Christmastime means Christmas crimes. People do stupid crap all year-long, but the holidays inspire a special brand of crazy. The 2011 holiday crime season is just ramping up. Just this week a burglar broke into a Pittsburgh liquor store and made off with two bottles of alcoholic egg nog. I mean, egg nog is good, but not worth going to jail for. Click on through to see some of the craziest Christmas crimes committed so far this year. [Huffington Post]
Holiday gift-giving can be weird. Some people you don’t know well enough to be able to pick out a gift that shows thought and caring.
Of course, some people don’t deserve any thought and caring at all — especially a possibility if your workplace does one of those silly secret Santa gift exchanges.
Finally, some folks are just plain weird and impossible to buy for. The folks at HuffPost Weird News have combed every retailer from the major to the miniscule looking for gifts that are sure to please the weird person in your life. Read more…
For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you, Friskyverse, the gift that keeps on giving. The gift of redonkulous stock photography. All this guy wants for Christmas is his neck back. It looks like he’s the victim of a serious Photoshop fail. Click on through to see more my favorite WTF Christmas stock photos. Sorry, I didn’t have time to wrap them.
Bedbugs aren’t just sleeping with you. They’re sleeping with each other.
Researchers now say that the creepy bugs have a special genetic gift: withstanding incest.
It turns out that unlike most creatures, bedbugs are able to inbreed with close relatives and still produce generally healthy offspring. That means that if just a few bedbugs survive in a building after treatment, they repopulate quickly. Read more…
As if toilets (especially public ones) weren’t terrifying enough already, some students in Vietnam are claiming their boarding school latrine is possessed. Students at Son Hoa Boarding School are blaming a haunted toilet for the descent of 13 unlucky students into madness. The loo allegedly causes those who “go there” there to emerge in a state of hysteria — talking gibberish, scratching the walls, and eventually losing consciousness. When they recover, they claim to have “met a ghost in the toilet.” (Who hasn’t?) I’m sure this has nothing whatsoever to do with drugs or alcohol. It sounds like a toilet exorcism is in order. They’ll need to start flushing with holy water. [Oddity Central]
If it’s making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don’t even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]