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.
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...
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.
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
This article is a list, including pictures, of the sixteen most horrific growths to appear on humans over the years. Some of the growths include a huge facial tumor, the world's largest hand, people with horns, a tree growing inside a lung and people with tails. And don't worry, this picture is just a cactus.
Your Daily Loser - Don't Ask, Don'T Tell should be mandatory everywhere, not just in the military. Brandon Vongthongthrip was recently arrested for admitting that he has had sex with his pit bull more than four hundred times. He is being held for 1.5 million dollars in bail. The Story.
Jury Duty - I wonder if he really is. He does look kinda sleepy ... Gerald Soundsleeper pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend. The Story.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.
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