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Today In Terribleness: The Children’s Edition

Childhood is supposed to be marked by innocent playtime, school, and family. Children shouldn’t have to endure anything more serious than parents’ divorcing or the death of a relative. Recently, however, children have been in the news for reasons that would make most adults unable to cope. Keep reading »

New Pickup Technique: The Copy Cat!

Are you ready for this one? If you want to get someone to like you … copy him! As in say what he says, nod when he nods, smile when he smiles. Yes, that’s all it takes. A new study done with monkeys, balls, and marshmallows (yes, you read that correctly) shows that people recognize and prefer those who mimic their behavior, proving once again that humans and monkeys alike are all hardwired to be totally self-absorbed. [Time] Keep reading »

1,224-Pound Cupcake Wins World Record. We Want To Eat It!

The world’s largest cupcake was unveiled this weekend at a car show in Michigan. The behemoth triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting weighed in at 1,224-pounds, beating the former record holder eight times over and by an estimated 2 million calories…that’s about 1,600 days worth of calories, by my calculations. The decadent beauty took 12 hours to bake and required 800 eggs and 200 pounds of sugar and flour. Slices were sold to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization, so it didn’t go to waste! But I’ve got an issue—what makes this a cupcake besides the cupcake wrapper? If a cupcake is just a miniature cake, isn’t something that big just a cake in disguise? [Associated Press] Keep reading »

Men Can Breastfeed — Seriously!

Weird alert! Besides enhancing the pectorals of the male species, male nipples can actually play a purpose other than decoration. Since men posses both mammary glands and pituitary glands––the essentials for lactation — they also have the ability to breastfeed. When the factors align properly, some doctors believe that men can partake in nourishing their children in the same way as women. Though this doesn’t happen in everyday circumstances, in some rare instances, men have been the breastfeeders. Keep reading »

Can Gay Men Sexually Harass Straight Women?

Here’s a question: Can gay men sexually harass straight women? We’re aware of three instances in which gay men have felt it appropriate to fondle women without their permission and justified their behavior because they’re homosexual. Dwight Eubanks, the “sixth housewife,” was a major player on last week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but one thing I noticed about him was that he feels up every woman he meets. He grabs and jiggles breasts, runs his hands up and down legs and thighs, and inspects faces. (Watch the video above starting at 4:10 for a taste of his inappropriateness.) Keep reading »

Woman Artist Turns Self Into Human Skin Rug

No, that’s not a deflated woman. It’s Chrissy Skin Rug, a work of art created by New York-based sculptor Chrissy Conant. What is it? A silicone rubber cast of herself. To make it, she shaved her body, coated herself in Vaseline, and lay spread-eagle on the floor, where she was covered with molding material. It’s like a bear skin rug — only she‘s the animal. According to Conant, the piece was inspired by her relationship to her parents. “Parental influences from childhood continue to suppress me,” she notes, “long after I have grown up and they have gone.” After the jump, find out how she made it. Keep reading »

Sleep With Marilyn Monroe … For All Eternity

Septuagenarian Elsie Poncher is removing her late husband’s remains from his resting place so that she can sell his graveyard crypt on eBay, and the bidding starts at $500,000. Why is this plot such hot property? Richard Poncher’s crypt is directly above the one that belongs to bombshell icon Marilyn Monroe.

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Farm Girls Pose Nude For A Charity Calendar

Mormons do itSwiss farm boys do it. Oxford students do it. Now, farm girls are doing it. Baring it all for a charity calendar, that is. British lasses in the Young Farmers’ Club posed nude for a 2010 farm-themed calendar to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Pitchforks, hay bales, and lotsa skin. [Sun UK] Keep reading »

The World’s First (And Hopefully Last) Twitter Opera

First came tweets from space. Then there were tweets from the grave. Most recently, tweets came from the maternity ward. Now, London’s Royal Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera companies in the world, is producing a Twitter opera that will debut next month. Every line in the show will be a tweet of 140 characters or less that was posted on the company’s Twitter page. If you want to contribute, check it out on … where else? Twitter. Keep reading »

JetBlue Rolls Out “All You Can Fly”

Pack your bags, clear your schedule and bust out the fake tanner! From September 8 to October 8, JetBlue is offering an “All You Can Jet” package for the bargain-basement price of $599, taxes and fees included. People who sign up get a month of unlimited travel—no blackout dates or restricted flights—to 56 cities across the U.S. You’ve gotta reserve a pass by August 21, which gives you about a week to figure out what excuse you’re going to give your boss when you decide to take off for a month. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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