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Goofs and Screw-ups

Life (Death) Hack

British lady tried out a life hack she read about on Facebook with unfortunate results.The suggestion was to lay the toaster on its side to make cheese on toast instead of grilling it. The idea back fired nearly destroying her kitchen before fire fighters arrived to put out the blaze. Life Hack: Using a toaster on its side to make cheese toast. Result: Epic Fail!
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Nov 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Food

Wrong Signature Montblanc

In the mid-1990s, Montblanc began selling a limited-edition pen engraved with the signature of Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers — at a price of $750 for a fountain pen or $375 for the ballpoint version. But in 1996 the company admitted it had made a mistake and recalled all the pens. The engraved signature was from the wrong Alexandre Dumas. Not the author of The Three Musketeers, but rather his not-quite-as-famous son, author of "The Lady With the Camellias.'"

The mistake was first noticed by the owner of a pen store in Toronto who was displaying a manuscript in his store that included the signature of the senior Dumas and noticed it didn't match the one on the pen. [More info: Eugene Register-Guard - Oct 6, 1996]

At the time, there was a lot of speculation that the wrong-signature pen would quickly rise in value. But no. Checking on eBay, it seems that both versions of the pen go for about the same price (anywhere from $800 to $2000). Probably because too many of the wrong-signature pens were made to make it a rare item.

There's a discussion of both pens on the Fountain Pen Network.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: 1990's, Goofs and Screw-ups

Nothing To Bragg About

What do you suppose would be the most inappropriate Halloween costume to wear to any military base, especially Ft. Bragg? Yep, emergency response was initiated and a gate was shut down over some idiot showing up to the base in a suicide bomber costume.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Nov 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Holidays, Military, Terrorism and Terrorists, Goofs and Screw-ups


Mom of the year saw a spider on her shoulder so she jumped out of her moving car (yes she was driving) with her 9 year old son in the back seat. The boy climbed over the seat and tried to get the vehicle stopped. Unfortunately he hit the gas by mistake and rammed a school bus.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Sep 21, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Insects, Can't Possibly Be True

Training For A Darwin Award

There's stupid, there's crazy, then there's THIS guy!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Aug 01, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Can't Possibly Be True, Mental Health and Insanity, Goofs and Screw-ups, Trains

Third Time’s A Charm

Trucker hits 3, count 'em, 3 overpasses with the crane he's hauling before he stops. I guess 2 wasn't enough and 4 would have been overkill.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jun 24, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups

Nudist Lost In Woods

A man staying at a nudist camp in the Poconos got lost in the woods. He was missing from some time Monday to Wednesday evening. Three days. Nude. In the woods. Bet it wasn't the vacation he planned.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri May 15, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Body, Nudism

Never Inject Stuff In Your Stuff

Injecting your penis with vasoline to make it appear larger is a very bad idea. The description of the surgery necessary to effect repairs is cringe-worthy.

Smoking Is Deadly

If you are going to haul gun powder around on the front seat of your car then perhaps DON'T light a cigarette. Or better yet, don't haul gun powder around at all. Darwin Award averted for now.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Apr 14, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Explosives

Can’t Fix Stupid

Using lights and siren to jump to the front of the fast food drive-thru line is sketchy behaviour as a cop. But when you aren't and an off duty real cop sees you its a felony. Oh and he admitted to the arresting officer that he uses the lights and sirens to beat red lights as well.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Apr 04, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Annoying Things, Cops, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups
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