Pictured above is a katipo spider, indigenous to New Zealand. A Canadian man vacationing in NZ had the misfortune of becoming familiar with this poisonous relative of the black widow. While snoozing nude on the beach one of these creepy crawlies bit him...on the penis. After receiving anti venom and spending sixteen days in the hospital with various symptoms which included inflammation of his heart he is now back in Canada. Now there's a vacation adventure.
G-Shot, an injection to make a woman's g-spot more prominent, has had an 87% success rate in the pilot study. The injection is administered by a plastic surgeon or gynecologist and is good for 4 to 6 months. One of the possible side effects listed is a constant feeling of arousal. Sounds risky!
Chuck might get an entire week's worth of material from this. Mischief makers, thefts, bear costumes, calling 911 because she was hungry, disturbances, one animal complaint after another, suspicious situations and more! I just want to say that after reading this police blotter from Cleveland, Ohio's Sun Star Courier, I feel much better about myself, and the small town in which I live.
(The image is from the July, 1946 issue of Popular Science.)
If you want to find a definition, the Oxford English Dictionary is the most copied cited work, so it's no surprise to hear many, many dictionaries have the definition of "siphon" incorrect. Just like the OED did.
For the inexperienced, I recommend trying to siphon gas from your car for your lawnmower. This is how I discovered the amazing taste of gasoline, not to mention its effect on my digestive tract. Not pretty.
I think these people are being picky -- just because editors thought atmospheric pressure was how siphoning worked (instead of gravity) -- you really to have to change the atmospheric pressure on the end of the tube to get it to start.
I might have mentioned it before, but I'm planning on getting married this summer. To that end, I've been browsing the web, looking for stories about wedding related disasters, hoping to learn from the mistakes of others. Just this evening I found a bit of advice that had not occurred to me - think about what your new name will be, especially if you are considering whether or not to hyphenate. And here's why.
Permian High School is best known as the inspiration for "Friday Night Lights", but its latest claim to fame is allowing a 22 year old to lead them to the state playoffs against high school age students.
Here is a picture of the former Guerdwich Montimere who re-registered as 9th grader Jerry Joseph. Scouts recognized him from earlier games, and as charged he may spend time in jail for false identification to a police officer.
Very encouraging news for those who never got enough time on the court during high school.
Here's a link -- this story broke here before the LA Times!!
If you are going to be in Minnesota between now and May, 30th you might concider visiting the La Luz de Jesus Gallery. They will be hosting an exhibit of rogue taxidermy. Rogue taxidermy is the use of road kill, livestock, animals that had to be put down, in other words, animals that have died are used in this art form. No animals a specifically killed for these projects. Parts are pieced together in a Frankenstein-esque way according to the artistic vision of the taxidermist. There are more pictures at the link, some aren't all that safe for stomaches though.
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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