as firefighters washed the booze down the drains as they cleared the shattered glass. The big spill brought road chaos to the German city, blocking the center for several hours. One firefighter explained: ‘You always get a few who want to sneak a bottle or two from a crash but there’s broken glass everywhere and it’s really very dangerous because the rest of the load could fall at any time. ‘You might love a beer but you wouldn’t want to be be buried under a landslide of it.” w/ photo

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Epic Cosplay Action

“I went to FanExpo 2011 in Toronto to do another cosplay video… I heard there were supposed to be more cosplayers than Anime North… but unfortunately the day I went there wasn’t many… I wanted to have Deadpool in this vid SO BADLY! Anyway, same drill as before, everything is made up on the spot, no rehearsals!” — GakAttack

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Prehistoric Beetles Sported Hotrod Colors

Fossils tend to offer a black and white view of the past, but new research on prehistoric beetles brings the insects’ flashy metallic colors back to vivid life. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, add to the growing body of evidence that non-avian dinosaurs, Dino Era birds, prehistoric fish, early insects, and more were literally very colorful creatures. The colors within fossils may not always be visible to the naked eye. Researchers, however, are now able to reveal the long-lost hues by studying the structural and chemical bases of the individual’s original color. Many beetle fossils do exhibit colors, but they are a far cry from the hotrod shades these insects once sported. ‘Our results show that the colors of the fossil beetles we studied changed during the fossilization process,” lead author Maria McNamara told Discovery News.” w/ photo + video

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Screaming NOOO! Supercut

“Screened.com put together a supercut reel of famous movie characters screaming Noooooooooooooooooooooo!” — RealGiantBomb

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How To Escape From Zip Ties

“I wonder if the people who made this video know that companies that make zip-ties expressly for police and corrections use, like Safariland, make them out of considerably different materials than those sold commercially for household uses. Nah… I didn’t think so.” — CalvertdeGrey

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Spider Web Stops Mail Delivery

A spider web — and a skittish mail carrier — prevented a Dartmouth, N.S., man from getting his mail for more than a week. Kevin Keating noticed his letters had stopped coming after a few days, but received no notice from Canada Post. “We just thought the mail was being stolen,” he said. Keating made multiple phone inquiries about his lack of letters, but it took eight days for him to learn the reason for the stoppage. A carrier delivered a handwritten note on the back of a letter explaining simply, “Spider webs,” followed by the date. Keating then learned his regular postal worker would not cross the path to his front door because there was a spider web across it. Keating rarely uses that walkway to his front door and so had not noticed the web. He brushed it down when he got the note and his mail service has resumed. Keating was not impressed by the delivery drought. ‘Yes, there was a spider. Is that a reason for not delivering my mail? What’s next, ants?” w/ photo

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