Weird Universe Archive

October 2011

October 22, 2011

Root Canals, Not Just For Humans

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Catch a tiger by the toe, give him a root canal and let him go. Most dentists only have to worry about a kid biting them at work!

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 22, 2011 - Comments (3)
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Mike The Headless Chicken


In 1945 a chicken meant to be dinner became, instead, the longest living headless chicken. For 18 months after being beheaded Mike, as he was later called, survived and was fed and watered with a dropper. Until one night, while on one of his many trips to be displayed for admission, Mike choked to death. Every year, on the third weekend in May, the town of Fruita, Colorado still celebrates Mike's memory with Mike's Festival.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 22, 2011 - Comments (3)
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October 21, 2011

Not A Good Idea


A Maryland woman was injured badly enough to be transported by medivac during a sex act last Sunday morning. Her partner called 911 after the saber saw he mounted a dildo on cut through the toy while he was using it on the her. She told police it was a consensual act. Which just goes to show that the blood rushes away from a woman's brain too when aroused.

Posted By: patty - Fri Oct 21, 2011 - Comments (7)
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2000 Feet of Hot Wheels Track

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 21, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys, Rube Goldberg Devices, Charity, Cars

Insane German Yogurt Ad



Trust me: you want to watch this one in full-screen mode.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 21, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Europe

Follies of the Mad Men #164

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Wow! Talk about overkill!

The four mythic national beasts of China, Russia, Great Britain and the USA pull the chariot of the Goddess of Freedom--all to sell socks!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 21, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1940s, Fictional Monsters

October 19, 2011

Zombiecon 2011


They are holding a competition for the best 'zombie safe' house design. Be sure to vote!

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 19, 2011 - Comments (8)
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Personality Test

Below is a personality test I received in an email. It was professed to have come from Dr. Phil, whether or not that is the case, I do not know. It is interesting though. The answers/rating key is in extended. Don't cheat and please share your score in comments.
Ready?
Begin.

1. When do you feel your best...
A) in the morning
B) during the afternoon and early evening
C) late at night

2. You usually walk...
A) fairly fast, with long steps
B) fairly fast, with little steps
C) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D) less fast, head down
E) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...
A) stand with your arms folded
B) have your hands clasped
C) have one or both your hands on your hips
D) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with..
A) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B) your legs crossed
C) your legs stretched out or straight
D) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
A) big appreciated laugh
B) a laugh, but not a loud one
C) a quiet chuckle
D) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
A) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
A) welcome the break
B) feel extremely irritated
C) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most....
A) Red or orange
B) black
C) yellow or light blue
D) green
E) dark blue or purple
F) white
G) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are.....

A) stretched out on your back
B) stretched out face down on your stomach
C) on your side, slightly curled
D) with your head on one arm
E) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
A) falling
B) fighting or struggling
C) searching for something or somebody
D) flying or floating
E) you usually have dreamless sleep
F) your dreams are always pleasant





More in extended >>

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 19, 2011 - Comments (7)
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Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy



Yet more musical stereotyping, this time of our noble Appalachian brethren.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 19, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Music, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, North America

October 18, 2011

Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Scrotal Elephantiasis, sounds unpleasant to me.

Posted By: patty - Tue Oct 18, 2011 - Comments (9)
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