When is a shark not a shark? When it’s (likely) a dolphin. Last Friday, June Emerson of California took a picture of her 12-year-old boy and a friend at Manhattan Beach. It was a typical fun-in-the-sun shot, except for a scary looking, shadowy figure in the surf, just behind the boys. It immediately went viral as a… READ MORE »
Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year’s Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg’s pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum … for real. Read more on Huffington Post … … READ MORE »
By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before. But some world records are weirder than others, such as the world’s hairiest cat! This past year, HuffPost Weird News went to great lengths, not just to cover the weird records, but to tell the stories of… READ MORE »
Bubbies, worry no more! The 2014 edition of the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is here! This year the calendar’s creators paired up with Jewish dating site JDate for some bonus bachelors. Let’s just say there are no schmucks in this heap of hunks. Read more on Huffington Post … … READ MORE »
Just in time for Christmas, a team of scientists in China were able to create 10 little piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, thanks to a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine.
Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of… READ MORE »
There are some wackadoo laws out there for drivers. Who better to make a list of the 50 most bizarre than an international freight shipping company like Barrington Freight?
From driving a car dirty in Russia (“Nyet!”) to a totally bizarre $78 fee for hitting a pedestrian, read some of the more inane rules… READ MORE »
Sssssucks to be you, man. A man in Ghana claims he was using a public toilet when a ‘big, black snake’ bit him on the tip of his penis on Wednesday. Kwabena Nkrumah, 34, said the pain was intense, and that he ran out of the public toilet screaming, “Snake! Snake! Snake!” which in turn… READ MORE »
A woman had been sleeping next to her dead husband’s decomposed corpse for one year until authorities made the grisly discovery this week. Apparently, 79-year-old “Marcel H.” from Liege, Belgium, died back in November 2012 of an asthma attack, according to Carters News Agency. His wife was so upset that she failed to report the death… READ MORE »
The pill responsible for reinvigorating the sex lives of thousands could also help give a young boy a chance at a normal life. Jose Serrano, 10, of Juarez, Mexico, has an enormous tumor on his neck that stretches across his chest, inhibits his movement and threatens his life. Read more on Huffington Post… … READ MORE »
As unforgettable yet controversial images go, it’s hard to top the one made by artist Cedric Chambers. His painting, “The Prophet,” shows Darth Vader carrying Jesus Christ with the smoldering images of the Twin Towers in the background. Looking at it, you might think the 23-year-old Denver artist had managed to offend three separate but equally… READ MORE »
The sad clown with a golden voice named Puddles singing an absolutely awesome rendition of “Royals” by Lorde. The odd, but utterly amazing, music video was posted by Scott Bradlee, of Postmodern Jukebox fame. Watch the video on Huffington Post… … READ MORE »
A gentle giant has gone to doggy heaven.
Giant George was formerly the world’s tallest dog, according to Guinness World Records. With a staggering height of 43 inches, Giant George towered above most living things he came into contact with. Read more at Huffington Post… … READ MORE »
Earlier this week, the Internet found out there’s a market for prehistoric heavy petting.
But who’s behind dinosaur erotica and its titillating tales of veloci-rapture? HuffPost Weird spoke with Alara Branwen, co-author of works such as Taken by the T-Rex, Ravished by the Triceratops and In the Velociraptor’s Nest.
Branwen said she and co-author Christie Sims,… READ MORE »
A homemade drug that causes severe damage to the flesh of those who use it has reportedly shown up in the U.S.
Previously reported in Russia, Krokodil, a disfiguring and potentially lethal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons such as oil, paint thinner, gasoline or alcohol, has made its way to Arizona.
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Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunks… READ MORE »
An animal-control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.
There were 850 snakes worth half a million dollars in a detached garage at the Shirley home of Richard Parrinello, including the Burmese pythons, which are… READ MORE »