Weird Universe Archive

July 2010

July 31, 2010

Robo-Boss


A company called Anybots is coming out with a workplace robot for the office. An employee, or the boss, can remotely control the robot from home with a laptop. Wi Fi is the only necessity for operation. The robot sends video and audio to the user and verbally communicates the users words. The CEO of Anybots uses one to work from home already. Not even safe when the boss doesn't come in anymore!
Bonus: There is a link in the story that takes you to a neat video of QB (the robot).
Link provided by danny53, thanks Dan.

Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 31, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category:

Melodic Death Metal



Isn't "melodic death metal" a fine oxymoron? What could it possibly sound like? Well, here's a sample, as identified by THE METAL ARCHIVES.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 31, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Music, Europe, Paradoxes, Enigmas and Other Conundrums

What’s In A Name


There has been some discussion in the DC area about a snazzier nick name than 'the nation's Capitol' for it. Some are using DMV for DC/Maryland/Virginia but I felt we here at WU could come up with some better ideas. Ideas more in line with California's 'home of the fruits and nuts' than NY's 'The big apple". Whadda ya say WUvians?

Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 31, 2010 - Comments (15)
Category:

The Strange World of Divorce

While it might be fairly common for couples to get a divorce in the United States these days, it's certainly not easy. There are questions of support, custody issues if there are children involved, and bitter arguments over who gets to keep what; all of which can drag a divorce into months of stress. But what is it like in other cultures and in other times? In centuries past, in China, a divorce could be granted for any number of reasons, so long as the bride's family agreed to take her back. Aborigine women in Australia can convince their husbands to grant a divorce but if that's not working, then all they need to do is elope with someone else. The ancient Athenians and modern-day Eskimos share an extremely simple divorce process - live separately as though they were never married. In the UK, a man tired of his wife could slip a halter around her neck, lead her into town to the cattle market, and sell her to the highest bidder. Japan had a much more advanced view, however. Marriage was not sacred and divorce was not immoral - it was merely a mismatch between families. Women's dowrys were returned in the hopes of encouraging re-marriage. You can read more on Purple Slinky, and on Hope's Blog, and in this review.

Posted By: Nethie - Sat Jul 31, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Anniversary, Centuries, Ceremonies, Weddings, Customs, Foreign Customs, Marriage

July 30, 2010

One Way To Guarantee A Cavity Search


Novelty stickers to piss off the TSA agent. Funny and cool, granted, but you can already hear the rubber glove snapping!

Posted By: patty - Fri Jul 30, 2010 - Comments (16)
Category:

Self High Five Machine

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 30, 2010 - Comments (11)
Category: Rube Goldberg Devices, Reader Recommendation

July 29, 2010

Cheesy Beer Promotes Virility


An Austrian beer that includes cheese as an ingredient is supposed to positively affect sexual performance. After a night of the cheese infused ale men are still able to perform, unlike what often happens when a guy has too much regular beer or other drink. At least that is the brew maker's claim.

Posted By: patty - Thu Jul 29, 2010 - Comments (11)
Category:

Breaking Stuff



My favorite is when they employ their heads.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 29, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Martial Arts

July 28, 2010

Subliminal Advertising


Check out this Coke ad from the 1980's. Close up of the subliminal picture in extended. NSFW.


More in extended >>

Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 28, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category:

Pisspot Meets Blowfly

PISSPOT MEETS BLOWFLY from Pisspot on Vimeo.



Caution: bad language.

Double caution: worse "singing."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 28, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Outsider Art

Page 1 of 8 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›
Custom Search




Get WU Posts by Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


weird universe thumbnail
Who We Are
Alex Boese
Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.

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 Shepherd
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.

Our banner was drawn by the legendary underground cartoonist Rick Altergott.

Contact Us
Monthly Archives
March 2017 •  February 2017 •  January 2017

December 2016 •  November 2016 •  October 2016 •  September 2016 •  August 2016 •  July 2016 •  June 2016 •  May 2016 •  April 2016 •  March 2016 •  February 2016 •  January 2016

December 2015 •  November 2015 •  October 2015 •  September 2015 •  August 2015 •  July 2015 •  June 2015 •  May 2015 •  April 2015 •  March 2015 •  February 2015 •  January 2015

December 2014 •  November 2014 •  October 2014 •  September 2014 •  August 2014 •  July 2014 •  June 2014 •  May 2014 •  April 2014 •  March 2014 •  February 2014 •  January 2014

December 2013 •  November 2013 •  October 2013 •  September 2013 •  August 2013 •  July 2013 •  June 2013 •  May 2013 •  April 2013 •  March 2013 •  February 2013 •  January 2013

December 2012 •  November 2012 •  October 2012 •  September 2012 •  August 2012 •  July 2012 •  June 2012 •  May 2012 •  April 2012 •  March 2012 •  February 2012 •  January 2012

December 2011 •  November 2011 •  October 2011 •  September 2011 •  August 2011 •  July 2011 •  June 2011 •  May 2011 •  April 2011 •  March 2011 •  February 2011 •  January 2011

December 2010 •  November 2010 •  October 2010 •  September 2010 •  August 2010 •  July 2010 •  June 2010 •  May 2010 •  April 2010 •  March 2010 •  February 2010 •  January 2010

December 2009 •  November 2009 •  October 2009 •  September 2009 •  August 2009 •  July 2009 •  June 2009 •  May 2009 •  April 2009 •  March 2009 •  February 2009 •  January 2009

December 2008 •  November 2008 •  October 2008 •  September 2008 •  August 2008 •  July 2008 •