Some guys have a hero complex. Others, have a superhero complex. Take the mysterious tights-clad man who walked into the Yorkshire Police Department last week to deliver a bad guy to officers by the scruff of his neck. Wearing a full Batman costume, the man identified himself only as Bruce Wayne.
Telling the cops, “I’ve got this one for you,” the faux-Batman escorted his catch to the quaintly-named police helpdesk at Trafalgar House. According to a police report, the man was then arrested for burglary, fraud and breach of a court order. He was detained at the station overnight and then sent to a nearby precinct where he was booked on additional charges.
As for Batman, well, nobody knows what’s become of him. Said the report, “The Batman outfit was a normal fancy dress costume and whoever had decided to put it on knew the suspect was wanted by police.” My bet’s on him holing up at Wayne Manor. [Telegraph]
So last week, the Facebook page “I Fucking Love Science” posted a picture of this horrible little creature, a mouth-infesting isopod called cymothoa exigua that crawls into the mouths of fish and eats their tongues. Seriously? Dick move, bro. I mean, look at its smug little face. Ugh. This awful parasite got me thinking about other members of the animal kingdom that are just unapologetic assholes. Click through to meet 9 more of them…
An Indiana couple proved that a couple that tries to see a double feature without paying together, get felony charges together. Lendsey and Delilha Harbin were spotted by an off-duty cop, volunteering as security at a movie theater, as they tried to sneak into the latest zombie flick, “Warm Bodies” after seeing “Snitch.” The officer approached the couple and asked if they had tickets to the flick. After a pause, Delilha responded, “I know we done wrong.” The couple then claimed they’d been at a funeral and were now “not thinking correctly.” Read more…
Late last night, Florida man Jeffrey Bush was sucked into a sinkhole that opened in his home’s backyard, and grew larger, swallowing his bedroom. His brother, Jeremy Bush, who also lives in the house, tried to rescue his 36-year-old brother from the hole, but was nearly sucked into the rubble himself. Authorities had to pull him out before they lost him as well.
Jeremy reports that he just gone to bed when he heard a loud noise like a car hitting the house and cries for help from his brother’s room. When he opened the door, he found the dresser and bed had disappeared into a hole. That’s when he jumped in and began to dig. Keep reading »
If you were a billionaire, how would you spend your vast fortune? Installing clean water systems in developing communities? Shopping sprees at Prada? Building an exact replica of a ship that sunk and killed 1500 people? If you chose the latter option, you’re on the same page as Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who has contracted a Chinese shipbuilding company to make his dream come true, and just released artist renderings (shown above) and details about his plans for “Titanic II.” We’ve got the full scoop after the jump… Keep reading »
Big news on the colorful gummy candy/fantasy autocannibalism front! A place called FabCafe in Japan is offering a new service that uses 3D body scanners to create a realistic, life-size replica of your body–made entirely of gummy candy. Amazingly enough, the entire process costs just $65, but there are only 9 spaces available in the gummy replica workshop (I sense an eBay bidding war is imminent). FabCafe is marketing the gummy replicas as a great gift idea for men to give to their romantic partners. I can’t decide if this story is disturbing or delicious, so I’m going to call it disturbelicious, and no, I’m not sorry. [Gizmodo]