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May 18, 2009

Drunk Drivers Can Hit Anything, And Will

Imagine the Sahara desert. A vast, arid sandbox with limited plant life. And the Tenere is a region of the southern Sahara with an extremely hot and dry climate and even more limited plant life. But up until 1973, there was a lonely acacia tree known as the Tree of Ténéré (L’Arbre du Ténéré). Being so isolated, the tree became a landmark on caravan routes and earned a place on most maps of the area. It stood for decades as a beacon for weary travelers, until a drunk driver knocked it down. Yup, the only tree in the entire region and the drunk managed to hit it. In remembrance to what was once considered to be the most isolated tree on Earth, a metal pole was put in its place. You'll need a translator for The Story but the pictures are fairly self-explanatory.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: History, Nature, 1970's, Africa, Alcohol

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 18th

Your Daily Loser - In case you were wondering, it's not really water inside Old Faithful. The Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has a webcam. But viewers got a different kind of eyeful a few days ago when two summer employees were caught urinating into the geyser. The Story.

Jury Duty - Carl Cornelle Jr. has been in and out of court for the last ten years, since he killed Arlene Miske in a head-on car accident. Carl was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was originally convicted for negligent homicide. But he's still not in prison, is still addicted to drugs and even applied for a driver's license recently even though it was revoked for life after the accident. The Story.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

May 17, 2009

Gamers Only

Get your own back for the swine flu scare.
Swine Fighter
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (5)

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Still no cure for cancer: The Project; the Study

I love a well-crafted hoax

It's a HOBBY, not an OBSESSION!

10 people who gave their name to food.

Posted By: Professor Music | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (3)

A pilot, an Architect a Hotelier and a “prophet” all have some Orgonite…

Four men recently were arrested in Mozambique for polluting a water source. Apparently "In reality, the quartet didn't want to hurt anyone. They were only trying to keep the Illuminati from controlling the world through microwaves."

Well, I'm glad that's all they were really doing! It's a good thing there gentlemen are out there, "purifying" our water with fiberglass.

Posted By: dherlich | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (5)

The Powers of Congress

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Politics, 1940's

Mysterious Worms Invade China

What do you do when your normally green and lush grazing pastures become over-run with mysterious worms? For the fifty herdsmen in northwest China, there is no answer but to move. The worms are one inch long, green, with thorns and black stripes, and are packed up to 3,000 per square meter. Samples of the worms have been sent to Xinjiang Agricultural University for identification, but so far the usual methods of dealing with such an invasion (chickens, ducks and other birds) has not been successful. The Story.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Nature, Science

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 17th

Your Daily Loser - How drunk do you have to be to think that your town's water tower is a threat? Raymond Maresh of Garfield, Arkansas, was arrested for firing three rounds at the water tower, causing it to spring a leak and doing $15,000.00 worth of damage. The Story.

Jury Duty - Customer: Excuse me, kindly Mr. Radio Shack Employee, I would like to return this item. I have a receipt and I am within my 30 days and...
Employee: No.
Customer: Might I speak with a manager, please?
Employee: I don't like your attitude. *punches customer in face until cops arrive*
Sad, but true. The Story and Mugshot.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

Typical: son told to clean his room, Weird: father calls 911 for assistance,

Weirder: kid is 28 and a 270 pound school board member still living in mom and dad's basement.Police arrive and son weeps uncontrollably. Dad refuses to press charges because he doesn't want to harm sonny's political career. They hug and make up and sonny promises to be a good boy from now on.
momma's boy Andrew Mizsak
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (4)

May 16, 2009

Woman sues Walmart after Nutria Scare


A giant rat-like rodent called a nutria scared Rebecca T. White, causing her to injure herself with a shopping cart. Walmart employees had adopted "Norman the Nutria" as a mascot.

Here's the link!!

Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat May 16, 2009 | Comments (1)
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