Weird Universe Blog — May 26, 2019

World record for most severed hands reattached in one week

As far as I can tell, their claim to this record remains unchallenged.

Palm Beach Post - Nov 1, 1997

Posted By: Alex - Sun May 26, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: World Records | Surgery | 1990s

May 25, 2019

Lowell Mason - The Singing Midget

It always helps to have a gimmick in the music industry, and Lowell Mason’s was that he claimed to be “the world’s smallest gospel singer.” Some info about him from

born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1937. Mason's singing career began at the tender age of nine, when his father, a minister, would send him out to churches and revival meetings across the southern and mid-western United States. Mason said, "My folks used to put me on a Greyhound bus, I'd travel somewhere, someone would meet me at the other end of the line, I'd go and sing, then that same person would put me back on the bus and send me home."

He appears to have been fairly successful. And, in fact, he's still going strong. Check out his website. Though, at 82, he now focuses more on his church activities than his singing.

Posted By: Alex - Sat May 25, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Little People | Music

May 24, 2019

Water Bottle Warning

A water bottle left on a car seat may potentially be a fire hazard. How? Because the water can act as a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun's rays and setting the upholstery on fire.

This was news to me. During past road trips, I've left water bottles on the car seat many times.

Via Book of Joe

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 24, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Stupid and/or Dangerous Products | Cars

Time Travel to 1978

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 24, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Television | Advertising | 1970s

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