Weird Universe Archive

June 2010

June 27, 2010

Gummie Chernobyl

Gummie Chernobyl from Ian Miller on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 27, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Candy, Cartoons

June 26, 2010

Jackboots On Whitehall



Alternate history science fiction told entirely through puppets.

Not something you see every day.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 26, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Puppets and Automatons, War, 1940s

June 25, 2010

Inventions Out Of Time


Check out some pictures of inventions that were ahead of their time. Like the revolver with camera above that takes a picture when the trigger is pulled, to capture that surprised look right before the bullet hits.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jun 25, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category:

Earth’s High and Lows Graph

This will give you an interesting perspective on the "Deep Horizon" well. When compared with the highest part of the atmosphere and the deepest sea trench, it is an amazingly deep well. Thanks to "Our Amazing Planet" for some great work. Sorry for the size!!

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I like the graphic for other reasons. Who knew sharks could swim so deep?

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Jun 25, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Geography and Maps

Hugo

Hugo from Jan Lachauer on Vimeo.


Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 25, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Europe

June 24, 2010

Professor Music’s Weird Link (Singular) for June 24th

Professor Music is deeply pleased that so many (other) Weerdoes also enjoy epidemiology, hence:

The data also suggests a substantial variability in the number of licks required to reach the center.

Posted By: Professor Music - Thu Jun 24, 2010 - Comments (16)
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Unsinkable Museum

A one half scale replica of the Titanic has been built as a museum. It looks like a great place to go, with interactive exhibits and replicas of some of the poshly appointed rooms on the ship. Good luck finding it though, the article mentions Tennessee, but the linked info at the end of the article say Branson MO.

Update: The article at the link corrected the reference to Tennessee, it now reads Missouri.

Posted By: patty - Thu Jun 24, 2010 - Comments (6)
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Follies of the Mad Men #111



If only those coupons had been reedeemable for lung surgery.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 24, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

June 23, 2010

Do a Good Deed Daily

Who says there are no rewards for doing good deeds?



A classic Levis 501 commercial from 1996!!

Posted By: gdanea - Wed Jun 23, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Pop Culture

Stories From The Shallow End Of The Gene Pool

Brothers and sisters fight , nothing weird about that. But a 17 year old young lady trying to slash her 21 year old brother's throat? He must have done something pretty appalling, like...question her use of margarine over butter in mac and cheese.

If you are driving drunk, flip the car and are trapped in the seat belt you are already caught right? So while hanging there why not have a few more brews. After all why stop at a four day drinking binge.

A lawn mower is not a good get away vehicle. When stealing one as well as other lawn equipment on a trailer having a truck to haul it on works better than pulling the trailer away with the mower. Cop cars go a little faster and tend to catch up.

It is not a good idea to prove what a tough guy you are by exchanging air rifle shots in the butt with an equally tough (stupid?) buddy. At first the guys thought they were fine, but as things got worse they ended up going to the hospital. Pellets had to be removed, guess air rifles are powerful enough to break the skin after all.

Posted By: patty - Wed Jun 23, 2010 - Comments (7)
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