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We are followers of the One and Most Holy Jesus Shark. He hath been born without sin, He hath Died for our sins, He will come again.
Our Jesus Shark
Who art in the Water
Hallowed be Thy teeth. Thy dinner come Thy will be done
On Earth, as it is in the Ocean.
Bite us this day
As we are your bread.
And follow our scent trail
As we welcome Your biting love.
And lead us into Your welcoming jaws
But chew us swiftly and with much vigor.
For Thine is the Arm, and the Leg, and the meaty Torso for ever and ever.
A Saudi Arabian business man has ordered a rather common product with uncommon specifics from X4 Labs in Canada. X4 Labs is a medical device manufacturer that offers, amongst other things, penis enlargers for purchase. The Saudi man ordered one of those but requested it be made completely of 18 karat gold with 40 full cut diamonds and a number of rubies set on it. Sex toys can not be legally imported into Saudi Arabia but since penis enlargers are considered a medical device the jewel encrusted specialty item can be shipped there. A value of over $35,000 ensures the device will be delivered by an armored car when it arrives. The phrase- more money than sense- comes to mind. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/X4-Labs-to-Create-Solid-Gold-prnews-3699847970.html?x=0&.v=1
If you liked the original Atari then you might want this watch.It's a watch with the Asteroids game on it. It was made by John Maushammer. He also has made another watch that you can play Pong on. Instead of using buttons you move your wrist to make the ship turn. It's not for sale anywhere because it isn't finished. There aren't any buttons to make the ship shoot.So until this guy makes the buttons, it fires automatically.
The picture of the pong watch doesn't work on this site for some reason so I put up this video of it instead.
Last Saturday Michael Powers and his friends had a very exciting fishing experience. They were spear fishing and lobster diving off Haulover Beach, Florida in a 21 foot boat. Suddenly a 5 foot bull shark jumped out of the water and into the boat. The shark thrashed around wildly hitting several people and injuring itself. After 30 minutes or so it became exhausted enough to be thrown overboard. http://strangenews.com/
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While a 53-year-old man was competing successfully in the swimming section of the National Senior Games in Palo Alto, California, his 61-year-old brother was back home in Madison, Indiana, at the Yacht Club. When the brother called home to his mother to tell her he had just won a 500-yard freestyle, she told him his older brother had just been swept away in the rain-swollen Ohio River and could not be located. The Madison Courier. His body was later found.
News of the Weird / Pro Edition
August 10, 2009 (news from August 1-8)
Iran, North Korea Emergencies Overshadowed by International Sonar Crisis
All week long in Glasgow: the International Piping Live! festival, with 200 bagpipe bands from 16 countries among the 16,000 performers, building up to the actual World Pipe Band Championships on Saturday. Sound waves probably will not make it across the Atlantic, but you might keep your windows closed, just in case. The Herald (Glasgow)
More Tex-Ass Justice . . from Ohio
Derris Lewis only had to spend a mere 18 months in a Columbus jail (awaiting trial for killing his twin brother) before the gov't decided to test out its "evidence." The bloody "palm print" (a one-inch by one-inch smudge) said to match Derris's wasn't bloody after all, and it could have been placed on the wall of his family home at any time. Eighteen months. Columbus Dispatch
Yr Governments in Action!
(1) Remodeling of the Port of Seattle terminal was put on hold because the contractor built a trench, for an important crane cable, to a width of 2.50 inches. Shoulda been 2.52 inches. $200k for the re-do, maybe $800k in lost fees in delaying the terminal's opening. (2) Heath, Ohio (pop. 8,500), concluded it might have overreached, in that its new, six-intersection traffic camera ticketing system wrote 10,000 citations in the first 4 weeks. (3) Hey, no hard feelings toward the two construction companies being sued for contributing to that Interstate 35 bridge collapse in Minnesota in 2007 (killing 13 motorists). Between 'em, the companies have won $50m in new contracts since then. Seattle Times /// Columbus Dispatch /// Minnesota Public Radio News
(1) This first one's probably make-believe, but who knows, 'cause it's Mongolia. But the Gobi dwellers widely fear the Mongolian death worm (known locally only as the "intestine worm"), which is reputed to be almost five feet long and to spew either (a) deadly acid or (b) lightning . . er . . from its rectum. A New Zealand TV crew is on location. (2) Legit, though, is a 3-ft-long, log-like thingy that washed up on a shore in Wales, consisting of hundreds of writhing snake-like strips. Scientists say, Oh, that! That's just "goose barnacles," nothing special, but they usually hang out in the deep, and this one got carried away. But it underscores the reality that if we could know about everything that was deep in the oceans, we'd be messing up our pants. Courier-Mail (Brisbane) via Herald Sun (Melbourne) /// Daily Mail (London) [yucky photos]
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.
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