Weird Universe Archive

December 2015

December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!


For everyone who celebrates Christmas and enjoys Christmas music here is 3 hours of songs of the season for you. Have a wonderful Holiday season all my wonderful WU friends!

Posted By: patty - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Holidays, Music

Annual Christmas Fire & Ice Sale

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A jeweler in DeLand, Florida is, for the third year, holding their Fire & Ice sale. Buy $450 or more worth of jewelry and get a free 12 gauge shot gun worth $270, provided you pass the background check. They have already given away 20 shot guns and have ordered more. Pretty good deal!

Posted By: patty - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Guns, Holidays, Jewelry

The battle over belief in Santa

Over at about.com, I gathered together some of the more memorable moments in the long history of people battling over whether or not Santa exists. There were so many I had to do it in a 2-part series: PART ONE and PART TWO.

Some of my favorites:

  • The french woman who divorced her husband because of his insistence on believing in Santa (which was his excuse for not giving her any presents — because Santa was supposed to bring them).
  • The Freudian psychologist who argued that Santa really is a representation of the father figure, inserting himself into the chimney, which is a symbol of mom's hoochie coochie.
  • Spy magazine's classic 1991 "statistical investigation" of Santa which noted that if Santa traveled fast enough to deliver gifts to millions of children in one night, the air resistance at that speed would cause his reindeer to burst into flames.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Holidays

Buchstein’s Vulcanized Fiber Limb

It's "soothing to your stump."

Popular Mechanics - Dec 1917




via Bifurcated Rivets

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Advertising, 1910s

Fighting Tigers





Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Movies, Asia

December 23, 2015

The Fainting Woman Sex Case

Classic weird news from 1993. Posted over at about.com.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 23, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Crime, 1990s

Santa Claus Is Dead

How would it be for you if your car had killed Santa Claus?

Source: Kansas City Times - Dec 9, 1969

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 23, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Advertising, 1960s

Battle Bike

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Original pic here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Destruction, Surrealism, Transportation, 1940s, Weapons

December 22, 2015

USAF Lip Balm Recall

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Somebody in ordering is in trouble! The Air Force has recalled lip balm that contains THC due to the use of hemp oil in it. Its too low a dose to show up on a drug screen but, you know, zero tolerance and all that.

Posted By: patty - Tue Dec 22, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Drugs, Military

Distinctive facial tattoo

Meet Paul Terry, whose choice of facial tattoos don't help his chances of gaining employment. So he's had to turn to a life of crime. But those same tattoos also make it super easy for the police to find him whenever he's committed a crime.

More info at Fox News, who censored part of his mugshot (their censored version below). The Smoking Gun has the uncensored version.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 22, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Crime

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