Disturbing news out of the Bronx Zoo: yesterday, a man jumped into the tiger exhibit and lost a foot. Police say the apparently emotionally-disturbed 20-something man was riding the zoo’s monorail at around 3 p.m. when he suddenly jumped into the tiger pen.
One of the big cats began mauling the man, allegedly tearing off his foot, before emergency workers could rescue him. Gothamist is reporting the man’s leg was shredded, his back was bitten and “a fang punctured his lung.” Keep reading »
I can kind of see a vague resemblance between Alison Whelan (pictured above) and Captain Jack Sparrow. Something in the eyes. This 51-year-old plead guilty to aggravated theft this week, a confession which will land her in the slammer for four months. Her crime? Oh, claiming to be Captain Jack Sparrow and hijacking a ferry boat near a harbor in Devon, England last September.
The evening of the incident, Whelan called the paramedics, claiming she was having a seizure. When they arrived on the scene, they found Whelan and her friend aboard a 45-foot passenger ferry. When paramedics tried to board the boat, the pair became agitated. Untying the ferry from its dock and setting asail, Whelan shouted, “I’m a pirate! I’m Jack Sparrow!” (At least the paramedics were not made to walk the plank.) Keep reading »
A few months ago, we told you about Mao Sugiyama, the self-described “asexual” artist who cooked up and served his own genitalia. To be more specific: the 23-year-old underwent elective genital-removal surgery, certified that the body parts were free of infections, froze them for two months, then, under the supervision of a chef, cooked his severed penis shaft, testicles, and scrotal skin, garnished them with button mushrooms and Italian parsley and served the dish for $250 to five lucky diners at a banquet hall in Tokyo. OK. That’s all you need to know. Oh wait. I should add that he also had his nipples removed but decided not to serve them. OK. That’s really all. I promise. (As if you could handle anymore details. I’m practically gagging here at my computer screen.) Keep reading »
While dining at a local Mexican joint, a Florida woman was not pleased when she accidentally ate a pubic hair. Julie Mraz received a 50th birthday gift she wasn’t expecting when, much to her disgust, she bit into her tamale and swallowed a mouthful of pubic hair.
“I don’t mean to be graphic but it was not a hair that comes from the head … I went and got sick in the bathroom,” said Julie of her pube tamale. The general manager of Luna’s Mexican restaurant denied that what Julie bit into came from a human crotch, he insisted it was a piece of string from the corn used in the dish. Yeah, OK. Because corn string and pubic hair are soooo hard to tell apart. Keep reading »
Well this pretty much made my life. Last week, a warehouse in Fuzhou, China hosted 3,000 goldfish from 14 countries around the world as they competed for the title of “World Goldfish Queen.” Contestants in the first annual International Goldfish Championship were judged on the following criteria: body shape, swimming gesture, color and overall impression. The winner has not yet been crowned, but a very rare, very “graceful,” very large fish weighing in at almost four pounds (which is an unheard of size for a goldfish) is considered the front swimmer.
I’m so much more excited about this than I have ever been about a human beauty pageant. You’ve got to love a pageant where the contestants are rewarded for being fat. Also, I think Miss USA contestants should have to compete in a swimming gesture rather than a swimwear category. I don’t know what swimming gesture is, but I want to learn. Show me! [Oddity Central]