Weird Universe Archive

January 2014

January 16, 2014

Abe Lincoln’s Ghost

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Don't go mistaking any old tall ghost for Lincoln.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 16, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Politics, Superstition, 1980s, Nineteenth Century

Shocking Peas

A recent Daily Mail article about a woman who is suing her lawyer for failing to explain to her that "finalising her divorce would terminate her marriage" contains another little nugget of weirdness toward the end:

Just one week after getting married, a woman in Kuwait has filed for divorce after discovering her husband prefers to use bread, rather than a fork, to eat peas. Traumatised by the 'shocking sight', she said she could no longer live with him, owing to his lack of etiquette.

At least he doesn't use his fingers. That would be really barbaric.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 16, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Food, Wives

January 15, 2014

Bulls Prefer Smirnoff

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A bull that had run loose in a German town since last summer has finally been caught. The owner tried a number of things to catch the animal, even attempting to get permission to put it down, which was denied. Finally a neighbor saw the bull eating grain on his own farm and decided to try a new approach. He mixed a bottle of vodka with some feed and put it out. Unfortunately one bottle was not enough to put the big guy under the feed bag. Two, on the other hand, did the trick. Now the marauding beast is back in captivity, with a hangover no doubt.

Posted By: patty - Wed Jan 15, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals

The Incredible Edible Egg in Foodservice



Another entry in our boredom series. How long can YOU last?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 15, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Boredom, Food, PSA’s, 1980s

Yorkshire Funeral Biscuits


"The custom of distributing to the mourners at a funeral specially prepared biscuits in wrappers sealed with black wax, was formerly widely prevalent in Great Britain... The practice may be an altered survival of ceremonial cannibalism when the flesh of dead kinsmen was eaten by the mourners."

This may also explain why the British love their tea and biscuits!

[via Pitt Rivers Museum]

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 15, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Death

January 14, 2014

DURR!


DURR is a watch that shivers, every five minutes. That's all it does. No hands to tell the time. It just shivers at set, five-minute intervals.

Its makers describe it as a kind of experiment to investigate how we perceive the passage of time: "We made Durr to explore how we perceive 5 minutes in different situations. By markedly shivering every 5 minutes, it creates a haptic rythm to make us notice the changing tempo of time."

They're currently sold out. So you'll have to wait to get yours.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 14, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Inventions

January 13, 2014

Funky Cheese


So how many of you culinary adventurers out there would try this stuff?

Posted By: patty - Mon Jan 13, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Soosan Khanoom



Described as the biggest home-grown pop hit in Iran's history.

The band's homepage. Warning: autolaunches pleasant music.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 13, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Middle East

Hitler tamed by prison

Epic prison board fail: This guy, Hitler. Prison has changed his ways. He won't cause any trouble now!


From The New York Times - Dec 21, 1924.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 13, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Predictions, Prisons, 1920s

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