At the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland a number of visitors were charmed and amazed today. In an enclosure housing a zebra and a mother and baby hippopotamus the strangest thing was observed. The mother hippo opened her mouth wide and allowed the zebra to reach his head in and clean her teeth. This went on for 15 minutes while visitors observed and took pictures. Never once did the hippo attempt to harm the zebra and the zebra showed no fear while his head was in her mouth. The second link has more pictures.
Some Weerdos disdain the terseness of my Postings.
Therefore, I present:
The People's Glorious Death-to-the-Capitalist-running-dog-boot-licking-lackey-tools-of-the-Wall Street-Imperialist-war-mongers-who-wallow-in-the-honest-sweat-of-the-enslaved-masses Flying (maybe) Boat-Tank-Attack Bomber-Torpedo Launcher of the Soviet Socialist Republics!!!
February 17, 2011 an opera about Anna Nicole's life will debut at the Royal Opera House in the UK. It was co-written by one of the creators of Jerry Springer The Opera. Wait, there was a Jerry Springer opera?
A car covered completely in computer keyboard keys, sounds cool doesn't it? Looks cool too! There's not alot of information about the car. It was spotted and photographed in California.
Belinda Waite, 21, of Bampton, England had a rough 9 months leading up to February 6th of this year. She was in and out of the hospital with diagnoses of irritable bowel syndrome and gout. Finally, on the 6th of last month, doctors told her she was 3 months pregnant. They sent her home telling her to make an appointment for a prenatal check up. Just 3 hours later she was brought back to the hospital by her husband where she gave birth to an 8 pound 4 ounce baby girl, Louise. Can't get them all right I guess.
If this book is not pure catnip for us WU-vies, I'm not sure what is. Here's the product description from the link to the right:
Does God, in His infinite wisdom, convince people to get rid of their car insurance? Does He encourage cannibalism? Does the God of more than six billion people actually have time to root for the Minnesota Vikings?
According to some, yes. How do they know? God told them. Luckily, God also told Marc Hartzman to write this book, a collection of the most shocking, absurd, and hilarious things people have ever claimed God asked them to do, and to present them for your pure reading enjoyment.
* The man that God told to perform surgery on himself
* God's generous offer to miraculously fill his believer's gas tank
* The fateful day God (assumedly feeling nostalgic for his teen years) asked a man to TP a police station
* The woman God instructed to direct traffic—topless
* And, sadly, many more
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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