Weird Universe Blog — January 2, 2018

LadyCare Menopause Magnets

The manufacturers of LadyCare Magnets claim that women can ease the symptoms of menopause by magnetizing their underwear.

I guess it can't hurt, but might look a bit odd if random metallic objects (forks, paperclips, etc.) are attracted to your crotch.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 02, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Health | Underwear

The CSS Shenandoah

The ship that continued to fight the Civil War after the surrender of the South.

From the Wikipedia entry:

On June 27, 1865, he learned from a prize, the Susan & Abigail, that General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia. Her captain produced a San Francisco newspaper reporting the flight from Richmond, Virginia, of the Confederate Government 10 weeks previously. However, the newspaper also contained Confederate President Jefferson Davis's proclamation that the "war would be carried on with re-newed vigor."[9] Waddell then captured 10 more whalers in the space of 7 hours just below the Arctic Circle.

On August 3, 1865, Waddell finally learned of the war's end when he met at sea the Liverpool barque Barracouta, which was bound for San Francisco.[10] He received the devastating news of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston's army on April 26, Kirby Smith's army's surrender on May 26, and crucially the capture of President Davis and a part of his cabinet. Captain Waddell then knew the war was over.[9]

Captain Waddell lowered his Confederate flag, and the CSS Shenandoah underwent physical alteration. Her guns were dismounted and stored below deck, and her hull was painted to look like an ordinary merchant vessel.

Article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 02, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension | War | Nineteenth Century

January 1, 2018

83-Year Payment Plan

With the arrival of 2018, Henry Hepper can now finally stop making those monthly payments.

Detroit Free Press - Sep 29, 1935

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Money | 1930s

Happy 2018 To All!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays

December 31, 2017

Dry-Cleaning-Bag Dress

Designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino. Originally sold as a “cape sheer overlay dress” for $735. Now listed as out of stock.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 31, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Fashion

December 30, 2017

Unko Button

New from Japan, the Unko Button. It's a gadget that lets you post on social media about your baby's bowel movements with just a push of a button. It's got two buttons. One for poo, the other for pee.

More info: RocketNews24

Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 30, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Inventions | Body Fluids | Excrement

When Havoc Struck

It's never news or entertainment when something goes right, only when it goes wrong. The 1978 TV series WHEN HAVOC STRUCK knew what people wanted. Glenn Ford must've needed a paycheck.

Other episodes on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 30, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Accidents | Goofs and Screw-ups | Death | Destruction | Engineering and Construction | 1970s

December 29, 2017

Unicorn Food Phenomenon

One of the curious food trends of 2017: transforming normal food into unicorn food by rainbowfying it.

Unicorn Cereal from Kelloggs

Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks

Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur from Firebox

Unicorn Macarons from Mac Lab Bakery

Unicorn Pizza from Industry Kitchen

Unicorn Bread from El Bolillo Bakery

Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 29, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Food

Death of a Fly

The product.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 29, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism | Business | Advertising | Death | Insects

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