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We Feel You: Woman Skis 1 Mile To The Nearest Grocery Store To Buy Wine

When the east coast gets weeks of snow, followed by freezing rain, followed by icy temperatures, you will find yourself deterred from running the most basic errands. You’ll consider putting on a pair of snow shoes for your morning commute or riding a homemade sled to pick up a few essentials. Anne Decker, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, found herself in similar predicament to many of us on Wednesday night: dying for a glass of wine and too snowed in to go anywhere on foot or by car. Instead of rolling around on the living room floor and groaning like the rest of us did, Decker was of the mindset that “you gotta find a way to make humor out of any situation.” So, she strapped on her cross-country skis and made the one mile trek to her local Kroger, put her skis in her shopping cart and got that dang bottle of wine. The manager told her she was the first customer to ever ski into the store and took the opportunity for a photo op. Wow. I’m seriously impressed. [NBC12]

New Favorite Tumblr: Household Objects In A Beard

New Favorite Tumblr: Will It Beard

Pierce Thiot has a magnificent beard, and he’s not afraid to use it … to store household items like toothpicks, spaghetti, straws, gummy worms, and lit matches. Pierce and his wife, Stacy, have started a Tumblr blog dedicated to these beardly feets called Will It Beard, which is full of photos of Pierce’s beard stuffed with various knick-knacks. The lit matches and razors are kind of freaking me out, but on the whole it’s a strangely charming photographic ode to the many uses of facial hair. [Junk Culture]

The Bacon Week Festival Has Arrived To Bring You All The Bacon-Flavored Toothpaste You’ll Ever Need

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, has always been known as the place where your most impossible dreams can come true (or is that just me?), but this week’s Bacon Week Festival is taking the adventures to new heights. The festival is taking over the Tropicana Casino and Resort with goodies like bacon milkshakes, bacon toothpaste and and bacon-infused vodka.

For your Valentine’s Day needs, the festival includes bacon covered in chocolate and shaped like roses as well as — wait for it — bacon cupcakes. Let’s be real, that cupcake sounds like the highlight of the whole week. Attendee James Sanders did us the favor of explaining the layers of a satisfying bacon-chomping experience: Keep reading »

Man Wants To Be Chi Omega Sorority’s Foot Slave And Houseboy

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A 30-year-old man sent in an email to University of Pittsburgh’s Chi Omega sorority asking to be their houseboy and foot slave. It’s always “been a dream” of this creeper and he wants to make it clear that there is absolutely “NOTHING SEXUAL.” Then why? Then what are you getting out of it? I have no idea what a foot slave is? Is it an endless pedicure and foot massage kind of thing or does it mean you are my slave but are only allowed to use your feet to make me mocha lattes? Read the email on College Candy…

RIP Society: Youngsters Are Taking “Selfies With Homeless People”

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If you thought “funeral selfies” and “selfies with cadavers” were tacky, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Some young people assholes are taking selfies with homeless people.  Keep reading »

WTF: Copenhagen Zoo Kills Giraffe, Feeds Him To The Lions

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One of the hazards of being an animal lover is how frequently I forget the ways of the Animal Kingdom: many animals eat other animals. Yes, even the cute ones. Such is the fate of Marius, a two-year-old giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Deemed a “surplus” giraffe by zookeepers, on Sunday, young Marius was shot with a pistol and then fed to the zoo’s carnivores. Keep reading »

A Parody Starbucks Is Now Open For Business In Los Angeles

Parody twitter feeds are one thing, but opening a parody business takes spoofing to a whole new level. A store called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. Everything about the coffee shop is identical to a real Starbucks except the coffee is free and everything — including the menu and the CDs — has the word “dumb” in front of it. Although no one is taking credit for the “work of art parody,” a FAQ letter that hung inside Dumb Starbucks claimed that legally, the space is not coffee shop but an art gallery:

“The ‘coffee’ you’re buying is considered the art. But that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee!”

Keep reading »

How To Prep For A Meeting With Bill Nye, According To A Fashion-Savvy 9-Year-Old Girl

Bill Nye Letter

Fourteen years ago, when author George Dyson was gearing up to meet Bill Nye The Science Guy, his 9-year-old daughter Lauren had some very important advice for him. So important, in fact, that it merited a letter with starred bullet points. My favorite is “Don’t wear sweatpants at ALL. Jeans are OK sometimes.” Applicable to so many situations. [Boing Boing]

10 Insane Diets No One Should Ever Try

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It’s a new year, and that means after a month of effort, you’re ready to quit your New Year’s resolutions. Since you’re reading this in English, I assume you resolved to lose weight, or possibly to learn good the spelling for make much big dollars in email schemes of confidence. Either way, I can help you, the same way I helped that Nigerian prince when he needed to lose weight. Check out 10 insane diets to avoid on Cracked…

Study Says You Have Only 4 Emotions

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Scientists have traditionally held that people have six basic emotions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, afraid, and disgusted. But a new study reduces that number to just four by combining “angry” with “disgusted” and “surprised” with “afraid.” Read more on Newser…

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