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  • April 18, 2014
    This is Poveglia Island, a 17-acre island "between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy." It was originally used as a dumping ground for dying plague victims. Then in 1922 a mad doctor opened a mental hospital there where he performed lobotomies with hammers... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    According to Google Maps and other atlases, Sandy Island is a little island in the South Pacific to the east of Australia. Except, SURPRISE, it isn't really there. I bet it was a fake island Google Maps added to ensure nobody was copying their maps and trying to sell them as ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    I have no clue if this is actually the first underwater bar. I could probably do a Google search to find out, but you can't even believe anything you read on the internet anymore so it would just be a waste of time. To cover my dimply ass I'll just say this: Subsix is ALLEGED... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2012
    This is a 1.8-million LEGO block build of a futuristic version of Japan's skyline. Over 5,000 children gathered at six different centers across the country to participate in the project, and all the buildings were brought to Tokyo and connected into a giant map of Japan. Pret... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    LEGAL TENDER WITH GEORGE LUCAS' NAME ON IT -- THE END IS NIGH! The island nation of Niue (~1,500 miles north of New Zealand in Polynesia) is minting a series of legal tender in the form of Star Wars themed coins. The series will include coins pressed in both 1oz silver coins ... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2011
    Check your bank account. Are you richer than God? Damn share the wealth brobro, I thought we were tight! Me? My bank account is empty. My pockets too. The shoebox under my bed? Nothing but a buttplug. Which, back in the day, used to actually get you something. Now it d... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2009
    This is a Polaroid camera made out of LEGO. It's cute. If you point and clicked it at an aborigine, it would steal their soul. And I would buy that soul from you to complete my soul necklace. Then I would use the combined power of said necklace and custom f***-up boots to d... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2009
    The latest World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, is coming and there are gonna be lots of exciting new things to play and do. Plus, there's a wolf-people race. That's right: wolf people. OW OW OOOOOOOOOOOW! * Two New Playable Races: Adventure as one of two new races-... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2009
    If you try to register a website with a .tv domain (country code for Tuvalu) from Godaddy, a pop-up warns you that the island is sinking and recommends you reconsider. I have no idea what this has to do with anything, just thought I'd pass it along in case you were in the mark... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2009
    This LOST cake was made for the cast and crew of the show by Charm City Cakes (of Ace of Cakes fame) to celebrate the series' 100th episode, which airs tonight. It has been more than four years since that fateful airliner, Oceanic Flight 815, crashed onto an Island on Septem... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2009
    Australia's Queensland state is looking to hire a "Great Barrier Reef Island Caretaker" at a rate of $105,000 (US) for six-months of service. What kind of service? The "island caretaker" would be expected to stroll the white sands, soak up the sun, snorkel the reef, "maybe cl... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Back by popular demand, more stunning Dubai photography from David Hobcote. This batch includes several photos of the main city, along with some of the progress on The World Islands. Just stunning -- really makes me want to take a helicopter up and see what my town looks like... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2008
    In a similar vein as this and this, Paulthewineguy, a man who may or may not be Paul Giamatti from Sideways, has an ongoing art project entitled IT Everywhere. It's basically a bunch of video game/computer related art in the real world. Most of it is Photoshopped, but some ar... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    Want your own artificial island? Then you've come to the right place. Because Jack, that dapper assclown in the picture there, will build you one. That's right, for a paltry $400,000 Jack promises a sweet 110 foot movable island. He has an eBay auction going (with a startin... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2008
    This coconut amp was built by Steve Lodefink. Not much else to say except it's awesome and will certainly add a tropical island vibe to your next jam session. I was once trapped on Monkey Island (best game ever) for months and was forced to exist almost entirely on coconuts. ... / Continue →